The Gestalt Institute of Cleveland

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Gestalt Coaching Training & Certification

Coaching—be it life, executive, or leadership—is a practice in which trained professionals partner with clients to help maximize their personal and professional potential. It supports growth and development through self-initiated change and helps a person better focus on goal setting, outcome creation, and personal change management. The Gestalt Institute of Cleveland offers:

  • Coach training that can be used in life, executive, and leadership and career coaching.
  • Certification as a Gestalt Professional Certified Coach (GPCC™).
  • A program that provides a pathway to International Coach Federation (ICF) certification as an Associate Certified Coach, Professional Coach, or Master Certified Coach.
  • Workshops teaching coaching skills to individuals wishing to employ those skills in their personal and professional lives.
  • Coaching workshops for organizations and companies.

Gestalt theory and practice is a holistic approach to enhancing human development and learning that brings added value to coaching and makes it a truly transformative process. It focuses on the totality of a person and recognizes the unity of mind, body, spirit, and emotions and the critical role of relationships. Gestalt teaches how to fully engage in the present, yielding greater awareness of what is being experienced, thereby gaining increased knowledge of self, others, and the shared environment. Using the unique and powerful gestalt self-discovery process, previously unrecognized strengths are revealed. Both fledgling and experienced coaches are then able 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 and organizations to develop coaching skills while benefiting from the advantages offered by gestalt theory and practice.

ACTP accredited

Today, the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland is the only organization able to confer Gestalt Professional Certified Coach™ status. It is the only coaching program in Ohio with the highest accreditation (ACTP) from ICF—a globally recognized, independent accrediting organization. This accreditation allows coaches to get the beginning or intermediate ICF certifications in less time and provides a pathway to ICF's highest level of certification—Master Certified Coach. Thus, participants in the coach certification program can become eligible for both ICF and GPCC™ certifications for the price of one program.

The program and all workshops confer ICF coach specific training hours and professional continuing education credits can be obtained upon request.

Coaching Training Calendar

Working with the Family Business: A Coach-ApproachSeptember 25, 2015
Creative Expression: Going Deeper with your Coaching ClientsOctober 26-27, 2015
Coach Certification ProgramNovember 2, 2015 - May 21, 2016
Creating the Best Possible Emerging Future: Integrating Gestalt Approach with Theory U: Change ProcessFebruary 5, 2016
Team Coaching: The Gestalt WayFebruary 8-10, 2016
Hooked and Stuck: Coaching for Leverage When Polarity Interests ConflictFebruary 24, March 9, March 23, 2016
Coaching at the Point of ContactMarch 2, 2016
Introduction to Gestalt CoachingAugust 5-6, 2016