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Coaching for Transformation Certification - 9 months



Dates and Time

September 13, 2019 - May 23, 2020

In Person Classes: 9 am - 6 pm PT

  • September 13-14, 2019
  • November 1-2, 2019
  • December 13-14, 2019
  • February 14-15, 2020
  • March 27-28, 2020
  • May 22-23, 2020

    Weekly Teleclasses

    Wednesdays 5-6:30 pm PT

    A second teleclass will be added on Wednesdays at 9 am PT if high enrollment


    2806 Clearwater St.
    Los Angeles, CA 90039

    Contact Information

    Damon Azali-Rojas

    Sarah Jawaid

    This class is full. Please contact Kim@LeadershipthatWorks.com or (570) 744-1576 to be added to the waiting list.


    Making a Difference

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

    This 9-month certification is for you if you want to become a world-class coach.

    You can coach your clients to deepen their relationships, transform their workplace, or lead a powerful social change initiative. And so much more...

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

    Program Components

    In this highly experiential learning environment, you will participate in:

    • 140 class hours
    • 10 mentor hours
    • 40-100 practice coaching hours
    • Weekly online discussions
    • Oral and written assessments

    As a Certified Professional Coach, from an International Coach Federation accredited school, you will be well-prepared to launch your career as a coach. Or you can become an internal coach in your organization or use coaching to take your leadership to the next level.


    Delve into a holistic curriculum to help people create a better future. Coaching for Transformation goes beyond theories, principles, and models and works with clients on a deep level. You learn how to coach the whole person: the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

    You'll have weekly teachings, demonstrations, practice, and discussions that focus on real-life applications. Between sessions, you put the teachings into practice. As you discover your strengths, creativity, and core values, you develop the confidence to coach any client on any issue.

    Coaching for Transformation takes place in a supportive learning community where you will discover how to put your clients in the driver’s seat. And that’s only the beginning.

    The 5 pathways to alignment support deep transformation:

    1. Exploring Needs and Values – Help your clients become conscious of their underlying needs so that their core values snap into focus. This awareness provides a blueprint for making decisions. When clients become aware of what motivates them, they create energized, values-driven action plans.
    2. Experiencing the Moment – Whether they are facing daunting obstacles or cool opportunities, invite your clients to experience the present moment. As they honor the intuitive wisdom of their bodies, explore their emotions, and embrace resistance, they can connect with their authenticity and life force before moving into action.
    3. Expanding the View – When your clients hold limiting beliefs, you can help them explore and embody a wide range of viewpoints. This playful approach helps clients release disempowering viewpoints and embrace new possibilities – and new ways of being.
    4. Envisioning the Future – Discover new methods of visioning that help your clients awaken. Learn how to open new possibilities by engaging the right brain, visualizing, and creating a more compelling future.
    5. Embracing the Shadow – Explore multiple parts of the psyche and embrace their positive intent. Working with your clients’ inner world inspires them to honor all of who they are—and connect to the deep reservoir of wisdom known as the Self.

    Each module is highly experiential with rich feedback.

    Beyond the 5 pathways, additional modules cover:

    • Welcome to Coaching – Explore 3 levels of listening to help clients connect to their passion. Embody the 5 principles of coaching to honor your client's innate wisdom.

    • Skills: The Coaches Palette – Experiment widely to learn the nuances of 23 coaching skills and when to apply them.

    • Culturally Aware Coaching – Deepen your awareness of power, privilege, and culture so that you can easily coach people from any culture or background.

    • Calling out the Power – Learn bold coaching methods to help your clients get unstuck and awaken to their full power. Find out how this requires you to step out of your comfort zone—as you ask your clients to do the same.

    • The Business of Coaching – Identify, design, and launch the coaching practice that is right for you. You’ll learn the nuances of starting a coaching business, marketing, pricing, and attracting clients—so your practice becomes sustainable.

    • Soul and Spirit – Explore the realms of soul and spirit, their relationship to coaching, and help spiritually-oriented clients deepen their connection to those realms. You'll also learn to coach secular clients as you develop your intuition and explore life purpose. 

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

    What's Unique About Coaching for Transformation in Los Angeles

    Coaching for Transformation is the first accredited coach training program for the social sector. If you advocate for social justice, lead a nonprofit, organize communities, or build movements, this is a coaching program built to support you in your work. You'll learn how your needs and values, internal voices, and current viewpoints are impacted by systemic oppression and how you can make conscious intentions to decolonize yourself and the organizations you work with. Using coaching skills, you'll empower others to shift their own relationship to power and privilege and unpack how the myriad forms of systemic oppression affect an individual’s and organization's process of transformation. As such, you'll gain practical skills to support your clients, colleagues, and compas in leading from their highest, most compassionate, creative, and courageous selves and overcoming fear, anxiety, and trauma as they move toward true liberation.

    Coaching for Transformation-Los Angeles invites members of the cohort to show up and explore all aspects of their identities and their interactions in the world by maintaining an environment that honors the spirit. Sarah and Damon, Coaching for Transformation-Los Angeles’ lead facilitators, draw on the ancient traditions of Islam/Sufism and the African spiritual practices of Ifa while supporting you in tapping into your own intuitive guidance regardless of your faith, spiritual tradition, or secular identity. Sarah and Damon teach from their full selves and invite you to be present as yours.

    Accredited by the International Coach Federation, Coaching for Transformation-Los Angeles is built on a commitment to the values of social justice and making coaching accessible to less-served communities. This program is led by coach trainers with extensive experience in:

    • anti-oppression organizing and building power in vulnerable and targeted communities
    • exploring how coaching can be used in interrupting cycles of violence from intimate to the global scale
    • building the communication and relational capacity of social justice leadership from the executive levels to the on-the-ground program staff and community volunteers
    • supporting educators, healers, spiritual leaders and other helping professionals to be aware of power dynamics and create conscious relationships in alignment with their values
    • using spirit-led approaches for healing, alignment and life direction
    • supporting personal and organizational transformation and values alignment
    • supporting transformational coach training inside prisons
    • understanding neurobiology and the body’s natural threat responses and ways to regulate and be able to access all parts of the brain
    • addressing and healing trauma and internalized oppression and trauma through individual and group process
    Training Team


    Damon Azali-Rojas, PCC 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. 
    Sarah Jawaid, PCC is a community organizer and certified professional coach. She has nearly 10 years experience in non-profits with expertise in leadership development and policy reform with a focus on housing, environment and criminal justice. Sarah loves the idea of coaching being a tool to bridge individual growth and spirituality with systemic change.

    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
    • integrating body, mind and spirit
    • building vibrant, healthy communities
    What Our Graduates are Saying

    I was blown away by the vulnerability, caring, and generosity of the instructors. I wanted that authenticity. They opened up a whole new world for me. Life changing. Worth every penny and more. —Sarah Lightfoot

    The CFT program was the most challenging, uplifting and life-changing experience that I have ever had. —Rowena Zabrodsky

    The supportive community and experiential focus was so valuable. There’s nothing better than learning by doing. —Sharon Taub

    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

    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

    The most valuable outcome for me is that I am more open. I used to be controlling and judgmental but I’ve made a complete 180 degree change in the way I coach and train. Now I dive in, take risks and create a space where we can learn together. I care deeply, bring in more curiosity and I’m more vulnerable, which helps clients deepen their own awareness. —Nancy Smyth

    I have never in my life experienced learning so empowering, joyful, rewarding and life changing. The course is the best thing that has happened to me in years and worth every penny! I highly recommend participating if you are interested in contributing to change that matters. —Daniela Herzog

    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

    5 Reasons to Choose Coaching for Transformation

    Maria Michael Leslie Faculty Retreat EVENTMentor 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.

    • $8,495 Pay in Full
    • $8,860 Payment Plan

        Extra Early bird rate through May 13, 2019: $7,895

        Early bird rate through July 13, 2019: $8,095

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

        Not included: working with a CFT certified coach of your choice for 6 hours.

        Financial Assistance

        Scholarships are awarded based on financial need, potential to reach under-resourced communities, and your capacity to have an impact. More about Financial Assistance...

        Find Out if Coaching for Transformation is Right for You

        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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