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Section 1: The Heart of Coaching

MODULE FOUCUS
SUMMARY & LEARNING MATERIALS

Required Texts

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Day-1: What is Coaching?

What distinguishes coaching: from other professions such as counseling, therapy, consulting, mentoring, etc.

Pre-Reading AssignmentCoaching Versus Therapy, A Perspective and The Potential Perils of Personal Issues in Coaching

Day-1: Coaching with Self-Awareness & Intuition

Self-Awareness in Coaching: Managing your temptations as a coach to project your life ‘story’ into the client’s situation. Knowing how to trust your intuition.

Day-1: Code of Ethics in Coaching

How to follow ICF’s Code of Ethics: to prevent and resolve difficult problems in your coaching practice.

Suggested resources: Review the ICF Code of Ethics as well as the ICF Code of Ethics FAQs article, and bring any questions to next class.

DAY-1 HOMEWORK: Complete Mindfulness Activityin your provided journal, and watch TED Talk: Your Elusive Creative Genius and be prepared to discuss during Day 2.

Day-2: The Creation Coaching Model™

Overview of the coaching model stages:Intention Setting, Authentic Discovery, Clarity Building, Leap of Faith, Manifestation & Movement.

Day-2: The Creation Coaching Model™

Breaking down the Coaching Model: Stage 1 – Intention Setting – The stage of stating the desired identity change(s).

Day-2: The Creation Coaching Model™

Breaking down the Coaching Model: From Intention Setting to Stage 2 – Authentic Discovery – The stage of identifying inner and outer ‘I AM’ labels and stories.

Day-2: The Creation Coaching Model™

Breaking down the Coaching Model: From Intention Setting to Stage 3 – Clarity Building – The stage of crafting the new internal-values-driven story.

DAY-2 HOMEWORK: Watch: TED Talk: My Stroke of InsightTED Talk: Where is Home? and TED Talk: Who Am I? Think Again

Day-3: The Creation Coaching Model™

Breaking down the Coaching Model: From Intention Setting to Stage 4 – Leap of Faith – The stage of declaring the mission-driven self and designing authentic action plan.

Day-3: The Creation Coaching Model™

Breaking down the Coaching Model: From Intention Setting to Stage 5 – Manifestation & Movement – The stage of personifying the new identity in thoughts, voice and action.

Day-3: The Creation Coaching Model™

Mastering the Coaching Model: Using the model flexibly and managing the flow of stages appropriately for the client’s needs.

Suggested resources: Watch Wayne Dyer, The Shift, Movie: I AM Documentary (available on Amazon)

Section 2: The Mastery of Coaching

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Day-1: ICF Core Competencies: Setting the Foundation

Establishing the Coaching Engagement: How to ethically and respectfully establish a new coaching arrangement with a client.

Day-1: ICF Core Competencies: Co-creating the Relationship

Establishing Trust & Intimacy and Coaching Presence: Establishing trust and intimacy with an attentive and calm coaching presence.

Day-1: ICF Core Competencies: Communicating Effectively

Active Listening: Attending to what client says and doesn’t say, mirroring the ‘story’ to create clarity.

Day-2: ICF Core Competencies: Communicating Effectively

Powerful Questioning: Challenging client with open-ended inquiries to create new awareness.

Day-2: ICF Core Competencies: Communicating Effectively

Direct Communication: Re-framing and articulating key information, emphasize positive feedback.

Day-2: ICF Core Competencies: Facilitating Learning & Results

Creating Awareness: Pulling details into the big-picture vision to inspire a shift in behavior.

Day-3: ICF Core Competencies: Facilitating Learning & Results

Designing Actions and Planning & Goal Setting:Brainstorming baby-steps and creating incremental plan of action aligned with intentions.

Day-3: ICF Core Competencies: Facilitating Learning & Results

Progress & Accountability: Keeping client on track with action steps between sessions.

Day-3: Finalizing the Coaching Engagement

Completing the coaching contract: Summarizing goals & milestones, celebrating successes, and leaving the door open.

Section 3: The Business of Coaching

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Day-1: Establishing a Coaching Niche

Establishing a Coaching Niche: Identifying your unique differentiator and deciding on your initial ideal client base.

Day-1: Using Assessments in Coaching

Using Assessments in Coaching: Review of benefits of character-based assessment tools as an add-on to coaching services.

Day-1: Workshop Facilitation & Group Coaching

Workshop Facilitation & Group Coaching:Designing creative ways to engage and impact larger audiences with your coaching skills.

Day-2: Signature Brand Discovery

Signature Brand Discovery: Deciding what you should call your company based on the types of clients you want to attract.

Day-2: Authentic Strategic Planning

Authentic Strategic Planning: Identifying and articulating the authentic driving forces behind your practice.

Day-2: Charging for Coaching Services

Charging for Coaching Services: Understanding the coaching market and how to properly monetize your services.

Day-2: Selling Your Services

Selling Your Services: Identifying the best way to package and communicate your coaching services to the public.

Day-3: Organizational Coaching Initiatives

Organizational Coaching Initiatives: Understanding the constructs and approaches that are most effective, and how to sell them.

Day-3: Creating Your Own Website

Creating Your Own Website: Understanding website platforms, hosting, and DIY web-development options.

Day-3: From Practice to Business

From Practice to Business: Determining the best entities and mechanisms through which register your business.

Day-3: Utilizing Social Media as a Coach

Utilizing Social Media as a Coach: How to harness the benefits of free web-based social media to increase traffic to your site.