The distinct fields of professional coaching and organizational consulting are rapidly expanding throughout the world. Organizations engage executive coaches to support their leaders, challenged as they are by the complexity, unpredictability and turbulence of their markets – and of their own organizations. Such top executive coaches also have the opportunity to provide consulting services to their client companies, thus offering more systemic analysis and intervention capabilities. In practice, the interventions of consulting and coaching complement and leverage each other: consulting delivers broad understanding and tailored solutions; coaching develops those who implement and execute the improvements.
There are many coach training programs that prepare professionals for (mostly personal and life) coaching, and there are some programs that prepare professionals for organizational consulting. But there is only one program that is specifically focused on the preparation of professionals for the integrative work of coach-based consultants (CBC). This cutting-edge CBC program and accompanying certification is being offered exclusively by the Santa Fe Center for Advanced Organizational Studies (a division of the Institute for Professional Psychology Studies: IPPS).
As an advanced training program, intended for those who already have extensive human service experiences, the Santa Fe Center provides participants with multiple proven coaching and consulting strategies, ranging from decisional coaching to appreciative and empowering team building, and from the deployment of leadership assessment instruments to the design and delivery of Leadership Laboratories. Research derived from the latest studies in the neuroscience and cognitive decisional science laboratories are translated into practical concepts, interwoven with practice sessions that enable participants to become competent in the use of many appreciative developmental processes.Download Article 1K Club