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Finding True Alignment: Trying to Be a Ferrari When You’re Really a Jeep

Like many people, Chiara Russo had been struggling with a lack of fulfillment in her job. She’d pursued a path that was, by all accounts, responsible and successful . . . but it was falling completely flat for her. 

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To the Person Who’s “Just Looking” for a Coach Training Program

Hi, again. It’s good to see you. 

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LIFE COACHING: Everything You’ve Wanted to Know (But Were Afraid to Ask)

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Seeing Opportunity in Times of Challenge with Simone Noordegraaf

“Mindset has everything to do with how you approach anything in life.”  — Simone Noordegraaf

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Creating Certainty in Your Career and Life with Chiara Russo

There’s a lot of uncertainty in the world right now. But maybe even more impactful is the uncertainty you’re feeling within yourself. Things just aren’t fitting like they used to. What can you do to make a change?

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Why Now: The World Needs Coaching Now More Than Ever

“Should I really become a coach now, when the world feels upside-down?” The world is changing every day. And lately, it may seem it’s changing now more than ever before. 

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Live Q&A with iPEC and the ICF: What is the ICF and why does it matter?

Check out our webinar with a representative from the International Coach Federation. The ICF is internationally recognized and dedicated to the coaching industry. Learn all about ICF's Individual Credential process and the benefits of being an ICF credentialed professional coach.

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iPEC Provides the Most Comprehensive Coach Training Program Available

“The depth and breadth of what our students experience with experts and experiential learning is all first hand—when they’re coming out of the gate, they are NOT novice coaches.” — Joan Ryan, iPEC CEO

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Improve Employee Emotional Intelligence with This 10-Minute Assessment

Human Resource executives often tell us their job gets particularly challenging when employees want to climb the organizational ladder yet lack some of the skills necessary to achieve their goals. It can be difficult to give feedback related to personality characteristics, soft skills, and emotional intelligence. They aren’t easily measured and often giving clear, specific feedback in these areas can be difficult for the HR executive and confusing for the employee.

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Returning to Mental Balance with Harpreet Chana

Harpreet Chana is a former member of the group she calls “functionally unwell,” categorized by feeling content, but also a bit unsettled. You’ve checked all the “supposed to” boxes, feel grateful for what you have, but also feel unfulfilled.

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A 10-Minute Assessment to Help You Excel at Work (And Get the Raise You Deserve!)

Motivated professionals often ask me the secret to getting promoted. They tend to focus on data-driven results as the key to promotions. Results are important but may not be the most important factor in moving up the corporate ladder. If you and others in your organization have similar results, promotions can often be based on the candidate with the most powerful interpersonal and leadership skills. It’s pretty easy to measure data and numerical-based results but it can be challenging to measure and improve one’s “soft skills.”

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The One Thing Needed to Become the “Architect of Change” in Your Own Life

How many close friendships do you have? We’re talking the never-ever ending, always has your back, could call them in the middle of the night and they’d answer kind of friendships. Whether your deepest bond is with your sibling, a childhood friend, or a co-worker–who’s your bestie? And the harder question is, do you even have one? 

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Crush Your Goals with Amanda Kaufman and Chris Lavelle

How do you facilitate positive, lasting change? What tools or skills do you need to acquire in order to make a shift? If you're ready to crush your goals, the only thing you need to get started is you! Discover how to get more out of life with high-performance habits, tools, and powerful conversations in our webinar with certified coaches and iPEC graduates Amanda Kaufman and Chris Lavelle. Amanda is a Certified High-Performance Coach, a Core Energy Coach, and the Creator of The CRUSH Method. Chris is a Core Energy Coach and Chief Love Officer of The CRUSH Method! Find out how to tap into the tools you already possess to level up in your personal and professional life.

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The iPEC Coach Community Has Your Back

Imagine you invest the time, money, energy, and resources to attend coach training. You’re all in. And then you’re done. 

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Going PRO: Why NOW is the Time to Uplevel your Coaching Skills and Impact the World

If you’ve gone through the iPEC program, you know how life-changing the coaching mindset is. But have you considered how transformational becoming certified can be for you and your business? In celebration of #coachingweek, we gathered a panel of expert coaches who also experienced becoming a coach and building their businesses during the previous U.S. economic crisis in 2008. Joined by iPEC Director of Community, Jenny Wiley, they will be sharing their insights and learnings that can adapt to today!

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How Coaching Works; The Surprising Impact Coach Training Has on Your Life

When you understand THE WHY behind what you do, you’re better equipped to make empowered decisions going forward.  At iPEC, we call that consciousness. 

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Take the Fear Out of Decision-Making in Less Than 10 Minutes

Few things cause as much fear for entrepreneurs than making big, sometimes expensive decisions. This fear can often lead business owners to a state of immobility because they don’t want to make the wrong decision. They alone are responsible for all decisions and outcomes and that can feel pretty terrifying. So how can coaches help their creative and brilliant clients to move on that decision and be confident when doing so?

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My First Coach Training Program Experience: An iPEC Student’s Reflection

What if I told you the secret to improving every aspect of your life, from your career focus to the friendships you develop, your romantic relationships, how you choose to spend your free time, and your general level of happiness, is to ask the right questions. Seems too good to be true, right? Well, you could be one perfectly-crafted question away from changing your entire life—for good. 

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The 10-Minute Insight Tool for Life Coaches and Their Clients

As a life coach, how powerful would it be to have a tool that helps your clients identify their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors in the moments prior to their biggest challenges?

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Your Path to Purpose with Jessica Rockson

Hosted by iPEC President, Luke Iorio, Jenny Wiley, Director of Community, and other iPEC team members, the Energy Explorer Live Series will highlight people who are using their talents, drive, and highest selves in order to live their purpose. You’ll get to hear about the head and the heart, the structure and the balance, the creativity and the freedom, to help you create the life of your dreams.

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Why I’m Now a Believer in iPEC’s Virtual, Live Coach Training!

April 28, 2020 An iPEC Graduate weighs in on iPEC’s virtual coach training program As someone who went through coach training eight years ago and has been a full-time coach for six years, I definitely have opinions about what works and what doesn’t when it comes to coaching. 

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D. Luke Iorio - iPEC President  |  change  |  energy  |  life coaching  |  new perspective  |  reframing

The 5 Signs of Change You're Probably Ignoring

We live in a world of change. We’re always transitioning. We’re always transforming.

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How to Transform Uncertainty into Opportunity—the Ethical Way

April 2, 2020 What an interesting time for us as coaches (or perhaps all service providers)! There seems to be this collective call to action to share our tools, insight, and even methodology, to support all those that may need it. Beautiful!

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Transforming Overwhelm Into Passion with Minou Hexspoor

Hosted by iPEC President, Luke Iorio, and other iPEC team members, the Energy Explorer Live Series will highlight people who are using their talents, drive, and highest selves in order to live their purpose. You’ll get to hear about the head and the heart, the structure and the balance, the creativity and the freedom, to help you create the life of your dreams.

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Virtual Unity Replays

Join us weekdays at 11 AM ET/ 5 PM CET on Facebook Live for your daily dose of connection! Don't fret, if you miss a day, we will record and will update this page with a link to the archived sessions. Whether you’re seeking hope, inspiration, creativity, or just want to be part of a thought-provoking conversation (we love those) we welcome you to connect with our team of certified professional coaches! 

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Is it Insensitive to Sell Coaching During a Global Crisis?

March 26, 2020 In light of our current global state of affairs, many coaches are finding themselves wondering if now is the right time to promote and sell their coaching services. People are losing their jobs… 

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Becoming a Coach After Retirement

March 25, 2020 "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end." —Seneca

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Cutting the Commute: How to Adjust to Working from Home

March 23, 2020 By now, there’s a good chance that instead of greeting your coworkers at their desks every morning, you’re adjusting to only connecting with them through your computer screen. Juggling your job responsibilities, homeschooling your children, maybe even taking a video conference call in a blazer and sweatpants (ask us how we know). We get it! It’s a weird time with a lot of adjustments. As a global company, we’ve asked our seasoned work-from-home employees to share their best tips for breaking in the home office!

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#VirtualUnity: Connection Corner with a Company of Coaches

We’ll just come out and say it...

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3 Ways to Harness the Power of Choice in Uncertain Times

Throughout history, our collective consciousness has naturally been edging its way toward greater levels of freedom:

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The Coaching Mindset: Resources for Covid-19 and Social Distancing

March 17, 2020 Your current day-to-day life and routine might be experiencing some unplanned restructuring. We are all being asked to pivot, cancel, or reschedule plans, and come together (maintaining #socialdistancing, of course) for the greater good.  We understand that it can be a bit overwhelming to have a constant stream of breaking news headlines and an influx of messages and warnings from doctors, hospitals, and politicians. That’s why we’ve created this page for you to use as a reference to minimize fear, maximize mindfulness, and leverage a coaching mindset as we navigate through the next few weeks. Feel free to bookmark this page whenever you feel you need a bit of regrounding!

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The 3-Step Plan to Your Personal Reinvention

There are nearly eight billion people on this miraculous planet of ours. They come, make imprints in your life, and move on through the hustle and bustle of this fast-paced culture. But even in all the rush and chaos that seems to be the daily norm, there’s one thing that’s very clear: our deep desire to be seen and heard.     

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The Key to Building High Performing Teams

One of the significant challenges all organizations and leaders face relates to building high performing teams. High functioning teams that work well amongst themselves and across the organization are critical to the success of any organization, yet the key to creating and maintaining them can, at times, feel like an elusive goal. If you are ready to take your teams to the next level in performance, there are three key critical factors you want to focus on going forward.

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New Energy Explorer Live Series

March 6, 2020 iPEC’s mission is to “raise the consciousness of the world, one person at a time.” This sounds like a large feat, and we are using every opportunity, every day, to see this intention manifest in the world. One of the ways we bring this intention into fruition is through our coach training program.  Other ways include coaching, events, writing articles to share on our Learning Center, interviewing influencers, and doing our best to provide as much value as possible to you.  Because you are the reason we strive to raise the consciousness of the world. You are the one person that can and will make a difference. Finding and living your purpose is what will ultimately change the world.  That’s why we are excited to announce our newest LIVE streaming series!  Hosted by iPEC President, Luke Iorio, and other iPEC team members, the Energy Explorer Live Series will highlight people who are using their talents, drive, and highest selves in order to live their purpose. You’ll get to hear about the head and the heart, the structure and the balance, the creativity and the freedom, to help you create the life of your dreams.  You’ll hear from graduates of our coach training program, authors, speakers, and all-around inspiring human beings. Bring your questions, curiosity, and your favorite note-taking tools because there will be lots of learning happening on these livecasts! Tune in live to ask questions and share your “ah-ha” moments with others on the livecast.  We’ll see you there!

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Coaching and Coach Training

Coaching Program accreditation and certification are top considerations for savvy coaches and clients alike

March 3, 2020 Here’s why and how iPEC exceeds the industry’s top standards With each article you read about becoming a Professional Coach, excitement about the path and the potential can build up quickly. Maybe you find yourself imagining waking up each day looking forward to creating meaningful change in the lives of others, being in control of your schedule and destiny, and having the opportunity to change the world—it's a wonderful vision to hold for yourself. 

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Coaching and Coach Training

How to Navigate Burnout: 6 Lessons Learned After Getting to the Other Side

Written by Luke Lorio Previously published on One Idea Away | May 30, 2019

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Encore Entrepreneurship: The New Wave of Small Businesses

"Being able to use all of my cumulative wisdom to help people achieve their dreams is fantastic."  Wendy Braitman, a graduate of iPEC, was recently featured on The Today Show! She shared about her journey to becoming a career transition coach after her long-time career in the entertainment industry was cut short.  

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Coaching and Coach Training

Lose the Weight of Self-Judgment and Gain So Much More

Written by Julie Beckerman Previously published on One Idea Away | December 4, 2019

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Professional Coach Roundtable: How Did You Land Your First Client?

Two powerful words: fear and doubt. For prospective coaching students, it’s often the fear of starting something new and unfamiliar, as well as the doubt in one’s own ability to be successful. These two overwhelming emotions can hold you back from taking the necessary steps to live out your purpose as a professional coach.  Fortunately, there’s a remedy for fear and doubt, and that is knowledge.

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Coaching and Coach Training

What is Coaching?

Ask a hundred different coaches to explain what coaching is, and you just might get a hundred different answers.  Of course, you can find a literal definition in a dictionary, or you can check out the official industry explanation from the International Coaching Federation. Still, these descriptions may not necessarily bring the concept of coaching to life for you in a tangible way. At its core, coaching is about helping people make profound and lasting shifts in their lives. On the surface, that sounds like something we’d all want, right? But what does it really mean?

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Coaching and Coach Training

Workplace Disruptions are Creating a Bigger Demand for a New Type of Leader—Here’s One Way You Can Guide Executives to Forge a New Path

Major disruptions are completely remaking the way we work, what we want out of our jobs, and how we need our leaders to manage.  Many of these changes are exciting: more remote work opportunities, flexible schedules to build work-life balance, and an increase in unlimited vacation days. Workplaces are becoming more respectful, co-creative, and dynamic energy-conscious places where soft skills have importance. Yet, as the landscape of traditional work erodes before our eyes, we’re developing a new type of workplace that no one was trained to understand or succeed in. 

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Coaching and Coach Training

The Wisdom of Your Body: Living Your Best Life with Chronic Illness

Written by Karen Baltimore Previously published on One Idea Away | November 6, 2019

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What Do the Numbers Say About Global Consumer Awareness of Professional Coaching?

Racking your brain with issues like whether there’s enough opportunity in the professional coaching market and whether you actually stand a chance? Yes, there’s a plethora of coaches out there for every category of personal and professional challenges, and it’s certainly true that pretty much anyone can say they’re a coach. But it’s also true that coaching is a growing, changing industry with opportunity everywhere. 

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Coaching and Coach Training

How to Know Whether You’re Choosing the Best Professional Coach Training Program

Picture this: You’re feeling fulfilled in your work and making meaningful connections with people you actually like every day. You’ve got the freedom to choose your own schedule, the resources to design your own path, and the opportunity to earn an income that supports your ideal lifestyle.  Maybe that sounds like a pipe dream.  Or maybe it’s your future as a certified professional coach.

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Coaching and Coach Training

How Long Does It Take to Become a Certified Professional Coach?

The famous and brilliant Albert Einstein once said, “Time is an illusion.” For most of us, however, time is a precious commodity. And when you’re stuck in a job that doesn’t bring you fulfillment or joy, it can feel like every minute is an eternity. That’s why one of the greatest concerns for prospective coaching students is how long it will take to complete a training program and earn their certification. We get it: You’re out there thinking about the future and wondering just how close you are to the goals you see in the distance. As you plan ahead, consider all the factors, and get honest with yourself about whether the journey toward becoming a professional coach is the right one for you; it’s only natural to question the amount of time it’ll take to make your dream a reality.

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Coaching and Coach Training

How to Make Enough Money: The Myth of More

Written by Christine Walsh Previously published on One Idea Away | August 8, 2019

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The 3 W’s of Choosing a Professional Coaching Specialty

Close your eyes and picture your ideal coaching client. Is it a new mom looking to return to work after maternity leave? A young tech executive that wants to reach the next level in their organization? A couple looking for ways to heal their relationship? Someone struggling to adjust after an illness or reach specific health goals? An up-and-coming manager or team leader striving to improve corporate culture? Or is it simply a blank in your mind?

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Coaching and Coach Training

Money Mistakes: 3 Financial Mistakes I Made and How You Can Learn From Them

Written by Christine Walsh Previously published on One Idea Away | July 26, 2019

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3 Ways Leadership Coaching Certification Can Change Your Life

Each day you face thousands of choices… and each one holds the potential to unlock an infinite chain of possibilities in your future.  Researching Leadership Coaching Certification and Executive Coaching Certification while you’re on the clock are certainly choices that set you up for a new and exciting future.  Sometimes, the smallest step, intentional or not, creates the most significant results in your life.  Take Gwyneth Paltrow’s character in Sliding Doors, as an example.

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You’re Not Too Old (or Too Young) to Establish a Coaching Career

Does your age really matter when it comes to coaching others? I talk to many potential students who are afraid they are “too young” to be taken seriously as coaches. On the other end of the spectrum, I hear from older people who are nervous about being seen as irrelevant and out of touch with current society. Conquering age-related fear is often one of the many self-imposed hurdles students face when they are weighing the decision to become a life coach. But truthfully, age is one of the least important factors when deciding whether to enroll in coach training—for a number of reasons.

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Coaching and Coach Training

A Purpose Driven Life: The Courage to Take the Leap

Written by Wendy Quan Previously published on One Idea Away | June 19, 2019

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Coaching and Coach Training

Why I Meditate: Benefits from a Consistent Meditation Practice

Written by Luke Lorio Previously published on One Idea Away | June 12, 2019

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Coaching and Coach Training

How do I get my first coaching client, anyway?

Feeling the itch to change your career? You're not alone! A recent study from LinkedIn claims that the average person changes jobs 3-4 times in the first ten years after college graduation. An ordinary job switch probably isn’t that scary, but a full-on career change can fire off a serenade of internal “DANGER DANGER” warning bells. Conventional wisdom says it takes time (and plenty of savings) to get the training and education required to jump the established career path in favor of starting a business.

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Coaching and Coach Training

3 Reasons Why You Need a Coaching Certification

Coaching feels like a new buzz word. You can't take a step left or right without coming across some sort of life or business coach—and for good reason. Research has demonstrated the effectiveness of coaching, especially in the workplace. It’s a powerful tool that knocks down barriers, empowers employees to take action, and improves office morale.

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Coaching and Coach Training  |  Training Programs  |  iPEC Coaching

3 Types of Coaching Certifications (Definitions & Differences)

Coaching has become a fast-growing field over the past decade—there's a lot of information out there about coach training and certification, and it can be a bit confusing. So what is the difference between accreditation and certification? What's a certificate? In this blog, we'll break down the various options that are out there so you'll have greater insight into which choices might serve you best.

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What to Look for When Evaluating Executive Coaching Training Courses

Not All Courses are Created Equal. Here’s How to Know You’re Getting the Best Do you have a passion for helping people? Do you thrive in the corporate world? Are you an expert at making home and work life balance look nearly effortless? If so, you may have what it takes to become an executive coach. All too often, executives focus so intently on success in their line of work, that they often get bogged down in the details and fail to see how much better they could be—both in work and in life.

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Coaching and Coach Training

Standing Up for Diversity: Why Coaching Skills Matter

The term “diversity” has become somewhat of a buzzword in the modern workplace, tossed around in company mission statements and HR manuals. And yet, studies reveal particularly slow progress toward a diverse balance of genders, races, cultures, and acquired traits across executive and professional teams globally.

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4 Mic-Drop Responses to Critics of Professional Coaching

You want to use your talents and passion for something more than a mundane 9–5, and the idea of becoming a professional coach sounds, well, pretty amazing. It’s got the freedom and flexibility we all crave, plus the envious opportunity to do meaningful and fulfilling work. Yet, you can’t seem to shrug off that little voice inside your head echoing a common doubt: Is professional coaching really a “thing?” You know you have what it takes to be successful as a coach; you can just feel it in your bones.  But that inner critic (perhaps goaded by the peanut gallery in your everyday life) still questions whether this is a legitimate profession. OK then, it’s time to silence all this conjecture with cold, hard facts and stats. Let’s drop the mic on critics of professional coaching (even the one in your own head!) with these five serious truth bombs.

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Coaching and Coach Training

10 Financial Habits That'll Change Your Life

Written by Christine Walsh Previously published on One Idea Away | March 12, 2019

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Coaching and Coach Training

Loving Kindness in Its Many Forms

Written by Lisa Kaplin Previously published on One Idea Away | February 26, 2019

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How to Become an Executive Coach: Expert Tips for Securing a Paycheck

As company leaders wake up to the value of investing in the all-around development of their top executives, the opportunities for coaching engagements are flourishing. This is great news for you if you’ve decided to take the journey toward becoming an Executive Coach. Even so, you may be struggling with some concerns about how you’ll build a successful business and develop a strong base of paying clients. This is, after all, a career. So it needs to support your financial goals. If you’ve chosen the right coach training school, the curriculum will include either a strong business development program to get you familiarized with key business principles and comfortable talking with potential clients about your services, or specific training on how to utilize your Executive Coaching skills within an organization. To get you thinking about this phase of the journey in a more tangible way, here are some valuable tips and insights for landing paying clients, an Executive Coaching position, or corporate coaching contracts.

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How to Become an Executive Coach: The Why and How of Professional Certification

You’ve done the work of looking deep inside yourself and asking the hard questions to decide whether a future in Executive Coaching is right for you. Now it’s time to think about the critical element of certification. To both serve clients in a meaningful way AND lay a strong foundation for supporting your own long-term success, you’ll want to equip yourself with the most powerful skills, tools and techniques through industry certification.

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How to Become an Executive Coach: 3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Jumping In

It’s an exciting move. Everyone’s telling you that you’d be an amazing coach, and you’ve always wanted to run your own business. But, slow down. Take a breath, take a beat and take some time to think about whether you’re ready to jump into the world of Executive Coaching.

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Coaching and Coach Training

The 5 Faces Of Fear That Keep Us Stuck In Life

Written by Luke Lorio Previously published on One Idea Away | April 4, 2017

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New Evidence Links Working with a Coach to Financial Gain

iPEC’s coaching model linked to increased income, job promotions, and higher levels of financial satisfaction. A new study from iPEC provides preliminary and promising evidence that iPEC’s Core Energy Coaching™ model can help people increase their income and move into leadership roles in their career. The same data also shows that people who work with a Core Energy Coach report feeling more satisfied with their financial situation.

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Coaching and Coach Training

How Intimacy With Your Core Values Can Inspire Your Business Success

Written by Zette Harbour Previously published on One Idea Away | April 8, 2019

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Coaching and Coach Training

Commitment in the New Year: Providence Moves Too

Written by Luke Iorio Previously published on One Idea Away | December 11, 2019

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Coaching and Coach Training

Gratitude Practice Elements: When Gratitude Falls Short

Written by Luke Iorio Previously published on One Idea Away | November 15, 2019

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Coaching and Coach Training

Finding Your Purpose and Keeping the Faith During Chaotic Times

Written by Aaron Rose Previously published on One Idea Away | September 25, 2019

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Coaching and Coach Training

The Advantage of the Disadvantage: How to Use the Power of Reframing

Written by Ramona Harvey Previously published on One Idea Away | November 15, 2019

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Coaching and Coach Training

Want a Happier Life? Acceptance and Flexibility are Good Places to Start

Written by Luke Iorio Previously published on One Idea Away | August 23, 2019

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Coaching and Coach Training

Conscious Energy: How to Live Life More Meaningfully

Written by Luke Iorio Previously published on One Idea Away | October 25, 2019

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Coaching and Coach Training

Is It Possible to Change? How to Make Quick and Fast Improvements

Written by Dr. Steven C. Hayes Previously published on One Idea Away | August 12, 2019

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Coaching and Coach Training

Raising a Boy Right: Scouts and Scoundrels Everywhere

Written by Dr. Michael C. Reichert Previously published on One Idea Away | August 7, 2019

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Coaching and Coach Training

Ditch The "Unhappy" Vibes: 5 Habits That Will Unlock Your Greatest Resiliency

Written by Luke Iorio Previously published on One Idea Away | July 5, 2019

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Coaching and Coach Training

Want To Stay Unhappy? Keep Doing These 5 Things

Written by Luke Iorio Previously published on One Idea Away | May 28, 2019

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Coaching and Coach Training

What Does Essence Mean and How Can it Help You Have More Fulfilling Work?

Written by Peter Matthies Previously published on One Idea Away | July 3, 2019

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Coaching and Coach Training

The Meaning of Your Thoughts: Understand the Past, Present, and Future through Your Thought Types

Written by Laura Abernathy Previously published on One Idea Away | June 26, 2019

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Coaching and Coach Training

Why Financial Well-Being Starts With Self-Care

Written by Christine Walsh Previously published on One Idea Away | December 11, 2018

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Coaching and Coach Training

Case Study: iPEC’s Professional Coach Certification Increases HR Salary by 28%

From the Society for Human Resource Management’s SHRM certification to HR Certification Institute’s PHR, aPHR, GPHR, or SPHR-CA;  there are dozens of ways to add letters, credentials, and certifications to your name. But when it comes down to aligning your purpose with career progression AND your wallet, there’s one set of letters that adds the greatest impact. 

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Stay or Go? The 3 Step Process for Ultimate Decision-Making Clarity

So you’re thinking about quitting.

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Coaching and Coach Training

Does Coaching Work? New Scientific Evidence Points to Yes

 

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Coaching and Coach Training

Feel Great at Work by Setting This Intention

Written by Tommy Acierno Previously published on One Idea Away | August 15, 2018

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Coaching and Coach Training

What is Core Energy Coaching™?

Need guidance through the college application process, help finding your soulmate, or want to improve your executive leadership skills? There’s a coach for that!

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Coaching and Coach Training

How to Ask Your Boss for Time (and Resources) to Attend Coach Training

Many people ask, “How can I get my boss to pay for iPEC’s Coach Training Program?” It’s a great question. A recent global survey of coaching clients by PriceWaterhouseCoopers and the Association Resource Center concluded that the mean ROI for companies investing in coaching was 7 times the initial investment, with over a quarter reporting an ROI of 10 to 49 times.

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Coaching and Coach Training

What Makes a Coach Training Program Great, Anyway?

Are you the first port of call in everyone else’s emotional storm? (And by “everyone,” I mean everybody from your old college roommate to your second-cousin-twice-removed that you briefly chatted with at the last big family gathering.)

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Coaching and Coach Training

No, Your Life Doesn't Need to Be Perfect in Order to Become a Life Coach

“I have so many issues of my own… if I can’t figure out how to take care of my own messes, how could I possibly coach someone else on how to clean up theirs?!”

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Coaching and Coach Training

5 Steps to Reignite Your Passion Without Switching Jobs

Does it feel like your job “enthusi-meter” is broken or in need of a serious tune up? You wouldn’t be alone. An overwhelming majority of your workmates (a whopping 87%!) feel the same way.

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Coaching and Coach Training

Coach Training Isn't Just for "Coaches" ...Here's Why

What is your job title? Does it have the word “coach” in it? Do you think it needs to in order for coach training to benefit you? (Hint: the answer may not be what you think!) As an iPEC Admissions Coach, and someone who has talked to hundreds of prospective coach training students, I’m qualified to tell you the answer is: absolutely not!

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Coaching and Coach Training

The 3 Factors That Influence a Coach's Salary

You’ve dreamed of starting a coaching career for forever — one that gets you out of cubicle-land and into your own office, replete with vision boards, family pictures, and all the other knick-knacks that make you feel happy.

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Coaching and Coach Training

How Energy Leadership Can Change Your Workplace

Energy Leadership Coaching: what the heck is that and what on earth does it have to do with running a successful company?!

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Coaching and Coach Training

What is Internal Coaching?

If you’ve ever casually mentioned to someone else that you’re interested in a career as a coach, you may have run into these common assumptions:

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Coaching and Coach Training

5 Reasons Why Coaching is a Must-Have Transferable Skill

Who doesn’t want to improve their energy, engagement, happiness levels, and overall satisfaction in their life and work?

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Coaching and Coach Training

How to Subtly Manage Toxic Leadership With Coaching Skills

There are few things as disheartening as working in an uncommunicative, oppressive work environment. Usually, as employees, we look to upper management to set the tone and provide solid, thoughtful leadership.

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Coaching and Coach Training

3 Baby Steps to Leaving Your Comfort Zone

The thought of making a big change or shift in our lives can be downright scary. For some, it can come along with a paralyzing, all-consuming anxiety or fear that our investment of time, energy, and money won’t pay off—or even worse, that our hopes and dreams for a happy outcome won’t materialize.

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Coaching and Coach Training

The Tools You Need to Start Your Coaching Practice in a (Seemingly) Saturated Market

If you hang out in online spaces often, you’ve probably noticed that everyone and their second cousin seems to have hung their “coaching” shingle for all to see. When you see so many advertisements for coaches, it can be really intimidating as a potential student. You may be asking yourself things like “is the coaching market oversaturated?” or “do I even stand a chance as a coach?”

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Coaching and Coach Training

Introverts Can Be Successful Coaches, Too

Picture the classic entrepreneur stock photo: a well-dressed professional with a confident smile, shaking hands with a new acquaintance and surrounded by other people at a networking event.

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Coaching and Coach Training

Study Validates That People with Higher Energy Accrue a Greater Sense of Life Satisfaction

Study is Based Upon 14 Key Indicators of Success | Press Release 2013

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Coaching and Coach Training

How to Design Engaging, Inspiring Workshops that Motivate Your Audience

When you envision attending a conference, workshop, or training session, what’s your immediate reaction?

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Coaching and Coach Training

3 Ways Coach Training Can Help Doctors Become Better Leaders

As an Admissions Coach for iPEC, I get to talk to professionals of all backgrounds. Lately I’ve noticed that more and more of my one-on-one sessions have been with medical professionals who are facing uncertainty and overwhelm due to more patients, fewer doctors, and increasingly complex regulations. They feel they’re at a tipping point and they’re willing to try a new approach in order to get things done. 

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Coaching and Coach Training

Why You Should Pursue Coach Training, Even Though You Don’t Have Time For It

“I don’t have enough time.” I often hear this roadblock from people who are hesitant to commit to coach training, graduate school, or some other development program.

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Coaching and Coach Training

Laid Off? Between Jobs? Here's Why You'll Never Regret Investing In Yourself During Rough Times

Many of the people I talk to on a daily basis want to enroll in coach training but push it off because of money. Financial concerns are some of the most burdensome limitations we face and they come in many forms:

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Coaching and Coach Training

Trapped: Breaking Free from Circumstance and Stepping Into Your Best Life

We often make the mistake of thinking reality is something that’s black-and-white, a universal fact. But reality isn’t the same as undisputed truth. If you asked three different people to describe the same event, they would tell three different stories.

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Coaching and Coach Training

How Coaching Can Help You Forge Better Connections with Your Students

Many people believe that you should only pursue coach training if you want to become an entrepreneurial life or business coach. But, that’s simply not the case.

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Coaching and Coach Training

"You'd Make a Great Coach!" ... How to Go From Dreaming to Doing

When your friends are battling an internal tornado, do they turn to you when they need to decompress and let it all out?

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Coaching and Coach Training

To the Therapist Who Will Settle For Nothing Less Than Optimally Functioning Clients

As an Admissions Coach at iPEC, I speak with social workers and therapists who tell me that their patients often come to them during a time of great need or struggle. Often, they are battling depression, addiction, or trauma. In some ways, they’re coming from a non-functional place, and your goal is to help them become functional again. This is important work, but it can also put a heavy weight on your shoulders. You’re constantly surrounded by tumultuous energy that’s bound to invite itself into your life.

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Coaching and Coach Training

Unfulfilled: When You Feel Like You’re Living Someone Else's Life

You wake up, get dressed, and start the coffee pot. You eat the same breakfast that you do every day, say goodbye to your family (both the two- and four-legged), and head out for the morning commute.

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Coaching and Coach Training

What It's Really Like to Attend iPEC

Last week, a current student expressed what it’s REALLY like to attend iPEC. We asked for her permission and she wholeheartedly encouraged us to share her Facebook post hoping it would be inspirational to anyone thinking of taking the leap.

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Coaching and Coach Training

Finding Motivation When Everything Feels Like an Uphill Battle

Workers today are experiencing more stress, anxiety, and frustration with their careers than ever before. Many feel unfulfilled by their day job, restlessly unproductive, and emotionally unattached to their employer and coworkers. Unfortunately, the imbalance they feel in the workplace spills into their personal lives. They routinely sleep less than they should, their eating habits are all over the place, and regular exercise is practically non-existent.

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Coaching and Coach Training

How to Financially Prepare for a Transition to Professional Life Coaching

As an Admissions Coach, I hear from people all across the country (and world!) who are interested in becoming a professional coach but are apprehensive about investing in themselves.

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Coaching and Coach Training

Here’s How Everyone Can Balance a Professional Coach Training Program with Work, Life, and Family

One of the biggest misconceptions I hear from people when they are considering enrolling in the iPEC Coach Training Program is that they’ll need to quit their job in order to have the time to complete it. They often feel overwhelmed by everything else going on in their life, they couldn’t possibly fit one more thing in. Right?

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Coaching and Coach Training

Leaving Your Day Job: Creating a Solid Exit Strategy in Order to Pursue Your Coaching Practice

When Hurricane Sandy slammed into the east coast, I wasn’t prepared for the chaos she would throw my life into. It had never crossed my mind that I’d end up unemployed (for an entire year!) because of Mother Nature. Making the decision to invest in coach training was so difficult. I had lost my home and my job, but I forced myself to let go of the fear for just a minute, so that I could envision my future.

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Coaching and Coach Training

Is Coach Training for Me? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Jumping In

I wasn't always the Admissions Director at iPEC. A few years ago, I was downsized, scared, and wondering where my next pay check was going to come from. Every week, I'd complete my unemployment paperwork and wonder what my next step would be. I spent a lot of time researching, and finally decided to make a really big (four-digit big) investment in iPEC's coach training. But I was still so nervous. Was I making the right decision?

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Where in the World is iPEC This Week?

What a great question… glad you asked.

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Coaching and Coach Training

Coaching: An Opportunity Occupation

It’s All Opportunity Far more than just a career opportunity, coaching is a ‘gateway to options’ that will expand your view of the world and how others experience it too. Have you ever been fascinated – or perplexed – by the startling difference in how two people can view the exact same situation? One illustration

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Coaching and Coach Training

Coaching as a Career - Making a Difference While Making a Living

Many people don’t believe in the adage, “Do what you love and the money will follow,” and, consequently, they spend years in unfulfilling jobs. They know, deep inside, that there is more to life (and to work) than what they’re currently doing, but they don’t believe that they can actually make a living doing something they REALLY love to do.

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Coaching and Coach Training

A Primer on Coaching

What is Coaching? The answers depend on the impact you wish to have. Your work as a coach will be different depending on if you’re satisfied helping people hit goals or if you propel clients toward their highest potential.

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Training Programs

Are Life Coaching Seminars Worth Your Time?

The business of life coaching is booming. New techniques, methods, and strategies for helping clients achieve their goals are being developed on a regular basis. Most life coaches understand the value of education to help them stay on top of their game. According to the 2016 ICF Global Coaching Study, 89% of coaches worldwide have receiving training from an accredited or approved program. But, how can you keep up with emerging trends when your training is complete?

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Coaching and Coach Training

Life Coaching Qualifications: What Do You Need to Succeed?

It seems like life coaches are popping up everywhere, and the appeal of this career is easy to understand. Not only can you choose when and where you work, but life coaches can make more than $200 an hour–all while experiencing the satisfaction of helping someone else fulfill their potential.

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5 Ways to Help You Get Coaching Clients

Congratulations! You’ve decided to become a coach and are ready to get started. Now all you need is your first client. Trying to get coaching clients will be an ongoing process as you build your business, but there are steps you can take to attract new clientele. These five tips offer practical advice to help you find new clients and get your coaching practice off the ground.

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Discover the Benefits of a Certified Coaching Program

When it comes to coach training, the options seem endless. From online courses to onsite classes, you can find almost any kind of course to match your availability and budget. However, not all training courses are created equal. When you choose a certified coaching program, you’ll ensure that your course is approved or accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF).

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Life Coaching Definition: What is it and is it right for you?

Although the discipline of Life Coaching is relatively new, it has already gone through several phases of development. For this reason, it’s sometimes difficult to find a very basic life coaching definition.

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Don’t Change Your Career– Enhance It!

If you’re feeling stuck in your career, exploring coaching as an alternate path might be the key to the independence and flexibility you’ve been seeking. However, while coaching as a solo entrepreneur is certainly appealing to some people, it’s not always a good fit for everyone.

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4 Ways to Jumpstart Your Career Change

Have you ever woken up and felt not-so-ecstatic about the day ahead? Perhaps you’ve lost a bit of direction? Maybe you’ve even asked yourself: where has my passion gone?

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3 Types of Coaching That Can Transform Your Career

As the coaching landscape broadens and this growing $2 billion industry commands more and more attention, coaches are becoming highly valued and sought after across all industry sectors. And if you’re looking to make a career change, there are several specializations within the coaching industry that can have a huge impact on your future.

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ipec News & Articles

Joan M. Ryan, CPC, ELI-MP - iPEC CEO

Joan M. Ryan is an 18-year veteran in the learning and performance industry. Prior to starting her journey at iPEC, she quickly climbed the ranks at PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP, where she held various posts. Here, Joan spent the span of her career developing deep expertise in instructional design, curriculum development, and Human Performance Improvement.

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Release - Expansion and Leadership ReAlignment

Market Leading Coach Training School Announces Big Expansion Re-Aligns Leadership Team to Drive the Effort SHREWSBURY, NEW JERSEY – May 11, 2016 – The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) – the market leader in coach training across the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom – has announced that it is in the midst of a large expansion of services based around an extensive suite of new programs for its alumni community and ultimately the public-at-large, including a new digital media platform called LiveLeadPlay.com, Mastermind Business Alliances, and a series of immersion and partner training programs.

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Coaching and Coach Training

The EASY Way to Make a Decision

Decision making shapes our lives.

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Stuck in limbo?

It seems a lot of people, both personally and professionally, are stuck in a little bit of limbo. They are afraid to make a decision to either say a big bold “YES!” or a big bold “NO!” Instead, they stay where they are, always wondering what would happen if… 

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Coaching and Coach Training

How Coaching Changed One Person’s Life

If you want to make a difference in the world, have a life purpose beyond what you are currently doing, earn more money and have a greater impact in the lives of others, and if your friends often tell you that you should be a coach...

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Coaching and Coach Training

Roadmap to Become a Certified Professional Coach

On this webinar recording, learn everything you’ll need to know about becoming a Certified Professional Coach, whether you choose iPEC or Not!

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Coaching and Coach Training  |  Uncategorized

Interview with the International Coach Federation

Heather Doyle, iPEC's Chief Operating Officer, interviews Don Whittle of the ICF The International Coach Federation (the ICF) is an internationally recognized association dedicated to the coaching industry. During this interview replay, you will learn all about ICF’s Individual Credential process and how being credentialed will benefit you as a professional coach.

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Coaching and Coach Training

"Would I make a good coach?" And other powerful questions to ask yourself.

What inspired you to explore becoming a coach? What was it that prompted you to reach out to iPEC? What questions do you have about coaching and about our program?

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Guest Bloggers  |  cancer survivorship  |  coaching  |  encouragement  |  finding purpose  |  new perspective

I Survived Breast Cancer...Now What?

I had it all…or so I thought. I was a Senior Executive at a major motion picture studio. I had the big house, the husband, the two kids, a company car, and perks galore. Yet, I was constantly miserable and sick.

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Zack Lemelle - Leadership Engagement Services  |  coach  |  iPEC  |  leadership  |  motivation  |  workforce engagement

Six Ways to Help Employees Voice Their Concerns

Most companies tout an open door policy, meant to encourage employees to voice their concerns and feedback in the workplace. Even so, employees are often afraid of being candid due to the fear of repercussions.

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