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Coaching Essentials

Basic Training
in Coaching Skills and
the Organizer Coach Model

8 week telecourse
3 training hours a week

Offered three times a year
February - March
May - June
October - November

$545

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All Courses

All courses are consistent with ICF coach-specific training requirements: there is an ACF-credentialed trainer and we teach the core competencies. Full documentation provided for successful portfolio credentialing applications.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Courses

All courses are consistent with ICF coach-specific training requirements: there is an ACF-credentialed trainer and we teach the core competencies. Full documentation provided for successful portfolio credentialing applications.

Training Courses


Introductory Training

Foundation Courses

Elective & Advanced Organizer Coach Training

 

Introductory Training

Coaching Essentials

This is basic training in coaching skills, specifically for professional organizers. It is designed to serve as a stand-alone training. It is also the pre-requisite for further Coach Approach for Organizers™ training.

Coaching Essentials (formerly called Coaching Skills I) trains organizers in a coaching model designed specifically for organizers in their work with clients. 

  • Powerful receptive and active coaching skills defined and demonstrated
  • Skills competence through trainer and small group support
  • Instruction in the core skills, best practices and ethics of coaching

This is basic training in coaching skills. You can take this class by itself to develop a fundamental coaching competence, and then choose to continue with the rest of the training or not. It is designed to serve as a stand-alone training. It is also the pre-requisite for further Coach Approach for Organizers™ training.

8 weekly sessions
12 training hours (1.5 hour classes)
9 skills group hours

Offered 3 times a year:
February – March (Tuesday evenings)
May – June (Wednesday afternoons)
October – November (Wednesday afternoons)

See Calendar or Registration Page for dates & deadlines
we skip Thanksgiving and NAPO conference weeks

$545 Register for this course individually or as part of a two-course package (with Strengths-Based Coaching). Training Payment Options.

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Foundation Courses

Strengths-Based Coaching

Designed to solidify the Coaching Essentials skills, this course offers training in identifying and coaching to a client’s strengths. We will use the text: The Processing Modalities Guide: Identify and Use Specific Strengths for Better Functioning (Denslow Brown, Hickory Guild Press, 2010) as a lens to individual strengths and sensitivities. This course will inform your work with clients and is intended to be a partner with Coaching Essentials for many organizers who want basic coaching skills to use in their business.

  • Coach to a client’s strengths
  • Identify your own modality profile and your best learning strategies for creating coaching competence
  • Connect with clients and potential clients across modality styles
  • Collaborate with clients in identifying their modality style and designing organizing systems built on their strengths (insights which will serve them indefinitely).

Pre-requisite: Coaching Essentials

5 weekly sessions
7.5 training hours (1.5 hour classes)
6 skills group hours

Offered September – October each year
See Foundation Training Schedule or Registration Page for dates & deadlines

$545 Register for this course individually (after taking Coaching Essentials), as part of a two-course package (with Coaching Essentials), or as part of the four-course package (with Brain-Based Coaching, Life and ADHD Coaching and Organizer Coach Integration). The Processing Modalities Guide is included with registration. Training Payment Options

Brain-Based Coaching

This foundation course focuses on coaching a client who lives with the brain-based challenges organizers encounter often in our work: ADHD, depression and anxiety. These coaching strategies are critical for working ethically, openly and successfully with any client with organizing and/or executive functioning challenges.

  • Speak to a client about the impact of their brain-based condition on the organizing and coaching work – and designing a positive relationship and organizing strategy with your client
  • Coach a client to create strong support and self-care
  • Identify behaviors which require a referral to a mental health professional and handling that conversation with compassion and directness.
  • Coach a client who is going through a mental health assessment and after a new diagnosis
  • Clarify the ethical issues, your personal and professional boundaries, and explore the possibilities of collaborative work with other professionals

Pre-requisite: Coaching Essentials and Strengths-Based Coaching

5 weekly sessions
7.5 training hours (1.5 hour classes)
6 skills group hours

Offered November – December each year
See Foundation Training Schedule or Registration page for dates & deadlines

$545 Register for this course individually or with the three-course or as part of the four-course package. Training Payment Options.

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Life and ADHD Coaching

This foundation course is training in Life Coaching and ADD Coaching which are extraordinary complements to organizing work. Participants learn the additional receptive and active coaching skills which are specifically useful in working with people with a variety of organizing and executive functioning challenges, whether they have ADD or not.  

  • Coaching for “ A Life that Fits” a client’s passions, values and needs
  • Specific attention to stand-alone coaching techniques
  • The core skills, best practices and ethics of ADD coaching
  • Addressing client self-talk, self-knowledge, ADD education, action, support, boundaries, and other essential structures

Pre-requisites: Coaching Essentials, Strengths-Based Coaching and Brain-Based Coaching

6 weekly sessions
9 training hours (1.5 hour classes)
7.5 skills group hours

Offered January – March each year
See Foundation Training Schedule or Registration Page for dates & deadlines

$695 Register for this course individually or as part of the three-course or four-course package. Training Payment Options.


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Organizer Coach Integration

The last foundation course provides structure for an integration of the multifaceted coaching methodologies which complement organizing work. Students will clarify the definition of coaching within their organizing work and design individualized coaching practice to solidify coaching competence.

Pre-requisites: Coaching Essentials, Strengths-Based Coaching, Brain-Based Coaching and Life and ADHD Coaching

4 weekly sessions
6 training hours (1.5 hours classes)
4.5 skills group hours

Offered April – May each year
See Foundation Training Schedule or Registration Page for dates & deadlines

$395 Register with the three-course or the four-course package. Training Payment Options.

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Elective and Advanced Organizer Coach Training

Coaching Skills Lab (monthly)

This supplemental training is designed specifically for those who have completed the Coaching Essentials course, so that they can continue to work with a trainer to practice coaching skills and build coaching experience and confidence. For organizers who are considering continuing into the foundation courses, it will also provide a connection to coaching principles and methods until the fall.

  • One coaching session takes place each class with a student coach and client. These roles are rotated. Other participants serve as active observers with the trainer.
  • The trainer pauses the coaching session at several choice junctures. Each observer will offer a point of curiosity, powerful question, or possible direction. The client might be asked to comment on the most promising line of inquiry.
  • Lab training involves actual coaching on authentic issues -- and so also provides participants an opportunity to experience being coached.
  • Although not required for certification, this course is recommended for all who have completed the Coaching Essentials training.
  • This course qualifies for coach-specific training (and organizer) CEUs.

Pre-requisites: Coaching Essentials (or Coaching Skills I)

Offered in 3-6 month blocks twice a year. Limited to 8 students.

1.5 hour classes

Registration is for each upcoming block of classes $30/per session.

See Advanced Courses Training Schedule or Registration Page for dates & deadlines

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Coaching Skills Intensive

This supplemental training is a resource for Coach Approach for Organizers™ participants to practice coaching skills with a trainer’s feedback and build coaching experience and confidence. 

Set up like the monthly Coaching Skills Lab (above), this Coaching Skills Intensive course differs in a few important ways:

  • It is offered between foundation courses for foundation students who want to continue coaching practice without the assignments which characterize each course.
  • It meets weekly.
  • Registration for this intensive lab is limited to four students so that each will be guaranteed the opportunity to be the client – and to coach with trainer feedback.

Otherwise, the following Coaching Skills Lab elements will all be present

  • One coaching session takes place each class with a student coach and client. Participants serve as active observers with the trainer.
  • The trainer pauses the coaching session at several choice junctures. Each observer will offer a point of curiosity, powerful question, or possible direction. The client might be asked to comment on the most promising line of inquiry.
  • Lab training involves actual coaching on authentic issues -- and so also provides participants an opportunity to experience being coached.
  • This course qualifies for coach-specific training (and organizer) CEUs.

Pre-requisites: At a minimum, Coaching Essentials (or Coaching Skills I)

4 weekly sessions
6 training hours (1.5 hour classes)

Typically offered in January (and possibly again in the spring or early summer).

See Advanced Courses Training Schedule or Registration page for dates & deadlines

$175

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Organizer Coach Practicum

The practicum is the final training requirement for the Organizer Coach certification. This small group seminar provides a deep exploration of coaching themes and the coach/client dynamic. It is designed to anchor one’s identity as a coach and to support the incorporation of coaching services into one’s organizing business.

  • An assigned coaching text, discussed in class, will broaden our understanding of coaching and provide a contrast to the Coach Approach for Organizers™ coaching model.
  • Participants will identify and explore emerging issues and promising applications for Organizer Coaches in independent, co-designed, self-serving projects.
  • A recorded coaching call is submitted for feedback in the context of COC-level coaching.
  • Small assignments support the transformation of a professional identity from organizer to organizer coach.

For Foundation Graduates

6 sessions, each two weeks apart
9 training hours (1.5 hour classes)
7.5 skills group hours

Class size is limited to seven students. If necessary, multiple sections will be scheduled. Typically you can choose to register for one of two options (Monday afternoon or Tuesday evening) but it is possible that they will be combined to one time – or that a third section will be scheduled.

Offered September – November each fall

See Advanced Courses Training Schedule or Registration Page for dates & deadlines

$695

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Core Competency Intensives

Offered once or twice a year, each 5-session course will provide 8 training hours for COC, CPO, ICD, and ICF certification or re-certification requirements. The focus will be on a critical broad area of coaching competence; topics (listed below) will be rotated, one per course. Registration is limited to five students to facilitate the seminar/instruction/lab format.

  • Managing Progress and Accountability
  • Co-Creating the Relationship
  • Perspectives Work
  • Effective Communication
  • Holding the Client’s Agenda

For Foundation Graduates and also for ADHD Coaches (with a minimum of 60 coach-specific training hours and 75 client hours)

Please check our Training Schedule page for upcoming course titles and contact us for a full description of the current course.

There are two course registration options:

$295  course only (providing 8 hours of training, seven of which may be applied to the Mentor Coaching requirement)

$545  course plus three one-hour, coaching sessions with the trainer (providing 7.5 hours of training and three hours of individual mentor coaching)

See Advanced Courses Training Schedule or Registration Page for dates & deadlines

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The Group Mentor Coaching and Core Competency Intensive courses are structured to address the Institute for Applied Coaching (and ICF) certifying and recertifying requirements for Mentor Coaching.  Those requirements state that an applicant needs:

 “10 hours of mentor coaching with a focus on coaching skills and competence to pass their recorded and live certification evaluations or strengthen their coaching performance).  Seven of the ten hours may be gained in a group environment of less than 10 students.”

The coach who doesn’t need additional hours of mentor coaching for her credential may use these training hours as coach-specific training in core competencies.  The training hours from this course may be split between these two categories of requirements (but no training hour can be applied twice).

 

Group Mentor Coaching

Developed to strengthen coaching competence, this course includes instruction as well as coaching sessions.  In each class, one coaching session will take place with a coach and client from the student group.  The coaching will be interrupted at key points to discuss the coaching dynamic, flow and powerful directions.  All participants will contribute feedback and alternate choices during the de-briefing at the end of class. Core competencies will be identified. Very small class size.

5 weekly sessions
This course is offered each Spring and Fall

See Advanced Courses Training Schedule or Registration Page for dates & deadlines

Trainer: Denslow Brown, MCC or Cameron Gott, PCC

For Foundation Graduates and also ADHD Coaches (with a minimum of 60 coach-specific training hours and 75 client hours) 

There are two course registration options:

$295  course only (providing 7.5 hours of training, seven of which may be applied to the Mentor Coaching requirement)

$545  course plus three one-hour, coaching sessions with the trainer.  (providing 7.5 hours of training and three hours of individual mentor coaching)

Training Payment Options

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Coaching the ADHD Client from Awareness to Action

This is graduate-level, advanced training in ADHD coaching techniques. We will identify the role of ADHD neurobiology in client challenges. You will be trained in the use of Cameron Gott’s AEC Coaching Model (Awareness-Engagement-Completion). This is a method to work with clients in a growth-change process, supporting their integration of two life-changing training concepts: Articulating Curiosity and Curious Accountability. The course includes these training elements.

  • ADHD Coaching Demonstrations
  • Case Studies from the trainers and students
  • Learning forums in our on-line learning center
  • Weekly two-student skills-building partnerships

For Foundation Graduates and also ADHD Coaches (with a minimum of 60 coach-specific training hours and 75 client hours)

March 21 – May 9, 2013

See Advanced Courses Training Schedule or Registration Page for dates & deadlines

Additional Advanced Coach Training to be announced.

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