Vienna Coaching Core Course​

Welcome to the journey of growth through our foundational coaching program. We intend that this program will lay the foundation for more impactful coaching. Each session is carefully crafted to guide you through the core aspects of coaching, blending theory with practical exercises, reflections, and discussions. By the end of this program, you will have developed a solid foundation in coaching principles and foundational techniques. You will be ready to support others on their personal and professional growth journey. 

The program is designed for future coaches, people and culture professionals, leaders, and curious people who want to focus on coaching in a business or professional environment.

The program is designed and taught by Dr. Blanka Bellak, ACC, and Bernhard Kerres, MBA, PCC, two experienced coaches who have also taught coaching for many years.

This program is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). It counts 30 hours in Core Competencies and 4 hours in Resource Development. You can use the credits on your journey to becoming an ICF-accredited coach or for your re-accreditation. 

If you want to learn more about the Vienna Coaching Core Courses, join us for one of our Info Sessions. We regularly run online and in-person sessions. Just click on the button and register! We are looking forward to seeing you!

Program Overview

Each module will be between 3 and 3,5 hrs long.

Module 1: Foundations of Coaching (online)

We embark on our journey by exploring the essence of coaching, differentiating it from consulting and therapy, and understanding the ICF Core Competencies. This session sets the stage for ethical practice and cultivates the coaching mindset necessary for creating trust and safety in the coaching relationship.

Module 2: The Power of Contracting (in person)

Delving into the art of contracting, we emphasize its significance in establishing clear agreements, setting goals, and building a partnership. This session covers the “big” and “small” contracts within coaching sessions, highlighting the foundation of trust and expectations.

Module 3: Active Listening and Powerful Questioning (in person)

Active listening and the art of questioning are pivotal skills for any coach. This session focuses on enhancing your listening capabilities and utilizing questions to evoke deep awareness and facilitate client growth, supported by practical exercises and reflections.

Module 4: Effective Communication in Coaching (in person)

Communication is the heartbeat of coaching. This session explores the 4 Ears Model of communication, ego states, and transactional analysis, equipping you with the tools to navigate misunderstandings and foster clear, impactful conversations.

Module 5: Psychological Safety and Changing Perspectives (online)

Understanding and creating psychological safety allows clients to explore new perspectives, a crucial coaching aspect. This session guides you through practices that foster psychological safety and facilitate perspective shifts, enhancing awareness and growth.

Module 6: Ikigai and Career Coaching (online)

Focusing on career coaching, we introduce the concept of Ikigai to help clients find purpose and satisfaction in their careers. Through exercises and reflections, you’ll practice applying these concepts to support clients in their career development journeys.

Module 7: Coaching Practice Session (online)

This session explores the structure of a typical coaching session. You will practice coaching with your peers and benefit from feedback. 

Module 8: Bringing it all together (online)

The final session bridges the gap between individual coaching and corporate environments, discussing how contracting and coaching principles apply in organizational contexts. This session prepares you for navigating the unique challenges and opportunities of coaching in corporate settings.

Quick Facts

Next Course Dates: Oct. 1 to Nov. 26, 2024

Participants: 6 to 12 people

Regular Price: EUR 2.990,- + VAT (Discounts and Early Bird Rates available)

ICF CCE Units: 30 hours in Core Competencies and 4 hours in Resource Development (1.5 days in person and five online modules)

Course Dates

Tue, Oct 1, 2024, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm – online: Module 1

Fri, Oct 4, 2024, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm – in person in Vienna: Module 2

Sat, Oct 5, 2024, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm – in person in Vienna: Module 3 & 4

Tue, Oct 15, 2024, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm – online: Module 5

Oct 29, 2024, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm – online: Module 6

Nov 19, 2024, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm – online: Module 7

Nov 26, 2024, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm – online: Module 8

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How We Will Work Together

Here are key principles for ways of working together that can help facilitate an effective and transformative learning journey

Openness and Curiosity
We commit to fostering an atmosphere where participants feel comfortable sharing their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. We encourage curiosity about different coaching methods, perspectives, and the diverse experiences in the room.

Confidentiality and Trust, Mutual Respect and Inclusion
What is shared within the group remains within the group, creating a safe space for personal and personal development. We build a supportive learning community. We recognize the value of diverse perspectives and experiences.

Learning Mindset
We see challenges as opportunities for learning and growth. We facilitate an environment that supports experimentation, exploration, and robust learning. We take responsibility for our own learning and commit to doing the home assignments. We see this as necessary steps toward developing a successful coaching practice.

Feedback as a Gift
We cultivate an environment where feedback is given and received as a gift. We ask for, receive, and act on feedback that is specific, actionable, and delivered with kindness. We welcome feedback that makes us aware of our blindspots and ways to grow as human beings and coaches.

Self-Reflection and Self-Awareness
We engage in self-reflection as a tool for deep learning and personal growth. We encourage each other to reflect on their learning, how it applies to their coaching practice, and any changes they notice in themselves as they progress through the program.