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Organization Name: SolutionsAcademy -- Speaking! GmbH
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Program Name: Mentor Coach Training
Program Type: Expired
Program Hours: 16.00
Organization Description:

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.

Program Description:
Mentor Coach Training
Become a certified SolutionsAcademy Mentor
Gain a certificate in mentor coaching!
With this course you will:
- gain clarity on the updated ICF Core Competencies at PCC level
- learn how PCC recordings are assessed from Kirsten Dierolf, MCC who is a member of the ICF assessor team for PCC and MCC
- learn how to guide your mentees to a successful ACC or PCC application
This course is highly practical:
- We will discuss a core competency, the relevant markers and evaluation criteria in one week.- As homework, we all assess a recording of a coaching session according to the markers finding evidence for the fulfillment or non-fulfillment of these markers.
- In the next session, we will compare our evaluation and align our assessments.
Module Topics
1 Introduction to PCC Markers Core Competency 3
2 Core Competency 4
3 Core Competency 5
4 Core Competency 6
5 Core Competency 7
6 Core Competency 8
7 Wrap-Up
We then discuss typical issues faced by our ACC and PCC mentees and how to help them resolve them.
As this course is part of our ICF ACTP SF Coaching Masterclass, we are awarding 16 CCEU.
Your investment
16 hours “Mentor Coach Training” 700 € (plus 19 % VAT*)
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)
Organization: SolutionsAcademy -- Speaking! GmbH
Schaberweg 23
61348 Bad Homburg Hessen
Phone: +496172684905
Student Contact: Chris Bekker
Phone: +496712684905
Learning Method: Virtual,Combination,In-Person
Language: Austrian, English, German, Italian, Romanian
Coaching Specialties: Business/Organizations, Coaching Other Coaches, Executive, Internal, Leadership, Personal/Organizational, Small Business
Approval Start Date: December 9, 2015 Accreditation Renewal Date: December 31, 2023
Locations: Germany