Summer Intensive Program

International Intensive Coach Training

Summer Intensive 2017-completed
Winter Intensive dates coming SOON!

Are you a change agent? Academy of Leadership Coaching & NLP’s ICF-approved Summer Intensive Program brings together executives, leaders, teachers, therapists, career changers and other leaders. Designed for both U.S. and international students, this program draws dedicated professionals who wish to complete their NLP Coach Certification coursework in an intensive format over a 3-week period.

Our coach training program is located at the beautiful Sonoma State University, which was recently rated one of the most beautiful college campuses in the United States. Sonoma State University is in California’s premier wine country and is situated within easy reach of San Francisco and Bodega Bay.

The Sonoma State location provides an ideal opportunity for anyone who wants to schedule a mini-vacation break along with their attendance at the Summer Intensive. And, because our coach training program includes a three day built-in rest period, participants are able to relax and enjoy the San Francisco Bay Area with classmates who often become business associates and even lifetime friends.

  • The Summer Intensive is an Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) through the International Coach Federation (ICF).
  • Upon successful completion, you’ll receive 125 Professional Certified Coach (PCC) learning hours and receive the Certified NLP Coach designation.
  • After graduation, you’ll have everything you need to pursue professional certification through ICF.
  • You’ll learn the principles of NLP, a cutting-edge modality in the coaching field, backed by research on neuroscience and cognitive behavior therapy.
  • In ALCN’s global coaching eco-system, you’ll receive the guidance and tools to take on a leadership coaching role in your own business environments or to build a successful coaching business in your country.
  • If you’re a change agent who desires valuable leadership skills to create a coaching culture within your organization, this training is for you.
  • You’ll be supported by coaching professionals and your fellow students for a full year after training in ALCN’s mentorship ecosystem.
  • You’ll gain the skills necessary to create a coaching culture with your organization’s employees or your coaching clients.
  • You’ll appreciate international coach trainer Helen Attridge’s unique mentor-style teaching approach. Helen, ALCN”s President, has built a globally renowned international coaching and training business and is highly sought after by business leaders worldwide. Read what students from around the globe say about Helen.

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866-383-4333 or 530-477-0314

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“I decided to make a career shift and attended the Academy of Leadership Coaching and NLP’s Summer Intensive Program which was a life-changing experience. Now I am living my dream. Coaching is a new industry in Egypt, and I was among the few (maybe 10 out of 88 million people) who introduced coaching into Egypt. Thank you Helen for giving me the tool box, the art and craft of coaching, and above all the confidence and certainty of my value and effectiveness as a coach who can create change the world. I highly recommend this program to anyone ready to make big changes in their life.”

Nayef Moukhtar
Certified NLP Coach, Cairo, Egypt

Who attends the Summer Intensive?

We are often asked what kind of professionals will be there? While each individual who attends our program is truly unique, there are many common themes that run through the people we have the good fortune to meet each year.

  1. They want to make a major impact in their organization.
  2. They are interested in building their career globally.
  3. They want to bring coaching to their country.
  4. They are ready to break through to another level in their lives and/or career.
  5. They want to make a ripple of change in their sphere of influence.
  6. They desire to be a part of a coaching eco-system that will support them in their efforts.
Introduction to NLP coaching and ICF’s core competencies

• Learn how to create a coaching contract and design a coaching partnership that sets the stage for change.
• Understand how to work with coachees on a weekly and monthly basis to move them towards the results they want.
• Discover how the ICF core competencies create a simple model for developing a coaching culture.

Adding NLP to your coaching tool belt

Our coach training program will introduce you to powerful NLP ideas and assumptions.
• Learn how to apply NLP coaching skills and techniques to a coaching context.
• Discover how to use simple NLP coaching techniques to help coachees shift they way they think and feel.
• Understand how NLP helps create new pathways in the brain, allowing the coachee to design and create the life they want.

The Art & Craft of Coaching

• Learn to understand coachees at a deeper level and support change over time.
• Understand how daily choices can affect their lives.
• Discover how to blend NLP with the ICF coaching model.


Dates: June 12th-June 30th, 2017

Days off: 16th, 21st, and 26th of June

Location: Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA (50 miles north of San Francisco, in the heart of California’s wine country)

Tuition plus residential package (room and board): $12,995

We strongly encourage staying on campus our residential packages include three meals a day, access to gym, pool and laundry facilities (staying on campus is significantly than the cost of food and lodging in the Bay Area.) The Sonoma State campus was nationally recognized in the Princeton Review for “dorms like palaces.”

Tuition non residential: $9,995

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Advanced NLP Coaching Techniques

• Explore limiting beliefs and discover how the story a coachee tells themselves might be blocking them from creating the life they want.
• Learn advanced NLP coaching techniques to support a shifting beliefs and identity level.
• Discover how to apply simple and powerful NLP coaching techniques in a variety of different coaching environments.

Creating Change

• Take time to examine where you started, where you are currently and what is next in your coaching journey.
• Identifying your unique plan to move forward and discover how to market yourself to the ideal client.
• Create a vision for the next stage in your personal and professional journey.


“Helen is an exceptional trainer! I loved learning from her. What most stood out for me is Helen’s outstanding ability to illustrate concepts and coaching strategies using skillful storytelling. She made the ideas and coaching approaches come to life. I could have listened for hours. Thank you, Helen, for creating a better world through coaching and teaching others to do so as well.”

– Linda Marchesani, Managing Principal, Director
Workplace Learning and Development, University of Massachusetts

The ICF-approved Intensive Program is held near San Francisco, California


Our coaching program allows participants to become ICF Certified at highest level (ACTP). It includes mentoring and business building support, plus one year of international peer-to-peer coaching after program is completed.


Learn from a successful international coach. Discover our coaching eco-system process. This philosophy teaches students powerful NLP coaching techniques and then gives them ongoing support as they learn how to create a coaching environment within their own practice or business culture.


Our classes enroll a maximum of 18 students.

This format creates an opportunity for individualized attention coaching opportunities from our trainer.


Choose the residential package with lodging and three healthy meals a day included.

Significant cost savings over hotel lodging options and local Bay Area food costs.

Creates a sense of global community among coaching program participants.


Coach training includes access to all workshop materials.

Materials include coaching forms participants can use or adapt for their use.


To support the next stage of integration, participants receive 10 mentor sessions upon completion of the program.

Mentoring is required for ICF Credentialing.

This helps create a global coaching eco-system which allows the participant develop a deeper understanding of coaching curriculum.


Participants will coach and receive coaching from four different coaches from around the world.

This format supports continued learning and growth within the global marketplace.


Our business building module is now offered as an audio online program for completion at your own pace once you have completed in person coach training hours.

Includes one individual session defining your marketing pitch.

Location: Sonoma state University
  • Rated one of the most beautiful college campuses in the United States.
  • A sought-after venue for workshops and seminars.
  • State-of-the-art facilities, a park-like campus, fantastic gym.
  • Nationally recognized in the Princeton Review for “dorms like palaces.”
  • Choose the residential option which includes overnight accommodation and three meals a day.

Learn more and view the campus at Sonoma State University 

Sonoma State University of California hosts the ICF-approved Intensive Program
The ICF-approved Intensive Program is held at Sonoma State University