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Coaching Academy

Description :

Inside Coaching is a training designed by professional coaches for future professional coaches.

The philosophy of this program is based on the development of a posture, on the acquisition of technical tools, on the respect of the deontology but also and especially on the longterm impact of the coach's intervention with its customers.


By professional coaching, we mean the use of multidisciplinary tools, the understanding of coaching issues and the ethical awareness of the coach from the perspective of the basic skills and code of ethics of the International Coach Federation (ICF ), the largest coaching federation in the world.


The theoretical referents are multidisciplinary and are part of a holistic approach: transactional analysis, psycho-corporal approach, neuroscience, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) and systemic analysis. Inside Coaching is an ICF accredited training and carries the ACSTH (Approved Coaching Specific Training Hours) quality label.  


This means that it meets the criteria required by the federation in terms of:


  • content,

  • duration,

  • communication

  • certification of the academic owners.

Training for whom?

This program is for:

  • people who want to become independent professional coaches

  • people who want to practice coaching in a structure as internal coaches

  • HR specialists who wish to promote and develop the practice of coaching within their company executives,

  • managers or managers of teams who wish to acquire a coaching posture in order to develop their professional skills and have more impact in their professional activity

  • anyone who wants to include coaching tools in their professional practice (mediators, consultants, mentors, teachers ...)

A pre-registration interview with the trainer coaches is required before the validation of your registration.



The Inside Coaching program is based on 62 hours of training, 56 of which are face-to-face, given in French or English. It is given in 7 days or 14 half-days articulated on the competences of the International Coach Federation (ICF), to which are added complementary theoretical and operational modules. The content of the training has been validated by ICF.


These one-to-one skills help to refine what professional coaching is all about. A continuous practice of coaching is guaranteed throughout the training, alternating with the theoretical presentations, and encouraged between each module. You coach from the first class because we know from experience that practice is the best way to acquier knowledge.

You will also be asked to write and defend a case study based on five coaching sessions for the equivalent of 6 hours of work. This approach, which is both practical and theoretical - with regard to books whose reading is recommended - and reflective, will allow you to take a critical and constructive look at your mastery of what has been learned.

Day 1 - Foundations

  • Respect ethical guidelines and professional standards (4h).
    Understand the ethics and standards of coaching and apply them correctly in all coaching situations.

  • Establish the coaching contract (4h).                                                                                                                                     Understand the requirements of a specific coaching interaction and find an agreement with the potential client about the procedures and the coaching relationship.

Day 2 - The relationship

  • Build a climate based on trust and respect (4h).                                                                                                                              Create a safe and positive environment that promotes mutual respect and trust.

  • Establish the presence of the coach (4h).                                                                                                                                            Listening and creating a spontaneous relationship with the client through open, flexible and reassuring communication.

Day 3 - The effectiveness of communication

  • Active listening (4h).                                                                                                                                                                            Pay particular attention to verbal and non-verbal communication and encourage the client's personal expression.

  • Powerful questioning (4h).                                                                                                                                                              Know how to ask relevant questions to obtain the essential information and thus allow the customer to make the most of the coaching relationship.

Day 4 - The effectiveness of communication (next)

  • Practice a direct communication (4h).                                                                                                                                                Be able to communicate effectively during coaching sessions and use the language with the greatest impact on the client.

Put to action

  • Extend customer awareness (4h).                                                                                                                                                    Know how to accurately integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information and make suggestions that make it easier for clients to understand and help them achieve their goals.

Day 5 - Activation (next)


  • Design actions (4h).                                                                                                                                                                          Know how to co-create with the client opportunities for continuous learning during coaching sessions and everyday situations, to undertake new actions that will most effectively generate the desired results.

  • Plan and set goals (4h).                                                                                                                                                                   Know how to develop and manage an effective coaching plan with the client.

Day 6 - Activation (next)


  • Track progress and empower (4h).                                                                                                                                                  Know how to focus on what is important to the client and let them take responsibility for their actions.

- Theoretical complement: Coaching in motion (4h).

This type of coaching makes the coach pay special attention to non-verbal comunication, favoring the personal expression of the client.


Day 7 - Application module: Coach marketing (4h).


  • The basics of marketing allowing students to define their positioning strategy as an independent coach or as an internal coach.


- Intensive practice module: Drill (4h).

Practice "aquarium" coaching with immediate feedback and discussed in groups, focusing on the coach's strengths, points of improvement, directly related to each of ICF's skills.  


An 8th day is devoted to theoretical and practical exams.


These 8 days take place in face-to-face or in company (on demand).


All classes are taught by two trainer coaches. The fact that each course is given by two people enriches the sharing of experience and maximizes the quality of exercise supervision throughout the training. To ensure interaction, follow-up and cohesion, we ensure that there are no more than 12 students per class.

At the end of the training:


  • You will receive a written report highlighting your strengths and your points of improvement, both from the point of view of your technical coaching skills and your mastery of the ethical aspects of the job.

  • As long as you meet the pass criteria, you will receive a certificate labeled ACSTH / ICF.

This training course will allow you to obtain your own certification from ICF, once you have accumulated the number of hours of mentoring and practice required by ICF and the success of the last certification tests.


And then:


At the end of the training, you will be able to coach professionally as part of a practice in private practice as an independent coach but also in the specific context of a company as an internal coach.


As part of an intra-company training, all the examples, simulations and cases of ethics studied concern the world of business. It is therefore well at this time of a training specifically oriented internal coach.




Inter: 62 hours spread over 8 days, All-in in one of our Business Centers in Liège (home breakfast, morning and afternoon sweets, lunch and drinks).


Intra: this training can also be given in a company.


In group of 12 people max.


Trainers / experts:


Cédric Lefebvre and Samira Blanjean: Business, Executive and Career Coaches (ICF Certified)

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