Coach Training with Optional Mentor Coaching!

Are you ready to dive in? The Essential 64 offers everything you need earn an Associate Certified Coach credential!

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The Essential 64

Everything you need to earn your first ICF Coaching Credential.

Delivered fully online.

With optional Group Mentor Coaching.


ICF Approved

Globally recognized as the gold standard in coaching.

Designed to help you accomplish your goals.

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64 hours of coach specific training.

Learn the core skills, understand yourself better, and customize your training track.


Designed for developing coaches who help their clients grow!

Using CoachNet's proprietary CHAIN Model, you'll learn how to structure your coaching conversations to help your clients grow AND get the results they want.

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Click Through What You'll Experience as You Learn Coaching Skills

Click the Present button to explore the classes you'll experience in the Essential 64!

How the Essential 64 Works:

Start-to-finish in as little as four months...or take up to 18! You decide what you learn and how fast you want to go!

Add (optional) mentor coaching to complete two of the four requirements for an Associate Certified Coach credential.

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Start with 100 Launch

Focus on the core skills for coaching.

Live Interactive Training, with coaching practice in triads.

Written feedback from your instructor on your coaching.

Practice with 200 Lab

Coach and be coached under the guidance of a credentialed instructor.

Immediate feedback from peers and your trainer.

Sharpen your skills in a small class environment.

Specialize in 300- or 400- Plus.

Learn best practices about the details of your coaching process.

Focus on your coaching niche with specialty skills.

Four hours per course.

You'll choose three courses for your block

500 Essential polishes your skills.

Covers all 11 ICF Core Competencies.

Live training, practice coaching & written feedback.

20 hours of coach specific training.

Classes start soon!

Cohorts for 100 Launch start multiple times each year. You can be a credentialed coach in as little as nine months!

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  • Judy Redlich | St. Louis, MO
    All the teaching and material has been thought provoking and meaty.  The triads have been wonderful learning experiences, too.  Thank you again for offering this training, including such great trainers, and building the courses with a spirit of excellence.
    Judy Redlich | St. Louis, MO
  • Scott Sommerfeld | Grand Rapids, MI
    This training was essential to me. I especially rely the fact that the client must name it to be able to do it.  It doesn’t matter what I see and know—it matters what the client sees and knows — in terms of setting sights on a new goal or habit. 
    Scott Sommerfeld | Grand Rapids, MI

FAQ

You've got questions.  Here are the answers.

Will this training count toward an International Coach Federation credential?
Yes. Integrated Coach Training is Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) and can be used to earn or renew an ICF credential.

Who will teach this course?
CoachNet's Training Team carry International Coach Federation credentials and work as professional coaches. These skilled practitioners masterfully present core content and support it from their experience. The team engages in continued development under the direction of Jonathan Reitz, CoachNet's Director of Training. You can Meet the Team here.

Where is the training?
Integrated Coach Training is available online, so there are no travel or accommodation expenses. You can develop your coaching skills anywhere you want to work! We use a tool called Zoom Meeting for our training which works in your browser. You have the option of downloading a Zoom app to your computer, tablet or smartphone, but you make that choice.

What happens during online training?
Some courses have pre-work. The live sessions are interactive, so you'll want to make sure you can use your device's microphone and camera. (We only use cameras occasionally.)

You can expect to engage in dialogue, learn the competencies of a qualified coach, and interact in small groups of three (triads) to practice coaching.

How long will each online session be?
Integrated Coach Training courses are either one hour or two hours per session, depending on which course you're taking. We recommend that you don't commit to more than two courses at a time.

My calendar is a problem. Do I have to come to all eight sessions?
You are responsible for attending the entire event, but you can miss 25% of the live sessions for each class (either one or two, depending on the class) as long as you watch the recording before the next session.

Do I have to read Jonathan Reitz's book, Coaching Hacks?
We suggest it. But if you want to be an outstanding coach, you will! :) Find it on Amazon here: amzn.to/2f1b9P6

Who will be my mentor coach?
If you choose a training block that includes mentor coaching, you'll join a group mentor relationship conducted by one of the CoachNet Training Team. All CoachNet mentor coaches carry at least the Professional Certified Coach credential from the ICF.

Are there payment plans available?
Yes. In the checkout process, you can select a three-payment option. Contact Judy Pence (judy@coachnet.org) for more details.

What if I hate it?
No worries. CoachNet offers a money back guarantee for untaken training if you opt out for any reason.

Does this mean I'm a certified coach?
That's a loaded question. "Certified coach" is a loaded term, for a lot of reasons. CoachNet prefers the term "trained coach" or "credentialed coach" if you earn an ICF designation.