Coaching Courses

Leaders today are faced with the challenge of being technically strong, delivering on results and needing to engage a high performance workforce. A significant key to engaging and developing this workforce is being able to hold coaching sessions on performance, job development and career goals. Being a leader who coaches is more than just giving direction. It is creating an environment and relationship in which employees want to learn, develop and perform to their highest potential. The coaching conversation is the vehicle for building engaged relationships that lead to high performance.

Program topics include:

  • Definition of coaching and the distinction between coaching and mentoring.
  • Core coaching skills (advocacy, inquiry and reflective listening).
  • A coaching roadmap/model.
  • Applying the model through designing a partnership, exploring gaps, problem solving, planning and follow through.
  • An understanding of each participant's learning and interaction styles and blind spots so as to bridge more effectively to the coachee.
  • Performance feedback and developmental plans.

Who Should Attend:
Leaders at all levels seeking to bring out the best in their team members.

Format/Structure:
Two-day in-person session, followed by monthly phone coaching sessions for 5 months.

The ChoicePoint Professional Coaching Certification is designed for HR Professionals, practicing coaches and those who seek to expand their coaching competencies in a professional application such as general management and leadership development. This in-depth skills training includes experiential learning of coaching models and tools, "live" coaching clinics, classroom sessions, coaching of the certification candidates and one-on-one supervision of actual coaching sessions. Participants will not only gain core coaching competencies but also a greater degree of self-awareness and personal leadership development.

Certification Program benefits include:

  • Participation in a rigorous program that enhances your personal development as well as your professional skills.
  • In-depth one on one feedback on your coaching skills/competencies.
  • Increased confidence to develop meaningful, authentic coaching relationships which deeply serve those you are coaching.
  • Affiliation with a network of professional coaches.
  • On-going education opportunities.

Who Should Attend:
Internal HR, L & D and OD professionals, managers who coach their employees, and anyone interested in becoming an independent life coach.

Format/Structure:
Two, three hour webinars, followed by six monthly tele-classes and individualized coaching and supervision over a nine month period.

Self aware leaders know their strengths and weaknesses. They have a deep sense of purpose and values and bring it to their work. They are aware what triggers their negative impulses and how to stay centered and constructive in face of these "triggers."

Social aware leaders sense other people's feelings and perspectives. They accurately assess the underlying interests of key stakeholders and the forces that shape their views. Understanding differing styles, temperaments and viewpoints become critical skills in working well with others.

Team aware leaders understand how to create a space where groups can tap into and fully utilize its collective wisdom. They engage the creativity, experience and commitment of a diverse team. They know how to organize and work with others.


“Not only did they motivate and leave me with lifelong leadership skills, but I was surprised and thankful for all the things they taught me about myself. I could not have had a more quality experience.”

—Greg Hopkins
Executive Vice President, Stream Global Services