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The Core Essentials Fast Track Program™ (CEFTP) in-person program, offers 77 hours of coaching core competencies and is offered around the world, with thousands of coaches having graduated from the program. Upon graduation of the program participants may apply for their ACC (Associated Certified Coach) with the International Coaching Federation under the ICF’s ASCTH pathway.


What students have to say about the Core Essentials Fast Track Program

The Core Essentials Fast Track Program offers foundational and intermediate courses to develop core coaching competency at the ICF’s Associate Certified Coach (ACC) level, knowledge in developing an internal or external coaching practice or business, and personal development for sustainable success in coaching. These skills are essential for coaches providing individual and/or organizational coaching services. This program, enhanced with invaluable practice and project labs, has been carefully designed to teach you core coaching skills and learn practical business development skills as efficiently and conveniently as possible.

For more than 25 years Coach U has been the leader in the development of coaching models, skills and assessment tools. CEFTP participants will receive access to these tools and learn methods for their use with clients and organizations. Participants also learn how to choose and utilize third party assessments.

Coach U’s Core Essentials Programs are the beginning 77 hours of Coach U’s fully approved ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) track. As part of the larger ACTP offerings, the Core Essentials Fast Track Program hours are approved as ACSTH hours and can be used for professional credentialing with the ICF.

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  • About the Core Essentials FastTrack Program™ (CEFTP)

    Coach U’s Core Essentials Fast Track Program (CEFTP) is delivered utilizing the most advanced effective methods available.

    Core Essentials Fast Track Program participants will:

    • Complete fundamental core courses in coach training
      • 77-hours of training:
      • Participate in the 1-hour New Student Orientation Zoom meeting before the in-person program
      • Attend the 6-day Live Virtual Intensive Zoom program daily (with homework in the evenings)
      • The Core Coaching courses, Personal Foundation course, Project and Practice Labs will be delivered via Zoom
      • Complete the scheduled 4-week Private Establishing Yourself as a Coach Virtual Zoom Course (4 weeks x 2 hours per consecutive week)
      • Complete an 8-week Coaching Practicum (self-scheduled after live Intensive program)
    • Complete Group projects
    • Complete Online exams, self-tests [open for 6 months]
    • Log 20 Client coaching hours [open for 6 months]
    • Understand and agree to uphold the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Code of Ethics for professional coaches
    • Be able to blend the Coach U approach with other training programs and directly into your current profession
    • Develop coaching skills to use in other professions
    • Learn how to choose and utilize third-party assessments
    • Move further on the path of becoming well-trained and masterful credentialed coaches
    • Apply for your Core Essential Graduate (CEG) designation

    You must attend all the sessions to receive credit and to graduate from the program (total 77 hours). Successful completion grants the Core Essentials Graduate designation. Graduates may then apply for their ICF Associate Certified Coach designation via the ICF’s ACSTH pathway.

    Click here for a full list of modules included in the training.

    Complimentary AT NO EXTRA CHARGE: In addition, CEFTP participants may re-take courses for free in the regular Core Essentials Program, via Zoom, for up to six months following the completion of the Establishing Yourself as a Coach course.

    Part of the training and coaching philosophy includes Coach U’s Guiding Principles™. Participants will gain practical skills and knowledge in the Guiding Principles™ throughout the course.

    The Core Essentials Fast Track Program™ offers the best of both worlds – Live virtual immersion on the front end with weekly courses for implementation and fine-tuning for six months.

    Optional: Coaches may then proceed to enroll in the Coach U or Corporate Coach U Advanced Coach Training Program, or Advanced Corporate Coaching Program, leading to the Coach U Certified Graduate designation.

  • Program Text Books

    There are 3 reference books required for this training program. 

    • You may add the three required textbooks on to your tuition for USD$375 plus shipping and have them shipped to you from our office.
    • You may purchase the three textbooks yourself via eg Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Wiley and have them shipped to your home/office.

    Upon registration, one of our team will be able to answer your questions regarding the required text books.

    Required text books: over 1000 pages of coaching tools, skills and resources

    • The Coach U Personal and Corporate Coach Training handbook
    • The Coach U Personal Development Workbook and Guide
    • Coach U’s Essential Coaching Tools: Your complete Practice Resources – forms, programs & Coach/Coachee information
    • CD (PDF’s and changeable word docs)


  • Who Is the Program Designed For?

    • People looking for fundamental core courses in coach training
    • People who intend to become well-trained and masterful credentialed coaches
    • Experienced coaches whose clients are now starting to demand formal coach education and coaches with a higher credential with the International Coach Federation
    • Internal corporate and organizational coaches responsible for developing a strong coaching culture within their organization
    • Coaches looking to blend the Coach U approach with other training programs
    • Individuals who are interested in incorporating solid coaching skills into other positions or professions
    • People who want to receive formal coach training within one month

    If you don’t want to wait for a Live Intensive CEFTP consider enrolling in the facilitated Distance Learning Core Essentials Program delivered via Zoom. You could start taking courses in as little as 10 days from now (depending on your enrollment date). Click here for more information on the Core Essentials Program.


  • Course Outcomes

    • Explore a rich conversation in regard to meeting ethical guidelines and professional standards
    • Establishing the coaching agreement verbally and in writing for successful relationships
    • Co-creating a respectful, open, trusting relationship
    • The Being of coaching and demonstrating Coaching Presence
    • How to listen actively and contextually
    • Using powerful discovery questioning
    • Using neutral direct communication to create new awareness
    • Supporting others in designing actions for goal achievement
    • The Art of managing progress and accountability without telling people what to do and how to do it
    • Myths and misconceptions in coaching – teaching how prospective individuals and organizations can easily spot an untrained coach
    • Distinctions between professional coaching and other professional roles
    • Learning how to get out of your own way using Coach U’s Personal Foundation concepts
    • Determining elements of your ideal coaching practice followed by implementation strategies
    • Finding your strengths in coaching and whether or not to specialize
    • Knowing which tools, assessments and surveys, out of several hundred, that would be best for each demographic group or coachee
    • Experiencing coaching people with different learning styles, personalities, cultures, and roles


  • Pricing

    Programs Tuition Type Textbooks and Materials Pricing
    Core Essentials Fast Track Program Early Bird (register 30 days before program commencement) plus textbooks $4,585
    Core Essentials Fast Track Program Standard Tuition plus textbooks $5,095
    Core Essentials Fast Track Program 2 or more registration for the same program plus textbooks per person $4,330

    Core Essentials Fast Track Program plus Advanced Program

    Early Bird (register 30 days before program commencement) plus textbooks for CEFTP and includes corresponding Advanced Program textbooks and materials $8,780
    Core Essentials Fast Track Program plus Advanced Program
    Standard Tuition plus textbooks for CEFTP and includes corresponding Advanced Program textbooks and materials $9,290


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