You’ve come a long way from your early, more clunky, coaching days, and yet… you wonder if there is something more? There is!
The shift from PCC to MCC is more fun and valuable.
An MCC style of coaching is more fun, creative, and energizing; and will get even better results, more quickly for your clients.
Through our cohort process, we will equip you on your learning and development journey… and also give you what you need to renew your PCC and gain hours toward your MCC credential.
And since we know that adults learn best through experience. We’ll do lots of dynamic experiential learning, and have regular time for practice with feedback to stretch you into new postures and approaches.
Once we have experienced this power of working together you'll recognize why MCC coaches can achieve so much breakthrough or progress in a relatively short amount of time. All this makes your coaching more enjoyable, transforming, and valuable.
Course Outline & Objectives
Plenary 1 Overview and Foundation of MCC Coaching
This session will open the world of higher-level ICF MCC coaching. Participants will be inspired as they get a glimpse of a whole new world of coaching; building on what they know while inviting them into more agility, adventure, and potential to catalyze breakthroughs!
This session will also focus on how we show up as coaches. Learning to pay attention to, and adjust, our posture as coaches has potential to powerfully impact how the client shows up. Participants will engage around real-life coaching scenarios to highlight the subtle ways we get pulled into ethical gray areas in our coaching. Having a solid foundation enables coaches to operate with greater confidence, compassion, and agility.
Plenary 2 Co-Creating the Relationship
This session will focus on the partnership coaches have with their clients, both within the session and beyond the session. The number one challenge of experienced coaches is mismatched expectations, which can undermine trust/safety. Strengthening this important area can provide coaches with the confidence and skills to have authentic conversations when setting up the coaching arrangement and throughout their work together.
This session will also focus on Coaching Presence. Participants will engage in a variety of exercises to gain greater awareness of when they are in presence and when they are not and learn to better be able to return to this state of being present as/when they slip away. Afterall, our presence invites our clients into new spaces within themselves, and from the place of mutual presence new thinking, perceiving, and ways of engaging will emerge.
Plenary 3: Communicating Effectively
Listening Actively is not primarily focused on what the client is saying but how they are sharing/reflecting. Participants will learn to listen more deeply and holistically; so that the listener and client connect to something much deeper than either of them was previously aware of. The coach’s listening has potential to invite clients into new spaces within themselves, which will transform how they show up externally with others.
It isn’t a coach’s brilliant insights that bring value but their ability to catalyze the brilliance of their clients that brings true transformation. Thus, this session will also focus on making observations, using self-as-instruments, making the invisible visible, working with emotions, and improving our direct communication as coaches.
Plenary 4: Cultivating Learning
The session focuses on Facilitating Client Growth both within the coaching conversation and more broadly through the coaching relationship. Participants will explore various models of adult development to better understand how people grow and change (or not). MCC coaches understand how to support the deeper and more long-term impact their coaching can have with the clients.
This session will include time for customized topics (e.g. coaching difference, adaptive leadership, coaching supervision, and systemic team coaching) as determined by the needs and interests of cohort participants. This session will also model finishing up a coaching series as coaches assess and celebrate progress together.
About this Course
Course Delivery for Each Cohort:
Triad Application Sessions:
Cohort participants will meet in groups of 3 people for follow-up processing and practice between Plenary sessions. These smaller groups provide the opportunity for personalized processing and longer practice coaching sessions to experiment with the new skills/ideas. The Triad sessions will be recorded so participants can use the recordings (or portions of) for further input with their mentor coach.
Dr. Kim Zovak is an experienced team-leader, people developer, pastor, trainer, coach and strategic consultant with over 30 years of experience working globally with a variety of businesses, churches and not-for-profit organizations.
After living abroad for 14 years (in Australia and China), she and her husband of 32+ years are currently based in both Los Angeles and Washington DC. She is an ordained pastor and works with Novo.
Kim holds an MCC credential with the International Coaching Federation and is a credentialing assessor, mentor coach, and coaching supervisor. She is known for her creativity in designing and facilitating learning environments that create community and catalyze deeper transformation, while simultaneously embodying the content.
ICF Credit Hours
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Dates and registration for the 2024 cohort will be announced May 1, 2024. The 2024 cohort will run September through November. Join the waitlist to receive updates.