ICA Graduate Power Tools

Every coach at ICA develops their own unique Power Tool. They begin with their coaching model and niche - so who they are going to coach and the process or model they are going to use to coach them. This is an important process because it is through this that our coaches really develop themselves as unique coaches with a point of difference in the market.

This tool will be something they have used or discovered with their clients. It is designed around the 'Reframing Perspectives' concept and is intended to help move their clients from a disempowered perspective to an empowered perspective.

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  • Resignation vs. Recuperation

    A Coaching Power Tool By Douglas Cryns
    Confidence Coach, GERMANY

    We may reclaim our resolve, retake control, and renew inspiration and creativity by switching from resignation vs. recuperation. It provides us with the energy we need to face life’s problems. New eyes, enable us to discover previously impossible routes and turn them into opportunities. It allows us to take a first, crucial step forward that only requires us to stop moving, clear our minds, and stop struggling. It’s the time when we give ourselves permission to breathe and realize how much room we have. In the end, it inspires assurance.

  • From Fear To…

    A Coaching Power Tool By Olya Taran
    Life Coach, UNITED STATES

    Fear can cause people to hesitate, take no action, or make extremely cautious decisions. All of this hinders development and progress and creates tensions. We can’t advance out of this dread since it makes the next level seem insurmountably difficult. If we fail to meet the standards of the next level, the sense of accomplishment we get from the current level may be wiped out. But there is no growth and no advancement without a challenge.

  • Rejection vs. Connection

    A Coaching Power Tool By Ufuk Mahmutyazicioglu
    Life Coach, SWITZERLAND

    The more I write about the power tool Rejection vs. Connection, the more I realize how lacking self-love and self-esteem is the perspective of rejection. I understand the link between a person’s thinking and their love of themselves. How we perceive ourselves is influenced by how we are interpreting the world around us. Coaching in its various forms naturally leads us to a growth attitude. A useful way to foster connection is coaching. A perspective of connection might help us be willing to confront our reality and open to change while yet being able to manage our emotions. I will always be grateful for my coaching career.

  • Victim vs. Freedom: Victim of Circumstances vs. Freedom of Choice

    A Coaching Power Tool By Paola Gallucco
    Transformational Coach, UNITED KINGDOM

    I was fortunate enough to be able to work from home during the epidemic, and the sudden amount of free time I had, along with the forced isolation we were all experiencing, led me to decide that the time had come for me to begin taking care of myself. The peace and quiet surrounding me helped me start a process where I started paying more attention to my inner needs and to myself. This process peaked when I made the decision to join ICA. I sensed that something was going to be out of sync when life began to change to the “new normal.” I became aware of my freedom of choice as a result of this, and I realized that I was no longer a Victim vs. Freedom of my circumstances. I made the decision to work there, and I was free to work whenever I chose. From being a Victim of Circumstances vs. Freedom of Choice, I changed my perspective. I had a ball with the perspective shift.

  • Overwhelm vs. Meaningful Steps

    A Coaching Power Tool By Emilie Gagnon
    Life Coach, FRANCE

    This power tool Overwhelm vs. Meaningful Steps examines a paradox raised by some clients: when they want to take action, they are inhibited. Although the client is motivated to take action, feelings, and beliefs about taking action to prevent them from doing so. Exploring the client’s feelings and ideas about climate change and reconnecting them to a more personal purpose helps the client adjust his or her sense of agency. The topic of climate change in particular exposes the dehumanization of action, which often leads people to believe that they must execute them perfectly or they are not doing well enough. This idea partly explains the feeling of overwhelm that many people encounter.

  • Required vs. Invited

    A Coaching Power Tool By Mark Wavle
    Agile Coach, UNITED STATES

    Required vs. Invited power tools help customers identify desired conditions, find areas they can choose from, and explore new areas of possible next steps. As coaches, we must empathize with the client’s perception of the circumstance and, rather than analyzing or correcting that perception, make space for them and their reality. When we take this attitude, we prioritize our client’s connection over all other considerations. Our clients notice this and instinctively understand that we value their autonomy. This understanding allows us to provide invites for them to consider switching from Requirement to Invitation.

  • Conversation vs. Dialogue

    A Coaching Power Tool By Potsakorn Srisophon
    Business Coach, THAILAND

    Communication is the most important mechanism by which we as a species continue to move forward as a society and as individuals. Even though we still have to connect and communicate with others, it is more efficient to do so through dialogue. According to trends, we are more inclined to pick Conversation vs. Dialogue. The discourse invites and respects all parties’ perspectives without bias. In a professional setting, conversations can inspire people to come together and think together, regardless of their position, field of work, or education level, if we want to develop ourselves and the organization toward visionary and difficult goals.

  • Frustration vs. Flow

    A Coaching Power Tool By Marta Potulna
    Leadership Coach,  AUSTRALIA

    What happens when we find ourselves imprisoned in an environment that prevents us from thriving and being the best version of ourselves? Chances are, we’ve all experienced it. I would like to introduce you to Frustration vs. Flow, a power tool. It’s important to my heart since I’ve personally gone through the process of moving from a place of professional disillusionment and frustration to one full of valuable moments of personal and professional flow.

  • Helplessness vs. Control

    A Coaching Power Tool By Lichenyang Zhou
    Relationship Coach, CHINA

    In order to help the clients in these three situations feel more at ease and less helpless, the Helplessness vs. Control coaching power tool is presented. When something terrible happens and they feel helpless, how can we as coaches help people change their perspective and focus on a sense of control? The essay that follows will first look at how helplessness and control are defined before delving into two crucial psychological ideas that are central to this coaching model: learned helplessness and locus of control. The Power Tool will then be discussed, along with how to use it in a coaching setting, after that. In the article’s conclusion, there will be a case study and some coaching questions.

  • Journey vs. Destination

    A Coaching Power Tool By Juliana Lim Siok Hian
    Life Coach, BRUNEI

    Most people want to get to their destination as quickly as possible and avoid the difficult routes there. Sometimes, you get so caught up in doing simply to get to the goal that you stress yourself out and overlook the beauty of the journey of becoming who you are. Definition of Journey vs. Destination: The destination is referred to as the objective in this context, but the journey is being present and watching the work in progress. Destination motivates you to begin your journey and gives you a sense of direction. The journey will enrich you, allowing you to grow on this journey beyond just reaching your goals.

  • Survive vs. Thrive

    A Coaching Power Tool By Mareva Godfrey
    Parenting Coach, UNITED STATES

    If we are lucky enough to live long enough, all will eventually suffer a setback so severe that it will shake their world. These are the situations or events that, for many people, are in keeping with their “normal” lives and force them to “survive, get through, put one foot in front of the other, seek the light at the end of the tunnel, get out of the dark hole” while they wait for time to pass, for something to alter, for them to get through the difficulty—and return to “normal.” The process of helping clients transition from a Survive vs. Thrive mindset requires several steps. Listening to the repeating patterns of underlying beliefs that suggest that in his or her mind the only way forward in facing adversity is using coping mechanisms and waiting to “get through” is necessary.

  • Powerlessness vs. Owning It

    A Coaching Power Tool By Tessa D’Arcangelew Ampersand
    Transformational Coach, UNITED STATES

    Almost everyone has felt helpless at some point in their lives. The difference between powerlessness vs. Owning it is, When someone feels powerless, they are likely to feel stuck, lost, and silenced. It is not a trivial experience since who has power, who does not, who seeks power, and who is deserving of power has shaped much of human history. Ownership and “Owning It,” however, are two distinct but linked concepts. Ownership entails accountability, taking the initiative, and accepting responsibility for the effects of your actions. These characteristics are all present in Owning It, but it also has a light, fun tone and emphasizes the grandeur of the person rather than their achievements or external presence.