75 hours




Learn and practice coaching skills.

Our online ICF-certified ACSTH training programme is tailored for anyone looking to develop their coaching skills and for those who want to become professional life coaches, career coaches, and leadership & executive coaches.

Attend live training classes delivered on Zoom

Develop critical coaching skills like powerful questioning and active listening

Learn useful coaching models, theories and creative tools

Practice coaching with other participants


The Professional Coaching Skills Certification includes:

  • 53 hours of live training divided in 7 days,
  • 12 hours of self-paced learning (videos, articles, coaching practice and self-reflection),
  • 10 hours of Mentor Coaching.

Before the training starts, you will receive the programme handbook that gathers all the topics you will be trained on.


  • 9-9:30am – Discussion about previous day, Q&A
  • 9:30-10:30am – Coaching core competency
  • 10:30-11am – Coaching model/tool
  • 11am-12:30pm – Coaching practice
  • 12:30-1:30pm – Lunch break
  • 1:30-3:30pm – Coaching core competency
  • 3:30-4pm – Coaching model/tool
  • 4-5:30pm – Coaching practice
  • 5:30-6pm – Daily recap and wrap up


By the end of the training, you will master the coaching competencies set by the International Coaching Federation. You will have a coaching toolbox of evidence-based theories and creative activities to use during coaching to help you understand what is happening for your clients and how to unstuck them.

6 participants maximum

Our classes are small to allow for a safe and trusted environment.

10 hours of Mentor Coaching

Mentor Coaching is one of the requirements to apply for an ICF accreditation.

Physical copy of the course handbook

Our training may be online, but we still send you the course handbook by post.

Access to an online learning platform

Get unlimited access to our learning platform for additional content.

Invitation to our alumni community

Join our alumni group to meet like-minded coaches and support each other.


Starting in October 2021 (weekday)

Training dates:

  1. Tuesday, October 5th 2021 – 9am to 6pm GMT
  2. Tuesday, October 12th 2021 – 9am to 6pm GMT
  3. Tuesday, October 19th 2021 – 9am to 6pm GMT
  4. Tuesday, October 26th 2021 – 9am to 6pm GMT
  5. Tuesday, November 2nd 2021 – 9am to 6pm GMT
  6. Tuesday, November 9th 2021 – 9am to 6pm GMT
  7. Tuesday, November 16th 2021 – 9am to 6pm GMT

Starting in October 2021 (weekend)

Training dates:

  1. Saturday, October 9th 2021 – 9am to 6pm GMT
  2. Saturday, October 16th 2021 – 9am to 6pm GMT
  3. Saturday, October 23rd 2021 – 9am to 6pm GMT
  4. Saturday, October 30th 2021 – 9am to 6pm GMT
  5. Saturday, November 6th 2021 – 9am to 6pm GMT
  6. Saturday, November 13th 2021 – 9am to 6pm GMT
  7. Saturday, November 20th 2021 – 9am to 6pm GMT

Starting in January 2022 (weekday)

Training dates:

  1. Friday, January 14th 2022 – 9am to 6pm GMT
  2. Friday, January 21st 2022 – 9am to 6pm GMT
  3. Friday, January 28th 2022 – 9am to 6pm GMT
  4. Friday, February 4th 2022 – 9am to 6pm GMT
  5. Friday, February 11th 2022 – 9am to 6pm GMT
  6. Friday, February 18th 2022 – 9am to 6pm GMT
  7. Friday, February 25th 2022 – 9am to 6pm GMT


You can also leave your email address below to receive an update when new classes are scheduled. We will let you know before publishing dates on the website.

Programme Fee


Includes the ICF-accredited coach training, 10 hours of Mentor Coaching, the physical copy of the programme handbook, unlimited access to our online learning platform and an invitation to join our alumni community.


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About the trainer

Marion Tilly is a Leadership Coach and Mentor Coach based in Dublin, Ireland. She is an accredited Professional Certified Coach (ICF PCC) and has been a member of the International Coaching Federation since 2017.

After receiving requests from aspiring professional coaches to better understand the coaching industry and ICF standards, she decided to launch  a coaching certification and a mentor coaching programme to support new coaches on their journey to an ICF accreditation.


The course is delivered in English.

There are no specific requirements to be able to join the programme.

Anyone interested in coaching can join, regardless of their background, experience and education. Though some of our students have already practiced coaching, most of the participants have never formally coached before.

To apply to an ICF ACC accreditation, you need to meet the following requirements:

  1. At least 60 hours of coach-specific training.
  2. A minimum of 100 hours of coaching experience with at least 8 clients following the start of your coach-specific training. Maximum 30 of these hours can be pro-bono coaching.
  3. 10 hours of Mentor Coaching over a minimum of three months.
  4. An audio recording and written transcript of a coaching session at ACC level.
  5. Completion of the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) during the application process.

If you have any additional questions about the ICF credentialing process, please visit ICF website for more information.

On the first day of the programme you will be provided a template of an ICF Coaching Log and you will be explained how to use it.

You can practice paid coaching in different ways. The ICF defines “paid coaching” as follows:

  • Peer-to-peer coaching (coaching another coach and receiving coaching in return)
  • With paying clients (payment may be in any amount, or exchange of goods or services)
  • Internal coaching (as part of the coach’s employment)
  • Third-party coaching (when the coach receives payment from an organisation for coaching a client. Payment may be in any amount or barter of goods or services).
  • Team/Group coaching
Visit the ICF website for more information on the experience requirements.

Yes. Part 2 of this programme, which will meet the requirements for an ICF PCC credential, will launch in September 2021 for our alumni.

Having completed part 1 of the programme (this course) beforehand will be a requirement to be able to sign up this new advanced course.

Here is the link of our programme on the ICF website.

You can also access it from the ACC credentialing page:

  • Click on “Verify Training.”
  • Then click on “View TPSS” on the following page.
  • In the last field labeled “Training Organization”, type “Reflective Mind” and click “Search.”
  • The programme will appear in the search results.

Yes the course is enough to practice as a coach. The ICF accreditation is not mandatory. However we strongly encourage coaches to aim for an ICF certification, which validates your training and experience and is highly recognised.

Mentor Coaching needs to be scheduled after you complete your coach training and once you have started accruing coaching hours.

The 10 hours must be completed over a period of 3 months minimum to the date you submit your credential application.

More information on the ICF website.

Unfortunately the training dates can’t be changed as the trainer and people who booked their place have already committed to them.

We run the programme 5 to 6 times per year and try to offer a mix of part-time and full-time, as well as weekdays and weekends, to suit as many people as possible. Feel free to leave your email address above to receive an email when new dates are made available.

You will be asked every week to watch a few short videos related to the ICF Core Competencies and Code of Ethics. You will also read an article about coaching and you will start a weekly journal to reflect on your coaching practice during the training. We will discuss your learning in each following class.

There will not be any essays or case studies to submit.

Contact us

Send us an email to register for our next certification programme and if you have any questions that we haven’t covered on this page or on our FAQ.

    Online ICF-accredited ACSTH Coach Training
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