EpiCoaching Diploma ACSTH

An introductory ICF accredited certification program where you learn the basics of the ICF coaching competencies and ethics together with the main coaching theories and models.


With our program you learn the basics of coaching including ICF ethics, ICF coaching core competencies, coaching principles, theories and models and you apply the basic knowledge by coaching 3 clients under supervision.

If you want to become familiar with the fundamentals of professional coaching and learn the coaching skills to enhance your performance in your profession, this course is for you. This program is also for those who want to develop the skills and have the requirements to apply for the ICF ACC Credential.

Languages: we train in English, Portuguese and Italian.

The program is delivered entirely online and can be customized to meet your needs.


Through our program you get familiar with the coaching foundation, the main coaching models and about the evolution of modern coaching. You learn how to plan and manage a coaching program, how to co-create the relationship with your clients by using competencies like establishing trust and being aware of your coaching presence.


Our ACSTH coaching education program is intended to deliver fundamental training for those who want learn the coaching skills to enhance their performance in their profession and for those who want to develop basic knowledge about the coaching profession and take the path to apply for the ICF ACC Credential.


Our course editions begin each year in March, June, September and December. Contact us to enroll in our next training groups!
Individual EpiCoaching Diploma editions are also available on request.

Make a choice!

Take your coaching mastery to a higher level for your own professional satisfaction and for the benefit of your clients, by integrating other skill sets that broaden and deepen your coaching skills. Choose to develop your own potential and your talents to partner with your clients. Make skillful choices that lead to fulfilling outcomes! Below you can have an idea of the modules in our program and the topics covered in it.


Our Level 1 coaching education program is intended to deliver fundamental training for those who want learn the coaching skills to enhance their performance in their profession and for those who want to develop basic knowledge about the coaching profession and take the path to apply for the ICF ACC Credential.


Coaching Foundations

Students learn what is coaching and its fundamentals, the roles of the coach and the client including the difference between coaching and other professional approaches, such as mentoring, consulting, training, therapy. Students also learn how modern professional coaching derives from a variety of different disciplines while always respecting their own ethical standards. Students are invited to create their own coaching definition and to prepare a pitch to present their unique work. They learn how each theory and coaching model can be practically applied to coaching, and they learn and practice on how it can be used to support the learning and the mastery of the ICF coaching competencies.


Coaching Mindset

  • What is a Coaching Mindset?
  • How to develop a Coaching Mindset?
  • The importance of a self-reflective practice for the coach

Self-awareness is extremely useful in many aspects of life since it is the ability to see yourself clearly and objectively through reflection and introspection. The Students explore the benefits of mindfulness and other approaches related to well being, and they are encouraged to practice around these topics.


Coaching Agreement

Students learn and practice how to structure a coaching session and how to establish a Coaching Agreement, from Goal Setting towards the Desired Outcome, in a systemic perspective according to the ICF Standards.


Active Listening: Values, Believes and Purpose

  • How do we listen for values, beliefs and purpose
  • How to evoke awareness
  • What is beyond the coach’s questions

Getting really clear on values is the first step to get unstuck and moving towards the goal with purpose. The Students learn how to address the Being of the clients and they practice how to listen actively to values, beliefs and purpose in a coaching conversation. Students also learn how to listen to what the client is saying and not saying in order to evoke awareness and support the clients to reach their goals. They learn and practice to reframing and offering questions to clients to shift perspectives by using some coaching tools.


Coaching Skills

The Students learn, explore and practice the coaching competencies model until they get the sense and confidence to dance with the 8 coaching competencies and start their journey as a coach. The Students learn the ICF Ethics approach, included the IS Interpretive Statements, in order to become aware of what is required to the coach who choose to align with the professionalism promoted by International Coaching Federation.


Practicum with peers

Students will take on the role of coach, the role of client and the role of observer giving and receiving feedback of others. This is the perfect space for you to practice, practice, practice and learn by doing and receiving feedback. The Students will be supervised by their mentor coach and they will receive the mentoring hours required by ICF.

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Schedule a free exploratory meeting on Zoom of one hour with one of our Academy Mentors. We will be more than happy to answer your questions, to give you a broader idea of the characteristics and benefits of our program, so that you can get more clarity on your goals and define your next steps.

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Disability, Discrimination & DEIJ Statement

At EpiCoaching Academy we celebrate diversity and we respect the unique life journey and life choices of all people. We know that promoting diversity, equity, inclusion and justice in our Community and in our Academy it has a positive impact in the world. We believe that organizations must recognize their key role to ensure that any strategies developed seek to address these issues and create a more just society.

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General Commercial Conditions

We do know the value of commitment, that is why our Academy commits to partner with you until full completion of the program. EpiCoaching Academy has a 30 days refund policy. If after 30 days from the signature of the contract you find that our program is not aligned with your expectations, then you can apply for a refund. EpiCoaching Academy will charge the amount of the coaching/training/mentoring hours delivered + 300 € for admin fees. With the purpose to choose your investment with clarity, you can read at the link below our terms and conditions that shall apply to all our services and quotations in relation to the buyer.

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