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Professional & Personal Coach Certification


The Professional and Personal Coach Certification (PPCC) program combines a strong grounding in the basics of coaching with ongoing experience-based supervision. Its unique features provide root knowledge and experience in the critical areas of coaching theory and practice. The PPCC program is divided into theory and competency development modules aligned with coaching standards recognized internationally by coach training institutes and by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Through these core learning modules and supervised practice, participants gain competence in the essential skills and models of coaching, as well as an international perspective of coaching applications in various sectors of work and society. 


Overview

PPCC is an ICF-approved program. As such, it enables you to master the ICF's core competencies of coaching thereby equiping you to perform effectively as a professional and personal coach. Through program work and supervised practice, you will develop the requisite perspectives and skill sets to function effectively in coaching relationships. Practical coaching assignments will deepen your experiential foundation for working with future clients.

PPCC is the first module of the ICF-approved ACTP program. It qualifies participants for ACC-level accreditation from the ICF. PPCC is recognized by the ICF for 116 hours coach-specific training.

You may achieve the requirements for the ICF PCC-level of accreditation after graduation from the PPCC program by successfully completing the second module, Journey to Mastery.

 

PPCC applicants must already possess:

  • A high level of professional competency in a related domain of practice
  • At least five (5) years full-time work or life experience
  • A minimum of an undergraduate degree (exceptions may be made for applicants showing evidence of equivalency in education and relevant training)

Program information

  • Length: 16 days
  • Structure: Classroom sessions


Application process


Dates and fee

Dates:
Cohort 1 (September 2019 – April 2020) Saturdays-Sundays – FULL
Cohort 2  (November 2019 – June 2020) Thursdays-Fridays
Location: Montreal (Loyola Campus)
Language: English
Application fee: $95 CAD (non-refundable)
Program fee: $4,995 CAD

Additional costs: Mentor coaching and books. Please read additional costs related to the program and ICF certification. 

The program fee covers tuition, program materials and a certificate with ACSTH accreditation. Lunches and refreshments for all morning and afternoon breaks are provided.

Enrolment is limited.

 


Faculty

Experienced, passionate, innovative. The Professional and Personal Coach Certification faculty team members are leaders in their field.

Jim Gavin

Jim Gavin, PhD, ABPP, MCC, IMC, is a certified master coach and licensed psychologist who has taught and practiced over the past 45 years. He is deeply committed to the development of human potential and the evolution of our human consciousness. His work has ranged from individual growth to facilitating of groups and teams, along with whole system level interventions. He has been privileged to work in a variety of settings, notably in higher education, within the airline industry, with mining organizations, in tech startups, and within the public safety sector.

Jim is a full professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences, and co-designer of the internationally renowned Human Systems Intervention graduate program at Concordia. He also serves as the Director of the Centre for Human Relations and Community Studies at Concordia.  He is a Master Certified Coach (ICF) and Integral Master Coach® (ICC). Along with his long-term friend and colleague, Dr. Madeleine Mcbrearty, he designed this ICF ACTP coach certification program which was first offered in 2007.

His passion for the practice of Aikido and Iaido link magically with his academic knowledge in personal and organizational change processes. Among his numerous publications, Wellness Coaching, 3nd Ed. (Human Kinetics, 2018) is a classic and comprehensive work. Jim sees himself as a work in progress, and is often reminded of how much he yet has to learn by his five children and his life partner.


Madeleine Mcbrearty

Madeleine Mcbrearty, PhD, PCC, is a fully bilingual educator, coach, mentor, and consultant. Her focus is on leadership development, employee engagement and mobilization, team performance, and personal effectiveness. Her passion is to walk alongside those who seek to achieve professional and personal excellence.

In all she does, Madeleine brings an intentional focus on enhancing self-awareness, identifying strengths and leveraging resources to promote individual and workplace wellness. A core belief that guides her work is that people are more committed to what they help co-create. Her approach is to partner with clients to bring about positive change and achieve the goals they truly desire. As a consultant, her proven competencies are in designing and facilitating processes to improve individual and organizational effectiveness. Her extensive professional experience is rooted in her involvement with management teams in diverse organizations for over 30 years.

Madeleine teaches in the area of human relations (Department of Applied Human Sciences). In addition to her Professional Certified Coach (PCC) designation from the International Coach Federation, she is also a certified Social & Emotional Intelligence Coach and a Certified Mentor Coach. She is co-author of Lifestyle Wellness Coaching (Human Kinetics, 2018), a landmark text in the field of professional coaching.

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