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Organization Name: SunLight Academy
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Program Name: SunLight Coaching Certification
Program Type: Level 1
Program Hours: 60.00
Organization Description:

We empower individuals and organizations worldwide. SunLight Academy is a leader in delivering ICF-accredited programs for those who want to get a certification as Professional or Master Coaches, establish a global presence, and apply for the ICF Credentials: ACC, PCC, and MCC.

Our Master Coaches and Educators are committed to supporting purposeful leaders, managers, professionals, coaches, teams and organizations through a variety of accredited and customized coaching, training and mentoring programs.

Our Coaching Education programs equip people with the ability to use coaching skills in their profession and in their personal and professional interactions.

Program Description:
Our Level 1 coaching education program is intended to deliver fundamental training for those who want to learn the coaching skills to enhance their performance in their profession and for those who want to develop basic knowledge about the coaching profession and take the path to apply for the ICF ACC Credential.
Coaching Foundations
History and definitions of coaching
Coaching models and theories
Differences between coaching and other professions
Vision, mission and core values of ICF
The role of the coach
Coaching Mindset
What is a Coaching Mindset?
How to develop a Coaching Mindset?
The importance of a self-reflective practice for the coach
Coaching Agreement
The coaching agreement in the ICF Competency Model
The agreement in the coaching process and in the coaching session
The agreement as a systemic approach in the ICF Competency Model
Active Listening: Values, Believes and Purpose
How do we listen for values, beliefs and purpose
How to evoke awareness
What is beyond the coach’s questions
Coaching Skills
The ICF Coaching Competency Model
The ICF Code of Ethics
Practicum with peers
Students will take on the role of coach, the role of client and the role of observer giving and receiving feedback of others. This is the perfect space for you to practice, practice, practice and learn by doing and receiving feedback. The Students will be supervised by their mentor coach and they will receive the mentoring hours required by ICF.
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Organization: SunLight Academy
Via Gorizia 11
28100 Novara
Phone: +39 3737419566
Student Contact: Ms. Cristina Campofreddo, MCC
Phone: +393737419566
Learning Method: Virtual,Combination,In-Person
Language: English, Italian
Coaching Specialties: Business/Organizations, Career/Transition, Executive, Leadership, Personal/Organizational, Small Business
Approval Start Date: August 10, 2022 Accreditation Renewal Date: January 31, 2025
Locations: Italy
South Africa