Are you looking for an ICF approved coach training program? I will strongly suggest you search for one on the training program search service (TPSS).
Who is the ICF?
The International Coach Federation (ICF) is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals. According to the ICF, their training programs have gone through a rigorous review process and demonstrated that its curriculum aligns with the ICF definition of coaching, Core Competencies and Code of Ethics.
Coaching, as Defined by The ICF
ICF defines coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential which is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment. Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work and believe every client is creative, resourceful and able-bodied. Standing on this foundation, the coach’s responsibility is to:
• Discover, clarify and align with what the client wants to achieve.
• Encourage client self-discovery.
• Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies.
• Hold the client responsible and accountable.
• This process assists clients considerably in improving their outlook on work and life while improving their leadership skills and unlocking their potential.
What is the Training Program Search Service (TPSS)?
The TPSS is a searchable directory of coach training programs that are accredited by the ICF. The training program search service is also a free service to anyone who goes on the ICF website to seek out a training provider. The search for a coach-training program is a highly individual process which depends significantly on your personal preferences and goals. The ICF’s Training Program Search Service (TPSS) makes it easy to browse their list of available program types and allows individuals to search for accredited coach programs using certain criteria.
Here is the link to the TPSS directory.
The ICF currently lists approximately 100 coach training providers on the TPSS directory. The organization tries as much as possible to provide the most recent information on training providers on the directory. If you are having difficulty searching for a provider, it might be beneficial if you check out the video for tips on using TPSS.
The TPSS seamlessly allows you to search all ICF-approved coach training programs using criteria including:
1. Coaching specialty options
2. Program type options
3. Training delivery options ( i.e. virtual or in house)
4. Language preference
5. Training Organization (ability to select providers) With this option, you are able to carefully compare costs and other valuable information that will help you make a favorable decision.
The training program search service (TPSS) is a remarkable resource or tool to utilize when seeking out an ICF accredited coach training program. It is easy to navigate, and it might prove to be a better option to spending time searching through google to find an ICF approved program. Try it today!
“Margaret K. Olubiyi
Writer, Coaches Training Blog community”