The SeattleCoach "Coaching for Leaders" (CFL) Badge, is deeply earned.
At SeattleCoach we understand that the coaching profession is both ancient and new. As practitioners of this maturing work, our goal is to stay on the leading edge. We under‐promise and over‐deliver and think SeattleCoaches are among the best-prepared anywhere. As an intentionally small but scrappy program, we're like a good Northwest craft brewery: We start with excellent ingredients, work with small batches and add lots of careful attention, mentoring, consultation, excitement about learning, and yes, fun, along the way.
No fog machines. No one-size-fits-all formulas. The results are delightful.
The ability to coach well adds an extra gear to the professional identity and engine of a leader who is already world-class at something else.
Here's what it means when you see this next to someone's name . . .
It means that we invited this person to join us to train as a coaching leader because we saw in them the stuff that's hard to teach.
It means that they then spent most of a year acquiring the skills, competencies, and presence of a professional coaching leader, along the way spending scores of hours in instruction, study, reflection, practice, and peer coaching.
It means that they spent those months alongside several peer coaches with whom they found support, challenge, innovation, and fun. They probably also uncorked a little magic.
It means that they were eager and resilient about getting good at both "doing the craft" and "being the coach."
It means that they are positively contagious on the inside of some great companies and organizations that are building coaching cultures.
It means that they belong to a community of professional and ethical allies and have access to continued development, support, mentor coaching, and supervision via members of our faculty and with other members of the SeattleCoach Network.
If you think you might want to join this amazing tribe of coaches, contact us about CFL. We'll get right back to you.
Since 2008, over 550 seasoned leaders have joined us. They represent scores of backgrounds, organizations and companies--and five continents. We’ve trained and developed each one in small, face-to-face, interactive Cohorts, happily branding ourselves “the small craft brewery” of Leadership Coaching programs.