Personal Ministry Coach Course

Course #:         G-CPC-107 AUDIT                                           Hours: 16 Lec/ 2 Lab/ 0 Ext/ 18 Total


Method:          Asynchronous/Self-study                              Schedule:  16-hours (Lessons 49-72)

Complete Synopsis                                                                Prerequisites: None

Based upon ICF public documents, the D.I.A.M.O.N.D.S. CORE COMPETENCIES FOR COACHING curriculum provide guidelines, suggestions, and opportunities for coach practitioners, mentors, supervisors, trainers, and students in their coaching work and practices to apply competent application of the ICF Core Competency – EVOKES AWARENESS. A minimum of 16 class hours is spent in coach-specific training and practice on this essential core competency. Effective competent coaches master the ability to ask questions that reveal information needed for maximum benefit to the coaching relationship along with the use of direct communication. EVOKES AWARENESS enables coaches to use their coaching skills wisely in assisting the client to freely fully express and communicate his/her thoughts, plans, desires, and needs as they relate to the desired client’s coaching goals. The objective is to see the client accomplish his/her desired results through his/her own self-driven choices, not the coach’s choices for the client. EVOKES AWARENESS also enables coaches to become naturally prone to dancing in the moment by using direct communication to create awareness and not relying upon a coach’s own assumptions in their coaching work and practice to a client’s given situation.

Required Textbook: DIAMONDS Core Competencies for Coaching: Coach-specific Training for Professional Coaches and Aspiring Coaches by Dr Merle Evelyn Ray (Author) (2017), ISBN 978-1720921318

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and describe the International Coach Federation (ICF) Core Competency – EVOKES AWARENESS.
  • Identify and describe active listening and its impact on the co-partnering perspective.
  • Identify and describe how direct communication and asking questions evoke discovery, insight, commitment or action (e.g., those that challenge the client’s assumptions).
  • Identify and describe how a coach uses open-ended questions that create greater clarity, possibility or new learning.
  • Identify and describe how powerful questioning and direct communication move the client forward toward what the client desires, not asking that the client justify or look backward.
  • Identify and describe being clear, articulate and direct in sharing and providing feedback.
  • Identify and describe reframing and articulating to help the client understand from another perspective what he/she wants or is uncertain about.
  • Identify and describe clearly stating coaching objectives, meeting agenda, and purpose of techniques or exercises.
  • Identify and describe how using language appropriate and respectful to the client at all times establishes the foundation to ensure the client has the best possible opportunity to reach his/her goals.
  • Identify and describe the importance of using metaphors and analogies to help to illustrate a point or paint a verbal picture.
  • Identify and describe the use of silence, voice tones, as well as non-verbal communication to help support the client’s self-discovery.

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