Coaching Skills for Managers and Leaders

SolutionsAcademy

Would you like to become a genuine ICF certified coach and learn a solid, evidence based approach to coaching?

You love great conversations and really enjoy it when people come to you to talk things through, you are a natural coach. Perhaps you are already practicing coaching either in your company or in private practice. Could also be that you are a complete beginner. You might be working in HR or as an Agile Coach and are looking to build on your interpersonal skills to professionalize your coaching. Or you are a leader and would like to gain some more structure in the great conversations that you are having every day. You would like to feel more confident and professional in your (coaching) conversations and feel like you know what you are doing.

Yet, there are so many coaching courses on the market! How to choose? You don’t want to pay a lot of money for a course that will leave you unprepared or potentially confused. You want a well structured model, easy to apply guidelines and a lot of practice in the course so you are optimally prepared. Also, you don’t have all the time in the world and would like this to be happening in manageable chunks. And last but not least: you want to demonstrate your quality as a coach and set a clear signal to the market that you stand for an ethical and serious practice. The best way to do that is to be certified by the International Coaching Federation, the “gold standard” for coaches.

  • Coaching Fundamentals teaches “Solution Focused Coaching” an easy to use and easy to apply, yet structured, professional and evidence based approach. You will have the certainty that your coaching has a solid foundation. Your customers will have the certainty that you are a professional coach since the course is fully accredited with the International Coaching Federation. 
  • It offers you all the training and mentoring hours needed four your ACC credential under the ACSTH track. If you add either Coaching in Organization or SF Coaching Masterclass, you can come in under the ACTP track.
  • The course runs for 24 weeks, 2 hours a week and is purely online, so very manageable. We start courses 5-6 times a year at different times of the day and days of the weeks, so there will surely be a course that fits your schedule.
  • There is lots of additional material available for your learning and you will be able to practice what you have learned in peer groups as well.
  • After the class, you have access to one of the world’s best marketing-for-coaches programs at half price. Also, there is continuous support by our regular meetups where you can ask anything that may come up in your practice. These meetups are completely free – so if you would like to join to get a feel for us, join us for one of the next ones.
  • You also receive a cool “SolutionsAcademy Certified Coach” Badge for your social media presence right after the course! No need to wait to share the joy until after your ICF credential.

If you would like to start right now, why not download our free coaching flashcards?

38 Hour Online International Solution Focused Coach Training (EMCC Accreditation at Foundation Level Pending)

SF Coaching Fundamentals

Two hours weekly for 7 weeks - leading to EMCC Foundation Accreditation

Would you like to learn to lead using coaching skills and learn a solid, evidence based approach?

You are a manager or leader in an organization, a company, an NGO, an association, a church… and you would like to be as effective as you can using every conversation with your direct reports as efficiently as possible. As a leader, you want to be a “host” rather than a servant or a hero: make great conversations possible that propel your team forward.

Solution Focused coaching skills will really help you do just that:

  • Solution Focus is an easy to use and easy to apply, yet structured, professional and evidence based approach. You will have the certainty that your conversations have a solid foundation. No fluff or strange practices that will make your people wonder whether you have been on a seminar.
  • We work with the conversations that you actually have. Every session, we are thinking about how you can apply what you learned right away.
  • The course runs for 7 weeks, 2 hours a week and is purely online, so very manageable. We start courses 3 times a year at different times of the day and days of the weeks, so there will surely be a course that fits your schedule.
  • There is lots of additional material available for your learning and you will be able to practice what you have learned in peer groups as well.
  • We are aiming at accrediting the course with EMCC, so that you have a guarantee for our quality and can get accredited with EMCC at “Foundation” level to start your coaching journey and to increase your future employability even further.
  • You also receive a cool “SolutionsAcademy Certified Coach” Badge for your social media presence right after the course! 

 

If you would like to start right now, why not download our free coaching flashcards?

Frequently asked questions

We run our “Coaching Skills for Managers and Leaders” 3 times a year or whenever we can find a cohort of 6 people. We aim at offering the program at different times of day and days of the week. There should be a suitable start point for you. If not, write to us and we will see if we can get people together for a class at the time that you want 🙂

Click here for an overview of classes  and starting dates

  • The program will be accredited with EMCC guaranteeing the international recognition of the quality of the training.
  • SolutionsAcademy is an accredited member institute of IASTI the International Alliance of Solution Focused Teaching Institutes guaranteeing the firm grounding in Solution Focus, a practical, respectful, resource- and progress oriented approach.
  • Our trainers are all certified coaches and have decades of experience coaching in the real world all over the globe.
  • PLUS — you will receive a cool badge to share in your social media (scroll down to see it)
  • Your time investment is two hours every week. Even busy people will find the time to profit from our training without putting a strain on their life. In fact, since you are being coached as well as learning to coach, your life will probably become even easier when you join our training.
  • You participate online and from your desk or hotel room. There is no need to spend valuable hours in trains, planes, automobiles or hotels saving you time and energy.
  • The system is stable: you can dial in via phone or internet — so you really can attend from anywhere!
  • The sessions are run with Zoom: as easy to connect as a mouseclick. There is friendly support for technophobes. Offline material is available in a modern “moodle” environment. You can access the learning material whenever you want, wherever you are, which gives you optimal flexibility and choice on where and how to spend your time.
  • The small group with a maximum of 12 participants and the possibility to do breakout rooms in the virtual environment for even smaller groups make the training highly interactive. You get lots of hands-on practice and feedback so that you learn fast, efficiently and effectively.
  • The training is truly global and set up so that people from all over the world can join (Asia, Europe, American time-zones). Meet, be coached by and learn to coach global participants. We have had participants from the US, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Russia, Romania, UK, South-Africa, Mexico, Saudi-Arabia, India, Singapore, Phillipines, Australia, Nigeria. Perfect practice for today’s world.
  • We aim at attracting a diverse international group of a maximum of 12 participants from all over Europe, America, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia:  leaders, managers from all industries.  We believe that diversity of coaching issues, personality and cultural background will make our learning group richer and more challenging for the participants.
  • The training is highly practical and transferable to your worklife and perfect for global managers and leaders. Solution-Focused coaching is effective, pragmatic, ethical, non-invasive and respectful and easily adaptable to many situations.
  • All trainers are certified ICF coaches.
  • All trainers have more than 10 years experience coaching in the real world.
  • Kirsten Dierolf, MCC our program director, is member of the assessor team for the International Coach Federation for PCC and MCC candidates.
  • Kirsten is also a founding mother of virtual training — she started training virtually when nobody even knew what this is and is a real virtual guru!
  • All of our trainers bios be found here.

EMCC

ACCREDITATION AT FOUNDATION LEVEL

  • 20 hour coach training program (our program has 38 hours)
  • 1 year experience as a coach or mentor
  • 5 clients
  • 5 client feedbacks
  • 16 hours professional development (included in course)
  • Supervision 1 hour per quarter (included in course)
  • 5 reflections
  • The program is currently available in English, German, Italian, Romanian, Polish, Farsi, French and Arabic
  • We are actively working on a Spanish and Japanese version – please contact us if you are interested
  • All other languages available upon request (large trainer pool)
  • All time zones and almost all major languages can be arranged if you have a group of 6 people
  • The program is run via zoom
  • International phone dial in is available guaranteeing stable operation from almost anywhere
  • If you want to join via computer, you will need a camera and a headset
  • 38 hour  program leading up to accreditation at EMCC foundation level (EQI) including all supervision hours (supervision hours market value = 1200 €): € 1800 (plus 19% VAT)*
  • Bespoke classes available (talk to us: www.solutionsacademy.com/contact)
  • * VAT applies only if invoiced to a person or company with a German invoicing address or a person within the EU who does not have a European VAT number.
  • The course can be paid in installments and we expect to have been paid in full before the end of the program.
  • Any cancellations will have to be in written form. If the participant cancels later than 30 working days before the start of the program, 60% of the fee (and VAT if applicable) will have to be paid as an administrative fee. The date of the cancellation is the date when the training provider receives the written cancellation. Participants cancelling later than 14 days before the program start or participants who do not attend the program will have to pay the fee (and VAT if applicable) in full.

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Constructive conversations are the basis of every good leadership! In our “Coaching Skills for Manager and Leaders” you will learn:

  • to lead constructive conversations
  • solution-focused thinking and acting
  • simple structures for all kinds of conversations in everyday leadership life

The course has 7 modules of two hours each, which take place in weekly intervals and is very practice-oriented!

We are working towards accreditation by the European Coaching and Mentoring Council.

When managers can have constructive, development-oriented conversations – even in the hallway or at the water cooler — the motivation, retention, performance and enjoyment of all employees increases. Move away from blame and negative feedback to a true


culture of excellence.

If you need to miss a class, you can watch the recorded session. We expect you to miss less than 15% of the classes to be able to graduate. If you need to miss more, you can either join another class later (for free) or book individual mentoring hours (at an additional cost) to make up for the time.

The minimum number of participants is 6 (we can arrange for classes for specific groups if you would like), the maximum number is 12.

Here is a description of the content:

Session Description
1 Constructive Leadership Conversations
2 Solution Focused Mindset
3 Solution Focused Questions and Structure of a Conversation
4 Solution Focused Leadership Conversations
5 Short and Unplanned Daily Leadership Conversations
6 Structured Leadership Conversations
7 Ongoing Mastermind Groups
   

 

Your investment

38 hours “Coaching Skills for Managers and Leaders”: 1800 € (plus 19%  VAT*) leading up to Accreditation with EMCC at Foundation Level (accreditation pending). 

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)

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us: info@solutionsacademy.com

Registration, policies on withdrawals and refunds

The course can be paid in installments and we expect to have been paid in full before the end of the program.

Any cancellations will have to be in written form. If the participant cancels later than 30 working days before the start of the program, 60% of the fee (and VAT if applicable) will have to be paid as an administrative fee. The date of the cancellation is the date when the training provider receives the written cancellation. Participants cancelling later than 14 days before the program start or participants who do not attend the program will have to pay the fee (and VAT if applicable) in full.

Course dates and registration is here:

 

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