Adler’s Professional Coaching Certificate Program—Resolving the Paradox
M Sinclair, L Page International Journal of Coaching in Organizations 2006
Founded in 1998 and accredited by International Coach Federation since 2002, the Professional Coach Certificate Program of Adler School of Professional Coaching assumes a dynamic tension between individual uniqueness and social embeddedness that drives creativity and, ultimately, contribution to a better world. The program draws on the life philosophy of namesake Alfred Adler and on many other approaches to positive, appreciative, systemic, holistic development and change, focusing particularly on leadership in the workplace. A description of the program indicates its connection with three transformations: education into learning; careers into callings; and theory into practice and vice-versa. Guiding principles about what it means to be a human being support the program’s strengths and indicate challenges for the future.