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ICF Philosophical Coaching Diploma

The only advanced professional coaching education accredited by the ICF with Classical Philosophy as an accelerator of excellence and prosperity.

Become a professional coach and an impactful leader.

“Coaching Skills & Tools in Practice”

Hybrid program for Greek and English speakers, with an educational retreat in Greece. Ideal for Internal and external Coaches, Leaders, Managers, and HR professionals.

The program is in the process of being accredited with 150 hours as level 2 with the new highest ICF criteria, leading to the first credential ACC or second one PCC.

Where the wisdom of the past meets the future at its best.

International Recognition & Innovation

Gain International Professional Recognition

Advanced Coaching Education according to the highest standards of the leading professional body ICF-International Coaching Federation—100 ACSTH  (In the process for 120 hours Level 1).

Accelerate Your Coaching Credibility & Confidence

Extensive practice observed by credentialed professional coaches in order to accelerate your performance and confidence.

Online education and 4 days Retreat in Greece

Enjoy 10-month real-time online education with a 2-day online or in-site immersion in classical teaching at their birthplace, Athens, Greece. Moreover, a 2-day practice and presentations in the same week. Online group meetings on weekends, thematic speeches, mentoring, and networking.

Explore professional opportunties

Practice with potential clients, and introduce yourself to the international market with the vehicle of events such as “Bring Your Client,” the award-winning “Your Time of Power,” and the international conference “Coach Now.”

Join the most influential VIP community

Be a part of the most influential VIP community. V- Visionary, I-Innovative, P-Powerful Coaches & Coach Leaders. Join a solid and supportive community of alumni, students, and faculty.

Claim an International Career

Claim an International Career Opportunity. Upon registration, you can be a member of ICF Global or any local chapter of your choice, interact, learn, and use their logos.

Boost your progress with A.I. application

Artificial Intelligence application in your service to enhance and follow up the evolution of your coaching journey.

Acquire a unique coaching signature

Classical Wisdom incorporated into your coaching practice gives you a unique competitive advantage and strengthens your self-awareness, purpose, and skills.

Enhance excellence with other sciences.

We enhance coach excellence with other sciences such as leadership, mindfulness, neuroscience, positive psychology, integrative presence, and photography.

Classical Philosophers have talked about self-development since ancient times, such as the value of virtues, self-awareness, and self-reflection.
We integrate the classical teachings from the source and go to the future of coaching by incorporating modern technology, artificial intelligence, and sciences such as neuroscience, mindfulness, leadership, management, and positive psychology.

The program combines a unique retreat that includes an immersion in classical teachings and how they are incorporated into modern coaching.

Two days of online or on-site immersion into classical teaching at their birthplace, Athens, Greece.

There,  we will be inspired by Plato, Socrates, Aristoteles, and the Stoics. We self-reflect and enhance our ability to utilize these teachings to help ourselves and others develop.
Two days of online or on-site practice, individual and group presentations, during the same week with the immersion in classics.

Your time commitment to the program will be:

  • TO BE REVISED
  • Five weekends, Live Zoom meetings, one per month, 2 X 5 hours, 2.00 pm EET
  • Two weekends on-site in Athens, Greece, during the same week or online (as you wish)
  • First-weekend on-site immersion into classical teaching at their birthplace.
    • Plato, Socrates, Aristoteles, and the Stoics there will inspire us. We self-reflect and enhance our ability to utilize these teachings to help ourselves and others develop.
  • Second weekend on-site or online, practice, individual and group presentations, closure, celebration.
  • 4 x 2-hour thematic & Q&A zoominars during the week, evening EET hours.
  • 7 group & 3  individual 60 min of mentoring during the week, evening EET hours.
  • 10-month Full program 

Program of High International Standards with a Unique Identity. Classical Wisdom at the service of coaching.

For Personal & Professional Development

“Coaching Skills & Tools in Practice Advanced” is recommended for:

  • Every ambitious person who wants to stand out, grow and progress personally and professionally.
  • Leaders/managers of organizations that use coaching skills for their personal development, but also the development of their team.
  • HR Professionals, Executives, business professionals, and freelancers.
  • Professional Coaches who want to grow with reliability and high standards in the global market with a unique signature based on Classic Philosophy.

A program with many benefits

“Coaching Skills & Tools in Practice” stands out because:

• It is certified to the highest ICF global standards for 120 hours Level 1 and is in the process of being accredited with 150 hours Level 2.
• Enhances the science and art of Coaching with knowledge from Classic Philosophy and other sciences such as neuroscience, positive psychology, management, and mindfulness.
• Supported by an International Board of Experts and the best trainers, coaches, and mentors at an international level.
• Emphasizes the practice of Coaching under the guidance of mentors and coaches with ICF accreditation and with a mastermind team.
• Provides support in practicing Coaching, gaining confidence and visibility in the market (Coaching Practice with volunteers, Bring your Client, Your Time of Power, COACH NOW).
• Features Alumni, the trusted community of VIP coaches and leaders, and educators for personal and professional support and advancement.
• Provides vast educational material, Tools, Coaching Models, & Exercises for every step of student engagement.
• Gives a Professional Diploma with international recognition and perspective.
• Continuous support during the program and individual mentoring after submitting the final portfolio and completing the program requirements.
• Mentoring Coaching for 10 hours within the program to strengthen ICF skills up to the first ICF ACC or PCC accreditation level.

Performance evaluation of a coaching session submitted.

Upon completing the program and all requirements, you will receive the Professional Coaching Diploma.

With the Professional Coaching Diploma Level 1, you can claim the first accreditation from the ICF, ACC (Associate Certified Coach). To apply to the International Professional Organization of Coaches, ICF, you must pass the multiple choice exams if you have 100 hours of coaching sessions. With the Professional Coaching Diploma Level 2, you can claim the first accreditation from the ICF, ACC (Associate Certified Coach), or the PCC (Professional Certified Coach) if you have the necessary coaching experience.

As the program is accredited as LEVEL 1, you no longer need to submit a coaching session for evaluation to ICF. As long as the program is accredited as LEVEL 2, you no longer need to submit a coaching session for evaluation to ICF, either for ACC or for PCC.

The performance evaluation of the session is included in the program, and it is imperative to receive the diploma.

The “Coaching Skills & Tools in Practice”

It speaks to your soul and makes you proud of the heritage of the great ancient Greek philosophers who even today “save” your daily life by setting a high purpose, finding solutions to find personal and professional balance, and finally, the path to happiness.

If you want to work professionally as a coach in the global market, the program puts you on the best track. Upon completion, you can start the process for the first professional accreditation from the ICF ACC or PCC.

Make the future you dream of
Become the leader of your life

Upon completion of the program, you will be able to:

-Include coaching skills in your daily life as an individual, professional, executive, coach leader, and internal or external coach.
-Discover and strengthen your personal, unique identity as a professional coach that will set you apart in the global job market
-Recognize your true potential, having received feedback and perspective feeding from coaches, observers-mentors, and classmates.
– Plan the next steps for your professional development as a Coach and Coach Leader.
-You belong to the large community of VIP Coaches and Coach Leaders with the mission of individual and collective progress.

-Submit your application to ICF Global for your first ACC accreditation or PCC accreditation after

-completing the necessary coaching experience and

– passing specific multiple-choice exams from the ICF.

See the process on the site of ICF Global.
-To positively influence society.

Ongoing dream community

Efi Kromydas
CSTP 1 Graduate | Coach Leader | Logistics & Customer service Coordinator Perrigo

I no longer believe in luck and coincidences, but in synchronicity. It's no coincidence that we have found all these people in this community. Each person comes from a different path and has a different goal, but I believe that deep down, everything starts from a common dream—vision. Let's first get to know ourselves better, then offer it to others, and let us all reach bliss. So, thank you to all the fantastic people who make up this ongoing dream community. We continue with joy, optimism, inspiration, and creativity to conquer our dream!

I won even more

Eirini Rabaouni, ACC
CSTP 7 Graduate | Life Coach | Educator | MSc Philosophy & Management

I started this program with the goal of becoming a professional coach. Throughout my training, I gained scientifically based knowledge and had meaningful conversations that everyday life often doesn't allow. I also joined a special community, connected with new people, laughed, moved, experienced, and created awareness. I challenged myself, went beyond my limits, and gained tools for self-awareness and dialogue. I completed my first coaching sessions and was evaluated according to the high criteria of the ICF. Obtaining my diploma means much more to me than just becoming a certified professional coach, although that was my initial goal. I am grateful to Barbara for the gifts and support throughout this journey.

Significant chapter the International Educational Team

Ioannis Georgiou
CSTP 6 Graduate | Coach Leader | MSc, CTMP HR Professional | Winnipeg, Canada

After extensive research both in Greece and internationally, I made the deliberate choice to enroll in a Coaching program that uniquely integrates the principles and wisdom of Ancient Greek philosophy. This decision has proven to be justified as I have been able to immerse myself in the art of coaching with a parallel approach to the teachings of the ancient Greek philosophers, who are considered the founders of modern coaching. The program offers a wealth of educational material and is thoughtfully structured to accommodate the needs of working students. Notably, the program's academic staff consists of well-respected scientists who are not only knowledgeable but also approachable and supportive.

Action and resilience

Panos Malakoudis, ACC
CSTP 6 Graduate | Accociate Certified Coach by ICF | Microsoft Coaching Strategy Lead

Barbara is more than an award-winning coach, trainer, and author. She is a remarkable person. She introduced me to numerous important theories, behaviors, and virtues, but most importantly, she pushed me to take action and demonstrate the necessary resilience. I am grateful

Dynamic, challenging, and enjoyable

Christiana Prekezes
CSTP 6 Graduate | Coach Leader | MA Energy & Environment | Bod WISTA Hellas

The Coaching Skills & Tools in Practice Program exceeded my expectations. It was dynamic, challenging, and enjoyable, perfectly combining theory with practice. Participating in the program provided education, investigation, training, and testing with constant challenges. It was worth my time and effort as it encouraged, activated, and helped me through a phase of change in my professional life. Specifically, it provided me with the tools to build my confidence, and navigate through challenging situations. I wholeheartedly recommend this program to every person seeking personal empowerment and to every new coach looking to develop.

I launched my own business as Life Coach

Despo Tzoumaki
CSTP 7 Graduate | Holistic Life Coach

I have set my sights on becoming a professional Life Coach and obtaining ACC accreditation from the ICF. To achieve this, I enrolled in the certified program led by Barbara and her team of accomplished associates. The program, "Coaching Skills and Tools in Practice," was specially designed to equip me with the necessary knowledge and tools while integrating my passion for Ancient Greek Philosophy, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, and Mindfulness. This comprehensive training boosted my confidence and empowered me to successfully launch my own business aimed at helping individuals achieve self-actualization, bringing deep meaning and value to my life. I am immensely grateful to my teacher, the entire program team, and my exceptional fellow students for their unwavering support and guidance.

I am grateful for our VIP Community

Polina Aggeli
CSTP 7 Graduate | Business Uplifting Coach & Mentor | Founder Easymind Consulting

Participation in Barbara's program is the best investment I have made in myself and my professional development! It is a complete program with knowledge, tools, and emotions that transformed and developed me. Barbara's coaching has provided me with the resources and confidence to pursue what I love! It has been a valuable gift, and I am grateful for the teachers and classmates I have met on this coaching journey. Thank you very much!

Set my soul on fire

Natasa Vrachlioti
CSTP 7 Graduate | Coach Leader | Hotel Manager

Barbara's unwavering dedication and insightful guidance have sparked a fire within me. Her influence has driven me to relentlessly pursue my goals, and her teachings will continue to resonate long after I have achieved victory. I have learned the values of commitment, perseverance, and hope. As I navigate through life's challenges, setbacks, and triumphs, I am equipped to overcome them with resilience. With Barbara as my coach, I am poised for nothing less than success..

A gem made in Greece!

Konstantinos Zervos
Creator of EATT* - Behavioral nutritionist - Mindful eating teacher -Wellness coach

Barbara combined her passion for ancient philosophy with her expertise in Coaching and HR. I highly recommend this ICF-certified training for aspiring coaches or those seeking to develop modern leadership skills.

Self -improvement, Spiritual Awakening and Leadership

Efie Christou, ACC
CSTP 1 Graduate, Coach for Teenagers & Adults' personal development and wellbeing | English Teacher

I was looking for a program of high standards. for Self -improvement, Self -awareness, Spiritual Awakening and Leadership! Adequately resourced by Enlightened Teachers who would equip me with the right supplies to proudly stand as a human being and as a professional in my Life's work! I found it in this program! And in the face of Barbara Asimakopoulou, this excellent teacher who shows you where to look but doesn’t tell you what to see! I highly recommend it !

The best choice for training and change

Fay Papas, ACC
CSTP 5 Graduate | Life Coach, Youth & Education | Teacher of English

Comprehensive training in Coaching combining theory and practice. Ms. Asimakopoulou's talent and contagiousness give a wonderful dimension to the program. Her incredible ability to choose partners has brought remarkable and accomplished people to this program who have taught and inspired us! Ground was created for development, and I was so excited that I wanted more. Overall, the program delivered what I expected. The positivity and fun at our meetings, my bonding with classmates, and the feeling of belonging will always accompany me!

Self-awareness and power

Ersi Stefanou, ACC
CSTP 5, Talent Director Newrosoft

I feel very grateful to have attended and completed Barbara's program. I thank her for accepting me in her program and teaching me so much! I further developed the skills required to become a good coach, but more importantly, I got to know myself. It was a magical journey of self-awareness and strength. It was a trip where together with my classmates, we understood in practice the power of personal motivation, the power of the mind, and the power of self-awareness. You can achieve everything as long as you know what you want - your goal -why it is essential to you, what you are willing to do to achieve it, and how you will achieve it! And how beautiful and complete you feel when you see it done! Abundance flows…

"I am grateful"

Natasa Koumpourelou, ACC
CSTP 1 Graduate, Partner, Consulting Services | Transformation Delivery, EY

A program that combines creativity, practical theory, know-how, and wisdom embedded in practical application and in many interactions. A really well-designed program with a team of excellent experts of the coaching industry who help to holistically embrace coaching practice, tools, and methodologies.

"A program that came as a "gift" in my life "

Claire Venetsanakou, ACC
CSTP 1 graduate | Learning & Development | Organizational Psychologist | Fast Focused Change

Everything was wonderful! The group of participants, the choice of space, the educational material, the approach during teaching and practice, the instructors/coaches. The liveliness and faith of the excellent Barbara Asimakopoulos to transmit the best know-how in the most effective way leave no room for anything less! Her contribution but also this of her amazing team was critical and important, every time. I feel lucky and thankful for participating in this program. A program that came as a "gift" in my life as it found me looking to enrich my profile and enhance my professional career.

" People need more visionaries like Barbara"

Sissy Stranomyti, ACC
CSTP 2 graduate | Lawyer | experiential holiday designer | gastronomy enthusiast turned Life Coach.

The journey in the art of coaching with Barbara was fascinating, the awareness and her organization in a simple and understandable way were one of the greatest gifts of her program. Along with the initiation into Aristotelian virtues and ancient wisdom. Barbara is a Guide. Open, heartfelt, with wisdom and prudence, affectionate, enthusiastic, and incredibly intelligent emotionally, he takes you by the hand and wisely guides you to a very refined form of facilitation, which holistically transforms people. It teaches you that when you become a coach, you are constantly ready to expand, change and grow even in the sharpest turns of your life, transforming vulnerability into inspiration and strength. There is no return when you enter her universe, her VIP coaches confirm this dynamically.

You do not need to travel abroad in order to receive such a high level of knowledge

George Chatzivasilas, CSTP 3 graduate
Assets Marketer, Leadership & Business Coach

It gives you all the tools and skills one needs to practice Coaching. But the most important is that it does not stay in theory, the so many hours of practice supervised by credentialed, excellent coaches give you the confidence you need to feel ready for any client. The fact that Barbara has incorporated ancient Greek philosophy is an added value. I would like to thank Barbara Asimakopoulou for sharing her knowledge and experience but also to congratulate her because she managed a Greek program to be recognized by the ICF and to be equal to the international programs.

"Unique team of contributors"

Roy Filou, CSTP 2 graduate
Group Brand Manager Nestle Waters,

My participation in the program "Coaching Skills & Tools in practice" of the unique Barbara Asimakopoulou is the most beautiful gift I have offered myself. From the first lesson, I saw an improvement in how I see and manage myself, my environment, my team, my co-workers, discovering balance, clearer aiming, encouragement-recognition, awareness, and fulfillment. A journey of discovery and evolution. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to establish their own values, stand out as a leader and enhance prosperity for the common good.

Barbara showed me what a leader with a growth mindset should be like

Mania Polemis
CSTP 2 Graduate | Life Coach

I was taken by the hand with care and encouragement, leading me through a path of knowledge, feelings, wisdom and support to face my fears, weaknesses and vulnerability. All this wrapped in kindness and gratitude. This is all Barbara! She shared her wisdom with us, spread her light, gave us wings to fly all with genuine care. Having done this amazing program I’m grateful. I highly recommend it.

"Woman with ethos, dignity and above all kindness of soul"

Evaggelia Bakola, ACC
CSTP 3 Graduate | Life & Health coach | Health Visitor

Wonderful Barbara! My decision to attend the training program "CSTP -Coaching Skills & Tools in Practice" was decisive for my development as a professional coach. The coaching profession gave me security and confidence in my steps.

"Clear motive for the development of the participants"

Maria Antoniadou
CSTP 2 Graduate | Assistant Professor of the School of Dentistry, EKPA

I received this special energy, experience and love in the program of Barbara for the VIP coaches that she wants to create as an offer to the society with unique professional-inspired Coaches. If the motivation behind every professional initiative is the development of the participants, as it was clear that it belongs to Barbara, then this initiative will continue to flourish. I hope to create a huge family of VIP coaches who in turn will inspire others to realize their personal potential.

Program content

Phase 1 – Fundamental Principles of Coaching

 

 

Foundations in Coaching - Weekend 1

Weekend 1

Being together on this Journey

What coaching is or is not

The ICF and the road to credentialing

ICF 8 Competences & Code of Ethics

Coaching Practice

Architecting your coaching- Weekend 2

Weekend 2

Your unique coaching philosophy

Coaching Session Structure

The human needs and the coach’s behavior

Communication in Coaching

Coaching Practice

Neuroscience & Questioning - Weekend 3

Weekend 3

Neuroscience & Conversational Intelligence,

what and why

Powerful Questioning

Cultivating Learning & Development

Coaching practice

Phase 2 – Dive into the deep waters of coaching with the support of other sciences

 

Mindfulness - Weekend 4

Weekend 4

Mindfulness: From action to life – Coaching Presence

The psychology of the equal relationship

Emotional Intelligence & Psychological Traps

Coaching Practice

Positive Psychology & Coaching Models- Weekend 5

Weekend 5

Coaching Models

Coaching Tools

Positive Psychology

Coaching practice

Phase 3 – At last! Join the online or on-site retreat for immersion in classical Philosophy, practice, and a surprising celebration closure

Immersion in Classical Philosophy - Weekend 6

Weekend 6

The Philosophical Roots of Coaching

The Coach Leader

The Philosophership Model (= Philosophy & Leadership)

Values – Needs – Vertues

Coaching practice

Weekend 7 - Saturday - Practice

Weekend 7 - Saturday

Final Practice with observations

“Bring your customer.”

Volunteer & Potential clients

Marketing – professional development speech

 

Weekend 7 - Sunday - Celebration

Weekend 7 - Sunday

The essence of coaching in focus
Individual and group presentations
My Coaching Journey
Role-playing game
Closing – Celebration

Philosophy & Leadership =  The “Philososhership” ™ Model

The inner drive of Coach & Coach Leader.

The classical philosophical identity of the program is expressed through the model “Philososhership” ™, which enhances the creation of an ideal path to inner & outer leadership through a meaningful purpose above individual ambitions—moreover, positive participation in the sustainability of society. Critical classical teachings strengthen coaching skills and practice in the pursuit of eudemonia.

Why become a Coach?

In our life, we have:

  • Multiple roles
  • Complex everyday life
  • Infinite obligations
  • Competitive & insecure working environment

We want:

A beautiful and peaceful daily life that will make us realize ourselves and lead us to achieve our goals and dreams.

To achieve this, we need the following:

  • Self-knowledge
  • Focus on our goals
  • Consistency

Who is the VIP Coach?

“Coaching Tools & Skills in Practice” is not another training program. We aspire to create a community of trusted and ethical coaches with values such as generosity, respect, continuous progress through interaction, and offering to people and society.

We train VIP Coaches,

V-isionary, I-nnovative, P-owerful Coaches for a positive and sustainable society.

The program provides you with all the fundamental and most modern theories, models, and tools of the science and art of coaching. It gives particular importance to their practical application, as this is the cornerstone of the expertise of any reliable ICF professional coach.

The best way to learn is to put it into practice!

Your Coach

I don’t train followers; I create leaders for themselves, their profession, their families, and the world.

“My desire for the development of inner and outer leadership combined with my passion for Classic Greek philosophy led me to create this program so that those who wish to become excellent leaders, credible and ethical coaches for a better positive society.”

Barbara is a top award-winning executive & team coach, an ICF-accredited provider of professional coaching, a visionary and innovative entrepreneur, an author and speaker with an international reputation, and one of Greece’s top women leadership thinkers.

She has been ranked in the1st place among the TOP 20 coaches in Athens 2021 according to the international digital magazine “Influence digest +, awarded for the most innovative leadership program in HR Awards 2020, and nominee among 25 global coaches with impact in ICF Circle of Distinctions 2022.

 

We are in open communication & interaction with the scientific and academic community in the Coaching field.

The program offers:

Targeted training in the eight fundamental competencies of a professional coach according to the high international standards of the International Coaching Federation

Initiation or participation in international research programs that expand the science and art of coaching and enhance coaching skills.

  • We have participated in Tunde Erdos, Ph.D.’s research in “Coaching Presence.”
  • We have initiated the research about integration with focus groups of the Greek expatriates and their challenges.

Concepts, models, and tools from the scientific fields below:

  • Management & Leadership
  • Positive Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • Neuroscience
  • Narrative Art
  • Mindfulness
  • Integrative Presence
  • Art ex photography, poetry
  • Communication
  • Personal Development & Wellness

Our Vision

Create Leaders for themselves, their profession, their families, and the world.

To provide everyone who desires personal fulfillment, professional recognition, and progress with a substantial investment for the future. In addition, a rich, high-performance experience with the most modern and reliable coaching training, international prestige, and the highest I.C.F. standards, professional opportunities, and connection with the market (YOUR TIME OF POWER- COACH NOW-BRING YOUR CLIENT), and perspective in the global market.

In addition, we build the V.I.P. (Visionary, Innovative, Powerful) Coaches and Leaders Community consisting of graduates, students, program contributors, and faculty to support each other toward our personal and professional journey with the mission to impact society positively.

International Scientific Council of Experts and Faculty – The top team of program contributors

Barbara Asimakopoulou, MBA, PCC, Greece

Author and Program Director, President of the International Scientific Council of Experts, Trainer, Observer, Mentor. ICF Professional Certified Coach, Marshall Goldsmith Certified Leadership Coach. EMCC ITCA Team Coach.

David Wondra, PCC, USA

Member of the International Scientific Council of Experts, ICF Professional Certified Coach, Immediate Past Chairman and Director of ICF Global Board, CEO & President | Executive Coach, Team Development Wondra Group.

Kathryn Pope, PCC, UK

Member of the International Scientific Council of Experts, Supervisor Coach, ICF Professional Certified Coach, Team Coach, Executive & Business Coach, Board Coach & Coach Supervisor.

Dr. Tünde Erdös, MCC, Austria

Member of the International Scientific Council of Experts, & Lead Trainer on Integrative Presence, ICF Master Certified Coach, PhD Coaching Psychology with Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, international speaker, researcher, a scientist in Coaching Presence, lecturer στο HEC Paris, and author.

Nansy Papalexandris, Greece

Member of the International Scientific Council of Experts. Emeritus Professor of Management, Human Resources, Economic University of Athens, Greece, Author

Kosmas Michail, M.Sc., PCC, Greece

Program's Lead Trainer of Conversational Intelligence & Observer Coach, ICF Professional Certified Coach, Executive and Team Coach, Senior Multinational Executive, and Advisor to Large Organizations.

Olga Papatriantafyllou, M.A., Greece

Program's Lead Trainer of Mindfulness, MBSR Teacher, Wellness Coach, Psychologist, Author of Mindfulness, Founder of Mindfulness Institute in Greece

Maria Chatziagelidi, ACC, Greece

Trainer and Observer Coach, ICF Associate Certified Coach, Personal & Business Coach For Small Companies, Founder Reappraise Coaching

Claire Venetsanakou, ACC, Greece

Join forces with Tünde Erdös as a Trainer in Integrative Presence and Observer. ICF Associate Certified Coach. Learning and Development Executive and Organizational Psychologist.

Please book an appointment in the form below to get all the information you need to decide what’s best for you.

We start on December 2024: 6 – 8 months for Level 1 or 10-12 months for Level 2 live Zoom meetings and four days in person in Athens, Greece.

What makes our program Unique

What you get from my program compared to other coaching programs

What is included

Total ICF accredited hours

Full & Part-Time Program

Hybrid program

Four days retreat in Greece

For English speakers & Greeks

Intensive Coaching Practice

Coaching Practice observed by a credentialed coach

Coaching Practice with potential clients

ICF Competencies & Code of Ethics

Classic Greek Philosophy

Positive Psychology

Neuroscience

Mindfulness

Photography

Coaching Presence

Business Development

YOUR TIME OF POWER: Event with Social Impact recognized by ICF

Mastermind Team

COACH NOW: International Hybrid Conference

Participation in Research

International Board of Experts & Global Coaches

Many educators, mentors, observers

Top Awarded Leader of the Program

Supportive VIP Community of graduates

Events & Celebrations

Innovations, e.g., coaching model “The new I.th.a.c.a.”

Reciprocal Coaching Group

Facebook & LinkedIn groups

Mentoring hours

Apply for the ACC through the Level 1 or Level 2 path

Apply for the PCC through the Level 2 path

Our Program

75 Level 1 and 150 Level 2

Others

60 Level 1 or 125 Level 2

 

  • 6 months of Hybrid Education - Level 1
  • 3.500*
  • PAYMENT IN FULL OR MONTHLY INSTALLMENTS
    • 75 hours approved by ICF as LEVEL 1
    • … days x 5 hours online (zoom) live (real-time) group meetings
    • ..r days X 8 hours of face-to-face group meetings at the end of the program in Athens
    • … x 2-hour webinars (zoom) live (live-real time) group meetings with invited experts in new knowledge and practice
    • Ten hours of mentoring coaching (7 groups 90′ & 3 individual 60′ sessions) to strengthen ICF Skills at the first ACC accreditation level. (includes transcribed session evaluation).
    • 1-hour feedback coaching after submitting the final Portfolio by a credentialed coach.
    • We are carrying out individual and group tasks, exercises, and tests during or between the days of observation.
    • Master Mind Team. Student-created subgroup to enhance attendance, practice, and engagement.
    • Practice in pairs in coaching with the observation by a credentialed coach.
    • Coaching practice every full day of the course with peer-to-peer but also in between with the mastermind team.
    • Participate in “Bring Your Client” and practice coaching with volunteer coaches, friends, acquaintances, or other interested potential clients.
    • Participation in “Your Time of Power” – voluntary offering of coaching sessions to a select social group in need, e.g., the health sector or education. The aim is to contribute socially and strengthen practice and knowledge regarding personal promotion and professional positioning in the market as coaches.
    • Awarding of Diplomas at Coach Now – annual Hybrid International Conference
    • Join a special panel of speakers at Coach Now.

    PREREQUISITES FOR OBTAINING YOUR DIPLOMA

    To receive the Philosophical Coaching Diploma Level 1, each student must submit a complete Portfolio on the date set by the authority. This Portfolio includes, in an Excel table and a zip file in order, all the individual and group assignments, the books you read, the exercises, the tests, the final individual and group assignment, 20 coaching sessions, and two recordings with transcripts in ACC level.

    *VAT is included. 

  • 10 months of Hybrid Education Level 2
  • 5.500*
  • PAYMENT IN FULL OR MONTHLY INSTALLMENTS
    • 150 hours approved by ICF as Level 2 (in the process)
    • . ..days x 5 hours online (zoom) live (real-time) group meetings
    • … days X 8 hours face-to-face group meeting at the end of the program in Athens – (hybrid = face-to-face and online)
    • …. x 2-hour webinars (zoom) live (real-time) group meetings with invited experts in new knowledge and practice.
    • Ten hours of mentoring coaching (7 groups 90′ & 3 individual 60′ sessions) to strengthen ICF Skills at the PCC accreditation level.
    • 1-hour feedback coaching after submitting the final Portfolio by a credentialed coach.
    • We are carrying out individual and group tasks, exercises, and tests during or between the days of observation.
    • MasterMind Team. Student-created subgroup to enhance attendance, practice, and engagement.
    • Practice in pairs in coaching with the observation by a credentialed coach.
    • Coaching practice every full day of the course with peer-to-peer but also in between with the mastermind team.
    • Participate in “Bring Your Client” and practice coaching with volunteer coaches, friends, acquaintances, or other interested potential clients.
    • Participation in “Your Time of Power” – voluntary offering of coaching sessions to a select social group in need, e.g., the health sector or education. The aim is to contribute socially and strengthen practice and knowledge regarding personal promotion and professional positioning in the market as coaches.
    • Awarding of Diplomas at Coach Now – annual Phygital International Conference
    • Join a special panel of speakers at Coach Now.

    PREREQUISITES FOR OBTAINING YOUR DIPLOMA

    To receive the Professional Coaching Diploma Level 2, each student must submit a complete Portfolio on the date set by the authority. This Portfolio includes, in an Excel table and a zip file in order, all the individual and group assignments, the books you read, the exercises, the tests, the final individual and group assignment, 30 coaching sessions, and two recordings with transcripts in PCC level.

    *VAT is included. 

FAQ.

Will the main part of the program be in English?

Yes, the group teachings are in English,  but the workbooks, mentoring, and 1-1 sessions can be in English or Greek, depending on your preference. 

For whom is coaching training for?

There is an apparent interest from many people from various backgrounds and experiences to explore the coaching field further and even become professional coaches themselves.

The turn of people to personal introspection and offering to others starts from two different sources. The first source is the prolonged economic crisis that has led to questioning traditional professional choices and industries and the need to find alternatives closer to people’s authentic desires and confirmed talents.

The second is the coronavirus era, combined with the global pause and awareness in areas such as the environment, human relations, and individual and collective responsibility.

Motivations include personal growth and development, discovering opportunities, setting high goals, improving leadership, supporting others towards personal and professional progress and prosperity, social responsibility, new purpose, and vision.

As society matures, and this is done mainly through challenges, it realizes the value of self-knowledge, the development of human interconnection, and the support of specialized and reliable professionals.

What is the difference between certification, approved certification, and credentialing?

Certification is the document that confirms your participation in any educational program.

Approved certification: When you complete the 100 hours of training in “Coaching Skills & Tools in Practice,” you will receive not a simple certification but an approved certification as ACSTH by the leading organization of professional coaches, the “International Coaching Federation.”

This means that the training you received meets the high global standards and specifications set by the leading organization ICF and is constantly re-examined for renewal reasons.

This way, you are assured that you have invested in an always modern, reliable, and high-quality coaching training program.

In addition, from the first day you start training, you can register as a member of the ICF global body and the local chapter of ICF Greece and use their logos.

Finally, and most importantly, only an approved certification can allow you to begin the credentialing process to practice coaching professionally.

Credentialling:

Your training from an ICF approved program as an ACSTH or ACSTP enables you

-Claim your accreditation.

Namely: You are entering an evaluation process by the ICF in terms of your experience and skill as a coach based on the established ICF core coaching competencies, definitions, and Code of Ethics. You can go to the ICF site and see all the requirements depending on the level of credentialing (ACC, PCC, MCC).

For example: for ACC you need:

-10 hours of mentoring to enhance the coach’s 8 ICF Core Competencies,
-100 hours of coaching sessions (a small percentage ex 25% pro-bono and the rest paid),
-A multiple-choice exam and
-A recorded session with its transcript.
-Online application on the ICF site

What do I need to work as a professional coach?

  1. BE MOTIVATED:
  2. CHOOSE AN ACCREDITED COACHING TRAINING PROGRAM, AS CSTP DOES, BY A LEADING PROFESSIONAL BODY SUCH AS ICF
  3. BECOME A MEMBER OF A RELIABLE INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL BODY AND THE CORRESPONDING LOCAL CHAPTER AS ICF GLOBAL AND ICF GREECE CHAPTER
  4. CLAIM YOUR PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALS AS ICF ACC, PCC, MCC
  5. PRACTICE – PRACTICE
  6. CONTINUOUS STRENGTHENING OF YOUR COACHING SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE
  7. PUT A COACH OR/AND SUPERVISOR IN YOUR LIFE: Pursuing high goals becomes even more efficient with the best results if you add to your own “intellect” the “intellect” of other people.

I often tell my students if they want to be the best, invite the best people next to them, learn from the best, and do what the best do. Champions work with champions.

Why choose an ICF-approved coaching training program?

Education from an ICF-approved program as an ACSTH or ACSTP allows you to immediately become a member of the ICF global body and the local ICF Greece chapter. After receiving your certification in this approved program, you can claim your credentials and work professionally as a coach. The credential is claimed after your basic coaching training. It is an evaluation process by the ICF in terms of your experience and competence as a coach based on the established ICF core coaching skills and Code of Ethics.

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the leading global federation of professional coaches, the first to lay the foundations, framework, and coaching standards (core competencies and code of ethics). ICF has proven its effectiveness since 1995 up to now.

Why become a member of an international and local professional body such as ICF and ICF Greece respectively?

When you become a member of a professional global and then a local professional body, you ensure that you are constantly informed and growing in the coaching industry because these organizations have this mission. To keep you up-to-date and effective by evaluating the progress of the art and science of coaching. It is practically like belonging to a university that listens to society, does research, and constantly updates your knowledge and practice.

In addition, you belong to a vast network of professionals with a shared vision and values ​​for networking, mutual support, and best practices.

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