Becoming a certified Team Coach

Becoming a certified Team Coach

This is a rather proud day for me. Now I can call myself a certified team coach. Yes, my application got approved, and thanks to Team Transformation, the ICF PCC training journey has been quite a life-changing experience for me.

During my journey, I received many questions regarding the training process. To be honest, I feel honored to share my experience. As I write about my PCC journey, I hope my story motivates other people in their path towards team coaching training.  

An Overview of the PCC-level program

I chose Team Transformation’s Professional level coach training program, aligned with the ICF PCC training requirements. The institute provided me an incredibly safe and open environment to help me learn and reflect those learnings in my real-life scenarios. Their professional-level training program is ideal for those individuals who want to be certified team coaches.

There are detailed training hours, mentor coaching, workshops, assignments, and performance evaluation sessions that equip trainees with the skills for getting their credentials. They have a separate Certification module for those who want to continue towards achieving ICF credentials. I acknowledge that not all want to be ICF coaches and only require coach-specific training. In my case, I opted for my credentialing after completing the team coaching training.

Why go for Team Coaching Training from Team Transformation?

Always reflect on why you want to become a coach before enrolling in any program. I opted for team coaching training because I was in a difficult place in my organization. My leadership skills needed a boost, and I required effective mentoring to create a self-motivating ecosystem. Team Transformation has some of the most experienced mentors, in my opinion, who helped me to work on:

  • Making my team relations better
  • Promoting more accountability
  • Strengthening the ethical standards in my organization
  • Foster new connections
  • Identifying the strengths and weaknesses hidden amidst teams, and most importantly
  • Become a certified Team Transformation Coach.

The process

  • I started with the three elaborate training programs of Team Transformation. There were brainstorming sessions within the group. Most of the participants were from different backgrounds with a common goal to coach teams. Insightful workshops, and yes, methodological approaches helped us to practice with our peers.
  • Then came the pragmatic approach where we were offered real-time simulations, and there we completed our fieldwork and assignments.
  • The next step involves mentoring and supervision. Our mentor is an ICF-MCC coach who’s also a well-known Team Coach, Dr. Haris Syed. He coached me on my blind spots and strengths as a team coach and how I can be a better version of myself.
  • Then I completed my certification module along with the final exam. I continued working for Pro-Bono coaching and coach others to gather my experience hours. Within a year of my completion, I had almost 200 hours and applied for credentialing. Now I am a Certified Team Coach and an ICF Coach!

Duration of the program

Coaches who get enrolled for Team Transformation Professional program undergo at least 100 hours of professional coach training. And every bit of the journey is no less than an experience. When I enrolled in the team coaching training program, I assumed this will be a long journey. It was exhaustive, yet, I cherish every moment of my training sessions.

Team coaching training with Team transformation taught me ways to channelize my energy and maintain a work-life balance. My leadership skills went to another level and now I can coach teams effectively.

My Tips for someone looking for Team Coaching Training:

  • Becoming a coach will require much time from your work and life. So, plan accordingly. Team Transformation offers fast-track programs, which helped me to complete my 100 hours in 10 days.
  • You’ll not be training alone. I had been grateful to have a small group of 6 members, each bringing in different work cultures. This opened up new perspectives of team behaviors for all of us.
  • Program accreditation does matter. I wanted to become an ICF coach. Hence, I wanted to join an ICF-accredited team coaching training program. Many courses are selling them as certified courses. A word of caution: look for ICF or EMCC accredited coaching programs to ensure you’re opting for coach-specific training.

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