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What is the difference between Coach U and Corporate Coach U?

All students begin their training with The Core Essentials Program (CEP), which gives students a basic foundation in coaching principles, ethics, skills, and practice development. After completing the CEP, you may upgrade into one of our two advanced programs listed below:

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The Advanced Coaching Program (ACP) 

If you want to become a professional Coach – or just develop exceptional coaching skills – The ACP will help you develop and refine your coaching skills. This comprehensive and effective training program focuses on, personal development (for you and your coachees), working with different types of coaches, and building your own coaching practice.  ACP students have up to 3 years from the date of enrollment to complete the program. 

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The Advanced Corporate Coaching Program (ACCP)

If you wish to become a Corporate Coach, the ACCP will help you refine your coaching skills and adapt them to a specific environment – the corporation or other organization.  The Advanced Corporate Coaching Program has a focus on taking a coach approach while using business language in corporate situations with individuals, teams or organizations.  ACCP students have up to 3 years from the date of enrollment to complete the program.

We invite you to view the Coach U and the Corporate Coach U sections of our website and register for one of our Question and Answer TeleClasses® for Coach U and Corporate Coach U. Please feel free to ask any question you may have, or learn from what others are asking. This will help you understand the distinction between Coach U and Corporate Coach U.

Another option is to register for one of our public course offerings at Coach U or one of our single courses at Corporate Coach U.


What makes Coach U's program different from others?

Here are just a few things that set us apart from other coaching training companies:

  • We have been training and preparing coaches for certification for over 10 years.
  • The extensiveness of our programs, which include practice development classes, is designed to make your transition into coaching successful.
  • We use the most up-to-date materials in the industry, and John Wiley & Sons, a worldwide publisher, has published our curriculum in three volumes: The Coach U Personal and Corporate Coach Training Handbook, The Coach U Personal Development Workbook and Guide and The Essential Coaching Tools.
  • The Coach U community of students and coaches is filled with people who are all learning from and sharing with one another.
  • The virtual nature of our training makes training extremely convenient. No travel is required and the TeleClass® format provides unique perspectives and discussions from students who reside in various countries.
  • Coach U Students have the option of lifelong learning. By purchasing the Lifelong Learning Member (LLM) option students are free to re-take courses for as long as you like. And, if new curriculum is added to the program you will have access to this as well.
  • We organize and facilitate Coach U chapters around the world that provide for face to face contact for those enrolled in any of the Coach U programs.
  • When enrolled in Coach U, the Faculty members are there to facilitate the learning experience. Our Faculty members are available to students in between sessions. In some classes you will be paired up with a buddy to practice skills to give you a more grounded and practical learning experience.

Coaches that get media attention are Coach U Grads. Cheryl Richardson and Laura Berman Fortgang and many others are called on by the media to give local slants on national coaching stories.

Can I speak with someone who has attended a program?

Yes, you can! Call 1-800-482-6224 to speak with a member of our admissions team. Each member of the admissions team has attended one or more of our programs.


What is the price of the program?

If you would like to see a complete listing of our programs & costs  click here .


What payment plan options do you offer?

We have payment options ranging from 1 to 6 months per enrolled program for the CEP,ACP and ACCP. Please visit our Programs And Services section for a complete listing of prices and payment plans by program.  Any payment plan incurs a fee of $150.00 US (per program).


How quickly can I complete the Advanced Coaching Program?

How quickly you complete the program depends on you and your schedule. The more time you have to dedicate to your training the quicker you can complete the courses. The program can be completed in 18 - 24 months, and you have up to 3 years in which to complete. We allow a maximum of 4 courses per month. We have found that this provides the best learning opportunity for you so that you can hone the skills you are learning.

Do you offer scholarships or tuition assistance?

No, we do not, since we are an organization that offers training programs and not an accredited educational institution. Please contact Admissions ( ) for more information.

Is this an accredited program so that I can receive funding from my government?

No, we are a private training organization and not an accredited educational institution.

How do I find a coach for myself?

If you are looking for a coach, please click here to visit’s International Directory of Coaches.

How do I become a certified coach?

Want to learn more about becoming a Certified Coach? Please click here .

Commonly used acronyms:


International Coach Federation


Corporate Coach U

CU Coach U


Core Essentials Program - Coach U & Corporate Coach U


Advanced Coaching Program - Coach U


Advanced Corporate Coaching Program - Corporate Coach U


Professional Certified Coach – International Coach Federation (ICF)


Master Certified Coach – International Coach Federation (ICF)


Coach U Certified Graduate - Coach U


Corporate Coach U Certified Graduate - Corporate Coach U


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