Education Search Service (ESS)

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: SolutionsAcademy -- Speaking! GmbH
Bookmark this program: Open in New Window
Program Name: Solution Focused Team Coaching
Program Type: AATC
Program Hours: 60.00
Organization Description:

SolutionsAcademy has been running coach training since 2001 and our programs were accredited as ACTP by the ICF in 2015, as Level 1, 2 and 3 in 2022. In the meantime, we have trained over 1500 coaches in 33 countries and offer courses in multiple languages such as English, German, Italian, Romanian, Polish, Spanish, Turkish, Czech, Chinese.

Staying true to our commitment to the highest quality and “one-stop-shop” all our programs are also accredited with EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council) and IASTI (International Alliance of Solution Focused Training Institutes), so that at the end of any of our programs, participants can receive a triple accreditation.

We are pioneers of participative, engaging virtual education, “virtual gurus”. Our first live online Coach Training ran in 2005, when nobody even thought it was even possible. We are collaborating with large organizations to develop their people in their coaching skills by delivering our outstanding, fun, engaging, global community building programs.

Our programs provide innovative online training with a focus on building real relationships. The classes are small (maximum 12 people), and we make frequent use of breakout rooms and other easy-to-use technology to generate interactive learning. While our content is cutting-edge and at the forefront of coaching science, our approach is practical, hands-on. We are firm believers in adult learning using a coaching approach to teach and offer many ways to engage with the program: coaching practice, a modern learning platform with coaching videos, readings and discussion forums, peer-group practice, etc. We support our participants to gain client coaching experience by offering opportunities for reciprocal coaching across all of our graduates and by actively seeking cooperations with organizations for pro-bono coaching.

All our trainers are all accredited at least as PCC and most of them are on their way to MCC. On top of that, they hold an EMCC accreditation. They have extensive experience as online coach trainers, must meet stringent requirements to work with us and keep up with the development in coaching standards from both ICF and EMCC.

Our coaching approach, Solution Focus, is positive, target oriented and leads away from analysis paralysis into exploring what clients truly wants in their lives. Solution Focused principles are not only applicable in coaching but useful for most business and private conversations. Solution Focused conversations are an evidence-based practice for creating sustainable solutions for clients. What we do is scientifically sound and far away from the ever-changing market driven hypes in HR development.

In our courses, you develop into a professional coach: you will learn the ins and outs of coaching and how to integrate coaching into your business and life. Our graduates receive the chance to join our Business Development Mastermind at a highly discounted rate so that you can learn to market and sell your services.

We are dedicated to creating an environment where our students can explore and thrive. Sharing the joy of learning to coach in a global community of peers, challenging and supporting each other is our mission.

Program Description: Would you like to learn team coaching and gain many more opportunities for your business?You have gained skills in individual coaching and are looking to expand your business to help cover the ever growing need for team coaches? Or you are an agile coach who would like to learn a simple structure and lots of tools for professional team coaching? Maybe you are a leader who wants to apply a coaching approach when leading his or her team?
There is an increasing number of team coaching classes on the market. In our experience, many classes are full of theory and make the topic more complicated than it needs to be. In our hands-on training, you will learn what to do, how to coach, which facilitation and coaching techniques are useful when. You will learn techniques for online coachings as well as for real-life coachings. The course is accredited with ICF as AATC and with EMCC as TCQA so that you will have a valuable certificate (EMCC ITCA and ICF ACTC) to show for your learning. The course provides all training and supervision hours for ICF ACTC certificate and EMCC ITCA practitioner accreditation. On top of this, you will receive a social-media badge as "Certified SolutionsAcademy Team Coach".
In short:
SF Teamcoaching teaches “Solution Focused Team Coaching” an easy to use and easy to apply, yet structured, professional and evidence based approach. You will have the certainty that your coaching has a solid foundation. Your customers will have the certainty that you are a professional coach since the course is fully accredited with the International Coaching Federation.With our EMCC TCQA accreditation you can gain EMCC accreditation for team coaching on the practitioner level. The course is also accredited as ICF AATC which allows you to achieve the ICF ACTC certificate.The class portion of the course runs for 13 weeks, 2 hours a week and is purely online, so very manageable. We start courses 2-3 times a year at different times of the day and days of the weeks, so there will surely be a course that fits your schedule.There is lots of additional material available for your learning and you will be able to practice what you have learned in peer groups as well. The course officially has 150 hours (EMCC) and 60 hours (ICF). If you only want the ICF certificate, you will have to put in 30 hours of asynchronous work on top of the 30 hours class and supervision work, for EMCC, there are extra readings and reflections required.The course includes 4 hours of individual supervision required by EMCC for the ITCA accreditation and more than 5 hours of group and individual supervision for the ICF ACTC certificate.After the class, you have access to our business development mastermind groups for a significantly discounted price. We support you in gaining your required coaching experience hours by offering you access to our alumni community and by collaborating with organizations for pro-bono coaching. Also, there is continuous support by our regular meetups where you can ask anything that may come up in your practice. These meetups are completely free – so if you would like to join to get a feel for us, join us for one of the next ones.You also receive a cool "SolutionsAcademy Certified Team Coach" badge for your social media presence right after the course! No need to wait to share the joy until after your ICF or EMCC certificates
Organization: SolutionsAcademy -- Speaking! GmbH
Schaberweg 23
61348 Bad Homburg Hessen
Phone: +496172684905
Student Contact: Ms. Kirsten Dierolf, ACTC, ICF MCC, ITCA MP, EMCC MP, ESIA
Learning Method: Virtual,Combination
Language: Chinese, Chinese - Complex, Chinese -Simplex, Czech, Dutch, English, Farsi, Flemish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Slovakian, Spanish, Taiwanese, Turkish
Coaching Specialties: Business/Organizations, Executive, Internal, Leadership, Other
Approval Start Date: February 2, 2023 Accreditation Renewal Date: July 31, 2026
Locations: China
Czech Republic
Saudi Arabia
South Africa
United Kingdom
United States
North Carolina