Manitoba’s First Internationally Recognized Coach Training Certificate Program

Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc is pleased to announce they now offer Manitoba’s first internationally approved coach training certificate program, granted in February 2013.  International Coach Federation (ICF), the leading global organization that governs executive, life and leadership coaching designations, has granted approval status to Interpersonal Wellness Certified Coach training program.  This program is now approved to offer 90 coach specific training hours (ACSTH).
Joyce Odidison, owner of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc and designer of the coach training program also holds the ICF second highest designation, professional certified coach (PCC). For the past four years, Joyce has worked hard to bring this world class, first-of-its-kind coach training certificate to Manitoba. This approval means that prospective coaches in and around Manitoba now have an affordable and credible option for their education.
In September 2012, the ICF also approved their wellness facilitator training program for 24 continuing coach education credits (CCE). Anyone pursuing ICF coaching designation or needing to recertify can earn up to 114 approved credit hours through IWS Coaching Institute.
The significance of the ICF Approval
Coaching, though deemed one of the fastest growing professions in the world, is not licensed. This means that anyone can claim to be a coach without any training or coach training certification without challenge. It is up to the consumer purchasing coaching services to ensure that their coach belongs to an organization that holds them accountable to uphold ethical standards. ICF is the largest globally recognized body for the coaching profession. They set ethical standards and core competencies, and serve as a benchmark for large organizations that are looking to hire qualified coaches. The significance of ICF approval is great and gives more credibility to the WICC coach training program.
The WICC coach training program offers 90 ACTSH which includes:

  • 60 hours of coaching practicum hours
  • 10 hours of mentor coaching
  • A core competency comprehension written exam


Last year, our program began a 36 transfer credit agreement with the University of Manitoba’s certificate in adult and continuing education program. Our program continues to establish strategic alliances with other institutions and learning bodies.


Joyce Odidison is a Conflict Analyst, Strategist, Interpersonal Wellness Expert and Executive Coach who works with entrepreneurs, mid-career professionals, executives and their organizations to address challenges and conflicts, to maximize time, resources and energy, so they maintain life balance and wellness. She is also director of the ICF approved training for Coaches and Wellness Facilitators in Manitoba. You can learn about the IWS Network of Coaches and Facilitators by clicking the links below.

About the author

Joyce Odidison is a Conflict Analyst, Speaker, Author, thought leader, and the world’s leading expert on the Wellness Competency Alignment concept to improve and measure wellness behaviours in organizations. Joyce is President & CEO of Interpersonal Wellness Services Inc. for over 25. She is Founder of the Global Workplace Wellness Summit and What’s Happening at Work podcast. Joyce is the author of six books. She has Founded and leads Coach Velocity School of Coaching, an approved program by the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is the Publisher of Faces of Workplace Wellness Magazine. Joyce is a C-Suite level workplace wellness expert and corporate trainer driving inclusive workplace wellness strategies for organizations globally. She can be reached at phone 1 877 999-9591

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