Center for Executive Coaching Course Description per International Coach Federation Program Code of Conduct Operational Standards Paragraph 6.1

Title of the Program: Center for Executive Coaching Certified Executive Coach Training Program
General Program Vision and Goals: The vision of the program is to train the highest-level of coaches who are capable of getting practical results for executives, leaders, business owners, managers, up-and-coming, talent, and teams.

The curriculum includes the following Modules and classes:

Introduction to executive coaching

Coaching clients with specific situations and challenges

Creating coaching frameworks and your own powerful questions for a client
Case studies in executive and leadership coaching
Practicum and coaching conversation review
ICF Mentor coaching (for those who select that option)
Marketing your practice (NOTE: Not part of ICF Core Competency Hours)
Note: We also offer a business coach training program and a career coach training program which offers additional content that is approved by the ICF for coach training hours.

Number of hours of student contact time: The program is designed as a full ACTP which provides you with 125 hours, of which 50 percent must be live (or synchronous) training. Note that the program includes the required 10 hours of mentor coaching when you register for the full ACTP option on our website.

Learning goals: The goal of the program is that students are competent in the core coaching competencies for coaching executives, leaders, managers, up-and-coming talent, and business owners on the most pressing challenges that they face as leaders of their organizations, specifically related to engaging employees, communicating, influencing others, leading change, executing for results, setting standards, improving performance, and creating high-performance cultures.
Coaching philosophy: Our philosophy is eclectic, and draws from cognitive psychology, best practices in business, behavioral sciences, behavioral economics, and communication and influence theory. Our program is practical in nature, focused on the key issues that leaders face rather than on pushing a particular fad of the month onto coaching clients. We combine the core competencies of coaching as developed by the ICF with an emphasis on practical results as required by demanding clients in the marketplace. We know from experience that most executives and managers will not tolerate the way that the majority of coaches perform, and we aim to bridge the gap between what coaching can achieve, and what demanding clients expect. Therefore, we teach a process of coaching focused on getting measurable results for clients, and we offer coaching frameworks that are focused on helping clients navigate the most pressing problems that they face – in their language and in ways that are efficient and effective from their point of view.
Lead Instructors: Andrew Neitlich, Founder and Director of the Center for Executive Coaching, teaches the majority of the content. Sheri Boone, MCC, leads the ICF mentor coaching. Other instructors may also provide instruction; See the “About Us” page of our website for the lead instructors’ biographies and biographies of our other instructors.

Dates and Locations: The program is offered via distance learning, and students may take the program from anywhere in the world. Enrollment is open, and you may start any time. As soon as you enroll, you receive a one-on-one orientation with Founder and Director Andrew Neitlich to get you started. See our website for a schedule of our class times or contact us for that information. We also offer intensive seminars to accelerate your training hours. Check our website for exact dates. Private seminars may be offered on request for your organization.

Language: English.

Delivery: We offer a distance learning option and intensive seminar option. You may only take the seminar if you are also in our distance learning program.

Intended participants: Our participants tend to have a record of achievement in their careers and/or academia. We have assessed a sample of our participants and they tend to be high scorers in terms of their verbal aptitude. We train both internal and external coaches.
Requirements: Prior to joining we would like to review your bio or LinkedIn profile and speak by phone to confirm a fit with your goals and interest.
Policy on payment: We offer a discount for up front payment and we offer installment payments. Certification and use of our proprietary content is contingent on payment in full.
Policy on withdrawal and refund: We want our members to be committed and serious before they register for our program. At the same time, once you join our program, you are considered to be a member for life and there is no deadline to complete our program. For this reason, and because our proprietary content is valuable, we do not offer refunds. It is up to you to confirm fit before we send you our proprietary content and toolkits. If you cancel participation in a seminar, you may reschedule for one other date with a $500 reschedule fee.
The cost of this program via distance learning is $7,500. You can pay in 10 monthly installments of $750, or pay up front and save $150 ($7,350).
(Ready to register but have some questions or want a strategy session to confirm fit? Call 941-539-9623 or email us at Also, by signing up you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to our terms and conditions.)
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The cost for the distance learning ACTP program is $7,500 and includes everything on our website, including our full distance learning program and ongoing support; access to our member area with hundreds of hours of audio lectures, video demonstrations, and webinars; weekly live teleclasses; marketing materials and support; toolkits that you can use immediately with clients; matching up with other CEC coaches to build up your required coaching hours; and and a 455-page proprietary textbook delivered to you in the mail and available via pdf. You can pay $7,350 up front or ten monthly installments of $750.
Note: If cash flow is an option, contact us and we can discuss additional options to meet your budget. We understand that many solopreneurs are on an “entrepreneurial budget” and we will do our best to accommodate your needs.
(Ready to register but have some questions or want a strategy session to confirm fit? Call 941-539-9623 or email us at Also, by signing up you acknowledge that you have read, understood, and agree to our terms and conditions.)