Become an Accredited Coach in
Psychological Approaches to Coaching
Train to be an Accredited Coach and create a business where you really make a difference!
Please note this training is currently being offered via Zoom .
Why train to be an Accredited Coach?
People choose this training for a variety of reasons. You may be thinking about changing careers and want to set up your own business as a Coach. You may work in an organisation that is developing a “Coaching Culture” and want to ensure you have the skills needed to enhance your career prospects. Maybe you work as a manager and would like to be able to coach and motivate your staff more effectively. You might even want to use coaching in your hobbies and interests such as sports coaching or coaching volunteers in a charity.
The applications are many and varied, the choice is yours. How would you like to use coaching in your life?
When you train to become an Accredited Coach you will gain some unexpected personal benefits, as well as the professional know-how you will gain from the training.
- An increased understanding of yourself.
- More insight into what makes others tick.
- Learn how to motivate yourself to achieve your goals.
- Increased communication and relationship building skills.
- A noticeable increase in your self-confidence and resilience.
- The satisfaction that comes from knowing you are making a difference in the lives of others.
- You will learn many tools and techniques to coach others that can be applied in business, life coaching or in specific fields.
Our Coaching Diploma, Psychological Approaches to Coaching is fully Accredited by the Association for Coaching. This means you can be confident that your Coaching Diploma will be recognised in whatever field you wish to work as a Coach.
The Association for Coaching is one of the big three International Accreditation bodies and our Diploma is also recognised by the ICF (International Coaching Federation) and the EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council).
All three of these bodies work closely together to create shared standards and competencies. They are helping to set standards and maintain a professional framework for coaches both within organisations and freelance consultants.
Why train with Melody Cheal, MSc Applied Positive Psychology?
Melody has worked as an accredited coach in private practice and trained other coaches for over 25 years.
Her own training is extensive and in depth. She has coached CEO’s of major international organisations and coached individual wanting to transform their lives. She is dedicated to providing ongoing support, mentoring and encouragement to all her students. Her broad knowledge and training means she can provide relevant case studies that will make sense to you. Certifications are now via Association for Coaching, past training courses included the ILM Level 7 Coaching Diploma.
What format does the Accredited Coaching Diploma, Psychological Approaches to Coaching take?
The fourteen-day programme consists of four training modules each of two days and six supervision group sessions and six Coaching Circles (half days). There are a number of written assignments and some practical evaluation that you will need to pass in order to gain the Certification for the Accredited Diploma.
This is a rolling programme so you can join at any point as all of the training modules are self-contained. You can also sign up for individual training modules to either test out the training, for CPD or to collect credits toward the full training as you go along.
Sign up for the full programme for just £1995
What are the dates?
Positive Psychology Coaching – Part 2 25th to 26th July 2023
Foundations in Coaching 26th to 27th September 2023
TA for Coaches 28th to 29th November 2023
Positive Psychology Coaching – Part 1 23rd to 24th January 2024
Positive Psychology Coaching – Part 2 19th to 20th March 2024
Each module can be purchased and studied separately. For more information and prices click on the title of the module you are interested in:
Module One: Foundations in Coaching
You will learn all the important foundation skills such as contracting, structuring a session, learning models and an introduction to Myers Briggs Type Indicator.
- Aims and Outcomes
- Defining Accredited Coaching and Mentoring
- Foundations of Contracting
- JOHARI Window
Basic Models of Coaching
- Kolb’s Cycle Model
- Honey and Mumford’s Learning Styles Variation
- The Art of Goal Setting
- The Grow Model
- GWiz Coaching Leadership Model
- Double Loop Learning
Module Two: Transactional Analysis for Coaches
You will learn about what makes people tick and how to apply this useful theory to coaching. There are lots of models and strategies to take away from this module.
Introduction to Transactional Analysis
- Windows on the World
- The Importance of Contracting – the TA perspective
Working Styles and Drivers
- Strokes and Motivation
- Time Structuring
- Communication styles
- The Accessing Cube
Reactions, Rubber Bands and Rackets
- Injunctions and Decisions
- The Mini Script
Understanding Games People Play
- The Drama Triangle
- The Winners Triangle
Knowing the Boundaries
- Transference and countertransference
Module Three: Positive Psychology Coaching – Part 1
You will learn over the next two modules how Positive Psychology adds to coaching plus several useful tools utilising Strengths, Emotional Intelligence, Values and Mindset.
Introduction to Positive Psychology
- Historical overview
- Well-being and confidence
Meaning and Purpose
- Values and Meaning
- Use of story telling in coaching
The Power of Perception and Mindset
- Optimism and pessimism
- Priming and filters
- Attitude and Beliefs
- Running Your Own Brain
Strengths and Positive Psychology
- Comparing Strengths models
- Using Strengths Tools
Module Four: Positive Psychology Coaching – Part 2
You will learn how Positive Psychology adds to coaching plus several useful tools utilising Strengths, Emotional Intelligence, Values and Mindset.
- The Four Branches of Emotional Intelligence
- The tool kit
- The Emotionally Intelligent Coach
- Recognising emotions in Self
- Recognising emotions in Others
- Transference and Countertransference revisited
- Micro emotions
- Helping Clients develop strategies:
- For self-regulations
- Communicating emotionally
- Managing emotions in others
Emotions and Well-Being
- Developing Resilience
- What is resilience?
- Healthy approaches to building resilience
- Maintaining resilience through self-care
The Importance of Supervision for Emotional Well-being
- How does Supervision keep you healthy?
- Emotional triggers in Coaching
- The Power of Coaching Community
You can sign up for the whole programme or attend individual modules.
To discuss options email Melody direct email@example.com.
Read what three previous students have to say about the training and Accredited coaching with GWiz and Melody Cheal
“I’ve just completed the Accredited Diploma in Coaching Practice (accredited by the
Association for Coaching) with Melody and GWiz Learning. It was an immensely valuable personal and professional development experience. The programme content, pace, delivery and venue are excellent. Melody is generous in sharing her knowledge and expertise to bring the topics and models to life and get you thinking. There is also plenty of practice time built in. I felt supported, stretched and inspired throughout. Highly recommended.”
Accredited Coach, Change Leader and Workplace Mediator – Enabling Progress through Change
“I have attended ILM Level 7 Business Coaching with Melody and can honestly say she has no equal!. Melody can deliver complex training with clarity allowing me to gain a depth of understanding not held before.”
Susan Botfield LLB (Hons)
Career and Business Management Coaching. Director at Four Pillars Coaching. Recruiting for TOPRA
“Melody has been my trainer for NLP Practitioner, Master Practitioner, ILM L7 Coaching, TA for Trainers/Coaches, as well as numerous Practice Groups and Coaching Supervision Sessions. She has also acted as Personal and Professional Coach through some of the most challenging times of my life and career. Each time I’ve received Training or Coaching from Melody, she amazes me with her incredible powers of intuition, her knowledge and her ability to motivate me towards magnificence! Melody is a fabulous role model for aspiring NLP Professionals at all levels and I have no hesitation in recommending her”
Clinical Hypnotherapist, Laughter Yoga Leader, Personal Development Coach & Trainer
What are the dates?
This is a rolling programme and you can join it at any point. Supervision days run regularly every four to six weeks so you are sure to find dates that work for you.
The dates for the next set of training modules will be:
Foundations in Coaching 24th to 25th January 2023
TA for Coaches 28th to 29th March 2023
Positive Psychology Coaching – Part 1: 23rd to 24th May 2023
Positive Psychology Coaching – Part 2: 29th to 30th November 2022 or 25th to 26th July 2023
If you would like to attend and these dates don’t work you do still contact me as I may be scheduling some additional dates.
What is the investment?
If you book the full Diploma programme you pay just £1995.00. Payment plans available on request.
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