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!
Why Train With Us?
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 3 in the Greater Houston area. We have 2 of them on our faculty. All your instructors and mentors are highly experienced, having spent decades coaching clients in greatly varied industries, situations and walks of life. They also completed years of instructor and mentor training before becoming Envision Instructors, and are deeply dedicated to supporting you.
We're an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP)
Coaching is a rapidly growing field and accreditation through a reputable organization with internationally accepted professional standards is becoming more 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 hours of training (ours is 140 hrs), 10 hours of Mentor Coaching (ours is 10.5 hrs) and the ACTP exam.
Our Trainings Are In-Person
Approximately 90% of our coach training hours are in-person and highly interactive. We believe that, when it comes to such an interpersonal craft, this is the only way to go. Many people who've attended our programs previously took online coach training programs and felt they didn't learn very much at all. They did their training all over again with us, and seem to be very glad and grateful that they did.
You're Taught Master Level Coaching
We subscribe to the Law of Primacy, whereby what we learn first, we'll continue to fall back on. Because of this, we teach you 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 just focus a certain way, and the payoffs are immense, for you and your clients. 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% professionals using coaching skills inside organizations such as Chevron, Shell, Texas A&M University, Rice University, Enbridge, Bechtal, Sutter Health, City of Houston, Strategic Materials and Aetna.
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.