"Coaching is never boring if you do it right." A SeattleCoach
"You don't have to get fancy when you know what you're doing." Peggy Noonan
"I'm partial to people who work hard to master something that is in demand." Patty Burgin
"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm." Winston Churchill "I quite like that I haven't done 'good enough' yet." Sir Paul McCartney, Age 76
Question: What is the single best piece of advice for a new coach? Answer: Get a good coach in your corner.
The 2018-2019 Module III Team
The 2017-2018 Module III Team
The 2016-2017 Module III Team
In Module III, you not only get a good coach, but for about the same budget, you get a team of peer coaches. Each Fall, Patty invites up to twelve SeattleCoaches to apply for a year of continued development together. We meet for twelve months, one Thursday afternoon a month, 2:00-5:00pm.
If you have completed Module I and Module II or "Coaching for Leaders" at Microsoft, and are building your brand, your craft, your presence and your professionalism as a coaching leader, as a professional coach, or by including coaching in your business "portfolio", this Module III Cohort might be a next step.
Each Module III team is a unique collaboration: Patty uses the applications to construct the overall plan and process--there's a long menu of options to choose from. And even more than in Modules I and II, she invites members to bring their emerging expertise, courage, wisdom, challenges and learning agenda to the co-creation of each Module III.
Each member of Module III will be challenged and supported to create and present their own, very personalized, "Intro to Coaching Workshop."
Here's some of what to expect in our year together:
Coaching Supervision. Read more about group Coaching Supervision in Module III below.*
Collaboration. We'll invite you to bring us your emerging expertise and experiments, especially as you link your existing areas of expertise to your coaching magic--especially in workshops and in your work with groups and teams.
We'll help you to chip away at the "obscurity problem" of being a new coach.
A continued steady focus on the Core Competencies, including ethical issues and some group Mentor Coaching and case review.
And, whether you are a coaching leader inside of a great Northwest Company or an entrepreneurial start-up, we will focus on your personal "growth spiral" as you continue to "do the craft" and "be the coach."
And some of what we'll expect of you:
In Module III you will have a chance to refine our agenda. Who knows? We may even create some collaborations.
We'll expect you to test-drive some of your emerging workshop ideas and processes with us.
If members choose to do peer coaching between our monthly meetings (a great idea!), they may count those hours as "bartered/paid" in their coaching logs.
Members are asked to spend at least an hour in self-study and preparation between each meeting.
We'll meet for three hours per month, and attendance is as big a priority as it was in Module I and Module II (mostly because the team needs you).
As with all of our Modules and Cohorts, we carefully select members of each Module III team. If, within twenty-four hours of our first meeting you decide to withdraw, we'll make a full refund of your tuition. After that, we consider each coach a committed participant and tuition is non-refundable and can't be transferred for use in individual sessions.
* A few words about "Coaching Supervision"
As the coaching profession matures, the idea of professional supervision is coming into focus. It is still becoming defined and is not a requirement, but it’s a strong and enriching practice. This is where Patty's background as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist comes into play. Patty was both supervised and a Supervisor, and the parallels are compelling.
While individual and group Mentor Coaching focuses on your understanding and skillful application of the eleven ICF Core Competencies, Coaching Supervision is a professional practice designed to help you in your personal and continuing learning and self-reflection as you build strong alliances with the people you coach. In Supervision, you may work through:
Complex processes and issues that emerge for you as you coach.
Helping you to use your personal presence and curiosity even more deeply: How should coaches use (and potentially recover from) their own responses, reactions and even triggered moments?
Ethical issues that need special attention and confidentiality.
How to evaluate your limiting beliefs and assumptions.
How to take care of yourself along the way.
Maybe your supervisor can help you to reflect on the personal tendencies that can undermine your effectiveness: Do you need to be right? Or liked? Or admired? Or unique? Or knowledgeable? Or cautious? Or fun? Or in charge? Or calm at all times? What if your coachee keeps asking for a simple way forward and you think your job is to transform their whole life?
Or maybe your supervisor-coach will just champion you and help you to become clear that you’ really are on the right track.
Applications for next year's Module III (v2019-2020) will open on June 1, 2019
ICF Membership: $245. Optional while you're in training, but it's still nice to join the party. On the “new membership start page” click on the second box: "I certify that I have fewer than 60 hours of coach-specific training and am currently enrolled in a 60+ hour ICF approved ACTP or ACSTH training program."
Modules I and II have been approved by the ICF for a total of 75 hours of coach-specific training (this exceeds what' is required for the ACC level of certification).
And Module III has been approved by the ICF for an additional 46 hours of coach-specific training (CCEs), with twenty-eight CCEs focused on the Core Competencies, and eighteen CCEs on Resource Development.
Together, Modules I, II and III total of 121 hours of coach-specific training (125 are required for the PCC level of certification).
Finally, as with all of our Modules and Cohorts, we carefully select members of each Module III team. If, within twenty-four hours of our first meeting you decide to withdraw, we'll make a full refund of your tuition. After that, we consider each coach a committed participant and tuition is non-refundable and can't be transferred for use in individual sessions.