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Coach in training

In January I officially started my coach training in order to become an accredited coach, an ICF Associate Certified Coach, via Katie Linder’s Higher Ed Coach Training. Having completed the first part of the course, I am about to start the next one, which will focus on coaching fundamentals in a deeper way.

The notebook pictured above is my celebration, a gift to myself for taking this next step along the path to getting formally credentialed.

The coach training includes formal assessment, and it’s been a while since I last had to write an assessed essay or undertake an exam! I found the experience really positive however, and appreciated that we had a number of assessment options to choose from.

One of the options I didn’t pick was to develop new coaching tools, and whilst I didn’t do it for the assessment, it has inspired me to start designing some new tools to try out and share with my fellow coaches.

Coaching practice

What’s most rewarding for me about coach training is working with clients. I really enjoy working together to reflect, set new goals and find out what the next step might be. Some of the tools I have been working with include writing a personal mission or vision statement (in one sentence), which is harder than it sounds.

I tried it out for myself, and it prompted interesting reflections for me. If you’d like to have a go yourself, start with your goal and values and try to express these in one sentence.

Curious about coaching?

I currently offer prop-bono coaching and discounts for paying clients as part of completing my coach training. All coaching with me includes:

  • Exploratory conversation
  • Coaching plan
  • Six 1-hour coaching sessions (online)
  • Coaching resources

If you are interested in coaching, get in touch to arrange a free 30 min conversation to find out if coaching with me is a good fit for you.

1-to-1 Coaching package: £210 for six sessions (normal price £420)

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