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Coaching for Transformation Certification DISTANCE LEARNING - 11 months

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Coaching for Transformation gives you a wide range of skills that profoundly impact people’s lives.

Whatever issues your clients bring to the table, coaching can transform a mediocre life into an extraordinary path of awareness, growth and service. You can coach your clients to develop a stronger team, transform their workplace, or lead a powerful social change initiative.

Coaching is life-changing, as well as world-changing work. You will learn powerful tools that allow you to serve people and make a great living while making a difference.

Program Components

  • 140 class hours
  • 10 mentor hours
  • 40-100 practice coaching hours
  • 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.

Program Curriculum
Event Photo Belma and Antoinette CroppedCoaching for Transformation takes place in a supportive learning community that prepares you to become a certified professional coach. You will discover 3 levels of listening, embody 5 pri

As a Certified Professional Coach, you can launch a coaching career, become an internal coach in your organization or use coaching skills to expand your leadership capacity. Coaching nciples, and practice 23 coaching skills that put your clients in the driver’s seat. And that’s only the beginning.

Coaching for Transformation attracts leaders from diverse backgrounds, including business, nonprofit, social change, health care, education, and more.

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, and 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

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

Beyond the 5 pathways, additional modules cover:

  • Welcome to Coaching – Practice 3 levels of listening and embody the 5 principles of coaching

  • Skills: The Coaches Palette – Learn the nuances of 23 coaching skills and when to apply them

  • Culturally Aware Coaching – Explore privilege, power dynamics, and culture so you can easily coach across differences

  • Calling out the Power – Deepen your compassion and expand into bold coaching that awakens new possibilities

  • The Business of Coaching – Launch your coaching practice using a set of tools that make marketing fun and easy. Or learn how to build a thriving practice as an internal coach.

  • Soul and Spirit – Develop intuition, connect with source, and discover life purpose

  • Celebration and Completion – Integrate your learning, celebrate your journey and your graduation as a Certified Professional Coach!

Dates and Time
All times are Eastern time zone

Semi-weekly 90-minute teleclasses are held on Mondays and Thursdays at 2 pm OR 8 pm. Choose the time that works best for you.

Contact Information
Belma González
Phone: (510) 594-7660


Dewey Schott
Phone: (510) 287-6690


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

Cost includes: tuition, mentoring, books, assessment, learning community and resources.

You will also work with a CFT certified coach of your choice for 6 hours (not included in the program cost).

Students spend an average of 6-8 hours each week throughout the course. This includes classes, mentor sessions, working with a professional coach, peer coaching, reading, assessments and discussi

Financial Assistance
Leadership that Works is committed to advancing the field of coaching by making coach training accessible to as many people as possible. A limited number of scholarships are awarded based on financial need, your potential to reach diverse communities and the impact you will have as a coach.

Download a scholarship application

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We welcome participants from all over the world because the entire program is by phone or online. This learning community attracts people from many fields, including leaders in social justice, organizations, health care, consulting, the healing arts, and more. Regardless of your field, your coaching skills will help people create a better future. You can use this program to become a professional coach or use your coaching skills to enhance your career.

The Coaching Essentials distance learning course flows seamlessly into Coaching for Transformation certification training and Coaching Essentials tuition is applied toward the CFT certification program.

This program is led by coach trainers with extensive experience in culturally aware coaching, including:

  • building on the assets and addressing the challenges faced by people of different cultures
  • supporting personal and organizational transformation
  • developing nonprofit and social justice leaders
  • resisting, eradicating, and replacing oppression
  • building vibrant, healthy communities

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. As a coach, you’ll support multicultural awareness and help clients access their inner wisdom and creativity.

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Belma Gonzalez - websiteBelma 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.

Dewey Schott - WebsiteDewey Schott, CPCC, PCC
coaches individuals who are committed to transformational social change. He has over eighteen years of experience working in the social and cultural sectors specializing in capacity building and leadership development. In addition to teaching and coaching individual clients, he facilitates NAMAC Leadership Institute, New York Foundation for the Arts' Emerging Leaders Boot Camp, and is a founding member of Coaching For Justice.


Our faculty members have an unwavering commitment to your growth as a coach and their own continuous learning. Our dynamic international team is committed to every participant becoming an excellent coach. To that end, you can count on our faculty to:

  • Co-create a safe, courageous learning environment where you can take risks
  • Give you straightforward, rigorous feedback
  • Challenge you to step into your power as a coach
  • Make room for every voice and keep group learning our first priority
  • Take advantage of learning opportunities that emerge live in the moment

Program What Graduates are Saying

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  


I work with native youth to help them become leaders. I used to give them lots of advice—do this, do that. They were exhausted and worn out and so was I. Now that I’m using what I learned in Coaching For Transformation, they like me, they want to work with me! It’s much more collaborative. —Sophia Kizilbash

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

I help young women in leadership roles step into their power. Shifting from consulting to coaching, my clients are taking ownership in their decisions. The impact of Coaching for Transformation on me personally is magical—the quality of my life and relationships has improved because I’m letting in love and learning. —Dara Silverman

Coaching for Transformation is an outstanding coach training program that delves into areas generally mentioned but seldom taught. I received formal coach trainings from various schools in the last ten years but this is the first time a program has actually taken me into areas of developing intuition, working with client and coach's vulnerability, allowed coach to experiment with transformative pathways. This program is highly recommended for anyone interested in becoming a highly competent coach, but even more recommended for those who, like me, spent years coaching and are searching for mastery. —Isabelle Min, Transition Catalyst Korea Institute

Coaching for Transformation affected my way of working from the very first teleclass. As an organizational development consultant, I learned how to trust the inner wisdom of my clients. A new ease, flow and beautiful connection between me and my clients have opened new opportunities for growth and change. —Annika Schabbauer

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Stock photo2Mentor feedback – Going beyond theory, principles and models, you will coach many people on real issues. You get to work with several mentors, both in small groups and one-on-one. Your mentors help you identify your strengths and give you rigorous feedback to take your coaching to the next level.

Cultural awareness – You will explore the dynamics of power and privilege, build capacity for cultural sensitivity and support awareness of the need for systemic change. Our faculty is committed to lifelong learning on multicultural competencies and shifting the demographics of the coaching profession by making coaching more accessible. The ability to coach across differences is vital in today’s world of multicultural and multigenerational organizations.

Deep, lasting change – Many coaching models just scratch the surface—focusing on short-term impact. In the Coaching for Transformation program, you’ll be diving into uncharted depths to help clients break through limiting beliefs, tap the wisdom of their bodies, identify their emotions and understand their needs. From that grounded, centered place of deep awareness, clients can develop strategies and take actions that honor their values and drive social change.

Supportive learning community – As a student you won’t be stuck on an island with a “how to” manual. In fact, you’ll interact with the same peers for the duration of the course—creating trusting, lasting relationships as you collectively celebrate successes and support each other’s development as coaches.

Business development – What good is it to become a certified coach if you don’t have clients? Coaching for Transformation includes a powerful business development program that helps you start working with clients even before you graduate. You’ll discover your unique gifts and develop marketing messages that reach your specialty niche. With many tools under your belt, you can get your practice up and running quickly

Program Find Out

Faculty GroupChoosing a coaching program can be a daunting process. We've made it easy for you to experience the Coaching for Transformation learning platform, our facilitation style and holistic approach to coaching during a FREE 90-minute teleclass.

During the Power of Coaching teleclass, you will

  • listen to a "live" coaching demo
  • learn and experiment with basic coaching skills
  • participate in an interactive Q&A session
By the end of the call you'll be ready to start using the new skills you've learned, plus you’ll have the information you need to make a clear decision about whether Coaching for Transformation is the best coach training program for you.
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