Welcome to Become

Industry-leading Coach Training Centre offering Accredited Coaching Certificates, CPD Courses & Supervision

We support Coaches obtain their ACC or PCC ICF Credentials through Transformational Level 1 & Level 2 Coaching Certification, Supervision, CPD Programmes and a supportive Coaching Community.

Evidence-Based. Underpinned by Psychological Understanding. Delivered in a Practical, Experiential Way.

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Hi and welcome to Become

Since 2014 we have been supporting individuals excel as coaches. We have trained hundreds of professional coaches through our psychologically informed and ICF awarded Diplomas in Integrative Coaching.

Founded by Joseph Grech, a Chartered Coaching Psychologist, PCC Mentor & Leadership Development Consultant, Become has worked with individuals and organisations globally. 

To help you with your Coaching Career we also have a number of free resources including our Podcast Coaching in Focus, various Masterclasses and CPD programmes.

Questions? let's have a conversation

We understand that exploring different pathways to certify as a professional coach can be confusing. So let us de-mystify it for you. Book a call to discuss any questions you have and find out more about what makes our programmes unique. 

On the call we can explore the various ways you can develop your coaching abilities, gain practical experience, and navigate the ICF certification process with confidence.

What we don’t do is try to sell you things. We don’t like it and expect you don’t either. So this is just a friendly conversation to help you explore if coaching could be for you.

Let’s connect and embark on this transformative journey together. Schedule your call now and unlock the possibilities of becoming an ICF Coach!

Joseph Grech ICF Course Leader Psychologist | PCC Coach



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Led by our founder Joseph Grech you’ll experience what it could be like to train as a coach with Become. It also provides you with the opportunity to simplify the pathways towards becoming an ACC or PCC Coach with the ICF.

Join us to gain practical knowledge and ideas on: 

  • how coaching differs from other fields such as mentoring and counselling
  • what makes Integrative Coaching transformational
  • clear, straightforward pathways towards your ACC or PCC Credential
  • a friendly, supportive place for you to ask any coaching or accreditation questions you might have
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Download includes a full Course Prospectus and access to videos covering a range of areas to help you explore coaching  practice and the ICF Credentialling, including:
  • What is Integrative Coaching?
  • How do you become an Accredited ICF Coach?
  • How is the ICF Coaching Diploma delivered?
  • What could be my next steps following qualification?
  • Why choose Become as your Coach Training Provider?
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Some of Our testimonials
Nick Woolley
Nick Woolley
Become is a brilliant organisation with a wonderful community of alumni, trainees and trainers. It is a pleasure to be involved with the company, and working with some of the trainees in delivering training and mentoring. Although I do deliver some training for Become, I have experienced first had the amazing training programms, being alumni to the Advanced Diploma course. Prior to being an Associate for Become, I also recommended it to a few friends who thoroughly enjoyed their training. If you've been thinking about training, do have a chat with Joseph or attend one of the free taster sessions!
Holly Christie
Holly Christie
If you've been in touch with Joseph you'll know what I'm talking about when I say he has a vibe. An empathy, an understanding, an authority, all combined to let you know that you're in the right place. Working with Joseph is a pleasure, he's always on the mark, with a genuine enthusiasm and passion for his work. If anyone was meant to work with people, to make their skillset stronger and their lives better, it's Joseph. As well as all the professionalism he brings to his work, he's brilliant to work with and the results from training with him, speak for themselves. I thoroughly recommend you get in touch with Joseph if you're looking at starting or advancing your training journey.
Patrick Mullarkey
Patrick Mullarkey
Joseph and I have known each other for a few years now. We have worked together in L&D supporting the delivering of a number of CIPD and leadership programmes. We have also worked on separate consultancy projects. I find Joseph's expertise in coaching to be second to none as he brings in elements of his psychological training to his work. Highly recommend.
Fay Wallis
Fay Wallis
I was introduced to Joseph through a colleague who had experienced his coach training and was impressed with its quality. As soon as I met Joseph, his expertise and commitment were immediately evident. He has a rich background in Learning & Development (L&D), coaching, and training coaches. We have weekly online co-working sessions - something I value and look forward to. In addition to using the time to work on our individual projects, we often dive into discussions about coaching techniques and the intricacies of running a small business. Joseph is an excellent sounding board, offering insights that reflect his deep knowledge and dedication to excellence in coaching and training.
Philippa Prinsloo
Philippa Prinsloo
Joseph and team have created a brilliant learning programme and environment at Become and I would recommend this course to those looking to build a solid foundation to their Coaching practice. Joseph, alongside Nick, Maude and Mehibe facilitated the programme - an inspiring mix of Coaches with different and interesting perspectives and experiences. I have just completed the live classes for the Diploma in Integrative Coaching - the experience was fun, expansive and rewarding. I'm looking forward to cultivating my skills with Become's ongoing mentoring support.
Antonia Bartels
Antonia Bartels
I thoroughly enjoyed studying for my 1 Level ICF diploma with Joseph and his team of skilled coaches at Become. I looked at a wide range of places to do my ICF training and I chose Become because it was led by Joseph, a friendly and experienced coach and knowledgeable trainer. The classes were interactive and engaging (and not too big). The group mentoring sessions were practical and incredibly useful for new coaches establishing themselves in a busy market. Plus the portal was full of additional resources. The class schedule of evenings and weekend sessions was a bonus too. I highly recommend Become to anyone looking to become an ICF trained coach!
Vicky Paine
Vicky Paine
A well organised, professional company with genuine people who were warm, friendly and very professional. I have learnt so much both about myself and the coaching process which has been truly life changing. Signing up for the level 1 diploma with Become was the best decision I have ever made.
Pippa Plummer
Pippa Plummer
Really amazing coaching course with fantastic facilitators. I loved how interactive and engaging each session was with plenty of coaching practice. Though this was scary at first, the team created a very safe space to allow for practice and growth.
Peta Cornish
Peta Cornish
Fabulous training providers, structure and a real sense of humanity and community. Would highly recommend training with Become.
Miguel Marcos Martinez
Miguel Marcos Martinez
During the Covid pandemic I was let go. During this time I gravitated to assisting others who were in the same boat. This made me think about possibility of doing coaching. I didn't know of any coaches personally so I researched about where to train and study. There are many formal options out there for learning to be a coach and they are varied. I decided on Become Coaching, who are accredited by the ICF, which is critical. I now have my Diploma and can speak to my experience with their program. In sum: Fantastic. I can mention many reasons why but I'll list what I consider most critical: - It's the real thing: Learning about coaching through empathy, with the intent of helping others. I mention this because I came across many places that seemed to pitch coaching primarily as a lucrative business and career, to the detriment of the calling itself. - The quality of the teachers and the structure of the sessions and content is superb. - The access to the teachers and the support they offered throughout the lessons and training was generous and, importantly, to the point and useful . I will be continuing with them for advanced studies and will tap them for mentoring as well.

The learning experience that Become Coaching & Training provide is in a class of its own.  Joseph's expertise in this area is exemplary and he has a clear passion for learning and training others which is contagious.

As an HR professional who had taken a long career break, stepping back into a learning environment was daunting, but Joseph and his team could not have done more to support me, challenge me and help me rediscover myself and my love of learning.

Training with Become has been an absolute joy over the last 6 months.  I have acquired so many new skills, learnt so much about myself and had the opportunity to learn alongside some amazing people.

Irene Broomfield

ACC Coach & Alumni of Level 2 Advanced Diploma in Integrative Coaching

Commonly Asked Questions about ICF Coach Training Programmes & Certifications

An ICF Accredited Programme is a Coach Training course of studies that has been approved by the International Coaching Federation. It provides you with the peace of mind that the programme has unquestioned credibility and has been vetted by the biggest awarding body for coaches worldwide.

The costs to obtain an ICF Certification vary depending on how many hours the training programme follows. To become an accredited coach you should look for ACSTH or ACTP training programme which provides you with a minimum of 60 hours of coach training. Most coach training programmes start at £2,900+vat and will include live classes and mentoring.

Yes, Become Coaching & Training Ltd. is a Level 1 and 2 Accredited ICF Training Provider. This means that Become’s Coaching Programmes have been vetted by the ICF to meet their high standards of accreditation. To become an accredited training provider the ICF requires evidence of the coach training programme including how it brings the ICF Code of Ethics and Competencies to life. This is important for coaches as it provides a route towards accreditation leading to ACC, PCC or MCC status with the ICF.

This will vary depending on the type of ICF Coach training program that you embark on. Typically ICF programs provide either 60+ hours or 125+ hours. Most coach-trainees would complete a 60+ hour programme within 6 months (including assessments). It can take around a year for a trainee to complete a 125+ programme. This however varies on how much time you can also commit to the programme.

This is ultimately a personal question to answer. We think it’s important to have undergone a specific coach-training course of studies. Such a programme will not only equip you with the underlying coaching theory and ethical practice but also gives you the confidence to call yourself a professional coach. In addition, more individuals and organisations are becoming aware of the importance of working with coaches who are certified.

The underlying theory and practice within coaching is to a large degree the same whether a practitioner calls themselves a Life Coach or an Executive Coach. The main difference is more in relation to the clients that a coach would work with. A Life Coach would typically work more with individuals whilst an Executive Coach works with employees and within an organisational context.  Both coaches would typically work in a holistic way covering both life, work, career and other aspects that the client deem important.

You will need to renew your ICF Credentials every three years by providing evidence of your continued professional development. However, you will do not ‘lose’ your certification. Once you have completed a course of studies that is ICF approved then you can apply at any time with the ICF to become accredited.