We provide qualifications for PROFESSIONAL COACHES and COACHING SKILLS FOR MANAGERS
Choosing the right qualification in this market can be difficult - there are over 500 courses in the UK, a plethora of accrediting bodies with their own language and no easy way to discern the quality of your chosen supplier. It's also a big investment in time and money so making the right decision is crucial.
Choosing to train with The OCM helps to de-risk that investment. We've been doing this for over 20 years and have trained in excess of 5000 people across the world.
We are also responsible for a number of firsts in the industry. We're a founding member of the EMCC and have been at the forefront of shaping professional standards in the industry. Since 2004 we've been the only partner for the CIPD delivering their coaching and mentoring qualifications and advising them on best practice. We provide a range of courses whether you want to develop advanced coaching skills or you're a leader who wants to use a coaching approach with your team.
If nothing else, we'd love to chat and provide you with some insights into the profession to help you make an informed choice.
Give us a call on 01869 38989 or email Ed Parsloe ([email protected]) to arrange a conversation.
What makes us different?
For us, really great coaches and mentors tend to combine excellent core skills with intuitive people insight and business acumen. Whilst we can't necessarily develop your business acumen, all our courses are specifically designed to help you with the first two. Here are a number of areas that we think make our courses different to our competitors:
1) Our situational coach-mentoring philosophy - simply put, we believe that a coach-mentoring approach creates the greatest impact. Coach-mentors intentionally master a broad toolkit and adjust their style to suit the situation and context enabling them to select the most effective method to support their client rather than being wedded to specific tool or technique. They are pragmatic and not dogmatic. All our courses are underpinned by this philosophy, helping you develop a coach-mentoring mindset and the diverse skills required to be highly effective regardless of situation or context.
2) Create your own unique approach - we don't create "cookie cutter" coaches or mentors, you are a not just another delegate on a course! Instead, guided by our philosophy, we help you to develop your own unique approach to coach-mentoring that is authentic to you, your situation and your context. Yes, our graduates hold common beliefs - a strong ethically underpinning, common process tools to manage relationships effectively, a strong belief in CPD and supervision - and our programmes do have core content to develop the required skills at each level but they are also flexible enough to encourage you to develop your own interests and insights. Furthermore, our coach-mentor supervisors are highly experienced at guiding you through your own learning journey whilst maintaining you on course to successfully complete the requirements of the qualification
3) High levels of 1-2-1 support - we provide you with your own dedicated coach-mentor supervisor (CMS) to guide you through the qualification, consolidate your learning and help shape your practice. Unlike our competitors who mostly rely on group work, this dedicated personal resource ensures that you are stretched and supported in equal measures. We provide this on top of group work, it's expensive but it’s highly effective.
4) No smoke and mirrors - for the uninitiated, it is difficult to understand the purpose of the different types of "accreditation" available, let alone the market value they hold or the costs and process associated with achieving it. Regrettably, some providers aren't as transparent as they should be relating to hidden costs/processes or the value the end product may hold. This is especially true where providers offer multiple "accreditations" from different governing bodies as their assessment processes often clash. We are always clear about what accreditation our courses have, the value they hold and how appropriate they are for you.
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Or if you'd prefer, give us a call on 01869 338989 or email Ed Parsloe ([email protected]) to arrange a conversation.