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Coaching for Transformation Certification NEW YORK - 9 months

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Program Details

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Coaching for Transformation takes place in a dynamic learning community that prepares you to become a certified professional coach. You will discover 3 levels of listening, embody 6 principles, and practice 24 coaching skills that put your clients in the driver’s seat.

Each module is highly experiential, packed with demonstrations, plenty of practice and rich feedback.

The 5 pathways to alignment are powerful processes that lead to
deep transformation:

  • Exploring Needs and Values – Discover inner motivators by recognizing immediate needs and long-term values
  • Expanding the View – Identify limiting beliefs, explore new viewpoints, and choose empowering beliefs
  • Experiencing the Moment – Connect with the energetic life force by expanding awareness, emotional intelligence, somatic sensing
  • Envisioning the Future – Open to new possibilities by engaging the right brain, visualizing, and creating a more compelling future
  • Embracing the Shadow – Recognize the purpose of inner critics and transform them into allies

Accredited by the International Coach Federation, Coaching for Transformation is led by experienced coach trainers with extensive 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.

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 Eastern time zone

In-person Training
9 am - 6 pm

  • September 26-27, 2015
  • October 31 - November 1, 2015
  • December 12-13, 2015
  • January 30-31, 2016
  • March 19-20, 2016
  • May 14-15, 2016

Weekly Teleclasses
Choose the time that works best for you

  • Tuesdays at 12-1:30 pm OR
  • Wednesdays at 7-8:30 pm ET
New York Open Center
22 East 30th Street
New York, NY 10016
(212) 219-2527 Ext 2
Contact Information
Richard Michaels
Phone: (413) 528-6805


  • $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)

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

Richard MichaelsRichard Michaels, MCC, CPCC, is a Master Certified Coach, Gestalt Therapist and artist. He is a visionary co-founder and director of Coaching for Transformation, and has been creating and leading workshops on personal, professional, and spiritual development for 40 years. He was a founding member of Kripalu Center in 1970, where he was a teacher, trustee and fundraiser. Richard is an author of Coaching for Transformation: Igniting Personal and Social Change and Moments on Canvas: Paintings by Richard Michaels.


Madhu Maron resizedMadhu Krishnappa Maron, PCC, CPC, works with people who are stuck in their careers, would love to do something different and have no idea how to start. She supports clients in creating a more satisfying and whole work life. Prior to becoming a coach, Madhu worked as a Human Resources professional for nearly twenty years for The Associated Press, Standard & Poors and other companies.

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

Location Information:
22 East 30th Street
New York, NY

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New York Open Center


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