Strengths Coaching Blog

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Certification Essentials- Called to Coach S6E10

On a recent Called to Coach, we spoke with Gallup's Jeremy Pietrocini, Maika Leibbrandt and Angela Davenport.







During this session we discussed Certification Essentials listed below. If you are interested in jumping to a particular segment of this session, refer to the time stamps provided below.

  • The Value of Becoming a Gallup-Certified Coach - Jeremy Pietrocini (0:00-20:14)
  • How to Get Gallup Certified - Maika Leibbrandt (20:18-39:18)
  • ICF Coach Certification - Angela Davenport (39:20-59:03)

The Value of Becoming a Gallup-Certified Coach - Jeremy Pietrocini

Become an Elite Strengths Coach With Gallup Certification

  • If you want to set yourself apart from other coaches, you can choose to become a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. 
  • Certified coaches epitomize strengths-based coaching excellence and are fully qualified to provide strengths-based coaching to anyone, including individuals, teams and managers. 
  • By becoming a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, you set yourself apart from other coaches and gain the skills, confidence and elite status you need to coach anyone.

Benefits

We offer a comprehensive curriculum to prepare you to be a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. 

You can connect with the millions of people in need of CliftonStrengths coaching, in need of someone to help them be the best version of themselves. 

We provide extensive education enabling you to earn the unique distinction of being an expert in strengths-based development. 

Thousands of people around the world discover their CliftonStrengths talents every day. And every one of them needs a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach in their life.

     To help them discover their talents and develop them into strengths. 
     To help them use their strengths to overcome their challenges and accomplish their goals.
     To help them capitalize on their potential and perform at their best. 


As a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, you earn: 

  • a digital copy of the Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach logo
  • your official certificate of designation as a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach
  • access to CliftonStrengths development opportunities offered exclusively to Gallup-Certified Strengths Coaches

Additional Benefits of Certification Include:

  • Promote yourself on our Coaches Directory on gallupstrengthscenter.com
  • Distinguish yourself as an expert strengths coach. Your certification include permissions to publically brand yourself as a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach using the exclusive logo just for Gallup-certified coaches.
  • Connect with a powerful community of coaches –you will have the opportunity to learn from and share with your peers
  
How to Get Gallup Certified - Maika Leibbrandt

1. Complete Your Required Coursework  

Choose from three learning paths:

  • Complete the intensive Accelerated Strengths Coaching course.
  • Complete the Successful Strengths Coaching course and the Coaching Individuals, Managers and Teams course.
  • Complete the Successful Strengths Coaching course, the Coaching for Individual Performance course and the Coaching Managers and Teams course.

2. Complete Your Certification Application

  • Within five business days of completing your coursework, you will receive an email invitation to complete the brief online application and coach agreement.
  • Tell us more about you and your interest in strengths coaching.
  • From how you intend to coach to how you prefer we communicate with you, this is your chance to share your preferences.

Upon submitting your application, you can begin to make progress on the coaching evaluations as you prepare for the exam.  

3. Complete Your Strengths Coaching Certification Exam 

  • Within five business days of submitting your application, you will receive an email invitation preparing you for the certification exam.
  • Your invitation will include instructions for taking the self-paced online exam and materials to help you prepare.

4. Collection Evaluations of Your Coaching From Six Clients

  • Demonstrate your strengths coaching abilities.
  • While your exam tests conceptual knowledge, these anonymous coaching evaluations help Gallup gauge your effectiveness as a strengths coach.

Once you have received a passing grade on the exam and evaluations that meet Gallup’s criteria, you will receive a two-year designation as a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach.

You are ready to join a community of coaches around the world working toward a common goal — to unleash the power of strengths in everyone they coach. 

As a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, you earn: 

  • a digital copy of the Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach logo
  • your official certificate of designation as a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach
  • access to CliftonStrengths development opportunities offered exclusively to Gallup-Certified Strengths Coaches

You can dig into the details further by downloading the Coach Certification Guide posted with this video. The guide is intended to provide the detailed information to support your entire certification process. 


ICF Coach Certification - Angela Davenport

Are you considering pursing coaching credentials from the International Coach Federation? If so, your Gallup coursework can help you meet the ICF training requirements. 

To learn more about the ICF certification requirements, go to www.coachfederation.org

To see the list of Gallup courses approved by ICF, go to http://courses.gallup.com/professional-credit

Added Bonus: Deepen your strengths coaching expertise via Gallup’s Master Coaching offerings. Your coaching session(s) will be with an ICF certified coach and thus can count toward the mentoring hours required. To learn more, go to http://courses.gallup.com/coaching

As an organization we are committed to offering coaching curriculum that aligns with the coaching competencies defined by the International Coach Federation. Each coach’s ICF certification path will be different, based on your experiences and the coach training you complete, but Gallup courses can help you get there. Refer to the ICF website for more details about the requirements.

Make sure to check out the Resources tab on www.CliftonStrengthsSummit.com for FAQs about the event and resources that you can use to help you to get to Omaha for the Summit! 

Join us at the 2018 CliftonStrengths Summit to learn more about improving your workplace through strengths. Register today to save your seat! 

Visit Gallup Strengths Center to browse our myriad of products and learning opportunities for strengths-based development.

Continue the coaching conversation on Facebook and Twitter. It’s a great way to network with others who share a passion for strengths!



Jeremy Pietrocini is a Senior Consultant at Gallup.

Jeremy's top 5 strengths are: Maximizer | Strategic | Futuristic | Belief | Connectedness. 



Maika Leibbrandt is a Senior Workplace Consultant at Gallup.


Maika's top 5 strengths are: Strategic | Positivity | WOO | Ideation | Adaptability.




Angela Davenport is a Senior Learning Design Consultant at Gallup.


Angela's top 5 strengths are: Maximizer | Responsibility | Positivity| Empathy | Learner

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