Professional Coaching Certificate

professional coaching certificate

Become an effective Professional Coach through our 12-month program and learn how to partner with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires maximum personal and professional potential. Done right, professional coaching can drive sales, employee engagement, creativity, workplace satisfaction, and bottom line results. Our 12-month Professional Coaching Certification will prepare individuals to successfully coach others in support of the International Coach Federation’s (ICF) coaching core competencies. The training will cover the eight building blocks of coaching, common coaching scenarios and group coaching. The curriculum and mentor coaching included in this program meets the ICF requirements to apply for an Associate Certified Coaching credential.

Full Certificate Tuition $5,749.00   Register Now!

This certificate program offers an intensive yet engaging cohort experience that gives students the training and practice to become a professional coach. The training will encompass lecture, discussion, Q&A, small group as well as individual activities, labs and assessments. Participants will also have access to an ICF credentialed coach for the 12-month duration of the program.

Who should take this certificate?

This certificate is designed for the following individuals:

  • Those seeking to become a professional coach in a public or private practice
  • Managers who want to enhance their innate coaching skills to fundamentally improve their organization’s talent retention and relationships with employees
  • Practicing coaches who want to take their certification to a higher level

No prior experience in Professional Coaching is required.

Duration:   12 months

Format:   This program is experienced through a series of in person lectures that include discussions, group and individual assignments and coaching lab exercises. The program includes 68 hours of training, 10 hours of mentor coaching accompanied by a written feedback assessment. Participants will also learn through actively coaching individuals and will complete 100 coaching hours over the 12 months.

Location: University of Utah Sandy Center, 10011 Centennial Pkwy #100, Sandy, UT 84070

Frequency of Certificate Held in: Fall Spring Summer


All certificate students will receive a satisfactory or unsatisfactory grade at the conclusion of the certificate program. Requirements to achieve a satisfactory grade will be detailed in the class syllabus.

Time required outside of class

students will typically spend about approximately 10-15 hours a month outside of class. The bulk of these hours are individual coaching hours - i.e. hours you spend coaching others that goes toward their ICF application. It’s recommended that students get 10 hours of coaching per month. The other 3-5 hours are spent reading content or completing optional homework such as developing your welcome kit.

  • Month 1 | September 1-3, 2020 - Building Blocks of Coaching Coach Lab
  • Month 2 | October 13, 2020 - Getting Started as a Coach and Common Coaching Scenarios
  • Month 3 | November 12, 2020 - Developing a Strong Personal Foundation
  • Month 4 | January 5, 2021- The Coaching Leader
  • Month 5 | February 2, 2021 - Group Mentor Coaching
  • Month 6 | March 2, 2021 - Conflict and Coaching
  • Month 7 | May 11, 2021 - Coaching Intact Teams and Groups
  • Month 8 | June 1, 2021 - Group Coaching Practice Labs
  • Month 9-11 | August - October 2021- Individual Mentor Coaching
  • Month 12 | October 28, 2021 - Test Prep Course ( 9:00am-10:30am)

Trigena H. Halley

bryn ramjouesTrigena assists Individuals and organizations seeking professional and personal growth. Her expertise includes training and mentoring new coaches, leadership and team development and working with individuals to engage and manage conflict and transition successfully.

Trigena offers individual and group coaching, consulting and training. She also leads women’s Transformational Leadership retreats that combine her love of the outdoors with her passion for helping others realize their potential. Trigena’s desire is to assist individuals and \organizations to move forward in a positive, energizing and impactful manner.

Trigena has 18 years global experience in workplace performance, consulting, leadership, talent development and quality. Her experience includes both external and internal consulting with service, non-profit, manufacturing and educational organizations. During her corporate tenure, Trigena held various global leadership positions, which included responsibility for team leadership, strategy development, financial goals and client interface.

Trigena has significant experience training groups as well as facilitating and coaching groups and intact work teams. She has led the development and implementation of leadership and technical training programs for several clients. During her tenure in the corporate sector. Trigena had responsibility for global talent development, development of high potentials, external client training and quality as well as responsibility for the internal coaching team.

Trigena was a member of a team of training professionals who earned "Training Magazine’s" Top 125 award (2006, 2007), she has been awarded Volunteer of Year by the Chamber of Commerce and was the recipient of two awards for her work in team development.

Trigena has received other awards and honors during her tenure in the corporate sector as well as her work within the community.

Trigena has been involved in several community projects, ranging from Co-Chairing Community Leadership programs through the local Chamber of Commerce, to being a board member with various volunteer organizations. Currently she is active with the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) - Utah Chapter as the co-chair for the Annual Learning Conference.

Trigena has a Master of Arts in Communication Consultancy and Bachelor of Science in marketing both from Oklahoma State University. She is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF) and has several certifications in various assessments and leadership development programs. She is the co-author of "A Coach Approach to Leadership: Enhancing Performance, Empowering Others".

Trigena, her husband Steve, and their two children reside in Salt Lake City, UT, USA. Her interests include skiing, hiking, running, river rafting, reading, photography, and exploring the great state of Utah with her family and friends!

Certificate Cost - $5,749

  • Tuition is due at the beginning of the course. Textbooks are included in the costs. Tuition listed above is for the 2018-2019 academic year and subject to change without advance notice.
  • Payment Plans are available for this certificate. Visit contact us for more information: 801-585-1780.

Why choose the University of Utah?

We understand that you have a choice when it comes to taking professional development courses and we work hard to earn your trust with each and every class!

By selecting the University of Utah, you’ll enjoy the following benefits whether you’re coming to us as someone new to the job market, a career changer, a seasoned professional or a lifelong learner.

Resume Power - Benefit from the University of Utah reputation for credibility and quality. Choosing the University of Utah for your certificate program makes a clear statement about your commitment to excellence.

Instructor Excellence - Learn from instructors with real world experience and professional credentials.

The Power of the U Network – Students have access to a valuable University of Utah peer and faculty network.

Networking – Meet and network with other students pursuing or working in the industry.

Student Support – Count on the ongoing support of a dedicated student services staff that will assist you every step of the way.

How to register for this Certificate

  • Register for the certificate through the Professional Education website. There is no cost to register.

Certificate Completion Requirements

  • A certificate is awarded upon satisfactory completion of all required courses.

How is my accomplishment recognized?

  • A certificate is awarded upon satisfactory completion
  • The completed certificate will appear on University of Utah official transcripts
  • Students will be awarded a University of Utah digital credential (badge)

Digital Credentials / Badges

professional coaching certificate

University of Utah digital credentials (badges) can be shared on social media sites and used with other professional resources. Digital badges are embedded with metadata that validate the skills demonstrated and other requirements for earning the badge. Find out more about Digital Badges at the University of Utah »

Can I apply these classes to a degree at the University of Utah?

This certificate is noncredit and cannot be applied to any for-credit degree.

Are the ICF testing fees included in the cost of this certificate?

No. This certificate gives you all the information and mentoring hours you need to qualify to take the ICF test - but we do not arrange or pay for ICF credential testing.

How much time should I expect to spend outside the classes?

students will typically spend about approximately 10-15 hours a month outside of class. The bulk of these hours are individual coaching hours - i.e. hours you spend coaching others that goes toward their ICF application. It’s recommended that students get 10 hours of coaching per month. The other 3-5 hours are spent reading content or completing optional homework such as developing your welcome kit.

Is this certificate eligible for federal financial aid?

Students pursuing a certificate are considered "non-degree seeking," a status that is not eligible for federal student aid loan programs. We do offer payment plans.

What if I can't attend one or more of the scheduled lecture dates?

Due to IFC strict guidelines students are discouraged to miss any classes. Students will need to work with instructor to talk about expected missed class time before registering for certificate.

Professional Education / University of Utah

A.J. Kearns
Phone: 801-585-1780
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