Round-Up: Our Top 5 Blog Articles from 2021


Writing content for our Leadership Insights Blog is something we love to do – sharing insights, creating resources, and giving you our insider look at the world of coaching and coach education.

This year, we’re looking back at 2021 and gathering up our Top 5 Blog articles that we’ve written this year – as judged by you! These posts were our most popular, garnering tons of views and shares over the year.

Here’s a peek into what was popular and trending this past year on the Leadership Insights Blog:

Countdown – Our Top 5 blogs of 2021


#5 – What is ICF PCC Certification? The Path To Becoming A Professional Certified Coach

It’s no surprise that one of our top blogs this year covered the topic of ICF PCC certification. But, did you know that the sometimes confusing world of how to become a credentialled professional coach through the ICF is getting a HUGE overhaul in 2022? 

We’ll be keeping on top of the developments and updating our resources as the details become available, but this article outlines the current pathways available.

It’s also an excellent resource for those on the quest for coach education to find the best that the industry offers, whether through PCC certification or another ICF credential.


#4 – Establishing Trust and Psychological Safety in the Workplace: 3 Strategies For Your Team

This year, establishing trust and psychological safety in the workplace has been a crucial concept for leaders to understand, as we all struggle to be resilient throughout the pandemic. Not only was this blog post one of our most popular resources, we held several webinars over the year discussing and training on this important topic.

If you’re interested in having us present this training for your leaders or organization, just reach out to us here.

Teams that have high levels of trust and psychological safety are more effective, more engaged, more energetic, and not only are they more likely to achieve optimal levels of performance, but they are also more likely to be able to sustain those high levels.

In this era of Covid-19 and pandemic fatigue, creating a safe and supportive environment in the workplace is more essential than ever. Using coaching skills and strategies can help your team to not only survive but to thrive.


#3 – Types of Coaching, Coaching Styles, and Certifications – Which One Is Right For You?

Back on the theme of coach education, our third most popular blog article this year was all about choosing the right type of coaching for you. Part of our mission is to help you define what coaching is (and what it isn’t!), and help you to navigate the world of coaching certification.

This blog is a great resource for understanding the different types of coaching, coaching models, styles, and coaching certifications. 


#2 –  How To Become A Certified Coach: Understanding ICF Credentials and Certification Programs

The 2nd most popular blog article from 2021 was again on the topic of demystifying coaching credentials and certifications – and we hear you loud and clear! In 2022 we’ll be creating even more of these resources and updating all of our detailed content to make sure it is timely, accurate, and relevant to the new ICF credentialling rollout for 2022, so stay tuned!

In this article, we discuss why you should be certified (and by whom), the different levels of credentials, and how to choose the right program – both for people who want to become coaches and also for those who want to hire a coach.


#1 – How To Become An Executive Coach: Everything You Need To Know

And here we go…ta-da! Our #1 blog article from 2021 was all about becoming an executive coach. This article is an outstanding resource for those looking for a career change and those who want to learn how to become an executive coach. 

And it’s not just a simple “how-to” article. We dive deep here into what it really means to be an executive coach, how it’s different from consulting, and what makes a great executive coach.

Whether it’s because you were craving more of a leadership role, or you wanted to help transform people’s lives, becoming an executive coach was a subject that certainly drew your attention in 2021, garnering hundreds of views over the past year.

Summing It All Up

We’re so happy to report that coaching, coach education, and psychological safety were so important to everyone this year. Establishing trust is one of the 8 ICF core competencies that is taught in all ICF accredited coach education programs, and the importance of that key concept is proven here.

Just goes to show you that well-trained coaches know how to establish trust and safety!

If becoming a coach is one of your goals for 2022, we’re thrilled! The world needs more coaches in the workplace. You can have a look at our Certified Leadership Coach program, The Coaching Academy for Leaders right here.

Which of our 5 top articles for 2021 was YOUR favourite? Let us know in the comments!

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