ACE Professional Coach Training Program

Sustainable Career

We support you to build a sustainable career


How to thrive in your career and empower others

Empowering Others

So they can be proud of the life they are living



Ontology, a profound and practical approach

Rooted in ontology, or the study of being, our coaching framework looks at what it truly is to be human – the values we live by, the heroic journey we are here to take, and, ultimately, the gift to others we want to be known for.

Scientific and spiritual

Our approach is grounded in principles found across spiritual and secular traditions while also drawing on the latest research in neuroscience.

What is ontology?

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Experience our approach

Chat with our team to experience what it’s like talking to an ontologically-trained coach. They will support you to clarify your vision, answer any of your questions, and help you see if this program is the right fit for you.

Watch Maria’s TED Talk on how to access your own voice of wisdom using a simple process.

What Our Community Is Saying

Listen to some of our past students and their experience working with ACE.

Your questions answered

What does a coach do?

A coach supports a client to:

  • Get clear on who they really are and what’s most important in their lives
  • Set clear goals to demonstrate what’s most important
  • Move past any internal challenges that cause them to stop or struggle when
  • moving toward those goals
  • Celebrate their success along the way

Hear more from our founder Dr. Maria Nemeth on What Does a Coach Do?

Will this program prepare me for ICF credentialing?

Our Level 2 accredited coach training program qualifies you for your Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential, and fulfills all educational requirements for your Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential – for which you will qualify upon gaining 500 hours of coaching experience. We also provide twice the mentor coaching hours required for the Master Certified Coach (MCC) Credential by the ICF.

Do you provide business support during and after the program?

A major portion of your training with us is focused on helping you build a successful business. We think of it like this: we’re only successful in our mission if you’re successful in yours. It doesn’t do the world any good to train a lot of coaches if they aren’t out there making an impact in people’s lives.


Our program includes extensive training, mentorship, and peer support to enroll paying coaching clients. After graduation, you will continue to be connected to an active online community of peer support, and have lifetime access to an updated student resource portal. We also offer regular free webinars and mastermind sessions open to all of our students and grads, designed to support your continued growth as a professional coach.

Is this for people that already have training and experience in coaching or other methods of support?

Yes, it can be a great fit. We’ve had many coaches and trainers come through our program who are already trained and certified in other models. We’ve had many trained coaches who join our program say to us, “this was the missing piece.”

Does working with people with companies in an internal position count towards the coaching hours needed for graduation?

Yes! Many of our coaches aren’t interested in starting a private one-on-one coaching practice. Instead, they want to use coaching skills within an organization as part of their role. To count toward your graduation, the sessions must explicitly be for coaching (vs. supervising or mentoring). Your mentor coach will support you to set up these sessions in a way that works for you and the people you are coaching.

Has the program always been online? Does being online affect the effectiveness of the program?

Our programs are now fully online. By bringing together our more than 20 years of experience leading groups and years of leading remote classes, we have crafted a powerful, engaging, and truly transformational experience. There are ample opportunities to interact not just with your course leaders, but also with your fellow participants, so you have a rich experience of connection and community.

Here’s what folks are saying about our online programs:

  • “This was by far the best Zoom experience I’ve ever had.”
  • “Before the class I was concerned about the amount of hours on Zoom. However you all provided great breaks, stretching, and good amount of interaction to make it super doable and still very effective.”
  • “This worked better that I could have ever imagined. I loved the interaction, the breakout sessions, being able to share in a very supportive space. I think this was done with the utmost care and consideration.”
  • “Feeling peoples energies shift over Zoom was powerful. High level of engagement, vulnerability, and trust by everyone.”