Prepare and Submit Your Coach Development Plan
This is a requirement for all students. It's where you map out who you plan to coach, and who you think your clients will be. This self assessment is an opportunity for self reflection but will also be your road map to get you from where you are now to where you want to be. You will revisit this several times throughout your studies, and it might change along the way as you uncover the unlimited possibilities.
Participate in Forum Conversations
Our private coaches forum has over 4000 coaches with a range of coaching specialties, and a discussion folder specifically for niche exploration. This is a great place to see what others are doing, explore opportunities and get a deeper understanding of your coaching uniqueness. You will drop in here regularly during your training.
Develop your own unique Coaching Portfolio
This course area includes a niche specific video tutorial, module and live classes. The live classes are called labs and they are where you brainstorm and develop your unique coaching identity. So, drilling down into who you want to be as a coach, and who you will coach. Each lab is faciliated by a coach trainer, who themselves has a niche and a successful coaching practice and can share first hand experiences and expertise. Upon completion of your labs, you will have developed your own unique Coaching Model, Coaching Power tool, and Research Paper (or case study)
Coach and Receive Feedback during Mentor Coaching
During mentor coaching you have the opportunity to coach with mentor feedback. You can do this in your chosen niche, or in an area you are unfamiliar with. The focus is on learning and development.
Participate in Peer Coaching
It's a requirement that all students participate in peer coaching. You will source your clients from ICA's active community and again, this can be in your chosen niche, or you can explore new niches. Similarly, as the client, you will get to experience a wide range of niches.
This is a specialised addition to the core curriculum where students join Business Labs to dig deep into their niche, and look at setting up a professional coaching practice. This includes creating a niche specific client starter pack, and creating your own business model.