November 2019 Newsletter

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November Events from Coaching Out of the Box®



Here is a snapshot of what is happening this month at Coaching Out of the Box®. Find details below or visit our website.

We have 4 courses starting;

Our webinar this month will focus on the very important coaching (make that human) skill of Listening. Save the Date: November 20.

Educational Webinars

Listening. Take your listening skills from good to GREAT.

If you want to become a great coach you must become a GREAT listener. Unfortunately being a GREAT listener comes naturally to a few but requires new habits and much practice for most of us.


Join our next webinar to find out what being a GREAT listener looks like and how to take your listening skills from good to GREAT.

During this webinar you will learn:

  1. Why developing GREAT listening skills will up your value as a coach
  2. What being a GREAT listener looks like
  3. How to assess your listening skills
  4. What it will take for you to transform your listening skills from good to GREAT
  5. Tips and tools to quickly upskill your listening
  6. Common listening pitfalls to avoid

"Do not listen with the intent to reply but with the intent to understand"

Join us for this free webinar
Wednesday November 20, 2019
12pm Pacific / 3pm Eastern
(note the different start time)


Last Chance in 2019. This is the last time these courses will be offered this year.

Take the Fast Track to Your ICF Credential

Fast Track to ICF Credential

Fulfils the educational requirements for obtaining the ICF ACC credential

ICF Core Competency Hours: 68
SHRM PDC's: 68

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 $600 USD / $790 CAD 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.
    NEW: The Fast Track to ICF Credential now includes three hours of 1:1 mentor coaching.

Our next program (evening classes) starts November 19.

The Fast Track to ICF Credential now includes 3 hours of 1:1 mentor coaching in addition to the 7 hours of group mentor coaching. A value of $595 CDN / $475 USD.

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.

Build Core Competencies

5/5/5 Coaching Skills Training Program™

ICF Core Competency Hours: 12
SHRM PDC's: 12

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 19,000 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 November 19

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.

Advance Your Skills

Personal Groundwork for Coaching™

ICF Core Competency Hours: 20
SHRM PDC's: 20

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™.



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 Assessment™ 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™ - Starts November 18

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.

Ace the ICF CKA Exam

ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) Prep Class

ICF Core Competency Hours: 9

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 November 7

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. If you are interested in pursuing a coaching credential, check out our latest tool, Guide to Selecting a Coach Certification Program. Want to learn more about listening skills - read our blog article here.

We are continually updating this section so check back often.


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When you say no, you are only saying no to one option. When you say yes, you are saying no to every other option. No is a decision. Yes is a responsibility.
- James Clear


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.