Now Accepting Participants from ICF Accredited Training Programs
Watch this Welcome Video that explains more about The Helping Hand for Coaches Program.
The Helping Hand for Coaches is a worldwide coaching community offering training, support, and services for Certified Professional Coaches at all levels of experience. With more than 1,000 coaches experiencing The Helping Hand for Coaches Program, we have clearly demonstrated the need for such a community. Our participating coaches benefit from the program's multiple service offerings whether they simply desire to enhance their skills and gain confidence, need to maintain ICF credentials with Continuing Coach Education, or are searching for mentor coaching. It's all here in one program!
Bartering is the provision of goods or services for other goods or services without the exchange of money. When professional coaches barter their coaching services in exchange for other professional services, their coaching hours are considered "paid."
In a bartered coaching system, the International Coach Federation (ICF) requires that coaches trade their coaching services, session for session, in order to claim "paid" coaching hours towards their certification (ACC/PCC/MCC).
Certified Professional Coaches wishing to join the program must complete an ICF-Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) and have at least 60 hours of coaching experience (individually or as part of the training program). A certificate of completion (or other documentation) is required for verification. Coaches are not required, but are strongly encouraged, to be members of the International Coach Federation (ICF).
The Helping Hand for Coaches program is designed to support coaches who desire to continue practicing the art and skill of coaching in a safe environment and have an interest in bartering their coaching services to earn paid coaching hours towards their ICF Credentials.
Develop and maintain your newly-discovered coaching skills in a safe environment where new coaches continue practicing and learning with other coaches following their ICF- Accredited training programs. Not only will you coach, but you will also receive coaching through this bartered-coaching system.
Participate in a recognized bartered coaching system designed to help coaches accumulate "paid" coaching hours towards their basic International Coach Federation (ICF) Certification. According to the 2016 ICF Global Coaching Study, coaches who hold a credential from a professional coaching association report higher annual revenue from coaching than their peers without a credential.
Since 2020, The Helping Hand for Coaches has been an approved Continuing Coach Education (CCE) Provider with the ICF. Participants can maintain their ICF credentials (ACC/PCC) by earning up to 12 CCEs towards the Core Competencies requirement by attending select monthly training events, at no additional cost.
Every month offers a new webinar or training session provided by seasoned PCC-level coaches and highly trained instructors. Enhance your current coaching skills while you forge new ones by attending special training sessions via Zoom. All sessions are recorded and made available in the Training Library.
Whether you just want feedback on your coaching or need mentor coaching hours for credential renewal, our program will help you get started. Your first hour of mentor coaching is included in each year of participation with the option to continue with our ICF-Registered, PCC-Level Mentor Coach, Marilyn Rose at a "members only" discount.
One of the most important things in business is to not only follow the process but to fall in love with it. Here, coaches are free to test their client logs, explore best practices for onboarding new clients, and to work out other business-related processes such as online scheduling and new business applications.
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