Certified Ontological Coaching and Leadership Program

320 Ontological Coaches deeply trained across 30 Programs and 4 continents

International Coach Federation (ICF) Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP)


The 18-month Certified Ontological Coaching and Leadership program is your Master’s degree in knowing yourself, coaching, leading and living your best life.

It is highly effective because it is based on a new practical understanding of the power of language, moods and conversations for behavioural and cultural change.

You will learn the how to of coaching and leadership, and will produce excellent and sustainable results for both yourself and clients.It is is the most thorough and extensive coach training program available in South Africa, Europe, Australia, the Asia Pacific region and the USA.

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Know Yourself….

Learn about your own Way of Being and how to interrupt old and unhelpful patterns

Understand what you are doing with language and use it to shape your world and generate new realities

Notice your moods that don’t have you at your best and cultivate ones that do

Understand how your body and biology impacts what and how you perceive, and use it to bring about transformation

Know what it means to be more autonomous and have the capacity to be the author of your own life

Develop your leadership capacity to realise a future that delivers and fulfils the concerns of others

We all live in stories called Cultural Historical Narratives – notice the stories you live in and have a practical way to change your story and your life

Shape your professional offer

Achieve more at work

Work pragmatically and at depth with clients at the level of perceptions and attitudes

Lead authentically, compassionately and with accountability

Support individuals teams and organizations to bring about culture change in how they speak and listen to each other

Have a toolbox consisting of a broad range of concepts and practices that you can offer 

Have a conversational framework that produces excellent results

Enhance emotional intelligence and resilience with clients, leaders and organisations

Have a way to work with, in, and through the body, and be able to provide a clear and easy explanation for why it matters

Understand the deep theoretical basis of this work and have simple, useful ways to offer this learning to clients, employees and organisations


Level 1 – The Linguistic Basis of Ontological Coaching

This level focuses on learning a new understanding of language in everyday interactions and coaching. Although the main focus is on language and the application and use of specific tools, there is a continual integration with emotions and body.

Level 2 – Emotional Learning and Ontological Coaching

Emotions trump reason. Neuroscience shows that emotional experiences have a powerful impact on human behaviour and communication. Humans are much more than rational beings. Equally important, if not more so, we are emotional beings. .

Being able to coach competently in the emotional sphere is an integral part of being an ontological coach. 

Level 3 – The professional practice of Ontological Coaching

Develop a deeper practical appreciation of the role of the body and coach with, in, and through the body.

Learn how to apply an ontological framework to organisational consulting.

Integrate, consolidate and deepen the learning from the previous two levels.


This program has been granted Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) status by the International Coach Federation (ICF).  On completion of the 3 day introductory program and all 3 levels you will have 291,5 Approved Coach Specific Training Hours. In addition to being able to apply for Associate Certified Coach (ACC) or Professional Certified Coach (PCC), this fulfills the ICF coach educational requirement to apply for Master Certified Coach (MCC) Credentials with the ICF.

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Level 1:     31 January – 9 July 2022

Level 2:     25 July – 7 December 2022

Level 3:    25 January – 29 July 2023