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Foundations of Professional Coaching Print CE Course

Foundations of Professional Coaching Print CE Course

$159.00 USD


Product Format
    The course components are as follows:
    • Foundations of Professional Coaching text
    • Study guide
    • Continuing education exam (accessed online)
    Foundations of Professional Coaching CE Course is the essential guide to helping you build elite coaching skills and create influential coaching relationships. Offering foundational concepts and underlying principles of coaching, this course will help all types of coaches cultivate a growth environment that encourages lasting change and maximizes each client’s potential in their personal and professional lives.

    Grounded in the International Coaching Federation's eight core competencies, the text included with this course covers the theoretical basis of professional coaching models and the application of those models in modern coaching. Enrich your coaching skills as you learn to embody the coaching mindset:
    • Understand the journey of behavior change with key models on the change process.
    • Employ inclusive frameworks for working with clients to set and pursue goals and overcome challenges.
    • Adhere to ethical protocols, such as how to appropriately respond to clients' identity, environment, values, and beliefs.
    • Cultivate trust and safety in the coaching relationship with respect to power and relationship dynamics.
    • Establish presence as a coach and develop a coach’s voice.
    • Communicate effectively, with active listening and appropriate areas of inquiry.
    Personal stories offer insights into meaningful coaching engagements, providing context for the concepts and their application to a wide variety of coaching interests, including those related to health and lifestyle wellness, professional and career concerns, and leadership development.

    Learning Objectives
    After completing this course, you will be able to do the following:
    • List the four key components in the International Coaching Federation’s definition of coaching.
    • Compare the four types of learning and their effectiveness.
    • Describe the importance of neuroscience and its application to coaching.
    • Describe the methods that best help clients establish their goals.
    • Explain the importance of the International Coaching Federation’s code of ethics for coaches.
    • Discuss the importance of the coach–client contractual agreement and the critical components of such a contract.
    • Explain transference and its importance in the coach–client relationship.
    • Summarize the factors necessary to develop trust and safety in the relationship with a client.
    • Explain how coaches can best develop presence in order to focus intently on client communication.
    • List the multiple ways in which coaches can carefully communicate their own ideas, opinions, insights, hunches, and information to clients.
    • Discuss the importance of humility when serving clients.
    • Summarize the International Coaching Federation’s description of a coaching mindset.


    A continuing education course for personal trainers, fitness instructors, health and wellness coaches, sport coaches, and strength and conditioning professionals.
    Part I. The Field of Coaching
    Chapter 1. Evolution of a Coaching Profession
    Chapter 2. The Roots of Coaching
    Chapter 3. Goals, Growth, and Transformation

    Part II. Guiding Models
    Chapter 4. Understanding Change
    Chapter 5. Coaching Models

    Part III. The Coach’s Skill Set
    Chapter 6. The Ethical Coach
    Chapter 7. Partnering in Agreements
    Chapter 8. Cultivating Trust and Safety
    Chapter 9. Coaching Presence
    Chapter 10. Listening Actively
    Chapter 11. The Art of Inquiry
    Chapter 12. The Coach’s Voice
    Chapter 13. Stimulating New Perspectives
    Chapter 14. Coaching Action and Learning
    Chapter 15. Coaching as a Way of Being

    Appendix A. Transtheoretical Model Decisional Balance
    Appendix B. Sample Coaching Agreement
    Appendix C. The First Session
    Appendix D. ICF Code of Ethics
    James Gavin, PhD, MCC, has designed coach training programs for health, wellness, and fitness professionals since 1998. He is a full professor in the department of applied human sciences and the director of the Centre for Human Relations and Community Studies at Concordia University in Montreal. He is a licensed psychologist in the Province of Quebec.

    Over the past 18 years, Gavin has become keenly involved in studies and professional pursuits related to the new field of professional coaching. He has been recognized as a Master Certified Coach (MCC) by the International Coaching Federation and an Integral Master Coach (IMC) by Integral Coaching Canada. He codirects and instructs his Concordia-based coach certification program.

    Gavin has coached and consulted with a wide range of organizations in North America. He is deeply committed to understanding the somatic aspects of human development, and he is a strong advocate of somatic awareness and practice in coach training. He has developed a unique model for matching personality with sport and fitness choices; this model has been widely adopted as a unique process for promoting psychological growth. Gavin is engaged in research on coaching issues and enjoys rich coaching experiences with individual and organizational clients. His long-term interests in the practices of aikido, iaido, meditation, and yoga inform his life’s work.

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