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Community Coaching Certification Program - Distance Learning - 7 months




Dates and Time

September 10, 2019 - March 31, 2020

This program is delivered 100% via distance learning with weekly 2-hour classes on Tuesdays, 7-9 pm ET 

Contact Information

Kathy Grosso
(269) 317-0148

Kena Acuña

Kim Fowler

General Inquiries
(570) 297-3333


As a society, we are living in an intense time of change that requires re-imagining the way forward within our communities. Many individuals are also noticing a deeper desire for connection and more meaningful processes to uncover what remains beneath the surface. To support this uncovering, the Community Coaching Certification (CCC) program assists change makers in moving forward with their work; while simultaneously building coaching skills that support staying at the cutting edge. This work is built upon Leadership that Works’ mission to give communities that have traditionally been denied access to coaching, access to this dynamic strategy that supports sustainable transformation.

The CCC 7-month distance learning certification program introduces you to 20 core coaching skills and prepares you to facilitate coaching for individuals and groups. This certification is recognized by the International Coach Federation (ICF), ensuring you can use your skills to support communities globally.

By the end of the program you will be able to support clients to:

  • Navigate complex situations using a coaching approach to gain insight and clarity.
  • Build and support leadership development at all levels in a community.
  • Generate authentic and grounded action.
  • Create cultures of connection and collaboration.
  • Magnify the value of diverse perspectives.
  • Design innovative systems, projects, programs and campaigns that incorporate a coaching approach.

What Your Investment Covers

This program includes:

  • 6 two-hour recordings
  • 26 two-hour webinars
  • 4 mentoring sessions (one group and three individual) to hone your skills
  • Learning and community resources
  • Training materials
  • Certification 
Training Team


Kathy Grosso, ACC, has created a coaching path that is built on a desire to embed coaching in communities and organizations. “Making coaching skills available and accessible to as many individuals and organizations excites me and grounds me in my desire to work within and for community.”

Kena Acuña, ACC has started and led a number of programs and organizations that have impacted diverse communities, both in New York City and in Latin America, including Taller Salud, a women’s health collective in Puerto Rico which is still flourishing 40 years after its founding and is internationally recognized and respected for its work. Kena enjoys working with leaders, both acknowledged and informal, who are committed to social change and to their own transformation.

Kim Fowler, PCC, ORSCC has provided coaching and consulting services to nonprofits for over 10 years, after 20 years of management experience in the sector. She is also a trainer and facilitator, and has worked with organizations in the areas of arts, social justice, government and education. Kim works with individuals, partnerships and teams who are ready to remove limiting beliefs and behaviors and move through their professional and personal lives with mindfulness, effectiveness, spirit and action.

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

  • expanding culturally aware coaching
  • supporting personal and organizational transformation
  • developing nonprofit and social justice leaders
  • building vibrant, healthy communities 
What Our Graduates are Saying

Community coaching opens up space to bring our full selves, connecting more deeply with what really matters in our community, and taking rooted action towards our vision. —Jennifer Lin

When I first began my coaching journey I was shy, had low self-esteem and never spoke up for myself. I had goals but I never thought I would achieve them. I would silently tell myself; I am too old, too big, too dark! The funny thing is, I am an interventionist and my job was to push and encourage students. I did a great job with them but I was hurting on the inside. Through these courses, I have literally done a 180. I first used my coaching skills on me—I had to call out the power in myself. I live by my coach's stand and I have exceeded my goals I had at the beginning of the class. I am coaching teachers, pastors...and I am not done! —Merrilyn McMiller


  • $4,495 Pay in Full
  • $4,860 Payment Plan

      Early bird rate through July 10, 2019: $4,095

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

      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...

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