Coaching for Transformation: A Women's Cohort


Rhinebeck, NY

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Omega Women's Leadership Center | Workshop

Coaching for Transformation: A Women's Cohort

A 9-Month Professional Coaching Certification Program


Rhinebeck, NY

Program Tuition





We are no longer taking registrations for this workshop.

Train to be a Certified Professional Coach who inspires others in this special program for women.

140 Total Hours:
90 In-Person
50 Webinar

In-Person / On-Campus Dates:
June 14-19
August 7-9
September 18-20
October 9-11

Online Webinars:
June 23, 2020-March 30, 2021
Tuesdays at 7:00-8:30 p.m. EST

See below for discounts and financial assistance.

“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


Hear directly from Coaching for Transformation faculty and participants.


How can we be more humane, compassionate, and loving, while still feeling accomplished in the world? Join a cohort of women inspired to learn a holistic approach for living that draws on the best aspects of the feminine and masculine. Coaching for Transformation: A Women’s Cohort helps you study and practice coaching in a safe, courageous environment where issues facing women—such as leadership, communication, and identity—are explored in a sacred space of transformation.

Open to women, this unique Coaching for Transformation (CFT) certification course recognizes and celebrates women as catalysts for transforming themselves, their communities, and their world. While many coaching models focus on taking action, the CFT process helps women break through limiting beliefs, become aware of the wisdom in their bodies, identify their emotions, and understand underlying needs.

This 9-month coach certification program, accredited by the International Coach Federation, begins with a weeklong intensive at Omega. After your initial week of training (June 14-19, 2020), you deepen relationships and training with online webinars (Tuesdays at 7:00-8:30 p.m. EST; June 23, 2020-March 30, 2021), discussions, and assignments complemented with three additional weekends on campus: August 7-9, September 18-20, and October 9-11, 2020.

As you work through curiosity and openness, you align with your personal power, strengthen your authentic voice, and connect with a clarified sense of purpose. Whether you are a parent desiring to strengthen your presence in the family, a business owner seeking to grow in leadership, or a social activist called to catalyze change in your community, Coaching for Transformation: A Women’s Cohort equips you to take heart-centered actions for yourself, your community, and the world.

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 also work directly with a Coaching for Transformation certified coach of your choice for 6 hours (not included in the program cost). Teachers are subject to change.


  • Receive 50% off dorm accommodations.

Please call Omega at 877.944.2002 for housing options and pricing.


Scholarship Opportunities

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.


Meet the Coaching for Transformation Omega Faculty Webinar

We invite you to experience a virtual taste of Coaching for Transformation: A Women’s Cohort at 7:00-8:30 p.m. Eastern time on the dates listed below. Meet the CFT faculty and learn what makes CFT: A Women’s Cohort, sponsored by the Omega Women’s Leadership Center, unique among coach training programs. Join CFT Omega faculty Sharon Brown, Mary K. Kuentz, Madhu Krishnappa Maron, and Kathy Grosso for an introduction to the CFT process and immerse yourself in 90-minutes of transformational conversation about our 10-month coaching program, which begins in June 2020. Can’t make it to the live event? Register and we’ll share the recording with you.

Can't join us? Join us for a Power of Coaching Webinar.


Power of Coaching Webinar

The Power of Coaching webinar gives you a firsthand experience of coaching. During the 90-minute session, you’ll learn three foundational principles of Leadership that Works’ (LTW) signature Coaching for Transformation certification program that you can apply right away in your personal and professional interactions. You’ll learn what coaching is, and just as important, what it’s not. You will get an overview of the coach training options offered by LTW around the world and through distance learning, plus have an opportunity to get your questions answered. Join Nancy Coco, Certified Professional Coach, for this informative and experiential taste of coaching (click on dates below for webinar links).

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 also work directly with a Coaching for Transformation certified coach of your choice for 6 hours (not included in the program cost). Teachers are subject to change.

Program Details

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 allies to 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. 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).

Program Components

  • 140 class hours
  • 12 classroom training days
  • 34 90-minute webinars
  • 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

Curriculum Overview

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 - 4-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
  • Soul and Spirit in Coaching - accessing Your core self, purpose, and calling forth the deepest parts of who you are

Overall Approach

The learning process is experiential and includes instruction, demonstrations, practice, feedback, and discussions. The webinars 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.

Inspiring Teachers

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 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.

Teachers are subject to change.

Program Tuition





We are no longer taking registrations for this workshop.

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

Stay With Us

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).


119 nights commuter fee

The commuter fee includes the full benefits of our unique Accommodations & Meals Package, excluding the cost of accommodations. A list of local Local Hotels and Inns is available.

See our Cancellation Policy.

Certificate of Attendance : $25


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