Lessons from the Certifiers


Listen to the Certifiers
by Natalie Tucker Miller, IAC-CC

Question: What are the certifiers really listening for in certification recordings?

This is a question we never stop hearing. And with the announcement of the new certification designation, as well as the introduction of further support for licensees and members, I thought it would be helpful to reintroduce an audio recording we produced back in 2008.

In her original blog post, Nina East introduced the audio by explaining that three IAC Certifiers—Nina East, Karen Van Cleve and Natalie Tucker Miller—got together to talk about the Masteries, certification and what’s next for coaching.

She went on to give this small sample of what you’ll hear from the Certifiers in the audio recording:

  • What defines masterful coaching
  • What keeps coaches from being masterful – with a list of examples
  • How the masteries allow for a variety of coaching styles
  • How transformation and sustainable change are different from behavioral change or getting a specific result
  • When being a bit directive is actually masterful, and when it is not
  • How to know what’s really going on in the coaching session—when trying not to have an agenda becomes an agenda in itself
  • How to know when there are other levels to the conversation
  • Why a coach needs to understand themselves first
  • How a coach’s fears and thoughts impact their coaching
  • How to be aware of your level of expertise when studying for certification

Members, log in to access this recording now.

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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, IAC-CC, 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™.


Please send your questions on the IAC Coaching Masteries® and the certification process to certification@certifiedcoach.org.

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