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Coaching for Transformation Certification - 9 months

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Making a Difference

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.

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  • 140 class hours:
    - 12 classroom training days
    - 34 90-minute teleclasses
  • 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

triad coachingCoaching 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 principles, and practice 23 coaching skills that put your clients in the driver’s seat. And that’s only the beginning.

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 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:

  1. Exploring Needs and Values – Discover inner motivators by recognizing immediate needs and long-term values
  2. Expanding the View – Identify limiting beliefs, explore new viewpoints, and choose empowering beliefs

  3. Experiencing the Moment – Connect with the energetic life force by expanding awareness, emotional intelligence, and somatic sensing

  4. Envisioning the Future – Open to new possibilities by engaging the right brain, visualizing, and creating a more compelling future

  5. 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.

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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

March 5 - November 11, 2016

In-person Classes

9 am - 6 pm ET

  • March 5-6, 2016
  • April 30-May 1, 2016
  • June 11-12, 2016
  • August 6-7, 2016
  • September 24-25, 2016
  • November 19-20, 2016

Weekly 90-minute Teleclasses
Tuesdays at 7 pm ET or Wednesdays at 12 pm ET

New York Open Center
22 East 30th Street
New York, NY 10016

Contact Information
Steven Filante

Sharon Brown


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

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

Not included: cost of working with a CFT certified coach for 6 hours

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

Attend a Free Introductory Call

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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. Can you envision coaching people from diverse communities to manifest their vision and goals? As a coach, you’ll support cultural awareness and help clients access their inner wisdom and creativity.

This learning community attracts

  • health care providers and healers
  • social workers, therapists, counselors
  • business owners, managers and leaders from all sectors
  • organization development consultants, and human resources professionals
  • educators, trainers and facilitators

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.

This program is led by coach trainers with extensive experience in:

  • supporting cultural awareness and social change
  • enhancing awareness through diversity and inclusion
  • building healthy, vibrant communities
  • using a holistic approach by integrating body, mind and spirit
  • building a thriving coaching practice
This in-depth professional training is for you even if you are already coaching. If you are an empathic listener who truly enjoys supporting people, you are already impacting the people around you. Coaching for Transformation takes you even deeper. You’ll work with many processes and hone your skills so you have the confidence to face the toughest challenges.

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Sharon Y. Brown, MS, PCC, helps people achieve their professional and personal goals. Drawing on 25 years of corporate experience, she facilitates workplace and community development workshops to catalyze awareness and improve interpersonal dynamics. Sharon is committed to coaching in support of social change and has developed a multicultural coaching curriculum.

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Steven Filante, PCC is a professional certified coach, an international coach trainer and a mentor to coaches. Always open to new modalities and possibilities, Steven challenges his learners to examine all parts of the human experience and how it can bring value to coaching. He coaches small business owners and executives who need a coaching ally to translate their vision of change into the world. Steven designed and delivered Fire in the Heart, an advanced coach training course.

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

Coaching for Transformation taught me skills to create a shared sense of ownership in our community. I am seen as a stronger leader and a better person in my work. 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 coaching course rejuvenated me. 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


INDIA 05 grad woman expressive EVENTI’ve attended some dry academic coaching courses in the past, but what instinctively called me to CFT 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

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

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

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Faculty GroupMentor 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 respect – You will explore the dynamics of power and privilege, build capacity to engage across cultures and support awareness of the need for systemic change. Our faculty is committed to the respect and lifelong learning about different cultures and nationalities and shifting the demographics of the coaching profession by making coaching not only more accessible but more welcoming. The ability to coach across differences is vital in today’s world of diverse organizations and nuanced social change initiatives.

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

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Choosing a coaching program can be a daunting process. We've made it easy for you to experience the Coaching for Transformation holistic approach during a FREE 90-minute teleclass.

During the Power of Coaching teleclass, you will
  • listen to a "live" coaching demo
  • 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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