Course Detail: CEPD-AC30OL - Academy of Choice Coaching Program - 30 hour program

Have you been considering moving into coaching as your next career step? If you are a counselor interested in moving into coaching, our 30-hour program is the place to start. 

Coaching is different from therapy, counseling, mentoring or consulting. It is a discrete skill, designed to ask the client Socratic questions that will lead them to their desired outcomes.  Adding coaching to your skillset can only help you improve and expand your expertise. Our coaching process is about helping people to stop creating their own misery, while giving them the tools to take responsibility for their own happiness and success by putting their time and energy into the things they control, rather than the ones they don't. This means leading people away from blame, anger, and resentment and into introspection, acceptance and proactivity. Our process demolishes the victim mentality and empowers clients to reach their goals, while creating meaningful relationships in their lives that will support and encourage them along the way.

Our revolutionary process is not just a coaching technique. It becomes a lens through which you learn to view the world, and possibly, a way you choose to live your life. There is application for every area of your life, e.g. relationships, parenting, self-growth, diversity, counseling, teaching, leadership, and goal attainment. The coaches at Academy of Choice live and breathe the concepts of our revolutionary coaching process-showing, not just telling you, how to move from an ordinary life to an extraordinary one. You will apply the concepts in your own life as you learn to use them with your clients. It has the potential to be a transformational experience for you as you learn to live your life according to the principles of Mental Freedom. Many people casually talk about change coming from within but our process shows you step-by-step how to do that so you can live it and then show others the way.

Even if you already have been coaching, our revolutionary coaching process can help you take your skills to a new level in helping your clients increase their Mental Freedom while taking control of their life.

Our 30-hour program was specifically designed with therapists, coaches, and counselors in mind. Whether you want to work through the program at your own pace, or attend an intensive in-person session, we are confident that this program will enhance your practice and give you the skills you need to move into coaching.

Ethics & Regulatory Guidelines
The first thing you learn in our 30-hour coaching program is the difference between coaching, counseling and consulting. You will interpret the BCC Ethics, so you will be well versed in running an ethical coaching practice. You analyze common issues in coaching and customize your coaching form templates to be in compliance with BCC Ethics.

Coaching Knowledge & Applications
In this module, you assess what motivates human behavior. You discuss coach characteristics and the types of questions that are used in coaching sessions. You integrate coaching basics and the types of things coaches do in sessions with their clients. You appraise our proprietary Choice Coaching model of the ten beliefs of Choice Coaches and the ten strategies we utilize in sessions that are supported by those beliefs. You will integrate a strategic application for building rapport with clients and cultivating positive expectancy. You will discriminate three ways of providing clients three options when they have no idea what to do. You will implement the elements of an effective plan and manage your own value conflicts that can present in client sessions, identify client resources and engage a structured decision-making process with your clients. You will role play helping clients overcome self-sabotage, implement a gratitude practice and locate the GLOW in their painful experiences. You will also learn the basics of business coaching by analyzing different types of businesses, what business coaches can help their clients with, and how to help corporations develop and change their corporate culture.

You will determine how to negotiate your contract with the sponsor of your client, typically their employer. You will discover a process for creating systemic change, what leaders need to have in place when they want to be followed, and how to help leaders manage "resistant" employees. You will distinguish the three places managers can intervene with their staff to get the change they are working to develop and negotiate win/win/win solutions between management and employees.

In this module, you'll review six different personality assessments coaches can use with their clients. You will discuss the Johari Window, the four stages of competence and how to assess your clients' motivation, by using Prochaska and Diclemente's Stages of Change model, with the corresponding techniques to help clients in each stage. You will assess what to do if your client lacks or loses motivation. You will experiment with three different tools to assess your clients' five basic needs, which provides clues as to what motivates each client most. Finally, you will discuss other motivational factors and considerations regarding assessments.

Practice Management
In this module, you will hypothesize considerations of a thriving coaching practice. Items such as integrating theories, use of research, corresponding with clients, collaborating with other coaches, mentoring, supervision and providing referrals will be covered. You will self-evaluate your strengths and areas for growth. You will role play six practice coaching sessions. You will critique the Academy of Choice's Goal Attainment System, and determine how you might use it with clients. You will experiment with a practice exam. Finally, you will break down the step-by-step process for obtaining your BCC credential.

 Session Information: CEPD-AC30OL-24SP1

Schedule: Begin this course at anytime. After the program is completed, participants are eligible to sit for the BCC exam, after they have completed 30 hours of coaching and received a professional letter of reference.
Times: 12:00am-11:59pm CST
Academy of Choice Coaching Program : $2777.00


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Kimberly Olver

Facility Detail

Online Self-Paced
1 University Parkway
University Park, IL 60484