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iPEC's Glossary Terms to Know


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The world of iPEC is its own special place with a unique language. If you've ever felt lost in the jargon, you aren't alone! That's why we've pulled together this glossary. Here you'll find all the terms iPEC uses on a regular basis along with their definitions.



Admissions Coach (AC): The role of an Admissions Coach (or AC), all of whom are graduates of the iPEC program, is to aid a prospective student with their decision to attend a certified coach training program. Additionally, they are here to answer any questions a prospective student may have regarding iPEC's coach training program! ^back to top

Advanced Standing: Advanced Standing is pre-coursework available to students who participate in early enrollment for the full Coach Training Program; it consists of assignments to be completed by a deadline in order to receive a tuition reduction. Two of the assignments of the Advanced Standing Program are credited to the full Coach Training Program. ^back to top

Ambassadors: Anyone in the iPEC Coach Community who refers a prospective student to the iPEC Coach Training program. The ambassador is the prospect's "coach" and shares their coach training journey and perspective of iPEC as an honest endorsement. The intent is for the ambassador to get permission from their contact to share their information with the admissions team. If the prospective student enrolls in LPT or CTP, the ambassador receives a coaching bonus (referral) payment. Learn more about becoming an ambassador.  ^back to top


Core Energy Coaching: iPEC’s unique Core Energy Coaching™ process helps students uncover inner blind spots and cultivate new perspectives that support individual success on a sustainable level. Our methodology empowers people to dig deeply, honestly, and objectively into their energy and mental programming in order to assess who they are and whom they want to become.^back to top

With Core Energy Coaching™ techniques and tools, you'll support your clients as they establish and achieve new goals, raise their level of consciousness, and open up new possibilities that were previously hidden from sight. This is how people step into new versions of themselves, make connections, become catalysts for culture shifts within their workplaces, and increase the joy and positivity in every aspect of their lives. Learn more about Core Energy Coaching™.^back to top

COR.E Dynamics: COR.E Dynamics is a proprietary process created by iPEC that provides a systematic approach to creating optimized performance, wellbeing, leadership, and transitions in all areas of life.^back to top

The program is based on the belief that every action you take in life is a performance, and maximizing the energy of one’s performances will lead to reaching one’s current potential. In addition, an underlying tenet of the program is that, through raising overall energy, current potential energy can be increased, leading to greater, more effective performances and results. Training in the advanced coaching methodology of COR.E Dynamics is available only to iPEC graduates (Phase 2). This self-paced program is included in the tuition price. Learn more about COR.E Dynamics^back to top

Certified Professional Coach (CPC): Certified Professional Coach as designated through the ICF.^back to top

Coach Training Program (CTP): Coach Training Program - the most comprehensive training available through iPEC. Learn about our full Coach Training Program here.^back to top

Coach Community: CTP Students and Graduates who are a part of the iPEC Community, whether they are just beginning their journey through the Coach Training Program or they are already a Certified Professional Coach with years of experience, or anywhere in between. Once a student is enrolled for the full program, they are considered part of the community. We connect and collaborate in various private groups (currently on Facebook) that students get access to if they are enrolled in/graduated from the full coach training program.^back to top

Cycle: Refers to one of three times per year a student can choose to begin their coach training. Cycle 1 in March, Cycle 2 in July, or Cycle 3 in November.^back to top


The Energy Leadership™ Index (ELI): The Energy Leadership™ Index (ELI) assessment is the proprietary, research-backed assessment tool that takes something abstract, like the way a person views the world and turns it into something tangible—a metric that you can see and feel and even reevaluate in the future. Available only through an iPEC Certified Coach with an ELI-MP (Energy Leadership Master Practitioner) certificate. ^back to top

ELI-MP: An iPEC Coach with an Energy Leadership™ Master Practitioner certificate. (See ELI.) ^back to top

Energy Leadership: A technique developed and a book written by iPEC founder Bruce D Schneider. ^back to top


Graduate: An iPEC student who has completed all three training Modules and has achieved their Certified Professional Coach (CPC) certificate. ^back to top


International Coaching Federation (ICF): The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals. ^back to top


Life and Leadership Potentials Training (LPT): Life and Leadership Potentials Training is the first Module in iPEC's Coach Training Program and can be taken as a standalone course. The first 3-day live training includes 30+ Core Coaching Competencies. Participants learn traditional and transformational coaching skills, foundational theory, and application how-to’s (to form well-thought plans, next steps, and how to hold clients accountable for the progress they want to make). Learn more about this training here. ^back to top


Mentor Coach: A Mentor Coach is an iPEC Certified Coach who is assigned to each student. These Mentor Coach sessions are designed to help refine your skills as a coach, by you playing the role as the coach and then receiving feedback immediately after the session, both verbally and in form of a written evaluation.^back to top

Module or Mod: Modules, or Mods, as they are sometimes referred to, are the 3-day live classroom sessions and the associated coursework post the three days of live training. There are three modules in the full Coach Training Program (CTP). The first module is also referred to as Life and Leadership PotentialsTraining (LPT) and can be taken as a standalone three-day-only course without the post-work.^back to top


Niche: A designated group or demographic you specialize in coaching (I.e., women executives, newly divorced men, career transitions, etc.) ^back to top


Phase 1: Phase 1 of the Coach Training Program refers to the 3 LIVE modules (either in-person or virtual classroom sessions) and corresponding homework; it focuses on Core Energy Coaching and Energy Leadership. ^back to top

Phase 2: Phase 2 of the Coach Training Program refers to COR.E Dynamics. (See COR.E Dynamics.) ^back to top


Session Request: A conversation with an Admissions Coach that's requested by a prospective student by filling out this form on iPEC's site. ^back to top

SCOPE: SCOPE stands for Specific Current Operational Profile of Energy. ^back to top

With the introduction of SCOPE, you can now see your profile of energy—the energy that you have available (operational) for use right now (currently) with respect to the specific task you’re rating. SCOPE also shows you which factors are influencing your energy state and gives you suggestions for how you can shift to more anabolic (powerful, constructive) energy. In other words, while the ELI measures overall energy, with SCOPE, you can now measure your energy at any given moment
. Learn more about the SCOPE assessment here. ^back to top

Success Coach: Success Coaches are part of the optional Success Coach Program (available to any student enrolled in CTP), where you receive three coaching sessions to help define and clarify your definition of success in your coaching journey. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience expert coaching and observe coaching skills in action. ^back to top


Uncovering the Life of your Dreams: This is a book written by iPEC founder, Bruce D Schneider. ^back to top

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