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Becoming a Coach: Skills and Certification

What's involved? Is it right for me?

Want to learn what coaching is about, what it takes to become a credentialed coach, or how coaching skills can add to an existing career?

Join us for this experiential morning session, which will include coaching instruction and practice, as well as a panel discussion with GISC’s coaching faculty and graduates. Learn about our powerful approach and see if GISC’s ICF-accredited coach training program is right for you.



This is a morning-long introductory session, held in the Boston area, for our Competency Development Program for Coach Certification: Skills for High-Impact Coaching offered each year on Cape Cod.


The content portion of the interactive presentation will focus on coaching applications of the Cape Cod Model©, a unique approach which produces rapid and enduring growth and change. We will learn about working with clients' Well Developed and Less Developed© skills in supporting their move towards change. We will also explore the concept of Polarities and its use in removing resistance to change. These coaching techniques are embedded in our coach certification program along with other theories and practices that support the coaching process.


This introduction – and GISC’s initial coach training program – is designed for those considering a move into the practice of coaching as well as for those currently working as a coach and seeking certification. Successful completion of the Competency Development Program for Coach Certification results in a GISC Certified Coach credential and the opportunity to pursue credentialing by the International Coach Federation (ICF).


The final hour of the morning will be devoted to a panel discussion and question-and-answer session with some of our Competency Development Program for Coach Certification graduates. They will be available to discuss their experience of the program and how they have used their skills and certification in existing roles and new coaching practices.


There will also be an informal opportunity to mingle with faculty and graduates and enjoy some light refreshments before and after the structured presentations.


Participants in the session will:

  • Learn to use the competency perspective and structured feedback
    techniques of the Cape Cod Model© as powerful coaching tools
  • Experience the didactic and a demonstration of the process
  • Discuss and have an opportunity to practice the process
  • Develop insight and innovative approaches to current work situations and
    coaching client challenges
  • Have an opportunity to ask faculty and GISC Certified Coaches about coach training and certification, GISC’s approach, and what it takes to enter the field of coaching


This program is for coaches and for anyone considering the practice of coaching, as well as those seeking to gain coaching skills or an understanding of the benefits and requirements of GISC’s ICF Accredited Coach Training Program.


Continuing Education

This program is approved for 2 ICF Core Competency CCEs.




Join us for this introductory session in the greater Boston area.






Dates and Fees:

Gestalt Coaching Information Session

Date Saturday, April 28, 2018
Check-in and coffee: 8:45am
Begins 9am
Ends 12noon

Stuart Simon, LICSW, MCC (Co-Director)

  Mary Anne Walk, MS, MBA, MCC (Co-Director)
Location Greater Boston Area

Free - Participants must register in advance

CE Hours 2 ICF Core Competency Hours





Gestalt International Study Center
1035 Cemetery Road, P.O. Box 515, South Wellfleet, MA 02663
Phone: +1 508 349 7900