The Coaches' Training Program
Monthly

The Coaches’ Training Program – a monthly format that is built on a three-point structure to unleash your potential while developing your coaching style.

 

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Overview - Monthly Format

The Coaches' Training Program

Throughout our year-long training program, our candidates experience: 

  1. Skills Development: It all starts by training you to use 290 ontological tools and distinctions to better understand how people relate to themselves. With these tools, you will have what you need to coach individuals, groups, and organizations to help them make deep, sustainable shifts in how they approach their lives. These skills speak directly to the International Coaching Federation (ICF) core competencies and have been tested, developed, and taught for decades. The only question that remains: what will YOU do with them?
  2. Personal Transformation: You may have heard how all good coaches have a coach, which is why every coach and leader in the Coaches Training Program works with a coach to practice what you preach as you develop what is important to you. More often than not your biases keep you from seeing new information and experiences in a beneficial way – working with a coach while you gain your coaching skills helps remove barriers so you can learn to authentically connect with your clients.
  3. Building Your Coaching Business: We believe coaching unlocks human potential. We also know that the highest form of validation you need to keep growing comes in the form of a paying client. To be truly effective, every coach needs to make a living – if you thrive, so do your clients.

Our coaches and participants receive the crucial training and support necessary to launch, maintain, and grow their coaching business. From working with paying clients to establishing a successful coaching practice – your business training starts on day one and develops throughout the year. 

This is only where it begins, you decide how far it goes. Ask our graduates and see how growing your commitment to your coaching leads you to a more optimistic outlook.

Program Details

The Coaches' Training Program - Monthly

The Accomplishment Coaching Coaches’ Training Program works from seven foundational cornerstones. We fundamentally believe:

  • That “Coaches lead, and Leaders coach”™. Leadership is a fundamental part of being a coach. Coaching is a fundamental part of effective leadership. Our coaches know that in coaching another person, they are providing leadership and partnership, and are clear about the responsibility and humble service that must always be included in this collaborative relationship.
  • That the Being is as important as the Doing. That is, action without clarity of purpose, intention and awareness of one’s Being is insufficient for lasting change. Any meaningful and lasting change incorporates mindfulness (awareness) of one’s own Being and the Being of others, along with actions required to produce the desired results.
  • That working from the future, with awareness of past habits or patterns and present tendencies, is effective in producing breakthrough results. Our focus is to create awareness of the past and present circumstances and beliefs as simply that: from the past and present, not as governing constructs for all that is, or is possible. In effect, the client/employee is able to distinguish and choose between past/present constructs or created/future constructs, aware of the consequences of either choice.
  • That coaches must know how to be successful business people, and must develop effective methods of keeping their coaching skills healthy and growing.
  • That coaches must be responsible, caring professionals who are clear about their own boundaries, and the boundaries of the profession. Our coaches are trained in professional ethics and rules of conduct including the ICF’s Ethical Guidelines.
  • That it is the coach’s job to reveal the client/employee’s brilliance. Our coaches are trained to coach free from ego and personal agenda. By remaining outside the client’s context or belief systems, the coach is able to ask powerful questions that support the client to reveal any limits the present context has for the client on what is possible.
  • That any area where a coach has not addressed his/her challenges or issues in life becomes a blind spot for the coach, and the client is under-served. Our coaches know their strengths and their weaknesses, and have worked on their own blind spots, to bring to light whatever they have been avoiding in life. While they are not perfect, our work encourages coaches to be “in process” in every area where there is a perceived challenge.

Our goals are to provide and create the following:

  1. Each participant has created a thriving, successful coaching business or leadership initiative as defined by the participant.
  2. Each participant has the knowledge and skills to maintain and grow their coaching practice or expand their leadership capabilities within their own environment.
  3. Each participant is well trained, practiced and competent to coach individuals in any of the following areas or topics: Money, Time, Relationships, Career, Business, Creative Projects, Spirituality, Well Being, Making Choices, Dealing with Breakdowns, Commitment, and Creating a Life according to a designed future.
  4. Each participant is trained and evaluated to reliably and consistently coach with proficiency in all the International Coaching Federation Core Competencies and within the ICF Ethical Guidelines.
  5. Each participant is a coaching professional, and is clear about the ethical, professional, emotional and physical boundaries of the coaching profession. Also, the participant is aware of the signs and indicators that a client/employee is in need of a referral to another professional (e.g.human resources, therapist, medical doctor, etc.) and has created resources for those referrals.
  6. Each participant has made major desired changes in their own life. It is a fundamental tenet of our program that the participant must have applied the power of coaching to their own life objectives as a foundation for being effective with clients/employees.
  7. Each participant has used the tools and distinctions from the training to coach people during the course of the program. The participant has had the experience of valuing themselves and of making a profound difference with other people.

The program’s measurable objectives for student success include the ability and facility to demonstrate with tools, concepts, and practices key to coaching, by:

  1. Generate a score of 70% or greater on all written exams and a passing score on the Final Oral Exams.
  2. Achieving their goal of creating a coaching practice and/or fulfilling on their leadership objective.
  3. Maintaining their coaching business over time and/or expanding their leadership in their organization.
  4. Producing increased levels of competency in their coaching as evaluated by Program Coaches and Program Leaders throughout the program.
  5. Producing specific, measurable results with their own clients/employees.
  6. Maintaining ethical boundaries.
  7. Producing a fundamental breakthrough in their own lives and their way of being as a human being and a leader.

The following prerequisites are required of students entering The Coaches’ Training Program:

  1. The desire to commit to a year-long, challenging program of training and development.
  2. The willingness and ability to manage their own health and well-being throughout the program.
  3. The willingness to practice “coachability” (i.e. being willing to create a powerful partnership) with their Program Coach and Program Leaders.
  4. A successful written application and review by a Leader of the program.
  5. A successful interview by a Leader of the program.
  6. Must be comfortable reading, writing, speaking, and comprehending conversational and academic English.

In our San Diego and Seattle programs the following prerequisites also apply:

  1. Must have a high school diploma or equivalent.

In our Victoria, BC program the following prerequisites also apply:

  1. Minimum 21 years old.
  2. High school graduate.
  3. English proficiency. If English is not the first language, the applicant is required to either submit a transcript/certificate from an English post-secondary institution or complete an IELTS exam with a minimum score of 5.
  • The in-person components of the program include 12 weekend modules where participants are trained through direct interaction (face to face) with the Program Leaders.
  • The in-person training sessions are a small group format and include didactic learning, experiential exercises, practice coaching, coaching demonstrations, and participant coaching in every weekend.
  • The program weekends are led by two Program Leaders who present the course material with the support of the “Leaders-in-Training”, “Team Leaders” and “Program Coaches”.  These coaches comprise the “Leader Team”.
  • The program is supplemented by weekly one-to-one coaching (for one hour, phone or video conferencing) with a graduate Program Coach who also attends the weekends. Participants work with their Program Coaches on a weekly basis to further hone their coaching skills and produce results in their goal areas. In addition, Program Coaches provide “co-coaching”.  In co-coaching, the participant records coaching sessions and are provided with verbal and written feedback and training.
  • Each weekend class is held from 10:00am to 6:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.
  • Each weekend has 14 Student Contact Learning Hours with a total of 168 hours provided during the weekends. The weekly one-on-one coaching provides an additional 48 hours of real time contact for a total of 216 Student contact Learning Hours provided throughout the whole program.
  • The material is presented through a variety of means. There is didactic training/teaching, exploration and discussion of topics, practice coaching, experiential exercises, guest speakers and an experiential field trip.
  • There is an emphasis on practice coaching throughout all of the weekends: formally with evaluators providing verbal and written feedback, and informally, as the group works together to learn coaching skills.
  • The participants are assigned buddies each month and given assignments to interact with their buddies for practice, support, and accountability.
  • The participants also create online communication and conference calls to fulfill coursework and client goals between the weekends.
  • They create both individual and group commitments to the monthly coursework which becomes an important training tool in coaching groups and teams as well as developing leadership strengths.

This is a comprehensive training program that is designed to create a cumulative learning process over the course of one year. Participants cannot take weekends individually or start the program midway through.

The program is designed on a gradient so that the beginning of the program addresses basic coaching and leadership skills and concepts, the middle addresses more complex concepts and intensive practice coaching, and the end focuses on refining participants’ coaching proficiency.

By the end of the program participants are trained to coach in a variety of coaching arrangements (individuals, teams, etc).

Each of the 12 weekends is designed to address core competencies, issues in coaching, the development of a coaching business, and the development of the coach and leader.

Over the program’s 12 weekends, the skills of speaking and listening as a coach/leader are developed from the simple, such as being present to receive a person’s communication,  the more complex such as “multi-dimensional speaking and listening” where the coach/leader is speaking and listening on many levels at once (context, content, etc).

Early on, participants are trained in how to support clients/employees in creating effective goals, how to ask provocative coaching questions, and how to track progress. As the program progresses, the participants are expected to generate themselves as coaches and leaders more and more. At the beginning, the leadership of the program directs and guides the conversations as well as models coaching to a much larger degree. Towards the middle of the program, participants are asked to lead various group discussions and to practice coaching their co-participants. Toward the end of the program, participants are asked to respond to others’ questions and to provide coaching to one another to a much greater degree.

Transformation. Really.

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Laura Fink
Laura Fink
Senior Program Leader

Along the way of the program I started getting clients, I was putting myself out there, I was learning so much about leadership I surprised myself and I’ve never looked back.

Sarah Langslow
Sarah Langslow
Accomplishment Coaching Graduate

“I chose to train with Accomplishment Coaching because I wanted really excellent coach training and I wanted a level of support to grow a coaching business. When I left, I left with so much more.”

Martha
Martha
Accomplishment Coaching Graduate

The transformation that happened there (in the workshop) is what allowed me to be a business owner that loves what she does, connects with people, that can show up authentically everywhere I go.

Jeff Miller
Jeff Miller
Accomplishment Coaching Graduate

Accomplishment Coaching has really given me access to who I want to show up as in the world, both in my family and as a coach and really connecting with others.

Sebastian Little
Sebastian Little
Accomplishment Coaching Graduate

I think that anyone that is interested in coaching, whether it is exploring what coaching is like but also interested in being a coach could really benefit from this workshop.

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