Coach Training: Strategies for Success

Become a certified coach evoking powerful conversation to support leadership of people, places and the planet.

This Level 2 accredited training by International Coaching Federation (ICF) Coaching Education is the gold standard around the world. By completing this programme with Change Advantage, at Olos Institute, you will have given yourself the opportunity to be a credentialed coach with the ICF and raise your professional standing as a coach for you and your business.

Our purpose for this programme is to

  • Inspire trust to be open to boundless possibilities in conversations for transformational change
  • Connect individuals to their most resourceful and successful self in serving their clients, organisations, communities and our planet
  • Provide a safe learning space to feel a sense of self, flourish and impact social justice

Your outcomes from this programme include

  • Being in dialogue to coach clarity and focus for people’s outcomes
  • Supporting others through difficult decisions
  • Having a coaching mindset and presence to understand, stretch and challenge people
  • Creating choice and transcending old behaviours
  • Asking powerful questions that enable a turnaround in business results
  • Building your own capacity to establish yourself as a professional coach

You will be receiving coach training directly from an experienced coach actively working with business leaders across a range of industries globally.


This programme is designed with you in mind. Featuring in-person and virtual coach training, with demonstrations, coaching exercises, observations, verbal and written feedback. It includes the required group and individual mentor coaching, asynchronous assignments, case studies and coaching practice culminating with a final performance evaluation assessment.

  • Offers an ‘all inclusive’ 147 hours spread over ten months, designed as a complete pathway towards your application of the Associate Credentialed Coach (ACC) and in due course the Professional Credentialed Coach (PCC) certification from the ICF
  • The virtual and in-person modular training welcomes internal and external coaches, HR, executives, directors, leaders and managers
  • Effectively completing the full programme will gain you a certificate from Change Advantage Ltd acknowledging your ICF Level 2 completion
  • Successful participants with this certificate certificate can progress to acquiring their 100+ hours of coaching experience enabling them to apply for their ACC credential with the ICF or with 500+ hours their PCC credential with the ICF


To gain the most from this programme, you will be:

  • A life-long learner willing to learn, unlearn and re-learn
  • Accepting of feedback and willing to speak the truth when giving feedback of yourself, your trainers, and co-learners
  • Available and present to fully participate in all aspects of the programme
  • In possession of the patience and conviction to develop and deepen awareness of self
  • Wanting to be in service of humanity and the planet

We are committed to developing the next generation of coaches, whether independent, self-employed or internal coaches.

As Programme Director Saima at Change Advantage is an ICF Master Certified Coach, a Certified Mentor Coach and a member of the ICF and Association of Coach Training Organisations, ACTO.

Dragana Prijanovic, a Professional Credential Coach, also a Certified Mentor Coach, member of the ICF and will be sponsoring and training the programme.


Through experiential practice, shared learning and leaning upon the ICF Core Competencies as a guide, emphasis will be on developing clarity for you as an individual, your cultural identity, vision, values, beliefs and behaviours to serve as an ethical and professional coach.



147 hours delivered across ten months. The Synchronous Learning (SL) aspect of the programme will be delivered virtually and in-person. Throughout the programme there will also be Asynchronous Learning (AL). See this as homework away from the ‘training room’ and will include reviewing videos for comment, case study assignments, co-coaching practice and recording & transcribing your own coaching away from the training room for mentor coaching.


Possibilities for individual credentialing at the ICF after completion of this programme can be found here.


The above programme content is an example of what is available during the training. We reserve the right to change the order &/or structure to facilitate the best learning experience of all the participants and their learning styles.


“The whole mentor coaching process experience with Saima was most important for me to explore new dimensions of coaching and gave me the opportunity to boldly explore and overcome my own limitations in my coaching practice. I have grown as a coach on our joint path.”

“Saima built a place of open dialogue and elegantly demonstrated the use of effective coaching tools.”

“Intense and inspiring.”

“When energy, knowledge and people simply ‘meet’.”

“In addition to the shared models, skills and strategies, I got the most from Saima’s demonstration of presence, lightness, flexibility, clear language and authentic state.”

“What was special for me was the atmosphere created in the group. Regardless of how the [other] participants processed the coaching tools – an atmosphere of acceptance and inspiration was created for everyone”

“It was one of the most qualitatively organized trainings that I have attended. I cannot recommend any improvements”


Module 1:

  • Thursday, September 19th 2024; 9:00-18:00
  • Friday, September 20th 2024; 9:00-18:00
  • Saturday, September 21th 2024; 9:00-18:00
  • Sunday, September 22th 2024; 9:00-18:00

Completion of the training & Graduation:

  • Saturday, June 21st 2025

Please check that you are available for all aspects of the training. Your certification may be impacted if you do not attend the hours required. Please let us know in advance if there are any personal reasons which preclude you from attending. Participants are advised to ‘catch up’ by speaking with their co-learners.


This programme will be delivered in English.


Your investment in your professional development is 3.900,00 EUR

Fee includes:

  • Participation in the programme
  • Training materials and access to on-line learning platform
  • Change Advantage Certificate of Completion of ICF Coaching Education Level 2 programme in accordance to your full attendance and contribution to the training provided
  • Drinks and light snacks during coffee breaks and light lunch for the in-person training days

Fees exclude:

  • Accommodation, travel and meals outside of training
  • Application to ICF for ACC or PCC credentialing

Special offers:

  • Early bird discount of 10% is available for payments of the full amount before August 20th 2024.
  • 5 % discount for 2 or 3 participants from one organisation.
  • 10 % discount for more than 3 participants from one organisation.
  • There is also an option for a payment plan of six monthly instalments available for self-funding individuals (first instalments due on or before August 30th 2024).


Saima Butt, (she/her) BSc (Hons), MBA, MCC, CMC. Change Advantage Ltd, Programme Director & Coach Trainer, Master Certified Coach (MCC) & Certified Mentor Coach (CMC). NLP Master and Trainer.

For Saima, coaching and societal progress are inextricably linked. She has 24 years of purposeful practice to connect leaders within private, public and not-for-profit organisations with the abundance of possibility for their people, and the planet to thrive. Drawn by commitment and compassion in “applying strategic thinking” and “intuitive awareness”, Saima delivers her work with lightness and loyalty towards your success. She lives in Oxford, England with her family.

Within the ICF she is a past UKICF Board Director, ICF Foundation Inaugural Council Ambassador, ICF Foundation Board Trustee, Treasurer, then Interim Chair, currently an active member of the ICF Coaching Education Advisory Committee on Social Justice.

Testemonials (ENG)

Testemonials (SLO)

Host and co-trainer in some aspects or the programme:

Dragana Prijanovič (she/her) Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Certified Mentor Coach (CMC). NLP Trainer, certified trainer of the L.1 Programmes of Points of You® Academy and facilitator. President of the Supervisory Board of Slovenian Association of Facilitators and member of the Supervisory Board of the Slovenian Association for Coaching Development.

Dragana is passionate about coaching, the differences and progress it can make and believes that experts as coaches, trainers, facilitators and other professionals working with people, can support social progress for the world becoming a place for all of us to enjoy living in.

Please click the button above and complete registration form to register and pay for the programme starting in September 2024.  Your place on the workshop will be confirmed upon payment. Please transfer your fee to the Change Advantage account before August 30 th 2024, early bird payments until August 20th 2024. You will get payment details after registration.


If you have questions relating to this programme please contact us and to know more about the ICF Coaching Education Level 2 programme please website

We look forward to seeing you soon.