The Gestalt Institute of Cleveland

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Gestalt Coach Training & Certification

In coaching—be it life, leadership or career—trained professionals partner with clients to maximize their personal and professional potential and facilitate their transformation. The coach supports a person’s growth and development by helping the person move towards, manage, and achieve the desired change. For new or experienced coaches or professionals who incorporate coaching into their practice, the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland offers:

  • A Coach Certification Program providing training applicable to all coaching specialties and conferring eligibility for three different coach certifications
  • Workshops teaching basic and advanced coaching skills for individuals wishing to apply these skills in their personal and professional lives
  • Coaching workshops tailored for organizations

Gestalt theory and practice is a holistic approach to enhancing human development and learning that makes coaching a truly personal and professional transformative process. Gestalt coaching focuses on the totality of a person recognizing the unity of mind, body, spirit, and emotions and the critical role of relationships.It emphasizes having an embodied presence, being fully engaged in the present and increasing awareness of what is being experienced in the moment, thereby helping others gain increased knowledge of self, others, and the shared environment. By using the unique, creative and powerful Gestalt self-discovery process during these explorations, previously unrecognized strengths are revealedwhich enableboth fledgling and experienced coaches to build on and expand their existing competencies in new ways.

More than 15 years ago, the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland became the first organization to offer Gestalt coaching training, and it is the preeminent place for individuals to develop coaching skills while benefiting from the advantages offered by Gestalt theory and practice.

Three Coach Certification Opportunities

Today, the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland is the only organization that grants a Gestalt Professional Certified Coach™ (GPCC™) designation immediately conferred upon successfully completing the Program. It is also the only coaching program in Ohio with the highest accreditation (ACTP) from the International Coach Federation (ICF)—a globally recognized, independent accrediting organization. This accreditation streamlines the application for a beginning or intermediate ICF certification and provides a pathway to ICF's highest level of certification—Master Certified Coach. In addition, the Program is accredited by the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE) giving eligibility to become a Board Certified Coach (BCC). Thus, participants in the Coach Certification Program become eligible for ICF, GPCC™ and BCC certifications for the price of one program.

The Program and coaching workshops confer ICF coach-specific training hours and/or coach continuing education hours (CCEs).

Coaching Training Calendar

Coach Certification ProgramNovember 7, 2016 - May 20, 2017
Coaching with Physical Process 2.0November 13-15, 2016