We train and certify highly qualified coaches
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We hear you! Here are the top things that distinguish us — We are:
We are accredited by the globally-recognized International Coaching Federation (ICF), and our seasoned faculty embody the standard of excellence and ethics within the coaching profession.
We do not offer any “quick fixes” or “shortcuts” to success. But if you are seeking a rigorous, proven approach to empowering yourself and others, you are absolutely in the right place.
5 keys to consider when you want to be a certified coach…
Learn from some of the world’s most thoroughly trained and well-respected coaches.
Virtual, fully online classes with flexible class times makes it easy to learn on your schedule.
Be confident that you are in one of the most comprehensive ICF-accredited coach training programs available.
The Academy has successfully trained over 10,000 students from all over the world since 2002.
Gain access to exclusive business and professional development resources.
Learn what it takes to have a successful career as a coach.
Join our next live free webinar: “So you want to be a certified coach”
A profound & practical approach
Our work is rooted in ontology, the study of being. We look at what it truly is to be human: The values we live by, the heroic journey we are each here to take, and, ultimately, the gift to others we want to be known for. Our approach is:
Universal: Our approach is grounded in principles found across spiritual and secular traditions, from ancient wisdom teachings to the latest research in neuroscience.
Pragmatic: We turn timeless wisdom into an elegant framework of tools and practices for living your values, realizing your vision, and empowering others.
Transformational: Our rigorous approach teaches you how to create lasting shifts in the way you see and do things – long after the high of an “aha” moment wears off.
Compassionate: Our approach honors the wholeness and dignity of every person, and affirms our capacity to move beyond external obstacles and internal limitations.
Socially conscious: As we support people to see their greatness, they naturally turn to the contribution they are here to make, to their community and to the world.
Transformation (vs change):
Learn directly from a master
Dr. Maria Nemeth, PhD, our Founder & Director, has designed and refined our body of work over several decades with people all over the world — and continues to lead our leadership course, Academy Foundational Training.
A Master Certified Coach, Phd psychologist, and a pioneer in the field of human development and coach training, she is the author of two highly-acclaimed books: The Energy of Money, available in five languages, and its follow-up, Mastering Life’s Energies, both of which have given people everywhere a way to begin putting success principles into immediate practice in their lives.
What They Say
The Academy Foundational Training was the most transformative experience I’ve ever had. I’ve always struggled with overthinking, not trusting my decisions, and feeling anxious around people until ACE coaching taught me how to shift my focus, and how to shift my brain to know what authentic actions I need to take next. Such a simple but powerful tool that I know everyone can use to add more ease to their life. I recommend it for anyone needing more clarity in their life on how they want to show up or if you’re wanting life to be easier.
Ruth Connell, Actor
This work has made an incredible and indelible difference in my life for the better! Maria and the other Course Leaders' calm manner, unbelievable patience, and huge experience has helped redirect my attitude towards making the best contribution in this life that I can. I've not only achieved significant goals in our time together but have so with more clarity, focus, ease and grace. Joy is a great side effect of these teachings.
Mazin Jamal, Coach, Artist, and Community Organizer
This course guided me gently, slowly, and with care, to see what stood in the way of my success and fulfillment. At times it was totally uncomfortable, but the whole time, it was safe and well-led. The opportunity to leave with more confidence and trust in my voice of wisdom than ever before was completely priceless. I came with five teammates from my organization, and we were all extremely skeptical. We all signed up for the next course.
Pakou Her, Senior Campaign Director of UltraViolet and former Executive Director of 18MillionRising.org
Trust me, I’ve been through a lot of coaching, leadership, and professional development trainings, but this one really left a mark. I have honestly applied at least one thing I learned in this training *every day* since. For all you project-doers, dream-havers, business-starters, and change-makers out there, I highly encourage you to check out the training yourself.
Bengt Kallenberg, Executive & Career Coach
This work has taken my coaching to a new level and created a lot of energy in my life. I gained a deeper understanding about how I was getting in my way as a coach. The tools I learned have helped me as a coach and in my daily life, and as a result, I've been able to help my clients shift from their self-limiting thoughts to what´s most important to them.
Anna Wagner, Senior National Organizer at Greenpeace USA
This was life-changing. I use the tools *every day*. It’s helped me see my purpose more clearly than ever, move beyond comparison and resignation, and deepen my self-care practice. I’ve done MANY leadership trainings and seminars but this stands out from the crowd, because the tools are so elegant and practical.
Mattie Weiss, Training Director at Educators for Excellence
The best part for me is the applicability of the tools and the ongoing support, which I have used every single day, in multiple ways, in the time since the training. My life has been irrevocably changed by the ideas I digested and commitments I made in this training.
Seth Bush, Grassroots Organizer at Sierra Club
This course radically changed the way I do my work. This training provided me with a set of skills to move past my most familiar reactions to change, and tap into a lasting inner fortitude that has me committed to my work for the long haul. And the best part is that I've gained a community of practice that has only strengthened over the years.
Refugio Mata, Program Director at Resource Media
Taking this course is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made in my life.
Explore our training programs
Accredited Coach Training
Exceptionally rigorous, hands-on, and flexible, our program is led by some of the most experienced coaches in the profession.
Get the tools, skills, and lifelong support to discover and fulfill your life’s purpose — with clarity, focus, ease, and grace.
Take our leadership course
Academy Foundational Training, (formerly known as Mastering Life’s Energies) is a 4-day intensive for purpose-driven people ready to master their internal stopping points, make their unique contribution to life, and empower others to do the same.
Seeing who you truly are and what is important to you.
Putting your energy where it can do the greatest good.
Going for your dreams, but with elegance rather than struggle.
Being consistently grateful for the privilege to engage your life.