Because there isn’t a single approach that works for everyone, we use a variety of approaches, strategies and paths to success, so that you can offer a complete menu to your coachees and customize your coaching to each individual. Coaches come from all backgrounds and have different cultural and style preferences. The Coach U approach is sensitive to this cultural diversity and is also very illuminating as you learn how to effectively coach individuals from all walks of life and from every region in the world.
Just-in-time learning convenience.
Coaches want to learn what they need when they need it. Our flexible approach to course scheduling, use of self-study materials and access to other resources and other coaches makes this possible.
Flexible professional path.
Some coaches want to coach full-time, other people want to coach part-time and yet others want to integrate sound coaching skills and strategies into their current jobs or businesses. Thanks to the flexibility of our training programs, you can use your coaching skills in any way you want.
Leading edge information and tools.
Innovation is very important to us at Coach U. You wouldn’t buy stale bread from the store, don’t buy stale information from a training program. We constantly add new content and upgrade current content to make sure it’s still relevant in a changing world. Recently we launched brand-new curriculums that reflect the continual development and evolution of the coaching profession. Our materials are fresh, better, effective, learnable and teachable. Our materials are developed using a key learning increment model, whereby all pieces of the curriculum stand alone, but still connect with other pieces.
World-class coaches as trainers.
All Coach U facilitators have been leading courses and programs for many years and are credentialed by the International Coach Federation as a Professional Certified Coach or Master Certified Coach. It is more important to us that this training program is facilitated by masterful coaches who know something about training rather than masterful trainers who know something about coaching. We want you to learn from experienced masterful coaches who are also good trainers.
Access to an international coaching community.
Coach U hosts a variety of Community Engagement groups. This provides a powerful community for our students and graduates. In addition to being trained at Coach U you have over 50,000 coaches for mutual support and referrals. You have thousands of specialists you can turn to for help with a coachee, employee, friend or family member. And you have that many more people to connect with, benefit from, learn from and enjoy. Both professional and personal relationships result from this network.
As you have read, there are many advantages to enrolling in a coach training program at Coach U. Key to your decision will be the people you want to learn with. There are a number of common qualities that our participants share.
They are bright.
Coach U attracts the best and brightest, people who have the intellectual capacity to handle the study materials, the emotional intelligence to intuit powerfully and the personal presence to attract coachees.
They are eager to learn.
Those who choose Coach U already know a lot about people and about life, but also know that there is more to learn about coaching and are willing to invest in themselves and in their professional skill set.
They understand the opportunity.
Becoming a coach is a personal, professional and business opportunity. We consider this to be a personal opportunity because you will grow and evolve yourself as you become a coach. A professional opportunity, because you develop a skill set that is universally applicable in every field of endeavor. Finally, becoming a coach is a business opportunity, since coaching is a potentially lucrative career that can allow you to design a delightful lifestyle.
They know this is the right step for them.
Timing is everything and the individuals who enter Coach U know that this is the right time to invest in learning that will pay off over a lifetime.
They are willing to be our partners.
As you have read elsewhere, Coach U is special. On one hand, you are our customer, and we strive to keep you satisfied by sharing with you all we have. On the other hand, we are all in this together, given the evolving nature of this profession and the craft of coaching. Therefore, we need your input, collaboration and support as well.
There is a technology and methodology to coaching. The process is easy to learn because as you learn coaching skills, you also become familiar with the coaching tools to help you apply your skills.
Interesting Facts About Coach U
Thomas J. Leonard, known internationally as the “Father of Coaching,” started training coaches in 1988
Coach U was founded in 1992 by Thomas J. Leonard (now deceased).
Coach U is recognized as the world’s first and original coach training school; our school is recognized for having founded the coaching profession.
Coach U has appeared in the media more than any other coach training program over the last two decades as the premier leader in coaching.
Corporate Coach U is recognized as the world’s first corporate coach training school for managers, consultants and business coaches.
The majority of International Coach Federation Presidents were trained by Coach U.
Hundreds of Coach U and Corporate Coach U students and graduates are published authors, including Cheryl Richardson and Laura Berman-Fortgang who also appeared on Oprah.
Coach U has hundreds of Licensed Facilitators around the globe qualified to facilitate Corporate Coach U leadership development programs and coaching skills programs in a variety of languages.
Corporate Coaches has 300 highly-qualified vetted coaches providing executive and managerial coaching services to national and multi-national organizations around the globe.
Why You’ll Want to Partner with Coach U
Coach certification. Once certain program requirements are satisfactorily completed including coach training hours, client coaching hours, supervision mentor coaching, written testing, etc., you may apply for and receive Coach U credentials for branding and credibility purposes.
Quality materials. Undoubtedly, Coach U has one of the most comprehensive professional coaching curriculum in the profession. Our materials for our Core Essentials and Core Essentials Fast Track programs will provide you with state-of-the-art learning tools brought to life by our seasoned faculty. We also provide comprehensive curriculum for our hundreds plus hours of courses in our Professional Essentials Program.
International Coaching Federation (ICF) accreditation. Coach U offers an advanced credential that is fully accredited by the ICF as an Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP). This enables certified graduates of our advanced programs to apply for this third-party credential via the ICF’s ACTP pathway which is preferred by most professional coaches.
ICF Credentialed faculty. We stand out from other ICF accredited coach training programs because at least 95% of our international faculty facilitating courses in our ICF ACTP programs currently holds an ICF credential at the PCC or MCC level. Our faculty members are Coach U coaches and are leading courses from experience rather than just theory.
A flattened learning curve. When you are working with experienced coaches who care about your success, you stay on track and focus on the future. With weekly courses in our coach training programs, you will have time to both integrate and practice what you learn, thus insuring that these skills, concepts and phrasing are permanently a part of your coaching tool box.
License to use our materials. Immediately start using hundreds of pre-designed forms, assessments, tools and other programs with your coaching clients or coachees.
Coach U Community. You will be encouraged to build a strong network of other coaches.
Find A Coach Directory. Coach U students and graduates are invited to join our International Coach Directory. In fact, as a new ACP/ACCP student you will receive a very basic listing included in your advanced coach training tuition. Coaches who haven’t been trained with us regularly ask to join this private directory.
Affordable pricing. We’ve kept tuition reasonable for all of our coach training programs (especially our entry-level Core Essentials Programs) compared to other ICF accredited coach training schools. Payment plans are also available to support you in getting started soon.
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