When most people think of becoming a coach they think of coaching individuals within an organization or one on one in a coaching practice. But we like to think ‘Outside the Box’ when we think about the many opportunities coaching offers. You can have the formal title and role of coach or you can use coaching skills informally as you work with individuals, teams and direct reports. These skills help you develop leadership skills needed for advancement.
Once you have developed coaching skills there is another opportunity to leverage your coaching skills. You can also become a coaching educator or trainer.
Regardless of where you are today, it is important to expand your view of coaching. Don’t pigeon hole yourself or become stuck in a rut. Look at all the ways you can leverage the tremendous skills you have already developed. Here are just a couple ideas for starters.
Becoming a coaching educator or trainer can be done inside an organization. If you work in, or want to work in, HR, corporate development, the training department – by becoming a coaching educator you will develop skills in training as well as coaching. Most organizations have many opportunities for trainers. You can conduct the training, be involved in hiring trainers, assessing results of training etc.
Another opportunity is if you have your own coaching practice. As an educator or trainer, you can work with organizations to train their managers and leaders rather than do the coaching yourself. This is a great add-on to an existing coaching practice adding value to your clients, expanding your reach and marketability and opening another source of revenue.
Join our next free webinar to find out more about leveraging your coaching skills by becoming a coaching educator.
Webinar: Leverage Your Coaching Skills - Add Coaching Educator to Your Toolkit
In this webinar, we will discuss what becoming a coaching educator is, the opportunities, possible drawbacks, requirements and how to know if it is right for you.
The ICF global coaching conference,Converge 2017, is just one month away! It will be heldAugust 24 – 26in Washington, D. C. I am excited that we will be exhibiting and so looking forward to this opportunity to introduce COTBx to new people and connect with those who already know us. Please stop by to say hello, to let us know how you are doing and what else we can do to support you.It would be wonderful to know in advance if you will be attending. Please let us know by sending a quick note to[email protected]
Coach Resource Corner
We provide many resources to support coaches at all levels. On our website, you can find blog articles, educational videos, webinar recordings and more underCoaching Resources. We are continually updating this section so check back often. Recently added (and available for download):
Making It as a Coach: Strategies for Success
Becoming a Coaching Educator
Determining the Impact of a Coaching Skills Development Program in the Healthcare Setting
Guide to Coach Certification
Personal Groundwork for Coaching Assessment
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.
We've created two special groups onLinkedInto bring like-minded people together. These groups are designed to facilitate dialogue, discussion, insightful and provocative questions and information that supports, educates and contributes to coach-like conversations for everyone. Join ourgeneral coaching groupor join ourhealthcare focused group.Be a part of the coaching conversation!