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ICF Accredited
Coaching Courses 

We have designed and deliver an inspiring and accessible coaching curriculum for  aspiring and  practicing coaches. The International Coaching Federation in 2017 approved the program for 136 hours  Approved Coach Training Program-now certified Level 2 by International Coaching Federation. Every module brings an enriching contribution to the coach’s breadth of knowledge and toolbox.


The program draws from the ICF core competencies and builds on coaching research to provide participants with a broad palette of coaching knowledge and tools that would empower them to get a deep understanding of human behaviour and be adept at using the appropriate processes and tools to help their coaches make effective changes in thinking and acting. We lay special emphasis of the power of using an affiliative style in coaching -hence, affiliative coaching as we believe in making positive changes through good training and trust. Our program aims to give a solid foundation to coaches who work in an organizational setting. We therefore put a special emphasis on organisational coaching knowledge and organizational case practice in class. 


Our training relies on social learning, active experimentation, observation, feedback and reflective work. It is structured in such a way that it requires our participants to straight away engage in a deliberate  practice of their acquired learning and start their practice of coaching within 6 x 1/2 days of training. We provide ongoing mentoring and feedback. Coaching supervision is an additional service upon request.

We keep CREATE &ENGAGE to no more than 6 students and STRENGTHEN & SOAR to less than 8 persons, in order to be able to give focused attention to our students' progress and skill acquisition.We come highly recommended by our students -as providing knowledge that allows them to "hit the coaching  ground running"





General program vision and goals

We built our program on several axes: Coach Self-development, Coaching Proficiency and Cultural Competence. Our strength rests on the palette of perspectives imparted to make meaning and explore human behavior. Our program enables the coach to understand their clients through different lenses. In our training, we guide our participants to seek the understanding that the client has of herself first and then move to the clients’ agenda and objectives within the organizational context and/or environment.

Our vision is to provide the right depth and breadth of coach learning that set our participants on a path to continue expanding on their coach proficiency to best serve their organizational clients.


English (French available upon request)


List of classes + modules for 2020/2021 (dates may change):

CREATE : April 2023 - 22nd, 24th ,25th ,26th ,27th and 28th (3.00-7pm) 

Module 1: Foundation of Coaching - Etymology, Philosophy, Mindset

Module 2: Core tools for Coaching 1- Ethics, Deconstructing Trust

Module 3: Core tools for Coaching 2 - Coaching Presence, Coach Communication 2, Coaching Framework

ENGAGE :  July 2023 - 11th, 14th,15 th and 16 th (3.00-7 pm)

Module 4: Emotional Intelligence: Values, Self-Management, Co-creating Action Plans, Commitment

Module 5: Coach Direct Communication: Feedback,  Filters, Meta-models, Re-languaging, Reframing, Cognitive Coaching - Internal Obstacles


STRENGTHEN : August 2023- 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th and  28 th & 29th (3.00 to 7 pm)

Module 6: Coaching Methodologies - Coaching with Intuition, Using Narrative Coaching Techniques

Module 7: Expanding Your Coaching Repertoire 1 – Coaching for Talent in Organisations, Coaching on Organisational Development Plans

Module 8: Expanding Your Coaching Repertoire 2 - Psychometric assessments, Brain Science  Knowledge for Coaches


* 2x1/2 days Free observed coaching : mid-November


SOAR: September 2023 -  25th, 26th, 27th  and 28th (3.00 - 7pm)

Module 9: Coach Cultural Competency: Case Practice. Exams

Module 10: Internal Coaching. Exams

Additional free 8 hours of PCC level coaching practice : 15th,16th September 5.30-9.30pm

Number of student contact hours included in program:

  • Over 100 hours of coach specific training delivered face to face delivered over a period of 6 months

  • 12 hours of mentoring by ICF accredited Mentor and ICF trained PCC mentor  around the ICF Core Competencies and Code of Ethics (Mentor coaching will take place over a period of 3 months - focus is on development of the participant’s coaching skills using the ICF core competencies - 3 hours mentor coaching delivered face to face and individually by an ICF accredited mentor coach + 8 hours group mentor coaching for not more than 8 delivered face to face or Skype or Zoom)

  • 1 day of observed coaching + feedback offered to the class

  • At least 6 practice sessions with qualified observer

  • 1 recorded session per participant

  • 1 Reflection paper on application of the chosen book to enrich their own practice and written Q&A book application within coaching practice

  • 4 hours of peer coaching documented by each participant

  • 12 hours executive/organisational coaching documented by each participant

  • CKA prep upon request and clear road map for credentialing

  • 136 Coach Continuing Education Units-Level 2


Learning Goals:

Providing robust coach training through a curriculum built on the principles of adult learning theory in order to enable them to coach as internal or external coaches in organizations. Every single module or piece of learning is one that brings an enriching contribution to the coach’s development and his coaching toolbox. The program draws from the ICF Code of Competencies as a foundation and  provides to participants a broad palette of learning and coaching skills that would allow them to understand the behavior of individuals in organizations. The classes will rely on individual learning, feedback, and social learning through peer coaching, feedback, observing others and learning from experience – self & others.


The end objective is to get our participants to immediately start experimenting with their new knowledge and learning in their place of work or communities, and to them follow up and reinforce their experiences with coaching tools and techniques that would enable them to coach professionally executives within an organizational setting.

The relevance of the learning to our coaches is paramount, we invite them to partake their experience during our classes and put emphasis on solving their real-life cases/dilemmas during class coaching discussions. At the end of the course, our aspiring coaches are ready to take up organizational coaching assignments

Coaching Philosophy/Model/Approach:

“ Coaching is an art, we need to make our ways into its myriad wisdom through practice, discovery  reflection, and action.” 

We believe that effective and sustainable change requires coaching spaces that promote psychological safety, emotional restoration and discovery for insights and perspectives. We see coaching as an active and positive ingredient that is a conduit for effective and sustainable change because it is rooted in ethics, safety, trust an empathic mindset and a genuine desire to enable others to excel. This is what our coaches practice during their training.

 We also believe that coaching is at its best when the coach is himself role modeling the development, rigor and proficiency needed. This is why the course lays emphasis on modules aimed at Coach self-development and proficiency.

We also believe that to truly understand our client demands emotional intelligence and cultural competence and as many lenses as we can harness.

"Coaching is a journey"

During the course, we lay emphasis on essential requirements of coaching: our course offers firm foundation, however, continuous learning and sustained building on their coaching knowledge is required. 

We devote 100 hours of teaching focused on teaching and practice of the icf -Core competencies and focus on encouraging supportive and ethical coaches


​Listing of lead instructors:

Lead Instructor and Designer: Lola Chetti - EXEC MASTER IN CONSULTING & COACHING (DISTINCTION) INSEAD, MCC-ICF, Mentor Coach-ICF, LLB (HONS) - UK, BARRISTER(Lincoln's inn) Diploma in Coaching Supervision-CSA-UK.

Location for Delivery of Program: 

 Hong Kong - via ZOOM- face to face in real time


Language(s) Used in Program Delivery:


How the Program is Delivered:

  • 88 hours of FACE TO FACE coach specific training around the ICF Core competencies and Code of Ethics

  • 3 hours mentor coaching delivered face to face and individually

  • 9 hours group mentor coaching for no more than 8 delivered on zoom/ Skype or face to face (Mentor coaching will take place over a period of 3 months: participants will be coached over their coaching skills, receive feedback, reflecting on feedback and then focus on self-correcting and improving their coaching skills. Focus is on development of the participant’s coaching skills using the ICF core competencies

  • Total 12 hours of mentor coaching

1 reflection paper on the application of coaching literature to executive coaching practice

1 recorded coaching session per participant

1 coach development plan for next 2 years discussion 


Intended Participants:

Maximum number of persons per training: 6 pax 

PARTICIPANTS intending to work in an organizational setting or intending to dispense coaching for executives or coach in an organizational setting

Requirements Students Must Meet to Enter the Program:

  • Good mastery of the English language

  • Commitment to the course and learning

  • Working experience in organizations

  • Commitment to self-development and people development

  • Interview with Lead Instructor prior to acceptance


 Mission / Vision of Education & Learning Program 

Holding Space mission/vision for being a coach education provider : To constantly advance the knowledge, practice  of evidence based /ethical  coaching and train Coaches who hold spaces for the development of kinder, wiser, more empowered and mindful communities 


Learning philosophy that guides delivery and accreditation management 

The concept of the Holding Space is at the centre of our Coaching philosophy; it constitutes the framework within which we lead our participants to build their coaching knowledge and proficiency. It is inspired by the work of Donald Winnicott and integrates three aspects, namely: the creation of a holding environment that  (1) creates and sustains psychological  and physical safety , (2) nurtures a transitional space for change within a coaching relationship , whilst  (3) maintaining high ethical  standards


We wish to provide our coaches with the knowledge to hold spaces of emotional safety for clients and then promote the use of the coaching space as a transitional space where coachees prepare themselves for implementing desired change. From the time of its inception, our course OCPC provides in depth training on  coach ethics  as we hold ethical conduct as a foundation of Coach Training 


 Coaching is a vehicle for change, change towards more effective ways of being and acting, which inevitably demands a degree of behavioral modification. The coach will leave the OCPC program equipped with the tools to create and hold spaces that are conducive to his/her clients, feeling secure to "bear one's feelings without losing or fragmenting oneself" (Winnicott). 


 The other essential functions coaching spaces serve are to allow the client to experiment with new behaviours with confidence in an outside environment. In our courses, the Coaching Space is the crucible that shapes and helps sustain Trust—as well as the relationship that is incrementally built between the coach and the coachee. 


Trust, which lies at the very core of the coaching endeavor, is deeply rooted in Cultural competence  ,Emotional intelligence  and Ethics . We have therefore integrated material in our program that would give a sound foundation to coaches, enabling them to build their own emotional intelligence and cultural intelligence capabilities so as to better build trust with clients coming from different emotional and cultural set ups. 


We have also included a module on brain science coaching. Our brain holds the secrets to our thoughts, emotions and behaviour ; without being a neural specialist, a coach endowed with a reliable bank of established knowledge about the brain is primed to make sense of human behaviour and have an additional understanding of Coachee’s challenges given their context and background. 

The course’s unique feature: We work at different levels of the Coach development: attitude, behaviour, knowledge. We work on 3 essential aspects of a coach’s training: the participant’s self -development as an individual and as a coach, his/her cultural intelligence and his/her proficiency. Our modules cover every one of the ICF core competencies and we expressly set this out at the commencement of each module by means of our special icons, referring to relevant Core competencies and essential aspects of the Human Space Coaching Framework.


Our framework is devised to provide a firm base of learning for our participants to have the ability to understand their clients and confidently support their learning at a cognitive and emotional level as they embark on their journey toward change.


Our philosophy from the inception of our course has been to train compassionate ,ethical coaches with a lifelong learning mindset .OCPC therefore incorporates the breadth and depth of learning necessary to support our coaches in making more effective changes in themselves, their clients and their communities .The essential areas within our coaches are trained to become adept: 

Coach Proficiency and Ethics

Coach Development

Coach Cultural Competence/Cutural intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

Narrative intelligence

Internal Coaching 

Foundations of Team Coaching

Coaching with Intuition

Brain Science for coaches








We impart coaching methodologies and practices whilst informing our coaches of their original scientific grounding. 


The term ‘evidence-based coaching’ popularised by Anthony Grant (2003); credited with bringing the origins of coaching to the fore, namely those lying in the realm of philosophy, and well-researched approaches used. We want to link current coaching knowledge to existent research to enhance coaches’ understanding of the best applications of coaching tools and practices—giving them the thread that links to the source of the practice. This program achieves such an ideal by introducing participants to these philosophies, demonstrating how the approaches were translated and adopted in coaching. We essentially seek to build a foundation where our participants not only know the roots and research behind coaching philosophy and practices, but also where they may continue their coaching journeys by surveying other current evidence-based approaches that can be integrated to strengthen their coaching practice


The ICF Core competencies and guidelines are ever present as they represent essential aspects of Coaching practice and ethics and give the coach a solid framework and boundaries within which to build his/her knowledge and practice.


Why I chose to become an education provider 

My desire to coach was born after I retired from the judiciary and went to work as a part time volunteer social worked in a refugee centre educating children. I started by focusing on giving the children (13+ to 15) -copy books ,pens and second computers etc only to rapidly find out that most of them were not internally driven. I took my first coaching course to empower my students to find the drive to learn within themselves and they were successful!

I then went back to business school university to take a masters degree in Coaching and Consulting for Change that encompasses leadership development , ethics and psychodynamic coaching. I re discovered a new passion research – and wish through the Organisational Practitioner Certificate to inculcate this passion for ethics, constant learning and updated research that keeps coaching current, empowering and trustworthy. The students of OCPC informed of all underpinning research to techniques ,tools and methodologies used.

OCPC is first and foremost a course that aspires to deliver a coach training that meets the highest standards, and opens a world where coaching becomes a way of being in the world and create ripples of understanding, kindness and compassionate behaviour.

Our students all attest to the high standards of coaching education and behaviour by example throughout and beyond the course

Standard 2: Administration, Organization & Business Operations 


OCPC Disability/Discrimination/ DEIJ statement 

Holding Space  supports individuals with disabilities and is committed to providing disabled individuals access reasonable accommodations when the course being delivered face to face and online. In addition, Holding Space prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability and ensures equal opportunity for all qualified individuals with disabilities. Holding Space is committed to providing reasonable accommodations in compliance with all local, state/territory, and federal laws. Individuals with questions about this policy, or who wish to request accommodation should contact  Lola Chetti  by email at 

Able to accommodate learning disability: 

Our goal is to create a learning environment which meets the needs of each individual student. We are able to accommodate a variety of learning disabilities to make our program more accessible. Please contact Lola Chetti  by email at before enrolling to determine if your needs can be met. 

OCPC’s Non-Discrimination Policy 

It is the policy of  Holding Space that: 

  • Recruitment and hiring of all personnel is conducted without discrimination against any individual with regard to race, age, religion, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, or veteran status. 

  • All staff and personnel will not discriminate against any employee or participant because of race, age, religion, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, or veteran status. 

  • All individuals are welcome to participate regardless of race, age, religion, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, or veteran status. 

  • All employees, students, and other participants should be able to enjoy an environment free of discrimination and harassment. This includes, but is not limited to, discrimination or harassment in the areas of race, age, religion, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, or veteran status. Our organization does not and will not tolerate conduct by any employee, student, volunteer, contractor, visitor, or vendor which unreasonably interferes with an individual’s ability to learn in a welcoming environment. 

Participants who wish to report discrimination are encouraged to follow the grievance policy outlined on our website at 

We stand against discrimination and commit to promptly investigate all claims and reports of inappropriate conduct. 



Holding Space Coaching & Consulting  seeks to ensure equitable treatment of every person and to attempt to solve any grievances in a timely and fair manner. Participants have the right to file a grievance regarding presentation or content, facility concerns, or instructor/faculty behavior. All grievances will be addressed to the best of our ability to prevent further problems. A process for filing grievances can be found below: 

  • A participant should first attempt to resolve the issue directly with the educator/trainer, staff, or participant with whom they have an issue. If participants are not comfortable approaching the individual, they can proceed to step 2. 

  • If participants are not comfortable approaching the individual with whom they have a grievance, or are unable to resolve the issue directly, participants should submit a written grievance to the program manager within 10 days. The program manager will review the issue and talk to the student within 10 days of receiving the complaint. The program manager will work with all parties involved to resolve the issue. 

  • If a participant does not feel the issue is resolved, a written request for an appeal should be sent to Lola Chetti at  for review. This appeal should include the original complaint and reason(s) the participant is unsatisfied with the resolution attempt(s). Appeals are reviewed and a written response will be provided to the participant within 20  days. All appeal decisions are final. 

Participation policy

Success in our program requires full commitment by all participants. By enrolling in this course, participants agree to being fully present during all sessions and participate to the best of their ability. This includes arriving on time, abiding by the code of conduct, and engaging in course activities. 


In order to provide you with the minimum required training hours for certification, it is important that you are present at all courses. Should you have an imperative, kindly inform the course Manager , Lola Chetti,as soon as practicable. 

If you have an emergency or become ill and are not able to attend a coaching session, please contact your instructor and the Course manager, immediately. You will be expected to complete the session materials, review the session recording, and complete a coaching session outside the live session to make up for the missed session. 

If you need to miss more than 4 hours of the course, you will have the option to work with the instructor to cover the missed material at your own expense or register for another course at an additional cost at the next available cohort . If you miss more than 2hours of mentor coaching, you will need to arrange and pay for individual mentor coaching sessions to complete the required 10 hours of mentor coaching to satisfy the International Coaching federation requirements. If you miss crucial teaching, you may need to cover the course material with the instructor -at a cost.

Petitions to this policy are considered on a case-by-case basis and must be submitted in writing to the instructor and Holding Space Coaching and Consulting 

Course Engagement 

Our courses are designed to be interactive and engaging for our participants. It is therefore an expectation that you participate in course activities, including dialogue with the course instructor and peers, mock coaching activities, and experiential learning exercises. If you are unable to participate in an activity, please inform your instructor as soon as possible. Please refer to the code of conduct for additional details. 

Code of Conduct 

Participants are expected to conduct themselves in a professional manner during all sessions. This includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Arriving on time to all sessions. 

  • Attending all live sessions and mentor coaching sessions. 

  • Having your camera on for virtual live sessions. 

  • Participating fully in all sessions and mentor coaching sessions. This includes being prepared for the session, involving yourself in discussions and activities, assuming responsibility for your learning, and contributing to the learning of others. 

  • Engaging in discussions with integrity and honesty. 

  • Being respectful of your fellow participants and instructors, including silencing your cell phone, not texting, and other disruptive behaviors. We expect high standards of Coach behaviour from  instructor and participants at all times

  •  Embracing diversity and inclusion while respecting the dignity and humanity of others. 


Partial Completion Policy 

Holding Space  will offer credit for partial completion of a course over 30 hours attendance. The number of hours awarded will depend on the number of hours of curriculum received. If you are interested in receiving partial credit for a course in which you are currently or were previously enrolled, please contact Lola Chetti at no more than 14 days after the course has ended. Please include details about the course in which you were enrolled, the number of credit hours you are seeking, and any additional relevant information. If approved, you will receive a certificate of credit from Holding Space Coaching and Consulting indicating the number of training hours completed. 


Payments and Fees Police


All registrations are secured on a first-come, first-served basis once you are accepted after the first interview. Your registration in a course is dependent upon receipt of full payment. We accept payment by direct bank transfer  All payment will be in USD. 


Refund policy

Cancellation of a course must be made a minimum of 30 business days prior to the course to be eligible for a full refund. Cancellations made less than 10 days before the course are not eligible for a refund. Written notice of cancellation shall be effective on the date the withdrawal letter is received Holding Space coaching and Consulting limited. Refunds will be made within 1 month  days following receipt of cancellation or withdrawal requests. 


Transfer of Credit Policy 

Holding Space will accept partial credit from other organizations or programs 

If you have completed a Level 1 program at another organization, we will apply your completed credit hours to your Level 2 program. You must provide documentation of your Level 1 completion, including the organization, number of hours completed, completion certificate, and contact information for the organization or trainer. You may be asked for additional details or documentation on an as-needed basis. Please contact Lola Chetti  at for more information. 

Illness Policy 

In order to provide you with the minimum required training hours for certification, it is important that you are present at all course meetings. If you have an emergency or become ill and are not able to attend a coaching session, please contact your instructor and (organization representative) immediately. You will be expected to complete the session materials, review the session recording, and complete a coaching session outside the live session to make up for the missed session. 

If you need to miss more than 4 hours of the course, you will have the option to work with the instructor to cover the missed material at your own expense or register for another course. If you miss more than 2 hours of mentor coaching, you will need to arrange and pay for individual mentor coaching sessions to complete the required 10 hours of mentor coaching to satisfy the International Coaching Federation requirements. 

Petitions to this policy are considered on a case-by-case basis and must be submitted in writing to the instructor and Holding Space Coaching and Consulting limited. 

Statement on Ethics, Integrity, Transparency 

As an ICF Accredited provider, our organization adheres to and honors  the International Coaching Federation Code of Ethics. The ICF Code of ethics describes the ICF core values, ethical principles, and standards of behavior for all ICF professionals. Meeting these ethical standards of behavior is the first of the ICF core coaching competencies. 

Additionally, Holding Space Coaching and Consulting commits to acting with integrity and transparency. We hold ourselves and our participants to the highest level of integrity and strive to be as transparent as possible by explicitly stating measures being taken to provide programs in an ethical manner. Our clients will confirm this .We do not believe in using manipulative or dishonest sales tactics and strive to provide a safe and ethical sales process. Further, we work to provide fair and equitable pricing for all programs to ensure access and quality of coaching education. We are transparent before the registration and even encourage our prospects to contact past clients via linked in/email  to get feedback .


"I am a COACH PRACTITIONER with a global Practice who TRAINS other coaches . That is our unique added trained by a global coach with a proven track record .Our curriculum is grounded in the reality of work in organisations "Lola CHETTI MCC

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