Mindful Talent Coaching Academy

Creating Positive Change in our World Through Transformational Coaching


Interested in Becoming a Transformational Coach?


3-Core Modules

Taking you on an organic self-development journey towards becoming a Professional Coach

The Coaching Practitioner

We begin by putting in place a strong foundation of core skills, principles and approaches on which to deepen and expand your coaching capability and practice

Deepen Your Coaching Ability

By integrating the Association for Coaching Competency Framework into your practical applications, we support you in finding your own voice and style as a coach.

Build Your Coaching Practice

Each module contains 5 units; these are released week by week. Your 1:1 Coach Mentor supports you to establish a variety of coaching experiences to help deepen the learning

About the Course

The Advanced Certificate in Coaching Practice is accredited by the Association for Coaching and an internationally recognised qualification.



What you will gain:


  • An internationally recognised qualification accredited by the Association for Coaching (AC)
  • 85+ Hours of Coach Training
  • 20+ Hours of Coaching Practice - Peer & Case Study
  • One-to-One Mentoring
    Group Conference Calls via Zoom
  • Coaching Demonstrations
  • Feedback on Coaching Practice
  • An Extensive Training Manual that will be your companion for Life 
  • A TRIBE of Talented Transformational Coaches
  • Develop a strong understanding of Neuroscience
  • Learn Brain Based coaching approaches
  • Deepen your Emotional Intelligence
  • Learn how to lead with authenticity
  • Understand your own beliefs & values, aligning you to your life
  • Deepen your sense of SELF

What's Unique About the Mindful Talent Coaching Academy? 


  • We weave Mindfulness into the course
  • We help people to apply a coaching approach both in their personal and professional life
  • We place a large focus on Neuroscience and Brain based coaching / approaches
  • We apply a Compassionate and Empathetic approach by the course leaders – these are key components of our teachings
  • We provide ongoing support and aftercare
  • We encourage Human Connection – participants build strong, long-lasting relationships with their peer & mentors,  as well as becoming part of a community
  • We help you find your own unique voice as a person and as a coach
  • We approach teaching & training with an Open Mind, Open Heart and an Open Will

Interested in Becoming a Transformational Coach?


Meet the Training Team

Alister Gray - Founder & CEO

A former trainee coach who trained with Michele Armstrong, Alister is the CEO & Founder of Mindful Talent. Alister has personally delivered coaching programmes on behalf of some of the worlds most well-known brands, including; Google, Nike, Lululemon and Dropbox to name a few. Alister is determined to raise the bar on coach training through the Mindful Talent Coaching Academy. With over 12 years experience in the corporate world Alister knows, first-hand, the pressures faced and is able to inspire and motivate others to realise the best version of themselves. Alister has an obsession with helping people and our planet prosper!

Michele Armstrong - Director of Coaching 

Michele has been training professional coaches since 2003 and the passion she has for developing incredible coaches and coach trainers is insatiable. Formerly Head of Association for Coaching (Scotland), Michele joined the Mindful Talent team in 2015 as Head of Coaching and now occupies the role of Director of Coaching, as well as continuing to grow her own thriving business The Acorn Principle. In addition to leading Mindful Talent's Coaching Academy, Michele also runs the hugely successful Acorn Principle Plus, helping people to Learn, Connect and Grow on a daily basis!

Don't take our word for it, check out what our graduates have to say!!



"I found the ACCP course succinct, manageable and transformational. I’d highly recommend it to anyone with an interest in personal development and coaching. I learnt more about myself and others around me than I expected and it strengthened my abilities and self-belief so much I had a career change. Thank You Michelle and Ali."

Melissa M.
Managing Director

"I really enjoyed the ACCP course and found the online course easy to navigate, with useful content. The course leaders were always there to help and so felt supported all the way through the process"

Sven F.
Subsea Engineer & Coach

"The Coaching Programme was a great experience; great care is taken to ensure all delegates feel part of the process. The support from both Ali & Michele is outstanding. This doesn’t feel like a distant learning course at all"

Anita B.
Learning & Development Professional

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