Certified Ontological Coaching and Leadership Program (COCLP)


Ontological Coaching is an extraordinarily powerful methodology for effecting real change at the individual, team and organisational level. It is highly effective because it is based on a new practical understanding of the power of language, moods and conversations for behavioural and cultural change. As such, the program is highly relevant to the professional fields of coaching, organisational consulting, management and leadership.

Level 1 – The Linguistic Basis of Ontological Coaching
This level focuses on learning to utilise a new understanding of language in everyday interactions and coaching.
Although the primary focus is on language and the application of specific linguistic tools,
there is a continual integration with the domains of emotions and body.

Level 2: Emotional Learning and Ontological Coaching
Humans are much more than rational beings. Equally important, if not more so, we are emotional beings.
Neuroscience shows that emotional experiences have a powerful impact on human behaviour and communication.
Being able to coach competently in the emotional sphere is an integral part of being an ontological coach.

Level 3: The professional practice of Ontological Coaching

Level 3 is about consolidating and extending the distinctions and competences learned in the previous two levels.
In addition, a deeper practical appreciation of the role of the body in Ontological Coaching is developed,
along with the application of an ontological framework for organisational consulting.

How You Will Benefit from this Program:

  • Become a more powerful observer of yourself and others
  • Acquire a new set of distinctions and competences for working with individuals and teams
  • Observe continuous interrelationship between how people speak, listen and converse with each other, their moods and the language of their bodies
  • Open up possibilities of others which, even though were there before them, they could not see
  • Greatly increase your ability and capacity for masterful living and action
  • Become part of an international network of ontological practitioners and receive continual professional learning, support and business opportunities

Theoretical Underpinnings

Ontological Coaching rests on a robust theoretical foundation that combines biology of cognition, philosophy of language, phenomenology, philosophy of emotions and philosophy of the body. Each of these academic disciplines generated breakthrough thinking in the latter part of the 20th century from which emerged a new practical understanding of how humans function, learn and change.

ICF Accreditation

This program has been granted Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) status by the International Coach Federation (ICF). On completion of the 3-day introductory program (OCLiA) and all 3 levels, you will gain 291.5 Approved Coach Specific Training Hours. In addition to being able to apply for Associate Certified Coach (ACC) or Professional Certified Coach (PCC), this fulfils the ICF coach educational requirement to apply for Master Certified Coach (MCC) Credentials with the ICF.

World Leader in Ontological Coaching

These sessions will be led by Alan Sieler, the founder and Director of the Ontological Coaching Institute and world leader in Ontological Coaching. Read more about Ontological Coaching.

Programme Details

Level 1:   19 March – 2 September 2018
Level 2:   18 October 2018 – 22 June 2019
Level 3:   1 August – 6 December 2019
Location:   Hong Kong
This programme is built around 8 conferences totalling 28 face-to-face days. Participants will also work through course material individually and in small learning groups.

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