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Center for Coaching Excellence Coach Training

Center for Coaching Excellence Coach Training



There is no greater fulfillment than establishing a relationship with you throughout your training and continuing a personal and professional relationship for years to come. We count it an honor to support you as an individual, actively champion your vision, and be a resource that you can count on, whether it's a simple question or charting a course in your career or life. 

– Mary Verstraete, CCE President


2017 Essential Training

Essential Training is ICF approved 44 coach-specific training hours.



August 21–December 11

Live Virtual Classroom Training. No travel required.

  • Mondays, 6–8pm CT

Facilitator: Mary Verstrate, PCC, CCE President



August 25–November 9

Training begins with a workshop at the Best Western Plus in Saint Paul, MN

Following the workshop on August 22 and 23, classes are facilitated in a live virtual classroom.

  • Thursdays, 11:30am–1pm CT

Facilitator: Mary Verstrate, PCC, CCE President



September 8–November 21

Training begins with a workshop at the Grand Hyatt Riverwalk, in San Antonio, TX

Following the workshop on September 8 and 9, classes are facilitated in a live virtual classroom.

  • Tuesdays, 11:30am–1pm CT

Facilitator: James Beeman, MA, PCC. James is founder of his flourishing business, Clear Career, and works with job seekers, rising leaders, and executives who want less stress and more success. In his quest to help hundreds of clients, James earned a Master of Arts in Management & Leadership and multiple professional coaching and career certifications including the Certified Career Management Coach from Susan Whitcomb’s The Academies and the Professional Coach Certification from the International Coach Federation.

James is a gifted trainer who brings his in-depth knowledge of coaching into the coaching learning environment.



September 15–November 29

Training begins with a workshop at the Residence Inn in Chapel Hill, NC a suburb of Raleigh-Durham, NC

Following the workshop on September 15 and 16, classes are facilitated in a live virtual classroom.

  • Wednesdays, 11am–12:30pm ET

Facilitator: Jim Reklis. Jim is an executive leadership coach who empowers business owners, executives and managers who want less stress and more success in life, work, and leadership. He is an expert in leadership development and team building from extensive experience working with businesses and non-profits. 

Jim brings his own signature presence of values, passion, creativity, and discerning wisdom to any given moment with clients and as a speaker. He specializes in helping leaders navigate transitions, growth, and actualizing potential in business and personnel. RCC exists because of Jim's passion to invest in leaders and organizations to make a difference in the world. Training another generation of professional coaches is part of his life vision.

Jim is founder of Reklis Coaching and Consulting and offers a team of consultants and coaches to serve client needs.



September 22–November 29

Training begins with a workshop at the Cunningham Center in Columbus, GA

Following the workshop on September 22 and 23, classes are facilitated in a live virtual classroom.

  • Wednesdays, 8:30–10am ET

Facilitator: Cathy Alford, MA, PCC. Cathy is a Life, Leadership and Strengths Coach, credentialed with the International Coach Federation. She is the CEO of Lifeworks Coaching. Cathy works with individuals and teams to identify strengths, team dynamics, and growth opportunities for intentional living. She is a qualified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator practitioner, certified Gallup StrengthsFinder coach and certified facilitator. She has taught coach training in the Masters of Servant Leadership program at Columbus State University and has over 25 years of management experience.

What People Are Saying

As I reflect back on my time with the CCE, what stands out to me the most by far was the consistent and exceptional high quality of the entire experience. Every detail, large and small, effectively communicated the excellence that they are encouraging themselves and us as coaches to strive for. The signup procedure, accommodations, venue, meals, books, and training supplies, even down to the quality of the provided pad and pen, demonstrated how authentic their quest for high-caliber presentation of coaching truly is. It has been said that, "the way you do anything is the way you will do everything." I now have no doubt that I made the right decision when I chose the CCE.

– E MacDonald, Academic Coach

I flew into San Antonio, Texas for a quick 2-day training workshop. It far exceeded any expectations I had. The city was aesthetically impressive; the training was valuable and inspiring; and the people were authentic and easy to communicate with. I feel invigorated and affirmed as I move forward with the program.

– Cody Watts

Materials were excellent, pace was great!

– M Burgett PhD, CPSM, Director of Leadership Development

Being able to get direct feedback from my trainer on my coaching during the in-person workshops was invaluable and provided me the opportunity to also receive informal peer feedback. 

– Erin Smith, Corporate Coach