The Flow Coach Accreditation is the ultimate performance coach training. We created this course to teach our own coaches everything they needed to be great high-performance coaches.
We keep group sizes small to ensure quality of training. Each course is typically fully booked, so we only open enrolment a couple of times each year. Register your interest in the adjacent form and we will inform you when we will re-open enrolment.
This course is ACTP accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and teaches you the same systems and practical performance tools we use on a daily basis to help elite professionals increase performance and achieve deep success.
This course is ideal for any coaches, manager, leaders, or professional working with others who want to enhance their leadership and communication skills.
This course delivers everything you need to work as a professional coach. You will complete many hours of coaching practice (starting on Day 1) and understand the fundamental theories of human behaviour and communication.
The Flow Coach Accreditation consists of over 135 hours of face-to-face sessions and 100+ hours of self-paced learning. It includes everything you need to know and all the experience you need to be a competent coach. The course is typically delivered over 27 sessions within 4 months.
The course meets the International Coaching Federation (ICF) ACTP training accreditation requirements for 143 hours of coach training (soon to be Level 2 in the new ICF structure). This is enough for your PCC qualification with the ICF. For more information see https://coachingfederation.org/credentials-and-standards.
This course is delivered in English. There are no prerequisite requirements or qualifications for course entry.
The Flow Coach Accreditation is facilitated by our training director and guest speakers who are experts in their field. This course includes content from postgraduate coaching, psychology, NLP, counselling, and neuroscience courses.
You will get constant practical feedback in almost every session. You will be coaching others from day 1, practicing what you are learning and embedding your new-found skills.
Invest in your future with over 75 modules of exceptional content. The course runs every late September, and occasionally at multiple times each year, so contact us to find out when the next course starts.
The next course starts 27th September and includes twenty-seven five-hour blocks until December. Session times include Tuesday through to Friday (2pm to 7pm Perth time / 8am-1pm CET / 7am-12 UK / 4pm to 9pm AEST). Please contact us to receive your detailed pack of the course and exact dates.
Course modules: below is an overview and the precise information and structure may change on the live course.
In this section, we outline what is ‘coaching’ and how it differs from other disciplines. We examine coaching ethics and widely accepted codes of conduct surrounding coaching practice. We look at how to professionalise your coaching activities into a career and how to work with others in a professional capacity.
We go through what ICF coaching looks like and how to meet professional ICF standards. We examine coaching attitudes and best practices, and how our approach to coaching affects our communication when interacting.
We will delve into active listening skills and unpack a variety of ways to listen to both the content and the deeper meanings people portray with their words. We outline how non-verbal communication is a central aspect to effective listening. You will practice a variety of listening methods and also learn how it feels as a coachee.
Powerful questioning is a real artform that requires several skills. We examine how questioning may differ in different contexts and how we can be challenging, supportive, explorative, leading, and insightful through questioning. You will be able to trial different questioning techniques and refine your questioning skills.
Managing the coaching relationship is essential no matter whether we are using coaching skills as a leader, manager, or coach; we outline what this means and the principles that underpin a successful coaching relationship. We study how to build trust and competence in the relationship to create safe and impactful interactions. We cover several aspects such as group coaching, true learning, absorbing and giving feedback.
We examine some of the neuroscience and psychology surrounding the brain and behaviour. We highlight how to work with interventions and methodologies that target both our brain and body simultaneously. We uncover how to encompass embodied cognition in your practice and how to utilise fundamental understandings of how we are wired to act and behave.
In this section, we will examine key motivational theories, established human needs, and how values drive much of what we do. Furthermore, we look at how to work with this information in a coaching session. We examine how we can help people become more aligned, more motivated, and fulfil their own needs. Based on these principles, we learn how to use anchors to prioritise personal leadership and own their mindset.
Using coaching professionally comes with certain responsibilities. We detail all the main professional processes you will need to become a coach such as: rapport, mentoring, supervision, managing session times, conducting sessions, contracting, note taking, how to start and end the coaching relationship, and how to manage and be accountable for coaching authority.
The course covers how humans deal and react to stress. We will look at what this means for coaching, how to help people out of embedded reactions, and how to conduct a session out of ‘survival’ mode. We delve into stress theories, stressor interventions, and a variety of practical coaching tools.
In this section, we cover topics on mindfulness, meditation, ACT, REBT, CBT, and other thought management techniques. We examine how to coach people through thought detachment, thought identity and thought diffusion. We also look at what this means for us as coaches and how to ensure our thoughts are not biasing the session.
In this section, we give a comprehensive background of positive psychology and associated practices towards coaching. We cover key concepts such as flow, humanistic approaches, and many others. We will practice a range of interventions to help people change through positive psychological techniques. We delve into coaching self-determination theory, goal setting, empowering the client, reframing through questioning, and much more.
Successful coaching helps people understand the underlying meaning behind their rhetoric, and the patterns of thinking and behaviour that lead to their actions and felt reality. We therefore spend a lot of time on coaching awareness, identifying beliefs, removing limiting beliefs, creating new beliefs, coaching at different psychological levels, and helping the client become aware of why they do what they do.
Alongside the live training you will be asked to produce a piece of written content in an area of your choosing. It is a chance to expand your learning, build a specialist niche, and explore in depth an area that can help your future.
Over the course you will receive hours of group feedback to help you grow and develop. You will also be trained on how to give and receive feedback to ensure feedback effectiveness.
Throughout the course you will receive both verbal and written feedback on your practice as a coach. This is an opportunity to be challenged, grow, clear up ambiguities, and refine your skills in a safe and explorative manner.
Throughout the course we will be working with how to resolve and manage emotions. We will delve into the RULER approach and other techniques to improve emotional intelligence and competence.
In this section, we look at the usual generic hurdles that limit people to change and grow such as adapted egos, ego states, scripts, discounting, anxiety, depression, primal wounds, trauma, personalities and archetypes, codependency, and so on. We will examine what to do when these scenarios present themselves and how to differentiate between them.
Coaching boundaries is an important aspect to assist self-leadership, safe growth, and empowerment. We examine what emotional and mental boundaries entail, when to use them, how to use them, and how we can intervene to help the client. We also go into Heron Categories, Motivational Interviewing, Identifying Obstacles, and many other forms of interventions.
In the course we will dedicate time to practice facilitating interventions. You will learn to identify multi-dimensional reactions during interventions and practice coaching multi-dimensionally to facilitate powerful interventions. You will learn to facilitate interventions such as: integration of parts, many minds, timeline coaching, imposter syndrome interventions, Gestalt coaching practices, and much more. You will become competent in picking which intervention is best suited for certain presenting issues and receive a suggestive go-to framework of what to use when, to help you in the early days.
We will examine a variety of coaching domains and how to function within them, including and not limited to, coaching towards wholeness, life coaching, team coaching, facilitation, organisational coaching, and leadership coaching.
We will also examine and refine what style and type of coach you want to become. We will work to build your vision towards your future coaching, or how you intend to use your newfound coaching skills.
Time will be dedicated to practicing creative coaching techniques. Often impactful coaching sessions rely on creative interventions and processes to help clients see a different perspective, process their thoughts, or find insights into the situation. We will practice and examine how to develop creative processes in coaching.
We will look ahead to your reality as a professional coach and what you need to do to stay current,what continued professional development looks like, what supervisory involvement is necessary, what continued training on coaching competencies are advised, and how to align yourself with credibility and increasing competence.
We also delve into important career skills for coaches such as how to speak publicly, how to professionalise your coaching sessions, and identify the common pitfalls and successes new coaches experience. We will examine how to market yourself as a coach, develop an action plan to build your future and lay out how you will use these skills moving forwards.
To make sure everyone is up to speed we go over a thorough understanding of the flow experience, why it is important, what benefits are associated with flow, and examine how using flow as a focus can help our overall self-development.
We unravel in detail how to use the Flow Model, what it means, and why it is important. We look at how people have used it in different settings and how it can become a treasured self-assessment tool.
We build upon the Flow Certificate and take your understanding of The Pathway to Flow to a whole new level. We unpack the underlying theories, practice multiple skills for each component of the pathway, and learn how to help others use them. Understanding the pathway will provide you with a bedrock system to apply flow, achieve peak performance, and engineer more joy in your life.
We delve into the flow experience with no stone left unturned. We examine flow from almost every scientific discipline that has studied it.
Flow is 50+years old in Western sciences but older civilisations have accrued disciplined thought around similar states for centuries. In this module, we unpack it all.
We will unpack what constitutes a Flow Mindset, how to adopt it, and what personalities facilitate flow better than others. We unpack an autotelic personality and look at the research behind mindsets that facilitate joy and peak performances. We will unpack what self-leadership means and how to commit to prioritising your self-leadership moving forwards.
In this module, we identify multiple skills to use in different situations. If we truly want to change our habits towards finding flow, then we need to take responsibility for the states underlying this change. In this module we learn how to reset our mental and physical states so that we can wipe these states clean and move towards flow from an unbiased and uninhibited position.
Throughout the course you will be picking up a multitude of Flow Skills to add to your toolbox. We take the time to not only hear about them and see them in action, but also integrate them into our lives.
Every intention creates energy and subsequent thoughts and action. We learn how to mould our notions, intentions, and goals to embody a powerful purpose towards the task. We look at the future of goal setting, what works, what doesn’t, and how to help ourselves and others create clarity and focus, whilst not being stressed by our own expectations and desired achievements.
In this module, we look at how to maintain high levels of motivation and how to find a little inspiration even in those mundane tasks. We delve into the most widely accepted motivational theories and how to use them to our advantage. We will examine your personal needs, your motivational preferences, and how fulfilled they may be or not—and, of course, what to do about it.
We understand how our arousal and the difficulty of a situation interact to help us peak at the right time. We examine what we have in our control to optimise any event to our advantage. We go over the theory and practice of creating your unique optimal zone of arousal, so you can hit the sweet spot required for flow within difficult situations.
When we are curious and developmentally focused, as we are in flow, we utilise our faster, more capable cognitive processes and build a natural resilience to challenge and difficulty—this is one of the reasons that when in flow, we are so effective. In the diploma, we unpack how to achieve this, what this looks like psychologically and neuroscientifically, and how to make it habitual. We examine the differences between mental toughness, grit, persistence, and resilience, and what may best serve us.
In this section, we look at how the mind works to create visual representations of the future to best serve our agenda. We examine how to use this to our advantage and successfully visualise an event prior to it happening. We experience how our ability to use imagery is extremely powerful, how it can train our brains towards specific ends, consciously or not, and what all this has to do with flow and living in an optimal manner. We will examine fundamental theories of human functioning such as bayesian inferencing and why being conscious of it can radically improve our life.
Some might say that our attention is all we ever have. What we choose to attend to determines much of what we think, feel, and act upon. It shapes our awareness and actions. In this module, we uncover how our mind and body are wired to neurologically respond in set ways. We will examine our internal and external architecture and what we can do about it.
In the moment, we have the power to maximise most of our abilities by trusting ourselves to act. In this section, we look at why this is, how this happens, and what we can do to harness our innate intuition and reach and maintain a level of total entrustment.
We will look at how to shift perspectives and examine the underpinning theories surrounding boosting confidence, self-efficacy, and acquiring incremental gains. And this is just the beginning! We understand how risk occurs, how to harness it positively, and when to use our strengths.
How we react in any given moment is down to many factors, not least our most basic drivers and inherited intelligence. In this section, we unpack how our biology helps and hinders how we meet a challenge, conserve energy, and find comfort and competence, or not.
Mastery and the approach therein are often misconstrued. It is important to understand the differences between Eastern and Western ‘mastery’, how and why we may want to use it as a framework for our achievements and what it has to do with flow.
Preparation is everything. Often how we feel, how we perform, and what we take from an event or experience is down to how we prepared. Over this course we will look to professionalise your preparation at different times and how to prepare to your advantage.
With over 70,000 thoughts a day, if we don’t manage our thoughts and enact a level of mastery over our mind, then our mind will manage us. Understanding, therefore, why we think and how to manage our thoughts from a number of different models is imperative to personal empowerment and performance. We will delve into psychological flexibility, ACT, mindfulness, REBT, CBT, and other thought management tools and look at what best serves you.
No self-development course is complete without examining our obsessions with ‘self’ and how it interferes with… everything. We will track back to early theories about ego states and how we can move past levels of self-consciousness to reach a higher level of self-actualisation.
Emotional competence results not only from a strong grounding of emotional intelligence but also from emotional wisdom. We will look at several models and methods that help to process and deal with emotions effectively. We will look under the hood of how emotions affect our experience, enjoyment, and ability to act, and how we can optimise our emotional landscape.
Understanding deeper states of flow, how to get there, what attributes need to be surrendered to let them happen, and what they can lead to is one of life’s most treasured proficiencies. Over this course we examine the differences between micro and macro flow and how to approach 'deep flow' from a number of angles. We also look at how energetic awareness, spirituality and altered states of consciousness interact with flow.
To help bring all our training together it is important to simplify how we activate it. Towards the end of the course, we will look at how to develop rituals that put it all together and trigger a host of learning in one action.
We will identify how the mind and body are inexplicably linked and how to utilise both of the two interconnected arms to reverse-engineer the other. We will examine heart-rate coherence, dual cognition, and many forms of managing our states.
Flow in groups is a hot topic that stirs a lot of debate. In this module we look at different group flow theories and a variety of team principles that facilitate optimal and high performing team environments.
How we relate to ourselves, and others is paramount to finding fulfilment in life. We look at the five key principles that develop sustainable rich relationships and unpick how they play out in our own life.
In this section, we look at how to integrate flow into teams and organisations. We discuss how to create and sustain a culture that allows flow, what this looks like, and what are the core principles that foster flow.
As any performer–from surgeons to artists–will know, performing at your peak at the right time is critical to getting the results you want. We will look at how to manage your calendar, your preparation timelines and the main components to ensuring that you peak at the right time.
Throughout this course, you will be working with others to improve your ability to find flow and highlight how you can live a more optimal life. We will also dedicate time to examining how we can disseminate what you have learnt: how you can teach, coach, manage, and help others to find flow. We will look at how you can bring the learning from your course into your professional setting—what works, what doesn’t, and what areas you may need to improve.
Throughout the course there will be several take-home meditations to practice that include key messages that can help form new transforming habits. If unfamiliar with meditating, we will help you past any hurdles.
Finally, we will look at what a systemic integration of flow could mean to society, the telemony of self, cultural constitutions, and important societal problems.
“The quality of the coaching course was excellent. I learned so much. The practical exercises, content and one to one coaching were of a very high standard. As a parent, husband, owner of my coaching and speaking business, I thoroughly recommend the Flow Centre to you. If you are serious about becoming a coach, then enrol and enjoy the learning! ”
"You have no idea how you have enhanced my life, I really appreciate your time and expertise and what you have taught me not only for my sport but more importantly for my life. The lessons I have absorbed, in which I use daily, are priceless .”
"I took the Flow Centre’s course, and was very impressed by the quality and clarity of information on offer. As a coach and trainer in leadership and professional development, I now have new information and tools to enrich my teachings. Recommended.”
"I’ve rarely worked with a coach who has been able to create and maintain such a calm, safe and supportive space from which to feel ready and able to explore and grow... a true gift that I have benefited from hugely over the past 4 months as Cameron has supported me through major life changes and given me the confidence and drive to find and stay to my true path.”
"I really loved learning from all of our guest speakers throughout the course! Each one came from such a different professional background, and added so much value...Not only did my experience with FC prepare me and inspire me to launch my own coaching services, but it also impacted my overall life, relationships, and more. I feel I became a better friend, partner, listener, communicator, etc… all through taking this course.”
You bet. Investing in yourself is sometimes hard to do, but this course content has helped many others start careers, improve their relationships, become better leaders, advance their current job performance, and transform their overall life skills and satisfaction levels.
At US$10,995 (est. €9825/£8263/AU$14695) this course is very good value for money and comparable to similar courses in the market.
Typically, you get what you pay for, and this course is no different. It is important to assess the trainers and coaches on the course as you will likely do this training only once. The quality of your coach training will determine your ability, confidence, network, contacts, and skills you possess when you start coaching.
Refunds will not be permitted after the course has commenced. Withdrawal will be at the participants cost. If the withdrawal is due to the fault of the Flow Centre, then a refund minus deposit and percentage of course undertaken will occur.
Cancellation within 30 days of course commencement result in a 50% refund. Cancellation within 31-60 days of course commencement result in a 70% refund.
Cancellation more than 60 days of course commencement result in a 100% refund.
If you do not pass the course requirements (i.e., coaching competence) and performance evaluation, additional attempts to pass the performance evaluation will be billed at US$350 (Includes thorough feedback and performance evaluation).
If you have to pull out of the course due to unforeseen circumstances, we will place you on the next course for unfinished components of the course. Course graduation and accreditation will not be distributed until all course components are met.
Absolutely. You leave the course with a large course manual that you can use for years to come.
Further you can continue to engage with FC coaches long after the course. Many trainee coaches now work with FC and enjoy FC supervision, ongoing training updates, and much more.
Absolutely, most people do. You will need to dedicate a lot of time, however, to completing the components of the course; it is recommended that you plan your time wisely.
No. In the course we will set some new positive habits for you to engage with. For maximum benefit, we recommend that you integrate the skills learnt on the course into your daily life straight away. Put simply, the more you practice these tasks, the more your awareness will grow and the deeper your training will become—but daily participation is not compulsory.
- 10+ hours of mentoring
- Feedback on your areas of strength and development
- Peer-to-peer live coaching experience
- Experiential coaching exercises to embed your learning
- Time to reflect and deepen your understanding
- Ongoing support and supervision from our facilitators
- Eight-hours of group mentoring
- Two-hours of 1-to-1 mentoring spread across the course
- Connections to others in our community
- Detailed understanding of ICF ethics and competencies
- Support on your ICF certification and application
- A range of powerful exercises from a multitude of domains
- A comprehensive background on coaching
- How coaching differentiates from other disciplines
- Fundamental psychological theories of human behaviour
- Knowledge on how the brain functions and operates
- A deep understanding of thoughts and emotions
- Confidence in using the coaching competencies
- Help to identify your own ‘blind spots’
- An ability to deeply listen and identify underpinning factors
- An ability to develop your intuitive action
- An ability to ask pertinent and provoking questions
- Experience in how to seize coaching opportunities
- An ability to develop trust quickly and effectively
- An ability to manage a coaching session safely
- An awareness of your coaching strengths
- Practice of how to prepare for coaching sessions
- A range of ‘what to do’ and ‘what not to do’ coaching tips
- How to uncover your client’s purpose, vision and values
- An ability to identify the next best step for your client
- The integral skills required to be an effective coach
- Powerful insights to real-life situations
- The attributes of a successful coach
- A plan of your future as a coach
- An ability to facilitate experiential intelligence
- A thorough understanding of human motivation
- An ability to facilitate thought management
- An ability to facilitate emotional management
- A thorough understanding of stress and human reactions
- A thorough understanding of the ego and self
- An ability to facilitate mastery approaches
- An ability to facilitate resilience
- A practice of developing trust
- A practice of visualisation and meditation
- A thorough understanding of personal needs
- An ability to facilitate goal-setting
- A thorough understanding of the flow model
- An ability to facilitate applied performance skills
- A thorough understanding of flow and society, culture and relationships
- An ability to facilitate peaking and periodisation
Yes. You will get a diploma by the Flow Centre, and you will also be able to apply for ICF accreditation with over 143 hours of coach training.
20% of the course fee is required to secure your deposit and place on the course. Full payment is due 60 days prior to course commencement.
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