Internal Coach Certification

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


  • Get practical capacity building coaching tools for your ever-changing organisation    
  • Have coaching skills that are implemented accelerating a culture of organisational coaching    
  • Link coaching and business results clearly    
  • Your team of learners to empowered with their ICF accredited learning 
  • Have a growing impact of HR    
  • Get an A-Z Internal Coaching Framework

Program Overview


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 .

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. 

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

Submitted for recognition by the International Coach Federation (ICF), the largest coach accreditation body in the world, It is delivering 60 hours of ICF Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) which fulfill the training requirements for an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF). It also includes 7 out of the ten mentor coaching hours required for the Associate Certified Coach credentialing.

Based on the Solution Focused approach which provides participants with practical tools and a strengths-based mindset, preparing them to fully undertake internal coaching assignments.

The Program Building Blocks

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 - 7 hrs

We assign you into small groups within your class of max 6 people. 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. Within the program, you will receive 7 out of the 10 Mentor coaching hours required for the ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credentialing. 

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: 

A. How to link your internal coaching assignments with business results and demonstrate its ROI;
B. Assessing coach-ability;
C. Navigating key stakeholder needs;
D. Defining HR internal coaching role;
E. Monitoring and measuring progress; and
F.  Communication approaches for positioning internal coaching processes internally.


  • By accomplishing the full training program and its assignments, you will receive your Certificate in Solution Focused Internal Coaching.
  • The program has been submitted for accreditation by the International Coach Federation (ICF), the largest coach accreditation body in the world, It is delivering 60 hours of ICF Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) which fulfil the minimum training requirements for an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Our Coaching Methodology: Solution Focus

Our coaching methodology is based on the Solution Focus. The approach values practicality and working with people strengths. The focus is on 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 with organisations and individuals. For a short introduction to Solution Focus coaching watch our video here. 

Why Atom Wave Internal Coach Certification Program?

You will get to 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.

Who is this for?

  • 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.

ATOM WAVE presents at the SALON RH 2017

Eurobank Internal Coach Certification Program case study presentation

Word of mouth...

“True developmental experience ...with measurable results and positive effect on work ethic. Solution focus works!”

Golfo AGAPITOU - Head of People Development,  Eurobank


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 

“Highly interactive program, delivered with structure and impact. Equips with solid techniques/ skills that immediately applicable to personal and organisational effectiveness.”

Natasha SPIROU, Group HR Director - Fourlis Holdings SA

“Exceptional development program ...contributes to increased business results in sales, improved team collaboration, trust building, more effective delegation, and better time management.”NIKI KANELLOPOULOUTraining and Development Deputy Director ALPHA BANK

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