Coach Training Masterclass

Coach Training Masterclass


Become An Amazing Coach With International Recognition!

Next Coach Training Masterclass starts August 16 2021

Become qualified as an NLP Coach with authentic, international recognition from both the International Association of Coaching Institutes and MetaMorphosis Ltd.


Coach Training Masterclass

Become an internationally recognised Coach!

2021 Dates – Raglan, Waikato

Module one: 16 – 21 August 2021

Module two; 18 – 23 October 2021

Plus approximately 20 hours of online training and some out-of-class assignments.

Venue: Raglan Sunset Motel, Bankart Street, Raglan

NB Applicants must have completed a minimum 130-hour NLP Practitioner Certification Training recognised by IANLP and International Coaching Institutes (IN) and be at least 25 years old.

Raglan Footbridge and Mt Karioi

Become a high-level, qualified coach who can work effectively anywhere

Coach – ICI training course is for NLP Practitioners who want to advance their skills to new levels and develop a coaching practice; whether that’s establishing a business of your own, becoming a coach in a forward-thinking organisation, or adding coaching skills to your current role. The Coach Training Programme enables you to incorporate your current NLP skills with expertise and experiences you have accumulated during your lifetime.

Everything, (well, most things 😜) that have bought you to this point, will be useful to your practice as a Coach. The problems and hardships you’ve experienced, mistakes you’ve made and your triumphant successes — all provide you with reference experiences to draw upon in your coaching practice.

You know you have more to offer humanity

You want to help others develop their potential and access their inner strengths, gifts and talents. You’d like to help people change their lives for the better.

You’ve seen and heard the difference NLP makes to your own and others’ lives. And even if you are using NLP skills every day, there might be a tendency to focus on the things you’ve personally found most useful, or those that are most practical in your work. But…

You’ll never have a client walk in and say, “I want you to do a SWISH with me”.

Or “I want you to use how I code time to release an unwanted emotion.”

Doesn’t happen.

They just turn up with whatever problem they have, and it’s your job to decide what the real problem is. Remember the problem is never the real problem, it’s how they’re thinking about the problem that’s the problem. (Wow! That’s a lot of problems! 😜)

Don’t fall into the trap of believing what your client is telling you.

And by ‘client’ I mean whoever it is that you’re trying to help. The client might be a work colleague, a child, a friend, a member of your team or an actual client or patient.

You can fall into a comfort zone

If you continue just doing what you’ve been doing, it’s likely your coaching will become stale. Then become repetitious. Then boring and tedious.

You’ll lose your passion

Remember, one of the critical aspects of NLP is flexibility. If you’re using a limited toolbox of skills, you may not be as flexible and effective in your NLP practice as you’d like to be. And effectiveness – being able to effect change – is what builds your confidence and gives you that passion and energy.

When you’re ready to maximise your potential and gain some impressive new interchangeable skills

I took the Coach Training Masterclass because I wanted to deepen my coaching skills and practise and to also gain a Stephanie Burgess Photowell-recognised qualification.

The coach training skills are incredibly adaptable. The skills gained can be used in all genres of workplace settings or for people wanting to set up their own coaching business. The skills I learnt run across a huge spectrum; from self-development and excellence, how to support clarity on issues, facilitate meaningful change in a person or unlocking a person’s potential and maximising their performance.

Since I finished the course, I am proud to now be a certified coach. The course was rich in content and learnings. Our group was made up of the majority of people I did NLP Practitioner training with. We already had a deep rapport and trust, so to build on our skills and share our experiences together, made it enjoyable, even when the going got tough. I’d tell future participants not to take the course lightly! It’s a big step up from NLP Practitioner Training, but the hard work that will be required of you will transform you inside and out! There were plenty of side-splitting laughs to ‘break state’.

This course is a mixture of practical and theory-based activities. The practical gave plenty of opportunity to develop our coaching skills. This course also had quite a bit of ‘home learning’ which also included regular Zoom calls. The training covered everything from coaching techniques to how to set up a business.

Stephanie is an intuitive, witty trainer who knows just where to take the course at the right time. Her coaching skills and experience are phenomenal. This course will equip you to step into your own coaching practise or skyrocket your career to the next level. The deep personal and professional change people have seen in me, both in the company I work for and with my friends and family is indescribable, and I’d recommend it in a heartbeat!!!

One of the toughest moments on the course for me was when we began coaching each other one-on-one in front of the whole group. It was absolutely terrifying. Both Steph and our fellow participants could call time out if we were stuck. We all felt ‘stuck’ at different times not knowing where to take the session. Steph used her warm wit and intuition to ease us through the rough patch. 

If you are ready to maximise your potential and gain some impressive new interchangeable skills, or thinking of starting your own coaching business, this course is a no brainer really!

Stephanie Burgess
Training and Change Management Lead – POWERCO

Developing Flexibility And Expertise In NLP Is Like Dancing A Tangodancing a tango

When you learn to Tango, there are specific steps and moves you have to master, much like the exercises on NLP Practitioner training. After you’ve learnt the basics, you’ll need a partner (client) to get ready for the dance floor. This is when you start to put your dancing skills to the test. You soon discover how good you are because your partner will give you immediate feedback — especially if you step on their toes!

Tango experts will tell you that you have to make an emotional connection with your partner and maintain that connection for the entire dance. Negative or intrusive thoughts block the emotional energy, which affects the constant flow of the dance. Your NLP trainer (me!) will tell you the same thing about working with a client.

There’s a massive difference between just dancing the Tango and the expertise that comes with experience. Every hand and finger gesture, every expression and the whole attitude of the Tango are what give this dance its emotional and passionate intensity, creativity and innovation.

The dancers are lost in the dance

They get lost in the ebb and flow of the music, allowing the moment to sweep them away. How do they find and maintain that point of connection and achieve this fluidity and flexibility?

Through practice (But you already knew that didn’t you?)

Tango dancers are not born, they are made. And Tango, it is said, is not just a dance. It is a way of life.

You Achieve Fluidity, Connection And Flexibility In NLP In The Same Way

No, not by dancing the Tango — by practising NLP! By using your skills in combination with each other, watching, listening and noticing what’s happening with your client, you learn to ‘dance’ with them, creating change at a profound level. Every day and every client is new and different — providing an opportunity to create an innovative new dance.

Can you imagine how quickly your coaching expertise will increase using this method?

And sure, it’s pretty intensive and not for the faint-hearted. But I bet a bit of a challenge has never scared you off! Especially when all the feedback you receive is given with such love, compassion and care. And let’s face it, just about everything you’ve achieved has involved moving through any current perceived barriers — that’s how we grow and develop.

Course Curriculum

You’ll be involved in lots and lots of coaching practice. Lots.And.Lots! This will include roles as coach, client and observer, learning from all three perspectives. You’ll learn to incorporate different NLP techniques and blend them seamlessly into your coaching sessions.

You’ll receive ongoing feedback from the trainer and the other participants throughout the course, and you’ll also learn by giving feedback to others. This means you’ll graduate feeling completely confident and competent in your role and your abilities. The three months between the in-class training blocks gives you the opportunity to practice, integrate and add to your skills. In this time you’ll also be participating in the on-line business aspects of the course and completing some of the assignments. You’ll have until December 18th 2020 to complete all the requirements.

Advanced NLP Techniques


  • Learn advanced work with Logical Levels, anchoring and submodalities.
  • Establish your outcome for becoming a coach and ensure you’re aligned and on track to achieve it.
  • Put your emotional flexibility and sensory acuity on steroids.
  • Learn a coaching state and attitude so you can be your best as a coach.
  • Learn the fast allergy relief process.
  • Work with your unconscious mind to help resolve any personal issues.
  • Learn advanced Ericksonian techniques.
  • Use TOTE’s, strategies and a systemic approach to effect ecological changes for your clients.
  • Discover Meta Programmes and how to use them to motivate and ethically influence your clients.
  • Learn and practice a conflict management and resolution model.
Coaching in practice


  • Differences between coaching, mentoring, counselling, and therapy.
  • The Wheel of Life in coaching and business.
  • Developing a coaching agreement/contract.
  • How to start a session.
  • The three phases of a session.
  • Case documentation.
  • Transfer in practice.
  • Congruence and authenticity.
  • Ethics of coaching.
  • Giving homework.
  • Giving client feedback.
  • Coaching pitfalls.
  • Supervision.
  • Self-reflection and personal development.
  • Avoiding burnout.

The Business of Coaching

Coach and client

NB The skills below will be useful to you whether you decide to start a coaching business on your own or become a professional coach in an organisation. They will help you become a high-level coach who can work effectively in any setting.

  • Developing your coaching identity and profile.
  • Defining your cameo client.
  • The sponsored client — and how to handle the 3-way relationship.
  • How to attract clients to your coaching practice.
  • Key requirements for being in business.
  • The four ‘hats’ of the coaching business owner.
  • Marketing your services.
  • Developing your brand and uniqueness.
  • And more!
Coaching practice requirements outside the training room

To round off this qualification, outside of the training environment you’ll:

  • Undertake at least 3 coaching sessions as a client, provided by a single external professional coach. (This could be with me — at half price — if you wish).
  • Provide at least 3 coaching sessions for a client who is from a field in which you have practical experience (not a colleague, relation, or fellow participant).
  • Review your learnings as a coach and client from these experiences and provide a written report for discussion.
  • When you’ve completed your 3 coaching sessions with a client you’ll undertake a supervision session with me. (This is an additional cost).

Most of the business aspects of coaching will be trained via live online sessions and completed at your own pace with feedback and suggestions given by the trainer throughout.

Your Qualification”ICI Logo

MetaMorphosis Ltd is a recognised training institute with the International Association of Coaching Institutes. The ICI is affiliated with the European Coaching Association. At the conclusion of your 90 hours of training (on top of your 130 hours NLP Practitioner Certification Training), and having completed the curriculum and satisfactorily demonstrated your coaching skills, you’ll receive a certificate from MetaMorphosis Ltd endorsed “Coach ICI” with an ICI seal attached.

This should give you the certainty that your coach training will have international recognition and leave you very well-prepared for your new coaching career.

I am working as a health coach and have set up my own business.

“My main motivation for taking the Coach Training Masterclass was that I needed to know more about the business side of coaching. After the NLP Practitioner course, in which I learnt so, so much, I was affirmed and much clearer that this was the path I wanted to take and, while I felt I had a good basis for coaching and NLP processes, more coaching skills and the business part was missing.

We did a lot more coaching practice than I anticipated, because my motivation was the business side. We did so much extra coaching that was incredibly beneficial and unexpected. So the coaching skills I gained were like an added bonus that I didn’t know I wanted or needed. I really deepened my relationships with everyone in the group, and with you, so it was lovely from that point of view. The extra depth of coaching that we got from practicing in the group was really useful.

Immediately after finishing the course and now, I honestly feel empowered. I felt that I had all the knowledge that I needed. I have the theoretical knowledge and the support and I know I can always come back to you if I need to. But I really felt ready to go and implement what I’d learned. I felt ready.

And then I also felt affirmed when I engaged a business coach. She told me the same things that you had, in slightly different words. That was a surprise, as I thought she’d have something different to add. But the essence about really making sure you know your target market and niche, was hammered home by you and her. And so hearing it from two different sources that I both respect and trust, was a useful thing.

I thought it was a really good decision to take the business stuff online. The added practice and learning in the time when we were all together in the training room was really useful. And the business stuff, is really ideal to be taught on Zoom. You don’t need to be in the same room for that.

You are a great teacher. It comes down to your extraordinary ability to relate to people and to connect. It’s the connections that you make and your warmth. It draws out the relevant bits from us and me, and makes the training real. Of course there was the whole fun side which lightened the situation when needed. But I have total trust, and in that teaching environment it’s so important so that the true me comes out, warts and all. I think you see where there’s room for improvement and then you work with that, and in a really safe environment. I felt that I grew on the course and you provided the fertile soil for that to happen.

Observing you and my fellow coaches in action, and those sessions where we all sat around and anyone could call time-out were great. Because despite the time-out calling, and all the questions that were being asked, we were still getting results with each other. I found that quite extraordinary; that all the processes and all the coaching still work, even if it’s not smooth. That was really intriguing, interesting and liberating in a way, because it showed me that it doesn’t need to be perfect to work.

A major benefit of the course was having that practice time with each other. In particular watching each other and being able to ask questions, calling time-out and discussing with each other why it wasn’t working and what we could do differently. That was really, massively positive and important; having the practice time and getting all of the business stuff. That Live Your Love manual, on the business side is very detailed and you put a lot of work into it. It’s really useful and I have come back to it over and over again since returning home.

 I’d recommend the course for a few reasons:

  • For the thoroughness and the depth of all the material. 
  • The coaching — the intensity of the experience, because of the group growing together and because of that ability to watch and learn from each other. 
  • The combination. Not just the business, because that is available online, but both the practice and the business side are very thorough.
  • Also the extension of our knowledge with new processes. 
  • It’s very good value, not just value for money but just good value. It’s valuable and good value for money.

 It was challenging after the course when I was implementing everything. Things took a lot longer for me with the business stuff than I thought they would. Even though you said it can take a long time. You also said that it can’t be short cut, and I totally recognise that now. So, there were just moments of frustration as there are with many things. I sometimes wished a part was done so that I could move on. 

However, I just trusted that things can’t be short cut. And you saying that you’d made the mistake of short cutting or going too quickly, and that you’d had to go back and do it again. And I had enough life experience to know that to be true from other situations. I know that it pays to do things a bit more slowly and thoroughly. 

There was also an acceptance around the fact that I do have other responsibilities in life;  that I can’t just sit down from 8 am to 5 pm each day and do this and nothing but this. I had to be organised and make time, and recognise that it was something extra that I had to fit in between other things I have to do, and that it takes a bit of time. And that it’s worth spending that time. 

I’d give future participants the same advice that you gave us; to enjoy the process, the journey. That the learning, the growth happens in the process. To not just accept it but to enjoy it and know that good things take time, to enjoy it and keep going at whatever pace you can.

The course was the base for everything I’ve done following the course. Setting up the website etc., but also and far more importantly the confidence and the skill and the knowledge that it doesn’t have to be perfect, that I don’t have to be perfect that I’ve got plenty to go with to make a difference and to help myself and other people.

So it’s that mix of really practical things like defining the niche market, setting up the website and those things, really practical things that are based on the course, and behind that is this knowledge, confidence and belief that I can do all these things, and that I have what it takes to move forward in terms of helping people, and setting up my business and being a coach. 

Right now I am working as a health coach and have set up my own business. My niche market is women in their forties and the problem I am helping them solve is thriving rather than surviving through their years of perimenopause.

I definitely have grown and am growing. You reminded me when I finally had the website up, to take a moment and celebrate. And when I look at what I wrote as goals five months ago, I realise that I have actually ticked off every single one of them! I became a coach with my own business set up in less than two years from originally setting this goal. 

I would whole heartedly recommend the course. I think you as a package, the fact that you’re in Raglan is a positive thing. It really took me away from everyday life and it gave me space to focus on the learning —for NLP Practitioner and the Coaching course. I guess for me Raglan is anchored around positive feelings of learning, friendships, connections and … can you please create another course so I can come back next year too?”

Tanja Blinkhorn — Health Coach

There is an option to pay by instalments. Please contact me for details.