Get Involved In Our People’s Coach Flash Mobs

Here is where you can get all the info on how to get involved and register to join the Our People’s Coach Street Team™ .
 

New coaches and assistants are now invited to join the OPC Street Team – see all details under tab below ‘New OPC Members’

HOLD THE DATES 2018: OPC FLASH MOBS

#20 OPC May Wed 9th 2018 International Coaching Week – UK TBC
#21 OPC May Sat 12th 2018 International Coaching Week – UK TBC
#22 OPC Aug Sat 18th 2018 – UK TBC
#23 OPC Sept Sat 29th 2018 World Heart Day – UK TBC
#24 OPC Nov Sat 24th 2018 – UK TBC

See all the info, photos and feedback from all coaching flash mob events since 2011 here >>

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Join Our People’s Coach Street Team™

Being an Our People’s Coach™ is a fantastic opportunity for established and masterful coaches, who want to take on a professional challenge of a life-time, and be part of making history – making a positive lasting difference in society, on a BIG scale!

“I really enjoyed taking part in the OPC Flash Mob – it’s a great way to reach the parts other coaches cannot reach. It’s also great to give away something that has so much value, it truly is a gift to both receive and to give, that’s why everyone wins who takes part in the OPC Street Team.”
Tony Barton | Executive Coach CPCC, PCC & CTI Leader. London, UK

Watch the film to hear what the team valued most

Requirements To Be An Our People's Coach™

You MUST fulfill these basic requirements in order to take part as an Our People’s Coach™ and coach members of the public:

  1. You are a certified coach and have received training with an Accredited Coaching Training Provider (ACTP), that is on International Coach Federation’s approved list.
  2. Your professional coach training required you to 1) complete at least 60 hours of coach-specific training; 2) completed a minimum of six observed coaching sessions with a qualified supervision coach; 3) pass a coach core coaching competency exam.
  3. You have recieved core competency coaching skills training and you fully abide by the coaching code of ethics.
  4. You are a member of either International Coach Federation (ICF), Association For Coaching (AoC) or European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), or other established coaching association.
  5. You are a practicing professional coach, and have delivered at least 150 hours of paid, non-directive coaching (post certification).

If you do not fit ALL the above criteria to be an OPC Coach but you’d still like to be involved, we would really love your support as an OPC Assistant, which is a crucial role our success – if this interests you, click on the above right tab ‘OPC Assistant Role’ to get more info about the OPC Assistant role.

To secure your place on the Our People’s Coach Street Team™ you must have:

  • paid your annual membership fee (see details below)
  • signed the OPC Membership Agreement
  • listened to the online training session (max 2 hours)
  • you may also be asked to provide evidence of your coaching credentials.
Value & Benefits of OPC Membership

For your Annual OPC Membership you will receive:

  1. An Our People’s Coach Flash Mobs™ certificate per event you participate in awarding you:
    • 7-9 Continuing Coach Education Units (CCEUs) – great for coaches looking to attain further accreditation with coaching association ICF.
      7-9 Continuing Professional Development units (CPDs) – great for coaches looking to attain further accreditation with coaching association AoC, EMCC
  2. A log of the coaching hours you completed at the event – to add to your professional ‘coaching-hours log’ – needed for coaches seeking further accreditation. Coaches can achieve 1 – 3 hours of coaching per event (totally dependant on the no. of people you coach on the day)
  3. Your own OPC Street Team™ sweatshirt or T-shirt
  4. Street coaching training & practice: online audio training, OPC training manual and on the day
  5. Development and focused practice of your ‘speed coaching’ skills and muscle
  6. Development and focused practice of existing and new coaching skills, tools and concepts
  7. Professional photos (digital jpeg files) of you in action as an Our People’s Coach™ during a Street Coaching Flash Mob to use for your own marketing, promotional materials abd CSR activity
  8. All the necessary coaching materials for the day, including: action postcards, forms, skill and pocket guides
  9. Be part of a wonderful community and network of established coaches and inspiring change makers
  10. You are welcome to join as many OPC Flash Mobs™ within the year as you like. No extra costs. We aim to run 3 events a year, depending on availability of the OPC Members

Other valuable professional developments to be gained…

Read some of the OPC Street Team’s feedback from previous events- click on the below images to enlarge

  1. Unlocking your courage and putting your coaching skills to the ultimate test – using speed coaching, in an uncontrolled public environment! Skills that will get a ‘full work-out’ include: self management, level 2 and 3 listening, creating powerful questions, creatively dancing in the moment along with using intuition and identifying values, the potential and saboteurs within strangers.
  2. Refining existing core competency coaching skills, and learn new skills, techniques and perspectives that will take your coaching to another level, such as delivering an engaging pitch to enroll new clients, improved verbal communication, having fun with rejection, learning to identify personality types, challenging your own stereotypes and judgments and so much more! One coach described it as “the most fun and powerful skill drill I’ve ever gone through!”
  3. Ensuring your future sample coaching sessions have a better success rate – secure the clients you want - you’ll get lots of practice in developing your ‘on the spot coaching’ muscles.
  4. Even for the most confident, experienced and bravest of coaches, this is guaranteed to challenge you, stretch you beyond your comfort zones and bust through some of your own barriers, as a coach and as a person.
  5. For newly certified coaches, get to build on your confidence to stand in your distinctive power and niche as a coach.
  6. Gaining a greater sense of purpose knowing that you’ve offered the gift making a positive difference to people, who may never get access to a powerful coaching conversation or this level of free human kindness; real satisfaction and fulfillment when you receive immediate positive feedback from complete strangers, in the time it might take a person to wait for bus – which is more valuable than payment.
  7. Raising your profile and credibility amongst your networks and wider community - because you are also likely to be featured in media and press exposure; you will have access to some great photos of you ’in-action’ whilst you speed coach: from which you can promote your achievements, bravery and kindness in being involved in social action initiative on a mass scale in your own marketing and promotional material.
  8. Gaining more juicy content and ideas for your future blogs and e-zines you send out to your clients and networks.
  9. Not only will you grow as a coach but YOU WILL create inspirational and powerful human connections, with at least 10% of the people met, and as a collective force imagine what happens! This is especially important at a time of social and economic struggle for so many in society. Taking the saying every drop makes a ripple, to another level!
  10. Being part of a unique coaching movement and time in history, where more people want to take control of creating the life they want and support each other!

Read more of previous coaches’ experiences here >>

Cost of One-Year OPC Membership - Coach Role

Annual OPC Membership fee for the coach role is £50. Non refundable. Equalling the value of £150+ for training time and materials for each event.
Your fee covers the minimum running costs, materials and the professional trainers.

All funds raised go towards covering some of the administration, logistics and costs involved in keeping this innovative initiative running. However, we are committed to making a difference to society, therefore we keep the membership cost low.

The Our People’s Coach Flash Mobs™ are part of our social enterprise activities, and are currently run and organised by a volunteer team, all other running costs are sponsored by Creative by Nature Ltd.

Our Peoples' Coach Flash Mob Spitafields & Liverpool St | London, UK“Taking part in the Our People’s Coach Flash Mob was brilliant – a great day to: stretch, have fun, be stimulated, challenged and rewarded – in equal measure. A great platform to refresh my skills and revive my passion for making a difference, as a coach.”

Kathryn Pope | Executive Coach, PCC & Former ICF UK President. Kent, UK

Read more of previous coaches’ experiences here >>

Importance Of Being Certified & A Member of Coaching Association

Why being a certified coach whom is registered with a coaching association is very important:

  1. One of our key aims is to raise the positive awareness of the coaching industry to the masses. Many of the members of the public we deal with are from all walks of life, and many of whom have never heard of or experienced professional and high level coaching. We achieve our aim by showcasing the best trained coaches, who are formally committed to professional coaching ethics and standards.
  2. As a small organisation, limited training time and resources we cannot accommodate for a broad range of coaching expertise or to teach fundamental professional coaching skills, so we expect all Our People’s Coaches to have solid coaching competency skills and knowledge so all involved can understand the language and tools we refer to instantly.
  3. The nature and pressure of speed coaching in an unpredictable environment, requires extensive experience, real confidence and an established coaching tool kit.
OPC Flash Mobs™ ARE NOT
The Our People’s Coach Flash Mob™ ARE NOT…

  • A platform to market, sell your services or to gain new clients. We offer FREE speed coaching as a gift and will only follow up interest on the coachee’s request. Although taking part in this activity does provide a wonderful opportunity to promote yourself as a dynamic and proactive coach
  • An employment opportunity. However, there may be separate paid opportunities that you will be offered as a regular OPC Member who impress us: those who display the highest professionalism, reliability, team spirit and create a high impact through speed coaching.
  • A platform to gain payment for the coaching sessions we deliver to the public – this is a free coaching service.
  • A platform to convince or argue the value of coaching, especially against other personal/business development services or professions. However, this is a great opportunity to have an objective discussion and clarify what makes coaching and the approach distinctive to these other professions.
NEW OPC Members - REGISTER For Up Coming Events

So, if you fit ALL the requirements needed to become an Our People’s Coach™, and want to take part in up coming coaching flash mobs you need to register via the Eventbrite Registration page

BEFORE you register to join the Our People’s Coach Street Team™:

  • We will not be able to offer you the Our People’s Coach™ role unless you meet ALL the requirements – so please carefully read the above requirements before registering.
  • All Our People’s Coach™ members must attend the entire day they have signed up for which is 9:00 – 18:00. Please discuss any issues you may have around this with the leadership team.
  • To secure your place on the Our People’s Coach Street Team™ you must have paid your membership fee, signed an OPC agreement and completed the over-the-phone, 2-hour training session.

Once you are an OPC Member: You are welcome to participate in as many of the Our People’s Coach Flash Mob™ dates as you wish, within a year of your membership at no additional cost, providing your membership is still valid.

Look forward to hearing from amazing coaches like you, and hope to have you on the Our People’s Coach Street Team™ – to make a positive lasting difference to the masses through speed coaching!

Existing OPC Members - REGISTER For Up Coming Events

Welcome back, great to have you on the team again!

To register you place you need to:

  1. Confirm which dates you want to take part in via the Doodle Diary
    If you’re within a year of when you first registered you do not need to register on Eventsbrite or pay your annual membership fee again.
  2. Places are limited per event, so confirm your place ASAP.
  3. Complete all the training, because there may be updates and new training skills – which will form your CCEU and CPD certificate.
  4. Let us know if any of your key details have changed i.e. contact information, credential changes etc.

The OPC Assistant Role, is a great opportunity for your personal and professional development, to work alongside masterful coaches and be part of making a positive difference to society.
As Assistants you will not be coaching members of the public, but you will have the chance to support and ‘coach the coaches’, as well as having ‘coach like’ interactions with members of the public.

The OPC Assistant role serves as a very important part of the Our People’s Coach Street Team™, in ensuring all the Our People’s Coach Flash Mobs™ are a knock-out success!

“I feel proud to be part of the OPC Street Team as an Assistant, in helping make a positive difference to ordinary people, I also love that I got the opportunity to work and interact with people I wouldn’t normally get to meet. What was most powerful, was seeing people so engaged and deeply connected, through these speed coaching interactions. The OPC concept is a precious gift for ordinary people in society, and amazing to witness.”
Beata Paulik | OPC Assistant (now OPC Coach) & Agile Coach

Watch the film to hear what the team valued most

Requirements To Be An OPC Assistant
There are no qualifications or coaching experience needed to take part as an Assistant in Our People’s Coach Street Team™, however you must be 18+ years old and be enthusiastic, energetic, positive, pro-active, reliable, adaptable and professional individual to really support and champion the coaches and the team.

Although the role is different to the coach, the commitment needs to be the same. Please only sign up if you are willing to be an integral part of the team.

To secure your place on the Our People’s Coach Street Team™ you must have:

  • paid your annual membership fee (see details below)
  • signed the OPC Membership Agreement
  • listened to the online training session (max 2 hours)
The OPC Assistant Role Is Ideal If You Are...
  • A practicing professional coach, but you’re not yet certified and/or a member of the coaching associations (ICF, AC or EMCC), but want to be part of this exciting and unique coaching movement.
  • A coach ‘in-training’ – and want exposure to the impact of speed coaching, connect with and learn from masterful coaches.
  • Not a coach or have any coaching experience, but you consider yourself a change-maker with a passion to create a positive change in society, and be part or making history!
  • Seeking work or volunteering experience.

Our Peoples' Coach Marble Arch | London, UK“As an assistant I challenged myself to approach stranger and offer a value. I found it a bit scary and yet inspiring. What I saw during Our People’s Coach Flash Mob was a magical flow of different energies that each coach shared with people they were coaching. I wish next time, I can be one of OPC Coaches.”
Irina Shigidina | OPC Assistant (now OPC Coach), L&D Manager at Johnson & Johnson. London, UK

Find out what previous assistants have got from the experience here >>

Value & Benefits of OPC Membership

All OPC Assistants will gain…

  1. An Our People’s Coach Flash Mobs™ certificate per event you participate in awarding you: 7-9 Continuing Professional Development units (CPDs). This is really useful across a range of sectors to show your additional learning and professional development.
  2. OPC Assistant training prior to and one-the-day of the event: online audio training, OPC training manual and on the day
  3. Your own Our People’s Coach Street Team™ sweatshirt / t-shirt.
  4. All the necessary materials for the day
  5. Professional photos (digital jpeg files) of you in action as an Our People’s Coach™ during a Street Coaching Flash Mob to use for your own marketing, promotional materials and CSR activity
  6. Be part of a wonderful community and network of established coaches and inspiring change makers
  7. You are welcome to join as many OPC Flash Mobs™ within the year as you like. No extra costs. We aim to run 3 events a year, depending on availability of the OPC Members.

All practicing coaches will also receive…

  1. An Our People’s Coach Flash Mobs™ certificate per event you participate in awarding you: 7-9 ICF Personal Development CCEUs (Continuing Coach Education Units) per event. If you are a coach and want to gain accreditation with the ICF you need to have achieved a certain amount of CCEUs to apply.
  2. The CPDs you gain can be used towards coach accreditation with AC & EMCC.
  3. The chance to exercise your coaching skills and ‘coach the coaches’ in-between their session with the public – this is very important because having to enroll strangers to be speed coached in public place is no easy feet, even for the best of coaches, so they will need you championing and coaching skills as extra support.
  4. Work alongside some of the best, expert coaches and trainers in the profession.

All coaches ‘In-training’ will also recieved…

  1. Increase the motivation and momentum to complete your coach training to a high level.
  2. Natural lead into becoming an OPC Coach if you go onto coach certification, as many of our assistants have moved onto.

Other long-lasting skills and knowledge assistants said they received was:

  1. Improved communication, organisation, team-building and leadership skills.
  2. A chance to receive free-coaching from the OPC coaching team.
  3. The chance to raise your profile and increase your professional networks.
  4. Working alongside some of the best established and masterful coaches in the profession.
  5. Be part of a team of dynamic and courageous social innovators, who are making a positive impact on society.
  6. Becoming part of history.
  7. Being inspired!

Find out what previous assistants have got from the experience here >>

See the OPC Street Team’s feedback – click on the below images to enlarge

Cost For One-Year OPC Membership - Assistant Role

Annual OPC Membership fee for the assistant role £30. Non refundable. Equalling the value of £150+ for training time and materials for each event.
Your fee covers the minimum running costs, materials and the professional trainers.

All funds raised go towards covering some of the administration, logistics and costs involved in keeping this innovative initiative running. However, we are committed to making a difference to society, therefore we keep the membership cost low.

The Our People’s Coach Flash Mobs™ are part of our social enterprise activities, and are currently run and organised by a volunteer team, all other running costs are sponsored by Creative by Nature Ltd.

Find out what previous assistants have got from the experience here >>

OPC Flash Mobs™ ARE NOT
The Our People’s Coach Flash Mob™ ARE NOT the following…

  • A platform to market, sell your services or to gain new clients. We offer FREE speed coaching as a gift and will only follow up interest on the coachee’s request. Although taking part in this activity does provide a wonderful opportunity to promote yourself as a dynamic and proactive coach
  • An employment opportunity. However, there may be separate paid opportunities that you will be offered as a regular OPC Member who impress us: those who display the highest professionalism, reliability, team spirit and create a high impact through speed coaching.
  • A platform to gain payment for the coaching sessions we deliver to the public – this is a free coaching service.
  • A platform to convince or argue the value of coaching, especially against other personal/business development services or professions. However, this is a great opportunity to have an objective discussion and clarify what makes coaching and the approach distinctive to these other professions.
NEW OPC Members - REGISTER For An Up Coming Event

So, if you fit ALL the requirements needed to become an Our People’s Coach™, and want to take part in up coming coaching flash mobs you need to register via the Eventbrite Registration page

BEFORE you register to join the Our People’s Coach Street Team™:

  • All OPC Assistants must attend the entire day they have signed up for which runs from 08:00 – 18:30. Please discuss any issues you may have around this with the leadership team.
  • To secure your place on the Our People’s Coach Street Team™ you must have paid your membership fee, signed an OPC agreement and completed the online training.

Once you are an OPC Member: You are welcome to participate in as many of the Our People’s Coach Flash Mob™ dates as you wish, within a year of your membership at no additional cost, providing your membership is still valid.

Look forward to hearing from amazing coaches like you, and hope to have you on the Our People’s Coach Street Team™ – to make a positive lasting difference to the masses through speed coaching!

Existing OPC Members - REGISTER For An Up Coming Event

Welcome back, great to have you on the team again!

To register you place you need to:

  1. Confirm which dates you want to take part in via the Doodle Diary
    If you’re within a year of when you first registered you do not need to register on Eventsbrite or pay your annual membership fee again.
  2. Places are limited per event, so confirm your place ASAP.
  3. Complete all the training, because there may be updates and new training skills – which will form your CCEU and CPD certificate.
  4. Let us know if any of your key details have changed i.e. contact information, credential changes etc.

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Other Ways To Get Involved & Support

Would you like to…

Offer in-kind support and donations to the Our People's Coach™ initiative!

Our People’s Coach is a social enterprise, so we do not plan to charge the public for the speed coaching we offer on the street. The coaching flash mobs run on 100% run by volunteers, in-kind support and sponsorship.

We have some great benefits for our sponsors and supporters including unique PR opportunities, speed coaching services for your teams and satisfying your CSR quotas, from just £50.00.

Contact us for more info here >>

See our past and present sponsors & supporters and the ways you can support the initiative as our official sponsor here >>

Book the Our People's Coach Team™ At Your Event
Find out about booking Our People’s Coach Team™ attend your event or book an Our People’s Coach™ training programme for coaches members, and the fees, by contacting us here >>
 
Receive a FREE speed coaching session!

*SEE TOP OF PAGE FOR DATES & LOCATIONS

We have Our People’s Coach Flash Mobs™ throughout the year, although some location are kept a secret we will also make some locations public – so keep checking this page and connect with us on our social media networks to keep up to date about where we will be next via Twitter and our Facebook

Getting a FREE coaching session with Our People’s Coach™ is a great way to overcome a challenge or move towards achieving a goal you have, through high level business and personal life coaching, that you can’t access anywhere else without paying for it, especially if:

  • You’ve never experienced effective coaching before
  • You don’t really understand how coaching works or the difference between other development services such as counseling, therapy, consultancy and mentoring, and would like to experience it.

We look forward to meeting you!

See the amazing feedback from our coachees here >>

See what life changing challenges and commitment our coachees have taken on as a result here >>

Set up an Our People's Coach Street Team™

As you can imagine we get a lot of interest and request for advice about setting up street coaching initiatives like OPC. However, as a small team although we’d like to help we are unable to offer general advice or one-to-one support unless you are are working with us in a formal partnership.

If, however you are part of the coaching profession and have a serious interest to get an Our People’s Coach Street Team™ started in your area or for your event, please email us at weare@creativeby-nature.com with details as follows:

  1. Are you prepared to take on the role of a Volunteer Coordinator for the event and offer at least 2 weeks of your time on a volunteer basis?
  2. Do you have serious interest from at least 20 certified coaches and 10 potential assistants who are interested in joining the OPC Street Team in your city?
  3. Can you raise / have the funds to cover all the costs of running the event and training.
  4. Provide details of where and when they’d like to do an OPC Flash Mob.
  5. Why you believe you are right for the role, and tell us about your local networks and aims.

We only run OPC Flash Mob in new cities based on 3 key criteria:

  1. There are 1-2 dedicated local coaches who are willing to help coordinate the event with us and have good local knowledge and coach networks.
  2. There are at least 20 certified coaches who fit the criteria – see above for criteria, with and at least 5 willing assistants. At least 15 or those are ready to register to be part of the OPC Street Team.
  3. You have funding to cover all core costs.

For formal inquiries contact us here >>