Following are the answers to questions that are most frequently asked us about executive coaching certification:
If you are not sure, especially about whether you want an International Coaching Federation designation, begin with our distance learning program.
It includes all of our content, our extensive online member area, ongoing support, and weekly live webinars. You can go at your own pace online or join our live, interactive webinars. You can start anytime. You receive Certified Executive Coach Certification when you submit six recordings for review (don’t worry – we match you up with our members if you need someone to coach) and meet our competencies. This program also includes everything you need for the Board Certified Coach certification, for those with a Masters Degree or higher in an approved field. The only things not included are our 3-day seminar, and the 10 hours of mentor coaching required for an ICF designation and completion of our full ACTP program. You can add those later.
You can also get Certified with us via our 3-day virtual seminar. The seminar includes the full distance learning program described above – and it is virtual so that you don’t have to experience the cost and hassle of traveling. It is a great option for those who want back-to-back coaching experience, want to get the training done quickly, and who want to accelerate the hours required for the ICF designation requirements. You still receive everything described above, and so you have ongoing support and access to our content and webinar classes.
Finally, if you already know you want an ICF designation, register for the full ICF ACTP training. You can review a video about the ICF and what’s required here. This program gives you the option of adding a 3-day seminar if you would like to accelerate your progress through the program. This program includes the distance learning program described above, as well as the required ICF mentor coaching process (10 hours over 3 months, with a cohort of no more than 10 colleagues).
Please click the following links to see the cost of each program. Scroll down the page to see your options. You can pay in full and save, or pay in 10 monthly installments. We can even extend payments a bit if that will make the difference for your monthly cash flow.
With our seminar, you receive Certified Executive Coach certification at the end of the 3-day event, as long as you participate fully.
The distance learning and BCC programs takes 2-4 months to complete. You can go at your own pace and/or join our live webinars.
If you want our ICF ACTP training for an ICF designation, that takes 5-8 months depending on whether you attend a seminar or not.
Currently there are six live, interactive webinars each week, in two cycles. You join via a Zoom link.
Cycle One: Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 1-2 pm ET (New York Time).
Cycle Two: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday 7-8 pm ET (New York Time).
You can join as few or as many classes as you wish each week (although both cycles have the same curriculum, they are staggered so that when you first start there won’t be overlap). Each class is recorded in case you miss it. Note that each class stands on its own. This is because we teach our program in short modules, focusing on different aspects of coaching in each one.
People who join our seminar do so because: they want to get Certified quickly; they learn best in an intensive, high-energy format with back-to-back coaching practice; and they want to accelerate their hours towards their ICF training. It is not required, but it gets rave reviews from professionals around the world.
The seminar includes the distance learning program. We can’t cover our entire 100-hour curriculum in the seminar, but we do extract the most important aspects of our curriculum so that participants leave competent and confident.
Yes. In fact, we guarantee that you won’t find better guidance, tools (including sample proposals, pricing guidance, marketing message templates, advice on choosing a niche), and even over 25 hours of webinars taking you through, step-by-step, how to create a successful coaching practice.
From there, you can reach out anytime for one-on-one support.
We don’t just train you and cut you off. You are a member with ongoing support. We are committed to your success.
Yes. We have trained and helped establish internal coaching groups at top organizations. We also train individual internal coaches.
Our programs are practical, and results-driven, and that is very different than some of the overly academic/theoretical and life-coaching-style trainings out there. We also show you how to position yourself as a strategic asset to your organization, so that you have the impact you want to have.
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