Dates and Time
In Person Classes: 9 am - 6 pm ET
- March 28-29, 2020
- May 2-3, 2020
- June 27-28, 2020
- August 15-16, 2020
- October 3-4, 2020
- November 21-22, 2020
Weekly 90-Minute Teleclasses
Tuesday 7 pm ET
A second teleclass will be added on Wednesdays at 12 pm ET if high enrollment
New York Open Center
22 East 30th Street
New York, NY 10016
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.
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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:
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 at the New York Open Center
This class brings together the diversity that is New York City. With such easy access, students often fly in from Canada, Europe, and the Americas. You'll find a wide range of ages, race, ethnicities, class, and countries of origin. Using a holistic approach, you’ll integrate body, mind, soul, and spirit, to empower people to be the change they want to see in the world. As a coach, you’ll help clients access their inner wisdom and creativity.
This learning community attracts:
- executives, managers, and leaders from all sectors
- social workers, therapists, and counselors
- organization development consultants and human resources professionals
- educators, trainers and facilitators
- health care providers and healers
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
- embracing diversity and inclusion
- building healthy, vibrant communities
- using a holistic approach to integrate 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.
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.
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
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.
- $8,495 Pay in Full
- $8,860 Payment Plan
To help reduce barriers to participation and provide increased access to our New York City market Leadership that Works is now offering New York Open Center participants a $400 discount.
Cost includes:tuition, mentoring, books, assessment, learning community and resources.
Not included: working with a CFT certified coach of your choice for 6 hours.
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.