30-Hour Core Competency Course

Our 30-Hour Core Competency Course

This course provides skill training and practice from a holistic/integral perspective for the Core coaching competencies from the International Coach Federation. It is the first of three courses in our Mastery Program.

  • Setting the Foundation: ethical guidelines and professional standards, setting coaching agreements
  • Co-creating the Relationship: establishing trust and intimacy, coaching presence
  • Communicating Effectively: active listening, powerful questions, direct communication
  • Creating New Awareness: identifying and making mental shifts in awareness, uncovering unexpressed motivations, empowering clients to change their story
  • Facilitating Learning and Results: creating awareness, designing actions, planning and goal setting, managing progress and accountability
  • Stages and maps of change
  • Mind, body, spirit coaching principles
  • Motivational Interviewing and Appreciative Inquiry

This course lays the groundwork that is based upon evidence-informed practice and theory, while also illuminating the heart of coaching.

"We adhere to a form of coaching that honors the client as the expert in his/her life and work and believes that every client is creative, resourceful, and whole."

ICF Philosophy of Coaching 


Core Competency

Discover the foundation for our renowned coaching model that enables you with the skills you need to forge deeper relationships and truly help your clients.

Course Details

Location: Video Conferencing Teleclasses - Login from your computer/tablet or call-in from anywhere!

Faculty: To Be Determined

Tuition: $2995 Regular tuition. Discounts may be available for early registration. Payment options include MC, Visa, AMEX & PayPal (click link for more details on PayPal lines of credit).

Contact Hours:  30 Nursing Contact Hours*, 30 ICF Coach Training Hours**, 30 ICF Continuing Coach Education Hours, 30 hours approved by NBHWC. 

Registration timeframe: Registration closes 1 week before class start date.

Languages the program is offered: English
Program requirements: Must be 18 years of age or older to register.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Describe 3 benefits of using Jean Gebser’s model for coaching.

  • Describe 4 differences between a conversation with a friend and a coaching session.

  • Describe how a coaching agreement is set up at the beginning of a coaching session.

  • Describe 3 behaviors of coaches that are essential to building a good relationship with their clients.

  • List 4 approaches, attributes, or strategies that can be used to avoid leading the client.

  • List 3 things that promote a shift in momentum, action, perspective, or awareness.

  • Define underpromising.

  • When a client is stopping a behavior, describe 2 reasons why it is important to add a new behavior that replaces the benefits of the old behavior.

  • Describe 2 ways that silence can deepen a session.

2022 Winter Sessions

Choose morning or evening sessions 

Tuesday starting February 8: 7:30-9:30pm Eastern / 4:30-6:30pm Pacific


Wednesdays starting February 9: Noon-2pm Eastern / 9-11am Pacific


Still have questions? Call us at 510.864.2006 or email for more details.

Future 30-Hour Courses

Please check back for registration link(s) for future sessions, or email us at [email protected]
- Fall 2022 Morning or Evening Sessions TBD

Holistic Coaching Mastery Course
Try our 90 Hour Holistic Coaching Mastery bundle which includes Core Competency (30hrs), Advanced Tools (30hrs), Practicum (15hrs), and Healthy Lifestyle Basics (15 Hours) for a more in-depth experience. Click here to learn more, save more!

*This nursing continuing professional development activity was approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.     Approval #1591.

Approval for contact hours through the American Holistic Nurses Association is based on an assessment of the educational merit of this program and does not constitute endorsement of the use of any specific modality in the care of clients.

**The 30-Hour Core Competency course will qualify for Coach Specific Training hours through ICF ONLY if all of the Holistic Coaching Mastery Course are completed, excluding the Health Lifestyle Basics course.

Approved CE provider by NBHWC, number 100182 through November 2023. 

 All courses are taught in English.

Cancellation Policy:  All sales are final. No refunds on cancellations are allowed. This includes all payment plan arrangements. Courses may be postponed and credit held on account for future courses.

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