Courses

We offer

Live Training Courses

Our core curriculum classes are available both online and onsite. Our online courses meet for 90 minutes once a week for 8 weeks, in addition to four outside hours of practice coaching. Our onsite courses meet for 16 hours over a two day period at various sites across North America. Every live training course listed, as well as our mentor coaching, is ICF accredited as Approved Coaching Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) and can be used when applying for ICF certifications.

Course Schedule

CAM 501 – Foundations For Christian Coaching – August 24-26 (Mon-Wed) – 10am – 3pm EDT Online (Ken Kessler)

CAM 512 – Coaching and Positive Psychology – Starting Monday, August 17 @ 3pm EDT – Online (Chad Hall, 1.5 hrs, 8 sessions)

CAM 502 – Establishing Dynamic Relationships – Each Tuesday in September @ 2pm EDT– Online (Ken Kessler, 2.5 hrs, 5 sessions)

CAM 503 – Coaching Change, Transition and Transformation – Starting Wednesday, September 30 @ 12pm EDT/EST – Online (Brian Tracy, 1.5 hrs, 8 sessions)

CAM 504 – Coaching and the Brain as a Learning Catalyst – Starting Wednesday, September 9 @ 7pm EDT – Online (David Cooke, 1.5 hrs, 8 sessions)

Group Mentor Coaching – Starting Monday, September 14 @ 1:30pm EDT/EST – Online (Chad Hall, 1 hr, approx. 10 sessions)

CAM 501 – Foundations For Christian Coaching – Starting Monday, October 19 @ 3:30pm EDT/EST – Online (Scott Gress, 1.5 hrs, 8 sessions)

CAM 503 – Coaching Change, Transition, and Transformation – starting Wednesday, October 21 @ 10am EDT/EST – Online (Amy deVries, 2 hrs, 6 sessions)

CAM 506 – Personal Coaching – Starting Tuesday, October 27 @ 2pm EDT/EST – Online (Hall, 1.5 hrs, 8 sessions)

CAM 510 – A Coach Approach to Leading and Managing – Starting Tuesday, October 6 @ 11am EDT/EST – Online (Brian Tracy, 1.5 hrs, 8 sessions)

CAM 501 – Foundations For Christian Coaching – November 2 & 3 (Mon/Tues) – Onsite in Snoqualmie, WA (Amy deVries)

CAM 508 – Coaching for Spiritual Growth – November 4 & 5 (Wed/Thurs) – Onsite in Snoqualmie, WA (Amy deVries)

CAM 508 – Coaching for Spiritual Growth – Starting Tuesday, November 3 @ 11am EST – Online (Mary Selzer, 2 hrs, 6 sessions)

CAM 508 – Coaching for Spiritual Growth – Starting Wednesday, January 6 @ 10am EST – Online (Amy deVries, 2 hrs, 6 sessions)

Group Mentor Coaching – Starting Tuesday, January 19 @ 9pm EST – Online (Chad Hall, 1 hr, approx. 10 sessions)

Course List

A basic foundation for understanding and practicing coaching.

Topics covered include: core coaching skills, coaching conversation model, the biblical basis for coaching, how coaching is distinct from counseling and mentoring, and how can use coaching in their ministries or workplace. You will finish the course ready and able to use coaching at a basic level.

**CAM 501, Foundations For Christian Coaching is a pre-requisite for all other Core Curriculum Live Training.

What does it take to develop a strong professional coaching relationship?

It takes attention to the essentials and going beyond expectations. In CAM 502, we teach you to do just that. In this ICF-approved course, you will learn: ICF ethics and standards, how to help PBC orient around areas of strengths and high performance patterns, the ingredients for a strong first session, and how to go beyond just the doing of coaching in order to really be a coach.

Coaching is all about change.

However, not all change is the same, and coaches need to be able to support three types of change: proactive change, transitions, and deep transformation.

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Coaching works because of how the human brain works.

In the coaching relationship the coach is a learning partner with the person being coached (PBC) and by understanding the neurological dynamics involved in learning, you can be a more effective coach.

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God did not think the world into existence, God spoke the world into existence.

Words matter! And the words and other language elements used in coaching matter to the growth of those you coach.

Practical tools that can be used when coaching clients in a wide range of personal, life and family issues.

Special attention is given to helping you develop the six basic components of personal coaching: goals, toleration, needs, values, boundaries, and standards.

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Coaching isn’t just for individuals — it’s also ideal for teams.

In this course, you will gain an understanding of the difference between a team and other types of groups, learn how to develop authentic teams, learn the skills needed to coach teams, how to support teams in overcoming dysfunction, use team covenants, and create alliances.

CAM 508 - Coaching for Spiritual Growth

This course provides you the knowledge and skills necessary to apply coaching to faith conversations so you can use coaching to support people moving closer to God and deeper in their commitment to Christ.

In this course, you’ll learn how coaching can be used to help others grow spiritually. The course introduces several spiritual growth models and coaching frameworks that support spiritual growth as well as insights on how to apply coaching informally and in challenging conversations.

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This course provides an overview of various assessments, inventories, and tools for creating awareness with coaching clients.

Among the instruments addressed will be the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Leadership Practices Inventory 360 (LPI 360), Strengths Finder 2.0, and DiSC. Attention will be given to discerning which instruments are most useful in which client situations, what steps are necessary for utilizing various instruments, and how to promote effective client engagement with instruments.

You know how to coach, and you know how to lead, but how do you incorporate coaching into your leadership?

This course provides the knowledge and skill necessary for taking a coach approach to working with teams, managing direct reports/volunteers, and leading within a church or other organization.

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Too many great coaches have far too few clients.

This course aims to help you create dynamic coaching relationships in order to help you grow your coaching practice — both in terms of quality and number of clients served.

Start Coaching What’s Right With People

The field of psychology has broken its 100-year focus on pathology in the past decade by turning attention to what’s right with people. This field explores topics such as happiness, well-being, strengths, optimism and character and it is ripe for coaches. In this 16-hour course coaches will learn the basics of positive psychology, including the PERMA model, and get equipped with insights and tools to help clients live lives of greater well-being.

CAM 513 - Coaching Church Planters

Your Planters Deserve Trained Coaches

Coaching church planters has its own distinctions. Planters are fundraisers, recruiters, communicators, and more. In this class, we will give 16 hours of live training (onsite or online) that give coaching models and skills specific to coaching church planters. This class is laid out with the foundation of current Church Planting best practices in mind.

CAM Group Mentor Coaching

This is a mentor coaching process that includes ten hours of mentor coaching.

This is a mentor coaching process that includes ten hours of mentor coaching – seven hours through a group coaching/supervision cohort and three hours of one-on-one feedback coaching with at least two mentor coaches. This process is specifically intended to satisfy the mentor coaching requirement for ICF credentialing, prepare clients to successfully complete the ICF performance evaluation, and provide ongoing support as you complete the ICF Credentialing application.

On Demand Video Courses

Asking Powerful Questions

Creating Client Value Through Awesome Coaching Questions

This on-demand video course is designed to help powerful questions become second nature. You can improve the quality of your questions: We’ll teach you how!

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Strong Starts

The low-stress, high-results way to get started with every coaching client

This on-demand video course will give you the confidence to consistently create coaching relationships that are headed in the right direction and lead to fabulous results.

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High Performance Patterns

Tapping Into the Power of The High Performance Pattern for You and Your Clients

High Performance Patterns (HPP) is a research-based assessment that discovers a narrative that when followed by the client leads to increased performance. This course will teach you what it is, how to discover it, and how your clients can apply it to their lives.

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CAM 101: Introduction To Coaching

In this course, we will lay a solid foundation for you as a Christian Coach.

The course is divided into three sections: An introduction to the concept of coaching, an introduction to the skills of coaching, and a primer on how to get started as a coach.

The Coaching Exchange

Gain 40 Paid Coaching Hours

The Coaching Exchange

One of the biggest challenges facing new and developing coaches is how to gain real coaching experience.  After you coach your spouse, your friends, and maybe a few coaching classmates, you start wondering if coaching your dog is a good idea.  It’s not. This is where The Coaching Exchange (TCE) comes in.  TCE is a way for you to gain 40 hours of real coaching experience with real clients and count those hours of experience toward ICF credentialing.

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