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Coaching for Transformation Certification LOS ANGELES - 9 months


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Program Details

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Coaching for Transformation (CFT) is the first and only accredited coach  training program designed for coaching in the social justice/nonprofit sector, with a focus on cultural awareness in its many aspects including ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ablism, socio-economic status, power and privilege.

Accredited by the International Coach Federation, CFT is led by experienced coach trainers with extensive nonprofit experience who:
  • Deliver an accredited coach training curriculum that addresses the assets and challenges faced by people of different cultures, including issues of power and privilege.
  • Recruit participants committed to the values of social justice and to making coaching accessible to less served communities.
  • Create, support and honor the training needs of a diverse learning community.
  • Hold values of possibility and success for participants as they work their way toward graduation.

Leadership that Works is an innovator in the coaching field and a lead partner with the Coaching and Philanthropy Project (CAP) created to assess and advance coaching as a strategy for building effective nonprofit organizations. Utilizing the results from the CAP project, CFT-Los Angeles includes specific competencies necessary for coaches working in the nonprofit sector and with diverse, multicultural communities. We actively learn from our faculty, other colleagues and students how best to address the needs of the nonprofit sector and diverse communities and integrate these lessons into our dynamic coach-training curriculum.

Program Components

  • 140 class hours
    • 12 classroom training days
    • 34 90-minute teleclasses
  • 10 mentor hours
  • 40-100 practice coaching hours
  • 6 hours working with a Coaching for Transformation certified coach
  • Weekly online discussions
  • Oral and written assessments
When you complete the program requirements, you become a Certified Professional Coach from an International Coach Federation(ICF) accredited school.

Course Curriculum

  • 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

Dates and Time
All times are Pacific time zone

In-person Training
9 am - 6 pm

  • September 19-20, 2015
  • November 7-8, 2015
  • December 12-13, 2015
  • January 23-24, 2016
  • March 19-20, 2016
  • May 21-22, 2016

Weekly Teleclasses
Choose the time that works best for you

  • Wednesdays at 8:00-9:30 am OR
  • Wednesdays at 5:00-6:30pm PT
To be announced

Contact Information
Damon Azali-Rojas
Phone: (323) 309-7988


  • $7,495 payment in full*
  • $7,860 installment plan

The cost includes tuition, mentoring and all books and resources.

Not included: cost of working with a CFT certified coach (minimum 6 hours)

*Early Registration until July 31, 2015: $7,095 payment in full

Financial Assistance
Leadership that Works is committed to advancing the field of coaching around the world. It is our goal to offer coach training to as many people as possible, allowing for the ripple effect of coaching to have a positive impact on the world. A limited number of scholarships are available for selected courses. Scholarship funds are awarded based on financial need and the potential impact you will have as a coach.

Download a scholarship application
Program Facilitators

Belma Gonzalez resizedBelma González, PCC has been providing assets-based, culturally aware coaching to nonprofit and social justice activists since 2004. She works with diverse, multi-generational clients on leadership enhancement, change management, work/life transitions, balance and fulfillment. Belma has coached participants of thirteen leadership development programs to date; all with an eye to strengthening the nonprofit sector and social justice movement. Belma is a co-founder of Prism Coaching, a group of coaches of color who consider the identification, understanding and use of cultural influences as assets.


 Damon Azali resizedDamon Gbuduala Azali-Rojas, CPC is a life coach, a community organizer, and a priest in the Yoruba spiritual tradition of Ifa. He has over fifteen years of experience in social and racial justice movements addressing state and community violence and promoting healing. What excites Damon is how coaching can be used to both enhance social movements and deepen individual spirituality.

Program What Graduates are Saying

Prior to Coaching for Transformation I went through a bumpy career transition. I silenced my voice. Unplugged. The coaching course rejuvenated me. I got my voice back. I discovered who I was, what I was, and how I served. I’ve never had this much impact—I’ve strengthened my intuition and my approach is a return to the old—it feels ancient, sacred, and intuitive. The biggest change in my life is that I feel free and I am not afraid.” – Leslie Brown

“I’ve attended some dry academic coaching courses in the past, but what instinctively called me to Coaching for Transformation was its edgy feel, and its values of creativity and social justice. The program has been the single most important learning experience I’ve had in over a decade. CFT helped me remember my core values, quirky strengths, and love for community and connection. The program enabled me to trust my intuition and take creative risks, and in turn, it provided me with the tools to help clients do the same.” – Jessica Balboni



“The impact of Coaching for Transformation has been profound. One of my biggest realizations was that my dedication to learning was not coming from a loving place—it was a disguise for feeling like I was not enough. My coach asked, “How can you be in a loving relationship with all parts of yourself?” That struck a chord. I started bringing more lightness to the way I approached my work. This shift has allowed me to set realistic expectations for myself, stop over-promising, and to listen more. Since letting go of having to be a star, I find I’m doing my best work.” – Rebecca Aced-Molina

"Coaching is a radical form of de-colonization where people become whole, recognize their uniqueness, and trust their divine knowing about their community needs. This is especially useful when multiple generations have experienced trauma, oppression and subjugation. Coaching for Transformation is the tool for generational healing.” – Sophia Kizilbash

“The course is absolutely fantastic. It has deepened my NVC practice and my ability to really support people when connecting with their deepest values, dreams and goals. I have never in my life experienced learning as so empowering, joyful, rewarding and life changing. I have started with clients and the training helps me to be more competent, not a "rent a friend" person, but a real coach. One that also, when necessary is outspoken with the client in order to support them in leaving their comfort zone and moving towards what they really need and value. The course is the best thing that has happened to me in years and worth every penny!”Daniela Herzog


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