Professional Coach
Training Program

Are you ready to transform lives and be the catalyst for people’s dreams? Originating from Southeast Asia’s First Master Coach, experience the training that propelled many of our coaches into obtaining international certification of professional recognition. ECI is a coaching institution that has become the largest contributor to Singapore’s certified coaches to date. Join the ranks of our internationally certified coaches who climbed up the ranks in half the industry time.

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Professional Coach Training Program

The Professional Coach Training Program (PCTP) is for individuals who wish to be professionally certified coaches.

This program is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), which is the leading global organization for coaches with more than 22,000 members in over 100 countries. This means your certification will be recognized worldwide, should you wish to coach anywhere in the world.

The Professional Coach Training Program gives you the ability to connect with people at a deeper level. It allows you to assist them to engage in self-discovery, creating breakthroughs, while finding their own solutions to challenges. This program is aimed to set you on the path towards being a successful coach.

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The PCTP is suitable for

  • Individuals who aspire to positively influence another person’s life
  • Business leaders, managers, educators, parents or anyone whose career is based on bringing the best out of others
  • Directors and other C-level executives who wish to use their wealth of experience to support others in their personal and professional development
  • Individuals from all walks of life, who enjoy making a difference in their daily lives and work, building relationships with people and being in a community of like-minded coaches
  • Any person who wishes to gain a deeper understanding of human psychology, mechanics and kinetics

Program Details

The PCTP is conducted over 4 modules that typically take around 6 months to complete. Throughout, you will benefit from face-to-face interactions with our internationally credentialled coaches.

Module 1 – Fundamentals of Coaching (32 hours)

Module 2 – Performance Coaching (35 hours)

Module 3 – Relational Coaching (34 hours)

Module 4 – Advanced Coaching Techniques (34 hours)

Participants who complete all 4 modules and pass the final examination would receive an Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) certificate, which would support you in your application for your Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and/or Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential with the International Coach Federation.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Coaching is a collaborative partnership between a coach and a willing client, which connects at a deep personal level of their values, beliefs, and vision. Coaching enables—through a process of discovery, goal setting and specific action steps—the realization of extraordinary results. Coaching is inter-developmental in that the collaboration develops both the client as well as the coach.
Most people assume that coaches require field-specific knowledge in order to work with the client, as is with the case of mentors, trainers and consultants (i.e. they advise the client on what to do based on prior experience).

Coaches, however, do not advise.

Coaches enable a client’s self-discovery and empower them by drawing from their own creativity and resourcefulness to cause their results, thereby increasing their client’s ability, self-confidence and self-esteem in the process. Because clients are able to generate their own solutions and actions, they can repeat their success in the future.

A typical counselling program will take you through to your past, which might include some form of trauma, and healing of emotional pain or conflict within you or between you and others.

Its focus is in resolving the past, whereas the focus of coaching is on understanding the past as the context in which future goals are set.

A responsible coach knows when it is useful to look at the past in order to identify the source of their client’s limiting beliefs before moving into solutions, action, accountability and follow-through sessions.

You do not require any prior knowledge or skills to become a coach. Through our extensive experience in this field, we’ve found that the best coaches are curious, flexible and open to exploring different aspects of the client’s issue(s).

Other qualities that you can develop to become an exceptional coach are acute observational skills, self-awareness, self-discipline, and a sense of ownership and responsibility. Above all, a responsible coach has a real desire to make a difference in people’s lives, including their own.

In the Professional Coach Training Program we equip you with the ability to use the ICF Core Competencies and principles successfully to coach any issue and client from any background. These universal coaching skills can be used in conjunction with any existing specializations which you have. For example, career consultants could become career coaches; someone with expertise in health and fitness could be a wellness coach.

Many of our trainees come from related developmental professions such as consulting and counseling. They have found coaching to be a valuable addition to their repertoire of existing skills, which gives them wider options and coverage when working with clients.

Coaching has gained wider recognition in recent years – but this also means that the industry is becoming largely unregulated. This raises the question; how do you know you’re getting the real deal? Our Professional Coach Training Program is accredited by the International Coach Federation, which is the leading global organization for coaches with more than 22,000 members in over 100 countries.

Upon completion of the relevant modules and meeting ICF criteria, you will gain a credential that will be recognized worldwide. This assures you and your clients of the quality of your work, and you’ll be more confident to know that your coaching and rack rates are benchmarked against an internationally acclaimed standard.

A face-to-face, interactive program like ours sets your training experience apart. The Professional Coach Training Program is the only Singapore-based Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) to offer you a complete face-to-face training in an all-inclusive program that comprises a start-to-finish coach training.

These experiences cannot be achieved from web-based learning, which are great for knowledge, but lack the impact and immediacy of live feedback during your coaching drills, which will be crucial for coach training.

Coaching programs can be easily found in the market, but a valuable takeaway you’ll get from us cannot be bought – that is a community of people. We have an alumni of graduate coaches and coach-trainees where you’ll get most of your life-changing moments with the exchange of thoughts and experience.

The dynamism in our programs are also why our trainees are able to get credentialed in half the industry time.

You will receive hands-on practicum and exclusive attention—that’s why our classes are capped at a maximum of 20 participants to allow each trainee to receive adequate attention, while capitalizing on the diverse backgrounds of the group members.

We’ve found that on-the-ground experience and real-time feedback from trainers are the best ways our participants can entrench their learning.

Absolutely! Some of our course graduates have set up their own businesses and are successful practicing coaches. While we do not mentor our trainees in this area, there are many online resources and forums that share the know-hows of doing so.

That said, you’ll find that because of your training with ECI, you’re equipped with the necessary skills to deliver an exceptional coaching experience with your clients with proven results and ROI, leading to increased referrals for your business.

The ICF offers credentials at three levels:

  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC) – 100 client coaching hours
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) – 500 client coaching hours
  • Master Certified Coach (MCC) – 2,500 client coaching hours

At ECI, we are able to prepare you up to the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) accreditation. This requires you to complete all 4 modules of the Professional Coach Training Program and pass a 30-minute coaching exam.

If you wish to get credentialed at the ACC level only, you can go through the ASCTH route, where you complete Modules 1 and 2 of the Professional Coach Training Program and receive 3 hours of mentor coaching. The ASCTH route does not qualify you for a PCC credential.

Each credential level is valid for 3 years. Renewals are possible with Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units.

Detailed requirements for the different credential levels can be found on the ICF website.