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 ourwebsite;
Find the many resources on our website underCoaching Resources. We are continually updating this section so check back often.
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 theICF 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 willYOUdo with this opportunity?
Education and Training Courses
Build Core Competencies
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.
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.
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 our5/5/5 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.
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 coursethat 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.
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 ourPersonal 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 accompanyingPersonal 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.
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 theFast 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.
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.
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.
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.
“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
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.