Want to dive in to the powerful, transformational world of coaching? The Foundations of Encounter Coaching course is designed to introduce you to the key skills that underlie all types of coaching: skills like setting goals, developing options, action steps, intuitive listening, and asking powerful questions. Encounter Coaching is a specialized form of the coaching approach that uses encounters with Jesus to create personal transformation. If Encounter Coaching is a house, practical coaching is its foundation.
Course Overview This course has three main elements:
CONCEPTS (Book) The course is based on the book, Leadership Coachingby Tony Stoltzfus. The reading portions will introduce you to the foundational skills and concepts of the coaching approach. You will need to purchase a copy of the book separately to do the course.
DEMONSTRATIONS (E-Course) Next, you'll watch those skills demonstrated in over seven hours of coaching demos and debriefings, led by master coach Tony Stoltzfus. Watching a great coach at work is one of the best ways to learn to coach! You can watch a free sample demo here.
PRACTICE (Live sessions) [Not included with Self-Study Option] You'll get a chance to practice your new skills with eight hours of live practice time with peers. We regularly hold a Foundations Practice Webinar (its free with this course, and required for certification) where you'll practice with others on-line. Check our event calendar for webinar dates and times. (Do this last, after you've completed the e-course materials).
Time Required The whole course (including reading, watching the demos and practice time) features 20 hours of instruction.