Coach Training Readiness Assessment

Find Out If You Would Make a Good Coach, and If Coaching is For You

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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.

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CHANGE IMAGE TO: Get access to the module 'What is Coaching?' and listen in on a class we recently recorded (with real faculty and students)

Claudia Purpura<br/>Career Coach, FRANCE

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.
Thanks to all! 

Claudia Purpura
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.

 

Reflective Learning

Face to face training often involves travel costs and often runs for days. It is what we call “fire hose” training – delivering a whole lot of content in a short space of time. Teleclasses on the other hand, are short bursts of learning that allow for reflection and practice in between. Much better for learning.
'Just in Time' Learning

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.

Ordinary People. Extraordinary Coaches

Certification, Accreditation and Credentialling

  • Find the Program That's Best For You

There is a long standing idiom in the consulting/business world. You can have any TWO of these THREE things:

1. Time
2. Money
3. Quality

So if you want a high quality product really fast, it will be expensive. Or if you want it fast AND cheap then be prepared for a quality drop. At ICA we can proudly say we have managed all three

Quality
We offer a very high quality program, one that is not only designed by specialist coach educaotrs, but one that is also highly regarded in the Coaching industry.

2. They start with the business plan which is the traditional vision, mission, goals, targets etc. They look at their visions, what they want to achieve (eg. could be new career, better flexibility, make a difference in the world) and then they look at what niche they will coach in, who their target market is etc.

Problem - Traditional business plans are the 'old way' of dong things. You can identify a target market, work out a niche, but more important than that is working out how you will make profit. And for that you need to look at Business Models, not Business Plans.

ACTION: Download the Certification Whitepaper


  • DON'T DO A BUSINESS PLAN - GET A BUSINESS MODEL

    Q. How Will You Use Your Coaching?

Most people start their businesses in one of two ways:

1. The start with the business name or the business cards or perhaps even the logo and the design. These are the things that people are naturally drawn to and it makes sense because when you’re starting business, it’s really exciting and you want to think about a great business name. You want your cards to look great.

Problem - 
Business cards, website and names need to come after you know exactly how you will generate income, not before.

 

2. They start with the business plan which is the traditional vision, mission, goals, targets etc. They look at their visions, what they want to achieve (eg. could be new career, better flexibility, make a difference in the world) and then they look at what niche they will coach in, who their target market is etc.

Problem - Traditional business plans are the 'old way' of dong things. You can identify a target market, work out a niche, but more important than that is working out how you will make profit. And for that you need to look at Business Models, not Business Plans.

 

ACTION: Download the Certification Whitepaper


  • LOOK FOR QUALITY & FLEXIBILITY

    Q. How Will You Fit Study Into Your Schedule?

 

There is a long standing idiom in the consulting/business world. You can have any TWO of these THREE things:

1. Time
2. Money
3. Quality

So if you want a high quality product really fast, it will be expensive. Or if you want it fast AND cheap then be prepared for a quality drop.

At ICA we can proudly say we have managed all 3.

Quality

We offer a very high quality program, one that is not only designed by specialist coach educaotrs, but one that is also highly regarded in the Coaching industry.

2. They start with the business plan which is the traditional vision, mission, goals, targets etc. They look at their visions, what they want to achieve (eg. could be new career, better flexibility, make a difference in the world) and then they look at what niche they will coach in, who their target market is etc.

Problem - Traditional business plans are the 'old way' of dong things. You can identify a target market, work out a niche, but more important than that is working out how you will make profit. And for that you need to look at Business Models, not Business Plans.

 

ACTION: Download the Certification Whitepaper