March 2019

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News from Coaching Out of the Box®

We are serving up many learning and educational opportunities for you in March. Make sure to read through this email so you don’t miss out.

We have four different courses starting during the month ranging from coaching basics to advanced skills and our Fast Track to ICF Credential.

We are also offering one of our most popular webinars. The Business of Coaching: Strategies and Tips for Starting Your Coaching Business happens March 20.

Don’t miss out on these opportunities to enhance your skills.



Educational Webinars

If you have recently started a coaching business are or planning to do so, you are in the right place. Starting a coaching business is exciting and maybe a little scary. It is exciting because you will have the opportunity to utilize your skills and passion for coaching while having the flexibility to set your own hours and the freedom of being your own boss. But, starting a coaching business can produce feelings of insecurity and uncertainty. Most likely you’ve already got great coaching skills, but you haven’t started your own business before. You wouldn’t have started coaching without coaching skills so why would you start a business without business skills? Our next webinar takes you through tips for success when you are ready to start or grow your own coaching business.

In this webinar, we will cover strategies and tips for building a successful coaching business. We’ll look at steps you can take before you open for business as well as tips for success during the first year.

Topics we will cover include;

  • Where do I want to go? Your vision and goals
  • What do I need to know? Education / training
  • How do I get there? Business / marketing plan
  • How do I get on the express lane? Operating systems / Getting help
  • Time for Q and A

Join us for this free webinar

Wednesday March 20, 2019

11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern


Education and Training Courses

Build Core Competencies

5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™

ICF Core Competency Hours: 12

NEW: We now offer SHRM PDC’s. This class earns 12 credits

If your 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™.



During this course participants learn advanced questioning, multidimensional listening and framing skills. Through the simple, intuitive and highly transferable 5/5/5 Coaching Skills™ framework, participants acquire tools to ask powerful questions, listen in a new way, build trust and provide productive feedback. These skills help coaches guide their coachees to new insights, discoveries and breakthroughs that will help them become self-reliant problem solvers and goal achievers. Join over 18,000 participants who have gone through this transformational program. Click on the title below to learn more and register.

5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™ – Starts March 11

Testimonial: I got so much more from the 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program than expected. I thought it would be more theoretical about the basics of coaching, but we delved right into the depth of the most important skills and used them together in a practical way. I gained so much confidence in a short period of time through role playing and receiving feedback from my peers. This was a very inspiring course that has given me new life skills. – Robin R.

Coaching Fundamentals Program™

ICF Core Competency Hours: 15

NEW: We now offer SHRM PDC’s. This class earns 15 credits

Coaching is catching on. More and more people are turning to coaching because coaching produces results. The performance of individuals, teams and organizations are being transformed when coaching skills are developed, used and become part of the culture. If you are intrigued by what is happening with coaching and want to learn core coaching skills, this fundamentals class is for you.

This is a hands-on class that includes practical techniques for trust building, focused listening, evocative questioning, planning and goal setting. The course includes practice sessions that are reviewed by a professional coach who provides feedback on coaching skills and comprehension of the competencies. You will learn the skills and gain the confidence needed to use them. Click on the course title to learn more and register.

Coaching Fundamentals Program™ – Starts April 3

Testimonial: Coaching Fundamentals was essential to my growth as a human resources professional. I feel like I have the tools I need to have powerful conversations with the people I work with.

Take the Fast Track to Your ICF Credential

Fast Track to ICF Credential

Fulfils the educational requirements for obtaining the ICF ACC credential

NEW: Now includes all 10 Mentor Coaching Hours required for obtaining the ICF ACC Credential

Develop the skills and set yourself apart by jumping on the Fast Track. Coaching is becoming more and more competitive and yet many coaches have no credential and minimal training. One of the best ways to set yourself apart is to complete the training and earn a coaching credential.

But pursuing your ICF Credential is a big step and commitment. That is why we created the Fast Track to ICF Credential – to streamline the process and make it as convenient as possible.

Benefits of the Fast Track to ICF Credential include;

● FAST TRACK: Takes only 6 months to complete (other programs may take as long as 18 months).

● ROBUST, DISTANCE-BASED LEARNING: We use cutting-edge technology to create an in-person, interactive classroom experience while you participate remotely.

● TOP-NOTCH EDUCATION AND TRAINING: You get world-class instruction from expert coaches with experience in both coaching and teaching.

● FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE: We offer day and evening classes for your convenience, and new classes start throughout the year.

● AFFORDABLE: This program is priced to fit into your budget. Save $495 US / $595 CDN when you register for the package option. Don’t need the package option? You also have the choice of taking separate modules a la carte. We even have a payment plan.

Our next program (evening classes) starts March 11.

Click here to view the schedule

Testimonial: Coaching Out of the Box® gave me much more than what I expected. After the first couple sessions of FastTrack I was thinking, wow I’ve learned so much already and was really excited about what I would know by the end of the program. It didn’t disappoint, I feel I’m a much better coach and understand coaching in a way that I never imagined I would. Excited about moving people forward with my new found understanding. – Brad W.

Advance Your Skills

Personal Groundwork for Coaching Program™

ICF Core Competency Hours: 20

NEW: We now offer SHRM PDC’s. This class earns 20 credits

Are you looking to enhance your coaching skills or take your coaching to the next level? Or maybe you need to obtain CCE credits to renew your ICF credential or add to your coach specific training hours. If any of these apply, check out our Personal Groundwork for Coaching Program™.

In this course you will learn advanced coaching skills to help highlight and explore areas that are often at the source of where a coachee becomes stuck, self-defeating or demotivated. You will also learn how to use the accompanying Personal Groundwork for Coaching™ Workbook, a widely-used tool to help coaches move their clients past daily symptoms and into the deeper source of what is getting in their way and preventing them from reaching their goals.

This is a hands-on class. Each week you will work (outside of the classroom) with a different learning partner to coach one another around the concepts covered in the class. Click on the course title to learn more and register.



Personal Groundwork for Coaching Program™ – Starts March 11

Testimonial: This program exceeded my expectations! I walked away with a toolbox of coaching strategies and personally made changes and grew in my own life. It was excellent. – Karen R.

Become a Coaching Educator

Train the Trainer for 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™

ICF Core Competency Hours: 12

NEW: We now offer SHRM PDC’s. This class earns 12 credits

You’ve done the training, developed your coaching skills and now you are ready to leverage your expertise. But where do you go from here? If you want to expand your reach, add a new tool to your toolkit and a new source of revenue, this course may be just what you are looking for.

This course prepares you to become licensed to deliver the 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™. As you go through the course you will gain in-depth knowledge of advanced coaching skills and learn to use your skills in a new and expanded role.

Train the Trainer for 5/5/5 Coaching Skills Program™ – Starts May 2

Testimonial: I really enjoyed the small group training in the Train the Trainer Program. It was a safe space to get questions answered about presenting the 5/5/5 content to others. The teach backs were fun and gave everyone more confidence to get started training. – Carol H.

Ace the ICF CKA Exam

ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment Prep Class

ICF Core Competency Hours: 9

NEW: We now offer SHRM PDCs. This class earns 9 credits

This course is designed to prepare coaches for the ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment exam which must be successfully completed prior to receiving the International Coach Federation (ICF) ACC Credential.



The course covers ICF Core Competencies and Ethics and Standards plus test taking strategies. This prep class will present several questions each week that mimic the multiple-choice questions you will be asked to answer in the CKA exam. Click the course link below to learn more and register.

ICF CKA Prep Class – Starts March 5

Testimonial: I took the CKA test this morning and passed with 87.74% overall. Whew! I want to thank you for the fantastic prep course. I know I had exponentially more confidence (and actual savvy) about taking the exam because of the preparation we did, including the thoughtful and thorough discussions. An investment of time and money that was very well-worth it. – Kay Hagan


Coaching Resources

We offer many 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.


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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.




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