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Professional Coaching Course

The professional coaching course: becoming an ICF-certified coach

Offered in partnership with New Ventures West, this comprehensive year-long programme provides everything necessary for you to become a skilled coach. The Professional Coaching Course (PCC) attracts dedicated professionals who intend to:

  • become a skilled developer of others, in any role
  • lead others in a way that supports their development
  • add coaching services to an existing consulting practice
  • provide professional-level coaching within their organisation
  • fully integrate coaching into their leadership
  • start their own coaching business

The PCC provides:

  • a powerful proven methodology grounded in theory, research, and practice
  • a rigorous curriculum of study and practice that includes 17 days of face-to-face learning
  • seasoned teaching faculty known for their wisdom, compassion, presence, and experience
  • a custom-designed individual development plan for each student
  • a dedicated mentor coach who works with you throughout the year, coaching you on your own development and on your coaching, listening to coaching recordings you make and giving you detailed feedback
  • an accomplished group of fellow participants who are committed to high standards of excellence
  • small class sizes: you join a class of 8-20 students and a “pod” of 5 students
  • many kinds of support for your learning: one-to-one coaching, small groups with a guide, support from a mentor coach, feedback on recordings of your coaching sessions with clients, and learning in a larger group
  • an active graduate community of close to 1000 people

The Professional Coaching Course has been recognised by the International Coach Federation as an Accredited Coach Training Programme. We conduct a thorough, rigorous certification process for people who complete the programme and apply to be designated as a New Ventures West certified coach.


jss“I was already an experienced coach and wanted to further develop my skills, more specifically with the intention of being able to go deeper with my clients, helping them beyond their immediate preoccupations. I am absolutely delighted I made the decision to go with thirdspace and New Ventures West; I find the integral development methodology very complete, rigorous, systematic and humane. It helps me not only with my clients, but also with myself. It was a tremendous self-development experience. The thirdspace team are thorough, loving, fun, experienced, knowledgeable, and they truly care about their students.” – Jean-Stéphane Szijarto, Switzerland

“The training I experienced with New Ventures West / thirdspace was a beautifully woven combination of rigour, wisdom and compassion. So much more than an excellent coaching course, it has been a challenging year of self-rediscovery, and the opening up of exciting new possibilities for both me and those I live, spend time and work with.” – Sue Braithwaite, London

jany“I want to say a really big thank you for the personal development that the PCC enabled. I am much more present and much more myself, and this contributes to how I build space and influence outcomes in various settings from one-to-one to team settings and with large groups. The work we did during the PCC certification process, which I experienced as truly developmental, has been very powerful. The way I am able to be with my clients, and the way I am able to share feedback very openly with them, really helps them stay present to all that is there in terms of feelings, emotions, etc. It has enabled them to achieve outcomes way beyond what they imagined was possible at this stage of their journey, and much beyond those I would have been able to achieve with them before I was on the PCC.”
Jany Barraut, OD Facilitator and Coach, Beyond Boundaries, Switzerland

Dates for 2019-2020

Dates for the 2019-2020 programme are:

Session I: 11-14 July, 2019 (four days)

Session II: 2-6 October 2019 (five days)

Session III: 6-9 February 2020 (four days)

Session IV: 9-12 July 2020 (four days)

Learn more about this extraordinary programme

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To register your interest in joining this programme

To apply to the PCC, please click here to go to our applications page.

Contact us to find out more

All of our contact details are here.

Drop us a line – we’ll gladly call you back to talk about any aspect of our programmes or our work with individuals and organisations.