Would you like to become a genuine ICF certified coach and avoid all the hassle and complexity of the standard application process?

You want to demonstrate your quality as a coach and set a clear signal to the market that you stand for an ethical and serious practice? You know that the best way to do that is to be certified by the International Coaching Federation, the “gold standard” for coaches?

However, you have little time and not a lot of energy for complicated credentialing applications, paperwork and bureaucracy.

We understand! Being a quality oriented coach and being an ingenious administrator are not often part of the same personality – coaches tend to be people oriented and not much paper oriented.

SolutionsAcademy is fully accredited with the International Coaching Federation (ACTP) and the International Association of Solution Focused Teaching Institutes. We are working on an accreditation with EMCC. With us, you can:

start your credentialing journey if you do not have previous training and use the simplest track for ICF certification (ACTP)
continue your credentialing journey if you have previous training that we might be able to recognize. You can then also use the ACTP track for certification via our ICF Onboarding classes, Coaching Masterclasses, or Coaching in Organization classes
find easy options for Individual Mentoring, Group Mentoring and Renewal
attend live and engaging classes from anywhere in the world. We have been doing online coach training since 2005! If there are virtual gurus, it’s us!
We offer regular free Coaching Meetup and Exchange sessions:

for participants, alumni, interested people
to give you information and a taste of our programs
to discuss coaching and team coaching cases
to connect and network

Would you like to become a genuine ICF certified coach and avoid all the hassle and complexity of the standard application process?

 

You want to demonstrate your quality as a coach and set a clear signal to the market that you stand for an ethical and serious practice? You know that the best way to do that is to be certified by the International Coaching Federation, the “gold standard” for coaches?

However, you have little time and not a lot of energy for complicated credentialing applications, paperwork and bureaucracy.

We understand! Being a quality oriented coach and being an ingenious administrator are not often part of the same personality – coaches tend to be people oriented and not much paper oriented.

SolutionsAcademy is fully accredited with the International Coaching Federation (ACTP) and the International Association of Solution Focused Teaching Institutes. We are working on an accreditation with EMCC. With us, you can:

  • start your credentialing journey if you do not have previous training and use the simplest track for ICF certification (ACTP)
  • continue your credentialing journey if you have previous training that we might be able to recognize. You can then also use the ACTP track for certification via our ICF Onboarding classes, Coaching Masterclasses, or Coaching in Organization classes
  • find easy options for Individual Mentoring, Group Mentoring and Renewal
  • attend live and engaging classes from anywhere in the world. We have been doing online coach training since 2005! If there are virtual gurus, it’s us!

We offer regular free Coaching Meetup and Exchange sessions:

  • for participants, alumni, interested people
  • to give you information and a taste of our programs
  • to discuss coaching and team coaching cases
  • to connect and network
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Frequently asked questions

We run our 67 hour class “Coaching Fundamentals” leading to ACC certification four times a year, starting in February, May, September and November.

Our advanced 75 hour class “Coaching in Organizations” which builds on a 60 hour ACC class and leads to PCC certification runs twice a year starting in February and September.

Our advanced 75 hour class “SF Coaching Masterclass” which also builds on a 60 hour ACC class and leads to PCC certification or can be used to collect the 200 training hours necessary for MCC certification also runs twice a year starting January / February and September / October.

Group Mentoring classes and CCEU offerings run regularly throughout the year. 

Click here for an overview of classes  and starting dates

  • The program is accredited as ACTP by the International Coach Federation, the international gold-standard for coach training programs guaranteeing the international recognition of the quality of the training.
  • We are subjected to the regular incremental renewal process of the International Coach Federation.
  • SolutionsAcademy is an accredited member institute of IASTI the International Alliance of Solution Focused Teaching Institutes guaranteeing the firm grounding in Solution Focus, a practical, respectful, resource- and progress oriented approach.
  • Our trainers are all certified coaches and have decades of experience coaching in the real world all over the globe.
  • Your time investment is two hours every week. Even busy people will find the time to profit from our training without putting a strain on their life. In fact, since you are being coached as well as learning to coach, your life will probably become even easier when you join our training.
  • You participate online and from your desk or hotel room. There is no need to spend valuable hours in trains, planes, automobiles or hotels saving you time and energy.
  • The system is stable: you can dial in via phone or internet — so you really can attend from anywhere!
  • The sessions are run with Zoom: as easy to connect as a mouseclick. There is friendly support for technophobes. Offline material is available in a modern “moodle” environment. You can access the learning material whenever you want, wherever you are, which gives you optimal flexibility and choice on where and how to spend your time.
  • The small group with a maximum of 12 participants and the possibility to do breakout rooms in the virtual environment for even smaller groups make the training highly interactive. You get lots of hands-on practice and feedback so that you learn fast, efficiently and effectively.
  • The training is truly global and set up so that people from all over the world can join (Asia, Europe, American time-zones). Meet, be coached by and learn to coach global participants. We have had participants from the US, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Russia, Romania, UK, South-Africa, Mexico, Saudi-Arabia, India, Singapore, Phillipines, Australia, Nigeria. Perfect practice for today’s world.
  • We aim at attracting a diverse international group of a maximum of 12 participants from all over Europe, America, Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australia:  leaders, consultants, HR-professionals, coaches who work in corporations, the social sector, education or NGOs. We believe that diversity of coaching issues, personality and cultural background will make our learning group richer and more challenging for the participants.
  • The training includes basic skills plus wide range of coaching specialties (team coaching, coaching in organizational development, coaching in change management, coaching in conflict situations) so that your future coaching practice is not limited to one-hour one-on-one sessions but can be used versatilely in today’s global business environment.
  • The training is highly practical and transferable to your worklife and perfect for global managers, leaders, coaches, HR, freelancers. Solution-Focused coaching is effective, pragmatic, ethical, non-invasive and respectful and easily adaptable to many situations.
  • All trainers are certified ICF coaches.
  • All trainers have more than 10 years experience coaching in the real world.
  • Kirsten Dierolf, MCC our program director, is member of the assessor team for the International Coach Federation for PCC and MCC candidates.
  • Kirsten is also a founding mother of virtual training — she started training virtually when nobody even knew what this is and is a real virtual guru!
  • All of our trainers bios be found here.

International Coach Federation Certification

ACC “ASSOCIATE CERTIFIED COACH”

  • 60 hour coach training program and submission of 1 coaching recording / transcript (ACSTH track) or
  • 125 hour coach training program (ACTP track)

Additionally

  • Passing “Coach Knowledge Exam” administered online by ICF after registration for the certification
  • Paying the certification fee
  • Attesting to 100 hours of coaching experience (having coached) and being able to show a log of the hours
  • 10 mentor coaching hours (7 group mentor coaching hours and 3 individual coaching hours are included in the program)

PCC “PROFESSIONAL CERTIFIED COACH”

  • 125 hour coach training program (ACTP track)

Additionally

  • Passing “Coach Knowledge Exam” administered online by ICF after registration for the certification
  • Paying the certification fee
  • Attesting to 500 hours of coaching experience (having coached) and being able to show a log of the hours
  • 10 mentor coaching hours (7 group mentor coaching hours are included in the program – 3 additional individual mentoring sessions are required, can also booked with us at € 150 an hour)

International Alliance of Solution Focused Teaching Institutes

SOLUTION FOCUSED PRACTITIONER

  • 50 hours training in Solution Focus
  • 100 hours “training activities” (e.g. the 100 coaching hours demonstrated for ICF certification)

ADVANCED SOLUTION FOCUSED PRACTITIONER

  • 50 hours training in Solution Focus
  • 100 hours “training activities” (e.g. 100 additional coaching hours demonstrated toward ICF PCC certification)
  • The program is currently available in English, German, Italian, Farsi and Arabic
  • We are actively working on a Spanish and French version – please contact us if you are interested
  • All other languages available upon request (large trainer pool)
  • All time zones and almost all major languages can be arranged if you have a group of 6 people
  • The program is run via zoom
  • International phone dial in is available guaranteeing stable operation from almost anywhere
  • If you want to join via computer, you will need a camera and a headset
  • 132 hour ACTP program leading up to PCC certification including all mentor coaching hours (mentor coaching market value = 2000 €): € 6100 (plus 19% VAT)*
  • 67 hour “SF Coaching Fundamentals” including all mentor coaching hours: € 2700 (plus 19% VAT)*
  • 75 hour “SF Coaching in Organizations” including all mentor coaching hours: € 3400 (plus 19% VAT)*
  • 75 hour “SF Coaching Masterclass” including all mentor coaching hours: € 3400 (plus 19% VAT)*
  • 30 hour “ICF Onboarding Class” including all mentor coaching hours: € 1800 (plus 19% VAT)*
  • 12 hour “Core Competencies in Action” 12 CCEUs: € 450 (plus 19% VAT)*
  • Bespoke classes available (talk to us: www.solutionsacademy.com/contact)
  • * VAT applies only if invoiced to a person or company with a German invoicing address or a person within the EU who does not have a European VAT number.
  • The course can be paid in installments and we expect to have been paid in full before the end of the program.
  • Any cancellations will have to be in written form. If the participant cancels later than 30 working days before the start of the program, 60% of the fee (and VAT if applicable) will have to be paid as an administrative fee. The date of the cancellation is the date when the training provider receives the written cancellation. Participants cancelling later than 14 days before the program start or participants who do not attend the program will have to pay the fee (and VAT if applicable) in full.

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Our impact in numbers:

Companies we worked for: 43
Students since 2018: 987
Countries of our participants: 31
Continents of our participants: 6
Testimonial "The course gave me a perfect overview and I gained profound coaching knowledge. It was a lot of fun and it is superbly managed."

Testimonial Coaching Fundamentals 05/2020-09/2020

Testimonial "I thought it was a great combination of kind of group work of theory also of watching videos and analyzing them together. The interactivity was great, as well. So yeah, for me, it was really a great experience. I can, I would really recommend it to anyone. "
Testimonial I discovered the keys to what coaching really is and met great people all over the world. The course really helped me in my current job as well!

Testimonial Coaching Fundamentals 05/2020-11/2020

Testimonial "It has completely changed the way we communicate. There has been so much value here. It has actually been life-changing and I absolutely loved it. The course has taught me what coaching is. It has made me a better manager, leader and mentor. I highly recommend the course not only for learning coaching skills."
Testimonial We got to see such a broad range of situations where coaching can be applied! The mix of the group internal / external coaches was really beneficial. We had a really brilliant group!

Testimonial SF Coaching Masterclass 2020

Testimonial "And I just want to say thank you because this course has taken me to another dimension in my coaching and it has enabled me to go to the refinement of what I was looking for. And it is most worth the time and the experience you come out another coach."

SolutionsAcademy Trainers and Mentors

Kirsten Dierolf, M.A., MSFP, MCC

Kirsten has been training coaches since 2005. She works as an executive and team coach and learned the Solution Focused Approach directly from the founders Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer. She is the author of "Solution Focused Team Coaching", Co-author of "Coaching Plain and Simple" and "The Solutions Tango" and Editor of "Solution Focused Practice around the World". She has written numerous articles. Kirsten is member of the MCC and PCC assessor team for the ICF and currently serves as president of ICF Germany.
Carlo has been a very passionate trainer for almost 25 years on soft skills, leadership and communication in business environments. he has always worked with medium-high management levels in leading corporations. He has also had 2 experiences in multinational companies as a Training and Development Manager, but he has always returned to his primary passion: training. In 2013 he started to study and apply the Solution Focused approach to the training programmes he has developed over the years and in the coaching teams in which he took part as a facilitator. At the same time he also focused on supporting others in their personal and professional development in a more "personalised" form through coaching. He is happily making his way to become MCC.

Roy Marriott, M.A., PCC

Roy Marriott is a Leadership Coach with a background in software development and research. He graduated from Cambridge University at age 20, did research for HP and BT – and then started coaching professionally in 1994. Since 2005 he has been training coaching skills to leaders, managers and coaches, and has been delivering coach training remotely since 2012. Roy is a developer of innovative training models, and regularly presents at Agile conferences (on topics such as Generating Change without Generating Resistance, Coaching for Complex Situations and Making Feedback Psychologically Safe.)
Cristina’s background in compliance, audit, consulting and international business arena made her realize how important coaching was in the current scenario of corporate world. She specializes in coaching organizations and individuals with compliance, audit, and risk management background. Cristina is also very strongly involved in supporting female employees to reach equal opportunities, develop and reach their full potential. She has been heavily involved in organizing the first 24 hours SF Conference and adapting business models to incorporate SF values. Cristina’s desire is to enable people to grow and work towards their desired future by means of active listening, powerful questioning, and activating each individuals’ resources.

Chris Bekker, PCC

Originally from South Africa, Chris has found himself travelling and working in various countries and cultural contexts for the past 20 years. A language teacher by training, Chris started exploring how to work more on a human level with language and confidence development which naturally lead down the road of coaching. After coming into contact with the SF approach and completing his PCC certifications, Chris has been actively coaching, mentoring and training with a growing desire to help, give space, and grow continually. He is involved in various projects from internal coaching and supporting to online mentoring and coaching.
Svea was introduced to the SF Brief Approach in 1988 via Steve de Shazer’s article “Minimal Elegance”. She is known for her creative and incisive questioning and her ability to synthesise what seems un-connectable. This has stood her in good stead in her quest to connect the ICF core competencies with the principles and practices of the SF approach. Much of her work is in adult learning and development – as a trainer, a supervisor, a mentor coach for ICF credentialing, and as an SF practitioner. She continues her interest in all things to do with learning which she honed academically when writing her doctorate titled “The development of eco-systemic thinking: an epistemological study”.
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Gesa Niggemann, Dipl, PCC

Gesa has been working solution focused in coaching, training and consulting for global corporations, project teams and social organizations since 1998. She has run change management and organizational development projects and brings her expertise into coach training and leadership development programs. Being trained directly by Insoo Kim Berg and Steve de Shazer as founders of the approach, Gesa could build her Solution Focused expertise. Gesa has been running programs to develop professional Solution Focused Coaches since 2004 for different coaching institutes.
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