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Certified Career Management Coach Course (CCMC)

As a coach in a private practice, a university or business school, or in an organizational setting, your role in guiding others through career transitions is crucial. Discover how to spark transformative career ownership conversations with your clients in our Certified Career Management Course. This evidence-based, brain-friendly approach equips you to help leaders innovate, engage, and find fulfillment in their career journeys. Transform your coaching skills and make work meaningful for those you guide.


ICF Approval: This 33.5-hour course of Core Competency Training is approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as a part of The Academies’ Level 1 and Level 2 Programs.


Gain a solid understanding of the ICF’s NEW set of core coaching competencies. Learn how to meet the ICF evaluation criteria for each competency. These core competencies are integral, and a successful coach will lean on them in every conversation.


Coaches are not advisors, therapists, or experts in their clients’ lives. Coaches believe that the client has the wisdom and answers, and the coach partners with them asking powerful questions and using direct communication to help them reach new “aha” moments.


With repetition and routinization comes lasting change. Role-play new concepts each week in class and walk away from the program with more than a dozen models, techniques and tools to use with clients.


The Academies’ program is packed with rich content, providing coaching competencies and career management principles and strategies that you’ll need to serve clients. For instance, program sessions include these topics along with relevant demos:

Coaching & Consulting Using a Blended Approach

Combine your experience with proven blended coaching techniques: Sandwich | Ally position | “Info-ownership” questions

Navigating Uncertainty & Creating Clarity

Apply Design Thinking Process and other tools

Coaching Red Zone Mindsets & Emotions

Cognitive Distortions | Imposter Syndrome

3 A’s of a Coaching Conversation

Agenda | Awareness | Action

Strengths Coaching for Career Clients

Strength-specific coaching questions | Balconies to Basement

Coaching Networking Perspective: Connection & Rejection

Compass Perspective Tool | Reframing

Red Zone Challenges and Blue Zone Strategies for Career Coaching

How to utilize Connection | Curiosity | Creation

Nurturing an Ownership Mindset

Drama Triangle | Control Continuum

Working with Complexity, Diversity & Ambiguity

Mapping the Terrain | Hofstede Dimension

Organizations who employ a coach approach experience increased employee retention and satisfaction and up to 7x ROI on their initial investment. If you are looking to implement coaching skills across your organization, schedule a call today to explore how coach training can address your current needs and challenges.

Who Needs a Coach?

Clients who are good candidates for career coaching are those who…

* want more from their career—whether greater purpose, challenge, advancement, or income
* need support on navigating professional development options
* need help clearing the decks of obstacles and behaviors that keep them from making change happen
* want to rethink career trajectory, whether with a current employer or looking for a new setting or transitioning via an educational program e.g. MBA
* are frustrated with living the career goals of someone else (a parent, spouse, friend)

For University Career Service Professionals

If you work with students, our university specific examples help specialize your coach training experience by applying blended coaching concepts to the student populations you work with.

Are you a career center looking to enroll multiple participants? We offer courses for individuals, as well as private cohorts for universities wanting to register multiple people in a private coaching course for your team

Course Details


Neuroscience: We’ve been training coaches for 20+ years, and we’ve spent the better part of our last 10 years gobbling up the latest research on neuroscience. Translating neuroscience findings into easy-to-implement coaching techniques is our passion. When you marry coaching techniques with mind-body biology, you’ll have a holistic approach that supports the people you coach to make lasting change (they’ll thank you for it)!

Mission: We’re on a mission to blend neuroscience and coaching to “Change Minds, For Good” (starting with our own)! We believe respectful relationships and authentic conversations are the incubator for insight, action, and lasting change. We believe that every brain is wired for growth and capable of choosing well. We stand for growing our individual and collective capacity to feel good, think good, encounter good, and create good. If this resonates with you, you’re in the right place.

More on the brain: Our coaching programs are intentionally structured to extend over several months’ time. That’s because new skills cannot be mastered in a weekend format (have you ever come back to your office after being at a great conference, only to forget half of what you’ve learned or be too busy to implement the other half?) Nor can coaching be mastered entirely by embarking on self-directed study or reading books (much the same as taking a course on music appreciation does not equip one to play Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata).

To learn effectively, the brain needs good “P.R.”—Positivity and Routinization:

  • We make learning enjoyable (you’ll remember more),
  • We pride ourselves on creating psychologically safe learning environments (you’ll feel confident to take more risks), and
  • We create opportunities to practice coaching over time (you’ll build “muscle memory” that lasts).


If you’re looking to combine this program with the foundational CELDC (leadership coaching) course, you’ll see some similarities in the first few weeks of content. Specifically, we reinforce similar coaching techniques in both courses, yet vary the application and context based on the course focus. Please reach out to coaching@theacademies.com for an outline of both courses or schedule a call with a fellow human to explore your questions and curiosities!

Logistics and Registration

Pricing and Registration

One Payment  $3,897
Four Payments  4 payments of $1,014.25 = $4,057 total

Open Cohort Format: Consists of a group of 4-12* classmates.  To register, click HERE.

*Please note that all of our cohorts require at least 4 participants to run. If enrollment is below 4 participants 2 weeks before the course is scheduled to begin, we may need to postpone or cancel the course.

Private Cohort: For pricing and registration details please schedule a call with us HERE.

Note: Contact us HERE for more information and additional payment options if you are registering three or more participants.

We make every attempt to treat others with respectful, open-minded, and courteous service. We reserve the right to not accept and/or dis-enroll a student from programs should the student be creating an unsafe or hostile environment with instructors, internal team members, or The Academies’ community, such as, but not limited to: demanding communications, disrespectful encounters, or argumentative behavior.



We use Zoom technology for all of our classes.  We highly recommend that you have access to a laptop or computer in order to download files and to download the Zoom app and test it 48 hours prior to your first class.

The learning platform provides access to modules, forums, class recordings, coaching demo recordings, featured resources, and class announcements.


We “meet” from the comfort of home/office via Zoom for 10 weeks, for 1.5 hours each time (15 live class hours); the remaining learning time is via mentor coaching and our online learning environment where you’ll interact with fellow classmates to deepen your learning (see “Outside of Class” paragraph below). Total credit hours approved by the ICF are 33.5.

Outside of Class: How much time will you spend in addition to class-time hours? Coaches have reported spending about one to two hours of time outside of class for buddy coaching and classroom tasks, and some report additional time implementing new coaching and marketing concepts learned in class (e.g., revising their website to include coaching services; writing value statements to articulate the return-on-investment that coaching clients receive; setting aside “think” time to envision the direction they’d like to take their business, etc.).

See our calendar or schedule a time with us to discuss registration and upcoming classes.

If you wish to participate in 1-on-1 training, please reach out to coaching@theacademies.com for more information.

Certification Requirements

Attendance: Attend 9 of the 10 live class sessions

Virtual Classroom: At the conclusion of the course, participants will be required to finish online classroom tasks with an 85% completion rate or more.  If 85% completion is not met, the coach will be issued a Certificate of Completion for the course in place of the credential.

Buddy Coaching and Homework: Your classroom tasks will include one hour of buddy coaching on the even weeks of class along with short daily tasks or coaching recordings each odd week for a total of approximately one hour of tasks per week.  The hours that you are coaching can be used on your ICF client coaching log (2.5 hours).

Mentor Coaching: 4 group mentor coaching sessions with an Academies PCC-Certified coach are included in the price of the course.

  • All 4 mentor coaching sessions are mandatory.
  • Group sessions are locked into a schedule at the beginning of each course and typically take place the 4 weeks following live sessions at the same day and starting time as your course.
  • Missed sessions require an individual make up session for $385 each.

Upon completion of the above requirements, coaches will receive a display certificate suitable for framing and rights to use the course logos.

Withdrawal Policy

Should you need to withdraw, the following options are available:

Transfer Option: If you need to transfer to another cohort for scheduling purposes prior to the start of your originally scheduled course, a $350 administrative fee applies along with an additional charge equal to the difference in price if the program has increased in investment. If you need to transfer after the cohort has already begun, please see our withdrawal policy.

Withdrawal Option: Receive a full refund less a $350 administrative fee if withdrawing at least 48 hours before class begins. No refund available after class begins – the full amount of the program is owed.