Fuller Seminary leadership professor J. Robert Clinton's researched why some Christian leaders finished well - meaning, they were godly and effective to the end. Lifelong learning was one of only 6 common factors.
You and I need to keep learning, growing, and changing if we are to be effective and finish well.
Our coaching programs are helpful lifelong learning processes. They not only teach you new information and skills, you learn how to learn, and help others to learn.
We offer a number of Elective Courses on various topics to build on your coaching skills. Each is approved by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) as Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) in core competencies.
Elective Courses are taught in live online courses which are group training sessions done through the Internet or a normal telephone, designed to help you learn without the expense of traveling to a workshop. Each class consists of interactive teaching, discussion, demonstration, and practice. Live Teleclass Courses earn ICF training credits. These courses are a great way to learn and interact from a distance.
Some courses have prerequisites. Use the chart below to find a course that interests you. Click on the title for more details and registration.
(Prerequisite training hours for live courses: None or 21+ training hours.)
Assessment-Based Leadership Coaching
Coaching in Everyday Conversations
Skillfully coaching an individual through a time of a transition could be one of your greatest contributions as a coach. (7.5 training hours)
How to increase your effectiveness coaching people of other cultures. (7.5 training hours)
Establishing the Coaching Relationship
Raise Your Coaching Skills
Right Brain Coaching
Spiritual Development Coaching
How to skillfully discover and utilize your own strengths and those of your clients for greater results. (7.5 training hours)
(Prerequisite training hours for Live Courses: 48+)
Coaching Excellence (Mentor-Coaching) for ACC or PCC
Take your coaching skills to the next level. Meets ICF requirements for 10 mentor-coaching hours. (12-15 training hours)
Coaching the Whole Person
Upcoming Teleclass Courses
There are no dead-ends with our certificate programs. We have a lot of options for you!
The International Coaching Federation (ICF) approved each as part of our Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) in core competencies. When you take these courses you will earn ICF training hours. You can use these training hours for your ICF membership, coach credential, or credential renewal.
The chart below shows our certificate programs in green and how to continue your learning with Elective Courses.
The Coaching Workshop Certificate Program is a 21-hour ICF-approved program. Continue your coaching training by taking Elective Courses for your own benefit or to complete the requirements for an ICF ACC credential. Later, add more Elective Courses or even take the Coaching Mastery Certificate Program to go all the way to a PCC.
The Coaching Mastery Certificate Program exceeds the training requirements for an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential with that one program. After that, you can take Elective Courses to continue your learning all the way to a PCC.
Previously we offered the Core Coaching Skills Certificate Program, which was a 60 or 61 hours program, depending on when it was taken. If you took CORE, continue your coaching training by taking Elective Courses. Take Coaching Excellence (Mentor-Coaching) to complete the requirements for an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential. After that, you can take Elective Courses to continue your learning all the way to an ICF PCC.
But I Trained With Another Organization...
Did you do some of your coaching training through another organization? No problem. You can take Elective Courses to build on your training. Find out from your previous training organization how many coach-specific training hours you've already taken. You may need to refer to the ICF's definition and rules for what constitutes a training hour. From there, join at the appropriate training level.
I am so confident that you will benefit from these Elective Courses that I offer a money back guarantee.
If you take an Elective Course and at any time before the 3rd teleclass determine that we haven't delivered as promised, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will promptly refund your registration fee.
No problem. No questions asked. You have my word on it. My friends think I'm CRAZY for doing this because they say "What if people just take advantage of you?"
To that, I say, why would I penalize the 99% of people in the world who are good people because of a few bad eggs? So, that's why I'm happy to offer this risk-free guarantee.
If we were face-to-face over a cup of coffee, I would answer all your questions about our Elective Courses. But since we’re not, let me do the next best thing …
Here are the top questions I get asked most frequently, and my answers. Once you are done reading, scroll back up and register. I hope to see you soon!
Q: How are the Elective Courses delivered?
A: We have courses which are taught live through your Internet browser or over a normal telephone line with a group of up to 10-16 people and one of our Instructors. Live courses earn ICF training credits.
Q: How to I register for an Elective Course?
A: Click on an Elective Course in the list above or the drop-down menu at the top of the page. Registration links are on each course's page.
Q: Do all Elective Courses earn ICF training credits?
A: Yes. These are classes held live with a group up of 10-30 people and one or two of our Instructors.
Q: What if I didn't take any of your certificate programs?
A: No problem. You can still take Elective Courses to build on your training. Or take one of our certificate programs. Find out from your previous training organization how many coach-specific training hours you've already taken. You may need to refer to the ICF's definition and rules. From there, take the Elective Courses that are at the appropriate training level.