From Saturday 10 February 2018 -  10:00
To Friday 11 May 2018 - 16:00


 Have you ever dreamt of becoming a Life & Executive Coach?

Do you have what it takes to help people to make the impossible possible?

Are you keen to create a deeply fulfilling self-employed career?  

Is it time for you to add to your management and leadership abilities?


FreshStart Coaching is delighted to offer you the opportunity to gain an internationally recognised qualification in Life & Executive Coaching in Belfast in 2018. 


 The aim of this Coaching Models of Practice Programme is to give you an understanding of essential coaching and mentoring skills. On successful completion of this course and its assessments you will gain a QQI Level 6 certificate in Coaching Models of Practice and you will feel confident in coaching others towards their goals.   

Our Coaching Models of Practice course is recommended for anyone who manages or mentors others in their current role or who is considering a career move into Life or Executive Coaching.  Applicants are expected to have some knowledge of coaching and an interest in coaching as a profession. A qualification in Level 5 or equivalent is preferred level entry for this course.  

 Our objective is to give you a clear understanding of coaching and its role in ongoing personal and professional performance improvement and our Course Faculty are fully committed to supporting you fully in achieving this life-changing qualification.  

 This programme consists of mandatory classroom-based sessions (dates listed below) which take place at Source Wellbeing Centre in Belfast as well as theory based learning which will be available online through Edmodo (optional attendance).


 When you successfully complete our course and its assessments you will achieve a QQI Level 6 Certification in Coaching Models of Practice and be qualified to coach others.  

COURSE DATES (mandatory attendance at Source Wellbeing Centre, 330 Beersbridge Rd, Belfast BT5 5DY):

Saturday 10th February (10am-4pm) & Sunday 11 February (10am-2pm)

Saturday 24th (10am-4pm) February & Sunday 25th February (10am-2pm)

Saturday 24th March (10am-4pm) & Sunday 25th March (10am-2pm)

Saturday 28th (10am-4pm) & Sunday 29th April (10am-2pm) 

Friday 11 May - Assessment Day



Total Investment: £1200 (Payment plan available - £400 Registration Deposit followed by 4 monthly payments of £200)



Understanding Coaching and the Role of a Coach

Defining coaching and the role of a coach
Understanding different learning styles

Differences between coaching, mentoring, therapy & consulting

Coaching Contracts

Evaluating Coaching Models including:

Co-Active Coaching

GROW Coaching Process

The Coaching Process

Core principles of coaching
Goal setting and action planning

Conditions for effective coaching

Planning sessions

Record maintenance

Managing coaching relationships

Guiding the client towards achieving goals

Coaching in the Workplace

The benefits of coaching within any organisation

Coaching Techniques

Building rapport with your client
The importance of listening skills

Asking powerful questions

Challenging limiting beliefs

Encouraging the client to explore positive alternatives

Giving supportive feedback  



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Jennie Cruise - Course Supervisor, Verifier & Assessor  

Jennie is a FreshStart Accredited Coach as well as being the Manager of Baptec Training and Education Centre in Blanchardstown, Dublin. With over fifteen years’ experience in Training and Adult Education, she delivers and designs programmes in a wide variety of subjects. Jennie is a highly skilled and experienced Facilitator, Motivational Speaker, and Coach. Jennie runs workshops on, ‘The Power of Positivity’, ‘Empowering Leaders’ and ‘Positive Psychology’.

Jennie is responsible for designing and delivering the FreshStart Life & Executive Coaching programme. Qualified as a Coach and Mentor, she works with people on a one-to-one basis also.  Based on the ethos of Adult Education, Jennie uses a holistic approach in her work. She is passionate about creating a positive learning experience. Jennie also delivers training in the areas of Training, Career Preparation, Personal Development and Coaching. 


nicolaNicola Thompson - Course Tutor

Nicola is a FreshStart Accredited Coach and a qualified and experienced Trainer.  In addition to her 18 years’ experience in Human Resources & Organisational Development in both the private and public sectors, Nicola has a degree in Business Studies, a Master's Degree in Human Resource Management and is a Chartered Member of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development). She is also accredited through the ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) at Level 7 with a Certificate in Executive Coaching & Mentoring.  

Nicola is passionate about helping individuals to reach their potential in their career and all other areas of life.  Her own passion for coaching and training has led her to leave the security of the Head of Organisational Development role which she has held for almost a decade in order to help others establish a strong sense of purpose and a plan for getting there.



 Jenny Grainger - Course Director 

 Jenny Grainger qualified as a Life Coach back in 2005 and since then she has earned her living through Life Coaching thousands of clients across Ireland and beyond via Skype. She was one of the very first qualified Life Coaches in Northern Ireland at a time when no-one had heard of Life Coaching and since then she has become a leading light in the field of coaching and personal development.  In addition to being Director of FreshStart Coaching she is also Director of the Positive Living Network as well as co-owner of Source Wellbeing Centre.  Find out more about Jenny and her work here or here.






CANCELLATION POLICY:  An administration fee of 10% will be charged on all cancellations with more than 48 hours notice.  Cancellations with less than 48 hours notice will incur a 25% administration fee.


Registrations are now closed

Location Source Wellbeing Centre
330 Beersbridge Road
Co Antrim
Northern Ireland
02890 466771