Being a certified coach could be considered as one of the toughest but fulfilling jobs. As a certified coach, you need to have leadership skills to be able to tap into people's lives. You need to possess certain skills to be able to align with your client. To become a certified coach, these are the requirements: ICF-accredited coach training Just like any other profession, you will need to undergo a training to have enough knowledge in your profession. n ICF-accredited training program. This would include a rigorous process with a curriculum that is aligned with the ICF definition, code of ethics, and...

How can we determine effective leadership?  Yes, leadership can be measured through the leader’s behaviors. There is no truth in the statement that says “Leaders are born, not made.” because leadership behaviors can be learned. Here are 4 ways to determine an effective leadership Effective leadership means that the leader has a mission and inspire others to join them. The leader must be able to understand and communicate it to his team so that the team commits themselves fully to the mission. The leader makes sure that the team understands him and not just hear him. Effective leadership means the leader is...

The difference between leaders and managers is that leaders have followers while managers have workers. However, leadership and management are measured equally, and not one of the two is better than the other or vice versa. Organizations need both leadership and management. Leadership pushes followers to move towards their goals while managers make sure that everyone in the team is working well towards the goals. So what else would be the key differences between leadership and management? The manager is the one responsible for creating, implementing and monitoring the processes that enable the team’s success. On the other hand, the leader creates...

If you are an aspiring leader, and your manager notices your efforts on you becoming one, request that you be sent to a leadership development program. There’s nothing wrong about being assertive when you feel that you have a positive attitude to learning and managing change. Even if they say that “Leaders are born, not made.”, nothing in this world will prove that. There seem to be a whole lot of conflicting messages out there on the endless debate of whether or not a great leader is one who has inherited the leadership gene from his ancestors. Leadership is first and foremost about...

What is Executive Coaching and why do you need it? Executive Coaching is an inquiry-based approach to personal and professional development, aimed at creating awareness, generating action, and facilitating learning and growth. It focuses on improving performance by helping individuals to develop and sustain new perspectives, attitudes, skills, and behaviors. It is common notion that coaching is usually associated with athletes. However, there are a lot of executives and business people, who are also in need of coaching. Hence, the term executive coaching. You, as an executive need coaching like athletes, do, for the following reasons: Executive Coaching can enhance performance and increase...

The ability to lead effectively is based on a number of key leadership skills that are sought after by employers. Every future leader must possess leadership skills that will enable their team to achieve their goals, as great leadership is required to accomplish a lot of work. Benchmark Consulting identifies 5 leadership skills that future leaders must possess. Future leaders must possess motivational skills. Teams often face tremendous workloads. As workloads increase, employees will often experience a lot of stress. Future leaders must possess excellent motivational skills that will encourage their staff to shift their attitude from negative to positive in spite of...

The success of a management training program will most likely predict the success of an organization’s future. We all know that our baby boomer managers and leaders are fast moving into retirement. That would mean one thing. Companies, like yours, are fast losing institutional knowledge and experience. Don’t fret. There is still time for you to send your high potential management candidates in management training programs. In a 2014 survey from Deloitte, 86% of business leaders know that their organization depends on the effectiveness of their leadership pipelines. However, only a few of these companies are confident in their succession plans, because a lot...

Every leader should possess soft skills that define their level of strategic leadership. Strategic leadership refers to a leader’s potential to carry out the strategic vision of the organization, or a part of the organization, and to motivate and persuade others to imbibe that vision. Strategic leadership is the potential to influence members of an organization so that they can execute positive organizational change. To be successful, leaders must possess the skill to create organizational structure, manage, as well as to allocate resources and define the strategic vision of the organization. Strategic leaders must be open minded when trying to find...

An International Coach Federation (ICF) credential demonstrates that your coaching practice is based on Global Standards and will therefore give you the distinction and the EDGE over other professional coaches. There are 3 main paths to achieving credentialing with ICF: Accelerated Coach Training Program (ACTP), Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) and the Portfolio path.  ICF requires a minimum number of coach specific training hours as a major part of credential application. Benchmark Consulting,  the country’s premiere coaching, training, and leadership development company, offers ACTP (an ICF-accredited coaching training) in the Philippines. It is one of the few courses in the world approved...

Now that you’ve realized the significance of coaching in your journey, the big question is “Which coaching program should I take?” The International Coaching Federation suggests 8 criteria in choosing the right coaching program for you: LOCATION. Where will you meet your coach? Remember, face-to-face communication is still more beneficial so it’s better to look for a coaching program that is accessible to you. SCHEDULE. How many hours can you allot for your coaching program? It will be great to find a coaching program that offers a flexible schedule. COVERAGE. What are the program inclusions? Will it include lecture only or...