Brain-based Coaching Certificate

Highly valued six-month professional coach training program. Over 16.000 participants globally. Learn to facilitate sustainable positive change and get certified as an ICF (International Coach Federation) coach.

Brain-based Coaching Certificate is for both beginner and experienced professional coaches, HR & People Ops professionals and for everybody inspired by next level leadership and practical skills to succeed together. This is the right program when you want to learn a robust, road-tested coaching methodology with lots of practical tools. In addition, the program will allow you to take a deep dive in getting to know yourself better.


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Program starts: 06.09.
Language: Finnish
Early bird -10% closing: 28.06.
Dates: Virtual training session 1: Friday 6.9.2019 ... See all Virtual training session 1: Friday 6.9.2019
F2F session 1 (3 days): Wednesday-Friday 18.-20.9.2019
Virtual training session 2: Friday 11.10.2019
Virtual training session 3: Friday 25.10.2019
Virtual training session 4: Friday 8.11.2019
Virtual training session 5: Friday 22.11.2019
F2F session 2 (1 day): Thursday 12.12.2019
Virtual training session 6: Friday 17.1.2020
Virtual training session 7: Friday 31.1.2020
Virtual training session 8: Friday 14.2.2020
Virtual training session 9: Friday 28.2.2020
F2F session 3 (1 day): Thursday 12.3.2020
All virtual training sessions at 14-15.30 (Helsinki time)
All f2f sessions at 9-17
In addition, we recommend you allocate 2-3 hours per week for both individual and paired homework.
Trainer: Vesa Vuorinen
Final application date: 23.08.

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Program starts: 01.11.
Language: English
Early bird -10% closing: 13.09.
Dates: Virtual training session 1: Friday 1.11.2019 ... See all Virtual training session 1: Friday 1.11.2019
F2F Days 1-3: Wednesday-Friday 6.-8.11.2019
Virtual training session 2: Friday 15.11.2019
Virtual training session 3: Friday 29.11.2019
Virtual training session 4: Friday 13.12.2019
Virtual training session 5: Friday 10.1.2020
F2F Days 2 (1 day): Friday 24.1.2020
Virtual training session 6: Friday 31.1.2020
Virtual training session 7: Friday 14.2.2020
Virtual training session 8: Friday 28.2.2020
Virtual training session 9: Friday 13.3.2020
F2F Days 3 (1 day): Friday 27.32020
All virtual sessions are at 11-12.30am (Helsinki time).
All f2f days are at 9am-5pm.
Trainer: Rachel Bamber
Final application date: 18.10.
  • better understanding of brain functioning and of the neuroscience of coaching
  • a road-tested, practical coaching methodology: how to facilitate insight, set inspiring goals, review actions focusing on learning and development, strengthen new habits
  • powerful communication
  • strengthening internal motivation
  • supporting learning and development through quality everyday conversations
  •  using a robust coaching process for supporting the client´s path towards his/her goals and sustainable change
  • applying a broad variety of coaching tools for different situations
  • getting to know yourself better

We will support  your learning during the program with extensive, high quality materials, with numerous coaching demonstrations and with oral and written feedback on your own coaching conversations.

You will learn tools and techniques that are immediately applicable in real-life situations as an internal coach within an organization as well as an external professional coach – even if you do not have previous experience about coaching. If you are an experienced coach already, you will get more depth and will learn to generate even more impact in your coaching practice.


The best way to learn new skills is to spread the learning over a longer period of time, and have  learning sessions frequently enough. This is why our training programs typically consist of both face-to-face days and virtual training sessions. We are a forerunner of blended learning, and we have experience in carrying out thousands of virtual training sessions.

Our virtual training sessions are proper training sessions facilitated by our trainers, using a user-friendly Zoom video conference platform. The 90 minute sessions start with sharing experiences of applying the learning from the previous session and continue with focusing on new content, facilitator demos and practicing.

Compared to just having the face-to-face days, the added value of virtual training sessions is remarkable. In addition to brain-friendly chunks of learning, you will have many more opportunities to practice. This supports embedding the learning into robust applicable skills.  The participants usually also develop their virtual working skills remarkably, and are able to e.g. facilitate virtual meetings more efficiently after the program.


Brain-Based Coaching Certificate participants earn 48 hours of ICF-accredited live coach specific training and 28 self-study hours, meeting the minimum education requirement to apply for an ICF ACC (Portfolio Pathway) credential. Graduates are equipped with knowledge of the ICF Core Competencies and Code of Ethics and core coaching skills.

Price categories

  • 4.850€ (+ vat 24%) – your employer pays the course fee
  • 3.850€ (+ vat 24%) – you are self-employed and eligible for a vat deduction
  • 3.850€ (including vat 24%) – you pay the course fee as a private person and are not eligible for a vat deduction

Early bird and Bring your friend discounts

Early bird discount -10% expires approx. seven weeks prior to the program start date. Exact expiration date is mentioned for each program.

When two or more people enroll together in the same training program, a 10% discount will be applied to all those participants’ course fees.

Payment options

  • 100% at the registration
  • 25% at the registration, 75% at the beginning of the program
  • 25% at the registration, the remaining 75% in five monthly installments during the program (invoicing fee of 18€ + vat 24% / monthly invoice will be added)

The venue for f2f days is HUONE in Jätkäsaari or Kamppi, Helsinki.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

You can reach us

  • via email
  • via the contact form at the end of this page
  • via the web site chat box



Vesa Vuorinen

Leading from the emerging future. Optimizer of Mind and Work, Father of 3 sons, PCC (ICF), Lead Trainer and ICF Mentor.
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Rachel Bamber

An expert in using powerful, brain-friendly strategies to deliver peak performance. Has trained and assessed 1000s of professionals in 6 continents. PCC (ICF), Coaching Supervisor, ICF Mentor.
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I’ve attended NeuroLeadership Group’s six month brain-based coaching program, and that was one of the best training programs I’ve ever attended. I took the program several years ago and still use the stuff I learned pretty much every day.

Sami Honkonen, CEO at Tomorrow Tech & Host of Boss Level Podcast

This program delivered on its promises in excellent fashion. A striking difference to many other programs is that here change on a personal level is facilitated and even required. It has been a life changing experience for me and I would do it again without the slightest hesitation.

Sami Venäläinen, Head of Restructuring & Business Transformation PMO, NSN

The program has a solid theoretical background in neurosciences. The inspiring trainers were able to get us to both learn and apply a large variety of coaching tools. Even if I already was trained and certified as coach the program really gave me added value to my practice!

Antti-Juhani Wihuri, CEO, Senior Trainer, Mindfulness Teacher, Executive Coach, Mind at Work

The program is a fantastic combination of theory, practice and inspiration in the same package. Important know-how for leaders willing to create change.

Tiina Mikander, Head of Third Party & Outsourcing Risk Management, Nordea

I can truly recommend Brain-based Coaching Certificate to anyone who wants to become a professional coach, an authentic leader or just wanting to get more out of interaction with people!

Sami Venäläinen, Head of Restructuring & Business Transformation PMO, NSN