Guiding Principles

Coach Foundations: Guiding Principals

An understanding of the coaching process (including their related components) and enacting the core coaching competencies are critical capacities that are necessary, yet not sufficient for effectiveness in the role of professional coach. The following principles serve as important guideposts as you work with clients to excel in an increasingly global workspace:



While a case can be made for linking all 8 of the ICF competencies to each of the Columbia Coaching Certification Program's guiding principles, the table below displays those core competencies believed to be essential to the enactment of each guiding principle that reflect the mindsets professional coaches bring to the work.



Visit the ICF Website for more details on the organization’s coaching competencies:

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