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More Than Letters: iPEC’s CPC 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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Life Coaching

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

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Coaching and Coach Training

Does Coaching Work? New Scientific Evidence Points to Yes

New scientific evidence that iPEC’s Core Energy Coaching™ model produces results for clients, including higher measures of life satisfaction.

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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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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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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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Media and Press

Coach Training Program Refreshes Brand and Unveils New Logo

April 9, 2018—The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), one of the largest ICF-accredited coach training schools in the world, recently unveiled its newly refreshed and rebranded logo. The new image better reflects and modernizes the company’s brand as it moves forward toward global expansion into 16 countries, as well as more accurately represents its dynamic curriculum as the world’s most comprehensive, cutting-edge coach training program.

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Media and Press

The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) expands in Europe

iPEC partners with one of their graduates, Simone Noordegraaf, to bring its Coach Training Program to European countries starting in The Netherlands on 13 July 2018. SHREWSBURY, N.J. USA – The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), a top-rated, ICF-accredited, international coach training organization, has partnered with one of their graduates, Simone Noordegraaf, to create iPEC Europe. In addition to the current training presence in the United States, Toronto, and London, this expansion will make it easier for students to enroll in iPEC’s comprehensive Coach Training Program with new locations in Europe. iPEC Europe will include the existing London location, Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland, Norway, and Poland. The expansion will kick off with the opening of a new location in Amsterdam on 13 July 2018. iPEC Europe will continue a phased approach adding an additional 1-2 training locations per year.

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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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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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Media and Press

Coach Training Program Rebrands Media Platform And Podcast; Creates Hub For Personal Development Content

March 26, 2018 — The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), one of the largest ICF-accredited coach training schools in the world, recently announced its rebranded media platform, OneIdeaAway.com. One Idea Away (formerly Live Lead Play) is the multimedia publishing and events division of iPEC and its affiliated graduates and partners.  One Idea Away hosts live events and publishes a library of content and resources focused on living more consciously, including:

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Coaching and Coach Training

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

What is your job title?

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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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How do I get my first coaching client, anyway?

Feeling the itch to change your career?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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You're Not Too Old (or Too Young) to Become a Coach

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

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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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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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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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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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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"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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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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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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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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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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Coach Certification: Is It Really Necessary?

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. More and more research is being conducted to demonstrate 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Interview with the International Coach Federation

Heather Doyle, iPEC's Director of Admissions 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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"Would I make a good coach?" And other powerful questions to ask yourself.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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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Luke Iorio - iPEC CEO  |  achievement  |  choice  |  life coach  |  motivation  |  self-improvement

A New Season...A Fresh Start

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Intuition  |  Luke Iorio - iPEC CEO  |  coaching skills  |  iPEC Coaching  |  listening  |  motivation

5 Ways To Become More Intuitive

It's kind of funny how "themes" pop up in our lives. Maybe we look for patterns. Or rather, we recognize the patterns. One that I've noticed, lately, is how the concept of “intuition” keeps showing up.

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Luke Iorio - iPEC CEO  |  life coaching  |  motivation  |  new perspective  |  reframing  |  self-improvement

3 Tips In Dealing With Life's Rough Patches

For those who live in warmer climates, winter weather is rarely a concern. As a north-easterner, we can get some pretty severe winter storms. I can deal with the cold and even a foot of snow. But, the worst is freezing rain that becomes black ice on the roads, walkways, and stairs. If you've experienced it, you know how treacherous it can be. If you haven't, trust me, you don't want to.

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2014 by ipeccoaching  |  Luke Iorio  |  Uncategorized  |  attitude  |  encouragement  |  iPEC Coaching  |  intentions  |  motivation on December 31

What's Your New Year's Revolution?

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Goal Setting  |  Zack Lemelle - Leadership Engagement Services  |  iPEC  |  intentions  |  leadership  |  on December 18 2014 by ipeccoaching  |  personal achievement

Your 2015 Goals: 6 Questions To Ask Yourself

“Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.”

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Zack Lemelle - Leadership Engagement Services  |  iPEC Coaching  |  leadership  |  life potential  |  perspective  |  power of choice on December 12 2014 by ipeccoachin

Is Social Media Real Social?

Is Social Media Really Social? Rarely does a day go by where I do not read something about the value of developing relationships on social media. It gives you the opportunity to reach many people every time you post something on Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+ or one of the numerous other sites available to you. It seems like everyone is involved in sharing – whether it is important information or not. Some people have thousands of followers or “friends” online that they communicate with every day. On the surface, there is value to being more connected to family members, friends, and business associates. It breaks down the barriers of distance and time by allowing you to communicate with each other 24/7. Even so, what is meant to connect people at a higher level could actually be isolating them as well.  I say this because participating in social media can arguably be more passive than active especially from the standpoint of not having a two-way conversation in real time. You cannot touch the person. Feel his/her presence in the room. Or share information in the most meaningful way. Social media (and texting) takes away the need to talk to one another, just as the telephone took away the need to visit someone. Everything you need to know is online. Although we are more accessible than ever before, is it working for us or against us?  Some might agree, social media is taking the place of spending quality time with family, friends, and associates. How often do you see a group of people eating dinner in a restaurant with one or more of them posting, tweeting, or texting? Or, are in a meeting with someone who is paying more attention to the conversation on their smart phone rather than you? Or, not able to get someone on the phone …who sends you a text almost immediately after you leave a voice mail…instead of returning your call? Isolation or just not “being present in the moment” can lead to loneliness which has a dramatic impact on a person’s level of energy – the lonelier or less aware the person feels, the less likely that he/she will be motivated into action. Social interaction is important to everyone’s well-being. One could argue that loneliness and being alone is not the same thing. Some people are perfectly content being by themselves. Even so, social media, as well as many other online applications, has reduced the need to meet in person and, with that, the ability to form a meaningful bond with another person. Over the past 25 years, there has been a dramatic decrease in the number of confidants or quality social connections in a person’s life. One survey found that the average number of personal confidants has decreased from three people in 1985 to two in 2004 and only one today. A 2010 AARP survey found that 35% of people older than 45 were chronically lonely, as opposed to 20% of a similar group a decade earlier. Try something novel the next time you want to go online to interact. Pick up the phone or stop by someone’s house or office instead. I am always grateful to have a conversation with someone in person. It gives me the opportunity to express myself in a way that cannot be captured behind a computer. Be social outside of social media. The power of the spoken word is amazing. How have you been successful in balancing your social interactions, whether in person or virtual? Please share below! Zackarie Lemelle Managing Partner, Leadership Engagement Services Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)

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D. Luke Iorio - iPEC President  |  attitude  |  choice  |  iPEC Coaching  |  judging others  |  life coach  |  on December 10 2014 by ipeccoaching  |  reframing

The Grass Isn’t Greener…But Jealousy Is

I was sitting in a pizzeria the other day. It was later than the usual lunchtime rush, so the crowd had died down. There were eight or nine of us having lunch. I’ve been traveling a lot lately, so I was using the time to catch up on the numerous emails that piled up. As I’m sure you know, they can quickly get unwieldy. So, I’m sitting there, gnoshing on my pizza and typing away on my tablet, when a couple of “business casual” dressed guys came in.

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iPEC Announces Our Regional Coach Centric Leadership™ Engagement Program

Training from Coaching Experts to Develop Engaged and Energized Leaders iPEC’s Exclusive Coach Centric Leadership™ Engagement Program Available for First Time in Limited Regional Engagement SHREWSBURY, NJ – For the first time ever, the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) is offering its exclusive Coach Centric Leadership™ Engagement Program (CCLEP™) in the Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York markets this fall as part of its new regional format debut. Previously, the highly sought after program, which helps build energized and engaged organizations for innovation and growth, was only available to corporations, governments, and law enforcement agencies.

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D Luke Iorio Named President and CEO of iPEC Coaching Leading iPECs Growth Into New Decade

While Luke was with LINC, he enrolled in iPEC's Coach Training Program and met iPEC's founder, Bruce D Schneider. Soon after the initial meeting, Bruce brought Luke on staff to act as a business consultant. That quickly evolved into a full-time position as iPEC's Vice President in charge of marketing, and later operations as well. Luke left his own business and joined iPEC full-time, drawn to coaching and Schneider's work on Energy Leadership.

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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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iPEC’S All-Inclusive Accredited Coach Training Program Expands to London UK

Robust, Interdisciplinary Curriculum, Based on iPEC’s Exclusive Core Energy Coaching™ Process, to Launch in March 2013, Joining 16 City Presence Across the U.S. and Canada SHREWSBURY, NJ – For the first time ever, the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC) will offer its Accredited Coach Training Program in London, UK, a global expansion transcending outreach beyond established major metropolitan markets- among them, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and New York. iPEC, creators of the Core Energy Coaching™ Process, the most dynamic and transformational coaching process available anywhere for unlocking human potential, will kick off its signature, three-module training curriculum, March 8-10, 2013.

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The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching Announces New Partnership in Kansas

SHREWSBURY, NJ – The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), provider of the most comprehensive and experiential coach training programs in the world, today announced that its program, Coach Centric Leadership™ for Education Professionals (CCLEP™), is now available exclusively in Kansas through its new partnership with the Educational Services and Staff Development Association of Central Kansas (ESSDACK).

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FORBES - Career Shift: Becoming a Life Coach

Looking for a Career Shift? Become a Certified Coach As you continue to grow as an individual, you may ask yourself a lot of questions. Most commonly, you may ask yourself, is this what I want to do? If I choose a different path, can I make a difference? Becoming a certified coach may be the answer you’re looking for! As a professional coaching training institute, we are able to provide guidance to becoming a certified coach. For more information about our accredited coaching programs, contact us today.

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The 5 Signs of Change You’re Probably Ignoring

We live in a world of change. We’re always transitioning. We’re always transforming. Source: iPECCoachingBlog.com

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All Support Systems Go

A Genuine Support Team will Help in the Good Times and the Tough Times Source: iPECCoachingBlog.com

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iPEC Approved for Recertification Credit Hours Via the HR Certification Institute

SHREWSBURY, N.J. (July 10, 2014) – The Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC), a top-rated, ICF-accredited Coach Training Program, and innovative provider of leadership development and consulting services, is proud to announce that its comprehensive and highly experiential Coach Training Program has been approved for 64.75 recertification hours toward PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification through the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI). Human resource professionals who are accredited by the HRCI must recertify every three years, requiring 60 hours of recertification credits of continuing education in order to keep their credentials up–to-date. Previously, iPEC’s first module of its Coach Training Program, Life & Leadership Potentials Training (LPT), was approved for 23 recertification credits by the HRCI. With the addition of Module II and Module III, iPEC’s entire Coach Training Program is now approved, totaling 64.75 recertification hours. By taking iPEC’s full coach training program, professionals can now complete all of their recertification credit hours with one single program, while also becoming a Certified Professional Coach (CPC).

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Luke Iorio - iPEC CEO  |  encouragement  |  iPEC Coaching  |  life coach  |  motivation  |  self-improvement

5 Ways To Go From "Pain" To "Gain"

I find it interesting how frequently living creatures tolerate discomfort and pain. I include myself in this group. Many years ago, I suffered a fairly severe injury to my rotator cuff. It still bothers me to this day.

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D. Luke Iorio - iPEC President  |  encouragement  |  iPEC Coaching  |  life coach  |  motivation  |  on December 3 2014 by ipeccoaching  |  self-improvement

5 Ways To Go From "Pain" To "Gain"

I find it interesting how frequently living creatures tolerate discomfort and pain. I include myself in this group. Many years ago, I suffered a fairly severe injury to my rotator cuff. It still bothers me to this day. Some days I forget about it, some days it’s fairly painful, but the injury lingers. I’ve consulted doctors whose prognoses for surgical improvement span from mildly better range of movement and decrease of pain to good improvement in both areas. I’ve decided to deal with the occasional discomfort of the injury rather than have surgery. Hey, my baseball days are long behind me anyway. I know I’m not alone in this decision. How many times have you had a toothache or tennis elbow and not gone to the doctor until it got to a point where you couldn’t tolerate it any longer? Right. We’ve all been there. Many of us have also been in that situation with our behaviors, too. Perhaps you’ve had a job that was unfulfilling, or had a bad habit you wanted to ditch, or were in a relationship that wasn’t healthy. Often, we remain in these places way longer than we should. We tolerate the pain and trudge along miserably or wait until it becomes unbearable to finally make a change. It doesn’t need to be that way. Get Your Head Out of the Sand One of the first steps to making a change is to stop ignoring the problem. Pretending things will just get better is a sure way to ensure that they won’t. In fact, not only is time being wasted in a painful place, things will probably get worse. Start Small We need to stare our problems in the eye if we’re going to combat them. Major changes don’t occur in one monumental stroke. It takes time. You’re not going to go from a sedentary, out-of-shape routine to running a marathon just because you’ve finally decided to change. But maybe, instead of grabbing fast food for dinner, you make a healthy meal instead. That’s a small step down the path. Get Some Help I guarantee you others have been exactly where you are and made a change. Seek them out. If you’re looking to make a career change, seek out others who have done it. If they aren’t in your immediate social circle, then look for them online. There is a wealth of free resources available that are only a click away. Believe Some of the greatest life changes have been accomplished by average folks who simply committed to making a change and believed, in their core, that they would. You don’t realize how strong you are and how much you can achieve when you refuse to let doubt derail you. Get that negative self-talk out of your head and out of your life. All it does is hold you back. Get Up You’re going to face some obstacles that may trip you up. That’s OK. Get up. Dust yourself off. And, get back on track. You can do this! I’d love to hear about how you decided to make a change and how you did it. Post your success story, so others can learn from YOUR experience. Live on Fire! Luke Iorio, CPC, PCC, ELI-MP President & CEO Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)

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Luke Iorio - iPEC CEO  |  gratitude  |  iPEC Coaching  |  life coaching  |  motivation  |  on November 26 2014 by ipeccoaching  |  values

A Humbling Thought... Happy Thanksgiving

There are so many things that come to mind when we think of Thanksgiving. Of course, there is turkey and all the trimmings. Since I am of Italian heritage, there has to be pasta. Can’t forget all those delicious pies for dessert. Even after all the feasting, there is always room for those.

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Luke Iorio - iPEC CEO  |  gratitude  |  iPEC Coaching  |  life coaching  |  motivation  |  values

A Humbling Thought...Happy Thanksgiving

There are so many things that come to mind when we think of Thanksgiving. Of course, there is turkey and all the trimmings. Since I am of Italian heritage, there has to be pasta. Can't forget all those delicious pies for dessert. Even after all the feasting, there is always room for those.

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Tambre Leighn, 7th Level Wellbeing  |  finding purpose  |  gratitude  |  iPEC  |  wellbeing  |  wellness coach

5 Principles For Creating A Life Of Wellbeing

I first learned of Helen Keller while watching my babysitter’s high school production of the story. I recall sitting transfixed in the auditorium chair stuffed with old coils that groaned and protested every time I leaned in closer to the unfolding drama. I marveled at Helen’s wildness as she tore about the stage in anger and frustration. And I felt grateful for the patience of Annie, her teacher.

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Tambre Leighn, 7th Level Wellbeing  |  finding purpose  |  gratitude  |  iPEC  |  on November 21 2014 by ipeccoaching  |  wellbeing  |  wellness coach

5 Principles For Creating A Life Of Wellbeing

I first learned of Helen Keller while watching my babysitter’s high school production of the story. I recall sitting transfixed in the auditorium chair stuffed with old coils that groaned and protested every time I leaned in closer to the unfolding drama. I marveled at Helen’s wildness as she tore about the stage in anger and frustration. And I felt grateful for the patience of Annie, her teacher.

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Zack Lemelle - Leadership Engagement Services  |  coaching skills  |  leadership  |  new perspective  |  workforce engagement

The Impact of Workplace Conflict

“Often those that criticize others reveal what he himself lacks.” ― Shannon L. Alder

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Luke Iorio - iPEC CEO  |  attitude  |  coaching skills  |  life coach  |  power of choice  |  reframing

8 Tips To Keep Your Cool

We all run into instances and situations that can cause frustration and, yes, even anger. I'd be lying if there haven't been times when someone cuts me off while driving that I didn't think having a Howitzer mounted on my car would be a handy option car dealers should offer. Rudeness, inconsideration, and selfishness also get under my skin.

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Tambre Leighn, 7th Level Wellbeing  |  health  |  self-improvement  |  stress reduction  |  wellbeing  |  wellness coach

"Stressing" The Nitty Gritty Truth

One of the more complicated chronic health issues plaguing our society today is stress. Even if the tangible indicators of health appear to be in good shape, achieving a true quality of life is simply impossible with stress.

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Tambre Leighn, 7th Level Wellbeing  |  health  |  self-improvement  |  stress reduction  |  wellbeing  |  wellness coach

"Stressing" The Nitty Gritty Truth

One of the more complicated chronic health issues plaguing our society today is stress. Even if the tangible indicators of health appear to be in good shape, achieving a true quality of life is simply impossible with stress.

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

10 Ways To Keep Remote Workers Connected

Telecommuting can be beneficial to both the employee and employer. Employees can work flexible hours, eliminate commuting time and expense, as well as have a professional career while staying home for their children or elderly parents, etc.

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

10 Ways To Keep Remote Workers Connected

Telecommuting can be beneficial to both the employee and employer. Employees can work flexible hours, eliminate commuting time and expense, as well as have a professional career while staying home for their children or elderly parents, etc.

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Luke Iorio - iPEC CEO  |  attitude  |  iPEC  |  life coaching  |  motivation  |  self-improvement

7 Weight Loss Tips (For Your Brain)

Ah, the never-ending battle to stay or get in shape. Atkins, low-cal, vegetarian, South Beach, low-fat, and dozens of others all claim to work. Exercise more. Cut out junk food. Weight Watchers. Jenny Craig.

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Zack Lemelle - Leadership Engagement Services  |  iPEC Coaching  |  leadership  |  life coaching  |  perspective  |  workforce engagement

Adjust Your Sails In The Wake Of Challenges

“If you want to be happy, put your effort into controlling the sail, not the wind.” – Anonymous While at the beautiful Jersey Shore I had the opportunity to observe people boating. One group was on a sail boat while others were on speed boats. The speed boaters flew by me with the wind in their hair and a smile on their face having the time of their lives. The sailors, who also appeared to be having a good time, were busy hoisting the sails and “coming about” (i.e. turning the sail in another direction) to catch the wind, so they too, could get to their destination. There was a lot of activity on the sail boat. It appeared that everyone had a job to do and was efficient at doing it. Energy was not spent on wasteful practices that did not support the process of sailing the boat. Engaged in the process or along for a ride? It occurred to me that the speed boaters simply wanted to get from point A to point B as fast as possible. They were more interested in the end result than what went into the process of getting there. The only person engaged in the task was the driver of the boat. The other people were simply there for the ride, not contributing anything to the process. In other words, they were disengaged. The sailors, on the other hand, were all engaged in the process. The captain was giving instructions on what needed to be done and everyone participated. One person was in charge of the lines, another the sails, someone else was watching out for other vessels, and the captain was steering the boat. They worked together – as a team – for a common goal. In business, as in life, you can only control what you do and how you react to the challenges presented to you. Every business has sales, production, growth, or profitability goals that they want to achieve along with a strategy to support getting there. The challenge is that you cannot always control the outcome. There could be obstacles that stand in your way. You could be the best sailor, along with a team, doing all of the right things but if the wind does not cooperate, no matter what you do, the boat will not move. Another process is needed, like turning the motor on, to have the desired outcome. So, what adjustments will you make to your processes and procedures to get to where you want to go? How will you control the sail? Share your thoughts below. Zackarie Lemelle Managing Partner, Leadership Engagement Services Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)

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Zack Lemelle - Leadership Engagement Services  |  iPEC Coaching  |  leadership  |  life coaching  |  perspective  |  workforce engagement

Adjust Your Sails In The Wake Of Challenges

“If you want to be happy, put your effort into controlling the sail, not the wind.” – Anonymous

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Zack Lemelle - Leadership Engagement Services  |  attitude  |  choice  |  coaching  |  iPEC  |  leadership  |  new perspective

How To Make A Good Lasting Impression

“Almost everyone will make a good first impression, but only a few will make a good lasting impression.” – Sonya Parker You’ve been there. Met a great person only to find out that your initial impression was all wrong. Sure, he or she was polished, had a warm handshake, and smile. Talked about the right things. Asked good questions, listened attentively to your answers, provided information of value, etc. But, were they trying to educate you or impress you? Are they being genuine and authentic? Sometimes it’s one or the other. First impressions can be misleading. Sometimes people “act” like they are interested in what you have to say, when really, they are only interested in what they can get out of a relationship with you. Make a lasting impression with “NetWeaving” where everyone benefits. Imagine if that scenario was turned around and the person you met was truly interested in you and how they can help you achieve your goals. There is actually a tactic named, “NetWeaving,” where people go into a relationship with a “pay it forward” mindset. Taking this approach, over time, will give you a higher return on your investment in relationship development than traditional networking. Not to mention, make a lasting impression. Develop stronger, more lasting relationships. NetWeaving is a philosophy as well as a set of learnable skills and strategies, developed by Bob Littell, a consultant from Atlanta, Georgia. It’s a form of networking which focuses on helping others. Instead of taking the “What’s in it for me?” angle, the NetWeaver will approach the relationship with a different focus – “What’s in it for them?” As result, stronger, more lasting relationships are developed. The essence of NetWeaving is helping others, and in doing so, having the confidence to know that over time you will also benefit. NetWeavers act without regard for what they will receive in return. A skilled NetWeaver is constantly on the lookout for ways to bring people together and to help people locate resources to meet their needs. Instead of spending time talking about how wonderful they are, the NetWeaver will ask high gain questions to inquire about another person. For example: What does your best prospect look like? What are the strategic differentiators that make you unique? Who are the three or four people you would like to meet? Tell me the story of how you landed your best client or customer. Making a lasting impression takes work. It’s more beneficial in the long-term than making an outstanding first impression. The benefit is that you will develop a stronger relationship with associates because they will genuinely know that you’re interested in their success and well-being. So, what will you do to make a lasting impression today? I’d love to hear your comments. Zackarie Lemelle Managing Partner, Leadership Engagement Services Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)

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Zack Lemelle - Leadership Engagement Services  |  expectations  |  leadership  |  new perspective  |  personal achievement  |  self-improvement

Are Leaders A Brand Unto Themselves?

Companies invest a lot of money developing product and organizational brands. Few leaders take the time to develop their personal brand as a thought leader both inside and outside of their company.

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Zack Lemelle - Leadership Engagement Services  |  expectations  |  leadership  |  new perspective  |  personal achievement  |  self-improvement

Are Leaders A Brand Unto Themselves?

Companies invest a lot of money developing product and organizational brands. Few leaders take the time to develop their personal brand as a thought leader both inside and outside of their company. According to research conducted by the Glenn Llopis Group: Less than 15 percent of people have truly defined their personal brand Less than 5 percent of people are living it consistently at work – each and every day What’s more interesting is that the survey also revealed: 70 percent of professionals believe they have defined their personal brand 50 percent of professionals believe they’re living it Obviously, there is a gap here. Defining your personal brand requires a deep understanding of who you are and the value you consistently deliver. Your brand should be an authentic representation of what you contribute as a leader – not a replica of someone you admire. Brand development is not the same as self-promotion. Instead, it’s what you are known for, why people rely on you, and how you consistently react in a situation. The point is, that management and co-workers know what the person stands for. For example, a leader with a strong personal brand may be known as being hard, but understanding. Someone that management can count on to get the job done, even if it means working late or on the weekend. A person that is reliable, well-respected, and consistent. Somebody who is known to thoroughly research an issue before reacting to it; taking a 360° view instead of a narrow, self-serving position. He or she is an honest person – one that accepts responsibility even when a project or situation doesn’t hold up as planned. Personal brand development is a requirement for leaders. It helps to present a leader’s value proposition to senior management increasing the opportunity for advancement within the organization. Just as a company’s brand develops over time, a personal brand should be enhanced while remaining consistent at its core. In other words, as a leader transcends up the ranks, his or her brand needs to be cultivated as well, while keeping its authenticity. A perfect example of personal brand development. Steve Jobs, the former CEO of Apple, Inc., is well-known for bringing the company from the point of bankruptcy to one of the highest performing companies in the world. People could count on Jobs for being an innovator as well as a perfectionist. Over time, he also developed a reputation for frequently changing his mind. His ability to be flexible helped to enrich the technological advancements made by Apple. Where most CEOs are very decisive, changing with the trends served Jobs well. As a leader, how are you defining your personal brand – both inside and outside of the organization? Zackarie Lemelle Managing Partner, Leadership Engagement Services Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching (iPEC)

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Luke Iorio - iPEC CEO  |  coaching skills  |  intentions  |  momentum  |  motivation  |  new perspective

What is Momentum?

If you enjoy sports like I do, you have most definitely witnessed swings in momentum during games. Maybe it was a great defensive play, or a player just succeeding on pure grit, that fired their teammates up and they rallied behind it.

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D. Luke Iorio - iPEC President  |  change  |  encouragement  |  iPEC Coaching  |  life coach  |  possibilities

All Support Systems, Go!

It's not always easy to ask for help. Many times we have been conditioned to “go it alone” and “tough it out.”

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D. Luke Iorio - iPEC President  |  attitude  |  commitment  |  confidence  |  iPEC  |  life coaching

What Is Blocking You From Reaching Your Vision?

Having the vision of where you want to be is one thing. Having the confidence and commitment to reach your goals are often areas where we fall short.

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D. Luke Iorio - iPEC President  |  coaching skills  |  iPEC Coaching  |  intentions  |  personal achievement

You Need A Roadmap In Life

I remember from my younger years, my dad packing the family in the car and going for a ride. We didn't have any real destination. Maybe we'd see what we'd find on a trip to the Delaware River or a ride in the country. Sometimes, I think my dad would just get on a road and would see where it took us. We’d grab a bite to eat. Take in the local sights. Then later head back home.

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D. Luke Iorio - iPEC President  |  attitude  |  finding purpose  |  iPEC  |  new perspective  |  self-improvement

6 Ways To Turn A Negative Into A Positive

The phrase, “I don't care,” can oftentimes sound negative and in opposition to so many of our core principles, but these words can also provide a code to live by...a different perspective that can actually motivate you and keep you on track. Here are a few examples of things I don't really care about.

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D. Luke Iorio - iPEC President  |  attitude  |  coaching skills  |  iPEC Coaching  |  new perspective  |  power of choice

"Hello there, Victim of Circumstance"...Why We Label Ourselves.

We've all heard the phrase, “Victim of Circumstance,” right? Believe me, I'm totally sympathetic to anyone who is going through rough times. But, the only way to become a victim is when we allow ourselves to. When troubles befall us, we choose how we respond. Whether it be a physical malady, an economic hardship, or a disconnect in a personal relationship, we make a choice as to how we will proceed.

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D. Luke Iorio - iPEC President  |  charity  |  coaching  |  iPEC  |  self-improvement  |  volunteering

5 Ways to Reward Yourself While Helping Others

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D. Luke Iorio - iPEC President  |  coaching  |  intentions  |  live in the present  |  power of choice

3 Undeniable Reasons To Celebrate The Present

We've all heard the phrase, "there's no time like the present."

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D. Luke Iorio - iPEC President  |  coaching  |  leadership  |  power of choice  |  self-improvement  |  workforce engagement

The Difference Between Being Liked And Respected

Is it better to be liked or respected?

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D. Luke Iorio - iPEC President  |  choice  |  coach  |  coaching skills  |  new perspective  |  reframing

A Lesson in 'Simplicity'

There are a lot of things in life that are truly complicated and challenging to solve – a long-term solution for peace in the Middle East, calculus, mapping the human genome, or deciphering if my wife is really 'fine' or if I'm actually in trouble.

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Guest Bloggers  |  achievement  |  coach training  |  coaching  |  education  |  engagement  |  leadership  |  student success

Releasing The Domino Effect: Student Achievement in Schools

We’re honored to have Lawrence Lussier, Superintendent of Education at the Pembina Trails School Division, as our guest blogger today. Lawrence is dedicated to 21st Century learning outcomes (inquiry-based, student-driven, meaningful, and personalized), providing a rich learning environment which leads to life-long engagement and success in today's world.     

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D. Luke Iorio - iPEC President  |  coaching  |  coaching skills  |  intentions  |  negotiate  |  opportunity

An Underutilized Negotiating Skill

The mere mention of the word "negotiation" creates a rather visceral response in people.

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Bruce D Schneider - iPEC Founder  |  Intuition  |  judging others  |  opportunity  |  possibilities

Intuitive Hits & Misses

Intuition is knowing without knowing how you know. It's that flash of insight you get about something.

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D. Luke Iorio - iPEC President  |  coach  |  coaching skills  |  expectations  |  leadership  |  motivation

A Funny Thing Happened on the Road to the Playoffs

I have a (not-too-well-hidden) confession to make: I'm a New York Jets fan.

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Bruce D Schneider - iPEC Founder  |  encouragement  |  perspective  |  power of choice  |  self-improvement

2013: The Gift of Presence

As New Year's festivities get underway, how are you envisioning the year ahead? Perhaps you want to learn a new language, start a family, or change your career path.

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D. Luke Iorio - iPEC President  |  attitude  |  calling  |  encouragement  |  new perspective  |  self-improvement

A New Year's Wish: Answer the Call to Greatness

I hope 2012 has been a great year for you.

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Christie Koenigsmark - Marketing Assistant  |  become a coach  |  change  |  coaching skills  |  new perspective  |  power of choice

The Evolution of a Coach-in-Training

 

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Bruce D Schneider - iPEC Founder  |  change  |  energy  |  intentions  |  power of choice

Apples to Apples...You Are What You Eat

Making changes to your physical body requires you to take a good look at the choices you make about what you eat.  As with exercise, it’s a matter of connecting the choices you make with the outcome you really want.

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Bruce D Schneider - iPEC Founder  |  judging others  |  leadership  |  life potential  |  power of choice  |  reframing  |  self-improvement

Detached Involvement

When you practice detached involvement, you're both a participant and an observer of your life at the same time. You see all experiences as part of life’s journey without judging them as being good or bad. You simply experience them and are in control of your responses to them. You’re fully involved, but detached from the allure of outcomes.

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D. Luke Iorio - iPEC President  |  Educational Markets Division  |  Life Potentials  |  coaching  |  coaching skills  |  leadership  |  possibilities

6 Quick Steps to Coaching the Butterfly Effect

What’s meant here by coaching the Butterfly Effect is coaching someone to think through the various options they have in front of them and consider where each may lead – sort of like chess; you as the coach or leader are helping them to think several moves ahead.

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A Brief Explanation of Energy Leadership

A graduate recently asked me for some language he could use to easily explain Energy Leadership (and the Energy Leadership Index assessment) to prospects. Here’s what I wrote. I'm curious to know, after reading this, how intrigued you'd be to learn more.

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D. Luke Iorio - iPEC President  |  attitude  |  change  |  choice  |  creativity  |  leadership  |  opportunity

Act Before You Think

The most difficult part of writing is drafting the first sentence.  Believe it or not, those eleven words you just read took about fifteen minutes to put together.  Oh, I knew what I wanted to write about.  I had my plan as to where this blog was going, but I needed to think of a powerful first line to capture your attention – the perfect start that would inspire you to continue on to the next sentence. And the one after that, and the one after that, and so on.  But how could writing eleven words take so long? Basically, I was thinking about it too much.  I couldn't make a decision because I was thinking and not creating.

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Bruce D Schneider - iPEC Founder  |  change  |  choice  |  intentions  |  new perspective  |  opportunity  |  possibilities

Life is a Game

We've all heard the saying, "It's not whether you win or lose, it's how you play the game." It's true - to get the most out of your journey, remember this: life is a game that cannot be won or lost, only played.

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Alison Graddock - CPC  |  intentions  |  leadership  |  opportunity  |  personal achievement

What Being an Athlete in Team Sports Taught Me about Leadership

The lessons learned from sports are invaluable. It was in team sports where I first learned what leadership is all about. At an early age, I was fortunate to learn the fundamentals of leadership, and practice and experience being a leader.

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D. Luke Iorio - iPEC President  |  change  |  choice  |  coaching skills  |  intentions  |  judging others  |  new perspective  |  opportunity  |  personal achievement  |  possibilities  |  power of choice

Let Go of Your Ego

There are many definitions of the ego, but the most common one is the sense of self, as opposed to another person or something outside yourself.  The challenge has become that the ego has taken a slightly different form.  Instead of just a sense of self, it has become a sense of self as superior to people and situations around you.  So it has become more of a self-worth, than a self-identification.  We’ve moved from ego to ego trip!

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Bruce D Schneider - iPEC Founder  |  Law of Being  |  choice  |  consciousness  |  expectations  |  intentions  |  new perspective  |  reframing  |  self-improvement

All You Need is Love

Whether you realize it or not, experiencing Love is all you really want. Money, treasures, even good health and better relationships are all things you think that you need. But they are only strategies - means, not ends.

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D. Luke Iorio - iPEC President  |  coaching  |  coaching skills  |  new perspective  |  possibilities  |  self-improvement

Better to Coach than to Tell, Sell, or Yell

Coaching leads with questions. It seeks understanding. It seeks to know what’s important to the other person. It seeks buy-in.  It seeks broadening perspectives. It seeks conscious decisions. And, in doing so, opens up the conversation to allow two parties to find solutions and opportunities that align their interests (usually coming out way ahead, collectively, rather than just one party winning more than the other).

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D. Luke Iorio - iPEC President  |  attitude  |  choice  |  expectations  |  intentions  |  new perspective  |  opportunity  |  self-improvement  |  success

A Coaching Moment: Who Are You Being, Right Now?

Every moment asks you to show up in some way.  Consider, right now, who are you being?  How are you showing up?

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D. Luke Iorio - iPEC President  |  achievement  |  attitude  |  choice  |  expectations  |  intentions  |  leadership  |  opportunity  |  personal achievement  |  self-improvement

A Call for Resolve, Not Resolutions

Forgive me, as this post will be a bit longer than usual, but I needed to get some things out. There's a character in Ayn Rand’s reputed and much discussed work, Atlas Shrugged, named John Galt.  In the first half of the book, characters, out of despair, use John Galt’s name as a reason to give up (meaning only a mythological, made up person like Galt could answer, solve, or fix this situation).  The story reveals that Galt is a real person (“character”) and, ultimately, comes to symbolize the power and potential of the human mind.

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D. Luke Iorio - iPEC President  |  iPEC Coaching  |  leadership

A Year in Review and a Year in Preview

As we ready ourselves to eat, drink, and be merry, I want to urge you to be sure to take time to reflect on the year that has passed. What are you most grateful for? What lessons have you learned? What purpose have you found in those difficult times that arose?

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D. Luke Iorio - iPEC President  |  Uncertainty  |  change  |  choice  |  education  |  finding purpose  |  intentions  |  leadership  |  new perspective  |  possibilities  |  power of choice  |  self-improvement

An Uncertain Gift

I was just reading an article by Ben Johnson entitled, “Helping Students Deal with Uncertainty in the Classroom” and couldn’t help but think about how most adults handle uncertainty.

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Current Affairs  |  D. Luke Iorio - iPEC President  |  Energy Leadership  |  Training Programs  |  attitude  |  intentions  |  leadership  |  new perspective  |  success

Brinkmanship – A Lesson for All

You’ve seen this term tossed around, extensively, thanks to the Debt-Ceiling debate.

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Certification, Certificate, or Just Plain Certifiable

Because coaching has become such 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.  Let’s see if we can sort out a few things.

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Business Development  |  D. Luke Iorio - iPEC President  |  attitude  |  creativity  |  expectations  |  intentions  |  leadership  |  new perspective  |  reframing

“No” Improv

One rule of improvisational acting (especially in comedy) is to never respond to your co-actor by saying “no.” Using the word “no” is a quick way to halt momentum, stop the actors in their tracks, and break the energy of the act. In improv, it’s best to go with the flow, to maneuver through the energy, and re-direct it as you need.

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D. Luke Iorio - iPEC President  |  Training Programs  |  coaching skills  |  education  |  leadership  |  new perspective  |  workforce engagement

An Educator’s Interpretation

Last summer, a very close friend of mine took our Life & Leadership Potentials Training, the first of four modules that comprise iPEC's Accredited Coach Training Program.

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Breaking Down Energy: What You Need to Know as a Coach, Leader, Educator (or Human Being!)

A little known guy with funny looking hair, named Albert Einstein, proved that, quite literally, everything is energy.  This energy is also contagious, really contagious.

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Bruce D Schneider - iPEC Founder  |  Monday Morning Motivation  |  attitude

Abundance

Start your week with some inspiration from iPEC!

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Response-Ability: Don’t React Too Quickly!

Last week, we shared a few inspiring stories of tremendous response-ability.  And, as I’m sure you realized, inspiration often comes from the most amazing and unexpected of places.  It can be found anywhere and everywhere.  You’ll even find inspiration in yourself if you’ll just look for it!

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The Energy Leadership Trend (as covered by Coaching Commons)

By Luke Iorio, CEO of iPEC, who supported Bruce D Schneider in the initial and ongoing research of Energy Leadership which ultimately led to the publication of the book and creation of the assessment and development system now in use by approximately 700 coaches in a variety of niches.

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Accelerate your business goals with JOY

By Guest Blogger and iPEC Graduate René Johnson

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Monday Morning Motivation  |  attitude

Relax, you're already perfect!

Start your week with some inspiration from iPEC!

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How Breakthrough Laser Coaching Changed the Way I do Business

By Guest Blogger CJ Scarlet

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How Coaching Changed my Life

By Guest Blogger Karen S. Richter

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Attention Employers: Your Employees Want, No NEED, A Coach Approach!

It’s one of the toughest times ever -- both for those out of work and perhaps, even more, for those who have held on to their jobs.   The plain fact is that employees need to cover more work with less available resources in order for their companies to survive, let alone thrive. Employers, on the other hand, require employees who understand just how much is at stake and who are just as invested as the top executives are in making things work.

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Start the New Decade by Changing Your Life with SHIFT

i.e. STRATEGIES TO HELP INNOVATIVE, FOCUSED TRANSFORMATION FEATURING KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY IPEC FOUNDER AND NOTED AUTHOR, BRUCE D SCHNEIDER

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3 Reasons Why the Coaching Profession and Industry Are Growing Rapidly

Coaching now is a billion dollar industry. The coaching industry has seen tremendous growth. Between 25 to 40 percent of Fortune 500 companies use executive coaches, as reported in a recent survey by The Hay Group, an International Human Resources consultancy. Coaches are hired by Fortune 1000 companies, in schools, in all departments of government, health clubs, non-profits and more to achieve success. More and more people are choosing to become certified professional coaches or learn coaching skills for use in their everyday lives and careers. Today, let’s answer the questions “Why?” and “Why now?”

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The Moment for Leadership

By Luke Iorio, President, iPEC

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When It Comes to Security, Don’t Fool Around

by Michelle Kunz, Admissions/Career Coach and DC School Director