Coaching Certification Program
Coaching with Montgomery College
The Coaching Certification Program introduces you to a coaching conversation structure,
coaching core competencies, coaching best practices and skills required to effectively
coach others. After completing this introductory program, you will be able to facilitate
a coaching conversation to support client development and potential. In addition,
you will be provided with coaching forms, templates and exercises to use in working
with coaching clients, both within an organization and in private practice.
Completion of this certification program takes two semesters. Certificates are also awarded for each course. To earn course certificates, and the overall program certificate, you must attend 100% of the scheduled class hours as well as complete all requirements set by the instructor. For participants interested in becoming a credentialed coach, this program fulfills the 60-hour coach-specific training requirements for the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) ACSTH pathway through the International Coach Federation (ICF). Printable flyer Coaching Classes (PDF, ) .
Interested in Coaching?
Our Coaching-Introduction (MGT488) is a 3.5 hour introductory class offered each term, where we discuss what coaching is - and isn't - distinguishing coaching from mentoring and consulting, coaching core beliefs, the qualities of an effective coach and the essential components of all coaching interventions.
If you seek to inspire and motivate others, then coaching may be the skill set for you. This emerging field draws on numerous communication approaches and techniques you can use to support others in achieving short and long-term goals by developing a positive approach to all areas of their lives.
Additionally, we will address the Montgomery College Coaching Certification Program, the International Coach Federation coach credentialing process and the latest trends in the coaching industry.
Certification Program & Required Courses:
The required courses must be taken in the following order:
Building on Coaching Clinic-Introduction, this course explores various coaching competencies, operating assumptions, and practices. Continue to experiment with the language of coaching and distinguish between the effects of various techniques. You’ll deepen your learning of how to implement a defined coaching framework to structure a coaching session, learn its benefits, and employ a specific methodology to establish credibility and build trust with the coachee. Complete the course with the experience of coaching and being coached in a classroom setting, as well as working with a practice client between classroom sessions. 15 Hours
Prerequisite: Coaching Clinic-Introduction.
After taking the Coaching Essentials, Competencies, and Practices course, you must coach practice clients under the guidance of a faculty member through this practicum. 15 Hours
Prerequisites: Coaching Clinic-Introduction and Coaching Essentials, Competencies, and Practices.
Demonstrate your coaching knowledge and skills in a safe and supportive class environment. Feedback from a facilitator during a coaching interaction session clarifies strengths and identifies areas that require continued practice. The Coaching Certification Program’s emphasis on real-world practice and experience is reflected in this review of coaching core competencies. 15 Hours
Prerequisites: Coaching Clinic-Introduction; Coaching Essentials, Competencies, and Practices; and Coaching Practicum.
Co-Active Coaching: Changing Business, Karen Kimsey-House, Henry Kimsey-House, Phillip Sandahl, 4th Edition, ISBN #978-1473674981 (Published 2018)
Taming Your Gremlin: A Surprisingly Simple Method for Getting Out of Your Own Way, Richard Carson, ISBN #9780060520229 (Published July 8, 2003)
Coaching Questions: A Coach’s Guide to Powerful Asking Skills, Tony Stoltzfus, ISBN #9780979416361 (Published April 24, 2008)
Coaching Certification Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Further, coaching is a specific process of interaction designed to help clarify and achieve business/personal vision, goals or desires. Coaching helps break through limitations and obstacles that hold a client back and develop the strategies, attitudes and actions needed to attain the results.
In addition, students can expect to develop improved listening, questioning and other communication skills.
Learning to coach also provides students with the ability to facilitate a coaching conversation and the ability to apply numerous independent coaching techniques in professional and personal communications.
In contrast, the context of coaching is the future a client wants to have and designing the necessary plans, attitudes and actions to get there from the present. In the process, the influences of the past may come up, but always in the context of what the client wants to have in the future. Though coaching recognizes the traumas of the past, it assumes the client is a whole person, capable of moving on and taking responsibility for your current and future actions.
Sally is a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute and Corporate Coach University. She holds the designation of an International Coach Federation (ICF) Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and Board Certified Coach (BCC). Sally operates a private coaching, training and consulting practice working with new and middle managers as well as executives. She is also a professional coach trainer and qualified mentor coach.
Sally currently works for the Federal government as a senior program analyst with a focus on government contracting, policy development and special projects. She created the administrative infrastructure for two organizations – one within the Department of the Interior and the other within the Department of Commerce - over the last 14 years of public service serving as the Chief Administrative Officer for each.
Prior to her work in the Federal government, Sally was the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the E-Commerce Division of U. S. Office Products, a supplier of office products and business services, and Director of International Sales at Kimball International, a Fortune 1000 commercial office furniture manufacturer. In addition, she held the role of Program Director for Online Instructional Services for NYUonline as a full-time consultant.
She brings almost thirty years of management experience in sales and administration. She is a former member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Sales and Marketing Management Magazine and Competitive Advantage. She has published articles in HR Briefing, Employee Relations Bulletin, Career Confidential, Strategic Sales Management and Professional Selling and was a Contributing Editor for Sales and Marketing Management Magazine.
Sally is certified to administer the DISC, MBTI and EQ-i 2.0 assessments. She received her Bachelor of Science from Indiana University and her MBA from Capella University.