The Elevated Coaching Academy is a professional coach certification program. The program takes place in Utah, in English, and provides a total of 140 training hours. The Academy frequently launches new student cohorts, consisting of 10-20 students who participate in live group training and practice.

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Program Overview

Weekly group training from a credentialed coach instructor

Peer coaching with fellow participants

Mentor coaching from credentialed mentor coaches

Training in professional coaching curriculum and Elevated Worldwide philosophies

Performance evaluation for certification

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Upcoming Cohorts

2024 Cycle 2 Cohort

Mod 1 Jul 26 - 28, 2024

Mod 2 Oct 18 - 20, 2024

Mod 3 Jan 24 - 26, 2025

2025 Cycle 1 Cohort

Mod 1 Jan 31 - Feb 2, 2025

Mod 2 April 4 - 6, 2025

Mod 3 Jul 18 - 20, 2025

These will take place in Sandy, Utah.

Coming Soon: Virtual track and in-person cohorts in New Jersey.

Program Breakdown

Training Overview

  • Duration 6 months
  • Total Training Hours 145
  • Weekly Time Commitment 3-5 hours


  • 3 Live Training Modules: Attend three intensive three-day in-person training modules.
  • 7 Group Mentor Coaching Sessions: Engage in seven 90-minute group mentor coaching sessions, fostering collaborative learning and mentorship.
  • 6 Individual Mentor Coaching Sessions: Complete six individual 60-
    minute mentor coaching sessions, providing personalized guidance
    and support.
  • 10 Outside Client Sessions: Conduct a minimum of 10 individual 60-minute coaching sessions with external clients, gaining valuable real-world experience.
  • 15 Participation Calls: Participate in 15 weekly 60-minute group training calls, enhancing your coaching skills through regular engagement and discussions.
  • 24 Peer Coaching Sessions: Conduct 24 60-minute peer coaching sessions, allowing for mutual skill development and feedback. Record and upload 6 of the sessions.
  • Final Performance Evaluation: Scheduled after all other requirements are met, this entails a 30-minute recorded coaching session that will be evaluated by an assessor. The assessment will be based on the International Coaching Federation (ICF) core competencies.

Course List

Part 1

The Foundation: Skills and Competencies

This is a 3 day, in-person training with 24 live class hours. The purpose of this section is to first establish a clear direction for each student and define the coaching model. ICF Core Competencies 3-8 are focused on in this section along with core coaching skills to demonstrate those competencies. In addition to skills, we teach coaching mindset including intuition, unattachment, acceptance, curiosity and the difference between coaching and advice giving. Leadership and communication skills are enhanced during this training weekend.

Part 2

The Process: Coaching Tools & Frameworks

This is a 3 day, in-person training with 24 live class hours. ICF Core Competencies are continued to be taught throughout this course. The curriculum builds on the coaching skills learned in part 1 and goes through processes and frameworks to use in coaching, such as coaching mental filters, inner and outer blocks, coaching emotional blocks, decision making, goal setting, and action planning.

Part 3

Building the Structure

This is a 3 day, in-person course with 24 live class hours. The purpose of this course is to teach students how to set up the structure of a coaching engagement, give the opportunity to work through case scenarios, including ethics, and provide the basics for building a coaching practice. ICF core competencies are worked on and solidified in preparation for the final performance evaluation. We teach the Purpose and Vision processes that allow coaches to help their clients get exponential vs incremental results in life. Students can obtain a second certification by passing off the Purpose and Vision processes.

For more information, you can see our Program Syllabus here.

What the Graduates are saying...

Derek, Elevated Coaching Academy Graduate

"To anyone considering the training, I'd stay stop considering it and jump! It will be well worth the time and money invested. When I first joined the program, I felt sure I wanted full-time coaching to be the next step in my career and wanted to prepare.

However, the training has allowed me to show up more powerfully in every aspect of my life. I'm better at my current job. I'm a better husband, father, and friend because I have learned to build trust, create space for vulnerability, and ask empowering questions. Even if I did not want to become a coach, the training has truly helped me live my life in a more powerful, intentional way. Because of the training, I see the people around me more clearly and with greater compassion. I am more confident in my ability to help others with their struggles and have greater clarity around my own struggles.

I now feel confident in my ability to have an impact as a professional coach, something I struggled with prior to the training."


Derek, Elevated Coaching Academy Graduate
Nicole, Elevated Coaching Academy Graduate

"After 6 years of coaching and courses, this training has increased my coaching skills more than anything else!

If you want to be an amazing leader or coach, this training is essential. To truly listen to others and ask powerful questions to help others WANT to grow and change!

I learned how to truly and deeply connect with others, create a safe environment to allow others to create solutions and take action! I learned how to ask powerful questions that lead to growth and not lead coaching clients to my answer but rather to help them find the answer inside of them."


Nicole, Elevated Coaching Academy Graduate
Andy, Elevated Coaching Academy Graduate

"By going through this training I have grown personally and feel I am prepared to be a true coach and take on clients.

The understanding of the role of coaching and how to ask the right questions and observe and notice the clients answers, tone, body language, facial expressions, words, while recognizing cognitive distortions has really helped me serve others better.

I would highly recommend anyone who wants to be a coach to go through this program with Elevated Academy. The environment is informative and fun. I feel confident and competent with what Diana has taught. The camaraderie she has created with our group is also awesome."


Andy, Elevated Coaching Academy Graduate
Sylvia, Elevated Coaching Academy Graduate

"I've gotten amazing compliments for my coaching skills. This training has given me opportunities to grow as a person and as a coach. My self confidence is much higher than before.

I have gotten some amazing clients and my other business is growing because of it. I learned how to effectively coach people using tools to help people learn to trust themselves to know that they have their answers inside of them."


Sylvia, Elevated Coaching Academy Graduate
Shannon, Elevated Coaching Academy Graduate

"The Academy gave me a voice, and allowed me the confidence to show up in my power. I’m truly listening and communicating so much better in all areas of my life. I’ve gained skills that have allowed me to help others let their light shine and recognize they have options.

The academy helped me to change for the better, showing up using my talents and gifts with confidence. The skills you learn from here will not only help you in business but in all of your relationships."


Shannon, Elevated Coaching Academy Graduate
Lindsay Gledhill, Elevated Coaching Academy Graduate

"The coach training program was way more than I had expected. The information that was learned and practiced with all in the group was invaluable. The information that is presented in this program will help me in so many ways, not only with coaching but in life itself.

What this has given me is an awareness of how asking deeper questions, and pausing longer after the questions, will result in deeper thoughts and answers in life and how to get the results I desire. This is an AMAZING program and if you have a desire to coach others, even family members and yourself, this program will help all involved achieve so much more out of life.

The program was taught by Diana, but the learning came from each individual in the group. So much great information to up-level my life and then be able to use it to help others do the same!"


Lindsay Gledhill, Elevated Coaching Academy Graduate
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