The IECL coach accreditation program is delivered over three levels and teaches the essential foundational skills of an executive coach, including the models and structures that make for high performance coaching sessions.The ICF Core Competencies are taught in Level One and reviewed in Level Two. We teach these skills and tools in a very practical and experiential way, building on the existing knowledge of the participants.This Level One program is part one of the three level ICF accredited coach training program and the eight week learning journey centres around a three day experiential workshop.The IECL offers all three levels of coach training every year in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Session Outline

At the end of Level One you will:

  • Have 37.5 hours of coach specific training
  • Understand what executive coaching is and the context within which it sits,
  • Have learnt and applied foundational models of executive coaching,
  • Be able to demonstrate the ICF core competencies of a coach,
  • Have established your particular style as an executive coach, learnt how to develop it,
  • Have learnt the coaching relationship, in terms of framework, processes and outcomes,
  • Have learnt how to frame and use coaching questions,
  • Have practiced coaching and also had the experience of being coached,
  • Have developed your "coaching toolbox" of useful models and skills,
  • Complete a reflective learning task which measures your understanding.
Certification, ICF Membership and Credentials


Successful completion of all three levels leads to the IECL Accreditation, which is ICF Accredited, and provides 128 .5 hours of coach specific training. At this stage you can apply for ICF PCC credentials, if you have sufficient coaching experience.

Successful completion of all aspects of the Level One course leads to IECL Certification, and 37 .5 hours of coach specific training. After Level Two you will have sufficient training hours to join the ICF and apply for the ICF ACC credentials.


  • Level One = 37.5 hours
  • Level Two = 41.5 hours (apply for ICF Membership & ACC)
  • Level Three = 49.5 hours
  • TOTAL = 128.5 hours (apply for PCC)


Date: 22 October - 24 October, 2020

Time: 9:00am - 5:30pm

Who Should Attend?

Those new to executive coaching and those with more experience will benefit from this rigorous foundational program. Open to mature, professional people with experience in the corporate arena, or background in the fields of management, human resources, facilitation, consulting, psychology/counseling, training, education and/or leadership and preferably with a post-graduate degree or equivalent.


  • John Matthews (IECL China)

    John Matthews

    IECL China

    John began coaching in 1995 and has accumulated over 11,000 hours coaching senior executives from some of the world's most important prominent organisations.

    He is an experienced facilitator of executive development programs and has delivered training programs to thousands of professionals in the Asia Pacific Region across a variety of business and government sectors. Having facilitated workshops at CEO level, John also enjoys the diversity of working with emerging talent and the practical realities facing middle managers.

    John's integration of western performance models with eastern philosophy gives him the ability to interface across cultures. His style has been described as being both tough and tender, mixing fierce compassion with respect for the individual.

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Coaching Top MBA/EMBA Programs:

As an IECL alumnus, you will have the opportunity to participate in the top (E)MBA Coaching program of prestigious universities.

Our Coaching Partner programs include:

  • EMLYON Business School
  • MBA---FuDan University
  • MBA/EMBA Programs of Kedge Business School, Shanghai Jiaotong University -
  • MBA---Shanghai University of Finance and Economics

——More well-known (E)MBA partners will be announced soon.


Please use your own name and email when registering for a training session. Additional fees may apply if you fail to register under your own identity. 

A prepayment is required for all full-day training sessions. 


Half-day session training vouchers cannot be used for full-day training programs.


Early Bird Ticket (2 months in advance)

Expires on 22 August, 2020

Early Bird Ticket (1 month in advance)

Expires on 22 September, 2020

Early Bird Price RMB 19,800
Member & Member Company Employee Ticket
Standard Price RMB 22,000


  • All registrations shall be made online before the session.
  • For full-day sessions, AmCham Shanghai members are eligible to attend at "Member Rate"; Employees who work at AmCham Shanghai member companies are eligible to attend at "Employee Rate"; Non-members are eligible to attend at "Non-Member Rate".
  • Limited spaces are available and attendance will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.
Walk-in and Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellation: If you need to cancel your registration for a full-day session, please notify David Ma at (86 21) 6169 3016 or email david.ma@amcham-shanghai.org at least 28 days prior to the session for a full refund. Cancellation made between 27 and 15 days prior to the session will be charged at 50% of the course fee. Cancellation made with less than 14 days will incur the full course fee.


Hongqiao State Guest Hotel

Hongqiao State Guest Hotel 1591 Hongqiao Road, Shanghai
Shanghai, China

If you have any questions please contact David Ma

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