What are The 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.

Once our coaches are clear on their model and niche then then develop their own Power Tool. 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.

ICA Graduate Power Tools

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Power Tool: Assertiveness vs. Avoidance

A Coaching Power Tool Created by Johaina Samaha (Transformational Coach, FRANCE) We would worry less about what others think of us if we realized how seldom they do. Ethel Barrett Since I was a child, I always believed I had to please others because otherwise, I would not have friends, I would not be valued ...
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Power Tool: Short-Sighted View vs. Perspective Mastery

A Coaching Power Tool Created by Héctor Jiménez Cortés (Personal Growth Coach & Leadership Coach, SPAIN) Have you ever been looking at a problem from so close that it has seemed giant? Have you felt small and insignificant in front of the overwhelming size of a challenge? Have you experienced facing a challenge from such ...
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Power Tool: Armor vs. Vulnerability

A Coaching Power Tool Created by Cecile Chevereau (Life Coach, GERMANY) They need to feel safe, valuable, and loved is at the core of the human experience. This need has focused our attention outward toward what is external. More and more, we can notice that a new shift appears within the human species: we begin ...
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Power Tool: Comfort vs. Discomfort

Power Tool: Comfort vs. Discomfort

A Coaching Power Tool Created by Victoria Tanner (Expat Women, UNITED KINGDOM) Does your comfort zone make you uncomfortable? Life will only Change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone – Billy Cox Definitions: Comfort – Contented well-being; a life of ease and comfort. Discomfort – To ...
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Power Tool: Agile vs. Rigid

A Coaching Power Tool Created by Margot Ling (Performance & Empowerment Coach, HONG KONG) Agile is an attitude, not a technique with boundaries. An attitude has no boundaries, so we wouldn’t ask “can I use Agile here” but rather “how would I act in an Agile way” or “how Agile can we be, here?- Quote ...
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Power Tool: Curiosity vs. Blame

Power Tool: Curiosity vs. Blame

A Coaching Power Tool Created by Daniela Croitoru (Executive Coach, ROMANIA) As humans, we are fundamentally wired to play as teams, but in the absence of real, authentic trusting relationships, we create faux teamwork. Many times, we notice within teams following behaviors: blaming/criticism – includes critical thoughts of self (I should) and others (you should) ...
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Power Tool: Comfort vs. Discomfort

A Coaching Power Tool Created by Maaike Christie-Beekman (Presentation, Presence & Performance Coach, Career & Artrepreneur Coach, NEW ZEALAND) Reflection People who are trying to improve their presentation, interaction style and/or communication skills, often have a very clear idea of what they want to improve and/or who they want to become; can describe the behaviour ...
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Power Tool: Here & Now vs. Past or Future

A Coaching Power Tool Created by Ramesh Kumar (Career Coach, SINGAPORE) Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Einstein Mindfulness is one of the oldest and most basic skills known to mankind. In its essence, it’s as simple as rediscovering the taste for freshwater or the vastness of ...
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Power Tool: Self-Care vs. Self-Critic

A Coaching Power Tool Created by Gabrielle Gaillard (Health/Pain Management Coach, UNITED STATES) The term “self-care” seems to be a very big topic these days. If you do a Google search you will find 3,470,000,000 results. When you search the term“self-critic” there are only 92,400,000 results. I believe it is good news that there is ...
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Power Tool: Name your “demon”: Hiding from fear vs awareness of fear

A Coaching Power Tool Created by Csilla-Maria Barta (Life Coach, ROMANIA) In historical times, it was thought, that being able to say the name of whatever demon one was dealing with gained power over it. The most compelling reference to this is in the New Testament as Jesus is performing an exorcism by asking the ...
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Power Tool: Affirmation vs. Judgement

A Coaching Power Tool Created by Rakael Carr (Leadership/Financial Coach, UNITED STATES) Learn to experience yourself without judging yourself Bryant MCGill It’s the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen. Muhammad Ali If we were birds, affirmations would be the wind beneath our ...
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Power Tool: MindSET vs. Nevermind

A Coaching Power Tool Created by Maria Tsangaridou (Confidence Coach, CYPRUS) Introduction: Everything is about perspectives. One of the most important Power Tools is Reframing Perspectives as many of our perspectives are helping and support our life choices. However, knowing the rest ICA Power Tools and use them according to clients challenge it is also ...
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Power Tool: Staying in Motion vs. Staying Static

A Coaching Power Tool Created by Shauna Vassell (Leadership and Career Coach, CANADA) Spurts of transformational change are generally triggered by an event, not typically willingly. Working with a lot of clients, the pattern that you see is, it’s easier to lay in a state of equilibrium where comfort trumps being in motion. Most of ...
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Power Tool: Self-doubt vs. Self-confidence

A Coaching Power Tool Created by Ju Yang (Life Coach, SWITZERLAND) Introduction The online free Dictionary.com defines “self-doubt” as a lack of confidence in the reliability of one's own motives, personality, thought, etc. The same source defines “self-confidence” as realistic confidence in one's own judgment, ability, power, etc.. In essence, self-doubt leads one to question ...
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Power Tool: Emotional Intelligence (EQ) vs. Conventional Intelligence (IQ)

A Coaching Power Tool Created by Leslie Yong Kah Hong (Career Coach, SINGAPORE) Emotional intelligence is a concept which researchers came up within the 1980s and 90s. It is said that conventional intelligence (IQ) is a measurement of the ability to process information and come to sound decisions.  Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to ...
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Power Tool: “Keeping in” vs. Verbalizing

A Coaching Power Tool Created by Frosina Mitrovska (Personal Development Coach, NETHERLANDS) The topic of this assignment is directly inspired by a personal experience that has not only influenced my way of being as a coach but also me as a person. I will further explore and explain the power of the words and the ...
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Power Tool: Present vs. Future

A Coaching Power Tool Created by Mindy Greenberg (Executive Coach, UNITED STATES) Introduction Coaching often focuses on the future. The individual in the session is interested in solving a problem or obtaining a goal going forward. It’s critical not to lose sight of the importance of being present. So how should a coach balance support ...
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Power Tool: Curious vs. Omniscient

A Coaching Power Tool Created by Terre Short (Executive Coach, UNITED STATES) Introduction It is interesting how the perspectives of being curious and being omniscient change over time. Much has been written about when and why we lose our capacity to be truly curious. Most of us have experienced the unrelenting curiosity of children, oftentimes ...
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Power Tool: Asleep vs. Awake

A Coaching Power Tool Created by Radhika Darbari (Transformational & Business Coach, HONG KONG) Coaching is all about awakening individuals to self-awareness; to be present, but also to ignite their inner strength to resist sleeping when opportunities arise. Inline The Holistic Coaching Group Ltd’s, Founder Radhika Darbari created a Power Tool we call Asleep vs ...
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Power Tool: Inaction vs. Intention

A Coaching Power Tool Created by Paul Chang (Coach for the Working Millennial, CANADA) Introduction Background I was brought up on values of stability and predictability. From a young age, my parents instilled in me the need for a consistent and conventional lifestyle, in which happiness equates to living a low-key, modest life. I readily ...
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Power Tool: Evoluzione vs. Rivoluzione

A Coaching Power Tool Created by Angelica Suzzi (Wellness Coach, ITALY) Rivoluzione Se si cercano significati relativi al termine Rivoluzione, è frequente trovare nella definizione, aggettivi come “drastico, radicale, sconvolgente” o termini quali “capovolgimento o movimento”. A parte rare eccezioni, il significato che si accosta all’idea di Rivoluzione è un qualcosa che rompe con lo ...
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Power Tool: Inclusion vs. Exclusion

Power Tool: Inclusion vs. Exclusion

A Coaching Power Tool Created by Erica Cote (Transformational Coach, UNITED STATES) Inclusion is defined as; The state of being included. dictionary.com Exclusion is defined as; An act or instance of excluding. dictionary.com When we think of inclusion, it can invoke thoughts of children and their interactions with friends and playground pals. The innocence and ...
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Power Tool: Mindfulness vs. Mindlessness

A Coaching Power Tool Created by Elizabeth Tuleja (Global Leadership Coach & Cross-Cultural Management Coach, CHINA) One of the strengths of today’s increasingly diverse global workforce is the fact that diversity brings innovation, fresh perspective, and creative problem solving to the workplace. In order to utilize the variety of skills and perspectives employees bring to ...
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Power Tool: Negative vs. Positive Thinking

A Coaching Power Tool Created by Scott Berry (Life Coach, THAILAND) Introduction This paper investigates the power tool ‘negative versus positive thinking.’ The article adds to the work of Marie Holive, who recently explored this theme in her own wonderfully written power tool, posted on the ICA Learn Site here. Marie explored this theme through ...
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