It is with great pride that I introduce the first ever Graduation Yearbook from International Coach Academy. Our students are such an incredible group of people from diverse professions, backgrounds and cultures that it is an absolute pleasure to showcase their extraordinary work with the world.
Every coach in this Yearbook has graduated from either the Certified Professional Coach Program or the Associate Professional Coach Program, both ICF accredited programs. In addition to now being qualified coaches, each graduate has created a personal Coaching Portfolio of work in the course of their studies.
The Coaching Portfolios are a unique feature of our school and include the following:
1. Coaching Power Tool™
The Coaching Power Tools ™ are famous the world over. Created over 10 years ago, they are designed to support clients in the discovery of perspective, and the role it plays in achieving results. Students not only study our Power Tools, they are required to find ways of utilizing the concept of “reframing perspectives” to create their own unique Coaching Power Tool™
2. Coaching Model
No two coaches are the same and no two clients are the same. For this reason the International Coach Academy curriculum does not teach any one specific coaching model. Rather we present a wide range of models from a range of industries and contexts. Students are required to not only analyze these models, but to also reflect and analyze their own identify as a coach and then research, discover and create their own unique coaching model.
3. Research Paper
One of the reasons that coaching is such an interesting field is that it draws from a wide range of theories, philosophies and disciplines to create a unique professional practice. Students at International Coach Academy are required to come up with a question, or hypothesis and research its application to coaching. Often these questions involve a theory or body of work that either intersects with coaching or influences it in some way I’m sure you will enjoy reading this yearbook as much as I have. It is still amazing to me that coaching can have such a wide impact and connect with so many areas of life, work and relationships.
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