Two hours weekly for 24 weeks - leading to ICF ACC, EMCC Practitioner, IASTI SF Practitioner Certification
You love great conversations and really enjoy it when people come to you to talk things through, you are a natural coach. Perhaps you are already practicing coaching either in your company or in private practice. Could also be that you are a complete beginner. You might be working in HR or as an Agile Coach and are looking to build on your interpersonal skills to professionalize your coaching. Or you are a leader and would like to gain some more structure in the great conversations that you are having every day. You would like to feel more confident and professional in your (coaching) conversations and feel like you know what you are doing.
Yet, there are so many coaching courses on the market! How to choose? You don’t want to pay a lot of money for a course that will leave you unprepared or potentially confused. You want a well structured model, easy to apply guidelines and a lot of practice in the course so you are optimally prepared. Also, you don’t have all the time in the world and would like this to be happening in manageable chunks. And last but not least: you want to demonstrate your quality as a coach and set a clear signal to the market that you stand for an ethical and serious practice. The best way to do that is to be certified by the International Coaching Federation, the “gold standard” for coaches and as a practitioner with EMCC. Our course is the only one (we know of) that will offer you the training and mentoring hours for these 3 certifications: ICF ACC, EMCC Practitioner and IASTI Solution-Focused Practitioner
Coaching Fundamentals teaches “Solution Focused Coaching” an easy to use and easy to apply, yet structured, professional and evidence based approach. You will have the certainty that your coaching has a solid foundation. Your customers will have the certainty that you are a professional coach since the course is fully accredited with the International Coaching Federation.
It offers you all the training and mentoring hours needed four your ACC credential under the ACSTH or Level 1 track. For ACTP or Level 2 add Coaching in Organizations.
The course runs for 24 weeks, 2 hours a week and is purely online, so very manageable. We start courses 5-6 times a year at different times of the day and days of the weeks, so there will surely be a course that fits your schedule.
There is lots of additional material available for your learning and you will be able to practice what you have learned in peer groups as well.
You can gain your coaching experience hours by doing reciprocal coaching with our graduates in our platform or by doing pro-bono coaching which we offer to organizations.
After the class, you have access our business development program for a highly discounted price. Also, there is continuous support by our regular meetups where you can ask anything that may come up in your practice. These meetups are completely free – so if you would like to join to get a feel for us, join us for one of the next ones.
You also receive a cool “SolutionsAcademy Certified Coach” Badge for your social media presence right after the course! No need to wait to share the joy until after your ICF credential.
If you would like to start right now, why not download our free coaching flashcards?
We run “Coaching Fundamentals” leading to ICF ACC and EMCC practitioner certification five or six times a year, starting in February, April, June, September and November with different times of day and days of the week. There should be a suitable start point for you. If not, write to us and we will see if we can get people together for a class at the time that you want🙂
Receive from SolutionsAcademy (included in our price)
Additionally go to ICF
"I thought it was a great combination of kind of group work of theory also of watching videos and analyzing them together. The interactivity was great, as well. So yeah, for me, it was really a great experience. I can, I would really recommend it to anyone.”
In Coaching Fundamentals, you will learn the fundamentals of Solution Focused Coaching and the ICF core competencies and EMCC core standards at practitioner level. It is a highly practical, interactive and live online course (not a boring webinar) in which you will interact with people from all over the globe. The course includes 7 hours group mentoring and 3 hours individual mentoring (which you have to book with your mentor — they are not scheduled in advance). There is also a requirement of 2-3 hours of self-study reading articles, reflecting on your experience, watching coaching videos etc. on our “moodle” online learning platform and/or participation in a peer group (via zoom or skype) per week.
This training course is the prerequisite for joining the course “Solution Focused Coaching in Organizations”. Both courses together make up a full ICF ACTP (Accredited Coach Training Program). Upon successful completion of “Solution Focused Coaching Fundamentals” and “Solution Focused Coaching in Organizations”, you can apply as ACC or PCC under the ACTP regulations of the ICF. If you complete Coaching Fundamentals, you can apply as ACC under the ACSTH or Level 1 track. You will also receive a certificate as ” Solution Focused Practitioner” from the International Alliance of Solution Focused Teaching Institutes once you have successfully completed this class and have coached clients for 100 hours.
To receive your ACC credential by ICF after successful completion of the class you need to:
To achieve your EMCC accreditation as practitioner after successful completion of the class you need to:
If you need to miss a class, you can watch the recorded session. We expect you to miss less than 15% of the classes to be able to graduate. If you need to miss more, you can either join another class later (for free) or book individual mentoring hours (at an additional cost) to make up for the time.
The minimum number of participants is 6 (we can arrange for classes for specific groups if you would like), the maximum number is 12.
Here is a description of the content:
Introductions and goal setting
What is coaching?
What is Solution Focus?
Solution Focused Questions: Coaching Agreement
Structures and questions of a Solution Focused coaching session: Future Perfect questions
Structures and questions of a Solution Focused coaching session: Scaling questions
Coaching Practice 1
Coaching Practice 2
ICF Code of Ethics Core Competencies 1-2
ICF Code of Ethics Core Competency 3
Course review and Trust and Safety: Core Competency 4
Coaching Presence and Active Listening: Core Competencies 5-6
Evoking Awareness: Core Competency 7
Cultivating Learning and Growth: Core Competeny 8
Coaching decisions and coaching practice
Coaching habit changes and practice
Next steps for internal coaching and developing a coaching business
“SF Coaching Fundamentals”: 2700 € (plus 19% VAT*) leading up to ACC certification under the ACSTH or Level 1 track.
(*19% VAT applies to individuals and companies in Germany, individuals in the European Union, no VAT applies to companies in the EU with a valid VAT number and to individuals and companies outside of the European Union)
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Course dates and registration is here: