"I believe the Gardner Institute is the top training program for ICF certification. The trainers/coaches are exceptional, and the tools provided are extremely well organized, informative, and effective with clients." - Kim Healy Franzetti Business Owner
Southlake, TX (PRWEB) August 08, 2012
The Gardner Institute (http://www.gardnerinstitute.com) Core Coach Training will be held at Hackberry Creek Country Club in Irving on August 23, 2012 – August 26, 2012 from 8:30am-5:00pm. The first four days of the training will be in person where trainees will learn the basics of coaching and will bond with their classmates. The rest of the classes will be a series of 20 webinars focused on core coaching competencies, coach practices and marketing a coaching business.
The course consists of four classes. There’s an introduction which provides an overview of the coaching profession and how it has evolved. It introduces beginning level coaching skills and ICF guidelines and standards. The primary focus is on setting the coaching foundation, co-creating the coaching relationship, basic communication skills, goal setting and engaging and focusing the client. Teaching is didactic as well as experiential. Each participant will experience the role of coach as well as observe actual coaching demonstrations conducted by the instructors. At the end of this class, participants will be able to articulate and demonstrate a talking knowledge of the coaching profession, ICF Code of Ethics, ICF Core Competencies, use of various coaching tools and methods, and clarify their vision of themselves as a coach. The second part covers the study of the ICF Code of Ethics, with in-depth discussion of each part, along with role plays. Teaching is didactic as well as experiential. Each participant will experience the role of coach, with feedback from peers and instructors. At the end of this class, participants will be able to articulate and demonstrate comprehension of the ICF Code of Ethics and how to effectively apply them appropriately in a variety of coaching situations.
Core Coaching Practice is the third part of the course which provides in-depth study of each of the ICF Core Competencies and how to apply them in a variety of “real world” coaching situations. Each participant will experience the roles of coach, client and observer. As coach, they will receive feedback, ideas, encouragement and suggestions from their colleagues and the instructors. They will learn to establish a coaching agreement, create awareness and action, facilitate results, and manage accountability and progress. At the end of this class, participants will be able to articulate and demonstrate comprehension of the ICF Core Competencies and how to effectively apply them appropriately in a variety of coaching situations. The last part of the course addresses various marketing practices used in a coaching business to prepare the participants for attracting clients and starting their coaching business. At the end of this class, participants will be able to effectively (1) define their niche and develop and present their “elevator speech” to attract clients, (2) develop plans to market and manage their coaching business, and (3) establish a coaching relationship with paying clients, demonstrating adherence to ICF Code of Ethics and Core Competencies.
The course teaches a practical set of coaching concepts, tools and techniques, with strong emphasis on the International Coach Federation (ICF) Code of Ethics and Core Competencies. It is a 60-hour course, consisting of a 4-day on-site workshop (30 hours) and 20 teleclasses (30 hours). The 60 hours are recognized and accepted as Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) by ICF for credential requirements. http://www.gardnerinstitute.com