Syllabus : Diploma in Life and Business Coaching

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UNIT 1: Introduction

  1. What is Coaching?
  2. A History of Life and Business Coaching
  3. Coaching v Therapy, Counselling, Training, and Mentoring

UNIT 2: Coaching Principles

UNIT 3: Characteristics of a Successful Coach

  1. Self awareness
  2. Build relationships
  3. Inspire and challenge others
  4. Excellent communicaton
  5. Flexibility
  6. Positive attitude
  7. Open to change
  8. Manage professional boundaries

UNIT 4: Essential Coaching Skills

The coaching relationship is based on:
  1. Building trust and rapport
  2. Contracting professional boundaries
  3. Engaging in active listening
  4. Using intuition
  5. Asking powerful questions
  6. Providing supportive feedback

UNIT 5: Coaching and Change

  1. The nature of change
  2. Transitions
  3. Resistance to coaching and change
  4. How to overcome resistance to change

UNIT 6: Coaching and Learning

  1. Coaching and adult learning principles
  2. Learning styles
  3. Emotions and learning

UNIT 7: The Coaching Process

The 5 Step Coaching Process:
  1. Who
  2. What
  3. How
  4. Act
  5. Review
The coach helps the coachee to:
  1. Discover and understand WHO they are
  2. Identify and clarify WHAT they most want
  3. Create and develop STRATEGIES to achieve their goals
  4. Take ACTION STEPS
  5. REVIEW frequently and consolidate progress

UNIT 8: The Coaching Sessions (Series)

  1. The intake session and goal setting
  2. Planning
  3. Review and designing new action steps
  4. The concluding session – review of overall progress, development and new learning

UNIT 9: Values and Belief Systems

  1. The significance of values as powerful drivers and motivators
  2. Approaches to values elicitation
  3. The importance of beliefs
  4. Acknowledging and challenging limiting beliefs

UNIT 10: The GROW Coaching Model

  1. Clarify goals
  2. Discuss current reality
  3. Explore options
  4. Commit by deciding what action will be undertaken and when

UNIT 11: Other Coaching Models and Core Competencies

  1. Cognitive Behavioural Coaching (CBC) Solution
  2. Focused Coaching
  3. Core Coaching Competencies

UNIT 12: An Introduction to NLP

  1. Awareness of patterns that block potential
  2. The intention behind thoughts and actions
  3. Creating Choices

UNIT 13: Business Coaching

  1. Benefits of coaching to the organisation
  2. Resistance to coaching and how to overcome it
  3. Coaching individuals
  4. Team coaching
  5. The manager as coach
  6. Performance, motivation, learning, feedback and enjoyment

UNIT 14: Conclusion

  1. How to establish and market your coaching practice
  2. Code of ethics for coaches