Professional Coaching Blog Posts

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What is Coaching?

November 08, 2017

By Angela Lindley, ACC and UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Coaching Graduate

How You (and Your Clients) Can Feel Engaged at Work, Despite the Chaos

July 17, 2019

By Danielle Collins, ACC and Coaching Program Graduate

As we celebrated the 75th anniversary of D-Day last month, I struggled with our current climate.  The headlines are deeply troubling, and in stark contrast to the unity of our efforts during World War II. 

How to Feel Happy at Work – Find Your Purpose

February 28, 2019

In this post, we feature two of our coaching program alums, who write about making career choices that honor your personal values. Thanks to Danielle Collins and Senka Ljubojevic for sharing their wisdom!

How to Feel Happy at Work – Find Your Purpose

By Danielle Collins and Senka Holzer

Years ago, before I knew myself better, I accepted a promotion that I didn’t really want, but I sure liked the title. And salary.

"Why I Coach" ~ Reflections from Our Graduates

January 03, 2019

By Angela Lindley, ACC and UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Coaching Graduate

When our graduates reflect on what coaching means to them, the result is an outpouring of love and a desire to be of service to others. 

I coach because I care about leadership. I know the difference coaching can make to everyday discussions, as well as big decisions, and am inspired to help others see that too. - Jeff Lakuska

The Benefits of Gratitude in Coaching - and Beyond

January 03, 2019

By Angela Lindley, ACC and UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Coaching Graduate

As we enter the new year, it’s important to remember the significance and power of gratitude in the practice of coaching. To help strengthen your “gratitude muscle,” (and be a better resource for your clients) take a look below at some of the most prominent gratitude research.

On Being an Internal Professional Coach

July 13, 2018

By Carole Bennett, PCC and UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Coaching Instructor

There is a broad job market for coaches, both external (private practice coaches who own their businesses) and internal (coaches who work as part of a larger organization). In this post, UC Davis Extension Professional Coaching Instructor and Professional Certified Coach Carole Bennett shares her insights on what it means to be an internal coach.

How Brain-Based Coaching Drives Lasting Change

April 09, 2018

By Laurie Cozart, PCC and UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Coaching Instructor

As a Leadership and Performance Coach, I’m known for two things: helping people embrace pivotal career moments and using a coaching approach rooted in contemporary neuroscience.

Should you become a coach? We asked a professional.

February 27, 2018

Michelle Payne is a Master Certified Coach (MCC), which places her in the top 1% of the coaching profession. She works with executives world-wide, and she is also an instructor in the Professional Coaching for Life and Work Certificate Program at UC Davis Extension. This gives her a unique perspective on the coaching industry – a perspective she enjoys sharing with potential coaches.

Michelle’s first piece of advice for anyone considering a career in coaching is simple:

Coaching certification matters. Here's why.

December 12, 2017

By Angela Lindley, ACC and UC Davis Continuing and Professional Education Coaching Graduate

Many career paths have accrediting organizations that support and vet members of the profession. As a coach, your certification offers peace of mind to your clients, by guaranteeing that you have demonstrated certain competencies and adhere to a high standard of quality. Think of the HR Certification Institute (HRCI), the Project Management Institute (PMI) and the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP), to name a few.