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

Our Business of Coaching E-learning and Mentoring will support you to decide on your niche and build your own coaching practice.

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The Certificate of Professional Coaching

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 Professional Coaching Certifcate enables you to master the skills, tools and essence of Coaching.
​The program includes: 6 days of face to face workshops, demonstrations and practice,  mentor
coaching by an accredited PCC level Coach and observed coaching by peers.
This program is unique in Perth, by providing suffcient ACSTH hours to become a member of the International Coach Federation, and provides the training hours and mentoring required to proceed to ACC level recognition.

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.

Ness Bradshaw

During this program I learnt more than I could anticipate or wish for. More opportunities are now available for my business.  As a result I have started on a new journey as both a business and personal coach.The structure and content of the course was outstanding. Grace deserves her name – what a powerful, respectful and amazing facilitator.  I cannot thank you enough for bringing this training to Perth and Bali. By sharing your experience and knowledge with others you are transforming the local coaching community who, together, will transform hundreds/thousands of lives. I am honoured to now be on this journey with you.

What do we cover?

  • Definitions of Coaching, including differences between Coaching and Consulting, Mentoring and Therapy.
  • ​The ICF Coach Competencies, with written feedback on 5 Coaching sessions captured against these competencies
  • ​Ethics, contracting and boundaries, including 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 anf rapport with your clients
  • ​Masterful use of language, including the Clean Language Model
  • ​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)
P​articipants are supported to design the application of coaching in their specific context.
Self-Employed Coaches are able to access an e-learning and individual mentoring to support thinking regarding their niche, at no extra cost.
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.

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!

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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!

Are You Planning on Starting a Coaching Business?

If so, you will be pleased to know that we have packaged our e-learning program The Business of Coaching into this qualification at no extra cost to you. This online program is intended to help you to:

  • Create clarity around your niche and market
  • Create a business that is an expression of who you are and your passion
  • Think creatively about your Business Model
  • Create offerings to test the market fast before you commit significant time and money

You have 12 months access to:

  • 5 virtual lessons covering the basics of setting-up a coaching business, marketing and sales for Coaches, choosing a Niche and Sales
  • Accompanying Workbook to capture your thinking in response to this learning
  • Templates in Word and Excel to get you started in business planning and financial management of your business
  • Receive the best book on Marketing and Sales for a Coaching Business available, to help you create your first 28 Day Marketing Plan
  • Receive an individual mentoring session to discuss your thinking, whatever stage you are at

This program sells for $597 and is included in the Certificate at no extra cost, 
as an optional extra for Coaches intending to be self-employed.  

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 a mBIT Trainer, 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.

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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:

  • 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 at the latest.

We support you to explore and develop using coaching tools that develop coaching presence.

During the Program you will:

Be continually observed and offered feedback against the ICF competencies, while coaching with peers.

You will receive Supervision in live coaching sessions and individual mentoring from a qualified Coach (ICF PCC Level) in a recorded session.



until 5 April

$4,000.00 AU

incl +GST


after 5 April

$5,384.00 AU

incl GST for payment plans and late registration

If you wish to discuss a payment plan arrangement, please do contact us. Signifcant discounts are available for group bookings of 3 or more people from the same

We have a maximum of 12 people per Program.  

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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.

I offer Graduates an Monthly Online Coaching Practice Group, on a weekday evening. 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 attend for free and Graduates pay a nominal fee (enough to ensure commitment and attendance!).  

Frequently Asked Questions

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A Full iWAM Consultant Accreditation
is included in this qualification

An accreditation in this profiling instrument normally retails at $3,000 in Australia.  

  • Learn the 48 patterns that make your unique motivational fingerprint
  • Understand what will create passion and energy in your work
  • Gain insight into how you are creating your current results
  • Understand what key development areas will bring breakthroughs in your results
  • ​Practical exercises to help recognise and validate the metaprograms in language patterns
  • iWAM Test Design: Statistics, Standard Groups, and Culture
  • ​Introduction and experience in using the iWAM Reports: Individual, Paired and TeamReports
  • Skill building exercises in interpreting and delivering individual debriefs using the iWAMinstrument.

The iWAM measures 48 thinking styles or meta programs in the context of work. It is an online, easy to use and administer questionnaire that provides an objective way to measure an Individual’s or team’s motivational patterns, evidenced in specific attitudes and behaviours in the workplace. The iWAM does not ‘box’ or categorise people, and as a result is incredibly accurate. Based in Cognitive Science, rather than Personality Theory, the iWAM offers a framework that is ‘coachable’ - that is, clients are able to create change if their current Attitudes and Motivational Patterns are not working for them. This instrument is used internationally in coaching, team building, talent management,recruitment, outplacement, or leadership development. The Inventory for Work Attitude & Motivation (iWAM) is a groundbreaking instrument, rigorously tested through academic research and corporate settings and found to offer a high level of reliability and validity (r= 0.89).

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