Coach Training Certification

Go Deeper. Inspire Others. Create Change.

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Overview

Our ICF accredited Coach Certification Program has been in existence for 30+ years, providing leaders with a powerful immersion into all that is foundational in the realm of leadership coaching. A combination of experiential and intellectual, we weave together all the essential elements needed to support your development as a coach. Our developmental approach begins at home, cultivating one’s self, knowing the coach’s most important tool is the ability to use one’s self in their work with clients. We believe meaningful coach training needs to include four areas:

  • Immersion in relevant theories, concepts and evidence based models informing the field of coaching
  • Exploration of Use of Self as Coach, cultivating one’s internal landscape to deepen capacity
  • Attention to our coaching methodology, highlighting key elements at the heart of change
  • In depth engagement in real-time learning, incorporating practices of in-the-moment feedback, reflection, recordings and coach supervision to grow as a coach

Curriculum

Each CIT (Coach Intensive Training) course spans 8 months (a pre-requisite course is required before commencing coach training). This experiential learning intensive includes three sequential on-site sessions along with interim learning comprised of weekly group touchpoints, mentor coach calls, providing coaching, receiving coaching and partaking in relevant reading and integration.

Experiential and theoretical grounding are the primary ingredients of coaching encountered in the early phases, along with a deep dive into cultivation of the use of self. This initial stage is accomplished through the cyclical learning pattern of learn-do-reflect-elicit input-reflect.

  • Learn, practice and apply the essential elements of a creating the conditions for coaching to occur
  • Explore your internal landscape through a variety of experiences, identifying areas of growth and development
  • Examine, observe and experience the use of skill based coach competencies
  • Engage in real-time coaching practice inside supervised coaching labs
  • Invest in building collegial learning relationships you will be able to deepen over the course of the program and well beyond

Module Structure

Micro-modules highlighting theories, concepts and models covered in required reading are presented each day interspersed with reflection, experiential practice and opportunities to test what’s been learned inside daily coaching labs.

Coaching labs are a dynamic setting for growth. The labs occur throughout the days providing participants with real-time coach practice supported by mentor coach feedback and linked to coaching competencies.

Participants are organized into a small group that becomes their learning pod for the entire program. These pods allow participants to create strong connections with a subset of the class and seek input and support throughout the program.

Reading is integrated throughout the program. The required list is rigorous because we believe great coaches have a strong foundation in this field of study along with those adjacent to the field of coaching.

Interim Learning

The time in-between onsite sessions includes an active curriculum linking participants to one another, providing additional micro-modules focused on theories and concepts, and continually broadening and deepening one’s coaching capacities. Interim learning includes:

  • Web supported Monthly Micro Learning Modules
  • Weekly Small Group Pod Sessions
  • Receiving coaching in the role of client
  • Providing coaching in the role of coach-in-training
  • Recording, transcribing and actively reviewing coaching sessions with a mentor coach tracking to skill based competencies and linking to one’s development
  • Reading time dedicated to required and optional reading materials that enhance the experience
  • Developing a Learning Portfolio that encompasses all element of the program and serves as a reflective learning practice
  • Intentially carving out 10+ hours a week to accomplish all of these learning tasks

Deepening capacity, digging deeper into the coaching relationship. Gaining a broader understanding of how change is cultivated and facilitated. Strengthening the coach’s awareness of use of self.

  • Explore beyond the basics of coaching, examining the role of immediacy, transparency, courage, systemic thinking, embodiment and beyond
  • Examine the coaching competencies with a heightened awareness of your areas of growth and accomplishments
  • Engage in real-time coaching practice inside supervised coaching labs with increased rigor
  • Invest in using collegial relationships as a source of fresh input, feedback and support on your journey

Module Structure

Micro-modules on theories, concepts and models covered in and beyond the required reading are presented each day interspersed with reflection, experiential practice and opportunities to try them out in coaching labs.

Coaching labs provide participants with real-time coaching practice supported by mentor coach feedback and are linked to coaching competencies.

Participants are assigned to a small group that becomes their learning pod for the entire program. Some of the coaching labs happen inside those pods and others are mixed in order to enhance inter-connections and expanded learning.

Prior to each of the on-site sessions there is a list of required and optional reading that sets the stage for what is explored in depth during the session and provides additive learning.

Interim Learning

The time in-between onsite sessions includes an active curriculum linking participants to one another, providing additional micro modules focused on theories and concepts, and continually deepening one’s coaching capacities. Interim learning includes:

  • Intentionally carving out 10+ hours a week to accomplish all of these learning tasks
  • Web supported Monthly Micro Learning Modules
  • Weekly Small Group Pod Sessions
  • Receiving Coaching in the role of client
  • Providing Coaching in the role of coach-in-learning
  • Recording, transcribing and actively reviewing coaching sessions with a mentor coach tracking skill-based competencies
  • Reading time dedicated to required and optional reading materials
  • Developing a Learning Portfolio that encompasses all elements of the program and serves as a reflective learning practice
  • We anticipate it takes participants 10+ hours a week to accomplish all of these learning tasks.

Building the capacity to examine impact and efficacy at all stages of the coaching engagement from early contracting to the final session of the engagement.

  • Learn to track impact and efficacy throughout the coaching engagement from contracting to conclusion
  • Explore your areas of growth and development with a focus on input from others in the program
  • Prepare for a coaching oral exam and real-time observed coaching at conclusion of Module 3
  • Engage in real-time coaching practice inside supervised coaching labs
  • Invest in building a post-program development plan

Module Structure

Micro-modules focused on ‘next level’ development interspersed with reflection, experiential practice and opportunities to try them out in coaching labs.

Coaching labs occur throughout the days providing participants with real-time coach practice opportunities supported by mentor coach feedback and linked to coaching competencies along with preparation for an oral exam focused on real time coaching

Completion of a thorough Learning Portfolio tracking your learning journey through use of development plans, coaching logs, coaching case study, habit tracking and practice buiding work

The Conclusion is a New Beginning

The program concludes and participant connections continue to grow. At Hudson we foster a learning community well beyond the CIT experience with coaching conferences, webinars, smaller group learning opportunities, monthly learning calls and more.

Approach to Learning

We learn best in short bursts of modules linked to required reading, followed by time for reflection and integration. We start ‘at home’ knowing a coach needs first, to know one’s self, in order to do work with others. We use our well-known Self as Coach model to guide exploration through our internal landscape. We create an environment that places a premium on safety and respect and this lays the groundwork for offering feedback regularly in order to spur growth. Our coaching labs and pods are interspersed throughout each day providing invaluable space for integration, practice, feedback and reflection.

Micro-Modules, Reflections & Integration
We have a robust required reading list spanning foundational concepts and theories and models particularly relevant in the field of coaching. These areas span a wide range, including change theory, adult development, leadership development, neuroscience, systems thinking, team and leadership coaching, core coaching competencies and more. During our onsites we create a rhythm that links short bursts of traditional presentations supported by reflection time and integrated in practice in daily coaching lab sessions.

Inside-Out, Your Internal Landscape
The most important tool a coach has is the abililty to use one’s self well in the relational work of coaching. We emphasize the necessity of knowing one’s self as a coach and we utilize our well-known self as coach model to explore and develop our internal landscape. Our model examines, in-depth, the areas of presence, empathy, range of feelings, boundaries and systems, embodiment and courage.

Practice – Feedback – Practice
We know that in order to grow our capacity to coach we need more than theories and concepts! We learn best when we are able to practice in settings where we recieve feedback that allows us to learn, adjust, grow and reset. We incorporate this into our onsite sessions, as well as all of our interim learning.

Coaching Labs & Practice Pods
Throughout the eight-month journey, coaching labs and practice pods are dynamic settings where real-time practice combined with feedback allows participants to continually deepen their skills.

Upcoming Programs

We offer programs on both coasts and a new series starts each quarter. Participants are required to attend our prerequisite LifeForward program and our one-day Coaching Seminar prior to the start of their Coaching Certification Program. If you’re interested in enrolling in our 8-month coaching certification program we recommend applying well in advance to secure a seat in the session that fits your schedule.

  • Spring 2019

    $14,000

    In-person sessions hosted in Santa Barbara, CA

    April 24-27, 2019
    July 24-27, 2019
    December 4-7, 2019

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  • Summer 2019

    $14,000

    In-person sessions hosted in Tarrytown, New York

    July 31-August 3, 2019
    November 13-16, 2019
    March 25-28, 2020

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  • Fall 2019

    $14,000

    In-person sessions hosted in Santa Barbara, CA

    October 22-25, 2019
    February 4-7, 2020
    June 9-12, 2020

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  • Winter 2020

    $14,500

    In-person sessions hosted in Santa Barbara, CA

    January 28-31, 2020
    May 12-15, 2020
    September 29-October 2, 2020

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Travel & Accommodations
All travel and accommodations are the responsibility of the participant.

Transfers & Cancellations
The following fees apply in addition to a $200 administrative fee.

  • 8 Weeks from Program Date: Transfer Fee = 10% of tuition; Cancellation Fee = 25% of tuition
  • 4 Weeks from Program Date: Transfer Fee = 25% of tuition; Cancellation Fee = 50% of tuition
  • 2 Weeks from Program Date: Transfer Fee = 50% of tuition; Cancellation Fee = 100% of tuition

The Hudson Institute of Coaching provides a world-class coaching certification program that is comprehensive, academic, interactive, and transformative. It's self-paced learning with layers of external support and encouragement for each individuals' success. If you're serious about a career in coaching, this is the journey that will change who you are and how you coach.

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Before Certification Training

LifeForward™

Professionals attend our 4-day signature workshop to reflect, repurpose, envision, & plan for a meaningful path forward that is both inspiring and actionable. LifeForward is the first step and prerequisite for Coaching Certification.

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Coaching Seminar

This one-day seminar provides an overview of our holistic and developmental approach to coaching. Offered the day after our LifeForward program.

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Apply to Coach Certification Program

Candidates must submit an application for entry into the program. Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications before LifeForward™ and the Coaching Seminar.

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LifeForward

Take the first steps towards certification by signing up for LifeForward and Coaching Seminar.