Internal Coach Certification

Conceived and designed with the Internal Coach in mind this new program is the first Solution Focused certification program just for internal coaches.


  • Get practical capacity building coaching tools for your ever-changing organisation    
  • Have in-house coaching skills that are implemented accelerating a culture of organisational coaching    
  • Clear business results through coaching 
  • Empowered internal coaches with ICF accredited learning and all weather coaching kit 
  • Have a growing impact of HR    
  • Get an A-Z Internal Coaching Framework


Conceived and designed with the Internal Coach in mind this new program is the first Solution Focused certification program just for internal coaches. It is equipping a selected group with a set of comprehensive skills to coach effectively within their organisations while simultaneously get prepared for certification.

At a time when the organisational transformation is the new norm, the need for coaching people is exponentially increasing. So far, this need was mainly covered by external coaches. Now organisations are successfully adding an internal infrastructure of coaches as a high return vehicle to drive change and transformational development throughout the organisation.

As Internal Coach, we define selected members of the organisation who after training and certification in coaching skills, undertake A-Z coaching assignments with employees from the organisation as their internal clients while simultaneously keep their current role.

It has exceeded expectations! The blended methodology of workshops, social learning digital platform and group peer / mentoring sessions accommodates for the different learning styles of the participant group, whilst pushing individual comfort zones. 

Alexandra FILLIPIDOU - Talent Manager & Internal Coach Certification participant - Eurobank





6 Months - 3 Modules – 3 + 2 + 2 Workshop days

A carefully designed in person training spread in three modules over a six-month period. You will be taken personally through each of the tools, processes and session plans until you have mastered each one of them and can coach with confidence. 

Mentor Coaching - 8 hrs

Within the program, you will receive 8 out of the 10 Mentor coaching hours required for the ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credentialing. We assign you into small groups. You will have a Mentor Coach instructor who will take you through the process of mastering all the coaching tools in live coaching situations. You will get support and feedback on your coaching. 

PRACTIFY Social Learning Platform

Throughout the course duration, the Practify innovative social learning platform is used to assist the creation of an internal coach community and a culture of sharing experi­ence amongst learners. Through the Practify activities designed by your instructor, you will be in close contact with your class in-between-module assignments, you will have a space to share experiences and support to new learnings from your course instructor and your class. 


Your Practicum is where you take everything you have learned in class and start applying it with real clients. It's one thing to coach your peers - it gives you great practice in a safe setting, but we also want to make sure you are confident coaching clients within your organisation. 

Your mentor coach will support you with feedback, answering your questions, discuss challenges and how to deal with them. 

Internal Coaching Framework

You will get a full Internal Coaching Framework kit.This includes how to: Link your internal coaching assignments with business results and demonstrate its ROI; Tools to asses coach-ability;Navigation instructions to key stakeholder needs & Ethical Dilemmas; Define internal coaching role for your organisation; Monitor and measure progress;Communicate to position internal coaching processes internally; Forms, Contracts, templates to start internal coaching assignments as of next day.                                                                


  • By accomplishing the full training program and its assignments, you will receive your Certificate in Solution Focused Internal Coaching.
  • It is delivering a total of 80 coaching training and mentoring hours.
  • The program has been submitted for accreditation of Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) by the International Coach Federation (ICF) for 62 ACSTH hours (50 Syncronous and 12 Asyncronous). 


Our coaching methodology is based on the Solution Focus. The approach values practicality and is especially suited for working with leaders within organisations. The focus is on working with people strengths through defining the what is wanted, discovering the what is working and what contributed to that and on making practical progress. It leads to a positive and pragmatic way to work within organisations and beyond coaching it is helping instill a new culture of addressing people at their resources. For a short introduction to Solution Focus coaching watch our video here. More information about our Solution Focus Coaching Methodology here.

Using solution focus methodology helps you to delve deeper into a person's issue and shows the path for improvement/change without making any reference to the problem itself at all. As a coach you need to focus on the person's strengths & achievements, trigger the proper questions and the solution is there coming straight away from the coachee himself/herself it's amazing!

Bilalis Nikolaos - Head of HR Business Partnering Central Units / Internal Coach program participant - EUROBANK


You will  learn how to use tested, practical internal coaching  tools tailored to leadership and performance  based on our experience of designing internal coaching programs since 2002.

You will be equipped with a  pragmatic and brief coaching methodology, the Solution Focus which is particularly fit for the fast-paced everyday conversations in business.

You will get a full internal coaching KIT. Everything from the Coaching forms, to the detailed process steps, all the key factors to anticipate in communicating the program internally and educating the involved stakeholders (prospective coachees, coachees' bosses, top management).

As a coach you will feel empowered with your ICF accredited learning, your organisation will get high ROI from a professional internal coaching service, and HR will grow its impact through supporting capacity building and transformation through coaching leaders through it.


  • This program is addressed to organisations wishing to develop a team of credible, effective Internal Coaches that will support the organisation's People Strategy and plan to support this role with an internal coaching framework.
  • It is designed for experienced HR and other leaders who wish to undertake an Internal Coach role together with their existing tasks and have a strong interest in people development.
  • Participants need participate voluntarily, and have commitment to fulfilling the program's requirements.

Download here syllabus information with program content and structure.


Webinar on ROI Evaluation of Coaching - Dec 2017

ATOM WAVE presented the EUROBANK Internal Coaching Program at the SALON RH 2017 GENEVA

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