ACTP Learner Content 

  • Philosophy. Blend of psychological, spiritual and leadership approaches to coaching and other organizational development interventions, for Mindless™ awareness creation leading to desired outcome.
  • Learning Approach. Andragogy, as a combination of knowledge sharing, discussion and reflection both inside and outside classroom, along with application & action learning both inside and outside classroom. Interactions are through dyads, triads and larger groups as role-plays, games and discussions. Typically, a major concept would be addressed for at least 30 minutes to sink in. 
  • Assessment. Informal assessment in every Module during practice sessions, and formal written/ mailed assessments for every 30-hour module based on competency checklist. Final assessment and evaluation is through an independent MCC coach. 
  • Audience. This program is open to all with an interest in the coaching process, with or without previous professional training inputs. The program focus is towards leadership development of professionals and executives in the institutional space, with about 10 years of experience, though life-coaching competencies are also taught at basic, advanced and mastery levels. 
  • Content. All subjects, including coaching competencies, are addressed de novo, and observed mentored coaching starts with an aim to mastery from the beginning. Program goal is mastery of coaching competencies, along with self-discovery and application capability. 
  • Delivery. Face to face, Virtual or mixed based on learner needs. Classroom hours are interactive using Power Point slides, using games, role plays and exercises in dyads and triads to embed learning. Daily observed mentor coached sessions help practice and self-evaluation. Outside classroom, additional learning happens through Self-study evidenced by homework and assignments. Peer coaching with other learners is required at a minimum of 100 hours for ACTP. 
  • Trainers. All Coacharya trainers have senior corporate leadership experience, minimum ICF PCC credentials and continuing executive leadership coaching experience.

Coacharya ACTP Modules

Basic Modules
1. Models & Theories
2. GROW Model
3. Coaching competencies & structures
4. Life Applications
5. Psychology, neurology and spirituality
6. Ontology & emotions

Advanced Modules
7. Inner Game of Coaching
8. Coaching for Leadership
9. NLP in Coaching
10. Appreciative Inquiry, CBT, Emotional Intelligence, Positive Psychology, Transactional Analysis
11. Business Applications
12. Assessment & Evaluation 

Basic and Advanced modules comprise 139 hours including mentoring and evaluation for ACTP qualification. Peer coaching of 100 hours and a minimum of 3 assignments to evidence self-study are needed. 

Modules below are in process for inclusion in the ACTP program. 

Mastery Modules
13. Mastery in Competencies
14. Agreement & Relationship
15. Communication
16. Action
17. Inner game of Leadership
18. Coaching Applications 

Awareness Modules
19. Self Discovery
20. Fourth state of awareness
21. Transformation 1
22. Transformation 2
23. Life Applications
24. Work applications
25. Emotional Intelligence Self
26. Emotional Intelligence Social

Leadership Modules
27. Coach to Lead
28. Coaching for Performance
29. Coaching for Change
30. Coaching for Decision making
31. Coaching for Wellness
32. Coaching for Diversity
33. Coaching for Creativity
34. Coaching for Emotions 

Communication Modules
35. Coaching for Engagement
36. Coaching for Awareness
37. Coaching for Performance 

Every module covers one day of content for 10-hours. Additionally, learners spend two hours of self-study for each module, which is evidenced by assignments and homework. In addition, learners engage in peer coaching in dyads and triads for a minimum of 100-hours.

 

Module Details

Basic Modules 1 to 6


MODULE 1: Theories & Models

  •  Intake Agreement
  •  Sharing: Purpose & desired outcome
  • What coaching is and what it is not 
  • Barriers to coaching 
  • Coaching process
  • Coaching structure
  • Adult learning models
  • Coaching models
  • Competencies of agreement, rapport, listening, questioning, and communication
  • Coaching practice & mentoring 
  • Day review & homework


MODULE 2: Grow Model

  • Review: learning, homework, sharing
  • GROW Model
  • Goal Clarification 
  • Questions for goal, reality, options and way forward
  • Awareness in coaching
  • Coaching journey
  • Coaching practice & mentoring
  • Day review & homework


MODULE 3: Coaching Competencies & Structure

  • Review: learning, homework, sharing
  • Coaching credentials and credentialing bodies 
  • Overview of Coaching Competencies
  • Differences in credentialing body specifications
  • Details of ICF and other major competencies
  • Coaching structure start to finish
  • Coaching practice and mentoring 
  • Day review, homework & session assignment

    
MODULE 4: Psychology, Neuro-science & Spirituality

  • Review: learning, homework, sharing
  • Western psychological models: Freud, Jung, Rogers, Seligman
  • Discovering Oneself and Values: Johari, Maslow, Hero’s Journey
  • Neuro-science view of the mind
  • Eastern spiritual view of awareness
  • Mindlessness: Zen and Upanishads
  • Creating your future: Visualization
  • Coaching practice and mentoring
  • Day review and homework


MODULE 5: Life Applications

  • Review: learning, homework, sharing
  • GROWTH Wheel and its application to life issues 
  • Joyful Index to establish values
  • Dilt’s Neurological Levels Model 
  • Coacharya Sweet Spot Analysis  
  • Coacharya 65 Back™: aligning future with now
  • Coaching practice & mentoring
  • Day review & homework


MODULE 6: Ontology & Emotions

  • Review: learning, homework, sharing
  • Ontological coaching 
  • Exploring emotions 
  • Case studies 
  • ICF credentialing process
  • Preliminary performance evaluation 
  • Day review, homework & assignment

 

Advanced Modules 7 to 12


MODULE 7: Inner Game of Coaching

  • Review: learning, homework, sharing
  • Timothy Gallwey and Inner Game
  • Redefining work and incorporating learning and passion
  • Inner Game exercises 
  • Coaching practice & mentoring
  • Day review & homework 


MODULE 8: Coach for Leadership

  • Review: learning, homework, sharing
  • Leadership and Team Models: Jim Collins, Situational Leadership, Blake & Moulton
  • 2020 leadership imperatives
  • Coping with a VUCA world through coaching
  • Feedback coaching
  • Coaching for change
  • Coach-to-Lead
  • Coaching practice & mentoring
  • Day review & homework


MODULE 9: NLP in Coaching

  • Review: learning, homework, sharing
  • NLP fundamentals
  • Representation systems and sub-modalities
  • Changing states
  • Perceptual Position
  • Reframing techniques
  • Introduction to Gestalt
  • Coaching practice & mentoring
  • Day review, homework & session assignment


MODULE 10: EI, AI, CBT, PP, &TA in Coaching

  • Review: learning, homework, sharing
  • Appreciative Inquiry and coaching
  • Emotional Intelligence and coaching
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy
  • Positive Psychology
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Coaching practice & mentoring
  • Day review & homework


MODULE 11: Business Applications in Executive Coaching

  • Review: learning, homework, sharing
  • Coach-to-Lead™
  • SPEED™ & Group Coaching
  • Project management by GROWTH Wheel
  • Sweet Spot Analysis
  • Special coaching applications for aggression, conflict, cultural differences, and emotional dysfunction at work
  • Performance evaluation
  • Day review and homework


MODULE 12: Assessment and Evaluation

  • Review: learning, homework, sharing
  • Coaching through assessment and development centers
  • Evidence based coaching
  • Jungian analysis and MBTI
  • Strength Finder
  • 360 Feedback
  • Psychometrics: PDA, Firo B, Hogan and Belbin
  • Performance evaluation
  • Performance evaluation
  • Learner feedback


Mastery Modules 13 to 18 

Mastery Modules are experiential learning based with focus on group interaction, practice and action learning to enhance understanding and practice of coaching competencies.

Module 13: Mastery in Competencies

  • Coaching Competencies in detail
  • Andragogy in relation to Coaching Mastery
  • Peter Senge Model
  • Observed Mentored Coaching


Module 14: Agreement & Relationship

  • Goal Levels
  • Goal setting for the session
  • Goal clarification for meaning and success measures
  • Coaching Journey through multiple sessions
  • Acknowledgement
  • Coaching partnership
  • Techniques to enhance rapport
  • Observed Mentored Coaching


Module 15: Communication

  • Graded Listening Exercises
  • Levels of Listening
  • Powerful Questioning
  • Mastery in Questioning
  • Explore the Being
  • Crucial Conversations
  • Stories & Metaphors
  • Mastery in Communication
  • Observed mentored coaching 


Module 16: Action

  • Awareness
  • Underlying Beliefs
  • Awareness to Action
  • Beyond Session Goals
  • Accountability
  • Sweet Spot Analysis: Exercise
  • Growth Wheel for Action: Exercise
  • Observed Mentored Coaching 


Module 17: Inner Game of Leadership

  • Defining rules of the game you play
  • Reframing your game
  • Inner & Outer game
  • Performance & Potential
  • PEL Triangle
  • Circle of Influence
  • SERA
  • Investing in yourself: Exercise
  • Observed mentored coaching 


Module 18: Coaching Applications

  • Coaching for Transition
  • Coaching for Abrasion
  • Coaching for Performance
  • Coaching for Integration
  • Coaching for Relationship
  • Coaching for Emotion
  • Observed Mentored Coaching

 

Customized Modules 19 to 37

These modules on Awareness, Leadership and Communications go deeper into these competencies and as necessary are customized to meet client group requirements.


Awareness Modules 19 to 24


Module 19: Self Discovery

  • Where are you in Maslow pyramid?
  • Johari exercise
  • Metaphor
  • Hero’s Journey
  • My Hero’s Journey
  • Story of Life: Dilt Process
  • Visualization Applications
  • Guided Visualization Exercise
  • Creating your Future
  • Observed mentored Coaching


Module 20: Fourth State Awareness

  • Western Psychological approaches
  • How the mind works
  • Brain waves
  • Eastern spiritual approaches
  • Four mind concept
  • Mindfulness to Mindlessness
  • Yoga principles
  • Four States of Awareness
  • Yoga Nidra Exercise
  • Observed mentored coaching 


Module 21:Transformation 1

  • Who Am I?
  • Energy Centers
  • Positive and negative states
  • Life issues
  • Work issues
  • Breath Awareness
  • Energy center Awareness
  • Dealing with desires
  • Dealing with fears
  • Observed mentored coaching


Module 22: Transformation 2

  • Review of Transformation 1
  • Dealing with anxiety & stress
  • Exercise on labels
  • Dealing with attention need
  • Dealing with envy
  • Dealing with arrogance
  • Dealing with discontent
  • Gratitude
  • Dealing with other related emotions
  • Observed mentored coaching


Module 23: Life Applications

  • Coaching approaches for life
  • Redefining life and work
  • Life Issues in Coaching
  • Awareness Creation
  • Joyful Index of values
  • Sweet Spot Analysis
  • Coacharya Wheel for Life
  • 65 Back
  • Creating your life plan
  • Observed mentored coaching 


Module 24: Work Application

  • Coaching approaches in business
  • Organizational Development interventions
  • Group decision making
  • SPEED Process
  • Engagement
  • Awareness
  • Executive Mantras
  • Coach to Lead
  • Coacharya Wheel for business project
  • Observed mentored coaching


Module 25: Emotional Intelligence Self

  • Multiple Intelligences
  • Ability model
  • Trait model
  • Mixed Model
  • Big 5
  • Role of Amygdala
  • Daniel Goleman’s EI Model
  • Intra personal competencies
  • Self management
  • Observed mentored coaching


Module 26: Emotional Intelligence Social

  • Interpersonal Competencies
  • Empathy
  • Service Orientation
  • Organizational Awareness
  • Relationship management
  • Diversity
  • Influencing Others
  • Managing Conflict
  • Motivating People
  • Observed mentored coaching
  • Leadership Modules 27 to 34


Module 27: Coach To Lead™

  • Leadership Models
  • Jungian Personality typing to leadership
  • Level 6 Leadership
  • Situational Leadership
  • Other leadership models
  • SPEED Process
  • 2020 Leadership paradigm
  • Pathway to 2020 leadership
  • Coach-to-Lead™ value proposition
  • Observed mentored coaching 


Module 28: Coaching for Performance

  • Performance vs. potential
  • Corporate Leadership Needs
  • Barriers to Performance
  • Clarity in Vision
  • Determination in Action
  • Need for Collaboration
  • Building a Network
  • Continuous Learning
  • Life Beyond Work
  • Observed mentored coaching


Module 29: Coaching for Change

  • Change factors
  • Coaching for Change
  • VUCA
  • LEWIN Change model
  • Kotter Model
  • ADKAR Model
  • Comparison of models
  • Influencing Change
  • Reframing for Change
  • Observed mentored Coaching


Module 30: Coaching for Decision Making

  • Effective Decision Making
  • Bias in Decision Making
  • Steps to Decision Making
  • Establishing the climate
  • Studying Situation
  • Generating Options
  • Evaluation Options
  • Developing Actions
  • Communicating Decision
  • Observed mentored Coaching


Module 31: Coaching for Wellness

  • Stress vs. Performance
  • Effect of mind on stress
  • Root Causes
  • Work & Life stresses
  • Coaching for Wellness
  • Reframing perspectives
  • Positive Psychology
  • Change of State Visualization
  • Emotional Delayering
  • Observed mentored Coaching 


Module 32: Coaching for Diversity

  • Factors of Diversity
  • Hofstede Model
  • Schein Model
  • Lewis Model
  • Trompenaars Model
  • Rosinski Model
  • GLOBE Model
  • Cultural Meta Programs
  • Coaching for Diversity
  • Observed mentored Coaching


Module 33: Coaching for Creativity

  • Programmed vs. Provocative Thinking
  • Lateral Thinking
  • Provocation: PO
  • DO IT
  • Reframing
  • Brainstorming
  • Using the Unconscious
  • Encouraging Team Creativity
  • Creating a creative You!
  • Observed mentored coaching


Module 34: Coaching for Emotions

  • How the Mind works
  • Primary & secondary emotions
  • Greed to Service
  • Fear to Courage
  • Worry to Energisation
  • Attention Need to loving
  • Envy to Self Esteem
  • Arrogance to Acceptance
  • Discontent to Fulfillment
  • Observed mentored coaching 


Communications Modules 35 to 37


Module 35: Communication for Engagement

  • Competencies in Communication
  • Response is the purpose
  • Audience
  • Yes But to Yes And
  • Exercises
  • Coaching Practice


Module 36: Communication for Awareness

  • Observing
  • Listening
  • Questioning
  • Influencing
  • Exercises
  • Coaching Practice


Module 37: Communication for Performance

  • GROW Model in Communications
  • Inner game Model in Communication
  • Life Applications
  • Business Application
  • Exercises
  • Coaching Practice 


The Coach-to-Lead™ program is in the process of co-creating additional modules with subject matter experts in these areas

  • NLP
  • Appreciative Inquiry
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Transactional Analysis
  • Positive Psychology

 

Partial List of Supporting Material


Books

  • Inner Game of Work: Timothy Gallwey
  • Coaching for Performance: John Whitmore
  • Portable Coach: Thomas Leonard
  • Quiet Leader: David Rock
  • Coactive Coaching: Laura Whitworth
  • Appreciative Coaching: Sara Orem
  • Structure Of Magic 1 &2: Grinder & Bandler
  • On Becoming a Person: Carl Rogers
  • Coaching Across Cultures: Nicholas Brearley
  • What got you here won’t get you there: Marshall Goldsmith
  • I am Ok You’re Ok: Thomas Harris
  • Awaken the Giant Within: Anthony Robbins
  • Unlimited Power: Anthony Robbins
  • Master Key System: Charles Haanel
  • NLP for Dummies
  •  Creative Visualization: Shakti Gawain
  • Energy leadership: Schneider
  • Influence: Robert Cialdini
  • Emotional Intelligence: Daniel Goleman
  • Multiple Intelligences: Howard Gardner


Videos

  • Marshall Goldsmith
  • Timothy Gallwey
  • John Whitmore
  • Anthony Robbins
  • Martin Seligman
  • Carl Rogers
  • Milton Erikson
  • Fritz Perls
  • Albert Ellis
  • Richard Bandler
  • John Grinder