Certificate in Coaching Foundations

Learn foundational coaching skills

  • Learn core foundational coaching skills & concepts
  • Practical learning in a live, interactive & safe setting
  • Gain confidence to coach in your personal or professional life
  • Rapidly upskill – doable in a busy life

8 sessions over 2 months

Rapidly upskill from

$1,841.00 available on subscription from $183.00 / month for 12 months

Learn the core skills of how to be an exceptional coach

Our Certificate in Coaching Foundations is designed for those who want to rapidly gain coaching skills in their personal life or career.

You’ll come away with an in-depth understanding of key coaching concepts and skills, build effective communication techniques to establish trust and rapport, and learn strategies to empower others to take self-directed action. Learn how to confidently coach and demonstrate empathy, active listening, non-judgment and curiosity when coaching others to success, either in your personal life or in a health or corporate setting.

This Certificate is right for you if…


  • You want to rapidly upskill in the foundations of coaching for use in your personal life or career,
  • You are a nurse, GP, pharmacist, personal trainer, physio, midwife or other allied health professional looking to incorporate coaching skills into a patient or client setting,
  • You want to become a PREKURE Certified Mental Health Coach (when combined with Advanced Mental Health Training).

Why learn coaching skills?

Help transform lives

Coaching enables us to help empower others to be the best they can be. As a coach you’ll be equipped with new ways of thinking, communicating and interacting to help others achieve sustainable, long-lasting outcomes.

Make more impact as a health practitioner

Often advice comes from a place of talking at others, telling them what to do or solving their problems for them. Using your coaching skills you will learn new ways of listening, building trust and asking powerful questions to empower others to become motivated, confident, self-reliant problem solvers.

Transform your life

Our learners are always amazed at the personal growth their new skills have in their personal lives, as they learn how to communicate more effectively and build better relationships. “It’s life changing… the personal growth journey has been insane. It blows my mind that a course can have such a massive impact in the best of ways. Thank you so much! Recommending to everyone!” Rebekah.


World Class Instructors


Sonya English

Sonya English

Lead Coach

ICF qualified Coach & Registered Nurse with a Masters of Health Practice. Highly experienced critical care nurse in the acute treatment of people suffering from ill-health. PREKURE Coaching Faculty Team Lead.

Click here to learn more about Sonya 

Erik van den Top

Erik van den Top

Lead Coach

Leadership and health coach, functional wellness specialist, lifestyle medicine researcher and entrepreneur.
Ulrika Celsing

Ulrika Celsing

Lead Coach

ICF Coach with over 15 years experience in international leadership roles across different industries and scales of business.
Dr Brad Hulcombe

Dr Brad Hulcombe

Lead Coach

NSW based GP at ground level embracing the art and practice of Health Coaching.


Ree George

Ree George

Assistant Coach

PREKURE Certified Health Coach specialising in Mental Fitness and Addictive Behaviours with 20+ years experience in Physiotherapy, Fitness, Mindfulness,  Breathwork, Pilates and Yoga.
Kent Johns

Kent Johns

Assistant Coach

After a 20-year career as a journalist and sports broadcaster, Kent is now helping others get healthy as a PREKURE Certified Health Coach.
Rebecca Withnall

Rebecca Withnall

Assistant Coach

Leadership and PREKURE Certified Health Coach with over 15 years of experience in the corporate sector developing and leading teams.


What’s included


  • Online, LIVE, supervised coaching labs where you will be taught the ‘PREKURE Way’ by our expert coaching faculty in a trusted, immersive and interactive setting.
  • The opportunity to refine and improve your coaching skills; observe coaching in action and practice in an interactive, safe and supportive environment. You’ll apply what you’re learning to real-world scenarios, honing your skills so you’ll feel confident working with real clients.
  • 6 months access to weekly student support & coaching practice sessions to continue to develop and refine your coaching skills.
  • Access to the PREKURE coaching demo library.
  • On conclusion of your course you’ll receive a Certificate of Completion and acknowledgement of 20 hours of synchronous learning (live coaching).

What you’ll learn

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Coaching Foundations
  • Establishing professional standards of consent and confidentiality
  • Establishing expectations and creating a safe environment for all
  • Building your support team
  • Coaching competencies
  • Resonance and dissonance
  • Behaviour Change & Coaching Frameworks
  • Co-Creating the Relationship
  • Cultivating Learning & Growth
  • Communicating Effectively
Coaching Concepts
  • Curiosity without judgement
  • Power questions
  • The client’s agenda
  • Bottom-lining
  • The 3 levels of listening
  • The Saboteur
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Coaching Skills
  • Accountability
  • Articulate what’s going on
  • Bottom-lining
  • Championing
  • Intuition
  • Metaphor
  • Silence/Space
  • Reframing
  • Dive Deeper
  • Flip It
  • Name It
Coaching In Action
  • Coaching demos: Observe live coaching sessions incorporating key coaching concepts and skills
  • Coaching practice: Put key foundational coaching concepts and skills into practice

8 sessions over 2 months

Rapidly upskill from

$1,841.00 available on subscription from $183.00 / month for 12 months

What our learners have to say

Why are PREKURE the leaders in foundational coaching skills?


  • It comes down to results. The impact and outcomes achieved by the clients of PREKURE trained coaches.
  • PREKURE trained coaches are behaviour change specialists who deliver consistent, meaningful results for their clients.
  • We allow you to bring your full self – your experiences, professional experience and personality – to our interactive learning environment, where we create a safe space for you to learn, grow and gain confidence.
  • PREKURE are a recognised training provider for Health Coaches Australia and New Zealand Association, whose standards set the global benchmark for professional coach training.
  • PREKURE is internationally certified in New Zealand, Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.
  • PREKURE is endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners and are approved for CME credits and CPD.

Join the course today

Payment Options
  • 6 month payment plan
    • 6 month payment plan $322.00 6 month payment plan
    • 12 month payment plan $169.00 12 month payment plan

Frequently Asked Questions

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When does this Certificate start and finish?

There are intakes throughout the year. View the Certificate in Coaching Foundations live lab schedule here.

What are the benefits of doing this training?

This course will take you on a personal discovery of transformation and gain the knowledge and tools of how to live your best life. You’ll get the practical tools and resources you need to make your job as a coach easier. You’ll learn the latest science and the art of coaching. You’ll learn and practice your coaching skills which will give you the confidence to teach other people how they too can live their best lives.

Who is this Certificate designed for?

This Certificate is perfect for you if:

  • You want to rapidly upskill in the foundations of coaching for use in your personal life or career,
  • You are an allied health professional looking to incorporate coaching skills into a patient or client setting,
  • You want to become a PREKURE Certified Mental Health Coach (when combined with Advanced Mental Health Training).
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We offer a 100% money back guarantee.
Will I be a Certified Health Coach after completing this course?

No. If you wish to qualify as a Certified Health Coach please speak to us about our Certified Health Coach training.

Can I use these foundational coaching skills to become a Mental Health Coach?

Yes, if you combine the Coaching Foundations Intensive Course with our Advanced Certificate in Mental Health, you will qualify as a PREKURE Certified Mental Health Coach.

Is it too late to enrol?

No! You can enrol and start learning throughout the year.

Coaching labs are scheduled at different times during the year.  You can view our start dates and schedules here.

To confirm your space you can enrol (above) or contact [email protected] to secure a seat in our next intake. The class is limited to 30 students and can fill up quickly.

How do I select my cohort and start date?

Simply enrol above and select what date you would like to start. You can view the Certificate in Coaching Foundations lab schedule here.

What payment options are there?

You can either pay upfront in 1 payment, or take advantage of our 6 and 12 month payment plans.

Please note, that if you are on a payment plan you must have paid in full to be eligible to graduate.

Why should I study with PREKURE?
  • Our unique blend of coaching skills and cutting edge, scientifically backed preventative lifestyle medicine qualifications.
  • University level, NZQA accredited and internationally endorsed.
  • The quality and range of faculty you will be taught by and have ongoing access to – including innovative health professionals, leading academics and world class coaches.
  • Interactive live learning to hone and fine tune your coaching skills.
  • Extensive student support, including 2 hourly live weekly support & coaching practice sessions.
  • The ongoing support and community connection you will experience as a PREKURE graduate.
How can I learn more?
Come along to a free info session to learn more. We hold these at various times throughout the year. You can register for our next free live online info session here.

You can also book a call with us for a time that suits you.  We’d love to connect and understand where you are at and talk about what study options will suit you best.