December 2017 Newsletter

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A Sneak Peek into 2018

As I reflect on 2017 and look to the possibilities in 2018 it really hits me. There has never been a better time to be a coach. This is a bold statement but one I fully believe – and the data supports.

The coaching industry is exploding (over 50,000 practitioners and $1 billion) as more and more people experience the power of coaching to transform individuals, teams and organizations. This momentum is creating new opportunities at every turn and I am very excited for the possibilities that I see for advancing the field of coaching and furthering our MISSION to see to it that EVERYONE has coaching skills.

To do our part in keeping this momentum going we are working hard to bring you more in the way of education and training and resources to support you. Here’s a sneak peek into what you can expect in 2018.

Education and Training Courses

We’ve expanded the Fast Track to ICF Credential package to make pursuing the ICF ACC credential even more convenient. We have added new class start dates and times as well as the option to build your own package. Here is a summary of the new options:

Pre-Packaged Course Schedules. Classes have been strategically scheduled so that you complete all requirements in 6 months. Choose from either day or evening classes to meet your needs. The first class starts January 25.

Build Your Own Package. Select classes from our schedule to build your own package and have up to 18 months to complete all requirements.

View class schedules here

Educational Webinars

In 2017 we learned which topics are most popular and which ones you want to see more of. We heard you and have updated our topics to bring you more live coaching demos, more on building a successful coaching business and more on advanced skills/ tackling coaching challenges.

Coaching Resources

Our coaching guides continue to be very popular and we will be adding to these in 2018. If you haven’t taken advantage of these free resources, you can find them here.

January Classes

We are hitting the ground running as we turn the calendar page to 2018. Here is what is coming up in January.


For experienced coaches


Are you looking to enhance your coaching skills? Take your coaching to the next level? Or maybe you are looking for tools to help you with your biggest coaching challenges. If any of these sound like what you are looking for, we’ve got two classes starting in January that may be just what you’re looking for. These two courses are designed to give coaches enhanced skills and increased confidence.



Personal Groundwork for Coaching Program– Starts January 3

Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum – Starts January 8

Click on the course name to learn more and register. Register by December 15 and receive $100 off. Just be sure to use the coupon codes below.

Personal Groundwork for Coaching Program™: PGFCEarlyBird100

Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum: ACSPEarlyBird100


For coaches ready to obtain the ICF ACC credential


Fast Track to ICF Credential

We have added more class start dates as well as day and evening classes to make pursuing your ICF ACC credential as easy and convenient as possible. Our first start date for 2018 is January 25.



As a reminder, included in the Fast Track package are all the programs you will need to achieve the required 60 hours of Approved Coach Specific Training Hours for ACC accreditation plus 7 hours of group mentor coaching. Click on the course name below to learn more and register.

Fast Track to ICF Credential  Starts January 25

Register by January 5 to take advantage of our Early Bird $200 Discount Offer. 
Use the following Coupon Code at checkout: FTEarlyBird200


For coaches who want to build Core Competencies


If your 2018 goals include starting a coaching business or using coaching to lead within an organization, you won’t want to miss our 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™. Click on the course name to learn more and register. Take advantage of the Early Bird Discount now before it’s too late – 
Ends January 5!

Receive $100 off the registration price when you use Coupon Code: 555EarlyBird100

5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ Starts January 25




Coach Resource Corner

We offer several resources on a wide variety of topics 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. See the full list of our coaching guides below.

  • Coaching Case Study
  • 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!

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