Aspire Coaching Training

is led by Ailbhe Harrington, MA, MCC, who has trained over 400 coaches on ICF-accredited programmes since 2009. 

With the support of an experienced team of professional coaches and coaching mentors, we bring an updated and fresh approach to coach training.  

Our programmes are ideal for anyone looking to embark on a new career as a professional coach or those who want to bring coaching or a coaching approach into their current organisation or professional roles. 

LEVEL ONE FOUNDATION IN COACHING


We are now taking enrollments for our Level 1 foundation programme which will run twice in 2023 with one cohort starting in February 2023 and another in September 2023.

  • 100 training hours over 6 months
  • 9 full days of live training via zoom
  • Self-paced learning between training days
  • Assessed to ACC standard as defined by the International Coaching Federation.
  • Includes 10 hours of coach mentoring
  • Supervision clinic
  • 12 hours of peer coaching practice
  • Live coaching demonstrations
  • Includes triad practice sessions
  • Supported by experienced MCC and PCC coaches
  • Introduces tools, theories and approaches from NLP, TA, neuroscience and more
  • Skillnet funding is available for qualifying companies & individuals

Who completes this training?

As you will see from our testimonials below, the Level 1 Foundation in Professional Coaching Skills attracts a wide range of people who are committed to learning and growing.  

Some want to be more effective leaders and champion the development of a coaching culture in their organisations, while others want to work as an internal coach in addition to their professional role. Others have stepped away from organisational life or plan to in the future and wish to set up their own coaching business with training or consultancy and finally some complete the programme as a learning journey for themselves.

Don’t take our word for it, hear what our students have to say!

Attending the Aspire Coach training program was one of the most impactful experiences of my life!  I recognise that this is a “big” statement to make, but it is made with absolute authenticity!
Lesley Murray
CHR Coaching & HR Consultants 
Signing up to the  Aspire coach training course has been one of the best business decisions I have made.



Brian Durnin
Co Founder & MD
Duhube Associates Ltd  
Aspire Coach Training has been the game changer in my life over the last six months, in my thoughts, my reflections, and my self-awareness which has enabled me to probe, interrogate and challenge my own experiences as I talk, think and write them down like never before.
Helen Forristal
Director of Nursing Services, Marie Keating Foundation
“Ailbhe, Stephen and the team walk the talk. They have devised a really wonderful programme and environment for anyone exploring the path to becoming a professional coach.

Fintan Supple
Therapist/Professional and Executive Coach

Training Outline


  • Introduction to the ICF competencies
  • Psychological Safety
  • Coaching Presence
  • Coaching Mindset
  • Establishes and Maintains agreements
  • Listening, Questioning & Feedback Skills
  • Listening for the who of the client
  • Live Demonstrations of coaching
  • Coaching Practice and Feedback

  • Listening & Questioning Skills
  • Values, ICF ethics and coaching
  • Positive & Conversational Intelligence
  • Communication Styles
  • Generating options
  • Action Planning
  • Live Demonstrations of coaching
  • Coaching Practice and Feedback

  • Authoring our narrative
  • Empowering and Limiting Beliefs
  • Life positions
  • Emotions in the process of change
  • Balancing support and challenge
  • Live Demonstrations of coaching
  • Coaching Practice and Feedback

  • 7 hours of group coach mentoring
  • Evidencing competencies in action
  • Analysing a recording
  • Analysing live coaching
  • Teach-backs on each competency
  • Coaching Mindset
  • Reflective practice

  • Contracting with multi-stakeholders
  • Use of metaphor in coaching
  • Discounting
  • Accessing our intuition as coaches
  • Understanding psychological games
  • Referring on and practice issues
  • Creating a coaching framework
  • Positive messages in coaching
  • Managing endings in coaching
  • Coaching Practice and Feedback

1:1 Mentoring
  • Two 90-minute sessions
  • Review & analysis of a recording of you working with a real client
  • Feedback against ICF Competencies
Supervision
  • 3-hour supervision clinic
  • ICF Ethics and ethical practice
  • Supervision on practice issues arising whilst working with real clients

Our trainers

Spring 2023

Level 1 Training Dates

27th Jan 2023

10th & 11th February 2023

10th & 11th March 2023

21st & 22Nd April 2023

12th MaY 2023

9th & 10th June 2023

23RD June 2023

All training days start promptly at 9am (Irish time) and run until 17:30 with the exception of the 27th January which runs from 09:00 – 10:30 and the 23rd June which runs from 09:00 – 12:00. You will be required to virtually attend all training days.

The full cost is €4,500 with a range of payment options available. Skillnet funding is available for qualifying students.

Autumn 2023

Level 1 Training Dates

25th Aug 2023

8th & 9th September 2023

6th & 7th October 2023

10th & 11th November 2023

1st december 2023

12th & 13th January 2024

26th January 2024

All training days start promptly at 9am (Irish time) and run until 17:30 with the exception of the 25th August which runs from 09:00 – 10:30 and the 26th January 2024 which runs from 09:00 – 12:00. You will be required to virtually attend all training days.

The full cost is €4,500 with a range of payment options available. Skillnet funding is available for qualifying students.

Your coaching journey starts here…

If you’re ready to begin your journey towards becoming a professional coach then secure your place today by registering using the button below. Places on each programme are limited so don’t delay!

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