Vision and Goals

Coaching meets education to foster innovation an accompany healthy change

The ICF (International Coach Federation) defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential”.
This is particularly important in today’s uncertain and complex environment.
Coaches honor the client as the expert in his or her life and work, and believe every client is creative, resourceful and whole.
Based on this foundation, the coach's responsibility is to:
  • Discover, clarify and align with what the client wants to achieve
  • Encourage client self-discovery
  • Elicit client-generated solutions and strategies
  • Hold the client responsible and accountable
The main goal of our C.O.A.C.H. programme is to design a blended Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme, which is fully in line with professional coach training and is able to support education staff to develop professionally and to foster students’ growth, active citizenship and employability.
C.O.A.C.H will also promote a deep exchange of personal teaching and learning styles highlight the principle that effective actions must be collaborative, collegial and produced by structured team work.
Gli obiettivi specifici innovativi includono:
  • To stimulate an expansive mindset in education staff.
    Education coaches will acquire a new set of core competencies and be able to co-create positive relationships, establishing trust and intimacy, communicate effectively and facilitate lifelong learning processes and results.
  • To elicit transversal skills in teachers, school staff and students through a cascade of events and a multiplier effect.
    The training programme will support personal and professional development and a discovery process leading to; active listening, powerful questioning, direct communication, creating awareness, designing actions, planning of goal setting and management of progress, accountability and sustainability.
  • To support increased openness to personal learning and development and generate wellbeing and improvements in individuals’ attitudes and performances.
    More specifically, the participants will develop mindfulness, self-awareness, gain greater job and life satisfaction, and will contribute more effectively to the team and the organization, taking greater responsibility and accountability for actions and commitments.

Launching a New Role in Education: our Education Coach

The challenge for C.O.A.C.H. is the launch of the new role of ‘EDucation coach’ who can genuinely and effectively contribute to the enhancement of quality in education. All training will be focused on team work, cooperation, goals sharing and self-assessment, ongoing reflection, all of which are basic elements on which an education community should build its vision for successful in its mission.
The existence of an EDcoach within educational institutions can additionally promote mindfulness and well-being of staff and, as a consequence, of students and their families. The innovation of C.O.A.C.H. also lies in its main outcome that is real, concrete, and adaptable to change. Training for a new role in education will support leaders and educators in their everyday relationships and actions. The project aims at developing human resources offering opportunities for progress and constant improvements that are the primary goals for a successful ongoing European education policy.
In addition, further advantageous innovation lies in the focus on the ED coach, who, through being a change agent, will be easily adaptable to current and changing demands. Considering that teachers work with human capital, students first of all and then colleagues, all aspects related to well-being and inclusion are fundamental to them.