Post-Graduate Certificate in Strengths Coaching | College of Executive Coaching

Post-Graduate Certificate in Strengths Coaching

Master Strengths Coaching using CliftonStrengths (previously the StrengthsFinder) and VIA Survey, as well as ICF Coaching Competencies.

College of Executive Coaching's post-graduate certificate in Strengths Coaching satisfies the complete educational requirements for the International Coach Federation ACC Credential and the application requirements to join the Strengths Coaching Referral Network.

  • Jeffrey E. Auerbach, Ph.D. Jeffrey E. Auerbach, Ph.D.
    Co-Author, Positive Psychology in Coaching
  • Sandra L. Foster, Ph.D. Sandra L. Foster, Ph.D.
    Co-Author, Positive Psychology in Coaching

Learn more about Strengths Coaching

A Blended Program

Santa Barbara, CA

This Strengths Coaching Certification is three days in-person, a series of streaming videos, and one virtual course totaling 60 hours of approved coach-specific training by the International Coach Federation and the Center for Credentialing and Education.

In-Person Component
(24 hours)

August 15-17, 2018
Pepper Tree Inn
Santa Barbara, CA

Video Instruction
(12 hours)

In-Depth Understanding of Talents, Strengths and Coaching

Virtual Classroom Module
(24 hours)

Wednesdays, October 10, 2018 - January 9, 2019
1:00PM - 3:00PM PT
No class 12/19 and 12/26

Coach Training Brochure

Benefits of Program

  • Completes all coaching education requirements to obtain an independent Associate Certified Coach Credential from the International Coach Federation or the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE certification requires a graduate level degree)
  • Comprehensive curriculum and world-class faculty
  • Including workbooks, forms and strengths coach marketing guidelines
  • Scorings of the Gallup CliftonStrengths, VIA Survey, and VIA Pro

Download the free Whitepaper

An Introduction to Strengths Coaching

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How to Become a College of Executive Coaching Strengths Coach

  • Option One

    Register for the complete College of Executive Coaching Strengths Coaching Certification to become a Certified Strengths Coach (60 hours)
    Early Registration: Save $200 until July 15, 2018


  • Option Two

    Returning Students 52-hour Program
    If you have already completed a College of Executive Coaching 72- or 128-hour coach certification you may register for this certification program at this discounted rate because you have already completed relevant course material.


Best Western Plus Pepper Tree Inn

In-Person Location

Pepper Tree Inn
3850 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to have participated in the certification program offered through the College of Executive Coaching. The presentations were dynamic and content rich and my Coaching practice has benefited as a result of my participation. I am looking forward to continuing to integrate the training and information into my Coaching and Leadership work at Mayo Clinic.”

—Lisa Hardesty, Ph.D., L.P., ACPEC

Continuing Education: 60 CE Hours for the full program. This program is approved by the International Coach Federation, the Center for Credentialing and Education. This program meets the educational credentialing requirements for the International Coach Federation Associate Certified Coach Portfolio Path and for the Board Certified Coach Credential offered by the Center for Credentialing and Education.

Psychologists: CEC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. CEC maintains responsibility for the program. The California MCEP accrediting agency accepts APA approved courses for California psychologists. MFTs and Social Worker Continuing Education: These courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs, Professional Counselors and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider # PCE1780), as well as many other states. CEC is a NASW Approved Provider of continuing education (Provider #886383501). (Provider #5969). Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 15517, for 60 contact hours.

Cancellation/Refund Policy: In general, up to two weeks before the event there is a $100 processing fee, for change or refund requests. Please note that once you take an assessment the refund policy changes for this program. After you have taken an assessment, the refund policy is that refunds are allowed up to fourteen days before the workshop, less a $200 fee. If a course must be cancelled due to a natural disaster, crisis or instructor illness, the seminar will be rescheduled. We apologize but there are no other refunds for any reason within two weeks of the program start date.

A Member of

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