How this course is structured
This course is divided into 16 lessons and 83 modules. The lessons encompass UM foundational concepts and practices. In each module, our coaches go into detail describing these concepts and practices in over 20 hours of video and audio content.
We understand many of you will be creating a coaching business, so in addition to giving you the knowledge base for becoming an outstanding coach, each lesson also contains a Business Development module.
In addition to the lessons, there is a wealth of supplemental materials in the form of audio, video, and documents, that you will find essential to your learning. Among the documents, you will find templates that will be helpful to both you and your client.
And what would a learning experience be without quizzes. There are 14 quizzes to help reinforce what you have learned.
How to be successful in this course
We recommend you take notes and write down questions as you go through the course. Then utilize the office hours to get your questions answered by the faculty, and the monthly live webinars to bounce off ideas and insights with your fellow coaches in training.
You will also have additional regular (often weekly) opportunities to have contact with fellow students as you are divided into smaller groups called Crews. In your crew you will be further paired with a Swim Buddy. This adventure is not one you will be taking alone.
The greatest key to your success, however, lives in you. Put in the time and effort and you will succeed!
Coaching WebinarsRecording of the UM Coaching Webinar (January 22nd, 2020) Recording of the UM Coaching Webinar (December 13th, 2019) Recording of the UM Coaching Webinar (November 22nd, 2019) Recording of the UM Coaching Certification Kick-Off Call - Cohort 4 (November 12th, 2019)
Recording of the UM Coaching Webinar (October 25th, 2019)
Recording of the UM Coaching Webinar (September 23rd, 2019)
Recording of the UM Coaching Webinar (August 26th, 2019)
Recording of the UM Coaching Webinar (July 26th, 2019)
Recording of the UM Coaching Certification Kick-Off Call - Cohort 3 (July 17th, 2019)
Office Hours January 13th, 2020
Office Hours December 30th, 2019
Office Hours December 16th, 2019
Office Hours December 2nd, 2019
Office Hours November 18th, 2019
Office Hours November 4th, 2019
Office Hours October 21st, 2019
Office Hours October 7th, 2019
Office Hours September 23rd, 2019
Office Hours August 26, 2019
Office Hours September 9th, 2019
The Importance of a Swim Buddy - Michael Ostrolenk
The Importance of a Boat Crew - Michael Ostrolenk
UM Coaching Graduation Checklist
Powerful Questions Document
8 Session UM Coaching Process
Coaching Process - downloading the UM Operating System
Code of Ethics: ICF
UM Coaching Proposal and Agreement
UM Coaching Proposal and Agreement for a Volunteer
UM Coaching Proposal and Agreement for a Minor
Coaching Update Template
5 Mountain Template
5 Mountain Example
5 Mountain Questions
ICF Core Competencies
Roles, Rules, ID and Agreements
6 Pillar Journal Template
5 Plateau Chart
APA article: Difference Between Therapists and a Coach
UM Operating System