Foundational Coach Training

FastTrack Coach Academy is the only coach training program featuring a Character Coaching approach. Research demonstrates that it’s who you are, more than what you know, that influences success: yours, your clients’ and your company or organization’s. Character Coaching combined with a Positive Psychology orientation describe FastTrack's conceptual platform.

FastTrack’s Foundational Coach Training provides the knowledge and practice you need for private practice or working as an internal coach in an organization. You will learn the core coaching competencies needed to coach confidently across both life and business coaching contexts. FastTrack’s Foundational Coach Training meets the International Coach Federation’s (ICF) requirements for certification as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC).

Who is a good fit for FastTrack Coach Training?

  • Beginning coaches wanting to become well-trained, certified coaches.
  • Seasoned coaches needing to deepen their knowledge and/or become certified. 
  • Professionals & Business People who will use the coach's skill set in their profession
  • HR professionals and other business people moving from a consulting framework to a coaching framework
  • Corporations/Organizations interested in developing the leadership qualities of their staff.
  • Credentialed coaches needing re-certification or working toward a higher credential.
  • Business leaders who need to unleash better performance in their teams and reports
  • Individuals who want a proven way to grow, be at choice, or learn strong communication skills.

FastTrack provides you with the knowledge to grow or develop an external or internal coaching practice. In addition, FastTrack suggests that you to work with your own coach so you get coaching in your bones.

Using a webinar platform, this course explores the eleven ICF Core Coaching Competencies detailed below.

FastTrack covers each of ICF's 11 Core Coaching Competencies in depth:

  1. Meeting Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards
  2. Establishing the Coaching Agreement
  3. Establishing trust and intimacy with the client
  4. Coaching Presence
  5. Active Listening
  6. Powerful Questioning
  7. Direct Communication
  8. Creating Awareness
  9. Designing Actions
  10. Planning and Goal Setting
  11. Managing Progress and Accountability

The first hour of class is discussion-based and highly participatory. The second hour is devoted to practice coaching and feedback. Between classes, students are expected to read the upcoming week’s class notes and other assigned reading, participate in weekly peer coaching, and complete the field work.

The FastTrack program is highly interactive and includes:

  • 24 hours of discussion about the ICF Core Coaching Competencies
  • 24 hours of practice coaching, including feedback from trainers & participants from 48 in-class coaching sessions
  • 24 online "Coaching Quizzes" that correspond to each of the 24 topic-oriented classes
  • 4 two-hour Goup Mentor Coaching Sessions with feedback
  • 3 one-on-one video-recorded Observed Coaching Sessions with feedback
  • 2 in-class Observed Coaching Sessions with feedback
  • 3 one-to-one mentor coaching sessions
  • 2 coaching assessments
  • A Character Coaching & Positive Psychology orientation
  • A final "coaching performance" event that demonstrates the participant's coaching skill at the ACC level.  The 24 Coaching Quizzes mentioned above constitute the "written" exam and are preparation for the participant to successfully pass ICF's Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) exam.

Learning Objectives

By the completion of the 60 hour FastTrack Foundational Coach Training course, participants will:

  • Learn the 11 International Coach Federation (ICF) core competencies in depth
  • Practice coaching and being coached (becoming sensitive to the experience of the client)
  • Learn how the coaching skill set is used in business 
  • Apply coaching practices to their work and lives
  • Understand and embody the ethics of the coaching profession as defined by ICF
  • Have a deeper understanding of coaching philosophies, models and evidence-based theories 
  • Develop an array of coaching tools, techniques, and strategies
  • Be familiar with and committed to the ethical standards of the coaching profession
  • Be able to identify what “is not being said”
  • Determine who is “coachable” and know when to refer a client to other professionals
  • Understand the difference between coaching and other professions (e.g., therapy, counseling, consulting)
  • Recognize that who you are is just as important as what you know

Nuts and Bolts:

  • Students will need access to high speed internet to participate in the course.
  • Tuition includes individual one-on-one mentor coaching with feedback on participants’ growth as a coach.

Click here to register and pay for the course.

Certificates of Completion: Will be issued upon completion of all course requirements.

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