Become a Brain-Based & Solution-Focused Coach
ICF Accredited Coach Certification Program
Our understanding of the human brain has evolved significantly over the past two decades, and neuroscience is more popular than ever before. While this is great news for those in the field of coaching, it makes it more important than ever to get the right training.
We believe that coaching needs to be backed by evidence-based neuroscience, using a solution-focused approach, and delivered with well-developed client-centered competencies. With these 3 pillars supporting you, you will become a confident, knowledgable and skillful coach.
Brain-Based & Solution-Focused Coaching can be applied across a range of different fields including wellness, health and fitness, high-performance, leadership, personal development, business, life coaching and many others.
Learn key applied neuroscience concepts: the how and why of brain-based coaching.
Help your clients establish, pursue and achieve meaningful goals with powerful solution-focused frameworks and techniques.
Cultivate trust, maintain presence and listen actively, evoke awareness and facilitate client growth.
Your 5-in-1 Brain-Based Coach Certification Program
The International Coach Federation Accredited program is delivered over 12 weeks with a combination of immersive coach training, brain-friendly videos, a support community and resource toolkit.
The immersive coach training is conducted weekly, with a small group (online over Zoom) to maximize the learning experience. Each session is comprised of coach-specific skills training, and practicing your new skills with a partner coach.
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Applied Neuroscience Training
The applied neuroscience training is delivered in a brain-friendly video format. These videos are released throughout the program, and can be viewed from any device at a time convenient for you.
Live applied neuroscience sessions are also held throughout the program.
The Coaches Zone
The Coaches Zone is our private community. Connect with your peers to discuss coaching and the application of neuroscience, ask questions, and stay up-to-date with the latest in research.
Your Coach Toolkit contains resources that will help you build confidence with your new coaching skills. Tools include cheat-sheets, guides, and comprehensive training materials that contain the processes and models that you will learn in the program.
Become a ICF Credentialed Coach
The ICF Track option prepares you for an International Coaching Federation ACC credential, including the training hours, mentoring hours, feedback sessions and performance evaluation. If you wish to attain an International Coach Federation (ICF) ACC credential, enroll in the ICF Credential Track.
"I am very happy with the course. It had met my expectation of what an evidence-based coach training would be like. I also like the how the applied neuroscience complements the solution-focused coaching approach."
The Brain-Based Coach Certification Program curriculum delivered over the 12 weeks
Coaching & Applied Neuroscience Essentials
You will learn about the coaching core competencies, such as how to evoke awareness and facilitate client growth. You will also learn how to structure a coaching session. We will explore the brain basics and applied neuroscience frameworks and processes essential to brain-based coaching.
Behavior Change & Committed Action
Goal setting is a core concept in coaching. You will learn about the different types of goal-setting, and their strengths and weaknesses. You will also learn about key motivation concepts. This includes the brain states necessary for goal-setting and attainment, as well as how to help your clients become committed to attaining their goals.
You will learn key distinctions between goals and values, and how to set and work with values-based goals. You will also learn about the importance of client autonomy, and helping your client create a self-directed life of meaning and fulfillment.
Working With The Emotional Brain
Our emotional life plays a significant role in the pursuit and attainment of our goals. Developing an understanding of the emotional brain while building the relevant coaching skills will enable you to work with common emotion-related barriers to success.
Developing Effective Thinking
Learn how to coach to the here and now. This is especially helpful for those clients who are ruminating about past failures or worrying about what the future may bring. Learn how to help your clients unload the weight of self-defeating thoughts and unhelpful labels by cultivating the habit of shifting perspectives.
Solution-Focused Principles & Techniques
You will learn the importance of focusing on solutions and the expectation that positive change will occur. By understanding the cycle of goal setting, action planning, monitoring and evaluating you will know exactly where to go next with your client.
Coaching in Your Niche
Brain-Based & Solution-Focused Coaching is perfectly suited to be applied to specific domains such as health and fitness, wellness, personal development, high-performance, leadership or life coaching, as well as common problems that arise when working towards goals, such as procrastination. Here, you will learn how to apply the coaching process to a range of different domains so that you can begin tailoring the brain-based coaching process to specific niches.
Ethical and Reflective Practice
We will explore the coaching mindset: the attitude we bring to each coaching session, and to our clients. We will discuss key concepts such as integrity, confidentiality, continuing professional development, as well as examining the ICF code of ethics.
Optional: ICF Credential
If you wish to attain an International Coach Federation credential, this module will help you to prepare for the ICF exam.
For further information on ICF credentialing please see FAQs below.
"I got a lot of value from the course and would recommend it to anyone looking to get training in Solution Focused Coaching and/or the Neuroscience of Coaching."
Your Program Trainers
Ramon David, MSc
Ramon David is the founder of BrainFirst®. He holds a Masters degree in applied neuroscience and has conducted brain-based research with real-world application. He has trained thousands of coaches, practitioners and helping professionals.
Ramon is your Applied Neuroscience Trainer.
Divya LV Jegasundaram, PCC
Divya Jegasundaram is an International Coaching Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and works in the areas of Executive, OD and Life Coaching. After spending 13 years in the corporate world, Divya transitioned into coaching in 2013. As a Coach, Mentor and Trainer, Divya has personally trained over 1200 individuals to be coaches, and has more than 10,000 hours of coaching experience across personal and executive clients.
Divya is your Solution-Focused facilitator and ICF core competency coach.
Brian English, PhD
Dr. Brian English is a licensed psychologist with a Masters degree and a PhD in applied psychology, an MBA in the management of organizational change, and is an ICF credentialed coach. Brian draws on over 30 years of experience working across many of the subfields of coaching to deliver training with enthusiasm, dedication and caring.
Brian is your Solution-Focused facilitator and ICF core competency coach.
"The Brain-Based Coaching program is a beautifully crafted course. I enjoyed every session and I loved the connection to the rest of the group throughout this time. Looking at the potential of human behavior from the two different perspectives of neuroscience and solution-focused coaching was truly inspiring. I can already see how my coachees benefit from what I've learned. Can't wait to keep going on my journey to become a coach. Thanks Brian and Ramon for an excellent experience!"