skills-logoMentorCoach is proud to announce the following exciting master class:


With Anne Durand, MCC, MentorCoach CEO and Training Director

Begins July 22, 2024
Mondays at 5:00 pm  Eastern
All Time Zones
16 classes of 90 minutes each

Accelerated 16-Week Schedule**

**You’ll now finish this extraordinary class in 16 weeks instead of the usual format of 6 months!

16 classes of 90 minutes each
24 hours of CEs and ICF CCEUs
24 hours toward Coach Certification

Tuition: $795
or 3 payments of $285
(plus optional $75 for CA BBS CEs)
(plus optional $20 for ICF CCEs)
Class size limited. First come, first served.

Anne-DurandHear Anne Durand, Ben Dean and four current students in the Individual Skills Master Class talk about this class, how it’s structured, how skills are learned, how it dramatically increases coaching skills, confidence, and more. (16 mins.)
Click here to stream the audio or download an mp3 here.

The Intensive Individual Coaching Skills Master Class (“Skills”) is devoted to teaching you the International Coach Federation Coaching Markers developed by the ICF to identify key behaviors and skills of effective coaching.

The ICF Markers are closely aligned with the new ICF Core Competencies of coaching. The course is focused on your learning the Markers and competencies as well as coaching skills that support them by drilling down, one week at a time, into each Marker.

The focus is entirely on learning the Markers and the skills of coaching.  The Intensive Individual Coaching Skills MasterClass gives you the opportunity to work with Master Coach Anne Durand, who helps students begin to transform into amazing coaches.

This class focuses on giving you the coaching skills you need to be an effective and confident coach.

As a former student says, “It’s multiple months of practice in a place where it is safe to try, safe to fail, and where there is excellent guidance and feedback at every step of the way.”

If you are currently enrolled in Foundations, you can take Skills concurrently with Foundations. Many students do just that!

Is it possible to take Skills if you are not taking or have not taken Foundations? Yes, in certain situations with instructor permission.

Interested in becoming certified? Skills is a required course for certification. It is also a prerequisite for the Supervision class.  And the Skill’s focus on mastering and integrating the Markers into your coaching will be vital for ultimately meeting the standards to become an ICF Certified coach.

The class meets 90 minutes each Monday for 16 weeks. Tuition for the class is $795 (+ $75 for optional CEs).

The course is focused on your learning the Markers and competencies as well as coaching skills that support them by drilling down, one week at a time, into each Marker.

The Skills class gives you the opportunity to practice, practice, practice those important core skills. While having clients will give you more opportunity to practice the skills, you aren’t required to have clients in order to take this class.

About the Class

  • We’re excited about the new accelerated format. For years, this 24-hour class met weekly for an hour for six months.  Now we’ll cover the material in 16 weeks.  (16 Mondays of 90-minute classes!)
  • About our No Travel, ICF Accredited Coach Training.  All MentorCoach training is virtual through live, interactive video webinars on the Zoom platform, full-featured, easy-to-use.  As usual, you can connect from anywhere in the world through your computer, tablet, or smartphone, or by calling in by telephone or Skype.  No travel is required.
  • In the first week and in every week after that, the class focuses on one coaching skill.
  • Anne will demonstrate the skill with someone in the class in a 5-minute coaching.
  • Anne will give tips and hints on how to work with the skill effectively.
  • Students will use the skill in coaching each other during class time.
  • You will discuss how each skill is used in other professions in contrast to the skill’s unique use in coaching.
  • Anne will include positive psychology coaching approaches and the unique MentorCoach methods
  • Anne draws on Martin Seligman’s Authentic Happiness and uses interventions that were taught in the MentorCoach Authentic Happiness course, taught by Martin Seligman.
  • You’ll learn ways to use and build on positive psychology strengths in your coaching.
  • With your homework partner, you’ll use the skill of the week, holding to a structure of
    25 minutes of coaching and 5 minutes of feedback.
  • If you miss a class, you can make it up by joining one of Anne’s other Skills class for the class/skill you need to make up.

This is an experiential, hands-on class. The information is specific, concrete, and succinct. Then it’s practice until you get it. The learning is in the doing

In learning skills, you learn how to be the container for the client’s agenda. The client has control, and as coach, you are secondary to the client. You learn how to put your intuition first and ask questions.


Intensive Individual Coaching has been a great course! It has supplied me with a number of tools to aid in my coaching and has further supplied me with experience in how to use those tools effectively either through coaching myself or through listening to others being coached by my classmates. Anne is superb in explaining the many different scenarios that can arise during a coaching session and the many different methods to deal with those situations. I feel much more equipped and confident having taken this course. –Anita Greenberg

Class Schedule

Begins July 22, 2024
Mondays at 5:00 pm Eastern
All Time Zones
16 classes of 90 minutes each


DateTime (Eastern)
1. July 22, 20245:00 to 6:30 pm
2. July 29, 20245:00 to 6:30 pm
3. August 5, 20245:00 to 6:30 pm
4. August 12, 20245:00 to 6:30 pm
5. August 19, 20245:00 to 6:30 pm
6. August 26, 20245:00 to 6:30 pm
September 2, 2024NO CLASS
7. September 9, 20245:00 to 6:30 pm
8. September 23, 20245:00 to 6:30 pm
9. September 30, 20245:00 to 6:30 pm
10. October 7, 2024 5:00 to 6:30 pm
11. October 14, 20245:00 to 6:30 pm
12. October 21, 20245:00 to 6:30 pm
13. October 28, 20245:00 to 6:30 pm
14. November 4, 20245:00 to 6:30 pm
15. November 18. 20245:00 to 6:30 pm
16. November 25, 2024 5:00 to 6:30 pm

Regular Tuition

Single Payment
$795 (+ optional CE fee*)
For CE information, see “CEs” below.

Monthly Payments
Three monthly payments of $285 (+ optional CE fee*)
For CE information, see “CEs” below.

*The CE fee is $75. Only register for CEs if you are a licensed mental health professional in the US and need CEs from one of the organizations listed in CEs below. Otherwise, when you register, indicate that you do not need the CE fee by choosing the “Base Unit Price with NO CE’s” registration option. There is a $20 fee for ICF CCEs.


There is a quirk in our registration software that requires that the field for “State” be filled in. Otherwise, it will not process your registration. So if you live in a country outside of the US, put something in the field for “State.” Where students in the US might put California or Texas, you just need to put some characters in that field. Even the word “State” itself works perfectly for this.

Coach Certification

diplomaThis class is required for MentorCoach Certification. It provides 24 hours toward MentorCoach Certification for students meeting the class attendance requirement (See Attendance Requirement below.) It can also provide 24 hours toward ICF Certification via an Accredited Coach Training Program such as MentorCoach or via the ICF Portfolio Approach.

ICF Coach Continuing Education

career4This class is approved for 24 hours of CCEs (ICF Core Competencies) from the International Coaching Federation for students meeting the class attendance requirement of being present, “live”, for 19.5 of the 24 class hours. (See Attendance Requirements below.) There is a $20 fee for ICF CCEs.

Board Continuing Education (CEs)

This class is approved for 24 hours of CEs (continuing education units) for Marriage and Family Therapists in California (CA BBS). The CE administration fee is $75.  CEs for psychologists (APA) are not provided for this class.

To receive credit for CEs, students must pay the CE fee and be present for 19.5 of the 24 class hours. (See Attendance Requirements.)

Note: The CE fee is $75 and applies only if you are a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and need CEs from this organization. Otherwise, when you register, indicate that you do not need to pay the CE fee by choosing the “Base Unit Price with NO CE’s” registration option.

Attendance Requirements

To receive credit for CEs, ICF CCEUs, credit toward MentorCoach® Certification, or to receive a Certificate of Completion, students must be present for 19.5 of the 24 class hours.

Attendance is taken at the beginning and end of each class. Listening to the class by recording does not count toward the attendance requirement for receiving CEs, credit toward Certification, ICF CCEUs (Core Competencies), or to receive a Class Certificate of Completion.

Refund Policy

You may withdraw your registration at any time before the beginning of the second week’s class and receive a full refund. You are responsible for the full tuition amount if you do not withdraw before the beginning of the second class.


Anne-DurandAnne Durand is an executive coach who specializes in life and business issues for executives working in corporate, non-profit, academic and small business spheres. Anne launched her private coaching career after 20 years as an executive for one of the world’s major financial institutions where she worked directly for the CEO, coaching him and his staff through a delicate corporate cultural change. In addition, in 1985 she opened a gallery selling contemporary American glass art which has been featured in national magazines and the Washington Post, and filmed for the Travel Channel. She sold the gallery in 1999 and now exclusively focuses on her work coaching executives.

Anne serves as CEO and coordinates the MCP Training Team, the group of senior clinician-coaches who lead our MentorCoach® Programs, and leads our Business/Executive Coaching Master Classes, which are part of the MentorCoach® Certification Program.

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