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Transformational Coaching
Coaching for Performance Level 2

Transformational coaching training created by the pioneers of Performance Coaching. Through a fuller understanding of the power of coaching, coaches and leaders are invited to create and lead interdependent organizations in which people can grow and fulfil their potential.

A very effective mix of learning methods – lecture, practice and experience. I attend a lot for courses and events and this was truly exceptional in its scope and professionalism. I really valued the time spent and the attention given.
Christine Miller, Founder/Editor of ReSource Magazine and ReSource Foundation

Working below the waterline

Level 2 is a course for people who already know the foundations of coaching and want to take their coaching to the next level. It will equip you with a deeper knowledge that goes beyond most intermediate coaching courses to the practice of transformational coaching. You will be introduced to the Iceberg Coaching Model which will enable you to work with different mindsets and resistance to change.

Level 2 builds on the skills developed in Level 1, enabling you to further develop a powerful and authentic coaching style which integrates purpose and performance.

Who is this coach training programme for?

This coaching course is included in our Silver and Gold plans for leaders and coaches:

Level 2 is also available to leaders and coaches with a foundation level of coaching skill who want to progress to the next level. The training counts as Continuing Coach Education (CCE) for ICF credentials. To join Level 2, you should have completed at least 20 hours of coach training. Please mention your previous training when you apply.

Course content for Level 2


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Through 42 hours of learning and practice, participants cover fundamental skills including:

• High-performance cultures
• The Iceberg Coaching Model
• The GROW Model
• Power source coaching
• Limiting beliefs, making change real
• Powerful performance conversations
• The coaching relationship and structure of coaching sessions
• Accountability follow-up coaching
• 360° feedback coaching
• Working with resistance to change
• Coaching using change models
• The use of metaphor in coaching
• The Drama Triangle, Coaching and Emotions
• Review of coaching skills and behaviours

Participants are also provided with coaching practice assignments, virtual accountability workshops, a Coaching for Performance course booklet, coaching demos and skill building practices, eLearning resources and a certification guide and tracking tool.



Entry requirements: Level 1*
Typical class size: 12 participants
Coach Training Hours: 42 hours
Continuing Coach Education: 42 hours

Intensive (in person or online):
Two 2-day workshops

Phased (online):
Twelve 3-hour workshops

Price: £4,638 (£3,865 + VAT)

* Book Silver or Gold plan. Or apply for Level 2 if you have completed at least 20 hours of coach training

ICF ACSTH coach certification


We deliver on-site, in multiple languages, and online 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 +44 (0)20 3903 0011.

“This is more than just coaching an individual, this course provides techniques to support individuals on how to enhance their abilities while enabling them to recognize the emotional traits that may be holding you back.”
Coaching for Performance Level 2 participant

What makes this training unique?

This professional coaching programme teaches transformational coaching skills to an advanced level so that you will have more breadth and range in your coaching toolkit. 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 what you need to be a world-class performance coach.

Over 40 years ago, our programme was the first of it’s kind in the world. It is still the industry gold-standard because of the impact that it has:

  • Leaders create and lead interdependent teams in which people can grow and fulfil their potential
  • Leaders are able to align individual, team and organizational goals that create a positive impact on the working culture
  • Leaders help others to build their awareness, laying the foundation for their future leadership capability within the team and organization
  • Leaders learn to relate to others from a paradigm of trust – the key to being a great Leader
  • Self-awareness is improved – understanding why you do what you do
  • Performance is improved by self-managing and overcoming interference to achieving potential
  • Awareness of others improves which enables you to spot people’s strengths, interferences and motivations to inspire and collaborate more successfully with individuals and teams
  • Social skills are improved
  • Active listening skills are improved

We have trained thousands of Performance Coaches in over 20 countries and all have seen the benefits of Coaching for Performance.

  • Able to relate to others from a paradigm of trust
  • Confident to coach after “real play” coaching practices and the experience of being coached
  • Developed a coaching “toolbox” of useful models and coaching skills and mindset
  • Have learnt and applied foundational philosophy and models of coaching in organizations
  • Understand what organizational coaching is and the context within which it sits
  • Be able to demonstrate the ICF core competencies of a Coach
  • Have established your particular style as a performance coach and learned how to develop it
  • Know about the coaching relationship, in terms of framework, processes and outcomes
  • Understanding of models and structures that provide a robust process for high performance coaching engagements that get results.

“It is the quality and daringness of material that sets this programme apart
Simon Losasso, Global Talent Development Consultant, Medtronic

Level 2 certification

On successful completion of all elements of Coaching for Performance Level 2, you will be awarded with a Certificate of Professional Development (CPD) by Performance Consultants. Once you have completed 75 hours of coaching practice, you will be ready to apply for your Performance Coach badge which will reflect your progress on the coaching journey:

Performance Coach Awards – Silver

This is a unique “double crown” certification pathway. So, if you complete Coaching for Performance Level 1 and Level 2 and 100 hours of coaching practice, you will also be able to apply for the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) via their ACSTH route.

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

What are the next steps to become a coach or leader-coach?

Leader Pathway

The Transformational Leader Pathway is for leaders who want to enable extraordinary results. Participants include board members, senior executives, managers and people leaders generally. In 6 months you will transform your thinking about leadership and how you lead.

Our leadership development pathway includes Coaching for Performance Levels 1, 2 & 3, Impact 360, Executive Coaching (1:1) and an ROI Coaching Evaluation Report.

Coach Certification

Performance Coach Certification is for people who want to specialize in executive coaching (leadership coaching) and gain a qualification as a professional coach with the International Coaching Federation. We will walk beside you on your coaching journey as you develop transformational coaching skills that will make a real difference in the world.

Our coach accreditation pathway includes Coaching for Performance Levels 1, 2 & 3, Impact 360 and Mentor Coaching.

“A very powerful dive into taking coaching to the next level.”


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.

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

Can training be provided virtually?

Yes, this programme can be delivered virtually (online) and in-person. If you are an individual, see Global Course Dates and look for the “Online” tag. If you want to bring this course into your organization, let us know if you want in-person or virtual delivery when you get in touch.

How is the training structured?

Level 2 consists of two modules which are available in two different format options to suit your needs:

OPTION 1 “Intensive”: Two full-time 2-day workshops (virtual or in-person) with 2 follow-up workshops of 1 hour (virtual).

OPTION 2 “Phased”: Twelve 2/3-hour weekly workshops (virtual) across two 6-week modules.

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.

Who are the other participants on the programme?

You will join a group of international peers from diverse backgrounds and industry sectors. This creates fantastic international professional networking opportunities.

What accreditation do I get from your programme?

On fulfilment of the requirements for each level of the Performance Coach Certification journey, you can apply for 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 badge?

On successful completion of each level and its requirements, you will be awarded a Bronze, Silver or Gold badge which will reflect your progress on the Performance Coach Certification journey:

Bronze Award – Level 1 Coaching for Performance

Silver Award – Level 2 Coaching for Performance

Gold Award – Level 3 Coaching for Performance

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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    High-impact, transformational and strategic approach – achieving proven results.

    Coaching skills training created by the pioneers in workplace coaching