Certifications: Coach Certification Foundations

Charge your coaching with emotional intelligence.

What does it take to become a great coach? Through this journey you’ll learn to apply International Coach Federation (ICF) Core Competencies for the essentials of coaching. Strong executive and life coaches know people are not solely rational; lasting transformation comes only when the head + heart + hands work in sync. The EQ Coach Certification is research-backed with case studies, current neuroscience, and best-practices refined over decades of study. You will leave CCF with the understanding and skills to start your coaching practice – plus you’ll be accredited in the Brain Profiles to take your coaching further.

Coaches and coaches-to-be join CCF for practical & transformational ways to blend EQ and coaching methodologies.
  • CCF is part of Six Seconds’ EQ Coaching Certification which is an Approved Coach Training Program with 165 hours from the International Coach Federation.
  • Effectively utilize a wide and deep range of EQ development methods grounded in the latest neuroscience of learning and emotions, so you have a complete system for coaching transformation.
  • Learn a transformational emotional intelligence framework to make coaching highly effective; plus practical tools to provide metrics for growth.
  • As seen in numerous published case studies, Six Seconds tools and methods address a range of organizational and individual needs, from improving leadership at FedEx to strengthening collaboration at Siemens to building client-centered service at Qatar Airways.

Find the Certified Coach Foundations courses near you.

Tell me more about this course.

Not all training is equal.

All Six Seconds certification courses are transformative and not just “one more course to add to your CV”.
Experience Six Seconds unique learning philosophy and methodology and see for yourself why participants say it’s the most powerful training they’ve experienced.

At a Glance: Coach Foundations


Aspiring Coaches, Managers, Individuals going deeper on EQ




Prework (4 hours); 4 days in-person; Postwork (4 hours)

Key tools you can use

ICF competencies for coaching. Brain Profiles in coaching.

Available languages

English, Chinese, Italian


There are many coach certification programs, but meet EQCC in the unique blend of emotional intelligence, neuroscience, transformational learning, and depth. We’d be delighted to introduce you to graduates to discuss coaching, they’ll tell you insights like this:

A practical, empowering course which provided a safe space to gain insights & effectively learn the coaching process.

Maggie Williams

Executive Coach

Deep, thought-provoking program for coaching. I feel personally uplifted as both a coach and a person.

Jennifer Becker

Learning & Development Specialist, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi

A mind shifting experience in coaching that makes coaching more trustworthy because of all the EQ tools.

Solafa Batterjee

CEO, Doroob

Six Seconds Emotional Intelligence

Standing Out For
What We Stand For

Science You Can Use

Rooted in research, our hands-on content brings you user-friendly neuroscience you can practice today.

On Your Feet Learning

We promise our training brings EMOTIONS into the room as you experience active and experiential learning designed for all levels.

Amplify What’s Working

With “start where your are” approach our program supports existing leadership and development initiatives, shining a light on strengths.

Purpose First

As the only global non-profit Emotional Intelligence organization, since 1997 we’ve developed and tested tools and methods to best support people practicing Emotional Intelligence.

Like it? Keep Going!

With over 20 certification courses (virtual and live) you can follow a pathway to meet your professional goals.

Allies Everywhere

Feel the support of powerful network dedicated to EQ. Connect with practitioners working in over 200 countries.

What is in the Certified Coach Foundations course?

After online pre-work, the 4-day in-person training goes deep into each of four categories of International Coach Federation competencies. The ICF competencies are brought to life through hands-on experiences, and made practical through Six Seconds’ tools and methods. Like all our programs, Certified Coach Foundations is highly active, brain-based, and experiential. Our hands-on methodology means you are not just learning theory, you are engaged in practicing from the very start. Action-packed training with practice coaching sessions, small group discussion and practical questions and exercises you can use right away.

ICF Credentialing

Earn 50 program hours towards your ICF credentialing

Apply the ICF competencies in real-life coaching situations

Receive two mentor coaching hours that can be applied to ICF credentialing

Practical Tools

Master the Brain Profile suite of assessments to use in coaching sessions

Practice techniques for going deeper with clients

Connect with cohort & gain expertise with numerous practice coaching opportunities

A Methodology That Works

World-class Six Seconds learning methodology

Robust design, hands-on learning experience, and well-designed materials

Course designed with change research and case studies as backbone

Are there external accreditations of this course?

Course Pricing


Join the
Certified Coach Foundations


$2200 – 2495*

* Pricing varies by region and significant discounts are available for advance purchase and groups. Ask us on the form below.
Courses are run in global regions all year – this button will show you the list!

Handy Resource

How to
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ROI Guide

Download this briefing to share the value of sending you to EQ training – so you can bring these skills to your workplace.

If you are passionate about becoming the best version of yourself by incorporating EQ into your work and life, register for EQ training today! Seats fill up fast!

Questions? Talk to us.

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