Making a Difference
Want to make a living and make a difference doing what you love?
Coaching for Transformation is an exciting adventure that deepens awareness and supports personal growth.
Maybe you’ve thought about training to become a professional coach but are looking for a program that’s a good fit for you?
If you care about consciousness, depth, heart connection, and social change, you’re in the right place.
What to Expect from this Class
During this FREE 2-hour class, you’ll learn new coaching skills, witness a coaching demonstration and experience the coaching process yourself.
We value experiential learning. That’s why we build in lots of time for coaching practice. Even during this very first class. Our goal is for you to take away solid coaching skills that you can use immediately.
You’ll also find out what the 9-month Coaching for Transformation is all about. By the end of the class, you’ll have enough information to make a clear decision about whether this coaching program is for you.
- 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.
Coaching 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:
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
Each module is highly experiential, packed with demonstrations, plenty of practice, and rich feedback.
Beyond the 5 pathways, additional modules cover:
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
Dates and Time
November 8, 2019
7 - 9 pm ET In Person
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 people in the healing arts, managers, consultants, and leaders from all sectors. 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:
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.
- supporting personal transformation and social change
- enhancing awareness through diversity and inclusion
- building healthy, vibrant communities
- using holistic approach by integrating body, mind and spirit
- building a thriving coaching practice
Sharon Brown,MS,PCC is a certified professional coach who helps people achieve their professional and personal goals. Drawing on 25 years of corporate experience, she trains coaches and also teaches coaching skills in workplace, school and community settings that enhance communication and collaboration. Sharon is committed to coaching in support of social change and has developed a multicultural coaching curriculum.
Michael Wise, MPH, PCC, draws on his experiences as a queer man and cancer survivor to support clients to step into their bravery, authenticity, and resilience. With over 20 years in the nonprofit sector focusing on social justice and teen leadership development, he brings a down to earth, direct and playful approach to his coaching and training.
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
I’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, Transition Catalyst Korea Institute
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
Mentor 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