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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).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Advanced Coach Training

Our strong advanced coach training courses are designed for our foundation graduates and certification program students and may be taken in any order unless specified otherwise.  Courses welcome organizing, productivity and ADHD coaches trained outside Coach Approach who have a minimum of 60 coach-training hours and 75 paid coaching client hours, unless otherwise stipulated.

ACTP logoSeveral of the courses (the CCIs, GMC) are designed specifically to meet mentor coach training requirements and have an option for securing the three individual coaching sessions required to meet certification and recertification mentor requirements. Our program has earned Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) standing from the International Coaching Federation.

In 2006 we began to teach coaching skills to professional organizers.  Since then our training program has grown to include four certifications: COC Certified Organizer CoachCAOC Certified ADHD Organizer Coach, PCOC Professional Certified Organizer Coach, and CPLC Certified Productivity Leadership Coach

Denslow Brown, MCC, CPO, CPO-CD,is the director of training and, with Cameron Gott, PCC, BCC the primary Coach Approach curriculum designer. They established ADHD coaches and train from that tradition.  They also have had strong ‘classic’ coach training. Although ADHD is not in the title of every course, application of the course content to the needs of ADHD clients will be addressed consistently. The advanced course curriculum builds on the strong coaching foundation program and draws on the specialized knowledge of our co-trainers (see descriptions on the Trainers Page).

Dates, times and course fees are listed with each course as well as on the Course Registration page.  The advanced courses training schedule is below and can be pulled up as a PDF for saving or printing. This website also has overview summaries of Training Payment Options and all Training Schedules.   

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Advanced Training Schedule

ADHD Education: Knowledge is Power (AE)  CAOC
Body-Based Coaching (BoBC)  PCOC  COC CPLC 
Coaching the ADHD Client from Awareness to Action (CAC) CAOC 
Graduate Book Analysis: Leadership (GBAL) CPLC
Holistic Time Coaching (HTC)  PCOC 
Leadership Coaching I: Inspiring Change (LC I)  CPLC
Leadership Coaching II:  Group Dynamics (LC II)  CPLC
Organizer Coach Practicum (OCP)  COC  CAOC  PCOC  CPLC
Productivity Coaching: Fostering Awareness, Perspective & Action (PC)  CPLC

MENTOR AND LAB-STYLE COACHING SKILLS COURSES

Core Competency Intensives (CCI)
Core Competency Intensives (CCI): ADHD Coaching Competency  CAOC
Group Mentor Coaching (GMC)
Advanced Group Mentor Coaching (AGMC)
Fostering Mindful Change (FMC)

BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COURSE

Client Enrollment: Best Practices for Organizer Coaches (CE-BP)

 

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ADHD Education: Knowledge is Power (AE)

While we know a lot about ADD we don’t necessarily know a lot about how to effectively educate our clients. As an ADHD Educator, you will learn to avoid overwhelming clients with your expertise. We’ll look at which coaching skills and strategies support clients at different levels of awareness and consider various ADD education metaphors.  

Clients with ADHD or lots of ADD-like symptoms benefit from an ongoing discovery process about their brain’s capacity and how to make the most of it.  Engage your clients’ curiosity and commitment to self-knowledge in service to a compassion-filled, enjoyable, accomplished and accountable life. This course models how to clearly and concisely share ADD essentials.  This course is required for the Certified ADHD Organizer Coach credential and includes weekly skills group partnerships.

Learn and review ADHD basics, for example:

  • Neurobiology: executive functioning challenges
  • Current analysis: leading and sometimes conflicting schools of thought on ADHD causes and definitions
  • Why all ADHD is not the same: ADHD sub-types, co-existing conditions, and levels of impairment
  • How ADHD is identified: the assessment process and methodology, DSM-5 diagnostic criteria changes
  • Trainers: Ari Tuckman, PsyD and Denslow Brown, MCC. 
  • 6 weekly tele-classes -- 9.0 CEUs; 9.375 ACSTH
  • Typically offered each year in Jan-Feb -- for exact dates see the Advanced Courses Calendar or the Registration Page 
  • $695 or three monthly payments of $235

 

Body-Based Coaching (BoBC)

The body holds wisdom, resources, and strategies that are too often untapped or overlooked by coaches and clients alike. Take this opportunity to nurture your own connection to the body and discover how transformative it can be for your clients to leverage this resource within and between their coaching sessions.

  • Develop your own body awareness and self-care and learn how to do the same for your clients
  • Deepen your listening, intuitive skills and coaching presence
  • Learn practical body-based techniques to leverage within coaching sessions: managing emotions, intuition, and perspectives; decision-making; confidence; setting boundaries; and more

Independent and outside-of-class training elements include body-based exercises, a case study, and weekly, 2-person skills building sessions. In class, coaching skills and applications build on body-based exercises and coaching demonstrations, instruction in body-based concepts and resources, related ADHD (executive functioning) client challenges and strategies, and a review of between class coaching efforts. An online learning center provides assigned and optional forums for additional course-related discussions and resource sharing.

  • Trainers: Denslow Brown, MCC and Julie Gray, ACC, COC.
  • 9 CEU hours or 11.25 ACSTH hours coach-specific training hours
  • Typically offered in the late spring every year -- for exact dates see the Advanced Courses Calendar or the Registration Page 
  • Body-Based Coaching is required for the Professional Certified Organizer Coach and the Certified ADHD Organizer Coach credentials.  It’s an alternate requirement for the Certified Organizer Coach credential and an elective for the Certified Productivity Leadership Coach credential.
  • $695 (or three payments of $235)

 

 

Coaching the ADHD Client from Awareness to Action (CAC)

Find and maintain effective coaching traction with your ADHD clients. The straightforward and powerful AEC Coaching Model makes a client’s progress visible and meaningful to them, starting with the first coaching session.

This is graduate-level, advanced training in ADHD coaching techniques.

Developed by Cam Gott, PCC, the AEC framework gives you and your clients a shared language and scaffold to support a growth-change process.  We coach first to support our clients’ self-observation skills, because change begins with Awareness (which ADHD disrupts). ADHD also plays havoc with the brain’s ability to Engage and re-engage the individual with what’s most important in the moment and focus action there. The ADHD challenge of missing essential daily pivot points (Completions) prevents an individual from pausing and reassessing.

Through The AEC Model, you’ll work collaboratively with clients to achieve more as they know more about themselves and integrate two life-changing concepts: Articulating ADHD and Curious Accountability.

We will identify the role of ADHD neurobiology in client challenges — and distinguish the unique Awareness, Engagement and Completion challenges for those who are primarily hyperactive vs. those who are primarily inattentive.

This course is required for the Certified ADHD Organizer Coach credential.  It 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
  • Trainers: Cameron Gott, PCC and Kathie England, PCOC.
  • 10.5 CEUs; 13.125 ACTP hour
  • Typically offered in the late spring – early summer in odd years -- for exact dates see the Advanced Courses Calendar or the Registration Page 
  • $795 or three monthly payments of $270 

 

Graduate Book Analysis: Leadership (GBAL) 

Coaching asks a person to connect with, live from and act in integrity from their ‘biggest’ and best self. This can easily be seen as being a leader in their own life and stepping up as a leader in their world.

Using a leadership text, we will consider the coaching challenges and strategies that address a wide range of leadership issues from two angles: an individual’s internal challenges to experiencing and expressing their values and vision; and the external workplace and family issues that aggravate efforts to be (and be seen as) a leader.

The weekly teleclass format includes an analysis of the issues in the assigned pages of the text; a coaching demonstration and debrief discussion; as well as a check-in on student coaching challenges and insights arising from client and skills building sessions. ADHD client strategies are included as is the identification of ICF and PAAC core competencies. 

Outside of class, training elements include the reading assignments as well as weekly, 2-person skills building sessions. The skills building sessions can be used to practice coaching the leadership issues of your partner or coaching her on her challenges in coaching her clients’ leadership challenges. You will have the benefit of being coached on these matters, as well. An on-line learning center provides assigned and optional forums for course-related discussions and resource sharing.

This course is required for the Certified Productivity Leadership Coach credential, but is open to all Coach Approach graduates and coaches trained outside of Coach Approach who have a minimum of 60 hours of coach-specific training and 75 client hours. 

  • Trainers: Denslow Brown, MCC and Ellen Faye, CPO, COC
  • 6 weekly teleclasses -- 9 CEU hours, 11.25 ACSTH hours
  • Typically offered in the spring in odd-numbered years -- for exact dates see the Advanced Courses Calendar or the Registration Page 
  • $495 -- or two monthly payments of $250 each ($500)

 

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Holistic Time Coaching (HTC)

Each person has a unique way of processing and managing time. This 6-week course trains students in strategies for coaching clients into a time management system that fits their life and ways of being.  We will be using as our guide the True For You Time Management Workbook by Julie Gray, Holistic Time Coach, and will walk you through each phase of the holistic time management process including:

  • Energy management and self-care
  • Time protection
  • Identifying your anchors
  • Work-life balance strategies
  • Understanding your capacity
  • Maintenance

The training in this new methodology is experiential: students will explore their own time use approaches and coach each other into new insights and actions. This course is required for the Professional Certified Organizer Coach credential and includes weekly, skills building groups.

  • Trainers:  Julie Gray, ACC, COC and Denslow Brown, MCC
  • 6 90-minute teleclasses classes -- 9 CEU hours or 11.25 ACSTH hours
  • Typically offered in the late fall of odd-numbered years -- for exact dates see the Advanced Courses Calendar or the Registration Page
  • $695 (or three payments of $235) – includes a copy of the True for You Time Management Workbook.

 

Leadership Coaching I: Inspiring Change (LC I)

The first of two leadership coaching courses, this one is a pre-requisite to the LC II.  It develops coaching competence in working concepts critical for the leadership coach (as a coach and as a leader) to master.  Leadership models (distinguishing Essence Leading and Ego Leading) will be studied.  Coaching supports for cultivating and articulating vision, deepening motivation, the leader in relationship, and change management will be addressed. This course is required for the Certified Productivity Leadership Coach credential and includes weekly 2-person skills building groups.

  • Trainers: Ellen Faye, COC, CPO and Cameron Gott, PCC
  • 6 weekly tele sessions -- 9 CEU hours or 11.25 ACTP coach-specific training hours
  • Typically offered in the fall of each even-numbered year -- for exact dates see the Advanced Courses Calendar or the Registration Page
  • LCI is the pre-requisite for Leadership Coaching II
  • $695 (or 3 payments of $235)

 

Leadership Coaching II:  Group Dynamics (LC II)

The second leadership coaching course addresses the client leader in relationship to the group.  Communication, collaboration and team building competencies are critical for clients who want to lead effective, productive and healthy teams or any size.  Selected leadership measurement tools will be evaluated for client use.  The last two classes are on the developing and leading experiential team meetings and workshops. This course is required for the Certified Productivity Leadership Coach credential and includes weekly, 2-person skills partnerships.

  • Trainers: Ellen Faye, COC, CPO and Cameron Gott, PCC
  • 6 weekly telesessions -- 9 CEU hours (meets ICF CCE requirements)
  • Typically offered in the fall of every odd-numbered year -- for exact dates see the Advanced Courses Calendar or the Registration Page
  • Pre-requisite: Leadership Coaching I
  • $695 (or 3 payments of $235)

 

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Organizer Coach Practicum

Claim your skills and your place in the coaching profession on your terms with confidence. With a small class size, OCP provides a deep exploration of coaching themes and the coach/client dynamic.

This course includes these training elements:

  • Six alternate week, 90-minute, weekday teleconference with group coaching to solidify your most useful coaching identity and applications, and support client enrollment and rebranding -- as well as seminar discussions based on an assigned coaching text, to broaden your coaching philosophy and methodology and provide contrast with the Coach Approach model.
  • Five, off-week, 2-person skills building meetings (at a time of your choosing) in a collaborative structure to support your coaching confidence and sense of self (optional reporting to trainer).
  • An independent, co-designed, self-serving project (10-20 hours) on an emerging issue, integrative analysis, and/or promising application for Organizer Coaches.
  • Optional written trainer feedback on a recorded coaching session for COC and/or ACC candidates.

OCP is one of two possibilities to meet the post-foundation, graduate-level training requirements for the Certified Organizer Coach credential. The other option is Graduate Book Analysis: Body Based Coaching (GBAB) plus an independent project. OCP is required for the three PCC-level certifications: Professional Certified Organizer Coach, Certified ADHD Organizer Coach, and Certified Productivity Leadership Coach.

For certifications beginning in 2016, the Organizer Coach Practicum may be replaced with the course Body-Based Coaching plus an independent graduate project.

  • Class size is limited to ten students.
  • Trainer:  Denslow Brown, MCC
  • For Coach Approach graduates only
  • 6 alternate-week teleclasses -- 9 CEU hours or 11.25 ACTP hours
  • Training typically extends from early September to early December each year -- for exact dates see the Advanced Courses Calendar or the Registration Page

     

 

Productivity Coaching: Fostering Awareness, Perspective & Action (PC)

Compelling coaching strategies to address client productivity challenges will be taught in this 6-session course. Coaching students will learn to:

  • Develop clients’ and their own productivity awareness
  • Shift perspectives about productivity and power
  • Review the impact of executive functioning challenges and strengths on productivity and performance
  • Build clients’ resources and competence through action and accountability

To focus and demonstrate our coaching approach we will use the Productivity Chain© model developed by Casey Moore, The Productivity Coach, in her book Stop Organizing Start Producing, which will serve as the text for this course.  A copy of the book and completion of the Productivity Chain Self-Assessment come with registration. 

This training includes weekly, 2-person skills partnering.  Each student will develop a case study based on an outside client. This course is required for the Certified Productivity Leadership Coach credential.

  • Trainers: Casey Moore, PCOC, ACC, and Denslow Brown, MCC, CPO-CD, CPO
  • 6 weekly telesessions -- 9 CEU hours and 11.25 ACSTH hours
  • Typically offered in even-numbered years -- for exact dates see the Advanced Courses Calendar or the Registration Page
  • $695 (or 3 payments of $235) – includes text (Stop Organizing, Start Producing) and on-line productivity assessment ($58 value).

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MENTOR AND LAB-STYLE COACHING SKILLS COURSES

Offered up to four times a year, each 5-session mentor/lab telecourse provides substantial training designed to strengthen your coaching skills. In addition, if needed, it meets the mentor coaching requirements needed for credentialing purposes (see explanation in box at right). 

Core Competency Intensives (CCI)

Each 5-session CCI course focuses on a critical area of coaching competence.  Topics will be rotated, one per course. Registration is limited to no more than seven students to facilitate the seminar/instruction/lab format and meet group mentor coaching requirements.  CCI course are offered in two options (details below).

  • Managing Progress and Accountability
  • Co-Creating the Relationship
  • Perspectives Work
  • Effective Communication
  • Holding the Client's Agenda
  • Advanced Practices in Accountability (aka “Advanced Accountability”) Students will be required to practice accountability skills with 2 ADD clients for practice and class discussion.  (Pre-requisite CCI: Managing Progress & Accountability)
  • ADHD Coaching Competencies   Based on the PAAC (Professional Association of ADHD Coaches) ADHD Core Coaching Competencies. This course is required for the Certified ADHD Organizer Coach credential.

5 weekly teleclasses -- for exact dates see the Advanced Courses Calendar or the Registration Page

Trainer: Cameron Gott, PCC

There are two CCI course registration options: 

CCI Option 1: ($445) course only providing 7.5 hours of training, seven of which may be applied to the mentor coaching requirement (7.5 CEU hours; 9.375 ACTP hours)

CCI Option 2: ($745 or three payments of $255) course plus three one-hour, coaching sessions with the trainer, providing 7.5 hours of training and three hours of individual mentor coaching, fully meeting mentor coach requirements. (7.5 CEU hours; 9.375 ACTP hours)

 

Group Mentor Coaching (GMC)

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 session is interrupted at key points to discuss the coaching dynamic, flow and powerful directions.  All participants contribute feedback and alternate choices during the de-briefing at the end of class. Core competencies will be identified. Registration is limited to seven students to facilitate the seminar/instruction/lab format and meet group mentor coaching requirements.

5 weekly teleclasses -- for exact dates see the Advanced Courses Calendar or the Registration Page

There are two course registration options:

GMC Option 1: ($445) course only (providing 7.5 hours of training, seven of which may be applied to the mentor coaching requirement) (7.5 CEU hours; 9.375 ACTP hours)

GMC Option 2: ($745 or three payments of $255) course plus three one-hour, coaching sessions with the trainer providing 7.5 hours of training and three hours of individual mentor coaching, fully meeting mentor coaching requirements. (7.5 CEU hours; 9.375 ACTP hours)

 

Advanced Group Mentor Coaching (AGMC)

Are you ready to take your coaching to the next level? Is your goal an ICF Professional Certified Coach credential -- or a Coach Approach/IAC *PCC-level credential?

Learn the essential coaching practices that distinguish PCC level coaching. Using ICF's PCC markers as a guide, we will model and practice an advanced level of coaching. Identify the growth you need so that your coaching ability and confidence will more accurately reflect your level of coach training, and get you on track to demonstrate and achieve the coaching competence needed for a successful PCC-level recorded call.

This advanced lab-style, group mentor coaching course focuses on the core coaching competencies at the PCC level.

* The Coach Approach / Institute for Applied Coaching PCC-level credentials are Professional Certified Organizers Coach, Certified ADHD Organizer Coach, and Certified Productivity Leadership Coach.

To register for this course, you must have an ACC-level credential — or have completed the Coach Approach Foundation Program, have a minimum of 200 client hours, plus at least two CA graduate-level courses including either a Core Competency Intensive or a Graduate Mentor Coaching course.

5 weekly teleclasses -- for exact dates see the Advanced Courses Calendar or the Registration Page

There are two course registration options:

AGMC Option 1: ($495) course only (providing 7.5 hours of training, seven of which may be applied to the mentor coaching requirement) (7.5 CEU hours; 9.375 ACTP hours)

AGMC Option 2: $795 (or two payments of $270) course plus three one-hour, coaching sessions with the trainer providing 7.5 hours of training and three hours of individual mentor coaching, fully meeting mentor coaching requirements. (7.5 CEU hours; 9.375 ACTP hours)


Fostering Mindful Change (FMC)

Fostering Mindful Change is a unique Coach Approach training. This cost-effective, monthly session offers practical ongoing support in using a powerful and simple mindfulness coaching process. Learn to coach clients who want to create change in their lives.

Your coaching will be strengthened. Your ADHD clients will be able to anchor a positive and progressive perspective on their change efforts.

The hour-long classes are part coach supervision, part coaching demo, and part instruction.  In each class, students share ADHD client challenges and consider the opportunities within the framework of AEC (Awareness - Engagement - Completion) coach strategies. The training also offers an element of accountability to support the application of new skills.

The classes are recorded and available to all participants.

There will be a closed Facebook group with discussion and access to recordings.

While The AEC Model was created by Cam for ADHD coaching, it is a very effective tool for any client who wants to create change (e.g., in their own behaviors, in a project, in deeper mindfulness, or to meet a challenge).

The 2nd Tuesday of each month (except Aug and Dec)

Noon - 1:00 pm Eastern (9 - 10:00 am Pacific)

Register anytime for the next five or ten upcoming sessions, starting right away.
$145 for 10 sessions
$85 for 5 sessions

Sessions are recorded, so you can hear missed classes

For all CA Grads — and also for coaches trained outside CA who have 60+ coach training hours & 75+ paid client hours
Taught by Cameron Gott, PCC

Each class attended earns 1.0 continuing education hour.
This is coach-specific training (and not structured to provide mentor coaching hours). 

 

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BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT COURSE

Client Enrollment: Best Practices for Organizer Coaches

How successful are you at enrolling clients? Do you land the prospect every time, only to discover you’re not a good match?  Is your enrollment process so thorough that you scare prospects off?  We’ll distinguish enrolling organizing vs. coaching clients, identify the different stages of enrollment, and improve communication accordingly. Participants will gain clarity and create a manageable set of best practices for the enrolling process.  What would consistently signing up well-qualified coaching clients do for you? While accountability partnerships are not course requirements, you are welcome to reach out to other students to set up this support for yourself.

  • Trainer: Denslow Brown, MCC, or Andrea Sharb, COC, ACC, CPO-CD, CPO
  • Open to Coach Approach students at all levels (minimum training Strengths-Based Coaching).
  • 3 75-minute teleclasses, spaced two-to-three weeks apart – 3.75 CEU hours or 2.75 coach-specific training hours, plus 1 resource development hour
  • Typically offered twice a year (in the new year and early summer) –for exact dates see the Advanced Courses Calendar or the Registration Page
  • $245

 

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