Artistry of Coaching

The art of facilitating breakthrough and transformation, the soul of

Executive, Development and Life coaching.

Content

Artistry of Coaching is an ICF accredited, comprehensive coach training program that begins by laying a strong foundation of principles and science that guides coaching before exploring advanced coaching models, tools and processes.

Program objectives:

  • Develop confidence and competence to coach in performance, development, executive or life coaching contexts.

  • Demonstrate coaching competence at the ICF benchmark Professional Certified Coach (PCC) levels.

  • Deepen self-awareness and self-leadership

Modular design:

This program provides 125 hours of training & 10 hours of mentoring required to apply for the ICF PCC credential. The complete Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) is offered in two parts: Artistry of Coaching-Associate Coach Training' and 'Artistry of Coaching-Professional Coach Training'. Each part has two learning modules as shown:

Units Covered In ‘Artistry of Coaching-Associate Coach Training’ (Module-1 & Module-2)

Unit 1.   Foundation

Unit 2.   Setting the Stage

Unit 3.   Goal Setting

Unit 4.   The Coaching Model

Unit 5.   Listening and Responding

Unit 6.   Powerful Questioning

Unit 7.   Facilitating Insights and Solutions (Part-1)

Unit 8:   ICF Core Competencies (ACC Level of Proficiency)

Units Covered In ‘Artistry of Coaching-Professional Coach Training’ (Module-3 & Module-4)

 

Unit 9.   Direct Communication

Unit 10. Creating Awareness

Unit 11. Facilitating Insights and Solutions (Part-2)

Unit 12. Coaching the Life Spiral

Unit 13. Designing Actions

Unit 14. Reviewing Actions & Feedback

Unit 15. Managing Progress & Accountability

Unit 16. ICF Core Competencies (PCC Level of Proficiency)

Brief description of the Unit contents

Artistry of Coaching-Associate Coach Training (Module-1 & Module-2)

Unit 1: FOUNDATION

This course lays a strong foundation of understanding the principles, definition, distinctions, history and science of coaching. It also explores the qualities of a coach, the 'LifeSpiral' a holistic concept of human development and the dynamics of change.

Key elements

  • Introduction

  • Fundamental

  • Definition

  • Distinction

  • History

  • Qualities of a coach

  • LifeSpiral

  • Types of coaching

  • Science of coaching

  • Change

Unit 2: SETTING THE STAGE

In this unit, you will learn how to set the stage for an effective coaching relationship. This will cover the ethical guidelines of professional coaching, building rapport and co-creating the coaching agreements with the client and the way of being ‘present’ as a coach to facilitate the client's learning.

Key elements

  • Establishing the Coaching Agreement

  • Partnering with the client

  • Coaching Presence

  • Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards 

 

Unit 3: GOAL SETTING

In this unit, you will learn powerful goal setting methodologies. The distinction between different types of goals, the admissibility criteria for goals, how to elicit the evidence for goal achievement and how to create an effective coaching plan is covered here.

Key elements  

  • Types of goals

  • Admissibility

  • Evidence for goal achievement

  • Coaching Plan

Unit 4: THE COACHING MODEL

In this unit, you will learn the structure for holding a coaching conversation that is both effective and efficient. How to establish a client defined agenda, facilitate the client's awareness, creativity and resourcefulness to explore possibilities and solutions, design effective actions to reach the goal and to integrate the client's learning from the session are covered here.

Key elements

  • The Coaching Model

  • Clarifying Objective

  • Exploring possibilities

  • Setting Actions

  • Integrating the Learning

 

Unit 5: LISTENING AND RESPONDING

In this unit, you will learn effective ways of listening as a coach. The different types of listening, how to expand your listening and the different types of responses that maximizes the client's learning and awareness are explored here.

Key elements

  • Listening and Insights

  • Types of Listening

  • Type of Responses

 

Unit 6: POWERFUL QUESTIONING

In this unit, you will learn how to birth and ask questions that spark awareness, learning, insights or solutions within the client. The power of questions to create awareness, the characteristics that makes it powerful, the types of questions, the solution focused intention behind questions and the elements that create traction are explored here. The concept of 'thinking space' provides useful framework to analyse and ask powerful questions.

Key elements

  • Powerful questions

  • Direction

  • Traction

  • Thinking space

  • Areas for questioning

Unit 7: FACILITATING INSIGHTS AND SOLUTIONS (Part-1)

In this unit, you will learn how to facilitate insights and solutions. The importance of surfacing solutions and learning from the client's conscious and the subconscious intelligence and a range of tools, thinking frameworks and processes are explored and applied in this unit.

  • Thinking space

  • Visual Tools

  • Imaginary Shifts

  • Visualization for solutions

Unit 8: ICF CORE COMPETENCIES (ACC level of proficiency)

In this unit, you will explores the ICF core competencies descriptions in letter and spirit. This unit is integrated across the 10 hours of mentoring that is integrated with the course. You will learn how to demonstrate the professional competencies of coaching and self assess your growing capabilities and journal your development as a coach.

  1. Meeting Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards

  2. Establishing the Coaching Agreement

  3. Establishing Trust and Intimacy with the Client

  4. Coaching Presence

  5. Active Listening

  6. Powerful Questioning

  7. Direct Communication

  8. Creating Awareness

  9. Designing Actions

  10. Planning and Goal Setting

  11. Managing Progress and Accountability

 

Artistry of Coaching-Professional Coach Training (Module-3 & Module-4)

 

Unit 9: DIRECT COMMUNICATION

In this unit, you will learn how to communicate with the client in a direct and sensitive way while offering useful information to enhance the client's awareness. How to provide feedback, enable the client to re-frame perspectives in challenging situations and to challenge the client's thinking in appropriate ways are explored here.

Key elements

  • Direct communication

  • Feedback

  • Re-framing

  • Creating certainty

  • Respecting client’s words

  • Using metaphors

 

Unit 10: CREATING AWARENESS

In this unit, you will learn how to facilitate the client's awareness. How to work with the client to invoke deeper understanding, identify concerns, provoke perspectives, surface assumptions, generalizations and beliefs that come in the way of the client's progress and share useful perspectives are covered here.

Key elements

  • Going beyond the description

  • Invoking understanding

  • Identifying concerns

  • Model of the world

  • Facts and Interpretations

  • Ability to Act

  • Provoking Perspectives

  • Factors affecting behaviours

  • Sharing Insights

  • Strengths and growth areas

  • ‘Say-Do’ gap

 

Unit 11: FACILITATING INSIGHTS AND SOLUTIONS (Part-2)

In this unit, you will learn how to facilitate insights and solutions. The importance of surfacing solutions and learning from the client's conscious and the subconscious intelligence and a range of tools, thinking frameworks and processes are explored and applied in this unit.

  • Thinking Frameworks

  • Visualization for clarity

  • Visualization for inspiration

  • Values elicitation tools

  • Coaching Processes

  • Cause Identification tools

 

Unit 12: COACHING THE LIFE SPIRAL

In this unit, you will learn how to use the concept of the ‘Life Spiral’ as a holistic approach to the client's development. The dynamic inter-relationships between the client’s identity, beliefs, values, vision, goals, capabilities, actions, behaviors and outcomes are explored here. The LifeSpiral acts as a framework for the coach to analyse, understand, identify and facilitate the client towards congruent, sustainable change and growth.

Key elements

  • The Life Spiral Model

  • Being

  • Beliefs

  • Values

  • Vision

  • Goals

  • Capabilities

  • Actions

  • Behaviors

  • Results

  • The outward spiral

 

Unit 13: DESIGNING ACTIONS

In this unit, you will learn how to facilitate the client to design powerful actions. The two dimensions of actions: progress towards the goal & the inner development of the client is explored here. The different purpose of designing actions include: actions for learning, exploring concerns and opportunities and experimentation and self-discovery.

Key elements

  • Actions for learning

  • Exploring concerns and opportunities

  • Exploring, evaluating and deciding

  • Experimentation and self-discovery

  • Celebrates successes

  • Challenging

  • Advocating points of view

  • "Do It Now"

  • Providing the stretch

 

Unit 14: REVIEWING ACTIONS AND FEEDBACK

In this unit, you will learn how to review the actions and facilitate feedback. How to review actions and integrate the learning, overcome challenges in taking actions, provide feedback and facilitate the client to solicit and debrief feedback is covered here.

Key elements

  • Reviewing Actions

  • Challenges in taking Actions

  • Coaching - Feedback cycle

  • Utilizing Feedback

 

Unit 15: MANAGING PROGRESS AND ACCOUNTABILITY

In this unit, you will learn how to manage the progress of the client through the coaching journey and holding them accountable for actions and results. How to follow-through with actions, acknowledge the client, prepare and review information, hold attention of the client between sessions, focus on the coaching plan and promote self-discipline are explored here.

Key elements

  • Eliciting effective actions

  • Follow-through

  • Acknowledging

  • Preparing and reviewing information

  • Holding attention between sessions

  • Focusing on the coaching plan

  • Connecting the content and the context

  • Promoting self-discipline

  • Developing capabilities

  • Promoting feedback

 

Unit 16: ICF CORE COMPETENCIES (PCC Level of proficiency)

In this unit, you will explores the ICF core competencies descriptions in letter and spirit. This unit is integrated across the 10 hours of mentoring that is integrated with the course. You will learn how to demonstrate the professional competencies of coaching and self assess your growing capabilities and journal your development as a coach.

  1. Meeting Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards

  2. Establishing the Coaching Agreement

  3. Establishing Trust and Intimacy with the Client

  4. Coaching Presence

  5. Active Listening

  6. Powerful Questioning

  7. Direct Communication

  8. Creating Awareness

  9. Designing Actions

  10. Planning and Goal Setting

  11. Managing Progress and Accountability

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