An Internationally Recognised Coaching Qualification


This Coaching Qualification will enable you to work professionally as a Coach.

It also provides a pathway to ACC Recognition by the International Coach Federation

The Professional Coaching Certificate

Whether you are a Leader, an Internal Coach, or a Coach who has your own business, this program will set you up with all the skills and tools to have powerful coaching conversations. 
The program includes: 6 days of face to face workshops, demonstrations and practice, and mentor
coaching by an accredited PCC level Coach
This program provides sufficient training hours to become a member of the International Coach Federation, and the mentoring required to proceed to ACC level recognition.  
If you are continuing your professional development as a Coach, you may use the ACSTH hours for continuing education points and the mentor coaching log for a PCC level application.

What does this program include?

  • 6 workshop days
  • ​3 x 2 hrs webinar-based class time (demonstration and practice)
  • 2 x Individual Coach Mentoring of 90 mins
  • 2 x 3.5 hrs Group Mentoring
  • ​A 20 min Practical Assessment
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    This program is delivered in Australia under alliance with The Performance Solution, as part of a larger
    ACTP Program . Graduates receive a Certifcate for 64 hours of Coach Specifc Training (ACSTH) as
    part of the ACTP program registered with the ICF: Professional Coaching Skills.

What do we cover?

  • Definitions of Coaching, including differences between Coaching and Consulting, Mentoring and Therapy.
  • The ICF Coach Competencies, with written feedback on multiple Coaching sessions 
  • Ethics, contracting and boundaries, including Sponsorship and complex contracting within organisations
  • ​Powerful Questioning. Listening and Challenging Skills
  • ​The core concept of accountability
  • ​Coaching models and structure, including and going beyond the GROW model.
  • Presence and the non-verbal elements of establishing trust and rapport with your clients
  • Masterful use of language, including the Clean Language Model for powerful conversations
  • ​Creative Coaching Techniques, sandplay, story-cubes, use of photos and drawing - techniques for creative problem solving and transformational coaching, that also develop presence and intuition  in Coaches
  • ​Designing and delivering Group Coaching, including an experience of Group Coaching
  • ​Introduction to group dynamics, and maintaining a 'holding space' for psychological safety in groups

W​ho is th​is Program for?

This program focuses on developing the skills to effectively Coach, without crossing into providing advice, or direction.
It is ideal for leaders, HR or Learning and Development Professionals who truly wish to learn the skills of coaching, as defined by the International Coach Federation.
The qualification will not narrow your ability to use your Coaching within a specific field over the duration of your career. It is intended to 'add-on' the skill of coaching to your existing area of expertise, for the integration of Coaching into your work.
​People who have attended this program in the past include:
  • ​Executives and Change Managers
  • Internal Coaches
  • HR and OD Professionals
  • Individuals transitioning to self-employment as a Coach, niching in different areas (both with organisations and in the public market, on specific topics)
Participants are supported to design the application of coaching in their specific context.
Self-Employed Coaches are able to access an optional e-learning and individual mentoring to support thinking regarding building a commercial coaching practice.
Julian Illich

I attended this program to gather some coaching skills to assist me with developing and running a sustainability leaders course. During the program I learned a lot about transformation and skills and tools that I can begin to learn to use with leaders. I learned a lot more than I thought I would. It was excellent.  As a result I feel more confident that I can design a great leaders program and even begin coaching people one on one immediately to further strengthen my abilities  .I especially loved the tools that worked at a deeper level, such as metaphor. I also enjoyed learning about what is happening in the psychology of people to bring about transformation.

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Fran Berry

I have been coaching and conducting coaching training programs for over 15 years, and I am absolutely astounded by the experience I have had during this program. Over the years, I have attended more than 30 “coaching” programs. With each program, I have been pleased with the idea that I have taken at least one new idea or learning from the time and money invested. I entered this program with the same thought in my mind: ‘If I get one or two new things, I’ll be happy’. Boy was I in for a surprise!

The challenge I have now is to describe to you, the reader, exactly what it was that I came away with that was so new and so different, and so incredibly wonderful. Philosophically, the approach is the same – but the techniques and ways of being are magically unique to this program. So instead of speaking about the specific tools and techniques – let me talk about the most important thing – the results!

I used to get great results with my coaching processes. Now, I get astounding and life-changing results that go WAY beyond the realm of basic skill and knowledge improvement. Would I recommend this course to anyone who wants to BECOME a coach – YES! Would I recommend this course to anyone who wants to become a BETTER coach – ABSOLUTELY!

What is Coaching?

If you are thinking about becoming a Coach, this video is an overview of what Coaching actually is, what it isn’t, and the kind of things that people achieve in coaching sessions.

About the Trainers

Facilitator & Mentor Coach

Grace Minton is a PCC level Coach, with a Post Graduate qualification in Coaching. Grace has an ICF Accredited Diploma of Coach Supervision and has been a Lecturer of Coaching a Post-Graduate level.

Grace has coached professionally in both the leadership/corporate and personal development spaces and is the owner of The Inspiration Factory, a six-figure coaching-based company.

Grace also has tertiary qualifications in Communication Studies and HR Development and has 15 years experience working in HR and OD Consulting.

Grace is also an mBIT Trainer and a Master Trainer of the Extended DISC Profile and iWAM Profile instruments.  

Course Developer

Dr Sally Vanson is a PCC level Coach, with a Doctorate in Coaching.

Sally is highly involved in the ICF, as a global assessor. She has developed a Masters Program (MA Neuro Coaching) with a UK unviversity that will be delivered and recognised Globally.

Sally works in the field of Coaching and Organisational Development, delivering throughout Europe and in the Middle East. 

Sally has provided leadership in the field of Coaching Supervision, developing one of the first ICF recognised qualifications in this area.

The Inspiration Factory will be the only provider of the units of Practical Training for the MA Neuro Coaching, in Australia. In order to do so, Grace Minton has studied directly with, and been supervised by, Dr Sally Vanson.

Details for the next Program in Perth

Program Dates



Block 1

​October 21 - 22

Block 2

​November 4 - 5

Block 3

​November 18 - 19

Webinars are scheduled for 2 hours on weekday evenings of:

  • 30th October
  • 13th November
  • 27th November

10 hours of mentoring are delivered online over 3 months minimum. It is possible for participants  to complete by end of February, or April 2020 at the latest.

We have a maximum of 12 people per Program.

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Jo Lucarelli
I attended this program to develop and learn skills to realise my dream of being a coach! I now know what I didn’t know! I’ve learnt so many valuable tools and techniques that will allow me to create transformational experiences for others. And as a result I am ready to step up to my coaching practice! The coach training offered by The Inspiration Factory was so much more than I ever expected. Grace has been an incredible trainer and facilitator – so calm and gentle with us all as we learn. I find it so valuable being able to practice each technique as we go, to start embedding them in my unconscious. Doing the course was as an intensive in Bali made all the difference – having such focus and really getting to know the group. We’ve now created a strong support network for each other as we step forward!

What More Could You Ask For in a Coaching Course?

Support after you Graduate!

Many people find it hard to ever see a demonstration of coaching again after graduating from their Coaching course.  In the first year of professional practice, it is particularly useful to also have practice that reinforces your learnings.

We offer Graduates an Monthly Online Coaching Practice Group, on a weekday evening in Perth time (+0800).   Here you can observe a coaching session against the ICF competencies, exchange coaching with others and provide and receive feedback from peers, based on the ICF Competencies.  Importantly, you are able to have ongoing contact with your Trainer to ask questions that arise once you are 'out there' using your coaching skills.

Current students and Graduates attend for free.

This course is part of a larger coach qualification training registered with the ICF by The Performance Solution. We deliver this under alliance in Australia. You can attend and receive 8 hours of CCEU points if you are already an Accredited ICF Coach. If you are building an application for ICF membership, you can receive 8 hours towards your ACSTH total.

You can see the range of Coaching Qualification Trainings that we offer by clicking through here.

Ph. 1300 161 175
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