What is Foundations for Coaching Excellence?

Our 1-year cross-cultural, Christ-centered Foundations for Coaching Excellence (FCE) course will give you the skills to ask powerful questions, to know what to listen for and how to draw out God’s heart in your client, coworker, or any individual to help them achieve their goals. We do this by providing you with tools, examples, practice, and an encouraging environment. We offer customized feedback to support you in your development as a coach.

Those who are committed to cross-cultural missions are doing some of the toughest, most demanding work on the planet and are often faced with limited resources. These workers need and deserve the highest quality coaching support that understands the unique challenges of living and working cross-culturally.

Since 2009, CMI has been training people around the world so they can provide professional quality coaching support with confidence and competence. Our highly experienced trainers use proven interactive learning processes to help you develop foundational and advanced coaching skills. Whether you are looking to incorporate the coaching approach into your current role, into a new role, or if you are interested in becoming a professional level coach, our training is for you!

FCE is for…

  • cross-cultural workers
  • team leader in the field
  • team members in the field
  • missions pastor
  • member care staff
  • church missions team member
  • missions organization staff member
  • business for transformation practitioner
  • persons who works with immigrant or refugee populations
  • cross-cultural workers who needs a professional certification to work in a closed culture
  • a person working in missions in any way!
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“This training truly made the course work come alive – the engagement and accessibility of the trainers and their feedback helped me customize strengthening weaknesses and recognizing strengths, and the way they taught with the value of learning experientially made all the difference of coaching being a distant concept to being a useful and transformational tool.”

— Anna W, Class of 2021

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Course Activities

FCE Welcome

FCE Phase One, Class 1 (1.1)

FCE Phase One, Class 2 (1.2)

FCE Phase One, Class 3 (1.3)

FCE Phase One, Class 4 (1.4)

FCE Phase Two – Training Intensive (2)

FCE Phase Three, Class 1 (3.1)

FCE Phase Three, Class 2 (3.2)

FCE Phase Three, Class 3 (3.3)

FCE Phase Three, Class 4 (3.4)

FCE Next Steps

FCE Coaching Resources

Resources you’ll use for Coaching during the Foundations for Coaching Excellence cohort session.


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