|Group D. About the Training Programs|
Group D. About the Training Programs
people have received their training from Coach U?
10,000 students have entered our training programs, in order to enhance their
coaching skill set. Our Coach Training Programs, which are accredited by the
International Coach Federation (ICF), provide individuals with broad coaching
skills and numerous coaching models that they may apply in different
Referrals from current participants is the
primary source of the training's popularity.
Can you give me an idea
of who is in the TeleClasses?
We have business
executives, psychiatrists, Fortune 500 consultants, small business owners, and
CEOs. We have therapists, teachers, attorneys, CPAs, homemakers, the retired,
performers, writers, trainers and financial planners. We have ministers, sales
professionals, students and health care providers. The common thread is a desire
to serve others in the best possible way.
How does Coachinc.com
CoachInc.com has developed an innovative system for
training coaches to be highly effective. Here is how and why it works so
1. Having the right colleagues.
You learn how to coach well by surrounding yourself with coaches who
have similar personal and educational backgrounds. There are not only different
coaching styles among coaches, varying degrees of experience and expertise. In
other words, not all coaches are fully trained or take the time to master their
craft, so it’s important join a community of coaches who ARE personally
committed and intellectually able to master this craft. One of the things you’ll
find at CoachInc.com is a student body eager and able to learn.
2. Using CoachInc.com coaching
You learn how to coach well by starting with the
Three-Step Universal Coaching Model™ (Who/What/How), the S-Five Model and the
Five-Step Coaching Conversation. As complex as coachees can be, the coaching
process is fairly simple. CoachInc.com invented the Universal Coaching Model,
which is the easiest to learn and most powerful coaching model available today.
In our view, the coaching process is about: a) helping coachees
discover and understand who they are (who); b) helping coachees identify and
clarify what they most want (what); and c) helping coachees create and develop
strategies to achieve their goals (how). Unless the what and how are integrated
with the individual (who), what and how will take longer to accomplish,
and certainly will not bring the high levels of happiness and fulfillment that
What’s powerful about the Universal Coaching Model is
that it’s not linear. Depending on the coachee, you can start at any point
during the coaching process.
3. Understanding people.
You learn how to coach well by understanding what motivates us, how we
operate and what it takes to be successful in life. Specifically, a coach knows
about personal needs, the seven stages of development, developmental
accelerators, the reduction of resistance, the role of environments, core
values, sources of motivation, cultural differences, belief systems,
assumptions/expectations and genetic drivers. You will also learn a lot about
yourself as you learn about people, which will make you a more effective
4. Coaching others right away.
You learn how to coach well by coaching others within the first six to
eight months of entering our training programs. Because most of our students
already have some experience in working with others, we suggest that you work
with coachees just as soon as you master the core coaching essentials,
competencies and tools. With time – and training and experience – you’ll become
masterful. We believe that you’ll never become masterful without practice, so
you’d better dive right in! You’ll get more out of your coach training if you
are working with between 5 and 25 coachees.
5. Being coached yourself.
You learn how to coach well by being coached. Most coaches work with a
CoachInc.com Professional Mentor Coach™ (PMC) as well as one or more buddy
coaches. A Professional Mentor Coach is a coach who has a track record of
mentoring new coaches. A buddy coach is a friend or colleague that you coach and
who coaches you, for free. By having your own Professional Mentor Coach, you’ll
quickly discover what you like and don’t like in the coach’s style and that
accelerates your own training process.
6. Learning by listening to masters.
You learn how to coach well by listening to the best coaches via
TeleClass, RealAudio or audiotape. Listen to as many coaches as you possibly
can, because the best way to learn advanced coaching techniques is to listen and
observe.CoachInc.com has developed over 500 hours of audiotapes of masterful
coaches. The real-time coaching tapes are organized by coachee type and
situation, so you learn both different styles of coaching as well as learn how
to coach specific types of coachees.
7. Tapping into the collective wisdom at
You learn how to coach well by referring to the
written curriculum in our textbooks when you need help with a specific coachee
or situation. Students are also encouraged to bring challenging coachee
situations to the TeleClasses for discussions with others. Also CoachInc.com's
Special Interest Groups are a place to tap into the combined wisdom of coaches
with similar interests.
8. Participating in
You learn how to coach well by participating in
TeleClasses on virtually every aspect of coaching and every type of coachee.
TeleClasses are led by Faculty members who are accredited, professional coaches
trained through CoachInc.com. A TeleClass is a conference call, so all you need
is a regular telephone. You can call into your classes from anywhere in the
world. Each TeleClass is conducted by a faculty member who discusses the key
learning points of the class, and allows ample time to present case
9. Using coaching programs with
You learn how to coach well by learning programs
that you can use immediately with coachees. There are times when you coach
intuitively based on what your coachee needs during that coaching session, but
there are times when the person being coached wants more structure and focus.
For example, a coachee starting a new business usually wants help creating and
implementing a plan, and also wants to make sure he or she isn’t forgetting
anything. The solution? The New Business Start Up Program. Or, for coachees who
want to reduce stress, manage their time, enforce boundaries, and raise
standards, use The Personal Foundation Program. CoachInc.com has developed many
programs that you can use and share with individual coachees, with no royalty
You learn how to coach well by
developing and evolving yourself along the way. Being a great coach is one part
skill development and one part personal development. In other words, the more
you develop yourself as you develop your skills and abilities, the more
attractive you will be to the best coachees. Most coaches who enter training
programs at CoachInc.com have already been developing themselves personally for
some time, but at CoachInc.com, you will accelerate your progress and also leap
into the process of Personal Evolution, which is the next stage of personal
How many TeleClasses are
There are 77 hours of training in the Core
Essentials Program, divided among 16 different courses. There are approximately
200 hours available in the Advanced Programs. Courses begin the first week of
each month and are offered Monday - Thursday from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM each of
those days with a few courses held on Saturdays.
What if I
live outside of the USA?
For details about training in
other countries, contact our admissions department at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will I need
to purchase any materials for the TeleClasses?
Yes, you will need to
purchase the three book set from Wiley Publishing entitled the Coach U
Essentials, Foundations and Resource Set for the Core Essentials
Program. All material for the Advanced program courses will be made available to
you online and downloadable. Your Admissions Officer will go over these details
How do I actually learn
via TeleClass? How much homework can I expect?
TeleClasses, you learn by listening, experiencing, discussing and even
role-playing, guided by an experienced faculty member. There is ample time for
you to ask your leader or fellow students for help with handling a coachee
situation or what to do more effectively. You can expect about 20 minutes of
homework for every hour of TeleClass, although this will vary by faculty member
and by class.
What happens during a
Most of the formal training you
receive in our programs is done via conference call. Students call into a
teleconferencing bridge for an hour or more, and work their way through one of
the courses in the program over several weeks. TeleClasses meet anywhere from 4
to 12 consecutive weeks on the same day and time each week, and are conveniently
scheduled throughout the day. A faculty member conducts each session.. The
faculty member covers the key learning points of the course and works with
students to understand, integrate and learn the coaching concepts, skills or
strategies of that course. Classes are interactive, much like a graduate-school
discussion, and students may also engage in role-plays, peer coaching and case
studies, depending on the course.
Can I use internet phone service such as Skype to call
We encourage students not
to use internet based systems
as they can cause severe interruptions such as echoes or static. When dialing into the
bridges, we recommend that you use a corded land-based line.
How do I know that I've really grasped the
Several ways. You will start using it naturally
in your coaching of clients, and if available you can take the Self-Test at the
end of the TeleClass to make sure you got all of it.
What if I miss a session
of the TeleClass?
Most TeleClass meet 4 times: once a
week for a month. You may miss one of four classes and still get credit for the
class. If you miss one, you can get the notes from a class buddy. If you miss
more than that, you can just re-enroll at another time and take the class over
Who are the Faculty
members at Coachinc.com? What are their
Faculty members are full-time coaches, so
you will be learning from professionals who coach every day. Most faculty
members lead about 10 hours of TeleClasses a month. The faculty members come
from many different backgrounds, but they are all professional, experienced,
personally evolved and excited about sharing what they know works with coachees.
Our faculty members are experts in understanding what motivates, inspires,
influences and develops them. Some of our faculty members are specialists,
meaning that they work mainly with a single type of coachee, such as executives
or those in career transition. The majority of our faculty are Professional
Certified Coaches (PCCs) or Master Certified Coaches (MCC’s) certified
through the International Coach Federation (ICF).
What is the time
15 months from your enrollment date to complete the Core Essentials Program
You have three years from your
enrollment date to complete basic graduation requirements for the Advanced
If you are interested in learning more regarding the
requirements for graduation click here
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