Professional Coach Diploma Program Online Info Session

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Professional Coach Diploma Program Online Info Session

After completing this course, students will understand what they need to do to start and grow a coaching practice.

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Register for our upcoming live online info session about our Professional Coach Diploma Program with instructor Louise Shipway.

The Professional Coach Diploma Program (PCD) is designed to give you the skills you need to help other people change their lives. You will learn about coaching theory and how to put it into practice. You will also learn how to use different tools to help people achieve their goals. Students will learn how to help others change their thinking, get rid of their fears, and remove the root causes of failure. After completing this course, students will understand what they need to do to start and grow a coaching practice.

Graduates of the Professional Coach Diploma Program are eligible to apply to ICF for certification as either an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) or a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) under the portfolio path. Certification by ICF is subject to additional requirements depending upon the pathway followed.

Students should obtain full details of ICF Certification at

Learning Objectives:

Demonstrates ethical practice:

  • Understands and consistently applies coaching ethics and standards of coaching

Embodies a coaching mindset:

  • Develops and maintains a mindset that is open, curious, flexible and client-centred

Establishes and maintains agreements:

  • Partners with the client and relevant stakeholders to create clear agreements about the coaching relationship, process, plans and goals
  • Establishes agreements for the overall coaching engagement as well as those for each coaching session

Cultivates trust and safety:

  • Partners with the client to create a safe, supportive environment that allows the client to share freely
  • Maintains a relationship of mutual respect and trust
  • Is fully conscious and present with the client, employing a style that is open, flexible, grounded and confident

Listens Actively:

  • To understand what the client is saying and what they are not saying. This will help you to understand their systems and how they communicate. Additionally, support the client's self-expression so they can better communicate their needs.

Evokes Awareness:

  • Using tools like powerful questioning, silence, metaphor or analogy can help clients learn more about themselves.

Facilitates Client Growth:

  • Helps the client learn and grow so they can take action based on their own insights. Encourages the client to be in charge of their own coaching process.

Professional Coach Career Options

Life Coach

Business Coach

Relationship Coach

Team Coach

Employment Coach

Program Start Dates

November 07, 2022 – June 26, 2023 (part time online)

Coming again soon (full time in-class)

Coming again soon (part time in-class)

We look forward to connecting with you online! Find out more about the Professional Coach Diploma Program.

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Louise Shipway is an experienced career and leadership coach certified by the International Coaching Federation. She is also a Fellow with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) in the United Kingdom. Her coaching focuses on high potential talent, leaders in global roles, and country or functional business unit leads. She is well versed in individual coaching and group facilitation across every industry. Louise has experience working with Blue Chip, Fortune 100 companies, and international entrepreneurial lawyers. She held the position of Interim Executive Director for a provincial healthcare organization and has successfully introduced HR functionality into two organizations in the UK and Canada. She was instrumental in implementing two new labour certifications for nurses' pay negotiations.