This 20-hour course serves as the primary course for the 30-Hour Board Certified Coach training program, and incorporates core content from our 40 hour Foundational Course. It provides students with core coaching competencies, techniques and professional practice standards.
The Coach Approach course focuses on the skills used by professional coaches, covering the definition of coaching; the distinctions between counseling, therapy, and coaching; the ethics of coaching; and a strong focus on the development of the basic coaching skills or core competencies, including but not limited to creating rapport, reframing, open questions, and active listening, and goal setting.
Learning is developed both through readings, in class experiential and observational learning, reinforced through weekly Peer Coaching sessions. To gain the most out of this learning experience, students will be asked to prepare for and participate in two teleclasses per week (1 hour each), complete post-class assignments (called fieldwork) and participate in 1 weekly Peer Group "practice" session over the phone (also 1 hour). The total estimated time commitment per week is 4 to 5 hours. Students must complete a written exam of 70% or better in order to successfully pass this course.
Areas directly addressed include:
By the completion of the Coach Approach course, students will:
This course will be taught via audio-only teleconferences, but students will also need to have regular access to the internet and ILCT website.
Meets the requirements for 20 of the 30 hours of training for qualified individuals who plan to pursue Board Certified Coach credential (BCC).
Becoming a Professional Life Coach: Lessons from the Institute for Life Coach Training
By Dr. Patrick Williams, MCC, BCC
Frequency: This course is offered 10 or 11 times each year.
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Date September 29, 2021 - December 13, 2021
Time 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Eastern
Day Monday, Wednesdays
Faculty Diana Kilinski, LPC, CEAP, CLC, ACC, BCC
The Coach Approach class exceeded my expectations! It has ignited my excitement about transitioning into life coaching as a path that will enable me to continue to work with people from a strengths based approach that can fulfill their dreams and hopes as well as my own. I have learned the power of not trying to generate solutions for clients, but to instead facilitate their own awareness through a process of powerful questioning, providing opportunities for silent reflection, and encouraging clients to determine the types of actions they can and will commit to taking in order to achieve their personal goals.
I am very pleased with the Coach Approach course and Diana’s superb instruction, and feel that it was the foundation for life coaching that I had truly hoped for and needed!