All-Online Design

The all-online program has two tracks, which consists of 60 or 125 hours of coach-specific training. The 60-hour program includes three modules: Coaching Foundations, Relationship Building, and Effective Communication. The 125-program includes the first three modules, plus an additional three: Coaching Techniques I, Coaching Techniques II, and Business Development. Both programs also include independent study hours, 10 hours of mentor coaching with written feedback, and a final performance evaluation. Students who complete the all-online program meet the training hours necessary to apply for an Associate Certified Coach credential (ACC) or a Professional Certified Coach credential (PCC) through the International Coach Federation.

The All-Online design is offered in January, March, July, and September. Students meet online for all classes on Tuesday evenings (7:00-9:30pm) and Saturday mornings (9:00am-11:30am). There are no in-person meetings for this option.

  • Modules 1-3 are for students enrolling in the ACC Credentialing Track training program.
  • Modules 1-6 are for students enrolling in the PCC Credentialing Track training program.

Cost:

$2795 – ACC level Credentialing Track (3 months)
$5395 – PCC level Credentialing Track (6 months)

 

Quick Register for January cohort :

January 7 – March 31 (ACC Credentialing Track)

January 7 – June 30 (PCC Credentialing Track)

Month 1 –Coaching Foundations

This introductory course focuses on the critical components supporting the coaching profession. Trainees gain an understanding of what coaching is and is not, coaching ethics and standards, how to develop a coaching agreement and learn the key elements of an effective coaching conversation.

  • Week 1 – Definition of Coaching & Personal Aspirations for Coaching
  • Week 2 – Ethical Guidelines & Core Coaching Competencies
  • Week 3 – The Coaching Agreement & The First Conversation
  • Week 4 – Independent Study

Month 2 – Relationship Building

This course focuses on the importance of self-awareness and creating a coaching presence that facilitates effective relationships. Areas of focus include establishing a foundation of trust, building strength-based relationships, recognizing the existence of implicit biases and blind spots that negatively impact relationships, and developing essential cultural competency skills.

  • Week 1 – The Strengths Philosophy & Understanding Self
  • Week 2 – Strength Based Relationships & Establishing Trust
  • Week 3 – Wholehearted Living & Uncovering Blind Spots
  • Week 4 – Independent Study

Month 3 –Effective Communication

This course focuses on the most central components to any effective coaching engagement: powerful questioning to increase awareness, active listening and communication skills, navigating through difficult conversations, and resolving conflicts. This course also covers the dynamics of group coaching, mastermind facilitation, and integrating the use of technology into coaching.

  • Week 1 – Asking Powerful Questions & Coaching Presence
  • Week 2 – Uncovering Hidden Biases & Cultural Competency
  • Week 3 – Conflict Management & Crucial Conversations
  • Week 4 – Independent Study

Month 4 – Coaching Techniques I

This course focuses heavily on positive psychology concepts and presents strategic coaching techniques such as motivational interviewing, mindfulness training, and action plan development. Techniques are grounded in positive psychology research such as the coaching with compassion model, post-traumatic growth, self-determination theory, and theories of change.

  • Week 1 – Conquering Beliefs & Brilliant Coaching
  • Week 2 – Goal Setting Strategies & Positive Psychology
  • Week 3 – The Creative Brain & Coaching with Compassion
  • Week 4 – Independent Study

Month 5 – Coaching Techniques II

Using our Four Pillars of Creative Change™ to as a backdrop to this course, trainees are challenged to delve more deeply into coaching strategies by exploring human development from the lens of difference. Topics include the intersection of identity, cross-cultural coaching, working with (dis)abilities, and understanding the unique experiences of marginalized communities. The experience concludes with the transformative power of public speaking for change with each trainee preparing and delivering their own talk as it relates to their coaching specializations.

  • Week 1 – The Creative Approach & Integrating the Creative Approach
  • Week 2 – International Perspectives on Coaching & Coaching Diverse Populations
  • Week 3 – Public Speaking Skills I & II
  • Week 4 – Independent Study

Month 6 – Business Development

This course offers key skills to begin building a thriving coaching business with an emphasis on exploring money mindsets and the multifaceted elements of entrepreneurship. By the end of the course, trainees come away with a new or refined business plan that details a target market, how to differentiate their business from others, and a plan for generating revenue.

  • Week 1 – Marketing and Attracting Clients & Mastering Social Media
  • Week 2 – The Entrepreneurial Mindset & How Coaches Make Money
  • Week 3 – The Business Plan & Securing Business Funding
  • Week 4 – Independent Study