We are delighted to bring our decades of experience and proven methodologies to the public as we act on our commitment to create professional competence in the coaching world. We teach, not just how to become a masterful coach, but also how to gain personal mastery. Many of our students claim the programs have changed their lives for the better.
A Bit of History
2009: Dr. Jeff Evans and Ms. Justina Vail created Envision Coach Training, bringing over five decades of diverse training and experience between them to the table.
Jeff's brain child, the initial purpose for the school was to train and mentor coaches and consultants working through their primary company Envision Global Leadership (EGL), a change and leadership development consulting firm. For decades EGL has worked with C-level executives in Fortune 500 companies, including Chevron, the Gap, Clorox, and General Dynamics.
Over the next year Jeff and Justina worked together to develop a high-level curriculum for coaches with a threefold purpose in mind:
Firstly to make sure that the coaches who worked for EGL had a high level of skill and were in alignment with EGL's time-proven model for coaching.
Secondly, the organizations that EGL served were increasingly requiring that only coaches certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF) work with their executives. Earning the program an ICF Accreditation meant that coaches could be trained and certified though the school and the requirement could be fulfilled.
Thirdly, so that Jeff and Justina were able to meet and observe possible candidates to come on board and work with EGL's clients.
2010: With the success of the program Jeff and Justina decided to open our doors to the public and coaches from all over the US showed up to attend our first 6-Module training.
2011: Envision Coach Training was awarded an Accreditation by the International Coach Training and we were proud to provide our first ACTP Program that year.
2013: We moved our headquarters to Houston, Texas. Many of our clients and potential students live and work all over the world and we felt the more central US location would prove easier to travel to. It seems to be working out really well!
"I am convinced this is the best coach training available."
Why Train With Us?
We're an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP)
In a rapidly growing field, coach certification through a reputable organization with internationally accepted professional standards is becoming increasingly important. The International Coach Federation (ICF) has become the gold standard in that arena. We are the only Houston-based school to offer an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program, or ACTP, which is a complete program including 125 hrs of training (ours provides 140 hrs), 10+ hrs of Mentor Coaching and the ACTP exam, leading to a PCC level credential.
We Have Decades Of Experience
There are only about 700 coaches in the world who have reached Master Certified Coach (MCC) status and there are just 4 in the Greater Houston area. We have 2 of them on our faculty. All your instructors are highly experienced, having spent decades coaching clients in greatly varied industries, situations and walks of life. They have also completed the ACTP in-house and taken years of instructor training prior to working as faculty.
Our Trainings Are In-Person
90% of our program training hours are in-person and highly interactive. We believe that, when it comes to such an interpersonal craft, this is the way to go. We provide ample skill-drills, practicums and coaching exercise in all of our in-person trainings. Our online training sessions are given via your private online learning platform and consists of high-quality video of instructional presentations and master-level coaching demonstrations.
You're Taught Master Level Coaching
We subscribe to the Law of Primacy—what we learn first we continue to fall back on. Because of this we teach how to coach to a Master level (MCC) from the first day. It's no harder to learn like this and you only have to pass the exam at a PCC level. With our guidance you simply focus a certain way, and the payoffs are immense. We set you up to be the best coach you can be from day one.
Our Participants are Professionals Using Coaching
We train and credential people from all walks of life and professions. Our participants comprise of approximately 40% independent coaches and consultants, and 60% Human Resources, Learning & Development, and Talent Management professionals using coaching skills inside organizations such as Chevron, Shell, Cisco, NASA, Aetna, Texas A&M, Rice University, Sutter Health, and City of Houston, among many others.
We are a SHRM Recertification Provider
If you are a Human Resources professional you'll appreciate the need to re-certify with SHRM. Envision Coach Training is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
The Idea Is Born
The brain child of Dr. Jeff Evans is born with Justina on board to help develop the program and set up the company.
We Opened Our Doors
With the program's success, we made the program available to coaches all over the world.