Coaching in Organizations


Accreditations of our program

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Advanced Online Solution Focused Coach Training
ICF ACTP / Level 2, EMCC EQA Senior Practitioner, IASTI Advanced SF Practitioner

Coaching in Organizations

Two hours weekly for 24 weeks - leading to ICF PCC, EMCC Senior Practitioner, IASTI Advanced SF Practitioner Certification

Would you like to build on your coach training and upgrade to PCC and EMCC Senior Practitioner by learning everything you need to be a successful business coach?

You are a coach with at least 60 hours of coach training and are looking for the next step. Maybe you work as an internal coach, as a manager, in HR or you are coaching as part of your business. You might be a trainer, organizational developer, consultant, Agile Coach, leadership coach or mediator.

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As the market is shifting more and more to the recognition of coaching as a profession, you are realizing that you need to keep up and demonstrate to potential clients that you are a serious coach and not one of the “instagram coaches brigade”. The best way of doing that is by getting credentialed with the International Coaching Federation and with EMCC. For experienced coaches, the credential of “Professional Certified Coach” and EMCC Senior Practitioner clearly demonstrate to the market that you are serious, professional and worth your money.

Join us for “Coaching in Organizations”. The course will provide all training and mentoring hours toward PCC (if you have 60 hours of previous coach training which we can recognize) and EMCC Senior Practitioner. Our course is the only one that we know of that leads to both certifications at the same time. With our Level 2 / ACTP certificate, your application with the ICF will be a breeze and upon successful completion of the course, we can simply recommend you to EMCC as Senior Practitioner. In Coaching in Organizations, you will also learn everything you need to know as a professional business coach!

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    Coaching in Organizations offers you an in depth training for  Leadership Coaching, Developmental Coaching, Career Coaching and Conflict Coaching — the most common applications of coaching in business. You will be able to support companies in all of these fields, enlarging your scope, market share and revenue.

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    Coaching in Organizations offers you all the training and mentoring hours needed four your PCC credential under the Level 2 / ACTP track and for EMCC Senior Practitioner. The only thing we need from you is proof that you have 60 hours coach training comparable to our “Coaching Fundamentals”. Just jot us an email at to check eligibility.

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    The course runs for 24 weeks, 2 hours a week and is purely online, so very manageable. We start courses 2-3 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.

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    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.

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    After the class, you have access to our business development mastermind groups for a significantly discounted price. We support you in gaining your required coaching experience hours by offering you access to our alumni community and by collaborating with organizations for pro-bono coaching. 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.

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    You also receive a cool “SolutionsAcademy Certified Organizational Coach” Badge for your social media presence right after the course! No need to wait to share the joy until after your credentials.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • When does the next program start?

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    Our advanced class “Coaching in Organizations” which builds on a 60 hour ACC class and leads to PCC / EMCC senior practitioner certification runs twice a year starting in February and September.

    Click here for an overview of classes  and starting dates

  • What guarantees the quality of the program?

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    • The programs is accredited as Level 2 and ACTP by the International Coach Federation, the international gold-standard for coach training programs and as EQA at senior practitioner level guaranteeing the international recognition of the quality of the training.
    • We are subjected to the regular incremental renewal process of the International Coach Federation and the EMCC.
    • SolutionsAcademy is an accredited member institute of IASTI the International Alliance of Solution Focused Teaching Institutes guaranteeing the firm grounding in Solution Focused, 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.
  • Can I really attend the program from anywhere in the world?

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    • Your time investment is two hours every week online class and 2-3 hours self-study and reflection. 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?

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    • 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 (leadership coaching, developmental coaching, career coaching and coaching in conflict situations) so that your future coaching practice 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?

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    • All trainers are certified ICF and EMCC coaches.
    • All trainers have more than 10 years experience coaching in the real world.
    • Kirsten Dierolf, ICF MCC, ACTC, EMCC MP, ITCA MP, ESIA 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?

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    • 125 hour coach training program with Level 2 certificate (which you receive from us after successful completion of the program)
    • 10 hours mentor coaching (included in our program)
    • Performance evaluation by the provider (in this case from us - we observe your coaching in a recording during mentoring, if it meets PCC criteria, you "pass")

    Additionally go to ICF

    • Fill in the application
    • Paying the certification fee
    • Attesting to 500 hours of coaching experience (having coached)
    • Passing “ICF Credentialing Exam” administered online by ICF after registration for the certification
    • Gain 250 hours client coaching experience
    • Successfully participate in class
    • Fill in a portfolio document
    • SolutionsAcademy recommends you to EMCC
    • You pay EMCC membership and accreditation fee and receive accreditation
    • Gain 100 hours client coaching experience
    • Successfully participate in class
    • Receive certificate

  • What are the languages of the program?

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    • The program is currently available in English, German, Italian, Farsi, Romanian, Polish, Czech, Turkish, Chinese and Arabic
    • We are actively working on a Spanish and Japanese version – please contact us if you are interested
    • 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?

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    • 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?

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    • Coaching in Organizations including all mentor coaching hours: € 2900 (plus 19% VAT)*
    • * 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?

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Two hours weekly for 24 weeks - leading to ICF PCC and EMCC Senior Practitioner certification - ICF Level 2 / ACTP

Coaching in Organizations builds on SF Coaching Fundamentals (or on any other 60 hour ICF accredited coach training that you have attended and that we can recognize). Together with SF Coaching Fundamentals, this course forms the ICF Accredited Coach Training Program which allows you to gain your PCC credential under the ACTP / Level 2 track and EMCC Senior Practitioner as EQA graduate. You will also receive a certificate as “Advanced Solution Focused Practitioner” from the International Alliance of Solution Focused Teaching Institutes once you have successfully completed this class and “Solution Focused Coaching Fundamentals” (or any other 50 hour IASTI  “Solution Focused Practitioner” class) and have coached clients for 100 hours.

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, watching coaching videos etc. on our “moodle” online learning platform and participation in a peer group (via zoom or skype) per week.

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 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.




Welcome and introductions: Program overview, your objectives, coaching practice


InterActional Coaching: Introducation, PCC and Senior Practitioner requirements


Ethics: My posture and values as a coach, ICF and EMCC values, EMCC global code of ethics


Coaching Agreements: Listening for the absent but implicit, exploration and coaching “the who”, double diamond of coaching


Externalizing and unique outcomes


Re-authoring: coaching “the who”, re-authoring, re-membering


Closing a coaching session: ICF PCC markers and EMCC capability indicators, celebrating clients’ progress, supporting between sessions


Group mentor coaching: Observed coaching, mentor coaching


Leadership and executive coaching: Images and metaphors for leadership and organizations, Ethics: which kind of leadership would you like to support?


Contracting: Theory, practice, internal leadership coaching, coaching “mandated clients”


Someone else needs to change: Coaching leaders with “difficult” direct reports


Coaching to prepare for a performance appraisal: Half time reflections, opportunities and threats of a performance appraisal, helping to prepare useful conversations, group mentor coaching


Coaching complex situations: Coaching a “sandwich” manager, coaching leaders who wish to influence without formal authority, coaching leaders who wish to influence company politics, practice


Coaching after personality profiles: Theory and practice


Coaching after 360° feedback: Leadership coaching with semi-mandated clients, when surveys and frameworks narrow the focus, coaching in the context of a 360° feedback, group mentor coaching


Coaching self-confidence: Theory and group mentor coaching


Coaching time mastery: Theory and group mentor coaching


Group mentor coaching


Conflict coaching: Your associations with conflict, specifics and skills for conflict coaching, options


Conflict coaching: Process, conflict coaching with one person


Conflict Coaching Practice: Definitional ceremonies, group mentor coaching


Career coaching: Introduction, resource and skill audit / dream and goal audit, market analysis, networking


Career coaching: Application coaching, job interview coaching, first 100 days in a new job


Reflections on learning and next steps: Reflect your learnings in the course, plan next steps to ICF / EMCC accreditation

Your investment

Coaching in Organizations”: 2900 € (plus 19 % VAT*)

(*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:

Registration, policies on withdrawals and refunds

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.

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