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Q. Tell us about the program.

A. As of 2003, we have enhanced our program. In addition to The Foundation Class ECA201 which entails 32 hours, 2X per week, on the telephone and additional two-day weekend, we have added approximately 70 hours of classes, delivered both by telephone bridge line and in person based in New York City.
Our program offers both a certificate in coaching and a certification program in coaching. We also offer training and certification programs for internal corporate coaches at your work site organization.We offer continuing education hours for psychologists. Get details on each class by clicking the ECA program button here. What you should know: The Foundation Class, ECA201 is a pre-requesite class for all our classes (exception: Certificate in Corporate Coaching).
Regarding ICF: Our program is not certified by the ICF. Classes in our program are accepted for those applying for ICF certification as what the ICF defines as portfolio students.

Q. What do coaching candidates learn in the ECA program?

A. In this program, you will learn:
• What the core competencies of coaching are, as defined by the ICF, and how to master them.
• How a coaching conversation is different from a regular conversation with a friend.
• How empathy is the key to all the work in the coaching world- personal as well as business coaching.
• What it means to hold a client accountable for her coaching agenda.
• How to coach on the telephone as well as in person- the advantages and disadvantages of each.
• How getting to a client’s pain is often the key to establishing a coaching relationship.
• The hows of building a coaching practice.
• How to build coaching networks and alliances and why you should be in at least ten of these.
• How to participate in and use an email listserv.
• Resources to begin to build your own website, and write you own email newsletter.
• Establishing a niche as a coach and how a niche can be the difference between success or
• Experiential coach learning including being coached and observing other coaches on the following assessments:
• Strong & Skills
• Spectrum 260/Coaching Leaders.
• Experiential coach training including coaching & being coached on at least three different kinds of 360 Degree Multi-rater assessment feedback tools including one measuring emotional intelligence
• Emotional intelligence & leadership
• Leadership self-assessment tools
• How to use in-depth interviewing in combination with assessment tools to become the “the world’s leading expert” on your client.
• What you need to become a rainmaker as a coach.
• How to listen to your clients so that they can teach you:
• if you are saying the right things which deepen the conversation or the wrong things
which divert it.
• Experiential resources for you to develop your “soul” in your work
• Dilemmas coaches face and how to use dilemmas to deepen coaching
• Coaching Case studies.
• Coaching Grand Rounds.

Q. After I have gone through the entire program how will I be different as a coach different from where I started?

A. You will be equipped with the coaching tools and expertise to do any type of coaching- business, executive, corporate or personal. You will be familiar with using assessment tools and how to interact with HR Departments and small business owners. You will be at a significantly higher level of competency than where you started.

Q. Can I take this program if I have never even been on the internet?

A. Yes but you will need a computer and a telephone
Q. How much does the program cost?

A. Tuition for the entire 120 hours of classes is $ 5,950.
The Foundation Class is $ 2,495 for 47 hours.
Anticipate that each class hour will cost you slightly over $ 50 per hour.

Q. What kinds of candidates are you looking for?

A. We are looking for the best and the brightest future coaches.
We are looking for candidates who are already established as professionals, or if you are a graduate student, or at an equivalent level in your work, we are looking for the kinds of people who show promise of considerable future success.
We are looking for racially and ethnically diverse coaches who will bring needed diversity to the coaching field. We are looking to train coaches whom senior level coaches would enjoy partnering with on almost any coaching engagement, and senior level executive could partner with in coaching conversations.

Q. Is that your mission- to be training the coaching leaders of the future?

A. If not the leaders then certainly some of the most motivated followers. Even if we can only make a small contribution we would like one of our legacies to be-
we helped coaches learn a mindset which they would use through their careers so they could ask the kinds of questions of their clients and themselves that gave them the opportunity to always approach excellence.

Q. Any other advice you might have about coach training and establishing yourself as a coach?

A. Coaching is not a fad.
Coaching is an in-depth experience that helps people and organizations change fundamentals and build new foundations.In building a coaching practice, prepare to be building for months and years, not days and weeks. Just as excellent coaching takes time to work, so too does building a coaching practice take time to put in place. It’s a commitment.Just as untiring persistence and humility are the two identifiable qualities of the best leaders, so too are those qualities instrumental in molding coaches to those leaders.

Our ECA program is prepared to be with you for the duration of your career.
We recommend that you hire a coach yourself to find out if the process works for you.