Reflections on Train the Trainer Week 2 – Competencies

Target class: Getting Started

Planned Delivery Date: Saturday, Nov 29 4 pm EST


See ICF Professional Core Competencies:
A2 Setting the Foundation: Establishing the Coaching Agreement
Ability to understand what is required in the specific coaching interaction and to come to agreement with the prospective and new client about the coaching process and relationship
a. Understands and effectively discusses with the client the guidelines and specific parameters of the coaching relationship (e.g. logistics, fees, scheduling, inclusion of others if appropriate)
  • Can articulate personal coaching goals and business objectives
  • Can describe ideal business structure, fees, coaching schedule, and outline desired coaching relationship
b. Reaches agreement about what is appropriate in the relationship and what is not, what is and is not being offered, and about the client’s and coach’s responsibilities
  • Can describe a typical fee negotiation and value to the client
  • Can describe inclusions and exclusions  of the coaching relationship (is spiritual coaching included or is it only business coaching?  Is chat included or only phone and email contact?)
  • Can articulate coach’s and client’s responsibilities (e.g. client will document session outcomes; coach will provide an online form in which that can be done)
  • Can recognize “doubt loop” and how doubt and confidence influence coming to an appropriate agreement with a client
c. Determines whether there is an effective match between his or her coaching method and the needs of the prospective client
  • Can articulate how to discern a good fit between coach and client and one that may not be a good fit

4 Responses

  1. This is great!! You have put a lot of work into them and this is going to be a great class!

  2. Hi Vicky,

    Very thorough, and quite ambitious for one class!

    I particularly like the one about articulating the respective responsibilities of the coach and the client. This is also an issue I will probably use in the class I am preparing on “Creating Confidence”

    I see that your class was scheduled for the 24th. Have you managed to debrief it? What was the experience like?

  3. Hi!


    I just delivered the class this past Saturday – here’s my reflection on the experience.


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