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Organization Name: Coacharya
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Program Name: Coacharya Foundation Program
Program Type: Level 1
Program Hours: 80.00
Organization Description:
Coacharya is a 12-year old, award-winning leadership development firm and accredited ICF training provider. The courses offered qualify for ICF credentials at all levels: ACC, PCC and MCC. Coacharya has trained over 2,500 professionals globally to ICF credentials, including the majority of PCC and MCC credentialed coaches in India. Coacharya has mentored over100 learners to MCC credentials. Courses are offered in both a virtual format for all time zones globally, and face-to-face in North America, Singapore and India. Coacharya offers programs in English, Mandarin, Italian, and Arabic through partner. Coacharya conducts free webinars as well as programs, as needed. Coacharya's website and Learning Managment System have over 2500 hours of content. Coacharya focuses on corporate leadership development through the medium of coaching.
Program Description:

Our Coaching Foundation is structured around ICF coaching competencies. It meets the ACSTH / Level 1 requirements. Learn models, theories and frameworks and how to apply them. Become a competent coach ready for your ACC credentials.

In addition to 2 hours of classes, you can expect to spend about two hours on self-study each week, for a total of 20 weeks. You’ll submit multiple assignments and coaching session recordings throughout the program, and you’ll finish with an evaluation
Beyond the core training, you’ll also engage in peer coaching and coaching real clients. You’ll likely want to attend our weekly webinars and engage with your peers in our online global community.
Throughout your journey with us, you’ll stay in a cohort with the same group of peers and same faculty facilitator and mentor. All our faculty are experienced MCC or PCC coaches, many of whom are Coacharya alumni themselves. Your cohort will be supported by our friendly staff so you’ll always have someone to turn to with questions or challenges.
What’s included:

- 80 hours of accredited coach training – 40 hours of live class (on Zoom), min. 40 of reading, assignments, etc.
- 10 hours of individual and group mentoring
- All course materials in digital format
- Feedback on at least five coaching conversations
- Final evaluation (part of ACC / Level 1 ICF application)
- Practice coaching exam
- Verifiable digital badge and certificate

- Peer coaching + alumni-only benefits
Please contact us for a detailed program curriculum or if you have any questions whatsoever. We're here to help!
Organization: Coacharya
813, 10 main Road, 3 Block, Koramangala
560034 Bangalore
Phone: 918.041.217121
Student Contact: Mrs. Cindy Muthukarapan, ACTC, PhD Candidate
Phone: 27 82 465 0571
Learning Method: Virtual
Language: Arabic, Chinese, English, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Polish, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog, Telugu
Coaching Specialties: Business/Organizations, Executive, Internal, Leadership, Life Vision & Enhancement, Personal/Organizational, Spirituality
Approval Start Date: June 2, 2015 Accreditation Renewal Date: July 31, 2025