The theoretical part of the certification is covered in videos you will watch before each class. You will do some reflections in the coursebook as well, which you will discuss in the class with the rest of the group and the trainer.
There are 12 modules of 4 hours each. The class is highly interactive and energising (no slides!). They include group discussions, breakout rooms, group activities, and coaching practice.
Once you are finished with the classes, you will complete some self-study and the individual mentor coaching.
We pride ourselves to offer a unique approach to online learning. We didn’t have to transform our coach training into virtual courses because we had already designed them that way.
You can start coaching clients after the first day of the training. In fact, we recommend that participants practice coaching with one or two clients while they are still attending classes.
You can practice paid coaching in different ways. The ICF defines “paid coaching” as follows:
Yes the course is enough to practice as a coach. The ICF accreditation is not mandatory. However we encourage coaches to aim for an ICF certification, which validates your training and experience, and is highly recognised and sought-after.
It is important to note that receiving our Advanced Diploma takes a lot of time, commitment, and hard work. We expect participants to:
Our Advanced Diploma in Coaching is unique because it focuses on evidence-based psychological theories like cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamics, Transactional Analysis, Gestalt and developmental coaching. Participants learn to work with different approaches and get to pick the ones they want to explore further or that speak to them the most.
According to the ICF, Mentor Coaching “provides professional assistance in achieving and demonstrating the levels of coaching competency and capability demanded by the desired credential level” (source).
It is a mentoring process focused on the ICF Core Competencies and on your coaching practice to prepare you for credentialing.
We receive a lot of requests from people who completed a coach training with another provider and don’t know if they can apply for an ICF credential. Before going ahead with Mentor Coaching, you should contact your training provider directly if you are unsure about the type of training you completed.
We can mentor ACC and PCC applicants.