Many are professionals who are dedicated to personal and professional development of people, either because they are responsible for teams, or because they have the role of facilitator, trainer or coach. In this article, I will talk about coaching training.
Coaching is a discipline that is deeply rooted in the corporate world as well as in today’s society. In this sense, even on television we can see some programs that already have the figure of the coach.
Many of the large companies use it in a recurrent way in the processes of promotion, or development of their leaders and professionals and, therefore, they hire external coaches, as well as also have their internal coaches.
At the same time, companies want their managers and team managers to increase their leadership skills and, for that, they train them periodically in coaching techniques.
Thus, team leaders, as coaches, acquire resources to increase their presence and connection with others, while expanding their repertoire in skills that enhance communication, the use of intuition, deepening in reflection, or to promote the action.
Professionals who wish to be trained in coaching currently have a wide range of options to do so.
Requirements for choosing a good coaching training
Looking for a good coaching program requires a number of aspects that must be consider to get the most out of it. Here are some suggestions:
- Recognized and accredited programs by professional coaching associations
Choosing programs accredited by professional schools will ensure training in the key competencies of coaching, as well as ensuring that the professional reflects on the ethical application of the use of this discipline.
- Deciding whether or not to be certified as a coach
Being certified as a coach is a long process that requires a commitment and, more importantly, a clear final purpose. What to do as a coach will determine whether it is necessary to become certified or not. Many professionals in the world of the company do not require it, because their desire is to acquire a powerful leadership methodology, while other people want to be able to devote themselves professionally as coaches, and understand that certification is a guarantee of quality to provide service to their customers.
- Program with systemic approach
A coaching program is also good when includes, at some point, a systemic work that allows the participants to train a more integral thought that focuses, not only on the individual (Coach), but also in their environment and, as these two dimensions are relate.
- Possibility of working the structure of beliefs
Coaching does not only mean encouraging the participant to take energy and achieve its goals, but it is a discipline that delves into individual reflection in order to understand its primary reality (what they know about itself), as well as begin to explore its secondary reality (that own need with what is not so familiar).
- Choosing, if possible, high-diversity training groups
Coaching, or leadership in general, is characterized by the desire to include and accept personal and environmental diversity. Working with what triggers us emotionally by different is a challenge for all human beings. That is why training in Coaching can be an opportunity to be in contact with this diversity of the world and, from a safe and protected space, to be able to understand and manage in the most efficient and satisfactory way possible. Different personalities, different experiences, different professional roles, and even different cultures, will be our allies to increase our personal leadership.
- Ensure the transfer in the working environment
The executive Coaching, unlike personal, requires a real transfer in the professional field to be able to align the corporate objectives with the needs of the participant. However confidential may be, a coaching process that takes place in the business context cannot disconnect both agendas, focusing only on the desires of the person, without meeting the requirements of its environment (team, company, etc). That is why a process of executive coaching needs to create these bridges, through tripartite sessions (with the assistance of the participant’s boss), formal agreements of the coaching process, or periodic follow-up of the objectives by the participant and its responsible. When a person is being trained in coaching, needs to reflect and learn how to maximize the learning transfer to business.
In short, training in Coaching is a great opportunity to improve the personal and professional satisfaction of the participants, while allowing the systems (teams and organization), where they operate, gain in productivity and cohesion.
Very often my own coaches or workshop participants ask me about models or quality coaching schools to train in coaching.
One of the coaching schools that has a very interesting focus due their incursion into deep psychology through process work, is GCI-Global Coaching Institute, founded by Vicki Henricks and Rho Sandberg.
I was so interested in their contribution that the past summer I traveled to the United States to be formed in their methodology and, together with my partners from In Movement, we decided to offer the intensive GCI program for the first time in Spain, facilitated by the two founders.
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Enjoy being trained in Coaching!