Find Out If Your Personality Is Suited to Coaching
Having trained coaches for the last 15 years we know for sure that anyone can become a coach. However, we have also seen first hand that certain personality types and backgrounds lend themselves more to the coach approach and it's those people who stand out from the crowd as extraordinary coaches.
I was amazed by how much virtual learning could be a fantastic way of meeting people and building a community of practice. I believe the unique blend of teleclasses, forum, and coach-to-coach approach was a very intense and fruitful learning journey. I am glad i was part of the ICA family and will definitely stay around.Claudia Purpura
Thanks to all!
Career Coach, FRANCE
What are the benefits of online teleclass coach training vs face to face training?
The Value of Learning in an Online Environment
In many ways our teleclasses are run like University tutorials. There is a pre-determined topic and an experienced coach trainer facilitates the call. Students are invited to participate in discussion and raise questions or challenges for consideration.
Focus on Language & Tone
Telephone coaching is extremely powerful, possibly even more so than face to face. This is because the coach does not have to maintain eye contact and nod “politely” Rather then can focus in on language and tone. And for the client it is less confronting so they are often more likely to go deeper.
There has been a lot written about the benefits of ‘Just in Time’ learning, including the ability to study at your own personal speed and intensity, the ability to join conversations in the forum before or after classes and the flexibility of being able to juggle study around work or family commitments.
Learn to Coach on the Phone
Over 80% of our graduates coach on the phone, so it makes sense to get as much practice as you can in this medium. Our training includes coaching role plays in which one student acts as the coach, and another as the client. The role play then occurs with the rest of the students acting as observers and then sharing feedback. Role playing in teleclasses means you are completely prepared to coach for real on the phone, often way before you graduate.