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Solution Focused Coach Training (ACSTH / ACTP)

67 hour Online Coach Training in US Time Zones in Partnership with Solutions Academy, Germany
Would you like to become a genuine ICF certified coach and learn a solid, evidence based approach to coaching?

Authentic Journeys proudly partners with Innerjoining and  Solutions Academy to deliver this exclusive Solutions Focused coaching program to those in the United States!

You love great conversations and really enjoy it when people come to you to talk things through, you are a natural coach. Perhaps you are already practicing coaching either in your company or in private practice. Could also be that you are a complete beginner. You might be working in HR or as an Agile Coach and are looking to build on your interpersonal skills to professionalize your coaching. Or you are a leader and would like to gain some more structure in the great conversations that you are having every day. You would like to feel more confident and professional in your (coaching) conversations and feel like you know what you are doing. 

Yet, there are so many coaching courses on the market! How to choose? You don’t want to pay a lot of money for a course that will leave you unprepared or potentially confused. You want a well structured model, easy to apply guidelines and a lot of practice in the course so you are optimally prepared. Also, you don’t have all the time in the world and would like this to be happening in manageable chunks. And last but not least: you want to demonstrate your quality as a coach and set a clear signal to the market that you stand for an ethical and serious practice. The best way to do that is to be certified by the International Coaching Federation, the “gold standard” for coaches.

The course runs for 24 weeks, 2 hours a week and is purely online, so very manageable. We start courses 5-6 times a year at different times of the day and days of the weeks, so there will surely be a course that fits your schedule.

The course runs for 24 weeks, 2 hours a week and is purely online, so very manageable. We start courses 5-6 times a year at different times of the day and days of the weeks, so there will surely be a course that fits your schedule. 

It offers you all the training and mentoring hours needed four your ACC credential under the ACSTH track. If you add either Coaching in Organization or SF Coaching Masterclass, you can come in under the ACTP track.



Coaching Fundamentals teaches “Solution Focused Coaching” an easy to use and easy to apply, yet structured, professional and evidence based approach. You will have the certainty that your coaching has a solid foundation. Your customers will have the certainty that you are a professional coach since the course is fully accredited with the International Coaching Federation.




After the class, you have access to one of the world’s best marketing-for-coaches programs at half price. Also, there is continuous support by our regular meetups where you can ask anything that may come up in your practice. These meetups are completely free – so if you would like to join to get a feel for us, join us for one of the next ones.

 


You also receive a cool “SolutionsAcademy Certified Coach” Badge for your social media presence right after the course! No need to wait to share the joy until after your ICF credential.

Participant Testimonials
from Previous Sessions through Solutions Academy

"The course gave me a perfect overview and I gained profound coaching knowledge. It was a lot of fun and it is superbly managed."

Testimonial Coaching Fundamentals
09/2020-02/2021

"I thought it was a great combination of kind of group work of theory also of watching videos and analyzing them together. The interactivity was great, as well. So yeah, for me, it was really a great experience. I can, I would really recommend it to anyone."

Testimonial Coaching Fundamentals
05/2020-09/2020

I discovered the keys to what coaching really is and met great people all over the world. The course really helped me in my current job as well!

 Testimonial Coaching Fundamentals 
02/2020-07/2020

 

Course Summary

In Coaching Fundamentals, you will learn the fundamentals of Solution Focused Coaching and the ICF core competencies. It is a highly practical, interactive and live online course (not a boring webinar) in which you will interact with people from all over the globe. The course includes 7 hours group mentoring and 3 hours individual mentoring (which you have to book with your mentor — they are not scheduled in advance). There is also a requirement of 6 hours of self-study reading articles, watching coaching videos etc. on our “moodle” online learning platform and 6 hours of participation in a peer group (via zoom or skype) over the whole course.

This training course is the prerequisite for joining the course “Solution Focused Coaching in Organizations”. Both courses together make up a full ICF ACTP (Accredited Coach Training Program) of 132 hours coach training. Upon successful completion of “Solution Focused Coaching Fundamentals” and “Solution Focused Coaching in Organizations”, you can apply as ACC or PCC under the ACTP regulations of the ICF. If you complete the 67 hours of this training (SF Coaching Fundamentals), you can apply as ACC under the ACSTH track.

You will also receive a certificate as a "Solution Focused Practitioner” from the International Alliance of Solution Focused Teaching Institutes once you have successfully completed this class and have coached clients for 100 hours. We are also working on EMCC accreditation for this course.

If you need to miss a class, you can watch the recorded session. We expect you to miss less than 15% of the classes to be able to graduate. If you need to miss more, you can either join another class later (for free) or book individual mentoring hours (at an additional cost) to make up for the time.

The minimum number of participants is 6 (we can arrange for classes for specific groups if you would like), the maximum number is 12.

Here is a description of the content:

Course Curriculum
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Welcome, introductions, goal setting, definition of coaching

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What is Solution Focus?

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Solution Focused questions, structure of a coaching conversation, coaching agreement

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Signs of progress questions

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Coaching Practice 1

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Coaching Practice 2

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ICF Code of Ethics Core Competencies 1-2

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ICF Code of Ethics Core Competency 3

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Mandated Clients

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Subsequent sessions

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Course review and Trust and Safety: Core Competency 4

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Coaching Presence and Active Listening: Core Competencies 5-6

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Evoking Awareness: Core Competency 7

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Cultivating Learning and Growth: Core Competency 8

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Coaching practice

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Coaching decisions and coaching practice

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Coaching habit changes and practice

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Next steps for internal coaching and developing a coaching business

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Your US Based Solution Focused Coaching Course Facilitators

Jennifer Kumar, PCC

While Jennifer was introduced to the Solution Focused approach via her social work background from 1998-2008, she was reinvigorated by a new passion with the SF approaches applied to coaching when she attended Kirsten Dierolf’s programs through Solutions Academy in 2018. It totally changed her life, including helping her on her journey to PCC in 2020.

Throughout her career as a coach, Jennifer has been coaching executives, middle managers, C-Suite of Startups, and teams for global corporations. She has also designed and delivered cross cultural leadership, project management and mobility sessions with a focus on software teams working between the US and India.

Of the over 100 programs that Jennifer has created and delivered; she enjoys the team coaching programs the most. The incredible shifts that teams experience in these programs are coined in the discovery phase as “lofty” or “out of reach.” We notice through the evolution of these programs that “out of reach” goals manifest into reality through elevated workflows, leadership, team cohesiveness, project management and client outcomes.

She currently resides in Salt Lake City, MST, US Time Zone.

Art Pittman, PCC

Art Pittman is an executive coach, leadership trainer, and experienced mentor coach based in the US. He has worked with leaders in higher education, governments, and global companies in the information technology, financial services, and pharmaceuticals sectors. While most of his professional history involves corporate work, almost half of his current coaching and mentoring clients support social justice and health equity initiatives.

As a solutions-focused coach, his practice centers on helping others to develop skills like authenticity, agility, and accountability. As a mentor coach, Art helps aspiring coaches to use less “advice-giving” behaviors and more “asking, listening, and supporting” skills.

Course Pricing

Your investment

67 hours “SF Coaching Fundamentals”: 2700 € (plus 19%  VAT*) (roughly USD $3,000 no VAT for US Citizens as per the current exchange rate - click here) leading up to ACC certification under the ACSTH track. If you want to continue to achieve the full ACTP program, you add 75 hours  “SF Coaching in Organizations” or 75 hours “SF Coaching Masterclass”

 Payments can be made in installments. We expect to have been paid in full by the end of the program.  

(*19% VAT applies to individuals and companies in Germany, individuals in the European Union, no VAT applies to companies in the EU with a valid VAT number and to individuals and companies outside of the European Union)  

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us: info@solutionsacademy.com

Registration, policies on withdrawals and refunds

The course can be paid in installments and we expect to have been paid in full before the end of the program.

Any cancellations will have to be in written form. If the participant cancels later than 30 working days before the start of the program, 60% of the fee (and VAT if applicable) will have to be paid as an administrative fee. The date of the cancellation is the date when the training provider receives the written cancellation. Participants cancelling later than 14 days before the program start or participants who do not attend the program will have to pay the fee (and VAT if applicable) in full.




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