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Gain a competitive edge with ICF Coach Certification

For many, coaching is a life-changing experience that helps people tap into their potential and create positive change in the world.

Are you ready to become a coach? Start your journey with Benchmark Consulting’s ICF certified coach training program. We help you develop the skills and competencies to become a qualified professional coach through our ICF certified coaching program. Build upon your skillset, unlock sources of creativity and productivity, and transform the lives of people. Sign up for our ICF-approved coach training today.


The International Coaching Federation is the largest global organization of professional coaches with over 50,000 members in 150 countries. It is the leader in establishing both ethical standards and coaching competencies worldwide and awards the only globally recognized credential (held by more than 40,000) in three levels, namely:

  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC)
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC)
  • Master Certified Coach (MCC)


To become an ICF-credentialed coach, the first step for you is to get a formal training in professional coaching. At Benchmark Consulting, we offer you the country’s first-ever ICF certified coaching course.

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The Accelerated Coach Training Program is a 60-hour ICF Accredited Level 1 Coaching Education Program. This 4-month, 3-phase coaching certification course is for anyone aspiring to become a professional coach either as a corporate coach (external or internal) or a life coach, or a general coach practitioner. It is conducted in English.

Graduates of this course will have a deep cognitive understanding of coaching based on ICF definition and are able to demonstrate the ICF Core Competencies at the ACC level while adhering to the ICF Code of Ethics.

This course is also part of an entire 125-hour ICF Accredited Level 2 Coaching Education Program.

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  • This course will prepare you for the ICF-Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential. 
  • You will learn directly from Julius Ordonez, a pioneering coaching guru in Asia with more than 20 years of coaching experience and the country’s first-ever ICF-Master Certified Coach.
  • You will be provided a “personal mentor-coach” all throughout your learning journey as you complete the coursework.
  • Awards you 60 ICF coaching education hours for your ICF Credential, but when taken together with Benchmark’s 65-hour Advanced Professional Coaching Certification Course, you will be awarded a 125-hour Level 2 certificate.
  • You will gain exclusive ACCESS to regular ACTP post-training learning activities for your continuing professional growth.


The objective of Accelerated Coach Training Program is to produce highly effective, qualified, competent and credible professional coaches who adhere to the gold standard set by the ICF. To achieve this objective, we provide our participants with a solid foundation of what coaching really is, both in theory and in praxis or skills practice by implementing the 70-20-10 Development Framework. This framework states that 70% of learning comes from actual experience while 20% of learning comes from learning with and from others, and 10% from formal education, classroom training, and readings. To effectively implement this development rule, the Accelerated Coach Training Program comes in three phases, namely:


This is a live online workshop on Coaching Fundamentals conducted in eight 3-hour sessions. Here, students will learn and experience coaching concepts, theories, and frameworks revolving around the ICF Definition, ICF Core Competencies, and ICF Code of Ethics.

The workshops are highly engaging, experiential, introspective, non-threatening, and enjoyable. Our creative approach combines theory and practice through interactive discussions, coaching demos, stimulating yet reflective exercises as well as “real play” skills building simulations (dyads, triads, and tag-team).

employees receive training and coaching


This phase aims to embed all the learnings from Phase I. Each student/participant will be required to coach an actual client twice a month for a period of 3 months with the guidance of a personal mentor-coach. They will record four of their coaching conversations. The assigned mentor-coach will then review and listen to these recordings for evaluation and feedback. This way, students will be assessed and guided as they progress on their coaching proficiency. Each student will receive four one-on-one mentoring sessions and undergo three 2-hour group mentoring sessions.

During this phase, the participants will also be tasked to do coaching research that aims to provide them with insights and relevant information needed for them to embark on their professional coaching practice.

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This is another workshop conducted in four 3-hour sessions where participants will debrief their practicum experience – their learnings, challenges, and successes. The final performance evaluation of each student based on the ICF Core Coaching Competencies will also be done during this session.

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All throughout the 3-phase learning journey, the students will explore and experience the following topics:

  • The True Power of Coaching: Why Coaching Works
  • The Context of Coaching: The Many Applications of Coaching
  • Coaching as a Profession: The Joys & Rewards of Being a Professional Coach
  • Coaching Specializations: What’s your Niche?
  • Understanding the Science Behind Coaching
  • The Cornerstones of Coaching
  • Heavy Influences of Coaching
  • Practical 3-Step Coaching Dialogue: A Transformation Process
  • Powerful Coaching Skills based on the ICF Core Coaching Competencies
  • The Doing and Being of a Coach
  • Jumpstarting Your Coaching Practice
  • The Coaching Ethical Standards based on ICF Code of Ethics
  • The ICF Credentialing Process
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  • Anyone aspiring to become either a professional life coach or corporate coach
  • Internal coaches
  • External coaches
  • Coaching champions in their respective companies
  • Anyone interested to learn coaching skills at the professional level



Philippines Time
July 4-7 and 11-14, 2023 at 9AM-12PM Manila Time
US Time
July 3-6 and 10-13, 2023 at 9PM-12AM Eastern Daylight Time

PHASE II – Practicum (July – October)

Four One-on-one Mentoring Sessions
To be arranged by participant and mentor

Group Mentoring Sessions
Philippines Time
July 31, August 18, September 15, 2023 at 9AM-11AM Manila Time
US Time
July 30, August 17, September 14, 2023 at 9PM-11PM Eastern Daylight Time

Group Work
July 21 – October 13, 2023

PHASE III – Practicum Debrief and Performance Evaluation

Philippines Time
October 17-20, 2023 at 9AM-12PM Manila Time
US Time
October 16-19, 2023 at 9PM-12AM Eastern Daylight Time


Ready to become a coach? Sign up for our ICF coach certification workshop today. If you have any questions about the program and course schedule, don’t hesitate to contact us.


Local (Philippines) International
Regular Fee PHP 110,000.00 + VAT USD 2,250.00
Early Bird Discount
(if paid before March 30, 2023)
10% off



For inquiries, please contact Adam Bautista at


This coaching course has produced over 500 ICF-credentialed coaches and professional coaches from around the world, many of whom are now successful practicing external executive and leadership coaches, internal coaches, and life coaches.

Aside from the individuals who embarked on coaching as their  second career, most of our graduates come from the corporate sector, specifically the following organizations:

• [24]7 Customer Philippines, Inc.
• aAdvantage Consulting Pte. Ltd. – Singapore
• ABS-CBN University
• AKV Connect
• Alpha Flight Fitness Systems
• Amaia Land
• AMDOCS Phils.
• Arcadis – GEC Philippines
• Asian Development Bank
• Astellas Pharma Philippines, Inc.
• Asurion
• Ateneo de Manila University
• Avida Land
• Ayala Corp.
• Ayala Land Premier
• Banco De Oro (BDO)
• Boehringer Ingelheim – Manila
• Boehringer Ingelheim – Asia Pacific
• Celestica Electronics (S) Pte. Ltd. – China
• Cocolife
• Colgate-Palmolive
• Clorox International
• Century Properties
• Colquest SME Solutions, Inc.
• De La Salle University
• E*TRADE Information Services LLC
• EastWest Unibank
• Eleus Consulting Pt. Ltd. – Singapore
• Emerson Philippines
• ERA Realty Network Pte. Ltd.
• Eudo Consulting
• Fitch Learning – Singapore
• Funai Electric Cebu, Inc

• Givaudan Singapore
• GlaxoSmithKline
• Globe Telecom
• GreenEarth Management Phils. Corp.
• Human Capital Asia, Inc.
• Hutchison Port Holdings – Hong Kong
• HR Mall Inc.
• IBUY Group
• IConcerto
• iLeap Consulting
• IVT Real Estate Services
• Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)
• Innovato Information Technology Consulting
• Inspiral Coaching – Singapore
• Integrated Microelectronics, Inc.
• Kaizen Solutions Co.
• Kantar TNS Philippines
• La Maisonette Manila
• Li & Fung (1937) Management, Ltd.
• Lopez Holdings Corporation
• Manila Water Company Inc.
• Manulife Financial – Singapore
• Microsoft
• Ministry of Defense – Singapore
• Ministry of Education – Singapore
• Monde Nissin Corporation
• Mondelez International
• Monsanto Philippines
• Mother Spice Food Corp.
• Nestle Phils.
• Nestle Singapore (Pte.) Ltd.
• National University Health System (NUHS) – Singapore
• National University of Singapore (NUS)
• NutriAsia
• OCBC Bank – Singapore

• Omnia Training and Consulting
• P&A Grant Thornton
• People Ignite
• Pessoas Consulting – Singapore
• Philippine Deposit Insurance Corporation (PDIC)
• Philips Electronics Singapore
• Philam Life
• Pioneer – Your Insurance 
• Primary Edge, Inc.
• PRU Life UK
• Prudential Assurance Company Singapore (Pte.) Ltd.
• Reckitt Benckiser (Philippines), Inc.
• Resource Minds – UK
• Sanofi-Aventis Philippines, Inc.
• Sanofi-Pasteur
• SEAOIL Foundation
• Sterling Bank of Asia
• Successful Achievement Foundation
• SunLife Financial
• Suy Sing
• SVNardo Inc.
• Tagaytay Highlands International Golf Club
• Tala Realty Services Corporation
• Talking Lions
• The Mindful Tree – Singapore
• Thomson Reuters
• Unilever
• United Health Group
• Universal Robina Corporation
• University of Asia and the Pacific
• Union Bank of the Philippines
• Watsons Personal Care Stores (Phils.)
• Western Union Financial Services
• Wyeth Philippines, Inc.  

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