Q. I’ve seen the infographics about how the Masteries support each, but I admit I’m confused by that. Aren’t some Masteries more important than others?
A. The certifiers are often asked “what is the most important Mastery?”
What we’ve noticed is that there are favorites that coaches tend claim, but as far as THE most important?
Is there something about coaching that you value so much that you see it as the essence of coaching?
Maybe that’s something to consider as you peruse the elements of the Masteries.
Think about the following questions, and contemplate your natural inclinations. Do you demonstrate a Mastery right off the bat, or do you rely on the other Masteries to support key components of a Mastery?
These, of course, just touch on a few scenarios in the vastness of different combinations of a coaching approach, as well as considering the unique needs of each client, in each session.
It can be helpful to recognize which Masteries you most identify with, and use that recognition as a way to weave in the support of the other Masteries.
Continue to immerse yourself in the broad scope of possibilities that each — and all — of the Masteries embody and you may even find that every Mastery is the most important, depending on the circumstances.
Do you have a question that you’d like to ask the certifiers? Submit your questions here: http://certifiedcoachblog.typepad.com/blog/ask-the-certifiers.html.
Natalie Tucker Miller, MMC, is the Lead Certifier and a certifying examiner at the IAC, as well as Past-President. Natalie is founder of Ageless-Sages.com Publishing (www.ageless-sages.com), and creator of the literary genre, Picture Books for Elders™.