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March 2018 Newsletter

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Practice Your Coaching Skills

Tips to Build Coaching Skills and Confidence

With the Winter Olympics dominating much of the news, I couldn’t help but be reminded of the importance of practice to sharpen one’s skill and how that translates to coaching, or any endeavor, for that matter. I admire and am inspired by the Olympic athletes. I enjoy watching them but even more I am intrigued and inspired by their stories. You hear so much about the training and practice and time that these athletes put in to improve their skills. It makes me think of the saying, Practice Makes Perfect. But I don’t really like that saying as in reality we rarely, if ever, reach perfection.

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Just look at the Olympic competitions. I doubt many people put as much time and effort into practice as these athletes do. And they are at the top of their game, but as we see, not perfect. What is my point? Practice is important but striving for perfection can be counterproductive. To often I’ve seen coaches wanting to perfect their skills before putting them to use. If you wait until you’ve perfected a coaching skill you will have wasted time and people will have missed the opportunity to be coached by you. Instead of waiting until we perfect our skills, we need to aim high and continue to grow and improve. And practice. Every hour of practice leads to improved skill and greater confidence to put those skills to work.

So hopefully I’ve convinced you that practice is important. The obvious next question is how to go about practicing your coaching skills. Here are a few approaches that we’ve seen work well for many coaches.

  • Develop your coaching style. We all develop our own styles. No one style of coaching is best or right. So, observe as many coaches as you can to learn about different styles and then start to experiment with your own. Your style must feel natural to you. Don’t try to force a style that feels uncomfortable to you just because another coach has used it successfully.

  • Start with a safe place. Many coaching courses offer practice / feedback sessions as part of the curriculum. This is an excellent place to start.

  • Begin with simple coaching situations. You might ask your friends, co-workers (who are friendly), or others to let you practice your coaching skills with them.

  • Ask for feedback. Feedback can be an incredible tool. It can also be difficult to hear and, for the one giving the critique, it can be uncomfortable to give open, honest and real feedback. So, make sure you are prepared to hear the feedback and make sure the person evaluating is prepared to give you an honest critique.
  • Observe experienced coaches in action. We often hear that when coaches can see how others are coaching it can lead to an aha moment. When watching others coach, they can see the skills being used and start to really 'get' the power of coaching.

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. 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. Don’t miss this unique learning opportunity. Read more about the webinar and register here.


 

Educational Webinars

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.

Developing coaching skills requires practice but it can be intimidating when first starting out. Watching other coaches in action can be a great learning tool and a way to begin developing confidence in your own skills.

In this webinar we will present real live situations and have real coaches utilize their skills. After each session there will be a feedback session – to highlight what worked and what they might have done differently.

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
  • Commonly used coaching skills with tips and pointers on how to incorporate into your coaching

  • 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 March 21, 2018

11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern

REGISTER 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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Tell us one thing

What have you found to be the most effective way to practice your coaching skills?

SUBMIT YOUR ANSWER HERE


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Inspiration Station

Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”
– Vince Lombardi

They say that nobody is perfect. Then they tell you practice makes perfect. I wish they'd make up their minds.”
– Winston Churchill

"There is no glory in practice, but without practice, there is no glory."
- Unknown


 

Education and Training Courses

 

Build Core Competencies

 

5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™

If your 2018 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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This course is designed for coaches, managers/leaders who want to use the tool of coaching to improve individual, team and organizational performance. This is for anyone looking for a simple, intuitive and highly transferable coaching model.

During this course participants learn questioning, listening and framing skills designed to guide coachees to new insights, discoveries and breakthroughs that will help them become self-reliant problem solvers and achieve their goals. This course provides in-depth learning of core coaching competencies including multiple practice and feedback sessions. Click on the course name to learn more and register.

5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ - Starts March 6

 

Advance Your Skills

 
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Personal Groundwork for Coaching Program™

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 Personal Groundwork for Coaching Program™ – starts March 22.

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. Click on the course name to learn more and register.

Personal Groundwork for Coaching Program™ - starts March 22.

 
 

Ace the ICF CKA Exam

 

ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment

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.

ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment – Starts February 28

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Take the Fast Track to Your ICF Credential

 

Fast Track to ICF Credential

There has never been a better time to obtain your ICF ACC Credential. More and more coaches are getting credentialed and many clients expect it. 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.

New for 2018;

  • we've added more class start dates
  • day and evening classes
  • the ability to build your own schedule

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 Canada 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 evening program starts March 6. Click here to view the schedule


 

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.

We have several coaching resources to support you in developing your skills and building confidence. Learn more about these resources by clicking on the links below.

365 Coaching Questions. This tool provides provocative questions in 21 different topic areas.

Live Coaching Webinars. Visit our webinars page and then scroll down until you find the webinar titles;

  • Sharpen Your Questioning and Listening Skills
  • The 5/5/5 Live Coaching Demos
  • The 5/5/5 Live Coaching Demos Part 2

 
 
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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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February 2018 Newsletter

by Coaching Out of the Box
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Tackling Coaching Challenges

Challenges – we all have them. Some are minor hurdles while others seem like mountains that are nearly impossible to overcome. The good news about challenges is that they likely mean you are stretching yourself and learning and growing in the process.

 

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How to Coach the Poor Communicator

Today I want to touch on one of those challenges that can seem like a mountain - a coachee who is a poor communicator. Coaching is all about communicating but what if you have a client or coachee who is just really bad at getting their thoughts out and points across? Or maybe the challenge is in HOW they deliver their message. For certain, it is difficult to coach someone who is a poor communicator. Additionally, poor communication skills impact one’s ability to do their job and can make relationships with managers, peers and employees difficult. These issues, in turn, impact a person’s ability to achieve their goals and perform at their peak. Other consequences of being a bad communicator include;

  • Misunderstandings
  • Inefficiency
  • Unengaged staff
  • Conflict

If you think about it, most interactions, whether in our work or personal lives, are dependent on how well we communicate with one another. So how do we tackle the challenge of coaching a poor communicator?

First, we need to identify the barriers getting in the way of good communication. Once we understand the reasons for poor communication, we need to break down the barriers and start building a path that will lead to clear, open, honest and productive communication.

This is one area where your questioning skills really come into play. Use your questioning skills to ask powerful coaching questions that will help you and your coachee identify the barriers that prevent them from communicating in a way that is heard and well received by their audience.

As you work through the process, look for clues to these 5 common barriers.

  • Filtering: A sender’s manipulation of the information to make it more favorable to the receiver. Sugar-coating a message or omitting important details.
  • Selective Perception: Inability to receive the intended message when they interpret what they hear based on an over-reliance on their interests, background, experience and attitudes.
  • Information Overload: Inability to send clear messages or take in new information due to overload and distractions.
  • Defensiveness: When a message is interpreted as threatening, defenses go up and communication is thwarted.
  • Language: With increasing diversity in our workplace, language can become a barrier when words mean different things to different people.

Your success in this process will be based on your ability to not only ask excellent questions, but to ask them in a manner that is open, unattached and judgment-free. Asking not only the appropriate question, but in the appropriate way, is very important to the learning, living and communications process. Questions can offer new perspectives and stimulate answers and possibilities. They can also push buttons, express judgments and make assumptions!

I hope by now you know that I am passionate about the power of coaching and about helping you be successful. We have several resources specifically related to communication available to support you. If you haven’t already done so, you’ll want to take advantage of the following;

365 Coaching Questions Booklet

Webinar on questioning and listening skills

5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™

One last comment on this topic. I had the privilege to present to Harvard Medical School, Institute of Coaching the results that an organization achieved after adopting our 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™. One of the key findings was Improved Communication. Given that communication is one of the key challenges in most organizations, this result was especially important. See the full list of results achieved here.


 

The Business of Coaching

ICF Business Development Series

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.

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ICF has created a program to help you build, sustain and expand a successful coaching business. Their Business Development Series is designed to help you succeed on the business side of coaching. It is starting soon so check it out here. You might also want to check out our guide – Making it as a Coach.


 
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Tell us one thing

What is one product, course or resource that would help you succeed in 2018?

CLICK HERE TO TELL US!

 

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Inspiration Station

“Communication is the most important skill any leader can possess.” 
– Richard Branson

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” 
– Warren Buffet


 

Education and Training Courses

 

Build Core Competencies

 

Coaching Fundamentals™

This class is for coaches, leaders and managers who want to learn core coaching skills and gain the confidence to begin applying these skills in their organization or coaching business. This is a hands-on class that includes practical techniques for trust building, focused listening, evocative questioning, planning and goal setting.

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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 February 6

 

Advance Your Skills

 
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Train the Trainer Program™

This course prepares you to become licensed to deliver the 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™. Becoming a licensed trainer gives you the opportunity to leverage your coaching skills, adds a new tool to your coaching toolkit and provides a new source of revenue.

Train the Trainer Program™ - Starts February 6

Click on the course name to learn more and register.

 

Ace the ICF CKA Exam

 

ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment

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.

ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment – Starts February 28

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Take the Fast Track to Your ICF Credential

 

There has never been a better time to obtain your ICF ACC Credential. More and more coaches are getting credentialed and many clients expect it. But pursuing your ICF Credential is a big step and commitment. That is why we created the Fast Track to ICF Credential Package - to streamline the process and make it as convenient as possible.

New for 2018;

  • we've added more class start dates
  • day and evening classes
  • the ability to build your own schedule

Our next evening program starts March 6. Click here to view the schedule


 

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.

One resource that we have developed is the 365 Coaching Questions. This tool provides provocative questions in 21 different topic areas.

If you get stuck trying to come up with different questions or different ways to ask the same question, this resource can help. Click here to read more about this resource.

Here are the topic areas covered.

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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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January 2018 Newsletter

by Coaching Out of the Box
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Setting Yourself Up for Success

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The end of 2017 is upon us (already!). This time of year can be so busy but it is also a great time to pause, reflect and regenerate. Whether you use coaching skills in a formal capacity or more informally as part of your leadership skills, I hope your 2017 was full of accomplishments, growth and progress.  I know that for coaching as an industry, 2017 was a positive year and I believe 2018 will only be brighter. I see so many possibilities for coaching in 2018. As I talk with both experienced coaches and those new to coaching I can feel a real and vibrant energy. Coaching is catching on as more and more people experience the results and this is creating a groundswell of interest and excitement. We are here to help you leverage this energy.

So, what can you do to set yourself up for success in 2018? If you haven’t already done so, now is the perfect time to reflect on your accomplishments as well as lessons learned in 2017. Look at your journey and where you are today. The start of a new year is such a great time for coaching. Everyone is full of hope and enthusiasm for what is possible. This creates so many opportunities. Opportunities for you to add new skills or tools to your coaching toolkit. And opportunities to help your coachees identify their goals and lay the foundation that will guide them along the path to success.

Moving forward and doing our best work. That is what we want for our coachees and ourselves. We are here to support you in that process through our courses, webinars, coaching guides and coaching tools. If you haven’t taken advantage of these I hope you will in 2018.

And speaking of 2018, we aren’t wasting a minute to get things going and I hope you won’t either. We have three courses starting in January, the first on January 3. Read below to see more of what’s happening and how you can take advantage of these learning opportunities.


Education and Training Courses

 

For experienced coaches

 

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 sound like what you are looking for, we've got two classes starting in January that may be just what you’re looking for. These two courses are designed to give coaches enhanced skills and increased confidence.

 
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Personal Groundwork for Coaching Program- Starts January 3

Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum – Starts January 8

Click on the course name to learn more and register.

 

For coaches ready to obtain the ICF ACC credential

 

Fast Track to ICF Credential

We have added more class start dates as well as day and evening classes to make pursuing your ICF ACC credential as easy and convenient as possible. Our first start date for 2018 is January 25. View class schedules here.

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As a reminder, included in the Fast Track package are all the programs you will need to achieve the required 60 hours of Approved Coach Specific Training Hours for ACC accreditation plus 7 hours of group mentor coaching. Click on the course name below to learn more and register.

Fast Track to ICF Credential  Starts January 25

Register by January 5 to take advantage of our Early Bird $200 Discount Offer. 
Use the following Coupon Code at checkout: FTEarlyBird200

 

For coaches who want to build Core Competencies

 

If your 2018 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™. Click on the course name to learn more and register. Take advantage of the Early Bird Discount now before it’s too late - Ends January 5!

Receive $100 off the registration price when you use Coupon Code: 555EarlyBird100

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

 

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Educational Webinars

We will kick off our 2018 webinar series with the popular topic of Certification. If you haven’t considered certification in the past, now may be a good time to take a closer look. The coaching industry is becoming more and more competitive and many clients expect their coach to be certified. Questions we will answer during this webinar include;

  • Do I need certification?
  • What are the requirements?
  • How long will it take to obtain certification?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What courses do I need to take?
  • Do previous courses, training, on the job coaching apply to the required hours?
  • How do I get the most out of my certification?

In this free webinar we will answer these questions and much more. We will also focus on the big picture of certification – what are the benefits and who will benefit most from certification.

Join us for this free webinar

Wednesday January 17, 2018

11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern

REGISTER NOW


 
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Coach Resource Corner

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.

One resource that we have developed is the Personal Groundwork for Coaching Assessment. If you aren’t already using this tool or it’s been awhile since you last took the assessment, I urge you to give it a look. This assessment tool has been carefully crafted to support the discovery process; to help you get to the root of blocks, prioritize areas to focus on first and develop a plan to tackle the issues. If you are currently a coach, take the assessment yourself first and then provide it to your coachees. A great tool to kick off the new year.


 
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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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December 2017 Newsletter

by Coaching Out of the Box
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A Sneak Peek into 2018

As I reflect on 2017 and look to the possibilities in 2018 it really hits me. There has never been a better time to be a coach. This is a bold statement but one I fully believe – and the data supports.

The coaching industry is exploding (over 50,000 practitioners and $1 billion) as more and more people experience the power of coaching to transform individuals, teams and organizations. This momentum is creating new opportunities at every turn and I am very excited for the possibilities that I see for advancing the field of coaching and furthering our MISSION to see to it that EVERYONE has coaching skills.

To do our part in keeping this momentum going we are working hard to bring you more in the way of education and training and resources to support you. Here’s a sneak peek into what you can expect in 2018.

Education and Training Courses

We’ve expanded the Fast Track to ICF Credential package to make pursuing the ICF ACC credential even more convenient. We have added new class start dates and times as well as the option to build your own package. Here is a summary of the new options:

Pre-Packaged Course Schedules. Classes have been strategically scheduled so that you complete all requirements in 6 months. Choose from either day or evening classes to meet your needs. The first class starts January 25.

Build Your Own Package. Select classes from our schedule to build your own package and have up to 18 months to complete all requirements.

View class schedules here

Educational Webinars

In 2017 we learned which topics are most popular and which ones you want to see more of. We heard you and have updated our topics to bring you more live coaching demos, more on building a successful coaching business and more on advanced skills/ tackling coaching challenges.

Coaching Resources

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.

January Classes

We are hitting the ground running as we turn the calendar page to 2018. Here is what is coming up in January.


 

For experienced coaches

 

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 sound like what you are looking for, we've got two classes starting in January that may be just what you’re looking for. These two courses are designed to give coaches enhanced skills and increased confidence.

 
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Personal Groundwork for Coaching Program- Starts January 3

Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum – Starts January 8

Click on the course name to learn more and register. Register by December 15 and receive $100 off. Just be sure to use the coupon codes below.

Personal Groundwork for Coaching Program™: PGFCEarlyBird100

Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum: ACSPEarlyBird100


 

For coaches ready to obtain the ICF ACC credential

 

Fast Track to ICF Credential

We have added more class start dates as well as day and evening classes to make pursuing your ICF ACC credential as easy and convenient as possible. Our first start date for 2018 is January 25.

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As a reminder, included in the Fast Track package are all the programs you will need to achieve the required 60 hours of Approved Coach Specific Training Hours for ACC accreditation plus 7 hours of group mentor coaching. Click on the course name below to learn more and register.

Fast Track to ICF Credential  Starts January 25

Register by January 5 to take advantage of our Early Bird $200 Discount Offer. 
Use the following Coupon Code at checkout: FTEarlyBird200


 

For coaches who want to build Core Competencies

 

If your 2018 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™. Click on the course name to learn more and register. Take advantage of the Early Bird Discount now before it’s too late - 
Ends January 5!

Receive $100 off the registration price when you use Coupon Code: 555EarlyBird100

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

 

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Coach Resource Corner

We offer several 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. See the full list of our coaching guides below.

  • Coaching Case Study
  • 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

 
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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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November 2017 Newsletter

by Coaching Out of the Box
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Why Coaching is Catching On?

Using Coaching to Lead Special Virtual Delivery

Coach Resource Corner 

Coaching Programs for Organizations

 

Why Coaching is Catching On?

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While I may be one of the most passionate advocates of coaching, I am not alone. The coaching industry is exploding (over 50,000 practitioners and $1 billion) as more and more people experience the power of coaching to transform individuals, teams and organizations.

The old ways of managing and leading are not effective in today’s environment. Everyday people are turning to coaching as a new way to lead and manage. And they are getting powerful results. Why do coaching skills work so well in this new environment? Here are a few of the key reasons.

  • Results. Organizations that have implemented a coaching culture are seeing results in improved employee engagement, communication effectiveness and improvements to the bottom line. 

  • The new work environment requires new leadership skills. There has been a tremendous shift from routine, repetitive measurable work, to work that involves critical thinking, analysis and creativity. The old carrot and stick approach to leadership no longer works and can even have devastating results in today's organization. 

  • Adaptability and sustainability. 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.

Are you looking for new ways to lead and manage? Do you feel stuck in your career? Team dynamics got you down? If you haven’t already joined the coaching movement I have a special offer. We are holding a special virtual Using Coaching to Lead™ class.

Using Coaching to Lead™ is a 2-part class that provides an overview and introduction to coaching. This is a hands-on class where you will learn what coaching is, how it is being used to transform the work environment and two coaching skills you can start utilizing immediately.

Find out what all the excitement is about and how you can benefit from the power of coaching. The class is offered as two 90-minute virtual sessions for a total of 3 hours of focused learning. We are offering this at a special introductory price of $29 – a $229 value. Spend just 3 hours to learn first-hand how coaching can help you take your career, team and organization to the next level.

Who should attend

The class is designed for those thinking of becoming a coach and those interested in bringing coaching to their organization. If you think coaching may be right for you and / or your organization but you still have questions or would like to learn more before making a bigger commitment, this class is for you.

What you will learn

Topics covered in this class include;

  • An exploration of what coaching is and is not
  • Definition of coaching
  • Understanding the distinction between mentoring, managing and coaching
  • The impact that coaching has on individuals, teams and organizations
  • Overview and live demonstration of two key coaching skills: Listening and Questioning
  • AND you will walk away with your action plan
  • Our Using Coaching to Lead™ Workbook will be provided to all participants electronically

If you are interested in becoming a better communicator, leader or manager, register for our Using Coaching to Lead™ class today.

Class Dates and Time

Wednesday, November 1

4 to 5:30 pm Pacific / 7 to 8:30 pm Eastern

Wednesday, November 8

4 to 5:30 pm Pacific / 7 to 8:30 pm Eastern

REGISTER CDN

REGISTER USA


 
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Coach Resource Corner

This month we are focusing on an introduction to coaching so we wanted to make sure you were aware of several resources available on this topic. If you haven’t already done so, check out our 365 Coaching Questions. Another resource you might find especially helpful is our webinar: Using a Coach Approach to Leadership.

Click here to watch the video.

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

See the full list of our coaching guides below.

  • Coaching Case Study
  • 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

 
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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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Join the Conversation

We've created two special groups on LinkedIn to 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 our general coaching group or join our healthcare focused group. Be a part of the coaching conversation!


 
 
 
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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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