The EQ Coach Certification: ICF Competencies + Emotional Intelligence + Neuroscience

At the highest level of International Coaching Federation accreditation, the EQ Coach Certification (EQCC) delivers the tools and methods to become a transformational professional certified coach – plus multiple professional certifications from the world leading organization for emotional intelligence.

You’ll learn how to BE a coach, and how to deliver coaching. How? Intensive training in partnership with deeply experienced faculty, a worldwide community, and a complete system of tools for measurement and development.


EQCC is an unusual program that goes much deeper than typical “life coach certification,” designed for serious professionals who want to become world class executive coaches or transformational life coaches. We hold regular free Q&A sessions where you can meet people in the program and ask any question. See below.

The biggest difference is EQ. We don’t just “talk about it,” Six Seconds’ programs are living experiences for growing and practicing emotional intelligence. We were the first organization delivering emotional intelligence practitioner certification, and we are the only global nonprofit 100% dedicated to growing and practicing EQ.

Please download the brochure for EQCC on the links below and you’ll see a step-by-step program with costs clearly outlined. If you do the entire program at once (6 courses, including 5 different certifications) it’s around US$10,000. This is significantly less than other programs in this category (with extensive synchronous training, high faculty:student ratio, and PCC-level accreditation) — but EQCC is modular so can pay for one step at a time, with no gimmicks.

Profound & Practical

EQCC has been a truly life-defining journey. It blends profound, timeless theory with ample practical opportunities, all ably supported by exemplary mentor coaches (the student-mentor ratio on this course is laudably small). I feel honoured to be able to partake in this journey allied with such a wise, authentic, purposeful community.

– David Edwards, Software Programme Manager, CityFibre Ltd, UK


As a seasoned executive leader, I have lived by the rule “you change first” but with Six Seconds EQ coaching certification I experienced a far deeper personal and professional transformation than any other learning journey I have ever been on. I’m a different person now, equipped with a new perspective and incredibly impactful and practical tools to help others harness their emotions to yield positive outcomes and to find their life’s true purpose. Simply amazing. Thank you Six Seconds!

– Veronica Barber, Chief People Officer

Tools for Leadership

I’ve been studying EQ for a number of years and in fact, became certified in the EQ-I Assessment more than 10 years ago. I began looking for a robust EQ system that I could fully integrate into our organization’s leadership development program, as well as enhance my coaching experience. After about 6 months of research, I chose Six Seconds.

I found the Six Seconds EQ Model to be thorough, easy to understand and well grounded in solid research. Their resource library and support personnel are extremely knowledgeable and responsive and the way they melded their EQ model into the International Coaching Foundation credentialing is outstanding. Lastly, being a member of Six Seconds Global Community provides a valuable insight into different cultures and approaches to applying EQ.

– Rick Smith, Chief Administrative Officer, Vail Health

Customized Solutions

Why Six Seconds EQCC?

EQ coaching is where the rubber meets the road in the EQ world. By using the materials from Six Seconds, EQ has become personalized and customized to the employees in our organization.

– Jeremy Jensen, Assistant Chief at Dubuque Police Department, USA

Prepared to Deliver

After much consideration, my choice to participate in Six Seconds’ Emotional Intelligence Coach Training Course turned out to be a life-changing decision for me.

Emotional Intelligence Coaching is emerging as a stand-alone coaching offer that many professionals are beginning to seek out; Six Seconds’ EQCC training course prepares its coaches to support clients’ personal & professional growth through an EQ lens.

– Sonya Atkinson, EQ Coach & Learning Center Specialist, Flint Hill School

What’s unique about the EQ Coach Certification?

EQCC offers in-depth training specifically on the International Coach Federation competencies supercharged with emotional intelligence.

Graduates take away range of hands-on, practical tools to make coaching more powerful and measurable, including the Brain Profiles and certification in the SEI assessment suite 

Six Seconds’ learning methodology is world class. Robust design, engaging experiences, well designed materials and remarkable facilitators combine to create a transformational learning process.

Get Your Free eBook with Engaging Tips & Exercises

Through the exercises in the eBook, experience how utilizing emotional intelligence makes coaching more powerful — and increase your understanding of coaching as a partnership for growth.

Certified EQ Coach pathway

Partnering with individual clients to set and reach their goals; EQCC is accredited at the highest level by the International Coaching Federation (ACTP, 165 hours). This program is unique in the world for it’s depth on EQ + neuroscience of change + ICF competencies + community engagement.  



Unlocking EQ (EQ Coach Step 1)

Coaches start their journey with foundational tools for their own EQ (ICF Competency 2, Embodies a Coaching Mindset) with essential EQ tools and methods
 All   8 hrs   in-person certification course  online-virtual certification course  UEQ Details | Schedule


Practitioner Certification (EQ Coach Step 2)

Coaches take a deep dive into the EQ Model as a process (for self & client)  to fuel the “inside out” approach that makes the EQ Coach method so powerful
 Learning Pros   29 hrs   in-person   online-virtual certification course PC Details | Schedule


Assessor Certification (EQ Coach Step 3)

To make EQ clear and practical for clients (and coach), you learn the best-in-class toolset to measure and develop emotional intelligence, SEI, for individuals & groups
 Learning Pros   39 hrs   in-person  online-virtual  AC Details | Schedule


Certified Coach Foundations (EQ Coach Step 4)

Next, aspiring or experienced coaches build a robust understanding of the International Coach Federation competencies & how they’re supercharged by EQ
 All   40 hrs     in-person  online-virtual   CCF Details | Schedule


Certified Coach Integration (EQ Coach Step 5)

This super-practical process weaves together your insights from first steps, taking your understanding of coaching to the next level (& getting you ready to apply for ACC)
 Aspiring Coaches   25 hrs    online-virtual  CCI Details | Schedule


Certified Coach Solutions (EQ Coach Step 6)

Next, take your coaching to the professional level by strengthening your design of coaching as a solution with the neuroscience-based tools from EQ
 Coaches   50 hrs    in-person  online-virtual   CCS Details | Schedule

On completion of the pathway, you’re equipped with robust tools to build your coaching practice and earn the professional designation of Certified EQ Coach plus earn your Professional Certified Coach status with the International Coaching Federation.

Then, continue to Master Class to deepen your practice and become a leader in the EQ community. Learn more.

Upcoming events about EQ & Coaching

Coach Certification Training

Coaching is a powerful process to support people to create positive change – which takes thoughts, feelings, and actions working together. Through this journey you’ll learn to apply International Coach Federation (ICF) Core Competencies for the essentials of coaching; a transformational emotional intelligence framework to make coaching highly effective; plus practical tools to provide metrics for growth.

EQCC is an “Approved Coach Training Program” (ACTP) by the International Coach Federation for 165 hours — which is more than enough to receive Professional Certified Coach (PCC) (Click here to verify program approval on ICF website).

After completing the EQ Coach Certification you will be prepared to develop an effective practice as business or personal coach with expertise in the ICF Competencies, powerful EQ tools, and a structure to make coaching into a transformational process. One key differentiator of this program is the deep integration of emotional intelligence as a toolset for your clients, and even more, for the development of self as coach so you are more aware, present, and purposeful in this work.


Six Seconds is an ICF Business Partner

A mind shifting experience in coaching that makes coaching more trust worthy because of all the EQ tools

Solafa Baterjee

CEO, Doroob

This highly practical and interactive training with clear vision to start my coaching

Dr Megdad

CEO, Mega Career Consultancy

I don’t know how I operated as a member of a senior leadership team without knowing the brain profile.

Ahed Abou Ghazal

Vice Principal, Al Najah Private School

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

Maggie Williams

Executive Coach

What did I do without Six Seconds and its brain profile/SEI and EQ training?

Melanie Blanchard

Head of advising, KAUST

Great tools to help people recognize their strengths and make a positive transformation.

Swetha Reddy

Founder, Kaizen Chennai

Deep though provoking program for coaching, and I feel personally uplifted as a coach and a person

Jennifer Becker


For true coaching, this is the course to take. It covers things you did not even know you needed.

Jim Vaive

CEO, Spirit of EQ

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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