Here we are ready to wrap up 2016 and what a tremendous year it was for the advancement of coaching and for Coaching Out of the Box® (COTB). I want to take this opportunity to pause and reflect, for just a moment, on what 2016 has meant to me personally and to the extended COTB team.
Over this past year we continued to see and hear more and more about the positive impact coaching is having on individuals and organizations, literally around the world. This is tremendously gratifying as I reflect on our MISSION to see to it that EVERYONE has coaching skills. As I write this there have now been over 17,000 individuals in 38 countries who have participated in the 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Program™. When you include the number of participants across all our coaching skills development programs, that number is even higher! And while I am proud of these numbers, what is exciting and where my passion lies is in seeing the positive impact coaching skills and being coach like is having on individuals in both their professional and personal lives.
To that end, the team at COTB would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to each one of you that we have had the opportunity to engage with over this past year whether it was in a course, a webinar, social media or in person. Coaching is about relationships and we truly value the relationship we have with you.
You should know that while 2017 is still a month away, we are already in full planning mode to bring you even more in the way of coaching skills training, support and resources. And we are not wasting a minute. Our Winter 2017 courses begin the first week of January. Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum starts on January 3 followed by Personal Groundwork for Coaching™ on January 4. If you are an experienced coach looking to add to your skills and toolkit one of these courses may be just what you are looking for.
Then in February, and back by popular demand, our Fast Track to ICF Certification gets underway on February 1. This program offers all courses needed to achieve the required 60 hours of Approved Coach Specific Training Hours for ACC accreditation within just six months.
A sneak peek at our first webinar of the new year, scheduled for January 18, will cover one of our most popular topics and complement our Fast Track Course. The webinar topic is ICF Certification. If you are interested in this topic, mark your calendars. Full details and registration will be announced in our next newsletter.
We at COTB wish you a great end to 2016.