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Organization Name: International Association of Career Coaches
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Program Name: Senior Professional Career Coach Certification
Program Type: CCE
Program Hours: Core: 15.7 Resource Development: 1.3 Total: 17
Organization Description: The International Association of Career Coaches is on a mission to bring joy back to the workplace by helping job seekers land and keep fulfilling careers. We do this by training and supporting career coaches, coaches, and other talent professionals through industry leading education and communities to expand and scale the impact we've seen career coaching make in the lives of tens of thousands of people worldwide. We not only help job seekers find jobs they love by connecting them to our certified coaches, but we also help coaches build a business so they can grow their impact and make money doing the work they were meant to do.
Program Description: The Senior Professional Career Coach Certification is designed for aspiring and established coaches that have a desire to help individuals advance, pivot, or restart their careers. It is a comprehensive training program that teaches the fundamentals of career coaching including how to help people identify their career direction. Students also learn how to market clients to potential employers with a résumé, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile. Students learn the foundations of networking for job seekers, preparing clients for interviews, and negotiating job offers. They not only learn how to help their clients in finding a new job but they acquire the tools to support them after they’ve accepted an offer. The program culminates in an optional 3-day live business launch and graduation event where we help our students create their go-to-market strategy. Graduates walk away with a toolbox of templates, scripts, and skills that enable them to hit the ground running and build their business immediately.
Organization: International Association of Career Coaches
1990 N. California Blvd, 8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone: 415.935.1294
Student Contact: Cara Heilmann, ACC
Phone: 1.415.935.1294
Learning Method: Virtual
Language: English
Coaching Specialties: Business/Organizations, Career/Transition, Coaching Other Coaches, Executive, Internal, Life Vision & Enhancement, Small Business
Approval Start Date: November 1, 2023 Accreditation Renewal Date: November 30, 2024
Locations: United States California