Coaching Skills Certificate

Coaching Skills Certificate

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Edinburgh

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Sue Burston

Contact Sue Burston

sue.burston@aoec.com
Telephone: 01959 569516

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Introduction

Experience what it’s like to be a coach and begin to understand the power and success of coaching.

If learning to be an exceptional executive coach is a journey, then this exciting 2-day course is your threshold!

Course Summary

Training you can trust.
Our experience and commitment to you.
This 2 day programme will introduce you to the principles and practice of coaching. Not only will you learn how to use an effective four stage model that will allow you to begin coaching right away, you will also discover what kind of coaching is right for you.

Course Objectives

What's special about this course? As the market has matured and coaching has become embedded in everyday language and business life, we noticed the gap has widened between people who have been exposed to coaching (e.g. been coached, worked in a coaching manner or done an NLP course) and those with no prior experience of coaching.

With this programme we want to provide you with the appropriate door into executive coaching…and to do all possible to ensure you are learning alongside similarly experienced coaches.

Discover and learn

Is coaching for me?
The Coaching Skills Certificate will allow you to experience coaching first-hand to help you decide whether you wish to train further in coaching and proceed onto our Practitioner Diploma.

How can I introduce coaching into my organisation?
Understand the unique transformational ability of coaching from the inside out so you can confidently introduce coaching into your organisation.

What kind of coaching is right for me?
Reflect on and discover your personal coaching style and type of coaching you most enjoy. (e.g. life coaching, career coaching, business coaching, performance coaching, transformational coaching)

The coaching context: why – when – who?
Coaching is the most effective approach for a variety of frequent business issues, for example: alignment of goals between individuals, teams and organisation; career transition; overcoming poor or ineffective relationships with colleagues; effective action planning.

Do I have what it takes to be a great coach?
If this is a whole new area for you then you’ll be able to explore further whether this is a good career choice for you and to talk to a highly qualified coach as part of the process.

What will you learn?

You will have access to expert tutor input from an experienced Executive Coach.

You will also receive peer feedback as you test your “coaching wings” in small practice triads: coach – coachee – observer.

Coaching skills are not just for the workplace - they have positive effects on all aspects of your life. Enjoy improved communication with friends, family, colleagues as well as helping clients.

This programme is the gateway to our suite of highly accredited coach development programmes - your first step in becoming a professional coach.

So if you are completely new to coaching then this programme is for you.

  • bring clarity to the distinctions between: coaching – mentoring – counselling – training and learn when to use coaching as a powerful intervention
  • start at the very beginning: listening, open questioning and goal setting
  • discover alternatives to giving advice
  • learn how to use an effective four stage model that will enable you to begin coaching right away!
  • go behind coaching’s core competencies to understand why coaching is so powerful and effective: the type of questions that will yield the best response, ways of listening that get clients to say more, how to have a conversation that leads to greater resourcefulness, accountability and outcome
  • coaching skills are not just for the workplace.
  • enjoy improved communication with friends, family, colleagues as well as helping client

Programme Structure

Our aim is to provide you with a robust initial learning journey that enhances your skills, deepens your understanding and inspires you.

Who is it for?

It is perfectly suited for both those who are looking to take their interpersonal skills to the next level as well as those considering integrating coaching into their work or embarking on a career as an executive coach.

This programme is also available for delivery as an in-house coach training programme. Please contact Sue Burston at sue.burston@aoec.com for further details.

Entry Requirements

We encourage you to attend our Introduction Open Event. There is no charge for this event.

Accreditation

The Coaching Skills Certificate gives 12 hours of the 60 needed to apply for ICF accreditation at ACC level. When combined with the Practitioner Diploma this provides 72 Accredited Coach Specific Training Hours.

Course Faculty

Kay Young

Kay Young

Based in Scotland, Kay is an executive coach and leadership consultant with public and private sector clients. She has 15 years international senior management experience, including: working at NHS Board Director level; developing high profile executive coaching and leadership development programmes; tutoring for 15 years on a range of MBA programmes. Kay is a highly experienced, professional, and accredited coach; she has gained the Diploma in Advanced Executive Coaching and the Master Coach Practitioner Diploma with the AoEC. She is passionate about learning and human growth; and in working with leaders, to enhance personal, leadership, team and organisational effectiveness. Kay is currently training in gestalt psychotherapy, with Edinburgh Gestalt Institute.