Four Pillars of Creative Change™


1. The Creative Approach: The Creative Approach™ draws upon the work in neuroscience research to examine how to utilize intelligence, inspiration, and innovation to creatively facilitate positive change.

2. Positive Psychology: Grounded in positive psychology, coaching as a profession is designed to help individuals assess their current situations, solve problems, and take action toward achieving their goals.

3. Cultural Competency: As an institution committed to making a positive global impact, our curriculum incorporates a strong emphasis on cultural competence.

4. Business Development: Creating change as a coach means building a sound business. Our curriculum covers public speaking, pricing, marketing, social media, and writing a business plan.


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Six Modules

Our program consists of six modules that collectively cover the ICF’s core coaching competencies and our Four Pillars of Creative Change™.

Module 1: Coaching Foundations

  • Definition of Coaching
  • Personal Aspirations for Coaching
  • Ethical Guidelines
  • Core Coaching Competencies
  • The Coaching Agreement
  • The First Conversation

Module 2: Relationship Building

  • The Strengths Philosophy
  • Understanding Self
  • Strength Based Relationships
  • Establishing Trust
  • Uncovering Hidden Biases
  • Cultural Competence

Module 3: Effective Communication

  • Asking Powerful Questions
  • Coaching Presence
  • Communication Techniques
  • Group Coaching & Technology
  • Conflict Resolution I
  • Conflict Resolution II

Module 4: Coaching Techniques I

  • Conquering Beliefs
  • Brilliant Coaching
  • Goal Setting Strategies
  • Psychology of Happiness I
  • Psychology of Happiness II
  • Psychology of Happiness III

Module 5: Coaching Techniques II

  • The Creative Approach™
  • Integrating The Creative Approach™
  • International Perspectives
  • Coaching Difference (Diversity)
  • Public Speaking Skills I
  • Public Speaking Skills II

Module 6: Business Development

  • The Business Plan I
  • The Business Plan II
  • The Business Plan III
  • How Coaches Make Money
  • Marketing & Attracting Clients
  • The Entrepreneur Mindset

Coaching Specializations

  • Spiritual Coach – life purpose, finding peace, self-awareness, belief
  • Executive School Leadership Coach – leadership development, organizational goal attainment, career mapping in the school environment
  • Relationship Coach – intimate, parent, friendship, professional
  • Health and Wellness Coach – nutrition, exercise, body image, mindset, physical health
  • Executive Coach – leadership development, organizational goal attainment, career mapping
  • Educational Success Coach – educational success, higher education attainment, career identification
  • Life Coach – life transitions, goal attainment, life satisfaction
  • Cultural Competency Coach – social justice advocacy, cultural awareness, diversity appreciation
  • Create Your Own Specialization – Because our specializations are primarily initiated by the student through course assignments, textbooks, mentor coaching, and practice coaching, with the assistance of our faculty experts, students can create a specialization that best fits the vision for their coaching careers.

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