Specialization in Personal Coaching

Program Presentation

The program Specialization in Personal Coaching presents an approach, regarding its human being’s vision, inspired on the Ontological, Systemic and Transformational vision. We consider Coaching as not only a methodology with practical tools or a modern expanding discipline, but a philosophy of life through which one can look at and interpret the human being and its possibilities for change, growth, development and improvement.

For that reason, we define Coaching as a reflective and creative accompanying process, offered to persons-clients, to achieve a concrete objective and inspiring them to maximize their personal and professional potential. In line with what is aforementioned, the mission of the Specialization in Personal Coaching is to train professionals on Coaching, through the consolidation and development of their competencies and abilities as a Coach, the deepening in the different useful and needed tools to be able to accompany and obtain improvements in the development, change and accompaniment processes that are carried out.

The Specialization in Personal Coaching aims to provide a much connected training with the professional context. The theoretical foundations of Coaching, its different scope of applications and methodological models, as a scheme that allows the deepening in the Coaching process. In addition to deepening in the tools that will be useful during the guidance and accompanying processes; in the Coach’s skills, in accordance with the International Coach Federation (ICF) standards; and Coaching’s practice, through accompanying sessions supervised by the teaching staff, tutors and coaches.

Who is the programme for?

As well, the Personal Coaching program is thought for Coaching professionals who want to complete and strengthen their training on the most updated and innovative methodologies in this discipline, as well as develop and strengthen their skills as a Coach, improve their capacity to lead, coordinate and guide other in their transformation processes, and extend their tool box as Coaching professionals.

It is also aimed at degrees in Psychology, Medicine, Nursery, Law, Psychopedagogy, Advertising or Business Administration and Management, Education or other similar degrees that want to gain skills in Coaching to use them at a personal and professional level, to learn improvement techniques of their abilities to manage, lead and inspire their collaborators to achieve new and better results.

Diploma

Successful completion of the Program will enable you to be awarded the degree in Specialization in Personal Coaching.

After successfully completing the Program, the student will receive the degree as awarded by the University where they have enrolled.

Program Structure

The estimated duration for completing the Personal Coaching program is 440 hours (44 ECTS credits)a.

Regarding time distribution:

  CREDITSa LENGTHb HOURS
1st Part: Subjects 34 9 340
2nd Part: Coaching in Action: supervised coaching process 10 3 100
TOTAL 44 12 440

a. The equivalence in credits may vary according to the University that issues the Diploma. One (1) ECTS credit (European Credit Transfer System) corresponds to 10 + 15 hours. If students attending the program are enrolled in a university not belonging to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA), the relationship between credits and hours may vary.
b. Length in months.

Objectives

General objective

  • Training professionals in the Coaching discipline, via the development of their skills and abilities as Coaches, the insight in the different useful and needed tools to be able to accompany and obtain improvement results in the development and accompanying processes, within the conceptual and methodological approaches that support Coaching for change, development and personal growth processes.

Specific objectives

  • Analyze and understand the Coach’s function and identity and the essential contribution it makes during the Coaching process.
  • Distinguish and apply the different models and approaches used to cope with the change processes.
  • Developing the adequate skills as a Coach, basing on the 11 key skills and the values boosted by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as to be a professional who complies with the adequate quality standards to be a Coach.
  • Use the linguistic tools (conversational model), the emotional tools (management of emotions) and body tools (non-verbal communication processes and techniques) that are useful in the Coaching processes
  • Managing coaching processes and adequately accompany (the) coachee(s) in the achievement of the desired objectives to be reached, both at a personal and professional level.

Career Opportunities

Some of the career opportunities of the Personal Coaching program are the following:

  • Personal coach/Life coach.
  • Coach for teams and people management.
  • Professionals and managers at all levels in the organizational pyramid

Study Plan

  • 1st PART: SUBJECTS (340 HOURS)

The subjects and working hours corresponding to this program are shown in the following table:

1st PART: SUBJECTS
# SUBJECTS HOURS
1 Coaching origins and theoretical foundations 30
2 Discipline sources to support Coaching 30
3 Coach competencies 40
4 Coaching and Neurolinguistics Programming 50
5 Tools for the Coach 50
6 Mindfulness and Coaching 50
7 The Coaching process 50
8 Coaching application fields 40
TOTAL 340

Subjects, despite being independent, are structured according to a consistent pedagogical order. Each subject is divided into basic thematic units or chapters. A printed version of the content is offered, so the student can successfully complete the various assessment tasks.

  • 2nd PART: COACHING IN ACTION: SUPERVISED COACHING PROCESS (100 HOURS)

In the case of the Specialization, Postgraduate or Expert program, the last phase will be aimed at completing the 100% practical subject with 10 credits as working load, so that the student can practice the different tools, strategies and competencies taught in the program’s subjects, through different coaching processes that the students will need to take as coaches.

2nd PART: COACHING IN ACTION: SUPERVISED COACHING PROCESS
# SUBJECTS HOURS
1 Coaching in Action: Supervised Coaching Process. 100
TOTAL 100

Note: The contents of the academic program may be subject to slight modifications, depending on the updates or the improvements made.

Management

  • Dra (c). Vanessa Yélamos Torres. PhD in Psychology, Iberoamerican International University (in process). Master’s Degree in Integral Coaching, Instituto Superior de Coaching de Barcelona. Accredited as a Professional Coach by ASESCO. Master’s Degree in Systemic Coaching, Uiversitat Autònoma de Barcelona, together with the Instituto Sistémico de Barcelona, Spain. Degree in Psychology, University of Barcelona. Especialista en técnicas de Coaching, acreditado por ICF. Training in Systemic Constellations and Neurolinguistic Programming. Professional experience linked to online teaching in subjects such as Coaching, management of emotions, Leadership, Change Management. Experience as a psychologist and coach, offering online and face-to-face spaces, where the clients are able to carry out vital discovering, learning processes and personal and professional transformation. Participation in various seminars and workshops about Systemic and Transformational Coaching. Collaboration in educational projects. Complementary training in online spaces.

Teaching staff and Authors

  • MSc. Stefania Stiscia. Master’s Degree in Coaching with NLP, Escuela de Coaching Motivat in Barcelona, Spain. Coach accredited by ASESCO. Master’s Degree in Personal and Corporation Coaching with a Systemic approach in Coaching Lab, Barcelona. Complementary training in Transformational Coaching, Instituto Gestalt Barcelona and People Tech Solutions. Complementary training in Systemic Coaching and Systemic and Organizational Constellations in Farfala Coaching Global from Barcelona. Degree in Business and Economic Sciences, Università degli Studi di Modena, Italy. Co-creater of contents for various Coaching training programs. Founder and member of the events Committee of AECOP. Resources procurer and online tutor. Founder of Artliferbarcelona, she develops activities as trainer, adviser and coach and enables spaces to ease the organizational and personal development.
  • MSc. Sandra Guasch Santos. Master’s Degree in Neuroleadership and Organizational Coaching, EADA Barcelona. Master's Degree in Transformational, Personal and Organizational Coaching for managers, Instituto Gestalt de Barcelona and People Tech Solutions. Degree in Business Administration, University of Barcelona, Spain. Copperfield Certification in the Kaospilot School of Design, Barcelona. Sikkhona Certification, instituto de la Comunicación y de Coaches, Barcelona. Complementary training in the development of human resources, relational and communicative abilities. Trainer and Organizational Coach. Business Management and Human Resources chief. Experience as a trainer, coordinator and work teams’ manager.
  • MSc. Núria Oltra González. Master's Degree in Systemic Coaching from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Degree in Psychology Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain. Founder and Holistic Coach at Novamirada, where she offers spaces to promote the holistic growth and people’s life growth. Experience as a classroom-based teacher in the Master’s Degree in Systemic Coaching, Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, together with the Instituto Sistémico de Barcelona. Projects coach and coordinator in the Fundación Babel Punto de Encuentro.
  • MSc. Ana de Diego Lagüera. MBA from the University of Deusto. ACC Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation. Personal and executive coach. Professor in the Psychological Degree from the European University of the Atlantic. Coaching and Mentoring Professor in the HR Master from the UBU. Professor of the Master in Coaching and Leadership from the School of Coaching and Three Talents (Merida, Spain). Responsible for the internal training, HR, trainer, consulter and organizational coach for several Spanish businesses for which she has developed projects and carried out measures aimed at facilitating spaces to favor the collaborators’ personal and organizational development.
  • MSc. Sonia Juliana Pérez Pérez. Master’s Degree in Music Therapy, Universidad Nacional de Colombia. Degree in Psychology at the National Distance Education University. Degree in Anthropology, Universidad de Los Andes, Colombia. Certified in University Teaching, Corporación Universitaria Taller 5. Highly skilled in the development of educational, social and therapeutic processes from the understanding, analysis and proactive vision skills. High writing, reading and research abilities. She is an experienced teacher and music therapy in diverse university institutions, training centers and therapeutic intervention in Colombia.
  • MSc. Sara Moza Moríñigo. Master’s Degree in Teaching, University of Sevilla. Master’s Degree in HHRR and Work Management, Centro de Estudios Jurídicos de Granada. Master’s Degree in Mediation and Conflict Resolution, European University of the Atlantic (in process). Degree in Psychology, University of Granada. Experience in HHRR consultancy and as a teacher in the conflict resolution and HHRR area. Collaboration in educational projects. Complementary training in online spaces.
  • Dra. Laura Natalia Pérez. PhD (Cum Laude) and Master's Degree in Cognitive Science and Language at the University of Barcelona, Spain. Academic Director of the Master’s Degree in Health Psychology at the International Iberoamerican University, Mexico; Academic Coordinator of the PhD in Psychology and Professor at this university. Psychologist and coach, founder of Human Flourishing. Research Experience at the University of Barcelona, Spain. Experience as a psychologist at the Hospital San Juan de Dios and La inmaculada, Colombia.
  • Dra. María de los Ángeles González García. PhD in Educational Psychology and Sport Psychology by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Master’s Degree in Research in Health Psychology and Sport Psychology by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Degree in Psychology, Specialization: Clinical Psychology, Universidad de Salamanca. Part-time Holder Teacher at Soler i Sala SL, Barcelona, in Consultation and Training in Health Psychology, Coaching and PNL (June 2009-2011) and currently Associate Professor at the Degree in Psychology at the European University of the Atlantic. She has worked as a Psychologist in the Unity of Internal Medicine of the Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Barcelona, in Assistance, Research and Training tasks. At present, she is Director of the Psychoeducational Center “BalanCe”, in Santander, Psychologist and Mindfulness trainer. She has published manuals and scientific articles published in international journals on Clinical Psychology and also, she has collaborated in many clinical studies.
  • Dr. Juan Luis Martín Ayala. PhD in Psychology, University of the Basque Country, (Spain). Master’s Degree in Mental Health, Universidad de Deusto, Spain. Expert on Family Mediation. Director of the Academic Degree in Psychology and Teacher and Researcher of the Evolutionary Psychology and Education area at the European University of the Atlantic, Spain. Author and co-author of numerous books, book chapters and research articles on the field. Participation in international conferences on development and education.
  • Dra (c). Julién Brito Ballester. PhD in Education, Iberoamerican International University (in process). Master's Degree in Systemic Coaching, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Master's Degree in Human Resources Management, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Master’s Degree in Labor and Organizational Psychology, University of La Habana, Cuba. Her professional career has been linked to teaching, research and consulting in the Organizational Psychology and other related areas. She has mainly worked on academic cordination, teaching, recruitment, training and development as well as in the management and implementation of different conculting projects attending to different organizational intervention needs and change processes. She has been working on a line of research linked to the development of competencies.
  • Dra (c). Vanessa Yélamos Torres. PhD in Psychology, Iberoamerican International University (in process). Master’s Degree in Integral Coaching, Instituto Superior de Coaching de Barcelona. Accredited as a Professional Coach by ASESCO. Master’s Degree in Systemic Coaching, Uiversitat Autònoma de Barcelona, together with the Instituto Sistémico de Barcelona, Spain. Degree in Psychology, University of Barcelona. Especialista en técnicas de Coaching, acreditado por ICF. Training in Systemic Constellations and Neurolinguistic Programming. Professional experience linked to online teaching in subjects such as Coaching, management of emotions, Leadership, Change Management. Experience as a psychologist and coach, offering online and face-to-face spaces, where the clients are able to carry out vital discovering, learning processes and personal and professional transformation. Participation in various seminars and workshops about Systemic and Transformational Coaching. Collaboration in educational projects. Complementary training in online spaces.
  • Dra (c). María Eugenia Luna Borgaro. PhD in Education, International Iberoamerican University Mexico, currently developing the PhD Thesis. Master’s Degree in Human Resources and Knowledge Management, University of León. Degree in Psychology, Universidad de Guadalajara. Experienced business coach for entrepreneurs. Teacher in subjects related to the management skills, business administration, young adult’s education. Professional experience in recruitment and hiring staff.
  • Dra (c). Carmen Lilí Rodríguez Velasco. PhD in Education, Iberoamerican International University (in process). Master’s Degree in Labor and Organizational Psychology at the University of La Habana, Cuba. Her professional career has been linked to teaching, research and consulting in the Organizational Psychology and other related areas. Experience in the coordination of work teams for the syllabus design of academic programs and creation of didactic materials, as well as the management and optimization of processes and procedures linked to the design and implementation of academic programs in online learning spaces. Significant participation in Workshops, Seminars and Congresses. Author and co-author of several scientific publications.
  • Dra. Mariacarla Martí González. PhD in Education, Iberoamerican International University. Degree in Psychology, Universidad de la Habana. Master’s Degree in Arts, Universidad de las Artes, Cuba. Degree in Psychology and Arts Pedagogy. She has been teaching Psychology at the Universidad de las Artes and has been a guest researcher at the University of Zaragoza. Teaching at the European University of the Atlantic and member of the Psychopedagogical Cabinet of the university.

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