Virtual Professional Coaching Certification 

Virtual Professional Coaching Certification

February 3 to June 16, 2022 (20 Weekly Sessions)


Virtual Professional Coaching Certification


The virtual certification offered by The Goldvarg Consulting Group is accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as ACSTH (Approved Coaching Specific Training Hours). It is designed to develop coaching skills and provide professional services worldwide.

Why to become a coach?

As a professional coach you partner with clients to maximize their potential and become the best version of themselves. In a collaborative process, you support your clients to achieve objectives, become more effective, and bring more wellbeing to their lives. Are you interested in being a transformational agent? Becoming a professional coach will allow you to make a significant contribution in the lives of your clients, their teams, and organizations.

Target Audience

Human resource partners, training, and organizational development professionals, leaders, and managers.


By the end of the program, participants are able to understand and apply the International Coaching Federation Core Coaching Competencies and enhance their personal and work effectiveness. Topics covered include: Coaching Agreement, Building a Partnership, Communication Skills, Coaching Presence, Cultural Diversity, Emotional Intelligence, and Positive Psychology. The program includes coaching practice and working with a mentor coach who provides feedback from recorded sessions.

Damian Goldvarg

Dr. Damian Goldvarg


Dr. Damian Goldvarg is a Master Certified Coach (MCC), a Certified Speaker Professional (CSP), an Accredited Coach Supervisor (ESIA), and the Past Global President of the International Coach Federation (2013-2014). He has twenty years of experience in leadership development training, executive assessment and coaching, talent management, facilitation, strategic planning, and team building services. Originally from Argentina, he has worked with individuals and organizations in over fifty countries.

Dr. Goldvarg trains executive coaches, mentor coaches and coach supervisors worldwide. He has presented his work at national and international conferences and published five books on personal development and coaching competencies. He received the Circle of Distintion Award from the ICF, in 2018, for his contribution to the Coaching Profession.

Program Agenda

The program cost is $4,ooo. Includes Mentor Coaching.

The program lasts 80 hours with the following components:

1.Webinars (Total: 32 hours in 16 sessions of 2 hours each for 4 months) Thursdays at 4:00 PM PST
Participants have to attend to 80% of the classes to receive the certification of attendance.

2.Readings (Total: 15 hrs)
Participants need to plan to spend an average of 1hr. per week for readings, 15 hours total. This program will assign readings from three (3) texts.
• Emotional Intelligence 2.0, Greaves, J., Lencioni, P. TalentSmart. (2009).
• Professional Coaching Competencies, by Goldvarg, Matthews, and Perel (2018).
• Language and the Pursuit of Happiness. C. Brothers. New Possibilities Press (2005).

3.Individual Mentor Coaching Sessions (Total: 3 hrs)
The individual sessions are an additional ICF certification requirement. Participants complete these individual sessions with a certified mentor coach. These mentor coaching sessions must be arranged individually based on mutual availability.

4.Coaching Practice (Total: 15 hrs.)
To assist participants in building their coaching skills, they have to schedule 5 coaching sessions with at least 3 individuals for a total of at least 15 hours. These hours count towards the 100 hours of certification required for ICF ACC – Associate Certified Coach Credential.

5.Individual Coaching Sessions (Total 5 hrs.)
Participants will receive coaching from program graduates to understand how coaching works and experience being a coachee before working professionally as a coach.

6.Group Mentor Coaching (Total 10 hrs.)
Participants meet in small groups four times for 2. 5 hours each, to practice and receive feedback from a Certified Mentor Coach.

Road to Certification

In order to follow the ACSTH path to become an ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC), participants will need to:
• Submit Coaching Tools Certificate of Completion to ICF (you will receive the certificate after completing all program requirements).
• Log a minimum of 100 hours of client coaching experience (Coaching Tools Certification will fulfill the first 15 hours towards this requirement).
• Complete the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA).
• Submit a fee of $300 to ICF ($100 if you are an ICF member).

Please see ICF website (coachfederation.org) for further details on ACC application requirements.

Please see ICF website for further details on ACC application requirements

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