Manitoba’s First Internationally Recognized Coach Training Certificate Program

Manitoba’s First Internationally Recognized Coach Training Certificate Program

Manitoba’s First Internationally Recognized Coach Training Certificate Program

Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc is pleased to announce they now offer Manitoba’s first internationally approved coach training certificate program, granted in February 2013.  International Coach Federation (ICF), the leading global organization that governs executive, life and leadership coaching designations, has granted approval status to Interpersonal Wellness Certified Coach training program.  This program is now approved to offer 90 coach specific training hours (ACSTH).
Joyce Odidison, owner of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc and designer of the coach training program also holds the ICF second highest designation, professional certified coach (PCC). For the past four years, Joyce has worked hard to bring this world class, first-of-its-kind coach training certificate to Manitoba. This approval means that prospective coaches in and around Manitoba now have an affordable and credible option for their education.

In September 2012, the ICF also approved their wellness facilitator training program for 24 continuing coach education credits (CCE). Anyone pursuing ICF coaching designation or needing to recertify can earn up to 114 approved credit hours through IWS Coaching Institute.

The significance of the ICF Approval

Coaching, though deemed one of the fastest growing professions in the world, is not licensed. This means that anyone can claim to be a coach without any training or coach training certification without challenge. It is up to the consumer purchasing coaching services to ensure that their coach belongs to an organization that holds them accountable to uphold ethical standards. ICF is the largest globally recognized body for the coaching profession. They set ethical standards and core competencies, and serve as a benchmark for large organizations that are looking to hire qualified coaches. The significance of ICF approval is great and gives more credibility to the WICC coach training program.

The WICC coach training program offers 90 ACTSH which includes:

  • 60 hours of coaching practicum hours
  • 10 hours of mentor coaching
  • A core competency comprehension written exam


Last year, our program began a 36 transfer credit agreement with the University of Manitoba’s certificate in adult and continuing education program. Our program continues to establish strategic alliances with other institutions and learning bodies.

Author Profile

Joyce Odidison
Joyce Odidison is a Conflict Analyst, Speaker, Author, and the world’s leading expert on Interpersonal Wellness Competency Mindset teaching. Joyce is President & CEO of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. as well as founder and host of the Annual Global Workplace Wellness Summit. Joyce has authored five books and is also a Certified Coach Training Director and Founder of Coach Velocity School of Coaching. Joyce is a C-Suite level workplace wellness expert and trainer, working for over 24 years with governments, the private sector, non-profits, and post-secondary institutions struggling with difficult work relationships or stressful situations. She is host of the What’s Happening at Work podcast. Joyce can be reached at e-mail: or phone 1 877 999-9591
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