Program Accreditation

 Accreditation of Coaching Schools

The International Business Coaching Institute (IBCI) will accredit Coaching Schools to use IBCI Programs, Program Models, Coaching Frameworks  and STAR4 Assessments. Accredition award is subject to specific certification requirements where knowledge, training and skill practice are required prerequisites

Institutional Membership $ us800.00 per year includes:

  • Use of the IBCI' s logo on the school website
  • Access to IBCI coaches and resources
  • Listing on the IBCI website
  • Contribution of written articles, research to the IBCI member community
  • Provide Master Business, Executive, NLP and Star4 Certification and other training programs
  • Opportinity to promote the school's coaching programs
  • Opportunity to certifiy and distribute the Star4 assessments


IBCI Business and Executive Coach Core Competencies

The competencies listed below are those competencies that must be developed and demonstrated in class and the workplace to to acheive mastery in Executive and Business Coaching. These competencies form the basis of IBCI Certification

 1) Continuous Learning and Development

  • Take initiative in professional development, learning and in Implementing     new coaching concepts, models, technologies and/or methods in theory and practice

2) Creativity

  • Adapt traditional or devise new/unique client centric approaches, concepts, methods, models, designs, processes, technologies and/or systems

3) Diplomacy & Tact

  • Demonstrate the ability to treat clients fairly, regardless of one's personal biases or beliefs

4) Empathy

  • Identify with and care about the client's life state, feelings, thoughts, attitudes, values ​​and beliefs

5) Client / Employee Development

  • Facilitate and support the professional growth of the client through one to one, customized "program" design and development

6) Futuristic Thinking

  • Imagine, envision, project and predict with the client what has not yet been realized or envisioned

7) Interpersonal Skills

  • Effectively question, communicate, build rapport, generate dialogue and relate with trust to all types of clients

8) Leadership

  • Create, direct and facilitate an environment for client responsibility, accountability and planned results through the client relationship

9) Negotiation

  • Facilitate and enter into mutual agreements between the coach and client and coach and Sponsor

10 ) Understanding and Assessing Others

  • Use appropriate self and other assessment tools and techniques to assist the client to become self aware, to understand and comprehend their thoughts, beliefs, feelings, attitudes, motivators, skills, behaviors and impact

11) Conceptual Thinking

  • Analyze and present situations, hypothetical or abstract concepts / ideas to initiate and generate mindfulness, insight and awareness within and from the client.

12) Client Focus

  • Be committed to planned client outcomes, results, behavior change and work-life satisfaction

13) Personal Accountability

  • Be answerable for personal / professional actions / activities / outcomes in the coaching relationship

14) Planning & Organizing

  • Use logical, systematic and orderly procedures and record keeping to meet coaching plan objectives, in the coaching process itself and in responsible reporting to the sponsor

15) Self-Management

  • Demonstrate self control, social and emotional intelligence and an ability to manage time and priorities to be the role model for the client

16) Flexibility

  • Demonstrate agility and versatility in adapting to change in strategy, direction, process and methodology

17) Goal Achievement

  • Identify and prioritize in collaboration with the client, que activities lead to planned outcomes and goal achievement.

18) Persuasion

  • Use change techniques and strategies convince the client to change the way they believe, value, think, feel, say or behave

19) Problem Solving Ability

  • Anticipate, analyze, diagnose, and solve problems / challenges collaborativly with the client

20) Resiliency

  • Recover quickly from adversity, negative emotional expression and interpersonal stress in the coaching relationship

21) Teamwork

  • Work effectively, constructively and productively with the client, sponsor and others involved in the the coaching process.

22) Decision Making

  • Use effective processes and methods generate and to make collaborative appropriate decisions.

23) Conflict Management

  • Address and resolve conflict constructively with individuals and work groups

24) Written / Oral Communication

  • Write clearly, succinctly and understandably in client logs and reports.
  • Use objective oral language, structure, clarity and words effectively with the client to generate positive impact, build self -esteem, self-understanding, self-awareness, mindfulness and change orientation

25) Presentation

  • Present the "coach approach" effectively to the sponsor and the client to educate and generate commitment to coaching
  • Use appropriate presentation techniques and practices to maxiamize learning, comprehension and acceptance


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