Coaching others to think innovatively is an exciting journey!
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Welcome to your certification program to be an Innovative Thinking Coach.
Get ready for an exciting and fulfilling journey, personally and professionally. As a certified coach, most often you’ll be working with people who have taken an online course or have attended a workshop about the styles. You'll be boosting their success as you enable them to deepen their learning and practice of innovative thinking in their everyday work.
Once you’ve completed your certification course, you’ll be able to guide, support, and facilitate each person you coach to:
- Strengthen their understanding about what it means to “think innovatively”
- Enhance their knowledge about the Innovation Styles®
- Master 4 Innovation Styles® questions to generate more comprehensive solutions
- Gain self-awareness and versatility using their self-assessment profile
- Appreciate others’ style preferences, including group dynamics
- Be confident using style-specific idea-generation techniques
- Be skillful in applying customized Compass questions to specific needs
In the next section, you can download a full course outline. It contains a roadmap of the background you’ll be learning first, along with 7 different types of coaching sessions. Within each coaching session, there are videos and exercises you can use when you are coaching others. With some coaching sessions there are optional videos and exercises you can use, if they would better fit the needs of the people you are coaching.
While you’ll want to learn and master each coaching session, you don’t have to use every session with everyone you coach, and you don’t have to use them in any order. Consider these 7 coaching sessions to be a repository of resources to choose from when you are designing a session. You may plan most of your coaching sessions ahead of time, but don’t forget: these resources are always available to you across all your devices. So, also consider them to be a “just-in-time-inventory” anytime you need to inspire and guide innovative thinking.
Once you’ve learned how to lead each of the 7 coaching sessions, we’ll personally coach you before and after your first "live" sessions to make sure you’ll be confident and successful from the very start. And, we’re always here to support you when you need us.
So jump right in! We’re sure that your professional skills will grow in your role as a Certified Innovative Thinking Coach. And, you’ll be enabling people to meet their work challenges in a new, better, or different way as they strive to produce positive, innovative solutions.
We look forward to being with you on this journey, and wish you the very best!
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