A 4-day course on the fundamentals of coaching and empowerment, for people who are ready to bring others’ greatness to life, so that they make the contribution they are here to make.


This course took my coaching to a new level.

This course took my coaching to a new level and created a lot of energy in my life. I gained a deeper understanding about how I was getting in my way as a coach. The tools I learned have helped me as a coach and in my daily life, and as a result, I’ve been able to help my clients shift from their self-limiting thoughts to what’s most important.Bengt Kallenberg, Executive & Career Coach

When someone needs your support or coaching, do you ever worry you won’t know what to say?


In this life-changing and career-accelerating course, you will learn the fundamental coaching skills you need to empower others with ease.

Learn to unleash your innate capacity to bring out the very best in others, so they can create joy, meaning, and fulfillment in their lives and work. Whether you want to be a coach or use coaching skills in your life and work, this course will show you how to be the cause for others’ blossoming — and leave each interaction energized.


Empowerment Skills for Every Vocation & Walk of Life

Using the skills in this course:


Coaches and consultants produce more extraordinary results for their clients.

Entrepreneurs enroll clients in the spirit of service instead of scarcity.

Executives, directors, and managers produce higher staff and team performance.

Advocates, leaders, and change agents lead more effective campaigns.

Helping professionals bring greater resilience to even the most difficult situations.

Faith leaders more effectively empower their leaders and congregations.

Educators more effectively draw out their students’ innate genius and creativity.

Parents experience greater ease in one of the most important jobs in the world.

Our Powerful Curriculum

Being the Presence of Coach™ means creating the environment in which people can see and take action on what is important to them. Using this model, you will bring out the very best in others, so they can achieve that which has true meaning for them — both personally and professionally.

Learn about each step

Out of this course, you will learn to:



STEP #1: Stop Imagining Their Story

In this course, you will learn first-hand about what you imagine is going on with the person you are supporting, and how that hampers your ability to empower them. When you stop imagining their story, you can finally:

  • End your exhausting efforts to assess or “fix” people and what you imagine are their “issues.”
  • Move beyond the hidden biases that prevent you from being with others as they truly are.
  • Go beyond your own imagined limits, so that your authentic coaching presence can emerge.


STEP #2: See With Coach’s Eyes the True Strength of Others

What would it be like to see and bring out the enduring greatness in others, no matter what they were going through in the moment? Learn the true simplicity of empowerment, including how to:

  • See others’ courage and heroism so clearly that, in your presence, they see it too.
  • See people’s self-limiting thoughts and feelings as totally irrelevant to who they really are.
  • Interact with people according to the innate genius and capability they already possess.




STEP #3: Bring True Compassion to Difficult Interactions

Do you ever react to others’ discomfort with worry, pity, problem-solving, or confusion as to how you can be truly helpful? Discover the power of compassion, by learning to:

  • Discern and address the source of a person’s discomfort, rather than relieving symptoms.
  • Be an empowering presence no matter what frustrations or doubts a person is experiencing.
  • Bring a “lightness of being,” because you see something incredible is seeking to emerge.
  • Help the person you are supporting to see that all is well.


STEP #4: Stay Centered and Present No Matter What!

What would it be like to possess the power to stay centered and grounded, no matter what another person is going through — so that, in your presence, they relax and see new possibilities? Learn to:

  • Engage with people in the most difficult moments, without developing “compassion fatigue.”
  • Employ a simple practice to redirect the person’s attention to what matters most to them.
  • Support others in such a way that both you and they are more energized instead of drained.




STEP #5: Follow the Map to Action

What if you were to see that there were only four things occurring in every coaching conversation — and that you had a “roadmap” by which to guide a person to authentic action? Discover:

  • The four principles at play in any coaching conversation, and how to skillfully employ them.
  • How to joyously engage the “dance” of coaching, instead of ineffectively seeking a “formula.”
  • A simple set of questions that truly make a difference and evoke discernment and action.

Details

Sacramento, CA • June 8-11, 2017 or November 30 – December 3, 2017

Location: The Academy for Coaching Excellence, 1900 Point West Way, Sacramento, CA.
Meals: On your own, with light snacks provided throughout the course. Housing: On your own.
For Coaches: 28 Continuing Coach Education Units (CCEUs) – all Core Competency (CC)
Pre-requisite: The Thriving Changemaker Intensive / Mastering Life’s Energies (click here)

Days & Times (full attendance required):

Thursday 9:00am-6:00pm
Friday 9:00am-8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am-6:00pm
Sunday 9:00am-6:00pm

Your Course Leaders

Maria Nemeth - Headshot 1Beth Ann Suggs, PCC

Beth Ann Suggs, PCC is Dean of Students, Mentor Coach, and Course Leader for the Academy for Coaching Excellence. For more than 30 years she has been making significant contributions to the field of coaching. Her approach as a mentor coach has empowered the lives of hundreds of people who have benefited from her dynamic leadership and guidance.



Zo Tobi - HeadshotZo Tobi, PCC

Zo Tobi helps people find their place, play their part, and give their gift. He is a Professional Certified Coach, Course Leader, and also an accomplished rock musician and social movement organizer.

Zo has served as co-founder and co-director for Coaching for Social Change and Generation Waking Up, as well as a regional organizer and national campaign director for the Sierra Student Coalition. Since co-organizing the 12,000-person Power Shift 2009 youth climate conference, he has been dedicated to building resilient social change movements based on the timeless principles of compassion, generosity, and service which describe the human spirit.

Our Sliding Scale:
No One Left Out

We stand for a world where everyone is supported 100% and no one is left out, and our pricing reflects that vision. Our sliding scale empowers people to participate who could not otherwise do so, and enables us to offer our life-changing work where it can do the greatest good.


Read below how it works — then register

How It Works


We use an honor system, and don’t require you to disclose your income. We also honor that both expenses and income factor into your situation, so we ask that you discern the price truly right for you — whether that is below or above your suggested tier.

So that our work serves those who could not otherwise afford it, please invest the amount that is a “stretch” but not a hardship, factoring in your access to outside support (i.e. family and/or fundraising). Referring to the scale below, ask yourself:

 
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    What investment level would be comfortable for me?

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    What level would be a “stretch” but not a hardship — truthfully factoring in my access to outside support?

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    Am I willing to register at that level?


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Fundraising Support

Many of our students have successfully fundraised some or all of their tuition. If this interests you, view our resources here:

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We use an honor system, and don’t require you to disclose your income. If you haven’t yet, please scroll up to read how our pricing system works.

Gross Annual
Household Income
…OR Organizational Budget
(if your organization funds you)
Suggested
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$90,000+ (all USD) $10,000,000+ $3,000 REGISTER NOW
$70,000 – $89,999 $4,000,000 – $9,999,999 $2,500 REGISTER NOW
$50,000 – $69,999 $1,000,000 – $3,999,999 $2,000 REGISTER NOW
$25,000 – $49,999 $0 – $999,999 $1,500 REGISTER NOW
$0 – $24,999 Not available $1,000 REGISTER NOW

If you have taken this course before, we invite you to register at a 50% discount using the 1-word promo code: WELCOMEBACK

“…The gift that each person offers”

“Before this course the idea of empowering others was daunting, exhilarating and sounded like long, hard work. This course illuminated how to truly see others and to learn the gift that each person offers.”Jenny Russell, Life Coach

Learn More

Learn more by attending our free online training, “Beyond the Green Lens,” an introduction into our pathway to empowerment mastery:

 
Register Now for Our Free Online Training

* ONLY for alumni of Mastering Life’s Energies or the Thriving Changemaker Intensive