In the personal coaching business prospective clients are, in our experience, far more interested in a coach's track record than the type of certificate or accreditation that the coach may hold, even though these may act as a feel good factor for the coach.
A client's decision to hire a life coach is primarily influenced by whether the life coach can demonstrate that he or she has achieved positive results for other clients. Authenitic testimonials and endorsements are therefore the primary driver of business in this industry.
For this reason, New Insights training prioritises the ability to consistently deliver really great results for clients. By doing so we ensure our trainees have the very best chance of sustaining successful practices.
With that truth having been expressed, we hold some pretty impressive endorsements and accreditations that we would like you to be aware of:
The Coaches and Mentors Association of South Africa (COMENSA) is the pre-eminent representative body for coaches, mentors and associated training institutes in southern Africa.
COMENSA's mission is to support professional practice and a learning culture in coaching and mentoring through standards and ethics.
New Insights Africa is a long-term member of COMENSA, having joined in 2007 (the year after COMENSA was founded).
We hold Registered Coach Training Provider status, having been quality assured and assessed by COMENSA .
The New Insights Life Coach Training and Certification Programme is COMENSA approved. The programme is designed to impart all of the key
COMENSA Behavioural Standards (or what we refer to as Competencies).
You can verify our approved programme status by reference to the certificate below, or by clicking here (scroll to the right until you find 'New Insights Life Coach Training & Certification').
New Insights trainee coaches are welcomed as student members, and New Insights certified life coaches are welcome to apply for registered member status of COMENSA.
The CPD Standards Office is an international, independent accreditation board, based in the UK, that accredits high quality training and learning courses and activities.
In May 2014, after a rigorous assessment process that examined our programme content, systems, supporting documents and delivery processes, New Insights was awarded
New Insights has successfully passed the regular two year check-ups since then to maintain this sought after accreditation. We are CPD registered provider number 21078.
This accreditation means that our programme has been confirmed as being:
- Of high quality across both content and delivery
- Based on accurately developed and responsibly sourced information
- Delivered in an engaging way for participants
- Relevant to the target audience’s needs
- Effective in delivering retainable skills that can be actively implemented
CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development and the CPD Standards Office is overseen by an Expert Advisory Board comprising professional experts drawn from academia, employers and professional bodies and works with the support of an increasing number of professional bodies, universities and employers.
This is a prestigious award and bears testament to the comprehensive nature and high quality of the New Insights Life Coach Training and Certification Programme.
You are welcome to verify New Insights' CPD status by clicking here.
ICR – an international coach representative body with a vibrant branch in South Africa – certifies professional coaches and their companies worldwide and is 100% independent.
In May 2016, New Insights joined the International Coaches Register (ICR) and was awarded Accredited Agency status.
As a result, New Insights certified coaches are readily accepted and welcomed as members of this dynamic and progressive international coaching body.
ICR Coach Register is ISO 9001:2008 certified, a subsidiary of Global Network Group and supervised by the ICC Council.
You can verify New Insights' status with the ICR by clicking here.
The ACCPH is the UK's professional body for counsellors, coaches, psychotherapists and clinical hypnotherapists.
ACCPH's accreditation involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by their inspectors to ensure the minimum quality is met at all times.
In February 2016 New Insights underwent a quality check to ensure that we, and the certification programme we offer, meet specific quality criteria as required by ACCPH.
We were awarded the prestigious Level 5 Diploma status and received praise for the quality, breadth and depth of our programme.
Our certified coaches are entitled to join the ACCPH as accredited members.
You can verify our status with the ACCPH by visiting their Members Directory by clicking on the 'member' image below.
Alternatively, scan the QR code below to be taken to our ACCPH directory listing: