Coaching Certification (CST)

The Coaching Skills Training (CST) is an add-on program offered ONLY to CAPP students and graduates who are interested in learning and deepening their coaching skills. It enables them to offer coaching services professionally or incorporate coaching into what they already do.

 

The CST Program is a 64-hour training completed online through live lectures and practicum sessions that meet twice a week for 5 months.

The program is an Approved Coaching Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) program through the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

According to the ICF, coaching is described as thought-provoking and creative process that inspires clients to maximize their personal and professional potential.  Positive psychology based coaching integrates the scientific study of thriving as tools, interventions, and measures that further empower both the coach and client. Combined, with the positive psychology expertise gained in the CAPP Program, CST students are able to uniquely position themselves as coaches who use scientifically proven approaches to help their clients achieve greater wellbeing, life satisfaction, and personal mastery, faster and more effectively.

In this training you will

  • Learn and practice the skill set of coaching in a fun, invigorating and supportive environment.
  • More hands on practice than the average program with over 30 hours dedicated to  practicum.
  • Receive 3 hours of one-on-one mentoring with a master coach (which can be applied to the 10 hours mentor coaching required for ICF Accreditation)
  • Develop mastery and confidence the ICF Core coaching competencies.
  • Learn to confidently conduct coaching sessions with any issue that your client brings to the table.
  • Learn to start and market your coaching practice, integrating into a positive psychology based business.
  • Receive lots of personal coaching!

Program Structure

  • Receive your own log in to the online portal with lecture videos and readings
  • 1 weekly one hour lecture class
  • 1 weekly ninety (90) minute practicum class
  • Peer coaching
  • 3 one-on-one mentor coaching sessions
  • Support in working with your own client(s)

Program Overview

  • Foundations of Coaching
  • Coaching Process & First Discovery Session
  • Ethical Guidelines
  • Basic Coaching Session Structure
  • The Coach’s Mindset
  • Creating the Coach’s Presence
  • Forms, Contracts and Other Tools
  • Active Listening
  • Paraphrasing
  • Powerful Questioning
  • Staying Big C Curious
  • Non-verbal Communication & Coaching
  • Creating Awareness
  • Empowering the Client
  • Stretching the Client
  • Creating Action & Momentum
  • Navigating Needs & Values
  • Envisioning the Future
  • Coaching Using Multiple Selves Theory
  • Planning & Goal Setting
  • The Business of Coaching
  • Targeting Your Niche
  • Pricing Your Work
  • Igniting People’s Passion to Work with You

The cost of CST is $1,800