There are several key reasons. Firstly, IECL’s program is taught by organisational coaches who also happen to be excellent facilitators of adult learning. When they are not training, they are out there coaching in organisations, so you will learn about real organisational coaching from their experience, not just theories from books. Most of our lead facilitators have over 10,000 hours of one-on-one organisational coaching experience and all are credentialed coaches with the ICF. They know what works, and what doesn’t. The program is grounded in clear frameworks and theories and is very experiential; about 65-70% of Level 1 is coaching practice, so you leave the workshop ready to start coaching.
When you join Level 1 you are joining an alumni community of practice; a group of other graduates of our coach training program who meet together for regular continuous professional development events. Many events are free, and all are aimed at developing organisational coaches and bringing more rigor to the industry. This community also meets online for the purpose of ongoing learning and information sharing in the field of organisational coaching.
This is an International Coach Federation Accredited Coach Training Program, so your credentials are recognised internationally. And this is a blended learning program, meaning that you can complete some sections of the program in your own time online (anytime, anywhere). Only the three workshop days require face-to-face attendance at one of our training locations in Australia or Asia.
Finally, IECL’s training focuses entirely on the organisational context; you learn how to coach within the complex environment of the organisation, taking into account all the many factors that influence and affect your coaching counterpart. Without this understanding, coaching within organisations can be rife with difficulty. With knowledge of how to navigate the complexities created by the three-way relationship that is usual in organisational coaching, you can negotiate difficult issues like confidentiality, boundaries and ethical dilemmas.