The webinar series components are delivered online:
Four one-hour webinars
Continuing education exam
Becoming a Coach: Maps and Realities CE Webinar Series describes the unique aspects of wellness coaching that distinguish it from other types of professional relationships. Learn how to sharpen your listening skills and ask powerful questions that will facilitate the coaching process. Gain the tools to motivate and communicate to create positive behavior change in a meaningful and productive manner. After listening to the webinars, you may take a continuing education exam to receive credit through participating organizations.
Coaching, consulting, counseling, consoling and colluding
Distinguish wellness coaching from other types of relationships and learn about the history of coaching and the opportunities for growth in the coaching arena. You will explore the five-phase coaching model and receive practice opportunities.
My way, your way, our way
Understand how coaches identify client dynamics and their unique approaches to change. Learn how coaches’ personal qualities strongly influence the way they see their clients and consequently how they guide them in the change processes. Two specific lenses will be offered to participants for their own self-assessments.
What could be so hard about this
Coaching works off some well-established counseling and communications skills—like listening and asking great questions. So, what’s the difference? Explore the methods of coaching and key practices, and appreciate what deep listening, powerful questioning, and direct communication are all about.
Nuts and bolts and other practicalities for coaching
Identify and explore issues that arise in the practice of coaching: What does a coaching agreement look like? How often do sessions occur? How long does coaching last? How do coaches deal with low adherence to commitments? What do you do when clients want to expand the agenda to more personal matters? How do coaches address client dependency? Can you wear two hats—the expert and the coach?
A continuing education course for personal trainers, life coaches, and health, wellness, and fitness professionals.
James Gavin, PhD, has been designing and delivering coach training programs to health, wellness, and fitness professionals since 1998. He is the director of the Centre for Human Relations and Community Studies and a full professor in the department of applied human sciences at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. He has consulted with health, wellness, and fitness centers for 25 years and has been a practitioner of counseling psychology for more than 35 years. Gavin was awarded a diplomate in counseling psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, the highest award recognizing achievement and excellence in the practice of counseling psychology. Since the early 1980s he has written and researched extensively concerning personality matching related to active living and has presented around the world at health and fitness conferences. Gavin is also the author of Psychology for Health/Fitness Professionals. He is a long-time practitioner of aikido, iaido, and yoga and has pursued other passions such as triathlon training, kayaking, and tai chi.
"This webinar helped me see the big picture.”
F. Bigney—Colebrook, NH
"I gained lots of great insight through this webinar."