1 What’s different about InnerLifeSkills® (ILS) Coaching?
InnerLifeSkills® (ILS) Coaching, uniquely empowers your key personnel to build ‘Inner Wells’,
to empower teams to overcome their ‘Inner Obstacles’ and to find their ‘Inner Wealth’.
With ILS, you get world-class internationally accredited coaching skills, PLUS you also get a
choice of 50+ coaching processes with scripts + worksheets, and 111 coaching nuggets - custom packaged to meet your on demand specific training requirements.
No other ICF accredited coaching training program offers this.
2 How is ILS Coach different to training, managing mentoring and counselling?
Using the Inner Well metaphor, an ILS Coach does not give of their own water, but rather the coach empowers people to find their own Inner Wealth. In a nutshell here are some key differences:
Please note, that trainers, managers, mentors and counsellors all find massive value in adding coaching skills to their existing skill sets.
ILS qualifies many trainers, managers, mentors and counsellors in coaching competencies. Coaching skills dramatically enhances trainer, manager, mentor and counsellor skills.
TRAINER: A trainer transfers their knowledge and skills to a learner, whereas a coach helps staff to find, grow and fully express their own existing talents, skills and knowledge.
MANAGER: A manager directs teams towards business goals, usually with an out dated ‘tell-them-what-to-do’ management style. An ILS ‘Manager as Coach’ draws out a team’s own ideas and best solutions, creating maximum buy-in, talent development and team motivation.
MENTOR: A mentor guides their mentee towards a future position in the organization, by sharing their senior level of expertise and know-how. A coach helps mentee’s to clarify goals, create action plans and find solutions to achieve ultimate success.
COUNSELLOR: A counsellor invites a person to explore their past and their pain, whereas a coach directs people’s attention towards positive future potentials and solution focused action.
3 What does typical @Work Coaching look like?
@Work Coaching is either FORMAL or INFORMAL. ILS Coach@Work training includes both.
FORMAL COACHING: If your organisation requires in-house formal coaching, we can help train, design and support the process. coach/mentors are usually assigned 1-3 coachee’s, to formally coach weekly or fortnightly for a year. Coaching meetings are structured and measured. The set goal for the coaching program is tracked and focussed on. Every coaching session is a solution focused conversation,
that inspires action and helps people overcome obstacles on the path to their
peak performance and career development success. ILS @Work Coaches use
the ILS Coach processes (exercises) to help excavate solutions, drive action
and facilitate the successful realization of the set goals.
INFORMAL COACHING: All communication, from meetings to conversations, emails to performance appraisals benefit from coaching skills and coaching techniques. Staff trained in ILS Coach skills, start thinking and speaking in a solution focused way. The more staff trained in the skills, the more they tend to hold each other accountable to a more proactive, solution focused style of communicating and working.
4 Can I add coaching to my existing skills?
Absolutely yes! Project management, leadership, performance management, negotiation, conflict management, sales.... all communication skills fit in perfectly well with coaching skills.
5 Why is ICF accreditation important?
International Coaching Federation (ICF) accreditation is highly prized. ICF audit coach training methods, materials and assessments to ensure the training meets international benchmarks. ILS Master Coach (our top qualification course) with all its modules like ILS Coach@Work, is accredited at the highest ICF level.
6 How do I get credentialed as a coach with the ICF?
International Coaching Federation (ICF) credential coaches. To apply for credentialing as a
processional coach and to see their criteria, visit their website http://www.coachfederation.org/
7How do I book a training?
Speak to us to arrange a booking. We customise all training to your specific training outcomes. Our trainers and programs are in high demand, so please allow good lead time for booking dates.
8What Coach@Work Courses do you offer?
We offer 3 levels of Life Coach study.
LEVEL I: ILS Coach@Work 101 (A 2 day intensive giving your managers and leaders practical, ready-to-use coaching skills)
LEVEL II: ILS Coach@Work Qualified (A 10 day comprehensive program, spread over a 6 month to year period, covering everything you need to be able to coach at internationally benchmarked levels)
LEVEL III: ILS Coach@Work Trainer (A 12 day train the trainer license program, so that your company can integrate our training programs in-house).
We also offer a popular ILS Enneagram "Don't take Personality Personally" 1/2 day intensive (great team builder).
We also have specialist trainers for: IT Manager as Coach, Change Manager Coach, and Call Center Coach Leader courses.