"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
"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together." African Proverb, courtesy of Indresen Pillay
"I quite like that I haven't done 'good enough' yet." Sir Paul McCartney, Age 76
The SeattleCoach® Certified Facilitator/Shepherd Coach Team "Let's carry the SeattleCoach heart out into the world!"A veteran SeattleCoach "Module III" is evolving into something a bit more rigorous. We're keeping all the good stuff, and adding some big challenges and big opportunities.
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 version of the 3-2-1 Rule 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 Cohort 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.
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 The SeattleCoach® Certified Facilitor/Shepherd Coach Teamhas been approved by the ICF for an additional 44 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 The SeattleCoach® Certified Facilitator/Shepherd Coach Teamtotal of 119 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 post-Module II Cohort. 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.