Southlake, TX (PRWEB) January 23, 2013
The Gardner Institute Mindset for Success Coach Training provides an extensive professional development experience that prepares an individual for success in the fast emerging Life Coaching profession, including preparation for an International Coach Federation (ICF) credential and developing a coaching business.
The curriculum is organized into three primary courses: Core Coach Training and Mindset for Success, Coach Training and Mindset Marketing.
The Core Coach Training 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. The course consists of four parts:
Introduction to Coaching – This class is part of the 4-day workshop. It 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.
Coaching Ethics – This class is part of the 4-day workshop. It is a 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 – This 16-session class 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 the 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.
Marketing Your Coaching Business – This 4-session class 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 define their niche and develop and present their “elevator speech” to attract clients, develop plans to market and manage their coaching business, and establish a coaching relationship with paying clients, demonstrating adherence to ICF Code of Ethics and Core Competencies.
With successful completion of the Core and Mindset courses, including written and oral exams, one earns: 102 ICF Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) for ICF credentials, certification as a Gardner Institute Mindset for Success Coach and the license to use the proprietary Mindset process with your clients and mentoring by ICF credentialed PCC Coaches.
About Gardner Institute:
The Gardner Institute is a Coach Training Institute based in Southlake, Texas. Founded in 1995, the Gardner Institute trains and maintains a cadre of coaches trained in coaching fundamentals and their proprietary coaching program, Mindset for Success. Additional information about The Gardner Institute can be found on the Web at http://www.gardnerinstitute.com. If you’re interested in becoming a Life Coach, please contact: Brooke Simpson at 817-233-6001 or brookesimpson(at)gardnerinstitute(dot)com.