Professional & Leadership Coaching
Course Number: AC82
Prerequisites: AC00, AC12, and AC22 or permission of instructor
Corequisites: PL07, PL08
Credits: 8 Credits
In this course, you will learn the theory, skills, principles and practices that undergird professional coaching, as they will provide a solid foundation for your development as an effective professional coach or business leader. You will acquire an understanding of the philosophical, theoretical, and ethical foundations of coaching while being introduced to various types of coaching including but not limited to transformational, emergence, career, personal and goals coaching. You will also be introduced to the International Coach Federation Core Coaching Competencies. You will learn how to demonstrate each competency in real-time conversations and experience the effect of these skills as a client. You will experiment with the language of coaching and distinguishing the effects of coaching techniques in various settings. You will learn a defined process to structure a coaching session and engagement and learn about the benefits of the structure as well as the vulnerabilities of a poorly structured engagement. You will learn evidence-based methodologies to establish credibility, build trust and demonstrate empathy with a coaching client or business client. You will complete the course having effectively coached and having been coached. This course helps you establish a firm foundation towards becoming a professional coach or transformational business leader who operates with mutuality and responsibility to help others reach their full potential, whether in a coaching practice or in any professional or personal setting. After this course, you may take a complementary laboratory courses on how to build and manage a sustainable coaching practice or launch your coaching career (PL11 and PL 12 respectively).
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Wright Graduate University is the most unique education I have ever experienced. In my second year of studies, I was single and living by myself; however, I barely felt lonely because I was getting so much connection, support, and nourishment from my Wright Graduate University education. Now, the person who didn’t want to be a coach, who didn’t want to be a leader, wants to be a coach and a leader who can bring what I’ve been learning to people in Japan.
Wright Graduate University has enhanced my life in ways I never thought possible. The yearning-based learning methodology has allowed me to learn more about myself and how I operate in different environments. I am a mother of two young girls, I work full-time, and I am a business partner. I, regrettably, waited two years before choosing to sign up for the master’s program thinking I needed to change my circumstances to open space for education. Let me ensure you, it will not detract from but only enhance your current life.
What I discovered at Wright Graduate University was a dimension of richness of human interaction which I had never experienced. My relationship with my clients and coworkers became enhanced by what I was learning. I could see people’s strengths and weaknesses more clearly and support them better. I had more grace for my own struggles as I learned more about what made me tick. I have never been more connected to myself and others.
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