Become a certified coach
Accelerate your development and learn powerful techniques to motivate others with Expand coach training approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Get the best out of yourself both personally and professionally and learn how you can motivate others to thrive and improve on the ICF-accredited Certificate in Coaching for Managers, Executives and coaches’ program. Coaching is a well-recognized method for personal and professional development, based on academic research and proven psychological approaches to leadership. Our Coach Training Certificate gives you a unique opportunity to build your coaching skills in action. Delivered by some of Denmark’s highest ICF certified coaches with more than 20 years of combined experience. Moreover the coach team has experience as former international senior executive at a major corporation. They emphasize practical personal training to ensure you get measurable results. After completing the program, you will receive a Certified Coach Diploma from Expand.
Who is the Coach Training for?
This Coach Training is for Managers, Executives and Coaches, Leaders or HR professionals. Anyone who would like to become certified as a coach. Our “Certificate in Coaching for Managers and Executives” course meets the high standards set by the ICF.
ICF ACC Certification
Level 1 program
The first certification level is “Associate Certified Coach, ACC”. To be able to obtain the full ICF ACC accredited level 1 program, you will need the certification package.
In addition to having completed the Certificate in Coaching, to achieve this level of certification, you must:
- Be able to document 100 hours of coaching
- Have received a further three individual mentor coaching hours
- Pass an oral evaluation (requires a recording of a 30-45 minute coaching session with full transcription)
If you would like the ACC Level 1 certification, you can purchase our certification package, which includes the three individual mentor coaching hours and the oral examination at the ACC level.
It is possible to take the certification examination with Expand after you have documented 40 hours of coaching. You will then be able to apply ICF for the ICF ACC certification once you have completed a total of 100 hours of documented coaching.
You will have to pay a fee directly to ICF (175 USD for members and 325 USD for non members) and pass an online multiple choice test when you apply (ICF credentialing exam). You can register for the ICF ACC certification any time, as it will be an individual certification process.
Develop yourself personally and professionally Master highly efficient coaching skills Learn to use proven coaching tools, both as a coach and in your leadership Accelerate growth and performance in your team and organization Explore different approaches to coaching with our highly experienced coaches.
Coach training content
To ensure you develop the best skills, the Certificate in Coaching Program includes knowledge and research from various academic fields. We take a pragmatic approach to teaching that combines various methods, including face-to-face training, group sessions, mentor coaching, supervision in small groups and online learning. All elements are compulsory and contribute to your overall development, so you can successfully integrate both theoretical knowledge and practical skills.
- The program consists of four modules rolled out over nine days – with the entire group.
- Observed coaching sessions (during some modules) plus one online session in small groups with a faculty member
- Two mentor coaching sessions in small groups (3.5 hours each) with mentoring and supervision from faculty members
- Online learning with videos to review theory
- Three written assignments
- Training in small groups between modules
- Studying training manuals, books and relevant articles
The program consists of four modules, which are structured to ensure you get the optimum mix of theory and practical training. In each module, you get to put theory into practice through carefully designed exercises and training in small groups.
Module 1 is a three-day session in Gothenburg; the other three modules are a mix of 3 x ½ days of teaching online or 2 days physical meeting in Gothenburg.
- What is coaching and what is it not
- A model for the coaching conversation
- The coaching mindset
- Training with feedback
- Systemic key concepts in coaching
- Active and attentive listening
- Powerful questions
- The coach’s position in the conversation
- Coaching presence – the meta position
- Tools for creating deeper insight and change
- Coaching in leadership
- Psychological mechanisms
- Values and motivation
- The premises of change
- From feedback to feedforward
When and where?
- Jan 30-31 + Feb 1 9-16.30 Gothenburg
- Mar 11-12 8.30-12 Online
- Mar 18 8.30-12 Online
- Apr 11-12 9-16.30 Gothenburg
- May 27-29 8.30-12 Online
Observed coaching session in groups (3-4 students with ICF certified observer)
- Apr 8 8.30-12 Online
Mentor coaching in groups (3-4 students with ICF certified mentor)
- Mentor 1, Apr 29 8.30-12 Online
- Mentor 2, May 24 8.30-12 Online
- June 10 8.30-10 Online
- Written, June 24 8.30-12 Online
- Coaching session, June 25 8.30-16 Online – max. 6 students
- Coaching session, June 26 8.30-16 Online – max. 6 students
The exact date and time of the oral examination for each student is determined approximately two months before. Please reserve all dates until the final examination plan is in place.
Read more about the content of the coaching training in our folder: Coach Training January 2024
Annette Kledal, Head of Education
Annette Kledal, CEO of Expand, is an ICF Master Certified Coach, MCC. She also has a Master Practitioner Diploma in Systemic Team Coaching from AoEC and a Diploma in Coaching Mastery from ITS. In addition, Annette is an NLP Trainer and a trained systemic consultant from DISPUK. She has coached managers and teams, and educated coaches, for more than 20 years. Annette founded Expand in 1998 and became an ICF-certified coach in 2006. Before changing careers in 1998, she was a dentist with a private practice.
Christophe Kittel, Faculty
Christophe Kittel is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC-ICF), International Systemic Team Coaching Certified (Academy of Executive Coaching). He also has a master’s degree in International Business and Corporate Finance. Christophe focuses on leadership development and cross-cultural challenges. He has had an international career, working for more than 25 years at corporate level for a number of companies, including L’Oréal.