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PCC Marker Discussion

As promised, over the next month and onward, we will be doing an exploration of the PCC Markers.

The Marker Taxonomy

This is the first in a series of discussion topics from my white paper entitled:
"An ICF PCC Marker Taxonomy"

Coaches Self-Management Markers:

Being fully present to their client, coaches learn restraint and develop the ability to deeply trust the “creativity, strength and wholeness” of their clients. When clients are afforded an equal ontological (Being) status to the coach, the coach is able to allow the client the ultimate control over the content and direction of any coaching conversation. Under this circumstance the coach is not a problem solver. On the contrary, they empower their client in a potentially transformative way.

These conditions require that the coach manage their own internal process in the service of their client. This includes both their thoughts and emotions. Ultimately self-management leads to the coaches ability to fully support their client and have each of their actions complement “what their client offers” giving full respect to their client’s process, learning and intended goals. There are four (4) Self Management Markers.

Self Management Markers:

Marker 4.6 Coach partners with the client by inviting the client to respond in any way to the coach’s contributions and accepts the client’s response.

Marker 5.7 Coach is quiet and gives client time to think.

Marker 7.5 The coach allows the client to do most of the talking.

Marker 7.6 Coach allows the client to complete speaking without interrupting unless there is a stated coaching purpose to do so.


Tom Krapu
St. Louis

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