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140 Total Hours:
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“Coaching for Transformation gives you a palette of skills to coach the whole person, helping your clients embrace their boundless creativity and deepest challenges. Whether you’re a professional coach in private practice or using the skills in an existing career or community endeavor, you’ll learn a skill set and mind set for bringing out the magnificence in the people around you—creatively, mindfully and with intention. We dive deeply into cultural awareness so you can support others in addressing the central challenges of our time.”
—Mary Kuentz, coach and teacher of Coaching for Transformation
Transform Yourself. Transform the World.
Train to be a Certified Professional Coach who inspires and awakens personal power in others. Coaching for Transformation (CFT), now in its 12th year, provides you with the skills, knowledge, and confidence you need to make a difference one person, one group, at a time. Use coaching to enhance your existing practice or career—from health care, education, and social work to human resources, management, and consulting. Or, launch your own business as a professional coach to effect change and help people maximize their potential.
This unique training helps you:
- DEVELOP a unique coaching voice, a vision for your life as a professional coach, the capacity to turn curious prospects into highly committed clients
- LEARN 23 coaching skills, 3 levels of listening, 5 pathways to alignment
- EXPERIENCE a supportive learning community, seasoned faculty, powerful coaching demonstrations
Committed to advancing social justice and to making coaching accessible to less served individuals and communities, this program uses an evolutionary, holistic model that deepens an awareness of body, mind, and spirit. It is designed for those who strive to support people in realizing their highest potential, and for those who value diversity, inclusion, and positive social change.
CFT is a professional certification program with 90 in-person and 50 online class hours, 10 mentor hours, 40 practice coaching hours, business and marketing preparation, access to an online learning community, weekly online discussions, and oral and written assessments. You also work directly with a CFT certified coach of your choice for 6 hours (not included in the program cost).
CFT begins with a weeklong intensive at Omega, where you start your professional training, get inspired, meet like-minded people, share meals together, and more—all while enjoying evening events, hiking trails, and other rejuvenating amenities in an intimate natural setting.
After your initial week of training with the faculty (June 17-22), you stay connected with online teleclasses (Tuesdays - June 26, 2018 through April 2, 2019), discussions, and assignments, plus three additional weekends on campus: August 3-5, September 14-16, and October 26-28. Graduation Date (online session) is Tuesday April 2, 2019.
When you successfully complete the requirements for this Accredited Coach Training Program, you become a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) and have the option of applying for an International Coach Federation Coaching (ICF) credential based on accrued coaching hours.
Discounts & Scholarship Opportunities
Register by March 31 and Save $600 off Tuition! PLUS, Receive 50% off dorm accommodations.
A limited number of scholarships may also be available through Leadership that Works. For scholarship opportunities, please download the CFT Scholarship form and return to Leadership that Works. Discounts cannot be combined with scholarships.
Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 for housing options and pricing.
Power of Coaching Teleclasses
Interested in exploring a FREE sample teleclass to meet the teachers? Get a feel for what Coaching for Transformation is all about by joining this free introductory Power of Coaching teleclass (click on dates below for teleclass links; 7:00 p.m.).
Coaching Is a Calling
- Do you enjoy profound conversations where people discover their full potential?
- Do your friends and colleagues frequently ask you for support because you have an innate desire to help people?
- Do you want a flexible work schedule with financial freedom?
If you answered yes to these questions, perhaps you’ve found your calling…to become a certified coach.
To answer the call, you need creative, effective ways to empower people. Coaching for Transformation does just that.
Is Coaching for You?
Coaching is an endlessly rewarding career that helps clients fulfill their life purpose, vision, and goals and make a positive impact on the world. As a certified professional coach, you will experience your own transformation and be empowered as a change agent for individuals, organizations, and communities.
The common thread woven throughout our coaching community is a deep desire to make a difference in the lives of others. If you’re a therapist, manager, consultant, counselor, or teacher, your coaching skills already help people create a better future.
You can use coaching to enhance your existing career or practice, whether you’re in business, health care, education, social work, ministry, or another field. Or you can launch your own business as a transformational coach, where you’ll have a flexible work schedule and financial freedom.
Why Coaching for Transformation?
In this experiential program, you:
- Receive mentoring with rigorous feedback on your coaching skills
- Hold space for transforming both the client and the coach
- Deepen awareness of multicultural coaching
- Expand emotional intelligence and needs awareness
- Use body awareness to support decisions grounded in innate wisdom
Who Should Attend
Coaching for Transformation is for people serious about doing life-changing work and those who want to make a difference in the world. You can use coaching to enhance your existing career or practice, or launch a business as a transformational coach.
While coaching skills are a natural extension of certain professions, such as therapy, management, or consulting, our students come from varied backgrounds—social justice, business, nonprofits, health care, education, ministry, law, and more.
Coaching for Transformation is a professional certification program with a total of 140 in-person and online class hours, 10 mentor hours, 40 practice coaching hours, business and marketing preparation, access to an online learning community, weekly online discussions, and oral and written assessments. You will also work directly with a Coaching for Transformation certified coach of your choice for 6 hours (not included in the program cost).
Whether you establish a coaching practice, integrate coaching into your current profession, or use coaching skills in your interpersonal relationships, coaching is a transformational journey.
Since 2005, the Coaching for Transformation professional certification program has been training outstanding coaches in the field. Through in-person and online classes, you learn 23 coaching skills, 3 levels of listening, and 5 pathways to alignment—powerful processes that lead to deep transformation:
- Exploring Needs and Values: Discover inner motivators by recognizing immediate needs and long-term values
- Expanding the View: Identify limiting beliefs, explore new viewpoints, and choose empowering beliefs
- Experiencing the Moment: Connect with the energetic life force by expanding awareness, emotional intelligence, somatic sensing
- Envisioning the Future: Open to new possibilities by engaging the right brain, visualizing, and creating a more compelling future
- Embracing the Shadow: Recognize the purpose of inner critics and transform them into alliesG give voice to all aspects self.
Throughout the program, you will receive:
Curriculum. The in-depth, experiential curriculum gives you 5 pathways, 3 levels of listening, and 23 coaching skills that fully prepare you to be a transformational coach. As you work with the shadow and learn to call out your client’s power, you develop confidence that you can address the most challenging situations.
Mentoring. You get rigorous feedback on your coaching skills in both group and individual mentor sessions. Whether you’re a new or experienced coach, your mentor celebrates your growth and challenges you to deepen your effectiveness and become a more powerful coach.
Cultural Awareness. Learn to coach across differences by exploring power, privilege, race, gender, class, and more.
Community. As part of a lively learning community that begins on Omega's campus, you create deep, meaningful, and lasting friendships. Fresh perspectives from community discussions and peer coaching practice enhance your coaching skills and expand your network.
Depth. You can expand consciousness by exploring emotions and building awareness of needs and values. From that place of deep awareness, clients move their lives forward by honoring their heart, their light, and their wisdom.
Holistic. Transformation happens when people move into alignment with their body, mind, and spirit. Honoring wholeness, transformational coaches help clients connect with the wisdom of their soul to intentionally design a balanced, fulfilling life.
Faculty. Coaching for Transformation teachers care deeply about people and support you every step of the way. Serious about their own growth, the TFC faculty give you live feedback when you coach them on real issues.
Transformation. As you immerse yourself in coaching, your life changes. Relationships with your family, your work, and your life blossom. Program graduates say they knew coaching would be transformational for their clients but did not realize it would be so profoundly transformational for themselves.
Marketing. Launch your business by identifying your niche, stepping into your unique brand of coaching, and building the coaching business that is right for you. You can learn to enjoy all aspects of marketing, including pricing, using social media, asking for testimonials, getting referrals, and starting with clients.
Graduate Community. As a Coaching for Transformation graduate, you can join the wider Leadership that Works' community discussions and free graduate calls. Advanced courses support your continued development.
Accreditation. Coaching for Transformation is an International Coach Federation Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP). When you graduate, you become a Certified Professional Coach (CPC).
- 140 class hours
- 12 classroom training days
- 34 90-minute teleclasses
- 10 mentor hours
- 40-100 practice coaching hours
- 6 hours working with a Coaching for Transformation certified coach
- Weekly online discussions
- Oral and written assessments
Full Course Curriculum
- Coaching Skills
- Exploring Needs and Values
- Multicultural Coaching
- Expanding the View
- Experiencing the Moment
- Vision and Strategy
- Embracing the Shadow
- Calling Out the Client’s Power
- The Business of Coaching
- Soul and Spirit
- Celebration and Completion
The learning process is experiential and includes instruction, demonstrations, practice, feedback, and discussions. The teleclasses review and expand the topics. There is a series on creating your coaching business. Mentoring provides small group and individual support in learning the skills and approach. Peer coaching, working with clients, and your own CFT coach provides practice to integrate of the method.
I. First 5 Day Retreat includes:
- Introduction to Core Principles-the Model, Levels of Listening, and Empowering Questions
- 23 Coaching Skills and Working with Limiting Beliefs
- Pathway I: Exploring Needs and Values
- Culturally Aware Coaching
- Pathway II: Experiencing the Moment-Awareness of Body, Mind and Spirit, Wisdom of the Body and Emotions
II. Second Weekend includes:
- Pathway III: Expanding the View - A four-step process to expanding what is possible, choosing, and embodying a new viewpoint.
- Pathway IV: Vision and Strategy - envisioning, Smart Goals, action, and accountability.
III. Third Weekend includes:
- Pathway V: Embracing the Shadow - Understanding and working with various parts of the psyche to create awareness and integration.
- The Business of Coaching - vision, values, developing, and implementing a plan.
IV. Fourth Weekend includes:
- Calling Out the Power - balancing boldness and compassion. Edgy coaching.
- Soul and Spirit in Coaching - Accessing Your Core Self, purpose, and calling forth the deepest parts of who you are.
The learning process is experiential and includes instruction, demonstrations, practice, feedback, and discussions. The teleclasses review and expand the topics. There is a series on creating your coaching business. Mentoring provides small group and individual support in learning the skills and approach. Peer coaching, work with clients, and your own CFT coach provides practice to integrate of the method.
Accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), this Coaching for Transformation program is led by seasoned trainers with extensive experience in:
A Holistic Approach
Providing an in-depth curriculum for transformation through coaching using the wisdom of the body and emotions to create alignment of heart, mind, and energy
A Culturally Aware Approach
Delivering an accredited coach training curriculum that addresses the assets and challenges faced by people of different cultures, including issues of power and privilege, social justice and to making coaching accessible to less served communities
A Dynamic Learning Community
Holding values of growth and possibility to support each individual in fulfilling their purpose and contribution.
2018 Coaching for Transformation - Faculty Dates
June 17-22 - Mary Kuentz & Steven Filante
August 3-5 - Mary Kuentz & Demarra Gardner
September 14-16 - Mary Kuentz & Sharon Brown
October 26-28 - Mary Kuentz & Damon Gbuduala Azali-Rojas
Teachers are subject to change.
Meet the Teachers
Mary Kuentz, PCC, CPCC, is a coach and senior faculty member of Leadership That Works and Coa ...
Sharon Brown, MS, PCC, is a coach, author, and trainer who specializes in cultur ...
Damon Gbuduala Azali-Rojas, PCC, is a coach, community organizer, and priest in the Yoruba spirit ...
Steven Filante, PCC, is a coach, international coach trainer, and mentor coach, working with thou ...
Demarra Gardner, MA, LPC, ACC, is a coach, entrepreneur, public speaker, and organizational devel ...
Tuition & Fees
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Coaching for Transformation
Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.
Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services. A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute below).
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What Graduates of Coaching For Transformation Are Saying About the Program
“I’ve attended some dry academic coaching courses in the past, but what instinctively called me to Coaching for Transformation was its edgy feel, and its values of creativity and social justice. 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 B.
“I help young women in leadership roles step into their power. Shifting from consulting to coaching, my clients are taking ownership in their decisions. 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 S.
“The impact coaching has had on my clients is nothing short of amazing. Like my own journey, I have seen my clients breakthrough their fears and limiting beliefs, which kept them stuck in miserable careers and anxiety-ridden lives for years. By getting clear on their values, my clients have started businesses, changed jobs, improved their relationships, moved to new locations, etc. It lights up my heart to witness these powerful shifts.” —Tanuja R.