September 2021 - 9 Tips for Success to Make it As a Coach

by Coaching Out of the Box®
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Making It As a Coach: Tips for Success

The professional coaching industry is growing rapidly, creating new opportunities as well as challenges for both new and experienced coaches.

Experts suggest there are several key factors that have led to the explosive growth of coaching. Each provides opportunities as well as some challenges to Making It as a Coach.

Key factors contributing to the growth of coaching include;

 

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→ THE NEED. The type of work being performed and the way that works gets done has changed. We have moved from routine, repetitive measurable work, to work that involves critical thinking, analysis, and creativity. The old ways of managing and leading are not effective in today’s environment. What is more effective for this environment is competency in soft skills, i.e. coaching. Managers, leaders, and their teams are seeking these skills.

→ A CHANGE IN CORPORATE CULTURE. Companies that once provided coaching only to C-suite executives now offer it to middle managers and throughout the organization.

→ RESULTS. Surveys, as well as anecdotal information, demonstrate coaching works. In an independent global survey released in 2016 by the ICF, 85 percent of respondents who had been in a coaching relationship said they were somewhat or very satisfied.

→ RELATIVELY LOW BARRIER TO ENTRY. The industry is not regulated and there is no requirement that one attains a certain level of training or education prior to becoming a coach. Note: This is also one of the challenges faced by new and experienced coaches – how to establish credibility and set yourself apart.

One key tip to remember is to invest in education. An investment in education and training will not only give you the skills and confidence you need but will also help you market yourself. And, it is important to keep the learning going. Even after you have the basics down it is important to refresh, enhance and refine your skills.

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During this hour you will have the opportunity to watch Ann Fogolin, MCC, one of our highly skilled coach facilitators in action as she coaches for a half-hour demo with a 15 minute debrief to follow by another one of our highly skilled coach facilitators, Sinive Seely, PCC.

One way to learn and grow as a coach is to observe coaching sessions led by other professional coaches. Observing can enhance your ability to coach more effectively, refine your coaching skills, and be exposed to new ideas and coaching styles.

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Fast Track to ICF Credential (Day Classes)

A streamlined approach to the programs you will need to achieve the required 60 hours of Approved Coach Specific Training Hours for ACC, Associate Certified Coach, accreditation plus all 10 hours of mentor coaching required for certification. Bundle and save with the Fast Track Program — Starts September 28

ICF Core Competency Hours: 68 ———— SHRM PDC’s: 68 credits

 
 
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5.5.5 Coaching Skills Program™

The 5.5.5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ draws from the most advanced knowledge-base in the coaching field and is translated into a simple, intuitive, and highly transferable framework for busy executives and managers — Starts September 28

ICF Core Competency Hours: 12
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Coaching Fundamentals™

A ten-week program where you will learn the core coaching competencies taught to professionally certified coaches throughout the world! Students will benefit from coaching demonstrations, case studies, and engaging exercises — Starts October 7

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Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum

Refine your coaching skills by coaching others and hearing others coach, overseen and critiqued by a PCC or MCC level coach. The environment fosters real-time learning for those doing the coaching and also for those who will be listening and providing feedback — Starts October 13

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ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) Prep Class

Designed to prepare coaches who will be applying for an ICF Credential. As part of receiving an ICF Credential, coaches will be required to successfully complete the ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment. — Starts September 13
ICF Core Competency Hours: 9
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Personal Groundwork for Coaching Program™

Challenge yourself to coach at a whole new level in an engaging and supportive environment. Gain confidence in your coaching abilities and observe a variety of coaching styles while actively participating in live coaching sessions. — Starts September 13

ICF Core Competency Hours: 20
SHRM PDC’s: 20 credits

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Looking for more resources? Check out our Free Guide to ICF Credential to help navigate the ICF Credentialing process. All of your Questions — Answered in one handy guide.

 
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The 365 Coaching Questions booklet is a resource to help you develop your questioning skills. These 365 questions are jumping-off points or catalysts for you. Learn more...

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Save the date! An upcoming webinar, open for early registration.

Are you a certified coach or aspiring to be one? Are you interested in learning more about Diversity and Inclusion and its impact in your coach approach? Then you won’t want to miss this 1-hour FREE webinar where we explore this topic in greater detail. In partnership with Patricia A. Lee of P.A.L. Coaching & Consulting, LLC. Sign up now!

Join us on Wednesday, October 13 at 11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern!

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