August 2017 Newsletter

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How to Leverage Your Coaching Skills

Free Webinar - Leverage Your Coaching Skills

Registration Now Open - Fall 2017

ICF Converge 2017

Coach Resource Corner

Coaching Programs for Organizations


How to Leverage Your Coaching Skills

When most people think of becoming a coach they think of coaching individuals within an organization or one on one in a coaching practice. But we like to think ‘Outside the Box’ when we think about the many opportunities coaching offers. You can have the formal title and role of coach or you can use coaching skills informally as you work with individuals, teams and direct reports. These skills help you develop leadership skills needed for advancement.



Once you have developed coaching skills there is another opportunity to leverage your coaching skills. You can also become a coaching educator or trainer.

Regardless of where you are today, it is important to expand your view of coaching. Don’t pigeon hole yourself or become stuck in a rut. Look at all the ways you can leverage the tremendous skills you have already developed. Here are just a couple ideas for starters.

  • Becoming a coaching educator or trainer can be done inside an organization. If you work in, or want to work in, HR, corporate development, the training department – by becoming a coaching educator you will develop skills in training as well as coaching. Most organizations have many opportunities for trainers. You can conduct the training, be involved in hiring trainers, assessing results of training etc.
  • Another opportunity is if you have your own coaching practice. As an educator or trainer, you can work with organizations to train their managers and leaders rather than do the coaching yourself. This is a great add-on to an existing coaching practice adding value to your clients, expanding your reach and marketability and opening another source of revenue.

Join our next free webinar to find out more about leveraging your coaching skills by becoming a coaching educator.


Webinar: Leverage Your Coaching Skills - 
Add Coaching Educator to Your Toolkit

In this webinar, we will discuss what becoming a coaching educator is, the opportunities, possible drawbacks, requirements and how to know if it is right for you.

Topics we will cover include;

  • Taking an ‘Out of the Box’ view of coaching
  • Opportunities of becoming a coaching educator
  • Coaching educator drawbacks
  • How to know if it is right for you
  • Plenty of time for Q and A

Join us for this Free Webinar

Wednesday August 16, 2017

11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern



Registration for Courses Now Open

We have several courses starting soon. Here is what is coming up.

ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment – Starts August 30

5/5/5 Coaching Skills Train the Trainer Program™ – Starts September 26

Click on the course name to view more details and register.

View our entire calendar of upcoming courses.



ICF Converge 2017

The ICF global coaching conference, Converge 2017, is just one month away! It will be held August 24 – 26 in Washington, D. C. I am excited that we will be exhibiting and so looking forward to this opportunity to introduce COTBx to new people and connect with those who already know us. Please stop by to say hello, to let us know how you are doing and what else we can do to support you. It would be wonderful to know in advance if you will be attending. Please let us know by sending a quick note to


Coach Resource Corner

We provide many resources to support coaches at all levels. On our website, you can find blog articles, educational videos, webinar recordings and more under Coaching Resources. We are continually updating this section so check back often. Recently added (and available for download):

  • Making It as a Coach: Strategies for Success
  • Becoming a Coaching Educator 
  • Determining the Impact of a Coaching Skills Development Program in the Healthcare Setting
  • Guide to Coach Certification 
  • Personal Groundwork for Coaching Assessment 



Did you know?

COTBx offers Immersive Coaching Skills Development Programs 
for Organizations

These programs, delivered specifically for your organization, are designed to accelerate learning and uptake. Programs are offered in on-site, virtual and blended formats. Contact us to learn more.



If you have questions about coaching, certification, courses or more, we'd love to hear from you. Click here to schedule 1:1 time with Alison Hendren, CEO and Founder, or fill out our contact form!





Join the Conversation

We've created two special groups on LinkedIn to bring like-minded people together. These groups are designed to facilitate dialogue, discussion, insightful and provocative questions and information that supports, educates and contributes to coach-like conversations for everyone. Join our general coaching group or join our healthcare focused group. Be a part of the coaching conversation!


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