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Become a Five O’Clock Club Certified Career Coach and enjoy exclusive benefits that will supercharge your practice.

You need a very serious résumé and an intensive training course to join the elite of career coaching, but when you do, the benefits, both for those you coach and for yourself, are unmatched.

Our proprietary, research-based, high-touch system is recognized as the industry’s best. We have helped hundreds of thousands of people in career transition develop and achieve their dream job in as little as 10-12 weeks.

Only Five O’Clock Club Certified Coaches enjoy these benefits…

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  • TOOLS TO EXPAND & GROW
    Take your existing coaching practice to the highest level, or get the knowledge and skills you need to start one.
  • CONTINUED EDUCATION
    Learn the industry's most highly regarded approach to job search training and coaching.
  • REFERRAL STREAMS
    Participate in the Five O'Clock Club client referral streams.
  • LEAD GENERATION COMMISION
    Be eligible for the Five O'Clock Club lead-generation commission programs.
  • ONGOING TRAINING
    Receive ongoing training to stay on the cutting edge of emerging issues.
  • CONSTANT COLLABORATION
    Be part of a close-knit network that emphasizes collaboration.

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Course Overview

A professional, comprehensive, intensive 8-week strategic course

The Five O'Clock Club provides Certified Career Coaches with a powerful balance of independence, training, collaboration, and community, plus access to active client referral streams. Certified Career Coaches apply a unified approach to each coaching engagement, ensuring each client receives the same standard of quality, commitment, and personal attention. Regardless of your past coaching experience, you will find the Five O'Clock Club method to be a game changer.

Our Certified Career Coaches come from diverse professional backgrounds, and many have held senior management positions in Fortune 500 companies. As we continue to expand our national presence, we are also expanding the certification program to include candidates from the top 20 U.S. markets.

Our Certification Program

The Five O'Clock Club certification program is a highly professional, deeply comprehensive and intensive eight-week strategic course, designed to teach the industry's top career coaching methodology, how to apply it effectively, and ultimately drive the best outcome for clients. You will acquire tools, best practices, leading-edge techniques, and you will learn proven strategies to help clients implement a successful career transition.

Certification Program Prerequisites

As noted, you must bring a lot to the table to join the Five O’Clock Clubs certified career coaches, but it will be more than worth it. The certification program has a rigorous acceptance process. Prospective candidates should have a successful and demonstrated background in career coaching, recruitment, extensive professional experience, and/or a combination thereof. The acceptance criteria are:

Executive & Career Coaches

  • Minimum 3 years professional coaching experience
  • Significant prior work experience
  • LinkedIn All-Star Profile
  • Personal experience with career transition

Professionals & Executives

  • Minimum 15 years work experience with significant managerial responsibility
  • Graduate degree (MBA or other industry relevant degree)
  • History of mentoring roles within an organization
  • LinkedIn All-Star Profile
  • Personal experience with career transition

Executive
Recruiters

  • Minimum 5 years recruiting experience
  • Significant prior work experience
  • LinkedIn All-Star Profile
  • Personal experience with career transition

Curriculum Requirements

Our certification curriculum is divided into three required components:

1.     Individual Reading & Webinar Viewing

The program syllabus requires program participants to master all TFC training materials, including the 4 core books, class decks and several content based training webinars.

2. Live Web-Based Instruction By Five O’Clock Club Coaches

Eight weekly classes lasting 90 minutes will be held live via web-conference, featuring a variety of Five O'Clock Club Coaches as instructors. Each class will cover new content, plus provide a platform for open questions and answers. Classes will be recorded and available for download should candidates not be able to attend live.

3.    Practical Application (Pro Bono Coaching)

To develop expertise in applying the Method, the certification program also requires candidates to coach a pro bono client throughout the program (a minimum of 6 sessions).

Certification Testing

Our certification career coach testing requires you to:

1.    Submit a Case Study

Submit a written case study on the practical application of our methodology with the pro bono client.

2.    15-Minute Presentation

Conduct a 15-minute oral presentation (web-based) on the case-study. You will be able to schedule, submit and conduct your certification testing requirements over a two-week period following the completion of the curriculum. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be recognized by The Five O'Clock Club as a Certified Career Coach, and an active member of the Coaching Network.

Program Cost: $1,650

Bonnie_Profile

"Though I felt I knew a fair amount, [the certification program's teacher's] tips and techniques were so powerful and so current that I immediately went to all of my private clients and had them change their [LinkedIn] profile, as well as my own. I feel that it is a way to allow clients to be more passively recruitable to use some of his recommendations."

Bonnie Halford
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"For coaches that are looking to build their business, [The Five O'Clock Club] is a great partnership to get involved with because not only do you get the benefit of more experienced coaches to bounce things off of, you also has a unique business partnership where you get referred retail clients."

Teri Coyne
Bonnie_Profile

"If you are new to the career coaching business, this is an excellent way to get familiar with the techniques and procedures to effectively help clients get into new jobs and opportunities quickly. Or if you are a seasoned career professional as I am, I think the value is in the collegiality of being in a great e-community and also an opportunity to stay current in best practices."

Bonnie Halford
Teri_Coyne_Profile

"It’s a methodology that’s been around for over 30 years and its been helping clients successfully get jobs. So that in and of itself was a buy in for me."

Teri Coyne
MaryAnnWalsh_Profile

"The Five O'Clock Club is more proactive than reactive, it teaches you how to hone all of your clients skills and wants and needs and lifestyle and get them in a direction where they are taking charge of their lives."

Mary Walsh
Sunil_profile

"The [certification] program added an additional layer of coaching security and a better level of coaching confidence. [It is] a really simplified method, but very organized in structure when it came to [using it in] coaching. It leads and points clients in the right direction and acts as a guide."

Sunil Harrypersad
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"The Five O'Clock Club embraces the positive learning culture that translates into successful coaches and furthers into satisfied clients."

Sunil Harrypersad
Robert-Hellman-Profile

"The Five O'Clock Club [coach certification] program is simply the best out there. I know this because I attend many career-coach conferences where attendees have far more expensive certifications from well-known brand names, and I always feel like the de facto expert among experts."

Rob Hellmann
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"Once I became certified I was fully confident and able to begin coaching clients.  Very few programs can deliver these results."

Geralyn Capelli
Antia_Profile

"It’s exciting to see how well the TFC job search method works regardless of the client’s industry, position or age. Even when working with clients who have a difficult search, I can feel confident that they will find a new position."

Anita Attridge
TomR_Profile

"This new pillar in my coaching practice has allowed me to serve clients in transition much more effectively."

Tom Rice
Jeanet_Profile

"The [method is a] systematic straight forward approach. Each tool building on the previous tool, to deliver great collateral marketing material, effective job search strategies and a more confident client."

Jeanet Lamoca
Carroll_Profile

"[The certification program] gave me deeper insights into job search process, and confirmed much knowledge that I had. I found some of the measures that could be applied to one's job search to ensure structure, robustness and focus to be very helpful.  I found the interview prep strategies very helpful as well."

Carroll Welch
Tana_Profile

"It was a personal goal of mine to become certified through TFC. As a former client, I felt I could bring a unique perspective to future coaching clients. The weekly webinars and the availability of [the instructors] throughout the course to provide ongoing feedback, reassurance and coaching [was the most useful]."

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Carroll_Profile

"Being certified by The Five O'Clock Club really pulled together a lot of information for me and gave me a lot of great new information in how to advise clients in their job search method.What I found most useful about The Five O'Clock Club method of job search was the many different frameworks and parameters and structures that it provides to give clients direction and a focus."

Carroll Welch
Carroll_Profile

"The Five O'Clock Club certification has enabled me to connect with a network of coaches and other professionals, and it provides a lot of resources for my continuing growth and development as a coach. There's a lot of webinars, breakfast [seminars] and other information and resources that can really keep me continuing to grow and learn as a coach. It also has a level of recognition and validation that comes with it"

Carroll Welch
Carroll_Profile

"I would highly recommend participation in the TFC Certification program. It's a very robust and substantive and rigorous training program, and I found the instructors to be very top notch. It also has a level of recognition and validation that comes with it.  I completely expect and have already experienced sort of an uptick in my client business based on my having been certified by The Five O'Clock Club."

Carroll Welch
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Program Shedule

Spring 2017

CLASS #1 ...........................Tuesday, March 14th

CLASS #2 ...........................Tuesday, March 21st

CLASS #3 ...........................Tuesday, March 28th

CLASS #4 ...........................Tuesday, April 18th

CLASS #5 ...........................Tuesday, April 25th

CLASS #6 ...........................Tuesday, May 2nd

CLASS #7 ...........................Tuesday, May 9th

CLASS #8 ...........................Tuesday, May 9th

Oral Final Presentation

Tuesday, May 23rd or Wednesday, May 24th

Classes will be recorded and available for download should candidates not be able to attend live. Each class will be 90 minutes in duration. Classes will be conducted via teleconference and web-based screen share technology.

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