Become a Certified Coach
What will you get from this Coaching Training?
Do you want to coach clients and support them through their journey of positive transformation? Then you have come to the right place, our Accredited Certificate in Integrative Coaching (ACIC) is going to provide you with everything you need to become a competent and successful coach.
Your teachers in this training course are some of the best coaches in the world – they wrote the books, they established super-successful coaching careers, and they researched the field of coaching. Now they came together to provide you with all of this valuable knowledge and experience.
We offer the best coaching course Content: videos, activities, readings, reflections, workbooks, and so much more – our course is packed with everything you need to become a successful coach. We even provide you with a spectacular collection of Coaching demonstrations, showing our coaches working with clients, so that you could learn, model, and grow as a coach.
Integrative Coaching means that instead of focusing on a particular coaching style, we have chosen to combine many different styles, so that you could approach coaching using various methods. This will make you an incredibly effective coach.
Ready To Become A Certified Coach?
Founder, School Of Positive Transformation
Right now. Once you enroll, you immediately get access to the first module (Introduction to Coaching). Another module then opens up with every passing week until week 15, when the 15th and final module opens up.
Any questions for which you cannot find an answer on this webpage? We would love to answer your question via one of those options:
The School of Positive Transformation is an official member of the Association for Coaching (AC) and the ACIC received the AC’s Accredited Award in Coach Training (AACT). Receiving the AACT means that a training course meets the AC’s standard for comprehensive coach training and operates within the AC Coaching Competency Framework as well as adhering to (and expecting our students to work within) the Global Code of Ethics for Coaches and Mentors. This means that the training provides broad theoretical and practical experience and feedback on your reflective journal as well as maintaining the highest professional and quality standards.
Yes, we believe in evidence-based coaching based upon research and case studies to provide a high-quality coaching experience. This ACIC features a diverse range of faculty. Many of our teachers are professors at leading universities; operate at the forefront of coaching psychology, the branch of science that conducts research into coaching practice; and are shaping our knowledge and understanding of the field.
The ACIC takes a minimum of 15 weeks to complete (4 months).
Each week a different world-expert in coaching will offer their teaching and practice.
You can take as much time as you want to complete the course. All modules are open after 15 weeks and you could complete the course at the end of that time. Alternatively, you could also study more slowly and complete the course in 6, 12 or even 24 months – whatever works best for you and your schedule.
This course is part of our school’s Community, an online Discussion Forum, where we invite you to ask questions, share your experiences with the course activities (both triumphs and challenges), connect with our course group facilitators, and build an inspiring relationship with like-minded fellow students. We have thousands of students as part of this community and it is filled with lively discussions and beautiful support.
Our course facilitators for this online community discussion forum are experienced coaches. We will make sure you feel welcome, supported, and engaged.
Yes. We offer a live Q&A session in our online community forum to answer all your questions. Questions could be relating to anything around your courses: a practice-related question, something to do with a theoretical concept you are unsure about, some technical issue that you have, a conflict to do with advertising yourself – we are here to support you with anything you are unsure about. Please note that these live sessions are optional; they are not mandatory for your course completion. Full details and schedule included in the course online platform and in our online community forum.
Each module contains around 90 minutes of recorded videos divided into 3 sessions. You’ll be required to read 1 chapter from your course books for each session and we encourage you to deepen your learning by engaging with additional sources (though this remains optional). For each session, you are also required to complete 1 out of 3 suggested coaching exercises (this can be a specific exercise with a learning buddy or a coaching session with a practice client). This should take on average about 12 hours per module, making an overall total of 180 hours.
We also offer extra options: for instance, for those who wish to go deeper, additional readings and activities are available.
Also, there will probably be weeks in which you are on vacation or too busy with work or other obligations. During such weeks you won’t be engaging with the ACIC and that’s perfectly fine. Our course is structured in a way that will work for you, even if you are extremely busy. The modules will remain open for as long as you need to complete the course, allowing you to complete the course at a pace that works for your personal schedule.
Finally, once a module opens, it remains open for the entire duration of the course so that you can always go back to a module if you wish.
Throughout the course we offer many free articles, book chapters, and e-books.
In addition to those free resources, you are required to purchase 2 Core Reading Books – which will then be used as part of the different modules:
1. The Coaches’ Handbook: The Complete Practitioner Guide for Professional Coaches, by Jonathan Passmore
2. The Coaching Manual: The Definitive Guide to The Process, Principles and Skills of Personal Coaching, by Julie Starr
As part of the ACIC there are two assignments you need to complete for each module:
1. The first assignment consists of a few Multiple-Choice questions you will find as part of the online learning platform at the end of each module. We would like to ensure this is not an anxiety-provoking experience, so if you don’t know the right answers, you can try again – this is simply an assignment that allows us to ensure that our graduates have engaged with and contemplated the experts’ taught materials.
2. The second assignment is a log of your reflections as you work through the coaching exercises and coach your practice clients. At the end of each module, we’ll ask you to submit your reflections on 3 exercises or practice coaching sessions. For this purpose, we’ll ask you to keep a Reflective Journal (RJ). During the course, you will therefore be asked to reflect on and write about your experiences with your coaching practice and exercises– for example, how did it feel not to give your client advice even though you thought you had some great advice to give? What was it like to listen and not to speak at all? How does relational coaching compare to coaching for performance? What were your main challenges? What is your growing edge? What did you learn? You will write about those questions, and others, in your RJ. This means that RJ will be your best friend during the course, allowing you to reflect on your journey to becoming a coach and what you have learned along the way about yourself, your clients, and how people learn and grow. Research suggests that writing about your experiences deepens your learning, so we encourage you to create a regular space and time for your reflective entries.
In addition, at the end of the course, in line with the AC’s requirement for accreditation, you’ll be required to submit 500-1000 words on your personal coaching approach and a 500-1000 words case study.
Most coach training programs teach you a specific style and approach to coaching. We believe that “who you are is how you coach”. That’s why we have gathered a broad range of the world’s best coaches to teach you a variety of coaching styles and introduce you to a range of diverse models and schools of thought. As part of your training journey, you will be encouraged to experiment with different approaches and ultimately to integrate what you have learned into your own unique style of coaching practice and choose your clients accordingly. This is the way of the Integrative Coach.
Once you complete the course, you are only one step away from being an accredited coach. You will have an accredited certificate in integrative coaching. However, there’s a difference between having an accredited certificate in coaching and reaching the status of “individually accredited coach”, the latter of which is a distinguished status with a professional coaching body. Our program received the Association for Coaching’s Accredited Award in Coach Training (AACT) and sets you up with everything you need to apply for individual accreditation with the AC.
Once you graduate from our course, you will tick almost all of the AC’s boxes for an accredited coach. All you’ll need “extra” to become accredited is 3 months of supervision (which we recommend as part of the course but is not mandatory); 75 coaching hours (which, if you are dedicated to your learning journey, you will also acquire as part of our course); a 500 – 1000 word reflection on your coaching practice since your initial coach training; and 1 client reference.
Please note that coaches don’t require individual accreditation to work with coaching clients. In fact, the majority of coaches are not accredited with a professional body. That said, we do encourage this if you’re aiming to become a full-time professional coach.
Yes! All of the recorded videos include the option to turn on English Subtitles and download the transcript (written text) of the video.
The courses fees (standard price) are 2150 US Dollars but we are currently offering a special pre-launch price of 990 US Dollars for a limited time.
If you pay with a different currency the fees will automatically be converted to your local currency.
You can also choose a payment plan of 4 monthly payments (2 X $260), Payments are made once per month (with the first one made immediately as you enroll).
You can pay with any credit/debit card of through PayPal.
Once you complete all 15 modules you will receive a formal Certificate in Integrative Coaching accredited by the Association for Coaching (AC) and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service.
Based on feedback from our graduates, we are confident that you will enjoy this training and find it right for you. In fact, we are so confident that we offer a 30-day 100% money-back guarantee. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the training, contact us within the first 30 days following your enrollment and receive a full refund.
Experienced coaches may opt to complete a “no-certificate-version” of the course at an additional discount. This means you’ll have access to all teaching videos, all exercises and all coaching tools and demonstrations, but you won’t need to complete any of the assignments or exercises we required students to complete in order to get certified.
The ACIC has been designed for those who are new to coaching. However, we’ve had experienced coaches in mind every step of the way. While you’ll be revisiting many of the foundations of coaching practice as part of the course, our students who are experienced coaches said they’ve learned a lot from each and every single module given the quality of the teachers. Also, rather than learning one style of coaching (as is common is most coaching training), you’ll be exposed to a whole range of different coaching styles and approaches as part of the teaching sessions.
Furthermore, 20+ hours of coaching demos from many of the best coaches in the world will offer you invaluable insights into advanced coaching practice. And while each sessions requires students to engage in particular exercises (which you may or may not have already engaged in a part of any previous training), we encourage experienced coaches to conduct a full coaching session instead and try out some of our tools and techniques (this could be with an existing client of yours) thought you won’t need to submit your reflections as part of any assignment. This way, we expect more experienced coaches to still feel appropriately challenged and enriched through the training’s content and assessment.
Once you are enrolled in the course you have lifetime access to the content that remains even when you have completed your studies. You can then return at any time to refresh your learning.
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