• 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.