Professional Coach Skills - for Nurses

For Nurses wanting to develop their personal, organisational and relationship building expertise by adding coach skills to their professional portfolio

The Coaching Skills Course draws on Coaching Power Tools that are unique to International Coach Academy.  They can be used in any situation and are based on the idea of re-framing a negative perspective and shifting it to a positive one. So take “Responsibility vs Blame” for example… In many workplaces, hospitals, even families, people have the tendency to blame others when things don’t go well. “It’s not my fault that project failed” or “I can’t learn maths because I’ve missed so much school”  The Power Tools give coaches and professionals a way to help clients shift their thinking and create a more positive experience.

Program Summary

Program Hours:  24 student contact hours
Accreditation: ACSTH (Coach Specific Training), 24 CCEU's (Continuing Coach Education Units)
Program Duration: 12 weeks
Certificate: ICA Coach Skills Course
ICA Pathway: This course pathways into the Essential, Certified or Advanced Programs

Curriculum

1. Coaching Theory

The modules are focused on giving you a wide range of skills and knowledge related to coaching.

MODULES:

Reframing Perspectives - 2 classes
Perspective is a point of view. Your perspective determines your experience in life, not your circumstances. The beautiful thing about this secret is that you can choose to change your perspective at any time.

Commitment vs Trying - 2 classes
Many times a client’s inability to reach a certain goal is due to the fact that it is the wrong goal! Help your clients work out what they are really committed to and help them to stop “trying”

Responsibility vs Blame - 2 classes
How many people do you know playing the “blame game” This tool helps clients take full responsibility for their lives and make real change

Trust vs Doubt - 2 classes
One of your key jobs as a coach is to keep your clients in action. But it is not always that easy. This tool is all about eliminating delay.

Action vs Delay - 2 classes
One of your key jobs as a coach is to keep your clients in action. But it is not always that easy. This tool is all about eliminating delay.

Respect vs Invalidation - 2 classes
It is surprising how much difference a little respect can have. Try this Power Tool out yourself in your own life to see the amazing effects it can have.

Lightness vs Significance - 2 classes
Sometimes there is just way too much significance going on for our clients. This Power Tool really breaks through that and allows a different perspective to prevail.

Truth vs Fraud - 2 classes
Helping your clients uncover the truth and look at what is really going on is a challenging and transformational exercise. This tool helps you do just that.

Responding vs Reacting - 2 classes
Reaction is knee jerk and unconscious whereas responding is measured and calm. You can teach your clients a new way of being and change their relationships for ever.

Reframing Perspectives - 2 classes
Perspective is a point of view. Your perspective determines your experience in life, not your circumstances. The beautiful thing about this secret is that you can choose to change your perspective at any time.

2. Coach Skill Labs

4 Sessions Delivered via Teleclass (6 hours)

Practice with Peers
As part of this course you will attend 8 coaching practicums where you will have the opportunity to coach and be coached by peers, and listen to others as they do the same.  These practical sessions are as important as the theory to get a good handle on how to use the power tools in a real coaching session.

3. Assessment

Students have three months to complete their learning and submit assessment. To receive course certification, including ICF Accredited Coach Specific Hours (ACSTH) students must:

Prepare a Case Study
Explain how you would apply an ICA Power Tool concept to a workplace or personal situation.

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Create Your Own Power Tool
Your Power Tool can take any form you choose, although we recommend using the this vs that format as demonstrated in the Power Tools Course.

Class Schedule

Select from the 8 time options so the class fits your schedule and time zone.

All times are published in the one time zone (New York ET) and can be easily converted using a time convertor

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