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Coaching for Transformation Certification - 9 months


Course Date And Time

September 20-21, October 25-26, December 13-14, January 31 - February 1, March 14 & 15, May 16-17 9 AM - 6 PM. Teleclasses are held weekly between classroom training sessions. Each teleclass is offered twice - on Tuesdays at noon and Wednesdays at 7 pm (ET).ACTP Logo2

Program Details

Want to create lasting, effective change in yourself and others? Can you envision coaching people from diverse communities to manifest their vision and goals? As a coach, you’ll support multicultural awareness and help clients access their inner wisdom and creativity.

Using a holistic approach, you’ll integrate body, mind and spirit, to empower people to be the change they want to see in the world.

Course Overview

This Personal and Professional Coaching training is at the forefront of coaching training and offers a concentration in holistic coaching.

Whether you’re a social activist, manager, counselor, health-care worker, or passionate about the change you want to see in the world, your coaching skills will help people create a better future. You can use this program to become a professional coach or you can use your coaching skills to enhance your effectiveness. 

If you are committed to social change and human evolution, this training will deepen your effectiveness. Geared toward social sector innovators, this program helps you address the assets and challenges of people outside the dominant culture. After graduating you will continue to draw from a community of diverse coaches for mutual support.


  • 140 hours of training (65% in person and 35% via teleclass)
    • 12 classroom training days
    • 34 teleclasses (90 minutes each)
  • 10 hours mentor coaching
  • 40 hours of practice coaching with peers and clients
  • Weekly on-line discussions to explore concepts, celebrate success and address challenges
  • Final evaluation (oral coaching competencies demonstration and written exam)

In addition, you’ll work with a CFT certified coach of your choice for 6 hours (not included in the program cost).

 The Trainers:

Richard Michaels resizedRichard Michaels is a master certified coach, Gestalt therapist and artist. He has been leading workshops on personal, professional and spiritual development for over 30 years. He is a founding member, teacher and trustee at the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health in Lenox, MA.



Martha Lasley resizedMartha Lasley is an executive coach who facilitates training and coaching programs to develop passionate leaders and learning organizations. She coaches leaders and social change activists to help them maximize their contribution. She is the author of Faciltating with Heart and Courageous Visions. 



Madhu Maron resized

Madhu Krishnappa Maron is a certified professional coach. Fostering self-connection is her life’s work, and it is reflected in her specialty: supporting women to courageously place themselves at the center of their lives. In addition to coaching with individual clients, she leads workshops across the country and is on the faculty of Leadership That Works.


What Makes Coaching for Transformation Unique

Coaching for Transformation is an exciting adventure in experiential learning where you will face the cutting edges of your own growth, as well as:

  • Receive mentoring with rigorous feedback on your coaching skills
  • Focus on transformation for the client and the coach
  • Deepen awareness of multicultural coaching
  • Expand emotional intelligence and needs awareness
  • Learn how to build your coaching business

Course Curriculum includes:

  • Coaching Skills
  • Exploring Needs and Values
  • Multicultural Coaching
  • Expanding the View
  • Experiencing the Moment
  • Vision and Strategy
  • Embracing the Shadow
  • Calling out the Client’s Power
  • The Business of Coaching
  • Soul and Spirit
  • Celebration and Completion

"On a professional level, as a psychotherapist, this course has added a new dimension to how I practice, not only in using many of the new skills I've learned, but also in how I see my clients as whole and resourceful. On a personal level, I have my own sense of wholeness and most importantly more self-acceptance. I'm more open with myself, more willing to take risks to put myself out there, and very excited about that." -Sharon Taub

"In a word: wow! My experience with Coaching for Transformation has been, well, transformative. The way in which I work with people and the way I see myself has completely transformed as a result of this course. I've seen such exponential growth in my intuition, awareness of the body, and my ability to see the perfection, elegance and beauty in every situation and in all people no matter their appearance. The skills I learned have shifted the way I interact with my clients, my friends and family and especially myself. Without a doubt, I owe a large part of my success today as a coach to my work with Coaching for Transformation." -John Dulworth

"I coached a colleague recently on something that, 5 years ago, I forcefully TOLD her how to handle over a period of time, but nothing changed. By listening to her deeper needs, SHE came to the realization she needed to take better care of herself, and in 3 short weeks, has completely remodeled herself, and actually willingly making time to do all the stuff I tried to force on her 5 years ago!" -Heather Markel


Registration and Investment:

Registration information will be available in March.

Your Total Investment of $7,495 US dollars includes tuition, books and mentor coaching.

You are required to work with your own CFT coach for 6 hours, which is an additional cost.

Payment plan available.

Location Information     Contact Information
New York Open Center
22 East 30th Street
New York, NY 10016
212-219-2527 ext. 2

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  Martha Lasley
Fax: 570-297-5038
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