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Immersive and Live Virtual Conference Coach FundamentalsCourse

Coaching Fundamentals - Become an ICF Certified Solutions Focus Coach


"A truly engaging course, with a great balance of concept teaching and practical practice.

 Natascha added so much value to the learning experience with her well thought out approach to delivery and interaction with the class. I feel like this is already having a profound impact on more aspects of my life than just workplace related agile team project coaching. While I have been a leader, coach, mentor and teacher in many practical capacities, I feel like this course has filled in gaps I didn’t know existed.”  ICAgile Quality Survey

"Thank you for such an amazing experience. I've learned a lot and I look forward to taking future classes with you. Bravo!"

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"Natascha has an amazing command of the technology and creates a truly interactive experience!

I am a 20 year IT leader and she was more confident in the technology than I. It is obvious why she is a respected and expert consultant/agile coach. She consistently asked powerful and insightful questions as well as challenged all of us in our answers and participation while still being positive and enthusiastic. I learned so much from Natascha and am looking forward to implementing it in my next role.” ICAgile Quality Survey

"You are great, very professional, kind, and connected to the group. It was a pleasure to learn from you!"

It was a very interactive and intense course, and the flow and content of the course were finetuned to perfection!

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"You have been an amazing teacher, you have opened my eyes to a whole new world!"

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Agile Coach

Online Professional Coaching Program

This ICF accredited professional coach training course covers the fundamentals of Solution Focused Coaching and teaches you the ICF core competencies needed to apply for the ACC or PCC ICF credential. Combined with 7 group mentoring hours, 3 private mentoring hours and the 6 hours home study, this class will allow you to apply for the ICF ACC credential through the ACSTH track. You can also choose to continue learning and aim for the PCC certification by signing up for the “Solution Focused Coaching in Organizations (Starting January 2021)” after you have finished the fundamentals class.




ACTP  67 hour Coaching Fundamentals (ACC) 2.700 € 

ACTP  72 hour Coaching in Organizations (PCC) 3.400 €

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  • The Solution Focused Practitioner Certificate
  • 29 x 2-hour live training sessions with your group
  • 6 hours of peer mentoring sessions
  • Self study components to deepend your learning
  • Lecture, exercises and live discussions in an interactive environment
  • Innovative and active learning methods
  • The Professional Coach’s tool box to get you started

This class is taught online using Zoom as our online meeting place where we will discuss, present and practice coaching competencies.

We meet 29  times over 6 months. During our 2-hour online live conference we work towards our goal which is accompanying you to becoming a professional coach and receiving the ICF ACC credential.

To ensure high quality training for our students, we decided to limit our online Coaching Fundamentals classes to only 12 participants per cohort.

This course is perfect for 

Agile Coaches, of course, but this class is open to Anyone who wishes to become a professional coach; Consultants, leaders, HR-professionals, Scrum masters, managers and people looking for a career change.

The Coaching Fundamentals with Solutions Focus cohort will focus mostly on the Coaching stance. We are Agile Coaches, but most of all, we are professional coaches, and this class focusses on that aspect.

This course is open to anyone who wishesto become an ICF certified Professional Coach

  • Attendance in the Coaching Fundamentals course sessions
  • Active participation in 6 Group Mentoring sessions
  • 6 hours of self-study reading articles, watching coaching videos etc. on our online learning platform
  • A minimum of 100 hours (70 paid) of coaching experience with at least eight clients following the start of your coach-specific training. At least 25 of these hours must occur within the 24 months prior to submitting the application for the credential.
  • Performance evaluation (audio recording and written transcript of a coach session to be uploaded with your application).
  • Completion of the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA).

The instructors of The Agile Company help you find clients (even paid ones) and we work towards the completion of the CKA. We also host regular mentoring sessions in which you can practice recording Coaching sessions for your evaluation.




Kirsten Dierolf

Kirsten has been coaching executives, middle managers and teams for global corporations since 1996. She also designed and delivered large leadership development programs all over the globe. In 2016 she was certified as Master Certified Coach. She has coached over 3000 hours as a professional coach and passed the thorough exams of the International Coach Federation. Kirsten is member of the assessor team for the ICF for MCC and PCC certifications. 


Natascha Speets

Combining her passion for Coaching with a deep knowledge of modern training techniques, she adapts her courses to individual skills and particular needs, with competency, enthusiasm and authentic interest.

Practical info

  Language : English

Duration : 6 months

Times: Find your timezone in the events

Certification : YES, with conditions

Level : Professional

Path: Either ASCTH or ACTP

online ICP-ACC

Weekly sessions to becoming an ICF certified professional coach

This class is a highly practical, interactive and live online course in which you will interact with people from all over the world. With this class you will also work with your peers in a group mentoring cohort in which you will dive deeper into the different subjects you have learned throughout the week, but most of all: With the Agile Company’s Professional Coaching classes, you will start coaching immediately! Right from day one we will give you the tools to move towards having coaching conversations with the people you have available to you. Also, as we are The Agile Company, you get the benefit of joining a large community of Agile Coaches you can coach, co train or just take advise from. Your learning never stops!

ICF Coaching Fundamentals

Course Program

- Laying the Base -
  • The Coaching Stance
  • Exploring Coaching Questions
  • Listening as a Tool
  • Introduction to Solutions Focus Coaching
  • The Coaching Agreement
  • Coaching Practice
- Fundamentals -
  • The Solutions Focus Coaching Conversation
  • In depth Coaching Questions
  • ICF Code of Ethics
  • Being present as a Coach
ICF Core Competencies - Demonstrates Ethical Practice

Definition: Understands and consistently applies coaching ethics and standards of coaching

  1. Demonstrates personal integrity and honesty in interactions with clients, sponsors and relevant stakeholders
  2. Is sensitive to clients’ identity, environment, experiences, values and beliefs
  3. Uses language appropriate and respectful to clients, sponsors and relevant stakeholders
  4. Abides by the ICF Code of Ethics and upholds the Core Values
  5. Maintains confidentiality with client information per stakeholder agreements and pertinent laws
  6. Maintains the distinctions between coaching, consulting, psychotherapy and other support professions
  7. Refers clients to other support professionals, as appropriate
- ICF Core Competencies - Embodies a Coaching Mindset

Definition: Develops and maintains a mindset that is open, curious, flexible and client-centred  


  1. Acknowledges that clients are responsible for their own choices
  2. Engages in ongoing learning and development as a coach
  3. Develops an ongoing reflective practice to enhance one’s coaching
  4. Remains aware of and open to the influence of context and culture on self and others
  5. Uses awareness of self and one’s intuition to benefit clients 6. Develops and maintains the ability to regulate one’s emotions
  6. Mentally and emotionally prepares for sessions 8. Seeks help from outside sources when necessary
- ICF Core Competencies - Establishes and Maintains Agreements

Definition: Partners with the client and relevant stakeholders to create clear agreements about the coaching relationship, process, plans and goals. Establishes agreements for the overall coaching engagement as well as those for each coaching session

  1. Explains what coaching is and is not and describes the process to the client and relevant stakeholders
  2. Reaches agreement about what is and is not appropriate in the relationship, what is and is not being offered, and the responsibilities of the client and relevant stakeholders
  3. Reaches agreement about the guidelines and specific parameters of the coaching relationship such as logistics, fees, scheduling, duration, termination, confidentiality and inclusion of others
  4. Partners with the client and relevant stakeholders to establish an overall coaching plan and goals
  5. Partners with the client to determine client-coach compatibility
  6. Partners with the client to identify or reconfirm what they want to accomplish in the session
  7. Partners with the client to define what the client believes they need to address or resolve to achieve what they want to accomplish in the session
  8. Partners with the client to define or reconfirm measures of success for what the client wants to accomplish in the coaching engagement or individual session
  9. Partners with the client to manage the time and focus of the session
  10. Continues coaching in the direction of the client’s desired outcome unless the client indicates otherwise
  11. Partners with the client to end the coaching relationship in a way that honors the experience


- ICF Core Competencies - Cultivates Trust and Safety

Definition: Partners with the client to create a safe, supportive environment that allows the client to share freely.  Maintains a relationship of mutual respect and trust.


  1. Seeks to understand the client within their context which may include their identity, environment, experiences, values and beliefs
  2. Demonstrates respect for the client’s identity, perceptions, style and language and adapts one’s coaching to the client
  3. Acknowledges and respects the client’s unique talents, insights and work in the coaching process
  4. Shows support, empathy and concern for the client
  5. Acknowledges and supports the client’s expression of feelings, perceptions, concerns, beliefs and suggestions
  6. Demonstrates openness and transparency as a way to display vulnerability and build trust with the client
- ICF Core Competencies - Maintains Presence

Definition: Is fully conscious and present with the client, employing a style that is open, flexible, grounded and confident

  1. Remains focused, observant, empathetic and responsive to the client
  2. Demonstrates curiosity during the coaching process
  3. Manages one’s emotions to stay present with the client
  4. Demonstrates confidence in working with strong client emotions during the coaching process
  5. Is comfortable working in a space of not knowing
  6. Creates or allows space for silence, pause or reflection
- ICF Core Competencies - Listens Actively

Definition: Focuses on what the client is and is not saying to fully understand what is being communicated in the context of the client systems and to support client self-expression

  1. Considers the client’s context, identity, environment, experiences, values and beliefs to enhance understanding of what the client is communicating
  2. Reflects or summarizes what the client communicated to ensure clarity and understanding
  3. Recognizes and inquires when there is more to what the client is communicating
  4. Notices, acknowledges and explores the client’s emotions, energy shifts, non-verbal cues or other behaviors
  5. Integrates the client’s words, tone of voice and body language to determine the full meaning of what is being communicated
  6. Notices trends in the client’s behaviors and emotions across sessions to discern themes and patterns
- ICF Core Competencies - Evokes Awareness

Definition: Facilitates client insight and learning by using tools and techniques such as powerful questioning, silence, metaphor or analogy

  1. Considers client experience when deciding what might be most useful
  2. Challenges the client as a way to evoke awareness or insight
  3. Asks questions about the client, such as their way of thinking, values, needs, wants and beliefs
  4. Asks questions that help the client explore beyond current thinking
  5. Invites the client to share more about their experience in the moment
  6. Notices what is working to enhance client progress
  7. Adjusts the coaching approach in response to the client’s needs
  8. Helps the client identify factors that influence current and future patterns of behavior, thinking or emotion
  9. Invites the client to generate ideas about how they can move forward and what they are willing or able to do
  10. Supports the client in reframing perspectives
  11. Shares observations, insights and feelings, without attachment, that have the potential to create new learning for the client
- ICF Core Competencies - Facilitates Client Growth

Definition: Partners with the client to transform learning and insight into action. Promotes client autonomy in the coaching process.

  1. Works with the client to integrate new awareness, insight or learning into their worldview and behaviors
  2. Partners with the client to design goals, actions and accountability measures that integrate and expand new learning
  3. Acknowledges and supports client autonomy in the design of goals, actions and methods of accountability
  4. Supports the client in identifying potential results or learning from identified action steps
  5. Invites the client to consider how to move forward, including resources, support and potential barriers
  6. Partners with the client to summarize learning and insight within or between sessions
  7. Celebrates the client’s progress and successes
  8. Partners with the client to close the session
- Language of Coaching -

In this section we discuss and learn about how a Coaching conversation differs from a normal conversation. We dive deeply into the role and stance of the coach.

- Coaching decisions -

As coaches, we sometimes need to help our coachee work through a decision. How do you approach this? How do you keep your neutrality and are you sure the coachee needs to address this now, or is there something else that needs to happen first?

As coaches we have the responsibility to help our clients move forward towards the goals they have set for themselves. In this section we learn how to best accompany our clients, without making the decision for them!

- Coaching someone who is "Stuck" -
- Business Coaching : The Contract -

When you are asked to coach an employee or team you need to make sre your contract with all the stakeholders is clear. How do you write it? How to present it and most of all, how to respect it!

- Business Coaching : The Sponsors -

As professional coaches, we work often with teams, individuals and their managers. How do we involve the peopel who requested the coaching for an employee without breaking trust and confidentiality? 

All you questions will be answered in this section on professional coaching in the workplace.


- Business Coaching : Mandated Clients -

It happens that you are requested to coach people who do not actually want to be here with you. How do you deal with that? How to approach the client, can we still coach? How do we turn this conversation into something meaningful for the client anyway?


- Internal & External Coaching -
- Developing a Coaching Business -

Great, you are on your way to becoming a professional coach, but how to get clients? How do you set your business up, and how do you get your first PAID client?  The Agile Company will help you by connecting you to a large network of coaches and Agile Coaches, but we will also present you with ways to improve your presentation and help you “sell” your first contract.

- Mentor Coaching hours -

As part of this class you will receive 3 hours of mentor coaching by Kirsten Dierolf. Kirsten will help you deepen your learning about the ICF Core Competencies and prepare you for the exam.

You can count on Kirsten’s experience and credentials, but also on her warm and welcoming coaching presence to help you overcome any obstacles in your growth towards becoming a highly professional coach.

- Developing a Coaching Business -
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The online ICF coach certification program

Course Objectives

  • Understanding the principles and tools of a Professional Coach
  • Assuming his role as professional Coach
  • Understand and live the core competencies of a professional coach
  • Business coaching
  • Understanding how to build a coaching service
  • Bring coaching competencies to the workplace

The online ICF coach certification program

What makes this course different

This Coach Training program is:

  • Fully accredited for certification by the International Coach Federation for either ACC and PCC: Quality training guaranteed
  • Fully accredited by the International Alliance of Solution Focused Teaching institutes: a solid coaching approach
  • A thorough program which you can easily integrate into your work life, only two hours per week training
  • Engaging, interactive and online: comfortable, virtual participation from anywhere in the world
  • Designed for a diverse global audience (work with coaches and trainees from all over the globe)
  • Easy: We meet every week (except holidays) for a 2-hour session ( Most time zones covered)
  • Easy to get back to learning as we make recorded sessions available to support intensive learning
  • Concentrates on a highly transferable, easy to learn and respectful coaching approach: Solution Focus
  • Guaranteed quality and with internationally recognized certificates (ICF and IASTI)



Let's chat

"Nothing beats in-person conversations. We love to hear more about you, your company or team and learn how to adapt our services to your specific needs.

Drop us a line and we’ll call you back as soon as possible to arrange a meeting with you and your teams. This meeting is of course free of charge! Inviting The Agile Company to meet with your teams is usually the first step into getting objective and honest feedback and may serve as an eyeopener to your organisations cultural dynamics."