Coach Approach Skill Training (CAST) prepares participants for credentialing by the International Coach Federation
Learn the basic and advanced skills of individual, group, and team coaching, plus the integration of the coach approach to leadership. Participants come away with the ability to effectively do “peer coaching” and to lead with a coach approach in their own context.
The training is delivered on-line or in-person with a heavy emphasis on the integration and practice of each coaching skill.
The learning experience is lively, fast paced, challenging and fun! All classes are currently taught in English.
Note: ICF credentialing also requires Mentor coaching, practice hours, and an application process.
60 hours of coach-specific training approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and applicable toward ACC credential.
Curriculum is delivered in four core segments (see details below)
CAST 1 — INTRODUCTION TO COACHING
Learn the five basic skills of coaching and come away with a written plan for how to use those skills. This experience is highly participatory with heavy emphasis on the integration and practice of each basic skill. It provides 15 hours of coach specific training approved by the International Coach Federation.
This introductory course covers:
- The History of Coaching
- Definitions and Benefits of Coaching
- The Benefits of Coaching
- The ICF Core Competencies
- Training Accompanied by Coaching
- Coaching Applications
- Coaching in Relation to Other Helping Disciplines
- Research on Coaching and Intercultural Competence
- Formal and Informal Coaching
These five foundational coaching skills:
- Coaching Presence
- Deep Listening
- Asking Powerful Questions
- Expanding Possibilities
- Action Planning with Review and Commitment
CAST 2 — ADVANCED SKILLS OF COACHING
Deepen the use of the basic skills of coaching while introducing a number of advanced skills being utilized by leaders who are committed to excellence in coaching. Like the Basic Course, this experience is highly participatory utilizing a variety of learning styles. Each person will discover their own coaching style. Participants receive 15 hours of coach specific training approved by the International Coach Federation, and extensive additional instructional material.
This Advanced Skills course covers:
- The Use of Intuition
- Direct Communication
- Encouragement and Celebration
- Huge requests and Challenges
- Metaphor and Image
- Saboteur and Future Self
CAST 3 – COACHING GROUPS AND TEAMS
Many leaders are discovering the benefits of group coaching, especially related to cost effectiveness and capacity. Coaching a group and coaching a team are different, however, both require the ability to combine group facilitation with the art of coaching. This course is highly interactive. 15 hours of coach specific training approved by the International Coach Federation is awarded, and extensive additional instructional material is provided.
This Group and Team Coaching course covers:
- Facilitating Groups and Teams
- The Difference between a Group and a Team
- Coaching a Group
- Stages of Team Life
- Establishing a Team
- The Coach Approach to Leading a Team
- Five Dysfunctions of a Team
- Use of Assessments
- The Benefits and Special Challenges of Group Coaching
CAST 4 – SYNERGY IN COACHING
This course dives deeper into the understanding of the skills taught in the previous three courses and provides a platform for individual and peer learning around a variety of challenging coaching topics. The goal of this course is synergy in coaching. Participants earn 15 hours of coach specific training needed to meet the 60 hours of training required by the International Coach Federation.
The Synergy in Coaching course covers:
- The Spirituality of Coaching
- Appreciative Coaching
- ICF Core Competencies,
- ICF Code of Ethics
- Coaching Practicums
- Artful Coaching
Our ON-LINE COURSE is conducted over a period of eight weeks in three-hour segments, twice weekly. It is offered throughout the year.
All on-line education is led by qualified instructors who are live with students each time the class meets, accompanied by student reading, writing, and practice requirements.
Our ON-SITE COURSE can be provided at a location arranged by a sponsoring host, with two CAST instructors present.
Classes are held in-person over 4 days, followed by five virtual on-line classes accompanied by student reading, writing and practice requirements. Please contact us if you are interested in hosting on-site CAST training.
We custom design courses contextualizing the coach training for specific themes (i.e. anti-racism, corporate application, etc.) using a combination of online and in person formats. Contact Lynda Otte, 614-245-8813, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Huntington University (HU) is partner with CAST to offer online coursework and supervision including CAST 1-4 and Mentor Coaching. Interested students have the opportunity to complete Coach Approach Skill Training while earning academic credit, and prepare for accreditation by the ICF. Learn More
Coach Approach Skill Training
WHAT CLIENTS ARE SAYING
This is a great investment of time for your future goals! I feel equipped and ready to coach thanks to this training.
Take the class!!! Zoom made it more of an option and saved me money. Great coaches and coaching material. Very informative.
I would encourage anyone who works with people to gain this skill set. Powerful questions are the key!
This training will help you in your professional life and also help you as a person of worth.
Powerful experience! Absolutely worth our time. Encouraging. Can help us teach others with new/deeper awareness.