MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is Co-Active Coaching?
Co-Active Coaching® has impacted the lives and careers of thousands of managers, leaders and coaches around the world. It has led to CTI® becoming the world's first ICF-accredited coach training program, the most widely used text book in the industry, Co-Active Coaching, the largest number of certified coaches globally and a powerful, experiential leadership program that unlocks participants’ unique and natural leadership strengths.
The CTI coaching philosophy holds that people are naturally creative, resourceful and whole — completely capable of finding their own answers to whatever challenges they face. The job of a Co-Active Coach® is to ask powerful questions, listen and empower to elicit the skills and creativity a client already possesses, rather than instruct or advise.
To train successful coaches, CTI uses an approach that includes four key elements:
• In-depth, in-person Co-Active® training
• Professional practicum leading to certification
• Business/entrepreneurial skills development
• A supportive community of coaches to foster ongoing growth
- • In-depth, in-person Co-Active® training
Do I have what it takes to be a coach?
Successful coaches come from all walks of life. We’ve learned that people bring in all their unique talents and interests and design their coaching around what's important to them (business executives, teams, managers, leaders, human resource professionals, trainers, consultants, therapists, teens, medical conditions — to name a few.)
People who are attracted to coaching seem to have a calling. They often feel they’ve been coaching and want to take their skills to a professional and more effective level. What makes a great coach is someone who is curious, believes in possibilities and has the ability to see the magnificence of others.
Participants simply need to be fascinated by human potential, inspired by individual creativity and unwaveringly committed to holding others creative, resourceful and whole. Great coaches are people who are committed to their clients’ growth and to their own continuous learning.
Is coaching a viable profession?
Yes! As with any successful small business, it’s important to create a plan and be 100% committed to making it happen. The amount of time it takes to grow your business depends on the amount of time and effort you put into marketing, whether you're independent or working within an organization. Coaching is a profession and does take an investment of learning, time and capital to build success. How much of each depends on you.
Historically, coaching has been well known as a corporate perk for executives. As coaching is becoming more mainstream, the market continues to grow and the demand and visibility of coaching continues to rise as more and more individuals are looking to create a more fulfilling life, find balance or achieve a sharper competitive edge. The world is changing quickly, families are breaking down, the boomers are getting older — and more and more people are feeling overwhelmed and looking for greater purpose and partnership on the journey.
According to a survey conducted by the International Coach Federation, 98.5% of the clients surveyed said their investment in a coach was well worth the money and 94% believed coaching was here to stay as a viable, emerging profession. Coaching is an emerging industry with many untapped markets, and trained coaches are getting results that speak for themselves.
How much do coaches typically earn?
According to the International Coach Federation, most coaches working with individual clients charge about $200 to $450 per month for one 30 minute call per week. This translates to $100 to $150 per hour on average. Executive coaches generally charge more. Corporate coaches often command $200 to $400 per hour, according to Time Business News. Naturally, the number of clients you coach will determine your net income. With basic operational costs of a phone line and a headset, one’s capital investment and operating expenses are minimal.
What are the advantages of training with CTI?
There are 7 important characteristics of an outstanding coach training program, and CTI has them all!
Learning that moves you from your head into your being — similar to experiencing a bicycle ride rather than talking about it.
Greater depth through multi-day immersion in hands-on coaching practice, rather than through teleclasses. Advanced courses provide continuing edge.
Being physically together is essential to creating and learning from interpersonal dynamics that are crucial to understanding yourself and others.
Co-Active Coaching sticks because you help others discover their own answers in the context of a collaborative and creative relationship. Co-Active Coaching is the hallmark of CTI's work.
Individualized exercises unleash your own personal coaching competencies, wisdom and instincts that lie dormant.
Largest community of certified, practicing coaches to help you through the crucial early stages of putting your new skills to practice.
Assurance of working with the oldest and largest accredited coach training school in the world with methods and models that work.
We invite you to use these qualities as a way to compare coach training organizations, so you will have the information you need to make a decision that’s right for you.
How long does your program take?
It takes approximately one year to become a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach. The 5 core courses take six months on average, and the Certification Program takes an additional six months.
Are there prerequisites for the core courses or certification?
There are no prerequisites for the first core course, Co-Active Coaching Fundamentals. The subsequent four workshops in the core course curriculum (Fulfillment, Balance, Process and Synergy) must be taken in order and therefore the course prior is a prerequisite. To qualify for the Certification Program, all five core courses are required to be completed.
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