Post-Graduate Certificate in Strengths Coaching | College of Executive Coaching

Post-Graduate Certificate in Strengths Coaching

Master Strengths Coaching using CliftonStrengths (previously the StrengthsFinder) and VIA Survey, as well as ICF Coaching Competencies.

College of Executive Coaching's post-graduate certificate in Strengths Coaching satisfies the complete educational requirements for the International Coach Federation ACC Credential and the application requirements to join the Strengths Coaching Referral Network.

  • Jeffrey E. Auerbach, Ph.D. Jeffrey E. Auerbach, Ph.D.
    Co-Author, Positive Psychology in Coaching
    Certified Gallup StrengthsFinder Coach
  • Erin Passons, MBA Erin Passons, MBA
    Former Gallup Management Consultant
  • Ryan Niemiec, Ph.D. Ryan Niemiec, Ph.D.
    Author, Character Strengths Interventions

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How to Become a College of Executive Coaching Strengths Coach

Online Program for New Students

60 hours

This Strengths Coaching Certification Blended Program consists of a two-day initial online intensive, follow-up live online courses, and a series of streaming videos totaling 60 hours of approved coach-specific training.

$5,395 Regular Registration
$5,195 Early Registration

Tentative start date is September 18, 2024. Contact us to be the first to hear about confirmed dates.

Online Program for Alumni

52 hours

If you have already completed a College of Executive Coaching 72- or 128-hour coach certification you may register for this certification program at this discounted rate because you have already completed relevant course material.

$4,195 Regular Registration
$3,995 Early Registration

Tentative start date is September 18, 2024. Contact us to be the first to hear about confirmed dates.

Benefits of Program

  • Completes all coaching education requirements to obtain an independent Associate Certified Coach Credential from the International Coach Federation or the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE certification requires a graduate level degree)
  • Comprehensive curriculum and world-class faculty
  • Including workbooks, forms and strengths coach marketing guidelines
  • Scorings of the Gallup CliftonStrengths, VIA Survey, and VIA Pro

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How to Use Strengths-Based Coaching

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“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to have participated in the certification program offered through the College of Executive Coaching. The presentations were dynamic and content rich and my Coaching practice has benefited as a result of my participation. I am looking forward to continuing to integrate the training and information into my Coaching and Leadership work at Mayo Clinic.”

—Lisa Hardesty, Ph.D., L.P., ACPEC

Refund/Cancellation/Change Policies

For In-Person Programs: Refunds: Up to three weeks before the first day of the program there is a $100 processing fee for change or refund requests. Please note that once you take an assessment the refund policy changes for this program. After you have taken an assessment, the refund policy is refunds are allowed up to twenty-one days before the start of a workshop, less a $200 fee.There are no refunds for whatever reason within three weeks of the start date of the workshop. Changes: If you need to change to a different workshop date than you were originally registered for, you are able to with the $100 administrative fee if two weeks advance notice is given. We apologize but there are no other changes for any reason within two weeks of the program start date. Unusual Circumstances: If a course location must be cancelled due to a natural disaster, pandemic, crisis or instructor illness, the seminar will be rescheduled. Specifically, in the event of a pandemic resulting in governments ordering no travel to the workshop location, that in-person program will be conducted on the same dates and times as planned, in our online virtual classroom. If an individual is seriously ill and has a doctor's letter, or has reason to believe they may have been exposed to coronavirus, please let us know so we can discuss the situation, and discuss alternative training options/dates. For one's own benefit, and the welfare of the other participants, if someone is ill and likely contagious, it is requested they not attend that particular training program location/date, and contact us so we can further discuss alternate training dates.

Continuing Education: This program is approved by the International Coach Federation for 40 CE hours, and by the Center for Credentialing and Education for 60 hours. This program meets the educational credentialing requirements for the Board Certified Coach Credential offered by the Center for Credentialing and Education.

NBHWC: The College of Executive Coaching is an approved provider of continuing education for the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching.

Psychologists: CEC is approved by the American Psychological Association to offer continuing education for psychologists. CEC maintains responsibility for the program. The California MCEP accrediting agency accepts APA approved courses for California psychologists. MFTs and Social Worker Continuing Education: These courses meet the qualifications for continuing education credit for MFTs, Professional Counselors and LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (Provider # PCE1780), as well as many other states. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 15517, for 60 contact hours.

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  • ACTP: Accredited Coach Training Program
  • APA-approved sponsor
  • BCC: Board Certified Coach
  • PHR, SPHR, GPHR Approved Provider
  • IOC: Institute of Coaching