ICF Certification
Pathway Course

Save 20% if you register by November 4th, 2022
Why Become an ICF Certified Coach?


The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the world’s largest and most recognized organization of professionally trained coaches. An ICF certification is a globally recognized credential that represents the gold standard in professional coaching across all industries.

Becoming an ICF certified coach demonstrates that you have met specific standards and requirements designed to develop and refine your coaching skills. It is an indication that you are dedicated to upholding strong principles of ethical behavior in coaching. An ICF certification identifies you as a professional coach in your workplace and with private clients.


Credibility and Professionalism


Coaching Excellence and Greater Impact

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Globally Recognized Coaching Standards

Who Is Eligible to Take This Course?


This ICF Preparation and Practicum course is offered exclusively for graduates of the Solros Certified Positive Peer Coach Training Program. People who complete this course will have fulfilled the Training, Group/Individual Mentoring, and Performance Evaluation requirements for ICF ACC certification.

How Will You Learn in This Program?


This is a practicum course which will help you keep growing as a coaching professional through intensive coaching practice and ongoing feedback from your coaching conversation partners, peers in your cohort, and ICF-certified Mentor Coaches. 

We will continue working with the ICF Core Competencies and Code of Ethics as our standards, and we'll use the ICF ACC Minimum Skills Requirements as our benchmarks for this program.

We will not be introducing additional content or self-paced learning modules as you have already covered the essentials in our Positive Peer Coach Training Program. The focus of this program is on building your skills, confidence, and impact as a coach.

We will be learning-by-doing through a combination of...

  • Group Mentoring sessions with coaching practice and peer/mentor feedback

  • Facilitating, recording, and reflecting on coaching sessions you set up with colleagues at your school 

  •  Q&A discussions with your facilitator: live and asynchronous 

  •  A 1:1 Mentoring Call about a recorded coaching session 

  •  A Performance Evaluation of a recorded coaching session 

  • Guidance and study groups for the ICF credentialing exam​​

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How Does This Course Lead to ICF Certification?


People who complete this ICF Prep & Practicum course after completing the Solros Certified Positive Peer Coach Training Program will have fulfilled the core training requirements for ICF ACC certification...

  • 60+ hours of coach-specific training

  • 10 hours of Mentor Coaching (including 3 hours 1:1)

  • Performance Evaluation

To apply for ICF ACC certification, there are two more requirements, and we will provide our participants with support to help you succeed with both of these...

  • ICF Credentialing Exam

  • 100 hours of coaching experience

Become an ICF Certified Coach
Who are the Program Facilitators?
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This program was created by Kristin Lowe, MAOP, ACC, CPPC.


Kristin is the Host and Lead Coach of the Positivity Playground Global Peer Coaching Network, and she facilitates this ICF Certification Preparation and Practicum course once a year.

Kristin is a former international school teacher who now works as an Organizational Development Consultant, Certified Positive Psychology Coach, and Certified Brief (Solution Focused) Coach.

Kristin is an Associated Certified Coach with the International Coaching Federation, committed to bringing professional coach training to international and independent school staff. She is also a Certified International Counselor, an ATD Master Instructional Designer, and an Accredited Strengths Profile Practitioner.

Read more about Kristin here.


Mentor Coach and Head of Coach Education: Ewa Polak, PCC


Ewa is a Mentor Coach in our coach training programs, and she also leads coach education initiatives for Solos as part of our accreditation processes with the International Coaching Federation (ICF). 

Ewa is an ICF PCC (Professional Certified Coach) and experienced Mentor Coach who has completed advanced training in assessing coaching skills using the ICF Core Competencies. Ewa will conduct the Performance Evaluations for participants in this program.

Some of Ewa's strengths are Hope, Social Intelligence, Zest, Honesty, Forgiveness, Personal Responsibility, and Self-Awareness. She is originally from Poland and is now based in Antigua, Guatemala.

What is the Time Commitment?

This is a 16-week course which includes...

  • ​Setting development goals for yourself as a coach through the course, using the ICF Core Competencies as the standard.


  • Eight 2.5-hour Zoom Group Mentoring sessions held on Saturdays from 10:30am-1:00pm Amsterdam time (CET/CEST)

  • Coaching two colleagues at your school - each for a minimum of three 30-minute coaching conversations, followed by a guided reflection process.

  • Two 30-minute recorded coaching sessions with a colleague, followed by a guided reflection and feedback process

  • A 1-hour Mentoring Call where you receive individual coaching and feedback on one of your recorded sessions from your Mentor Coach*

  • An ICF ACC Performance Evaluation of one of your recorded sessions. As an ICF-accredited coach training provider, our verification of your passing score will be accepted by ICF as evidence of your coaching competencies meeting the Minimal Skills Requirements for ACC certification.*

  • A final reflection at the end of the course to celebrate your growth and set your next developmental goals for continuous reflective coaching practice.

*Participants may purchase additional Mentoring Calls if they would like more support before submitting their recording for the Performance Evaluation and/or if they do not pass the initial Performance Evaluation. Additional fees apply for additional Performance Evaluations.​​

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What are the Dates and Fees for the Next Cohort?

Our next cohort will begin our first Group Mentoring session on February 4th, 2023. Participants will be invited to join the Positivity Playground, access the program and start meeting their fellow cohort members two weeks before the first session.


This course includes 8 mandatory Group Mentoring sessions,* which will meet from 10:30am-1:00pm Amsterdam time (CET/CEST) on these dates...

  • 4 February

  • 18 February

  • 4 March

  • 18 March

  • 1 April

  • 15 April

  • 29 April

  • 13 May

*Unlike with the group practice sessions in the Positive Peer Coach Training Program, the Group Mentoring sessions are not something you can make up independently (i.e. without an ICF Mentor Coach involved). 


However, we will have 90 minutes of group mentoring at each of our 8 sessions, so you will still be able to meet the 7-hour group mentoring requirement for ICF certification even if you miss one Group Mentoring session.

Program Fee

€2500 per person*

(excluding VAT)

*We offer a 20% Earlybird discount for people who register by November 4th, 2022 using the coupon code EARLYBIRD.

Regular registration deadline: January 13th, 2023