Developing Coaches

Developing coaching skills using ACT

Our coach training helps coaches to deepen their skills and develop their knowledge with hands-on experience with some of the world’s leading ACT experts.

Who do we help?

We think ACT is essential for any internal coach, business psychologist or people professional who wants to deepen their coaching skills.

However this training is particularly useful for coaches operating within organisations, career coaches, wellbeing coaches, executive coaches as well as professionals in the HR and L&D spaces seeking to further develop their coaching skills and deepen their practice.

What do we do?

We are world-leaders in the application of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and contextual behavioural science (CBS) to the workplace.  We offer training and coaching to those who wish to deepen their coaching skills using this cutting-edge, evidence-based psychology.

For more on why ACT is essential to executive coaching, or if you have a specific query get in touch.  We are passionate about ACT, so it will always be a pleasure to answer any questions you may have.

What does the process involve?

We offer interactive workshops and training for coaches wishing to integrate ACT or CBS into their practice.  In general this is initially a half day’s interactive training, with a brief introduction to the theory, overview of the evidence and then a series of practical exercises to start learning and practising the skills.  We also produce training materials to help coaches embed their learning.  This includes workbooks but also links to short films and animations (produced both by The Career Psychologist and experts such as Dr Russ Harris) which explain various ACT concepts.

Outcomes for you

The objective of the training is to deepen and broaden the skillset of even experienced coaches so as to further develop their practice, or for newer coaches to learn a flexible and evidence-based coaching intervention which is known to be effective in coaching.

Our training programmes aim to develop in-house coaches’ ability to think and behave flexibly, through the deployment of a psychological skill set known as psychological flexibility, which can be applied to different situations and challenges they and their clients / coachees’ face.

By becoming more psychologically flexible, coaches can help coachees relate more skilfully to their thoughts and emotions and to make decisions more consciously and in line with their values.  This single skill has been shown to improve effectiveness with benefits to health, wellbeing, workplace performance and satisfaction with life.

Who delivers?

All of our coaches and psychologits are experts in ACT, but the initial training is delivered by Dr Mick Darby and Dr Rob Archer, both world leading experts in the application of ACT to the workplace and to coaching.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, or simply want to register interest (we hold sessions based on demand), then drop us a line.