Introduction to Coaching Certificate

Course duration: 10 weeks

Group size: 10 participants

Delivery: online via and coaching via Skype (coaching can be done face to face if coach and client are in the same region)

Certification: 50hr EF Certificate in Coaching Skills

Assessment: Continuous assessment throughout the course. Candidates are assessed on a portfolio which includes


  • A weekly entry in their personal reflective journal (posted online)
  • A reflection on their experience as a client
  • A personal development plan
  • An overview of their experience as a coach (with 2 clients)
  • Feedback from two clients
  • A full personal review



This course is for EF staff who are:

  • in a role which includes responsibility for coaching/mentoring
  • considering taking on a coaching role in the future
Throughout this course I developed my ability to self-reflect, and wrote a full personal review. I gained a wide range of knowledge surrounding coaching methodology and was able to put this into practice in real life situations with pro-bono clients. I cannot express how much I recommend taking this course!
— Caitlin Lees, Kids & Teens


At the end of this course, learners will be able to

  • define coaching and be able to explain what it is and what it is not
  • use the Wheel of Life tool to help focus on development areas and balance
  • describe in detail their own personal values and life purpose and facilitate a client in articulating theirs
  • change self-limiting beliefs to empowering beliefs
  • outline their personal tolerations and boundaries and assist others in doing this
  • present themselves as a credible coach and build rapport with clients
  • provide and receive feedback
  • apply the GROW coaching model
  • set goals for themselves and assist others in the goal setting process
  • create action plans to help achieve goals and assist clients in achieving their goals
  • actively listen to their client and ask powerful questions to facilitate development
  • work with resistance to change
  • review progress and make adjustments as required
  • complete a SWOT analysis and create a development plan


During the course, learners will

  • use coaching tools on themselves and others in order to increase  self-awareness and move towards achieveing their goals
  • Be coached by a trained coach and one peer coach
  • Coach one peer and two other clients
  • Conduct a Full Personal Review by seeking feedback from a range of people about their interpersonal skills 
The Introduction to Coaching course equipped me with invaluable exercises to employ whilst providing coaching to another. Empowering and deeply personal, it enabled me to silence my inner Saboteur, understand balance, acknowledge boundaries, and nudge myself and others via powerful questioning and active listening. I know that the acquired skills will come in handy both at work and in life.
— Roy Kouchakgi, SH Online Center