Master Coach Training


Master Coach Training Curriculum

The MCTP Curriculum introduces student coaches to the theory and practice of the International Coaching Federation’s coaching methodology. The coach training curriculum also introduces Ontological Coaching, a powerful coaching methodology, and one to three content areas that are valuable in producing breakthrough results for coaching clients.

International Coaching Federation

Introduction to the major industry association for coaches, with an emphasis on coaching ethics.

Nuts and Bolts of Coaching

Procedures for introducing a new client to coaching, to the coach’s role, the structure of a session, etc.

  • Confidentiality
  • Coaching v. Therapy
  • Invoicing and payment
  • Coaching goals & projects
  • Note-taking
  • Transcriptions

Coach Training and the ICF Core Competencies

Each core competency is studied using the ICF markers and Minimum Skills Requirements for MCC level coaching. The bulk of the class time will be spent mastering them.


(Note that other resources including articles, videos, and presentations are also assigned).

Coach Being

Develop coaches to bring a powerful and supportive presence to their coaching calls. Coach being is less about instruction and more about personal development. It will be an ongoing process throughout the program


Ontological Coaching Methodology

Ontology is a powerful way of understanding people and in making transformative changes in their engagement with the world. MCTP adds several key features to make the methodology more effective and usable.

  • Introduction to ontology
  • Human concerns
  • Different models of human concerns
  • Ways of Being
  • Linguistic domain
  • Emotional domain
  • Physiological domain
  • Ontological distinctions
  • How to adapt ontological coaching to the ICF model


Non-Coaching Content Areas

Technically, a coach doesn’t teach, however, providing content to coaching clients who are struggling with specific issues greatly aids their progress. Learning powerful communication skills is of greatest value to clients and is part of the MCTP curriculum.


  • Authentic Communication
  • Non-violent communication
  • Ontological speech acts
  • Accountability conversations


One or two of the following content areas are selected by the participants if time allows. Examples of content areas include:

  • Time management
  • New habit creation
  • Emotional regulation
  • Fear/confidence
  • Relationships
  • Happiness
  • Vulnerability/core context
  • Meaning/fulfillment