About the programme

Our coach training programme can be accredited with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) or the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC). It’s ideal for anyone involved in coaching and mentoring, whether it’s part of your role at work or it’s your main occupation.

Benefits

The qualification:

  • distinguishes you as a professional coach/mentor, working to rigorous and demanding standards
  • provides assurance for users/buyers of coaching/mentoring services of your competence and ability
  • raises your personal credibility and professionalism
  • demonstrates you are continually developing and always improving your coaching/mentoring ability
  • raises the credibility and standards of our profession
  • provides more than a qualification – it recognises that you are able to apply good practice in coaching/mentoring
  • provides a framework for your personal development.

Course Details

The course is approximately 9 months in length and involves / includes:

  • 5 workshops over 10 days
  • virtual group supervision after each module (6 hours towards your ICF accreditation (ACC practitioner level))
  • 84 coach training hours towards your ICF accreditation (ACC practitioner level)
  • reflective practice
  • coaching assessment
  • undertaking co-supervision
  • access to online learning resources

Accreditation paths

Our programme will provide you with the opportunity to progress to the ACC ACSTH accreditation with the ICF, or to the EQA award at practitioner level with the EMCC.

If you choose to accredit with the ICF, the programme will give you 84 coach training hours and 6 supervision hours towards your accreditation. We can offer 1:1 mentor coaching if required – please contact us for details.

If you choose to accredit with the EMCC, the EQA award will enable you to “fast track” your subsequent application for your EIA award, should you choose to progress to this. We can offer support for the EQA and EIA awards for an additional fee – please contact us for details.

Programme structure

Module 1: Foundation coaching skills

We believe that taking up the challenge of leading with purpose requires us to engage in the adventure of not knowing, becoming centred in the storm and going beyond our personal needs. It requires the discipline to work on self, creating alignment between our inner and outer worlds. It asks you to manage fear, build trust, navigate through conflicts and differences, while being inclusive.

We believe this is a price worth paying, because leading towards a purpose is an adventure worth having. TPC Leadership Manifesto

This 3-day module will introduce you to the background and the key fields which have influenced the growth and practice of coaching today. You will learn the fundamental pillars of great coaching conversations and how to effectively structure and facilitate a conversation with a coachee. Critical coaching skills such as generative listening and insightful questioning will be developed.

Building on the foundational elements of day one, day two will cover key areas such as coaching styles, boundaries and developing an effective coaching relationship with your coachees. You will explore the concept of “The Inner Game” and its application to yourself and your coachees. We will also share some creative techniques and approaches for generating awareness and options to maximise your impact in a coaching session.

Day three will look at how you can introduce challenge to create shifts in your coachee’s thinking whilst maintaining the relationship and we will explore the importance of contracting during the coaching relationship. Finally, you will discuss the reflective practice and accreditation requirements for your programme.

On completion of this module, you will have:

  • Developed core coach competencies
  • Understood the key coaching skills and models and be able to apply these in a coaching relationship
  • Defined coaching and understand the range of coaching styles
  • Understood the boundaries of a coaching relationship and how to contract effectively
  • Learned to self-reflect and appraise coaching capabilities to identify areas for personal development in coaching, and plan for new learning

Module 2: Creating insights

We believe that asking uncomfortable questions, creates the space for meaningful answers to emerge. It requires valour, and the courage to go to your edge: because this is where learning, insight and genius happen.  TPC Leadership Manifesto

This two-day module shifts focus to creating a deeper awareness of yourself as a coach and how you are developing as a practitioner, identifying preferences and opportunities for potential and growth. We will explore the concept of emotional intelligence applying this both to your own development as a coach and your work with leaders.

You will develop capability to work at a deeper level to create alignment between our inner and outer worlds by working with your coachee’s values and beliefs and use models for behavioural and personal change. A final focus of this unit will be to explore the importance of supervision to sustain an ethical coaching practice.

On completion of this module, you will have:

  • Explored your vision and identity as a coach and be developing an understanding of your signature strengths and areas of focus
  • Become more self-aware and intelligent as a coach
  • Learned to self-evaluate performance and ways of being as a coach
  • Helped clients develop emotional intelligence and personal insight
  • Explored a number of different concepts and tools, which generate personal insights in others and enable personal change

Module 3: Applied positive psychology in coaching

We believe in leadership that harnesses the good intent and best beliefs of an organisation’s people, unifying them around a reason for being. When an organisation is connected to its sense of purpose through skilful leadership that both inspires and delivers results, then the organisation fully thrives and something extraordinary can emerge

We believe that taking up the challenge of leading with purpose….requires the discipline to work on self, creating alignment between our inner and outer worlds. TPC Leadership Manifesto

This two-day module provides you with a coaching application of recent advances in the field of Positive Psychology.  The module connects you with the key concepts of using strengths and an appreciative approach in your work with clients with a view to helping them achieve an optimal performance state and flow.

In addition, this module focuses on the use of a transpersonal approach in coaching, its origins and assumptions, such that you are able to work with your coachees at a deeper level helping them access the values, qualities and guiding principles that engage and will inspire them to undertake the challenge of leading towards a purpose.  We will look at the concept of remaining centred, through considering models of performance, the transpersonal concept of subpersonalities as well as tools for working with a sense of meaning. Finally, this module will explore the mindset of the coach in accessing potential with coachees.

On completion of this module, you will have:

  • Understood different tools, concepts and approaches from Positive Psychology and how these can be used to impact learning and performance
  • Developed approaches to help clients to become more centred, resilient and have a strengths-based focus
  • Worked with purpose and meaning
  • Worked on self, using transpersonal tools and techniques to create deep awareness and personal change

Module 4: Coaching leaders

Today’s unpredictable world, characterised by disruption and constant change, requires different leadership, that starts with asking different questions. 

What guides your actions? How do you stay true to what you believe in? How is what you’re doing making a difference? Can you deliver what matters? And are you delivering what matters the most? Failing to ask such questions means you’re unlikely to be inspiring your organisation and you risk being left behind. You might be managing the day-to-day, but you’re not thriving or moving beyond the horizon of your last plan. TPC Leadership Manifesto

During this module, you will explore the latest thinking, frameworks and models for leadership and as part of this work you will explore your role in coaching those exercising leadership in a world characterised by disruption and constant change.

In addition, you will look at approaches to generate a deeper sense of authentic self and flexibility of leadership style within your clients to maximise their impact with the teams and organisations they lead. As part of this unit you will review psychological processes you will experience in practice, so you can maximise the value you bring and your impact as a coach.

You will specifically develop the capacity to coach leaders in role transition, enable leaders to develop effective teams and hold more systemic conversations to create insight of the wider organisational context and the influence it brings.

On completion of this module, you will have:

  • Explored your identity as a leadership coach and as a leader.
  • Understood the key leadership models and frameworks that have informed the field of leadership development today
  • Explored models, tools and concepts for effective leadership development
  • Experience practical tools and techniques, congruent with developing leaders who are engaged in the pursuit of delivering what matters.
  • Enabled leaders to create a vision for their leadership, to think strategically, to problem solve
  • Coached leaders in transition 

Coach Integration Day

This final module is an opportunity for you to bring together your learning from the programme and to plan for your future development as a coach. You will undertake a 30-minute practical coaching assessment to evaluate your current capability, identify your current strengths and areas for your ongoing learning. You will complete an online coach tool prior to the module which will provide you with additional feedback from your coachees that you can integrate into your learning.

You will also review accreditation requirements for the submission of your reflective learning journal.

This day is a celebration of all you have learned during your time on the programme and also brings your learning group to a formal close

About the ICF

The International Coaching Federation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to professional coaching. It has over 30,000 members in more than 140 countries. Our programmes give you the necessary skills and experience to help you follow the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) Approved Coaching Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) path, and will ensure that successful students meet the competency based standards that are set by the ICF.

Dates and Fees

Coach Practitioner (ICF Accredited) $8000 

Cohort 1

  • Module 1: 30, 31, 1 October/November 2018 – Foundation Coaching Skills
  • Module 2: 11, 12 December 2018 – Creating Insights
  • Module 3: 5, 6 February 2019 – Applied Positive Psychology in Coaching
  • Module 4: 9, 10 April 2019 – Coaching Leaders
  • Coach Integration Day: 28 May 2019

Cohort 2

  • Module 1: 26, 27, 28 February 2019 – Foundation Coaching Skills
  • Module 2: 16, 17 April 2019 – Creating Insights
  • Module 3: 11, 12 June 2019 – Applied Positive Psychology in Coaching
  • Module 4: 6, 7 August 2019 – Coaching Leaders
  • Coach Integration Day: 8 October 2019

Cohort 3

  • Module 1: 25, 26, 27 June 2019 – Foundation Coaching Skills
  • Module 2: 20, 21 August 2019 – Creating Insights
  • Module 3: 15, 16 October 2019 – Applied Positive Psychology in Coaching
  • Module 4: 10, 11 December  2019 – Coaching Leaders
  • Coach Integration Day: 11 February 2020

Please note:

  • places on our programmes are limited to ensure adequate participant ratios. Places will be granted on a first come first served basis.
  • all course rates are quoted in US Dollars.
  • payment must be made in this currency in full no later than 14 days prior to the start of the programme.

More information

To register for a course please use our online application form or contact us for more information