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  • Life and Business Coaching Training - Online and On-location

    Master The Art Of Coaching Online!

    Get your coaching certification from the most recognized coaching school in the world today. The Art and Science of Coaching is a revolutionary life and business coach training program designed by Master Trainer and founder of Erickson College Marilyn Atkinson. At Erickson we teach you the skills to become an expert coach and a proficient business owner so you can develop your genius and get paid for it too.

    Life and Business Coaching Training - Online and On-location

    Life Coaching, Executive Coaching – We’ve got you covered!

    Life Coaching and Executive Coaching Training Certification Erickson CollegeIn just 32 online classes you will gain a comprehensive set of practical, hands-on skills, and the professional credentials needed to build a thriving coaching business. Our unique Solution Focused Techniques are taught in a supportive and interactive environment that allows you to practice your new skills as you learn them.

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    The Art & Science of Coaching Online Program Overview

    MODULE I

    In Module I you will be given a step-by-step introduction to Erickson’s Solution Focused Approach to coaching. You will learn the basics of coach position and will be able to conduct a full coaching session by the end of this module. The focus of Module I is on inspiration and the central question we will explore is, “What do I want to achieve?”

    Erickson Solution Focused Coaching Foundation

    • Content, Structure, Process, and the Form of Ideas

    The Basics-Coaching Fundamentals

    • Communication and Rapport in Coaching
    • 5 Ericksonian Principles
    • Outcome Frame
    • 4 Planning Questions

    The Powerful Brain Conversation

    • The power of the open-ended approach
    • Outcome focused scaling questions
    • Contracts

    Coaching Solutions

    • Modeling Personal Development: Constructing Solutions
    • The Value of Active Visioning
    • Four “Gremlins”

    The As-If Frame

    • Button Questions and Miracle Questions
    • Exploring Assumptions: Tools for Moving Beyond Fear

    The Logical Levels & Creating Client Futures

    • Why a Value Based Self Image?
    • Designing Outcome Focused Tasks

    Voice and Tone in Coaching

    • Using Your Coaching Voice for Maximum Impact

    The Feedback Frame

    • Effective Feedback
    • How to Give/Receive Feeback

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    MODULE II

    Module II will provide you with an expansive set of tools to delve into your client’s question, “How shall I achieve it?” You will learn specific methods to assist your clients in developing a productive relationship with strategies, planning, execution and time. Creative solution finding and implementation define Module II.

    Prioritization Models

    • Prioritizing With Greater Ease
    • Coaching Effective Priorities
    • Framework of Urgent vs. Important
    • 4 Quadrant Prioritization Chart

     Time Management

    • Brainstorming Global and Local Changes:
    • Creating Time Perspectives
    • Motivation Development Questions
    • Time Analysis Questions
    • In Time/ Through Time
    • Time Management Success Tools

    Creativity and Expanded Perspectives

    • The Formula for Change
    • Perceptual Positions
    • Personal Questions for Value and Vision
    • The Stakeholders Exercise
    • Three Stages of Project Development

    Tri-Position Planning

    • Coach Language to Facilitate the Tri-Position Planning Stages
    • Effective Coaching Questions to Elicit the Client’s Strategy
    • Story Board Coaching

    Strategy Creation: The Realist

    • Coaching Project Management: Important Client Considerations
    • Beyond Procrastination: Do It Now!
    • Pert Charts
    • Gannt Charts

    Mastery and Coaching the Critic

    • Critic’s Exercise: The Mentor’s Table
    • Blocks to Effective Ideas
    • Four Big Gremlin Conversations
    • Coaching Effective Stages of Development to Mastery
    • The Mastery Walk

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    MODULE III

    The aim of Module III is to raise awareness of how connecting with our deepest values enable us to commit to following through on a project. When we identify and align with our core values we are able to answer the question, “Why is it important for me to be doing this?” In this module we will teach you processes that facilitate values integration and how to handle objections.

    Values Fundamentals

    • Values Clarification
    • Types of Key Values Questions
    • Listening for Key Values Emphasis
    • Values, Criteria & Prioritization
    • Exploring Values in Action: Coaching Questions

    Motivation and Assumptions

    • Coaching Past the “Gremlin”: Making a Commitment Real
    • Motivation Level Words
    • Coaching With Inspirational Stories
    • Team Coaching: Encouraging Dialogue

    Core Outcome Coaching

    • Working with Objections to the Value State
    • Moving Beyond Challenges & Objections

    States

    • Designing Thinking Spaces
    • Discovering Balance: The Stateline
    • Discovering Balance: Basic Procedures

    Spiral Value – The Graves Model

    • Clare Graves Value System Typology
    • Summary Statement of Worldview
    • Graves: Details on Each Level of Existence
    • Graves Managerial Illustrations
    • Graves Management Model

    Communication: Agreement and Commitment

    • Coaching Beyond Negatives With Agreeing & Questioning Formats
    • Match/Mismatch
    • Coaching with Polarity Responses: Provoking the Opposite
    • Valuing the Future: A Solution-Focused View
    • Wide Screen Summary Session
    • The Two Months Mark and Further

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    MODULE IV

    Module IV is about completion and satisfaction. “How will I know when I have achieved my goal?” is the key question we will work with. A brief study of meta-programs will also highlight the differences in our communication styles and reveal methods to communicate more effectively with others. At the same time we will move towards completion of the first four training modules, which includes testing of skills and competencies.  In this last phase the topics of all four modules will come together to complete the bigger picture of the integrated Solution Focused Coaching Model.

    In order to facilitate ongoing learning and integration of the tools, skills, and processes learned in The Art and Science of Coaching, upon completion of Module IV you will be arranged in to triad groups with your fellow students. Meeting with consistency either in person or via telephones you will complete a minimum of 10 hours of coaching. These groups have proven to be highly effective in creating an ongoing space for learning to occur.

    The Study of Metaprograms – a must know for coaches, what they are and how to use them.

    • People’s Preferred Thinking Patterns.
    • Determining a Client’s Metaprograms
    • Listening for Highly Valued Criteria
    • Moving Towards/Away-From Metaprogram
    • Decision Systems
    • Sorting Patterns: the Primary Interest Filing System
    • Stress Response
    • Work Organization Preference
    • Working Affiliation Preference
    • Rule Structure

    Representational Systems

    • Internal Organization: Representational Systems
    • Language Patterns in Three Representational Systems
    • Sensory Based Words
    • Decision Making Systems
    • Yes/No Calibration for Effective Coaching
    • Revisiting the New Behavior Generator

    Client Perspective

    • Perceptual Positions That Allow Us to Expand Our Experience
    • Visualizing Self and Other Positions to Understand Systems
    • Association Procedures
    • Dissociation Procedures

    Coach Position Effectiveness

    • Communication Goals of Effective Coaches
    • Focus Beyond Gremlins: 4 Gremlins and 4 Gremlin Busters
    • Verbal Affirmation in Solution Focused Coaching

    Success Conversations: Leadership, Vision, and Abundance

    • Coaching “Coaching Conversations”
    • Integrating Commitment in the Coaching Relationship: Linking to the Vision
    • Effective Facilitation: How Does a Coach Stay in Coach Position?
    • The Model of Success

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    MODULE V

    This module is designed to make sure your coaching meets the standards of the ICF and the Erickson Certified Professional Coach designation. With successful completion of Module V you will be able to confidently apply directly to the ICF for your ACC or PCC certification.

    If you are continuing on with Module V you’re almost there! Module V is the Certification Module of The Art and Science of Coaching. It is an Online Live Webinar that includes:

    • 6 mentored coaching sessions with a Professional Certified Coach
    • 24 hours of coach training with a Master Certified Coach to help you integrate and implement the skills learned in Modules I-IV
    • 2 reference letters
    • and your oral assessment

    Upon successful completion of Module V you will be able to use the title ‘Erickson Certified Professional Coach.’ The next step is to apply directly to the ICF for your Associate Coach Certificate (ACC) or Professional Coach Certificate (PCC).

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    BUSINESS BUILDING – PASSION INTO PROFIT

    In this six month online live course Teresia LaRocque gives you a step-by-step breakdown of exactly how to make your business goals into your reality. To compliment your coaching skill set you will develop the mindset, habits, and business savvy of a successful entrepreneur. At the end of six months you will have moved beyond your comfort zone to envision, create, and begin implementing a business plan that is perfectly tailored to your desired outcomes.

    Testimonials

    Erickson’s ICF coach training gave me a powerful new way to listen & engage with clients that gives incredible access to results. Combined with the Passion into Profit Course, coaching is now more than a passion for me; in about 6 months of hard work, I have now replaced my physiotherapy practice with a full-time Career and Transitional Coaching”
    - Mark Marcynuk, Professional Career & Transitional Coach, ICF ACTP Certified

    “After years in international business consulting followed by a career as an MBA prof, it was nice to be able to get my ICF certification from a company that had a global appeal. When I started with Erickson, I never envisioned that I would end up having an international coaching network and clients from around the globe.”
    - Dr. Steven Purse, MBA, PhD, ICF ACTP, Professional & Career Coach

  • ICF Certification

    International Coach Federation Certification

    ICF Certification shows potential clients your commitment to the coaching profession and gains you industry wide credibility.

    • 84% of clients think that it’s important that coaches are certified.
    • Accredited coaches have higher income than non accredited.
    • Clients who worked with certified coaches were more likely to be satisfied and recommend to other.

    Our ICF accredited program is The Art and Science of Coaching and it consists of five modules. Erickson College is a globally recognized coach training institution. Our courses are highly regarded because they exceed the rigorous standards of the International Coach Federation (ICF) and produce excellent coaches we are proud to have trained. When completed in full it will open the doors to your professional coaching career.

    There are a number of levels of certification that can be confusing to navigate, give us a call and we can help you choose the one that’s right for you.

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    ICF Certification for Life Coaching to Business Coach Training
    The International Coach Federation (ICF) plays a vital function in accrediting coach training programs, in order to ensure delivery of the best life coach training in the world. ICF acreditaction is a critical requirement for your success as a professional coach, be it life coaching to executive and business coaching.

    By regulating standards, skills, and core competencies for coach training, the ICF ensures that life coaches, business coaches and executive coaches are experienced, reliable, professionals, abiding by a strict code of ethics. As an accredited coach training program (ACTP) The Art and Science of Coaching fulfills all of the ICF’s educational and practicum requirements as well as supporting you through the entire ICF application process.

    Erickson College International has gone through a rigorous process of accreditation with the International Coach Federation (ICF) and is one of a select few to achieve the impressive designation of Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP). Accredited programs are continuously reviewed and evaluated for excellence in curricula, core competencies, faculty, structure, proficiency, and ethics to support the highest quality coach training.

    Benefits of an ICF recognized credential:
    • Enhances your credibility and reassures potential clients that you are an experienced and professional coach
    • Demonstrates that you stand by a strong code of ethics
    • Demonstrates a high knowledge and applied skill level
    • Reinforces the integrity of the coaching profession nationally and internationally.

    ACC – ICF Associate Certified Coach

    With completion of all 5 Modules of The Art and Science of Coaching you will have accomplished 4 out of 6 of the ICF requirements for your Associate Coach Certificate. All that remains is for you to do is:

    • complete your 100 hours of logged coaching hours (at least 75 hours must be with paying clients) with a minimum of 8 clients
    • and purchase the ICF membership $100 US

    PCC – ICF Professional Certified Coach

    With completion of all 5 Modules of The Art and Science of Coaching you will have accomplished 4 out of 6 of the ICF requirements for your Professional Coach Certificate. All that remains is for you to:

    • complete your 750 hours of logged coaching hours (at least 675 hours must be with paying clients) with a minimum of 25 clients
    • and purchase the ICF membership $300 US

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    The Art & Science of Coaching – Erickson Certified Professional Coach (ECPC)

    Erickson Certified Professional Coach is the designation you will have achieved upon completion of Module V. This designation is recognized by the ICF and highly regarded in the Coaching world. With it you will be able to confidently use the title ‘Erickson Certified Professional Coach’.

    If you are continuing on with Module V you’re almost there! Module V is the Certification Module of The Art and Science of Coaching. It is an Online Live Webinar that includes:

    • 6 mentored coaching sessions with a Professional Certified Coach
    • 24 hours of coach training with a Master Certified Coach to help you integrate and implement the skills learned in Modules I-IV
    • 2 reference letters
    • and your oral assessment

    Upon successful completion of Module V you will be awarded the Erickson Certified Professional Coach Certificate. You will be able to use the title ‘Erickson Certified Professional Coach.’ The next step is to apply directly to the ICF for your Associate Coach Certificate (ACC) or Professional Coach Certificate (PCC).

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  • Pricing & Payment Plans

    Our Enrollment Advisors can help you choose the right program & a flexible payment plan that will best suit your lifestyle, schedule, and budget. Give us a call today 800 665 6949

    Enroll in Erickson’s The Art and Science of coaching – Modules I to IV, and cause the planting of 25 trees that will  remove approximately 25 tons of CO2 per year. An additional 25 trees will be planted for paid enrollment of Certification Module V! This aligns well with our solution focused approach to all that we do and invite you to be part of creating growth for your planet.

    The Art & Science of Coaching Pricing Structure

     

    On-Location Coach Training Online Coach Training FREE Introduction to Coaching

    As the first coach training organization to launch on-line programs, Erickson has made huge inroads to saving millions of trees. But what about the trees destroyed in the past? Going Green is not just about changing how we do things now but also about taking responsibility and restoring the damage done.

    Erickson has formed an alliance with www.plantit2020.org. Founded in 1992 by the singer John Denver, Plant-It 2020 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, private foundation planting trees only in non-harvest locations protected by contract with high survival rates.

    Erickson College is a registered education institution; all tuition is free of GST and PST taxes. Tax Deductable – T2202A (Tuition and Education Amounts Certificate) is an official statement for income tax purposes. It is issued to all students who paid tuition and fees for use on their income tax return. The form shows the amount of tuition that can be deducted from income tax as well as the number of months eligible for the education deduction. T2202A are automatically mailed by the 3rd week in February for the tuition and eligible fees paid in the preceding calendar year.

    * if paid in full at time of registration (price details)

     

  • The Art & Science of Coaching Online / March 4 – 2014

    Module I: March 4 - April 3, 2014 (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 3 - 7 pm PST)

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    Module II : April 15 - May 8, 2014

    Module III: May 20 - June 10, 2014

    Module IV: June 24 - July 17, 2014

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    The Art & Science of Coaching Online / March 19 – 2014

    Module I: March 19 - May 21, 2014 (Weds, 4:30 am - 8:30 am PST)

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    Module II : June 4 - July 23, 2014

    Module III: August 6 - September 17, 2014

    Module IV: October 1 - November 12, 2014

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    The Art & Science of Coaching Online / April 8 – 2014

    Module I: April 8 - May 8, 2014 (Tues & Thurs, 9 am - 1 pm )

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    Module II : May 20 - June 12, 2014

    Module III: June 24 - July 17, 2014

    Module IV: July 29 - August 19, 2014

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  • FREE Intro to Coaching Webinar

     

    What is coaching?

    What is the role of the International Coach Federation?

    Is online training for me?

    Can I actually make money as a coach?

    How do I get certified?

    Why should I choose Erickson College?

     

    Experience Coaching is a free 4 hour Online Live Webinar that will teach you the fundamentals of coaching, including the basics of Erickson’s unique Solution Focused Approach to coaching, and provide you with an opportunity to experience what it feels like to give a coaching conversation.

    Experience Coaching reflects the committed and respectful learning environment that The Art & Science of Coaching Online provides. We strive to provide our online students with the same quality of trainer-to-student and student-to-student interaction you receive with our on-location courses.

    The experience is facilitated by a live immersive webinar utilizing both audio and visual elements. You will be connected to the class through our world class Cisco webinar software. Your trainer will use live whiteboards and online presentations to address the same key learning points as our on-location programs.

     

    The flexibility of this platform allows interactive Q&As with the trainer and students just like a real classroom! This is not a teleconference, we offer the leading solution to distance coach training in the world. To ensure you and your fellow students gain the most value from this engaging event, we ask for your complete commitment during the time you invest with us.

    Not only will you become familiar with our new interactive online learning platform, you will have a better idea of what coaching is and if Erickson College is right for you.

    We’re confident you’ll love it!!

    Register Now!

    Experience Coaching is a free 4 hour Online Live Webinar that will teach you the fundamentals of coaching, including the basics of Erickson’s unique Solution Focused Approach to coaching, and provide you with an opportunity to experience what it feels like to give a coaching conversation. Learn the steps to become a life coach or executive coach in this interactive and fun introduction to coaching.