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Organization Name: Authentic Leadership Advisors (Raleigh Coaching Academy)
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Program Name: Certified Authentic Leadership Coaching (CALC)
Program Type: Level 2
Program Hours: 125.00
Organization Description: Authentic Leadership Advisors Academy focuses on molding Certified Authentic Leadership Coaches, or as we fondly refer to our alumni community, CALCs. Our program is designed to teach you how to coach the essential ‘being’ that defines a person’s identity. Our mission is to develop heart-centered coaches who help their clients find lasting fulfillment, rather than supporting them in achieving more goals without even knowing why. We’ve developed a unique approach that we call the AIC: Authentic Intelligence Coaching Model©. It’s designed to go beyond surface-level goals and tap into the fundamental authentic identity desires that are often buried under a constant pursuit of society’s checklist of perfection. By coaching to this deeper level of awareness, your clients will achieve greater inner clarity and more sustainable success. Our program is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and offers up to 125 training hours towards obtaining your ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC) or Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential. If you’re a SHRM professional, you’ll be able to earn 40 professional development credits by attending our course. Whether you join our in-person or virtual cohort, you’ll gain more than just skills. Each weekend module is designed to transform you and inspire you to make a meaningful impact in the world. We take pride in creating personalized programs, avoiding a ‘one size fits all’ approach. While it requires additional effort on our part, we firmly believe in the value it brings to our student coaches and, ultimately, the clients they serve. THIS PROGRAM COULD BE THE PERFECT FIT FOR YOU IF YOU’RE: Aspiring to become a Leadership, Executive, Career, or Life Coach. Interested in coaching people on personal and/or professional development. An internal coach looking for formal training and eager to learn how to foster a coaching culture. A leader in Human Resources, Organizational Development, Training & Development, or Change Management. A Therapist or Consultant wanting to expand your services by offering Coaching. Simply anyone who’s ready to become more authentic and acquire life-long tools.
Program Description:
We honor the individual uniqueness that each participant brings to the group, which contributes to creating the overall class dynamic.
We respect the power of each student’s perspective and contribution to the class discussion, and facilitate a structured yet organic flow of collaborative learning.
We believe that participants are more likely to push themselves to succeed when they achieve a sense of inspiration. We foster an atmosphere designed to encourage heart-centered inspirational learning.
This three-day segment thoroughly covers the delivery aspects of coaching, including: a breakdown of the industry and ethics of coaching, and Authentic Leadership Advisors Academy’s signature AIC: Authentic Intelligence Coaching Model©.
This three-day segment thoroughly covers ICF Core Competencies, personal and professional development, understanding the difference between coaching standard versus coaching style, and more.
This three-day segment covers the business aspects of coaching, including: establishing an independent coaching practice, branding, marketing, pricing, packaging of services, business development, and more.
This three-day segment thoroughly covers higher-level PCC and MCC ICF Core Competencies, ONLY for CALC Alumni nearing their PCC Application, or students pursuing their PCC through the new ICF Level 2 Path.
All sections delivered as part of a continuous cohort from start to finish. Sections meet Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 8am-5pm EST. Cohorts are either all in-person or all virtual, not a blend. Classes are intentionally small to aid in rapid growth and learning.
The ALA Advantage
-Exclusive selection process to determine fit
-Accelerated intensive training, 9-days over 4-months
-Virtual or In-person cohorts at our Raleigh location is convenient to RDU airport, hotels, award-winning restaurants, Umstead State Park, museums, and other local attractions
-Customized, on-location, organizational training upon request
-Authentic Leadership coaching methodology applies universally to any coaching niche: executive, career, personal development, etc.
-Strong focus on personal transformation and professional development
-Offering four or more cohorts per year to provide flexible scheduling options
-Up to 125 Curriculum hours approved by International Coaching Federation for ACSTH --
Credentialing Path or Level 1 and Level 2 Paths
Signature AIC: Authentic Intelligence Coaching Model© facilitates more sustainable and long lasting transformation, by focusing on the ‘being’ of the person versus simply the ‘doing’.
-96-hours of live synchronous training
-125 ICF Accredited Training Hours
-40 SHRM Professional Development Credits
-3 three-day semi-monthly modules of live, in-depth, and experiential learning
-1 Personality Profile Assessment
-1 Personal Branding Assessment
-2 Virtual Class Interim Calls
-10 Hours of ICF Mentor Coaching (ACC or PCC)
-Oral Exam Recording Review
-ICF Credentialed Faculty & Mentor Coaches
-Access to ALA Academy’s Practice Partner Barter Coaching Program (to aid with accumulation of paid practice coaching hours)
Access to ALA Academy’s Pro-bono Coaching Partnership Program with non-profits (to aid with accumulation of pro-bono practice coaching hours)
Organization: Authentic Leadership Advisors (Raleigh Coaching Academy)
421 Fayetteville St
Suite 1100 - #4997
Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone: 919.322.8344
Student Contact: Vanessa Hagerbaumer, ACC, PCC
Phone: 917-836-7843
Learning Method: Virtual,In-Person
Language: English
Coaching Specialties: Business/Organizations, Career/Transition, Coaching Other Coaches, Executive, Leadership, Life Vision & Enhancement, Personal/Organizational
Approval Start Date: July 11, 2014 Accreditation Renewal Date: July 31, 2024
Locations: United States Colorado
District of Columbia
New Hampshire
New Jersey
North Carolina
South Carolina