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An International, Multi-Disciplinary Standard For Professional Excellence

The International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy, Inc. (IABMCP, “The Academy”) has, for over 20 years, been offering to qualified practitioners Diplomate Status in four areas: Behavioral Medicine, Professional Counseling, Professional Psychotherapy and Chemical Dependency Counseling. The Academy is extremely proud of the fact that its roster of Diplomates – both present and past – has included many internationally prominent practitioners who are widely recognized as having made major and lasting contributions to their fields of endeavor.

Recently, The Academy has made the exciting decision to begin to offer IABMCP Diplomate Status in Professional Coaching to those highly qualified individuals who voluntarily choose to apply for Diplomate Status.

The profession of coaching has exploded in recent years as an ever increasing number of individuals, as well as businesses and other entities, have benefited enormously from the assistance provided by professional coaches. Future exponential growth is virtually guaranteed as more and more individuals become aware of the wide range of benefits that can be achieved through competent professional coaching.

This being the case, there will be an increasing need to develop and refine standards for professional excellence with regard to professional coaching and to develop educational programs and training experiences that will enhance the skills and effectiveness of practitioners providing professional coaching services.

Interested individuals who believe that their training and experience qualifies them for IABMCP Diplomate Status in Professional Coaching will find an application on this page. Applicants are reminded to please submit all requested documents, as well as the required application fee. With regard to the application fee, please be advised that the fee is fully refundable in the event that IABMCP Diplomate Status is not awarded.

The Academy has many exciting plans for the future. Academy benefits continue to increase and include significant tuition reductions for a wide variety of valuable educational programs.

For individuals who do not currently qualify for IABMCP Diplomate Status in Professional Coaching, Clinical Membership in the Academy is also available. Clinical members enjoy many of the same benefits as Diplomates, including the opportunity to attend a variety of valuable educational programs at significantly reduced tuition.

We hope that you will be joining The Academy – either as a Diplomate or a Clinical Member – and look forward to the possibility of receiving your application.

Prominent Professional Coaches Join The Academy
Professional Advisory Council

The Academy is most pleased to announce that a number of internationally prominent professional coaches have joined The Academy’s Professional Advisory Council. These outstanding practitioners include:

Madeleine Homan Blanchard, MCC ― Vice-President, Coaching Services, The Ken Blanchard Companies, Escondido, California;

Ronelle Langley, Ph.D. ― President, Executive Coaching International, LLC, Cedar Falls, Iowa; member, Board of Psychology Examiners, State of Iowa;

Otto Laske, Psy.D. ― President, InterDevelopMental Institute, Medford, Massachusetts;

Maxie C. Maultsby, M.D. ― Private Practice, Alexandria, Virginia; formerly Professor of Psychiatry, University of Kentucky Medical Center and Howard University;

Barbara Moses, Ph.D. ― President, BBM Human Resources Consultancy Inc., Toronto, Canada;

Stephen Palmer, Ph.D. ―Chartered Psychologist, United Kingdom; Director of the Center for Coaching, City University, London, United Kingdom; Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit at City University, London, United Kingdom; Honorary President of the Society for Coaching Psychology; Consultant Director, New Zealand Centre for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Ron Pilenzo, MBA, SPHR, RODC, Diplomate IABMCP ― President and CEO, the HR Global Consultancy; Past President, the Society for Human Resources Management, Hobe Sound, Florida;

Richard Strozzi-Heckler, Ph.D. ― President, Strozzi Institute, Petaluma, California;

Katherine Tulpa, BSC, HFAC, FRSA ― Founding Chair and CEO of the Association for Coaching; co-founder of Wisdom8 Ltd., an International Consultancy based in London.

Savings for Coaching Programs / Products

Significant savings are available to IABMCP Diplomates/Members on a variety of educational programs and publications of possible interest to the professional coaching community. A partial list of firms/companies offering tuition discounts or other savings to Academy Diplomates/Members may be found below. For more detailed information please visit their respective websites.

6312 SW Capital Highway #421
Portland, Oregon 97239


The Baraka Institute: Leadership Development and Coach Training Center provides training and coaching using cutting-edge technology for various personal, professional, and organizational development using whole person and whole coaching methodologies. The tools employed in these coaching training programs integrate the creative power of the mind with the grounded wisdom of the body to expand human potential and manifest lasting change and growth. The courses are approved by the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and are presented in a dynamic, experiential style. Baraka’s coaching curriculum is designed to fully integrate ICF professional coaching competencies so that they become second nature to the practicing coach. An assortment of coaching programs and workshops are offered at various locations throughout the Pacific Northwest and sometimes at other select locations throughout the world. Online programs have recently commenced. Additional information, including a schedule of upcoming programs, may be found by visiting the Institute’s website at http://www.barakainstitute.com.





Affiliated with the Institute for Business Growth (brief description above), the Center for Executive Coaching provides a comprehensive training program leading to the designation of “Certified Executive Coach”, which the Center for Career Counseling provides a comprehensive training program leading to the designation of “Certified Career Coach”. These programs consist of many components and may be completed on-line and via telephone consultations so that on-site attendance is not required. For complete descriptions of these programs, as well as the program offered by the Institute for Business Growth, please visit their websites.

Second Floor
2 Walsworth Rd
Hitchin, SG4 9SP
United Kingdom


Published six times a year on-line, every issue of this extremely informative publication is packed with coaching and mentoring news and features, case studies, opinions from leaders in the coaching and mentoring professions, and research. Coaching at Work carries out its own research, sometimes joining forces with some of the main professional bodies including the Association for Coaching, the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and the International Coach Federation. Coaching at Work views itself as a bridge between the many areas of the coaching and mentoring community, offering a one-stop shop for key information and acting as a gateway for further information.

27 Old Gloucester Street
London, United Kingdom


Offers a variety of workshops and training programs that deal with cognitive behavioural coaching, its history, philosophy and supporting research. A wide variety of cognitive behavioural coaching techniques are discussed, demonstrated and practiced. These programs are very helpful to: professional coaches interested in incorporating a cognitive-behavioural coaching approach to their existing coaching toolkit; managers, HR professionals, CEO’s and learning/development professionals who are interested in minimizing stress and maximizing productivity in the workplace; and to individuals who are considering a possible career in professional coaching. Many of the programs are conducted by Dorothy Spry, an IABMCP Diplomate in Professional Coaching who is an award winning United Kingdom-based business psychologist coach who works worldwide with a wide variety of clients in both the public and private sectors. For additional information regarding these programs please visit their website at www.cognitive-behavioural-coaching.com.

72 68th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11220


Conscious Coaching Institute’s mission is to provide coaches with structure, accountability and support. Courses are offered via convenient teleclasses. The Institute offers a course entitled “Foundations of Coaching I” which assists the student in acquiring a thorough understanding of the philosophical, historical and ethical foundations of coaching. There is an opportunity to learn and practice basic coaching skills in real-time conversations, and to experience the effects of these skills as a coachee. A Coaching Practicum is also offered in which all participants are expected to coach clients under the guidance of a faculty member. Through its “One Source” Program, The Institute also assists students who wish to become credentialed by the International Coach Federation. Additional information may be obtained by visiting The Institute’s website at http://www.ConsciousCoachingInstitute.com

128 Newberry Ave.
Libertyville, Illinois 60048


Offers a six-week teleseminar program entitled “Breakthrough Coaching: Taking The Core Competencies To The Next Level”. This program is designed to take the new and experienced coach to the next skill level in the areas of Intuition, Powerful Questions and Planning, Goal Setting and Accountability. Participants will receive instruction on these core competencies that will include didactic teaching, experiential learning and coaching demos from experienced, credentialed and successful coaches. Continuing education credit is available. The program is offered once or twice a year with several months advanced notice. A detailed syllabus may be found on I Coach Pro’s website at http://www.icoachpro.com.

1088 Mallard Marsh Drive
Osprey, FL 34229


Offers a Complete Certified Business Coach Program that offers a consistent and methodical approach to effective business coaching. The program leads to the designation of IBG “Certified Business Coach” and also includes the International Coach Federation (ICF) approved Certified Executive Coach credential. IBG has developed a proprietary business growth methodology with the acronym “C.A.S.T.L.E.” IBG certified coaches use this methodology to immediately assess a business to know where to focus attention for rapid improvements, to identify 228 ways for businesses to significantly increase their revenues and profits, to empower clients to achieve their most ambitious aspirations for their businesses, and to teach employees to work together as a team to increase revenue and to reach profit goals. As long as an IBG certified coach remains a member in good standing he/she has a perpetual license to use and re-brand IBG tools and the CASTLE framework. For additional information regarding the IBG Certified Business Coach Program and detailed description of its multiple components please visit their website at http://www.instituteforbusinessgrowth.com.

156 Westcombe Hill
London SE3 7DH
United Kingdom


The International Academy for Professional Development provides a range of different blended and distance learning professional development programs using the expertise available through its group of Centers including The Centre for Stress Management. Courses offered include stress management, cognitive/behavior therapy, hypnosis, professional coaching and management and leadership. While the largest number of courses is conducted in centers throughout the United Kingdom, a number of courses are offered at affiliated centers in Sweden and New Zealand.

89 Upper Georges Street
Dún Laoghaire
Dublin, Ireland


Offers a wide variety of educational programs dealing with professional coaching, including The Advanced Diploma in Personal & Executive Coaching. This is a exceptional program that has been recognized for its breadth and depth of content and quality by many accrediting bodies including The European Mentoring and Coaching Council and the International Institute of Leadership and Management. In addition to being available on-site in Dublin, Ireland (and occasionally at other locations throughout the world), The Advanced Diploma in Personal and Executive Coaching can be taken online anywhere in the world as long as there is access to the internet.

Kingstown College offers many other high quality coaching courses that deal with a wide variety of important topics such as coaching supervision, the practice of NLP, positive psychology, internal coaching, inspirational leadership and team coaching and development.

Significant tuition discounts are available to Academy Diplomates and Members. For additional information please visit Kingston College’s website at http://www.kingstowncollege.ie.

KSI House
10 Whitefriars
Aungier St
Dublin 2, Ireland


The Life & Executive Coaching Institute offers a number of programs/courses dealing with various topics relating to professional coaching. Included among these programs is the intensive Diploma in Life and Business Coaching Program. Most of the programs are offered in Dublin, Ireland but are sometimes offered at other localities such as Barcelona, Spain. Additional information may be found on The Institute’s website at http://www.leci.ie.

1901 South Bell Street
Suite 300
Arlington, Virginia 22202


NTL Institute delivers powerful learning solutions for organizations, leaders and practitioners who have a clear stake in accelerating institutional, team and organizational effectiveness. For over 60 years NTL has been instrumental in transforming the field of Applied Behavioral Science and has contributed to the professional advancement of tens of thousands of individuals and organizations. NTL’s programs are quite probably among the most popular, most replicated and most effective programs for changing human attitudes and behaviors. NTL offers a variety of educational programs, often ranging from 1 to 6 days in length, dealing with many different areas relating to facilitating personal growth and fulfillment. Titles of frequently offered programs include “Art of Coaching”, “Coaching for Social and Emotional Intelligence”, “Team Coaching”, “Coaching for Action”, “Foundations for Action Learning Coaching”, “Coaching Across Differences - Models, Skills and Practice“, “Group Process Counseling in Organizations“, “Global Team Dynamics”, “Interpersonal Skills for Leadership Success”, Creating and Sustaining High Performing Teams”, “Self Awareness and Being”, “Leadership Skillshop”, “Working with Resistance“, and “Managing Conflict in the Workplace”. For information regarding program details, as well as specific dates and locations, please visit The Institute’s website at http://www.ntl.org.

85 Monash Avenue, Suite 9
Nedlands, Perth, WA 6009


One of the leading training institutions in Australia that focuses upon professional coaching. Offers a number of intensive workshops dealing with a wide variety of coaching topics and themes. Titles of some specific workshops that are offered include “Advanced Languaging and Questioning Skills,” “Group Work Skills in Conducting Group Coaching,” “Initial Training Program for Coach Supervisors,” “Coaching Training Program for Coach Supervisees,” and “Foundation Coaching Skills Training Program”. Additional information regarding programs offered by Peggy Chiu Coaching may be found by visiting their website at http://www.peggychiucoaching.com.

3717 Bend of Ivy Road
Marshall, North Carolina 28753


Presence-Based Leadership Development offers training for experienced and new coaches as well as leaders committed to purposeful and meaningful action. The coach training curriculum is designed to offer robust presence-based coach training, grounded in an inclusive model of human development. The program develops coaches who are deeply committed to their own learning and development, to an inquiry-centered approach to coaching, to cultivating mindfulness and awareness in themselves and their clients, and to placing themselves in service to the growth and development of effective and compassionate leaders. The core of the training is delivered in three-day residential retreats at a beautiful retreat center in Asheville, North Carolina. Additional reading, self-observations, telephone conferences, and observed audio reviews complete the coursework. Designed for committed leaders at any level of coaching experience, the curriculum is approved by The International Coach Federation for initial certification or renewal at ACC, PCC or MCC levels.

PO Box 111783
Campbell, California 95011


Founded in 1997, the Relationship Coaching Institute provides relationship coach training and practice building development for helping professionals (coaches, therapists, ministers, counselors, etc.) and aspiring coaches who are new to the helping profession. RCI offers a comprehensive product development program and marketing support to assist interested individuals in creating successful relationship coaching practices. RCI is a distance learning organization so that interested individuals may take their programs at home, at the office or anywhere else in the world. A number of publications relating to relationship coaching, including the Relationship Coaching Home Study Program, are also available. Additional information regarding the educational programs and publications offered by the Relationship Coaching Institute is available by visiting their website at http://www.relationshipcoachinginstitute.com.

1 Riverbrook Rd
Ottawa, Ontario K2H 7W7


Shadow coaching is a particular advanced application of reflective and observational coaching that provides one way for clients to go below the surface into the core dynamics of a situation, illuminating the truth of the moment and making decisions that move people forward. Shadow coaching is a real time learning approach in developing a refined self-awareness and capabilities in the workplace as a result of reflection on practice. It enables people, not only to benefit from the continuous presence of an observing coach over an extended period of time in a typical set of workdays, but also develops their own role as self-observer for the long term. It teaches clients to become reflective practitioners. The School of Shadow Coaching offers a 2-day interactive, experiential program whose target audience is seasoned, experienced professional coaches. For additional information regarding the training that is available, as well as a schedule of upcoming programs, please visit their website at http://www.schoolofshadowcoaching.com.

4101 Middle Two Rock Rd.
Petaluma, California 94952


The Strozzi Institute offers a number of programs that deal with leadership and such topics as how to remain resilient and centered in high-pressure, high-stress situations. The programs are largely based upon the work of Dr. Richard Strozzi-Heckler, a nationally known speaker, coach and consultant on leadership and mastery. Dr. Strozzi-Heckler has spent four decades researching, developing and teaching the practical application of Somatics (the unity of languages, action, emotions and meaning) to business leaders, executive managers and teams from Fortune 500 companies, NGOs, technology start-ups, non-profits, and the US government and military. For additional information regarding the different programs offered by the Strozzi Institute please visit their website at http://www.strozziinstitute.com.

P.O. Box 197
Yardley, Pennsylvania 19067-8197


Zone Positive offers a number of courses dealing with Positive Psychology which is viewed as the study of happiness and well-being. Positive Psychology focuses on identifying and maximizing the use of an individual’s positive psychological traits, rather than improving or correcting any negative flaws. The Zone Positive courses are offered through on-line videos which make it possible for the student to take the course in the comfort of his/her home or office and to follow along at a comfortable pace. Each course is devoted to a specific theory within Positive Psychology and comes with a helpful workbook which can be printed out and used for referencing key points in the video. Some of the titles of specific Zone Positive courses are “Positive Emotion”, “Strengths”, “Engagement”, “Meaning and Purpose”, “Resilience” and “Positive Change”. A free introductory video, providing important information regarding the fundamental tenets of positive psychology, is available on Zone Positive’s website at http://www.zonepositive.com.


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