FAQ

Answering your frequently asked questions about the TNM Coaching Academy, our services and certification

GENERAL QUESTIONS

The INTRODUCTION program is a four-day workshop

The FOUNDATION, ADVANCED and MASTER programs each include

  • 75 hours coach training
  • 10 hours of mentoring

The training for each program is spread over 3 months.

Please note, in addition to the training and mentoring hours, participants from any program wishing to apply for an accreditation through the ICF will also need to pass the ICF’s Coach Knowledge Assessment and complete the required level of coaching hours experience, depending on the level of accreditation the participant wants to achieve. These hours need to be organised at the participant’s discretion. 

For more information on ICF credential requirements, please check out our FAQs on certification

Each of the Evolutionary Coaching Programs offer a combination of virtual and digital learning. The interactive live virtual workshops are hosted on a virtual training platform such as Zoom, and provide expert input and facilitation alongside practical sessions. You will receive login-in details to each virtual workshop once registered for a program

Growing the coaching community is one of the objectives of our programs. There is a high level of interaction with peer students and coach-facilitators throughout the whole learning process – both during and in between virtual workshops

The coach-facilitator will be present and connected to their students throughout the whole learning process. The interaction will be lively and on-going utilising various platforms (digital and virtual)

To register for any of our programs, go to the program dates and pricing page for the program you would like to register on and book online. Alternatively, for a personalised instalment plan, contact [email protected].

It is possible to cancel an enrollment with TNM Coaching Academy.  Any cancellations must be received in writing to  [email protected]. If no notification of cancellation is received then no refund will be made.

  • Any cancellation received up to 22 days before the start date of the program will be subject to a full refund less a 150 euro administration charge.
  • Any cancellation received between 21 days and 14 days before the start date of the program will be subject to a full refund less a 500 euro administration charge. 
  • Any cancellation received 13 days or less before the start date of the program will not be eligible for a refund.  

To learn more about payment options and cancellation policies, please look at our terms and conditions page

The program content is designed in a logical sequence and each course builds upon the previous one.  If you are starting from scratch, you are advised to follow from Foundation, to Advanced, to Master. If you have already acquired your credentials and you would like to grow your coaching competencies to the next level, you can directly apply to the relevant program

EVOLUTIONARY COACHING PROGRAM QUESTIONS

To find out more, watch this short introduction video.

The Evolutionary Coaching Approach supports people to integrate mind, heart, spirit and soul into a new and expanded wholeness of themselves. This takes us beyond self to discover the true power of coaching, living, working and playing to become the best that we can be, whilst creating a better world in the process.

This program is designed to give you confidence and competence in core coaching skills as well as the level of personal development that is necessary for sustainable success in coaching. It takes a holistic view of the potential of individuals, which provides a fuller, richer environment for coaching.

Our coach-facilitators and mentors are highly experienced, thought-provoking, ICF-credentialed coaches. They bring to their coaching and facilitation a wealth of personal coaching experience. Learn more about each of the coaches here

There are no specific requirements to join the Introduction Program, other than a passion for learning and a desire to develop yourself and others. If you are interested to apply now, click here

The Introduction program is designed for people who want to start and learn more about coaching and are interested in their personal development. The program is particularly suitable for those who are curious about coaching but not yet wanting to make the commitment of a longer, more in-depth training. It draws on the content of the first module of the Foundation program. So if you have taken the Introduction program and subsequently want more training, you can start at module 2 of the Foundation program and pay a reduced price for the program as a whole

There are no specific requirements to join the Foundation Program, other than an interest in developing yourself and your coaching skills. If you are interested to apply now, click here 

 

The Advanced Coach Training Program is designed to build further upon the content of the Foundation Coach Training Program. However, attending our Foundation Program is not a pre-requisite, if you have attended other coach training to reach ICF ACC accreditation or similar. If you are interested to apply now, click here

 

If you have completed both foundation and advanced programs with TNM or any other provider that fulfills the requirements by the ICF of obtaining a PCC accreditation or similar, you can apply for the Evolutionary Coaching Program Master. If you are interested to apply now, click here 

 

Yes! The Evolutionary Coach Training Programs develop fundamental skills in coaching as well as enabling individuals to communicate more effectively with others. Due to the unique approach of Evolutionary Coaching, it offers opportunities for organizations looking to incorporate solid coaching skills for members of their team and for individuals who wish to become well-trained and masterful credentialed coaches. If you would like to know more about how to run an Evolutionary Coach Training Program in your organization, Please reach out to us at [email protected] 

CERTIFICATION AND ICF CREDENTIAL QUESTIONS

On completion of the Foundation Evolutionary Coach Training Program and once you have passed the relevant exam, you will be a Certified Evolutionary Coach and will receive the Evolutionary Coach Training Program Certificate. Being a Certified Evolutionary Coach by the TNM Coaching Academy is a highly regarded credential.

In addition, there is the option to take that certificate and - having completed the necessary mentoring and coaching hours - you can apply to the ICF for accreditation. You can do this at Associate Certified Coach level  if you have completed our Foundation program and at Professional Certified Coach level  if you have completed our Advanced program.

Find more information about the ICF credentials, requirements and application process in the questions below.

The International Coach Federation (ICF) is the world’s largest non-profit organization of professionally trained coaches and therefore coaches accredited by this organization stand out in the global coaching community due their excellence in professional coaching.  The ICF is considered the gold standard in coaching and is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high standards, providing independent certification, and building a worldwide network of trained coaching professionals.

The ICF is founded on four core values, which lead the way for all of its members and its accredited training programs:

  • Professionalism: We commit to a coaching mindset and professional quality that encompasses responsibility, respect, integrity, competence and excellence.
  • Collaboration: We commit to develop social connection and community building.
  • Humanity: We commit to being humane, kind, compassionate and respectful toward others.
  • Equity: We commit to use a coaching mindset to explore and understand the needs of others so we can practice equitable processes at all times that create equality for all.

For more details about the ICF visit their website

Affiliation with the ICF provides credibility, community and opportunities for continuous growth as part of a self-regulating group of elite coaches.  Accreditation with the ICF provides accountability to clients and the coaching professions as a whole as ICF Credential-holders have proved the pursuit and completion of rigorous education and practice requirements that provide unquestioned legitimacy to their commitment to excellence in coaching

Programs which have been certified by the ICF have passed rigorous quality standards. They are acknowledged to develop and promote excellence in coaching. The TNM Coaching Academy is proud to offer the first Evolutionary Coach Training Program (ECTP) in the world which has been certified by the ICF.  Not only do our programs offer the opportunity to become certified as a world recognised Evolutionary Coach but the program also provides a platform for participants to commence on a journey to move beyond coaching everyday success and on to coaching the evolution of human consciousness and global transformation

The ICF accredit three levels of coach:

  • ACC – Associate Certified Coach (60+ hours training, 100+ hours coaching experience)
  • PCC – Professional Certified Coach (125+ hours training, 500+ hours coaching experience)
  • MCC – Master Certified Coach (200+ hours training, 2500+ hours coaching experience)

The Evolutionary Coach Training Program develops skills for each of the three levels of ICF coach:

 

Accreditation
Level
ICF Required
Training Hours
TNM Provided
Coach Training Hours
No. of
Mentoring Hours 
No. of
Coaching Hours (completed outside of training)

ACC
TNM Coaching
Academy - Foundation

60 hours
(cumulative)

75 hours 10 100+ hours
PCC
TNM Coaching
Academy - Advanced
125 hours
(cumulative)

150 hours (75 Foundation + 75 Advanced)

10 500+ hours
MCC
TNM Coaching
Academy - Master
200+ hours
(cumulative)
225 hours (75 Foundation + 75 Advanced + 75 Master) 10 2500+ hours

 

The ICF is changing its accreditation pathways with effect from 1 August 2022:

  • Level 1 (formerly ACSTH - Accredited Coach Specific Training Hours) is for organizations that offer at least 60 contact learning hours and 10 hours of Mentor Coaching by an eligible Mentor Coach; and administers a performance evaluation at or above the ACC level.  Level 1 education is designated as a path to the ACC Credential.
  • Level 2 (formerly ACTP - Accredited Coach Training Program) is for organizations that offer at least 125 contact learning hours and 10 hours of Mentor Coaching by an eligible Mentor Coach; and performance evaluation to the PCC level. Level 2 education is designated as a path to the PCC Credential. 
  • Level 3, a new offering, is for organizations that offer at least 75 advanced contact learning hours and 10 hours of Mentor Coaching by an eligible Mentor Coach to the MCC level. Level 3 education is designated as a pathway to the MCC Credential. 

There is currently a transition period, where accredited coach training providers, such as TNM Coaching, are aligning their programs to the new accreditation pathways which are being introduced by the ICF from 1 August 2022. Existing accredited coach training providers are able to offer the previous accreditation routes whilst transitioning to the new pathways.

The Evolutionary Coach Training Programs offered by the TNM Coaching Academy, not only provide students with a world recognised coach training qualification and certification as an ECTP coach, but also offers our students ACTP or ACSTH pathways to accreditation with the ICF, which are currently migrating to the new Level 1 and Level 2 programs. 

Evolutionary Coach Training Program Foundation (ECTPF)

Completion of our foundation program with mentoring provides students with the coach training hours and mentoring required to follow the ACSTH pathway to apply for your ACC level accreditation with the ICF. This pathway will continue to exist with ICF until the program migrates to become a 'Level 1' program.

Evolutionary Coach Training Program Advanced (ECTPA)

Completion of our advanced program with mentoring is available for students who have already achieved ACC accreditation with the ICF or equivalent and provides coach training hours and mentoring required to follow the ACSTH pathway to apply for your PCC level accreditation with the ICF. This pathway will continue to exist with ICF until the program migrates to become a 'Level 2' program.

Evolutionary Coach Training Program Foundation + Advanced

Completion of TNM’s Foundation followed by TNM’s Advanced Program in combination provides the coach training hours, mentoring and assessment required to follow the ACTP pathway to apply for your PCC level accreditation with the ICF. These applications do not require participation in the ICF Performance Evaluation Process, although ICF’s Coach Knowledge Assessment will still be required. This pathway will continue to exist with ICF until the program migrates to become a 'Level 2' program.

Evolutionary Coach Training Program Master (ECTPM)

Completion of our master program with mentoring is available for students that have already achieved PCC accreditation with the ICF or equivalent and provides coach training hours and mentoring required to follow the ACSTH pathway to apply for your MCC level accreditation with the ICF. This program will migrate to become a 'level 3' program

In order to maintain the highest levels of coaching practice the ICF requires coaches to renew their credentials every 3 years. Part of the renewal process includes continued mentoring hours and Continued Coach Education hours. All of our Evolutionary Coaching Programs become part of your coach specific education or continuous coach training education and they earn you credits that you can put towards ICF certification or re-credentialing. For further information on TNM Coaching Academy programs offering mentoring hours and CCE coach training hours to support you along your renewal journey please contact [email protected]. For more detailed information on the renewal process and requirements visit the ICF website here

As a professional body, the ICF is continually reviewing how it sets and maintains excellence in the coaching world, including its credentials and pathways to accreditation. At TNM Coaching Academy we aim to provide the most up to date information regarding accreditation with the ICF but to ensure you have all information required before commencing on your coaching journey we advise that you visit the International Coaching Federation website  directly for the most accurate information.

Still have further questions? Please reach out to us on [email protected]