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Testimonials From Coaches

Who Are Now ICF Accredited  

Existing Coaches

Ruth Wood

Executive and Leadership Coach

"The financial impact has been quite significant actually. I am charging way more than I would have been comfortable doing before. I've well and truly more than earned back the cost of the course. So the ROI for me is well worth it. I think as well from a credibility perspective, I am able to work with organisations in a different way and at a different level " 

Darren Micallef

 Coach and Mentor 

The one thing that I can say that Optimus has done extremely well, and there are many, but the one that comes to mind is the mentoring piece that is provided... We have an intimate one on one time with a mentor to sort of go through different and allows us to ask questions and to really be coached by somebody else through the whole process. And then we had the group mentoring which was also a nice little added feature." 

Phyllis Woodfine

Mindset and Business Coach


Mike Cole

Strategy Coach -helping you evolve your working life


Michelle Parsons

Performance Coach


Penny Phillips

Parent Specialist Coach


Val Hassall

Personal Brand & Confidence Coach 

Ngozi Weller

Mental Health & Well Being Coach 

What made you sign up to the professional coach diploma?

“My background is in education, and I am still involved in that sector. They want professional qualifications and professional experience and I think credibility is really important.

I think first and foremost you were the person who encouraged me to sign up: this is because I know how awesome you are and I know how seriously you take coaching. The second reason was because of the professional nature of it. I wanted to go into corporate and into schools. And to work in these sectors, you need to get a professional certification.

It's everything that I thought it would be and probably, even more.

I love the flexibility around it and I've met some amazing people.

I love the feedback part and I think that's very important: it's amazing to have someone to listen to you, give you advice and also motivate and boost.

I would say: if you're considering coaching, I would definitely book a call with Ruth.”

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Rebecca Daniel-  FCCT, ICF ACC Coach, Founder The Coaching Catalysts

“When I started the program I had been working as a coach formally for more than a year and in over 20+ years as a pharmacist. During all of that time I had been using coaching and training and I really wanted to use it properly and be top of my game with it. I was lacking knowledge and confidence to go deeper with people.

The course has given me a deeper understanding of what coaching is and how I can get the best results for my clients. It has shown me this whole world that I want to explore and do even more in. The biggest thing is the confidence that I now have in terms of being able to deliver for my clients.

It is amazing how my business has developed and changed over the last six months with the help of the course and working through the challenges, thoughts and ideas with such a range of coaches has been hugely beneficial.  I have really shifted to a corporate client base and it is a really interesting shift for me.

I think if you want to be a coach, work as a coach, be successful as a coach, be confident as a coach, then this is the course for you. It's unlike any training that I've ever done before, it's just great. I never worry about coaching someone now. I feel like I always know where to go. I can respond and I don't go in thinking what I am going to ask them. I can be completely curious and open to what they want to do in the session and it works: it is so much better for them and I just love it. I'm so happy to take the full joy out of it.”

Francesca Aaen - Business and Performance Coach

“I've been looking for a long time on and off for coaching. At that point in time I felt like the coaching was quite surface and didn't go into depth and I really wanted that at the time but I've always kept my eye out to see what else is out there and it has evolved over the years. Coaching training has definitely got better and better. I did my research, and I wanted something that was kind of an all in one package, that gave you the business mentoring, personal mentoring training, not too big a cohort where it felt personal and it felt like you could kind of feel like a bit of a community vibe, the direct route to the accreditation, no hidden costs no kind of, oh by the way, you now need to pay £500 or £1000 to get accredited or get mentoring. Everything's transparent, everything's there. For me the breadth is a big thing. I'm an integrative therapist. I have been for the last 10 years and I look for breadth and I look for being able to draw from different traditions and develop my own style and to be encouraged to do that. When I saw this training, it didn't take me long to kind of sign up to be honest.

It has exceeded my expectations. I knew it would be good training, I knew I wanted to get that practice and the skills but I think growing as a person has been a nice surprise. I feel like I've got more confidence. I've made some really nice friendships and relationships on the course which I don't think you could do on the bigger trainings. We started in October, and we're in January now and in three months I can feel the difference. I can see how my brain is thinking about these theories and the triad practice is so important. Every week we're doing that so you feel like you're learning and you're putting it into practice every week. For me, it's exceeded it. I don't normally put myself up for these videos or to kind of like promote people's things but I was really happy to come on here and answer any questions. If anyone's on the fence, feel free to drop me a message or if I haven't answered your questions today because  I'm happy to talk about what a great experience has been.

I'd say, yes, it's an investment. And you know, everyone has to think long and hard about where you put your time and your money, but the me. If you want something comprehensive, well rounded, you want an experience to be able to grow as a person, to grow as a coach, to be more business minded, and to have a community of people around you and great trainers and mentors. This for me, hands down is the best training out there. And I think just three months down the line, I don't regret it at all, if anything, I'm happy to sort of encourage other people to jump on it and do it, it's really worth it is more than worth it.”

Nafeeza Towheed - Transformational Therapeutic Coach

What has your experience been so far?

“ When I was introduced to The Kudzi Coaching Academy & what was on offer, it was a must do moment! Since stepping into the learning arena, the diploma course & all that’s on offer, has far exceeded any expectations! The support is immense, the culture created is truly unique. The skills I'm learning is exactly what I needed!”

How are you hoping to use the course?

“I know this training will give me the foundational understanding & subsequent skill sets to excel as a coach, combined with the broad range of disciplines that will further serve my clients. To me the accreditation is a seal of dedication to help my clients create the life they so desire.”

What would you say to anyone considering the course?

“Over the coming years there’s going to be a shift in the Coaching landscape, that being, it will become the norm & expected that if you operate as a coach you must be qualified & accredited, to be taken seriously & to be able to build a sustainable coaching practice. My advice to anyone thinking about whether to do this training is, don’t think it, just do it!  Your investment will be returned back to you many times over, in so many ways. You will absolutely love what you will discover!”

Martin Miller - Coach and Life Strategist