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

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1) Understands & Effectively communicates the distinctions between coaching,consulting, and therapy

2) Knows when to refer a client to another support professional

3) Can effectively discuss and establish a coaching contract

4) Establishes appropriate client/coach relationship boundaries

5) Understands and can effectively meet relevant coaching standards and ethics

6) Can create a safe, supportive environment that produces mutual respect and trust

7) Demonstrates personal integrity, honesty and sincerity

8) Respects client’s perceptions, learning style, personal being

9) Asks permission to coach client in sensitive, new areas

10) Can create spontaneous relationship with the client in an open and flexible way

11) Accesses own intuition and trusts one’s inner knowing – “goes with the gut”

12) Uses humor effectively to create lightness and energy

13) Confidently shifts perspectives and follows the natural flow of the session

14) Can self-manage and demonstrates confidence in working with strong emotions

15) Attends to Client’s agenda and not to coach’s agenda for the client

16) Hears the client’s concerns, goals, values and beliefs about what is and is not possible

17) Distinguishes between the words, the tone of voice, and the body language

18) Summarizes, paraphrases, reiterates, mirrors back what the client has said to ensure clarity and understanding

19) Integrates and builds on client’s ideas and suggestions

20) Understands the essence of the client’s communication and helps the client get there rather than engaging in long descriptive stories

21) Allows the client to vent or “clear” the situation without judgment or attachment in order to move on to next steps

22) Forms questions that reflect active listening and an understanding of the client’s perspective

23) Asks questions that evoke discovery, insight, commitment or action

24) Uses open-ended questions that create greater clarity, possibility or new learning

25) Asks questions that move the client towards coaching goals

26) Selects language that has the greatest positive impact on the client

27) Is clear, articulate and direct in sharing and providing feedback

28) Invokes inquiry for greater understanding, awareness and clarity

29) Helps client identify underlying concerns, fixed ways of perceiving, differences between the facts and the interpretation

30) Helps clients to discover new thoughts, beliefs, perceptions, emotions etc. that strengthen their ability to take action

31) Identifies major strengths vs. major areas for learning and growth, and what is most important to address during coaching

32) Engages the client to explore alternative ideas and solutions, to evaluate options, and to make related decisions

33) 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

34) Celebrates client successes and capabilities for future growth

35) Helps the client “Do It Now” during coaching, providing immediate support

36) Consolidates information and establishes a coaching plan and development goals with the client

37) Creates a plan with results that are attainable, measurable, specific and targeted

38) Helps the client identify and access different resources for learning

39) Helps client identify actions that will move the client toward their stated goals

40) Demonstrates follow through by asking the client about those actions that the client committed to during the previous sessions

41) Prepares, organizes and reviews with client information obtained during sessions

42) 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

43) 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

44) Helps client develop ability to make decisions, address key concerns, and develop himself/herself

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