Free Informational Webinar on Coaching Fundamentals & Mastery Certification program

Hello Leaders!

The world of coaching is really taking off! Join us for a free informational webinar all about the upcoming Coaching Fundamentals & Mastery Certification program. SAVE THE DATE!

It’s scheduled for Thursday, October 3rd at 6 pm

What IS all the buzz about coaching?

This webinar will review exactly what is happening in the world of coaching today and why THIS IS THE PERFECT TIME to learn these valuable skills that can assist anyone in any position, so be sure to register at the link below.  Space is limited.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Keep this handy – in this confirmation email, all you need to do is click on “join meeting” and you’ll be prompted to enter meeting #ID (listed in the confirmation email) – then you’re in! Very simple and instructions will also be included in the confirmation email.

We’ve also changed the dates for the 

Coaching Fundamentals program! 

(Save these dates below too!)

This coach certification program will consist of 3 modules and cover the Fundamentals of Coaching. Below are the details for each module along with the dates for the program.  Upon your review, you will see we provide a good deal of technical skills in learning how to be with people at deep levels to assist them in accessing what is truly important to them.

The curriculum is accredited with the International Coach Federation and the Association for Coaching at their highest levels assuring you a deep and comprehensive learning experience.


Training Schedule:

Coaching Fundamentals

Module 1  – December 6th – 8th

Module 2 – January 31 – February 2, 2020

Module 3 – April 3-5, 2020  


The following are some of the values and benefits of the Source Point Certified Professional Performance Coach training curriculum. Coaching Fundamentals and Mastery of Coaching consists of five comprehensive weekends that focuses on the areas of personal development (learning to be with individuals in the most effective ways) and coaching core skills.

Weekend 1 – Provides an understanding of the ecology of coaching and the value of ontological coaching. Ontological coaching provides the student the skills to be aware of an individual’s world view, developing deep listening skills and the appreciation of individual’s beliefs and attitudes that effect behaviors and outcomes.

During the first weekend students are –

  • Presented with the ontological coaching model.
  • Develop an understanding of the components of a personal world view and how it impacts generating results.
  • Introduced to specific speech acts that have coaches work most effectively with clients.
  • Instructed in ways of being with others that creates greatest self awareness and shift.
  • Become aware of their own fixed beliefs and how important it is to work with clients from a place of inquiry and neutrality without projecting their own beliefs and attitudes. This is a skill that is recognized by the most experienced coaches.
  • Assigned a coaching project to create their Design for Life. Students examine their current environment, purpose and vision and identify the ways that they intend to be in service as a coach for others. As part of their Design for Life they then begin to create a future vision for the ways that they intend to be with others as a coach either as a professional coach or working within an organization as an internal coach to contribute in developing staff and leadership skills.
  • Conference calls and tele-classes are set up for mid-term review and assessment by faculty coaches.

Weekend 2 – Develops coaching core competencies. These are the areas of deep listening, establishing rapport, setting up well formed outcomes and co creating a coaching agreement with clients.

Student coaches are provided with the framework of conducting a coaching session and the associated tools and form that will assist them in tracking a client’s results and recognizing future potential. Performance Coaching focuses on:

  • Developing coaching plans and the preparation and debriefing process. Importance of record keeping and professional code of ethics requirements.
  • Developing commitment to act.
  • Coaching change and holding client accountable for all results as a means to learn and develop new strategies.
  • Building rapport and trust with clients.
  • Learning the art of enrollment and generating commitment to new practices to improve performance.
  • Use of various assessment tools to support client development.
  • Study and application of various interpersonal behavior / style temperaments sorters.
  • Identification of key distinctions that support self awareness and learning.
  • Students are videotaped and provided feedback such that they begin to develop their self awareness and proficiency in coaching skills.

Following this weekend, student coaches begin to enroll and work with intern clients to develop coaching competency and client hours required for certification.

Weekend 3 – Students learn to identify barriers to individual performance and ways to coach clients past barriers and their immediate circumstances. Students are introduced to the use of Neuro Linguistic Program (NLP) as a strong communication tool to engage with clients and create a more resourceful state for clients to take on new actions and creating results in alignment with stated outcomes.

Coaching Core Competencies focus on:

  • Identifying different stages of change and levels of competency with client
  • Co-Creating action plans with clients to develop well-formed outcomes
  • Asking powerful questions designed to build deeper self awareness
  • Re-framing situations and the use of metaphors
  • Problem solving strategies
  • Learning to work with different modalities and understanding individual meta programs

Upon completion of Weekend 3, the Coaching Fundamentals have been put into place with a total of 30 hours work with intern clients. Students have demonstrated their ability to explore world views, create rapport, and gain alignment for committed actions for change with the attitudes and practices that facilitate new results. Deeper listening skills that create greater self-discovery and commitment with clients and the ability to coach groups expand their influence in coaching others.

Coaching Mastery – Certification

Weekend 1 – This begins the transition to Mastery of Coaching where the students are introduced to the practices of becoming a Certified Professional Performance Coach whether as an internal organizational coach or a private practice coach. All coaches must learn how to create agreement and become recognized as a competent coach. They start the transition to developing their coaching practice. The weekend training focuses on:

Identifying different arenas of coaching and what is expected to be seen as a competent coach
* Developing a business plan for coaching
* Identifying market niche and how to reach potential clients
Effective use of social media
* Competency in going to deeper levels of discovery with clients
* Learning to ask difficult questions and intervention techniques
* Coaching conflict resolution
* Coaching groups and exploring dynamics of mixed world views.

Mentor Coaches work with the students in Mastery of Coaching to assure they have the structure, tools, systems and forms required to track client’s progress.

A Subject Mater Expert in marketing and branding works with the students coaches to identify area of focus, client profiles and ways to reach distinct populations for attracting clients and building a successful coaching practice. Students develop their business plan or model for how they will use their coaching skills.

Weekend 2 – Certification as Professional Performance Coach (CPPC) requires completion of additional intern client hours (total of 60 hours) and review of all client files by Mentor Coaches and Faculty.

Certification is awarded with the completion of an oral exam as well as written exam and the commitment to operate within the Coaches Code of Ethics recognized by ICF. Presentation of business plans and brainstorming additional marketing strategies and close down with all paperwork submitted. Presentation of a client case study is delivered.

For more information, contact me directly: [email protected]

(707) 431-1122

Or – Why Wait?

Register & reserve your seat today!

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The Buzz About Coaching

The Buzz About Coaching

With all the buzz about coaching, more and more people are beginning to consider what it might mean for them to get a coach and also, to consider how to increase their performance and skills at work by learning how to coach others.

That is why each year we begin our Coaching Fundamental Curriculum with the student coach learning all about themselves first.

How do they see the world? How do they create judgments, likes/dislikes about others? What are their fundamental beliefs?

When we attempt to coach people with our own filters, we will not be able to really explore their perspectives. This is perhaps the hardest part of learning to be neutral as a coach. For new coaches, it is also one of the most powerful parts of learning to be a coach for others.

At Source Point Training, we refer to this as the “ground of being”. We teach our coaches that to be with others, it is important to understand your own filters so you can focus on the client and be fully present.

Another key principle in being a Professional Performance Coach is to understand you will be coaching ontologically – meaning, whatever area you are coaching the client on will also impact all areas of their life. For example, if I am coaching a client on managing time at work and prioritizing better, then he will begin to see how improvements in this area will increase how he manages time in all other areas of his life and the impact will be even greater.

Here are the top reasons why people seek coaching:

  • 48 % To develop higher potential at work or to be ready to transition to new levels in organizations
  • 26%    To have someone to work with as a trusted sounding board. Unlike a therapist   – to look towards the future and explore options and strategies for their life.
  • 12%    To address behavior issues that have them off track, i.e. to improve communication skills, improve relationships and more effective use of resources such as finances and time.
  • 14%    Misc. –   This could be health and wellness, completing goals that have yet to be accomplished, or addressing an immediate issue.

We are taking applications now for participants in this year’s Coaching Fundamentals. If you would like to schedule an interview with me, Barbara Fagan, or one of our faculty to explore how developing the skills of coaching can support you, please call my office at 707-431-1122 or email me at [email protected]