Weekend Intensive Design

4 intensive days in class. Mentor coaching. Group Masterminding. Independent study.

The Weekend Intensive is the Academy of Creative Coaching’s accelerated 60-hour program for coaches and professionals seeking certification. This design enables trainees to attend classes live and in person for four intensive days, with independent study, mentor coaching, and group masterminding for those seeking credentialing. Both tracks include group coaching, practice coaching and mastermind facilitation training. Attend in-person or virtually.

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ACC Level Weekend Intensive

PCC Level Weekend Intensive


Certification-Only vs. Credentialing Track


Certification-Only Track: Students attend the 4-day intensive only. Program is fully transferable into credentialing track for those who chose to pursue ICF credentials at a later date.
Cost: $2195


Credentialing Track: Students attend the 4-day weekend intensive + 3 hours of one-on-one mentor coaching, 5 hours of group masterminding, and an independent study course following the weekend.

One weekend = ACC level credentialing track (offered monthly).
Two weekends = PCC level credentialing track (offered annually in June).

Cost: $2795 per weekend



Upcoming ACC Level Training Dates (click on a link below to register):


October 3-6 in Denver, CO

October 17-20 in Silver Spring, MD

October 31 – November 3 in Houston, TX

November 7-10 in Milwaukee, WI

November 14-17 in Atlanta, GA

November 21-24 in New York, NY


Upcoming PCC Level Training Dates – scheduled annually in June (click on a link below to register):

June 4 – June 7 in Milwaukee, WI

June 11 – June 14 in Atlanta, GA

June 18 – June 21 in Silver Spring, MD

June 25 – June 28 in Denver, CO


The ACC-Level weekend class schedule:

Thursday – Coaching Foundations
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday – Relationship Building
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday – Effective Communication
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday – Effective Communication (Part 2)
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM


The PCC-Level weekend class schedule:

Thursday – Coaching Techniques I
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Friday – Coaching Techniques II
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Saturday – Coaching Techniques II (Part 2)
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday – Business Development
8:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Coaching Foundations

This introductory course focuses on the critical components supporting the coaching profession. Trainees gain an understanding of what coaching is and is not, the ICF core competencies, coaching ethics and standards, and the key elements of an effective coaching conversation.

Relationship Building

This course focuses on the importance of self-awareness and creating a coaching presence that facilitates effective relationships. Areas of focus include establishing a foundation of trust, building strength-based relationships, recognizing the existence of implicit biases and blind spots that negatively impact relationships, and developing essential cultural competency skills.

Effective Communication

This course focuses on the most central components to any effective coaching engagement, powerful questioning to increase awareness, active listening and communication skills, navigating through difficult conversations, and resolving conflicts. This course also covers the dynamics of group coaching and integrating the use of technology into coaching.

Coaching Techniques I

This course focuses heavily on positive psychology concepts and presents strategic coaching techniques such as motivational interviewing, mindfulness training, and action plan development. Techniques are grounded in positive psychology research such as the coaching with compassion model, post-traumatic growth, self-determination theory, and the trans-theoretical model of change.

Coaching Techniques II

Using our Creative Approach™ to coaching as backdrops to this course, trainees are challenged to delve more deeply into coaching strategies by exploring human development from the lens of difference. Topics include the intersection of identity, cross-cultural coaching, working with (dis)abilities, and understanding the unique experiences of marginalized communities. The experience concludes with the transformative power of public speaking for change with each trainee preparing and delivering their own talk as it relates to their coaching specializations.

Business Development

The Business Development course offers trainees key skills to begin building a thriving coaching business. With the intent to prepare and transform from the inside out, the course begins by exploring money mindsets and branches out into the multifaceted reality of being an entrepreneur. By the end of the course, trainees come away with a new or refined business plan that details a target market, how to differentiate their business from others, and a plan for generating revenue.

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