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December 2018

by Coaching Out of the Box
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A Strong Finish to 2018

I can’t believe we’ve only a few short days left in 2018. It has been a fantastic year full of growth, team building, refinements and trying new things, all with an eye towards continuous improvement. Through it all, our vision remains the same:

What if EVERYONE had 
COACHING SKILLS? 
Our VISION is that they will.

We want to make it as easy as possible for everyone to learn coaching skills and we were busy this year in adding resources and enhancements to better support you along your journey. As a reminder, here are a few things we have done to meet that objective.

  • We offer six programs that teach everything from the fundamentals to advanced skills and preparation for the ICF CKA exam. These programs teach practical coaching skills whether you are an internal coach, external coach or manager / leader.
  • We are continually enhancing the delivery of our Fast Track to ICF Credential to make it the most convenient and best value when it comes to fulfilling the requirements to become an ACC.
  • We offer day and evening virtual courses multiple times throughout the year to make participation as convenient as possible.
  • We are continually adding free resources to support you along your coaching journey. If you haven’t taken advantage of any of these resources, I urge you to look at what is offered. View the resources below or on our website;

Resources Overview

Find the many resources on our website under Coaching Resources. We are continually updating this section so check back often.

  • Coaching guides
  • Webinar recordings
  • Testimonials
  • Educational videos
  • Newsletter
  • Blog articles

Under Coaching Tools are 8 Guides covering the following topics;

  • The Business of Coaching
  • Coaching in Healthcare
  • Coaching in Organizations
  • Certification
  • Advanced skills
  • Results with coaching

Under Webinars you will find 22 recorded webinars spanning 6 topics;

  • Certification (3)
  • The Business of Coaching (3)
  • Coaching Skills (6)
  • Leveraging Your Coaching Skills (2)
  • Coaching in Healthcare (3)
  • Coaching in Organizations (5)

Under Testimonials you can view dozens of participant comments organized by program.

  • Fast Track to ICF Credential
  • 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™
  • Coaching Fundamentals Program™
  • Personal Groundwork for Coaching Program™
  • Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum
  • Train the Trainer for 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™
  • Healthcare

Under Coaching Videos view dozens of Educational Videos;

  • About COTBx
  • About our programs
  • Coaching Demonstrations
  • Testimonials

Under Newsletter find our monthly email organized chronologically;

  • Feature articles on a wide variety of trending topics
  • Schedule of upcoming programs
  • Updated List of Resources
  • Inspirational quotes

Under Blog find over 100 Articles Covering Dozens of Coaching and Leadership Topics;

  • Trends in Coaching and Leadership
  • Overcoming Coaching Challenges
  • Tips for Coaching Success
  • Coaching Skills
  • Certification
  • Starting Your Coaching Business
  • Leveraging Your Coaching Skills
  • And much more

Under Virtual Classroom Videos find video clips from real classes to see how the virtual classroom works and the amount of interaction that possible.

Last but certainly not least – our Program Advisor, Sandra Angers is resource for you. If you have questions about us, our programs, the ICF and more, Sandra is available to assist. https://calendly.com/programadvisor/call-with-sandra

What is Next?

I hope your year has been full of growth, and you are wrapping up the year with a feeling of well-being and job well done. Take some time to reflect on all that you have accomplished this past year.

I also want to challenge you when you set your coaching / leadership goals for 2019. There has never been a better time to be a coach or a leader who knows how to use the coach approach. The outlook for coaching was recently discussed in an article published on the ICF website. The article highlights findings from a recent study: Executive Coaching for Results. According to the author, “perhaps most encouraging trend for the industry that has emerged from this study is that the use of coaching, in all its various forms (e.g., group coaching, team coaching, internal coaching, etc.), is generally predicted to increase over the next five years.” These are indeed exciting times. What will YOU do with this opportunity?


 

Education and Training Courses

 

Build Core Competencies

 

Coaching Fundamentals™

ICF Core Competency Hours: 15

Coaching is catching on. More and more people are turning to coaching because coaching produces results. The performance of individuals, teams and organizations are being transformed when coaching skills are developed, used and become part of the culture. If you are intrigued by what is happening with coaching and want to learn core coaching skills, this fundamentals class is for you.

This is a hands-on class that includes practical techniques for trust building, focused listening, evocative questioning, planning and goal setting. The course includes practice sessions that are reviewed by a professional coach who provides feedback on coaching skills and comprehension of the competencies. You will learn the skills and gain the confidence needed to use them. Click on the course name to learn more and register.

Coaching Fundamentals™ - Starts December 4

Testimonial: Coaching Fundamentals was essential to my growth as a human resources professional. I feel like I have the tools I need to have powerful conversations with the people I work with.


 
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5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™

ICF Core Competency Hours: 12

If your goals include starting a coaching business or using coaching to lead within an organization, you won't want to miss our 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™.

During this course participants learn advanced questioning, multidimensional listening and framing skills. Through the simple, intuitive and highly transferable 5/5/5 Coaching Skills™ framework, participants acquire tools to ask powerful questions, listen in a new way, build trust and provide productive feedback. These skills help coaches guide their coachees to new insights, discoveries and breakthroughs that will help them become self-reliant problem solvers and goal achievers. Join over 18,000 participants who have gone through this transformational program. Click on the title below to learn more and register.

5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ - Starts January 7

Testimonial: I got so much more from the 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program than expected. I thought it would be more theoretical about the basics of coaching, but we delved right into the depth of the most important skills and used them together in a practical way. I gained so much confidence in a short period of time through role playing and receiving feedback from my peers. This was a very inspiring course that has given me new life skills. – Robin R.


 

Advance Your Skills

 

Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum

ICF Core Competency Hours: 12

Are you looking to enhance your coaching skills? Take your coaching to the next level? Or maybe you are looking for tools to help you with your biggest coaching challenges. If any of these apply, check out our Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum.

Participants of this program will refine their coaching skills by coaching others and hearing others coach in a virtual classroom overseen and critiqued by an ICF certified professional coach. The environment fosters real-time learning for those doing the coaching and for those observing. Participants in this course;

  • Gain confidence in their ability to coach
  • Hear a variety of styles and methods by hearing others coach
  • Get immediate feedback on their coaching and use of the core coaching skills by an ICF Certified Coach
  • Are challenged to coach at a whole new and higher level in a fun and supportive way
  • Receive coaching tips, techniques and demonstrations from an ICF Certified Coach

Click on the course title to learn more and register.

Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum - Starts January 31, 2019

Testimonial: Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum is an action-packed class where you learn coaching by coaching. The facilitator creates a unique and supportive environment where everyone's improve their coaching skills receiving constructive feedback. ACSP gives you the confidence needed to start building the coaching hours for certification. – Caroline P.


 

Personal Groundwork for Coaching™

ICF Core Competency Hours: 20

Are you looking to enhance your coaching skills or take your coaching to the next level? Or maybe you need to obtain CCE credits to renew your ICF credential or add to your coach specific training hours. If any of these apply, check out our Personal Groundwork for Coaching™.

 
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In this course you will learn advanced coaching skills to help highlight and explore areas that are often at the source of where a coachee becomes stuck, self-defeating or demotivated. You will also learn how to use the accompanying Personal Groundwork for Coaching Assessment™ Workbook, a widely-used tool to help coaches move their clients past daily symptoms and into the deeper source of what is getting in their way and preventing them from reaching their goals.

This is a hands-on class. Each week you will work (outside of the classroom) with a different learning partner to coach one another around the concepts covered in the class. Click on the course name to learn more and register.

Personal Groundwork for Coaching™ - starts January 8, 2019

Testimonial: This program exceeded my expectations! I walked away with a toolbox of coaching strategies and personally made changes and grew in my own life. It was excellent. - Karen R.


 

Take the Fast Track to Your ICF Credential

 

Fast Track to ICF Credential

Fulfils the educational requirements for obtaining the ICF ACC credential

Develop the skills and set yourself apart by jumping on the Fast Track. Coaching is becoming more and more competitive and yet many coaches have no credential and minimal training. One of the best ways to set yourself apart is to complete the training and earn a coaching credential.

But pursuing your ICF Credential is a big step and commitment. That is why we created the Fast Track to ICF Credential - to streamline the process and make it as convenient as possible.

Benefits of the Fast Track to ICF Credential include;

 FAST TRACK: Takes only 6 months to complete (other programs may take as long as 18 months).

 ROBUST, DISTANCE-BASED LEARNING: We use cutting-edge technology to create an in-person, interactive classroom experience while you participate remotely.

 TOP-NOTCH EDUCATION AND TRAINING: You get world-class instruction from expert coaches with experience in both coaching and teaching.

 FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE: We offer day and evening classes for your convenience, and new classes start throughout the year.

 AFFORDABLE: This program is priced to fit into your budget. Save $495 US / $595 CDN when you register for the package option. Don’t need the package option? You also have the choice of taking separate modules a la carte. We even have a payment plan.

Our next program (day classes) starts January 7. Click here to view the schedule

Testimonial: Coaching Out of the Box® gave me much more than what I expected. After the first couple sessions of FastTrack I was thinking, wow I've learned so much already and was really excited about what I would know by the end of the program. It didn't disappoint, I feel I'm a much better coach and understand coaching in a way that I never imagined I would. Excited about moving people forward with my new found understanding. - Brad W.


 

Become a Coaching Educator

 

Train the Trainer for 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™

ICF Core Competency Hours: 12

You've done the training, developed your coaching skills and now you are ready to leverage your expertise. But where do you go from here? If you want to expand your reach, add a new tool to your toolkit and a new source of revenue, this course may be just what you are looking for.

 

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This course prepares you to become licensed to deliver the 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™. As you go through the course you will gain in-depth knowledge of advanced coaching skills and learn to use your skills in a new and expanded role.

Train the Trainer for 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Program™ – Starts February 5, 2019

Testimonial: I really enjoyed the small group training in the Train the Trainer Program. It was a safe space to get questions answered about presenting the 5/5/5 content to others. The teach backs were fun and gave everyone more confidence to get started training. – Carol H.


 
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Inspiration Station

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. 
Explore. Dream. Discover
.” 
– Mark Twain

“Whether you think you can or think you can't, your right. 
– Henry Ford


 
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Did you know?

COTBx offers Immersive Coaching Skills Development Programs 
for Organizations

These programs, delivered specifically for your organization, are designed to accelerate learning and uptake. Programs are offered in on-site, virtual and blended formats. Contact us to learn more.


 
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Questions?

If you have questions about coaching, certification, courses or more, we'd love to hear from you. Click here to schedule 1:1 time with Alison Hendren, CEO and Founder, or fill out our contact form!

CONTACT US


 
 
 
Spotlight
 

We would love to connect with you! Reach out to our team here or call Toll Free, 
1-888-4A-COACH (1-888-422-6224).

 
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November 2018

by Coaching Out of the Box
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Moving Past the Biggest Challenges Faced by Coaches and Leaders

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If you look at coaching and leadership challenges, the things that get in the way of moving towards one’s goals, there is a recurrent theme – FEAR. It could be the fear of change, fear of making a mistake, fear of being vulnerable, fear of looking bad/good, fear of success and more.

The good news – coaching is perfectly suited for helping one move past the fear and towards the goal. Even when the goal changes. Our role as coaches and leaders is to support the individual in moving towards their goal farther, faster, easier, better and quicker than they would have without us. That is why organizations and individuals are embracing the use of coaching. Not only has coaching been proven to produce results, it is fully customizable and adaptable to fit each individual and every circumstance. Honestly, no other tool can make that claim!

Fear as a challenge is quite broad so to bring this into focus I’ve broken it down into the top five fear related coaching challenges we’ve seen and tips for navigating through them.

  1. Getting crystal clear as to what the focus and goal of the coaching is.You and your coachee need to be very clear about what the goal is and what success looks like. AND, very important, you need to check in to see if the goal has changed, as it often does. As a coachee begins the process of self-discovery it is not uncommon that their goal will shift. The adaptability of coaching is one of its strengths so don’t forget to check in often and modify the conversation as goals and objectives change. A good practice is to start the coaching conversation with a few questions about the goal and listening for clues that would indicate a goal shift. If you sense that there has been a change in the goal, pause, evaluate and make any necessary adjustments in the conversation. Don’t get caught up in pursuing a certain path when your coachee has moved to a different one. Use your questioning skills to always stay on top of where the coachee is. Remember that the coachee is in the lead and you, as their coach, must remain flexible and adaptable.

    Resource:
     Check out our 365 Coaching Questions Booklet to find ideas on questions to ask to make sure you know where your coachee stands on their goals and objectives.

  2. Holding the coachee accountable. This one can be become unpleasant for some coaches, but it is absolutely critical. In fact, lack of accountability is often one of the biggest stumbling blocks for coachees. In many cases, the coachee already knows what they need to do to move forward but they just don’t take the actions. This is a BIG RED FLAG and it is imperative that you help the coachee uncover what is getting in the way. Sometimes just the mere fact that someone is holding them accountable is enough to move them forward. Often though fear is getting in the way. They know what needs to be done but they don’t take the steps because they fear something. They end up procrastinating, making excuses etc. You will need to help them navigate past the fear before the coachee can embrace accountability. Holding a coachee accountable is not just about setting actions and due dates. It is also about demonstrating that you believe in them and what they can do AND, if things are not moving forward, supporting them in finding out what is getting in the way. Unfortunately, the lack of accountability is all too common. Do not let this one slide!

    Resource: For examples on holding the coachee accountable, check out our Webinar: Live Coaching Sessions. You will also find helpful tools to uncover what is keeping coachees from following through on commitments in our PGFC Assessment Tool.

  3. The Goal is TOO BIG/TOO SMALL. To have a productive and successful coaching relationship there must be a gap between where the coachee is and where they want to be. The gap is what will pull them forward. But not just any gap will do. Having the right size gap is important. If the gap is too big it can seem overwhelming and the coachee can become immobilized. If this is the case, break it down into smaller gaps that are more manageable and likely to produce quicker wins. If the gap is too small the coachee may lack motivation. In these cases, support your coachee in creating a goal that is big enough to mobilize and energize.

    Resource: For help on setting goals with your coachee, check out our PGFC Assessment Workbook. The workbook is designed for coaches and their clients to work through co-actively.

  4. Energy draining vs Energizing. At the end of each coaching conversation you want your coachee to walk away energized and mobilized to move forward. If that is not happening, it is important to pause and evaluate why that is. Conversations that are more draining than energizing are often the result of the coachee and coach focusing too much on what is not working or did not work versus focusing on what did work and what will work going forward. In other words, focusing on the negative rather than the positive. Some coachees are extremely hard on themselves and will repeatedly shift the conversation to the negative. It is important that you, as the coach, do not go down that “failure” path with them. Instead, listen with empathy and acknowledge what they are saying. But then shift the conversation to the positive and support the coachee in staying there.

    Resource: For an example of what an energized coaching conversation looks like, view our webinar: Live Coaching Sessions.

  5. Saying or making your coachee feel they are wrong! This one can be a little uncomfortable to mention but coaches, especially those who have or had the role of manager and consultant, can run up against this challenge. If you have been a manager or consultant you’ve played a very different role than that of a coach. Managers and consultants are paid to have the answers and tell their employees or clients what is best. Coaches, on the other hand, should never, ever say or make their coachee feel that they are wrong (even if you truly believe that they are). Doing so goes against the basic principle of coaching and will likely be detrimental to the relationship. Before you start the coaching conversation check to make sure you have removed your manager / consultant hat. Your role as a coach is to focus them forward on the positive; what now and what next can they do to make positive steps toward their goal.

Fear can creep in at many different points and take on many different shapes and forms. Even though people like to give a strong façade, underneath it all most coachees (and coaches too) FEAR something that is preventing them from moving forward. Yep, it is scary to take on a new project/goal/doing something they have ever done before etc. But this is our opportunity as coaches to utilize our unique skills to be there by our coachees side supporting, cajoling, challenging and encouraging to move them past the fear and towards the goal. We are all unique and sensitive human beings. Masterful coaches have the ability to develop strong empathy and compassion while still holding people accountable. Just imagine. What if EVERYONE had coaching skills?

We are here to support you when it comes to coaching challenges. We offer webinars, coaching guides and courses. View our resources and check out our calendar of events. If you have questions, connect with our Program Advisor who is ready to help.


The Business of Coaching

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Building a thriving coaching business takes more than just great coaching skills. You also must know how to build a business. For many, this is the hardest part of going out on your own. If you are starting your own coaching business, check out our resources just for you.

Guides

Guide to Starting Your Coaching Business

Guide to Making it as a Coach

Webinars

(visit the webinars page, then scroll down to find the title)

Strategies and Tips for Building a Successful Coaching Business

The Business of Coaching: Overcoming the Biggest Challenges

Making it as a Coach: Strategies for Success

Resources Beyond COTBx

ICF’s Business Development Series (BDS) designed to help you build, sustain and expand a successful coaching business. Now it is available through OnDemand access!

Infusionsoft Business Success Blog


 
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Inspiration Station

“If you don't love what you're doing with unbridled passion and enthusiasm, you're not going to succeed when you hit obstacles.” 
– Howard Schultz

In order to succeed, people need a sense of self-efficacy,
to struggle together with resilience to meet the inevitable obstacles
and inequities of life
. 
– Albert Bandura


 

Education and Training Courses

 

Build Core Competencies

 

Coaching Fundamentals™

ICF Core Competency Hours: 15

Coaching is catching on. More and more people are turning to coaching because coaching produces results. The performance of individuals, teams and organizations are being transformed when coaching skills are developed, used and become part of the culture. If you are intrigued by what is happening with coaching and want to learn core coaching skills, this fundamentals class is for you.

This is a hands-on class that includes practical techniques for trust building, focused listening, evocative questioning, planning and goal setting. The course includes practice sessions that are reviewed by a professional coach who provides feedback on coaching skills and comprehension of the competencies. You will learn the skills and gain the confidence needed to use them. Click on the course name to learn more and register.

Coaching Fundamentals™ - Starts December 4

Testimonial: Coaching Fundamentals was essential to my growth as a human resources professional. I feel like I have the tools I need to have powerful conversations with the people I work with.

 
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5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™

ICF Core Competency Hours: 12

If your goals include starting a coaching business or using coaching to lead within an organization, you won't want to miss our 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™.

During this course participants learn advanced questioning, multidimensional listening and framing skills. Through the simple, intuitive and highly transferable 5/5/5 Coaching Skills™ framework, participants acquire tools to ask powerful questions, listen in a new way, build trust and provide productive feedback. These skills help coaches guide their coachees to new insights, discoveries and breakthroughs that will help them become self-reliant problem solvers and goal achievers. Join over 18,000 participants who have gone through this transformational program. Click on the title below to learn more and register.

5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ - Starts November 1

Testimonial: I got so much more from the 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program than expected. I thought it would be more theoretical about the basics of coaching, but we delved right into the depth of the most important skills and used them together in a practical way. I gained so much confidence in a short period of time through role playing and receiving feedback from my peers. This was a very inspiring course that has given me new life skills. – Robin R.

 

Advance Your Skills

 

Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum

ICF Core Competency Hours: 12

Are you looking to enhance your coaching skills? Take your coaching to the next level? Or maybe you are looking for tools to help you with your biggest coaching challenges. If any of these apply, check out our Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum.

Participants of this program will refine their coaching skills by coaching others and hearing others coach in a virtual classroom overseen and critiqued by an ICF certified professional coach. The environment fosters real-time learning for those doing the coaching and for those observing. Participants in this course;

  • Gain confidence in their ability to coach
  • Hear a variety of styles and methods by hearing others coach
  • Get immediate feedback on their coaching and use of the core coaching skills by an ICF Certified Coach
  • Are challenged to coach at a whole new and higher level in a fun and supportive way
  • Receive coaching tips, techniques and demonstrations from an ICF Certified Coach

Click on the course title to learn more and register.

Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum - Starts January 31, 2019

Testimonial: Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum is an action-packed class where you learn coaching by coaching. The facilitator creates a unique and supportive environment where everyone's improve their coaching skills receiving constructive feedback. ACSP gives you the confidence needed to start building the coaching hours for certification. – Caroline P.

 

Personal Groundwork for Coaching™

ICF Core Competency Hours: 20

Are you looking to enhance your coaching skills or take your coaching to the next level? Or maybe you need to obtain CCE credits to renew your ICF credential or add to your coach specific training hours. If any of these apply, check out our Personal Groundwork for Coaching™.

 
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In this course you will learn advanced coaching skills to help highlight and explore areas that are often at the source of where a coachee becomes stuck, self-defeating or demotivated. You will also learn how to use the accompanying Personal Groundwork for Coaching Assessment™ Workbook, a widely-used tool to help coaches move their clients past daily symptoms and into the deeper source of what is getting in their way and preventing them from reaching their goals.

This is a hands-on class. Each week you will work (outside of the classroom) with a different learning partner to coach one another around the concepts covered in the class. Click on the course name to learn more and register.

Personal Groundwork for Coaching™ - starts January 8, 2019

Testimonial: This program exceeded my expectations! I walked away with a toolbox of coaching strategies and personally made changes and grew in my own life. It was excellent. - Karen R.

 

Ace the ICF CKA Exam

 

ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment Prep Class

ICF Core Competency Hours: 9

This course is designed to prepare coaches for the ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment exam which must be successfully completed prior to receiving the International Coach Federation (ICF) ACC Credential.

 
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The course covers ICF Core Competencies and Ethics and Standards plus test taking strategies. This prep class will present several questions each week that mimic the multiple-choice questions you will be asked to answer in the CKA exam. Click the course link below to learn more and register.

ICF CKA Prep Class – Starts November 12

Testimonial: The Coach Knowledge Assessment preparation was a powerful programme which affirmed the coaching learning I had achieved in my journey with other Coaching out of the Box programmes as well as preparing me for the ICF quiz and demystifying it. On top of this I learned a lot through the wisdom and coaching experience of the facilitator. This is so helpful for anyone aiming for ICF ACC accreditation. - Ian M.

 

Take the Fast Track to Your ICF Credential

 

Fast Track to ICF Credential

Fulfils the educational requirements for obtaining the ICF ACC credential

Develop the skills and set yourself apart by jumping on the Fast Track. Coaching is becoming more and more competitive and yet many coaches have no credential and minimal training. One of the best ways to set yourself apart is to complete the training and earn a coaching credential.

But pursuing your ICF Credential is a big step and commitment. That is why we created the Fast Track to ICF Credential - to streamline the process and make it as convenient as possible.

Benefits of the Fast Track to ICF Credential include;

 FAST TRACK: Takes only 6 months to complete (other programs may take as long as 18 months).

 ROBUST, DISTANCE-BASED LEARNING: We use cutting-edge technology to create an in-person, interactive classroom experience while you participate remotely.

 TOP-NOTCH EDUCATION AND TRAINING: You get world-class instruction from expert coaches with experience in both coaching and teaching.

 FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE: We offer day and evening classes for your convenience, and new classes start throughout the year.

 AFFORDABLE: This program is priced to fit into your budget. Save $495 US / $595 CDN when you register for the package option. Don’t need the package option? You also have the choice of taking separate modules a la carte. We even have a payment plan.

Our next program (evening classes) starts November 1. Click here to view the schedule

Testimonial: Coaching Out of the Box® gave me much more than what I expected. After the first couple sessions of FastTrack I was thinking, wow I've learned so much already and was really excited about what I would know by the end of the program. It didn't disappoint, I feel I'm a much better coach and understand coaching in a way that I never imagined I would. Excited about moving people forward with my new found understanding. - Brad W.

 

Become a Coaching Educator

 

Train the Trainer for 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™

ICF Core Competency Hours: 12

You've done the training, developed your coaching skills and now you are ready to leverage your expertise. But where do you go from here? If you want to expand your reach, add a new tool to your toolkit and a new source of revenue, this course may be just what you are looking for.

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This course prepares you to become licensed to deliver the 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™. As you go through the course you will gain in-depth knowledge of advanced coaching skills and learn to use your skills in a new and expanded role.

Train the Trainer for 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Program™ – Starts February 5, 2019

Testimonial: I really enjoyed the small group training in the Train the Trainer Program. It was a safe space to get questions answered about presenting the 5/5/5 content to others. The teach backs were fun and gave everyone more confidence to get started training. – Carol H.


 

Coaching Resources

We offer many resources on a wide variety of topics to support coaches at all levels. On our website, you can find blog articles, educational videos, webinar recordings and more under Coaching Resources. We are continually updating this section so check back often.

 
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To make it easier to find what you are looking for we’ve organized the most popular resources by topic. G = Guide and W = Webinar.

Certification

The Business of Coaching

Coaching Skills

Leveraging your Coaching Skills

Coaching in Healthcare

Coaching in Organizations


 
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Did you know?

COTBx offers Immersive Coaching Skills Development Programs 
for Organizations

These programs, delivered specifically for your organization, are designed to accelerate learning and uptake. Programs are offered in on-site, virtual and blended formats. Contact us to learn more.


 
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Questions?

If you have questions about coaching, certification, courses or more, we'd love to hear from you. Click here to schedule 1:1 time with Alison Hendren, CEO and Founder, or fill out our contact form!

CONTACT US


 
 
 
Spotlight
 

We would love to connect with you! Reach out to our team here or call Toll Free, 
1-888-4A-COACH (1-888-422-6224).

Read More

October 2018

by Coaching Out of the Box
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Taking a Coach Approach to Leadership for Sustainable Change

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Sustainable change – we hear this term used a lot but what do we really mean and why is this so important in the world of coaching?

I’ve talked a lot about how the type of work we do, and the way work gets done is changing rapidly. The new work environment requires a way to lead that will produce positive and sustainable results; a leadership approach that is continuously adaptable to internal and external change. Taking a coach approach to leadership is doing all of that and more. It is helping individuals and organizations not only adapt to change but thrive.

Why does the coach approach work so well in today’s environment? The coach approach to leadership is a holistic method that can easily be adapted while at the same time producing desired and sustainable changes. The coach approach to leadership is not a set formula but a flexible and adaptable tool that evolves with the coach, coachee and environment so that the approach and outcomes are never outdated. This new coach approach to leadership can be integrated throughout the organization and sustained for long-lasting positive change.

But, will coaching and the coach approach to leadership remain viable as we move into the next decade? To find the answer, I think one needs to look no further than the trends taking place in leadership.

As leaders and coaches, we must pay attention to trends and predictions to stay relevant. So, let’s start by checking in with some of the leadership authorities and their predictions for leadership of the future. As you read through the list, take notice of the words I’ve highlighted in red. These are their words, not mine, but I couldn’t help noticing what these tell us about how well coaching fits into leadership of the future.

Leadership Trends

Below are what some of the experts are seeing as trends in leadership.[1] Do you see the same trends? Do you see how well coaching fits with leadership of the future?

  • Leaders and their organizations are becoming agiler. As leaders, it's important to adopt a nimble mindset and culture.
  • Age range in the workforce will continue to expand. With the decrease of age-based seniority, leadership will be taken by the best person for the role and will likely shift frequently in an agile environment.
  • Leaders need to identify and build talent at an increasing rate.
  • Employee engagement will continue to be important in volatile times. Leaders and organizations need to focus on soft skills such as emotional intelligence that have a strong impact on engagement and the effort employees put into communicating.
  • Investing in Human Capital Development. Helping employees thrive in all areas of their lives (not just work), will create more engagement, productivity and overall happier employees.
  • Leadership Empathy. Gen Y and Gen Z talent will continue to leave command-and-control cultures for collaborative workplaces. The ability to understand, relate to and be sensitive to employees, colleagues and communities will be paramount. We will see an even greater emphasis on listening, relating and coaching to drive effective leadership.
  • Focusing on Individual Growth.
  • Having an Objective Outsider. Many companies are great at in-house training and coaching, and there is great value in working in the same environment as your coach or mentor. However, it's oftentimes difficult to be objective when you are seeing the same people every day. Your perception gets clouded and it becomes hard to be impartial around team challenges or feedback. Having an independent outsider helps all gain clarity.
  • Promoting Continuous Education. As the business landscape persistently grows in competitive intensity, every organizational member must be smarter. Therefore, continuous learning will be at the forefront of management's agenda to gain and sustain a competitive advantage.

Hopefully you’ve come to the same conclusion that I did – coaching and the coach approach to leadership is well positioned to help organizations and individuals thrive well into the next decade.

In our next FREE webinar we will be discussing this very important topic and supporting you in understanding what is required to take a coach approach to leadership for sustainable change. If you are interested in supporting long-lasting positive change through coaching, be sure to join us.


 

Educational Webinars

Taking a Coach Approach to Leadership for Sustainable Change

If you are interested in leadership, talent management, thriving in a rapidly changing world or all the above, you’ll want to attend our next free webinar.

Who should attend?

  • New, experienced and future leaders who want to understand how a coach approach to leadership can create positive and sustainable change.
  • Coaches who work with leadership, helping them navigate the changing work environment.

Why should you attend?

Organizations and individuals are being challenged. There is rapid change all around us. Work is changing. The workforce is changing. The model of a leader and a successful organization is evolving. Leaders need tools to navigate these changes.

What you will learn

In this one-hour webinar you will learn what coaching for sustainable change really means and why coaching is one of the most effective and valuable tools for dealing with change. Whether you are new to coaching and the concept of sustainable change or an experienced organization leader this webinar will show you how to make long-lasting and positive impacts through a coach approach. Join us in this interactive webinar to learn:

  • What sustainable change is
  • Why sustainable change is so important in today’s environment
  • How a coach approach to leadership can be easily adapted as organizations and individuals change
  • How a coach approach to leadership can produce sustainable change
  • Time for Q and A

Join us for this free webinar

Wednesday October 17, 2018

11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern

REGISTER NOW


 
 

The Business of Coaching

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Building a thriving coaching business takes more than just great coaching skills. You also must know how to build a business. For many, this is the hardest part of going out on your own. If you are starting your own coaching business, check out our resources just for you.

Guides

Guide to Starting Your Coaching Business

Guide to Making it as a Coach

Webinars

(visit the webinars page, then scroll down to find the title)

Strategies and Tips for Building a Successful Coaching Business

The Business of Coaching: Overcoming the Biggest Challenges

Making it as a Coach: Strategies for Success

Resources Beyond COTBx

ICF’s Business Development Series (BDS) designed to help you build, sustain and expand a successful coaching business. Now it is available through OnDemand access!

Infusionsoft Business Success Blog


 
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Inspiration Station

“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” 
– John Maxwell

Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of 
changing himself
.” 
– Leo Tolstoy


 

Education and Training Courses

 

Build Core Competencies

 

Coaching Fundamentals™

ICF Core Competency Hours: 15

Coaching is catching on. More and more people are turning to coaching because coaching produces results. The performance of individuals, teams and organizations are being transformed when coaching skills are developed, used and become part of the culture. If you are intrigued by what is happening with coaching and want to learn core coaching skills, this fundamentals class is for you.

This is a hands-on class that includes practical techniques for trust building, focused listening, evocative questioning, planning and goal setting. The course includes practice sessions that are reviewed by a professional coach who provides feedback on coaching skills and comprehension of the competencies. You will learn the skills and gain the confidence needed to use them. Click on the course name to learn more and register.

Coaching Fundamentals™ - Starts October 11

Testimonial: Coaching Fundamentals was essential to my growth as a human resources professional. I feel like I have the tools I need to have powerful conversations with the people I work with.


 
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5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™

ICF Core Competency Hours: 12

If your goals include starting a coaching business or using coaching to lead within an organization, you won't want to miss our 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™.

During this course participants learn advanced questioning, multidimensional listening and framing skills. Through the simple, intuitive and highly transferable 5/5/5 Coaching Skills™ framework, participants acquire tools to ask powerful questions, listen in a new way, build trust and provide productive feedback. These skills help coaches guide their coachees to new insights, discoveries and breakthroughs that will help them become self-reliant problem solvers and goal achievers. Join over 18,000 participants who have gone through this transformational program. Click on the title below to learn more and register.

5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ - Starts November 1

Testimonial: I got so much more from the 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program than expected. I thought it would be more theoretical about the basics of coaching, but we delved right into the depth of the most important skills and used them together in a practical way. I gained so much confidence in a short period of time through role playing and receiving feedback from my peers. This was a very inspiring course that has given me new life skills. – Robin R.


 

Advance Your Skills

 

Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum

ICF Core Competency Hours: 12

Are you looking to enhance your coaching skills? Take your coaching to the next level? Or maybe you are looking for tools to help you with your biggest coaching challenges. If any of these apply, check out our Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum.

Participants of this program will refine their coaching skills by coaching others and hearing others coach in a virtual classroom overseen and critiqued by an ICF certified professional coach. The environment fosters real-time learning for those doing the coaching and for those observing. Participants in this course;

  • Gain confidence in their ability to coach
  • Hear a variety of styles and methods by hearing others coach
  • Get immediate feedback on their coaching and use of the core coaching skills by an ICF Certified Coach
  • Are challenged to coach at a whole new and higher level in a fun and supportive way
  • Receive coaching tips, techniques and demonstrations from an ICF Certified Coach

Click on the course title to learn more and register.

Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum - Starts October 17

Testimonial: Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum is an action-packed class where you learn coaching by coaching. The facilitator creates a unique and supportive environment where everyone's improve their coaching skills receiving constructive feedback. ACSP gives you the confidence needed to start building the coaching hours for certification. – Caroline P.


 

Personal Groundwork for Coaching™

ICF Core Competency Hours: 20

Are you looking to enhance your coaching skills or take your coaching to the next level? Or maybe you need to obtain CCE credits to renew your ICF credential or add to your coach specific training hours. If any of these apply, check out our Personal Groundwork for Coaching™.

 
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In this course you will learn advanced coaching skills to help highlight and explore areas that are often at the source of where a coachee becomes stuck, self-defeating or demotivated. You will also learn how to use the accompanying Personal Groundwork for Coaching Assessment™ Workbook, a widely-used tool to help coaches move their clients past daily symptoms and into the deeper source of what is getting in their way and preventing them from reaching their goals.

This is a hands-on class. Each week you will work (outside of the classroom) with a different learning partner to coach one another around the concepts covered in the class. Click on the course name to learn more and register.

Personal Groundwork for Coaching™ - starts January 8, 2019

Testimonial: This program exceeded my expectations! I walked away with a toolbox of coaching strategies and personally made changes and grew in my own life. It was excellent. - Karen R.


 

Ace the ICF CKA Exam

 

ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment Prep Class

ICF Core Competency Hours: 9

This course is designed to prepare coaches for the ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment exam which must be successfully completed prior to receiving the International Coach Federation (ICF) ACC Credential.

 
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The course covers ICF Core Competencies and Ethics and Standards plus test taking strategies. This prep class will present several questions each week that mimic the multiple-choice questions you will be asked to answer in the CKA exam. Click the course link below to learn more and register.

ICF CKA Prep Class – Starts November 12

Testimonial: The Coach Knowledge Assessment preparation was a powerful programme which affirmed the coaching learning I had achieved in my journey with other Coaching out of the Box programmes as well as preparing me for the ICF quiz and demystifying it. On top of this I learned a lot through the wisdom and coaching experience of the facilitator. This is so helpful for anyone aiming for ICF ACC accreditation. - Ian M.


 

Take the Fast Track to Your ICF Credential

 

Fast Track to ICF Credential

Fulfils the educational requirements for obtaining the ICF ACC credential

Develop the skills and set yourself apart by jumping on the Fast Track. Coaching is becoming more and more competitive and yet many coaches have no credential and minimal training. One of the best ways to set yourself apart is to complete the training and earn a coaching credential.

But pursuing your ICF Credential is a big step and commitment. That is why we created the Fast Track to ICF Credential - to streamline the process and make it as convenient as possible.

Benefits of the Fast Track to ICF Credential include;

 FAST TRACK: Takes only 6 months to complete (other programs may take as long as 18 months).

 ROBUST, DISTANCE-BASED LEARNING: We use cutting-edge technology to create an in-person, interactive classroom experience while you participate remotely.

 TOP-NOTCH EDUCATION AND TRAINING: You get world-class instruction from expert coaches with experience in both coaching and teaching.

 FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE: We offer day and evening classes for your convenience, and new classes start throughout the year.

 AFFORDABLE: This program is priced to fit into your budget. Save $495 US / $595 CDN when you register for the package option. Don’t need the package option? You also have the choice of taking separate modules a la carte. We even have a payment plan.

Our next program (evening classes) starts November 1. Click here to view the schedule

Testimonial: Coaching Out of the Box® gave me much more than what I expected. After the first couple sessions of FastTrack I was thinking, wow I've learned so much already and was really excited about what I would know by the end of the program. It didn't disappoint, I feel I'm a much better coach and understand coaching in a way that I never imagined I would. Excited about moving people forward with my new found understanding. - Brad W.


 

Become a Coaching Educator

 

Train the Trainer for 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™

ICF Core Competency Hours: 12

You've done the training, developed your coaching skills and now you are ready to leverage your expertise. But where do you go from here? If you want to expand your reach, add a new tool to your toolkit and a new source of revenue, this course may be just what you are looking for.

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This course prepares you to become licensed to deliver the 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™. As you go through the course you will gain in-depth knowledge of advanced coaching skills and learn to use your skills in a new and expanded role.

Train the Trainer for 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Program™ – Starts October 2

Testimonial: I really enjoyed the small group training in the Train the Trainer Program. It was a safe space to get questions answered about presenting the 5/5/5 content to others. The teach backs were fun and gave everyone more confidence to get started training. – Carol H.


 

Coaching Resources

We offer many resources on a wide variety of topics to support coaches at all levels. On our website, you can find blog articles, educational videos, webinar recordings and more under Coaching Resources. We are continually updating this section so check back often.

 
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To make it easier to find what you are looking for we’ve organized the most popular resources by topic. G = Guide and W = Webinar.

Certification

The Business of Coaching

Coaching Skills

Leveraging your Coaching Skills

Coaching in Healthcare

Coaching in Organizations


 
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Did you know?

COTBx offers Immersive Coaching Skills Development Programs 
for Organizations

These programs, delivered specifically for your organization, are designed to accelerate learning and uptake. Programs are offered in on-site, virtual and blended formats. Contact us to learn more.


 
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Questions?

If you have questions about coaching, certification, courses or more, we'd love to hear from you. Click here to schedule 1:1 time with Alison Hendren, CEO and Founder, or fill out our contact form!

CONTACT US


 
 
 
 
Spotlight
 

We would love to connect with you! Reach out to our team here or call Toll Free, 
1-888-4A-COACH (1-888-422-6224).

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Learn by Observation

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Build coaching skills and confidence by observing others

One of the things we hear frequently is that new and growing coaches would like more opportunities to see how different coaches approach different coaching situations. In other words, they would like more opportunities for the powerful tool of observational learning. If you aren’t sure this tool can work for you, consider the following points.

Observational learning has been around for a long time, but it wasn’t until recently that experts / scholars really started paying attention to it to better understand what observational learning is and how it works. Albert Bandura, a Canadian-born psychologist, gets credit for developing and popularizing Observational Learning Theory. His new idea - learning could occur through the simple processes of observing someone else's activity. According to Bandura, learning can occur by watching others and then modeling what they do or say. There are specific steps in the process of modeling that must be followed if learning is to be successful. These steps include;

  • Attention
  • Retention
  • Reproduction
  • Motivation

These four steps used in sequence allow us to acquire the ability to engage in new behaviors or apply new skills simply through observation. Here is a little more about each step;

  1. Attention -- attention is critical to making sure you catch the details
  2. Retention -- the individual remembers what was noticed
  3. Reproduction -- the individual produces an action that is a copy of what was noticed
  4. Motivation -- the environment delivers a consequence that changes the probability the behavior will be emitted again

Appling this to learn a new coaching skill might look something like this;

  • Observer listens and watches coaches in action. The observer pays attention by listening to what is said by the coach and coachee and watching non-verbal communication that occurs between the two.
  • Observer uses proven methods to remember what was observed. This could be note taking, recording the communication and a feedback session where key points are discussed, dissected and reinforced.
  • Observer uses what was learned in the observed coaching session. This is key. The sooner the skill is used the better as we have the “forgetting curve” working against us. Work done by German psychologist Herman Ebbinghaus provides an actual mathematical representation of the exponential rate at which we lose a memory “if no attempt is made to retain it”. Roughly 70% of a memory is lost within the first 24 hours!
  • Observer receives feedback on the applied skill. Either positive or negative feedback is received, and the observer adjusts accordingly.

The tool of observation is powerful and often helps coaches get to an aha moment when it comes to tackling coaching challenges. When observing others coach, they can see the skills used and start to really 'get' the power of coaching.

You’ll have the opportunity to try out observational learning during our next webinar. We will have live coaching sessions with real coaches and real situations for you to observe. This will be a unique observational learning opportunity and a lot of fun in the process.

Attend the webinar to start the observational learning process (Attention and Retention), then go out immediately and practice what you observed to complete the process (Reproduce and Motivate) and ingrain the skills.

Read more about the webinar and register here.


 

Educational Webinars

Observational Learning Opportunity: 
Live Coaching Sessions, Unscripted, Unrehearsed, Real

Our next webinar features live coaching sessions and you won’t want to miss it. These sessions will be real, unscripted, unrehearsed and live. During this webinar we will have experienced coaches tackle real challenges. No scripting, no rehearsals. Sort of like the improv of coaching. You will observe coaches using their coaching skills in the moment; figuring out what the next question is and where to support the coachee as the dialog unfolds.

Developing coaching skills requires practice but it can be intimidating when first starting out or trying advanced skills. Watching other coaches in action (Observational Learning) can be a great tool to learn and a way to build confidence in your own skills.

In this webinar we will present 1 or 2 real live situations and have real coaches utilize their skills. After the coaching sessions there will be feedback and discussion – to highlight what worked and what they might have done differently.

If you are interested in observing real coaches utilize their coaching skills in real coaching situations, you’ll want to attend our next free webinar. Don’t miss this unique learning opportunity.

Who should attend?

  • New or experienced coaches who want to develop or enhance their coaching skills.
  • Coaches who want to build confidence
  • Those who could benefit by observing different approaches or techniques or get validation that you’ve got it right.

Why should you attend?

Observational learning is a powerful tool. It is proven to work. You will observe real coaches and real coaching situations. You will see coaching done on the fly – just like you experience as a coach.

What you will learn

Join us in this lively webinar to watch coaches in action and learn:

  • How coaching can happen in a short space of time and provide value
  • The different styles of coaching and the importance of being authentic
  • How coaches use the ICF Core Coaching Competencies in action
  • Skills for coaching in the moment
  • Each real coaching session will be followed by feedback and discussion to enhance the learning experience.
  • Time for Q and A

Join us for this free webinar

Wednesday September 19, 2018

11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern

REGISTER NOW


 
 

The Business of Coaching

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Building a thriving coaching business takes more than just great coaching skills. You also must know how to build a business. For many, this is the hardest part of going out on your own. If you are starting your own coaching business, check out our resources just for you.

Guides

Guide to Starting Your Coaching Business

Guide to Making it as a Coach

Webinars

(visit the webinars page, then scroll down to find the title)

Strategies and Tips for Building a Successful Coaching Business

The Business of Coaching: Overcoming the Biggest Challenges

Making it as a Coach: Strategies for Success

Resources Beyond COTBx

ICF’s Business Development Series (BDS) designed to help you build, sustain and expand a successful coaching business. Now it is available through OnDemand access!

Infusionsoft Business Success Blog


 
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Inspiration Station

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.” 
– John F. Kennedy

“Change is the end result of all true learning.” 
– Leo Buscaglia


 

Education and Training Courses

 

Build Core Competencies

 

5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™
ICF Core Competency Hours: 12

If your goals include starting a coaching business or using coaching to lead within an organization, you won't want to miss our 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™.

 
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During this course participants learn questioning, listening and framing skills. These skills help coaches guide their coachees to new insights, discoveries and breakthroughs that will help them become self-reliant problem solvers and goal achievers. This course provides in-depth learning of core coaching competencies including multiple practice and feedback sessions. Join over 18,000 participants who have gone through this transformational program. Click on the title below to learn more and register.

5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ - Starts September 25

 

Coaching Fundamentals™
ICF Core Competency Hours: 15

Coaching is catching on. More and more people are turning to coaching because coaching produces results. The performance of individuals, teams and organizations are being transformed when coaching skills are developed, used and become part of the culture. If you are intrigued by what is happening with coaching and want to learn core coaching skills, this fundamentals class is for you.

This is a hands-on class that includes practical techniques for trust building, focused listening, evocative questioning, planning and goal setting. The course includes practice sessions that are reviewed by a professional coach who provides feedback on coaching skills and comprehension of the competencies. You will learn the skills and gain the confidence needed to use them. Click on the course name to learn more and register.

Coaching Fundamentals™ - Starts October 11

 

Advance Your Skills

 
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Personal Groundwork for Coaching™
ICF Core Competency Hours: 20

Are you looking to enhance your coaching skills or take your coaching to the next level? Or maybe you need to obtain CCE credits to renew your ICF credential or add to your coach specific training hours. If any of these apply, check out our Personal Groundwork for Coaching™.

In this course you will learn advanced coaching skills to help highlight and explore areas that are often at the source of where a coachee becomes stuck, self-defeating or demotivated. You will also learn how to use the accompanying Personal Groundwork for Coaching Assessment™ Workbook, a widely-used tool to help coaches move their clients past daily symptoms and into the deeper source of what is getting in their way and preventing them from reaching their goals.

This is a hands-on class. Each week you will work (outside of the classroom) with a different learning partner to coach one another around the concepts covered in the class. Click on the course name to learn more and register.

Personal Groundwork for Coaching™ - starts September 10

 

Ace the ICF CKA Exam

 

ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment Prep Class
ICF Core Competency Hours: 9

This course is designed to prepare coaches for the ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment exam which must be successfully completed prior to receiving the International Coach Federation (ICF) ACC Credential.

 
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The course covers ICF Core Competencies and Ethics and Standards plus test taking strategies. This prep class will present several questions each week that mimic the multiple-choice questions you will be asked to answer in the CKA exam. Click the course link below to learn more and register.

ICF CKA Prep Class – Starts September 17

 

Take the Fast Track to Your ICF Credential

 

Fast Track to ICF Credential
Fulfils the educational requirements for obtaining the ICF ACC credential

Develop the skills and set yourself apart by jumping on the Fast Track. Coaching is becoming more and more competitive and yet many coaches have no credential and minimal training. One of the best ways to set yourself apart is to complete the training and earn a coaching credential.

But pursuing your ICF Credential is a big step and commitment. That is why we created the Fast Track to ICF Credential - to streamline the process and make it as convenient as possible.

Benefits of the Fast Track to ICF Credential include;

 FAST TRACK: Takes only 6 months to complete (other programs may take as long as 18 months).

 ROBUST, DISTANCE-BASED LEARNING: We use cutting-edge technology to create an in-person, interactive classroom experience while you participate remotely.

 TOP-NOTCH EDUCATION AND TRAINING: You get world-class instruction from expert coaches with experience in both coaching and teaching.

 FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE: We offer day and evening classes for your convenience, and new classes start throughout the year.

 AFFORDABLE: This program is priced to fit into your budget. Save $495 US / $595 CDN when you register for the package option. Don’t need the package option? You also have the choice of taking separate modules a la carte. We even have a payment plan.

Our next program (day classes) starts September 25. Click here to view the schedule

 

Become a Coaching Educator

 

Train the Trainer for 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™
ICF Core Competency Hours: 12

You've done the training, developed your coaching skills and now you are ready to leverage your expertise. But where do you go from here? If you want to expand your reach, add a new tool to your toolkit and a new source of revenue, this course may be just what you are looking for.

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This course prepares you to become licensed to deliver the 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™. As you go through the course you will gain in-depth knowledge of advanced coaching skills and learn to use your skills in a new and expanded role.

Train the Trainer for 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Program™ – Starts October 2


 

Coaching Resources

We offer many resources on a wide variety of topics to support coaches at all levels. On our website, you can find blog articles, educational videos, webinar recordings and more under Coaching Resources. We are continually updating this section so check back often.

 
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To make it easier to find what you are looking for we’ve organized the most popular resources by topic. G = Guide and W = Webinar.

Certification

The Business of Coaching

Coaching Skills

Leveraging your Coaching Skills

Coaching in Healthcare

Coaching in Organizations


 
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Did you know?

COTBx offers Immersive Coaching Skills Development Programs 
for Organizations

These programs, delivered specifically for your organization, are designed to accelerate learning and uptake. Programs are offered in on-site, virtual and blended formats. Contact us to learn more.


 
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Questions?

If you have questions about coaching, certification, courses or more, we'd love to hear from you. Click here to schedule 1:1 time with Alison Hendren, CEO and Founder, or fill out our contact form!

CONTACT US


 
 
 
Spotlight
 

We would love to connect with you! Reach out to our team here or call Toll Free, 
1-888-4A-COACH (1-888-422-6224).

 
 
 

Copyright © 2017, All rights reserved.

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The Business of Coaching:
Strategies and Tips for Starting Your Coaching Business

Starting a coaching business is exciting. You will have the opportunity to utilize your skills and passion for coaching while having the flexibility to set your own hours and the freedom of being your own boss.

But, at least for some, the idea of starting a coaching business can produce feelings of insecurity and uncertainty. Most likely you have spent your career working for someone else and someone else was ultimately responsible for the success of the business or organization. When you start your own business and become your own boss, you will be solely responsible for your success.

 
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To set yourself up for success, you’ll be smart to have both coaching skills and entrepreneurial/business skills. If you are starting your own coaching business, you have completed training to develop your coaching skills. But, have you given the same attention to your business skills? If not, read on for strategies and tips to get the business side of things right.

BEFORE YOU OPEN FOR BUSINESS

There are several things you can do before opening for business that will maximize your chances for success.

Educate yourself in business/marketing

If you are planning to start your own coaching business, you’ve got the coaching skills, but do you have the necessary education and training in business and marketing? Like many new business owners, you might be in the category of you don’t know what you don’t know. A smart first step is to take a few business / marketing classes. You wouldn’t coach without having the skills so why would you start a business without knowing how to run one? There are many options for finding business/marketing classes. Check local colleges, business organizations, online courses, government organizations and more. Two excellent resources are the ICF Business Development Series and the Small Business Administration, offering online courses, local classes and other services in many locales. You will not only learn business skills but many of these give you an opportunity to develop your business owner/entrepreneur network.

Develop your business/marketing plan

A business/marketing plan is a great tool to help you plan the launch of your business and to keep you on track. You don’t have to make this too complicated or time consuming. What is important is that in the process of developing your plan you think through all the potential challenges and opportunities. Creating your plan will help you gain a clear picture of your goals, expected outcomes and the requirements to get there.

Tip: Don’t fall into the trap of thinking ‘my business is too small to need a plan’. Even if you will be a solopreneur working from your home, a business plan will be a valuable tool.

YOUR FIRST YEAR

Your first year is likely to be a whirlwind and a major learning experience. With so much going on it is easy to lose focus and lose sight of your priorities. Stay on track by following these steps;

  • Implement your business/marketing plan
  • Monitor results quarterly and modify based on what is working and what is not
  • Make sure to allow time for marketing
  • Hire help if you need it

AVOID COMMON PITFALLS

New business owners of all types run into common pitfalls. Make sure you don’t get tripped up by these common mistakes;

  • Vague or unrealistic goals
  • Trying to do it all /doing too much at once
  • Lack of systems and procedures
  • Getting stuck, not able to start or move forward
  • Not charging enough
  • Lack of a peer to peer support network

Tip: Consider launching your business while you are still employed. It may be challenging to juggle both but doing so can provide a safety net and a chance to learn what you don’t know before taking the plunge.

For more strategies and tips on getting started with your coaching business be sure to join us for our next webinar: The Business of Coaching: Strategies and Tips for Starting Your Coaching Business


 

Educational Webinars

The Business of Coaching: Strategies and Tips for Starting Your Coaching Business

Who should attend?

  • If you are thinking of starting your own coaching business
  • If you already have a coaching business that you want to grow
  • If you are a new or experienced coach and you want to learn more about the option of starting your own coaching business

Why should you attend?

  • There is a lot more to starting and growing a successful coaching business than excellent coaching skills. Many who start their own business are excellent coaches but struggle when it comes to the business side of things. If you are thinking of starting your own coaching business or want ideas on how to grow, this webinar is for you.

What you will learn

  • In this webinar, we will cover strategies and tips for building a successful coaching business. We'll look at steps you can take before you open for business as well as tips for success during the first year.

Topics we will cover include;

  • Your Vision and Goals
  • Education / training
  • Business / marketing plan
  • Operating systems
  • Getting help
  • Time for Q and A

Join us for this free webinar

Wednesday August 22, 2018

11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS WEBINAR


 
 

Education and Training Courses

 

Build Core Competencies

 

Coaching Fundamentals Program™
ICF Core Competency Hours: 15

Coaching is catching on. More and more people are turning to coaching because coaching produces results. The performance of individuals, teams and organizations are being transformed when coaching skills are developed, used and become part of the culture. If you are intrigued by what is happening with coaching and want to learn core coaching skills, this fundamentals class is for you.

 
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This is a hands-on class that includes practical techniques for trust building, focused listening, evocative questioning, planning and goal setting. The course includes practice sessions that are reviewed by a professional coach who provides feedback on coaching skills and comprehension of the competencies. You will learn the skills and gain the confidence needed to use them. Click on the course name to learn more and register.

Coaching Fundamentals Program™ - Starts August 8

 

5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™
ICF Core Competency Hours: 12

If your goals include starting a coaching business or using coaching to lead within an organization, you won't want to miss our 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™.

During this course participants learn questioning, listening and framing skills. These skills help coaches guide their coachees to new insights, discoveries and breakthroughs that will help them become self-reliant problem solvers and goal achievers. This course provides in-depth learning of core coaching competencies including multiple practice and feedback sessions. Join over 18,000 participants who have gone through this transformational program. Click on the title below to learn more and register.

5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ - Starts September 25

 
 

Advance Your Skills

 

Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum
ICF Core Competency Hours: 12

Are you looking to enhance your coaching skills? Take your coaching to the next level? Or maybe you are looking for tools to help you with your biggest coaching challenges. If any of these apply, check out our Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum.

 
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Participants of this program will refine their coaching skills by coaching others and hearing others coach in a virtual classroom overseen and critiqued by an ICF certified professional coach. The environment fosters real-time learning for those doing the coaching and for those observing. Participants in this course;

  • Gain confidence in their ability to coach
  • Hear a variety of styles and methods by hearing others coach
  • Get immediate feedback on their coaching and use of the core coaching skills by an ICF Certified Coach
  • Are challenged to coach at a whole new and higher level in a fun and supportive way
  • Receive coaching tips, techniques and demonstrations from an ICF Certified Coach

Click on the course name to learn more and register.

Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum - starts August 22

 

Personal Groundwork for Coaching Program
ICF Core Competency Hours: 20

Are you looking to enhance your coaching skills or take your coaching to the next level? Or maybe you need to obtain CCE credits to renew your ICF credential or add to your coach specific training hours. If any of these apply, check out our Personal Groundwork for Coaching Program™.

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In this course you will learn advanced coaching skills to help highlight and explore areas that are often at the source of where a coachee becomes stuck, self-defeating or demotivated. You will also learn how to use the accompanying Personal Groundwork for Coaching™ Workbook, a widely-used tool to help coaches move their clients' past daily symptoms and into the deeper source of what is getting in their way and preventing them from reaching their goals.

This is a hands-on class. Each week you will work (outside of the classroom) with a different learning partner to coach one another around the concepts covered in the class. Click on the course name to learn more and register.

Personal Groundwork for Coaching Program™ - starts September 10

 

Take the Fast Track to Your ICF Credential

 

Fast Track to ICF Credential
Fulfils the educational requirements for obtaining the ICF ACC credential

Develop the skills and set yourself apart by jumping on the Fast Track. Coaching is becoming more and more competitive and yet many coaches have no credential and minimal training. One of the best ways to set yourself apart is to complete the training and earn a coaching credential.

But pursuing your ICF Credential is a big step and commitment. That is why we created the Fast Track to ICF Credential - to streamline the process and make it as convenient as possible.

Benefits of the Fast Track to ICF Credential include;

 FAST TRACK: Takes only 6 months to complete (other programs may take as long as 18 months).

 ROBUST, DISTANCE-BASED LEARNING: We use cutting-edge technology to create an in-person, interactive classroom experience while you participate remotely.

 TOP-NOTCH EDUCATION AND TRAINING: You get world-class instruction from expert coaches with experience in both coaching and teaching.

 FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE: We offer day and evening classes for your convenience, and new classes start throughout the year.

 AFFORDABLE: This program is priced to fit into your budget. Save $495 US / $595 CDN when you register for the package option. Don’t need the package option? You also have the choice of taking separate modules a la carte. We even have a payment plan.

Our next program (day classes) starts September 25. Click here to view the schedule

 

Ace the ICF Credential exam

 

ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) Prep Class
ICF Core Competency Hours: 9

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This course is designed to prepare coaches for the ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment exam which must be successfully completed prior to receiving the International Coach Federation (ICF) ACC Credential. The course covers ICF Core Competencies and Ethics and Standards plus test taking strategies. This prep class will present several questions each week that mimic the multiple-choice questions you will be asked to answer in the CKA exam. Click the course link below to learn more and register.

ICF CKA Prep Class – Starts September 17


 
 
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Inspiration Station

Chase the vision, not the money; the money will end up following you.”
– Tony Hsieh, Zappos

"Trust your instincts.”
– Estée Lauder, Founder, Estée Lauder


 
 

Coaching Resources

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We offer many resources on a wide variety of topics to support coaches at all levels. On our website, you can find blog articles, educational videos, webinar recordings and more under Coaching Resources. We are continually updating this section so check back often.

Our coaching guides continue to be very popular and we will be adding to these in 2018. If you haven’t taken advantage of these free resources, you can find them here.


The Business of Coaching

Building a thriving coaching business takes more than just great coaching skills. You also must know how to build a business. For many, this is the hardest part of going out on your own. If you are starting your own coaching business, check out our guide – Making it as a Coach or view our recent webinar Making it as a Coach: Strategies for Success.


 
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Did you know?

COTBx offers Immersive Coaching Skills Development Programs 
for Organizations

These programs, delivered specifically for your organization, are designed to accelerate learning and uptake. Programs are offered in on-site, virtual and blended formats. Contact us to learn more.


 
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Questions?

If you have questions about coaching, certification, courses or more, we'd love to hear from you. Click here to schedule 1:1 time with Alison Hendren, CEO and Founder, or fill out our contact form!

CONTACT US


 
 
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