Mission and vision of the Academy for Coaching and Counselling
The Academy for Coaching and Counselling strives for a world in which people use their talents to get the best out of themselves and others, based on a positive attitude towards life.
We therefore train skilled and authentic coaches/counsellors who:
- Help clients to heal emotionally through in-depth self-examination and to break through obstructive thinking patterns and behaviour (counselling)
- Guide clients in taking concrete steps forward, using their own talents and expanding their personal skills (coaching)
To be able to exercise the profession of coaching/counselling, it is necessary that you know yourself very well, have the knowledge and skills to guide other people and that you are able to work with people in a professional way in any situation.
That is why we pay a lot of attention to personal development in our training programmes: who are you and what talents and life experiences can you use as a coach/counsellor? We teach our students how they can use their talents to guide others on their path.
In this profession, it is important that you have a Growth Mindset (C. Dweck, 2006). This is an attitude to life in which qualities such as growth, optimism, self-reflection and perseverance play a major role. In our programmes, we stimulate this mindset and these qualities in our students, so that they in turn can guide their clients in their process of change.
It is also of great importance that a coach/counsellor has knowledge of psychology, agogics, change management and the possibilities and limits of his profession. That is why we provide up-to-date knowledge and reflection, since the profession is constantly evolving.