RCI’s Professional Coach Training Program

Life Coach Training with ICF Approved ACSTH Professional Coach TrainingThis 72-hour certificate ICF-approved Professional Coach Training Program is designed to train you in the fundamentals of professional coaching, the industry standards of conduct and ethics. This program will empower you to become a skilled, confident, successful professional coach through world-class training, practice and feedback of your skills.

Our philosophy: The heights that can be reached are largely dependent on the depth, and strength, of the foundation in place.  Beginning at the beginning, and moving forward in incremental steps is the primary concept behind RCI’s Professional Coach Training Program.  We believe we need to:

  • meet every student where they are now, and at any given point in the learning process
  • provide solid examples, clear expectations, and clean and constructive feedback as students progress
  • evaluate results to ensure learning
  • assign practices to root new learning as a key tenant to the student’s long term development

Is this training for you? This program is intended for new and intermediate coaching students.  It is also well suited for helping professional crossing over to a more coaching based modality, and for veteran coaches looking to strengthen their coaching foundations.   As this is a foundational course, beginners are welcome.

Requirements to enroll in this training:
  • This course is delivered in English, so applicants must be able to read, write, and communicate effectively in English.
  • You must be a member of RCI in order to enroll in or participate in our trainings.  More on RCI membership here.
Program Cost:  This program is provided as a member benefit.  All participants are required to maintain their RCI membership for the duration of their training.

Course Specifics

Course Format:

RCI is a distance learning organization. All of our training is conducted entirely by telephone. You can join us from the convenience of your home, office, or anywhere else in the world.  Students access our Learning Management System through which you access your handouts, manuals, and supplemental materials, and class information.  This System also provides you contact information for peer and instructor support and guidance.

Course Schedule:

There are 4 individual courses that make up this 33-week program.  The curriculum includes:
  • Coaching Ethics and Conduct (PC1-EC)
    This course will cover the entirety of the ICF Code of Ethics and ensure student understanding. Class will review, discuss, and engage in exploration and application of these standards. There will be exercises that help the students practice decision-making through their
    understanding of the ethics. This course will also support them in comfortably articulating what they offer as a coach, discussing their agreements, and mastering their intake process. The latter, in direct support of them applying their ethical knowledge to the intake process. Thus, further supporting their ethical integrity by ensuring they are the best coach for the client, and the client’s specific situation.
  • Coaching Core Competencies (PC2-CC)
    The professional standard in the coaching industry is highlighted in this informative, and in-depth exploration of the ICF Core Competencies. Not only are these areas of focus the foundation for the most valuable professional coaching skills, but they also provide practical tools for maximizing the coaching relationship.
  • Inspiring Transformation (PC3-IT)
    What are some of the big, game-changing ideas in the world of personal development? In this program we discuss and review several key concepts that will help you coach powerfully. From your ‘come-from’ as a coach, to the underlying principles of coaching in action – everything is fair game. This program takes the Core Competencies conversation to the next level: Application in an ongoing coaching relationship, combined with your style, techniques and emerging science.
  • Coaching Labs (PC4-LABS)
    Before it’s your turn to coach, be a fly-on-the-wall! The coaching lab observer program allows you to enjoy the lab experience, learn from your peers, and ready yourself for your own opportunity to participate. Then you move into the full lab experience. Working with your instructor and a partner, in an intimate practice lab, is an amazing opportunity to advance your coaching skills. This safe and supportive setting will provide you the space, and the safe feedback, to hone your ability to demonstrate the Core Competencies with ease and confidence.

Time Commitment:

Class meets one day per week, and are 2-hours in length for the 27 class sessions and 3-hours in length for the 6 lab sessions. Participants can expect to spend an additional 2-6 hours per week to complete reading assignments, homework, and buddy coaching.
Next training: Saturdays: August 6, 2016 – May 20, 2017
9:00am – 11:00am Eastern

Meet the Professional Coach Trainers

Lead Professional Coach Trainer Terri Hase, PCC, MMC, BYCC

Life Coach Training with Life Coach Terri HaseWhat I do:
Ask her clients about her and they will tell you she’s an iron fist in a velvet glove. She creates excitement, oozes certainty and can handle seemingly anything with a calm graceful style. With Terri in your life you are safe to explore your darkest fears, deepest hurts, leap towards the wildest of your dreams, do better, play better, be better and love your life. Just be warned, there is no place to hide. Terri is known for her cut to the chase nature and uses it to call her clients forward. With careers in Retail Management and Customer Service Training, Terri transitioned into coaching in 2002 and has been hooked ever since. In fact, she says she didn’t even know coaching existed until 2002, otherwise she would have said she wanted to be one ‘when she grew up’!

Terri served as General Manager for the world’s largest coach training organization, CoachVille, for 5 years. She was also an instructor and one of the leads on the certification team. She is a Certified Graduate and is Certified through the International Association of Coaching.
  • Certified ‘Relationship Rescue’ Coach
  • Professional Certified Coach, (PCC)
  • Master Masteries Coach, (MMC)
  • North American Regional Coordinator for the International Association of Coaching
  • Co-Founder and Host of IAC and ICF Chapter groups
  • Mentor Coach

Professional Coach Trainer Laura Menze, PCC

What I Do:

As the Founder and Chief Love Officer of Ready-Match, located in Denver, CO, Laura helps clients find, create, and keep amazing love. Laura helps clients become crystal clear about themselves and learn the knowledge and skills it takes to Self-Match and build the foundation for an amazing relationship. With incredible marriages as a result, Laura even officiates in the marriages of couples she coached.

Laura is also the Co-Founder of The Radical Love Summit, an annual conference open to the public in Denver, CO.

Co-Founder – The Radical Love Summit
Featured coach in a television series – ‘Radical Dating – Breaking Through The Barriers To Find Lasting Love After 40′
Emily Makinzie’s ‘Love Guru’ on Denver’s Mix 100.3 FM
Professional Coach Trainer for budding coaches in Singles Coaching & Professional Coaching at The Relationship Coaching Institute.
Ordained Minister – American Marriage Ministries
BA – Communications, University of Illinois at Chicago
MBA – International Business – Lake Forest Graduate School of Management
CPCC (Certified Professional Co-Active Coach) – The Coaches Training Institute
PCC (Professional Certified Coach) – International Coach Federation
CRCS (Certified Relationship Coach for Singles) – Relationship Coaching Institute
CRCC (Certified Relationship Coach for Couples) – Relationship Coaching Institute


Here is what graduates say about RCI’s Professional Coach training:

“This is an amazing class. I have learned so much about myself and about how to help my clients become real problem solvers in their lives. When I was working with my clients I would apply what I had been taught the week before and the results were wonderful. I was able to help all of my clients move toward their goals.Terri is not only a very good coach, she is a phenomenal teacher. At the start of each class we always start with a check in where we each share what happened to us in our coaching during the past week. Terri is able to pin-point exactly what is happening with our clients, and then she ties it in with the lesson for the week. In fact, none of us have been able to come up with a question or a situation with a client, that has stumped Terri. She uses our example or something from her vast experience, to explain what is going on. She is a fine teacher and a compassionate coach. “~Sue Poucher
“Thank you Terri for the outstanding course, sharing your expertise, knowledge and insights, your authenticity, your thorough and always empowering feedback, your encouragement and support.

Five star training, I am glad I was able to take it. It has deepened my understanding and improved my coaching ability. I would recommend it to anyone wishing to enter the coaching profession or wanting to improve their coaching ability. “~Judith Halmai

“Terri is a masterful coach. She provides a space where every one is ok. She is always giving encouragements and positive feedback. She is such a demonstration of listening actively. She found gold in any of our sharing or experience. I have loved the sessions and was looking forward for them.”~ Christine Nelson
“I started out not feeling like I had the tools to coach a client. With practice and the break down of the latest transformational tools, I feel confident that I walked away with effective ways to help clients find their own solutions and recognize their own patterns.”~Tieu Nguyen
“Helping people break through old beliefs and truly make a transformation is the heart and challenge of coaching. In this class Terri Hase sharing the latest thinking about how to do that effectively and guided us to develop core skills to apply with our clients. Regardless of your level of experience, every coach would benefit from taking this class.”~ Terri Marianne Oehser