Core Coach Certification Program

Join the Next Generation of Coaches!

  • All required coach training completed in just 7-days!
  • In-person or virtual options available
  • Powerful coaching tools from neuroscience and neuro-linguistic programming
  • Lots of observed practice coaching with personal feedback
  • Mentor coaching included (worth $1,500 – $3,000)
  • Classes and Mentor Coaching conducted in English
  • Still 100% pass ratio for ICF Coach Credentialing Exam
  • Best value in the industry
  • ICF Accredited (Level 1) for 75 hours
  • BCC accredited
  • SHRM accredited

Positive Coaching’s Core Coach Certification Program

This program is innovative, challenging, and designed to satisfy your coach training needs, no matter where you are in your professional development or career. It’s perfect for experienced professionals who want to add coaching certification to their credentials as well as aspiring coaches who are just starting their coaching business. The extensive supervised coaching practice helps to reinforce the learning deep into “muscle memory.” This program completely satisfies all but one of the application requirements for ICF certification: 75 hours coach training including 10.5 hours mentor coaching and final ACC performance evaluation. In addition, we do everything we can to assist you with the only remaining requirement--gathering 100 coaching experience hours. We actively look for and refer coaching opportunities to our students, both pro bono and paid. 

After you submit your application to ICF, you must also pass the written Coach Credentialing Exam. Positive Coaching has an impeccable track record of graduates passing this exam with flying colors. We’re confident you will too.

In this highly successful and tightly designed program, all ICF required hours of coach training is delivered in an intensive, focused 7-day experience. A small amount of pre-work is required which is included in your training hours. Then students are totally immersed in coaching philosophy, skills, and observed practice with individual feedback by certified professional coaches. This program delivers a deep understanding of the ICF coaching competencies combined with powerful coaching tools derived from neuroscience and neuro-linguistic programming. 

And there is GOOD NEWS for our Prior Graduates! 

If you graduated from one of our Core Coach Certification Programs prior to July 2023, we can approve your Performance Evaluation. Our goal is a two-week turnaround compared to what we know is a "slow boat to China" with the ICF. Once your pass your performance evaluation and we confirm your mentor coaching, we will upgrade your original ACSTH certificate to our new Level 1 certificate. You will then apply for your certification through the Level 1 pathway. If this is something you want to take advantage of, it costs $450 which includes one re-evaluation just in case your first recording doesn't pass. Just add it to your cart here. Then you will send us the recording along with a time-stamped, verbatim transcript. We are excited to be able to finally support our graduates in this way! 


Positive Coaching’s Core Coach Certification Program is the right learning experience for you, whether you:

  • Want to pursue industry-recognized coaching credentials to enhance your current skills or competitiveness
  • Want to become a professional coach now and have the option to carry it forward as a second career
  • Would like to apply coaching skills in your job, especially if you are a leader or HR/OD professional
  • Are interested in learning more about using NLP and neuroscience to improve your coaching skills
  • Need to obtain additional continuing education hours (CCEUs) for your existing Coach or HR credentials

Learning Modules Included:

  • Introduction to Coaching and the Coaching Process
  • Ethics in Coaching
  • Core Coaching Competencies
  • NLP Essentials and Presuppositions
  • Developing a Coaching Mindset
  • Gaining and Keeping Rapport and Trust
  • Creating Clear and Motivating Goals
  • Four Levels of Listening
  • How to Conduct a Successful Coaching Session
  • Identifying Personal Motivators
  • Working with Values and Beliefs
  • Tapping into Client Passion and Purpose
  • Practice in Telephone Coaching
  • Powerful Tools and Models for Evoking Awareness
  • Listening and Living as a Coach
  • Intensive Exam Preparation


Virtual Tuition:

Early Bird Tuition: $5,795
Regular Tuition $6,695

In-Person Tuition:

Early Bird Tuition: $6,795
Regular Tuition $7,695

  • $995 Deposit to register and hold your seat.
  • Seats are strictly limited. Registration closes three weeks prior to the start of the class. 
  • We accept Checks, Venmo, Zelle, PayPal, Wire Transfers, and all major Credit Cards.
  • Affordable payment plans are available! Deposit and first installment required prior to the class. 
  • 10% Discount for Non-Profit Organizations and Veterans. Contact us for the Coupon Codes.
  • A minimum of 8 students is required 4 weeks prior to the start of the class for the class to make. If the class does not make, you can transfer to a future program or receive an immediate refund of any amounts paid. 

** Tuition increases reflect the incremental costs of ICF's new accreditation requirements. Primarily, we are now responsible for ALL of the formal performance evaluations which ICF used to do (and often took as long as 22 weeks to compete before a candidate could take the written exam). Under our new process, we are responsible for completing the evaluations with a goal to have them completed in 2-3 weeks. This dramatically expedites the process for the candidate such that they can accelerate taking the written exam by is as much as 4 months. For Positive Coaching, it adds significant costs for assessors and a more complex semi-annually process with ICF going forward. The good news is that the ICF's application and written exam fee is $200 less, which offsets a little bit of the increase and we are adding new modules that will be free or half price for our core certification students.


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Virtual January 20 - 26, 2024
(early bird pricing through Nov 30, 2023)
Virtual July 13 - 19, 2024
(early bird pricing through May 31, 2024)
In-Person in Dallas, TX October 19 - 25, 2024
(early bird pricing through August 31, 2024)


Saturday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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