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|SolutionsAcademy -- Speaking! GmbH
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SolutionsAcademy has been running coach training since 2001 and our programs were accredited as ACTP by the ICF in 2015, as Level 1, 2 and 3 in 2022. In the meantime, we have trained over 1500 coaches in 33 countries and offer courses in multiple languages such as English, German, Italian, Romanian, Polish, Spanish, Turkish, Czech, Chinese.
Staying true to our commitment to the highest quality and “one-stop-shop” all our programs are also accredited with EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council) and IASTI (International Alliance of Solution Focused Training Institutes), so that at the end of any of our programs, participants can receive a triple accreditation.
We are pioneers of participative, engaging virtual education, “virtual gurus”. Our first live online Coach Training ran in 2005, when nobody even thought it was even possible. We are collaborating with large organizations to develop their people in their coaching skills by delivering our outstanding, fun, engaging, global community building programs.
Our programs provide innovative online training with a focus on building real relationships. The classes are small (maximum 12 people), and we make frequent use of breakout rooms and other easy-to-use technology to generate interactive learning. While our content is cutting-edge and at the forefront of coaching science, our approach is practical, hands-on. We are firm believers in adult learning using a coaching approach to teach and offer many ways to engage with the program: coaching practice, a modern learning platform with coaching videos, readings and discussion forums, peer-group practice, etc. We support our participants to gain client coaching experience by offering opportunities for reciprocal coaching across all of our graduates and by actively seeking cooperations with organizations for pro-bono coaching.
All our trainers are all accredited at least as PCC and most of them are on their way to MCC. On top of that, they hold an EMCC accreditation. They have extensive experience as online coach trainers, must meet stringent requirements to work with us and keep up with the development in coaching standards from both ICF and EMCC.
Our coaching approach, Solution Focus, is positive, target oriented and leads away from analysis paralysis into exploring what clients truly wants in their lives. Solution Focused principles are not only applicable in coaching but useful for most business and private conversations. Solution Focused conversations are an evidence-based practice for creating sustainable solutions for clients. What we do is scientifically sound and far away from the ever-changing market driven hypes in HR development.
In our courses, you develop into a professional coach: you will learn the ins and outs of coaching and how to integrate coaching into your business and life. Our graduates receive the chance to join our Business Development Mastermind at a highly discounted rate so that you can learn to market and sell your services.
We are dedicated to creating an environment where our students can explore and thrive. Sharing the joy of learning to coach in a global community of peers, challenging and supporting each other is our mission.
You love great conversations and really enjoy it when people come to you to talk things through, then 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.
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: Coaching Fundamentals offers you all coaching and mentoring hours to gain ICF ACC and EMCC practitioner certification – the only course on the market that we know of that gives you both in one course.
• It offers you all the training and mentoring hours needed for your ACC credential under the ACSTH / Level 1 track.
• 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 week, in different languages, so there will surely be a course that fits your schedule.
• There is lots of additional material available for your learning and you will be able to practice what you have learned in peer groups as well.
• Our graduates receive the chance to join our Business Development Mastermind at a highly discounted rate so that you can learn to market and sell your services from the pros. 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 or EMCC accreditation.
Module 1: Solution Focused Coaching: structures, coaching “tools” and “techniques”, Solution Focused Mindset
Module 2: ICF and EMCC core competences, ethics in practice
Module 3: practice, practice, practice with detailed feedback
During and after the course: 3 individual mentor coaching sessions where we discuss one of your coaching recordings with a transcript which we produce. You get detailed developmental feedback celebrating your sparkle as a coach!
Payment is possible in installments.
|SolutionsAcademy -- Speaking! GmbH
61348 Bad Homburg Hessen
|Austrian, Chinese, Chinese -Simplex, Czech, Dutch, English, Farsi, French, German, Italian, Polish, Romanian, Slovakian, Spanish, Turkish
|Business/Organizations, Career/Transition, Executive, Internal, Leadership, Personal/Organizational, Small Business
|Approval Start Date:
|April 9, 2020
|Accreditation Renewal Date:
|July 31, 2026
St. Martin (French)
Australian Capital Territory
District of Columbia
New South Wales
Newfoundland and Labrador
Prince Edward Island
South Australian Central