Only business coaching – for profit and nonprofit. BCTA is focused solely on the growing niche of business coaching and offers both for-profit and nonprofit Coaching Jumpstarts. Schools with similar for-profit topic areas are typically entry points into a coaching franchise. No programs have been identified that offer a nonprofit specialty.
Advanced coach training. The vast majority of coaching schools are focused on providing foundational (entry level) coaching skills. BCTA is focused solely on advanced coach training, to build upon and complement your existing coaching skills. The ideal student has completed their foundational skills training and has been actively coaching for 1-5+ years.
Proven process, proven leader. BCTA’s proprietary VALUE™ coaching model is based on over 20 years of small and mid-sized business and nonprofit coaching and consulting. The model is time-tested, practical and effective. The founder, Dorcas Kelley, is a senior business and nonprofit coach and consultant, a masterful coach trainer, a published author, as well as an experienced training designer and developer.
Professionally developed curriculum. The curriculum is experiential and engaging, based on the principles of co-activity, follows ICF guidelines, accommodates multiple learning styles and age ranges, and is credible and professional.
Best of distance learning. Using the latest in distance learning concepts and technologies, each Coaching Jumpstart is a unique blend of live teleclasses (20 hours) and online, self-paced learning modules (15 hours).
Short, focused, affordable. Because of the narrow focus of topic and target student, the Jumpstarts are of short duration (10 weeks live courses), easily accessible, affordable and qualify for ICF CCEUs.
The mission of Business Coaches Training Academy is to provide accessible, affordable and engaging training, resources and information to experienced coaches who want to offer Business Coaching services. Our distance-learning curriculums are focused on coaching skills appropriate for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and nonprofit organizations. Courses are a blend of live webinars and online, self-paced learning modules.
Dorcas has been my trusted adviser for over 5 years and she has consistently stretched and supported me at the same time. She helps me think through issues and situations and clarify my priorities. An excellent coach for my small business!
This course offered a perfect match between teacher and subject matter. Dorcas is organized, knowledgeable and a clear communicator. Her practical advice and materials are superb. I feel ready to jump in!
As an Executive Director for a non-profit (and 20+ years leading non-profits) I want a coach who can provide excellent value in a short amount of time. Dorcas is that kind of coach, and I’m delighted that she’s been a part of my “team” since 2006.
This course really propelled me on the way! Dorcas has fantastic energy and a wealth of experience to share. She maps out the process and alerts you to pitfalls and roadblocks. But she also helps you visualize your goal and get momentum!