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Certified Master Coach

Center for Coaching Certification
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35 hours
Course description

Course description

Certified Master Coach

This ICF-approved training course from Center for Coaching Certification will develop the coaching competencies of the participants while also providing the knowledge for the CKA exam with the ICF. This course completes the training requirements both for membership with the ICF and for the first level of credentialing, the ACC.

This course is offered online publicly or either online or face-to-face privately.  Submit a request information form to learn more about the course.

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Who should attend?

This course is suitable for:

  • Meeting ICF Membership Requirements
  • Advancing toward an ICF Credential
  • People who want to learn coaching skills and/or become a coach
  • HR professionals
  • Talent Development professionals
  • Organizational Development professionals
  • Leaders
  • Consultants
  • Mental Health professionals
  • Image Consultants

To take this course, participants must have completed the Certified Professional Coach training. Inquire for more details.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Differentiate between Group Coaching, Team Coaching, Facilitation, and Training.
  • Plan for and coach a group session.
  • Fully describe a coaching agreement and the Code of Ethics.
  • Identify the do’s and the don’ts for meeting ethical guidelines and establishing the coaching agreement.
  • Illustrate and describe coaching process.
  • Recognize and apply the do’s and don’ts for establishing trust and coaching presence.
  • Practice and demonstrate active listening, powerful questioning, and direct communication.
  • Practice and demonstrate creating awareness, designing actions, planning and goal setting, and managing progress and accountability.
  • Explore sensitive topics and demonstrate openness to discuss in coaching sessions.
  • Identify areas for additional research to enhance coaching services.
  • Plan for and coach in keeping with the Code of Ethics and 11 Core Competencies.

Training Content

Seven live, interactive online classes:

  1. Group or Team Coaching – explore considerations for coaching groups or teams and prepare for your group coaching
  2. Ethics and Agreements - review the don'ts and the do's for competencies 1 and 2, then explore application
  3. Coaching Process - discuss the don'ts and do's for the competencies 3 and 4, then expand with the how to tips for a coach
  4. People and Communication - consider the don'ts and do's for competencies 5, 6, and 7, then confer on how to effectively use the techniques when coaching
  5. Creating Change with Confidence - go through the don'ts and do's of competencies 8, 9, 10, and 11, then delve into application when coaching
  6. Time and Money Coaching – talk about coaching on sensitive topics with specific examples for time and money coaching
  7. Debrief - chat about learning points and plan for your next steps as a coach

Coaching Practicum – Coach, Be Coached, Observe Coaching:

  • Six group sessions - one as a coach and 5 as a participant - these are as scheduled for the class.
  • Interview three classmates and be interviewed by three classmates as a prospective coach - these are scheduled with your trainer separately.
  • Coach and be coached for three individual sessions - these are scheduled with your partner and trainer separately.
  • Observe three coaching sessions of your classmates via recording.

Final Report – write a two-page report about your coaching with a client over viewing your approach, results, and what you learned.

One-on-One Coaching Session:

All participants are given a one-on-one coaching session to be scheduled individually.


The cost of this course is $1,995. Inquire for more details.

Certification / Credits

Graduates earn the Certified Master Coach, CMC, designation.

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Center for Coaching Certification

Center for Coaching Certification

The Center for Coaching Certification aims to provide participants with training and support within the field of coaching through ICF-approved ACSTH programs, including: Certified Professional Coach Certified Master Coach Mentor Coaching to help you earn your ACC credential Certified {Business,...

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I recently completed the online Certified Master Coach program led by Cathy Liska and it was a first-rate experience. I appreciated the quality of the content, and the efficiency with which the online 'classroom' experience was managed. All enrolled students were active participants which contributed to the rich learning environment. The Center ...
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This is the second training I've completed with Cathy Liska and Center for Coaching Certification, first completing the Certified Professional Coach training and recently the Certified Master Coaching training. I find Cathy's programs to be very thorough, engaging, educational and rewarding. Both times I have completed the programs I leave feeli...
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This is an amazing program! The curriculum helps us to shift our perspective, challenge us, and ultimately take it to the next level in our coaching practice. During this program we presented and participated in group coaching webinars on pertinent coaching topics. I gained so much valuable information throughout the class from my peers and from...
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