Coach Training

Connections in Mind  is  committed to improving access to executive function coaching for children and young people from all backgrounds. One way we do this is by providing world-class executive function coach training and accreditation run via Connections in Mind Outreach. 

Grow, evolve & expand your brain

Executive function coaching is a client/student-led approach to behaviour change. It helps individuals to develop self awareness and to form new habits, enhancing their lives and helping them become more successful at mastering the skills they need to flourish. These are often the barrier to success for individuals struggling at school or the workplace have their roots in challenges with executive function skills. 

 

Our Coach Training Course

Most people have an array of executive function skills strengths and weaknesses. Identifying those challenges can help in order to devise strategies to overcome these weaknesses. The malleable nature of the brain’s neural pathways means we can all learn techniques to overcome executive function challenges. 

Executive Function Coaching can be delivered as a bespoke intervention or integrated into an existing practice. 

What does the course cover?

An overview of basic neuroscience and neuroplasticity

  • What executive functions skills are and how to communicate their impact
  • How the pre-frontal cortex operates
  • How emotional processing relates to executive function skills
  • Basic coaching and motivational interviewing skills
  • Evaluating how ready a client is to make changes
  • How to support clients to develop executive functions skill goals
  • Supporting clients to develop new habits and strategies
  • Supporting clients to maintain progress
  • How to capture impact and to support clients to evaluate their own progress
  • The Connections in Mind Connect, Collaborate and Support model of coaching

Perfect for: Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Learning Support Professionals, SENCO's, Educators, Psychologists, Life Coaches, Support workers & more.

Who can attend the training?

The training is aimed at professionals already working with children, young people, or adults. It is perfect for teachers, teaching assistants, learning support professionals SENCo’s, educators, psychologists, life coaches, inclusion managers, support workers, mentors, and coaches. Bespoke training can also be arranged within your school, charity or organisation.

If you want to carry out this approach with children and young people you will need to provide evidence that you have a minimum of three years of work experience with children and young people and submit a copy of DBS (or equivalent) and safeguarding training. 

It is important to note that this course is an additional skills training course and does not replace a life coaching certificate.

If you would like to progress on to the more advanced accreditation you will need to complete supervision with us, collect a portfolio of evidence, and complete further tasks. 

 

Next Training Dates:

 

Autumn Course 2022 –

Thursdays 5pm-8pm
 
  • 6 Oct – Session1: Executive Functions, Neuroscience & Behaviour Change
  • 13 Oct – Session 2: Coaching & Professional Skills
  • 20 Oct – Session 3: Connection Phase
  • 27 Oct  – No session – Half Term
  • 10 Nov – Session 4: Collaboration Phase
  • 17 Nov – Session 5: Support Phase
Winter Programme 2023 –
Tuesdays 9am-12pm
 
  • 24 Jan – Session1: Executive Functions, Neuroscience & Behaviour Change
  • 31 Jan  – Session 2: Coaching & Professional Skills
  • 2 week gap no training
  • 7 Feb  – Session 3: Connection Phase
  • 28 Feb – Session 4: Collaboration Phase
  • 7 March – Session 5: Support Phase
 Spring Programme 2023 –
Wednesdays 5pm-8pm
 
  • 10 May  – Session1: Executive Functions, Neuroscience & Behaviour Change
  • 17 May – Session 2: Coaching & Professional Skills
  • 24 May – Session 3: Connection Phase
  • June 7 – Session 4: Collaboration Phase
  • June 14 – Session 5: Support Phase
 
 

Take a look at our webinar we hosted with three of our Coach Training graduates, to find out their experiences of the course, their key takeaways, as well as how they currently use their training in their practice. 

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