ICF Coaching Competencies Assessment


Guidelines for taking the assessment:
  1. This is a confidential self assessment.
  2. It allows you to rate yourself on the competencies.
  3. Be non-judgmental and present while attempting the assessment.
  4. If you are going through the Coach training process and repeating the assessment, compare the two assessments to observe the change.
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Rate yourself on a scale of 1-4 on all competencies

1-  No experience in this competency

2- Some understanding & experience

3- Good understanding & experience

4- In-depth understanding & experience

Welcome to your assesment

1. Understands & Effectively communicates the distinctions between coaching,consulting, and therapy
2. Understands & Effectively communicates the distinctions between coaching,consulting, and therapy
3. Knows when to refer a client to another support professional
4. Can effectively discuss and establish a coaching contract
5. Establishes appropriate client/coach relationship boundaries
6. Understands and can effectively meet relevant coaching standards and ethics
7. Can create a safe, supportive environment that produces mutual respect and trust
8. Demonstrates personal integrity, honesty and sincerity
9. Respects client’s perceptions, learning style, personal being
10. Asks permission to coach client in sensitive, new areas
11. Can create spontaneous relationship with the client in an open and flexible way
12. Accesses own intuition and trusts one’s inner knowing – “goes with the gut”
13. Uses humor effectively to create lightness and energy
14. Confidently shifts perspectives and follows the natural flow of the session
15. Can self-manage and demonstrates confidence in working with strong emotions
16. Attends to Client’s agenda and not to coach’s agenda for the client
17. Hears the client’s concerns, goals, values and beliefs about what is and is not possible
18. Distinguishes between the words, the tone of voice, and the body language
19. Summarizes, paraphrases, reiterates, mirrors back what the client has said to ensure clarity and understanding
20. Integrates and builds on client’s ideas and suggestions
21. Understands the essence of the client’s communication and helps the client get there rather than engaging in long descriptive stories
22. Allows the client to vent or “clear” the situation without judgment or attachment in order to move on to next steps
23. Forms questions that reflect active listening and an understanding of the client’s perspective
24. Asks questions that evoke discovery, insight, commitment or action
25. Uses open-ended questions that create greater clarity, possibility or new learning
26. Asks questions that move the client towards coaching goals
27. Selects language that has the greatest positive impact on the client
28. Is clear, articulate and direct in sharing and providing feedback
29. Invokes inquiry for greater understanding, awareness and clarity
30. Helps client identify underlying concerns, fixed ways of perceiving, differences between the facts and the interpretation
31. Helps clients to discover new thoughts, beliefs, perceptions, emotions etc. that strengthen their ability to take action
32. Identifies major strengths vs. major areas for learning and growth, and what is most important to address during coaching
33. Engages the client to explore alternative ideas and solutions, to evaluate options, and to make related decisions
34. Promotes active experimentation and self-discovery, where the client applies what has been discussed and learned during sessions immediately afterwards in his/her work or life setting
35. Celebrates client successes and capabilities for future growth
36. Helps the client “Do It Now” during coaching, providing immediate support
37. Consolidates information and establishes a coaching plan and development goals with the client
38. Creates a plan with results that are attainable, measurable, specific and targeted
39. Helps the client identify and access different resources for learning
40. Helps client identify actions that will move the client toward their stated goals
41. Demonstrates follow through by asking the client about those actions that the client committed to during the previous sessions
42. Prepares, organizes and reviews with client information obtained during sessions
43. Keeps the client on track between sessions by holding attention on the coaching plan and outcomes, agreed-upon courses of action, and topics for future sessions
44. Promotes client’s self-discipline and holds the client accountable for what they say they are going to do, for the results of an intended action, or for a specific plan with related time frames
45. Helps client develop ability to make decisions, address key concerns, and develop himself/herself

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