Coaching Out of the Box® is now aSHRM Recertification Provider – PDC’s Now Available
We are continually adding services and resources to support coaches and those who use coaching to lead. As part of our effort we are happy to announce that COTBx was recently approved as a SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) Recertification Provider. SHRM credential holders will earn PDC’s (Personal Development Credits) toward their recertification when completing many of our programs. The number of PDC’s earned can be found on our program web pages.
Certification: What, When, How
We continually receive questions about ICF Certification and, for good reason, it can be confusing. Some of the most commonly asked questions include;
Should I get certified?
Which certification should I get?
How can I meet the education and training requirements for certification?
What is the exam all about and how can I prepare for it?
How can I meet the required coaching hours?
We will cover these questions and more in our next webinar.
Get an overview of the ICF Credential process and get your questions answered
NEW: We now offer SHRM PDC's. This class earns 12 credits
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.
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.
Our next program (evening classes) starts March 11.
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
NEW: We now offer SHRM PDC's. This class earns 12 credits
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.
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.
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.
Testimonial:I took the CKA test this morning and passed with 87.74% overall. Whew! I want to thank you for the fantastic prep course. I know I had exponentially more confidence (and actual savvy) about taking the exam because of the preparation we did, including the thoughtful and thorough discussions. An investment of time and money that was very well-worth it. - Kay Hagan
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 underCoaching Resources. We are continually updating this section so check back often.
“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” – Benjamin Franklin
“You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward.” – Conrad Hall
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.