Becoming a certified coach: Coaching fundamentals

Are you a leader in an organization, human resources or organizational development professional, coach, consultant, internal or external trainer? Would you like to be a certified coach? This intensive course focusing on the fundamentals of individual and group coaching is for you. The training is ICF certified as per the International Mozaik program (ACC certification - ACSTH program), allowing you to practice your coaching posture and your ability to build a constructive relationship with your clients in individual, team or group project coaching.  

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  • Duration: 27 days
  • Regular price: $6,750
  • Preferential price: $6,750

Course outline

ICF-accredited International Mozaik program: ACC Certification – ACSTH Program

Leaders in organizations, human resources and organizational development professionals, coaches, consultants, internal or external trainers? Would you like to become certified leader-coaches?

Developing coaching skills can become an essential advantage for managers and leaders who want to embody agile and transformative leadership daily in these uncertain times. Adopting a leader-coach posture allows you to position your leadership differently, think differently about your authority, role, and commitment to succeed in change with your collaborators. Bringing out your collaborators' full potential and co-creating relationships in a powerful alliance to find new answers to today's challenges are some of the new ways of being and doing within reach of today's leaders.

Through this intensive course (ICF-certified), you acquire the means to support your collaborators better and to succeed together through the current crisis and others to come.

Course configuration
  • 1 half-day launch event
  • 4 training modules (divided into 24 half-days of training)
  • 2 scheduled practice sessions in peer sub-groups (2 half-days) including 1 hour of one-on-one coaching and mentoring

Choice of 3 schedules:

  • day (Thursday and Friday morning, 9 AM to 12:30 PM)
  • weekend (Friday and Saturday morning, 9 AM to 12:30 PM)
  • evening (Tuesday and Wednesday evening, 6 PM to 9:30 PM)


Leaders in organizations, human resources and organizational development professionals, coaches, consultants, internal or external trainers.


  • Kick-off meeting for meet and greet and to familiarize with the virtual tool
  • Preparatory work including a self-assessment of your leadership skills in relation to the core competencies of an ICF coach
  • Follow-up of the training program: three 3-day training modules divided into 18 half-days
  • 1 hour of individual coaching with a supervising coach to highlight the learnings and next steps towards the ICF accreditation process
  • Wrap-up meeting aimed at consolidating what has been learned and celebrating your new leader-coach identity
  • Raise your impact capacity as a leader. Develop a leader-coach's state of mind and posture.
  • Learn to establish, with your collaborators, a space-time of trust – a creator of enhanced responses to resolve new challenges, a source of learning and growth for everyone.
  • Learn to promote the prototype experience in a context of uncertainty to help evolve your actions as a leader. Learn the group or team leader-coach posture.
  • Learn how to lead a team in a coaching position.
Content 1st module: basics
  • Discovering the profession of coach
  • Laying the foundations to begin anew as a leader who will navigate collaboratively through the unknown and uncertainty. Learning how to co-create relationships with your collaborators.
  • "Recognising yourself” by reaping the benefits of diversity to connect with others, including your collaborators.
  • Exploring individual and group dynamics and the foundations of the strategic and global approach to change by relying on the laws of living systems.

2nd module: Practicing leader-coaching

  • Using the motor energy keys to support your collaborators wholesomely.
  • Practicing coaching a collaborator by establishing the coaching session contract elements and experimenting with the coach’s 8 strategic skills as a leader to help collaborators grow and transform their actions.
  • Initiating an ethical relationship with your collaborators.

3rd module: An emerging coach identity

  • Daring to surprise and amaze yourself when accompanying a collaborator. Taking stock of one's evolution as a leader-coach and projecting oneself into the future.
  • Our pedagogy is based on the International Mozaik Coaching School's BECOMING pedagogy and on their experiential approach to change, referring to the "Leadership of the Living" and its laws. This pedagogy revisits the Palo Alto School keys (systemic, communication and constructivism) and integrates neuroscience and psychology advances.
  • Numerous projective and other tools make up the toolbox for leaders.

4th module: group coaching

  • Learning how to create group dynamics. Developing your leadership style.
  • Practicing the decoding of collective processes in a group.
  • Learning to practice a group’s systemic reflection and strategic feedback. Practice several types of group facilitation.
Teaching Method

The BECOMING pedagogy DNA relies on the following pillars:

  1. Learning about yourself and reflecting on your collaborators: entering into self-awareness and awareness of the other.
  2. Learning together in a "learning group" dynamic and developing collective intelligence with your learning peers: living the relationship as a learning tool to act differently and reflecting with your collaborators.
  3. Learning in action: experimenting with the coaching posture and prototyping new ways to act as a leader with your collaborators.
  4. Learning to bounce back as a knowledgeable and committed leader-coach.
  5. Learning about yourself and your collaborators. Deciphering your cultural filters and those of your peers and seeing the impact on group dynamics' interrelationships. Identifying your communication strategies and those of your peers in a group and seeing the impact on a common project's success.
  6. Learning together as a learning group.
    Experiencing group dynamics reflecting your group dynamics in the organization.
    Prototyping various team leadership types in a coaching posture with your learning group and appreciate the various impacts.

Surround yourself with the best

Marie-Hélène Demers
Marie-Hélène Demers
VP human and Certified Coach
Business coach, entrepreneur and organizational "metteur en scène", Marie-Hélène Demers is ignited by her vision of creating a human, supportive and prosperous world. Vice-President, Human, at Edgenda, she leads the coaching school and the center of expertise #coaching and leadership, with the mission of inspiring the development of people and teams in organization – for better cooperation in the service of our sustainability.
Catherine Bédard
Catherine Bédard
Trainer, Coach and Leadership Consultant
A passionate businesswoman above all, Catherine is a leadership trainer, coach and consultant who sees companies with a manager’s critical eye.
Monique Daigle
Monique Daigle
Trainer and Certified Coach
Known for her ability to reposition action strategies while taking an organization’s evolution, dynamics and culture into account.
Sylvie-Anne Leroux
Sylvie-Anne Leroux
Trainer and Certified Coach
Sylvie-Anne is an international Executive and Leadership Coach as well as a Coach Supervisor with over 25 years’ international experience as an executive in senior HR and development roles across various industries, such as manufacturing, engineering, telecom, accounting, consulting, finance, airlines and healthcare. She holds a Master’s degree in Management & Organizational Development, and is a Certified Human Resources Professional.
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