September 2019 Newsletter

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September Events from
Coaching Out of the Box®

A Message from CEO and Founder,
Alison Hendren


Here is a snapshot of what is happening this month at Coaching Out of the Box®.

We have 4 courses starting;

Our webinar this month will focus on Leadership and Coaching. Save the Date: September 18.

In addition to attending our webinar, you might want to check out our Guide to Leadership and Coaching. This guide is designed specifically to support leaders and coaches of leaders. You can download it here.

Educational Webinars

Leadership and Coaching: Skills to grow and excel as a leader

Organizations and leaders are being challenged like never before. The type of work, the people and the way work is done – all are changing rapidly. The new work environment requires a way to lead that will produce positive and sustainable results; a leadership approach that is continuously adaptable to internal and external change.

How does today’s leader meet these challenges? One tool that more and more leaders are turning to, and achieving great results with, is coaching. Why does coaching work so well in today’s environment? Here are three keys to the power of coaching;

  • The coach approach to leadership is a robust way of leading that can easily be adapted to people and circumstances while at the same time producing desired and sustainable changes.
  • Coaching is not a set formula but a flexible and adaptable tool that evolves with the coach, coachee and environment so that the approach and outcomes are never outdated.
  • Coaching skills can be learned by everyone and can be integrated throughout the organization and sustained for long-lasting positive change.

Organizations that have implemented a coaching culture are seeing results in improved employee engagement, communication effectiveness and improvements to the bottom line.

Learn how coaching is being used by leaders to make positive and sustainable change. Attend our next webinar: Leadership and Coaching: Skills to grow and excel as a leader.

Join us in this interactive webinar to learn:

  • The distinction between mentoring, managing and coaching
  • The impact that coaching has on individuals, teams and organizations
  • What sustainable change is and why sustainable change is so important in today’s environment
  • How coaching skills and a coach approach to leadership can be easily adapted as organizations and individuals change
  • How coaching skills and a coach approach to leadership can produce sustainable change
  • Overview and live demonstration of one key coaching skill every leader can use
  • Time for Q and A

Join us for this free webinar
Wednesday September 18, 2019
11 am Pacific / 2 pm Eastern

September Education and
Training Courses

Take the Fast Track to Your ICF Credential

Fast Track to ICF Credential

Fulfils the educational requirements 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 $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 (day classes) starts September 9.

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 September 9

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 September 5

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 ClassStarts September 10

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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