Internal Coach Certification

The Atom Wave ICF accredited ACSTH program is specifically designed for organisational and internal coaching.
Based on the Solution Focus approach, it equips participants with professional coaching skills tailored for organisations.

WHAT YOU GET:

  • Practical capacity building coaching tools for coaching within ever-changing organisations.    
  • In-house executive coaching skills accelerating a culture of coaching.    
  • Coaching services with a high Return on Investment.
  • Empowered internal coaches with ΙCF accredited ACSTH learning and an all weather coaching kit. 
  • A growing impact of HR.    
  • A-Z Internal Coaching Framework to integrate internal coaching within the organisation.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Conceived and designed with the HR and/or Transformation leader in mind, this program envisions to deliver a state of the art coaching certification program that will address the full spectrum of coaching competencies, equip participants with in depth coaching skills as well as practical tools designed and tested to work within organisations. 

As Internal Coaching, we define a coaching process supported by the organisation and provided by internal coaches who are members of the same organisation and are trained in professional coaching.  Internal coaches undertake coaching assignments with coachees/clients within the same organisation, yet outside their own line management responsibilities.

Internal Coaching is amongst the most powerful interventions to build a coaching culture, to support transformation and agility of organisations.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

You will be able to coach with a  pragmatic and brief coaching methodology, the Solution Focus which is particularly fit for the fast-paced everyday conversations in business.

You will  learn how to use tested, practical coaching  tools tailored to leadership and performance  based on our experience of implementing coaching withing organisations since 2002.

You will be able to design and manage an A-Z coaching assignment as you will be equipped with a full coaching KIT. Everything from the Coaching forms, to the detailed process steps, all the key factors to anticipate in communicating the program internally and educating the involved stakeholders (prospective coachees, coachees' bosses, top management).

As a coach you will feel empowered with a Solution Focused coaching mindset, your organisation will get high ROI from a professional internal coaching service, and HR will grow its impact through supporting capacity building and transformation through coaching leaders through it.

Should you decide to work as an external coach, you will be even more equipped to handle executive coaching assignments as internal coaching is amongst the most complex forms of coaching offerings.


ACCREDITATION

  • The course is ICF-accredited
  • It provides 70 hours of ACSTH training (the minimum to start logging coaching hours towards ICF-accreditation)

COURSE FORMAT

The program is offered in GREEK both ONLINE and ONSITE format.

ONLINE - ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΑ

For more information about the next Internal Coach Certification that will take place ONLINE, please click HERE.

ONSITE - ATHENS

For more information about the next Internal Coach Certification that will take place in Athens, please click HERE.

Due to COVID circumstances, the ONSITE version of the program has been postponed.


I had the opportunity to work with Atom Wave several times during the last years. Recently, I participated to the Solution focused internal coach certification. During this fantastic journey, I discovered myself and invented another way to make my work inspirational, transformational and source of development for people. I strongly recommend this program which changes our way of thinking. Atom Wave is a value adding business partner.

Anna Maniati - HR Director at AXA Insurance SA Greece / Internal Coach program participant

Using solution focus methodology helps you to delve deeper into a person's issue and shows the path for improvement/change without making any reference to the problem itself at all. As a coach you need to focus on the person's strengths & achievements, trigger the proper questions and the solution is there coming straight away from the coachee himself/herself it's amazing!

Bilalis Nikolaos - Head of HR Business Partnering Central Units / Internal Coach program participant - EUROBANK

It has exceeded expectations! The blended methodology of workshops, social learning digital platform and group peer / mentoring sessions accommodates for the different learning styles of the participant group, whilst pushing individual comfort zones.

Alexandra PHILIPIDOU - HR Manager & Internal Coach Certification participant - Praxia Bank


COACHING METHODOLOGY: Solution Focus

Our coaching methodology is based on the Solution Focus. The approach values practicality and is especially suited for working with leaders within organisations. The focus is on working with people strengths through defining the what is wanted, discovering the what is working and what contributed to that and on making practical progress. It leads to a positive and pragmatic way to work within organisations and beyond coaching it is helping instill a new culture of addressing people at their resources. For a short introduction to Solution Focus coaching watch our video here. More information about our Solution Focus Coaching Methodology here.

WHO IS THIS FOR?

  • This program is addressed to organisations wishing to develop a team of credible, effective Internal Coaches that will support the organisation's People Strategy and plan to support this role with an internal coaching framework.
  • It is designed for experienced HR and other leaders who wish to undertake an Internal Coach role together with their existing tasks and have a strong interest in people development.
  • Participants need participate voluntarily, and have commitment to fulfilling the program's requirements.

Why is Internal Coaching now more important than ever?

Read latest research about the importance of coaching on change management schemes and how High-Performance organisations have relied on internal coaching to increase profitability.


Internal Coaching DO's and DON'Ts

What are the Internal Coaching DO's and DON'Ts? How is it different to external coaching. Download here a practical guide for your internal coaching scheme.

FAQs

How do you define Internal Coaching?

An Internal Coach is an employee within an organisation who has been trained and qualified as a professional coach practitioner and has specific coaching responsibilities with colleagues outside own line of management responsibilities.

How much time would I need to invest to meet requirements of this program?

The program spans within a 6 month period and it has a 90 hour duration. Therefore, you could estimate an average of 15 -20 hours per month. Of course this varies according to each individual.

How can you tell whether coaching has been an investment worthwhile?

This is a very good question that is relevant not only for coaching but for most Leadership Development programs as well. Business Impact and measuring ROI is a core area of our own research about coaching and and as such we have incorporated in our ACSTH "Internal Coach Certification" program a simple yet effective methodology to calculate ROI of your internal coaching assignments.

Does ACSTH accredited training means I am an ICF credentialed coach?

ACSTH training stands for Accredited Coach Specific Training Hours and it is a term used by ICF to signify that a specific program has been assessed to meet all operational and quality standards to cover training requirements for credentialing via the ACSTH option. Minimum ACSTH for ACC credentialing are 60 hours and the Atom Wave "Internal Coach Certification" program is a 90 hour program with 70 ACSTH hours, so the 60 hours are more than covered. Additionally, in order to get credentialed as a coach at ACC level by the ICF, you would also need to:

  • 4 Hours of Mentor Coaching (within the program you get 6 mentoring hours and therefore only need 4 instead of 10)
  • Submit a Recorded Session & Transcript which will be assessed 
  • 100 client coaching hrs (not with Direct reports)
  • Pass the Coach Knowledge Assessment
  • Pay the respective application fee

For more information please visit the ICF relevant page: https://coachfederation.org/

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