At SeattleCoach we invite mid-career executives who are already great at something else to join us on the journey to become great coaches and coaching leaders.
Here's what it means when you see the "SeattleCoach Certified" Badge next to someone's name . . .
It means that we invited this person to join us for coach training and development 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 coach or coaching leader, along the way spending hundreds of hours in instruction, study, reflection 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 becoming positively contagious on the inside of some great Northwest companies and organizations.
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.
And it is deeply earned.
The ability to coach well adds an extra gear to the professional identity and engine of a leader, manager, entrepreneur, ministry or HR professional. It is equally rewarding and demanding.
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, supervision, excitement about learning and yes, fun, along the way. No fog machines. No one-size-fits-all formulas. The results are delightful.
(If you think you might want to join this amazing tribe of coaches, be in touch. We'll get right back to you.)
In 2008 SeattleCoach became an Approved Provider of Coach-Specific Training by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Since then, over 400 seasoned leaders from scores of backgrounds and companies and five continents have joined us. 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.
SeattleCoach Deanna Meyer crosses another finish line as she completes the Ironman 70.3 (half ironman distance) World Championship race in South Africa.
The small print: The SeattleCoach Training Program has been approved for a total of 381 hours of Approved Coach Specific Training by the International Coach Federation (ICF). The Approved Coach Specific Training Hours designation is awarded to programs that follow the ICF Definition of Coaching, Code of Ethics, and Core Competencies, and that meet professional standards for coach training programs established by the ICF.
Module I and Module II fulfill your foundational 75 hours of coach-specific training. And Module III will help you to move towards mastery and higher levels of credentialing. Click here to review other requirements for initial credentialing.