Mastering the Fundamentals of Coaching
Our first building block to the International Coach Federation Associate Certified Coach (ACC) certification.
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CCE has a proven track record and has been in existence since 2007. Our sole focus is developing highly competent coaches. Our mentor coach training approach limits classes to eight-ten trainees and allows us to invest in every trainee through individualized guidance in their personal and professional development, coaching style, and coaching mastery.
We have found coaching is served well with a combination of in-person and virtual classroom training. In-person Essential 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 Training no-travel virtual format with many of the in-person dynamics and 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 process allows us to customize our training to best match the needs of our participants.
The Essential Training workbook has been thoughtfully designed and formatted as a resource that can be used for years to come.
Certification – Essential Training is your first step toward 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.
We offer Essential Training 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.
- Training manual and all textbooks.
- Cost of ground transportation from/to the airport in the venue city.
- Meals during Workshop hours.
- 10 hours' ICF required mentor coaching for the first level of certification in the CCE Associate Program. Mentor coaching would average $1000 beyond coach training.
Essential Training Structure With Travel
- Phase 1: Workshop 1
- Phase 2: Live virtual classes
- Phase 3: Workshop 2
- Phase 4: Observation Coaching with your trainer
- Phase 5: Mentor coaching
Essential Training Structure Without Travel
- Phase 1: Live virtual classes
- Phase 2: Observation Coaching with your trainer
During Essential Training, you will have the opportunity to engage in weekly peer coaching, independent reading, and gain experience in coaching a client.
Investment With Travel
The tuition for Essential Training is $2475 per person. Payment plans available.
Investment With No Travel
The tuition for Essential without travel is $1975 and does not cover mentor coaching.
2017 Essential Training Registration & Schedule
August 21–December 11
Live Virtual Classroom Training. No travel required.
- Mondays, 6–8pm CT
Facilitator: Mary Verstrate, PCC, CCE President
Registration closes on August 16
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
Registration closes on August 11
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: Mary Verstraete
Registration closes on August 25
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
Registration closes on September 1
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
Registration closes on September 8
October 6–December 12
Training begins with a workshop at the Sioux Falls, SD
Following the workshop on October 6 and 7, classes are facilitated in a live virtual classroom.
- Tuesdays, 11:30–1:00pm CT
Facilitator: Mary Verstraete, PCC and Cecelia Dachtler
Registration closes on September 27