Christian Coach Training Schools

Choosing the perfect coach training school is a personal decision that you will likely make early in your coaching journey. To help you make your choice, we’ve compiled this chart to help you get started. Contact information for each school is included, please verify all information below is current before registering for your coach training program.

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Program Name Format Accreditation Hours
Certified Professional Life Coach
online ICF 72
Group Coaching Mastery online ICF 16
Certified DISC Consultant online ICF 8
ICF Mentor Group online ICF 13.67
JumpStart Coaching Success online ICF 10
Advancing in Art of Coaching online ICF 16.5

Accreditation

ICF ACSTH (Coach Specific Training Hours)
CCE Approved for 126 Coach Specific Training Hours
Approved Coach Training Hours for CCNI Credentialing
Free Download
Yes – free webinars, videos for coach training and disc training, forms and other tools and resources at our website.
Discounts/ Scholarships
None at this time.

Contact Information

Website: www.christiancoachinstitute.com
Phone: 704-926-7037
Blog: www.christiancoachinstitute.com/christiancoachingblog/
Twitter: twitter.com/CoachInstitute 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ChristianCoachInstitute
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/christiancoachinstitute Instagram: www.instagram.com/janicelavorefletcher
Pinterest : www.pinterest.com/janicelavore
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ChristianLifeCoaches
Student Testimonials

"Christian Coach Institute has equipped me with the proper skills to help my clients. I have been helping individuals for years in my business with goal setting skills, but Christian Coach Institute gave me an amazing education taking the goal setting skills to a whole new level. I now can coach my clients with confidence and a complete guarantee that they will move in the direction of their dreams. Janice and her team have a gift that I have not experienced with any other coaching program." Susie Tatum, CPLC, CDC

"There are too many words needed to express all my thoughts and experiences concerning my training with CCI. Janice is part of building and strengthening God's Kingdom, and has trusted and allowed herself to be used as God Himself calls and equips His children. As CCI graduates, we have experienced personal growth and professional training to make meaningful and enriching impacts on our communities and the coaching profession. CCI will forever be a foundational part of my life story, and I'm forever grateful."
Chandelle Claassen 

 

"There is so much to be grateful for. I do absolutely believe that CCI and Janice are anointed to be doing this work. In my personal experience it has been rare that the secular world and God’s kingdom meets up as well integrated as CCI does it. CCI was exactly what I was looking for when I set out to be trained and my expectations were exceeded. God is good. The program is well designed and delivers with first rate quality, which includes the quality of the "teachers". I have the highest regard and respect for the program and all of you! This comes from a guy who has a softer exterior and a softer heart (thank you Jesus) but still has the high expectations of a no-nonsense, results-driven battle scarred business veteran. "
Fred Bartels, CPLC

"If you are seeking Life coach training from a Biblical world view, Christian Coach Institute is unbeatable! Every aspect of this training process is done with excellence. I cannot say enough about the quality of my experience during the 16 weeks of training. Janice Lavore Fletcher and her coaching team are master trainers."
Larry Curtis, CPLC

And there are so many more testimonials for you to peruse at
http://christiancoachinstitute.com/stage/testimonials/

Organizational Information/Founders/ Leadership

Our mission at Christian Coach Institute is to educate, equip and encourage Christian Coaches around the world to be all GOD is calling them to be. We do this through teaching international coaching competencies within the Christian Coaching Model. Our graduates are well prepared to coach in both faith and non-faith clients.Our program is content-rich, highly interactive and covers three main areas: Personal Growth, Professional Development, and Business Building. Our courses are taught in a virtual classroom via “live” webinars, and is designed for the serious student who seeks to “become” a coach, not just read and study coaching.  We have coaching labs with feedback from an ICF Professional Certified Coach who is also a Certified Mentor Coach in the ICF Competencies.

Our Founder, President and Master Coach Trainer is a Janice LaVore-Fletcher. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC – ICF and CCNI), Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, Certified Mentor Coach for ICF Comp, Executive MasterMind Coach, Licensed Facilitator for Get Clients Now, Licensed Human Behavior Trainer in DISC, and a Commissioned Stephen Minister. Janice is recipient of the CCNI Judy Santos Award of Excellence in Christian Coaching for Exemplary Service. Janice had a successful management career in Corporate America in Human Resources and Operations in a Fortune 100 company, and was a successful owner of a Human Resources Coaching and Consulting business prior to receiving the call to launch Christian Coach Institute. Her formal education is in Behavioral Sciences.

Dale Fletcher. M.S. is Vice-President Operations and a Certified Professional Coach.  Dale makes sure the operations behind the scenes for Janice and her team run smoothly. Dale is a coach, health educator, and speaker.  He graduated from US Military Academy at West Point and later obtained his master’s degree in Physical Education with an emphasis on adult wellness. Dale is a graduate of WestPoint Academy and served our country for 20 years and is founder of Faith and Health Connection.

Amanda Bailey. M.A. in Biblical Studies and Education is an Associate Certified Coach with ICF, and Certified DISC Trainer, and Coach Trainer for CCI.  Prior to joining CCI, Amanda was Founder and Chairman of a non profit organization and also served as associate pastor of small groups in a mega church. Amanda has a passion for coaching and shares her adventurous spirit and love for Christ with those blessed to know her.

Program Name

Format Accreditation Hours
100 cnLaunch Online ICF 20
200 cnLab Online ICF 8
300-400 cnPlus Courses Online ICF varies
500 cnEssential Online ICF 20
600 cnPractice Online ICF 4
1000 cnStandard Online ICF 64

Accreditation

ICF ACSTH 64 hours
Approved Coach Training Hours for CCNI Credentialing
Free Download
A Theology of Coaching e-book. Download at: https://coachnet.leadpages.net/a-theology-of-coaching-coachnet/.
Discounts/ Scholarships
None at this time
Contact Information
Website: http://www.coachnet.org/
Email: support@coachnet.orgCoachNet Global LLC
4597 Great Northern Blvd. #220
North Olmsted, OH  44070
US Toll Free Phone/Fax: 1.888.728.4329Jonathan Reitz, CEO ~ Email: jonathan@coachnet.org
Judy Pence, Operations & Administration ~ Email: judy@coachnet.org
Student Testimonials
"I have pages of notes and have learned so many things and I thank you for everything. I am energized by my cnStandard experience!”
Darlenes Kalfahs, Appleton, WI

"I'm already using what I learned in cnStandard and am so excited about it you would have thought I was Christopher Columbus telling the Queen about my discoveries."
Steve Clark
Brisbane, Australia

“My only question, where was coaching 20 years ago when we started ministry?!!”
Sarah Lehman
Pittsburg, KS

"I love working with coaches. I like working with coaches in my personal life and I like working with coaches in my professional life.   I especially like working with the good ones - the ones who challenge me, the ones who ask me the hard questions, the ones who hold me accountable to my own self-stated goals and intents, the ones who have a wealth of knowledge and resources at their disposal and who have the wisdom to know when to say what for the greatest possible benefit.   I like having Jonathan Reitz from CoachNet as our coach, because he is all of that, and more. Our church is changing and growing, in large part because we're following a disciplined process and Jonathan is helping us to make sure we stick to it. We are truly blessed to be in partnership with Jonathan & CoachNet."
Rev. Bill Pinches
Mason First Presbyterian Church
Mason, Michigan

"I am so glad that CoachNet is making the coaching tool available for free. This is a great contribution to the coaching world. I have had people who needed coaching decline the opportunity because of the fee. They were in situations where money was tight and they just couldn't see it as an investment. I am now encouraged to press some to be coached who were hesitant because of the cost involved. By the way, I have also tried to coach someone using a make-shift approach, and it is a lot more work just to maintain good, consistent communication and records. THANKS for the tool."
Ron Boehm
www.visionohio.org

Organization Description/Founders/ Leadership
CoachNet is all about using coaching and coach development to grow leaders.  Want to lead more effectively in a complex and uncertain world?  Get a coach!  Want to develop leaders all around you?  Learn how to develop coaches who develop leaders!  Want to multiply your impact and get more done in less time?  Coaching is for you.Jonathan Reitz has been CoachNet's Chief Executive Officer since 2009.   He's also CoachNet's primary trainer and the author of most of the training options that CoachNet offers.  Jonathan is a member of the Cleveland, Ohio chapter of the International Coach Federation and holds the Professional Certified Coach credential in the ICF.
 

Coach Training Programs

Format Accreditation Hours
Coaching Mastery Certificate Program - "All-in-One ICF ACC" In person
and Online
ICF
75 hours
Coaching Workshop Certificate Program In person ICF 21 hours
Coaching Excellence (Mentor-Coaching) Online ICF 12-15 hours
Coaching Post-Modern Leaders Online ICF 7.5 hours

Coaching Team Leaders
Online ICF 7.5 hours
Coaching Teams Online ICF 7.5 hours
Coaching Transitions Online ICF 7.5 hours

Cross-Cultural Coaching
Online ICF 7.5 hours
Group Coaching Online ICF 7.5 hours
Launch Your Coaching Practice Online ICF 7.5 hours

Strengths-Based Coaching
Online ICF 7.5 hours

Accreditations

ICF ACSTH Coach Specific Training Hours
Approved Coach Training Hours for CCNI Credentialing

Free Download

First chapter of The COACH Model for Christian Leaders.
Live teleclass: Explore Coaching, Discover The Benefits of Coaching In Your Ministry
Discounts/ Scholarships
$250 Early Registration discount for Coaching Mastery Certificate Program
$50 Early Registration discount for Coaching Excellence (Mentor-Coaching)
$30 Early Registration discount for all other teleclass series

Contact Info

Website: http://CreativeResultsManagement.com>
Blog: http://keithwebb.com
Email: help@creativeresultsmanagement.com

Student Testimonials

"I researched 3 training programs before I chose Creative Results Management. The training exceeded my expectations for skills, Christian perspective, discovery, and preparation for my coaching ministry and my coaching business." - Bernardine Eckelkamp, St. John's Lutheran Church"The training was exactly what I was looking for. I immediately began to coach people in my church and community. Later, I breezed through the application process and was awarded Associate Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation." - Joe Donaldson, ACC, Pastor, Our Savior's Baptist Church

"This program has relieved much of my stress as a leader. By trusting the Holy Spirit, and believing in people, I no longer think I need to produce solutions for everyone." - Todd West, Senior Pastor, Oasis Church

"This training revolutionized my ministry. Before the program I was more of a "top down leader" - talking at people, giving information, asking if they understand, while patting them on the back as I sent them out the door. Now I ask the right questions to draw people out, quickly get deep to the heart of issues, and allow them to be part of the decision making process. This is one of the best investments I have made in my leadership development." - Brian Ricci, Northwest Regional Director, Bridges International

Organizational Information/ Founders/ Leadership

Creative Results Management is dedicated to equipping people in ministry to multiply their impact. We have trained more than 4000 Christian leaders in 350 organizations.Our training incorporates the best of adult learning practices. Moving from instructor-focused, authoritarian instructional practices, we incorporate self-directed, communal, experiential learning. Lecture is at a minimum, while discussion, practice and application are maximized. Participants leave our training having practiced skills they will use to coach others successfully.

Creative Results Management launched in 2005. All of our coaching training is approved by the International Coach Federation as ACSTH. Our founder and CEO, Dr. Keith E. Webb, PCC, is the author of several books including The COACH Model for Christian Leaders. Keith is the past President of the ICF Washington State Chapter. He also served on the ICF Singapore Chapter board while living there.

All of our Instructors are ministry leaders in different parts of the world, ICF credentialed, and professional trainers. Each instructor has a ministry specialty which include missions, church planting, small groups, missional communities, discipleship, and leadership development. More than half of our participants are non-American or live outside the United States. We regularly offer training in Asia, Europe and the United States.

Coach Training Programs

Format Accreditation Hours
2-day Empowerment Coaching Basic Training Live CCNI 14 hours
5-week Empowerment Coaching Basic Training Live CCNI 14 hours
12-week Excellence in Coaching Program Online CCNI 49 hours
12-week Certified Professional Empowerment Coaching Program Online CCNI 63 hours

Accreditations

These programs have achieved Recognition status through the Christian Coaches Network for 63 hours and will prepare students for CCNI professional Christian Coach credentialing. Approved Coach Training Hours for CCNI Credentialing

Free Download

Visit their website to download the following e-book: Leading Through Empowerment
Discounts/ Scholarships
$100 program discount for CCNI members

Contact Info

Website: http://leadthruempowerment.com
Address: 2341 Lakehurst St. NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49525
Phone: (616) 443-9190

Organizational Information/ Founders/ Leadership

Empowerment Coaching Network Int’l was formed in 2010 by Tim Cosby and Mike McGervey to bring coaching to the church.  Since 2010 over 750 people have received coaching training through ECNI.  We help individuals and organizations thrive by equipping leaders to lead through empowerment.  We equip organizations to solve the problems of turnover and retention by creating a culture of empowerment and equipping their leaders to coach.  We also equip professional coaches who sense a call to develop a professional coaching business.Tim Cosby, President: Credentials: M.Div. Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. Certified Christian Life Coach, PCCCA; Certified Christian Coach, CCNI.  Co-authored and published, “Coaching Based Ministry: Transforming Ministry through Empowerment Coaching.”

Mike McGervey Instructional Design and Program Director: Credentials: BS in Business and a Masters in Management, Aquinas College and Calvin College. Graduate, Coaches Training Institute.  Mike is co-author of Coaching Based Ministry: Transforming Ministry Through Empowerment Coaching, 2011.  Mike provides professional development coaching for small business owners, home businesses, self-employed professionals, and church leaders.

 
       

Accreditation

ICF ACSTH Coach Specific Training Hours
Approved Coach Training Hours for CCNI Credentialing
Free Downloads

Discounts/ Scholarships

Judy Santos Scholarship (partial) by special request.

Contact Information

Website: www.professionalchristiancoaching.com
Tel: (888) 264-1444
Email: jessica@professionalchristiancoaching.com
Student Testimonials

"I came away with new skills in listening and asking appropriate questions which are developing greater trust and helping our leaders come up with effective solutions to the problems they face. Ultimately, I will now focus more of my energy in leadership development on helping our leaders become better coaches." – Marc V. Rutter, National Director, Human Resource Leadership, Campus Crusade for Christ"I made the decision to train at PCCI after researching every Christian coaching school I could locate. Their high-quality training in alignment with ICF competencies impressed me immediately, and the personal attention of their faculty and staff is tremendously supportive!” – Stacy Toney

"I just completed The Essentials of Coaching course and already have my first official client - at $500/month!  PCCI has provided me with a powerful launch." – Kimberly Moore

"I am LOVING this class.  It has truly already been a transformational experience for me."– Dr. Saudra Wall Williams , Founder T.E.A.C.H Ministries  www.teachministries.org

"This training made a huge impact on me.  As a financial planner and coach, it helped equip me to better assist clients in moving from dreams and desires to action and active stewardship." – Marshall B. Potter, CFP, MBA Financial Planner, Ron Blue & Co.

Organizational Information/Founders/ Leadership

Christopher McCluskey – President & CEO at Professional Christian Coaching Institute

Rachel McCluskey – Vice President & Chancellor at Professional Christian Coaching Institute

Cheryl Scanlan – Provost at Professional Christian Coaching Institute

Jessica Fall – Dean of Admissions at Professional Christian Coaching Institute

Kim Avery – Vice President of Marketing at Professional Christian Coaching Institute

Nathan Kreger – Chief Information Officer at Professional Christian Coaching Institute

Susan Fleming – Chief Operations Officer at Professional Christian Coaching Institute

For 10 years, Chris McCluskey served as Director of the Christian Program at the Institute for Life Coach Training, the world's first distinctly Christian coach training program to be accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). In 2010 he founded the Professional Christian Coaching Institute (PCCI) which has since become the world’s largest Christian distance-learning school aligned with the standards of the International Coach Federation (ICF).

PCCI has a faculty of 28 ICF-certified coaches providing a full array of courses for anyone wishing to establish a part-time or full-time life coaching practice. The 4 pillars upon which PCCI is built are 1) Sound Christian Faith, 2) Strong Coaching Competencies, 3) Solid Business Practices, and 4) Supportive Professional Community.

Program Name

Format Accreditation Hours
ACT I Online ICF 30 hours
ACT II Online ICF 10 hours
ACT III Online ICF 20 hours

Accreditation

ICF ACSTH 60 hours
Approved Coach Training Hours for CCNI Credentialing
Free Download
None at this time
Discounts/ Scholarships
None at this time

Contact Information

Website: www.wayoflifecoaching.com
Student Testimonials
Organization Description/Founders/ Leadership
Cheryl Scanlan, MCC, CMCC, BCC is president of Way of Life Coaching, LLC, a full-service coaching company that is focused on both the professional and personal development of its clients.As a former executive of a multi-million dollar firm in New York, Cheryl knows the importance of business goals and the impact of teams. For more than a decade, she has worked with hundreds of professionals transforming people and their businesses in order to achieve their aggressive goals. As an example, one client was able to double his revenue within one year. Another client experienced a complete transformation in her team - from dysfunctional communication and lack of cohesiveness to an environment of trust and cooperation.
In addition, Cheryl believes strongly in giving back. She developed a series of videos and an e-coaching process for professional development for The Sounding Board, a non-profit which serves to bolster soft skills and professionalism for those seeking to enhance their career path or their position in the marketplace.

 

Cheryl has developed two curricula, one is a long-standing ICF approved coach training program that has deeply impacted its students. The other, is a personal development curriculum, Promised Land Living launched in 2005. Cheryl is on faculty with the Professional Christian Coach Institute. She is a coach, mentor, leadership developer and trainer, and has served as Women's Minister and Care Director at her church. Her combined business acumen and passion for the Christian coaching industry have facilitated the development of confident ambassadors for Christ in both corporate and ministry environments.

Recognition is a voluntary process wherein a comprehensive and objective 3rd party peer review is used to determine whether a Christian coach training program meets certain quality standards. Interested in having your program recognized by CCNI?

 

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