Team Coaching Certification from College of Executive Coaching

Post-Graduate Team Coaching Certification

A complete 40-hour team coaching certification.

See the Team Coaching faculty explain an overview of the twelve class modules — a behind the scenes look.

College of Executive Coaching's Team Coaching Certification is for experienced coaches who are seeking ICF-approved team coaching training aligned with the ICF Team Coaching Competencies for the upcoming proposed ICF Team Coaching Specialty Designation. You will learn a systemic team coaching approach based on a thorough understanding of the unique features of team coaching.

The interactive curriculum includes team coaching competency development, multiple team coaching models and techniques, team coaching case discussions, team coaching project, mentor coaching, and assessment of coaching skills. The International Coach Federation is still developing their proposed ICF Team Coaching Credential requirements, which may include additional requirements such as additional coach training hours, team coaching supervision and an examination.

Online Virtual Program - Option One

Requires previous completion of CEC six-hour Team Coaching prerequisite

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Online Virtual Program - Option Two

If six-hour CEC Team Coaching prerequisite was not previously completed

Upon registration, immediately receive prerequisite six-hour self-paced Team Coaching modules

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  • Susan Douglas, Ph.D., ACC Susan Douglas, Ph.D., ACC
  • Patricia Schwartz, MA, MCC Patricia Schwartz, MA, MCC
  • James Jones, MBA, ACC James Jones, MBA, ACC
  • Lily Seto, MA, PCC Lily Seto, MA, PCC
    Team Coaching Supervisor


  • Six-Hour Introduction to Team Coaching Course
  • Brief Application of Interest and Experience; CEC Approval for Admission

Benefits of Team Coaching Certification

  • Receive team coach training, forms, templates, and assessments
  • Learn how to scope a team coaching engagement, interview team members and other stakeholders, coach teams and team meetings as well as an orientation to basics of pitching team coaching work and contracting
  • Learn how to facilitate the team coaching session to maximize the team's engagement and learning
  • Learn the common derailers for team coaching and develop your own, unique responses to them
  • Learn how to measure the impact of team coaching
  • Learn to coach the team directly through expanding your ways of looking at teams, the range of approaches you can use when coaching teams, and presence and impact that you bring to your team coaching roles
  • Learn how to make the transition from one-to-one coach working with leaders to being able to work with the whole team
  • Gain the tools to ensure that the team coach is equipped with the flexibility of response to cope with almost any situation that may occur in this challenging environment
  • Receive a Team Coaching certificate suitable for framing

Program Structure

40 hours

  • 12 modules: 1 week each (2.25 hours per week)
  • Main session: 75 minutes; and Practicum Session = 60 minutes
  • 3 Q&A sessions: 60 minutes, each is three weeks apart
  • Reading, videos and assignments each week: 6 hours total during entire program (approx.) of self study and practice
  • 4 hours group mentoring/supervision (three 80-minute meetings)


Module 1: The Fundamentals of Systemic Team Coaching and the Role of a Team Coach

  • The Five Disciplines Model
  • How do we show up as a systemic team coach
  • The key stages of a team coaching assignment through a complex adaptive systems lens
  • Critical mind shifts — how you will be different at the end of this program
  • When it is advisable not to take on a team coaching assignment

Module 2: Introducing Team Coaching and Diversity

  • Introduction to the unique elements of diversity and inclusion in team coaching
  • Self-identification and diversity in your team coaching approach
  • Small group work — global diverse team simulation practice
  • Techniques for tracking similarities and differences in diverse teams
  • Team coaching practice in pairs, next steps to take in coaching practice scenarios

Module 3: Introducing Team Coaching to Clients and Organizations — Multiple Strategies: Contracting, Working in Pairs, and Preparing the Team to Be Coached

  • The systemic team coaching process
  • Contracting at different stages
  • What a typical team coaching program looks like
  • Creating own set of Discovery questions
  • How to start building your own Systemic Team Coaching Practice

Module 4: Inquiry and Development Agenda and the Discovery and Preparation Phase

  • How to conduct an informative co-inquiry process
  • How to use the Team 360's and the VIA Team assessment
  • How to enable the team to make sense of the data
  • How to co-design the development journey
  • Developing a customized structured interview tailored to situation
  • Connecting our Appreciative Inquiry/Peak Experiences with strengths assessments

Module 5: Developing the Intercultural Team Coaching Mindset

  • Assessing individual coach self-awareness and development of an intercultural team coaching mindset
  • Complete the Intercultural Development Inventory
  • How to leverage your identity when coaching diverse teams
  • Understanding learned biases and implication for coaching multicultural teams
  • How to use coaching to nurture psychological safety for members of multicultural teams

Module 6: Commissioning Discipline, Scoping the Assignment, Team Well-Being and Assessment

  • How to coach the team's discovery of their common purpose in relation to stakeholder expectations
  • Creating the small team initial planning process
  • How to contract with: The team, The team leader, Sponsors, Your co-coach
  • How to work effectively with a co-coach
  • Research-based ingredients of thriving teams
  • Understanding risks to a net thriving culture
  • Promoting career engagement for net thriving
  • Coaching for strengths insights and action items for five well-being elements

Module 7: Clarifying Discipline, the First Session

  • How to design the session structure with the team leader
  • How to coach the team's co-development of their team charter
  • CID-CLEAR Model
  • Coach a team into adding transformational KPIs
  • How to apply a collective team build exercise

Module 8: Coaching the Team Live in Their Meetings Both Face-to-Face and in Virtual Meetings, Building Relationships and Enhancing Learning

  • How to use time outs, nudges, reframes, feedback
  • How to coach virtual team meetings
  • The team as an entity, how to facilitate the voice of the team
  • Tools and techniques for building relationships, enhancing learning
  • How to hep team meetings be more effective

Module 9: Co-Creating Discipline, Working with the Room — Emotions, Psychological Safety, and Collective Awareness

  • To enable the team to deliver on their purpose and strategy
  • How to coach the team's process
  • How to recognize the difference between single and collective leadership
  • How to design and use powerful questions in a team context
  • How to address the stages of development of the team
  • Additional methods of honoring and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion in team coaching

Module 10: Connecting Discipline, Engaging the Team with its Systems

  • How to coach the team's engagement with all their stakeholders — facilitating live team and stakeholder events
  • How to manage the emotional projections of the team in relation to stakeholders in order to create a more effective engagement
  • How to work with the connections between teams, to create a 'team of teams'

Module 11: Core Learning Discipline; Disengagement — Measuring the Effectiveness of Team Coaching

  • How to coach the team to becoming an effective learning team
  • Enabling it to increasingly team coach itself
  • Using the team contribution grid
  • How to bring the team coaching engagement to a positive close
  • How to put into context the impact of team coaching

Module 12: Your Learning Journey and Building Your Own Team Coaching Practice

  • How to integrate the learning from this program
  • Planning the next stages of your development
  • How to position your service offering in ways that meet client team's needs and provide differentiation
  • Your team coaching elevator pitch
  • Your continued development plan as a team coach
  • How to make effective use of supervision as a team coach

Note: Program subject to change.
Team Coaching Certification Level One counts for 40 hours of ICF Coach Specific Continuing Education.

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