Introduction to Coaching Certificate

Course duration: 4 weeks per module

Group size: 16 participants

Delivery: Online via Motivis and coaching via Zoom (coaching can be done face to face if coach and client are in the same region)

Certification: 20hr EF Certificate in Coaching Skills, per module (5 hours a week for 4 weeks)

Assessment: Continuous assessment throughout the course. Candidates are assessed on a portfolio which includes

  • A weekly entry in their personal reflective journal (posted online)

  • A reflection on their experience as a client

  • A personal development plan

  • Feedback from 1 peer


This course is for EF staff who are:

  • in a role which includes responsibility for coaching/mentoring

  • considering taking on a coaching role in the future

This course has help me to realize that there is more to coaching than meets the eye. The tools contained within the course have helped me to better evaluate myself and to help others realize their true potential. I really enjoyed the moments of “self-discovery.”
— Kenneth E. David, Shenzhen Kids & Teens


At the end of this course, learners will be able to

  • define coaching and be able to explain what it is and what it is not

  • actively listen to their client and ask powerful questions to facilitate development

  • describe in detail their own personal values and life purpose and facilitate a client in articulating theirs

  • apply the GROW coaching model

  • set goals for themselves and assist others in the goal setting process

  • create action plans to help achieve goals and assist clients in achieving their goals

The EF Cert in Coaching is an incredibly rewarding course, in which you will be exposed to the perfect blend of coaching theory and practice. The valuable skills gained as a result are not only beneficial in the workplace, but transfer to all aspects of life.
— Patrick Hyland, Shanghai English Center (EFEC)
Introduction to Coaching Skills really helped me reflect on my management approach and I feel that my team has also benefited from me taking this course. I started to listen with the intention to understand and not to reply and I learned to ask questions encouraging self-discovery and development. I was also able to look at my choices in life from a different perspective. Introduction to Coaching not only gave me the tools to have a bigger impact on my team’s development, but it was also an interesting journey of self-study, self-discovery and self-reflection. The new acquired skills make me to a more approachable person and a better manager.
— Dominika Cody, Ningbo Kids & Teens