Train as a Life and Executive Coach with Noble Manhattan:

Join the Practitioner Coach Diploma Course

If you are new to coaching, this course is the ideal vehicle to achieve your coaching aspirations. You will engage in the development of fundamental knowledge together with the practical application and demonstration of essential coaching skills. Whatever your ultimate goal, the solid knowledge, and skills acquired through the Practitioner course are vital to any form or arena of coaching.

The course combines distance and face-to-face learning:

1) Distance Learning

2) Residential 3-Day Training – This is the face-to-face element of the course

NOTE: In response to the changes caused by the pandemic situation around the globe, the Residential Coaching Experience part of the course is held as 3-Day Online Coaching Experience with Noble Manhattan Coaching.


Welcome and Introduction

by Gerard O’Donovan, CEO and Founder of Noble Manhattan Coaching ltd

** The Classic Diploma Program takes about 360 hours, depending on your speed of learning, and how fast you work will depend on how long it will take to complete. What we usually find is that if someone is doing 10-12 hours per week they can expect to get the course done in 9-12 months.

The course is designed to be fully flexible and is designed to fit around a full-time job or family. You can work through the course a lot quicker if you want to but you can’t really expect to get the course done in less than 6 months. The course is designed to be fully flexible and fit your lifestyle so you can start the course anytime you wish. We also offer our students a number of comfortable payment plans to make it as easy as possible for each student.


The Advanced Practitioner Coach Diploma program is fully recognized, accredited/endorsed by FIVE independent international coaching authorities:

  • IAPC&M – the International Authority for Professional Coaching & Mentoring.
  • ILM City and Guilds
  • Institute of Leadership and Management 
  • ICF – International Coaching Federation
  • IRCM – the International Regulator of Coaching and Mentoring

Who is Noble Manhattan Coaching?

Noble Manhattan Coaching is the longest established company that trains Life Coaches and Executive Coaches in the world (first registered 1993) and a well-established leader in the field of personal development. We are open in 32 countries and have trained over 25,000 coaches around the world, on 4 continents.

We are delighted to announce that since May 2011, we have a registered office in Bulgaria which is the official master distributor for the Balkans Region. And for over a decade now we train magnificent coaches all around Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Greece, and Bulgaria. When you train with Noble Manhattan you join a global family of magnificent coaches.

the Practitioner Coach Diploma is accredited by ICF, IAPC&M, ILM City & Guilds, Institute of Leadership and Management, and IRCM

Part 1 – Distance Learning

We send out, by courier all the course materials that you’ll need for the course. This consists of

• A Student Portfolio – a folder that contains all of the modules and course work that you’ll need to work through

• A course handbook – This will guide you through the whole course and give you information on how to log your coaching work

A coursebook called Co-Active Coaching.

Book and Book Critique

The first part of the written work is to read the Co-Active Coaching book and write a book critique. The book critique is just your thoughts down on a couple of sheets of A4 and there are no real right or wrong answers it’s just your understanding of the book. You don’t even have to like the book. We understand that a lot of our students haven’t been in a school environment for some time so we don’t mind punctuation, spelling, etc., etc.

Mentor coach

Once the critique has been received back into the office for marking and once you have started working through about a third of the modules and a 1/3 of the teleclasses we will then allocate you a mentor coach. This is a senior or master-level coach. You will have six sessions with your mentor coach which can be taken at any time, each session lasts for 30mins. The mentor sessions are done over the telephone or you can get free calls on Skype. It is a bit like a role-play exercise where you coach the mentor coach (they act as the client) and at the end of each session they’ll give you feedback on how well you did and areas where you need to improve. The mentor coach is like your driving instructor on the practical side.

Study modules

There are 10 learning modules in total and they are dedicated to the following topics:

1          Conversation

2          The skill of listening

3          The ability to ask questions

4          The ‘TGROW’ model

5          Building a report

6          Beliefs

7          Values

8          Building self-esteem

9          Targeting

10        Ethics in Coaching

With each training module, you will also receive audio lectures to listen to.

Learn more about the modules in the brochure here:

Teleclasses / Webinars

There are 14 teleclass topics to be listened to.

Teleclasses are like mini audio lectures. This was before webinars platforms were available. The teleclasses/webinars tie in with the modules you are working through in your course material and could be on beliefs, ethics, questioning skills, listening skills, etc.

You will find a rich library of over 200 hours of recorded teleclasses/webinars which our students have free access to at all times – available for you to listen to and study. This library is continually being enlarged and updated, by adding new audio lectures to it every month.

Live Monthly Webinars

Depending on the language(s) you speak you may easily receive 3 to 5 live webinars per month – every single month! They are an excellent opportunity to speak with the Senior and Master Coaches who lead them and ask questions. And you receive a different topic on every webinar – this is 50 topics in one calendar year (and no less than 36 during the duration of your course). – The best part is that you will continue having access to this wealth of training and information not only during training but also after you graduate – as part of the CPD support we provide for FREE to all our students with many of our courses.

Practitioner Coach Diploma webinars

During the webinars, there will be other students online and a chance for a questions and answers session at the end. If you cannot make the live call, don’t worry because all of the calls are recorded and archived, so there are hundreds of calls that you can access at any time you wish through our online member’s area.

Practical coaching

There are 60 hours of practical coaching to be done. This can be done with friends, relatives, colleagues etc if you wish to, it’s entirely up to you, as long as people know that you’re not a qualified coach and it’s all done free of charge. We’ll also put you in touch with study buddies. These are other students that are on the course. You can also find your own by using our e-group which is a special email system for all our students and coaches. With study buddies you can do reciprocal coaching where you’d coach them for an hour or so and they’d coach you back for an hour, just to build up your hours of coaching. Again, this can be done on Skype.

Written Work

There are 3 reflective essays to be done and 1 final written assignment.

Exam / Final Assessment of Coaching Skills

And when your mentor coach thinks you’re ready for it they’ll put you forward for a final practical skills assessment. This works exactly the same way as a mentor session but instead of giving you feedback at the end, you will be assessed on your performance.

Part 2 – Three Day Intensive Weekend

Enquire here: The Noble Manhattan Online Coach Training Experience

This is over a Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and is fully inclusive. You’re fully looked after from the moment you arrive. You will have your own double bedroom which is en-suite, all meals are included, refreshments, elevenses etc – We do this for a reason. We don’t want people to worry about the little things like the cost of a sandwich or a cup of coffee. We limit numbers on our residential course to about 25-30 students to about 6-8 trainers and staff. We limit numbers so people get the full benefits of the weekend.

The first day is taken by a Noble Manhattan master coach and is very fast-paced and upbeat. He’ll teach you various different coaching techniques and practices and in the afternoon you will go off in twos and threes to practice these techniques.

The second day is taken by a master practitioner in N.L.P. (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) trainer. That day is a lot deeper and slower-paced and the trainer goes into overcoming limiting beliefs, timelines, eye accessing techniques, etc.

The third day is taken by one experienced master coach and again is much more faster-paced with a lot of group exercises. You’ll learn a lot more coaching techniques and can really start to develop yourself as a coach.

You will really enjoy the residential experience and at the end of the weekend, you will find everyone switching telephone numbers and keeping in contact with people they got on really well with, as they can work with them for the rest of the course.

The “Residential” can be taken at anytime during the course, we do strongly advise that you have read the book and written the book critique, completed a 1/3 of the modules and listened to 4 teleclasses. We ask you to do this because if you haven’t read the book and learned some of the techniques then the first half a day would be quite unclear.

We run the residential weekend every 2-3 months in different locations around the world, so you can just choose which one is best for you.

NOTE: Currently the Coaching Experience Weekend is delivered ONLINE!

See also the Coaching Masterclass Program – an integral part of the ADVANCED Package of the Practitioner Coach Diploma Course

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Coaching Masterclass Program

Lifetime Coaching Support& Services

Coaching Support:

Many agree that the thing that makes Noble Manhattan stand out from other companies is the support we offer not only while you are on the course but for life. We are still in touch with most of our coaches today and work with them closely.

Here is some example of a few things we do to support you:

Continuous Professional Development – Every month we have 5 live webinars that our students can attend for FREE. 3 are in English and 2 in local Languages (where available), hosted by Senior or Master Coaches on topics related to our Life & Executive courses, Executive & Corporate courses, and General live Questions and Answers for our students.

Coaching Support Groups – We run these on a monthly basis all over the UK, Ireland, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United States of America and we continue developing more areas. This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded people in your local area, discuss the course/coaching, listen to speakers, and have a great social event.

If there is not one in your city, would you like to run one?

Online Members Area – designed for all NM students, Coaches, and Associates to provide as much backup, help, care, and support as you need. You will have access to hundreds of hours of downloadable teleclasses/webinars, past essays, helpful hints, details of support coaches, and access to an online community so you can join study groups and talk with students/coaches worldwide.

International Coaching News – The largest online coaching magazine on the planet

International Coaching Radio – Internet-based radio platform where students can have their own 1 hr show as often as they like on anything they like.

Coach Finder – A worldwide platform that helps promote coaches across the world.

E-Books for Coaches – We have our own publishing house that will publish and promote any white paper for our students.

The Coaching Blog – an online blog that is listed as #25 out of 40 million coaching blogs in the world on the topics of coaching and personal development. Our students may submit articles and be posted on the blog to promote them.

Boardroom Coaching – The opportunity to participate in actual paid coaching contracts. We have companies that get in touch with us, asking for coaches so you can apply for these contracts like applying for a normal job.

Business Development – We can advise you on how to market yourself (niche marketing) and how to get your business started and the IT department can also design you a website at a very reasonable price.