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Erickson’s ICF Certified in person, intensive programs allow you to complete your coach training and obtain your certification from a globally recognized institution.

Accredited Coach Training Program

Course Overview
  • Life and Business Coaching Training - Online and On-location

    Course Details

    128 ICF Accredited Coach Training Hours
    Onsite Classroom
    No Prerequisite
    Taught in English
    Solution Focused Approach


    We know why you’ve put this off. It’s hard to make that jump from talk into action. Maybe you’re stressed already just maintaining a work-life balance.

    Can you fit coach training into your busy lifestyle? Can you afford to go back to school now?

    Yes and yes.

    More than 40,000 coaches in 36 countries faced the same fears before they approached us about our coach training course. They followed their dream to become professional coaches. They choose Erickson. Why?

    • Flexible online training. Our Art & Science of Coaching program lets you learn at your own pace.
    • Certified training. If you want to be a professional coach, you have to get International Coach Federation (ICF)-certified. It’s the certification clients respect.
    • Coach training that prepares you for the real world. We don’t just teach you how to coach. We show you how to be successful at it.

    Learning Outcomes (with Video Links)

    Module I

    Learners will be able to:

    • Explain the differences between Coaching and other professions: Training, Mentoring, Consulting, and Counseling.
    • Establish rapport (trust) early in a session with a client and be able to maintain such rapport.
    • Define what constitutes powerful coaching questions.

    •  Differentiate three Levels of Listening and explain the importance of levels 2 and 3 for effective coaching.
    •  Describe and enter into what is known as Coach Position, the mental and emotional attitude of an effective coach.
    •  Describe the basic structure and sequence of the Erickson standard Solution Focused Coaching session (The Coaching Session Contract).
    •  Ask the four fundamental questions of effective project development that form the basis of every coaching session.
    •  Create an agreement with their client for the outcome of the coaching session.
    • Describe, listen for, and ask the appropriate questions to ensure the four conditions of an effective outcome (The Outcome Frame).
    • Describe the function and attributes of each of The Three Brains and how they relate to effective Solution Focused Coaching.
    • Explain the differences between Managerial and Executive Coaching.Facilitate their coaching sessions with the use of diagrams, as well as the proper side-by side, sitting position and hand gestures.
    • Augment their coaching sessions with Scaling Questions.
    • Identify when the client is available and willing to create a Coaching Session.
    • Contract, when they are not, and how to effectively respond.
    • Explain and use the 5 Solution Focused Principles that support effective coaching.
    • Explain the difference between Open-Ended and Closed-Ended Questions and know when and how to use each in a coaching session.
    • Understand and use a powerful questioning tool (The Logical Levels Explorations).
    • To support their clients towards greater outcome clarity, for discovering their Vision and/or to build greater rapport.
    • Complete a coaching session effectively.
    • Describe the four stages an individual moves through when learning a new habit or skill. (The Four Stages of Learning)
    • Explain the importance of Visualization in assisting others towards their desired outcomes.
    • Support their clients towards effective planning and solutions with 8 different visualization questions (The As-If Frame).
    • Assist their clients to develop a positive self-concept that supports them in achieving their outcomes (The Values-Based Self-Image).
    • Understand the differences between Tools and Processes.
    • Give and receive feedback effectively.
    • Complete an effective telephone (auditory only) coaching session and know how to listen effectively.
    • Identify and understand the International Coaching Federation Core Competencies and the Code of Ethics (ICF Section).
    • Know how to use their voice in four distinct tones to further ensure an effective coaching session (The Four Tones).

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    Module II

    Learners will be able to:

    • Understand the value and effectiveness of using diagrams for coaching (Whiteboard Coaching).
    • Assist their clients to plan and prioritize using a coaching diagram tool known as The Wheel.
    • Further assist their clients to prioritize their time using another coaching diagram tool: The Urgent and Important Process.

    • Explain the three aspects of prioritization.
    • Describe the nine points of a project planning sequence for a project leader (The Nine Point Map).
    • Identify the aspects of the creative process and the elements which are useful in supporting effective creative solution finding and planning for their clients.
    • Assist their clients to deepen their commitment and heighten their level of motivation for a large project with a short visualization method (The Stakeholder’s Exercise).
    • Support their clients in creating an effective strategic plan for a large project or goal with a coaching process known as Tri-Position Planning.
    • Identify the four major inner obstacles for effective goal completion (The Four Gremlins).
    • Assist their clients to overcome inner obstacles and find solutions with a visualization process known as The Mentor’s Table.
    • Identify ways to develop a coaching business and how coaching supports corporate goals and challenges.
    • Describe how the pursuit of mastery of any skill-set is valuable in the coaching context.
    • Assist a client to increase their willingness and commitment to their chosen long-term skill-set development.


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    Module III

    Learners will be able to:

    • Define and describe what values are, and their relevance to coaching.
    • Outline the differences between values and beliefs, as well as the differences between High Level (Absolute) and Specific Application (Relative) Values.
    • Elicit values from their clients with value-eliciting questions.

    • Assist their clients to discover their key values and prioritize them with the Values Wheel.
    • Identify the six different habitual response styles to information (Matching and Mismatching).
    • Know how to handle objections by effectively challenging their clients using mismatching language.
    • Elicit from their clients the words their clients habitually use to motivate themselves and the words that do not (Motivational Words).
    • Assist their clients to discover their progress and areas that still need coaching using a tracking method with the Wheel (Wide Screen Summary).
    • Handle objections from their clients using a number of quick and effective tools.
    • Identify the differences between Values and Principles, and their relevance to coaching their clients towards desired futures.
    • Use values to coach leaders.
    • Identify a number of Value Systems that influence organizations, companies, cultures, and countries, as well as the relevance of this knowledge to coaching (The Spiral Dynamics Model).
    • Assist their clients to overcome a major inner obstacle using a values elicitation approach known as the Core Outcome Process.
    • Coach a team with a simple process.
    • Coach with the knowledge of values and principles.
    • Assist a client to find emotional balance, forgiveness, and/or self-forgiveness with a visualization process called the Stateline.


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    Module IV

    Learners will be able to:

    • Define the habitual information filters known as Meta-Programs.
    • Elicit a client’s personal meta-programs.
    • Effectively use the meta-program jot sheet with a client.

    • Assist their clients to discover their key values and prioritize them with the Values Wheel.
    • Know how to use both the meta-programs and wheels on a first time client.
    • Use three different methods for quick stress relief.
    • Assist their clients to alter their habitual meta-program by using a simple visualization technique (The New Behavior Generator).
    • Observe and listen for their client’s state changes and decision-making systems.
    • Coach their clients towards greater success and fulfillment using The Success Exercise.
    • Have a deeper integration of the tools, approaches and techniques of all four modules.

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    Coaching Tools & Resources




    “Erickson’s ICF coach training gave me a powerful new way to listen & engage with clients that gives incredible access to results. Combined with the Passion into Profit Course, coaching is now more than a passion for me; in about 6 months of hard work, I have now replaced my physiotherapy practice with a full-time Career and Transitional Coaching.”
    ~ Mark Marcynuk, Professional Career & Transitional Coach, ICF ACTP Certified

    “After years in international business consulting followed by a career as an MBA prof, it was nice to be able to get my ICF certification from a company that had a global appeal. When I started with Erickson, I never envisioned that I would end up having an international coaching network and clients from around the globe.”
    ~ Dr. Steven Purse, MBA, PhD, ICF ACTP, Professional & Career Coach