Become a Coach
The mission of the Center for Coach Development is to engage motivated professionals in a safe, dynamic, challenging and nurturing space to develop the mindset and skills of an outstanding coach.
Coaching is a distinct role from consulting, teaching, mentoring and counseling. The coach is in a unique position to offer a creative conversational space in which the coachee discovers their own authentic solutions and action steps for present-day issues. The coach is both a thinking partner and a catalyst for expanding one’s perspective.
A coach approach gives any professional role greater impact for transformational change. Deep listening and insightful questions invoke self-awareness in any interaction.
Coaching is both a profession and a skillset
Her are a few questions to consider if you are thinking of becoming a coach for any domain - work, life or parent coaching:
Powerful & Miraculous
Do you like to stand side-by-side with others as they grow in powerful and miraculous ways?
Aware & Insightful
Do you believe people have the capacity to gain awareness and insight to solve their own issues?
Self-regulated & Mindful
Do you want to develop you own capacity to self-manage and be with others in mindful awareness?
Inspired & Responsive
Do you have the longing or calling to catalyze positive change in others?
Foundations Certificate Program: 75+ hours of instructions
Embody the Coaching Mindset......and develop skills in core competencies through this comprehensive and interactive mindfulness-based certificate program.
Learning objectives include:
Demonstrate CompentenceGraduates will accurately describe and skillfully demonstrate the International Coach Federation core competencies within a 30-minute coaching session with a pro-bono coachee.
Discover BiasesStudents will discover beliefs, biases and behaviors in themselves that support or sabotage the coach – coachee partnership.
Understand DistinctionsStudents will identify the distinctions between coaching, therapy, consulting, mentoring and teaching. Students will explore their identity as a helping professional.
Apply LearningStudents will explore and discuss the application of coaching skills to their chosen profession and field.
Experience CoachingStudents will engage as a coachee and discuss their experience being coached.
Aspire to GrowStudents will identify growth edges for further development in the competencies.
Engage & SupportStudents will engage with the cohort and support the learning of other students as well as their own.
Earn ICF Credentials
Take the Center for Coach Development foundations course (75+ classroom hours, virtual)
Additional ICF Requirements
Work with an ICF certified mentor for 10 hours (7 of the hours can be in a group)
100 Hours of Coaching
Accumulate 100 hours of coaching, including up to 30 pro-bono coaching hours
Submit and pass a 30-minute recording to demonstrate the ICF competencies in coaching
Take and pass a knowledge assessment