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Organization Name: CoachVille
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Program Name: Center for Coaching Mastery
Program Type: ACTP
Program Hours: 149.00
Organization Description:
The CoachVille Culture – The Spirit of Play. 

The spirit of play is the amazing place inside of all of us where creativity, resourcefulness, strength, and inspiration all collide in the pursuit of human greatness. CoachVille taps into the spirit of play within, so you will learn how to play better through game planning, skills practice, inner freedom and designing a winning environment. We also live the spirit of play by incorporating our social game system as part of your learning. 

The CoachVille Culture – Profound Belonging.
We only accept 30 students per class start because we teach each student to create an environment of Profound Belonging in coaching sessions. We model this value in our entire school. Our students create deep relationships and become not only trusted colleagues but also lifelong friends.
The CoachVille Culture –  A school and a social network for coaches.
CoachVille is a coaching school, a thought leader in the industry and a social network of nearly 40,000 coaches. We have over 4,000 students, and our desire is to produce coaches that are inspired to be amazing and are well connected to a network of professional colleagues.
The CoachVille Culture – Our Origins.
We launched the coaching industry. Our school was launched in 2001 by Thomas Leonard – the founding father of the coaching industry – as "the Graduate School of Coaching." In 2007 we re-invented the program as the Center for Coaching Mastery and we are now one of the elite schools accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF).  We were included as one of the original Purple Cow's in Seth Godin's Purple Cow; we inspired Micheal Port's, Book Yourself Solid and Thomas greatly influenced Cheryl Richardson's, Take time for Your Life and Cheryl recommends CoachVille highly.
Our Manifesto:
1) Great Coaching Will Transform Our World.
Great coaching is the transformational art of helping another person play better and create results that matter to them.
Great coaching touches us profoundly because it appeals to our fundamental desire to make a meaningful contribution to the lives of our fellow humans.
To contribute to the unfolding greatness of another person fulfills our deep need for belonging. When more humans are deeply fulfilled in the experience of belonging, our world is better.
Coaching is often thought of as an intervention for people with problems, but solving people "problems" never changed the world. Together we can transform our world from a problem we need to solve to a creative pursuit of Life Mastery and Human Greatness.
2) Great Coaching Will Transform Our Organizations.
To be a game changing leader in our world you have to break the mold of Industrial Age thinking and Management Science Principles of Command, Control, and Compliance.
People hate to be managed, but they love to be coached. The BEST way to lead a company or community of great individual players is by using the Coach Approach Principles of Connect, Collaborate and Contribute.
Great coaching will change companies, communities, and causes when each individual is coached - through support and challenge - to fully engage their talents toward a shared purpose. When people in organizations are engaged, our world is better.
Organizations often treat individuals (you and me!) as workers; as replaceable cogs in the wheel of production. But we cannot be easily replaced! Together we can transform our organizations from places of work to winning teams in a game worth playing.
3) Great Coaching Will Transform Our Relationships.
Coaching is an advanced form of relating with profound possibilities. It is co-created and based on shared purpose, trust, and judgment-free awareness. Great coaching is non-hierarchical because the Coach and Player are equals in pursuit of a shared vision.
Coaching is personal: to coach someone, you have to really know them. To be coached by someone you must be willing to be known, including your hopes and dreams, unique skills and abilities, doubts and fears.
Because our experience of life occurs mostly in our relationships with others, anyone can improve their quality of life by learning how to coach and be coached.
When people relate profoundly, our world is better.
Many forms of sharing information as in books, recordings or large group conference calls are labeled "coaching"; but coaching is so much more than telling people what to do and how to do it. Together we can transform our relationships from role-based hierarchies to profound connections of trust and partnership.
4) Great Coaching Will Transform Our Lives.
Life is a game, and we are all players. We believe that the BEST way to live an inspired life of purpose and possibility comes to life when the Spirit of PLAY is combined with great coaching.
With a coach by our side we see possibilities more clearly, we step boldly into the risks required to play big, we take creative actions, we learn from the inevitable setbacks and we become the person we always dreamed we could be.
With a coach we share life-changing conversations that lead to bigger and better play because together we create bigger and better results. When people play together, our world is better.
The "do-it-yourself" mentality is championed as the path to freedom but the truth is we are more free with a great coach beside us than we are when playing alone. Together we can transform our lives from playing a small game of solitaire to playing BIG in our World... together.
Program Description:


Probably the most unique feature of our program is our curriculum. Each level includes a methods class, a skills class, business training and two practicum.

The Center for Coaching Mastery curriculum has 4 levels

Level 1 – The Pursuit of Human Greatness
Level 2 – The Pursuit of Inner Freedom
Level 3 – The Pursuit of Personal Evolution.
Level 4 – The certification process.
Bonus -Group Coaching Training

Level 1 – The Pursuit of Human Greatness
The focus is on the Basic Coaching skills and Play Two Win Coaching Method. Combining basic skills with a  reliable method is the fastest way to become effective with your players. You will be able to guide them toward playing their game better and winning on their own terms. They will achieve results AND become masters of the game. Even experienced coaches will enjoy this curriculum.

The classes in level 1:

•   Play-Two-Win Method Coaching
•   Basic Coaching Skills & Ethics
•   Step Up and Stand Out – Business Training Level 1 (Not required for certification)
•   2 Practicum Participation(each practicum is 5 hours)

Level 2 – The Pursuit of Inner Freedom

Level 2 is a deep exploration in what it really takes to play BIG the meaningful games of our lives with ease  and flow, free of self-limitations – we call this Inner Freedom Coaching. You will learn how to use inner freedom techniques to guide your player into the flow state where the player and the game are one and results occur with ease. Sounds good! . You will also learn and demonstrate the 15 Certified Coach Proficiencies by Thomas Leonard which are the basis of the CoachVille Certification.

The classes in level 2:

•   Inner Freedom Method Coaching
•   Proficiencies Coaching
•   Group Mentor Coaching: 7.5 hours coach mentoring + 7.5 hours business mentoring

•   2 Practicum Participation (each practicum is 5 hours)

Level 3 – The Pursuit of Personal Evolution Coaching
Level 3 is a highly advanced exploration of Personal Environments coaching. You will learn how to identify  environmental patterns each of the 9 Environments of YOU designed by Thomas Leonard and put them into language. By shifting pattern language you change the world. By changing your players world you create environments for sustainable success.

The classes in level 3:
•   World Power Method Coaching (not required for certification)
•   Advanced Communication for Coaches
•   Expect Yes. Get YES! – Business Training Level 3 (not required for certification
•   2 Practicum Participation (each practicum is 5 hours)

Level 4: The Certification Process

In level 4 you earn the CV Certified Coach Designation and take a large step toward ICF certification.

1.  Provide one 30-minute recording from an actual coaching session (using our easy recording system)
2.  One of our ICF certified coaches to listen to the session and provide a score card with written feedback.

Bonus Curriculum

Power of Groups - Group Coaching (30 hours)

Group Coaching is THE best way to build a highly leveraged coaching business. Learn the 15 Proficiencies of Group Coaching as well as the different options for designing your groups and essential business concepts.

Self-Study Library – Over 1,000 hours!

Our comprehensive coach training and business training audio library contains over 1,000 of recorded programs.  Including Corporate Coaching, Teleclass Leader Training, Super Small Business Coaching, Higher Ground Leadership and much more.

Organization: CoachVille
8 Bonaparte Point Drive
Hopatcong, NJ 07843
Phone: 866.548.6516
Student Contact:
Phone: 866-548-6516
Learning Method: Virtual,In-Person
Language: Czech, English, Romanian, Vietnamese
Coaching Specialties: Business/Organizations, Executive, Leadership, Life Vision & Enhancement, Personal/Organizational, Relationship, Small Business
Approval Start Date: July 11, 2006 Accreditation Renewal Date: July 31, 2024
Locations: Albania
Czech Republic
Netherlands Antilles
San Marino
United Kingdom
United States
New Jersey