Artfulness is defined as the capability to demonstrate the craft skillfully; it is often the byproduct of one’s relentless pursuit for excellence driven by passion and zeal. The truth is that we all have the capacity to master any skills, and it starts first by committing a way of being – “ how do I ‘BE’ “. Masterful coaches not only learn the techniques of coaching but also perfect the way of being.
Honour Your Calling:  The first move toward mastery is always inwardlearning who you are and reconnecting with that innate force. Knowing it with clarity, you will find your way to the proper career path, and everything else will fall into place. Robert Greene, Mastery As it turns out, the journey to realize any calling is to find what you love and what the world needs, then combine them. As Frederick Buechner wrote, ‘Vocation is the place where our deep gladness meets the world’s deep need.

The Mastery Training for Artful Coaching is leading to the Certified Master Coach certification, for advanced practitioner seeking for breakthrough and are ready to take their skills to the highest level and gain mastery. It offers 80 hours of ICF approved coach training integrating the science of artful coaching within the ICF core competency for MCC level of coaching. Henceforth, this can also serve as a preparatory program for core competency development for mature coaches with the desire to evolve their skills from PCC to MCC level of coaching. 

How is the program designed and structured?

While scientific knowledge forms the basis for the skills taught, coaching is first and foremost about applying these skills. This is often seen in other professions, too. For example, a chef or a surgeon needs to have an understanding of the science of food or the human body, but must also be able to master the use of the tools they work with. However, to become a master chef or consultant surgeon, an individual must be capable of applying their knowledge when dealing with a specific dish or when working with a particular patient that is undergoing a particular procedure.

You will be guided through these five distinct developmental learning stages, which will enable you to hone your coaching skills at the MCC level.

Pre-course Preparation: Reading Assignment and Coaching Experience
5 articles to read and experience one coaching session at MCC level skillset
1st Stage: Learning Lab 8 sessions @ 2 hours each I Nov - Dec 2020
The first stage will provide participants with an opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of how the ICF Core Competencies are structured and how they can be applied at the MCC skillset
2nd Stage: Practical Lab 6 sessions @ 2 hours each I Jan 2021
Adopting a case-study style, the Practical Lab offers a systematic approach to analyzing a recorded coaching conversation, which reveals how the competencies can be manifested at the MCC level of coaching.
3rd Stage: Practicum I 10 sessions @ 2 hours each I Feb - Mar 2021
Learning by teaching others is one of the most effective ways to enhance one’s knowledge of a particular subject matter. You will have the opportunity to co-facilitate Coaching Supervision for coaches practising coaching at the PCC level.
4th Stage: Peer Coaching I 6 sessions @ 2 hours each I Apr 2021
You will have the opportunity to work in small groups to practice your new skills and will be able to receive feedback on your learning progress. The third stage provides participants with a safe environment to reflect on their practices so that they can expand and refine their understanding.
5th Stage: Coaching Supervision 10 sessions @ 2 hours each I May - Jun 2021
Coaching Supervision plays a major role in creating a link between “theory and practice”, and it will provide you with an opportunity to integrate your new skills fully. You will have many opportunities to hear real-time coaching conversations and will receive feedback that will further help you in understanding your strengths and areas for improvement. 
Final Stage: Assessment 
You will be required to submit 2 Recordings demonstrating coaching competencies involving the MCC Skillset.

All material is delivered 100% online via a blend of virtual learning, examining case-studies of recorded coaching conversations and self-reflection. Participants are provided with numerous opportunities to coach, and to be coached.

The program will be delivered by Dr Ben Koh, Master Certified Coach (MCC).


How can this program support you?

1. You will receive a 50 pages manual that carefully documented how the markers are expected to be demonstrated at the MCC level of coaching. In addition, you will be guided systematically to understand how the core competencies are integrated as a whole.

2. You will have access to preview 10 submitted coaching conversations to the ICF that meet the requirement at MCC level of coaching. These resources provide you with the best case-studies to model the learning.


High Praises for Mastery Training for Artful Coaching


Amorah Ross Master Certified Coach. It is my privilege to co-facilitate this mentor coaching program with Ben Koh. He has an exceptional understanding of the ICF core competencies at the MCC level. In addition to his coaching skills, he can attentively listen to a coaching session and immediately identify areas for improvement and do so in a way that supports the coaches involved and accelerates their learning. In my 20 years of coaching experience, I have not met a coach that has had a more positive impact on learners than Ben. I consider Ben Koh to be the Master Coach of all Master Coaches. 


Molly Gordon Master Certified Coach. Ben Koh is an exceptionally thoughtful and skilled coach that provides every learner with a personalized approach. He is an amazing listener and takes the time to learn about every client’s needs to offer them the best possible coaching experience. Ben’s in-depth understanding of how to make a coaching conversation more meaningful benefits learners from day one. Despite being a Master Certified Coach, Ben is continually searching for ways to develop and improve his skills and coaching programs to help aspiring coaches as much as he can. Ben is at the forefront of coach education, and his programs can be counted on to provide new coaches with the kind of training that will help them succeed. I much appreciate his ability to thoroughly observe and analyze and later provide his students with useful information on how to coach in a manner that facilitates learning, insight, and leads to quality results. 


What Past Learners who had achieved their MCC Have To Say?

Alina Menon ICF Mumbai Chapter President. I was utterly blown away by Ben’s immense depth of understanding of how the MCC level core competencies are integrated as a whole in the system of artful coaching. He was able to explain the “WHAT” and the “HOW” in a manner that was easy to understand and allowed me to enjoy my journey to my MCC Certification. Ben provided with all the insights I needed to deepen my learning. He took great care when helping me to reflect on my thinking and gain deep awareness. Most important of all, Ben’s undivided and personalized attention and support was what allowed me to succeed, and these are the traits that distinguish Ben Koh from other MCC’s I have worked with.
Sarah Devereaux I Director of Training. The depth of the content delivered, combined with unique and diverse learning platforms, made this my best learning experience yet. There was an incredible layered learning approach which allowed the concepts to become indeed embedded in my mind and soul. It was delivered in such a way that I was able to easily translate the new theoretical knowledge into real-life coaching application, doing justice to both the science, and the art of coaching at an MCC level. The training has enabled me to successfully transition from a PCC to MCC level of coaching competency.

Jayantha Fernando Director for Smart Quest Coaching & Consulting Private Limited. This program provided me with clear and easy to follow instructional design principles, along with numerous real-life case-studies that gave me an understanding of coaching at the MCC level. I was able to accelerate my learning at the MCC level, thanks to Ben’s exceptional knowledge of the “WHAT” and “HOW” aspects of the competencies involved. His honest, direct and laser-sharp feedback was what enabled me to identify areas that need improvement and further develop my skills. One of the most valuable experiences that this Mastery Training Program provided me with was the opportunity to learn together with other aspiring coaches from across the globe. I genuinely appreciate Ben’s one-of-a-kind commitment to offering the highest quality of learning available by gathering all the resources required to allow participants to develop their coaching skills at the MCC level.