Coach Training Programs

‘Be a problem-facilitator not a problem-solver with a coaching approach in every conversation’. Janine Stratford


As an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation (ICF), 11 years of coaching experience, coupled with 27 working within schools as a teacher, Head of Department, Head of Student Wellbeing and former Deputy Principal, I know schools and what educators need in their coach training.

My programs deliver robust content, mapped against international coaching standards and in line with AITSL standards. I have two coach training programs, Coaching Conversations, a 1 day introduction to coaching and a 20-Hour Coach Certification Program for Peer Coaches.

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These programs can be brought to your school or workplace.

We can also design workshops to meet your specific needs.

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Coaching Conversations 1-Day Workshop- introduction to the mindset of coaching

An introduction to the attitude and language needed to carry out conversations using a coaching style. It is designed for introducing the language of coaching into daily interactions with students, colleagues and parents. The workshop allows you to explore tools and techniques to develop your coaching conversation style and there is ample opportunity to try out your new skills. This is a brilliant program to begin using a coaching approach.

This program is suitable for students, staff and parent groups.

What are people saying about the program:

“An excellent workshop that provided me with the tools to help my students negotiate the challenges of school.” Daryl Lyon, Star of the Sea College, Brighton

“A brilliant, engaging presenter who knew all the material and clearly is a highly skilled coach.” Shane Piper, Catholic College, Wodonga

“It reassured me as a new Team Leader that I don’t need to have the solutions.” Charlene Simons, Auburn Primary School

Access the program flyer here.


Become A Peer Coach – 20 Hour Coach Certification Program

A robust Coach Certification Program mapped against the International Coach Federation (ICF) Core Competencies. It builds the attitude and mindset needed to coach and layers it with coaching techniques that encourage deeper exploration of options and solutions. Involves pre-reading, 2 workshop days, coaching practise and reflective written assessment.

What are people saying about the program:

” Janine is an engaging and knowledgeable presenter who skilfully leads participants to an understanding of the positive power of coaching as a professional learning and personal development tool for educators in schools.”

Mark Murphy, Principal, Marcellin College

Access the program flyer here