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November 2015


How Important Are Questions?

Brilliant thinkers never stop asking questions because they know that questions are the best way to gain deeper insights. Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, said, “We run this company on questions, not answers.” He knows that if you keep asking questions you keep finding better answers.

Coaching recognizes that questions leads to better answers. A common coaching term is "asking powerful questions." They are defined as open-ended questions that cannot be answered with yes or no but instead evoke exploration, insight, discovery and action. Often this is where the definition ends. There is more than this simple definition.

Well-crafted powerful questions grab the person's attention, use the person's language as beneficial, and create a focused state of mind because of the mental images they create, highly motivating the person to consider and explore the answers.

Powerful and explorative questions reach deep inside the client and generate insight.

-Mary Verstraete, PCC

If you want to add another dimension to asking questions, join Mary Verstraete for this free webinar. Following your registration, you will receive a workbook for the webinar.

   Trainer: Mary Verstraete, PCC

   Trainer: Mary Verstraete, PCC

Date and Time

Tuesday, October 20
12–1:30 pm CT

Space is limited

The Coaching Agreement

An agreement represents your relationship with a client and it's crucial to include standard clauses covering all angles to legally protect you and your client. CCE has created a coaching agreement template using the International Coaching Federation Ethics Committee guidelines that we want to put into your hands.

Join Mary Verstraete, President of CCE, for this free interactive webinar where we will examine critical agreement content and the process of reviewing the agreement with the client. The webinar will also cover important guidelines for documenting information during a coaching session.

You will receive a link following the webinar for downloading the editable coaching agreement template for your coaching business.

Dates and Times

Tuesday, October 27
12–1:30 pm CT

Space is limited


Wednesday, October 28
6–7:30 pm CT

Space is limited


November 2015


The Power of Affirming Skills

Clients frequently come to a coaching session with self-limiting beliefs about themselves, which results in an inaccurate picture of their abilities. This prevents clients from achieving their ultimate potential and desired future.

In this interactive live Webinar, we will exam how affirming skills create an empowered environment where clients can expel false beliefs. You will walk away understanding each of the five affirming skills: Complimenting, Acknowledging, Endorsing, Championing, and Standing For. You will learn how to apply them skillfully in a coaching conversation that allows the client to gain a more precise and exact picture of herself or himself. You will gain insight into the importance of these skills in a coaching conversation and the strong impact they have on your client’s self-awareness, confidence, and mindset.

The Webinar will be unmuted, allowing you to interact with others on the call and with the trainer. If you have a camera on your computer, you will have the option to see others in the virtual webinar classroom–it's the next best thing to being in person! You will receive a beautiful electronic workbook for the webinar and you can also use as a coaching resource.


Date and Time

Tuesday, November 10
6–7:30 pm CT

Space is limited to 10 participants.

   Trainer: Mary Verstraete, PCC

   Trainer: Mary Verstraete, PCC


January 2016


The Art of Self-Guided Feedback 

Feedback acts like a floodlight, bringing clarity to a person by using language that is clear, articulate, and direct. People can be extremely sensitive to feedback and often are their own worst critics and because of this, the benefits of feedback may not be as effective as it's often misconstrued as devaluing and disapproving even when offered with the goal of being highly beneficial to the person.

Self-guided feedback facilitates a conversation that asks people for feedback on themselves or the situation before feedback is given to them. When people come up with their own feedback, they are observing for themselves what needs to be changed or developed. Several results can occur:

  • Accepting ownership
  • Increased confidence
  • Self-awareness
  • Clearer perspective
  • Options for the situation
  • Increased likelihood of lasting change

The Webinar will be unmuted, allowing you to interact with others on the call and with the trainer.  You will receive a beautiful electronic workbook for the webinar and use as a coaching resource.


Date and Time

Tuesday, January 12, 2016
6–7:30 pm
Space is limited to 10 participants.

    Trainer: Mary Verstraete, PCC

    Trainer: Mary Verstraete, PCC