Become a Certified Coach –

with the confidence & competence to take paid clients

Imagine when you hire someone for coaching, what are your expectations? You want them to fix your problems? Help you get unstuck, move forward, and get back in control?

Now swap seats and see yourself as a coach. The clients who come to you will expect you to do all this for them, will want to be able to trust and rely on your expertise. So there’s no way around it: you have to be confident and competent enough to help them get results

How would you rate your confidence and competence at this point?

The most ardent desire of most of our trainee coaches is to become Professional Coaches.

This is why in our Coaching Certification programme, the focus is on quality: there’s a lot of deep practice, drills and you have real life coaching cases where you help others with their outcomes and also work on yourself to develop inner alignment and get to the point where you can authentically rate yourself as a Competent Professional Coach.

And this means that the Certificate you hold at the end of the journey is not just a piece of paper.

It’s a confirmation of your identity and competence—of the hard work you’ve put in, practice after practice, feedback after feedback. When you work with people, you bring in the highest standards of your training, experience, presence, energy – all to support your client.

Mind Transformations’ Coaching Certification is accredited by the International Association of Coaching Institutes—ICI!


Founded in 2001 in Germany, the ICI is an Association of experienced Coaching Institutes and highly qualified coaching members from 57 countries in Australasia, China, the Middle East, Europe, USA, Latin America.

The Institute is committed to high ethical standards and has stringent requirements for its member institutions, among which Mind Transformations, to uphold excellence in their coaching certification programmes.


The Coaching Certification Journey


Already an NLP Practitioner or Master Practitioner from Mind Transformations? Get in touch with us to find out what are the steps left for you to become a professional coach.

Your coaching methodology is built on the foundations of NLP.

Neuro-Linguistic Programming is a very practical brain science that helps people derive formulas—why and how we do what we do, and how to improve our results. NLP will give you a very robust and penetrative framework for looking into peoples’ invisible formulas, determining why they can’t get the results they want, and designing effective coaching interventions to improve their situations.

The Most Demanding NLP Training in Asia

This entire NLP course is conducted with our unique training methodology called the Competency Building Framework (CBF). You’ll go through a step-by-step well-designed process of picking up NLP & Coaching skills, practise the skills thoroughly to provoke feedback, and then build on other skills, layer by layer.


At a glance: NLP & Coaching tools that you’ll be learning:


Multi-Intelligence Methodology – how to bring IQ, EQ, PQ & SQ into alignment to promote effortless and sustainable change.

S.C.O.R.E. Coaching Diagnostic – the core coaching system for NLP coaches—one that enables you with the ability to use both your analytical mind & intuition.

Energy Psychology – collapsing negative states and influencing others positively.

Values & Beliefs Alignmen– how to reprogramme conflicting values and neutralise damages done by past emotional events.

Meta Programsen– a proven system to read your clients’ unconscious thinking patterns. This system is very useful for picking up subtle cues.

Just by completing your NLP certifications, you’d already be able to coach people confidently.

You will complete 100 hours of Practical Coaching


The Practicum requires you to go through at least 60 hours of class facilitation and coaching, under the supervision of the Master Trainer. There are 6 specific Key Competencies that you must show in terms of how you coach people to get results.

In parallel, you can start accumulating 40 hours of Actual Coaching (with a minimum of 7 different clients). This is done outside the class and practicum and the coaching sessions can be paid or pro-bono.

Harmonising the Art & Science of Coaching is the elusive key to Excellence

If you are good at asking questions, can analyse problems logically, and you know many coaching techniques, you may be able to get results with some clients. But these hard skills, the science of coaching, are not enough to make you a remarkable coach.

There’s more to coaching than just asking questions and using techniques.

The Art side of coaching refers to the soft skills–the micro decisions about how much to push a client, how much to hold back; what to say, when to keep silent, how to empower each individual differently based on their needs, etc. These are matters of finesse that are acquired with practice and for which there are no hard and fast rules, nor measures. Combined with hard skills, this is what will separate you from an average coach; this is what will make your coaching effective and life changing.

Key Soft Skills for Coaching

Rapport – how to build trust in your client, and feel the coaching relationship advance in synergy, with a sense of openness and respect;

Feedback – how to give constructive feedback that people are receptive to and can use to repeat success or change unproductive thoughts and behaviours;

Resourcing – having the ability to help clients access internal resources in many different ways – not just by thinking and talking, but also by tapping into their emotions, physiology and movement.

Key Hard Skills for Coaching

Observation Skills – you will sharpen your sensory awareness to pick up vital verbal and non-verbal cues from clients – which will help guide your intervention;

Questioning – the ability to ask intelligent and purposeful questions at the right time to help clients get unstuck and redefine limitations and conflicts;

Rehearsing – ability to help clients to mentally, emotionally and physically practise the necessary actions and steps to take to achieve their desired outcomes.

The identity of Professional Coach is developed from the inside out

Skills are half of the equation, and you are the other half. Through our rigorous NLP Training and Coaching Certification process, you work on the issues you have, the misalignment that undermines your confidence as a coach. Your experience in transforming your problems will serve as a strong anchor, a resource for working with others.

Like a Master Swordsman who becomes One with his sword, when you become One with your coaching skills, you are able to trust yourself to go with the flow, you are at ease and natural. When you feel it from within, when you comfortably take on the identity of a Professional Coach, without blinking an eye – you’ve arrived.


ICI Coaching Certification

ICI Coach Certification Criteria

With diligence, you can complete the entire Coaching Certification process in 10 months.

Start your journey with the NLP Practitioner Certification.

The Coaching Practicum has only 16 seats per intake.


Laurent Vuibert

Executive & Life coach

“Many of my clients are entrepreneurs or international executives in life or career transition. In my practice, NLP capabilities expand my range and capacity of intervention as a coach tremendously.

For the coachee, NLP is like a GPS Mind-body Application, which allows me to make the best possible use of who I am in service of what I really want to achieve.

The power of NLP comes alive by helping my clients discover what is – really – in their way to be overcome. The more we leverage on the mind-body connection, the more empowered we will be to follow through with whatever project we undertake.”

Noom Verapong

Coach (Thailand)

“Barney is a world-class NLP expert and coach whose courses have helped me enrich and deepen my coaching skills.

Having an 8-year experience as a coach, I’ve learned through this NLP training that true understanding of human beings is one of the keys to success in coaching.

NLP from Barney is unlike other classes of NLP that only come with techniques; it helps you build the so precious and needed awareness and gives you all the fundamentals of human understanding. My coaching has been transformed!”


Gillian Tan

Managing Director, Singapore

“This course is 70% practical and allows you to acquire NLP and coaching skills through in-class activities. You get the first-hand experience of the coaching skills before you use them on others. There are too many skills and knowledge learnt in 12 days and is just not possible to share all the good stuffs I took away. Therefore, I would like to sum up in the 3Cs which I found are key to my coaching : Conversation, Consciousness & Compassion.”


Barney developed the “Conversation Framework” which was so useful in promoting understanding and leading to a desired outcome. The impact on visualization is powerful. Changing our conversation will change our perspective and change the outcome which is positive and we do this through using various communication skills such as leading & pacing, mirroring, Meta Model (Precision Questioning) & Chunking, etc. The skills of coaching is the power of leading an impactful conversation.


Self-Mastery through intention setting and self-acknowledgement is what we do in class every start and end of the day. We trained ourselves to develop good routine which is key to an improved quality of our life at work and at home. The more we know ourselves, the more energy and power we have inside us to face the challenges ahead. NLP Presuppositions once internalize will help create awareness of our own beliefs that promotes growth & change. Self-Awareness is the ability in attaining ONE body & mind and it is through our behavior that people reads our intention. NLP is about modeling and to be great leaders and coach, we must model for others.


Coaching requires not just skills alone but also a heart with compassion to listen, adjust our entire mind and body to understand coacher’s challenge. The desire to empowering them to deliver answers from their own perspective. Is about bringing the “possibilities” inside them and making them feel good about themselves. The humility part is a pre-requisite to an effective coaching.

When my classmate use collapsing anchors on me in changing my negative state to a positive state. I wanted to be calm when things do not work out right or when people do not give their best to their work. I usually get upset and raise my voice and amazingly, I found myself so calm and embrace mistakes as lesson subconsciously. The good thing is I felt very good about this positive state and was able to bring my relationship with the team closer.

Nevertheless, if you want to change your life or life of others, NLP can help you achieve your goal! Thank you Barney for his very interesting, fun and novel way of training NLP!

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