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Becoming a Coach Program

Becoming a Coach is a program that prepares participants to coach professionally. Along with building on the fundamental understandings that ground a coach, Becoming a Coach teaches a range of techniques and provides ample practice and critique to develop the skill to actually coach people. Hornick School of Coaching is an International Coaching Federation accredited school so graduates of Becoming a Coach may apply for Associate Certified Coach certification.

Becoming a Coach is offered two times a year and runs for 15 weeks. The training includes:

  • Content training in really fascinating, interactive seminars. It's fair to say that people look forward to coming to each of these.

  • Practice coaching with real clients. (See Community Coaching Program.)

  • Group mentor coaching.

  • One-on-one mentor coaching.

  • Critique sessions where your coaching is critiqued by mentor coaches.

  • Listening to recordings of master coaches and some other content from experts in different areas.

The program requires on average seven hours per week. After a six-hour Saturday kick-off, most of the fixed-schedule sessions take place in 2.5-hour, on-line meetings on Tuesday evenings. Classes are recorded and live-participation at a few classes can be missed without a problem.

We thought long and hard about the design and content of the program. There is an almost unlimited amount that one can study and learn to improve one's coaching. In fact, ongoing learning is a requirement for being a professional coach. There is philosophy, psychology, organizational development, human dynamics, somatics, neuroscience, spirituality, religion, communication, visualizations, leadership, anthropology, relationships. The list goes on.


BaC was designed to crack open the door to multiple coaching-related disciplines while provided enough experience of basic coaching techniques so that graduates are comfortable, even eager, to be coaching people. Many BaC participants start working with independent clients before completing the program.

Many participants come to Becoming a Coach without any intention of establishing independent coaching practices. Professional level training in coaching is of huge value in almost every human endeavor, professional and personal. As a result, people come to BaC who are administrators, service providers, teachers, clergy, consultants, therapists, even carpenters. It makes them better at their jobs. It makes them better at human relationships. It is a life-changing experience.

And, in keeping with HSoC's mission to make coaching available to people and places where isn't yet, we provide the program as price point that is substantially lower than any comparable program we know of.

For more information about BaC, email

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