January 2017 Newsletter

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Can you believe it? Here we are in the last few days of 2016! For Coaching Out of The Box®, 2016 was a year full of opportunities, growth and positive change. We hope that over the past year you were able to develop new coaching skills as well as utilize your existing skills to make a positive impact on those around you.

I must tell you that I am very excited for 2017 and the possibilities I see for advancing the field of coaching and furthering our MISSION to see to it that EVERYONE has coaching skills. We've worked hard this past year (much of it behind the scenes) to bring you more in the way of education and training and provide more resources to support you. Look for even more in 2017!

So what can you do to get a smart start to 2017? If you haven't already done so, now is the perfect time to reflect on what this year has meant to you - to look at your journey and where you are today. The start of a new year is such a great time, especially in the field of coaching. Everyone is full of hope and enthusiasm for what is possible. This creates so many opportunities for coaching; helping your coachee identify his/her goals and guiding them as they first develop their plan for success and then supporting them along that journey.

Next, take some time to create a vision for where you will go in 2017 and how can you set yourself up for success. Find your passion, develop your vision, set clear and achievable goals and don't forget to harness the power of support. You don't have to go it alone - there are tremendous resources out there. One resource that we have developed is the Personal Groundwork for Coaching Assessment. If you aren't already using this tool or it's been awhile since you last took the assessment, I urge you to take a look. This assessment tool has been carefully crafted to support the discovery process; to help you get to the root of blocks, prioritize areas to focus on first and develop a plan to tackle the issues. If you are currently a coach, take the assessment yourself first and then provide it to your coachees.

Wherever your 2017 journey takes you we wish you a very Happy, Prosperous and Successful New Year.


Coaching Certification Webinar

We will kick off our 2017 webinar series with the popular topic of Certification. We receive many questions on the topic of certification and for good reason - it can be confusing.

Questions we frequently receive and we will answer during this webinar include;

  • Do I need certification?
  • How do I get the most out of my certification?
  • What are the requirements?
  • How long will it take to obtain certification?
  • How much will it cost?
  • What courses do I need to take?
  • Do previous courses, training, on the job coaching apply to the required hours?

In this free webinar we will answer these questions and much more. We will also focus on the big picture of certification - what are the benefits and who will benefit most from certification.

Join us for this free webinar

Wednesday January 18, 2017

11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern



Winter Courses Start Soon - Very Soon!

We are committed to bringing you even more in the way of coaching skills training, support and resources in 2017. 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 Program™ 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 the courses needed to achieve the required 60 ICF Approved Coach Specific Training Hours for ACC credentialing PLUS includes 7 group mentor coaching hours all within just six months.

Our Early Bird Discount ends January 16 so be sure to register before the first class date or January 16 (for Fast Track) to claim your discount.

Coupon Code = 100_OFFW17 (for $100 discount off Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum or Personal Groundwork for Coaching Program™)

Coupon Code = 200_OFFW17 (for $200 discount off Fast Track to ICF Certification)

In addition to the three courses mentioned above, we are offering an amazing line-up of courses for beginning to advanced coaching skills. Whether you are a beginning coach, advanced or somewhere in between - we have a course to meet your needs. Take a look at the section below that best describes your coaching status and then find the course that is right for you. Don't forget to use the Coupon Code indicated in the section to claim your Early Bird Discount - by January 16.

New to Coaching

Are you relatively new to coaching and looking to build a coaching skills foundation? Then you'll want to check out Coaching Fundamentals™ or 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training™. Click on the course name to view more details and don't forget to use your Coupon Code.

Coupon Code = 100_OFFW17

Experienced & Ready to Advance Skills

Are you an experienced coach looking to add to your skills and toolkit? You'll want to take a close look at Advanced Coaching Skills Practicum and Personal Groundwork for Coaching™. Click on the course name to view more details and register. Make sure to claim your discount.

Coupon Code = 100_OFFW17

Ready to Pursue Certification

If you are looking to become an ICF certified coach we have two course options. As mentioned above our Fast Track to ICF Certification starts February 1. If you have already taken the coursework and need to prep for certification, then our ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment Prep Class is the one for you. To view course details and register, click on the course name. Make sure to use the Coupon Code listed below.

Coupon Code = 200_OFFW17 (for $200 discount off Fast Track to ICF Certification)

Coupon Code = 100_OFFQ17 (for $100 discount off ICF CKA Prep Class)

Ready to Step Up and become a Licensed Trainer

If you are an experienced coach and as passionate about coaching as we are, becoming a Licensed Trainer to deliver the 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Program™ may be a great addition to your coaching toolkit. Read more and register for our 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Train the Trainer course here.

Coupon Code = 200_OFFW17


Did you know?

COTB 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.


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. In our latest update, we have added our Guide to Coach Certification - just one more tool to help you navigate this oftentimes confusing topic.



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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