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Welcome to the 5.5.5. Coaching Skills Training Program where you'll learn practical skills to help you advance your coaching career and work towards receiving your ICF certification. As a reminder, if you are taking this program as part of the Fast Track to ICF Credential, you will receive a graduation certificate at the very end of the last course in the series along with a badge to display that certifies you as a Coaching Out of the Box® Certified Graduate Coach.

If you are taking this course as a stand-alone program, you will receive an individual certificate two weeks after successfully completing the program. At any point, if you have any questions about certification or other programs we offer, please reach out to us for more information. Your Admin Team contact information is located at the bottom of this page.

We wish you much success during your learning experience with us! If you have any questions about the course, please feel free to reach out to us at any time!

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How to Take This Course

This learning experience combines live online (Zoom) classes and self-study materials (this content).

  1. Review the content on this page to become familiar with this course. These pages will guide through the entire learning experience.
  2. This page contains the downloads and access to all course materials. Many of them can be downloaded for your use.
  3. Attend the Zoom class each week at the designated time. See CLASS folder each week.
  4. Attendance is mandatory. See the Missed Class Policy for how to ensure 100% attendance.
  5. The course content is divided into modules we called WEEKs. Each week has its own:
    1.  CLASS folder – which contains the ZOOM LINK to each weeks’ live class.
    2. FIELDWORK folder – which contains exercises to be completed after every live Zoom class.
  6. Login and start each week in the correct CLASS folder.
  7. Each week, complete the fieldwork found in the FIELDWORK folder.
  8. IMPORTANT: Once you have completed a Class or Fieldwork topic MARK AS COMPLETE. All lessons and sections need to be completed to be awarded a Completion Certificate.
  9. Use the navigation summary box at  the top left to locate each week’s material.
  10. Each week you are likely to be the coach AND be the Coachee. Come to class with real topics you can get coached on.

Missed Class Policy - "The RCR Process"

To successfully complete this course (to obtain a certificate of completion), full attendance is required.

In the event you are absent from a live Zoom class, we offer you a one-time option to listen to the class recording, complete and submit a Recorded Class Report (RCR) prior to the next scheduled class. You will be automatically sent this form in the event you miss a class.

If you miss more than 2 classes in this course: We may require you to re-take those specific classes missed during the next available program. A $100.00 Class Re-take Fee may apply.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us. 

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Joseph “Joe” Simmons is a leadership coach and training consultant specializing in healthcare communication, Motivational Interviewing, career development, artistic pathways, and wellness. He draws on extensive combined experience in adult and higher education, health systems, and the arts, to offer a facilitation style that adapts to culturally diverse audiences and fosters dynamic discussion.

In addition to a private coaching practice, Joe trains a range of healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurse practitioners, behavioral health specialists, senior leaders, and others, in using coaching skills to improve clinical outcomes by building trust and collaboration with patients and teams. He has facilitated a broad range of trainings in English and Spanish for leading health systems, including New York-Presbyterian, Mount Sinai, and Northwell Health, patient-centered medical homes, long-term care facilities, and community-based organizations.

Previously, Joe held several roles at New York University. As a career coach and adjunct faculty member in the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, he collaborated with mid-career learners in transition in industry-specific graduate and adult undergraduate programs. He also served as an assistant director in the Center for Career, Education and Life Planning and adjunct faculty member in the Tisch School of the Arts. Currently, in addition to coaching and training, he is director of music for a nationally syndicated television broadcast.

Joe earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree from Texas A&M University and a Master of Arts from New York University, where he also received a Professional Certificate in Personal and Life Coaching. He is credentialed as a Professional Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation and a Board Certified Coach. He is also a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). Joe lives in New York City.


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