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Become a Coach – Psychological Approaches to Coaching: AC Accredited Diploma (Zoom)

May 28, 2024 - February 26, 2025


Want to become a Coach?

Train to be an Accredited Coach and create a business where you really make a difference!

This programme moved to a Video Conferencing Platform due to Social Distancing concerns during the Pandemic. It proved to be very popular allowing access for more people from across the UK and the rest of the world with students joining us from across the Globe. As a result we are continuing with this format for now.

Why train to be a Coach?


Learning at GWiz
Students discussing coaching concepts out in nature

People choose this training for a variety of reasons. You may be thinking about changing careers and want to set up your own business as a Coach. You may work in an organisation that is developing a “Coaching Culture” and want to ensure you have the skills needed to enhance your career prospects. Maybe you work as a manager and would like to be able to coach and motivate your staff more effectively. You might even want to use coaching in your hobbies and interests such as sports coaching or coaching volunteers in a charity.


The applications are many and varied, the choice is yours. How would you like to use coaching in your life?


When you train to become an Accredited Coach you will gain some unexpected personal benefits as well as the professional know how such as:


  • An increased understanding about yourself.
  • More insight into what makes others tick.
  • Learn how to motivate yourself to achieve your personal and professional goals.
  • Increased communication and relationship building skills.
  • A noticeable increase in your self-confidence and resilience.
  • The satisfaction that comes from knowing you are making a difference in the lives of others.
  • You will learn many tools and techniques to coach others that can be applied in business, life coaching or in specific fields.


Our Coaching Diploma, Psychological Approaches to Coaching is fully Accredited by the Association for Coaching. This means you can be confident that your Coaching Diploma will be recognised in whatever field you wish to work as a Coach.


The Association for Coaching is one of the big three International Accreditation bodies and our Diploma is also recognised by the ICF (International Coaching Federation) and the EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council). All three of these bodies work closely together to create shared standards and competencies.





Why train with Melody Cheal, MSc Applied Positive Psychology?


Melody Cheal, NLP Master Trainer at GWiz NLP
Melody teaching at GWiz in Crowborough, East Sussex

Melody has worked as a coach in private practice and trained other coaches for over 30 years. Her own training is extensive and in depth. She has coached CEO’s of major international organisations and coached individuals wanting to transform their lives. She is dedicated to providing ongoing supervision, support, mentoring and encouragement to all her students. Her broad knowledge and training means she can provide relevant case studies that will make sense to you. Certifications are via Association for Coaching, past training courses included the ILM Level 7 Coaching Diploma.





What format does the Coaching Diploma, Psychological Approaches to Coaching take?


The twelve day programme consists of four training modules each of two days and twelve half day supervision group sessions. There are a number of written assignments and some practical evaluation that you will need to pass in order to gain the Certification for the Accredited Diploma.

This is a rolling programme so you can join at any point. You can also sign up for individual training modules to either test out the training, for CPD or to collect credits toward the full training as you go along.

Sign up for the full training programme for just £1995

Fee includes all training modules plus marking and certification. (please note you will also need to attend the required Supervision Groups and Coaching Circles. (see below for details)


What are the dates?

Foundations in Coaching 28th to 29th May 2024

TA for Coaches 20th to 21st August 2024

Positive Psychology Coaching – Part 1 26th to 27th November 2024

Positive Psychology Coaching – Part 2 25th to 26th February 2025


What topics are covered?


Module One – Foundations in Coaching


You will learn all the important foundation skills such as contracting, structuring a session, learning models and an introduction to Myers Briggs Type Indicator.


  •  Aims and Outcomes
  • Defining Coaching and Mentoring
  • Foundations of Contracting
  • JOHARI Window

Basic Models of Coaching

  • Kolb’s Cycle Model
  • Honey and Mumford’s Learning Styles Variation
  • The Art of Goal Setting                                                          
  • The Grow Model
  • GWiz Coaching Leadership Model
  • Double Loop Learning
  • Values


Module Two – Transactional Analysis for Coaches


You will learn about what makes people tick and how to apply this useful theory to coaching. There are lots of models and strategies to take away from this module.

Introduction to Transactional Analysis                   

  • Windows on the World
  • The Importance of Contracting – the TA perspective

Working Styles and Drivers

  • Strokes and Motivation
  • Time Structuring

Ego States

  • Communication styles
  • The Accessing Cube

Reactions, Rubber Bands and Rackets   

  • Injunctions and Decisions
  • The Mini Script

Understanding Games People Play   

  • The Drama Triangle
  • The Winners Triangle

Knowing the Boundaries

  • Transference and countertransference

Modules Three and Four – Positive Psychology


You will learn how Positive Psychology adds to coaching plus several useful tools utilising Strengths, Emotional Intelligence, Values and Mindset.

Introduction to Positive Psychology       

  • Historical overview
  • Well-being and confidence

Meaning and Purpose       

  • Values and Meaning
  • Use of story telling in coaching

The Power of Perception       

  • Optimism and pessimism
  • Priming and filters
  • Attitude and Beliefs
  • Running Your Own Brain

Strengths and Positive Psychology

  • Overview
  •  Using VIA

Emotional Intelligence              

  • Overview
  • The Four Branches of Emotional Intelligence
  • The Emotional Intelligence tool kit


Many of the activities are lively and designed to teach by experience.

You can sign up for the whole programme or attend individual modules.


Read what three previous students have to say about training and coaching with GWiz and Melody Cheal


“I’ve just completed the Accredited Diploma in Coaching Practice (accredited by the Association for Coaching) with Melody and GWiz Learning. It was an immensely valuable personal and professional development experience. The programme content, pace, delivery and venue are excellent. Melody is generous in sharing her knowledge and expertise to bring the topics and models to life and get you thinking. There is also plenty of practice time built in. I felt supported, stretched and inspired throughout. HIghly recommended.”

Sam Evans

 Coach, Change Leader and Workplace Mediator – Enabling Progress through Change



“I have attended ILM Level 7 Business Coaching with Melody and can honestly say she has no equal!. Melody can deliver complex training with clarity allowing me to gain a depth of understanding not held before.”

Susan Botfield LLB (Hons)

Career and Business Management Coaching. Director at Four Pillars Coaching. Recruiting for TOPRA


“Melody has been my trainer for NLP Practitioner, Master Practitioner, ILM L7 Coaching, TA for Trainers/Coaches, as well as numerous Practice Groups and Coaching Supervision Sessions. She has also acted as Personal and Professional Coach through some of the most challenging times of my life and career. Each time I’ve received Training or Coaching from Melody, she amazes me with her incredible powers of intuition, her knowledge and her ability to motivate me towards magnificence! Melody is a fabulous role model for aspiring NLP Professionals at all levels and I have no hesitation in recommending her”

Jane Lloyd

Clinical Hypnotherapist, Laughter Yoga Leader, Personal Development Coach & Trainer



What are the dates?


This is a rolling programme and you can join it at any point. Supervision days run regularly every four to six weeks so you are sure to find dates that work for you.


The dates for the next set of training modules will be:

What are the dates?

Foundations in Coaching 28th to 29th May 2024

TA for Coaches 20th to 21st August 2024

Positive Psychology Coaching – Part 1 26th to 27th November 2024

Positive Psychology Coaching – Part 2 25th to 26th February 2025



What is the investment?

If you book the full Diploma training programme you pay just £1995.00 (excluding Supervision Groups). Payment plans available on request. Includes 4 training modules, marking and Certification.


You will also need to attend 12 Supervision/ Coaching Circle Groups. Each Group is a three hour session in a group of no more than 8 students. The fee for each group is £60.00

Association for Coaching Student Membership – now a free benefit



For Payment Plan Option or Pay as you go contact Melody to discuss a plan that is win/win for us both.





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