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As coaches, we might get isolated and lack consistent reflection to remain sharp.

In a reflective community, we observe and learn from a more masterful coach and support one another by offering a space to reflect on our practice and challenges.

As a result, we experience encouragement and strengthen our coaching mindset in order to serve our clients more effectively.

As coaches we provide a reflective process for our clients towards deeper or new awareness that results in change. Therefore we need to be engaged in our own reflective process about our self, as well as about our practice and mastery as a coach. Reflection is crucial.

Who you are is how you coach, or lead, or live!

The RPCC is a group of coach practitioners who are committed to their own development and growth towards more masterful coaching. The depth of our own growth and development impacts the depth and impact our coaching has with our clients.

The main purposes of the RPCC are:

  • To observe masterful coaching: learning from their style, techniques, skillfulness, way of being present, and more.
  • To learn reflective practices for our own coaching. Reflection is critical for our continued development towards mastery.
  • To provide a consistent process and space among colleagues.
  • It does not replace mentor coaching or coaching supervision.

The ICF recently updated the core competencies model and added a new category related to the ‘being of the coach’, emphasizing the importance of a coach ‘embodying a coaching mindset’. 7 of the 8 sub-points relate directly to the coach’s work on themselves!

  • engages in ongoing learning and development as a coach
  • develops an ongoing reflective practice to enhance one’s coaching
  • remains aware of and open to the influence of context and culture on self and others
  • uses awareness of self and one’s intuition to benefit clients
  • develops and maintains the ability to regulate one’s emotions
  • mentally and emotionally prepares for sessions
  • seeks help from outside sources when necessary

The RPCC will provide a space and environment for this.

As coaches we provide a reflective process for our clients towards deeper or new awareness that results in change. Therefore we need to be engaged in our own reflective process about our self, as well as about our practice and mastery as a coach. Reflection is crucial.

Who you are is how you coach, or lead, or live!

The RPCC is a group of coach practitioners who are committed to their own development and growth towards more masterful coaching. The depth of our own growth and development impacts the depth and impact our coaching has with our clients.

The main purposes of the RPCC are:

  • To observe masterful coaching: learning from their style, techniques, skillfulness, way of being present, and more.
  • To learn reflective practices for our own coaching. Reflection is critical for our continued development towards mastery.
  • To provide a consistent process and space among colleagues.
  • It does not replace mentor coaching or coaching supervision.

The ICF recently updated the core competencies model and added a new category related to the ‘being of the coach’, emphasizing the importance of a coach ‘embodying a coaching mindset’. 7 of the 8 sub-points relate directly to the coach’s work on themselves!

  • engages in ongoing learning and development as a coach
  • develops an ongoing reflective practice to enhance one’s coaching
  • remains aware of and open to the influence of context and culture on self and others
  • uses awareness of self and one’s intuition to benefit clients
  • develops and maintains the ability to regulate one’s emotions
  • mentally and emotionally prepares for sessions
  • seeks help from outside sources when necessary

The RPCC will provide a space and environment for this.

Four (4) 2-hour calls in 1 year, starting Monday March 7, 2022. The other tentative dates are Mondays: June 13, September 12 and November 21.

The time of the calls will be determine to accommodate a wider range of time zones. Either 11am-13:00 Central Europe time (Budapest) or 15:00-17:00 Budapest.  

The first hour of the call focuses on observing and then learning from a ~30-minute coaching demo. The coaching is modeled each time by an experienced coach. You will learn from different coaching styles.

The second hour is split into two parts: 

  1. Implementing effective reflective practices with a peer: you bring an issue from your current coaching and your peer helps you effectively reflect and gain awareness and action on your insight. Then you offer the same for your peer. 
  2. Developing reflective practices, best practices for coaching, sharing learning and a space for Q&A. Sharing and learning from our own reflective practices where you develop your own approach and practices that suit you and enhance your coaching.

Group size is not limited. If there is too much interest, I might offer two groups. I will do my best to accommodate more challenging time zones, but cannot promise. The suggested time for the call should be considered possible for you before you apply!

You will receive 2 CCEs with the ICF for full live attendance of each 2-hour calls with a guest coach. A total of 8 CCEs are awareded for attending all 4 calls with a guest coach.

The guest coaches are currently being contacted and will be soon be posted here. For sure, they all are VERY experienced and each bring a different style and expertise to learn from.

March 7 – Rod Kraybill, MS., PCC

Coaching & Leadership Development

http://SeeBeyond.cc/

Top 5 Strengths:  Maximizer, Input, Futuristic, Strategic, Learner

About Rod, PCC:

Rod and his wife have lived overseas and worked with ex-pats for the past 21 years.  They have three adult daughters who all live in the US.  He is passionate about coaching, as it provides a robust framework for coming alongside, listening, and ennobling people as they move forward. He enjoys partnering in the growth and development of leaders, those in transition, and other fellow life-long learners. He has a Master’s in Organizational Leadership and Adult Learning. The International Coach Federation recognizes him as a Professional Certified Coach.

June 13 – TBA –

About …:

September 12 – Katherine Reid, PCC

About Katie:

Hello!  I have loved living in Morocco and traveling throughout North Africa for more than 20 years now. I have the privilege of leading See Beyond’s 20 part-time staff who love and care for those working cross-culturally in North Africa and beyond.
I started out pursuing a counseling degree, but a good friend basically said to me, “Sorry Katie, but I think your husband would be better at that.”  He was so right!! As a result, I ended up with a Master of Science in Psychology, with dual specializations in Organizational Leader Development and Leadership Coaching Psychology through Capella University. What a mouthful, but what a better fit!
I recently was accepted as an Endorsed Facilitator with the International Association of Facilitators.  Professional facilitation has some strong overlaps with team coaching, tapping into my love for working with groups and creating safe spaces for learning.
Looking forward comes naturally to me. That’s probably one of the reasons that coaching became so important to me. Five hundred plus hours of coaching moved me toward my  Professional Coach Credential (PCC) with the International Coach Federation. One of my joys is the coaching training I offer withCreative Results Management, including electives on using the creativity of the “Right Brain” in coaching; emphasizing the person over the problem in “Strengths-Based Coaching“, and getting more practice and feedback through “Raise Your Coaching Skills.”
Katherine Reid
Chief Everything Officer,
See Beyond, Coaching, and Consulting
www.seebeyond.cc

November 21 – TBA

About …:

  • $97.- for the year! Applicants from majority world countries or Central/Eastern European nationalities can inquire to receive a discount.
  • A $10.- discount is given to every applicant who brings a colleague. Your colleague also receives the discount! (Past RPCC participants need to bring a new colleague.)*
  • Commitment to come prepared
  • Commitment to engage in reflective practices and learning

To receive the discount, you and your colleague must apply seperately and mention the other’s name. Only 1 discount is given per applicant.

International Coach Federation (ICF) approved the RPCC for 9 CCEs (8 in core competencies and 1 in resource development).

If you join the RPCC every year, you would receive a total of 27 CCEs of the required 40 for a very low price!

Every participant receives a CCE certifcate after the last call of the year. The number of CCEs is calculated according to live attendance. If you miss an hour or an entire call, 1 CCE per missed hour is deducted from the total possible.

To apply, go here

(when applying, please make sure you CAN attend the suggested dates and time and block them already in your calendar!)

Your application does not guarantee acceptance. There will be a selection process to ensure a good match for all applicants. You will receive a confirmation after the registration deadline in regards to your application. 

Application Deadline: February 7, 2022 (late applicants will be considered)

In most simple terms: I needed it and you might as well ;-)!

  • Even if we’ve been coaching for a long time, or may be especially then, we tend to develop unhelpful practices, behaviors, mindsets
  • By developing early on reflective practices and engaging with other like-minded practitioners, keeps us on a healthy development path
  • As we practice, we recognize areas that need sharpening. Observing others coach, helps us discover and learn.
  • I keep hearing from coaches 2 consistent requests:
    • I want to observe more experienced coaches coach
    • I want a space where I can continue to process/grow as a coach, but can’t commit to the intensity of an ICF mentor coaching group. I need something consistent, but not too frequent (and not too expensive).

For all coaches who are

  • committed to not plateau
  • committed to learn and to enhance their coaching
  • committed to ask for support
  • committed to contribute learning
  • committed to develop and learn reflective practices
  • committed to truly do what we say we do in service of our clients
  • committed to reflecting on our human side and being professional
  • are new to the profession
  • desiring community with other professionals
  • credentialed or non-credentialed coaches
  • are an active practitioner. This means you work with 2-3 regular clients (who are not part of a coach training course)
  • ICF coaches wanting Continued Coach Education (CCEs) units. 8 in core competencies and 1 resource development = 9 CCEs.

“The process of meeting, community, listening to skilled coaches and reflecting on our own coaching is completely invaluable and brought my personal coaching to an entirely new level.” PCC coach

“It’s a great forum for learning how to sharpen our coaching skills in a supportive community.” PCC coach

“To develop a more reflective coaching practice, with the result of an improvement in coaching.” PCC applicant

Some general comments:

Brilliant!

Incredibly helpful!

Useful, valuable, insightful!

Valuable, enjoyable, practical!

Stimulating, stretching, encouraging!

“Watching other coaches work gives me confidence in what I am doing. I am relaxing in my style and reaffirming basic skills. Connecting with other coaches. I like a feeling of belonging to something bigger than myself. I think any connection with other coaches is beneficial. Learning how to reflect on your own work, as well as bring out reflections in others is a skill worthy of sharpening.” P.C. – PCC, Lanzadera Coaching, Spain

“I recommend the RPCC to others because this keeps you developing in your coaching skills. Being involved in a “coaching community” is a safe environment where you learn, can do mistakes, improve and keeps you going as a coach.” A.K. Coach, NGO team leader, Slovenia

“Being part of this group has inspired me to reach higher and helped me to gain even greater confidence but in the process of coaching. I have also grown in awareness of what is going on inside me as I coach. Hearing masterful coaches coach and then getting to interact with them in a smaller group setting was really valuable. The ‘guest’ coaches were fantastic! So helpful to learn from someone actually doing it. Great variety of guest coaches. So enriching and encouraging! Wolfgang is a master at creating a community where all feel honored, valued, and connected. This coupled with his extensive knowledge, years of experience, and gift for clear communication creates a perfect environment for great learning.” L.U. Life & Leadership Coach, Colombia

  • always coming prepared, having put everything else aside to be present when the group starts
  • bringing a topic where they are challenged in their own growth as a coach and want use reflective practices with a peer (diad) to strengthen their coaching
  • confidentiality as to what is shared during the 2-hour call
  • coming as a learner to contribute, to share learning, to support others, to be curious, to not dominate (even if you are a verbal processor), to give yourself a space after the RPCC call for reflection to capture your own learning, discoveries and implementation
  • inquiring constructively, focused on learning that benefits the group
  • receiving emails and updates from ‘Coaching & Training’ (we do not sell or share your information with others)