Meet Belinda - Manager of the Global Coaching Academy
Today's Global Coaching Academy Diploma of Mentoring, Coaching and Interpersonal Facilitation has evolved from its humble beginnings as a nationally accredited "Certificate IV in Mentoring and Coaching (52350WA)" which debuted in 2007 through Insight Foundation - a nationally registered training organisation.
As student and industry needs shifted and changed, Global Coaching Academy continues to rise to meet the needs and demands of students and their clients.
As nationally recognised training compliance began to strangle the life and joy out of being a registered training organisation, Belinda and her team contemplated the options and benefits of leaving the shadow of national registering bodies and stand on the merit of what we do - deliver relevant, meaningful, professional high-quality training with a difference.
We reviewed the feedback we'd had from students and stakeholders. We considered what industry and our clients were asking for in our customised training initiatives. We talked to hundreds of people in HR in the corporate world as well as regular people who engaged coaches and mentors. We wanted to know what worked and what didn't in the old course.
Then we set about removing all the components that were out-dated, cumbersome and not relevant to the needs of our students and clients, and creating an optional module on business and marketing skills as a stand-alone option if required, to create a course that is more adaptable and flexible, meaningful and relevant, and less about completing onerous mountains of paperwork to satisfy auditing requirements of government regulation.
We are proud of our best practices and have our own high standards to meet which are about ethics, integrity, service and doing our very best in all interactions. We hold our own benchmark very high, so our students can rest assured we will treat them and their learning with respect, dignity and ethics in all things. (You can view our ethics document on the right menu).
In 2014 the decision was made to quietly transform the old Certificate IV into its new format, teaching out the last intake in March 2014 then offering our unique Diploma of Mentoring, Coaching and Interpersonal Facilitation for 2015.
The new Diploma has now launched and we are on our third intake with the students loving the new way we're working. You still receive all the same great training, however, because it won't be registered through the Australian Skills Quality Authority, we can keep our prices affordable and give you great quality.
By the end of 2014 we successfully upgraded our Diploma Internationally accredited with the International Coach Federation, which gives you a globally recognised qualification.
Your diploma is now an accredited coach training program with the International Coach Federation, and we are very proud of this wonderful achievement!
Belinda Baillie (Founder and head of the Global Coaching Academy) receiving her award
2009 West Australian Coach of the year
from the International Coaching Federation with Australasian ICF president Patti Gwynne and WA President Jack Busch
You can join our unique Interpersonal Facilitation, Mentoring and Life Coach Training course whether you live in Australia or around the globe.
Our blended style of learning gives you support and opportunities to practice new skills and techniques in a safe and friendly environment while you learn.
Our course clusters topics together into a naturally flowing learning program which gives you the skills and knowledge to create your own business in Mentoring, Business, Personal or Life Coaching as well as deep interpersonal and Facilitation skills, or you can take these skills and knowledge into your current workplace.
What makes our course unique?
There are a number of courses in coaching in the marketplace. Our course combines mentoring with coaching and interpersonal facilitation skills. We equip our students with more than just a list of powerful questions and some listening skills. We believe that every individual has lived a life, journeyed, experienced, learned life lessons and grown from them.
We have found that we can provide a richer experience for clients through incorporating the wisdom and knowledge gained through the mentor's life lessons, with coaching practices. Our mentors learn how to empower the client to come to their own unique decisions, make informed choices with the guidance of the mentor's experience and learning. The mentoring is based on a coaching framework which focuses the client's needs and agenda while being able to offer sound options and alternatives based on the mentor's own experience and area of expertise.
In addition to this our students enjoy the opportunity to undergo 9 solid months of deepening self discovery and self inquiry to assist them to move beyond any potentially limiting habits or beliefs and engage in life with more harmony and happiness supported by our own team of senior mentors and coaches.
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Humans are hard-wired for change. It’s in our nature to ask questions, to seek, to wonder. We dream and imagine. In a world that is constantly changing, the old question, “Are we ‘there’ yet?” can never be definitively answered because ‘there’ keeps shifting. We must constantly shift and adapt, learn, unlearn and relearn if we want to keep up. We must constantly re-invent ourselves. To do this successfully, we must first know ourselves well. We must be self aware.
A major focus of our life coaching and mentor training is gaining psychological clarity and emotional maturity. What does that mean? It means clearing out all old lose-lose patterning and programming from our minds and fully maturing the emotional aspects of ourselves which may be a little knocked around from less than ideal role models and upbringing.
Many people settle for mediocrity in life. This course in life coaching and mentoring is not for those people. This course is for those who want to be the best they can be in whatever their chosen field is.
As you work through the processes and lessons of this course you will be uncovering the true You! This is the gift that you are then able to take out into the world and share with others. Your greatest gift is bringing all of you to everything you do, your work, your relationships and your dreams.
Imagine a world where everyone on a voyage of self discovery – each supporting the other, unconditionally. The truth is prized and ‘success’ has a new meaning. Imagine a world in which the predominant thinking is in the spirit of “Let us co-create, let us co-operate...” instead of “I want.....”. Imagine being inspired and inspiring. Through our life coach and mentor training program, let us walk alongside each other to bring out the best in you.
As we stand at the dawn of this new era, flooded with ever-changing technology, bombarded with information, it can be challenging to discern the truth from illusion. Now is the time to change our focus. We need to learn to think differently, see in a new way, gain knowledge, undertake responsible leadership and to set a good example for those around us. Are you ready?
Life coaching and mentoring is a rewarding and fulfilling career. You can use life coaching and mentoring in your current workplace, in your family life, in your sphere of influence, set up your own life coaching and mentoring practice or work with a group of life coaches and mentors. There are many ways to work as a life coach and mentor. Unleash your imagination and your potential.
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