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EMCC Accredited: The Bridge’s Coaching Practitioner Course

How to become a coach? Learn how to use coaching techniques effectively, develop your communication skills on our course, and get the EMCC International Certificate.
Mike Shreeve

Duration

One-year course
10 months/150x60min lessons 25.10.2022 - 22.08.2023

Course Date

every other Monday 17:00-19:00 and SATURDAY 9:00-13:00 monthly

100% Online

Via the ZOOM app

Number of students

max. 12 participants Group course

Level

B2 – Intermediate
C1 – Advanced

About course

To develop your business and work effectively in a team, it is important to be able to say exactly what you really want to communicate. Even more so if the team you are leading is international. Describing your expectations succinctly and finding the right words in English to motivate your colleagues is not easy even in your mother tongue.

Sign up for our one-year internationally certified coaching course that will teach you how to use coaching techniques, conduct a coaching conversation, and communicate more effectively with your colleagues.

Who is the course for?

The coaching course is conducted in English and is designed for coaches, managers, and executives who are already working or want to work in an international environment.

Testimonial

“I would highly recommend Mike as a professional coach. He helped me not only to improve my English coaching vocabulary, but also taught me several extremely helpful coaching methods and tools. Mike is a great expert and a very kind person – he is enthusiastic, curious, creative, and does it all with a positive attitude. He treats clients like partners, trusts them and encourages their inputs. Mike also provides very useful resources and support which I appreciated greatly.”
Anna Hudáková, People & Culture Strategist

Accreditation

The training is accredited by EMCC UK, an international organisation of professional mentors and coaches not only in the UK but also in the international community and includes personal coaching, mentoring, group work, and language support.

What do you get?

  • receive the EMCC UK International Diploma in “Professional Coaching”
  • complete 150 hours of individual and group work, during which you will have sufficient time to really get to grips with coaching
  • improve your communication skills in English
  • develop your full potential and master coaching
  • gain confidence to be yourself in English
  • be able to put your coaching skills into practice immediately and train to become a certified coach

Who is the course for?

  • interactive workshops
  • working in pairs or small groups outside of workshops
  • mentored coaching of real clients
  • language coaching (if needed)
  • evaluation and feedback
  • self-reflection in the form of “journals” + feedback

Teacher

Mike Shreeve

Mike Shreeve served as a school director and an HR manager. His management experience became useful in his current professional training role, where he acts as a coach and a mentor to managers and HR professionals. He has designed the NLP and Coaching Skills, and the Teaching Students with Special…
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Reference

A coaching course improved my life, even though I didn’t want to become a coach.

I think I can say that coaching techniques have helped me to be a better boss, and colleague. I tend to give away instant advice a lot less and I listen and ask questions a lot more. In principle, it has helped me to move my communication goal from “finding a solution” to “finding out what the problem is”. I´ve learnt to ask questions instead of jumping to conclusions. Basically, I’ve stopped fast-forwarding the conversation, shooting suggestions to sort things faster, because I´m in a hurry… short of time …

To my surprise “the questioning strategy” has brought me more time, less stress, and even people around me are somehow happier. I have found out that I do not have to have my head running at 200% when a colleague comes with a question. It is not just much easier to ask questions, but one discovers a whole new universe of colleagues knowing exactly what to do, just looking for affirmation, reassurance or just for a chat.

Now I see how I wasn’t as good a communicator as I thought, how much could have been improved a long time ago (there is plenty that still can be improved) and especially how important it is if you work in an international environment, to learn and acquire new skills in English.

It´s not the same to learn coaching techniques in Slovak and then use them in an English-speaking environment. It is different to conduct a good evaluation interview in Slovak and then to do it at work in English. Well formulated questions and the right words matter. Presentation skills training in Slovak isn´t useful when you are nervous presenting in English, spoiling the overall impression of your speech.

Klaudia Bednárová
CEO The Bridge

Ways to learn

  • 40 hours of interactive workshops
  • 40 hours of collaborative learning and self-study
  • 36 hours of mentored skills practice with real clients
  • 10 hours of language coaching
  • 16 hours of assessment and feedback
  • 8 hours of written assignement
  • Individual portfolio reflection
  • 12 hours individual coaching sessions

Basic

One-year course
  • 40 hours of interactive workshops
  • 40 hours of collaborative learning and self-study
  • 36 hours of mentored skills practice with real clients
  • 10 hours of language coaching
  • 16 hours of assessment and feedback
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3300 €
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Premium

One-year course
  • 40 hours of interactive workshops
  • 40 hours of collaborative learning and self-study
  • 36 hours of mentored skills practice with real clients
  • 10 hours of language coaching
  • 16 hours of assessment and feedback
  • 8 hours of written assignement
  • Individual portfolio reflection
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3500 €
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Executive

One-year course
  • 40 hours of interactive workshops
  • 40 hours of collaborative learning and self-study
  • 36 hours of mentored skills practice with real clients
  • 10 hours of language coaching
  • 16 hours of assessment and feedback
  • 8 hours of written assignement
  • Individual portfolio reflection
  • 12 hours individual coaching sessions
4700 €
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FAQ

Is the course suitable for me even if I am not interested in becoming a coach?

Yes. You can use the coaching skills you learn in the course in any job you do. Coaching will help you improve your decision-making and problem-solving skills, communicate with and listen to people better, and avoid judging people. These are all skills that are essential for leading teams. Whether you're an aspiring team leader or an experienced manager, the course will reinforce those skills that will come in handy in both your professional and personal life. And last but not least, you'll improve your English.

What level of English is needed to pass the course?

We aim for level B2 and above. The course is ideal for those who can already communicate in, understand, and actively use English. If you are not entirely confident or “you are not yourself” in English, or you are stuck in the same place and cannot make progress, this is essentially a very intensive course in communicating with understanding.

Why does the course take so long when coaching courses normally take a month?

The course lasts a year so that the participants not only acquire but properly master the acquired coaching skills. It is important to have sufficient space and time for self-reflection, learning from mistakes, and feedback from their mentor. Especially if you are doing the course alongside your job, it is important to have time to learn new things. It is also practical to have the opportunity to practice the skills you have learnt in real situations from your work and private life. Not only are the skills acquired in this way much more firmly anchored, but they can also help you to deal with situations better during the course. Similarly, language improvement can best be achieved over a longer time period, not in one month.

Testimonials

  • I attended a one- week course with Mike Shreeve in Slovakia in 2019. The course was a turning point in my teaching career. It helped me develop self-confidence as a teacher and gave me some very useful tips to manage my secondary school students. I would recommend Mike's course for all my Italian collegues.
    Martina Vesnaver
    Secondary school English teacher in Trieste- Italy
  • My cooperation with Mike was very inspirational and helpful. He is a great and perceptive listener who really takes the effort to understand his clients. Mike has extensive coaching skills and experience to accurately assess the needs of the clients. He uses a variety of engaging tools to navigate the discussion and looks at the solutions from different perspectives. I believe that as a coach, he can support and guide the client to make a real breakthroughtand create a lasting change.
    PhDr. Anna Hudáková
    People & Culture Strategist, Consultancy & Mentoring & Coaching
  • Mike is an impersonation of the word 'coach' - someone who doesn't give you answers but asks you the right questions and lets you figure things out for yourself; someone who surely takes you from point A to point B but is experienced enough to let things happen in between; someone who stands by your side and understands that everyone's path to the goal is different. He is a silent leader but helps you get results indeed.
    Juraj Streďanský
    general and legal English teacher
  • I have beem attending coaching sessions with Mike for a few months now and I can say it has been a both very useful and enjoyable training. I am using some of the techniques and activites in my teaching already, as well as in my personal life. This is a great way how to guide students and help them become more independent in their learning, and for me, the added value is that it will allow me to expand my knowledge and career and be a coach in other areas than teaching, too.
    Michala Kamhalová
    English teacher
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