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Gain in-depth understanding of the coaching profession

Be familiar with people-related issues and solutions

Master career and HR coaching

Module 1: Appreciative Inquiry Coaching provides fundamental details of coaching as a profession and develops foundational coaching skills in individuals. You will be guided through the Aster Coaching Framework while learning the tools and techniques you can use in every step. This module builds Appreciative Inquiry skills so you can help your coaching clients to focus on strengths and envision a preferred future. You will develop coaching questioning skills that challenge limited beliefs and result to expanded perceptions and accurate responses.


  • To increase appreciation of coaching as a professional field;
  • To increase understanding of the standards and ethics of coaching;
  • To develop and reinforce foundational coaching skills using a tool-based experiential approach;
  • To develop effective coaching questioning skills; and
  • To learn the Aster Coaching Framework that draws from Appreciative Inquiry, Behavioral Coaching and Systems Thinking frameworks.

Duration: 3 days*

*Participants gain 30 hrs of ICF-approved coach training hours upon completion of the module.

Learning approach: Uses the action learning methodology with a good balance of lecture and coaching practice.

Delivery: Face-to-face with observed coaching sessions


A. Contents

    • Aster Coaching Framework
    • Approaches & Methodology
    • Coaching vs. Other Interventions
    • Ethics of Coaching
    • Appreciative Inquiry
    • Coaching Questions
    • Career Development in Network Organizations
    • Typical People-related Issues and Solutions in Organizations
    • Case Studies

B. Contents

    • Case Analysis
    • Coaching Practice
    • Skills Evaluation & Feedback

C. Certificate: Coaches who complete the 3-day training and coaching practice sessions will receive a completion certificate that can be used to apply for ICF credentialing. (To know more about how to obtain an ICF Credential, please visit the ICF Credentialing page)

Language: English


  • Leah Zveglich
  • Sandeep Budhiraja
  • Yogesh Sood