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Becoming a coach

The Business Coaching Certificate Program provides a full, hands-on training that prepares you with the skills and knowledge you need to feel confident as an internal or external coach. Read more.

The Essentials of Business CoachingTraining in coaching skills

For companies wanting to train more than eight of their employees at one time, we will adapt the Business Coach Certificate as an in-company program tailored to your specific needs. So long as the program retains the main features of the Certificate program (21 days of training, mentor coaching, and a coaching practicum of 40 hours) NC State University will award a certificate to graduates of the program.

For companies wanting shorter introductory programs for coaches and managers, we will work with you to assess your training needs and develop with you an appropriate internal coach training program.

For more information contact Lou Raye Nichol (919-303-5848) or Dave Gettles (919-757-6904)

Developing your own coach training program

The Business Coach Institute offers a consulting service to companies and
university business schools that wish to develop their own coach training programs.

For more information contact Brian Nichol at 919-303-5848

A more strategic and integrated approach to your work and life

We offer coaching to business owners, managers, executives and other professionals in the business community. We have an extensive network of experienced and certified coaches to match to your work situation.

Our coaches support you in achieving the results you want in your work and in your life. We help you

  • Integrate who you are and what you want for yourself into the total picture of your work.
  • Achieve short-term goals
  • Ultimately realize long-term results – excellent performance, satisfaction, pleasure and pride in your accomplishments.

Coaching works because it disciplines you to set aside time to think strategically about your work and your life with the help of a skilled coach. You get the benefit of:

  • A systematic approach to professional and personal goals.
  • A safe and accepting space where you can explore your full potential.
  • Another set of eyes and ears to keep you grounded and challenge you to move beyond your comfort zone.
  • Your coach's professional training and experience.

For more information contact Lou Raye Nichol (919-303-5848) or Dave Gettles (919-757-6904)

Preparing for ICF Certification

We mentor coaches wanting to advance to ACC or PCC certification from the International Coach Federation (ICF).

For more information contact Lou Raye Nichol at 919-303-5848

Learn more about coaching?

We make presentations on coaching to professional organizations and other groups.