The Pathway for Professionals…

Becoming a coach isn’t just about helping others (although it’s what we love to do most). Coach training starts with evoking positive change in your own life.

Whether you are pivoting from an existing career or life path or embarking on an entirely new one, we equip you to master change for yourself and others…

ICF ACTP Professional Certified Coach Training Program (PCC) is designed with your needs at the forefront…

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 This professional coach training is designed for:

  • New Coaches who want to begin their career or business pathway with the credibility of the ICF and proven pathway to evoke change in any niche.
  • Service providers who want to add coaching services into their offerings or enhance the outcomes of their specialty with coaching tools and techniques
  • Coaches seeking to deepen their impact and expand their skills through a ground-breaking, holistic coaching method
  • Organizations that want in-house coaching services to advance employees toward higher levels of effectiveness while addressing any barriers to success, including conflict, sabotaging behaviors, and other common stumbling blocks that derail creativity, innovation and profitability.

Gain the proficiency to champion human excellence in any situation while addressing the underlying issues that prevent others from being at their best. Earn the credibility and respect as an ICF Professional Certified Coach (PCC).

Program Overview

Certify as a Whole Person Coach. Complete your ICF Certification process to earn an ACC and/or PCC from the ICF.

You’ll be certified as a Whole Person Coach, plus be able to earn an ACC and/or PCC from the International Coach Federation.


Coach Training

Our ICF Professional Coach Certification training cements your coaching proficiency with our full 125-hour ICF/ACTP-accredited Whole Person Certified Coach (WPCC) curriculum. You can rest assured knowing that you are making a wise investment in your future. Our training program is fully accredited and vetted by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Center for Credentialing Education (CCE).
Your ICF Professional Certification training program includes:


  • 125 hour ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP)
  • 6 Coach Training Modules
  • Coaching workbooks, tools, contracts & manuals
  • Coach & Transform private online support group
  • 1:1 peer coaching practicum
  • Your own personal coach
  • Listing in “Find-a-Coach” directory
  • Lifetime access to student library and recordings

ICF Certification Process

Your ICF-credentialed mentor coach is eager to guide with you the knowledge and support you need to successfully earn your ICF credential and to champion change at your best. Our ICF PCC mentor coaching program allows you to apply for your ACC and/or PCC credentials via the ACTP Pathway.

  • 3 month ICF Certification Process
  • Personal Group ICF Mentor Coaching
  • Private mentor coaching sessions
  • All required evaluations & oral exam
  • ICF exam prep & coaching experience hours
  • ICF Mentor coaching video library

Business Start-Up Course

Get niched & successfully market yourself. Infuse: Live Your Brilliance is an on-demand digital course designed to help you start and grow your coaching business. In this course, you’ll learn how to think like a marketing strategist and hit the fast lane to getting clients with a step-by-step process based in educational marketing. This course is sold separately for $1995.

I’m no stranger to trainings and certifications—massage licensing, Bachelors in Social Work, certified yoga teacher, certified aromatherapist…My training at Coach Training World exceeded my expectations. Feroshia Knight is a master coach, both in title & execution. Plus she knows how to teach in a way that addresses the group and the individual needs at the same time. One thing that surprised me about my experience with Coach Training World is the ongoing support long after completion of the program. Feroshia continually shares resources, tips, job opportunities, networking opportunities, etc. My experience with some programs is that you never hear from them again unless you want to sign-up for more training. I’m more successful in my career because of the ongoing support from Feroshia. Thanks!

Sharon Roemmel, Certified Professional Coach

Your learning journey…

Your learning journey begins with INSIGHT: Whole Person Starter Kit and continues with 5 additional coach training courses. From here, dive into our INFUSE: Live Your Brilliance digital course to set your business up for success. Want to start your own business and have long-term support and expert business mentoring? View our CoachPreneur Certification.

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Whole Person Starter Kit


Revolutionary Relationships


Catalytic Communications


Science & Psychology


Holistic Change Mastery


Holistic Change Mastery

ICF Certification

3-Month Membership

Coming to Coach Training World was one of the best decisions I ever made. My former coach training left me woefully unprepared for real world coaching. I am certain that I can be a successful coach and I have the tools necessary! I would and have recommended your Whole Person Coach program not only to future coaches, but to anyone who wants to go along the path of self discovery and personal transformation.

Monica Wheeler - Whole Person Certified Coach

You love to help others. It’s why you’re here.

Yet with so many new coach training programs, it’s hard to know which one is right for you and your future.


at Coach Training World you can
Evoke Change Your Way

Our Unique Method

Create life fulfillment, vitality, balance and prosperity working with the whole person.

Whole Person Coaching is based on the premise that when a person comes to know, embrace and express all aspects of their whole self, they are positioned to thrive throughout their whole life. They become rich in resources, grounded in their being, and at peace within. Through Whole Person Coaching, clients not only accomplish their goals, but shift from outdated or inhibited versions of themselves into the whole of who they truly are, fully and freely expressed in a life of their choosing.

When I was looking for coach training that meets ICF credentialing guidelines and requirements, I was drawn to Coach Training World. Feroshia, CTW’s founder, has created more than just a training program. She has built a training world where you can learn the tools of the trade, practice coaching and being coached, and join an amazing community of novice to seasoned coaches. Being part of CTW has equipped me to become a certified coach, given me the confidence to start my own coaching business, and connected me to a caring and supportive coaching community.

CL Black Certified Professional Coach

Infuse: Live & Brand Your Brilliance ($1995 Bonus Course!)

(10-Module Online Digital Program)

Get Niched & Successfully Market Yourself. Infuse: Live Your Brilliance is an on-demand digital course designed to help you start and grow your coaching business. In this course, you’ll learn how to think like a marketing strategist and hit the fast lane to getting clients with a step-by-step process based in educational marketing.

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With this course, you will:

  • Stand out from others as you translate your gifts, skills, experience and passionate interests into a niche that is uniquely you.

  • Effectively communicate the value you offer, generate leads, and easy sales conversions through your marketing efforts so you can attract your ideal clients.

  • Clear any limiting beliefs or money mindsets so you can command top-dollar and receive what you are truly worth.

  • Create a sustainable business model by offering a suite of services from 1:1 coaching, coaching programs, workshops, etc. By diversifying and creating long-term relationships with your clients, you can increase your income potential.

  • Successfully launch your coaching business and avoid costly mistakes and investments with expert support immersed in an entrepreneurial community.
A coach, isn’t a coach without clients.  Infuse ensures that you are strategically aligning your efforts to create a successful coaching business. You’ll leave equipped with the knowledge and tools to not only market yourself successfully, but you’ll also feel confident and comfortable selling yourself to others.

Not interested in obtaining your ICF Professional Coach Certification (PCC)?

Attend our SIGNATURE: Certification and you’ll receive our 125-Hour Whole Person Coach training program sans the ICF PCC Credentialing Process. Please note the INFUSE: Live Your Brilliance course is a bonus for our Professional Certificate only.

Choose Your Payment Plan
Pay in Full
Coach Training Modules 1-6

Become a Whole Person Certified Coach (WPCC)

Coach Training Modules 1-6

Become a Whole Person Certified Coach (WPCC)

$5795 Pay in Full Option Saves $1975 from Ala Carte Pricing | (USD) $995 Down Payment + 5 month payment plan | (USD)$1040/mo
Coach Training Modules 1-6
**PLUS** 3-Month ICF PCC Credentialing Process

Become a Whole Person Certified Coach (WPCC) & Earn your ICF ACC and PCC

+$1997 Bonus Business Course
Coach Training Modules 1-6
**PLUS** 3-Month ICF PCC Credentialing Process

Become a Whole Person Certified Coach (WPCC) & Earn your ICF ACC and PCC

+$1997 Bonus Business Course
$6995 Pay in Full Option Saves $4265 from Ala Carte Pricing | (USD) $995 Down Payment + 6 month payment plan | (USD)$1085/mo

Coach Training World Founder Feroshia Knight, MA, MCC

You’ve probably got questions…

A central component to your success is finding the right program (and an expert guide) for your needs. We’re here to make sure you do! Our goal is to help you discover the right path that will lead you to the results you seek. Below you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions. If you don’t find the information you need, please call us at 1-888-660-5588 or schedule your non-obligatory conversation with Feroshia and learn from the source.

Is your coach training program Accredited?
Yes, our Whole Person Certified Coach (WPCC) programs are fully accredited as an ACTP program with the International Coach Federation (ICF).
What's the difference between the SIGNATURE & ICF PROFESSIONAL programs?
The main difference is that our SIGNATURE Certificate program does not include the ICF Credentialing Process required to apply for your ICF credential. It does include our 125-Hour Coach Training and allows you to call yourself a “Whole Person Certified Coach (WPCC)” awarded by Coach Training World.
How does the program work?
At CTW, we offer you our personal best. That means our programs are designed to ensure you gain the skills, confidence and capacity to become a highly effective holistic coach. Beyond that, we also want to make sure you’re able to start your own coaching business, build it by attracting your ideal client base, and succeeding long-term. So we provide countless hours of support as well as ongoing resources and support to ensure you succeed. Though a portion of our program are offered exclusively as digital courses, you’ll discover a number of ways in which our personal touch will champion you to success. These include small live classrooms, various mentoring groups, private online groups, and one-on-one support. Please note you can visit this page to see your options for attending each of our courses. Our Certifications reflect the highest standards and requirements of an ICF accredited program, including four core elements:

  1. Professional ICF Accredited Coach Training. These are delivered online (live or self-study) and in-person (Portland, OR) over the course of four Three-Day Live Intensives, held once a month. You can choose the order and timing of these weekend intensives. But if you plan on earning your ICF credential with us, you will need to attend these intensive either online via zoom conference or in-person.
  1. Professional PCC/MCC Level ICF Mentor Coaching. In addition to your coach training weekends, you’ll receive one-on-one private mentor coaching and participate in our group coaching mentor program. You are required to participate in a minimum of four.  (Mastery: Level III Certification & ACC Certification Only)
  1. Coaching Practicum.These are your additional practice hours where you’ll be coaching others and receiving coaching from peers and advanced students. If you are currently coaching, you may earn these hours with your existing/new clients. If you’re interested in finding practice clients outside of class (whether paid or pro bono), our program teaches you how to do that. (Certification Level III only)
  1. Coaching Evaluations.Throughout the program, you’ll be participating in several formal coaching evaluations. This is where you’ll receive appreciative and developmental feedback related to the ICF Core Competencies. (Mastery: Level III Certification & ACC Certification Only)

BONUS: Independent Study. In addition to the live portion of the program, you’ll receive coursework and access to our robust video library. This supplements the classroom training and further develops your robust toolkit by giving you a wide range of additional material and examples.

What is the difference between your Coaching Certifications?
To better meet the various needs of our global student base we offer three different types of certification pathways:

  • Coach Training World Certification
  • ICF ACC/PCC/MCC Certification
  • Center for Credentialing Education’s BCC Certification

Coach Training World Certification Choose from our CORE: Certification to get started in the coaching profession. If you are committed and want to become a highly skillful coach, you’ll want to pursue our SIGNATURE: Certification. ICF Credentials (ACC/PCC) Upgrade your CORE or SIGNATURE Certification training with our ICF Credentialing Process and you can pursue your ICF Associate Certified Coach (ACC) or Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential with the International Coach Federation. BCC Certification For those in with advanced degrees in psychology or similar professions you can earn your Board Certified Coach designation with either our 30-hour or 60-hour BCC Coach Training.

Can I upgrade from one certification to another?
Yes, you can. If you decide to upgrade your certification within 6 months of starting the program, you can apply the tuition paid toward another higher level certification. Please note there is a $200 upgrade fee. Please contact us for full details.
Are their additional expenses that I should know about?
No. Our coach training program is all-inclusive with the exception of any membership or final exam fees that the International Coach Federation requires. These fees may range from $100 to $500 based on the pathway you choose to apply with at the ICF website, and whether or not you are an ICF member. Upon enrollment of our coach training program, you can become an ICF member.
What is the time commitment for the program?
That all depends on you! On average, our students report that they spend 3 to 10 hours a week on the program. Unlike a university or community college, most of this time is spent at your convenience. Whenever you can fit the training into your schedule, it’s there waiting for you. Please note that you have up to 2 years to complete your coursework.
What if I have a schedule conflict with a course?
From time to time, we all have unavoidable scheduling conflicts or find ourselves a little under the weather. Unlike a college course, all of our sessions are recorded, enabling you to take part live or at a time that’s more convenient for you. Audio files of our calls are uploaded to the web and available for on-demand streaming. This ensures that you’ll never miss out or fall behind. Please note: if you are applying for your ICF credential and know that you are going to miss more than a couple hours of training, Contact Us for your options.
If I attend “Live” Virtually, what can I expect?
Some of us prefer to attend trainings in-person. But there are many factors that can make it a challenge to do so: travel expenses, time away from home, scheduling difficulties, and the myriad of preferred learning styles and speeds. That’s why our global student population loves the online coach training courses offered here at Coach Training World! In a recent poll conducted through our private Facebook group, we discovered that students found “no difference” in their learning capacity between training live online and in-person. This was especially true when considering the interactive design of our Intensives and our attention to support. These findings can’t diminish how much we love having you visit us here at our facility in Portland, Oregon. But the web-based coach training program opens our curriculum to a diverse mix of students around the globe – deepening the learning for all of us. That’s why so many new and seasoned coaches are gravitating toward the online platform. If you’re participating for the first time, you still might be wondering about the actual experience. Here’s what you can expect… The virtual experience So what’s it like to train online for three days? As any of our graduates will tell you: it’s convenient, comfortable and immersive. Our Virtual Intensives are highly interactive. Expect a comprehensive mix of education on all the essentials and coaching competencies. These are combined with active participation in demos, group discussions and practice sessions. You’ll also have unlimited access to the vast coaching resources and manuals we’ve amassed in the past two decades in our student center. And we’ll be there to mentor you every step of the way. If you have questions or need any additional support, we’re ready to help. Feel free to chime in at any point if you need further examples or explanation on any of the concepts we present. By the way: that doesn’t apply to just questions – if something strikes a chord with you, let us all know. Our differences make us great! You may share an example that snaps a concept into focus for someone else. Don’t be shy: your contribution makes our Online Intensives unique to you! Technical aspects We use Zoom, a web-based platform that provides conferencing and messaging on any device. One of things we like most about the platform is that it gives you the option to view all the participants at once or focus solely on the speaker. During breakout sessions, you’ll move to a private chatroom with 1 to 4 other people, depending on the exercises. Here you can enjoy the privacy to practice, deepen your understanding of the material, and apply it to your chosen application. Many coaches have discovered new opportunities based on the conversations and ideas that spring from these fun, creative gatherings. Plus, you’re only a click away from calling your instructor’s attention should you need help or additional clarification on something. We are always there for you! The Zoom conference setup allows you to attend on multiple devices, syncing between your smartphone, tablet and home or office computer. We recommend participating on the largest screen possible. This enables you to see the other participants and allows them to see you. For this reason, we do ask that you participate on a device that has an active web-cam.
What is the success rate of your students?
You might see websites that claim X% of their students make “X” amount of money. The truth is: success is defined by the individual. Those who are devoted and willing to do the work necessary to launch their business will prosper. Those who are already entrepreneurs are further down the road – they’ve learned some skills – and so can you. With your devotion and the right support, it’s 100% possible, and that’s where we’d like to help you.  If you are serious about starting your own business, you’ll love our CoachPreneur Academy. We can’t guarantee your success. But we can promise to give you what you need to pursue success, as you define it, in the most efficient, strategic and cost-effective way possible. With hard work and creativity, you’ll be amazed how far you can go. For examples of our past graduates, please view our success stories distributed through out our website.
It’s a lot of money for me….
Past graduate Amy – shared with us recently, “Signing up took a pretty good measure of trust in the universe that I’d be able to do this. And of course, I did and it’s paid off.“ While graduate Melanie offered this wisdom, “I pondered it for a long time and finally got up the nerve to put the investment down for it. I’d  been thinking about getting a Masters in Organizational Development (about $60,000!) or I could take Feroshia’s program – for MUCH less – and still fulfill my passion to help.” While certainly training to become a professional credentialed coach is an investment, in our opinion one well-worth making if you are ready to change your career, life and maybe even start a business.  There has never been a better time to step into the coaching profession. Long gone are the days where a coach is thought of as a sports coach. People, businesses and large corporations are using coaching to improve their lives and become highly effective. In fact, many of our students have shared that the training alone was worth every penny if if they never became a coach.  Coach training is about leveling up all areas of your life. What is that worth to you?
Are there financing options outside of CTW?
Why yes!  There are a number of financial institutions that are here to help you with your career change. Please check this link to see what is possible for you! In additional you can always go through companies like to create a payment plan with them similar to a credit card loan.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We are able to process payment as follows:

  • Credit Card:  Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB, and Discover
  • Check: Personal or Business Checks
  • Money Orders
  • PayPal & PayPal Credit
Do you offer scholarships or financial aid?
Other than split-pay, we do not offer any additional financing options, such as financial aid or scholarships, at this time. Because of the deep value we’re committed to providing, we keep our school small. This enables us to provide the highest level of professional coach training and business mentoring possible. In this program, you won’t be swimming in a sea of thousands but rather engaging and learning alongside a select group of others who are deeply devoted to developing a highly successful business of their own. Also, we have discovered that when someone invests in their development, they are positioning themselves for success. This is one of the lessons you’ll learn to do strategically and effectively in this program. In turn, you’ll be using this same philosophy to ask your clients to invest in your services and programs. It’s worth noting that many people earn back their tuition within the first year. Some even earn 10 times their tuition (or more). The results are different for each attendee. And those who are committed to do what it takes, do succeed.
How do I get my employer to pay for this?
We’ve found that employers are often delighted to fund your training, especially if you position the training as a solution to what they perceive as their biggest needs and show them how you could be the next game changer within your company.  Companies throughout the world are bringing coaching into their culture as their secret weapon to success. Why not? If you’ll recall Amy – her HR department told Shirley how much less turnover there was – that’s a HUGE money- and time-saver for businesses!
Will I be learning from Master Coach Feroshia?
You may have gotten wind that Feroshia be training some exceptional Coaches from our community to step forward and take over at the head of the classroom. It’s true: Feroshia will only be in the room teaching the first three modules of the program through summer 2019. Those who step into her shoes will be every bit as knowledgeable, seasoned, supportive and committed to the success of future coaches. But we also understand there are some people who have connected with her over the past couple of years, individuals who have not had the opportunity to pursue their chosen path yet. That being said, she’ll still be in the classroom teaching the second half of the program for those who are in our Signature, Professional and CoachPreneur certifications.

Other commonly asked questions…

What if I don’t want to quit my job?
Coach training skills are needed everywhere. While it may seem like 1000’s seek coach training to leap out of their day jobs – just as many recognize these skills help them become more effective leaders, developers and better communicators and that often leads to promotions and professional acceleration. Coaching amplifies your capacity to work effectively with others. And some of our graduates stay in the career they have while taking some private clients on the side – additional income!
What if I don’t know how to get clients?
You’re not alone – that’s a common concern. And that’s why we’ve added our business course as a bonus into your program INFUSE: Live Your Brilliance.  This program ensures that you are creating the right business model and marketing strategy to build a successful business that you love. Plus, we’re here to answer questions and keep you on track! And, if you want to go the distance, come join us in our CoachPreneur Academy where you’ll learn the A to Z of starting and succeeding in your coaching business!
Do I need to know what my niche is?
No! In fact, it’s very common that through the training process you discover hidden talents and passions that often lead you to an unexpected dream-come-true client base.  Plus… I’ve included “INFUSE: Live Your Brilliance” in your coach training program. This business program is geared toward helping you achieve the clarity around your offer, your audience and how to market yourself authentically and effectively. Inside this course, we’ll explore:

  • What you have that others want and will pay for!
  • Curing “ideaitis” – sifting through your many options to create the best offer with an eye on your passion that meets your financial goals
  • Translate your unique offering into an irresistible offer for others.
  • Specifics of your unique offering (What problem do you solve?)
  • Your ideal audience and how to know that your idea is right for them
  • PLUS: You’ll also create a business model and marketing plan to ensure you begin (and remain) strategic in the steps ahead

These are vital foundational steps toward starting a successful coaching business – one that will sustain you financially and emotionally by generating happiness, fulfillment, and success throughout your life. You’ll walk away from this program with radical clarity on exactly what you have to offer, who wants it, and how you can earn the most from it.

Can I really make good money as a coach?
There seems to be a “belief” that coaching work or doing good for others doesn’t pay well. That simply isn’t true. While some of our graduates are making 6-figures annually, it’s up to you to decide how much you’ll make. We can’t promise you a certain income – no school should. But we do give you the training and business support you need to be successful. You really can make money doing what you love.

Still wondering if Coach Training World and Whole Person Coaching is right for you?

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Choose Your Payment Plan
Pay in Full
Coach Training Modules 1-6

Become a Whole Person Certified Coach (WPCC)

Coach Training Modules 1-6

Become a Whole Person Certified Coach (WPCC)

$5795 Pay in Full Option Saves $1975 from Ala Carte Pricing | (USD) $995 Down Payment + 5 month payment plan | (USD)$1040/mo
Coach Training Modules 1-6
**PLUS** 3-Month ICF PCC Credentialing Process

Become a Whole Person Certified Coach (WPCC) & Earn your ICF ACC and PCC

+$1997 Bonus Business Course
Coach Training Modules 1-6
**PLUS** 3-Month ICF PCC Credentialing Process

Become a Whole Person Certified Coach (WPCC) & Earn your ICF ACC and PCC

+$1997 Bonus Business Course
$6995 Pay in Full Option Saves $4265 from Ala Carte Pricing | (USD) $995 Down Payment + 6 month payment plan | (USD)$1085/mo

Not quite ready to attend the full program? Try INSIGHT: Whole Person Coaching Starter Kit for only $995.

Introducing Life & Health Coach Allison Kirby Falk

“At Coach Training World, I discovered the power of community, connection, and holding the space and time for yourself to build awareness and fuel self-growth. Your brain is not your only source of information – there are tools to tap into your body that give you insight and clarity. Coaching is transformation. Literally.”

Introducing Life Coach for Legal Professionals Frieda Levycky

“Starting your own business is hard work! I never realised the effort that went into marketing strategy, branding, networking and other aspects. It’s been eye-opening to say the least – particularly when juggling a full-time job. But when you are passionate and driven by a bigger purpose, you find time to fit it all in.”

Introducing Return to Work + Female Empowerment Coach Hillary Bennett

“I went on a long personal development journey that brought me to coaching, and I’ve never felt more alive! It is possible to have a job you truly love and that enhances your life instead of taking away from it. If I can find it, anyone can.”

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