IAFPD Primary Certificate in Performance Coaching

The Primary Certificate in Performance Coaching is a module on the  International Society for Coaching Psychology recognised Certificate in Stress Management and Performance Coaching programme. It is a British Psychological Society Approved Course.

This 2-day course also forms part of the ILM Approved Essential Management Development Programme, Foundation Coaching Development Programme and the Advanced Coaching Development programmes. It forms part of the Association for Coaching Accredited Advanced Diploma in Coaching programme.

This intensive two-day course based workshop covers the theory and practice of performance coaching applied to work and personal contexts. It takes a cognitive behavioural approach. Learners will have the opportunity to practise coaching skills and techniques in small group work. Some of the topics included are the structure of a performance coaching session, assessing current performance, awareness and taking responsibility, reducing interference, overcoming psychological blocks, the coach as a catalyst, goal setting and goal theory, eliminating the discrepancy between actual and desired performance, competence, developing performance confidence, performance as a measure of behaviour, overcoming the perils of perfectionism, performance enhancing thoughts, performance improvement plans, tackling troublesome thoughts, keeping focused.

Handouts and a manual are provided. For the purposes of skills training, participants should be prepared to discuss one problem in small group work. Suitable for coaches, managers, personnel staff, trainers and counsellors. Normal rules of confidentiality apply.

To provide participants with a range of performance coaching skills.

• gain competence in carrying out an assessment of a person’s current performance
• identify and tackle blocks to improving current performance
• develop collaboratively a performance improvement plan
• understand what steps will be needed to maintain performance once it has improved
• troubleshoot obstacles to improving and/or maintaining performance

The trainer is Nick Edgerton, Dr Siobhain O’Riordan or Professor Stephen Palmer.





For accredited and approved training in cognitive-behavioural and solution focused coaching,

psychological coaching and coaching psychology

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