Become a Coach

Steps of becoming an accredited coach

Are you interested in becoming an executive coach?

Here’s a brief guide on what you need to do:

Step 1:Get your executive coach training

Find an executive coach training programme near you:

AoEC East Africa – Academy of Executive Coaching – KENYA

In partnership with Career Connections, the Academy of Executive Coaches offers the AoEC Practitioner Diploma in Executive Coaching programme. The programme is accredited by the Association for Coaching (AC), the International Coach Federation (ICF), the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC), and the Association for Professional Executive Coaches and Supervisors (APECS).

CDI Africa – Coach Development Institute of Africa – KENYA

CDI Africa offers internationally accredited training programs through the International Coach Federation (ICF)

Coach Africa – UGANDA

Precision HR- UGANDA

Precision HR offers a globally delivered coach training programme facilitated by an International Master Certified Coach through the Coach Masters Academy.

Erickson International -KENYA

In partnership with Rise & Learn, Erickson International offers an ICF- accredited coach training programme.

Strathmore University Business School (SUBS) – KENYA

SUBS offers an Executive Coaching for Managers programme that combines training in coaching skills for executives as well as tested leading high performing team strategies.

Kora Coaching & Business Academy – RWANDA

Kora Coaching & Business Academy (KCA) provides Coach Training Certification Programs for professionals who are intentional about expanding their leadership skills to include coaching as a skill for influencing others to become better versions of themselves.

Centre for Core Coaching – NIGERIA

Coach Masters Academy – NIGERIA

Coach Masters Academy offers an ICF-approved coach certification programme in Lagos, Nigeria.

Narita Learning Centre – NIGERIA 

Narita Learning Centre offers NLP licensed coach training in executive coaching.

Olusola Lanre Coaching Academy- NIGERIA 

Dimensions Management Consultants Pvt Ltd – ZIMBABWE 

Dimensions Management Consultants offers an Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP). A minimum of 125 student contact hours, Mentor Coaching and a performance evaluation process are provided for ACTP approval. Graduates of an ACTP program may apply for an individual ICF Credential via the ACTP credential application path.

The Centre for Coaching – SOUTH AFRICA

Situated at the UCT (University of Cape Town) Graduate School of Business (GSB) – Africa’s leading business school, the Centre for Coaching offers courses in coaching, psychological coaching & coaching psychology courses. Its coaching courses are accredited by ICF.

Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), University of Pretoria 

GIBS offers an ICF-approved Professional Business Coaching Programme. Graduates of the programme receive a GIBS Professional Business Coaching Programme Certificate indicating that they have accumulated all the necessary training hours towards an ICF credential, should they wish to pursue the application (along with an independent application and additional practical requirements).

Henley Business School, Africa

The Henley Business School offers its globally recognised Professional Certificate in Coaching programme at its Africa campus located in Paulshof, South Africa. It is an international qualification accredited in the UK and the first stage of the international Henley Masters in Coaching & Behavioural Change qualification.

WITS Business School, WITS University 

The Wits Business School offers a two-year Master of Management in Business Executive Coaching (MMBEC).

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Step 2:Get accredited

Coach accreditation is an indicator of quality of service and excellence. It demonstrates adherence to best practice and a recognised code of ethics. Being an accredited coach will set you apart from all other coaches.    It will speak to your professionalism and excellence in service delivery to clients. To find out which coach accreditation suits you best, visit here.

Step 3:Connect & engage with other executive coaches

Meet, interact and connect with other executive coaches near you by:

  • Joining a coach association

Find a coach association near you.

ICF Kenya Chapter

The ICF-Kenya Chapter was conceived in 2011 and sanctioned in December, 2012. The chapter is officially registered in Kenya with the Registrar of Societies.

ICF Nigeria Chapter

ICF Nigeria is the first International Coach Federation Chapter in West Africa.Using thought provoking process to maximize…

Africa Board for Coaching, Consulting & Coaching Psychology (ABCCCP)

ABCCCP offers membership to coaches, psychologists and consultants. The membership categories for coaching include affiliate coach (at least 10 hours of coaching practice plus other criteria, $112 yearly fee); student coach ($89 yearly fee); practitioner coach (at least 350 hours of documented practice as a coach plus other criteria); master coach (at least 2000 hours of documented coaching practice plus other criteria, $150.00 yearly fee); and chartered coach (the highest level with at least 3500 hours of documented practice plus other criteria, $230.00 yearly fee). The organization also publishes a professional journal (available through Amazon for non-members).

ICF South Africa Chapter

The ICF South Africa Chapter was established in May 2015 as an amalgamation of the ICF Gauteng and ICF Cape Town chapters.  It aims to support ICF members in South Africa and to advance the art, science and practice of professional coaching in South Africa.

Coaches and Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA)

Coaches and Mentors of South Africa (COMENSA) is an umbrella professional association for individual and corporate providers, buyers and trainers of coaching and mentoring services.

Join our database for an opportunity to meet and connect with other executive coaches across the continent.