You’ve come a long way from your early, more clunky, coaching days, and yet… you wonder if there is something more? There is!
You know how going from ACC to PCC was a big shift. And (drum roll) the shift from PCC to MCC is even bigger!
More of the same won’t get you there. Doing what you currently do better, isn’t enough. You need to coach differently.
The good news is, an MCC style of coaching is more fun, creative, and energizing; and will get even better results, more quickly for your clients.
Over 10 months, we will equip you on your learning and development journey… and also give you what you need toward the ICF MCC credential.
And since we know that adults learn best through experience. We’ll do lots of dynamic experiential learning, and have regular time for practice with feedback to stretch you into new postures and approaches.
Once we have experienced this power of working together you'll recognize why MCC coaches can achieve so much breakthrough or progress in a relatively short amount of time. All this makes your coaching more enjoyable, transforming, and valuable.
Course Outline & Objectives
Plenary 1: Overview of MCC Level Coaching
This session will open the world of higher-level ICF MCC coaching. Participants will be inspired as they get a glimpse of a whole new world of coaching; building on what they know while inviting them into more agility, adventure, and potential to catalyze breakthroughs!
Plenary 2: Foundation - Ethics and Coaching Mindset
This session will focus on how we show up as coaches. Learning to pay attention to, and adjust, our posture as coaches has potential to powerfully impact how the client shows up. This session will also invite engagement around real-life coaching scenarios to highlight the the subtle ways we get pulled into ethical gray areas in our coaching. Having a solid foundation enables us to operate with greater confidence, compassion, and agility.
Plenary 3: Co-Creating - Agreements and Trust
This session will focus on the partnership we have with our clients, both within the session and beyond the session. The number one challenge of experienced coaches is mismatched expectations, which can undermine trust/safety. Strengthening this important area can provide coaches with the confidence and skills to have authentic conversations when setting up the coaching arrangement and throughout their work together.
Plenary 4: Co-Creating - Presence
Coaching Presence can’t be faked or worked around. We’ll do a variety of exercises to gain greater awareness of when we are in presence and when we are not, and learn to better be able to return to this state of being present as/when we slip away. We’ll see that our presence invites our clients into new spaces within themselves, and from the place of mutual presence new thinking, perceiving, and ways of engaging will emerge.
Plenary 5: Communicating Effectively - Listening
Listening Actively is not primarily focused on what the client is saying but how they are sharing/reflecting. We’ll learn to listen more deeply and holistically; so that the listener and client connect to something much deeper than either of them was previously aware of. We’ll see that our listening has potential to invite clients into new spaces within themselves, which will transform how they show up externally with others.
Plenary 6: Communicating Effectively - Awareness
It isn’t our brilliant insights that bring value but our ability to catalyze the brilliance of our clients that brings true transformation. We’ll focus on making observations, using self-as-instruments, making the invisible visible, working with emotions, and improving our direct communication as coaches.
Plenary 7: Cultivating Learning - Growth
The session focuses on Facilitating Client Growth both within the coaching conversation and more broadly through the coaching relationship. We’ll look at various models of adult development to better understand how people grow and change (or not). MCC coaches understand how to support the deeper and more long-term impact their coaching can have with the clients.
Plenary 8: Extra Topics
This session will include some of the topics such as coaching difference, adaptive leadership, transactional analysis and voice dialogue, coaching supervision, and also be customized by the needs and interests of cohort participants. This session will also model finishing up a coaching series, as we wrap-up the course and celebrate progress together.
About this Course
Triad Application Sessions:
Cohort participants will meet in groups of 3 people for follow-up processing and practice between Plenary sessions. These smaller groups provide the opportunity for personalized processing and longer practice coaching sessions to experiment with the new skills/ideas. The Triad sessions will be recorded so participants can use the recordings (or portions of) for further input with their mentor coach.
Dr. Kim Zovak is an experienced team-leader, people developer, pastor, trainer, coach and strategic consultant with over 30 years of experience working globally with a variety of businesses, churches and not-for-profit organizations.
After living abroad for 14 years (in Australia and China), she and her husband of 32+ years are currently based in both Los Angeles and Washington DC. She is an ordained pastor and works with Novo.
Kim holds an MCC credential with the International Coaching Federation and is a credentialing assessor, mentor coach, and coaching supervisor. She is known for her creativity in designing and facilitating learning environments that create community and catalyze deeper transformation, while simultaneously embodying the content.
ICF Credit Hours
75 training hours with 10 MCC mentor coaching hours, which will fulfills the ICF’s MCC training requirements.
This is a new program. Once we complete the program with at least 5 people we will apply to the ICF for a Level 3 Certificate. After receiving ICF approval, we can award a Level 3 Certificate to those in this first group. (This is how all new programs are processed with the ICF. Both Kim Zovak and Keith Webb have experience doing this process.)
If you miss part of the course...
$5,000 in 1 or 2 payments. If this one, a large portion up front with the balance midyear.
$5,400 in 3 to 9 payments. If this one, perhaps $1,400 up front and the remainder in monthly payments.
All payments need to be completed by October. Let us know what works for you.
Plenary and Triad Sessions will be February through November 2023, skipping July and August. The first Plenary session is:
February 24, 2023
8 am to 2 pm Pacific
11 am to 5 pm Eastern
17:00 to 23:00 Paris
+1 day 00:00 to 06:00 Singapore
Apply Now To Join the 2023 Cohort
Take the next step in your coach development, apply now to join the new PCC to MCC Certificate program for Christian leaders.