Advanced Professional Coaching Certification Course

with Dr. Marcia Reynolds, MCC, and Julius Ordonez, MCC, ACTC

Build Upon Your Skillset with Top-Notch Training Programs for Coaches

The Advanced Professional Coaching Certification Course is a 3-month, 65-hour intensive program that teaches coaches new and critical skills and mindsets that will enable them to go deeper into their coaching so they can create a life-changing impact on their clients. In this course, participants will go through personal breakthroughs themselves as they discover and apply coaching mastery to make every coaching engagement a real transformative experience for anyone they coach.

This course is part of an entire 125-hour ICF Accredited Level 2 Coaching Education Program. Graduates of this course will earn the Advanced Level Coach designation. This course is conducted in English.


Develop Deep Coaching Skills and Carve Out a Name in the Industry

Take your coaching skills to the next level and discover the tools that make a difference in high performance. Upon completion of the course, you gain specialist expertise that helps you develop personally and professionally — helping you better create sustainable change in the lives of your clients.


Through a combination of creative approaches, participants will take away a stronger cognitive foundation, a higher level of coaching proficiency, and a deeper commitment to providing the best value to their clients. Our holistic approach will utilize the following methods:

  • Online workshops/webinars (demos, simulations, interactive discussions, group exercises)
  • Internship (on-the-job training)
  • 1:1 Mentoring Support
  • Group Mentoring Support
  • Group Work (case study/research)
  • Supplementary Readings

Upon completion, you will have the skills, knowledge, and confidence to ensure your long-term success in this expanding and rewarding profession.

Target Participants

To be eligible for this course, participants must have ANY of the following:

  • 60 hours of coach training approved by the ICF
  • 60 hours of coach training aligned to ICF Standards
  • ACC Credential
  • PCC Credential
  • MCC Credential

If you have any concerns or inquiries about the prerequisites for participation or your course eligibility, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Program Curriculum

At Benchmark Consulting, we are dedicated to providing cutting-edge training programs for professional coaches. With our comprehensive program curriculum, you can be confident that you are getting the high-quality training you need to progress in your coaching journey.

Intensives 1

The participants will go through a series of online workshops/webinars that combine theory and skills practice on the following content:

The New ICF Coaching Competencies
  • The importance of a coaching mindset and ongoing reflective practice
  • The implications of the new competencies on the practice of coaching
Understanding Coaching Mastery
  • What coaching mastery really means and how it looks like
  • How coaching mastery impacts the client
Going Deeper with Presence and Listening
  • What it takes to be “fully present” with the client
  • How to go “beyond listening” and start receiving
Coaching the Person, Not the Problem
  • Helping clients expand how they see themselves and the world around them
  • Overcoming the tendency to focus on the client’s problem
Emotional Management in Coaching
  • How emotions affect the way you coach
  • Making your emotions work for you
Handling Different Coachee Behaviors
  • Knowing and understanding the different behaviors of coachees in a coaching relationship
  • What to do when coachee behavior gets in the way
Diversity in Coaching
  • The importance of culture, systemic, and contextual awareness within coaching relationships
  • Seeing and understanding the client in a holistic view
Handline Sponsored Coaching Engagements
  • Factors that are critical to the success of sponsored engagements
  • Best practices
Business Development for Coaches
  • Overcoming your discomfort in promoting yourself
  • Business development approaches that work
Dates (Philippines Time)
  • November 15, 16, 22, 29, 30, December 6, 7, 14, 2023
  • 8 AM to 11 AM (Manila Time)
Dates (US Time)
  • November 14, 15, 21, 28, 29, December 5, 6, 13, 2023
  • 4 PM to 7 PM (Pacific Standard Time)
Delivery Method: Webinars via Zoom
  • No. of Webinars: 8
  • Frequency: 2x a week
  • Duration: 3 hours per session

Mentoring Support for Applied Learning

Participants are required to undergo the Internship for immediate application of learnings from the online workshops. It is expected that when participants sign up for the course, they should already engage with a coaching client, either paying or pro bono, for their internship.
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.

No. Of Coaching Sessions Required

During the Internship, they are required to complete six (6) coaching sessions conducted every 2 weeks with their chosen client.

Mentoring Support

Participants will receive four (4) individualized mentoring sessions and join 3 two-hour group mentoring sessions throughout the Internship. They are required to submit recordings of their coaching sessions, which will be reviewed by their assigned mentor coach for feedback.

1:1 Mentoring Support
  • To be arranged between you and your mentor
Group Mentoring Support (Philippines Time)
  • January 5, 19, February 2, 2024
  • 8 AM to 10 AM (Manila Time)
Group Mentoring Support (US Time)
  • January 4, 18, February 1, 2024
  • 4PM to 6PM (Pacific Standard Time)

Group Work

To reinforce learnings from the online workshops and the Internship and to strengthen group support, the participants will be assigned a research project to complete in small groups. Results of the project will be presented during Intensives 2.

  • December 2023 to February 2024

Intensives 2

This workshop provides participants the opportunity to debrief their Internship experience – their challenges, insights, and discoveries. Hearing about each other’s internship experience will not only strengthen their learnings but will also prepare them for different coaching cases they will possibly encounter in the future.

This session will also serve as the final evaluation of the participants in terms of their newly acquired coaching skills through a live coaching demo.

Dates (Philippines Time)
  • February 28, 29, 2024
  • 8 AM to 11 AM (Manila Time)
Dates (US Time)
  • February 27, 28, 2024
  • 4 PM to 7 PM (Pacific Standard Time)

The Course Leaders

Dr. Marcia Reynolds, MCC

  • One of the top 5 coaches in the world
  • 5th Global President of ICF
  • Has trained coaches and leaders in 41 countries
  • Author of Coach the Person, Not the Problem, Outsmart Your Brain, The Discomfort Zone, and Wander Woman

Julius Ordonez, MCC, ACTC

  • A pioneering coaching expert in Asia
  • Founder of ICF Philippines Chapter and Past President of Asia Pacific Alliance of Coaches (APAC)
  • Philippines’ FIRST-EVER ICF Master Certified Coach
  • Has trained 500+ professional coaches and thousands of leaders from around the world

Target Participants

To be eligible for this course, participants must have ANY of the following:

  • 60 hours of coach-training approved by the ICF
  • 60 hours of coach-training aligned to ICF Standards
  • ACC Credential
  • PCC Credential
  • MCC Credential

If you have any concerns or inquiries about the prerequisites for participation or your course eligibility, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Registration Details

Regular Fee

  • Local: PHP 136,500.00 + VAT
  • International: USD 2,940.00

Benchmark Graduate Rate

  • Local: PHP 120,750.00 + VAT
  • International: USD 2,520.00


  • Early Bird Discount: 10% (if paid before September 30, 2023)

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