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ICF Coach Training Budapest | ASTCH Program Fall 2015


Judit sponsors a program titled Coaching Without Boarders which imports coaches from around the world to inspire, educate, and empower Hungarian coaches. Judit is well respected in the coaching community for her knowledge and experience in ICF, the community in Budapest, coaching and training coaches in Hungary and Poland. Judit is a leader and an ambassador for coaching. Juidt and Dr. Cherie will co-lead an ICF ACSTH program in Budapest that starts on October 14, 2015.
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Our newest Licensee is Manon Swaving in Singapore!


Manon Swaving, PCC is now licensed to promote, produce, and present MMS Coach Trainings in Southeast Asia. Manon has been working as a coach, facilitator and co-leader of The MMS Worldwide Institute, BV programs in The Netherlands since 2012. She is married to Roger Swaving, also an MMS coach. Together with their two children, Daan, and Liza they will be moving to Singapore November 1st. Roger works for Aberkyn Change Leadership Partners with McKinsey designing and facilitating culture transformation and leadership development programs. We are proud that Manon joins our esteemed group of licensees.

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ICF Coach Training Program in Vietnam

Life Coaching Vietnam has partnered with Motivation Management Service Worldwide Institute to bring top notch coach training to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The ICF accredited coach training program has just completed it’s maiden voyage and has scheduled it’s second round of coach training February 27, 2016.

Sixteen graduates completed the life coach training on August 30, 2015. They are now on their way pursuing ICF, ACC credentials. The next step will be practice. We look forward to hearing from them about their journeys and experiences.

For more information on Coach Training in Vietnam, send me a message. Contact information can be found on my contact page.

Press Release: ICF Coach Training Program in HCMC, Vietnam

Local startup Life Coaching Vietnam partnered with original coach training organization, The MMS Worldwide Institute. The MMSWI has a 40+ year history of training professionals. Together they hosted an International Coach Federation (ICF) approved coach specific training hours (ACSTH) program in HCMC for 16 working professionals, July 2 – August 30, 2015. [Read More…]

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3 Coaching Essentials Employers and Managers Need to Know

3 Coaching Essentials Employers and Managers Need to Know

By: Chérie Carter-Scott, Ph.D., MCC

If you haven’t yet introduced Coaching into your work environment, now’s the time! Coaching is an ongoing process to ensure that your employees’ potential is realized and even exceeded. Through this process, managers support, encourage and direct their people so they can reach their highest potential.

To be a successful coach follow these three steps:

1. Create an agreement.
Make sure both coach and employee understand their roles, responsibilities, expectations, and the length of their relationship. Whether it’s a written or a verbal agreement, it needs to be clear. While individual employees are usually assigned coaches, in team situations members should probably select a coach they all respect and one they feel will help them. The team should also agree on the style and method of coaching as well as when and how often coaching sessions will take place. Ideally, a coach should be identified as soon as possible after a team is formed.

2. Establish clear goals.
In order to coach anyone or any team to pursue excellence, you must first set goals. These should be reasonable, realistic and attainable within the established timeframe. All people involved – coach and employee or coach and team members – need to agree on the goals. When discussing them, be sure to address these concerns:

– Are the goals reasonable and realistic?
– Are the goals attainable?
– Can all timeframes be met?
– Is there enough motivation to meet the goals?
– Is there enough support to meet the goals?
– Are there adequate resources to meet the goals?
3. Set up sessions.

Coaching requires lots of time and effort. As a coach, you need to set aside blocks of time to meet with an employee or a team about any of the following topics:

– Status reports – how everything’s going and how everyone’s doing
– Achieving goals
– Missing goals
– Re-evaluating goals
– Resetting timeframes for goals
– Strategizing solutions

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Time Management

Time management is not something you are born with. I used to be a terrible time manager and I have learned to be extremely effective time manager. Before we address effective Time Management, let’s
address the most common time gobblers.

They are:
1. Lack of planning or prioritizing
2. Telephone interruptions
3. Disorganization or cluttered desk
4. Procrastination
5. Drop-in visitors
6. Lack of self-discipline
7. Ineffective delegation
8. Unrealistic expectations
9. Inability to say, “No”
10. Leaving tasks incomplete

Some people resist planning because they want to use their free time to relax; they want to go with the flow, being spontaneous, avoiding structure, and believing that they know everything they have to do because it is stored in their head. Here are some tips:

1. Plan your day the night before
2. Take time to plan your time
3. Schedule appointments with yourself
4. Evaluate your effectiveness at the end of each day
5. Breakdown large projects into small tasks
6. Use small pockets of time to your advantage
7. Take small projects to do while you wait
8. Implement weekly, monthly, quarterly changes

If you allow for telephone interruptions, here are some solutions…
1. Ask someone else to answer the phone
2. Screen your calls with caller ID
3. request that people e-mail you instead
4. Determine what you will and won’t address
5. Take only calls that relate to your To Do List
6. Allow for emergencies, don’t plan on them!

If you have a disorganized or a cluttered desk here are some solutions…
1. Eliminate piles
2. Make your own policy about incomplete projects
3. validate yourself every time you throw something out
4. set aside time to organize and purge
5. Encourage filing regularly
6. validate each time you exhibit the new desirable behaviors
7. Before you leave the office each day, clean your desk

Procrastination is one of the most common time gobblers. Here are some solutions…
1. Always start with something easy
2. Do what you’re avoiding first
3. Eliminate all distractions
4. Just do it!
5. Set reasonable short-term objectives
6. Promise a reward when the project is done
7. Set a deadline date and stick to it
8. Stop reinforcing the behavior you want to change
9. Start reinforcing the behavior you want to ingrain

Do you allow visitors to dictate your day? Here are some helpful solutions…
1. Create clear boundaries
2. Give people an alternative time that works to talk to you
3. Place a high value on your time
4. Risk disapproval
5. Sequester yourself
6. Be ruthless with your own satisfaction

Do you have a lack of self-discipline? Here are some solutions…
1. Hold yourself accountable
2. Provide rewards or consequences
3. Give pats on the back to reinforce behaviors
4. Build your self esteem

Try these effective delegation techniques. Here are some solutions…
1. Select jobs to be delegated
2. Organize the information
3. Select the right person for the job
4. communicate with clarity
5. Provide full disclosure
6. set expectations
7. invite feedback
8. monitor and follow up
9. Encourage, guide, direct, and provide feedback

Do you set unrealistic expectations?

Tell yourself the whole TRUTH. Then you need to build in a cushion on top of that truth. Your issue is that you imagine the best and don’t anticipate the “stuff” that happens, like traffic, accidents, other people being late or missing deadlines. If you imagine that you live in a perfect world think again… Always anticipate what could go wrong and then factor in that possibility. If it doesn’t happen you’re ahead of the game!

Try these realistic expectations…
1. Only list what you CAN get done
2. Accurately assess the time factor in traffic, parking, etc.
3. Create a buffer zone for the unanticipated
4. Take charge of things working out to your advantage

Do you have trouble saying “No?”
Do you have one specific person who always asks you to do something for them, and they say, “Oh it will just take a few minutes…” and you believe them AGAIN and AGAIN!
Here are some solutions:
1. Start getting what you want
2. Create boundaries
3. Get your projects and tasks accomplished
4. Manage your satisfaction
5. Reinforce your self esteem

Do you start and have trouble completing tasks? Here are some solutions…
1. Make a completion policy with yourself
2. Reinforce your self-confidence
3. Validate your self-worth regularly
4. Build your credibility with others
5. Become ruthless with yourself

If you follow the steps, you will get the results
Old patterns will need to be broken to ensure success.
Do one thing differently, and then reward yourself. Remember, 21 repetitions will change an old habit
into a new behavior pattern. Start today.

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7 Steps to Clear Your Mind & Be Present with Others!

7 Steps to Clear Your Mind
& Be Present with Others!

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In order to be fully present and aware, you must first “clean the vessel.” The meaning behind cleaning the vessel is that you are readying yourself, or your vessel, to be totally present and available to another person, whether that is someone you’re in a relationship with, your child, an employee, or someone you are coaching. Having a clear mind allows you to give your full attention to the person with whom you are communicating with, and be fully present in that moment.

Below are 7 steps to being fully present with others…

1. Readying Yourself to Be Present
There are two issues that could stop you from being fully present. Those issues are remembering the past or projecting into the future. Rehashing the past can cause you to replay conversations or concerns from then, this causes you to lose total attention from the present situation.

2. Cleaning the Mind Clutter
If you delay the inevitable, you also clutter your mind. Whether it’s doing the dishes, picking up your dry cleaning, or scheduling a doctor appointment, when you put these things off, they begin to take up space in your consciousness as tasks you need to complete. Try making a written list of your tasks prior to having that important conversation, meeting, or session so you can be 100% present for those around you.

3. Confronting Uncomfortable Situations
Another way to prevent yourself from being fully present is to avoid confronting difficult or uncomfortable situations. Often when difficult situations arise, we consider conversations we might have, resolutions we might take, rather than be impulsive and address it immediately. However, when we take too much time considering all the options, the time we stress about this situation takes up valuable space in our vessel, and prevents us from being fully present with those requesting our attention.

4. Tackling Unfinished Tasks
Brain clutter also occurs when you say that you are going to accomplish something, like cleaning the garage, completing the landscaping, or meeting your quota at work. If you never get the task done, it not only clutters your consciousness, it becomes an issues as to whether you can ultimately trust your word. These incomplete tasks or broken promises act like a magnet, attracting more lack of trust and self doubt.

5. Dealing with Unwanted “Stuff”
Unwanted “stuff” in your home and office take up space in your consciousness. Each piece of “unchosen stuff” fills your space with the energy labeled “it doesn’t matter.” If you are going to support others in their lives, you don’t need to be perfect, but you do need to live up to the standards and expectations that you have established for yourself.

6. Resolving Triggers
Another element in cleaning the vessel is eliminating your triggers. A trigger is a restimulation of suppressed feelings from a past incident that caused embarrassment, humiliation, diminishment, or pain. The trigger is similar enough to the initial experience to exhume the suppressed feelings. Releasing, clearing out, and healing your triggers is another step to cleaning the vessel.

7. Forgiving Unfulfilled Expectations
When you eliminate anything for which you haven’t forgiven yourself and to resolve all “incompletes” from the past that are having over your head, you are accomplishing another step in cleaning the vessel. Perhaps you haven’t lived up to your own expectations, you’ve been dishonest with yourself, or misaligned with your values, morals, or standards. If you have ever digressed from your standards or expectations, then self-forgiveness is required to heal the rift. Anything that appears to be clinging to your consciousness needs to be cleaned out, forgiven, and healed.

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Three Easy Steps to Turn Rejection Into Success

Three Easy Steps to
Turn Rejection Into Success

Nobody likes being rejected. Your feelings get hurt, you feel unwanted, unloved, even discarded. You feel lonely, isolated, and not up to the mark.

If being rejected feels so bad, why then, would you want to set yourself up for rejection? You wouldn’t, of course, unless you were a masochist. But wait, aren’t there times when you expect to be turned down? Haven’t you noticed thoughts that tell you that your boss or loved one will never go along with your ideas? Aren’t there incidents, when you believe before you have any evidence, that you will be rejected?

Take a minute and ask yourself, Do you ever:

tell yourself that you could never date someone because you think he is out of your league (too attractive, too successful, too powerful, too rich),
tell yourself that you can’t lose the weight that you want, because you don’t have the will power, or because you like food too much,
tell yourself that you “can’t” enter an athletic competition because you’ve never done it before, or because you don’t want to fail,
talk yourself out of trying something new because you don’t want to look stupid (i.e., skiing, wind surfing, horse back riding),
You certainly weren’t born with these negative beliefs’ they were learned or adopted in situations in which you experienced that you were unable, unworthy, or unlovable. Your decision about yourself may be based upon a misunderstanding, a misperception, or taking yourself to task for the reality with which you were faced. Whatever the reason, as an adult you now have some missing pieces in your self concept.

Learning how to manage your feelings is critical to dealing with rejection, specifically, feelings related to your self worth, and your self esteem. When you reject yourself or feel the pain of being rejected by another, you need to know how to turn the feelings of rejection into validation, positive self regard, and motivation towards success.

What is rejection after all, but a feeling that you’re not wanted, not loved, not included or not good enough. The essential question is how you can turn rejection into success?

There are three key ways to turn rejection into success. They are:

An Attitude Adjustment. An attitude adjustment changes the way you view your situation by reframing the way you look at the facts. You take the current situation in which you feel like an innocent victim, and rewrite the incidents so that you appear to be the author of the scenario. You delete any trace of victim, scapegoat, or martyr from your tale. Then you decree that certain incidents happened because you wanted them to happen, almost as if you willed them.
Situation Alteration. If you are unable to adjust your attitude, or you just don’t want to, then you might pursue situation alteration. In this approach, you don’t change your attitude, you change your circumstances. You still experience and express your feelings, but afterwards you take a different tack. You come back even stronger.
Future Strategizing. If you won’t adjust your attitude, and you can’t alter the situation, then you can strategize for the future. In this approach, you milk the situation for all it’s worth. You feel the feelings, learn the lessons and focus all of your energy on how you can plan for the future. Learning lessons means not having to repeat history. Either you can see it coming and avert it, or you can try on new behaviors which would illicit a different response.

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Is Negativity Ruining Your Life?

10 Quick Tips to Nip Negativity in the Bud

By: Dr. Chérie Carter-Scott, MCC

stk163447rkeThese ten tips and techniques can keep you from falling victim to Negaholism. Just remember: the more change and stress you’re exposed to and the higher your self-expectations are set, the more vulnerable you become to the Neghaholic virus. Take these precautions, and most of all, take care of yourself…

1. Reinforce the “I can” side of you. Surround yourself with positive, supportive people who know that you’re committed to strengthening the “I can” side and starving the “I can’t” side.

2. Be honest about your needs and wants. Tell the truth about what you really need and what you really want.

3. Know yourself. Know what works and what doesn’t work for you. Be aware of your strengths and your weaknesses and communicate these to others so they know when to lend support.

4. Discover your passion. This is what makes your heart sing – what you love doing more than anything else.

5. Make plans. Look ahead and decide what you want in the short-term, the long-term and the distant future.

6. Prioritize. Determine which tasks are more important, which ones are least important and which ones fall somewhere in the middle. Then do them in that order.

7. Get organized. Don’t waste more time than you have to retrieving information or finding things. Have a place for everything and put each item or file back immediately after you’ve finished using it.

8. Keep your life in balance. Don’t allow work, family, or your other responsibilities and obligations to consume your life. Make time for you once in a while.

9. Pat yourself on the back. Acknowledge your accomplishments, reward yourself for a job well done and celebrate your successes.

10. Nurture yourself. In other words, be nice to yourself. Perform one simple act of kindness for yourself each day.

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8 Ways to Formulate Your Life Compass

8 Ways to Formulate Your Life Compass

By: Chérie Carter-Scott, Ph.D., MCC

Can’t decide what to do with your life? Each one of us is faced with the choice of what we Careers1are going to do with our lives. For some people, this process is very easy – perhaps you knew when you were four that you were going to grow up to be a professional ballerina. Or maybe your family has had a business for four generations, and you were nurtured and groomed to become the next CEO. For others, however, choosing what to do with their life is their greatest challenge. Whether you have a plan outlined or you don’t, you still may want some extra help to push your life into the right direction. Read more for eight ways to find your way on the path of life. Let’s address this outline for your life…

1. Family expectations. Many people determine their life path depending on their parental influence. Parents have specific ideas on the path their children should take, what they would be best at, whom they should marry, and more. After all, they’ve raised them! Some adult children agree with what their parents want for them, but others have the complete opposite idea for their life. Often, your parents are the main catalyst for which path you take in life.

2. Extended family and valued friends. With extended family and friends, you are worried you will not be fulfilling their expectations if you choose a different path then what someone may have suggested. While some family and friends think you are more than capable of doing something, you just may have a different thought of what you want to do in your life. You also may feel more encouraged to do something big in life, if family and friends are behind you to offer support.

3. Heroes and role models. Having a role model to look up to may help inspire the kind of career you would like to have. Whether the inspiration comes from a celebrity, a coach, or a teacher, it is derived from a valued person in your life.

4. Chance opportunities. When presented with an opportunity and you accept it, it may not be quite what you thought it was going to be. It works as a short-term solution to your immediate needs. Many end up staying for a much longer time then they thought because it ends up becoming familiar, predictable, and comfortable.

5. Career trends. Many careers are dependent on the environmental influence. Careers change and trend depending on supply, demand, and what may be popular at the time of choosing your career. Many careers are contingent on what is more integrated into today’s society.

6. Monetary drivers. Money being the highest priority causes more focuses on what you can do in order to make the most amount of money. When forming a career plan, money and an earning power is often one of the highest priorities.

career_path_sign7. Least resistance. With so much hassle and stress in today’s work force, many go for the path of least resistance. Some just like to go with the flow and see where things take them, and yet others still actually know what they want to do based on their values.

8. Intrinsic values. Having intrinsic values means being able to get to know you for you. Even if that’s through awareness, reflection, preferences, or meditation. In the end you should be able to create a vision for your life from the inside out.

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8 Roadblocks On Your Path to Success

8 Roadblocks
On Your Path to Success

Most of us have faced a situation in our lives, a fork in the road, where we have a decision to make. We likely know the answer that’s right for us, but we seek counsel from a friend, loved one, or coach because personally, we’ve hit a roadblock.

Everyone is “coachable” and able to obtain success if they are ready, willing, and open to accept change in their life. However, there are eight roadblocks to success that even the most brilliant coach cannot break through if the coachee is not confident, disciplined, and in alignment with themselves.

So let’s break them down…

1. You believe your excuses.
Some of us can be our own worst enemy when it comes to obtaining success. Perhaps you want to go back to college, but you look at the date, and it’s past the deadline for the financial aid application, you haven’t really applied to any, you haven’t taken a class in years, you are probably too old, and chances are, you’re not smart enough for the program you are interested in anyway. Sound familiar? When you start believing your own excuses, you set up a roadblock along your pathway to success.

2. Fear prevents you from getting what you want.
Being fearful of something is normal. When you are given a difficult task, at first you are very excited, but then anxiety creeps in. Doubting yourself and your abilities makes you start to believe your negaholic voice; this causes you to give up on the difficult task you’ve been given.

3. Patterns of behavior are stronger than your goals.
When trying to begin a new era of your life, you may begin to feel overwhelmed with the twenty-four/seven demands that are pulling you in every which direction. You may start to feel anxious about what the outcome could end up being and begin to lose sight of what you are trying to achieve. This may cause you to fall back into old habits, preventing you from finishing what you set out to accomplish.

4. You aren’t able to be objective.
Remaining objective when considering a difficult choice or decision, is critical. If you lose the ability to see things neutrally, without bias or judgment, then you will become defensive, resistant, and uncoachable.

5. You aren’t accountable to yourself.
At the end of the day, your success or lack or, benefits or hinders you the most. If you choose to lose fifteen pounds, and then eat nothing but doughnuts, the only person you can be upset with is yourself. Being accountable to your self is critical for obtaining success. If you aren’t willing to be accountable to yourself, who are you willing to be accountable to?

6. You won’t stick to your commitment.
Sticking to your commitment is slightly different than being accountable to yourself. Commitments are to other people and tasks that you accepted and agreed to. If you are unwilling to commit to a relationship, then getting married wouldn’t be a great idea. If you can’t stick to watering a plant and maintaining it, having a pet or children may not be your forte.

7. You can’t manage your sub-personalities.
All of us have a variety of facets to our personality. Some facets act as the responsible parent, a playful child, maybe another still is a rebellious teenager, or a free artistic spirit. These different aspects of your personality are called sub-personalities. In most situations, sub-personalities do not hinder our day to day lives, however, there are times when sub-personalities split, and coaching is required to determine which personalities are best suited for the coachee.

8. You don’t truly believe in yourself.
One of the roles a coach has is to believe in you more than you believe in yourself, especially when you doubt yourself. Believing in yourself means that you have an unswerving trust and confidence in you, so when circumstances become difficult, you stand firm and back your choice absolutely. Belief in yourself is something that you either have or you don’t. If you don’t have it, it can be developed over time, but it doesn’t happen over night. It is a process and will take time, but with coaching, and perseverance, you can remove the roadblocks on your pathway to success.