Coaching Certification Program

2023 Cohort Enrollment

NCHL is now exploring a potential 2023 Coaching Certification Cohort! We are collecting responses via a 2023 Interest Form open now. 

For the fifth year in a row, the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL), is offering our virtual and accredited International Coach Federation (ICF) coach training program. The course also meets HR Certification Institute ® (HRCI) credit hours with the same standard as ICF. The 2022 cohort will launch in April 2022. This year, we will partner with the Healthcare Coaching Institute and its acclaimed faculty. The Healthcare Coaching Institute provides a unique perspective on coaching in our industry and members of NCHL have participated in their program with rave reviews.


The certification course will be conducted virtually and be led by DJ Mitsch, one of the first 25 Master Certified Coaches in the world and Past President of Global ICF. The master coach faculty provide a highly experiential training format with a course that has been crafted over the past 25 years. The specific focus in healthcare makes this a perfect fit for our members. The course also includes 10 hours of mentor coaching.


Interested in learning more. View our recorded informational session held on  Thursday, February 24, 2022.

2022 Informational Session

About the Certification

Approximate 2023 Investment

LENS Premium Members: $7,250*
LENS Basic & Council Members and All Other NCHL Members: $8,000*

* Final pricing will be finalized in the coming months. 

The cohort size is 12 to 18 participants and individuals will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis. This is a healthcare-focused certification.

Course Highlights

The curriculum focuses on core coaching competencies with an emphasis on leadership in the life sciences and healthcare industries. The course includes 64 hours of virtual, synchronous classroom instruction, fieldwork assignments, and 10 hours of mentor coaching by expert faculty members, as required for an ACC certification through ICF.

2023 Schedule - Coming Soon.

About the Healthcare Coaching Institute

The Healthcare Coaching Institute was created by The Pyramid Resource Group, the first corporate coaching company founded in 1994. Expert faculty and thought leaders include practicing physician coaches with specific experience in healthcare.


Learn more about the NCHL Coach Certification.