Comprehensive Coaching Master Class


What is Mastery? An end goal or a process? Aptitude or attitude?

This course will explore the ICF’s criteria for MCC level coaching (even if you are far away from the required hours for attaining that credential) in your practice and the expression of the 11 Core competencies as defined by the ICF, as well as other ways to measure, ascribe, and attain skills of mastery from other professions. We will also review and critique the Coaching Masteries of the International Association of Coaching (IAC)

Aside from exploring different techniques used by Master coaches, this interactive course will explore mastery by obersring and listenting to coaching examples, critiquing them with an open and nurturing presence, as a way of exploring the path to mastery! In addition we will look at other ways to measure, ascribe, and attain skills of mastery from other professions.

Master skills, business, and self…. Supervision/mentoring/co-learning of You the Coach and of how and who you are coaching!

In every human endeavor there are two arenas of engagement: the outer and the inner. The outer game is played on an external arena to overcome external obstacles to reach an external goal. The inner game takes place within the mind of the player and is played against such obstacles as fear, self-doubt, lapses in focus, and limiting concepts or assumptions. The inner game is played to overcome the self-imposed obstacles that prevent an individual or team from accessing their full potential.

In simple terms the game can be summarized in a formula: Performance = potential-interference, P=p-i. According to this formula, performancecan be enhanced either by growing “p” potential or by decreasing “i” interference.

It is impossible to achieve mastery or satisfaction in any endeavor without first developing some degree of mastery of the relatively neglected skills of the inner game. Most of us have experienced days when our self-interference was at a minimum. Whether on a sports field, at work, or in some creative effort, we have all had moments in which our actions flowed from us with a kind of effortless excellence. Athletes have called this state, “playing in the zone.” Generally at these times our mind is quiet and focused. But whatever it’s called, when we’re there, we excel, we learn, and we enjoy ourselves. Unfortunately most of us have also experienced times when everything we do seems difficult. With minds filled with self-criticism, hesitation, and over-analysis, our actions were awkward, mis-timed, and ineffective. Obviously we all would prefer to have more of the first and less of the second.

-Tim Gallwey

Over the course of this Master Class, we will

  • Learn together, Learn from each other, UnLearn together
  • Explore together
  • Benefit from the group energy of exploring the journey to mastery (more often than not)

Other topics for discussion and learning:

  • Use of Metaphors and Guided imagery
  • Somatic coaching: don’t forget the power of the body
  • Use of Vision retreats for clients: a powerful intensive to set the path ahead
  • Group coaching…team-coaching…use of the Circle process
  • Shadow coaching
  • Self Development…. transpersonal awareness…spiritual awareness of YOU, The Being

Note: This course does not meet the requirements for 10 hours of Mentor Coaching required for ICF certifications.

This course meets twice a month over the course of 6 months.

Course Prerequisites

You must hold a coaching credential (BCC, ACC, PCC) or an ILCT certification.

Before registering, you must interview with Pat Williams. To set up the interview, please click the registration link below, so that you can submit your contact information. You will then be contacted by Pat. At the end of a successful interview process, you will be provided with a class registration link.