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Literally, accreditation means the giving of approval or credit by an awarding body. There is no one awarding body for coaching qualifications and most companies have their own internal qualification. The ones that carry the most weight are those who ask an external academic body to review and approve this internal qualification. Unfortunately, many coaching companies do not have external endorsements.
The Coaching Academy has several external, professional and academic endorsements and accreditations. These currently are:
- Association for Neuro Linguistic Programming (ANLP)
- ICF - International Coach Federation
- The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM)
- Approved supplier for Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Services (ELCAS)
- CPD Standards Office
All of these endorsements and accreditations involve our training courses being audited and assessed to ensure their quality. These accreditations fully demonstrate our commitment to providing robust, serious qualifications that carry weight with future clients.
We are also an Organisational Member of the Association of Coaching
As qualifications in coaching become increasingly important, The Coaching Academy aims to always be at the forefront of the profession and will always add to courses as new coaching techniques evolve and seek appropriate accreditations that are right for our coaches.
ICF International Coach Federation
Formed in 1995, the ICF is a global organisation, with over 21,000 members, dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high professional standards, providing independent certification, and building a network of credentialed coaches.
The Coaching Academy Personal Performance Coaching Diploma has been awarded 54 Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH). Graduates of the programme will have met the requirements for the coach training hours required to apply for further individual credentials from ICF, dependant on the requested level of certification*.
The programme approval process involves a detailed analysis on the quality of the training and trainers, the assessment process that an individual will undertake and the quality assurance procedures that we maintain. Overall this demonstrates the excellence of The Coaching Academy Personal Performance Diploma Coaching programme which we are very proud of, has been duly recognised by the ICFs internationally recognised standards.
* Information regarding the specific credential requirements can be located on the ICF website.
ELCAS Approved Supplier
The Coaching Academy are proud to be an approved supplier for ELCAS (Enhanced Learning Credits Administration Services).
The Enhanced Learning Credits Scheme (ELC) is an MOD initiative to promote lifelong learning amongst members of the Armed Forces. The ELC scheme provides financial support in the form of a single up-front payment towards national qualifications at level 3 or above for those who have served 4 years or more. If you have completed 4 years full-time service since 1st April 2000, are a current ELC scheme member and meet with UK residency requirements then you may be entitled to up to £2000 worth of funding towards our Personal Performance Diploma.
For further information regarding this please call the office on 0208 996 5057 to discuss your requirements in further detail or visit the ELCAS website.
What we say can create or destroy rapport, but interestingly only 7% of communication is the spoken word. Our body language and our tone of voice are more important than the actual words spoken.
The GROW (Goal, Reality, Options, Will) model is the most common and widely used coaching tool. It empowers the coach to structure a coaching conversation and deliver a meaningful result. The GROW acronym suggests that a coach using the GROW model is likely to start by asking the client to set goals, both for what they want to get out of the coaching sessions as a whole and for each individual session.
Do you find yourself setting out to do one task and ending up completing something else? Do you sometimes have so many ideas on the go, you are unsure which to do first? Or perhaps the passion for the task has faded and you are spending time dreaming up new plans, but are unsure which to run with.
Limiting beliefs are those things you believe about yourself that place limitations on your abilities. Limiting beliefs are simply assumptions about reality that are not true. In order for our actions to have the greatest positive effect, we need to have beliefs that are as close to reality as possible - deceiving ourselves will take us further from the goal.
We are into the second week of the Olympics and we have seen some amazing action thus far. The Great British Team have surpassed expectations and gave us six golds in one day!
Have you ever wondered why as a child you had all the will in the world to be a superhero or just somebody absolutely fantastic and now as a grown up you seem to have lost the will to live? We’ve lost our motivation and don’t know how to get it back.
Our state, the way in which we show in our interactions and movements, has an extraordinary influence on the course of our lives. Whether in work, politics or any other field, your state of mind has a very strong influence on your results and general feeling of happiness.
Lucy has been struggling with a poor self-image for the past six years. She felt unattractive and strongly believed that men didn’t find her sexy. She had a successful career as a management consultant but could not stop feeling bad about herself. Through our sessions, I discovered that Lucy had a younger sister. This younger sister was the pretty one, the one who got all the boys, according to Lucy.
One of the core skills most coaches deal with is goal setting. It seems relatively straight forward, yet most of us and our clients find it hard to achieve the goals we’ve set, so let’s take a good look at why that is and what we can do about it. The most common model for goal-setting is represented by the acronym SMART – specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time based. The other element that is usually stressed is that the goal should be positive; for instance, instead of saying “I will lose 20 pounds,” one might say, “I will have a stable, healthy weight of 12 stone.