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The Core Essentials Fast Track™ (CEFT) offers 77 training hours in core coaching competencies. It is offered around the world and thousands of coaches having graduated from the program. Upon graduation of the program, participants may apply for their Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credentials with the International Coach Federation following the ASCTH pathway.

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The Core Essentials Fast Track offers foundational and intermediate courses to develop core coaching competency at the ICF’s Associate Certified Coach (ACC) level, knowledge in developing an internal or external coaching practice or business, and personal development for sustainable success in coaching. These skills are essential for coaches providing individual and/or organizational coaching services. This program, enhanced with invaluable practice and project labs, has been carefully designed to teach you core coaching skills and learn practical business development skills as efficiently and conveniently as possible.

For nearly 30 years Coach U has been the leader in the development of coaching models, skills, and assessment tools. CEFT participants will receive access to these tools and learn methods for their use with clients and organizations. Participants also learn how to choose and utilize third party assessments.


Eastern US Time Zone

Monday, Jan 31, — Saturday, Feb 5, 2022

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Hong Kong Time Zone

Monday, Mar 14, — Saturday, Mar 19, 2022

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Eastern US Time Zone

Monday, Mar 28, — Saturday, Apr 2, 2022

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Central US Time Zone

Monday, May 2, — Saturday, May 7, 2022

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Central Europe Time Zone

Monday, June 6 - Saturday, June 11, 2022

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Sydney Time Zone

Monday, July 4, — Saturday, July 9, 2022

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Pacific US Time Zone

Monday, July 11, — Saturday, July 16, 2022

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  • About the Core Essentials FastTrack™ (CEFT)


    Coach U’s Core Essentials Fast Track (CEFT) is delivered utilizing the most advanced effective methods available.

    Core Essentials Fast Track participants will:

    • Complete fundamental core courses in coach training
      • 77-hours of training:
      • Participate in the 1-hour New Student Orientation Zoom meeting before the 6-day Intensive
      • Attend the 6-day Live Virtual Intensive Zoom program daily (with homework in the evenings)
      • The Core Coaching courses, Personal Foundation course, Project and Practice Labs will be delivered via Zoom
      • Complete the scheduled 4-week Private Establishing Yourself as a Coach Virtual Zoom Course (4 weeks x 2 hours per consecutive week)
      • Complete an 8-week Coaching Practicum (self-scheduled after 6-day Intensive)
    • Complete Group projects
    • Complete Online exams, self-tests [open for 6 months]
    • Log 20 Client coaching hours [open for 6 months]
    • Understand and agree to uphold the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Code of Ethics for professional coaches
    • Be able to blend the Coach U approach with other training programs and directly into your current profession
    • Develop coaching skills to use in other professions
    • Learn how to choose and utilize third-party assessments
    • Move further on the path of becoming well-trained and masterful credentialed coaches
    • Apply for your Core Essential Graduate (CEG) designation

    You must attend all the sessions to receive credit and to graduate from the program (total 77 hours). Successful completion grants the Core Essentials Graduate designation. Graduates may then apply for their ICF Associate Certified Coach designation via the ICF’s ACSTH pathway.

    Click here for a full list of modules included in the training.

    Complimentary AT NO EXTRA CHARGE: In addition, CEFT participants may re-take courses for free in the regular Core Essentials, via Zoom, for up to six months following the completion of the Establishing Yourself as a Coach course.

    Part of the training and coaching philosophy includes Coach U’s Guiding Principles™. Participants will gain practical skills and knowledge in the Guiding Principles™ throughout the course.

    The Core Essentials Fast Track™ offers the best of both worlds – Live virtual immersion on the front end with weekly courses for implementation and fine-tuning for six months.

    Optional: Coaches may then proceed to enroll in the Coach U Professional Essentials leading to the Coach U Certified Graduate designation.


  • CEFT Policies / Program Materials



    Please ensure that you read the CEFT Enrollment Policy prior to enrolling. While the CEFT Orientation session is optional, if you’re unable to make this session, you will have to make up/attend the Core Essentials Orientation before you apply for graduation. 

    Program Materials

    All the program materials are included in the price of your registration.  They are all offered virtually and offer over 1000 pages of coaching tools, skills and resources.


  • After the In Person Training: AT NO EXTRA COST


    If you desire, you will have 6 months from the date of the last program course to take any/all Core Essentials courses – this program is truly the best of both worlds.

    You can access even more resources and information, our special interest groups, and repeat any course via Zoom at your convenience for a period at no extra tuition cost. (Your only cost is connecting into the audio of Zoom if you can't access via your computer).

    To ensure you have full knowledge of how to navigate our courses, you will need to complete the regular Core Essentials New Coach Orientation class via Zoom after completing your in-person training, if you wish to participate in the complimentary Core Essentials courses. (no charge)

    Although we know you will learn a great deal during the Live Virtual Intensive training, we understand that you may wish to deepen your learning or refresh your memories.

    If you are interested in retaking the core modules, you may begin to register for Core Essentials courses a week after the 6-day Intensive.

    Each week, you can access an interactive course via Zoom with other students from around the world, led by a Coach U Faculty, who are also full-time coaches and who shares their wisdom and experience with you, reducing your learning curve and answering questions that every coach has.

    You can also collaborate with a community of like-minded people all developing their coaching skills just like you, from all over the world.


  • Who Is the Program Designed For?

    • People looking for fundamental core courses in coach training
    • People who intend to become well-trained and masterful credentialed coaches
    • Experienced coaches whose clients are now starting to demand formal coach education and coaches with a higher credential with the International Coach Federation
    • Internal corporate and organizational coaches responsible for developing a strong coaching culture within their organization
    • Coaches looking to blend the Coach U approach with other training programs
    • Individuals who are interested in incorporating solid coaching skills into other positions or professions
    • People who want to receive formal coach training within one month

    If you don’t want to wait for the next CEFT, consider enrolling in the self-paced Core Essentials delivered via Zoom. You could start taking courses in as little as 10 days from now (depending on your enrollment date). Click here for more information on the Core Essentials.


  • Course Outcomes / Pricing



    • Explore a rich conversation in regard to meeting ethical guidelines and professional standards
    • Establishing the coaching agreement verbally and in writing for successful relationships
    • Co-creating a respectful, open, trusting relationship
    • The Being of coaching and demonstrating Coaching Presence
    • How to listen actively and contextually
    • Using powerful discovery questioning
    • Using neutral direct communication to create new awareness
    • Supporting others in designing actions for goal achievement
    • The Art of managing progress and accountability without telling people what to do and how to do it
    • Myths and misconceptions in coaching – teaching how prospective individuals and organizations can easily spot an untrained coach
    • Distinctions between professional coaching and other professional roles
    • Learning how to get out of your own way using Coach U’s Personal Foundation concepts
    • Determining elements of your ideal coaching practice followed by implementation strategies
    • Finding your strengths in coaching and whether or not to specialize
    • Knowing which tools, assessments and surveys, out of several hundred, that would be best for each demographic group or coachee
    • Experiencing coaching people with different learning styles, personalities, cultures, and roles


    Click here to view our most recent tuition schedule.


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Whether you are ready to enroll in one of the upcoming programs or have a few more questions, one of our helpful team members are here to help with the next steps. Let us know how we can help. 

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