ICF Accredited Online Coach Training (ACTP)

Join an engaging, interactive, global online coach training fully accredited with the ICF.

One stop-shop for certification and certification renewal




Thank you for visiting our page! My name is Kirsten Dierolf and I am an ICF Master Certified Coach. Training coaches and helping each coach to develop their own coaching sparkle is my great passion!

I am also a member of the ICF assessor teams for the certification of Professional (PCC) and Master Certified Coaches (MCC), so I can make sure that your sparkling performance passes the exams of the International Coach Federation.

Working internationally, having great people from all over the world join me in our engaging, live online classes brings me so much joy — as I hope it will you!

Hoping to connect with you soon.

Are you looking for: 

  • an ICF accredited coach training program for ACC, PCC, MCC or renewal
  • a training with guaranteed quality and global recognition of your certificates (ICF and IASTI)
  • an learning group with other consultants, leaders, HR-professionals, Scrum masters, agile coaches, people looking for a career change
  • global experience and exposure
  • a thorough program which you can integrate easily into your busy life
  • something that does not only teach you 1on1 coaching but offers you skills for daily conversations at work (and in private life, too)

Our program is:

  • fully accredited for certification by the international coach federation ACC and PCC: guaranteed quality
  • fully accredited by the International Alliance of Solution Focused Teaching institutes: a solid coaching approach
  • engaging, interactive and online: comfortable, fun participation from anywhere in the world
  • designed for a diverse global audience (participants from North and South America, Europe, Middle East, Asia, Africa, Australia)
  • uses weekly 2 hour sessions for a little more than a year (all timezones): very doable
  • makes recorded sessions available to support intensive learning
  • uses a highly transferable, easy and respectful coaching approach: Solution Focus


I travel around the world and all I need now is internet access or a phone line to join in and participate. If I want to review and study, I can go to the backend and review the sessions. What I truly love is the field of international peers that I meet!

Kathrin M. Wyss

Executive Coach & Change Agent, Beachtig CTC Inc -- www.beachtig.com

I was attracted by SolutionsAcademy coach training because of the regularity: It allows for so much more development in my thinking about the material. I like having a small group of 12 people — you feel like people know you. I have been really impressed by the international bunch of people that attended and the international guest trainers. There are elements of different cultures! I love not having to travel. I was skeptical at first about it being online, but I was amazed at how many visual clues you actually pick up. We have a lot of fun and get a lot of great input.

Graham Thomsen

I discovered the keys into what coaching really is. The most fun part about this course was feeling immediately in sync and safe with everyone and it’s been so much fun. What I didn’t expect was how much it helped me also my current job as a training specialist. I learned to focus on solutions and not on problems or the causes of the problems. And I think this was important for me not only in my personal life, but also in becoming a coach.

2020 Coach Training Group

Coach, Consultant, HR, various

The biggest learning is that you don’t need the why to move forward. I now have a framework that I always can go back on. I feel a lot calmer when I enter sessions. We all need feedback: we got a lot of practice and feedback! 

2019 Coach Training Group

Coach, Consultant, HR, various

What I liked most was the diverse and inclusive environment you have created. I enjoy the digital environment and I appreciated the pedagogy of the digital classroom: it was even better than being together physically. I would encourage anyone to join: the course increases your professional abilities as a coach and you get an international network all over the globe.

2019 Coach Training Group

Coaches, Consultants, HR-professionals, Therapists, from all over the world

Want to learn more?

More testimonials are here: Testimonials

Book a call with us to see if the program is right for you: www.solutionsacademy.com/contact

Join our free live and interactive Coaching Q&A Webinar with Kirsten here

Download a detailed flyer here

When does the next program start?

Online Courses

Solution Focused Coaching Fundamentals and Solution Focused Coaching in Organizations together provide the basis for an ICF PCC certification. Solution Focused Coaching Fundamentals (or another 60 hour coach training if applicable) is the prerequisite for Solution Focused Coaching in Organizations.

You can find an overview of all courses here

>>> Overview of courses <<<

Courses in Frankfurt

Please look at www.solutionsacademy.de for more information


What guarantees the quality of the program?
  • The program is accredited as ACTP by the International Coach Federation, the international gold-standard for coach training programs guaranteeing the international recognition of the quality of the training.
  • We are subjected to the regular incremental renewal process of the International Coach Federation.
  • SolutionsAcademy is an accredited member institute of IASTI the International Alliance of Solution Focused Teaching Institutes guaranteeing the firm grounding in Solution Focus, a practical, respectful, resource- and progress oriented approach.
  • Our trainers are all certified coaches and have decades of experience coaching in the real world all over the globe.
Will my certification be recognized globally?
  • With our graduation certificate you can apply for the ACTP track certification by the International Coach Federation which guarantees the validity and international recognition of your training and training certificate.
  • Solution Focused Coaching Fundamentals and Solution Focused Coaching in Organizations together include all training hours for certification as Professional Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation and is a “one-stop-shop” making it unnecessary to assemble other training hours and document and collect other training hour paperwork. An ACTP training is the most hassle-free way to gain certification.
  • You can stop after 67 hours for accredited training to get certified as ACC. This allows you to apply for ICF membership (once you have your 100 hours of coaching experience) and gain recognition as a professional coach before having assembled the 500 client coaching hours necessary for PCC. In this case, you will come in under the ACSTH track of the ICF certification process (more here: http://www.coachfederation.org)
  • You also receive an internationally recognized certificate as “Certified Solution Focused Practitioner” for Solution Focused Coaching Fundamentals and “Certified Advanced Solution Focused Practitioners” for Solution Focused Coaching Fundamentals and Solution Focused Coaching in Organizations together. With these certificates you can continue training with our sister institutes of the International Alliance of Solution Focused Teaching Institutes all over the world.
Can I really attend the program from anywhere in the world?
  • Your time investment is 4 hours live online training every other week or two hours every week. Even busy people will find the time to profit from our training without putting a strain on their life. In fact, since you are being coached as well as learning to coach, your life will probably become even easier when you join our training.
  • You participate online and from your desk or hotel room. There is no need to spend valuable hours in trains, planes, automobiles or hotels saving you time and energy.
  • The system is stable: you can dial in via phone or internet — so you really can attend from anywhere!
  • The sessions are run with Zoom: as easy to connect as a mouseclick. There is friendly support for technophobes. Offline material is available in a modern “moodle” environment. You can access the learning material whenever you want, wherever you are, which gives you optimal flexibility and choice on where and how to spend your time.
  • The small group with a maximum of 12 participants and the possibility to do breakout rooms in the virtual environment for even smaller groups make the training highly interactive. You get lots of hands-on practice and feedback so that you learn fast, efficiently and effectively.
Who are the other people in the class -- is it really global?
  • The training is truly global and set up so that people from all over the world can join (Asia, Europe, American time-zones). Meet, be coached by and learn to coach global participants. We have had participants from the US, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Russia, Romania, UK, South-Africa, Mexico, Saudi-Arabia, India, Singapore, Phillipines, Australia, Nigeria. Perfect practice for today’s world.
  • We aim at attracting a diverse international group of a maximum of 12 participants from all over Europe, America, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia:  leaders, consultants, HR-professionals, coaches who work in corporations, the social sector, education or NGOs. We believe that diversity of coaching issues, personality and cultural background will make our learning group richer and more challenging for the participants.
  • The training includes basic skills plus wide range of coaching specialties (team coaching, coaching in organizational development, coaching in change management, coaching in conflict situations) so that your future coaching practice is not limited to one-hour one-on-one sessions but can be used versatilely in today’s global business environment.
  • The training is highly practical and transferable to your worklife and perfect for global managers, leaders, coaches, HR, freelancers. Solution-Focused coaching is effective, pragmatic, ethical, non-invasive and respectful and easily adaptable to many situations.
Who are the trainers?
  • All trainers are certified ICF coaches.
  • All trainers have more than 10 years experience coaching in the real world.
  • Kirsten Dierolf, MCC our program director, is member of the assessor team for the International Coach Federation for PCC and MCC candidates.
  • Kirsten is also a founding mother of virtual training — she started training virtually when nobody even knew what this is and is a real virtual guru!
  • All of our trainers bios be found here.
What are the steps to certification?

International Coach Federation Certification


  • 67 hour coach training program and submission of 1 coaching recording / transcript (ACSTH track) or
  • 125 hour coach training program (ACTP track)


  • Passing “Coach Knowledge Exam” administered online by ICF after registration for the certification
  • Paying the certification fee
  • Attesting to 100 hours of coaching experience (having coached) and being able to show a log of the hours
  • 10 mentor coaching hours (7 group mentor coaching hours and 3 individual coaching hours are included in the program)


  • 125 hour coach training program (ACTP track)


  • Passing “Coach Knowledge Exam” administered online by ICF after registration for the certification
  • Paying the certification fee
  • Attesting to 500 hours of coaching experience (having coached) and being able to show a log of the hours
  • 10 mentor coaching hours (7 group mentor coaching hours are included in the program – 3 additional individual mentoring sessions are required, can also booked with us at € 150 an hour)

International Alliance of Solution Focused Teaching Institutes


  • 50 hours training in Solution Focus
  • 100 hours “training activities” (e.g. the 100 coaching hours demonstrated for ICF certification)


  • 50 hours training in Solution Focus
  • 100 hours “training activities” (e.g. 100 additional coaching hours demonstrated toward ICF PCC certification)
What are the languages of the program?
  • The program is currently available in English and German
  • All other languages available upon request (large trainer pool)
  • All time zones and almost all major languages can be arranged if you have a group of 6 people
What are the technical requirements?
  • The program is run via zoom.
  • International phone dial in is available guaranteeing stable operation from almost anywhere.
  • If you want to join via computer, you will need a camera and a headset.
What is my investment?
  • 132 hour ACTP program leading up to PCC certification including all mentor coaching hours (mentor coaching market value = 2000 €): € 6100 (plus 19% VAT)*
  • 67 hour “SF Coaching Fundamentals” including all mentor coaching hours: € 2700 (plus 19% VAT)*
  • 72 hour “SF Coaching in Organizations” including all mentor coaching hours: € 3400 (plus 19% VAT)*
  • 12 hour “Core Competencies in Action” 12 CCEUs: € 450 (plus 19% VAT)*


  • Bespoke classes available (talk to us: www.solutionsacademy.com/contact)
  • * VAT applies only if invoiced to a person or company with a German invoicing address or a person within the EU who does not have a European VAT number.
  • The course can be paid in installments and we expect to have been paid in full before the end of the program.
  • Any cancellations will have to be in written form. If the participant cancels later than 30 working days before the start of the program, 60% of the fee (and VAT if applicable) will have to be paid as an administrative fee. The date of the cancellation is the date when the training provider receives the written cancellation. Participants cancelling later than 14 days before the program start or participants who do not attend the program will have to pay the fee (and VAT if applicable) in full.
How do I register?

Click here for registration: 


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