Seven years of professional or business experience
Transitioning into business coaching
This course is appropriate for those who want to learn the philosophy and skill set used in business coaching. Coaches, human resource professionals, managers, therapists and trainers are common in the Corporate Coach Program.
This course is NOT appropriate for those seeking to become ONLY personal coaches or who have not had experience either formally or informally coaching others.
Individuals who have gone through significant coach-specific training in the past should contact the instructor by emailing her (firstname.lastname@example.org) or calling our office at (630) 293-0210, x104 to determine appropriateness as a class participant.
CCC® Designation Process
There are seven steps to obtaining the CCC® designation:
Pass a screening interview with the Instructor. You will need to meet these minimum qualifications:
May be transitioning into, or in the early years of, business coaching practice, either as an external or internal coach
Must have at least seven years’ business/organizational experience (this means working experience in the for-profit, non-profit and/or government sectors)
Complete a course registration form and remit full combined payment for the Corporate Coach Program to instructor before commencement of course.
Successfully complete all the Corporate Coach Program requirements within six months of course start date. These requirements include completing a minimum of 30 hours of corporate coaching of clients with a minimum of 3 different clients. Three of those clients must complete coaching evaluations which indicate the client’s perspective on the coaching experience.
Submit completed work from Step 4 to the course instructor for review and approval.
Once the instructor has determined that the participant has successfully completed the requirements, the instructor will email the final exam to the participant. Once the exam is completed and passed, the instructor notify the participant of successful completion.
ACT will contact the participant about receiving the Certified Corporate Coach designation and certificate.
By the end of our program it is our goal that each participant will have:
The experience of being coached by a professional corporate coach
Several opportunities to practice coaching and being coached by others around professional issues
The ability to apply key coaching skills such as: 10 Powerful Questions, self-management, metacommunication, and S.M.A.R.T. goal setting to a broad variety of corporate coaching experiences
An enjoyable experience in a hands-on, practical workshop designed to maximize learning and the rapid application of concepts
An understanding of how to market yourself to executives, corporations and organizations
A clear understanding of the difference between consulting, coaching and counseling
A level of comfort with the process of corporate coaching
A demonstrated knowledge of the 5-step coaching process
The skills to coach others using the DiSC® Personal Profile System®, and the Time Management assessment
Main topic: Dealing with conflict and motivating individuals with different behavioral styles
Main coaching skill: Understanding differences; motivating clients
Tools: DiSC® Personal Profile System® and The Coach’s Handbook.
Organization Skills and Practice Building Issues
Main topic: Organizational strategies for unfocused clients; ways to build your coaching practice
Main coaching skill: Goal-setting, accountability, and structuring
Tools: Storyboarding and the 5-step model for structuring sessions
Personalized Coaching You will receive three post-training coaching sessions while completing CCP requirements within a six-month period. These sessions will be with the class instructor and are meant to help you integrate the information learned from the classes into your own coaching practice.
In addition to the program we include assessment tools and a course manual covering the entire program.
The DiSC® Personal Profile System® from John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
The Time Management assessment from Advantage Coaching & Training
The Corporate Coach Program was designed specifically for individuals who seek to augment their skills in the area of corporate coaching and who are prepared for a compressed study program.
What does the CCC® designation mean?
The Certified Corporate Coach (CCC®) designation is awarded by Advantage Coaching & Training for people who aim to develop the practice elements of business coaching. Suitable candidates for this level of training are:
Senior managers wishing to engage with leadership coaching, those moving to a development role within their organization or to freelance work as a business coach, or
Internal coaches developing their practices, or
External consultants wishing to enhance their coaching offer.
Who is eligible to take the Corporate Coach Program?
Consultants, human resource professionals, therapists, coaches, and managers all pursue the Corporate Coach Program. The Corporate Coach Program is appropriate for any individual who has had significant business or professional experience. Minimum requirements are:
Will use coaching skills in a business environment.
Must have at least seven years of professional or business experience.
Why the Corporate Coach Program?
The Corporate Coach Program was designed to meet a specific need in the area of coaching skills training. The Corporate Coach Program is a:
Compressed Advanced Course – Many coaching certification programs take up to two years to complete and are too rudimentary for those who have had significant training and experience.
Business and Corporate Focused – Many coach training programs are overly broad or focused exclusively on personal coaching. The Corporate Coach Program is designed to teach skills that are directly applicable to the business and corporate environment.