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CCE'S IN 2024 / 2025 

We offer a wide and varied range of CCE's in small group sizes with a focus on application and practice. We have three courses which are starting in the Autumn 2025: Neurodiversity in Coaching Advanced Certification and Mentoring Certification. 

For early 2025 we'll be running our team coaching qualification. 

We also offer monthly CCEs through our Optimus Coaching HUB you can find out about the HUB by clicking the link below


Neurodiversity in Coaching Advanced Certification  

This is for you if you want more training and support to work with Neurodivergent clients

At Optimus our philosophy is always about working with the client as an individual: this training teaches you more about neurodiversity and how we can effectively coach different clients improving your confidence in working with diverse clients and equipping you with more strategies and approaches.

It’s written by professionals with lived experience of neurodiversity alongside professional experience and training: Claire Farmer is the Director of Neurodive, Co-founder of the Autistic Girls Network as well as being a former Head Teacher and educational consultant with a focus on inclusion. Ruth Kudzi is the CEO & Founder of Optimus Coach Academy : a former Deputy Head Teacher who line managed inclusion teams and additional support with a specialism in Psychology & Coaching alongside her own lived experience of ADHD & Dyslexia. 

Course accreditations: ICF CCEs, CPD 

Tuesday 10-1pm from 10th September 2024 - 3rd December 2024 no sessions w/c 21st + 28th October, 25th November

1st Group Maximum 15 students: £1200 + VAT (Optimus 20% Discount applied) 

This course is designed for existing coaches who want to specialize in coaching and supporting Neurodivergent clients or for those who have a keen interest in Neurodiversity: to use these skills with your clients we recommend you are trained as a coach. We will be looking at Neurodivergence through the lens of Neuroscience: understanding more about individuals brains as well as their context so we can support our clients more effectively. 

This course includes theory and practical coaching including mentoring and supervision. 

The syllabus includes: 

Introduction to Neurodiversity 

Neurodivergent clients : how they can show up and how we can support them : looking at definitions and real life case studies. Neurology, neurobiology and environmental influences. Ethical practice and safeguarding with neurodivergent clients . Trauma informed practice. Coaching the whole person: what this means in practice 

Coaching clients with ADHD

What is ADHD? The brain and ADHD: executive function. Emotional regulation & ADHD: what to consider. Supporting your clients to make informed choices. How to measure progress in the coaching relationship. Strategies to support clients with ADHD 

 Coaching Autistic clients 

What is ASD? The brain and ADHD : executive function. Emotional regulation / coaching for emotions and ASD. Supporting your clients to make informed choices. Strategies to support clients with ASD

Coaching Dyslexic clients 

What is Dyslexia ? The brain and dyslexia: executive function. Supporting your clients to make informed choices 

Strategies to support clients with Dyslexia 

 Coaching clients with complex / multiple neurodivergence 

Supporting the client as an individual. The brain and executive function. Strategies to support. Coaching clients with other types of neurodivergence 

 Neurodiversity in the workplace 

Identifying needs. Understanding brains and behaviour. Supporting leaders / managers and employees 

 Working effectively with clients who are neurodivergent 

Ethical practice. Use of diverse approaches. Creating a safe space : ensuring trust and safety 

 Trauma and the neurodivergent brain 

Trauma and executive function Mental health and neurodivergence 

 Additional optional sessions: 

  • Working as a coach when you’re neurodivergent 
  • Working with parents of Neurodivergent young people. 

The sessions include: 

  • 3 hours of group mentoring specifically around how to coach within the ICF/ EMCC competencies supporting clients who are neurodivergent 
  • 3 hours of coaching supervision (group) on how to support neurodivergent clients 
  • 2 recorded coaching sessions with feedback where you’re coaching a neurodivergent client 
  • Reflective statement / summary

The group has a maximum of 15 learners email ruth.kudzi@optimuscoachacademy.com 


Mentoring for Coaches CCE 

This is designed to support you to develop your skills so you can mentor others : it’s suitable for if you if you want to add mentoring into your business focusing specifically on mentoring in the ICF sense. This will equally aid your own development. 

You can mentor at an ACC level if you’re a re-accredited ACC, PCC or MCC: you need to have re-accredited. 

You can mentor at PCC level if you’re a PCC or MCC.

This course is recommended if you’re already at PCC, if you’re going to re-accredit at ACC or you’re close to PCC e.g. 300-500 hours with a plan to get those hours in the next year: 

This includes 3 hours of group supervision / mentoring and is practical with small group sessions where you practice and get feedback on what you’re doing. The group size is capped at 10.

There will be 2 recordings which will be 30-60 minutes in length which will include one group and one individual session using practice clients or peers on the course. 

Total CCE credits: 25 

Cost: £1200 + VAT 

How much can you charge for mentoring: £1000+ VAT per person is the going rate!(so one mentee will help pay back) 

Dates: Wednesday 10-1pm 

9th October : Session one: Introduction to the mentoring process, the ICF guidelines on mentoring, looking at the competency model and difference between ACC, PCC and MCC: what good mentoring looks like. 

16th  October Session two: Exploring: Competencies 1 and 2 in detail. Ethical practice as a coach, reflecting on how you can support with ethical dilemmas. Flags around coaching mindset and providing compassionate support around coaching mindset. 

6th November: Session three: Exploring how to give recording feedback and identify the competencies and areas for development in the recordings. 

13th November Session four:  Exploring the competencies 3, 4 and 5 in detail: how do you support around these? using recordings. PLUS 1 hour group supervision session focusing on reflection around own practice. 

20th November  Session five: Exploring the competencies 6, 7 and 8 in detail : considering how you can use these to frame the coaching conversations. PLUS 1 hour group supervision focusing on what you see with clients. 

27th November : Session six:  Stepping into the role of mentor as a coach : Rapport building, problem solving (including when people don't bring topics) and how to give feedback to your students. 

11th December  : Session seven:  Managing Group mentoring and group dynamics: Different ways to manage groups and run sessions. Includes 1 hour group supervision 



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