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Create Your Life Blueprint
Use our “plug-and-play” guide to create your Life Blueprint: A simple, beautiful way to get a “bird’s-eye view” on the life you love — and start living it now.
Watch our founder Maria Nemeth’s TEDx talk:
“Would it be ok with you if life got easier?”
About the Talk
After 10 years of psychoanalysis, 3 times a week, Dr. Maria Nemeth realized she was no closer to answering the question: “What do I want my life to be about?” In this intimate, down-to-earth talk, this psychologist and master coach shares where that new inquiry led her, and in the process, shows us a stunningly simple path to a life well-lived.
About Maria Nemeth
Maria Nemeth, PhD, MCC is an author, speaker, & master coach, as well as the Founder & Director of the Academy for Coaching Excellence. She offers purpose-driven people simple yet powerful tools for training our brains for success.
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Our work is for anyone with goals, dreams, and a desire to make a difference, who is willing to see and do things differently than they are currently seeing and doing them. We offer:
Accredited Coach Training
Exceptionally rigorous, hands-on, and flexible, our program is led by some of the most experienced coaches in the profession. Explore »
Gain principles and practices to discover and unleash your power to transform your organization, community, and the world. Explore »
Get the tools, skills, and lifelong support to discover and fulfill your life’s purpose — with clarity, focus, ease, and grace. Explore »
Training for Organizations
We offer training to organizations seeking a breakthrough in performance, people-power, and profitability. Explore »
Thinking about coach training?
So You Want to Be a Coach?
Shopping for coach training programs? Or playing with the idea of being a coach? Get your questions answered in this free webinar with Dr. Maria Nemeth, PhD, MCC, founder of the Academy for Coaching Excellence, a California-based accredited coach training program of the International Coach Federation (ICF).
What distinguishes us?
Shopping around for trainings and feeling overwhelmed or unsure where to start? We hear you! Here are the top things to know about us — We are:
We are accredited by the globally-recognized International Coach Federation (ICF), and our seasoned faculty embody the standard of excellence and ethics within the coaching profession.
Through sliding scale pricing, fundraising support, a Guest Pass Program for our initial 4-day intensive, and a broader diversity & inclusion plan, we are actively seeking to serve people from all walks of life.
We do not offer any “quick fixes” or “shortcuts” to success. But if you are seeking a rigorous, proven approach to empowering yourself and others, you are absolutely in the right place.
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Your Life Blueprint:
How to focus on what really matters to you
Ever end a busy day and wonder: “What did I really accomplish?” Join us for this interactive online workshop on how to live a life without wondering what might have been.
Training for a life well-lived.
Globally accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), our life-changing training embodies the standard of excellence in the areas of:
Exceptionally rigorous, hands-on, and flexible, our program is led by some of the most experienced coaches in the profession.
Gain principles and practices to discover and unleash your power to transform your organization, community, and the world.
Get the tools, skills, and lifelong support to discover and fulfill your life’s purpose — with clarity, focus, ease, and grace.
We stand for human heroism.
We stand for a world in which everyone is supported 100% and no one is left out: A world in which all life is thriving, and communities which foster the genius of every human being.
Each of us is a hero.
We are here to embark on a “hero’s journey” in which we fulfill a calling, triumph over obstacles, and contribute to our community.
Each of us is here to contribute.
We all want to know our life makes a difference — that the world is a little brighter, safer, and more joyous because we were here.
Each of us has a voice of wisdom.
We all possess an innate wellspring of creativity, the power to envision new possibilities, and the courage to act on them.
Each of us is here to bring our greatness to life.
We are here to discover and express our true greatness — to know the joy of being thoroughly “used up” when we leave.
We serve purpose-driven people and organizations who see life as it is and as it could be, and are called to bridge the gap.
Coaches, consultants, executives, and managers ready to bring out the greatness in those they serve.
Social entrepreneurs and mission-driven business leaders seeking greater performance, profit, and impact.
Nonprofit professionals, organizers, and civic leaders striving to be more effective and resilient agents of change.
Ministers, educators, healers, parents, and others in helping roles who want to stay centered as they support others.
Growth-minded people who are in a transition and ready for more clarity, focus, and ease in their life and work.
Learn directly from a master.
Maria Nemeth, PhD, our Founder & Director, has designed and refined our body of work over several decades with people all over the world — and continues lead our foundational course, Mastering Life’s Energies.
A Master Certified Coach, Phd psychologist, and pioneer in the field of human development and coach training, she is the author of two highly-acclaimed books: The Energy of Money, available in five languages, and its follow-up, Mastering Life’s Energies, both of which have given people everywhere a way to begin putting success principles into immediate practice in their lives.
- A master coach, dedicated to empowering coaches to excel in their profession.
- A helping professional, dedicated to supporting other helping professionals to make the greatest difference in the lives of their clients.
- A lifelong changemaker, dedicated to helping changemakers transform the world as it is into the world as it could be.
- A mission-driven entrepreneur, dedicated to supporting mission-driven entrepreneurs and organizations to contribute their unique gift to the world.
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A profound & practical approach.
Our work is rooted in ontology, the study of being. We look at what it truly is to be human: The values we live by, the heroic journey we are each here to take, and, ultimately, the gift to others we want to be known for. Our approach is:
Universal: Our approach is grounded in principles found across spiritual and secular traditions, from ancient wisdom teachings to the latest research in neuroscience.
Pragmatic: We turn timeless wisdom into an elegant framework of tools and practices for living your values, realizing your vision, and empowering others.
Transformational: Our rigorous approach teaches you how to create lasting shifts in the way you see and do things -- long after the high of an "aha" moment wears off.
Compassionate: Our approach honors the wholeness and dignity of every person, and affirms our capacity to move beyond external obstacles and internal limitations.
Socially conscious: As we support people to see their greatness, they naturally turn to the contribution they are here to make, to their community and to the world.
A reliable path to results.
Our approach bridges the disciplines of personal transformation, leadership development, and coach training. Our pedagogy blends didactic presentation, personal reflection, group coaching, peer interaction, and experiential skill-building. You will gain:
The foundation of our work is a set of success and empowerment principles, derived from spiritual teachings and scientific findings.
We provide simple tools and everyday practices you can use to immediately putting success and empowerment principles into action.
We create the space and structured support for you to gain skill in using the tools we provide, so you can enjoy their intended benefit.
Out of consistently practicing the tools we provide, you will see a tangibly different set of results across all areas of your life and work.