Why Choose Western for Coaching

Western Seminary is a Coach Training Leader

Since 2005, Western Seminary has trained thousands of people and was the first seminary to offer ICF-aligned coach training.  Today, we continue to set the pace for providing excellent training at an exceptional value.

Our Training is Christ-centered

Our philosophy of coaching strongly adheres to a belief that coaching is a significant way to express and expand the kingdom of God.  We see coaching as one more way God equips us to continue the story of gospel-centered transformation.

Our Faculty are Excellent Coach Trainers

Thanks to Western Seminary’s commitment to selecting only the best coach trainers and our process for preparing them to take a coach approach to training, you can be assured of the excellent and consistent standard of our training.

In our classes you will not experience a “data dump” of lectures and note-taking.  Instead, we take a coach approach to adult learning.  Our faculty share relevant content and then harness most of the time helping you make sense and use of what you’ve learned.

All Training is International Coaching Federation (ICF) Approved

Approved Coach Specific Training Hours International Coach FederationSince the beginning of our program, we have placed an emphasis on training coaches in a way that aligns fully with the ICF’s definitions and standards.  Rather than create our own understanding of coaching and train toward that, we recognize the ICF as the leading professional membership organization for the field and we adhere to their standards.  All of our training incorporates the ICF’s framework of coaching competencies and ethics.  In fact, our program is recognized by the ICF as a Level 2 Accredited Coach Training Program (Level 2 ACTP) that provides Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) for each course you take.  This is important for those who wish to pursue ICF credentialing.

Our Training is Very Affordable

Western Seminary provides you with coach training that is on par with (and in many cases exceeds) the coach training you can find elsewhere, at a significantly lower cost to you.  As a non-profit educational institute, our goal is to equip, train, prepare and enrich you — not to earn a profit for our owners or shareholders.  Compare the value of Western Coach Training with any other coach training school and we think you’ll agree that there is no better value out there.

Western Seminary is Convenient

No matter where you live or what your schedule is like, Western’s variety of course formats and global online availability make our training accessible to everyone.  Our Coaching Coordinators provide you with logistics help to make sure you can focus on learning.