Coach Training Overview

The Edge Foundation requires that Edge Coaches complete 80 hours of ICF-accredited coach training. In addition, all Edge Coaches must complete the JST 20-hour ICF-accredited coach training program, Coaching Neurodiverse Learners, which teaches the JST model of coaching used in the Edge Foundation Coaching Research.

A prospective coach who has not completed the 80-hour ICF accredited training plus the training for neurodiverse learners, can attend the ICF accredited coach training program of 80 hours of their choosing and then complete Coaching Neurodiverse Learners.

 If you have not completed the 80-hour ICF accredited training, an option is to complete JST’s 90-hour Empowering Students Through Coaching. This course meets the 80-hour course of life coach training and includes the 20-hour core information in Coaching Neurodiverse Learners and would qualify you to become an Associate Edge Coach.

Alternatively, you can choose to take any 80-hour or longer ICF-accredited coach training course, offered by others such as Fasttrack, CTI, iPec, Coachville, Mentor Coach, ADDCA, and then take the JST 20-hour ICF-accredited JST course, Coaching Neurodiverse Learners.

Coaching Neurodiverse Learners provides 20 hours of training: 12 hours via weekly video conference and 8 hours of mentoring.

Empowering Students Through Coaching provides 90-hours of virtual coach training: including 10 hours of ICF approved mentoring. This course is best suited for individuals without prior coach training and includes the core of Coaching Neurodiverse Learners and leads to an ICF ACC credential.

Each course includes:

  • Coaching skills and strategies for effective coaching of neurodiverse teens, college and grad students and adults with executive functioning issues, as well as training on how to shift coaching to meet the needs of the individual.
  • A self-study component and weekly buddy coaching practices outside of class.
  • Weekly in-class coaching practices with role playing to sharpen your skills.
  • Recordings of each lesson for your review.
  • A perpetual resource library which includes sections on neurodiversity, coaching research, social justice, coaching skills, strategies, and forms to get you started
  • Certificate of completion to submit to ICF for credentialing or credential renewal.
  • Small class sizes for optimal learning.
  • Accommodations upon request.
  • Participants in all courses are responsible for all book purchases.

Edge’s Training Consultant: JST Coaching & Training

JST Coaching & Training was founded by Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, MCC, SCAC, BCC, a world-renowned expert in student life and ADHD coaching. Jodi is the founder of the movement for ADHD coaching for students and has been working with students for over 35 years. She developed the first training course focused on coaching students with ADHD, which is now offered in Spanish. She is the author of Empowering Youth with ADHD (2010), co-editor of Coaching in Disability Resources – Transactional to Transformational (2023) and a contributing author to several books and articles on coaching and the development of self-determination skills in students.

Jodi completed her coach training with the Coaches Training Institute, Success Unlimited Network, and the American Coaching Association. She graduated from the unique BDIC Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, with a B.A. in human services/mental health. She is the recipient of the 2016 CHADD Hall of Fame Award, the 2017 ADHD Coaches Organization Founders Award and past president of the Association of Coach Training Organizations with a platform focused on increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the coaching profession.

Enroll in Training

If you have already applied to be an Edge Coach and demonstrated that you meet our prerequisites, then enroll in the class. If you have not yet gone through the vetting process, please apply. Once you do, you’ll be hearing from us soon!