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Coaching 201 - The Skilled Coach

This two-day session is designed for persons who want to learn specific coaching skills. The course is highly experiential with considerable opportuntiies to practice skills under supervision and with peer and leader feedback.

This course identifies and presents in sequence a number of specific skills. However, the emphasis of the course is on integrating the skills and assisting practitioners to go beyond being technically skilled. One of the ways this is accomplished is to focus on real issues and concerns of participants during each of the skill training activities. The role work associated with this course will require participants to increase their level of personal disclosure. Specific strategies will be used to attend to participant comfort and psychological safety concerns.

In addition to disclosure role work, another strategy used for achieving a wholistic approach to being a skilled coach, will be attention to the learning experience itself. Considerably attention will be given to the experiential learning cycle (ELC). The ELC is a four-step model which starts by buidling on existing or natural skills, moves to understanding and practicing skills, then turns to personal meaning making activities, and finishes by identifying personal action plans.

Some of the topics included in this course:

  • the skill learning continuum:
  • the ten key skills of successful coaches;
  • using confrontation and challenging skills;
  • differences and similarities between coaching, counselling and therapy;
  • the role of self-doubt and the imposter syndrome as barriers to wholistic practice;
  • five factors that typically prevent skill learning progress; and
  • acting as an educator during coaching sessions.

Workshop Format
Participants will be involved in small group and paired activities.

Participants who attend a complete workshop will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Course Fee for 2001:


The fee for this workshop includes all instructional costs, resource materials, nutrition breaks, and post-session consultation for peer program implementation issues.



Our Seminar Leaders

Each of our workshop leaders is a certified Level III Coach Trainer. This system of certification is competecy-based and each person who has been certified has had to submit a formal portfolio for assessment by the National Review Panel, a group of Level III coach trainer peers. Our leaders typically have extensive backgrounds in human development, personal coaching, adult learning, metaphysics, and consulting. They typically have established learning programs and services for major corporations, government agencies, educational institutions and public organizations and associations. All our seminar leaders are available for discussion regarding their courses.

Goal Attainment Scale Service

If this is the first course you will be taking from Peer Resources or you have not created a goal scale, then we encourage you to talk with one of our course coaches to identify professional goals, favored outcomes, potential strategies to achieve the outcomes, and personal measures of progress. This discussion will yield a practical chart used as a coaching tool. The fee for this service is $150.00.

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