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Coaching for Performance
Performance Coach Certification

Gold-standard performance coach training programme that sets you up to become a world-class executive coach. Train with the pioneers of coaching to earn the only coach certification qualification with truly global recognition.

“Thanks to the entire Performance Consultants team for walking the path with me to allow me to gain this certification. It is not about the piece of paper but the rigor of the process and the learning achieved has been invaluable.”
John Collingwood, Senior Director, Global Talent Identification & Development, Tupperware Brands Corporation

World-class coach training

The Performance Coach Certification has been created by the pioneers of “performance coaching” to equip you to become a world-class executive coach. In engaging, experiential workshops, you will learn transformational coaching skills that will enable you to make a real impact as an executive coach.

Being a top Performance Coach is about both the quality of the coaching and the way this works in an organizational setting. We will also share The Performance Coach Toolkit which will give you the edge that you need in the highly competitive coaching market. Developed over 40 years, the toolkit is proven to get results in organizations. The Performance Coach Toolkit will teach you how to do:

360 Assessments: Critical for raising awareness and also making sure your client’s goals are aligned with the organizations, 360s are becoming standard practice for high impact coaching engagements. You will learn how to conduct a 360 with your client that will both provide a benchmark at the start of the coaching and set the coaching up for success.

Tripartite Sessions: These are 3-way sessions facilitated by the coach with both the client and their manager. The relationship between your client and their manager is the most important one that they have, you will learn how to support this and enable an even stronger relationship through the coaching.

Evaluations: At the end of your coaching, knowing how to reflect back the results of the coaching to the organization in a transparent way without compromising confidentiality is key. You will learn how to do this and demonstrate the impact of the coaching including estimating a monetary return on investment.

You will join a group of international peers on the most comprehensive coach training available that is designed to set you up to be a world-class Performance Coach.

Train with the pioneers of performance coaching

By choosing this programme, you will be training with the pioneers of the coaching industry who are recognized the world over. Over 40 years ago, our founder, Sir John Whitmore, and his colleagues at Performance Consultants created performance coaching. It was the first time that the word “coaching” was used outside the sports world and the concept quickly spread around the world from Europe where it originated. Sir John defined it as “unlocking people’s potential to maximize their own performance”.

Globally recognized accreditation

This is a unique “double crown” certification pathway with Performance Consultants, the pioneers of the global coaching industry, and the International Coaching Federation (ICF), the largest global accreditation body with over 130 local chapters around the world.

Silver Plan – Double Crown
Once you have completed Coaching for Performance up to Level 2, your Mentor Coaching and 75 hours of Coaching Experience, you will be eligible to apply for your first crown, Certified Performance Coach (Silver), with us.

Silver syllabus: Level 1 & Level 2
Performance Evaluation (fee included)

Coaching for Performance is an ICF* ACSTH approved programme to ACC when combining Level 1 and Level 2. You can earn your second crown on completion of 100 hours Coaching Experience when you can apply for Associate Certified Coach (ACC) from the ICF. Please note that there is an additional exam fee of approx $500 which will be payable to the ICF.

Gold Plan – Double Crown
Once you have completed Coaching for Performance up to Level 3, your Mentor Coaching and 250 hours of Coaching Experience, you will be eligible to apply for your first crown, Certified Performance Coach (Gold), with us.

Gold syllabus: Level 1, Level 2 & Level 3
Performance Evaluation (fee included)

Coaching for Performance provides the ICF* Portfolio route to PCC when including Level 3. On completion of 500 hours Coaching Experience you can apply for your second crown, Professional Certified Coach (ACC), from the ICF. Please note that there is an additional exam fee of approx $500 which will be payable to the ICF.

*Your Preferred Accreditation Body
As well as the ICF, the programme is recognised by the Association for Coaching (AC) and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) so that you can use it to apply for their accreditation for your double crown. Please note that each coaching body has its own requirements. 

Who is this coach certification for?

This Performance Coach Certification is the professional coach training for people who want to practice executive coaching. This includes:

  • Independent/executive coaches
  • Coaches in organizations
  • HR and L&D professionals
  • Consultants working with organizations

It is ideal for anyone wanting to gain skills and obtain the only coach certification qualification with global recognition.

Programme syllabus and structure

Performance Coach Certification plans follow the Coaching for Performance coach certification syllabus.

PLANSYLLABUSMODULES
Silver

Coaching for Performance, Level 1 & Level 2

For ICF ACSTH Path to ACC

1.1, 2.1, 2.2
Gold

Silver + Coaching for Performance, Level 3

For ICF Portfolio Path to PCC and MCC

1.1, 2.1, 2.2
3.1, 3.2, 3.3

The Level 1 and Level 2 workshops are available in a choice of two formats to suit your needs:

  • Option 1. “Intensive”: Each module consists of full-time 2-day workshops (virtual or in person) with 2 follow-up sessions of 1-hour each. 
  • Option 2. “Phased”: Each module consists of 2–3 hour weekly workshops (virtual) across 6 weeks.

All Level 3 modules are Intensive (full time, 2-day or 3-day workshops).

Both Silver and Gold plans include Impact 360 and Mentor Coaching.

Benefits of Performance Coach Certification

This training will give you the complete toolkit required for you to become an Performance Coach. You will experience a unique coaching journey for deep learning and long-term behaviour change. You will develop the powerful and authentic coaching ability of a world-class performance coach that integrates performance and purpose. It is the start of a meaningful and inspiring life journey which will uniquely give you:

  • Global recognition having trained with the pioneers of coaching and a worldwide respected accreditation body
  • A complete toolkit for you as a coach to enable leaders to rise to the challenges of the 21st century including the cutting-edge Impact 360 leadership assessment tool that integrates The Performance Curve
  • The ability to demonstrate a return on investment (ROI) to your clients

The benefits don’t stop there, you and your future clients will also find benefits in your personal life including relationships, family and life goals.

Mentor Coaching Package

Mentor Coaching (sometimes referred to as Supervision Coaching) is a requirement for accreditation which can be expensive. For the ICF, the requirement is 10 hours of Mentor Coaching at ACC and PCC level. For participants of our Performance Coach Certification programmes, Mentor Coaching is included in your package making it extremely cost effective. You will receive 7 hours of Group Mentoring and 3 hours of Individual Mentoring (1:1) with our expert Performance Coaches.

SILVER PLAN

PERFORMANCE COACH – SILVER

Entry requirements: None
Typical class size: 12 participants
Coach Training Hours: 60 hours
Mentor/Supervision Coaching: 10 hours


TRAINING OPTIONS
Intensive (in person or online):
Three 2-day workshops

Phased (online):
Eighteen 3-hour workshops

Price: £7,800 (£6,500 +VAT)*
*Excludes ICF, EMCC or AC exam

ICF ACSTH coach certification

GOLD PLAN

PERFORMANCE COACH – GOLD

Entry requirements: None
Typical class size: 12 participants
Coach Training Hours: 125 hours
Mentor/Supervision Coaching: 10 hours


TRAINING OPTIONS
Intensive (in person or online):
Four 2-day workshops &
Two 3-day workshops

Part Phased (online):
Eighteen 3-hour workshops &
One 2-day workshop &
Two 3-day workshops

Price: £11,940 (£9,950 + VAT)*
*Excludes ICF, EMCC or AC exam

DELIVERY FOR ORGANIZATIONS

We deliver on-site and online, in multiple languages, for organizations around the world. You have the option to tailor the content and the format to suit your organization’s requirements. And we can train your trainers to deliver our courses.

Contact us with your requirements, or book individual places now on one of our global workshops.

To bring this programme into your organization, email [email protected] or call:

London: +44 (0)20 3903 0011
New York: +1 917 580 3857
Berlin: +49 30 587 408 63
Beijing: +86 186 1132 9597

“Truly amazing exercises that got the message across in a very powerful way.”
Michael Ehrmann, Senior Adviser, European Central Bank (Germany)

Why choose this programme?

Performance Coach Alumni

This professional coaching programme is the most comprehensive programme on the market – it not only teaches how to coach but also equips you with the tools you need to create successful coaching engagements in organizations including how to conduct a 360˚, sponsor sessions and evaluations. And, unlike other programmes, it is not based on life coaching so you will be able to start applying the skills within organizations immediately knowing that you have the full toolkit to be a world-class performance coach.

“Many thanks to the great people at Performance Consultants International who helped me to gain my ACC credential from the International Coaching Federation (ICF). I am really proud to have been trained by your company.”
Judit Hardaut, Coach & Trainer, Smart Way (Romania)

FAQs

Is your training ICF accredited?

The Performance Coach Certification is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), the largest global accreditation body with over 130 local chapters around the world. The Silver Plan is an ICF ACSTH approved programme to ACC, and the Gold Plan is an ICF Portfolio route to PCC. Our trainings are also recognised by the Association for Coaching (AC) and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).

What is the structure of the course?

The course is available in a choice of intensive or phased formats, choose your Option:

SILVER PLAN:
OPTION 1 “Intensive”: (in-person or online):
Level 1:  2 full days + 2 x 1-hour virtual workshops.
Level 2 Module 1: 2 full days + 2 x 1-hour virtual workshops
Level 2 Module 2: 2 full days + 2 x 1-hour virtual workshops
Group Mentor Coaching: 5 x 90-minute virtual group mentoring sessions
Individual Mentor Coaching: 3 x 1-hour 1:1 virtual mentor coaching
Performance Evaluation

OPTION 2 “Phased”: (online only): 
Level 1: 1 x 2-hour class + 5 x 3-hour classes
Level 2 Module 1: 1 x 2-hour class + 5 x 3-hour classes
Level 2 Module 2: 1 x 2-hour class + 5 x 3-hour classes
1:1 Coaching: 6 x 1-hour individual virtual coaching sessions
Group Mentor Coaching: 5 x 90-minute virtual group mentoring sessions
Individual Mentor Coaching: 3 x 1-hour 1:1 virtual mentor coaching
Performance Evaluation

GOLD PLAN:
Silver plan (intensive or phased) + Level 3 (in-person only – see format below)
Level 3 Module 1: 3 full days + 1-hour virtual workshop
Level 3 Module 2: 3 full days + 1-hour virtual workshop
Level 3 Module 3: 2 full days + 1-hour virtual workshop
Performance Evaluation

What accreditation do I get from your training?

On fulfilment of the requirements for each level of the Performance Coach Certification journey, you can apply for your your Silver, Gold or Platinum Performance Coach credential from Performance Consultants, the pioneers of the global coaching industry.

On completing additional practice coaching hours, you can then apply to the International Coaching Federation (ICF) for Associate Certified Coach (ACC), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) or Master Certified Coach (MCC) respectively.

The programme is also aligned with the Association for Coaching (AC) and the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) so you can use it to apply for their accreditation. Please note that each coaching body has its own requirements and application fees.

When will I be awarded my Performance Coach certification?

After successful completion of the Silver pathway and its requirements, you can apply to be a Silver Certified Performance Coach.

After successful completion of the Gold pathway and its requirements, you can apply to be a Gold Certified Performance Coach.

Can I do this programme in stages?

Yes, you can do this programme in stages and start with the foundation level, Level 1, to earn your Bronze Award first. Please note you will not benefit from the bundle plan price if you choose this route.

How will I find people to practice my coaching with?

When you start the programme, you will be paired up with a buddy from the workshop to start practicing your coaching. After that, you will be supported to find other coachees that you can practice with. For the ICF, you can count formal coaching that you do as part of your job as long as:

1) it is done as part of your employment
2) you are not coaching a Direct Report

How long will it take me to get certified?

The short answer is that it depends on which level of certification you are going for and how much time you can dedicate to it. It is getting the actual coaching experience that takes the time. With this in mind, here is a rough guide:

If you did 2-3 hours of coaching a week on the side of your job, it would take:

– About 6 months to accumulate the 75 hours of coaching practice required for our Silver Certified Performance Coach.

– Approx. 1 year to accumulate the 100 hours of coaching practice required for the ICF’s Associate Certified Coach.

For the advanced certification options, if you are able to coach full-time, this would translate into about 15–25 hours per week so it would take:

-Approximately 4 months to accumulate the 250 hours for Gold Certified Performance Coach.

– Approximately 7 months to accumulate the 500 hours you need for the ICF’s Professional Certified Coach.

– Approximately 14 months to accumulate the 1,000 hours you need for our Platinum Certified Performance Coach.

– Approximately 32 months to accumulate the the 2,500 hours you need for the ICF’s Master Certified Coach.

What do the different levels of ICF certification mean?

ICF stands for International Coaching Federation which has three levels of credential: ACC is Associate Certified Coach, PCC is Professional Certified Coach and MCC is Master Certified Coach.

ACC means that you have 60 hours of coach training, 10 hours of mentor coaching and 100 hours of actual experience coaching clients under your belt. You have a thorough training in coaching – in fact, our syllabus does teach to the level above ie PCC so that you are fully versed on the breadth and depth of coaching.

With this level of training and experience, you will feel comfortable coaching 1:1 and will have the complete toolkit you need to coach in organizations. This is a great coaching certification to have and will be valued by your organization. If you want to become a professional coach, choose the PCC – see below.

PCC means that you have done more than double the hours of coach training needed for ACC and have more than five times the amount of client coaching experience. You have 125 hours of coach training, 10 hours of mentor coaching and 500 hours of actual experience coaching. You are an accomplished professional coach and have a globally recognized kitemark that reflects that. From a coach qualification point of view you will be able to work for any organization globally as a coach and will be recognized as a world-class Performance Coach.

MCC means that you have completed 200 hours of coach training and five times more client coaching experience than PCC – in fact 2,500 hours! This level of certification means that you are one of an elite and growing number of coaches in the world with master-level training and experience. You are one of the top executive coaches globally in terms of skill and are recognized as a world-class master Performance Coach.

Do participants receive individual support? 

Programmes usually have approximately 12 participants per 2 facilitators to ensure optimal individual attention. This ensures that you will get 1:1 feedback on the development of your coaching skills and be clear where you are on your development journey at any one time.

What are the different ways to do the programme? 

There are three ways to do the programme:

GLOBAL COURSES: We deliver programmes publicly in all time zones – see Global Course Dates for programmes in Asia Pacific, Europe and The Americas.

IN-HOUSE: We can deliver this programme for your organization either virtually in your chosen time-zone, or in-person at your chosen location. To bring this programme into your organization, please get in touch.

TRAIN THE TRAINER (TTT): We can equip your organization’s trainers with the necessary knowledge and skills to deliver this programme. For more information please see here.

Can training be provided virtually?

Yes, this programme can be delivered virtually and in-person. If you are an individual, see Global Course Dates for virtual options. If you want to bring this course into your organization, let us know if you want to have in-person or virtual delivery when you get in touch.

Can training be provided in different languages?

Yes, we can deliver in over 20 different languages on request, please contact us to discuss your needs.

What materials are provided in the programme?

Learning is supported by the world #1 coaching book Coaching for Performance that is written by our Founder, Sir John Whitmore as well as the course booklet, practice assignments, follow-up workshops and an online learning hub which includes video demos, exercises and worksheets.

If I have trained elsewhere, can I use this training to top up to become ACC, PCC or MCC with the ICF?

Yes, all of our training is counted as “coach specific training” and so you can use our training to add the hours that you need and apply via the ICF Portfolio pathway.

Can I join the programme to obtain Continuing Coach Education (CCEs) for ICF credentials?

Yes, all of our training is ICF aligned so hours count as CCEs. If you are an ACC, consider joining Level 2. If you are a PCC or MCC, consider joining Level 3.

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