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The International Coaching Federation (ICF) does not offer initial education and training to become a coach (we only offer professional development for practiced coaches). As the accrediting body for coach-specific education and accredited providers, we cannot recommend any specific coaching education organizations.

To ensure quality education, ICF accredits coaching education organizations that meet the high standards set forth by ICF and ICF Coaching Education. To find ICF-Accredited Providers we suggest that you use our Education Search Service (ESS) below. The search for a coach education program is a highly individual process that depends greatly on your personal preferences and goals. The ESS is designed to give you basic information about all ICF-Accredited Education Providers.


For further information, please contact this training organization rather than the ICF office. The ICF recommends all approved programs equally and cannot recommend one program over another.

Organization Name: SolutionSurfers
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Program Name: Brief Coach Training PRO
Program Type: Level 1
Program Hours: 125.00
Organization Description:
SolutionSurfers is an international training organization based in Lucerne, Switzerland, with a network of solution-focused trainers and coaches all over the world.
In the last 20 years, more than 1000 coaches from several countries have taken our Brief-Coach Training courses in Switzerland (in English, German, French). We also do offer courses in Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia and United States.
Our Brief-Coach Training offers a proven alternative to mainstream coaching, enabling both experienced coaches and newcomers to change from the more commonly-used problem-solving paradigm to the brief and effective solutions-focused paradigm. We offer a mix of face-to-face and virtual courses leading to certification by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
Program Description:
Three subsequent training modules lead to certification by the ICF:
Coaching PURE, 12 day residential training in Brief Coaching
Coaching PLUS, 45 hours of practice reflection
Coaching PRO, 15 hours of development towards certification
Organization: SolutionSurfers
Waldstätterstrasse 9
6003 Lucerne
Phone: 0041 (0)41 210 39 73
Student Contact: Dunja Wicki
Learning Method: Virtual,Combination,In-Person
Language: Danish, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Romanian, Slovakian, Swedish
Coaching Specialties:  
Approval Start Date: September 29, 2007 Accreditation Renewal Date: July 31, 2025
Locations: Australia
South Africa
United States