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The PPCC program adheres to the philosophical and evidence-based tradition of goal-focused coaching. It relies on solid empirical research from diverse disciplines concerning behaviour change, effective communication, ethical  principles, and the need for reflective practice among professional coaches.

Background of Coaching

  • Professional and Personal Coaching: History and current orientation
  • Relation to other helping professions

Theoretical Underpinnings

  • Theoretical perspectives underlying coaching and behaviour change
  • Stage models of individual change processes
  • A meta-model of the coaching process

Coaching Orientation

  • Reflective practice
  • Ethics, goals, boundaries, and agreements in coaching
  • Mapping the coaching environment

Core Competencies Dialogue, Reflection and Inquiry

  • The power of dialogue
  • Encouraging expression - fostering openness
  • Empathic reflections - mirroring and pacing
  • The methodology of inquiry

Deepening Understanding

  • Reflection of meaning
  • Self-disclosure
  • Asset and resource search

Creating Vision

  • Identifying passion, strengths and resources
  • Challenging self-limiting beliefs
  • Creating awareness of discrepancies
  • Enabling creativity and innovation
  • Dreaming and visioning

Influencing Behavior

  • Reframing
  • Metaphors
  • Intuition and interpretation
  • Appreciative guidance

Goal Setting and Action Planning

  • Goal setting
  • Accessing motivation
  • Action planning
  • Identifying skills, resources and opportunities
  • Addressing obstacles and barriers
  • Contracting
  • Eliciting commitment
  • Fostering accountability
  • The co-creation of assignments

Safeguarding the Change

  • Holding the agenda - awareness of standards
  • Monitoring action
  • Enabling mastery
  • Identifying and celebrating success
  • Preventing relapse

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