Certified Professional Coach 72-hour Professional Coaching Certification

Certified Professional Coach 72-hour Professional Coaching Certification

An International Coach Federation Level One Accredited Program

Program Description

This outlines our curriculum leading a student to meet all educational and mentoring requirements for application at the ICF Associated Certified Coach level. Registration for the Certified Professional Coach, 72-hour certification program includes:

  • Begin program with a six-day, live, virtual intensive 44-hour module
  • Complete group and individual mentor coaching—both group and one-on-one virtual meetings with a faculty member mentor coach
  • Our most economical tuition for a full ICF accredited certification
  • Language of instruction: English

You can complete your curriculum in a flexible manner by completing your online training courses in a schedule that you choose.

Benefits of the College of Executive Coaching 100% Virtual, Certified Professional Coach, ICF-accredited Coach Training Program

  • Complete training from anywhere in the world with no travel
  • An integrated, International Coach Federation Accredited Training Program that meets all educational requirements for the ICF Associate Coach Credential
  • Priority placement in virtual courses
  • Designated curriculum advisor to coach you on completing the program expeditiously
  • The fastest method to complete our certification program
  • Learn from senior, experienced leaders, and originators of the coaching field
  • Combination of streaming video and live virtual courses—no special technology needed
  • Group and individual mentor coaching included
  • Assessments provided as part of curriculum
  • Marketing training and business development option
  • Extensive feedback on your coaching from senior faculty members
  • The prospective student is encouraged to read the ICF requirements directly at the ICF website—specific questions about ICF credentialing should be directed to International Coach Federation staff

72-hour Certified Professional Coach Certification — ICF-accredited Virtual Learning Fast-Track Program

Coaching Skills and Practice Development

Faculty: Relly Nadler, Ph.D., MCC and Jeffrey E. Auerbach, Ph.D., MCC

Personal and executive coaching provides an exciting career path for experienced professionals to learn to build on their strengths and help their clients achieve their most important goals. Designed for both novice and experienced coaches, this course is our pre-requisite to all our other programs. Please view prior to beginning the Coaching Essentials Virtual Course.

  • Personal, business, and executive coaching
  • Four step coaching model
  • Difference between coaching and therapy
  • Coverage of ethical and legal issues
  • How to convert your clinical skills to coaching skills
  • Coaching philosophy
  • Contraindications for coaching
  • Introduction to the use of assessments
  • How to develop a coaching plan
  • Introduction to specialty niche marketing to attract ideal clients
  • How to create high-fee virtual groups ($250-$500/hour or more)
  • How to develop a national or international practice

Executive Coaching

Faculty: Relly Nadler, Psy.D., MCC

Many professionals possess the interpersonal skills needed to coach executives, but lack formal, advanced training in the specific executive coaching skills that are needed to be an effective executive coach. This workshop details the process of executive coaching with its special concerns, ethical issues, and language plus discusses the specific theories of industrial and organizational psychology that underpin executive coaching.

  • Boundaries, responsibilities, and ethical issues
  • Sample contract
  • Special concerns in executive coaching
  • Executive coaching model
  • Developing the executive coaching agenda
  • Using business language
  • Helpful coaching resources
  • How to give constructive feedback
  • Knowledge requirements for executive coaching
  • Leadership research
  • Future trends affecting organizations and executives
  • Coaching executives in leadership skills
  • Implementing organizational change

How to Use Assessments in Coaching

Faculty: Lynn Jones, DSW, PCC and Senior Level Faculty (faculty may vary)

One of the most powerful tools in the coach's toolbox is the ability to use scientifically validated assessments to add value to the coaching process. Sophisticated coaching often involves incorporating assessments to help individuals identify areas for potential growth and focus of the coaching relationship. (Some of the assessments discussed in the course have educational purchase requirements established by the assessment publisher.)

  • Learn how to use four assessment tools: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Step II Form Q, Spectrum CPI-260 Coaching Report, Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI), and Auerbach Coaching Questionnaire
  • Learn how to integrate assessment results into your feedback coaching preparation process
  • Your results for four complete interpretive reports
  • Learn how to communicate assessment results
  • Observe a demonstration of how to incorporate assessments into coaching sessions
  • Practice giving assessment feedback
  • Learn the value of combining assessments and coaching
  • Learn how to identify blindspots and recognize strengths
  • Learn personal and professional assessment-based coaching development strategies
  • Understand the ethical use of assessment tools

Emotional Intelligence and Coaching

Faculty: Bobbie Sue Wolk, MS, MCC (faculty may vary)

  • Key concepts of emotional intelligence
  • How emotional intelligence affects leadership
  • How emotion affects interpersonal relations and workplace performance
  • The key blocks to emotional intelligence
  • The emotional intelligence competency model
  • Assessment of emotional intelligence
  • Coaching the key skills of emotional intelligence
  • Model emotional intelligence programs
  • Best practices in coaching emotional intelligence

Appreciative Inquiry and Coaching

Faculty: Patricia Rachel Schwartz, MA, MCC or Lynn Jones, DSW, PCC

Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a transformational change process that relies on helping individuals and organizations to appreciate and value what they do especially well. Appreciative Inquiry was developed at Case Western Reserve University and is growing rapidly in popularity. It has been used to fuel innovation in organizations as diverse as GTE and Habitat for Humanity. AI is often cited as an emerging "cutting edge" approach in the coaching field.

  • How to develop appreciative inquiries focusing on client's strengths
  • Appreciative interviewing strategies
  • Research and principles of appreciative inquiry
  • Creating provocative propositions from interview data
  • How to assist clients to design steps to achieve dreams
  • Fostering commitment in clients

Coaching Competency and Feedback Seminar

Faculty: Relly Nadler, Psy.D., MCC; Ana Montes, Ph.D., PCC; Patricia Schwartz, MA, MCC; Bobbie Sue Wolk, MS, MCC and Lynn Jones, DSW, PCC (faculty varies)

This small group seminar with intensive faculty involvement provides the student with an opportunity to practice coaching and receive real-time feedback and mentoring from a College of Executive Coaching Faculty.

Additional Virtual Courses and Activities

  • Intermediate Coaching Skills (included)
  • Coaching Feedback II (included; Group Mentor Coaching)
  • Niche Marketing: Creating Your Ideal Coaching Practice (optional, additional tuition)
  • Individual Mentor Coaching on ICF Competency Development (included)
  • Faculty Review of Six Coaching Sessions (included)
  • ICF Performance Evaluation of Your Coaching Competency (included)

Regular Tuition for Complete Certified Professional Coach Certification: $8,950

Note: Faculty subject to change. International Coach Federation Accreditation (ICF): College of Executive Coaching's 72-Hour Certified Professional Coach Certification is an International Coach Federation Accredited Coach Training Program. Accreditation is awarded to programs that meet the rigorous professional standards for coach training programs established by the ICF. ICF requires all Accredited programs to state the following: "Accreditation does not warrant or guarantee the effectiveness of the training or the student's ability to build a successful coaching practice." Continuing Education: Psychologists: CEC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. CEC maintains responsibility for the program. MFTs and Social Worker Continuing Education: These courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider # PCE1780), as well as many other states. Check with your licensing board, if applicable, for specific policies. Cancellation/Refund Policy: In general, up to two weeks before the beginning of a program there is a $100 processing fee, for change or refund requests, prior to receiving any products or services, if the change or refund request is received by CEC more than 14 days in advance of the start of the program. Please note that once you take an assessment, or receive any streaming video programs, the refund policy changes and refunds or changes are only allowed if it is more than 14 days in advance of the start of the in-person program, and a $400 change fee applies. Beginning two weeks prior to the beginning of the program there are no changes or refunds.

A Member of

  • ACTP: Accredited Coach Training Program
  • APA-approved sponsor
  • BCC: Board Certified Coach
  • PHR, SPHR, GPHR Approved Provider
  • IOC: Institute of Coaching