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What Makes the Center for Coaching Excellence Training Unique?

What Makes the Center for Coaching Excellence Training Unique?

CCE has a proven track record and has been in existence since 2007. Our mission has never wavered: Training leaders with coaching excellence for lasting influence

Training Overview

Our sole focus is developing highly competent coaches. Our mentor coach training approach limits classes to eight-ten participants and allows us to invest in every participant through individualized guidance in personal and professional development, coaching style, and coaching mastery. Here are examples of the insight, understanding, and skills included in your training:


Training Approach

We have found coaching is served well with a combination of in-person and virtual classroom training. In-person training provides a rich experience of observation, coaching demonstrations, group interaction, collaborative peer exercises, and dialogue that strengthens comprehension, application, and synthesis. This enhances the virtual classroom interaction and learning experience that follows the workshop.

We recognize that, for some, travel may still be impossible. Therefore, we have designed an Essential Coach Training no-travel virtual format with in-person dynamics that is offered twice during the calendar year.

Customized Content – All of our training content has been meticulously developed by CCE, using what we believe to be the highest quality research and resources available.

Our approach to coach training is the result of research where we learned firsthand the effectiveness that skilled communication has in the hands of some of world’s most influential leaders. The neuroscience behavior and mind-set research added the science to masterful communication. We have taken that knowledge and broken it down into tangible communication processes that participants can incorporate into their personal and professional lives.

Our process allows us to customize our training to best match the needs of our participants. Each program workbook has been thoughtfully designed and formatted as a resource that can be used for years to come. 

Certification – Our three inclusive and comprehensive programs meet the necessary number of coach-specific training hours and mentor coaching requirements for each level of the International Coach Federation (ICF) certifications. Complete information is found on the CCE  Certification page or you can request a free consultation.


Training Logistics  

We offer our workshops throughout the US. However, when flight travel occurs for participants, we have priced our training to help cover the cost of US travel expenses. 

Tuition covers:

  • Training manual and all textbooks.
  • Cost of ground transportation from/to the airport in the venue city. 
  • Meals during Workshop hours.
  • ICF required mentor coaching hours. (Mentor coaching averages approximately $1000 beyond coach training for each level of certification.)


Get To Know CCE

Who are our participants? They come from diverse professional backgrounds such as business owners, entrepreneurs, managers, consultants, millennials, or individuals who want to begin a full-time coaching business. Bottom line: If effective communication is important to your success, coach training will give you tools to help you excel at it.

Who are CCE trainers? Our trainers are experienced, established executive and business coaches and consultants who run successful businesses. Their experience spans corporate, small business, and nonprofit organizations.

Joe Denner, Annie-Perdue Olson, MA, Rick Raiford, Jim Reklis MA, Cecelia Dachtler, MA, and Mary Verstraete, PCC

Contact CCE

For more information, please call the CCE office today at 612.246.4787 or to schedule your FREE PERSONAL CONSULTATION, fill out the consultation form below.

Adding Efficiency To Your Day

Adding Efficiency To Your Day

I've always appreciated books on time management. If you're a small business owner like myself, I'm sure you've found that efficiency is important. A recent book that has a fresh, practical approach to this concept is The Daily Edge: Simple Strategies to Increase Efficiency and Make an Impact Every Day by Dave Horsager. Dave is a highly organized individual and has developed concepts that helped him to increase his own effectiveness. Now he has shared those same concepts that he uses every day personally and with his team. Here are just a few excerpts from his book:

Focus. Modern culture, with all of its technology and time-saving gadgets, has left us with a distorted view of productivity. Our image of productivity is the power executive handling two calls and a text message while wowing a big client at the same time.

The reality is that those sorts of habits are unproductive. Humans are simply more efficient and effective when they concentrate. That is, you can do five things better and faster by doing them one at a time, with your mind focused on each single task.

 It doesn't matter if you're working on the most important proposal of your life or an e-mail to your manager. You will do a better job if you're focused on what is right in front of you. Decide which task gets your attention and then focus on only that one until it is finished.


Eliminate distractions. Cell phones, e-mail, and even open office doors can can invite unwanted interruptions. It's not just the time that interruption takes, but more significant than that is the time it takes you to get you mind back to a focused productive state.

There is an incredible amount of time and productivity lost in the, "Now, where was I?" state. Eliminate anything that is likely to pull your attention away from the task at hand.


Keep sticky notes handy. By placing a pad nearby, but out of your field of vision, you give yourself an outlet for any thoughts or ideas that might come to you. For instance, if you're working on a quarterly report, and you remember that you need to make an important call, simply jot it down. You can review the note later, and the act of writing it should clear it from your mind.

If you have enjoyed these simple and practical tips, I encourage you to order Dave's book for many more tips to help you in efficiency, focus, and staying organized. Click here for the The Daily Edge on Amazon.

Mary is a leadership consultant and coach. She works with ambitious business professionals who want to leverage their leadership.

As a business consultant, Mary works with organizations to establish a culture of synergistic teams, systems and processes for greater employee engagement, employee loyalty, and communication effectiveness. 

Mary is President and Cofounder of the Center for Coaching Excellence, a distinctive training organization that focuses on developing highly competent coaches through a mentor-training approach and a training model of coaching that easily transitions into professional and personal conversations. She continues to expanded coaching into diverse industries by developing customized coach training used in companies such as ExxonMobil, Chevron, and MJ Senior Housing.

To contact Mary, call: 612.246.4787

 I couldn't be happier with the training. As a professional coach, I’m now involved in living my vision of being an agent for positive change in people's lives.

Alan Smith
CBMC Northland Area Associate Director