Be a cause for others’ success.
Our Coach Training Program, accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), will equip you to bring out the greatness in others so they can give that greatness to the world.
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Fully online coach training
Due to COVID-19, our entire coach training program is available online. You will be able to experience the full depth of learning & skill development that our program has to offer, while also having an environment to build relationships with your fellow coaches.
Through this program, you will:
Empower others at the highest level of excellence.
Receive comprehensive, hands-on training and practice in bringing out the greatness in others, whether you wish to become a professional coach or apply coaching skills in your current context.
Design a fulfilling career aligned with your values.
Make a lasting difference in the lives of others and in the world around you, while enjoying the time, money, and resources to do what you love.
Get paid while you get trained.
You need not be certified before you start earning money! Supported by your 1-on-1 Mentor Coach, you can begin enrolling paying clients as soon as you complete the second Core Course.
Join a lifelong community putting wisdom into action.
Embark on one of the most spiritually enriching journeys of your life — alongside a community of like-minded travelers.
This is a fit for you if…
You want to see a world that works for everybody, and you see your part is to empower others to fulfill their unique contribution to that vision.
You want to enjoy a prosperous livelihood as a coach for individuals and/or organizations.
You want to enhance your existing vocation by using empowerment skills in the work you do.
You want to serve people with confidence and certainty that they are receiving far more value than the money and time they are investing to be with you.
What is a coach?
A coach is someone in whose presence people can go past their normal stopping points, and take action on what is important to them.
What is the difference between a coach and a therapist?
A therapist supports their clients to heal from trauma, depression, grief, and other emotional difficulties. As a coach, you will support your clients to move beyond their familiar stopping points so they can live a life of maximum contribution to the world. Consider the following analogy: An athlete with a sprained ankle would work with a physical therapist in order to heal. Upon healing, they would then work with a masterful coach to support them to play their best possible game.
In this program, you'll learn to empower others to:
Recognize their core intentions and values.
Create plans and strategies to attain what they truly want.
Go beyond their preconceived limitations.
Take effective action toward their goals.
Realize these goals with clarity and ease.
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.
What will you get?
You may complete each training component on a flexible, part-time schedule, allowing you to complete the training at your own pace, while tending to your existing life and work.
COMPONENT 1: Four Core Courses
Immersive and rigorous, our 4-day courses ensure maximum professional training in convenient and concentrated time periods. Discover a wealth of skills, techniques, and methods for fostering excellence in yourself and others.
COMPONENT 2: Coach Certification Package
Our certification package contains 9 months of webinar trainings where you will develop your skill & a virtual portal of coaching resources. It includes: A 14-session virtual practice group; and real-time virtual training on the most important aspects of professional coaching, including enrolling clients, ethics, and working with clients in crisis.
COMPONENT 3: Mentor Coaching
Receive two monthly 45-minute mentor sessions with a Professional Certified Coach who has 5-30+ years' experience, in which you will gain invaluable support in the areas of coaching mastery, business development, and personal development.
COMPONENT 4: Lifelong Access to Coach Community
Enjoy lifelong access to our virtual coach community, in which you may benefit from the wisdom of a large and ever-growing network of students and graduates. Ask questions, share celebrations, and build lasting relationships for years to come!
Duration & Timeline
You may complete our program within 1-2 years, at the pace that works best for you. To provide you the absolute best experience as a student, we offer at least two cohorts a year with whom you may begin your studies.
Current Cohort - 2021-B (enrollment closes April 9)
- CTP Orientation with Beth Ann Suggs - April 28, 2021 @9-10 am Pacific
- Advanced Coaching (if needed) - May 6-9, 17, 24, 31, 2021 – see times here
- Art of Enrollment (if needed) - June 17-20, plus Mondays June 28-August 23 – see times here
- Coaching and Ethics with Maria Nemeth - 4 Wednesdays • June 23, 30; July 7, 14, 2021 @ 9-11 am Pacific
- Coaching Skills Group with Jeremy Blanchard and Beth Ann Suggs - 14 Wednesdays • Sept 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; Oct 6; Nov 3; Dec 1, 2021; Jan 5, 12, 19, 26; Feb 2, 9, 2022 @ 9-11 am Pacific
- Learning Review due: Tuesday, March 1, 2022
- Learning Review Session with Beth Ann Suggs - March 2, 2022 @9-10 am Pacific
- Working Successfully With Clients in Crisis with Maria Nemeth - Wednesday, March 9, 2022 @ 9-11 am Pacific
Next Cohort - 2021-C (enrolling now)
NOTE: You are eligible for this cohort if you have already completed Empowering Life’s Energies or are taking the June course.
- CTP Orientation with Beth Ann Suggs - September 14, 2021 @ 4-5 pm Pacific
- Empowering Life's Energies (if needed) - June 10-13, 2021 with additional sessions each Monday, June 21-July 26, except July 5 - NOTE: the prerequisite for this course is Mastering Life's Energies (MLE) - see here for MLE dates and times
- Advanced Coaching (if needed) - August 26-29, 2021
- Art of Enrollment (if needed) - October 15-17, 2021 with additional sessions on Tuesdays, October 26 to December 14
- Coaching and Ethics with Maria Nemeth - 4 Tuesdays • September 21, 28, October 5, 19, 2021 @ 3-5 pm Pacific
- Coaching Skills Group with Jeremy Blanchard and Beth Ann Suggs - 14 Tuesdays • January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, March 8, 29, April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 2022 @ 4-6 pm Pacific
- Learning Review due: Tuesday, June 13, 2022
- Learning Review Session with Beth Ann Suggs - June 14, 2022 @ 4-5 pm Pacific
- Working Successfully With Clients in Crisis with Maria Nemeth - Tuesday, June 21, 2022 @ 3-5 pm Pacific
Next Cohort - 2022-A (schedule coming soon; cohort begins in the first quarter of 2022)
Our Core Courses (now online)
In our rigorous 4-day Core Courses, you will gain proficiency in every aspect of our coaching framework. Want a taste of our work without signing up for the whole Coach Training Program? You may also take any of these courses à la carte.
Mastering Life's Energies
Gain the tools and skills you need in order to unleash your innate resilience and creativity; see exactly how to create an environment of trust, collaboration, and empowerment everywhere you go; and learn to consistently move past your personal stopping points, so you may empower others to do the same. Learn more.
Empowering Life's Energies
Move beyond the hidden biases that prevent you from being with others as they truly are; see how to be an empowering presence no matter what frustrations or doubts your client is experiencing; engage with people in the most difficult moments, without developing “compassion fatigue”; and discover new and empowering questions and techniques you can begin using with your clients immediately. Learn more.
Quickly discern and unpack the metaphors and viewpoints that are keeping a person “stuck;” get underneath the narrative, however convoluted, to “laser in” on the heart of the matter; joyously engage the “dance” of coaching, instead of ineffectively clinging to a “formula;” and employ a precise subset of language that elicits insight and action -- with no need to “process.” Learn more.
The Art of Enrollment
Learn how to present a vision in such a clear and inviting way that people see the opportunity for themselves, and choose to participate; discover your Core Promise: a declaration of the difference you are here to make for people; and see how to enroll others in any personal or professional context, in order to successfully act upon a shared vision. Learn more.
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Which Track is Right for You?
Track I: Entrepreneurial Professional Coach
For aspiring and experienced executive, life, and leadership coaches who wish to develop or grow a private coaching practice. In this track, you are required to complete 125 hours of client coaching, 75 of which must be at a minimum charge of $25/hour and up to 50 of which may be pro-bono. Upon certification, you will be eligible for a professional credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF), the globally-recognized credentialing body of the coaching profession.
Track II: Organizational Coach
For people ready to develop coaching skills for organizational empowerment, whether you work directly as an internal organizational coach or wish to augment your private practice to include business or organizational clients. In this track, you will develop, apply, and evaluate a 50-hour coaching project that hones your skills and makes a difference in an organizational environment. This track does not lead you to an ICF credential, however it does earn you the title of Certified Coach through our Academy.
Register with our sliding scale
We envision a world in which everyone is supported 100% and no one is left out. Our sliding scale reflects that vision, by supporting people to participate who could not otherwise do so.
You don't have to disclose your income. Assess your situation (including savings, expenses, outside support, and fundraising ability), and choose the tier that is a "stretch" but not a hardship.
If you have NOT taken any courses with us, refer to the investment below. If you have taken courses with us, your investment will be lower (contact us for our details).
|…OR Organizational Budget
(if your organization funds you)
|Suggested Investment with
Single Payment (Best Deal)
|Suggested Investment with
15-month Payment Plan
|$90,000+ (all USD)||$10,000,000+||$920/month|
|$70,000 - $89,999||$4,000,000 - $9,999,999||$814/month|
|$50,000 - $69,999||$1,000,000 - $3,999,999||$707/month|
|$25,000 - $49,999||$0 - $999,999||$600/month|
|$0 - $24,999||Not available||$494/month|
Plus an additional $250/month paid to your Mentor Coach
You will be a student in this program from 12 to 24 months (most students graduate in an average of 18 months). You will pay $250/month directly to your Mentor Coach, for each month you are enrolled as a student. These fees are in addition to the tuition tier you select above.
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