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Accredited Executive Coach Training

empower accomplished executives and business owners and entrepreneurs to maximise their potential

Executive Coaching Courses
ICF Accredited Executive Coach Certification
ICF Accredited Executive Coach Certification

Transformational Executive and Leadership Coaching Certification

Coaching that Makes Complex, Simply Transformational

In the corporate and business worlds coaching has long been recognised as the most effective way to enable executives, leaders and entrepreneurs to find balance between personal and professional lives and to find the awareness and emotional intelligence to lead others effectively.

Research on coaching effectiveness overwhelmingly shows that coaching has a significant or very significant impact on key business measures.

Namely individual performances (improved by 96% ) productivity and employee satisfaction (77%), and leadership and management effectiveness (92%).

Source: De Meuse and Dai (2009), Coaching Counts (2007), Anderson (2001)
Individual Performance
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Leadership Effectiveness
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Business Measures
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What does an executive/leadership coach help people to do?

Gain a new perspective

You will empower your clients to prioritise and chunk up to the ‘big picture’ and explore their current goals and ambitions and achieve new or higher objectives.

Get to the next level in their career or business

When involved in fast paced commercial environments it is easy to lose direction, as an executive coach you will help your clients rediscover their passion and move forward with purpose

Find work/life balance

Address the numerous challenges that can arise when in a high level job or leadership position that are detrimental to their personal and professional performance

Build more productive relationships

Executive coaching solutions help question the limiting assumptions they inherently make about people, you will provide clients with the tools to support their understanding of how to create strong working relationships with a wide variety of people

GAIN A NEW PERSPECTIVE

You will empower your clients to prioritise and chunk up to the ‘big picture’ and explore their current goals and ambitions and achieve new or higher objectives

GET TO THE NEXT LEVEL IN THEIR CAREER OR BUSINESS

When involved in fast paced commercial environments it is easy to lose direction, as an executive coach you will help your clients rediscover their passion and move forward with purpose

Executive Coach Training

FIND WORK/LIFE BALANCE

Address the numerous challenges that can arise when in a high level job or leadership position that are detrimental to their personal and professional performance

BUILD MORE PRODUCTIVE RELATIONSHIPS

Executive coaching solutions help question the limiting assumptions they inherently make about people, you will provide clients with the tools to support their understanding of how to create strong working relationships with a wide variety of people

Thought Conductor® is an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program that gives you everything you’ll need to be a respected and certified executive coach

Specialise in executive Coaching and leadership development through our evidence-based behavioural psychology and neuroscience Curriculum and our exclusive coaching models, nlp tools and skills. Our mission is to help executive coaches make a meaningful impact, attract their ideal clients, and excel in the executive coaching industry.

Executive Coaching Certification
Leadership Coaching Certification

Do Executive Coaches Need to be Certified?

An executive coach collaborates with business leaders to assist them in achieving their full potential in their personal and professional lives.

Executive coaching aims to assist clients in achieving greater fulfillment in today’s fast-paced work environment while also finding the right balance between their careers and personal lives, whereas life coaching revolves around a more personal approach.

If you want to help your clients achieve success in their careers and lives, getting certified as an executive coach is essential. So you are confident you have the necessary skills to support your clients in reaching their goals.

Certification will set you apart from other coaches and make you more appealing to potential clients, which in turn can help grow your coaching career.

Leadership Coaching Certification

Specialise in Executive Coaching and Leadership Development

This is not a one size fits all approach to executive coaching training. Thought Conductor® is uniquely designed to support you so that your executive and leadership clients can create their unique vision of success.

Our mission is to help executive coaches make a meaningful impact, attract their ideal clients, and excel in the executive coaching industry through our evidence-based Behavioural Psychology and Neuroscience Curriculum and our exclusive coaching models, NLP tools and skills.

Executive Leadership Certification
Executive Leadership Certification

What to Expect as you earn your executive coach certification online

Executive Coaching Certification

Experiential Learning and Practise


Students have access to a secure environment where you can practise and receive feedback.

This will enable you to attain all the necessary confidence in your skills to excel in your executive coaching practice.

ICF Accredited Executive Coach Course

ICF Credential Qualifications


Thought Conductor® Coach Training is accredited by the International Coaching Federation and meets the educational standards required for ICF ACC and PCC Coaching Credentials.

You learn to coach to the highest levels of internationally recognised benchmarks of excellence.

Julie Rice - Executive Coach Trainer

Qualified and Experienced Trainer


Thought Conductor® is quality coach education provided by
an experienced, qualified and certified coach trainer.

Julie Rice PCC is an ICF Mentor Coach, Master NLP Practitioner and the Director of Education at Thought Coach whose personal and professional development career began in 2003.

Executive Coach Course Online

Best practise e-learning


Our online training format is designed to provide you with a best-practice e-learning experience that combines individual home study with weekly virtual classroom workshops and a hands-on action-orientated social learning environment.

Executive and Leadership Coaching Courses

Mentor Coaching


Receive expert coaching feedback from an ICF-credentialed mentor coach who will provide strategies and advice to refine your core competency coaching skills.

You’ll complete 10 hours of mentoring integrated directly into your training.

Executive Coach Business Building

Starting Your Coaching Business


Starting your coaching practice involves various steps like selecting your niche, creating your business plan, defining your coaching approach, and incorporating relevant technology.

Crucially, your own brand and style for your business. You will also receive additional courses in Digital Marketing, Personal Branding, and other business-building requirements tailored for coaches.

Executive Coaching and Leadership Niches

Finding Your Executive and Leadership Coaching Niche


Specialising in a coaching niche can have benefits, but finding and dedicating yourself to a specific market when it comes to your coaching career can be a challenge.

Thought Conductor provides education in niche development so that you can attract the perfect clientele to your executive coaching business who you naturally connect with and who you are most motivated to work with.

What to Expect as you earn your executive coach certification online

Experiential Learning and Practise


Students have access to a secure environment where you can practice and receive feedback.

This will enable you to attain all the necessary confidence in your skills to excel in your executive coaching practice.

Coach Certification for Meaningful Change
Executive Coaching Practice
ICF Approved Executive Coaching Certification

ICF Credential Qualifications


Thought Conductor® Coach Training is accredited by the International Coaching Federation and meets the educational standards required for ICF ACC and PCC Coaching Credentials.

You learn to coach to the highest levels of internationally recognised benchmarks of excellence.

Qualified and Experienced Trainer


Thought Conductor® is quality coach education provided by
an experienced, qualified and certified coach trainer.

Julie Rice PCC is an ICF Mentor Coach, Master NLP Practitioner and the Director of Education at Thought Coach whose personal and professional development career began in 2003.

Julie Rice ICF Coach Trainer
Best Practice Executive Coach Training Online

Best practise e-learning


Our online training format is designed to provide you with a best-practice e-learning experience that combines individual home study with weekly virtual classroom workshops and a hands-on action-orientated social learning environment.

Mentor Coaching


Receive expert coaching feedback from an ICF-credentialed mentor coach who will provide strategies and advice to refine your core competency coaching skills.

You’ll complete 10 hours of mentoring integrated directly into your training.

ICF Mentor Coaching Included
Starting your coaching business

Starting Your Coaching Business


Starting your coaching practice involves various steps like selecting your niche, creating your business plan, defining your coaching approach, and incorporating relevant technology.

Crucially, your own brand and style for your business. You will also receive additional courses in Digital Marketing, Personal Branding, and other business-building requirements for coaches.

Finding Your Executive and Leadership Coaching Niche


Specialising in a coaching niche can have benefits, but finding and dedicating yourself to a specific market when it comes to your coaching career can be a challenge.

Thought Conductor provides education in niche development so that you can attract the perfect clientele to your executive coaching business who you naturally connect with and who you are most motivated to work with.

Executive Coaching Niches

Spotlight: How Thought Conductor® Curriculum Supports Being an Executive Coach

Thought Conductor® Certified Coach Training is an ICF-accredited program that offers comprehensive coach training in two courses. It is designed to teach coaching on a transformational level, from coaching the ‘Whole Person’ to the ‘Whole Team’. The training is based on behavioral psychology and neuroscience, and it meets the educational standards required for ICF ACC and PCC Credentials.

ICF Level 1 Accreditation

Program Length: 3 – 6 months


Location: Global* – Virtual | Online


Format:

Live Virtual classroom

Online | Zoom

15 Sessions

86 Hours | 10 Hours Mentoring Included

Online Learning System

Home Study

Coaching Cohort

THOUGHT CONDUCTOR® PRACTITIONER COACH

Coaching the ‘Whole Person’ is taught on our accredited ICF ACC pathway course. Coaching the whole person is about focusing on the client as a human being with emotions, strengths, weaknesses, values, needs, wants, beliefs and aspirations.

The client presents with an issue and our style of coaching brings forward client personal development and resources.

The Practitioner Course consists of two modules.



Transformational Coaching Framework
✔ Transformational Coaching Structure
✔ Expert Coach Skills
✔ High Impact Coaching Gap Tools


Learn a transformational coaching conversation framework and key coaching skills that get to the core of your clients’ belief systems and values, navigate their map of the world and open up their potential.

You will be confident to coach after this interactive experiential training.



Interpersonal Intelligence
✔ Interpersonal Communications Model
✔ Laser Coaching Tools
✔ Full ICF Mentoring Program


Thought Conductor® Interpersonal Intelligence adds to the coaching conversation framework by empowering people to be in charge of their lives by giving awareness and therefore control over behaviour, thoughts and feelings.

Build your coaching skills upon ICF Core Competencies so that you are equipped to provide clients with awareness, effective option generating strategies, clear and concise goal setting and know how to create accountability.


Module 1 and Module 2

ICF Level 2 Accreditation

Program Length: 6 – 9 months


Location:  Virtual | Online


Format:

Live Virtual classroom

Online | Zoom

30 Sessions

131 Hours | 10 Hours Mentoring Included

Online Learning System

Home Study

Coaching Cohort

THOUGHT CONDUCTOR® PROFESSIONAL COACH

Coaching the Whole Team is taught on our accredited ICF course that provides the educational requirements for PCC credentialing.

Thought Conductor® Professional Coach training recognises that the client is not just themselves, they are also operating at the level of systems. Family systems, societal systems, associated belief and value systems and where they fit in organisational systems, such as at work.

This advanced coach training is intended for PCC level coaching training requirements, and can be taken by those who have an ACC Credential or have completed our Practitioner ‘Whole Person’ Course.



Science of Coaching
✔ Science of Goal Setting and Motivation
✔ Science of Habit and Change
✔ Neurocoaching
✔ Emotional Intelligence


learn how to apply a behavioural science evidence base of motivation and goal setting, habit and change, emotional intelligence and mindset psychology with coaching core concepts and psychometric tools to overcome any psychological barriers to success.

You will be a confident professional coach that works holistically and recognises that even the clients’ obstacles or issues are all part of the greater whole and operate within the whole system of the client.


Systemic Team Coaching
✔ Systemic Coaching Constellations
✔ Team Work: Conflict, Vision, Cohesion
✔ Organisation of Sustainable Systems
✔ Handling Conflict in the Team


You will continue on your professional coach journey through learning to coach with the ICF Team Competencies and the advanced skills of group and team coaching.

Discover systemic team coaching and how to create unity and direction while able to confidently coach teams with tools for resolving conflict within the team and for creating a shared vision, cohesion and mission.


ICF Level 1 Accreditation

Program Length: 3 – 6 months


Location: Global* – Virtual | Online


Format:

Live Virtual classroom

Online | Zoom

15 Sessions

86 Hours | 10 Hours Mentoring Included

Online Learning System

Home Study

Coaching Cohort


THOUGHT CONDUCTOR® PRACTITIONER COACH

Coaching the ‘Whole Person’ is taught on our accredited ICF ACC pathway course. Coaching the whole person is about focusing on the client as a human being with emotions, strengths, weaknesses, values, needs, wants, beliefs and aspirations.

The client presents with an issue and our style of coaching brings forward client personal development and resources.

The Practitioner Course consists of two modules.



Transformational Coaching Framework
✔ Transformational Coaching Structure
✔ Expert Coach Skills
✔ High Impact Coaching Gap Tools


Learn a transformational coaching conversation framework and key coaching skills that get to the core of your clients’ belief systems and values, navigate their map of the world and open up their potential.

You will be confident to coach after this interactive experiential training.



Interpersonal Intelligence
✔ Interpersonal Communications Model
✔ Laser Coaching Tools
✔ Full ICF Mentoring Program


Thought Conductor® Interpersonal Intelligence adds to the coaching conversation framework by empowering people to be in charge of their lives by giving awareness and therefore control over behaviour, thoughts and feelings.

Build your coaching skills upon ICF Core Competencies so that you are equipped to provide clients with awareness, effective option generating strategies, clear and concise goal setting and know how to create accountability.


ICF Level 2 Accreditation

Program Length: 6 – 9 months


Location:  Virtual | Online


Format:

Live Virtual classroom

Online | Zoom

30 Sessions

131 Hours | 10 Hours Mentoring Included

Online Learning System

Home Study

Coaching Cohort


THOUGHT CONDUCTOR® PROFESSIONAL COACH

Coaching the Whole Team is taught on our accredited ICF course that provides the educational requirements for PCC credentialing.

Thought Conductor® Professional Coach training recognises that the client is not just themselves, they are also operating at the level of systems. Family systems, societal systems, associated belief and value systems and where they fit in organisational systems, such as at work.

This advanced coach training is intended for PCC level coaching training requirements, and can be taken by those who have an ACC Credential or have completed our Practitioner ‘Whole Person’ Course.


Science of Coaching
✔ Science of Goal Setting and Motivation
✔ Science of Habit and Change
✔ Neurocoaching
✔ Emotional Intelligence


learn how to apply a behavioural science evidence base of motivation and goal setting, habit and change, emotional intelligence and mindset psychology with coaching core concepts and psychometric tools to overcome any psychological barriers to success.

You will be a confident professional coach that works holistically and recognises that even the clients’ obstacles or issues are all part of the greater whole and operate within the whole system of the client.


Systemic Team Coaching
✔ Systemic Coaching Constellations
✔ Team Work: Conflict, Vision, Cohesion
✔ Organisation of Sustainable Systems
✔ Handling Conflict in the Team


You will continue on your professional coach journey through learning to coach with the ICF Team Competencies and the advanced skills of group and team coaching.

Discover systemic team coaching and how to create unity and direction while able to confidently coach teams with tools for resolving conflict within the team and for creating a shared vision, cohesion and mission.


Who Do Executive and Leadership Coaches Help?

Coaches are hired both by business and corporations on behalf of employees and by individuals directly

Executive Leaders

Need to improve leadership skills and style Executive coaches are experts in helping leaders develop and refine their leadership style and skills. They can provide feedback, suggest new strategies, and help leaders become more effective.

Lack of self-awareness and emotional intelligence Coaches can help leaders increase their self-awareness and emotional intelligence, which are critical for effective leadership. This can involve helping leaders understand their own emotions and how they affect others, as well as improving their ability to empathize with and motivate their team members.

Challenges with organisational strategy and execution An executive coach can help leaders clarify their organizational strategy and improve its execution. They can provide guidance on setting clear goals, making strategic decisions, and monitoring progress.

Coaching for Executive Leaders
Coaching for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs

Developing new strategies and business models A leadership coach can help entrepreneurs brainstorm and implement new strategies and business models. They can also provide feedback and help entrepreneurs refine their ideas.

Improving professional relationships and interpersonal skills Coaches can help entrepreneurs improve their interpersonal skills, which can enhance their professional relationships. This can involve working on communication, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.

Achieving balance between work and personal life Entrepreneurs often struggle with work-life balance. A coach can help them set boundaries, manage their time effectively, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

High Potential Employees

Desire to develop new skills Leadership coaches can help high-potential employees identify the skills they need to develop to advance in their careers and provide strategies for acquiring these skills.

Seeking support for career advancement A coach can guide these employees in creating a career advancement plan, setting professional goals, and navigating organizational politics.

Finding a balance between personal and professional goals Coaching can help high-potential employees achieve a healthy work-life balance, which can enhance their job satisfaction and overall well-being.

Coaching for High Potential Employees
Coaching for Start Ups

Start Ups

Identifying and developing Leadership coaches can assist start-ups in identifying and developing their leadership team, defining their vision and mission, establishing a company culture, and devising a sound business strategy. They can also provide guidance on managing growth and change.

Decision-Making and Problem-Solving Start-up leaders often face high-stakes decisions that can significantly impact their business’s future. An executive coach can provide an objective perspective, helping leaders to navigate complex problems and make informed decisions.

Resilience and Stress Management Start-ups can be high-pressure environments, and executive coaching can provide leaders with tools to manage stress and build resilience. This not only benefits the individual leader but can also create a healthier overall workplace culture.

Executive Coaching Industry FAQs

Executive coaching costs can vary widely and are typically between $300 to $1,500 depending on the coach’s expertise and the complexity of the issues being addressed.

The cost of executive coaching is influenced by various factors including the coach’s experience and qualifications, the nature and complexity of the coaching assignment, the duration of the coaching engagement, and the location of the coaching sessions.

Yes, executive and leadership coaching According to the International Coaching Federation, there has been a significant increase in demand for executive coaches worldwide. The number of coaches has risen from 53,300 in 2015 to 71,000 in 2022, an increase of 33%.

The growing complexity of the business environment, changing leadership development needs, technological advancements, and the demonstrable benefits of executive coaching are among the key factors driving the increasing demand for executive coaches.

Evolving Leadership Needs: As businesses grapple with rapid technological changes and an increasingly complex global economy, the role of executives has evolved. Executives are expected to possess not just technical skills, but also emotional intelligence, adaptability, and resilience. Executive coaching helps leaders develop these essential skills

Emergence of Millennials and Gen Z Leaders: As more millennials and Gen Z individuals ascend to leadership roles, there’s been a shift in leadership development needs. These younger leaders value continuous learning, feedback, and personal growth, which is driving demand for executive coaching.

Increasing Acceptance of Coaching: There’s been a shift in perception about executive coaching. It’s no longer viewed as remedial but is now seen as part of an executive’s ongoing professional development. Over 70% of organizations report using coaching for leadership development.

Technological Advancements: The rise of virtual coaching a has made coaching more accessible. Coaches can now provide services remotely, widening their client base. AI is being used to provide personalized coaching insights and recommendations.

Measurable Results: Organizations are increasingly recognizing the return on investment that executive coaching provides. According to a survey by the International Coaching Federation, 86% of companies said they at least made their investment back

Increase in Certified Coaches: The coaching industry is seeing a rise in the pool of trained and certified coaches, ensuring high standards and quality of coaching

  1. Effective Communication: Executive coaches must articulate their thoughts clearly and listen attentively. They must be able to facilitate meaningful conversations, ask probing questions, and provide constructive feedback.
  2. Empathy: Coaches should be able to understand and share the feelings of their clients. This is crucial for building trust and rapport, which are essential for successful coaching relationships.
  3. Problem-Solving: Executive coaches assist clients in identifying problems and crafting feasible solutions. They use their expertise to provide insights and options that the client may not have considered.
  4. Leadership: As they work with people in leadership positions, executive coaches themselves need to exhibit strong leadership qualities. They should be adept at inspiring and motivating others, setting a positive example, and maintaining high ethical standards.
  5. Confidentiality: Coaches handle sensitive information and must maintain strict confidentiality to preserve the client’s trust.
  6. Adaptability: No two clients are the same. Coaches should be flexible and adaptable in their approach, tailoring their methods to suit the individual needs of each client.
  7. Patience and Persistence: Change takes time and requires consistent effort. Coaches should be patient and persistent, encouraging their clients to stay the course even when progress seems slow.

Meet Thought Conductor Creator, Julie Rice

Hi, I’m Julie Rice.

Our executive coaching courses deliver ‘how-to’ tools for people to use straight away that enhance  personal and work lives. We provide leadership development training and coaching that helps people to achieve while remaining true to who they are.

Our ICF accredited program is especially designed to fully immerse people in learning vital coaching skills while making massive strides in their personal and  professional development.

Thought Coach Founder: Julie Rice MAITD PCC

Julie Rice
Thought Coach Founder

Master Certified Coach and Trainer
131 Total Hours
2 Courses

Whole Person to Whole Team

10 Participants

One-on-one attention

4 Modules

Flexible Coach Training

10 Hours

Mentoring Included

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