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FUNDAMENTALS COURSE WORK

WELCOME! YOU HAVE EMBARKED ON A UNIQUE PATH THAT WILL CREATE A NOTICEABLE DIFFERENCE IN YOUR RELATIONSHIPS IN THE FUTURE.

THE FUNDAMENTALS COURSE IS FOUNDATIONAL TO THE CO-ACTIVE COACHING CURRICULUM. IT IS ALSO A COURSE THAT STANDS ON ITS OWN IF YOU WANT TO LEARN COACHING SKILLS, BUT DON’T NECESSARILY WANT TO BECOME A PROFESSIONAL COACH. THERE ARE NO PREREQUISITES TO TAKE THIS COURSE.

Please note:  Use of CTI Intellectual Property.  CTI students may use materials presented during their course work, including materials on CTI’s Learning Hub, in their work with their coaching clients only.  Any use of CTI Intellectual Property beyond one-to-one coaching is not allowed without the specific written approval of CTI.


Outcomes

The purpose of this course is to provide training and practical experience in the techniques and skill of the coaching profession, specifically Co-Active Coaching. This course is oriented toward participation and practical experience rather than lecture. You will have extensive opportunities to coach and to receive feedback on your coaching.

As a result of taking this course, you will learn to:

    » Use the four cornerstones of Co-Active Coaching with your clients.
    » Communicate with your clients using the five contexts of Co-Active Coaching.
    » Use the Wheel of Life with clients.
    » Distinguish and use the three levels of listening in coaching and in your life.
    » Demonstrate the most often used coaching skills.

Syllabus

Before your course

If you have time before your course, browse through this website and get familiar with the material. Use the left-hand navigation links as your guide.

Click on Resources to get access to Topics, Tools, and Business Resources. Pay special attention to the Professional Ethics section in Topics and the contents of the Business Resources area.

During your course

Required reading is all contained in the “Co-Active Coaching Fundamentals Learning Guide” which is distributed at the start of the course.

REQUIRED READING

  • THE WHEEL OF LIFE - A graphic example of the coaching tool with instructions how to use it in a coaching session.
  • THE BALANCE BETWEEN BEING AND DOING - A graphic of a teeter-totter as an illustration of the inter-play of Being and Doing in life, and a simple question to be answered: How are you skewed – towards Doing or Being?
  • LEVELS OF LISTENING - An explanation of the three levels of listening – Internal, Focused and Global.
  • VISIBLE CO-ACTIVE COACHING SKILLS - A list of definitions of the main visible skills employed in Co-Active coaching.
  • THE CO-ACTIVE MODEL - A graphic of the Co-Active Model, together with an explanation of its four cornerstones.
  • CHECKLIST FOR A COACHING SESSION - A possible framework for a practice coaching session, listing constituent elements.

ADDITIONAL OPTIONAL READING

  • “Co-Active Coaching”, Fourth Edition by Henry Kimsey-House, Karen Kimsey-House, Phillip Sandahl, Laura Whitworth.M

REQUIRED HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS

Day One

  • Read the full list of visible Co-Active coaching skills, together with their explanations. Select the three coaching skills you most need to practice and be prepared to share those skills in the morning of Day Two of the course.
  • Reflect on the following questions and note your thoughts for discussions on Day Two.
    • Where do you “go unconscious” in your listening?
    • What are the circumstances surrounding that?

Day Two

  • Coach a practice client. Honor a specific time commitment for the coaching and separate the coaching from socializing. At the end of the coaching ask your client the following questions:
    • What did you think about my coaching, or what feedback do you have about my coaching?
    • What do you think of coaching in general?

Set up a client for your practice coaching session on the evening of Day Two of your course.

Arrange your life so that you can dive in and have your attention fully on the course and the experience during your 2½ days.

Do your homework.

After your course

Coaching is a skill and it requires practice. Here are some suggestions on how you can practice before your next course, the Fulfillment course:

Competency Practice Grid

» Pick a new competency each day from the Competency Practice Grid and try it out with colleagues, clients and friends and notice the impact on you and them.

» Enlist two people to become your practice clients. Charge them a minimal fee. Tell them you are training to become a professional coach. We recommend that you have a Discovery Session with them to design the alliance and train them in some basic concepts (requests, accountability, Saboteur using your intuition). You may want to do the Wheel of Life with them. Note: You will learn more about the Discovery Session in the Fulfillment course.