Coach credential training through the COACHARYA ADVANCED™ ICF ACSTH - ACTP portfolio program.
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COACHARYA℠ is an executive coaching firm dedicated to the enhancement of human potential through a mindless and transformative coaching process.


The ICF Global Coaching Client Study shows that people who were coached reported improved work performance, better business management, more efficient time management, increased team effectiveness, and more growth and opportunities.

The same study found that coaching clients’ noted greater self-confidence, enhanced relationships, more effective communications skills, better work-and-life balance, and an improvement in wellness.

Coacharya conducts credential training programs approved by the International Coaching Federation “ICF”, the largest non-profit, peer managed, international coaching community.
According to the same report, the vast majority of companies (86%) said that they at least made their investment back. In fact, almost one-fifth (19%) saw a ROI of 50 times their investment, while another 28% saw a ROI of 10 to 49 times the investment.

Nearly all companies or individuals who hire a coach are satisfied. According to the ICF Global Coaching Client Study, a stunning 99% of people who were polled said they were somewhat or very satisfied with the overall coaching experience.


Coacharya’s ACSTH Portfolio Program lead to Professional Certified Coach (“PCC”) at 125-hours for professionals and executives.

All other requirements: 125-hours of classroom training with minimum 10-hours mentor coaching, 750 hours of coaching experience that may include work-related hours and a written test remain the same and are fulfilled by both programs.




Associate Coach

Professional Coach

Total Commitment

60-hours over 3 months

125-hours over 6 months

Face-to-face at location

54-hours over 6 weekend days

108-hours over 12 weekend days

Virtual classes

Optional for all classes

Optional for all classes

PCC Mentored Coaching

18-hours over 3 months

36-hours over 6 months

Self-study, assignements
and in-group coaching



Target audience

Young professionals &
executives looking to gain
leadership, communication
and awarencess

Experienced (15+ yr)
professionals & executives
looking to gain advanced
leadership, communication
and awareness competencies

Course fee

Rs.75,000 + 12.36%
service tax

Rs.150,000 + 12.36%
service tax

*Advanced level with only 65 hours is sufficient for those with ACC credentials or 60 hours of ICF approved ACSTH training hours to qualify for PCC classroom hours at reduced price of Rs.75, 000 plus tax.

Payment: Course fees payable as indicated in mailer. All payments are nonrefundable and must be processed at least 1 (one) week prior to the program start date.


Coacharya will provide certification of total hours completed, which includes face-to-face, virtual, mentoring, and group activities. In order to complete the ICF credential process, participants must submit the following to ICF online:
  • This certificate along with a required log verification of coaching experience hours
  • 2 recordings
  • Online ICF Test
  • ICF fees (not included in Coacharya’s course fees) 
For current details of credential requirements and fees, please visit:


Coacharya Advanced™ ACSTH Portfolio Program employs its proprietary 3A Model™ and 3C Process™ based on ICF competencies, GROW model and the Mindless approach, to deliver the following through 4 structured modules of 30-hours each:
  • Module 1: Start to Coach
  • Module 2: Awareness
  • Module 3: Managing People
  • Module 4: Communication
Modules include these topics:
  • 11 ICF competencies at 3 credential levels
  • Awareness • Action • Anchoring - 3A Model™
  • Building a Coaching Business Assignment
  • Course Content Manual and complete training deck
  • GROW, Inner Game and other major coaching models
  • Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Appreciative Inquiry (AI), and Emotional Intelligence (EQ) techniques
  • Non-denominational energizing meditation sessions
  • Observed coaching based on the Contract • Communicate • Conclude - 3C Process™
  • SPEED Vision-to-Action™ Process
  • Transformational coaching using Mindless techniques


Ram S. Ramanathan - Mentor Coach, Coacharya℠

Ram blends over 40 years of corporate leadership, business and spiritual experience in leading this transformational program. Author of books and blogs on Hindu spirituality, teacher at business schools, consultant on strategic issues, Ram combines Western psychological approaches with Eastern spiritual wisdom in a holistic training of coaches. His vision is to train over 1000-credential coaches in the next 3 years in India.
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Ram has the unique distinction of training over 100 professionals in India to ICF credentials, 60 of whom have already obtained PCC credentials.

Ram has trained senior executives from Accenture, Aditya Birla Group, Aircel, Cognizant, Deutsche Bank, HDFC Bank, Hindustan Unilever India, Infosys, J.P. Morgan, Madura Coats, Marico, Pepsi, RPG Group, Sapient, Siemens, Standard Chartered Bank, Vodafone, Wipro, Yahoo, as well as other leading Indian and multinational corporations, independent consultants, trainers, and coaches.

ICF - International Coach Federation PCC - Professional Certified Coach ACSTH - Approved Coach Specific Training Hours

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