13 Core Curriculum Modules (with 13 Classes)

In this course area you will learn the basic theories and principles of Coaching.  You will learn what coaching is, and more importantly, what it isn't.  You will also learn what it means to reframe a perspective and how the ICA coaching power tools can be used to identify and flip a disempowering perspective to an empowering perspective.  In this course area you will

  1. Listen to the audio
  2. Read the module
  3. Attend a zoom class

Module 1: Releasing Judgement

Like many words in English, the Oxford English Dictionary lists a number of definitions for the word “judgement”. One of the definitions is “discernment, good sense”. Further down, however, another definition is “criticism, against what one really feels to be advisable.” The first definition of judgement is more about using your intuition to make a decision. To weigh up everything you have before you and using your intuition, make a decision. The second definition is crippling. It is this notion of judgement that we are going to explore, looking at the impact it has on our lives.

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Module 2: Underlying Beliefs

Underlying Beliefs often live alongside more conscious stated beliefs with no difficulty. We may make a conscious thought and follow through on it without any problem at all. We create that thought and manage to maintain it in our lives and gain fulfillment in that area. However, sometimes our conscious thoughts can conflict with, or even be in complete opposition to a belief and this is where they become problematic. As a coach you will often help the client to identify their unhelpful underlying beliefs and reframe them to ones that serve them better.

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Module 3: Effective Feedback

Different aspects of communication are often referred to as the most important: listening effectively or building trust, for example. However, while these are important, the ability to give and receive feedback is critical to motivating and implementing change and as such is critical to the coaching process.

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Module 4: Confidence

People have presence when their outer behavior and appearance conveys confidence and authenticity and is in sync with their intent. It is about being comfortable and confident with who you are and allowing your real self to show up. This is a large part of coaching presence as it helps create a special and strong bond between coach and client.

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Reframing Perspective

In this course you will learn one of the most fundamental skills to coaching which is "Reframing Perspectives". This is a critical module in this course because it sets up the context for each power tool. In Reframing Perspectives you will learn about the role belief and perspective play in the outcomes a client can achieve for themselves. In the remainder of the course we will look at what we call Power Tools which methods of moving a client from one, disempowering perspective to another, empowering perspective.

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Module 6: Commitment vs Trying

Following through on commitments vs. trying to make them happen gives us the power to change. It builds confidence and self trust. Once we explore our underlying beliefs and what we are truly committed to we have choices. We may decide to change it or not. The point is that by identifying our belief and what we are committed to, we have the power to change. The choice is now in our hands and we no longer risk living as a ‘victim’ of life.

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Module 7: Responsibility vs Blame

In any given situation you are either taking responsibility or you are blaming.  Responsibility is about giving up on the chance of a different past and focussing on choosing the future. When we are blaming someone or something else, we are actually giving away our power and positioning ourselves as the victim. If every situation is completely the fault of someone or something else, then our hands are tied. When we take responsibility we take back our power.

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Module 8: Trust vs Doubt

People who develop trust are generally empowered to take action and follow up on their goals. Doubt has the opposite effect: it can stop us in our tracks, bringing fear, insecurities and clouded thinking in its wake. We will not be able to have truely trusting relationships if we don't trust ourselves. Trusting in our own abilities will free us to more forward toward a positive future.

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Module 9: Responding vs Reacting

At any given point in our lives, we are either responding or a reacting. When the world around us changes something that involves us - directly or indirectly - we either RESPOND or REACT and there are consequences to each action. The same goes for when an event occurs in our personal or professional life. We either respond or react to it.

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Module 10: Truth vs Fraud

Your truth is a powerful strength to achieve success in whatever you set out to do. Deciding not to live in your truth is disempowering and fraudulent. When we experience life from a place of fraud, we are lying to ourselves. Our lies change and alter the truth of our stories and physically affect our bodies. We feel at odds with our value system we can experience stress or depression. When we live in our truth we feel energised and lighter.

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Module 11: Lightness vs Significance

Recognizing how we apply significance to the events in our lives is a great first step to shifting the energy of a particular event from significance to lightness. The significance we give to a wonderful event is empowering. We relive the moment and feel very good about it, therefore drawing on the positive feeling. When we give significance to a negative event, it feels heavy and burdensome, like carrying something heavy for a very long time.

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Module 12: Respect vs Invalidation

Understanding invalidation in its various forms and choosing to embrace respect in our personal and professional interactions is a key component to achieving success. Respect is being considerate toward somebody, valuing someone, holding someone in high regard or esteem, having admiration for someone or something. Conversely, invalidation deflects attention away from strengths and positive outcomes and focuses on weaknesses and negative outcomes. Someone who feels invalidated feels unheard, unloved or neglected.

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Module 13: Action vs Delay

Action or the very act of "getting into motion" is extremely powerful and is the catalyst used in coaching to create change. For many people even though they KNOW what they want, taking steps towards it can be difficult.  Action is the foundation needed to create change in our lives and move forward to achieve our goals.  We can spend our entire lives dreaming, thinking, planning and preparing to accomplish our goals, but without action, those goals and dreams will never be attained. By taking action, we create the movement that is necessary to make things happen.

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