The Art and Science of Coaching is an ICF approved program. Whether you are a leader in an organisation looking to benefit professionally from proven techniques, or an individual looking for a career in personal or corporate coaching, this International Coach Federation program will get you started. Participants will develop a strong foundation in the theory and practice of Solution-Focused Coaching
Discover how to help others to realise their highest potential and to take action that aligns with their vision. Gain Awareness of what underlies all great transformations and gain experience applying coaching methodologies on multiple levels. The art and science of Coaching is recognised by the International Coach Federation as a course supplying a total of 128 hrs of continuing Coaching Education units (128 Core Competencies). The Module I and Module II will provide you a total of 64 units.
You will learn the basics of coach position and will be able to conduct a full coaching session by the end of this module. The focus of Module I is on inspiration and the central question we will explore is, “What do I want to achieve?”
Learners will be able to:
- Explain the differences between Coaching and other professions: Training, Mentoring, Consulting, and Counseling.
- Establish rapport (trust) early in a session with a client and be able to maintain such rapport.
- Define what constitutes powerful coaching questions.
- Differentiate three “Levels of Listening” and explain the importance of levels 2 and 3 for effective coaching.
- Describe and enter into what is known as ‘Coach Position‘, the mental and emotional attitude of an effective coach.
- Describe the basic structure and sequence of the Erickson standard Solution Focused Coaching session. (The Coaching Session Contract)
- Ask the four fundamental questions of effective project development that form the basis of every coaching session’.
- Create an agreement with their client for the outcome of the coaching session.
- Describe, listen for, and ask the appropriate questions to ensure the four conditions of an effective outcome (known as “The Outcome Frame”).
- Describe the function and attributes of each of the three brains and how they relate to effective Solution Focused Coaching.
- Explain the differences between Managerial and Executive Coaching.
- Facilitate their coaching sessions with the use of paper and diagrams, as well as the proper side-by side, sitting position and hand gestures.
- Augment their coaching sessions with Scaling Questions.
- Identify when the client is available and willing to create a Coaching Session Contract, when they are not, and how to effectively respond.
- Explain and use the 5 Solution Focused Principles that support effective coaching.
- Explain the difference between Open-Ended and Closed-Ended Questions and know when and how to use each in a coaching session.
- Understand and use a powerful questioning tool (The Logical Levels Explorations) to support their clients towards greater outcome clarity, for discovering their Vision and/or to build greater rapport.
- Complete a coaching session effectively.
- Describe the four stages an individual moves through when learning a new habit or skill. (The Four Stages of Learning)
- Explain the importance of Visualization in assisting others towards their desired outcomes.
- Support their clients towards effective planning and solutions with 8 different visualization questions. (The ‘As-If’ Frame)
- Assist their clients to develop a positive self-concept that supports them in achieving their outcomes. (The Values-Based Self-Image)
- Understand the differences between Tools and Processes.
- Give and receive feedback effectively.
- Complete an effective telephone (auditory only) coaching session and know how to listen effectively.
- Identify and understand the International Coaching Federation Core Competencies and the Code of Ethics. (ICF Section)
- Know how to use their voice in four distinct tones to further ensure
Module II will provide you with an expansive set of tools to delve into your client’s question, “How shall I achieve it?”. You will learn time-bound, actionable and rigorously tested strategies to achieve a productive coaching relationship with your client.
Learners will be able to:
- Explain the three aspects of prioritization.
- Understand the value and effectiveness of using diagrams for coaching. (Whiteboard Coaching)
- Assist their clients to plan and prioritize using a coaching diagram tool known as The Wheel.
- Further assist their clients to prioritize their time using another coaching diagram tool: The Urgent and Important Process.
- Describe the nine points of a project planning sequence for a project leader. (The Nine Point Map)
- Identify the aspects of the creative process and the elements which are useful in supporting effective creative solution finding and planning for their clients.
- Assist their clients to deepen their commitment and heighten their level of motivation for a large project with a short visualization method. (The Stakeholder’s Exercise)
- Support their clients in creating an effective strategic plan for a large project or goal with a coaching process known as Tri-Position Planning.
- Identify the four major inner obstacles for effective goal completion. (The Four Gremlins)
- Assist their clients to overcome inner obstacles and find solutions with a visualization process known as The Mentor’s Table.
- Identify ways to develop a coaching business and how coaching supports corporate goals and challenges.
- Describe how the pursuit of mastery of any skill-set is valuable in the coaching context.
- Assist a client to increase their willingness and commitment to their chosen long-term skill-set development.