Diploma in Transformational Coaching FAQs

If you are considering studying with us on our flagship course, the Diploma in Transformational Coaching, then we recommend starting with the main course page if you haven’t already.

This page answers the most frequently answered questions we get about our diploma course. But if you can’t find what you are looking for, or would just prefer a chat, then please do reach out to us in the office on 020 3826 6290.


What is Transformational Coaching?
What is the qualification and what will it give me?
Is it live training or online and distance learning?
How is the training delivered?
Is the course right for me?
How many hours per week does it take?
How long does the course take to complete?
How and when do I practice coaching?
How academic is it?
What additional support is there?

Course Trainers

Robert Stephenson

Robert is the Head of Training at Animas and leads the Foundations, Cognition and Paradigms modules of the Diploma in Transformational Coaching. With a strong focus on working with people’s narratives, Rob helps individuals and groups discover what they really want and helps uncover the stories they tell themselves to remain stuck, lost or confused. As a former actor, Rob infuses his training with energy, fun and dynamism whilst ensuring that you learn the skills and ideas that will ensure you become an exceptional coach.

Peggy Guglielmino

Peggy leads the Transactions module of the Diploma in Transformational Coaching as well as our Certificates in Relationship Coaching and Wellness Coaching. Outside of Animas, Peggy runs her own therapy school, Salus Academy, where she teaches NLP therapy and hypnotherapy. If this wasn’t keeping her busy enough, Peggy runs her own holistic clinic and a booked-solid coaching and therapy practice based in North London working with individuals struggling with life and relationship issues.

Marcus Stone

Marcus leads the Presence module of our Diploma in Transformational Coaching. As a coach, Marcus draws upon person centred practices, use of self and, spaciousness and silence to helps clients feel in to what’s going on within themselves and their situtation. Outside of Animas, Marcus runs a practice working with people in their post mid-life moment who feel lost or ready for a new start. With compassion and kindness combined with acute observational skills, Marcus helps people take the journeys they need to in order to become the person they want to be.