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Coaching FAQs

What is coaching?

Coaching can be defined as the development of a relationship that aims to have the coachee develop in an area that they identify as important to them.

What is the purpose of coaching?

The purpose of coaching at a top-line level is to support the growth and development of the coachee in an area that they have identified as important to them. The purpose of any specific coaching conversation will always be defined by the coachee.

How is coaching different from mentoring?

While mentoring conversations may share some characteristics with coaching conversations, mentoring also typically includes the mentor sharing their own experience regarding the subject being discussed. While a coach may do that at times, it is neither necessary nor is it the focus of the conversation. A coach does not need prior experience in a subject in order to coach someone on it.

What are the main types of coaching?

While you often hear about people talking about different types of coaching, here at  The Coach Partnership we primarily work with “Coaching” because our approach allows coaches to work on all sorts of different subjects in all sorts of different environments. We do also offer certifications in “Team Coaching” and “Health Coaching” for graduates and certified coaches because these areas require some additional, specialist input.

The Coach Partnership’s Coaching Training FAQs

Are there pre-requisites to attend your coaching program

There is no pre-requisite to joining the Newfield Coach Training Program.

What is your coach training approach (methodology)?

Our Coach Training Program uses an “Ontological Coaching” approach, that is both powerful and transformative. We develop coaches who can work with clients at the level of “who they are being” not just “what they are doing”, thus enabling them to create transformational change that lasts. We support people from all walks of life to embody a coaching approach as a way of life, not just a task to be done or a role to be played.

How is your training program different from other training providers?
  1. Our training program is split into 2 modules.
    1. In the first module, “Foundations”, participants go through their own journey of learning and discovery, supported by an experienced Newfield coach. This allows them to learn first about the “filters” and “lenses” through which they see the world. This is a critical first step because it allows participants to experience the power of being coached in this manner, before they start to do it with other people. This development of self-awareness is a critical step overlooked by the majority of coach training programs.
    2. Our second module builds on the personal development aspect of the first module. Participants apply the ICF competencies to their coaching conversations and receive expert 1-1 coaching supervision from an experienced mentor coach.
  1. Our training faculty comprises a minimum of 6 facilitators, sourced from around the world, all of whom are experts in their respective fields of study. Most coach training schools offer training faculty of 1-2 people, who attempt to be experts in everything. As a result, the depth and breadth of our Coach Training program are second to none.
  2. The diversity of our participants makes for an extremely rich learning experience. Our typical coach training program will include people from at least 10 nationalities and all walks of life, not just coaches and aspiring coaches. The make-up of the learning cohort is a very important, and often overlooked factor to consider when choosing a program.
  3. The Newfield Coach Training program offers a lot more than coach training. As a result, the program always attracts people with a wide range of backgrounds: Experienced coaches (who are often re-certifying at a deeper level), business leaders/managers and senior professionals such as lawyers, teachers and doctors. Many of these people have no intention to become a coach but they are attracted to the program because they want to develop their capacity to relate to, and produce results with, other people.
Upon receiving the coaching certificate, can I start coaching clients?

Newfield student coaches begin to coach others in the second part of the program: The Art and Practice of Ontological Mastery (TAPOM).  They are observed and supervised by an experienced coach as they do so. They take their own learning and development from the first part of the program and begin to apply the ICF Coaching Competencies. It is this combination that leads to such powerful conversations.

How much does your coaching certification program cost?

The Newfield Coach Training Program can be split into 2 separate registrations.  Students can register for Module 1: Foundations In Ontological Learning and then later register for Module 2: The Art and Practice of Ontological Mastery (TAPOM). Depending on the time of registration, there is also a 10% early bird discount for those who register more than 3 months ahead of the conference start date. To find out more about the cost for our full 9-month Newfield Coach Training Program, please email us at info@thecoachpartnership.com or give us a call at (+65) 6338 2280

What is the format and duration of The Coach Partnership's coaching certification program?

The Newfield Coach Training Program is a 9-month program split into 2 modules. The format includes seminar/conference, discovery work consisting of further reading, linguistic, limbic and somatic exercises, study groups for participants to learn from each other, live webinars facilitated by training and coaching faculty, learning groups, personal coaching from a Newfield certified coach for up to 6 hours of coaching on any area of your life.

Who should attend the Newfield Coach Training Program?

The Newfield Coach Training Program is designed for people who are dedicated to living a purposeful life and supporting other people to do the same thing. We support people from all walks of life to embody a coaching approach to their life, not to simply see coaching as a task to be done or a role to be played.

Some people use the training to become professional, certified coaches, but many do not. Most people are initially attracted to the program seeking training as either a personal coach or as an internal or external executive coach, however, they soon realise that the learning on offer with Newfield has a far wider application than simply coaching.

For those looking specifically for ICF certification, the Newfield Coach Training Program offers the highest possible level of ICF accreditation: ACTP. Upon successful completion of the Newfield program, you can leverage your learning by becoming an ICF certified coach.

Why should I invest in this program, especially now?

Newfield’s Coach Training program is internationally renowned as one of the best programs in the world for becoming a certified coach or gaining coaching skills as a leader or manager.  Now is the best time to invest in re-tooling your skills, competencies, and leadership abilities so you have an edge in the marketplace. The Newfield Coach Training program deals with human relationships and this is a subject that will always be relevant and important.

What is your philosophy of coaching?

The Newfield Coach Training program is based on an “ontological” methodology. The word “ontology” means the study (“-ology”) of being (“onto”). The approach deals with coaching at a deep level, asking questions about what it means to be human and how human beings can most deeply relate to and connect with one another.

The program offers you the opportunity to explore, discover, and revisit fundamental questions about how you view the world and how that view impacts your ability to generate the experiences and results that you desire. As a result, you develop the ability to create new habits of thinking, being and acting that enhance your ability to greatly increase your personal wellbeing, ability to learn, and capacity to take creative, new steps towards your own professional and personal goals.

Our programs are rigorous and multidisciplinary in scope, calling on the best thinking and application from the fields of philosophy, biology, various sciences, cosmology, organizational development, sociology, ontology, body movement studies (somatics), emotional (limbic) learning and more.

We bring best practices from these fields and apply them to leading, living and coaching, thus resulting in greater well-being and satisfaction. In particular, our attention to moods, emotions and physiology, and how these forces affect results and well-being is unique.

Will this coursework prepare me for a career in organizational coaching?

Most participants in the program either work with organizations or work within an organization. While the training teaches you to coach in any context, emphasis is placed on coaching within businesses/organizations

After completion of the program, will I be ICF certified?

Once you have completed the program you can apply for Newfield certification, which is included in the tuition fee. You will then send two recordings of your coaching conversations, which will be assessed by Newfield’s Certification Panel against the ICF and Newfield core coaching competencies. Once you have passed Newfield’s certification, you may submit your application to the ICF to receive their ACC, PCC, or MCC certification. The ICF application requires that you also document your coaching hours, but you will not have to take the ICF coaching exam. You can find out more about the ICF credential application by visiting www.coachfederation.org

Do I get individual coaching in the Newfield Coach Training Program?

Yes. You are assigned an experienced, certified Newfield coach to work with you in both modules of the program. Coaching conversations typically last 45 minutes to 1 hour.

ICF Accreditation & Coach Certification FAQs

How can I learn to be a coach and what do I need to become a coach?

If you wish to learn to coach to a high standard and/or professionally, then you need to find a program with a good reputation. Many programs teach you the skills of coaching, but that is not where the power of coaching lies. The power of coaching lies in the ability to build productive relationships with other human beings. The Newfield coach training program focuses on both aspects: Who you are being, as well as what you are doing when you coach.

What training do you need to be a coach?

Training to be a coach is not mandatory, but if you want to coach professionally and/or to a high standard, then you will need to find a program certified by the International Coach Federation, preferably at their ACTP level.

How do I become a certified coach in Singapore?

To become a certified coach, you must successfully complete a certified coach training program. If your program is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), you can then apply to be certified with ICF, the world’s largest and most widely recognised certification body, at ACC, PCC or MCC level.

The requirements to apply at the respective level are determined by (1) your number of coach experience hours; and (2) the number of contact learning hours offered by your program.  Applicants certified via an ICF ACTP program, such as the Newfield Coach Training program can apply for PCC level, provided they have the required 500 coach experience hours.

What is coaching certification?

An ICF coach certification is a sign to the world that you have reached a certain level of competence in your coaching. You will have completed an ICF accredited training that meets their requirements and standards and follows their coaching competencies and markers. The ICF does not offer training programs themselves. They accredit training schools to deliver training on their behalf.

Depending on the program standard, certified students of the respective coaching school can submit their application to the ICF at ACC, PCC or MCC level. Your level is determined by the number of coaching hours you can demonstrate and the number of coach training hours you received in your coach training program. The Newfield Coach Training School offers the highest level of ICF accreditation: ACTP and is widely regarded as the gold standard of coach certification.

What certifications do I need to be a coach?

Although you can coach without certification, if you wish to coach professionally and /or at a high level, then certification is increasingly seen as a requirement. The most widely recognised certifications are offered by the International Coach Federation (ICF). To gain certification by the ICF you must have successfully completed a coaching program accredited by them. Coaching programs/schools are accredited at 3 levels: ACTP, ACSTH and Portfolio. The different levels are determined by the number of contact learning hours in the program and the capability of the school/program to offer mentor coaching hours and administer a final performance evaluation in a formal testing environment.  ACTP training, such as the Newfield Coach Training Program offers the simplest and highest level of certification.

How to become an ICF Certified Coach?

To be credentialed with the ICF at ACC, PCC or MCC level, you must complete an ICF accredited coaching program. Once an applicant has successfully fulfilled the requirements to receive certification from the respective school/program, they can submit their application for ICF certification via one of the following pathways:

  • ACTP Path
  • ACSTH Path
  • Portfolio Path

Application under the ACTP Path offers the simplest and highest level of certification. This is the level offered by the Newfield Coach Training School.

Can I coach people without a certification?

Some individuals/organisations may select coaches without a coach certification and this is likely due to a pre-existing relationship between the organisation and the coaches.

For coaches who are seeking out coaching engagements/opportunities, in particular with a corporate organisation, a coaching certification will significantly increase their chance of getting through the selection process to pitch for the coaching engagement/contract.

Why coaching certification is important

Coaching certification is becoming increasingly important as a sign that you have reached a certain level of coaching competency and experience. Attaining a certification also demonstrates that you are willing to spend time and money investing in own your professional and personal development. The most widely recognised certification programs are offered by the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Which coaching certification is best

The International Coach Federation offers the most widely recognised certifications. They offer 3 levels of credential:

  • ACC (100 hours of coaching experience hours + coaching program with 60 contact learning hours)
  • PCC (500 hours of coaching experience hours + coaching program with 125 contact learning hours
  • MCC (2,500 hours of coaching experience hours + 200 contact learning hours + 10 mentor coaching hours + 2 recordings for performance evaluation + PCC credential)
How long does a coaching certificate last?

The validity of a coaching certificate is dependent on the respective coaching school/program. Newfield Coach Training Program certifications do not have an expiry date. The ICF credential is renewable every 3 years.

Is getting a coaching certification important if I am currently working for an organization?

It may not be important to get a coaching certification if you are currently working for an organisation. However, if you have not received any formal coach training, it is extremely beneficial to go through a coaching program to learn the “formal” coaching skill sets and the ICF coaching competencies.

The Newfield Coach Training program begins by having participants engage in their personal development and receive coaching themselves, before moving on to learning how to coach others. This section is extremely valuable for internal coaches and line managers in organisations who want to develop their “people skills”.

Is it important to be ICF certified and do coaches need ICF accreditation?

It is highly recommended and increasingly important for professional coaches to hold a credential with the ICF.

What are the key benefits of getting an ICF credential?

The certification indicates to the world not only that you have attained the necessary coaching skills and experience, but also that you are willing to invest your time and money into your own development. What message does it send if you want to work on other people’s development when you are not willing to invest in your own?

Companies are increasingly shortlisting coaches based on their certification.

How to select the best coach training program?

“Best” is a personal assessment, depending on your needs, however ICF ACTP coach training program is generally the best option for those interested in certification.

What are the different levels of ICF credential?

ICF offer 3 levels of certification:

  • ACC (100 hours of coaching experience hours + coaching program with 60 contact learning hours)
  • PCC (500 hours of coaching experience hours + coaching program with 125 contact learning hours
  • MCC (2,500 hours of coaching experience hours + 200 contact learning hours + 10 mentor coaching hours + 2 recordings for performance evaluation + PCC credential)
Do I need certification to be a life coach

Certification is valuable wherever you choose to focus your coaching. The certification indicates not only that you have attained a certain level of experience, but also that you are willing to invest your time and money into your own personal and professional development. The Newfield Coach Training Program offers sustainable behavioural change for the coach themselves, as well as provides the tools necessary to work with clients at a deep level.

Do I need to renew my ICF credentials?

Yes, the ICF credential will need to be renewed every 3 years and requires 40 Continued Coach Education Units (CCEU) for renewal.

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