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Professional Coaching: The Why and How
The Coaching Industry has been on the rise for the past decade. With more and more companies and individuals requiring specialized coaching services, the industry is expected to reach $20 billion USD by 2022, making it one of the fastest-growing sectors in the world.
While the economic opportunity is clear, for which other reasons would anyone want to become a professional Coach?
Coaching is a way to help others while discovering oneself.
Many share a desire to bring a positive shift in society, of having a strong and lasting impact in its structures. There is an arising opportunity to make an impact by supporting individuals, teams and organizations navigate through difficult situations. This is where Coaching comes into play.
Professional Coaching provides individuals with the skills and the ability to guide others in making difficult decisions, understand themselves and unlock their real potential.
To achieve these goals, a Coach is willing to apply not only their greatest strengths but also showcase their own vulnerabilities bringing back a human dimension often forgotten in professional settings.
However, being a Coach is not only about the clients. Coaching is also a process of self-discovery, transformation and continuous growth.
By interacting with many different people, a Coach has several opportunities to access new dimensions and continually learn in an environment that is fast-paced and dynamic. It’s also an occasion to best understand how to support and guide others, thus favouring the development of Leadership skills vital in many organizations.
Many Coaches find in their profession not only a form of economic sustenance but also a way to live a more meaningful existence and to contribute to the betterment of society.
How to become a professional Coach?
While anyone can be a Coach, to become a professional one it is important to follow a couple of steps:
1 – Look up information
What are the main characteristics of the industry? Which kind of qualifications should you have and which kind of coach would you like to become?
There are many different types of coaching, however better not to decide from the beginning on a certain niche or specialization unless you had extensive coaching experience before or you are already involved in a certain field – it might narrow your horizons later. You will have a much better idea of what is most suited for you after you absorb the foundation of coaching – it will then become clearer what might be the best direction for you.
Instead, it is advisable to focus on elements like:
- The total number of training hours provided by a program,
- How experiential it is – since you learn coaching by doing, not only by absorbing theory
- The level of your future potential trainers
- Does it give you access to a community and further support?
- Is the program certified by ICF or a similarly widespread and accepted institution?
As the road to becoming a certified Coach involves many hours of training, it is key to do your research before you choose a program.
2 – Sign up for Coach Training
Learning and effectively applying coaching skills is a fundamental part of becoming a successful Coach. Once you have decided on the above aspects, you can apply for a certification course such as Erickson’s “Art and Science of Coaching”, a Solution-Focused program awarded with ICF Gold Standard perfect for aspiring Professional Coaches.
3 – Join the ICF
Joining the ICF means joining the biggest network of coaches in the world. It will help you in both getting advice and inspiration, as well as to stay up to date with the latest industry trends.
4 – Get certified
Being certified is extremely important for Coaches. It helps in finding new clients, demonstrates reliability and professionalism as well as earning them authority in the field.
Team Coaching Is More Than Individual or Group Coaching
As Humans, we are social beings that need to communicate. Our minds and ideas are the construct of inputs deriving from various interactions. Connecting with others provides us with diversity and enriches our experiences, becoming a catalyst for growth.
How does this manifest in the work environment ?
More and more corporations are realizing the importance of highly connected teams and collaboration, prompting a desire to switch from an IQ and EQ focused environment to a WeQ mentality. However, to do so, they might require the help of specialized coaches.
What is Team Coaching?
According to the Holmes report, poor communication has caused over $37 billion in profit losses, while communication barriers can cost, to the average organization, up to $62.4 million per year in lost productivity.
Team Coaching helps prevent such issues.
In practice, Team Coaching educates participants on how to perceive and understand what others are thinking and doing. It helps establish a more natural and open communication flow, increasing trust levels and enabling them to become more connected and inspired. This, in turns, improves the performance and atmosphere of the Team, thus bringing high value to the organization.
The Coach is supporting the Team through this transformation. Nevertheless, they will need to take a slightly different path from normal coaching.
Coaching vs Team Coaching
There are many aspects of Coaching that can be directly transferred to Team Coaching. However, there are also significant differences:
- Team vs Individual. In Team Coaching, the objective of the Coach is to facilitate learning for the Team as a whole: you will need to consider them as an interconnected organism rather than a selection of individuals. This also translates in having to adapt coaching techniques to work in a group setting, especially from the point of view of the time required.
- Power Balance. One important aspect of Team Coaching is understanding the Team dynamic. Who invited you as a Coach? Are they present? Who are the stakeholders? How can you create a safe and open environment for all participants? You may need to adapt your approach based on these questions.
- Adaptability. No Team Coaching session will ever resemble another. The dynamics of a Team, its peculiar situation and specific needs will often require you to be reactive and find solutions that are not only timely but creative as well.
- Neutrality is key. As a Team Coach, you will find yourself having to cover many different roles during your sessions. You may need to be a facilitator or moderator of discussions, as well as a reconciliator in grave cases. What will be of the utmost importance is for you to remain neutral, so as to create the perfect environment for your audience to express themselves.
How to level up and become a Team Coach?
You can become a certified Team Coach by undertaking an ICF’s credited Coaching class, such as Erickson International’s High Performance Team Coaching.
This course examines and defines the structure and principles of innovation within the team dynamic resulting in clear, consistent, and measurable outcomes. It also explores how to encourage team members to shift out of their competitiveness to truly acknowledge, trust and stand for each other.
It does so with an experiential approach, providing aspiring Team Coaches not only with a variety of tools but also with the chance to experience first hand the different techniques in play, to really understand the why and how of the process.
If you would like to learn more, you can check our High Performance Team Coaching Course starting on June 15th, 2021. The training will take place online and will be led, in English, by Dr. Zerrin Baser, MCC.
Training – Coaching competencies for leaders
Coaching Competencies for Leaders
December 2022 / Online.
Start your process of building leadership competencies and get great results. Training Coaching Competence for Leaders is a program based on solution-oriented coaching tools. Authenticity, agility, adaptability are the preconditions for success and it is the business reality of today.
The specificity of this training is that it deals with real scenarios and events.A solution-oriented coaching approach is used as a basic tool for solving specific situations.
- Advanced solution-oriented communication techniques
- Active listening – 3 levels of listening in communication
- Defining goals with a concrete and clearly defined result
- Clearly defined responsibility of individuals for results
- Reconciling personal value with professional purpose and developing a leadership coaching approach that everyone in the organization want to follow
- Top results as an effect of connecting the individual values of individuals with the vision of the company
This training is for you if you want to:
- Support and realize your vision and achieve strategic goals
- Improve the organizational culture with new principles that encourage results
- Develop top leadership competencies at all organizational levels
- Implement a culture of excellence, responsibility, and results
Who is this program for?
Leaders in the transition process
After training you will be able to:
Why choose Erickson?
The most effective coaching methodology
Coaching program of Erickson Coaching International focused on solutions can be implemented in every segment of life.
41 years tradition
Since 1980. we intensively work on developing the most effective coaching methodology and you have the opportunity to learn about it in Serbia.
Program of Erickson Coaching International exists in 85 countries worldwide.
Superior international coaches
Erickson Coaching International includes over 100 trainers that conduct coaching trainings all over the world.
Access to Erickson Hub will give you the opportunity of constant improvement. You will have access to the most current materials from the coaching world.
This training is accredited by ICF and brings 19.75h CCEU (Continuing Coaching Education Units) of which 13.5h is ICF CC (Core Competences)
Who will be your trainer?
Fabian started his coaching journey with Erickson Coaching International in 2016.
After studying how states and nations behave and then helping companies and organizations function at their best for five years, Fabian is convinced that empowering human beings to thrive is what makes the biggest difference. Coaching and training allow him to do that.
As a management consultant, Fabian worked in the areas of Human Resources & Talent Management, Change Management, Strategy, Project Management and Stakeholder Management with projects involving focus areas such as workforce analytics, learning/ training design effectiveness, employee engagement and retention, organizational design, and knowledge management.
One of the most rewarding aspects of his coaching career so far has been successfully coaching (mostly female) team leaders working in the field (i.e. Afghanistan, Mali, etc.) for agencies in the United Nations System.
Fabian has also been honored to facilitate workshops and retreats for the United Nations Secretariat in Nairobi (UNON) and for the German Mission to Kenya, Somalia and the Seychelles/ Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany Nairobi.
He currently serves as the Learning & Development Coordinator for the UN Spouse Association in Kenya (UNKLESA).
Fabian has lived and worked or studied in Argentina, Belgium, France, Germany, Kenya, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Turkey and the United States.
Watch Fabian’s TEDx talk on Employee Engagement, Motivation and Modern Learning: Surfing with Robots
If you want to find out more information about training, session dates, potential effects on your career, send us an inquiry and get information from our consultants. Then decide if this training is the beginning of your new successes!
10 sessions x2h, weekly Tue & Fri + intro session
Faradayova 44, Praha 10 – Petrovice
109 00 Česká republika/div>
+ 420 734 301 313
The Art and Science of Coaching Boot Camp
For the first time in this region.
It’s intensive. Money and time-saving.
It has the highest coaching quality.
Thank you for the application. Our consultants will send you more information about the training soon.
How to beat the unknown? – Leadership in the time of panic
That has happened to us. To the whole planet.
The biggest challenge with unexpected, extreme events like this world pandemic is the time when we need to give up the idea that things will “go back to normal”, because they won’t.
A “new different normal” will be created and it will require from us to be different too.
People need personal transformation. Companies need it too.
Just like in the old times, we have to change if we want to live a quality life. We have to leave behind all toxic patterns of being and doing, and only then we will have the result we are searching for.
If you are the company leader it can be really tough now, but don’t forget that every challenge is a new opportunity for incredible progress.
If you want to learn how to beat the unknown and lead your team to the victory in the time of panic, join us on the 21st of April on one-hour webinar.
Your trainer will be Pedja Jovanović, the owner of Atria Group, an ICF-MCC coach who has been changing the world one conversation at a time for the last 10 years.
Topics that we will cover:
Erickson Coaching Education
This is the first in a series of online lectures to be held once in 10 days as part of Erickson Coaching Serbia education. In an hour, we will cover a variety of important topics, gain new experiences and tools to use in this new unpleasant situation.
Anyone who wants to work on themselves and educate themselves is welcome. The first lecture will be given by a well-known face to you, ICF-MCC Coach and Erickson Trainer, Pedja Jovanović.
See you on Arpil 21st via an online stream.
The Topic: How to beat the unknown? – Leadership in the time of panic
Date and time: 21st of April 2020,
18:00 – 19:15h
Participation is free!
About Pedja Jovanović
Pedja Jovanović is an entrepreneur who changes the world by changing himself. A trainer who encourages himself and the others. ICF-MCC coach devoted to the development and highest goals. Also, Pedja is a senior partner at Atria Group. His role in the company is international business development.
He responds to good ideas at any time and at any place. He enjoys working and he is in love with almost everything he does. His superpower is strategic thinking.
As a trainer and coach Pedja works with companies and individuals around the world (Serbia, Czech Republic, Portugal, Germany, Poland, India, Singapore, Brazil, Qatar, Austria, Bulgaria etc.). His areas of expertise are: coaching, NLP, leadership development, effective communication, sales and presentation skills.
Parent as coach Training with Marilyn Atkinson
Changing the world one conversation at the time
Parent as coach Training
with Marilyn Atkinson
Duration 3 days,
21 instructional hours
Confidently raise and create a deeper connection with your child. Become a parent that knows how to face the digital challenges of today’s world through enhancing your communication and social-emotional skills. Discover key aspects of a child’s brain development and how use this knowledge to spend meaningful time with your child. Become curious in your child’s learning process and build plans together.
Parent as Coach provides simple yet powerful techniques that empower you to build a strong, respectful and loving relationship with your child.
Training will be translated in Czech.
Benefits of the Program:
- Discover approaches you can use to assist your child to develop from an emotionally-centered child into a confident, possibility-oriented and loving adult.
- Gain and practice simple coaching skills to create trust, listen deeply and ask the kind of questions that connect your child to their developing abilities.
- Create effective short and long-term agreements with your child that are mutually beneficial and support their growth.
- Manage disruptive situations effectively with time-tested and well researched coaching techniques.
- Develop the capacity to access and remain in a resourceful mindset during otherwise tense and difficult moments with your child.
- Gain the ability to support and challenge your child in a positive way with communication techniques that allow for sincere and honest conversations.
- Practice powerful storytelling to engage your child’s imagination, develop their cognitive abilities as well as, encourage a deep, loving connection between you and your child.
- Discover how to hold space for your child’s own self-empowerment which supports them in developing themselves as their own leader.
Here is the LINK to testimonial video
This course is recognized by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as a course supplying a total of 21 hours of Continuing Coaching Education Units (17 of them are ICF Core Competencies).
Training “Parent as a Coach” is accredited by the ICF and is in charge of 21 CCEUs, and can assist coaches in renewing the ICF accreditation.
Duration 3 days, 21 instructional hours
For over 20 years, Erickson Coaching International has been delivering coach training programs and this program offers basic coach training for effective parenting. The course gives examples and practises for key principles and practises of effective parenting based on neuroscience, child creativity and development studies, and observations of effective family life. Parents will practise communication and coaching exercises that apply to different situations and life development concerns in the lives of their children. They will practise speaking to different activity and developmental needs of their children. They will look at the short-term and long-term needs of the growing child, as well as the family and parent’s own growth with the child.
- Share best practices and principles from the neuroscience of child development.
- Practice various parent-child conversations using a solution-focused approach
- Conduct, facilitate, and deliver coach-training feedback with and between parents exploring various parenting situations and strategies.
- Assist parents to discover their own long-term values and choices as parents over a potential 20-year parenting period.
Methods of evaluation:
All of the above learning objectives are explored as parents work in small teams discussing and practising with other parents who have children in the same age group. The learning objectives are effectively met if the practising partners have determined that they now have choices and practises useful for better communication with their children and can implement them into their home environments.
High school diploma or 19 years of age. The program is for parents and addresses parenting concerns. Even though it uses basic coaching attitudes and practises, it is not for coaching development.
About Marilyn Atkinson
Marilyn Atkinson is the Founder of Erickson Coaching International and the originator of a well-known, comprehensive, Solution-Focused and Outcome-Oriented Coaching model. Her model has actively contributed to the emergence and expansion of Solution-Focused Psychology, and the development of Meta Program Analysis for effective hiring and managerial approaches worldwide. As an Industrial Psychologist she has honed Solution-Focused methods for multiple kinds of corporate engagements, making the tools effective and easy for managers to use.
Marilyn has been a dedicated follower of Milton Erickson for decades and gave his name to Erickson Coaching International. Since founding Erickson in 1980, she has developed many highly effective and specialized coach training programs (including the ICF ACTP-accredited The Art & Science of Coaching) which are currently being taught in 85 countries.
A former Registered Organizational Psychologist in Canada, Marilyn is also an NLP Master Trainer and specialist in Ericksonian Communications. Over the last 37 years, she has developed several formal business coach training programs to leading global companies and leaders through Solution-Focused and Outcome-Oriented Coaching transformations.
Marilyn has written and co-authored six books, including “The Art & Science of Coaching” Trilogy – Inner Dynamics of Coaching, Step-by-Step Coaching & The Flow of Coaching.
19 – 21.10.2019.
Erickson Coaching International is the worldwide renowned educational center which provides its participants professional training programs in coaching and human resources. Erickson International College is one of the largest coaching company in the world, providing professional programs in coaching and human development across the world that meet “Gold standard” of the world’s largest coaching associations – ICF.
Faradayova 44 Praha 10 – Petrovice 109 00 Česká republika