Weekend Intensive Design

4 Intensive days in class. Mentor Coaching. Group Masterminding. Coach Supervision. Independent Study.
Note: Due to precautions for COVID-19, we have both all-virtual and in-person weekend intensive options until further notice. Same great experience. Same great certification. Chose a date and time zone that works for you and join us!

The Weekend Intensive is the Academy of Creative Coaching’s accelerated 60-hour and 125-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, 10 hours of mentor coaching, and group masterminding (ACC track) or coach supervision (PCC track) for those seeking credentialing. Both tracks include group coaching, practice coaching and one-on-one mentor coaching. Attend in-person or virtually.

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    ACC Weekend Intensive Details and Pricing (60 hours)

    • Offered monthly.
    • Students attend the 40-hour (three-day) weekend intensive + 3 hours of one-on-one mentor coaching + 2 hours of practice coaching + 3 hours of group masterminding + the 12-hour independent study positive psychology course following the weekend. Seven of the weekend intensive hours are spent in group coaching.


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    PCC Weekend Intensive only Details and Pricing (65 hours)

    • Prerequisite: 60 hours of ICF approved training
    • Students attend the 40-hour (three-day) weekend intensive + 4 hours of one-on-one mentor coaching + 3 hours of practice coaching + 5 hours of coach supervision sessions  + the 13-hour independent study business plan course following the weekend. Seven of the weekend intensive hours are spent in group coaching.


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    PCC Intensive Track Training

    Students attend the ACC Weekend Intensive followed by the PCC Intensive and post work for each course en route to completion of the 125-hour ICF accredited training.


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Upcoming ACC & PCC Level Training Dates


May 17th – May 19th
ACC JEDI Intensive


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June 14th – June 16th
ACC Intensive

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June 28th – June 30th
PCC Intensive


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Module 1: Coaching Foundations (ACC Track)

This introductory course covers the International Coach Federation Code of Ethics and Core Competencies, developing a coaching agreement, and the key elements of establishing an effective coaching relationship. This course also focuses on the critical components supporting the coaching profession including the definition of coaching, its boundaries, and how coaching intersects with other helping professions.

  • Section A: – Definition of Coaching
  • Section B: – ICF Ethical Guidelines
  • Section C: – ICF Core Competencies
  • Section D: – Setting the Foundation

Module 2: Relationship Building (ACC Track)

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.

  • Section A: – The Strengths Philosophy
  • Section B: – Strengths-Based Relationships
  • Section C: – The Wholehearted Self
  • Section D: – Psychological Safety & Trust

Module 3: Coaching for Empowerment (ACC Track)

This course covers the Academy of Creative Coaching's Creative Approach and the Invigorative Leadership Model as frameworks for change and empowerment. The focus of this course relies heavily on positive psychology concepts and presents strategic coaching techniques such as motivational interviewing and action plan development for client growth and improvement.

  • Section A: – Culturally Competent Coaching
  • Section B: – Inclusion Coaching
  • Section C: – The Creative Approach
  • Section D: – Coaching the Whole Person

Module 4: Transformative Dialogue (ACC Track)

This course focuses on communication techniques essential to the coaching relationship. Specific areas include powerful questioning as a means for increasing awareness, active listening and communication skills, navigating through difficult conversations, and resolving conflicts. This course also covers the dynamics of group coaching and mastermind group facilitation as a leadership tool.

  • Section A: – Asking Powerful Questions
  • Section B: – Non-Violent Communication
  • Section C: – Conflict Resolution & Mediation
  • Section D: – Group Coaching & Masterminding

Module 5: Practical Coaching Techniques (PCC Track)

This course revisits some positive psychology concepts that introduce the philosophical underpinnings of effective coaching strategies and transitions into introducing the power of storytelling and public speaking and how to connect these skills to coaching. Trainees will prepare to deliver their own talk as it relates to their coaching specializations during the last week of class. The class concludes with a coach supervision lab that enables trainees to practice the coach supervision technique.

  • Section A: – Self-Awareness of the Coach
  • Section B: – Advanced Relationship Dynamics
  • Section C: – Digital Body Language
  • Section D: – Public Speaking

Module 6: Restorative Coaching (PCC Track)

Trainees are challenged to delve more deeply into coaching strategies by exploring human dignity, identity, and overcoming trauma. Topics include our identity informed coaching model, trauma informed coaching, mindsets around ability and disability, understanding the unique experiences of marginalized communities, and the power of transforming toxic environments. The power of transforming toxic environments
  • Section A: – Identity & Perspective
  • Section B: – Trauma Informed Coaching
  • Section C: – Reverse Domino Effect Coaching
  • Section D: – The Coach Supervision Lab

Module 7: Mindset Coaching Techniques (PCC Track)

This course is a deep dive into the dynamics of the coach and client mindset from both a neurological and practical lens. Topics include the coaching with compassion model, intentional change theory, the creative brain, and emotional agility.
  • Section A: – The Creative Brain
  • Section B: – Emotional Intelligence
  • Section C: – Coaching with Compassion
  • Section D: – Intentional Change Theory

Module 8: Business Development (PCC Track)

This 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 crucial art and science of marketing, and more specifically, social media marketing. At the end of this course, trainees will deliver a short speech using the TedTalk model.
  • Section A: – The Entrepreneurial Mindset
  • Section B: – Clients & Cash Flow
  • Section C: – Marketing Strategy
  • Section D: – Social Media Marketing

ACC Post-Weekend Intensive Requirements

  • Requirement #1: – Attend Weekend Intensive
  • Requirement #2: – Complete 3 hours of one-on-one mentor coaching
  • Requirement #3: – Complete 3 hours of group masterminding sessions
  • Requirement #4: – Complete 12-hour independent study course

PCC Track Post Weekend Requirements (Credentialing Track Only)

  • Requirement #1: – Attend Weekend Intensive
  • Requirement #2: – Complete 7 hours of one-on-one mentor coaching
  • Requirement #3: – Complete 5 hours in coaching supervision sessions
  • Requirement #4: – Complete 13-hour independent study course