Coaching Courses

Training courses are taught live online in a two-day intensive format, or in a six-week format with each class lasting two hours. Each course provides 20 hours of coach-specific training. Group Mentor Coaching meets live online or via conference call every week throughout the class dates. Other courses meet live online with dates and times scheduled with your instructor.

**Note that Intro to Coaching is a prerequisite for all other courses.

Required Courses for CTC

Introduction to Coaching

This course provides a basic foundation for understanding and practicing coaching. Topics include: core coaching skills, coaching conversation model, the biblical basis for coaching, and how students can use coaching in their ministries or workplace.  **This course is a prerequisite for all other courses.**

Group Mentor Coaching

This course meets via phone each week during the length of the term and is designed to help coaches grow in their skill and demonstration of the ICF compentencies. Prerequisites include Introduction to Coaching, 2 other coaching electives, and at least 20 hours of documented coaching experience.   

CTC Competencies Assessment Final

This course is the final course in the CTC and is designed to help students feel confident and pass their final recorded session for their Certificate in Transformational Coaching (CTC). Prerequisites: All other CTC courses and requirements must be complete before taking this course. Note: This may be taken concurrent with Group Mentor Coaching if all other prerequisites are met.

Coaching Electives

(3 electives are required for the Certificate in Transformational Coaching)

Establishing a Dynamic Coaching Relationship with the Client

This course focuses on building a dynamic relationship with the client. Attention is paid to initial client contact, the coaching contract, and intake process. Special attention is given to developing and maintaining a mindset that is open, curious, flexible, and client-centered.

Coaching Change, Transition, and Transformation

This course provides students the knowledge and skills necessary for coaching people and groups through change. Attention is given to understanding different types of change, how to support people going through transitions, and how to use coaching to initiate positive change.

The Language of Coaching

This course helps the coaching student make proper use of powerful language elements such as metaphors, stories, formulas, yellow-flag words, and distinctions. Knowing and using these language elements improves the coaches powerful questioning, active listening, and direct communication.

Life and Personal Coaching

This course provides students with practical tools that can be used when coaching clients in a wide range of personal, life and family issues. Special attention is given to helping the student develop the six basic components of personal coaching: goals, tolerations, needs, values, boundaries, and standards.

Coaching for Spiritual Transformation

This course provides students the knowledge and skills necessary to apply coaching to faith conversations. Attention is given to how a dialogical approach can be effective for evangelism and discipleship, how coaching can be expressed in the ministries of a local church, and the relationship between coaching competencies and Christian practices.

The Neuroscience of Coaching

This course will address the latest developments in neuroscience as they relate to approaches to growth and change that can generate powerful results in the person being coached. Skill development focuses on incorporating the knowledge of a neuroscience informed approach into increased effectiveness in core coaching competencies. Attention is given to areas of Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness, Effective Goal Accomplishment, Stress Effects, Whole-Person Health and Habits, emphasizing client health and success.

Coaching Through Conflict

This course provides student with the knowledge and skills to help individuals and teams navigate conflict. Attention is given to how people handle conflict, while presenting several conflict resolution models and coaching tools to equip the student to work effectively.

Coach Approach to Leading and Managing

This course provides students the knowledge and skill necessary for taking a coach approach to working with teams, managing direct reports/volunteers, and leading within a church or other organization.

Assessments, Inventories, and Tools in Coaching

This course provides an overview of various assessments, inventories, and tools for creating awareness with coaching clients. Among the instruments addressed will be: the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Leadership Practices Inventory 360 (LPI 360), Strengths Finder 2.0, and DiSC. Attention is given to discerning which instruments can be useful in client situations, what steps are necessary for utilizing various instruments, and how to promote effective client engagement with instruments.

Special Topics in Coaching

This course is offered occasionally with the purpose of exploring varoius specialized topics in coaching. See the training schedule for course details.

Advanced CTC Students Only: 

Advanced CTC Growing Your Coaching Business

This course introduces students to the basics of establishing a coaching practice, ethical issues in coaching, and how to expand their coaching clientele.  Focus is given to knowing yourself as a coach, what you offer, who you serve, and your strategy for growing your business.  Having a CTC is a prerequisite for this course.

Advanced CTC Coaching Supervision

This course is designed to give supervision and feedback for the coach in training and their experience with current clients. Attention is paid to all areas of the coaching relationship and process with a focus on building confidence to become a thriving coach. Having a CTC is a prerequisite for this course.

Advanced CTC Research Project

This course is designed for student to research and explore the businesses of working professional coaches and gain valuable insight from those professionals. This course helps students learn to articulate the critical components and characteristics of a successful coach and coaching business and how to apply this insight to their own business model. Having a CTC is a prerequisite for this course.


Required Reading List for Courses

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