How to Learn the ICF PCC Markers

32 Fun Activities to Get You Started

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The PCC Markers are a set of behaviors that are used to measure coaching skills during performance evaluations for PCC credentials. They also form the basis of curriculum that is taught in many coaching schools.

Are you looking to anchor your knowledge and improve your recall?

This resource will help!

It’s important to learn the PCC Markers because that’s how your coaching will be evaluated.

Perhaps you picked up this program because you are getting ready to write the ICF Credentialing Exam. Maybe you are ready to apply for your PCC credential and you are recording your coaching sessions for submission. Maybe you are just leveling-up your coaching skills or working with a mentor coach.

It can feel somewhat daunting when you see a competency model for the first time. But if you approach it systematically your learning will stick. After all, when you commit to becoming an ICF credentialed coach, the ICF Core Competencies will be seamlessly integrated into every coaching conversation that you have.


Let's Get the Ball Rolling!

Using many years of experience in learning and in coaching, I have created this resource to help you grow as a coach. The activities will deepen your learning and reinforce your understanding of the ICF Core Competencies and PCC Markers in an engaging way. No matter what your preferred style of learning.

Research shows that engaging in pencil and paper activities helps people learn and remember information. Studies comparing recall and recognition have found that memory is better for words when they are written down rather than typed. It has also been found that memory, visual imagery, and recall were stronger when using a paper notebook rather than electronic devices.

To capitalize on the possibility of this higher brain engagement I have worked with my team to create a variety of activities in this resource to help you learn and recall the knowledge related to the PCC Markers.

To learn something, retain it and implement it well, it can be very helpful to see and interact with the information many times, in a variety of ways. The goal of this resource is to give you options for doing exactly that.


How to Learn the ICF PCC Markers –

32 Fun Activities to Get You Started


Stop stalling and start learning today with this entirely self-directed, fully downloadable resource.

I’m Cathy Shaughnessy, ICF Assessor Master Certified Coach and founder of Perspective In Action. Working in corporate training and development designing and delivering public and private sector training programs was my passion for decades. Many of my large-scale projects won awards.

These days, I am immersed in the professional coaching world. As a Mentor Coach with a long track record in corporate training, I know the value of making learning stick. Most importantly, I understand that adult learners are not all the same. One approach does not fit all. I also know that learning can be easy, and fun.

No matter your educational experience or how long it’s been since you’ve had to sit down and study, you can get the ball rolling today. Best of all, you’ll get access to this fully digital product right away. Just print and begin!

The booklet is comprised of thirty-two tactile activities designed to ground your learning of the ICF PCC Markers. You will discover a variety of interactive exercises to make your learning fun. Whether simple, or more challenging, each tool can be used again and again to aid you in learning and retaining the ICF PCC Markers. You will then be able to integrate the Markers with ease and fluidity.

How to Learn the ICF PCC Markers - 32 Fun Activities to Get You Started will be a support to you, the coach, in continuing your reflective practice. Using this resource regularly will keep your knowledge fresh and your learning active..

What’s Included in this Self-Study Resource?

  • Two sets of PCC Marker Competencies Flash Cards that are digital, downloadable and ready to print
  • A comprehensive booklet (over 100 pages) with loads of interactive activities that you can download, print and use again and again in whatever way works best for you
  • A downloadable and printable answer key to check your work
  • The Really Competent Coach - Understanding the ICF Competency Framework ebook

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Refund Policy...
Due to the digital nature of this product, we cannot provide refunds. You will have access to all materials upon purchase.
Is this resource eligible for International Coaching Federation CCE units?
Yes! Since this is an entirely self-directed resource with no final assessment, you can claim Resource Development (RD) CCE units for the time you spend.
Will I get a CCE certificate upon completion of the course?
CCE certificates are not provided. Your payment receipt will serve as your proof of purchase.
How do I claim ICF CCE units for this resource?
To use this resource for RD CCE units, print your payment receipt and record the time you spend completing the exercises. When you are ready to renew your credential, you will input this information into your renewal application form on the International Coaching Federation website. Completing all exercises in the program will take an average of eight hours and is, therefore, eligible for eight RD CCE units.
Will this course help me pass the ICF Credentialing Exam?
This material is intended to provide a fun way for coaches to learn the ICF PCC Markers for credentialing purposes. This is an excellent place to start if you preparing to apply for an ICF PCC credential. However, it is not intended as practice for the multiple-choice questions in the official exam, which is a situational judgement test.

Your Instructor

Cathy Shaughnessy, MCC
Cathy Shaughnessy, MCC

Hello! I am Cathy Shaughnessy, and I am excited to share these resources with you!

I have spent my entire career in corporate training and development, winning several awards from the Canadian Society of Training and Development.

As a coach, I am an ICF Prism Award winner, providing executive coaching for corporate leaders.

As an ICF Assessor, I conduct performance evaluations of coach credential submissions in accordance with ICF assessor standards and practices.

As a trained Mentor Coach, I provide group and individual mentor coaching for credentialing coaches.

I have developed these resources to help coaches like you get up-to-speed on the updated ICF Competencies and Markers fast and help you prepare for performance evaluations and the ICF Credentialing Exam.

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