- November 18, 2020 at 8:02 pm #6054richardbergstromParticipant
Greetings fellow MCODE Practioners. I am Richard Bergstrom from the Pacific Northwest, across the Puget Sound these days from Seattle. I first discovered my motivations by going through the SIMA MAP process with Don Kiehl while serving as an Executive Pastor of a large church in Kirkland, Washington. That prompted me to return to my primary calling leading the non-profit I had founded in 1995. I realized I was increasingly drained in my role in operations of a mega-church, and wanted to get back to what I found to be truly motivating. I took the MCORE assessment as a part of a coach training that Joshua Miller did with a group of us and found that I was motivated by the core motivations of “Be Unique,” “Be Central” and “Experience the Ideal.” As I’ve taken the MCODE assessment, I’ve found my top 3 to have changed a bit, now revealing in 1) Be Unique, 2) Overscome and 3) Master, followed by 4) Demonstrate New Learning and 5) Meet the Challenge.
I am excited to regain some momentum in my coaching using the MCODE model and am extremely grateful to the entire team at MCODE for allowing us to continue as “Legacy Coaches” from our MCORE experience. I am working my way through the re-certification process and excited to have gotten my dashboard up and running and now about to coach my first MCODE client with the new assessment this week! If you’d like to know more about us visit our website at RichardBergstrom.com.
- November 26, 2020 at 5:00 pm #6227meggin.mcintoshParticipant
Hi @Richard! Nice to meet you here. I’m a new MCODE Certified Practitioner and this has really opened my eyes – personally – and I’m having so much fun as I being working with my coaching clients with their Impact Sessions. I only completed my certification 2 weeks ago so I’m just getting underway. Look forward to meeting you in one of the upcoming classes 🙂
- December 14, 2020 at 3:27 pm #6717Brian Williamson, PhDParticipant
So glad you are here Richard. I look forward to hearing about how the MCODE suite of resources enables you to show and share your learning n in even greater ways.
- December 14, 2020 at 5:11 pm #6727richardbergstromParticipant
I received my certification as an MCODE Practitioner December 5th, the date of my renewal for the next year. Glad to be a part of the MCODE team! I did my 3 assessments for my certification as well as invited a friend who is a professional calling and career coach to “assess the assessment” for me. He has done 100’s if not thousands of assessments in his time (Meyers-Briggs, Strengths-Finder and others) and offered some insights for me about the process. He suggested that it would be great if everything could be completed in the exercises digitally, as opposed to having to 1) print out the report 2) locate 3 different colored highlighters – even having to go out and buy them; 3) fill out the forms by hand, and 4) scan them back in for the MCODE coach and 5) email them back to the coach. If they were in an editable pdf that could even be highlighted in color it would remove most of those extra steps. Am I missing something here? He recommended a Mac application called “PDF Expert” that would allow recipients to do that, although it’s $10 and I’m not sure that clients would have that capacity. I found such an app in the App Store but it was $79, so not sure about the $10 option. But he made the point that a lot of his current clients are millennial who may even be completing his exercises on their smart phones, so some of those extra steps would be totally impractical for them. Good input. He also offered a “self-assessment” template for me to use that allows clients to intuitively rank their motivational themes and then compare it to the assessment itself. I have a model of that which I’ve developed that I’d be happy to share for evaluation. I took it and found the results very consistent with what my MCODE revealed. However two of my original MCORE themes didn’t make the cut in my MCODE Assessment and I’m curious as to why not. My friend also promised to direct some clients to me and already has sent two! So there is great power in networking. Richard Bergstrom
- December 14, 2020 at 5:31 pm #6728meggin.mcintoshParticipant
Hi Richard, sounds like your friend gave you a lot of excellent feedback and ideas. Several of my clients have used some kind of online highlighter to do Exercise 1 but others have used highlighters and sent me back the results. And sure, I’d like to see the self-assessment template your friend created.
I think we are all going to have LOTS of clients on this! There’s huge excitement and energy around it, I’m finding (not surprised by, however!)
And congratulations on completing your certification!
- December 27, 2020 at 4:56 pm #7028tom.nebelParticipant
Hey, Richard! We meet again! Cool to see you still bringing your super-powers. Hi to Leona!
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