This project for social change employs life coaching as tool to liberate and motivate individuals, as coaching is a powerful process to transform human potential into real results.
Coaching makes use of the natural human inclination towards learning and growth, and using a deep and insightful conversation to unleash the intrinsic motivations of individuals. Coaching also removes any internal barriers or self-limiting beliefs, creating an empowered individual in touch with his passions.
It is a way to reach one’s highest potential, to manifest vision into results, to turn dreams into reality.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Most people assume that coaches require field-specific knowledge in order to work with the client, as is with the case of mentors, trainers and consultants (i.e. they advise the client on what to do based on prior experience).
Coaches, however, do not advise.
Coaches enable a client’s self-discovery and empower them by drawing from their own creativity and resourcefulness to cause their results, thereby increasing their client’s ability, self-confidence and self-esteem in the process. Because clients are able to generate their own solutions and actions, they can repeat their success in the future.
Its focus is in resolving the past, whereas the focus of coaching is on understanding the past as the context in which future goals are set.
A responsible coach knows when it is useful to look at the past in order to identify the source of their client’s limiting beliefs before moving into solutions, action, accountability and follow-through sessions.
Other qualities that you can develop to become an exceptional coach are acute observational skills, self-awareness, self-discipline, and a sense of ownership and responsibility. Above all, a responsible coach has a real desire to make a difference in people’s lives, including their own
Many of our trainees come from related developmental professions such as consulting and counseling. They have found coaching to be a valuable addition to their repertoire of existing skills, which gives them wider options and coverage when working with clients.
- Associate Certified Coach (ACC) – 100 client coaching hours
- Professional Certified Coach (PCC) – 500 client coaching hours
- Master Certified Coach (MCC) – 2,500 client coaching hours
At ECI, we are able to prepare you up to the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) accreditation. This requires you to complete all 4 modules of the Professional Coach Training Program™ and pass a 30-minute coaching exam.
If you wish to get credentialed at the ACC level only, you can go through the ASCTH route, where you complete Modules 1 and 2 of the Professional Coach Training Program™ and receive 3 hours of mentor coaching. The ASCTH route does not qualify you for a PCC credential.
Each credential level is valid for 3 years. Renewals are possible with Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units.
Detailed requirements for the different credential levels can be found on the ICF website.