Curious about Coaching?
The Institute for Coaching Excellence (IFCE) provides an affordable pathway to obtaining an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) or Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential from the International Coaching Federation. Our 135-hour Life, Leadership, & Executive Coaching program can be completed online in 6 months for $3,200.
Upcoming Class Dates
August 23, 2023 | Wednesdays, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm MT
What Can You Expect?
The IFCE is a boutique training institute that is accredited by the International Coaching Federation. We believe coaching programs should be affordable, inclusive, and human-centered. Our small class room sizes, emphasis on 1:1 mentorship, and free business development templates create a resource-rich environment that will prepare any aspiring coach to become a confident coach and a leader in the coaching industry.
135 hours of programming taught by ICF Credentialed Instructors
Weekly, 3 hour classes held via Zoom Video Conference for
80% focus on
the ICF Core Competencies & 20% on business development
10 hours of mentor coaching included at no additional cost
Work with a peer coach partner to obtain coach experience hours and support
Complete a Capstone Project to officially launch your business
Our program consists of 22 lessons broken into 5 modules that are completed over the course of 6 months. 80% of our coursework covers the International Coaching Federation's Core Competencies and Code of Ethics, which means you will receive ICF- accredited instruction in the following areas:
Introduction to the ICF and the history of coaching
Overview of coaching niches, industry statistics and coaching benefits
Overview of the ICF Code of Ethics & Core Competencies
Intro to contracting, invoicing, and onboarding new clients
How to facilitate transformative and productive coaching calls
How to support clients experiencing a mental health crisis
Introduction to the neuroscience of coaching and human development
We build in a variety of learning approaches that support critical thinking, peer sharing, and experiential learning. That means we often watch videos, experiment with coaching tests and tools together, role play coaching scenarios, and spend up to two hours of class live coaching. We also share sample contracts, budget and financial projection excel sheets, and coaching worksheets at no cost. And just in case you miss a class, all of our lessons are recorded!
The remaining 20% of our curriculum is focused on our Business in a Box Program, which provides step-by step-instructions for launching a business. Alongside planning support to develop your short and long-term business goals, we spend 5 lessons (Module 3) providing students detailed support for developing, managing, and growing their business. Some of the business development topics we review include;
How to pick a business structure and register your entity
Marketing support to develop a website, brand, and messaging strategy
Support to develop your rate, services, budget and financial projections
Planning support for taxes, retirement and professional development
How to get new clients and build a financial pipeline
The Institute for Coaching Excellence (IFCE) was founded by Alexis Goggans, PCC & Christian Hartley, PCC in 2020 with one mission - to create diverse cohorts of competent and confident coaches who become leaders in the coaching profession. Since 2017, Christian & Alexis have provided life, leadership, and executive coaching to leaders, organizations, and agents for social good. Together they have more than 10 years of formal experience, and 2,500+ hours deepening their coaching practice while running successful coaching businesses. To date, the IFCE has enrolled four cohorts of future coaching leaders. Below is a picture of our Spring 2023 class that began in April.