Coaching Accreditation Programme – Phase 4

Coaching Accreditation Programme – Phase 4

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Phase 4 is optional but is required if you seek accreditation in the GCI coaching system, and the rights to use GCI coaching systems and materials in your coaching practice.  Phase 4 accreditation does not entitle you to commercially train others.  Participants are required to complete Phase 4 within a year of completing Phase 3 of the Coaching Accreditation Programme.

GCI Coach Accreditation involves the completion of 6×1 hour phone coaching sessions. It will focus on providing an experience of individual coaching with a GCI Coach who will model the GCI coaching system and provide support and mentoring for working with real clients.

This option requires:

  • Completion of six individual coaching sessions with two real clients
  • Written reflective practice learning project, including familiarity with current coaching research literature
  • Coachee to ‘Coach the Coach’ and receive written feedback
  • A high level of commitment to building coaching capability and to the practice of coaching in current or future roles


Successful completion of the four phases of this programme provides:

  • Recognition of 87 hours of coach-specific training endorsed by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC). These hours can also contribute to International Coach Federation (ICF) credentials
  • Mastery and accreditation status with GCI’s Coaching System. As part of this arrangement fully accredited participants receive:
    • Access to materials associated with the GROWTH coaching system such as templates, checklists and other coaching support resources
    • Permission to add ‘Growth Coaching International Accredited Coach’ to your business card and email signature
    • An opportunity to be part of an ongoing learning community
    • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) towards Masters level programs with several Australian Universities including: Macquarie University, University of Western Australia, Edith Cowan University and Notre Dame University. Further, participants who complete all four phases of the programme can receive credit towards the Masters in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching in Psychology at the University of East London (UK). NB. This option is available Online via distance learning format.

NOTE: Progression to full accreditation with GCI is not automatic. Participants must achieve high skill levels in coaching practice and demonstrate the ability to reflect insightfully about their coaching; developing strategies to move from ‘good’ to ‘great’ as a coach.

Successful completion of Phase 4 will only accredit you to coach one on one on your context. It does not accredit you to train others in using Growth Coaching International’s resources or allow you to facilitate Coach training. This qualification is an individual qualification for your own development, it is not a teaching qualification.

Once GCI Accreditation is achieved, a formal agreement is entered into providing GCI Accredited Coach status for a three year period.

Further continuing professional development is required to extend Accreditation status beyond the initial three year period. This will involve 40 hours of continued professional development (CPD) over three years. The only required professional development activity during that 3 year period is participation in the GCI Advanced Coaching: Solutions Focus Master Class.

A wide range of other professional development activities can count towards the 40 CPD hours, including coaching supervision, conferences, reading (documented) and webinars.

To attain your re-accreditation, please complete this form and email it to GCI.  Contact details are on the form.