Are you
the traditional, numbing, top-down style of Leading?
Are you
what is possible if you could lead like a Great Coach?
Are you
of becoming the Leader that YOU would also look up to?
Are you
to build yourself a name as a Skilled Coach in your Organisation?
Are you
to open that next chapter in your career as a People Leader?
Are you
to help your team members access all their greatest ideas?

Welcome to the IntelliCoach Leader Academy Program!

At Intellicoach, we envision a future where all People Leaders know how to help others perform and grow using a skilled and confident coach-like approach. The IntelliCoach Leader Academy Program is our way to deliver towards that vision.
  • It is a professional-level coaching skills development program, specifically designed for People Leaders and Senior HR.
  • It is a one-stop package for Leaders to add professional-level coaching skills to their Leader Toolkit.
  • ILAP is modular and designed for flexibility. It is built to accommodate the busy schedules of Leaders.
  • We support Leaders in acquiring their ICF-ACC credential within typically 6-12 months.

Approved by ICF

International Coaching Federation

Approved Coach-Specific Training Hours (ACSTH)

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ILAP is a program driven by a clear and ambitious Vision

Our Vision

We envision Leaders who are using Coaching Skills in the conversations with all their stakeholders.

We envision a world where most people will be excited to say: "My Manager is a Great Leader. They stretch me and help me grow. They COACH me".

Our Program

ILAP offers 68 hours of in-depth learning. It consists of 5 modules, delivered entirely online:

  1. Become Prepared
  2. Become a Coach
  3. Become a Leader Coach
  4. Become Experienced
  5. Become Recognized

Your Investment

ILAP is a professional online coaching skills development program for Leaders. We offer 3 program tracks:

  1. Skills Package 
  2. ICF-ACC Package
  3. Complete Package

All tracks provide 68h of Training.

Our Vision


The Pain is Real

There is a lot of bad communication out there!

Great Leaders are rare.

The quality of Managers explains most of the variance in engagement scores. Yet, great Managers are rare. They struggle.

Source: Gallup

Communication is hard.

Two truths: (1) Leaders typically spend 60-90% of their work in conversations. (2) poor communication skill is the recurring top complaint from employees.

Source: HBR

We THINK we coach, but don't.

People Leaders think they do some coaching. The reality is: Coaching is a skill and has a learning curve. Very few people develop this skill naturally on their own.

Source: HBR

Yet there is Hope!

We can all learn it!

Coaching is a skill anyone can learn!

Leadership and Coaching have proven to be a skill, with a clear and concisely described competency set. We motivation and deliverate practice, we can all unleash its power.

Source: HBR

People want Coaching!

Since 2008, Google has studied the behaviours of their best Managers. Since then, the No 1 thing that employees want from their Managers: "My Manager is a good coach."

Source: Google Rework

Coaching IS Communicating.

Great Leader Communication Skills are very similar as those displayed by Coaches: Active Listening, Clarity, Open-Ended Questions, Empathy, Good Feedback.

Sources: (1) ICF (2) HBS

Our Core Belief:

Everyone can learn to become a great communicator!

Every conversation will benefit from Coaching Skills

We believe that world will look very different once Coaching is democratised among People Leaders.

Our mission is to bring these skills into the vast majority of the conversations that Leaders have in their day-to-day complex interactions.

Leader Coaches are INTENTIONAL communicators

We help Leaders become intentional about the way they are present and communicate.

With our coaching curriculum, Leaders become more succinct, clear and to the point. They will become world-class active listeners, who know when to ask the right questions.

Coaching skills multiply in all your conversations.

Most Leaders will agree that they spend between 60-90% of their time in conversations.

Even small, but consistent improvements will therefore have a lasting ripple effect with the own team, with peers and even in the relationship with their own Leader.

The ILAP Program - 5 Modules to Experience

The IntelliCoach Leader Academy Program consists of 5 Modules of Learning that build on each other.
They deliver in total more than 65 hours of learning.

We DELIVER on the 4 PILLARS of a Great Coach Training Program


Our training speeds up your learning, points out your blind spots and places you in a global cohort of like-minded enthusiasts.

You get to OBSERVE

When we observe, we have the mental space to process and listen differently. Seeing others coach is a powerful way to learn.


Getting real coaching is a light-bulb moment, when you feel the impact first-hand. It will help you assess what good coaching is..and what it is not.

You get to COACH

It’s impossible to learn how to drive from reading a book. You will get ample opportunity to discover and develop your own coaching style.



Become Prepared to Coach

Your Commitment to become a Coach

In this very important first touch point, we talk about the role of Courage, Humility and Discipline in becoming a Leader Coach. The three elements form the central commitment that you require to become an empowering, caring and coaching Leader of tomorrow.

Courage refers to your ability to recognise your comfort zone and venture beyond it to adopt new, unfamiliar ways of communicating.

Humility refers to having the motivation and openness that our skill of communication can improve, wherever we are in our career. It embodies the growth mindset that makes accepting tough feedback easy and helps us focus on our growth.

Discipline is the rigour and determination we decide to unleash to see the learning journey through, so we can reap the rewards that we are looking to get.

The Big Picture:

This lesson helps you prepare for the conversation with your Mentor Coach in Step 1-4 ‘Our Agreement’, where we lock in our mutual commitment for the journey ahead and both sign an agreement on how we want to show up in the months’ ahead.

Your Business Case

As Simon Sinek correctly stated: It all starts with our WHY.

When you decide to become a Leader Coach, you have a certain vision in your mind of what it allows you to do in the future or even what you anticipate it allows you to become.

In this lesson, we help you pre-think your own business case for becoming a Leader Coach. We help you think through the positive effects of this learning journey on your own person, your family, your team, your peers and even your Leaders and Organisations.

Doing this is coaching in practice, as we jointly create a positive vision for the future.

The big picture:

This lessons is an important, foundational exercise to help you envision your future as a Leader who coaches well and uses coaching skills in all areas of your life and work. The business case you pre-think here will be part of our conversation in lesson 1.4, where we talk through your case and make an agreement to make it happen.

Your Mindset

Coaching is very closely linked to personal development and growth. In this session, we talk about what it means to have a growth mindset as a coach and why it is important to cultivate and preserve it in ourselves as Coaches first, before we expect it in others.

What is a fixed mindset?

Someone with this mindset believes that skills and intelligence are set and you either have them or you don’t, that some people are just naturally good at things, while others are not. In short, they believe that you are not in control of your abilities. They have an external locus of control, which is likely to make it hard for them to be coachable. A coach with this mindset might say: ‘I want to learn coaching to help others. I don’t need coaching myself’.

What is a growth mindset?

It is the fundamental attitude and perspective that your abilities, qualities, and capabilities can grow and improve over time. People with this mindset typically display humility and hunger to learn. They don’t see themselves as ‘finished’ or ‘arrived’, no matter where they are in their career. They will constantly ask for feedback to improve themselves. Someone with a growth mindset is likely very coachable. A coach with this mindset will likely say: ‘I know the value of coaching. I seek it for myself as much as possible, as it accelerates my own growth and performance.’

The Big Picture:

As Coaches, we should be role models in displaying a strong growth mindset and continuous learners. We do this by constantly seeking feedback and coaching ourselves. In this lesson, you will reflect and share your own thinking about the growth mindset you display. You will take a light-hearted self-assessment on coachability. In lesson 1-4 (our agreement), we confirm your reflection on how you express your own growth mindset.

Our Agreement

In this step of the preparation, you meet your Mentor Coach 1-1 for 30 minutes BEFORE the actual program starts. What will happen in the session?

  1. We document our commitment to the journey ahead (see lesson 1-1)
  2. We confirm your business case for joining the program
  3. We clarify any outstanding points on your own growth mindset.
  4. We both sign the agreement and store it as a reference point.

The agreement is central to success of the journey as it documents in a powerful way how we envision our Personal Leadership as part of the Coaching Learning journey.

The signed agreement will be stored in your personal Learning Document Space.

The Big Picture:

This lesson is unique element of the IntelliCoach Leader Academy. It give us the chance to get to know each other and set you up for success for the journey ahead!

At the end of the call, you will make the decision whether to go ahead.

Pre-Read and Pre-Thinking

This lesson has two components: (1) Pre-Reading and (2) Pre-Thinking


We will share with you a list of curated articles and papers as required pre-read before the session starts. These are handpicked resources worth your time that get you ready and synced up before we begin.


You will define a number of areas that you want to be coached on throughout the journey.

The Big Picture:

This lesson will help to bring program participants on the same background knowledge level through a set of highly curated pre-reading. It’s also essential that ever participant defines a number of overarching coaching goals to be applied throughout the program journey.

The Journey is about to begin!

In this first real online lesson of the learning cycle, we accomplish three things:

  1. We get to know each other. Who is learning together?
  2. We share each others’ business case and coach each other on our commitment.
  3. We establish a basic set of ‘Rules of Engagement’ for the journey ahead, i.e. how do we give each other feedback? How do we communicate our ideas with clarity?
  4. We chart out the road ahead for the next module: ‘Become a Coach’

As part of our sharing, we start right away to build and demonstrate the Coaching Core Competency of 'Listens Actively'.

The Big Picture:

In this exciting first online session as a cycle cohort, we take a last deep breath before we jump head-first into the content itself. We get our first testes of coaching and agree on our ways of interacting over the coming months.



Become a Coach

What is Coaching? - And what is it not?

This lesson dives right into the heart of the matter.

We establish a definition of coaching and establish what it is and what not.

We explore what are the mindsets and skills of a great coach.

You will get your hands dirty right away when we start to explore with each other what coaching feels like, both as a coach or as someone getting coached.

We also clarify some common misconceptions about it.

The Big Picture:

‘Coaching’ can mean many things to many people. This session is our grounding to establish a common understanding and platform. Whatever we do in this session, underpins the entire curriculum.

Demonstrates Ethical Practice

In the application of professional coaching standards, there are three particular challenges that we will explore.

  1. The first is confidentiality.
  2. The second is the capacity to clearly communicate the differences between coaching, consulting, psychotherapy, and other helping professions, and the knowledge of when to refer a client to a different kind of professional practitioner.
  3. The third is the special challenges that a Coaching Leader might face in an organisation, when they have a duty not just to their coachee, but also to the organisation.

We will dive deeper into the ICF Code of Ethics and its central connection to the coaching agreement with a number of quizzes and case studies.

The Big Picture:

Coaching and Ethics are inseparable. As an ICF credentialed coach, we want to uphold and defend the highest ethical standards. Ethical challenge are inevitable, especially if we use our skills within organisations.

Embodies a Coaching Mindset

When we develop a coaching mindset, we see our client as fully capable to gain awareness and make meaningful choices for themselves.

In this session, we explore the coaching mindset as a central competency that can be developed and must be maintained intentionally.

We explore the coaching mindset in two facets: (1) towards ourselves as Coaches and (2) towards our clients and coachees.

  1. Applied to ourselves, the coaching mindset means that we maintain intentional humility towards our own growth and reflective practice. We are aware how to develop ourselves further and how to regulate own emotions.
  2. Applied towards others, we deeply believe that our clients and coachees benefit the most from developing their ideas and making their own choices. Every client is unique and the expert in their content. We are curious, open and flexible towards their ideas.

In this session, we help participants make a leap: from helping by giving advice to helping someone WITHOUT giving advice.

The Big Picture:

The Coaching Mindset is more important than any skill we discuss in the following. It is the adoption of a radical distinction: The coachee is the expert in their topic and responsible for their own choices. The coach is the expert in the process of coaching.

Establishes and Maintains Agreements

A coaching conversation is quite unlike a ‘normal’ conversation. One very visible difference is that it includes the central element of the coaching agreement between coach and coachee.

Establishing and maintaining agreements is a central and foundational skill that many new coaches struggle with. It introduces a formal element in the coaching conversation that initially feels unnatural.

In this lesson, we will learn about the role of the coaching agreement in a coaching relationship, on the level of coaching engagement and for each coaching session.

We will explore how a Leader Coach could effectively manage time and focus of the coaching session while maintaining the coaching mindset.

We will introduce and practice a number of techniques to establish the agreement.

The Big Picture:

In most cases, a coaching sessions succeeds or fails based on the strength of the coaching agreement. We will establish foundational skills in this lesson that we will practice again and sharpen in many following lessons.

Cultivates Trust and Safety

Coaching and Trust are deeply intertwined. On the one hand, coaching requires Trust; at the same time, coaching can significantly contribute towards building it.

In this lesson, we talk about the trust that is required between Coach and Coachee to make coaching work in the first place.

We then explore different ways how a Coach will partner with the client to create a safe, supportive environment that allows the coachee to share freely.

We will take an early dive into how the application of a variety of coaching skills can help Leaders accelerate building trust and strengthen relationships with stakeholders by using this competency.

The Big Picture:

Coaching without Trust is like swimming without water. It’s impossible. Our ability to cultivate trust and safety depends on our ethical practice and on how we live our coaching mindset. This lesson will deepen the understanding between coaching and trust and establish it as an intentional coaching competency.

Maintains Presence

When you coach, you provide something special to others: An external force and stimulus to create a space to grow and develop something that others had in them, but which they could not access alone. 

We can only accomplish this by being grounded, centered and self-aware.

In this lesson, we explore and practice a competency that is exceedingly rare: to maintain full, undistracted presence with someone. You learn how to become comfortable with not knowing, handling silences and creating vital spaces for others to think and grow.

The Big Picture:

To many new coaches, ‘maintaining presence’ is a quite unintuitive concept to grasp as a concrete ‘skill’. Yet, the ability to manage yourself and staying fully with the coachee is a key value driver in the practice of coaching. It must be learned and can be practiced.

Listens Actively

Active Listening is what a Coach arguably does the most during any Coaching Conversation.

In this lesson we explore active listening on multiple dimensions:

  1. Listening for what is said and not said
  2. Listening for what is visible and not visible
  3. Listening for meaning and desires
  4. Techniques of active listening

We explore 5 different levels of Listening and practice the kind of active listening that makes others feel truly heard and understood.

The Big Picture:

Active Listening is a challenging skill to master. It becomes an increasing standout communication skill for modern Leaders. As a competency, it is enabled when we are successful in maintaining deep presence.

Evokes Awareness

In the Leader Coach Academy, participants learn to Coach for Performance and for Growth.

The quickest win in Coaching comes from giving others the space for their own thinking, creativity and solutions. However, the powerful long-term effect of Coaching stems from the coach’s ability to evoke a new awareness in the coachee.

In this lesson, participants learn to use coaching skills to help others generate new insights and learnings about their own situation, thinking and behaving. It is this process of stopping and looking at yourself that is the most powerful contributor to long-term success.

You will learn to use tools and techniques such as powerful questioning, silence, metaphors and analogies. You will learn how to challenge right, help to reframe and share observations without attachment.

The Big Picture:

When Coaches are able to create a new kind of awareness in others about themselves, it is the magic sauce and main building block for excitement, learning and movement. ‘Aha’ moments generated by coachees are the true joy of Coaching and essential to long-term progress and learning by the client/coachee. They make the next step of creating meaningful actions natural and easy.

Facilitates Client Growth

In this lesson, participants learn to help coachees turn learning and insights into action. They do so by promoting maximum autonomy for the coachee, while co-creating a solid accountability structure with them to succeed.

Participants will learn how to help the coachee craft meaningful steps forward and connect their progress to the coaching agreement.

They will set up the client/coachee for success moving forward and prepare them to be successful between coaching sessions.

The Big Picture:

When Coachee’s have gained a new kind of awareness and thinking about their challenge, it is often surprisingly easy for them to define next actions. As a Coach, we learn to build an accountability and action structure that works for our particular coachee.

Coaching Toolbox

This lesson is a powerful extension to 'Evokes Awareness'. We establish a few ways to live the coaching competencies in a more structured way. The 3 models in this lesson offer different ways to 'maintain presence', 'listen actively', 'evoke awareness' and to 'facilitate growth'.

Coaching Core Competency come to live in processes. This lesson is the connecting point between the module ‘Become a Coach’ and ‘Become a Leader Coach’. We introduce 5 powerful Coaching Models:

  1. Two models to help Coach others for PERFORMANCE
  2. One model to help Coach others for GROWTH

All models are simple, yet comprehensive for different purposes. In this lesson, we will introduce them, play with them and set them up as a foundation for our further journey to become Leader Coaches. We will connect all models to the ICF coaching core competencies.

The Big Picture:

The use of powerful models simplifies and accelerates coaching success for both Coach and Coachee. We will us the 5 models that we introduce all throughout the remaining program sessions, when we experience different coaching scenarios and decide to chose one of the models we introduced.



Become a Leader Coach

Leadership Styles

This powerful session kicks us off into the exciting journey to apply our Coaching Competencies in the context of our organization.

In this session we are laying the foundation to flexing on multiple dimensions over the following sessions:

  1. Coaching is one style of many that a Leader uses in their day-to-day interaction. We zoom out wider and explore how Coaching competencies fits in with other styles. We learn how to clearly demonstrate ethical practice in our day-to-day interactions, where we frequently choose between coaching and other interaction styles.
  2. We become comfortable activating and applying our Coaching Mindset in a variety of contexts.

The Coaching Core Competencies we especially focus on in this lesson:

  • The Foundation - Demonstrate Ethical Practice
  • The Foundation - Embodies the Coaching Mindset
Listen Actively in Conversations

In this lesson, we learn and deepen our understanding of core competencies on an individual level by applying coaching skills in everyday conversations in organisations. This could be with own team members, peers or superiors. Scenarios may involve team member discussions, project meetings or hiring interviews. We evaluate the positive impact and what makes it important.

The Coaching Core Competencies we especially focus on in this lesson:

  • Co-Create the Relationship - Cultivates Trust and Safety
  • Co-Create the Relationship - Maintains Presence
  • Communicating Effectively - Listens Actively
Make Strong Agreements on Goals

The Coaching Core Competency to Establish and Maintain Agreements is vital and in the focus of this lesson.

We evaluate and discuss how a Leader would be able to implement a coaching mindset, while having a duty towards the organization they work with. We discuss and practice how to make meaningful agreements in the work context and maintain them.

We discuss:

  • The duality of being Leader and Coach at the same time.
  • The role of outcome and process goals in living a coaching mindset
  • The establishment of a coaching agreement in small or big coaching conversations with peers, team members etc.

The Coaching Core Competencies we especially focus on in this lesson:

  • The Foundation - Demonstrate Ethical Practice
  • The Foundation - Embodies the Coaching Mindset
  • Co-Create the Relationship - Establishes and Maintains Agreements
Help People Perform 1 - GROW

In this first of two lessons on 'Help People Perform', we practice how to use especially transactional coaching techniques to embody a coaching mindset in day-to-day interactions with team members.

We discuss:

  • Ways to Listen Actively and to respond and react to requests for help by team members
  • How to bring topics to discuss with our team members while upholding the coaching mindset
  • How to switch appropriately between coaching and other styles to maintain ethical practice
  • We practice day-to-day interactions and short coaching sessions using the popular and simple GROW model.

The Coaching Core Competencies we especially focus on in this lesson:

  • The Foundation - Demonstrate Ethical Practice
  • The Foundation - Embodies the Coaching Mindset
  • Co-Create the Relationship - Establishes and Maintains Agreements
  • Cultivating Learning and Growth - Facilitates Client Growth
Help People Perform 2 - OSKAR

In this continued lesson on how to 'Help People Perform', we practice and apply further transactional models that we can simply 'plug' into our day-to-day interactions with team members to help them perform and find solutions to their own challenges.

In this lesson, we evaluate and practice the role of the popular OSKAR model to help team members understand their challenges better and make meaningful small or big progress steps towards resolution.

The Coaching Core Competencies we continue to focus on in this lesson are:

  • The Foundation - Demonstrate Ethical Practice
  • The Foundation - Embodies the Coaching Mindset
  • Co-Create the Relationship - Establishes and Maintains Agreements
  • Cultivating Learning and Growth - Facilitates Client Growth
Help People Prioritise

Effective Prioritisation of tasks is a vital element in the relationship between Leader and Team Member and a frequent coaching topic.

In this lesson, we emphasize and strenthen a number of coaching core competencies that help Leaders maintain a Coach relationship in relation to helping their Team Members prioritise their work with as much autonomy as possible and appropriate.

We learn to coach and help using the 'Importance/Urgency' matrix and how to use coaching competencies to understand what is truly important.

The Coaching Core Competencies we especially focus on in this lesson:

  • The Foundation - Embodies the Coaching Mindset
  • Co-Create the Relationship - Maintains Presence
  • Communicating Effectively - Listens Actively
  • Cultivating Learning and Growth - Facilitates Client Growth
Give Effective Feedback

Giving effective Feedback is a central quality that a Leader has. Doing it well is a strong expression of the competency to evoke awareness in others. It applies in almost all interactions with stakeholders and especially with Team Members.

In this lesson, we focus and practice to

  • give feedback that is non-judgmental and neutral
  • share observations to help the other person reframe, change perspective and reflect
  • share feedback that is direct and viewed as caring
  • seperate situation, behavior and impact in our observations and feedback

The Coaching Core Competencies we espcially focus on in this lesson:

  • Communicate Effective - Evokes Awareness
  • Co-Create the Relationship - Cultivates Trust and Safety
  • Co-Create the Relationship - Maintains Presence
  • Communicating Effectively - Listens Actively
Inspire Accountability

Holding People accountable is a central element of a Leader's toolkit with their stakeholders. As a coach, we aim to inspire accountability in others through the coaching approach. It closely relates to upholding and maintaining agreements and our ambition to help others follow through on work goals and career ambitions. Holding people accountable in the long run strongly benefits from being competent in facilitating client growth, given it builds ownership and motivation in the client.

In this lesson, we discuss how to

  • construct effective accountability and commitment structures
  • how to spot and improve weak commitments
  • how to support growth and momentum in a partnering way

The Coaching Core Competencies we especially focus on in this lesson:

  • Communicate Effective - Evokes Awareness
  • Cultivating Learning and Growth - Facilitates Client Growth
  • Co-Create the Relationship - Establishes and Maintains Agreements
  • Communicating Effectively - Listens Actively
Develop People 1 - Career

This is the first of three lessons that focuses on helping others grow, i.e. build capability for future performance.

In this lesson we discuss how we can use coaching skills and coaching models to build long-term sustainable ownership and change transformational change, especially by focusing on the core competency of evoking awareness.

We practice to:

  • use the transformational DREAM model to help a team member make meaningful progress in their career by gaining awareness and learning about themselves.
  • understand people's real ambition and get clarity on their underlying goals and priorities to help them make decisions that are right for them.

The Coaching Core Competencies we especially focus on in this lesson:

  • Communicate Effective - Evokes Awareness
  • Cultivating Learning and Growth - Facilitates Client Growth
  • Co-Create the Relationship - Cultivates Trust and Safety
  • Co-Create the Relationship - Maintains Presence
  • Communicating Effectively - Listens Actively
Develop People 2 - Strengths

In this second lesson on developing people, we focus on techniques of strengths-based development as a way to practice and deepen our competence in evoking awareness.

We discuss and evaluate how to help team members:

  • become aware of their own unique resources
  • learn about themselves using a personal SWOT tool (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats)
  • gain balanced perspectives around their own strengths and weaknesses

The Coaching Core Competencies we especially focus on in this lesson:

  • Communicating Effectively - Listens Actively
  • Communicate Effective - Evokes Awareness
  • Cultivating Learning and Growth - Facilitates Client Growth
Develop People 3 - Transitions

Transitions are a major element of the human experience, in organizational and work context. They are frequent coaching topic and focus area.

One of the main roles of any Leader is to help team members and other stakeholders embrace and lead change that is often involuntary. Strong competence in evoking awareness will help any Leader Coach to focus others what is in their control and area of influence.

In this lesson we focus on:

  • Applying Bridge's model of transitions to help the adoption of change and gain insight and awareness about their position in the change cycle.
  • Building ownership and agency in organisational and personal transition periods.

The Coaching Core Competencies we especially focus on in this lesson:

  • Cultivates Learning and Growth - Facilitates Client Growth
  • Communicating Effectively - Listens Actively
  • Cultivating Learning and Growth - Facilitates Client Growth
Influence without authority

Building on the previous lessons on trust and expectations with peers, we introduce a structured model to influence without authority that depends on mastery of several coaching core competencies.

Participants will learn a model of positive influence that is structured and easy to learn. It introduces influencing as dealing with a set of ‘currencies’. Using Coaching Skills of Active Listening and a Coaching Mindset, we identify the currency of a peer and make intentional decisions how to move forward with it.

Our ability to coach relies on our humility to accept that everyone is different and that their perceptions are reality. In this session, we sharpen our approach and merge our growing coaching competence with one of the most powerful (yet simple) models to influence without authority.

The Coaching Core Competencies we especially focus on in this lesson:

  • Co-Create the Relationship - Cultivates Trust and Safety
  • Co-Create the Relationship - Maintains Presence
  • Communicating Effectively - Listens Actively



Become Experienced

Coaching Lab 1: Mindset and Ethical Practice

In Module 4, the focus is on practicing and deepening the application of coaching core competencies. The first 5 lessons introduce specific focus on core competency areas. The remaining 5 lessons observe all core competencies.

The lesson includes:
- 40min of Core Competency Refresher
- 40min of Practice Coaching
- 40min of Group Mentor Coaching

Core Competency Focus:
- Embodies a Coaching Mindset
- Demonstrates Ethical Practice

Coaching Lab 2: Coaching Agreement

Supervised Coaching Sessions with Group Mentoring.

Emphasis on the Coaching Competency: Establishes and Maintains Agreements

Coaching Lab 3: Co-Create the Relationship

Supervised Coaching Sessions with Group Mentoring.

Emphasis on the Coaching Competencies: Trust and Safety, Presence

Coaching Lab 4: Communicating Effectively

Supervised Coaching Sessions with Group Mentoring.

Emphasis on the Coaching Competencies: Trust and Safety, Presence

Coaching Lab 5: Cultivate Learning & Growth

Supervised Coaching Sessions with Group Mentoring.

Emphasis on the Coaching Competencies: Cultivate Learning & Growth

Coaching Lab 6: Supervised Practice

Supervised Coaching Sessions with Group Mentoring.

Practicing all Coaching Competencies

Coaching Lab 7: Supervised Practice

Supervised Coaching Sessions with Group Mentoring.

Practicing all Coaching Competencies

Coaching Lab 8: Supervised Practice

Supervised Coaching Sessions with Group Mentoring.

Practicing all Coaching Competencies

Coaching Lab 9: Supervised Practice

Supervised Coaching Sessions with Group Mentoring.

Practicing all Coaching Competencies

Coaching Lab 10: Supervised Practice

Supervised Coaching Sessions with Group Mentoring.

Practicing all Coaching Competencies

IntelliCoach Certified Leader Coach Assessment

The Leader Coach Academy Assessment consists of two parts:

  1. A knowledge-based assessment that tests participants’ understanding of concepts in the course. Participants will pass with 80% score.
  2. Submission of a Coaching Recording that satisfies the criteria set out by the ICF Coaching Core Competencies. Participants require 1 recording of up to 40 minutes length that demonstrates competence in coaching.



Become Globally Recognized

The Path to ICF Certification

We discuss all options and requirements on the journey ahead to become a globally recognized ICF Coach.

Collecting 100h of Coaching Practice

We help you collect your required 100h of Coaching practice by proving you with opportunities to connect with peers/alumni and volunteer coaches.

Pass the Knowledge-based Assessment

We prepare you for the ICF ACC Assessment, so you can complete it with confidence.

Submit Recording to ICF

We help you with the selection and pre-assessment of your coaching recording to ensure it meets the standards required by ICF for your ACC certification.

Become ICF Certified

It is time to celebrate 🙂


ILAP is designed from the ground up to be flexible and accessible. The entire curriculum spans 68 hours of online learning. Every lesson in the 5 modules is delivered twice at different timezones. Members can choose anytime to switch between what we call the identical 'early' and 'late' sessions.

Please click below to download the lesson schedule for the next ILAP cohort starting in October 2022.


The IntelliCoach Leader Academy Program

is approved by ICF

International Coaching Federation

Approved Coach-Specific Training Hours (ACSTH)

Our Next Cohort starts in Oct 2022!

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SKILLS Package


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The Skills Package helps you learn to hold powerful coaching questions + you learn how to use coaching skills in all your work conversations.

  • 68h of Powerful Learning
  • 7h of Group Mentor Coaching
  • 12 months membership
  • Become IntelliCoach Certified

What's included?

  • Module 1: Prepare to Become a Coach
  • Module 2: Become a Coach
  • Module 3: Become a Leader Coach
  • Module 4: Become Experienced
  • 7 hours of Group Mentor Coaching
  • Certificate: Certified IntelliCoach Leader Coach
  • 12 months IntelliCoach Program Membership included

BECOME ICF Certified

ICF ACC Package


USD 5,000

The ICF ACC Package includes everything you need to be ready to submit your application to ICF for the globally recognised ACC certificate!

Our experience is that you can achieve your ICF ACC in 12 months!

  • 68h of Powerful Learning
  • 7h Group + 3h 1-1 Mentor Coaching
  • 18 months Membership
  • Ready to get ICF ACC Certified!

What's included?

  • Module 1: Prepare to Become a Coach
  • Module 2: Become a Coach
  • Module 3: Become a Leader Coach
  • Module 4: Become Experienced
  • Module 5: Become Globally Recognized
  • 7 hours of Group Mentor Coaching
  • 3 hours of Individual Mentor Coaching
  • Extra Support for ICF ACC Knowledge Test Preparation
  • Obtain ICF-ACC level Coaching Recording
  • 18 months IntelliCoach Program Membership included




USD 6,000

The COMPLETE Package gives you access to our full suite of resources to help become the most powerful Leader Coach you can be. We will amplify your skills with a solid EQI-2.0 assessment and include 4x1h individual Leadership Coaching Sessions.

  • 68h of Powerful Learning
  • 10h of Group + 1-1 Mentor Coaching
  • 4h of 1-1 Leadership Coaching
  • EQI-2.0 Assessment and Debrief
  • 24 months Membership
  • Ready to get ACC certified

What's included?

  • Modules 1-5: Prepare to Become a Coach
  • Module 2: Become a Coach
  • Module 3: Become a Leader Coach
  • Module 4: Become Experienced
  • Module 5: Become Globally Recognized
  • 7 hours of Group Mentor Coaching
  • 3 hours of Individual Mentor Coaching
  • Extra Support for ICF ACC Knowledge Test Preparation
  • Obtain ICF-ACC level Coaching Recording
  • EQi-2.0 and CliftonStrenghts Assessment and Debrief
  • 12h of 1-1 Leadership and Executive Coaching over a period of 12 months
  • Direct Communication support
  • 24 months IntelliCoach Program Membership included

We offer 1-time payments and 3-month instalment plans.


We hope to address most of your questions with this FAQ. We are continuously updading it.

The Program

What is ILAP?

ILAP is a professional coaching development program. It is an ICF accredited ACSTH program (= approved coach-specific training hours)

It has 3 defining features:

1) Competencies: It is fully aligned to the new Coaching Core Competencies, as defined by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). These core competencies come into effect in 2021.

2) People Leaders: The program is designed for the realities of People Leaders who want to level up their coaching competence to that of a professional coach. The program teaches Leaders how to coach and how to use coaching skills in most of the conversations with their important stakeholders, such as their team, peers and Leaders.

3) Delivery and Flexibility: The program is delivered fully online using state-of-the-art technology and facilitation techniques. The core curriculum spans a period of 4 months and is delivered in a highly modular way. Participants have the flexibility to complete their training within an 8 months time frame.



What are the Program Objectives?

ILAP is designed to achieve the following key learning goals:

  • Assist participants in understanding and applying ICF Coaching Core Competencies
  • Develop participants’ awareness of self and the shift required to coach at ICF Associate Certified Coach Level.
  • Help Leaders apply situational awareness and understand when coaching is most helpful and when not in personal and work situations.
  • Help Leaders understand how to apply coaching core competencies in everyday, regular stakeholder conversations.
  • Help participants find and bring their “Unique Coach Self” to the ACC coaching conversation.
  • Prepare coaches for a confident submission of their ACC application and recordings through lots of practice, self-reflection and feedback
  • Support the sharing of knowledge and supportive atmosphere among cohort

MOST IMPORTANT: Make sure coaches know how much confidence we have in their ability to be-come a Certified Leader Coaches (It´s our honour, pleasure and calling!)

Upon completion of this course, coaches will have met the ICF Coaching Education requirements needed to apply for the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) Credential (ACC and Complete Track)

Who is this Program for?

ILAP is designed around an exciting idea: to bring coaching skills to all People Leaders on the planet, as it will create a much better working environment for everyone.

We believe the following groups of people will benefit the most from the program:

Current People Leaders

We designed ILAP to speak to the reality and challenges of People Leaders of all levels. ILAP helps Leaders become great at coaching; it also helps them apply coaching skills in all manner of situations at work. We give Leaders an essential toolkit to take their conversations to an entirely new level.

Aspiring People Leaders

Functional experts who are about to become Leaders face an important challenge to change their interaction style. Learning to coach well give new Leaders a head-start to ensure they build trusting relationships from the start.

People/HR Specialists

Experts in the People/HR function interact with their organisation in a variety of ways. They are expected to master the balance between advising and coaching on a daily basis and role model behaviours to the workforce. ILAP will help such professionals become more intentional communicators with powerful coaching competencies.

What are the 3 Program Options?

 The ILAP has three program tracks to suit the variety of needs in the audience.

These tracks are:

1) Skilled Coach Track:

This track includes modules 1-4 and certifies Leaders to be a ‘Certified IntelliCoach Leader Coach’. This track is for Leaders who want to learn the coaching curriculum, but do not want or need to apply for certification with the ICF.

2) ACC Track:

This track includes everything the ‘Skilled Coach’ track has. It adds module 5, which includes support and training for participants to prepare their certification with the ICF. The ACC track also includes 3h of individual 1-1 mentor coaching. Participants get a certificate that they can use to apply with ICF for their ACC credential.

3) Complete Track

This track includes our complete set of powerfools (Strengthsfinder and EQI-2.0). It adds 1-1 coaching, extra mentoring and support for participants to achieve fast growth and impact.

Learn more about the differences in tracks here.

Trial, Registration and Admission


All interested learners for ILAP may apply for complimentary ILAP Explorer access to our Learning Management System. This trial access allows learners to experience

  • the full pre-read and course preparation work as a lifetime complimentary gift. This constitutes 8 hours of learning.
  • the program mentor coaches through a 1-1 session for 30minutes. The session is designed to clarify the learner’s business case for attending ILAP and assess mutual program fit.

Please note that attending the trial is mandatory for all program participants before start of the course to establish realistic expectations and understanding of the program and confirm ‘fit’.


Interested Learners may register for the next ILAP Certification Program at www.intellicoach.com/leader-academy.

All registrations are secured on a first-come, first-serve basis. Registration in a course is dependent upon receipt of either full payment or the first agreed instalment payment (if applicable).

Our default accepted currency is USD. However, we also accept bank transfer in all major global currencies.


Participants will be admitted to their chosen cohort upon success trial completion and course registration (including agreed payment). Learners may be admitted up to 1 week before the first live session commences.

What is the Program Curriculum?

ILAP spans 5 modules that build on each other, provide necessary repetition and also flexibility to learners.

Please view the entire detailed curriculum here:

Module 1 – Become Prepared to Coach

The first module includes all pre-read for learners to get ready for ILAP. It also covers one of the most important elements of the course: holding up high our courage, humility and discipline throughout. This module is designed to clarify mindset and business case for every participant and get us ready to dive in with full speed into the content curriculum.

At the end of this module, participants are prepared with basic coaching knowledge ideas, have clarified their own intentions and business case and have personally met their cohort peers and program mentor coaches.

Synchronous Learning: 1.5h
Asynchronous Learning: 7h

Module 2 – Become a Coach

This module covers a deep dive of the ICF coaching core competencies in lose context to learners’ roles as formal or informal Leaders. Through a wide variety of exercises, we will understand and practice how the core competencies sound and feel.

  1. What is Coaching
  2. Demonstrates Ethical Practice
  3. Embodies a Coaching Mindset
  4. Establishes and Maintains Agreements
  5. Cultivates Trust and Safety
  6. Maintains Presence
  7. Listens Actively
  8. Evokes Awareness
  9. Facilitates Client Growth
  10. Coaching Toolbox

At the end of this module, participants are familiar with the building blocks of great coaching conversations. They will have gained a variety of granular experiences and built a ‘toolbox’, ready to use and (re)apply in the following module.

Synchronous Learning: 15h

Module 3 – Become a Leader Coach

In this module, we shift gears in multiple ways:

  • We rehearse the core competencies introduced in module 2
  • We learn and explore how to apply coaching in our regular leader conversations
  • We gain concrete practice in holding a coaching conversation.

In module 3, lessons set coaching competencies into specific leadership contexts, to help participants not just have great coaching conversations, but also use coaching skills to elevate most of their stakeholder interactions.

  1. The Situational Leader
  2. Listen Actively in Conversations
  3. Make Strong Agreements on Goals
  4. Help People Perform
  5. Help People Prioritize
  6. Give Effective Feedback
  7. Inspire Accountability
  8. Develop People
  9. Influence without Authority

Every participant will also perform as coach, coachee and observer at least once. Participants will also receive at least one 1-1 mentor coaching to support their learning.

At the end of this module, participants will have a clear understanding how coaching skills can apply in their Leader context. They will have rehearsed the coaching core competencies and have gained experience and feedback on their ability to coach.

Synchronous Learning: 24h

Module 4 – Become Experienced

In this final practice module, participants will refresh the core competencies for the second time, in view of showcasing their understanding and mastery of concepts.

Through a final review, we clarity minimum standards for core competencies, highlight critical success factors and focus strongly on coaching labs, experiences and mentor coaching.

  1. Coaching Lab 1: Mindset and Ethical Practice
  2. Coaching Lab 2: Coaching Agreement
  3. Coaching Lab 3: Co-Create the Relationship
  4. Coaching Lab 4: Communicating Effectively
  5. Coaching Lab 5: Cultivate Learning & Growth
  6. Coaching Lab 6: Supervised Practice
  7. Coaching Lab 7: Supervised Practice
  8. Coaching Lab 8: Supervised Practice
  9. Coaching Lab 9: Supervised Practice
  10. Coaching Lab 10: Supervised Practice
  11. Final Session: Looking back and Looking ahead!

At the end of this module, participants will have a confirmed understanding of ICF core competencies. They will have demonstrated competent application of coaching mindset, skill and process and will have completed at least 1 full coaching conversation that meets ACC performance criteria.

Synchronous Learning: 22h
Group Mentor Coaching: 7h

Module 5 – Become Globally Recognized

This module is provided to learners who chose the ACC or COMPLETE package. It provides additional resources to prepare participants for their ACC application with the International Coaching Federation.

In particular, the model prepares the knowledge-based assessment and documents additional requirements for 1-1 mentor coaching.

  1. ILAP Knowledge Assessment
  2. ILAP 1-1 Mentor Coaching
  3. ILAP Coaching Recording Assessment
  4. ICF - Path to Certification
  5. ICF - Collection of Coaching Practice 100 Hours
  6. ICF – Continued Growth

At the end of this module, participants have the required knowledge and resources to apply for their ACC credential with the International Coaching Federation.

What coaching philosophy/models are tought?

We believe that Leaders will need a variety of tools to be effective with team members, peers and other clients they coach.

ILAP builds on existing models that support predominantly transactional coaching:

(1) The GROW Model: An effective, simple and easy-to-learn model that Leaders can use with coachees to help them build ownership in their own solutions.

(2) The OSKAR Model: A simple and relatable model from solution-focused coaching that helps the coach through focus on scaling and resources, thereby assisting an effective and productive coaching approach.

ILAP also introduces the proprietary DREAM model to support Leaders have transformational coaching sessions with their team members.

The DREAM model assists Leader Coaches to focus on the PERSON, not the problem and help clients grow and learn from their awareness.

It consists of 5 elements; the more those 5 elements are present, the higher the likelyhood for a transformational impact:

D = Understand the real Desire of the client
R = Reality of the current conversation; make a strong agreement
E = Explore with the client in a partnering way
A = Evoke and notice Awareness in the client
M = Support the client's learning, growth and Momentum forward.

Program participants will be exposed to a variety of coaching aproaches and methods to become comfortable coaching in a wide variety of situations.

What mindset is needed to succeed?

We look for three things in participants who want to join the program: (1) Courage (2) Humility and (3) Discipline

(1) Courage

It requires a lot of courage to unlearn/relearn certain aspects of communicating. Yet, this is what learning to coach often means. The program will push us all to the edge of our comfort zones, where learning is happening.

(2) Humility

Our coach training involves a lot of observed coaching. It requires humility to accept the feedback and observations as they are and work with them. Humility also means that however senior you are, you have a growth mindset towards yourself that lets you recognize that your learning never ends and that you can and should always try to improve further.

(3) Discipline

Learning to coach is not a simple act. It requires commitment over time to understand the principles and practice them often enough to become proficient. ILAP is designed as a 4+ months journey that requires 4-6h of commitment almost every single week from participants. This requires determination and commitment. Yet, it offers a great reward: A life skill that is invaluable in ANY conversation going forward.

When you apply for ILAP, you will get access to most of the lessons in module 1 (Prepare) right away. There, you can read more about these 3 concepts. We will also get in touch with you personally to talk about your readiness to embark on this exciting journey!

What are the Requirements to Complete?

We can look at 3 levels:

(1) individual program lesson
(2) the entire ILAP Program and
(3) ICF ACC requirements

(1) Individual Program Lesson

  • Every lessons has a short quiz attached to it. Once the lesson quiz is passed, this lesson is recorded as 'attended'.
  • For each lesson, in the forum submit a substantial reflection and also reply to at least one peer's reflection. Note: Reflective practice is a core competency as a coach.
  • It is required for participants to attend all sessions. For up to 4 lessons in the program, you will be able to attend the session by viewing the recording only. If you decide to do that, please inform your mentor coach.

(2) ILAP Program completion requirements

  • You participated in all program lessons to qualify for the final certificate.
  • You passed all lesson quizzes and submitted required lesson reflections.
  • You created a coaching recording that satisfies ICF core competency standards for ACC and passed the Performance Evaluation.
  • For ACC track: You passed the final ILAP knowledge exam.
  • For ACC track: You completed 3 individual mentor coaching hours on top of the 7 group mentor coaching hours that are part of the regular sessions.

(3) For Achieving the additional ICF ACC Credential

Additional requirements apply from ICF in regards to mentor coaching and coaching experience.

For detailed requirements by ICF, please consult the official page:



Who is the Lead Instructor?

The program was developed and is delivered by experienced and enthusiastic Leader Coach Maik.

Who is Maik?

Maik is on a mission to give world-class coaching skills to every People Leader. He is a seasoned PCC Executive Coach, experienced online/offline Program Facilitator and founder of IntelliCoach.com, based in Singapore. He has a background in technology and governance and over 15 years of work experience in the mining, tech and coaching industry as a Specialist, People Leader and Coach. Maik has coached and trained more than 400 People Leaders to level up their communication impact and become more coach-like with their stakeholders. Why? The ability to help others without giving advice right away is still rare to be found. However, it is key to (1) building self-reliant, empowered teams and to (2) sustaining trusting and fast relationships with stakeholders in general.

Maik stands out by offering guaranteed measurable growth to his clients. He speeds up his their progress with an exciting mix of self-discovery, laser-sharp mental models, relevant skill practice and creative use of online technology. Maik also hosts the Coaching Leader Podcast (search for Intellicoach) to give Leaders anywhere in the world easy access to simple yet powerful coaching tools.

What is my expected time investment?

The program provides 68 hours of professional coaching training hours. This does not include your own preparation and post-work.

How does this translate into a typical week?

We estimate that you will spend about 6h per week with the course: This breaks down into:

~4h = Online Session participation (For Module 2, we take 3h per week; for modules 3-4, this will increase to 4h per week)

1h = Pre-Work per Session + Post-Session Quiz (mandatory)

1h = Recommended own practice in peer groups

How long does the program take?

It takes about 4 months to complete the entire curriculum of the Leader Academy Program.

The program includes in total 68 coach training hours, of which 62h happen in live Zoom Training Sessions (Synchronous). The remaining hours are considered as self-study in Module 1 (Asynchronous).

In a typical week, may need to resever up to 6h for the program, consisting of 3-4h of live sessions and pre-post work.

You can see the schedule of the next ILAP cohort here: https://www.intellicoach.com/next-ilap-schedule

What is the schedule of classes?

The Program schedule is available here.

How much does it cost?

You can find the overview of options here

What are the policies on payments, refunds and withdrawals?

Once you submitted your application (bottom of this page) and gone through lessons 1.1 to 1.4, we will issue you a simple contract.

The following policies on payments apply:

  • Receipts for payment are provided in electronic format.
  • The net fee is due before commencement of the first actual live session (lesson 1.6).
  • You may choose to upgrade to a higher track at any time before the end of Module 3 delivery.
  • The client should take note of the schedule outlined on the ILAP page in terms of the required time investment: https://www.intellicoach.com/leader-academy

Policies on Withdrawals and Refunds

All withdrawals shall be given to IntelliCoach in written notice.

  • More than 14 days notice prior to Program commencement: 100% refund of the program fees. An administrative fee of 10% of the course fees will be chargeable.
  • 14 days or less than 14 days notice prior to Program commencement: 50% refund of the program fees.
  • There will be no refunds after the commencement of the course.
  • Exception for quality assurance guarantee: IntelliCoach guarantees that if the Client believes the ILAP does not meet the quality standards of professional coach training, IntelliCoach shall offer a full refund within 30 days after commencement of the first session that the Client attended.

The statements above will be superseded by the actual contract between IntelliCoach and the client.

Please don't hesitate to contact us in case you have any questions!

What is the language of delivery?

At this moment, we offer ILAP only in English.

Is the program based on the updated ICF Competency Set?

ILAP’s curriculum is aligned with the new ICF Core Competency Set that training providers must be aligned to in 2021.

ILAP is accredited by the International Coaching Federation as an ACSTH Program. It satisfies the highest training standards of coaching competency development.


Do I need to take all the sessions in perfect order?


We allow participants to catch up on any sessions they missed in a subsequent cycle and to a very limited degree via recording.

However, we do encourage that modules and lessons are generally experienced in order as the curriculum makes more sense this way.

Is there any pre-reading before sessions?


There are three types of pre-readings/pre-work in this program:

1. Lessons 1.1 to 1.3 before 'Our Agreement' Meeting which you should complete before meeting your Program Mentor Coach for 30 minutes as part of Lesson 1.4.

2. Program Pre-Read as part of Lesson 1.5 which are a series of required and optional articles that we will refer to. You should read them before the program fully starts with lesson 2.1.

3. Pre-Read for each lesson. Every lesson will have an article and short video to watch. We strongly recommend that you spend the 15 minutes it takes to complete this ahead of the session, as it will improve your learning experience.

How can I get further questions answered?

1. You can write directly to us via [email protected] intellicoach.com

ICF ACC Certification

Where do I find official information about the ACC Requirements by ICF?

The best resource to consult is here:


When you apply for ICF Certification with IntelliCoach, you will take the ACC ACSTH path.

What are the requirements to become certified as ACC?

As of 15 Apr 2021, the requirements are as follows:

  • At least 60 hours of coach-specific training through an ACTP or ACSTH program. Check for your program’s approval below.
  • 10 hours of Mentor Coaching over a minimum of three months to be documented on your online application. Your Mentor Coach must be an ACC who has completed a full cycle of the credential through renewal, PCC or MCC in good standing.
  • A minimum of 100 hours (70 paid*) of coaching experience with at least eight clients following the start of your coach-specific training. At least 25 of these hours must occur within the 24 months** prior to submitting the application for the credential.
  • Performance evaluation (audio recording and written transcript of a coach session to be uploaded with your application).
    Completion of the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA).

Source: https://coachingfederation.org/credentials-and-standards/acc-paths

Is the application fee to ICF for my ACC Credential included in the IntelliCoach training program fee?

No, the application fee to ICF is born by you.

Can I become an ICF Member once I am member of the program?

You will be eligible to join the ICF once you:

  • Hold a current ICF Credential (ACC, PCC, or MCC);
  • Have completed at least 60 hours of coach-specific training that meets ICF standards. (see what qualifies as coach-specific training below);
  • Be enrolled in 60 hours of coach-specific training in a program that has either the ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) or Approved Coach-Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) distinction. (For new members only.)

Source: https://coachingfederation.org/professional-coaches/eligibility-requirements


When can I start collecting my 100h of Coaching experience?

You can start to collect your 100h from the moment we met for the first time in the program, in our case Lesson 1.6 in the curriculum.

How do I log my Coaching Experience?

There is no specific template. We recommend to stick to the official ICF template to keep it simple.

You can download it here:


What is Mentor Coaching about?

Mentor Coaching is an essential element in Coach Training.

In Mentor Coaching, trainees receive individual or group feedback on their coaching performance.

The IntelliCoach Leader Academy satisfies the requirements by ICF to include 10h of Mentor Coaching.

7 of these hours will be delivered as part of Group Mentor Coaching in Module 4.

3 of these hours will be delivered through 1-1 direct mentor Coaching. In this type of mentor Coaching, you will submit a recording of a coaching session to your mentor coach. We will transcribe the recording using an AI tool, then meet for 1h to talk through your coaching session. We will carve out what worked well, what can be improved, and to what degree it qualifies as a recording that satisfies ICF requirements.

More information on mentor coaching:


Schedule + Logistics

Session Schedule and Google Calendar Setup

The Program schedule and google calendar instructions are available here.

Do I need to be IT-savvy?

No. We use tools that are easy to use and to learn. We will also spend dedicated time in learning how to use them. So no need to worry at all!

The one thing that is worth figuring out is how to add our program google calendar to your devices, so you are always up-to-date. Please see the FAQ item just above for more information.

If you have trouble with the google calendar, just drop by any of our AMAs (Ask Maik Anything). If you don't know how to get into an AMA session, just contact Maik at [email protected]

What kind of meeting setup do I need?


  • We strongly recommend that you join via a laptop computer and using broadband. The experience on a mobile phone and tablet is likely not sufficient. You will benefit from a larger screen.
  • A seperate headset is very useful and conducive to the experience. If you want to go the extra mile, we recommend a lavalier microphone, like the Rode SmartLav+.
  • A high-quality HD webcam is a good investment in the new work-from-home area. It helps tremendously to get other people connect with you over the distance.


  • Zoom app must be installed on your device of choice. You must have at least a free zoom account to participate. www.zoom.us 

Is the Program online or offline?

ILAP is a program that is run completely online.

What meeting and collaboration platform will we use?

Our current program toolkit consists of the following:

- Zoom for Video Conferencing
- Miro for Online White-boarding and Collaboration
- IntelliCoach LMS (Learning Management System) for documentation, resources etc

Don’t worry about the technology part. We will make it an easy and seamless experience to enjoy!

Do you need to take all the sessions in order?


We allow participants to catch up on any sessions they missed in a subsequent cycle and to a very limited degree via recording.

However, we do encourage that modules and lessons are generally experienced on order as the curriculum makes even more sense this way to participants.

Are sessions recorded?


We record all sessions.

The purpose of the recordings is to serve as reference point for learning and to allow rehearsal of understanding of topics.

They are not meant as a substitute to actual participation.

They will not be made available to the public and we ask you not to distribute them. 

The session recordings will be made available on the Learning Management System (LMS) a few days after session run.

Can I catch up on sessions that I missed?

There are multiple options how to deal with this case.

1) Catch up via recording for up to 4 sessions in the program.

In general, IntelliCoach has to ensure full participation of members in the program.

We are allowed to designate a certain share of the program as asynchronous learning.

Therefore: We allow members to watch recordings and pass the session test for 4 sessions (=10%). In case you face the situation that you want to complete a lesson via recording only, send us a note at [email protected] to let us know about the session that you missed and that you do not intend to participate live either in the current of future cohorts.

2) Catch the other session for the same lesson.

We offer two identical sessions per lesson. The two sessions are at different times/dates. Hopefully, this will allow you to participate in person.

3) Catch the same session/lesson in the next program cycle

We allow participants to remain members of the program for up to 3 program cycles without a fee. We plan to run the Academy regularly from 2021, to offer opportunities to catch up if needed.

How can I keep track of my program completion status?

Once you attended a session, your Mentor Coach / Facilitator will note down your attendance and enable the quiz in the Learning Management System within 24h of your attendance. Once you completed the quiz, your session will be set as ‘attended’ and counted against your program completion status.

The LMS (Learning Management System) will be your one-stop-location to find out how you are tracking in terms of program completion. To get to the LMS, click on 'My ILAP' on the top right of your menu on https://www.intellicoach.com/members

Terms & Definitions


ACC is and abbreviation that refers to the first of three credential levels offered by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). The Intellicoach Leader Academy prepares members, so they are ready to apply for their credential with the ICF.

Quote from ICF: ICF Credential-holders are part of a self-regulating group of elite coaches who provide accountability to clients and the coaching profession as a whole. They pursue and complete rigorous education and practice requirements that provide unquestioned legitimacy to their commitment to excellence in coaching.

The three levels and central certification levels are:

ACC - Associate Certified Coach
60+ Hours of Coaching Training
100+ Hours of Coaching Experience

**The IntelliCoach Leader Academy prepares members for this level

PCC stands for Professional Certified Coach
125+ Hours of Coaching Training
500+ Hours of Coaching Experience

MCC stands for Master Certified Caoch
200+ Hours of Coaching Training
2500+ Hours of Coaching experience

For more information on the ways to get certified with the ICF:




ACSTH stands for Approved Coaching Specific Training Hours.

It’s a program type defined by the ICF that allows training providers to offer an a-la-carte program for coaching hours.

The IntelliCoach Leader Academy is a start to finish coach training program that provides 60+ hours of coach training. ILAP is an ICF-accredited ACSTH program.

Graduates from an ACSTH program may apply for the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) Credential or the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Credential using the ACSTH application path if they meet the credentialing application requirements.





Credential vs Certification vs Accreditation

What is Accreditation?

Accreditation indicates that a school has had their program undergo rigorous external scrutiny and quality testing by a peak body.  The curriculum is mapped across core competencies, with the faculty, assessment and learning processes all assessed.  Program accreditations at International Coach Academy include ACTP and ACSTH.

IntelliCoach works towards achieving accreditation with the ICF for its IntelliCoach Leader Academy Program.

What is a Credential?

With coaching, a credential designates a recognized level of expertise in coaching, as assessed by an industry peak body such as the ICF.  This is represented by designations such as ACC, PCC or MCC.

What is Certification?

In the case of coach training,  certification is a globally recognized statement of attainment that indicates you have been assessed by an Accredited Coach Training Provider as having the industry recognized skills and expertise required to practice as a coach.


Who is the ICF?

The International Coaching Federation is the leading global organization for coaches, with more than 25,000 members and 12,000 credentialed coaches in more than 100 countries worldwide. ICF is dedicated to advancing the coaching profession by setting high ethical standards, providing independent certification and building a worldwide network of credentialed coaches.

According to the ICF Global Coaching Study 2020, globally, it is estimated that there were approximately 71,000 coach practitioners in 2019, an increase of 33% on the 2015 estimate.


ILAP is the short form for IntelliCoach Leader Academy Program, the Core Program by IntelliCoach to certify People Leaders in Professional Coaching skills.


ILAP consists of 5 modules and lessons.

These 5 modules are:
1) Prepare to become a Coach
2) Become a Coach
3) Become a Leader Coach
4) Become experienced
5) Become globally recognised

Each module consists of multiple lessons, which are discreet learning units. For example, module 2 (become a coach) consists of 10 module lessons, such as ‘What is Coaching’ or ‘Demonstrate Ethical Practice’. One module lesson might span across multiple learning sessions, i.e. Zoom Meetings


ILAP consists of 5 modules. The first 4 modules teach the core curriculum and certify participants to become a ‘Certified IntelliCoach Leader Coach’. Module 5 prepares and supports participants on the ‘global recognition track’ to apply for their ACC certification with the ICF.

These 5 modules are:

1) Prepare to become a Coach
2) Become a Coach
3) Become a Leader Coach
4) Become experienced
5) Become globally recognised


ILAP has three program tracks to suit the variety of needs in the audience.

These tracks are:

1) Skilled Coach Track:

This track includes modules 1-4 and certifies Leaders to be a ‘Certified IntelliCoach Leader Coach’. This track is for Leaders who want to learn the coaching curriculum, but do not want or need to apply for certification with the ICF.

2) Global Recognition Track:

This track includes everything the ‘Skilled Coach Track’ has. It adds module 5, which includes support and training for participants to prepare their certification with the ICF.

3) Accelerated Success Track

This track includes the Global Recognition Track and adds extra mentoring and support for participants to achieve fast growth and impact.

Are you curious to find out more?

To help you make your decision easier, we will give you full access to the entire first module of our comprehensive online course material. You will also get a chance to meet our mentor coach(es) to find out whether the program is right for you.