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      Latest Coaching Articles :
Managers as Coaches -Benefits 
     Some misconceptions about coaching  
Dr Skiffington's 'Manager as Coach' -Manual/Course -available for licence  
Strategic Global Partnerships with Dr Skiffington and BCI 
Evidence Based Approach to Coaching  
Evidence Based Coaching versus Belief Coaching  
Benefits of organizational coaching and some case studies 
Client Education -how to sell your coaching business to large clients 
      Change - are we truly specialist change agents?






   Note: For qualified individuals who simply wish to learn how to establish a successful coaching career and/or coaching practice see: Graduate Institute of Master Coaches.























"Coaching is a new management tool that is sweeping corporate and professional life. Professional coaches are needed to start and maintain systems of wider coaching in any professional group. Coaching is a formal avenue for inter-personal and professional development that the Government Solicitors Committee has explored in the interests of government solicitors... From Dr Skiffington’s books and her visits to the Government Solicitors Committee, I commend the professional concept of coaching."  
-The Law Society of NSW. Vol.20, Jan.2001

1 to 1 Coaching School
"We don't want to be the biggest global coach educator, only the best." 


Director of Education: Suzanne Skiffington, Ph.D
Director of International Programs: Kathryn Jones, Ph.D.
Director of International Research: Ephrem Fernandez,Ph.D.
Director of Client Services: Micheal Dupree
Training and Development Coordinator: Natalie Johnson
Research and Development and Publications Coordinator: Michelle Walker

The Institute's professional coach training course and follow-on mentoring
- has a global delivery program from Australia to the UK to Canada to Asia to the USA. The private School provides a rigorous, personalized educational experience for busy professionals with demanding schedules by providing a custom designed, focused, short-course structure. Our niche one-to-one teaching and customized course format is unique in the world of professional coach education.

We do not provide a "cookie cutter" training program or provide shallow or prescriptive education. We want to remain small enough to develop a long term personal and professional relationship with our graduates. 

Our 'one-to-one' individualized/customized approach to course content and teaching is aimed towards coaching professionals at all stages of their careers, from entry-level accreditation, through to mid-career development and updating.

Dr. Skiffington's respect for: the values of education, personal responsibility and coaching's accountability to clients is deeply embedded in the philosophy of the School. Our 'world-class' standards reflect a fundamental difference in what we do and how we do it compared with anyone else.

Today, we attract the best students from all around the world and celebrate a growing list of successful and influential alumni.

All coaches do not have to be psychologists. However, coaching is change and change is a psychological process. The coach has to understand the psychological aspects of coaching and be confident and competent to deal with these. To do so requires personalized training and supervision by a clinician.

First and foremost we are a private educator but we are also:
a) -
a developer of leading-edge, psychological-based coaching tools and techniques and spend over 50% of our revenues on research and development. (As a graduate coach, you have free and immediate access to the newest validated, behavioral-based learning and change materials and tools available.) and,

b) - one of the world's leading consultants to Professional Associations and private and public learning institutions in the design and delivery of quality coaching professional development and accreditation programs to their members/students.

Research and Development:
We are committed to research and the dissemination of information through the publication of books and articles.

We constantly refine our curriculum, models and tools so our graduates can stay way ahead of their competition.

We use an extremely rigorous scientific approach to research, develop, test and validate coaching principles, models, techniques and tools. To find the hard data studies we continually look at hundreds of research studies.

The professional education for coaches falls into two categories - those qualified individuals aspiring to become coaches and practising coaches. The Coaching School provides a modularised course which is tailor made to suit each participant's level of professional development.

Dr.Skiffingon has been interviewed on T.V., radio and in the print media around the world. Her work and research has been reported in the world's top business, professional and scientific journals. She has lectured in leading universities, consulted with various  government committee meetings and hearings, opened international conferences with key note speeches and has had numerous articles published in various journals, magazines and newspapers.

Dr. Skiffington has a Bachelor of Arts degree, a Masters of Clinical Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. In the 1980's while teaching psychology at university, her research in human performance in an organizational environment led her to begin coaching. She has published widely and has taught psychology and business coaching in some of the regions leading universities. In 1998 she pioneered and published research on 'Towards a Validation of Multiple Features in the Assessment of Emotions' that has stimulated new research and instrument development in this domain by personality, social, and developmental psychologists. She is a best-selling author and today, as a guest lecturer, she still finds time to teach coaching in some of the regions leading universities. 

Over the last few years Suzanne has been invited to speak to hundreds of organizations and professionals involved in training, teaching, therapy and consulting on her successful coaching techniques. Time and time again in her travels she would be asked to provide a coaching accreditation program and her secrets for establishing a successful coaching practice. 

Her first priority though, was managing her own large practice which consisted of nine coaches and an international business client base. Her loyal clientele, spanning six countries, included several Fortune 500 companies including Leo Burnett Connaghan & May, Coles Myer, Clemenger Group, Mercantile Mutual, Westpac, C.W.F.S. McCann and a number of high profile business and sporting identities including successful national football premiership coaches.

But something was to change all that. McGraw-Hill Publishing approached her about writing a how-to coaching reference text that was urgently needed to fill a void in business literature. After considerable thought she accepted the challenge and passed the day-to-day running of her practice on to her partners.

With some justification for several years work, her best selling, groundbreaking reference books ('The Complete Guide to Coaching at Work' and 'The Coaching at Work Toolkit: A Complete Guide to Techniques and Practices' -see top of page: 'Books etc' tab) have received numerous awards and are now course reference texts in many universities, colleges, coaching schools and numerous Fortune 500 companies internal training programs. The reference books are also the UK's, Australasia's and North America's top selling organizational coaching texts. The Chinese government recently selected both books to be the first coaching texts to be translated and distributed throughout China. The first print runs were sold out within several weeks. 

Suzanne has now dedicated her life to teaching the professional coaching and business skills she developed during her distinguished career to others who seek to gain their highest potential in coaching. Through her unique professional development/accreditation course she is able to share her success formula with accomplished, busy, professional people who desire to be a qualified, credentialed coach. Today, she has accredited over several hundred professionals involved in consulting, training, therapy and management on her successful personal change methodology and business practice. 

The one-on-one four day Masters Level short course shows participants how to establish, market and manage a world-class standard coaching business. The course graduate is assured of the highest standard of course content and personalized teaching because Suzanne is not only an internationally successful practicing coach but also because she designs and delivers coaching courses at degree status leading universities for full-time psychology students. 

With her team of Master Coaches she has spent several years of research, application and fine tuning in developing her coaching program. The break-through fast track course trains and equips its graduates in the shortest possible time while providing a proven formula for achieving the greatest level of PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION and STANDING, SATISFACTION and SUCCESS. With offices in Sydney, Los Angeles and the Gold Coast, Suzanne takes her unique one-to-one course around the world.  

Today, a select group of trained, accredited and mentored 'partners' are becoming members of a unique powerful global personal and business development network. 

From the desk of Suzanne Skiffington.

Dear Reader
Coaching offers enormous potential for suitable professionals to enhance their career, make a career change, or consultancy type businesses looking to provide additional services.
Coaching is now recognized as the key ingredient in achieving sustainable and measurable change and development for the individual, group and organization.

My Coaching Program offers a thorough curriculum for students who are already coaching professionals and for those who have corporate experience but lack formalized theoretical and applied knowledge. The content and structure of the program has evolved over several years of graduate and industry feedback, resulting in a high degree of student and client satisfaction.

    The Coaching accreditation process, based on best practice world standard, also includes instruction in the vital business tools to succeed. The standards and skills taught will equip you with the required knowledge to excel in your chosen profession. To ensure your road to success I also provide client support to participants I personally invite to become network partners.
Coaching is the most fulfilling and exciting profession I know. If you desire to realize not only your own potential but that of your clients then the life affirming world of coaching could be for you.
My Promise to You...
Knowledge Transfer and Sustainable Learning
Critical to the courses' longstanding success is the ability of our trained coaches to coach at the top level based on the skills mastered in our program. I guarantee it!
Yours Sincerely


S.M.Skiffington B.A.,MCP.,PhD.,MAPS.,MISH.


 4 Day Master Coach Course