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Why You Need Certification as a Coach

  Mar 13, 2020

Have you ever wondered what coaching is and what you can do to become one? Here is a short journey to guide you through the process. Coaching offers you practical experience and skills which will allow you to develop your leadership experience and help others walk the journey.

In this edition, we shall focus on three main lessons as to why an accredited Coaching credentialled by the International Coach Federation can help you navigate this terrain.

  1. Understand how the process of personal transformation works through your own transformational experience.

Coaching helps you view your personal and professional worlds through a different set of filters. Richard R Kilburg in Executive Coaching: Developing Managerial Wisdom in a World of Chaos posits that Coaching is a helping relationship formed between a client who has managerial authority and responsibility in an organization and a consultant who uses a wide variety of behavioural techniques and methods to assist the coachee achieve a mutually identified set of goals to improve his or her professional performance and personal satisfaction and consequently to improve the effectiveness of the client’s organization within a formally defined coaching agreement. The certification in coaching is not more on you becoming a coach but more on a journey of unlocking the potential in self.

  1. Improve the ability to increase self-awareness, detect behaviours and correct them when necessary.

According to Jeremy Robinson, Executive Coaching is aimed at inspiring leaders to make behavioural changes that transform themselves and the people around them. One of the assets in the Executive Coach certification in Strathmore Business School is the 360 Leadership Assessment. This assessment helps the participant receive feedback on their skills, effectiveness, and influence. The feedback is received from direct reports, colleagues, and supervisors. Research shows that receiving feedback on your leadership skills increases correlated with one’s effectiveness.

  1. Practice all coaching skills by receiving continuous feedback with professional coaches

Further, the certification program has mentor Coaching and supervision: one on one attention offered by the faculty to address specific needs and support the participants in their learning. This feedback assists your engagement as you start the practice of coaching even as you cascade to higher levels of engagement i.e. Coaching people with a higher scope of influence.

Click here to learn more about our Executive Coaching for Managers Programme.




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