The Essentials of Leadership CoachingOur curriculum is designed around Dr. Gary Collins’ foundational book, Christian Coaching, and two other outstanding texts. The course is aligned with the standards of both the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Christian Coaches Network International (CCNI).

All classes are taught live, via high-definition Zoom videoconference, and supplemented with home study as well as interactive peer coaching groups meeting by Telebridge/Zoom each week. In this class you will:

  • Master critical distinctions between coaching, counseling, consulting, mentoring, & discipling.
  • Learn the Core Competencies of Coaching as established by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
  • Integrate your Christian faith & worldview into your work with both Christian & non-Christian clients.
  • Develop the skills, tools & techniques necessary for effective coaching practice.
  • Explore Christian coaching principles in Scripture, using these as your basis & mandate for practice.
  • Learn the keys to forming a strong coaching alliance with your clients.
  • Study the latest research behind remarkable personal growth and lasting change.
  • Hear live role play demonstrations & case examples by your instructors – two ICF-certified coaches.
  • Process readings from 3 exceptional texts and get direct answers to your questions.
  • Practice coaching skills live in telephone lab sessions and in class, receiving real-time feedback from instructors.
  • Learn to structure questions in a genuinely exploratory manner to avoid ‘leading’ your clients.
  • Develop the ability to hear beyond your clients’ words through their inflections, pace, energy, & even silence.
  • Become comfortable in confusion, embracing questions in a true spirit of curiosity and discovery.
  • Practice the skill of becoming ‘invisible’ as your clients listen to the Holy Spirit & their God-given desires.
  • Help clients operationalize their visions, setting measurable goals & timelines.
  • Learn empowerment skills to place clients more in-touch with their abilities & resources for dramatic life change.
  • Foster accountability that really works – through you, not to you.
  • Marshal pain & passion – the two great human motivators for change.
  • Understand the stages of personal & spiritual growth, and meet your clients in their own unique stages.
  • Learn what to do with resistance to change, and how to help a client get ‘unstuck.’
  • Identify and work with core values, vision, purpose, & mission.
  • Develop self-monitoring skills in your ‘use of self’ in this contractual, designed relationship.
  • Explore several major niches in Christian coaching to begin specializing in your areas of greatest passion.
  • Experience dramatic personal growth as you work through the very exercises you will use with clients.
  • Catch vision for the future of Christian coaching and how to position yourself in this explosive new field.

Course Payment Options

Full Payment

  • NO monthly payments

3 Payments

  • $2,280 total

6 Payments

  • $2,310 total

9 Payments

  • $2,340 total

12 Payments

  • $2,370 total
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NOTE: All payment plans include a $10 monthly service charge.

October 2022

DAY: Mondays
TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 PM Eastern
DATES: October 17 – February 13, 2023 (NOTE: Class will NOT meet on 12/19, 12/26, and 1/16)
INSTRUCTORS: Nancy Lopez, PCC & Todd Kemp, MCC

February 2023

DAY: Thursdays
TIME: 7:00 – 9:00 PM Eastern
DATES: February 23 – June 1, 2023
INSTRUCTORS: Pamela Mertz, ACC & Kris Kelso, PCC

June 2023

DAY: Wednesdays
TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern
DATES: June 21 – September 27, 2023
INSTRUCTORS: Cheryl Scanlan, MCC & Kris Kelso, PCC

September 2023

DAY: Tuesdays
TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern
DATES: September 26, 2023 – January 16, 2024 (NOTE: Class will NOT meet on 12/19 and 12/26)
INSTRUCTORS: Todd Kemp, MCC & Nancy Lopez, PCC

Christian Coaching (2nd Edition)

by Dr. Gary Collins

Co-Active Coaching (4th Edition)
by Laura Whitworth et al

Coaching for Breakthrough Success
by Jack Canfield and Peter Chee

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