Coaching Modules

Module 1: Foundations of Strengths and Well-Being

The emerging field of positive psychology is dedicated to the study of strengths that enable individuals, teams, organizations, and communities to thrive. This module introduces the principles of leadership and well-being as they apply to coaching. Coaches will explore techniques to achieve greater levels of engagement, enhanced well-being, and improved individual and organizational performance.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn techniques for coaching toward increased engagement and well-being
  • Understand the science and fundamental underpinnings of well-being
  • Build strengths-based leadership concepts

Module 2: Becoming a Coach: Establishing Trust and Presence

A coaching relationship can be described as an artful collaboration of unfolding possibilities.  This module explores the flow of coaching mechanics and the power in co-creating the coaching connection. From setting the coaching agreement to bringing closure, the coaching framework results in individual and organizational well-being.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the flow of coaching
  • Explore the ICF ethical guidelines and professional standards
  • Gain knowledge around creating a coaching contract
  • Practice establishing the coaching agreement

Module 3: The Language of Coaching

Successful coaches master the application of effective language in service to their clients.  In this module, coaches deepen their ability to communicate effectively by using powerful language that establishes clear agreements and new possibilities for action.  Whether observing external dialogue, body language or tone, learn to help clients view organizations as a network of commitments to be leveraged through the language of coaching.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Use language to assess and deepen individual and organizational well-being
  • Shift coaching perspectives based on intuition and grounded assessments
  • Create offers, requests and declarations with confidence
  • Practice observing self as coach while holding attention on client goals

Module 4: Building Resilient Leadership

Resiliency is an essential leadership attribute in every sector of today’s competitive workplace.  This module challenges coaches to integrate cutting-edge coaching skills into everyday practices to build and sustain organizational well-being.  Building resilient leadership focuses on deepening listening skills and asking powerful questions; vital coaching skills essential to building resilient organizations.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Integrate essential coaching skills
  • Enhance emotional intelligence
  • Cultivate resilient leadership

Module 5: Coach as Catalyst: Organizational Well-Being

The realities of today’s work environment mandate that clients navigate complexity, change, and  cross-cultural issues. This capstone module integrates learning and skills from the entire program, while providing a framework to coach leaders in organizational contexts. By learning key principles underpinning human systems dynamics, coaches serve as catalysts for organizational well-being.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Celebrate coaching knowledge and skill integration
  • Enhance system awareness in the coaching context
  • Declaring your commitment to being a catalyst for well-being

For more information about this program, please contact our center at: coaching@gmu.edu or 703-993-6090.

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