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Become a Professional Coach


Build a Foundation

You'll learn the fundamentals through our basic classes.

Grow the Skills

You'll grow as a coach through our advanced classes.

Work with a Pro

You'll be mentored all the way by professional coaches.

Your ECC Training Path Includes: 

CAM 101: Introduction to Christian Coaching

This easy-to-follow e-course provides you the perfect on ramp for getting acquainted with coaching and the world of Christian coaching.

CAM 102: Level Up to PCC

This e-course ensures know what it takes to coach at the PCC-level across the Core Competencies. PCC-level coaching demos and discussion are included.

Self-paced online courses.

CAM 501: The Foundations of Christian Coaching

In this class you'll learn how coaching is distinct from other ways of helping, the skills of a coach, basic coaching models, and how to conduct a powerful coaching conversation.

This class is not just about knowledge, it's also about growing your skills -- this is why you'll get lots of practice as well as growth-oriented feedback.

16-hour class conducted in a live, online format.

CAM 502: Establishing a Dynamic Coaching Relationship

In this class you'll deepen your coaching skills while also learning how to get coaching clients, how to contract and set your rate, as well as how to get off to a strong start with each coaching client.

You'll coach others and get feedback on your coaching, including written feedback from a trained observer.

16-hour class conducted in a live, online format. 

GMC: Group Mentor Coaching

You learn to coach by coaching, being coached, and observing others coach -- and GMC has all three of these elements. 

You'll receive at least 7 hours of group mentor coaching with tons of feedback and instruction.

You'll also work one-on-one with mentor coaches for 3 hours.

10+ hours conducted live with highly trained mentor coaches. 

CAM 503: Coaching Change, Transition and Transformation

Coaching is all about change, but not all change is the same and coaches need to be able to support three types of change: proactive change, transitions, and deep transformation.

16-hour class conducted in a live, online format.

CAM 505: The Language of Coaching

Words matter! And the words and other language elements used in coaching matter to the growth of those you coach.

16-hour class conducted in a live, online format.

CAM 506: Personal Coaching

Special attention is given to helping the you develop the six basic components of personal coaching: goals, toleration, needs, values, boundaries, and standards.

16-hour class conducted in a live, online format. 

CAM 511: Growing Your Coaching Practice

This course aims to help you create dynamic coaching relationships in order to help you grow your coaching practice — both in terms of quality and number of clients served..

16-hour class conducted in a live, online format. 

CAM 5??: Elective Class

With two electives, you can choose from seven coaching classes ranging from Coaching the Brain, to Coaching for Spiritual Growth, to A Coach Approach to Leading and Managing.

16-hour class conducted in a live, online format.

CAM 5??: Elective Class

Other courses we offer are Coaching Teams, Using Assessments in Coaching, Coaching and Positive Psychology, and Coaching Church Planters.

16-hour class conducted in a live, online format.

Written Feedback

After every two 500-level courses taken, a recorded coaching session (20-30 minutes in length) is to be submitted to the CAM Leaders for review. This will occur three (3) times throughout the ECC training process.

AMC: Advanced Mentor Coaching

Once you complete all eight CAM 500-level courses and GMC, you will start Advanced Mentor Coaching, which involves 5 one-on-one mentor coaching sessions with a PCC or MCC mentor coach. 

At Coach Approach Ministries (CAM), our curriculum was developed by pioneers in Christian coaching and is taught by ICF-credentialed coaches who also happen to be great instructors.

The program is approved by the ICF, the world's leading professional membership organization for coaches. ICF approval means you're getting first-class coach training that meets industry standards and is proven to get results. When you complete our Level 2 program you will have all the training, mentor coaching, and coach performance evaluation needed to apply for your PCC credential with ICF.

You've seen coaching work, and you'd love to have that skill. We've trained over 3200 people like you over 15 years. 

You will finish our training with a skill set that will allow you to coach pretty much anyone on any topic: transition, leadership, career, faith formation, or whatever coaching niche you can imagine. 

As an ECC, you'll gain the core coaching skills and models to help others flourish.

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Informational Video - How to Become an ECC

The Coach Training Path That Fits You

Benefits of Becoming an ECC


When you're trained and know you know how to coach, you're more motivated to seek out opportunities to coach and to be used by God to make a difference.

In the ECC program, we help you balance a reliance on God's power and your own ability to facilitate positive change for those you coach.


Great coaching requires trust between the client and coach, and nothing signals to others that you are a real, trustworthy coach like a credential.

Earning the ECC shows the world that you take yourself and your coaching seriously -- that you are trained and equipped to serve others well as a coach.


Leaders don't just run things, they influence change. As a coach, you'll be a powerful influence for change in the lives of those around you, whether you occupy a leadership position or not.

The ECC prepares you to lead better and to coach other leaders.


You don't want to just call yourself a coach, you want to be good at coaching. 

The ECC is a path that leads to competence - the ability to do something and do it well.

You'll finish the program with the ability to coach and to continue growing as a coach.


Need a Smaller Step?

Our Certificate in Christian Leadership Coaching (CCLC) takes the foundational steps of the ECC and provides a certification acceptable for ministries of all kinds.

What Can You Expect?

Bottom line: you can expect the training and guidance you need to become an effective coach. 


You'll learn coaching you can use in any setting, from life coaching to executive coaching. 

Plus, our customizable approach allows you to create a training path that meets your needs and schedule. 


You don't want to dabble in coaching, you want to offer professional value.

You'll benefit from world-class instructors and a curriculum developed by pioneers in the industry who know how to coach at the highest level.


You will find that our approach to coaching is anchored in the Christian faith and the work of Jesus. 

We see coaching as a calling to join God in changing lives, and we want to see you succeed in doing so.


You are more than just a name or a number to us -- you're a friend. This is why we are so committed to your success as a coach. 

You'll have access to our team and get one-on-one mentor coaching as part of our training program.


When choosing a training program, you want one that is based on industry standards and is proven to offer world-class instruction. 

Our program is approved by the International Coaching Federation, which assures you of quality.


Superb coach training should not cost an arm and a leg. The ECC costs far less than comparable ICF-approved programs without sacrificing the quality of the program.

We strive to keep our costs low and our quality high.

Need to Talk to an Advisor?

This is a serious decision because your life is about to change when you become an Executive Christian Coach.

If you would like to talk to someone about any of the details, reach out to Danelle Miller, our Operations Director, who will oversee the details of your experience.

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to complete the training?

The training will take approximately 2 years, though you will be able to (and should) coach before the training is complete.

What platform do you use?

We use the Zoom platform. It is also possible to connect via telephone if internet is not available.

Is there a live instructor?

Yes, the International Coaching Federation requires the training to be live to count for their credentials.

Will I see the other students in class?  

Yes, many of the students share their video, and we encourage a lot of interaction. You will get to know and like several other students in the class.

How close will this get me to PCC?  

PCC stands for Professional Certified Coach, and this is the second of three credentials offered by the International Coaching Federation, which is the premiere credentialing organization for coaches in the world. The requirement for PCC is 125 hours of approved training, 10 hours of mentor coaching, and 500 hours of logged (75% paid) coaching experience. With the ECC Level 2 Program, you will receive 140 hours of approved training and 15 hours of mentor coaching, and you will complete a coach performance evaluation. When you get your 500 hours of coaching experience through clients, you'll be able to apply for the PCC.

Do I have to buy the whole package up front?  

No, you can purchase everything separately. Here is a breakdown of the cost.

  • 100 Level E-Courses (101: $49 and 102: $129)
  • 500 Level courses ($575 each. Total of eight: $4600)
  • GMC ($1300)
  • 3 Written Feedbacks ($125 each. Total of three: $375)
  • Advanced Mentor Coaching ($875)
  • Final Coaching Assessment ($500)

Total: $7,828

If you'd like to pay as you go, start by buying CAM 101 and then register for CAM 501 here.

What if I have to miss a class?  

We record each class and make the recording available. However if you miss more than 2 class sessions, you will not receive a certificate for the course.

Do I have to be of the Christian faith to participate in this program?  

No. Most people in the classes will be Christian, but our students are kind and gracious people who don't expect everyone to believe exactly as they do.

What will I have to do to renew my ECC?

The ECC does not require any renewal. It is good for life.

What Our Coaches Say

“The CAM team provided great training with a personal touch. They not only equipped me to coach more effectively, but they also provided the support to help me overcome many of the challenges in my coaching ministry.”

- Scott Gress, PCC

"Our organization chose CAM to provide coach training to our team members and we have had no regrets. The CAM coaches and trainers not only know how to coach, they know how to teach others to coach. We continue to benefit from our relationship with CAM."

- Doug Foltz, Stadia

"Going through CAM for my CCLC certification helped me establish my coaching theory and skills on a Biblical foundation. The training I received through CAM has enabled me to not just learn about coaching, but to practice coaching in a safe, positive and dynamic environment. I especially benefited from the personalized feedback during the group mentor coaching. I feel confident in stepping out as a coach because of the training and encouragement I received through CAM."

- Bethany Bracht, Coach to Missionaries

"CAM has helped me transition from a leader who mostly tells and delivers to one who listens, asks, and has a far better impact as a result. The CAM guys have become more than coaching colleagues, they've become trusted friends."

- Luciano Del Monte, Navigators

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