Training

We want to ensure that CoachMaster users have the right skills to operate CoachMaster and coach effectively. To that end we have set up a series of accreditation levels to support coaches in learning and developing as virtual coaches. For each level there are minimum training standards and requirements ensure that progress is supported and verified.

Accreditation levels

We offer a variety of support coaching for both supervision and training. Using trained ‘CoachMasters’ from Bob Griffiths Associates or building the skills of internal coaches to play this role:

Supervised coach

A Supervised coach is able to use CoachMaster on their own but with regular supervision.

Has an understanding of

  • Different styles of coaching
  • When to using coaching
  • Creating trust and safety with a client
  • Interpersonal skills for coaching
  • Facilitative approaches
  • Coaching processes: GROW
  • Using online coaching processes

Is verified by

  • Tests during and at the end of training
  • Observing and evaluating actual coaching sessions
  • Inviting reflective learning
  • Feedback from the clients
  • Learning logs completed during the course

Coach

A Coach is able to use CoachMaster on their own. Supervision is still recommended but not required.

Has an understanding of

  • Theories of human motivation and the paradox of change
  • Issues that can arise in specific coaching areas
  • Interpersonal skills needed for difficult issues
  • Skilfully moving between the GROW stages

Is verified by

  • Tests during and at the end of training
  • Observing and evaluating actual coaching sessions
  • Inviting reflective learning
  • Feedback from the clients
  • Through learning logs completed during the course

Trainer

A Trainer can run learning sessions to teach others coaching skills and how to use CoachMaster software.

Has an understanding of

  • The challenges of facilitating learning in coach training
  • Facilitating learning in teams
  • Dynamics of working within a group in a learning environment
  • Awareness of how own psychological make up could interfere with training
  • Creating stimulating and fun learning environments

Is verified by

  • Co training
  • Observing and evaluating actual learning sessions
  • Inviting reflective learning
  • Feedback from learner coaches
  • Their own learning logs
  • A presentation on taking a group through the training process
  • Leading a learning process and demonstrating how they knew it was successful

Designer

A Designer can create their own coaching processes on CoachMaster software and train others on how to use them.

Has an understanding of

  • Variety of coaching models available
  • The methodology of devising new coaching models
  • Using multi-media for coach training
  • Developing and evaluating new coaching processes

Is verified by

  • Inviting reflective learning
  • Feedback from the clients and coaches
  • Their own learning logs
  • Group supervision
  • Producing a paper on the learning process of devising a new coaching model and running it
  • Reflection on producing a new process and how they knew it was successful