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Professional Career Coaching Program

Enroll in the UPWARD Academy Professional Career Coaching Program
Commit today to take the path to becoming a highly sought-after executive career coach in 10 weeks.

Become a highly sought-after executive career coach

  • Upward SPCC Spring Cohort

    Course Dates: March 1, 2024 – May 17, 2024
    Valid for 10 weeks
Join the UPWARD Academy Spring 2024 Cohort

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September 13, 2024 – December 6, 2024

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The Details

The Professional Career Coaching program takes place over 10 weeks, through live-virtual interactive workshops via Zoom and a 3-day graduation to conclude the program. The interactive Zoom sessions occur on Mondays from 10 am to 11 am PST. 

The program will provide you with the skills to succeed as a career coach; the confidence to start and build a successful business, and earn accreditation backed by two global coaching organizations, the International Association of Career Coaches and the International Coach Federation for CCE credits.

The Facts

Become career coach certified and join a $15.4B industry that is expected to grow to $25B by 2025. Program graduates on average bring in over $150K annually through their independent businesses. Learn how to become an internationally recognized professional career coach from anywhere in the world.

 Our program partner, The IACC, has impacted 60,000+ clients through their certified IACC-accredited coaches. They have 180+ accredited professional coaches, serving over 15 countries. With a tight-knit community of career coaches post-graduation.

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Program Schedule

Week #1: Career Coaching Business Fundamentals
Learn how to identify your business niche and ideal client. Start setting up your business and find a pro-bono client to work with throughout the course.

Week #2: The Foundation for Client Success
Learn the Career Compass Method to help clients identify their dream job, find direction, and overcome imposter syndrome with neuroscience-backed techniques.

Week #3: Starting the Dossier
Learn what information you need from your clients to write or revise their resumes. Discover the power of knowing your client’s ideal job in the writing process.

Week #4: Creating Résumés
Create stunning résumés that make recruiters go WOW. Get templates and samples to accelerate the writing process.

Week #5: Cover Letters and LinkedIn
Learn when and how to write a cover letter. Plus, learn how to transform your client’s LinkedIn profile into a recruiter magnet.

Week #6: Building Your Client’s Go-to-Market Strategy
It’s time for you to help put your client out there. Learn how to leverage executive recruiters, navigate different job sites, and network effectively.

Week #7: The secret to confidence
Learn different methods for helping clients develop their storytelling skills and elevate their executive presence so their charisma and talent shine through in conversations with recruiters.

Week #8: The negotiation
Learn how to help your client nail their final interviews and negotiate an offer with confidence so they get what they deserve.

Week #9: The first 90 days

Your job as a coach doesn’t end when they sign their employment contract. Learn how to coach your client to success in the first 90 days
of their new job.

Week #10: 3-Day Live Graduation Event
Celebrate and complete your SPCC certification at the 3-day live event hosted by IACC President and Founder, Cara Heilmann! You’ll finish the event with everything you need to launch your Career Coaching Business including a:

  • Business plan

  • Marketing plan

  • Sales script

  • SPCC digital certification and seal

  • and more...

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