Coaches graduating the IPCP pathway will undertake between 200 – 500+ hours of coaching specific training. Other coach training courses average only 50-100 hours. This is why the IPCP is held in such high regard. The internationally recognised Integral+Leadership® Professional Coaching qualifications are stringently assessed and tested on an ongoing basis.
Virtually everywhere in the world, coaching is an unregulated industry. As a result, the quality and consistency of coaching is highly variable. Worse still, the understanding of ‘what coaching is’ is misunderstood by most, including many professional coaches. This is the inherent problem that the IPCP pathway seeks to resolve.
The unregulated nature of the coaching industry presents several issues for coaches, industry leaders and those who engage professional coaches. These issues include:
This and other factors are causing a dilution of the power and potential that coaching has to offer. Clients, particularly organisations, are left to deal with the negative consequences of having engaged a ‘coach’ only to discover they are not offering the Return on Investment (ROI) promised. This impacts the field of coaching as an industry as well as the organisations using coaches.
There are several national and international Coaching Bodies, federations, and boards around the world. You might already be aware of some of these governing organisations.
Unfortunately, the problems above, exist within these bodies as well:
Unfortunately, if you are poorly-skilled in the basics of coaching to begin with, 10,000 hours of practice simply makes you an experienced poorly-skilled coach and not a Master of Coaching.
There are so many companies on the coach training bandwagon today – from universities to Tafe's, private colleges and one-person companies. Coaching is seen as another string to the revenue bow and very few of these training organisations are actively working in the field of professional coaching. In addition to the above, some of the problems with Coach Training Companies include:
If we take all of the above into consideration, it becomes apparent that finding a highly skilled and embodied, developed practitioner of coaching, who has the exceptional cognitive capacity needed for transformational conversations, is seldom found. Some of the problems here are:
With over 15 years’ experience training, developing, coaching and mentoring students in the field of human development, we are delighted to offer our Integral+Leadership® Professional Coaching Programme (IPCP), which aims to take the coaching industry to a much higher level.
The Coaching Rooms’ coach development pathway provides solutions to all the problems outlined above, and much more.
For a detailed outline of what the IPCP entails, click on the button below.
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IPCP is an advanced coach development pathway designed to take the coaching industry to the next level.