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Coach U’s International Coaching Federation’s (ICF) approved Accredited Coach Training Program track (ACTP) starts with our 77-hour Core Essentials Program™. The Core Essentials Program™ offers foundational and intermediate courses to develop core coaching competency at the ICF’s Associate Certified Coach level (ACC), knowledge in developing a coaching business, and personal development for sustainable success in coaching.
These skills are essential for coaches providing individual and/or organizational coaching services. These programs, enhanced with invaluable practice and project labs, have been carefully designed to teach you core coaching skills, deepen your personal foundation and learn practical practice development skills as efficiently and conveniently as possible.
Our 77-hour professional coach training program is for:
People who are looking for fundamental core courses in coach training.
Coaches looking to blend the Coach U approach with other training programs.
Individuals who are interested in developing coaching skills to incorporate into other positions or professions.
People who intend to become well-trained and masterful credentialed coaches.
Once all program requirements have been satisfactorily fulfilled, coaches may apply for certification and/or continue on to Coach U’s Professional Essentials Program.
Core Essentials Program™ is offered in two formats: either as a distance learning program, the Core Essentials Program™(CEP) detailed below, or as an in-person program, theCore Essentials Fast Track Program™(CEFTP).
The Core Essentials Program™ (CEP) – Distance Learning
The CEP is a facilitated Zoom-based program. You could begin taking courses in this program in as little as 10 days from now from the comfort of your own home!
After enrolling in the CEP you will have access to our core materials as well as 100’s of PDF resources available throughout the program in the student area of the website.
Who participates in the Core Essentials Program
People looking for beginning to intermediate level coach training coursework
People intent on becoming well-trained and masterful credentialed coaches
Experienced coaches whose clients are now starting to demand formal coach education and ICF credentialing
Internal corporate and organizational coaches responsible for developing a strong coaching culture within their organization
Coaches looking to blend the Coach U approach with other philosophies
Individuals interested in incorporating solid coaching skills into other positions or professions
People who want to communicate more effectively with others and gain more control and success in life
People who have high standards and want to learn from the very purist form of professional from the source (instead of copycats or highly uninformed or diluted programs). We regularly hear, “I chose your program because I have high standards in training. And, I’m happy to say you’ve exceeded them.“
What you will receive and learn in the Core Essentials Program
In-depth information and interaction with theICF Core Coaching Competencies
How to protect your coachee and protect your reputation as a coach withEthics & Standards
Popularmyths and misconceptionsin coaching – including how prospective coaches and client organizations can easily spot an untrained coach
Distinctionsbetween coaching and other roles as well as fundamental differences between internal and external coaching
How to get out of your own way and serve clients with objectivity using Coach U’s acclaimedPersonal Foundation(tm) concepts
A variety ofproprietary Coaching Modelsfor time-management, strategizing, decision-making, sustainability, transformation, etc.
Elements of yourideal coaching practice, your strengths in coaching and whether to specialize or not (and, if so, how to position yourself)
Crucial components in creating strongcoaching contracts
Hundreds of forms, resources, checklists, assessments and other tools developed by Coach U(and how to use third-party assessments in coaching)
How to recognize andnavigate diverse, tricky and situational coaching scenarios
HowCoach U’s 9 Guiding Principlescan inform your coaching
Qualifications that large organizations seek out for their global pool of coaches
How toestablish sustainable coaching fees and packages
An overview ofsales strategiesthat the most successful coaches use and how to create multiple streams of revenue (comprehensive information is in the Advanced Programs)
Step-by-step pathways to becoming credentialed as a coach
After you have completed your courses, self-tests and required client coaching hours, you’ll apply for Core Essentials Graduation. You can take a break or continue with your advanced coach training. You have a full 15 months to complete this program, although some complete in 6-9 months.
Option: Would you prefer an intensive program?
Maybe theCore Essentials Fast Track Program (CEFTP)would suit you. The CEFTP is a 6-day virtual intensive program with pre- and post-event courses. Findupcoming dates and global locationsfor future Core Essentials Fast Track Program™.
Course List for the Core Essentials Program
New Student Orientation
Context for Coaching
Core Skills Practicum
Personal Foundation Level One
Establishing Yourself as a Coach
Core Essentials Programs FAQs
When can I Start?After you enroll in the Core Essentials Program, your first course will be a one-hour, self-guided online “CE-101 CEP Orientation” session.After attending this Orientation session, you may enter the student-only area, review the complete schedule (courses are scheduled months in advance) and enroll in courses! The course schedule changes each month to accommodate preferred course days (some people enroll in courses on specific days of the week only while others have greater availability) and times of the day (some people prefer to call before or after work while others during business hours) as well as time zones (we have students in over 50 countries). Courses are available around the clock from Monday-Thursday, depending on where you live.
How long does it take to graduate? Core Essentials Program participants have up to 15 months to complete; it depends on how available and motivated you are! Participants generally take 2-4 courses each month, depending on if they've met prerequisites.
What’s the next step after I become a Core Essentials Graduate? That’s up to you. Some focus on getting their ICF Associate Certified Coach credential now that they have met the formal coach-specific training hours. Some work on this and start taking intermediate and advanced courses to accelerate their development as a coach. Others, have what they need to coach on the job. And, others find that when they apply the skills and philosophies to their personal lives, they realize more satisfaction, meaning and contentment.
Our Professional Essentials Program
After you have graduated from the Core Essentials Program™, you may choose to continue your coach specific training with our Phase 2: Professional Essentials Program.
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