About Our Coach Training Programs

Questions to ask when making your decision regarding which coach training organisation to train with:

  • Is the organisation accredited with the governing body [International Coach Federation]?
  • Is the program an accredited program or part of an accredited program?
  • Is the program accredited at all?
  • Are your facilitators coaches in their own right?
  • Are they leading from experience or just theory?
  • Are your facilitators…..trainers or coaches?
  • Are your facilitators PCC or MCC credentialed?
  • Where did your facilitators complete their training?
  • Are you able to use any material provide to you, with your clients at no extra charge FOREVER?
  • Are you able to continue your coach specific training once you have completed your program?
  • Are you linked in with an International community?
  • Are you able to re-do, re-fresh, re-take any courses, after your program has completed? Is Life long membership an option?
  • Are you able to use the coach specific training hours towards a coaching credential with the ICF ?

Do Coach U and Corporate Coach U coaches ever meet in person?

Yes, we offer in-person training throughout the world where  Coach U and Corporate Coach U participants have the option to meetup.  You are most welcome attend to meet coaches in your area. They are happy to welcome you and to answer your questions about coaching, coach training and our profession. Meetings are informal and include a group discussion on a current theme or coaching topic.

There are also monthly Special Interest Group (SIG) meetings, held on teleconferencing bridges, that bring together coaches from around the world with similar interests or coaching niches. Contact your regional office for more information.

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Can I hire a Professional Mentor Coach instead of entering a coach training program?

You could, but you’d only be getting half the picture. A mentor coach is trained to help you make the most of the training provided at Coach U and Corporate Coach U, not to provide coach training. With our coach training programs can you learn (and be permitted to use) our hundreds of coaching skills, proprietary programs and marketing tools. Your Professional Mentor Coach is for you, but doesn’t train you in the Coach U and Corporate Coach U technology.

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What happens during a typical Telecourse?

Some of the formal training you receive in our programs is done via teleconference call. Students call into a teleconferencing bridge for an hour or more, and work their way through one of the courses in the program over several weeks. Telecoursees meet anywhere from 4 to 12 consecutive weeks on the same day and time each week, and are conveniently scheduled throughout the day. A faculty member conducts each session. The faculty member covers the key learning points of the course and works with students to understand, integrate and learn the coaching concepts, skills or strategies of that course. Classes are interactive, much like a graduate-school discussion, and students engage in role-plays, peer coaching and case studies, depending on the course.

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Don’t the phone calls to the Telecourses get expensive?

Students are able to “dial” into their telecourses using phonecards, Skype, webcams and regular phones.

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How do I actually learn via a Telecourse? How much homework should I expect?

On your Telecourses, you learn by listening, experiencing, discussing and role-playing, guided by an experienced faculty member. There is ample time for you to ask your leader or fellow students for help with handling a coachee situation or what to do more effectively. You can expect about 20 minutes of homework for every hour of Telecourse, although this will vary by faculty member and by class.

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Who are the faculty members at Coach U and Corporate Coach U? What are their backgrounds?

Faculty members are full-time coaches, so you will be learning from professionals who coach every day. Most faculty members lead about 10 hours of Telecourses a month. The faculty members come from many different backgrounds, but they are all professional, experienced, personally evolved and excited about sharing what they know works with coachees. Our faculty members are experts in understanding what motivates, inspires, influences and develops them. Some of our faculty members are specialists, meaning that they work mainly with a single type of coachee, such as executives or those in career transition. The majority of our faculty are Professional Certified Coaches (PCCs) or Master Certified Coaches (MCCs) credentialled through the International Coach Federation (ICF).

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Is certification available?

Yes. The Coach U Certified Graduate (CUCG) and the Corporate Coach U Certified Graduate (CCUCG) designations are available for graduates of our advanced training programs, after they meet a number of qualifications, including a minimum number of documented coaching hours; being coached/mentored by an approved mentor coach; having letters of recommendation; and, passing an interview.

We also offer a certification for Core Essentials and Core Essentials Fast Track students, the Core Essentials Graduation (CEG) designation.

There are many coaching designations offered in the coaching world, but none carry the cachet of a Coach U or Corporate Coach U certification, because none require the depth and breadth of training and competency demanded by our certification processes. These requirements make you eligible to apply to the International Coach Federation (ICF) for the designation of Associate Certified Coach (ACC) or Professional Certified Coach (PCC).

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What is the philosophical basis for the Coach U and Corporate Coach U approach to coaching?

That’s a tricky question because we are a synthesis of at least a dozen disciplines and fields of study, including organisational development, leadership, entrepreneurship, personal development, sports, the healing arts, transformation, spirituality, philosophy and marketing. We use and teach concepts, strategies, principles, theories, practices, systems, models, and language from these fields. We weave all of these together carefully in order to produce the integrated coaching technology versus just an amalgamated assortment of ideas.

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Summing Up

Coaching is an exciting field, attracting many of the best and brightest from a number of other fields. The results of people being coached speak for themselves and are causing the profession to grow more than heavy marketing ever could. We’re happy to answer any questions you have about the industry we pioneered and continue to develop. Call us at (02) 9531 8988 or email us via our contact form

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