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What Happens in a Coaching Speciality Lab?

ICA's Coaching Labs are practice based classes that allow students to refine their coaching skills whilst exploring coaching within a niche specific context. We have 4 broad Specialist Streams and 1 Portfolio Stream in which students explore topics, practice coaching and develop their coaching portfolio.

Each Lab class has an assigned topic which provides a framework for the learning and discussion. Each topic ties back into one or more of the ICF competencies and is designed to provide authentic and relevant discussion and exploration of the coaching concept and related competencies.

A short 10 minute coaching session is also included in each Lab. This provides students with the opportunity to explore and experiment with their coaching  within a specific context. The coaching sessions are deliberately “role play’ style with the trainer asking for volunteers to be both the client and the coach.

Monthly Topics and Schedule

International Coach Academy hosts a global coaching community.  For ease of scheduling we have selected New York Eastern time to display events.  You can convert this to your location using a time conversion tool such as www.timeandate.com

December 2016 Topic

How to be Confident, When You Are Not yet Competent

For new coaches, one of the biggest blocks to confidence is doubt in oneself. We might worry that we do not have enough experience or education. We might feel like a fraud. I mean, what if, at some point in the session, we don’t have an answer, or don’t know what to say?

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January 2017 Topic

Tips for the Mindful Coach

When clients come to a coaching session, they often start with lots of details about what happened, with who, what she said etc. Coaching helps clients dig deep to discover an awareness around what is underneath the story, the emotion that is holding the challenge in place or the reason the client brought this to the coaching session.

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Stay Away From The Story

When clients come to a coaching session, they often start with lots of details about what happened, with who, what she said etc. Coaching helps clients dig deep to discover an awareness around what is underneath the story, the emotion that is holding the challenge in place or the reason the client brought this to the coaching session.

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Gratitude Is A State Of Being

Developing an “attitude of gratitude” is one of the simplest ways to improve your satisfaction with life. In fact, gratitude may be one of the most overlooked tools that we all have access to every day. Gratitude reduces a multitude of toxic emotions, ranging from envy and resentment to frustration and regret. and may also play a major role in overcoming challenging life events. Recognizing all you have to be thankful for – even during the toughest times of your life – fosters resilience.

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Creating Stucture

Structure is not the kind of structure that makes you feel confined or limited. It’s the kind of structure, like the walls in your house, that allow you to stay free of the elements. It’s your TO DO list which help you make your commitment a reality. Structures really help us in those areas where we find it difficult to stay on track.

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Fallacy vs Fairness

If you believe that the world is fair or unfair, then this is going to be like a frame or set of glasses that you are looking through and every experience you see will be interpreted by this framework.  But, it is possible to change those glasses and change the way you view the world.  This is where the coaching skill of being able to reframe a perspective is so valuable.

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