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Emergence Coach Training



  • 6 to 8 months
  • 3 courses
  • Blended (face-to-face, teleconference)
  • Delivered in English



  • February 4, 2021
  • $5,950* (*Cost for non-degree/
    non-graduate certificate seeking students)



Wright Graduate University's Emergence Coach Training brings you the theory, skills, principles, and practices that undergird professional coaching, as they will provide a solid foundation for your development as an effective professional coach.

You will also be introduced to the International Coach Federation (ICF) Core Coaching Competencies. You will learn how to demonstrate each competency in real-time conversations and experience the effect of these skills as a coachee.

You will experiment with the language of coaching and distinguishing the effects of coaching techniques. You will learn a defined process to structure a coaching session and engagement and learn about the benefits of the structure as well as the vulnerabilities of a poorly structured engagement. You will learn evidence-based methodologies to establish credibility, build trust and demonstrate empathy with a coachee. You will complete the training having effectively coached and having been coached.

Emergence Coach Training is an accredited coach training program (ACTP) recognized by the International Coach Federation (ICF) for those seeking to earn the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) or Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credential. Completion of an ACTP is one of several paths a coach may choose to earn a coaching credential from ICF. Please visit to learn more about ICF's coaching different coaching credentials and the paths to certification.

As of January 2020, ICF requires the following of students who choose the ACTP path to earn the ACC credential:

  • Certificate of Completion from the ACTP
  • Completion of the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) from ICF
  • A minimum of 100 hours (75 paid) of coaching experience with at least 8 different clients following the start of your coach-specific training. At least 25 of these hours must occur within the 18 months prior to submitting your application for the PCC credential.
  • Payment of fee to ICF ($100.00 for ICF Members; $300.00 for Non-Members)

As of January 2020, ICF requires the following of students who choose the ACTP path to earn the PCC credential:

  • Certificate of Completion from the ACTP
  • Completion of the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) from ICF
  • A minimum of 500 hours (450 paid) of coaching experience with at least 25 different clients following the start of your coach-specific training. At least 50 of these hours must occur within the 18 months prior to submitting your application for the PCC credential.
  • Payment of fee to ICF ($300.00 for ICF Members; $500.00 for Non-Members)



Emergence Coaching

You will be learning the Wright Model of Emergence Coaching as you apply the phases of Evolating while in service to your clients. As your clients begin to engage in the emergence process, you will learn to help them maintain momentum, break through any perceived blocks, and to tap into their innate intelligence.

The Wright Model of Emergence coaching has some core assumptions that drive the coaching process. Wright assumes that clients are ‘whole and complete’ and have the innate capability to both solve problems, expand their capabilities, and their ability to think and function to their highest. Our purpose is:

  • To bring out the best in each person
  • To help the individual discover who they are
  • To help the individual become who they can become

It is within this context that we help clients gain the clarity necessary to create relevant goals and the confidence and skills they need to achieve them. We help individuals uncover their limiting beliefs, experiment with new behaviors, and see the consequences and effect of their actions on themselves, others, and the world. We also ask coaches look at their own limiting beliefs and behaviors that affect their ability to be the best coaches they can be.  In other words, we expect coaches to go through the same process themselves that they are helping their clients go through.

Coaches will learn about and work with their own projections and transferences on clients as well as study these concepts academically to bring out the best in themselves as they do the same for their clients.

Wright Integrative is essential to emergence coaching. It is the job of the coach to pull appropriate methodologies and concepts from your other Wright Integrative work to best serve clients. This could be introducing the concepts of choice, existential anxiety, or being vs. doing, from the existential perspective. It could be looking at how limiting beliefs are interfering with the leadership required at work. It could be looking at how the developmental need for affirmation and it’s not being directly met is adversely affecting the success of a coaching client.

Goals Coaching

You will also learn and practice a Goals/Strategy/Action framework within which you can help the client gain the self-awareness needed to set appropriate stretch goals, create strategies to operationalize those goals, and stay in action towards them. The emphasis in goal coaching is on action learning, client responsibility and accountability, and the coach managing the learning process with and for the client for maximum learning and impact.



Wright Graduate University's Emergence Coach Training is for students seeking to enter a professional coaching career or advance an existing coaching career/practice.

We believe the standards for being a transformational coach are high. We believe it is disintegrous to purport to help others transform when you are not transforming yourself. “Do what I say, not what I do” is a poor aphorism for transformational coaches and leaders. Our approach is, “Practice what you teach.” “Emergence Coach Training” is for scholar practitioners who are eager to engage in the same kinds of development activities that they are helping others to engage in.



Emergence Coach Training (ACTP) is offered as an enhancement/addition to the Master of Arts in Transformational Leadership and Coaching degree program or Graduate Certificate in Transformational Coaching program. All applicants must meet the application requirements for admission as stated in the Wright Graduate University Catalog including completion of an application for admission, two personal statements, and proof of an earned undergraduate (baccalaureate) degree from an accredited institution.



Academic Coursework

  • Professional and Leadership Coaching (AC82)

Performative Learning

  • Personal Empowerment Process (PEP) I and II (PL07)
  • Coaching Lab (PL08)

Final Evaluation

  • Final Coaching Evaluation Exam

View Course Descriptions for this training and other Wright Graduate University offerings






Professional and Leadership Coaching (3 Residential Weekends Required)

60 Hours Face-to-Face & Teleconference

Personal Empowerment Process I and II (2 Residential Weekends Required)

46 Hours Face-to-Face
PL08 Coaching Lab 20 Hours Teleconference
    Total Hours: 126 Hours



  • Dr. Bob Wright, MCC
  • Dr. Michael Zwell, PCC
  • Dr. Francine Campone, MCC



Wright Graduate University’s Emergence Coach Training has a total cost of $5,950.00*. $3,550.00 is payable to Wright Graduate University and includes the cost of tuition for the Professional and Leadership Coaching (AC82) course, final evaluation examination, and administrative costs.

$2,400.00 will be payable to the Wright Foundation for the Realization of Human Potential, the provider of performative learning courses for Wright Graduate University. Personal Empowerment Process (PL07) is $1,400.00 and Coaching Lab (PL08) is $1,000.00.


Full payment should be made by the first day of instruction of each individual course. Payment plans may be available at no additional charge to allow students to spread the cost of tuition and fees across the academic quarter.

* Students who are completing Emergence Coach Training in combination with a Wright Graduate University degree or graduate certificate program may have different costs. Some Emergence Coach Training components are included as requirements of some degree or graduate certificate programs which will reduce a matriculating student’s total cost to complete Emergence Coach Training.



Refunds for training components offered by Wright Graduate University will follow the withdrawal and refund policy published in the university catalog. You may view the full Cancellation and Refund Policy Here.

Refunds for training components offer by the Wright Foundation for the Realization of Human Potential follow the Foundation’s withdrawal and refund policy. Trainings provided by the Wright Foundation include quarter-length trainings and shorter-term trainings. As such, the unit of measure for determining refunds under the refund policy varies and shall be scheduled course meeting units rather than number of days elapsed in the term. Refund is calculated based on the number of total days of training which have elapsed and how many days of scheduled training have yet to occur. For example, if a student withdraws after 1 of 4 days of residential coursework has elapsed for Personal Empowerment Process (PL07), the refund will equal 75% of tuition and fees paid for that training (3 out of 4, or 75%, of scheduled training days have yet to elapse at time of withdrawal).

Refunds will be provided based on the date of notification (via email or print) to the Registrar. For other questions regarding course purchase or refunds, please contact the Foundation Registrar.

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