EXECUTIVE COACH CERTIFICATION

       


Index:

1. Executive Coach Certification
2. Why Certification Is Essential
3. The Extraordinary Executive Coaching Master Classes
4. How to Become a Certified Executive Coach

1. Executive Coach Certification

Coaching executives, high level management, and corporate employees require an understanding of a company culture, the unwritten "rules" or politics and posturing, developing new skills sets, and learning new tools not found in a traditional coach training program. An executive coach may be hired by the company or by the individual who works for the company. When hired by the company, the individual may not have requested coaching as part of the action plan to enhance their performance. An individual hiring a coach may desire to develop new skills, be a stronger leader, and navigate through the company culture to achieve certain goals, improve perception of others, or gain new skills as a leader. An executive coach works with individuals and groups who want to address and change the workplace, communication, engagement, reduce friction, increase creativity, etc.

They may also work with clients who wish to address organization change, create and facilitate a program to bring a intact work team together. They may also assist clients with creating a trusting environment between and at all levels to enhance overall communication and innovation.

Executive coaches may also work in organizations in a wide array of industries to help roll out a new appraisal system, facilitate teams with creating a strategy for a new product launch or to address a recent employee opinion survey.

As a result, an executive coach needs to be comfortable in accurately assessing and creating a solid, effective approach to address and resolve the needs of their individual clients and company clients. Executive coaches to be familiar with the various types of performance gaps, people issues, and process that lives within each company. This knowledge to learn how to resolve the correct problem versus the initial requested solutions will assist the executive coaches in creating better solutions and better outcomes.

It is because of this unique skills and tools that executive coaches around the world have felt that a credential from the International Coach Federation alone cannot identify who may be a competent executive coach.

By becoming a credentialed coach, an executive coach becomes sought after talent by companies and leaders, as these coaches possess the ability and knowledge to successfully address the needs due to the experience, training, tools, and competence. . It also signals to clients and to the wider community that the executive coach has made a commitment to deliver the highest level of coaching and solutions.

2. Why Certification Is Essential

• Certification establishes a minimum standard for credentialing executive coaches

• Certification assures the public that participating executive coaches meet or exceed these minimum standards

• Certification builds a network of credentialed executive coaches across the globe for synergy and resources

• Certification meets the growing demand by clients to hire credentialed executive coaches that are professionally set apart from other coaches

The MentorCoach Executive Coaching Master Classes have been created to give participants the professional hours of executive coach training that exceed what are thought to be the minimum required knowledge and skills that are necessary in this field.

3. The Executive Coaching Master Classes

We offer four powerful Executive Coaching Master Classes, totaling 52 hours of training of which do not have prerequisites. This is great news, as you can begin the Executive Coach training classes by taking one or more of these four Master Classes. You can effectively begin in the winter, spring, or fall. You may take these classes simultaneously or in any order or while you are taking Foundations.

The Four Master Executive Coach Classes are below. For full class descriptions and teacher bios, click on the links.

Executive Coaching

No prerequisite

Anne Durand, MCC

24 hours

Executive Coaching Assessments

Coaching Assessments

No prerequisite

Anne Durand, MCC

Jul Marie Hermosisima

8 hours

Coaching Leaders

No prerequisite

Christine Martin, MA, MBA, MCC

8 hours

Small Business and Entrepreneur Coaching

No prerequisite

Anne Durand, MCC

12F hours



4. How to Become a Certified Executive Coach

There are three routes toward becoming Certified as a Executive Coach.

(1) If You Are Already An ICF Certified Coach:
If you have already received the designation of a Certified MentorCoach (CMC) from MentorCoach or if you are an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) or an ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC), you have already demonstrated that you have coaching skills at or above the level of an ICF Professional Certified Coach.

To become a Certified Executive Coach, you must also:
• Complete the four executive coaching classes
• Pass a multiple choice exam on the class content with a grade of 80% or higher
• Demonstrate that you have completed, at least, 40 hours of coaching focused on such executive coaching issues as assessment utilization (effectively) to enhance communication, positively leverage conflict, or higher team engagement; helping the executive or leader to create a strategic business plan, addressing and resolving intact work team issues (i.e., lack of trust, poor performance, interpersonal skills), and assisting with the development of effective leadership skills.

(2) If You Are Not Yet Certified: The MentorCoach Route:
You can also become a Certified Executive Coach through MentorCoach by becoming a CMC (a Certified MentorCoach). For this route, you need to:

• Complete the four executive coaching classes
• Complete all requirements for a CMC including completing the four required courses: Foundations, Individual Coaching Skills, Individual Coaching Skills Supervision, and Ethics.
• Demonstrate that you have completed, at least, 40 hours of coaching focused on such executive coaching issues as assessment utilization (effectively) to enhance communication, positively leverage conflict, or higher team engagement; helping the executive or leader to create a strategic business plan, addressing and resolving intact work team issues (i.e., lack of trust, poor performance, interpersonal skills), and assisting with the development of effective leadership skills.
• Successfully pass your final oral coaching exam on an executive coaching topic.
• Please note that upon receiving your CMC (Certified MentorCoach) and meeting the requirements above, you are immediately eligible to receive your Executive Coach Certification and your ICF Certification as well.

(3) If You Are Not Certified: The External Certification Route
If you are not certified as an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC) , you can also become a Certified Executive Coach by achieving the PCC independent of MentorCoach. For this route, you need to:

• Complete the four executive coaching master classes
• Pass a multiple choice exam on the class content with a grade of 80% or higher
• Become an ICF PCC independently of MentorCoach by successfully completing the requirements to be an ICF Professional Certified Coach either through the ICF Portfolio Approach or through another ICF Accredited Coach Training Program;
• Demonstrate that you have completed, at least, 40 hours of coaching focused on such executive coaching issues as assessment utilization (effectively) to enhance communication, positively leverage conflict, or higher team engagement; helping the executive or leader to create a strategic business plan, addressing and resolving intact work team issues (i.e., lack of trust, poor performance, interpersonal skills), and assisting with the development of effective leadership skills.

Note: MentorCoach reserves the right to modify the requirements for certification at any time.


 

 

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