• Like the natural diversity of Slovenia’s beautiful landscapes, the programme intent is to enrich the diversity of your potential to greater heights.
STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS: Accredited Coach Training Programme (ACTP)

Delivered by: Programme Director Saima Butt, MBA, MCC

Olos Institute has great pleasure in hosting Saima Butt, Change Advantage Ltd, a Master Certified Coach & international coach trainer from Oxford, England in the delivery of this International Coach Federation (ICF) Accredited Coach Training Programme (ACTP).

This training is designed for internal and external coaches, HR, executives, directors, leaders and managers where the impact of professional coaching can enable successful delivery of your powerful outcomes.

Like the natural diversity of Slovenia’s beautiful landscapes, the programme intent is to enrich the diversity of your potential to greater heights.

Our vision for this programme is connecting people to their most resourceful and successful self.


This ACTP (Accredited Coach Training Programme) is delivered by Saima Butt, BSc(Hons), MBA, Master Certified Coach & Certified Mentor Coach, Director Change Advantage Ltd

Our training is designed for you to enjoy an end-to-end comprehensive experience of mastering coaching core competencies that will set you on the path to an ICF ACC or PCC credential.


The course modules will feature face-to-face and virtual in-depth coach training, demonstrations, sessions of coaching practice and mentoring. Time will also be available for collegiate discussion in an environment designed to suit your ideal learning style – all with lightness and fun!

The ICF ACTP is widely becoming the gold standard for professional coach training around the world. By completing this programme, you will have given yourself the opportunity to credential with the largest professional coaching body, the ICF, and therefore raise your standing as a coach for you and your business.

Overview of coach training programme

Module 1 (3-days): Co-Creating the Partnership

In this foundation setting first module, we come together to establishing how to build sustainable working relationships creating successful contracts and becoming outcome focused. This is enabled through defining and distinguishing coaching to deepen your learning of curiosity.

Co-creating an ethical and professional standard driven approach from which to explore the coaching core competencies and their value when interacting with clients.

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Module 2 (3-days): Patterns, Programmes and Behaviour

This module draws from the exciting topic of neuroscience and how patterns and programmes drive our behaviours. By understanding your own patterns empowers you, as the coach, to actively listen for how others behave and make choices.

Through identifying values and beliefs, we create a new world of possibilities in how to enable your client to move forward, developing empowering habits that serve them for now and the future.

Module 3 (3-days): Diversity of thinking styles

Understanding your preferred thinking style, what gets in the way of what you want and how to recognise your thinking styles form the basis of this module. Developing the flexibility to generate complete alignment with your outcomes enables you to ask the direct questions of what you really want.

Seeing yourself from different perspectives generates a rich picture of who you can be. Raising your client’s awareness of this engages profound trust and intimacy in the coaching relationship that can illicit powerful change.

Module 4 (3-days): Connecting with Presence

This module focuses on transformational change for you. Creating awareness of how your mind and body can work together. Generating congruence with who you are and being more present to holding your desired state.

Such transformation for your self can enable your clients to be present and connected to themselves and their purpose.

Module 5 (4 days): Developing performance

Integrating the learning, knowing how to measure, manage and master your own performance makes up the core of this last face to face module. You will have the opportunity to create safety around uncertainty and trust in not knowing. Being able to hold this space for you, firstly, then of course for your clients, opens an abundance of possibilities leading to desired outcomes.

Ultimately this is about feeling what you know and releasing this powerful potential of your masterful coaching for your clients.

Module 6 (virtually delivered): Coach Mentoring

Group Mentor Coaching we will discuss each ICF Core Competency, increasing your perspective and learning to co-create a deeper understanding of the ethics, standards and each competency involved in masterful coaching.

This module will consist of 8 x 90-minute virtual sessions of Group Mentor Coaching over a period of four months, meeting twice a month and complete a minimum of 3 x 60-minutes One-to-One Mentor Coaching sessions with your trainer.

Having over 10-hours of the Mentor Coaching in this module completes the ACTP programme and prepares you for your credentialing for an ACC or PCC credential application with the ICF. More about ICF credentialing.

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About your Coach Trainer

Saima brings her 18-years of experience as an Executive Coach and Certified Mentor Coach to deliver this ACTP programme for your ICF credentialing. As the Founding Co-Director at Change Advantage Ltd serving clients in private & public sector organisations, her coaching expertise is drawn on by executive leaders wanting to create & drive change.

After university and corporate experience in the pharmaceutical industry she completed an MBA, is a Certified Master Trainer and a Master Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation, ICF. An accredited programme director and international coach trainer, she delivers to corporate professionals in-house as well as deepening the learning of coaches across Europe.

Senior leaders are drawn by her passion in applying strategic thinking skills and intuitive awareness in delivering focused outcomes for their business success. She is highly regarded as a natural in coaching executives and their leadership teams with a focus on business outcomes. She brings to her work the highest standards of business coaching in her own unique style. Her clients describe sessions as being full of warmth, humour and inspirational learning.

Here’s what client says about Saima’s coaching: “One of the UKs top coaches… An outstanding MCC Coach who acts as a powerful catalyst to skilfully draw insights and actions from those she supports and stretches.”  More testemonials…

This programme will be delivered in English.

When and where:

Live training will take place at Center za psihodiagnostična sredstva, Litostrojska 44d, 1000 Ljubljana, on the following dates (each date from 9:00 – 18:00):

  • Module 1: 23 – 25 Nov 2018
  • Module 2: 18 – 20 Jan 2019
  • Module 3: 15 – 17 Feb 2019
  • Module 4: 29 – 31 Mar 2019
  • Module 5: 9- 12 May 2019
  • Module 6: Virtual Mentor coaching

Coursework will consist of coaching your peers, developing and practicing your learning  of coaching core competences. Assessments will take place throughout the programme with a final day of evaluation before ACTP certificates are awarded.

Training fee and special offers:

Your investment in your professional development is 3.490 EUR (3.190 EUR  for payments by 26 October 2018 and for those who have taken part in any of our previous trainings).

VAT is not applied in line with Paragraph 1, Article 94 of Slovenia’s Value Added Tax Act (ZDDV-1).

Fee includes:

  • participation and training material,
  • ACTP Certificate for your fullest attendance and contribution to the learning provided,
  • drinks and snacks during breaks. Lunch will be self-organised.

Special offers:

  • 300 EUR discount for registrations and payments until  October 26, 2018 and for all participants of our previous trainings.
  • 10 % discount for 3 or more participants from one organisation.
  • Up to 6 equal monthly instalments available for self funding individuals (first instalment due November 15 2018).

Registration and payments:
To register please fill-in the registration form. Your place on the workshop will be confirmed upon payment.

Transfer your fee, to the following account before  November 15 2018.
Account holder: Olos Institute
Account holder address: Podturn pri Dol. Toplicah 17, 8350 Dolenjske Toplice, Slovenia
Bank address: Miklošičeva cesta 5, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Account number: IBAN SI56 6100 0001 3959 908
Reference: ACTP & full name of participant

To minimise additional bank charges for you and us, we ask that you enter the correct details: If any of these are missing the bank adds them manually, which increases costs on both sides!

A full invoice will be issued after the workshop.

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