International Coach Academy recently sponsored a series of Coaching Workshops in Trinidad and Tobago where more than 14 local professionals and managers joined our dynamic learning community of coaches.
Led by International Coach Academy (ICA) training director Merci Miglino, MCC and ICA grad and CEO of YourLifePurpose Limited Anthony Hadeed, PCC, participants engaged in experiencing first-hand the rich training content of ICA’s core coaching curriculum and how coaching can be a powerful tool for managers.
The face-to-face workshops were presented over two separate 2-day sessions, where participants learned the coaching fundamentals including active listening, effective feedback, and powerful questioning. They also enjoyed practicing their new skills by coaching each other for even more sustainable learning.
Participants explored the difference between coaching and other forms of “helping” such as consulting and mentoring and gained a better understanding of the essential skills and attributes required to be a coach. A good part of Day Two training featured ‘real life’ coaching demonstrations with Merci and Anthony giving feedback on the application of the ICF coaching competencies and techniques covered in each demonstration.
Participants earned 7 hours of coach-specific training (ACSTH) which can be applied toward a professional coaching credential from the International Coach Federation and also received:
- Access to ICA’s Learnsite with the eBook for the workshop
- Three (3) months access to ICA’s Private Coaches’ forum
- An offer from ICA of upgrading to the certified Coach training programs
Among the participants were representatives from Republic Bank Limited, Beacon Insurance, National Insurance Board of Trinidad & Tobago, and current and retired school Principals, some of whom are considering offering such skills training to all mangers in their organization.
I appreciated learning “The Coach Approach” and the skills needed to coach. Another day could have been added to facilitate spending even more time on theory and supervised practice! The instructors Merci and Anthony were highly knowledgeable on the various topics covered. I would strongly recommend this workshop to other clients and colleagues! Nicola R.
International Coach Academy is considering partnering with YourLifePurpose Limited again in May 2019 to provide similar 2-day coaching workshops within the organizations who attended the October 2018 workshops, so stay tuned!
Energized and enthused, some of the participants are strongly considering continuing their love and pursuit of coaching by enrolling in one of our three programs, Vocational Coaching Program, Certified Coach Training Program or Advanced Coach Training Program, so we willingly welcome these new students in the near future!