Live Online Coach Training February 7th – May 24th, 2019

The Art of Developmental Coaching

A journey of profound human growth.

You may not realize this. But reality is not what it seems.

There is an invisible force that determines how we see ourselves and the world. It underlies every single coaching conversation that we will ever have.

Just as the eye cannot see itself, your clients cannot see the window frame through which they see their own world.

And because of this invisible frame, the stories they tell themselves exert tremendous control over them. They are keeping them from seeing ways out of their dilemmas, and blocking the way forward toward their dreams.

But what if you could make the invisible visible? What if you could illuminate what’s really going on for your clients?

What if you could know – intimately – a process at the heart of human change?

What if you could grasp, why a conversation creates a profound shift in one client, and falls flat with another?

There is a body of work and wisdom, drawing upon decades of research that can answer these questions.

It is a rigorous map, developed by pioneering psychologists over five decades, that shows how human beings actually grow and develop over their lifetime. And when you as a coach learn to work from this approach, you can understand your clients in a profoundly new way.

  • You can meet them where they’re truly at, so they feel deeply seen.
  • You can help them shift their entire worldview.
  • You can help them make the changes that they so deeply want to make.

We invite you to join us, and enroll in the Art of Developmental Coaching.

15 Live Video Workshops

Learn the key principles of developmental coaching during 90-minute workshops containing teaching, coaching demos, practices and live discussion.

Integration Workbooks and Transcripts

You’ll receive 4 workbooks to help you integrate and deepen the key principles, as well as transcripts of every session so you can easily review your learning.

Earn 22.5 CCEUs

This training is officially accredited by the ICF. Attending will grant you 22.5 CCEU’s (19.5 of which are for Core Competencies).

Bonus Materials

You’ll receive 8 full recordings of workshops from previous versions of the training, enabling you to take your learning even deeper into new areas.

Fully Downloadable

Everything can be downloaded (workshop videos, audio versions, transcripts, workbooks) so you can learn at your own pace.

Experiential Practices

Embody the principles of the training using specific practices between sessions – practice solo or with a partner.

Meet the faculty for this training.

We’ve gathered a faculty that as far as we’re concerned, are the best in the world in this area.

These coaches have decades of experience applying the rich models of adult development to their work with CEOs, entrepreneurs, leaders and artists.

Learn the transformative art of developmental coaching.

The Art of Developmental Coaching is a 15-week online coach training.

It’s designed to equip you with tools and maps to help your clients go beneath the surface of their goals and frustrations, into the domain of deep change.

It will help you make the invisible visible, showing your clients the developmental pathway that leads away from their dilemmas and frustrations, toward the deep changes that truly matter to them.

This practice of developmental coaching can enable you to…

  • Free your clients from the restrictive lenses through which they see and interact with the world around them.
  • Uncover the invisible meaning-making structures of your clients, so they feel deeply seen and understood.
  • Learn how to release your clients from a reactive mindset, and free them to create their life and desires.

And it’s not only your clients that will change. You will too.

You see, you can’t not evolve personally as you go through this program. The curriculum will guide you to find your own limits, become aware of your own blinders, and release you from patterns that might be keeping you from making the impact you want to make with your clients.

You’ll learn from some of the world’s experts on developmental change – men and women who have a rich and sophisticated command of the theory, yet who have dedicated themselves to the application of this work as coaches, consultants and leaders.

Together they will teach you the transformative art of developmental coaching.

We’ve created an integrated learning journey for you.

This will be our fourth time running this powerful program—we’ve had more than 1,000 coaches graduate—and we’re excited for this newest version!

We’ve designed the course as a developmental journey in and of itself – an integrated arc that teaches you how to coach from a developmental understanding.

The learning arc of the program occurs in 3 modules that build on one another to deepen your understanding and capacity for applying this work with your own clients.

Each module consists of 3-4 sessions and will be led by Jennifer Garvey Berger, Bob Anderson, Bebe Hansen and Carolyn Coughlin.

The 4 bonus sessions with Beena SharmaRobert Kegan, Rob McNamara and Richard Barrett will run after Module 3.



February 7th, 14th, 21st, & March 7th

with Jennifer Garvey Berger

In the first phase of the journey, Jennifer Garvey Berger will introduce you to the terrain of adult development. You will examine the different stages of the growth arc that are possible for you and your clients, as well as the implications of this understanding for what it means to coach developmentally.

  • Learn about the three most common developmental stages growth and how you can listen to your clients in ways that reveal how they make sense of the world.
  • Discover how to listen for deep structure rather than content, giving you the keys to deep developmental change in your clients.
  • Learn how to identify and engage your client’s personal growth edge freeing them to expand into more full versions of themselves.



March 15th, 22nd, 29th, & April 5th

with Carolyn Coughlin & Bebe Hansen

In the second part of the program, Carolyn Coughlin and Bebe Hansen will take you deeply into the core process that enables true development and transformation: the subject-object move. They will do this through an integrative lens, which includes the full somatic and cognitive dimensions of human beings.

  • Understand how to practice the core process at the heart of developmental transformation, helping your clients see the hidden ways they create the world around them.
  • Learn how to infuse everyday activities like seeing, being and acting with presence and awareness, so that they become catalysts for development.
  • Discover how to integrate the soma/body and the bigger contexts we are a part of in your awareness and coaching.



April 18th, 26th, & May 2nd

with Bob Anderson

In the final module, Bob Anderson will show you how you can effectively and compassionately support development at and between specific stages of consciousness.

  • Understand the two key shifts that the vast majority of your clients make developmentally, allowing you to appropriately guide them in their particular growth needs.
  • Explore the most common transition that our clients seek out our help for: the shift from fitting into the rules around us, to standing up for our own values.
  • Discover how our focus on achievement can actually obstruct growth and development, allowing you to guide yourself and your clients into truly unique expressions of authenticity.

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What you will learn during the training.

Jennifer Garvey-Berger

Jennifer Garvey-Berger


Understanding the Terrain of Adult Development

Jennifer Garvey-Berger
February 7, 2019
10:00-11:30am US Pacific

  • Gain an understanding of the 3 most common stages of adult growth, allowing you to clearly identify the developmental arc your clients are making.
  • Learn how these different stages processes thoughts and feelings, enabling you to attune your coaching to your client’s specific needs.
  • Understand the trajectory of growth that moves us from one stage to the next, allowing you to guide your clients skillfully and confidently.

Listening for Meaning

Jennifer Garvey-Berger
February 14, 2019
10:00-11:30am US Pacific

  • Differentiate between listening for surface story and listening for deep structure within your coaching conversations, allowing you to point your client to what’s most important.
  • Learn how to ask coaching questions that help you identify your clients’ current growth edge, enabling you to support them in taking the next step on their developmental journey.
  • Explore listening techniques and questions that uncover and activate that edge, so that you can boost your clients’ development and effectiveness.

Habits of Mind for Psychologically Spacious Developmental Coaching

Jennifer Garvey-Berger
February 21, 2019
10:00-11:30am US Pacific

  • Understand how to intentionally design practices for your clients that explicitly help them transform developmentally.
  • Learn the 3 habits of mind that underpin development, enabling you to create optimum conditions for your clients to grow.
  • Discover how to think about your own growth in such a way that your capacity to be a guide for your clients continues to develop.

Escaping Leadership Mind-traps

Jennifer Garvey-Berger
March 7, 2019
10:00-11:30am US Pacific

  • Understand why our human minds are designed for a less connected, more predictable world, and how we need to purposely reshape it for the future.
  • Explore the common “mind-traps” that we possess—automatic shortcuts in thinking, that are no longer helpful in today’s world.
  • Learn how to identify these common “mind-traps” and the keys that unlock them, allowing you to support your client in escaping into new possibilities.

Carolyn Coughlin



Cultivating Complexity Fitness

Carolyn Coughlin
March 15, 2019
10:00-11:30am US Pacific

  • Distinguish three levels of scale available in every moment – soma, identity, and context – so you can better understand the types of challenge your clients face.
  • Practice with specific coaching tools that enable you to explore your and your client’s experience on each of these levels.
  • Learn how to bridge the disorienting gap between our habitual, predictable patterns and the complex and unpredictable world.

Bebe Hansen



Working in the Present Moment

Bebe Hansen
March 22, 2019
10:00-11:30am US Pacific

  • Understand the core developmental move: helping clients shift from unseen and unexamined identity, to visible and observable identity.
  • Practice specific coaching moves and increase your awareness, nimbleness and capacity to work with complexity.
  • Learn how to cultivate both your and your client’s presence enabling a more grounded awareness of what’s happening in any moment.

The Power of Being and the Body

Bebe Hansen
March 29, 2019
10:00-11:30am US Pacific

  • Explore the “meta-competencies” of sensing and being, giving you a fuller appreciation than the common doing focussed coaching models.
  • Learn how to build your capacity for sensing and being, enabling you to help your client create more reliable results with their coaching goals.
  • Discover how to notice your client’s bodily posture, enabling you to monitor its alignment with (or against) their stated goals.

Carolyn Coughlin



Cultivate Complexity Fitness in Organizations

Carolyn Coughlin
April 5, 2019
10:00-11:30am US Pacific

  • Explore the importance of being able to stay present in the unpredictable and uncontrollable contexts we so often now find ourselves in.
  • Learn three simple conditions that help cultivate a complexity-fit culture in organizations, and the practices that amplify these conditions.
  • Discover how to help your clients stay present in the dissonance of complexity, and resist the urge to revert to familiar and unhelpful patterns.

Bob Anderson



Supporting the Heroic Journey from Reactive to Creative

Bob Anderson
April 18, 2019
10:00-11:30am US Pacific

  • Learn the fundamental shift in identity between a reactive to creative way of being, enabling you to see this crucial development in your clients more clearly.
  • Discover how to recognize the polarity between purpose and safety, so that you can support clients in any significant “step up” into living and leading more fully.
  • Learn the tools and practices that are most effective in supporting the shift in consciousness from reactive to creative.

Essential Tools for Supporting Your Client's Development

Bob Anderson
April 26, 2019
10:00-11:30am US Pacific

  • Learn to distill the deeper personal yearning beneath what your client is wanting, so you can cut beneath the surface and work on a more transformational level.
  • Discover how to help your clients uncover the developmental lesson embedded in their problems, giving them the tools to help themselves.
  • Practice uncovering and reframing reactive self-limiting assumptions, so that your clients are no longer trapped in a play-not-to-lose game.

Integral Self Informed by Grace

Bob Anderson
May 2, 2019
10:00-11:30am US Pacific

  • Learn how to support shifts at the highest stages of development, enabling you to make room for that which is larger/deeper than you.
  • Practice supporting the intuitive capability that comes online at the higher stages, allowing you to give your clients greater trust in their decisions and inner knowing.
  • Inquire what it means to be informed by Grace, giving you and your clients connection with the unity of consciousness.

Richard Barrett


Evolutionary Coaching: Understanding How Ego-Soul Dynamics Influence Personal Growth

Richard Barrett

Richard Barrett
May 14, 2019
10:00-11:30am US Pacific

  • Explore how to assess your client’s stage of psychological development in multiple cultural contexts, enabling you to better tailor your coaching for their needs.
  • Learn how to support your clients in mastering the needs of the stage of psychological development they have reached, and the needs of the stages of psychological development they have passed through where they still have unmet needs.
  • Understand how to assess whether the organizational culture and national culture in which your clients are embedded supports or hinders their development.

Rob McNamara



Growth Beyond Autonomy: Cultivating Human Elegance

Rob McNamara
May 16, 2019
10:00-11:30am US Pacific

  • Discover how to navigate some of the most common obstacles to growth beyond autonomy, so you can support your clients as they move toward the highest levels of consciousness.
  • Explore you and your client’s focus on achievement and how these actually obstruct growth and development.
  • Practice how to leverage unconditioned completeness to facilitate greater elegance in your clients.

Beena Sharma



Tailoring Coaching for Vertical Development

Beena Sharma
May 24, 2019
10:00-11:45am US Pacific

  • Learn to recognize developmental movement between stages enabling you to tailor your coaching specifically for each client.
  • Understand how each stage of development navigates polarities and paradoxes, allowing you to help your clients with their specific dilemmas.
  • Discover how to interpret your own developmental trajectory allowing greater self-directed growth in yourself.

Robert Kegan



Coaching Organizations to Grow

Robert Kegan
May 29, 2019
10:00-11:30am US Pacific

  • Learn a new model for unleashing human and organizational development that is already changing leading edge companies.
  • Understand the core features of a company culture that allows employees to show up as themselves, and contribute fully to company growth.
  • Explore how you as a coach can support leaders who want to introduce growth oriented culture in their organizations.

And you’ll get these bonus recordings.

These are past workshops from previous versions of the training. For each one you will receive the full workshop recordings, transcript and any relevant handouts.

Adult Development as the Evolution of Consciousness

with Robert Kegan

Being with Presence

with Doug Silsbee

Acting with Presence

with Doug Silsbee

Overturning a Psychological Immune System for Developmental Growth

with Deborah Helsing

The 9 Panes: Development through Presence 
and Perspective-taking

with Doug Silsbee

Sensing and the Making 
of Meaning

with Doug Silsbee

Overcoming Your Immunity to Change

with Deborah Helsing

Holding Ourselves with Humor and Lightness

with Susanne Cook-Greuter

The course has fundamentally changed the way I think about myself, my clients and other people in my life! I feel as if I’ve been given yet another key to understanding the human condition. What a great gift!

Jeanne Lebens

I have tried so many of the exercises, applications and questions. The impact has been direct and immediate. The way it has expanded my repertoire and toolbox is really exciting.

Ron Martoia

This course has fundamentally shifted the way I look at my work with clients and in my daily interactions. Transformative learning. The kind that results in seeing new possibilities in being, thinking and doing. Very special.

Linda Beitz

This course helped me put everything together in a way that has profoundly shifted not only my coaching, but my very definition of what I do and how I do it. It felt as if a lot of different parts and pieces that I was trying to make sense of came together. For that, I am hugely grateful.

Ronni Hendel

Adult development is so profound and at the same time subtle. I think I finally GOT it in this course. And I’ll be playing with the tools for years to come.

Linda Bidlack

A must take interactive and engaging learning that will inspire, disrupt, shift and evolve your practice as a coach.

Janet Reid

Each class was like a beautiful coaching session that left me filled with promise and powerful questions to contemplate.

Natalie Radolinski

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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I still register if I can’t attend the live workshops?
Absolutely. Everything is recorded and downloadable. We always have a number of participants on each training who are unable to attend the live workshops.
How long will I be able to access the downloads of the training?
You’ll have guaranteed access for twelve months following the completion of the program. To retain them longer than this we advise that you download them onto your own computer.
Are the workshops live or pre-recorded?
All our workshops and bonus workshops are live. Sometimes we include bonus recordings of workshops from past iterations of the training, but these will be clearly indicated.
What experience level do I need to take your course?
While there is no specific amount of experience required, our trainings are focused on more advanced coaching skills for existing coaches. However, they are delivered in a way that you should understand even if you are a relative beginner. However, if you are brand new to coaching and personal development, you may well be better served attending an introductory coaching program.
Will you provide a certificate of attendance?
Yes, you will receive a certificate of attendance that you can use to receive CCEUs from the ICF. This can also be used to gain CCEUs if you become accredited with the ICF in the future.
Can I receive CCEU’s even if I can’t attend the workshops live?
Yes, you can gain CCEUs by viewing the recordings and filling out a Missed Workshop form. However, to comply with ICF standards you do need to attend at least 1/3 of the sessions live.
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