International School of Coaching New Course Starts on March 2024

This course is accredited by the Association for Coaching (AC) as an Accredited Certificate in Coach Training (ACCT)

The Association for Coaching states the following for courses they recognise:

“People signing up to a coach training programme recognised by the AC can be reassured that the programme will have met a set of quality criteria that ensures they are providing quality coach training. At the same time the course recognition mark represents a trust mark for buyers of coach training as they know that the AC has validated the coach programme offered”.

This practical and intensive course provides participants with tools designed to help them to become effective coaches.

On this course, you will learn:

  • International coaching standards, practices, and ethics
  • Coach specific tools and skills, including many complimentary NLP techniques
  • How to establish the coach-client contract
  • The coach-client ‘fit’
  • Setting achievable goals and outcomes
  • Coaching tips and traps
  • How to create measurable action plans
  • Performance coaching
  • The stages of the coaching relationship
  • How to deliver effective feedback
  • How to conclude the coach-client relationship
The course covers competencies, such as:
  • Ethical guidelines and professional standards
  • Establishing Rapport with the client
  • Listening skills
  • Powerful questioning
  • Working with limiting beliefs
  • Communication
  • Developing awareness
  • Designing actions
  • Planning and goal setting
  • Managing progress and accountability
To successfully pass this course, participants will need to meet the number of study hours required, and:
  • Complete 25 hours of logged coaching practice
  • Complete coaching reflective journals for their 20 logged coaching hours
  • Complete daily course reflective journals
  • Complete a 1,500 word essay on their approach to coaching
  • Pass a live coaching assessment
Upon successful completion of the course and assessment, participants will be awarded a certificate as a professional coach, certified in Professional Coaching Skills and an Association for Coaching (AC) Accredited Certificate in Coach Training (ACCT).

Course Books - Recommended Reading

The Inner Game of Tennis

The Inner Game of Tennis by Timothy Gallwey Course: ACCT Content: Battles with the Inner Game we all face
Focus: Overcoming self-imposed blocks
Comment: A ‘must-read’ for any coach

This is a seminal piece of work from one of the most important figures in coaching.

The book sets out some very important fundamental principles in improving personal performance.

Coaching for Performance

Coaching for Performance by Sir John Whitmore
Course: ACCT Content: Coaching in a business context
Focus: Models and coaching frames
Comment: Clear, powerful, practical

Sir John Whitmore was one of Timothy Gallwey’s students and a key figure in the development of coaching.

This excellent book takes coaching into the business world.

My 31 Practices

My 31 Practices by Alan Williams & Steve Payne
Course: ACCT
Content: Values, Beliefs & NLP
Focus: Value Alignment for Happiness
Comment: A great values tool for coaches!

This critically acclaimed book, co-authored by the A.C.T.’s Steve Payne, explores how values alignment and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) can boost performance.

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An accredited training program and the certification distinguishes the professinally trained coaches in the market. A good coaching skills training will help the future coach to fully be trained on what professional coaching is, develop core coaching competencies, fully learn the code of ethics. This code of ethics sets the expectation of best practice in coaching. It is more and more preferred by the industry to work with professionally trained coaches who ensures to practice the professional coaching standards at best level. Being a certified coach is the best way to become an expert in your proficiency. Currently; coaching is not regulated by any country or state however if you would like to become a professional coach you should consider to go through the professional coach specific training and the certification process.

The Association for Coaching was established in 2002 and is a leading independent and not-for- profit professional body dedicated to promoting best practice and raising awareness and standards of coaching worldwide. As an inclusive body, with members in over 60 countries, it is made up of professional coaches, academic institutions, trainers and providers of coaching, as well as sponsors of coaching from the third sector through to large corporates, building coaching cultures.

The purpose of Association for Coaching is to inspire and champion coaching excellence, to advance the coaching profession and make a sustainable difference to individuals, organizations and society.

To continue to drive the highest standards in coaching the Association for Coaching offers accreditation of Coach Training Programmes. This offers reassurance to buyers of coach training that a training programme meets the AC standard for comprehensive coach training, encompassing the application of the AC Coaching Competency Framework, adherence to the Global Code of Ethics for Coaches & Mentors, and incorporates a blended learning approach which includes a balance of verified practical experience supported by theoretical content.

The AC offers four different levels of coach training accreditation to reflect the development of a coach from novice to mastery.

  • Accredited Award in Coach Training (AACT)
  • Accredited Certificate in Coach Training (ACCT)
  • Accredited Diploma in Coach Training (ADCT)
  • Accredited Advanced Diploma in Coach Training (AADCT)

Each level of accreditation has specific requirements.

The coaching industry has now matured to the extent that buyers of coaching services, both individuals and organizations, require ways to compare and differentiate between coaches. They wish to know that a coach is likely to be effective, is supported by a Professional Membership Body and that the service provided will be fit for purpose – before investing. Accreditation demonstrates that coaches have benchmarked themselves against high professional standards, and provides reassurance to buyers of coaching regarding the level of experience and capability of coaches.

An evidence based accreditation process requires a coach to take considerable time and care to meet the criteria, demonstrating a commitment to client care and professional development. Although accreditation cannot eliminate bad practice completely, in conjunction with an effective Global Code of Ethics for Coaches & Mentors.it does encourage standards of excellence.

  1. Complete a coach specific training that meets AC requirements.
  2. Meet the number of required study hours and coaching practice.
  3. Pass a live coaching assesment where you demonstrate the mastery of AC definition of coaching, code of Ethics and core coaching competencies.

This course is for individuals who wish to work as life or business coaches, managers whose work involves in performance management and people development, business leaders who would like to achieve better business results and improve performance.

Upon successful completion of the course and assessment, participants will be awarded a certificate as a coach, certified in Professional Coaching Skills and an Association for Coaching (AC) Accredited Certificate in Coach Training (ACCT).

A collaborative solution-focused, results oriented and systematic process in which the coach facilitaties the enhancement of work performance, life experience, self-directed learning and personal growth of the coachee.

Every person has an individual motivation to become a professional coach. But we tend to observe in our students the commonality of the following;

  • They are passionate about growth
  • They like, love to work with people
  • They love helping their clients to achieve /create the best potential and version of their life
  • They use collobrative systematic process
  • Continues development is an everyday topic for them
  • They are ready to commit to coaching excellence


One of the best trainings that I was attending is “Coaching with NLP”, it is one of the most transformational training that I have been participating so far in my carrier. As a Sales Manager it is very important to know how to coach your people and turn them into professionals.”

Lidia Barbutu,
Senior Manager – Microsoft

After working in travel industry for 25+ years at various positions, I had decided to bring a change to my life and start a new journey. I registered at the Professional Coaching Skills Certification Program of Prague Training Academy, during this transitional period. Participating at those 3 modules of the program provided me many tools, which I continuously applied during the sessions I’ve had with my clients, timely and alternatingly. It worked as a compass, helping them to transform their lives. Thanks to the Professional Coaching Skills Certification Program that I was trained at Prague Training Academy, I paved the growing path of my coaching business, in just the right way & tailored it for myself. This program and its 3 modules is great for all those people, who are considering making serious changes in their lives and place professional coaching at the center of it.

Kıvanc Oroglu,
Professional Coach

The people participating in the coaching seminar designed for IKEA with Steve were extremely Happy and I only have very positive feedback. I would really say that they benefit not only as individual but also as a team working together and supporting each other for extraordinary personal development achievements!

Alessandro Lagazio,
HR Director – IKEA

Being apart of PTA feels like family. Taking their course has up leveled my life and opened my eyes to new perspectives. It helped me to see where I was holding myself back and help me to develop empowering tools to serve both myself and others. I would highly recommend PTA and their course to anyone! Whether looking for personal development or becoming a life coach- PTA is great place to evolve and expand what your capable of!

Kathleen Renehan,
Certified Professional Coach / Art Teacher

The best training I have been to in Prague. I would have expected to have to travel to London or California to get this level.

Ryan Viguerie,

Truly enlightening and without doubt a superb catalyst for change in both self and personal/business relationships.

Simon Pinder

Taking the ACCT was for me a life-changer. I joined the training at PTA having left my full time job, without a clear idea what to do next and many doubts on what coaching was really about. Steven was not only able to deliver a professional and engaging training, but also offered us an intense and powerful coaching experience. Thanks to him and PTA team support, I’m now a full time coach!

Francesca Fabricio,
Life & Business Coach

What a wonderful experience and journey the course has been. Such a certificate will offer you a profession of the future, and moreover the course brings out in each of us thoughts and feelings you do not usually reflect on.It provides you with skills that will benefit you for the rest of your life in all the areas, family, career, social. Thank you very much to Steve especially, for the life transformation he has brought to me.

Mara Corfariu,
ACT Professional Coach

The PTA Accredited Coaching Training delivered by Steve Payne has been the most transformational training in my life! Steve teaches transformational coaching- and by becoming a qualified coach, you start becoming a better version of yourself -right from the start. The volume of information and insight you get from just these 7 days of intensive course is astounding! Steve is a fantastic professional who shares his deep knowledge and experience so that you become the best coach possible. Every time I review some of the material we covered, I discover a new angle or get a deeper understanding of what being a coach means. Being a coach to me is a truly life-changing and powerful position which enables you to make a difference in people’s lives – provided you were taught the right stuff. And Steve at PTA will teach you exactly that: the right stuff to become not just a coach but a great one! I can’t recommend this course highly enough!

Cécile K. Parker,
Certified Coach

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