🌎 12-month retreat & training - Three Retreats: 1st: June 2025 Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, 2nd: October 2025 Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, 3rd: March 2026 Ronda, Spain.

For Masterful Coaches and Leaders

Do you want to be a Master Coach?

🌍 Global Training-Retreat Programme: Elevating Coaching, Leading and Communication Skills

🚀 Ready to transform the way you coach? How about the way you lead? Join us in the Global Training-Retreat Programme, where coaching expertise meets leadership excellence. This unique programme perfectly combines skill enhancement, cultural experience, and reflective learning – tailored for today’s dynamic leaders.

📍Inspiring Locations: Journey across Spain, the USA, and Canada. Each location offers unique insights into diverse leadership styles and communication strategies.

🛠️ Professional Skills: Designed to build competence and confidence for the coach, the mentor and the thoughtful leader. This training-retreats go deep, using the dynamic flow of intention and impact to build skills, provide feedback and enable personal awareness and transformation.

✨ Co-Created Custom Programme: You get to declare the area of study that will be most impactful for you, and together, we will design a program that meets your interests and needs.

🤝 Interactive & Reflective: Engage in workshops, group activities, self-study and individual work that foster both personal and professional growth.

🌐 Cultural Immersion & Networking: Connect with a global cohort of professionals, expanding your network and gaining valuable global perspectives.

💡 Key Benefits:

  • Build skills to become a masterful coach
  • Master advanced communication skills
  • Hone the ability to lead high-performing teams
  • Apply reflective learning to real-world scenarios
  • Gain a broader global outlook, crucial in today’s interconnected world

📌 Tailor Your Experience: Enjoy the freedom to arrange your own travel and customize the experience to your preferences.

✨ Transform Your Coaching, Transform Your Leading: Way beyond skill development, this programme is about evolving your professional approach for greater impact and success.

    • The Masterful Coach: Around-the-World Training-Retreat Programme is an immersive coaching experience that takes place in three unique locations  – Ronda, Spain; Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA; and Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. Each retreat focuses on different aspects of coaching mastery, with themes such as self-invention, exploration, and navigating through noise.
    • We prepare you for your MCC/MP: So, it’s ideal for you whether you’re a seasoned PCC coach that want to become MCC coach or any other professional coach coming from EMCC, AC or other professional coaching associations. But also, for masterful coaches who want to renew their credential. You want this because it will revitalize and develop your mastery.
    • This program is structured around a series of three retreats around the world and also online group calls that will include workshops, group activities, coaching sessions, and self-reflection, with coaches exploring various masterful coaching theories and concepts destined to upgrade your coaching capacity.
    • Our retreats also offer opportunities for participants to explore the surrounding areas, enjoy the local culture, and connect with their cohort members. Participants are responsible for arranging their own accommodations and transportation, with suggestions provided by the programme organizers.

Elevate your coaching practice to the pinnacle of excellence with our exclusive and life-changing coaching retreat program, specifically tailored for senior coaches pursuing the prestigious Master Certified Coach (MCC) credential. Learn from renowned trainers Melissa S. Kelly-McCabe and Angelos Derlopas, both accomplished MCCs, who will guide you on an unforgettable journey of professional growth and mastery.

Set in stunning, inspiring locations, our immersive retreats offer the perfect environment for expanding your coaching expertise, deepening your understanding of the coaching process, and connecting with like-minded professionals who share your drive for excellence. Our comprehensive program combines self-paced learning, interactive group sessions, and innovative coaching trios, all designed to sharpen your skills and propel you toward obtaining the coveted MCC credential.

Embrace this unique opportunity to refine your coaching techniques, elevate your professional network, and experience profound personal growth. Transform your coaching career by learning from the best in the industry and unlocking your full potential. Don’t miss this chance to join an elite group of coaches at the forefront of the coaching profession – secure your place in our extraordinary program today!

Why join the retreat-training?

Attend the Masterful Coach Training-Retreat Programme to gain several benefits if you are passionate about coaching and personal development. Some compelling reasons to participate include:

  1. Personal Growth: Our retreats provides an opportunity for self-exploration, introspection, and self-awareness, promoting personal transformation.
  2. Skill Enhancement: The immersive experience helps deepen your coaching skills, equipping you with new techniques and tools to improve your practice.
  3. Networking: These retreats brings together like-minded individuals, fostering a sense of community and creating opportunities for building valuable professional connections.
  4. Expert Guidance: You will learn from experienced coaches and trainers, gaining insights and wisdom from their experiences and expertise.
  5. Time for Reflection: The retreat’s immersive setting allows you to step back from your daily routine, providing space for reflection and clarity on your coaching practice.
  6. Navigating Challenges: Our program focuses on addressing coaching dilemmas, helping you navigate complex situations and better serve your clients.
  7. Ethical Awareness: We cover ethical case studies and best practices, ensuring that you stay up-to-date with the latest ethical standards in coaching.
  8. Rejuvenation: Because the setting provides a chance to relax and recharge, promoting overall well-being and increased focus for your coaching practice.

Summary of the investment

The Masterful Coach Training-Retreat Programme is an investment in enhancing your coaching skills, personal development, and professional growth. This comprehensive training will provide you with advanced coaching techniques, a deeper understanding of coaching principles, and access to a supportive network of fellow coaches.
The goal is to elevate your coaching practice, boost your confidence, and foster continuous learning, ultimately resulting in a more fulfilling and sustainable coaching career.
See the schedule file here.


The commitment for the The Masterful Coach Training-Retreat Programme involves:

  1. Time: Attend the three 5-day training-retreats and engage in all scheduled activities, workshops, and group sessions, while being punctual and present throughout.
  2. Active participation: Engage in discussions, ask questions, and share experiences with fellow participants and trainers to foster a collaborative learning environment.
  3. Assignments: Complete and submit self-paced assignments on time, with honesty and integrity toward the self-study process and attestation of effort.
  4. Follow-up: Apply the acquired knowledge and skills to your personal and professional life, and maintain connections with fellow participants and trainers for continuous learning and support.
  5. Financial investment: Cover the retreat/training fees, including accommodation, some meals, and activities, as well as travel expenses to and from the retreat location.


What’s between the in-person training-retreats?

Between the in-person retreats, you will typically engage in the following activities:

  1. Online follow-up sessions: These sessions allow you to discuss your progress, share experiences, and address any challenges you may be facing in implementing the knowledge and skills acquired during the retreat. Hours count toward Programme completion.
  2. Personal practice: You continue to apply the techniques and insights learned during the retreat to your daily life, fostering personal growth and development.
  3. Networking and support: You maintain contact with your fellow attendees, trainers, and mentors, exchanging ideas, insights, and encouragement. Because this helps to create a supportive community for ongoing growth and collaboration.
  4. Additional resources: You may receive access to supplementary materials, such as articles, videos, podcasts, or online courses, to deepen your understanding and enhance your skills.
  5. Assignments and projects: You are given assignments and projects to complete between training-retreats to help reinforce your learning and encourage practical application. These are communicated in the learning management system. Hours count toward Programme completion.

These activities help to consolidate the learning experience, provide ongoing support, and ensure that you continue to grow and develop even after the retreat has concluded. They also enable you to have the flexibility to pace your learning in ways that meet your own learning style and schedule.

Learning objectives

The learning objectives of the Masterful Coach Training-Retreat Programme aim to enhance participants’ coaching skills and personal development.
Key objectives include:

  1. Deepen understanding of coaching principles, methodologies, and frameworks to improve coaching effectiveness.
  2. Strengthen core coaching competencies, such as active listening, powerful questioning, and creating awareness, to help clients achieve their goals.
  3. Develop advanced coaching techniques and strategies to better navigate complex and challenging client situations.
  4. Enhance self-awareness and reflection to foster personal growth and transformation, which in turn benefits coaching practice.
  5. Learn how to establish and maintain ethical coaching relationships while adhering to best practices and professional standards.
  6. Cultivate a coaching mindset that embraces continuous learning, curiosity, and adaptability.
  7. Expanding one’s coaching toolkit with a variety of approaches and techniques to address different client needs and preferences.
  8. Build a supportive network of fellow coaches to encourage collaboration, knowledge sharing, and ongoing professional development.
  9. Gain confidence and mastery in applying coaching skills across various settings and client populations.
  10. Embrace self-care and work-life balance as essential components of a sustainable and fulfilling coaching career.


By the end of this program, you will be equipped to

1️⃣ Hone coaching competencies for exceptional results so you will become a masterful coach.

2️⃣ Create reflective spaces for clients so they gain insights into their practices.

3️⃣ Boost confidence, authority, presence, and resilience when working with clients at all levels.

4️⃣ Explore the intricate connections between personal growth and professional success.

5️⃣ Apply acquired knowledge to real-world client scenarios, with support from experienced faculty and group supervision sessions.

  • Understanding the Hero’s Journey framework
  • Building trust and deepening relationships
  • Personal growth and transformation techniques
  • Navigating coaching dilemmas and challenges
  • Maturing as a coach through introspection
  • Learning from rich coaching traditions
  • Enhancing relational skills in coaching
  • Exploring ethical case studies
  • Cultivating coaching mastery and best practices
  • Personal Assimilation & Integration

The Masterful Coach Training-Retreat Programme focuses on personal growth, deepening coaching skills, and developing mastery in the coaching field. The learning journey consists of three immersive training-retreats:

  • Immersion Training-Retreat 1: Reinventing oneself and exploring the abundance of choices.
    Key learnings:

    • Understanding the Hero’s Journey framework
    • Building trust and deepening relationships
    • Personal growth and transformation techniques
    • Personal Assimilation & Integration
  • Immersion Training-Retreat 2: Embracing one’s identity and exploring coaching dilemmas.
    Key learnings:

    • Navigating coaching dilemmas and challenges
    • Maturing as a coach through introspection
    • Learning from rich coaching traditions
    • Personal Assimilation & Integration
  • Immersion Training-Retreat 3: Developing clarity and discernment in a noisy world.
    Key learnings:

    • Enhancing relational skills in coaching
    • Exploring ethical case studies
    • Cultivating coaching mastery and best practices
    • Personal Assimilation & Integration

Throughout the programme, participants engage in personal assimilation and integration, allowing them to absorb, reflect, and apply the learnings in their coaching practice. See the schedule file here.

Immersion Training-Retreat 1: Developing clarity and discernment in a noisy world.

When & When: 8-12 June 2025 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada

Our final immersion training-retreat will be in the majestic and sometimes wet (smile) Niagara Falls, Canada! What a view ~ and what a cacophony the rapids and falls make… perfect for the theme of our final in-person time together. For this immersion training-retreat, we have time together and time to take in the dramatic landscape that is just steps away from our hotel and training venue.

To join us: Easiest way is to fly into Buffalo NY (a 40-minute drive across the Peace Bridge from the USA to Canada) or arrive at Toronto Canada airport and drive (just over an hour). There may be transportation to the venue, and you may wish to rent/share a car so that you have the flexibility to enjoy all that the USA Niagara Falls side and the Canadian Niagara Falls side, have to offer (yes, they are VERY different!) Though you may stay where you wish, we will be staying and training at the lovely boutique Sterling Inn & Spa. All breakfasts and lunches will be provided, and we will have time to get to know the wonders that this amazing site has to offer.

Immersion Training-Retreat 2: Embracing one’s identity and exploring coaching dilemmas.

When & Where: 19-23 October 2025 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Our second session is in striking Albuquerque New Mexico! At the intersection of natural and man-made energy and with the hallmarks of historic and current indigenous peoples, we gather for learning, deepening, and exploring. For this immersion experience, you have flexibility! We will be together for learning and practice sessions and you will have time to get to know the area with cohort peers or on your own. You will make your own accommodation arrangements at the place of your choice. We will recommend a hotel, plus there are many, many more, including Air BnB’s, depending upon your tastes. The training venue will be at a stunning private AirBnB home that is centrally located to area hotels and cultural activities.

To join us: Easiest will be to fly into Albuquerque [or Santa Fe (an hour away)] and rent/share a car. As we get closer to session 2, we will share the exact address and venues for our training-retreat. All lunches will be provided. You will be on your own to explore the fantastic international flavors for dinners! There will be time to experience the wonders of nature, mountains, museums, and galleries that Albuquerque offers!

Immersion Training-Retreat 3: Reinventing oneself and exploring the abundance of choices.

When & Where: 22-26 March 2026 in Ronda, Spain

Our first in-person session is a Retreat in the stunning  Ronda Spain ~ with its ancient history and majesty! For this first immersion experience, we will all stay in the same place as we work together, dine together, retreat together, and get to know one another in our strengths.

To join us: Easiest to fly into Málaga, Spain (though Madrid works fine too, just a longer drive) and rent/share a car so that you can explore the area. Your accommodation includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as described below. There will be time to explore the area and experience what the Antequera region has to offer.

Schedule and plans may change due to unforeseen circumstances. Please ask from the organiser the most recently updated program. See the schedule file here.

  1. Pre-work to establish a baseline, including baseline data, coaching recording, conversation with faculty mentor
  2. Four readings with reflections in your specific area of interest for your coaching
  3. Learning Journal Reflections, at least one entry each month
  4. 1.5-hour Whole-cohort Zoom working sessions X 4
  5. 1-hour check-in meeting with your Learning Group after each Session X 3
  6. Six Practice-Trio Meetings: After each in-person Session, two coaching trio meetings for practice X 3
  7. Watch coaching demo videos and provide written assessment and reflection submitted via Moodle X 3
  8. Write a Coaching Supervision Case using a specific format to present in Session 1
  9. Prepare a 10–20-minute presentation on an assigned topic to present in Session 2
  10. Write a Coaching Ethics Case using a specific format, to present in Session 3
  11. Submit one recording of your coaching after Session 3: Submittal with self-assessment; Meet with mentor to review your tape
  12. Final Project & Paper: Videotaped presentation/intervention in your community/organization with a 500 words reflection
  13. Final submittal of all Requirements (All Assignments, Reflection Journal, Final Project)
  1. Speak with a Faculty member
  2. Fill in the Registration Form
  3. Attach a short bio
  4. Your registration will be confirmed via email, along with a document that describes “what’s next.”
  5. You are ready

Accepting registrations until December 2024.

If you have questions relating to any aspect of the Masterful Coach Retreat-Trainings Programme, please  send us an email here.

This unique international deeper MCC Programme is comprehensive and allows you to sink into your own masterful coaching in three countries ~ in innovative, inspiring and creative spaces.

The Masterful Coach Programme price, including all materials, on-line and in-person training-retreats and many meals on-site:

  • Registration is: $9,735 (€8.850)
  • Early bird until December 2024: $9,130 (€8.300)

For your own planning, what is included and what is your responsibility, is indicated in the chart below. Note that prices listed are the informed estimates for 2025-26 prices at May 2024 currency exchanges. 

Tuition covers access to lectures, workshops, mentoring & supervision, some meals, retreats, online classes, LMS, and materials for all three in-person retreats. Travel costs and room accommodations are not included.

Instalment plans might be available with major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard) at a slightly higher total.
You can also pay by Wire Transfer, Cheque, Venmo, Stripe, and Viva Wallet.
You can split tuition into 4 payments. You can also choose to attend only 1 or 2 retreats and not the whole program.
Completion Certificates are issued only when the full tuition amount is paid. Upon successful graduation, you will be awarded a certificate for 110 hours.
The program will be submitted to ICF to be accredited at Level 3.
There is no penalty for early payment of tuition in advance.

Read here our Programs policy.

Schedule and plans may change due to unforeseen circumstances. Please ask from the organiser the most recently updated program. See the schedule file here.

Level 3 accreditation is for 75 contact learning hours and is designated as MCC Accredited Education.

Graduates from a Level 3 education and training program may apply for the Master Certified Coach (MCC) Credential using the MCC application path if they meet the credentialing application requirements.

Our program is no ordinary training – it’s a journey towards Mastery, a recognition known worldwide. With our progressive, learner-centric curriculum and expert mentorship, you’ll immerse yourself in the advanced strategies of professional coaching. Not only will you emerge a more competent professional, but you’ll also transform on a personal level, gaining the confidence and insight to inspire change in others.

Upon successful completion of the program, you’re ready to set your sights even higher. Graduates can apply for the Master Certified Coach (MCC) Credential using the MCC application. This prestigious title isn’t simply handed over; it’s earned through dedication, grit, and our top-tier education.

Imagine the doors that could open with the MCC Credential next to your name. You’ll set yourself apart in the coaching industry, demonstrating a level of expertise and commitment that’s sought after by clients and employers alike.

Embark on your journey towards mastery with our program. Because you’re not just learning – you’re ascending towards the pinnacle of your potential. Are you ready to take the leap?

To apply for the MCC Credential, you must currently hold or have previously held a PCC Credential, in addition to meeting further requirements specific to the MCC Credential. ICF offers two application paths to obtain the MCC: the Level 3 path and the Portfolio path.

Level 3 Path

Level 3 programs are open to individuals who hold a PCC and have built into their program the education hours and mentor coaching required to earn an ICF MCC Credential. If you have completed a Level 3 program, you will submit your Level 3 certificate, coaching experience hours and recorded coaching sessions for the performance evaluation in your credential application. Once the application review process is complete, you will then take the ICF Credentialing Exam.

For those who have fully completed and graduated from a Level 3 program, the Level 3 application path should be used. View Sample Level 3 Application.

Level 3 Path Application Price

ICF Member: $675 USD
Non-Member: $825 USD
Estimated Time for Review: 18 weeks

Portfolio Path

For non ICF-accredited education, the program curriculum will need to be submitted with robust documentation to ensure the education received meets ICF standards. The other requirements – mentor coaching and recorded coaching sessions for the performance evaluation – will need to be verified separately and must be included in the application, along with the training certificate(s) and coaching experience hours. Then, the ICF Credentialing Exam must be taken.

For those who did not complete a Level 3 program, the Portfolio application path must be used to apply for a credential.

Portfolio Path Application Price

ICF Member: $675 USD
Non-Member: $825 USD
Estimated Time for Review: 18 weeks

Experience Requirements

Candidates for the MCC Credential must have at least 2,500 hours of coaching experience as of the time they begin their coach-specific education.* Coaches must complete an attestation of this experience as part of the application.

The experience hours must have been with at least 35 clients. Of the 2,500 or more coaching experience hours, at least 2,250 of the hours must be paid.

*For this purpose, ICF defines the start of coach-specific education as any course with at least 30 hours of which at least 24 hours are in ICF Core Competencies instruction. Eligible courses can be ICF-accredited or non –ICF-accredited. Please note that all non-accredited programs and CCE-accredited courses are subject to review by ICF as part of the portfolio application path.

Mentor Coaching Requirements

Candidates on the MCC Portfolio application path must document at least 10 hours of Mentor Coaching on their application. Mentor Coaching hours submitted with an MCC Credential application cannot be the same Mentor Coaching hours applied toward a previous application for the ACC or PCC Credential. Candidates on the Level 3 application path completed Mentor Coaching as part of their Level 3 coaching education program.

The Mentor Coaching hours must occur over a three-month period or longer. Of the 10 hours of mentoring, three hours must be one-on-one. The remaining seven hours may be one-on-one or in a group.

For the MCC Credential, the Mentor Coach must be a current ICF Credential-holder in good standing at the MCC level.

Performance Evaluation Requirements

Candidates for the MCC are required to pass a performance evaluation. This evaluation consists of an ICF Assessor’s review of two recorded coaching sessions with transcripts submitted by the applicant.

The coaching session must be with a regular client who has hired you as a coach and not in any other capacity and must last between 20-60 minutes.

Exam Requirements

All candidates for the MCC credential are required to pass a computer-based written exam administered by ICF Credentials and Standards.

The ICF Credentialing Exam is a tool designed to measure a coach’s knowledge of and ability to apply the ICF definition of coaching, ICF Core Competencies and ICF Code of Ethics.

ICF Credentials and Standards has partnered with Pearson VUE to deliver the new ICF Credentialing Exam. Through its global network of testing centers and OnVUE (Pearson’s online service), candidates may either complete the exam at an on-site Pearson VUE testing center or in their home or office while being monitored by an online proctor. All candidates for an ICF Credential must complete the ICF Credentialing Exam as part of the Credential process.

Please note that our program is more than the minimum requirement of 75 hours. It’s 115 hours. For the latest update on ICF requirements and standards please visit their website. The last update of this communication is July 7, 2023.

Please see this video to learn more about the exam process.

There are many methods by which participants become engaged.
All of these enable learning ~ and with different retention rates.
In Positivity Coaching, we use all the different learning methods and we emphasize the participatory ones.
After all, what’s better than teaching coaching the coaching way?

Accelerated learning and high standards are important concepts in education and training and can be enhanced through the use of multiple focal points, cross-pollination, and a groundbreaking combo of learning modalities.

  • Multiple focal points refer to the use of a variety of learning resources and methods to engage learners and enhance their understanding of the subject matter. This can include visual aids, hands-on activities, group discussions, and online resources, among others. By using multiple focal points, learners can develop a more comprehensive understanding of the subject matter and can apply what they have learned in a variety of contexts.
  • Cross-pollination involves bringing together ideas and approaches from different fields or disciplines to create new insights and solutions. In the context of learning, this can involve exposing learners to diverse perspectives and approaches and encouraging them to think critically and creatively about the subject matter. By cross-pollinating ideas and approaches, learners can develop a more nuanced understanding of the subject matter and can apply their learning in new and innovative ways.
  • A groundbreaking combo of learning modalities involves using a range of different learning methods and techniques to create a dynamic and engaging learning experience. This can include combining classroom instruction with online learning or using interactive simulations and games to reinforce learning objectives. By using a groundbreaking combo of learning modalities, learners can stay engaged and motivated throughout the learning process and can develop a deeper and more lasting understanding of the subject matter.

Overall, by introducing multiple focal points, cross-pollination, and a groundbreaking combo of learning modalities, educators and trainers can create an environment that promotes accelerated learning and high standards. This can help learners to develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen fields and to apply what they have learned in innovative and impactful ways.

The Masterful Coach Training-Retreat Programme consists of three immersive training-retreats held in different locations around the world plus several Zoom working sessions and group calls starting in May 2025.

The programme’s overall hours are 110 including:

  • 7 Observed coaching sessions with feedback
  • 10 Mentor coaching hours (3,25 hrs individual+6,75 hrs in the group)
  • 3 Written assessments of your coaching
  • 5,5 Coaching supervision hours
  • 3 Ethics hours (2.5 hrs in class + 30 min to write the case in a specific format)

The following outlines the whole-cohort meeting timing.
Our meetings together are supplemented by specific self-paced study, individual assignments, and self-scheduled small group meetings.

  • May: Zoom call for introductions, pre-work, and setting intentions.
  • June: Immersion Training-Retreat 1: Invent yourself in the abundance of choices
    Location: Niagara Falls, Canada / Date: 8-12 June 2025

    • Day 1: Welcome
    • Day 2: The Hero’s Journey
    • Day 3: Deepening Trust
    • Day 4: Growing and Transforming
    • Day 5: Personal Assimilation & Integration
  • September: Zoom call to follow up on resources & transformation process alignment
  • October: Immersion Training-Retreat 2: Being you in the seat of exploration
    Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA / Date: 19-23 October 2025

    • Day 1: Welcome
    • Day 2: In Service of Dilemmas!
    • Day 3: A Day of Coach Maturity
    • Day 4: Embracing Rich Tradition
    • Day 5: Personal Assimilation & Integration
  • January: Zoom call to follow up on resources & transformation process alignment
  • March: Immersion Training-Retreat 3: Finding your way through all the noise
    Location: Ronda, Spain / Date: 22-26 March 2026

    • Day 1: Welcome
    • Day 2: Min(e)ding the Relational Field
    • Day 3: Ethical cases exploration
    • Day 4: Coaching Mastery
    • Day 5: Personal Assimilation & Integration
  • April: Zoom call for next steps & celebration

This program is delivered in English in hybrid mode. The whole program schedule below, which displays synchronous and asynchronous, in-person and online activities per month, is comprehensive. Synchronous hours are experienced in person on our three training retreats and on our live online group calls and working sessions. The table below shows the activities per month. See the schedule file here.

Melissa S. Kelly-McCabe, MS, MCC, GPCC

Melissa partners with leaders and coaches as they accelerate their business goals, imprint their own style on the business, and design and live their best lives ~ through personal and group retreats (virtually and in fabulous locations,) one-on-one coaching, and delivering Gestalt coach training and mentorship around the world.

With a goal to bring fun and purpose to every interaction, Melissa is a dynamic and sought public speaker, mentor and trainer for international conferences, corporate universities, key-notes, trainings and large-group facilitation. She integrates creative methods into her work, including nature, art, creativity, food, somatics, and movement. Her website is: https://clearintentstrategy.com

She is currently focusing in four areas:

  • Mentor Coaching and Coaching Supervision for coaches looking to hone their skills, go deeper with their clients, and who are seeking master ICF and/or Gestalt Coach certification;
  • Hosting unique and impactful gatherings and retreats for private leadership, professional and personal development among other strong, interesting leaders, including Cirque Du Sophia for Women at the Top (CirqueDuSophia.com), Create Ripples, Leadership Unleashed!, and A Quiet Voice Within personal retreats;
  • Strategy Coaching for new CEOs to accelerate business goals and imprint their own leading style on their business, with specialty in daughters taking over family businesses and in the non-profit sector; and
  • Facilitating critical strategic conversations with Boards and organizations.

Melissa’s credentials include: International Coach Federation Master Certified Coach (MCC), Certified Mentor Coach (CMC), Board Certified Coach; Gestalt Professional Certified Coach™, Certified Family Business Advisor, Galliard Group, Appreciative Inquiry Certification with David Cooperrider, Assistant to Dr. W. Edwards Deming for 4 years. She is Senior Faculty at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland and past-Director of Education for the Institute’s accredited coaching programs.

Angelos Derlopas, MSc, MCC, ACTC, ESIA

Angelos Derlopas is an esteemed thought leader and coach in personal and professional development. With 30+ years of business experience, he has amassed over 20,000 hours of coaching expertise. As the Founder and Director of Education at Positivity Coaching, his work revolves around training and mentoring coaches, shaping the industry’s future.

His numerous certifications include the prestigious ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC) accreditation, a recognition held by just 4% of coaches worldwide. Angelos’ commitment to excellence in coaching has led him to train 1,000+ coaches, impacting countless lives and careers.

His diverse client portfolio spans 140 countries and includes C-suite executives and VPs in industries such as Pharma (e.g., Novartis, Servier, Excelya), Tech (e.g., Booking, Workable, Connected Kerb), F&B (e.g., Campari Group), Food Chains (e.g., Ahold Delhaize, Giant Food), Tobacco (e.g., Philip Morris International), Luxury brands (e.g., L’Oréal), Insurance (e.g., Euler Hermes), and International Non-Governmental Organizations (e.g., ILO, UNDCO, UNDP, UNHCR, UN Women).

Angelos’ coaching style is centered on empowering clients by prioritizing agency over urgency. He believes in using developmental dialogue to facilitate meaningful shifts in clients’ perspectives and behaviors, helping them to discover and embrace their authentic presence. By holding a safe space for clients, Angelos enables self-reflection, free expression, and exploration of potential opportunities.

In addition to his coaching work, Angelos is a respected conference speaker, book author, coaching magazine publisher, and subject matter expert in ICF Global for both Core and Team Coaching Competencies. He is a founding member of Wise Masterful Coaches. His contributions to the coaching industry have made a significant impact on the lives of individuals, teams, and organizations worldwide.

Angelos’s academic studies include an MBA and an MSc in Psychology. His credentials include International Coaching Federation Master Certified Coach (MCC), International Coaching Federation Advanced Certification in Team Coaching (ACTC), European Mentoring & Coaching Council Supervision Individual Award (ESIA), Accredited Coach Supervisor (CSA), Certified Mentor Coach (CMC) & ICF Certified Assessor for PCC markers & MCC BARS, Certified Five Behaviours Trainer (Wiley), Trained Mentor Trainer (Clutterbuck CMI), Certified Everything DiSC Trainer (Wiley), Mindfulness Awareness Practices (UCLA), Team Coach Supervisor (AHA/CSA) and is a member of the International Coaching Federation (ICF), European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC), British Psychological Society (BPS) & American Psychological Association (APA).

Angelos’s accreditations with Positivity Coaching programmes include ICF ACSTH, ACTP, Level 1, Level 2 and numerous CCE ones.

  1. Q: What are the key dates for the coaching program?
    A: The program consists of three in-person immersion retreats, webinars, and self-paced learning. Key dates include:
    1. April 2025: Webinar Hello & Welcome
    2. May 2025: Self-paced learning
    3. June 8-12, 2025: Retreat 1 in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
    4. October 19-23 2025: Retreat 2 in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
    5. March 22-26 2026.: Retreat 3 in Ronda, Spain
    6. December 2026: Webinar Programme Conclusion & Celebration
  1. Q: What are the requirements for graduation?
    A: To graduate, participants must complete all programme, including attendance, assignments, reflections, and projects.
  2. Q: How much does the program cost?
    A: The total investment for the program is $9,750. This includes tuition, some meals, and materials for all three in-person retreats. Travel costs are not included. See the schedule file here.
  3. Q: Who are the facilitator-trainers for this program?
    A: The trainers are experienced and MCC-certified professional coaches who have extensive expertise in coaching, mentoring, coach supervision, and adult learning. They are dedicated to providing a transformative learning experience for participants.
    Melissa S. Kelly-McCabe, MS, MCC, GPCC: Melissa is an experienced coach and mentor, specializing in facilitating critical strategic conversations, strategy coaching for new CEOs, hosting unique gatherings and retreats for leadership and personal development, and mentor coaching for coaches seeking ICF or Gestalt Coach certification. She holds various certifications, including International Coach Federation Master Certified Coach (MCC) and Certified Family Business Advisor. LinkedIn profile here.
    Angelos Derlopas, MSc, MCC, ACTC, ESIA: Angelos is a thought leader and coach with 30 years of business experience and over 20,000 hours of coaching expertise. He is the Founder and Director of Education at Positivity Coaching, training and mentoring coaches worldwide. He holds the prestigious ICF Master Certified Coach (MCC) accreditation and has trained over 1,000 coaches. Angelos has worked with clients from various industries and international organizations, empowering them through developmental dialogue and authentic presence. He is also a respected conference speaker, author, and founding member of Wise Masterful Coaches. LinkedIn profile here.
  4. Q: What is the commitment required for this program?
    A: Participants must commit to attending all sessions, completing all assignments, and actively engaging in the learning process. They should also be prepared to invest time and effort in self-paced learning and practice coaching sessions.
  5. Q: How do I sign up for the program?
    A: To sign up for the program, please complete the registration form. You will receive an email confirmation once your registration is accepted.
  6. Q: What happens between the in-person training-retreats?
    A: Between in-person training-retreats, participants will engage in self-paced learning, complete assignments, watch coaching demo videos, participate in coaching trios, and attend learning group meetings. See the schedule file here.
  7. Q: Are there any prerequisites for joining the program?
    A: This Programme is intended for the experienced coach who wants to go much deeper with the impact they can have with their coachee and who is interested in personal development and growth. We invite skilled coaches who want to embody the mindset, skills, and behaviors of a master coach (MCC). This program is ideal for the ICF PCC who is ready to coach at the ICF MCC level, the already-MCC credentialed coach who is wanting an international experience to deepen their skills and impact. It is not required that the participant be a  currently credentialed coach.
  8. Q: What is the purpose of the coaching trios?
    A: Coaching trios provide participants with an opportunity to practice their coaching skills, receive feedback, and observe coaching in action. Each participant will coach a total of six times during the program, twice with each of three trio groups

What’s included in the Welcome Pack?

  1. You will get access to the Moodle LMS*
  2. Access to a total of 15 training-retreat days
  3. Access to Mentor Coaching sessions
  4. Access to Coaching Supervision
  5. Access to Observed practice
  6. Access to one tape review

*Access to the digital platform includes:

  • on-demand video lectures,
  • training documents,
  • videos,
  • forms and formats for assignments, and
  • forums.

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