COACHES RISING & THE STROZZI INSTITUTE PRESENT

April 22 – August 13, 2020

LIVE ONLINE COACH TRAINING

The Power of
Embodied Transformation

Create lasting change with your coaching clients.

Learn to Wield the Power of Embodied Change

Most approaches to change don’t stick.

They seem powerful. They create insights that open things up. They give us exciting new ideas. They change our perspectives on things. They promise much.

And then sooner or later, the impact fades and we find ourselves once again coming up against the same old problems, with the same old outcomes.

Change is hard to sustain.

Unless you know how to change more than someone’s mind.

Transformation—the deep change every coach seeks for their clients—can only happen when we work somatically and holistically.

Not just the mind. Or just the body. Or just achieving goals. Or just processing emotions. But working with the WHOLE person.

Embodied coaching is a process that allows you to connect with the entirety of your client — their thoughts, feelings, actions, spirit, and body — and in so doing, to create lasting change.

This innovative somatic coaching approach was originally developed by pioneer Richard Strozzi-Heckler during decades of practice and exploration.

During this training, you’ll learn directly from Richard, alongside contemporary coaches who have integrated this powerful approach with new discoveries in neuroscience, trauma-work, and leadership development.

When you learn to coach somatically you’ll be able to…

  • Help your clients feel whole and centered, connecting them to their own intrinsic power and passion.
  • Recognize conditioned patterns in your clients as they arise, so that you can help them break stubborn and unhelpful habits
  • Embed your client’s changes holistically and sustainably, giving them a whole new way of being

This is what your client truly wants.

Not superficial conversations or more information, but a coach who can truly access the transformational potential that is contained within them.

This is the Power of Embodied Transformation.

19 Live Video Workshops

Learn the key principles of somatic coaching during 19 90-minute workshops containing teaching, coaching demos, practices and live discussion.

*Earn 28.5 CCEUs

All our programs to date have met the high standards of the ICF. We’ve applied for 28.5 CCEU’s, and fully anticipate this course will once again be fully accredited.

Integration Workbooks and Transcripts

You’ll receive 5 workbooks to help you integrate and deepen the key principles, as well as transcripts of every session so you can easily review your learning.

7 Bonus Recordings

You’ll receive 7 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 through group practices, community practice workshops and with solo practices between classes.

Meet the faculty for this training.

This program brings together the world’s leading somatic coaches and teachers. These remarkable practitioners are not only experts in embodied change, but possess a palpable ability to transmit the heart of this work to you.

Richard Strozzi- Heckler Founder of Strozzi Institute Author of The Art of Somatic Coaching

Richard is often considered the father of somatic coaching, work he’s been advancing for over 40 years. He’s worked with Fortune 500 companies and NATO, and has even featured on the cover of the Wall Street Journal.

Amanda Blake Somatic Leadership Coach Author of Your Body Is Your Brain

Mandy is a leadership coach who works with socially conscious entrepreneurs using a holistic, body-oriented approach. She holds a degree in Human Biology from Stanford University and has taught leadership programs for the likes of Nike and NASA.

Peter Levine International Teacher and Body Psychotherapist Author of Waking the Tiger

Peter is the developer of Somatic Experiencing and founder of the Foundation for Human Enrichment. He teaches around the world and is the best-selling author of Waking the Tiger : Healing Trauma : The Innate Capacity to Transform Overwhelming Experiences.

David Treleaven Coach and Writer Senior Teacher at Strozzi Institute

David is a coach, writer and trauma professional whose work focuses on the intersection of mindfulness, trauma, and social justice. He is the author of Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulnes.

Staci Haines Somatic Coach and Teacher Director Methodology, Strozzi Institute

Staci is an expert in the field of Somatics, specializing in social leadership. Staci has worked extensively with organizational leaders, including corporate executives, non-profits, and social entrepreneurs. She is a senior teacher at Strozzi Institute and founder of Generative Somatics.

Stephen Porges International Speaker and Researcher Author of The Polyvagal Theory

Stephen is Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium. He pioneered Polyvagal Theory, a theory that is leading to innovative treatments all over the world.

Bessel van der Kolk Researcher and International Teacher Author of The Body Keeps the Score

Bessel is a clinician, researcher, and teacher best known for his work with posttraumatic stress, and his best-selling book The Body Keeps the Score. He founded The Trauma Center, a nonprofit organization in Massachusetts.

Alta Starr Somatic Coach & Bodyworker Generative Somatics

Alta is a somatic coach, bodyworker and a poet. A former teacher, radio news and music producer, and grantmaker, she teaches embodied leadership and trauma healing with Strozzi Institute and Generative Somatics

Nathaniel Shara Somatic Therapist Program Manager, Strozzi Institute

Nathaniel is a therapist, writer and educator whose work focuses on embodiment as a path for individual and social transformation. He has spent the last decade working at the intersections of trauma, mental health, social justice and the body.

Elizabeth Stanley International Speaker and Trainer Author of Widen the Window

Liz is an award winning author and a professor at Georgetown University who teaches about international security. She is the creator of Mindfulness-Based Mind Fitness Training—taught to thousands in civilian and military high-stress environments.

Rhonda V. Magee International Speaker and Thought Leader Author of The Inner Work of Racial Justice

Rhonda is a Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco, and an internationally recognized thought leader working to integrate mindfulness into Higher Education, Law, and to reduce implicit bias in society.

Learn to Embody the Power of Somatic Coaching

The Power of Embodied Transformation is an 18-week online coach training. It’s designed to equip you with the most advanced somatic coaching skills and tools to effect deep and sustainable change with your clients.

The world class coaching faculty will teach you how to…

  • Use the body as a gateway into your client’s world, helping you take your coaching conversations to a new level of depth.
  • Attune with your client in-the-moment, enabling you to identify transformational openings.
  • Identify signs of stress and trauma, so you can help your clients feel safe and resilient.
  • Design embodied practices for your clients, allowing them to embed the changes they make sustainably.

But the change is not simply about the clients you work with, it’s about you.

This work will bring you into a new and profound relationship with yourself – your own body and being. And as you learn to feel and navigate this wholeness, so you will be able to guide your clients through the same transformational territory.

The considerable body of work that this training is based upon integrates and weaves together deep ancient wisdom, with the latest findings in neuroscience and trauma research.

There’s no other online training that can teach you the practice of somatic coaching with such depth and rigor, led by the founders of the field.

A live and interactive
experience

All of the sessions will take place live via video workshop, where there will be the opportunity to discuss your learnings via breakout discussions, participate in powerful coaching demonstrations, and ask questions.

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We’ve Created an Integrated Learning Journey for You

We’ve worked in partnership with the world’s leading somatic coaching school, the Strozzi Institute to create this online training for you.

This training is not a series of unconnected workshops. You will be guided through an integrated arc that builds on itself, teaching you layer by layer, the essential practice of embodied coaching.

And this year we have a brand new module that will teach you how to work with stress and trauma with your coaching clients—helping them build resilience and feel safe in the change work you conduct with them.

MODULE 1

The Arc of Somatic Transformation

with Richard Strozzi-Heckler & Staci Haines

In the first part of the program, Richard and Staci will introduce you to the whole arc of somatic transformation, and show you how to expand your client’s somatic awareness, uncover powerful commitments, and work skillfully with their conditioned tendencies.

MODULE 2

Creating Somatic Opening

with Nathan Shara & Alta Starr

In the second part of the program, Nathan and will support you in cultivating resilience and artfully navigating the potent terrain of somatic opening with your clients – where old habits and tendencies are losing their grip, but a new way of being is not yet fully formed.

MODULE 3

Embodying New Ways of Being

with Amanda Blake & Staci Haines

In the third module, with Amanda Blake and Staci Haines will zoom in on the final phase of the somatic cycle, that of embodying a new way of being through carefully crafted practices. You will also learn how to use the somatic arc as a powerful assessment tool with your clients.

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Working With Stress, Trauma, and Resilience

with David Treleaven, Elizabeth Stanley, Stephen Porges, Rhonda V. Magee, Bessel van der Kolk, Peter Levine & Amanda Blake

In the final and brand new module, an all-star cast of trauma and mindfulness experts will take you on a deep journey into the ways the body holds stress and trauma. You’ll learn how to recognize signs of these conditions in your clients, as well as tools to help them regulate, feel safer in their bodies, and make effective choices about their longer term care. Finally, David and Amanda will run a special workshop to help you integrate the key insights, practices and tools from the program, so you feel excited and confident in the application of everything you’ve learned.

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The Art of Somatic Coaching & the Power of Embodied Transformation

WORKSHOP 1

The Art of Somatic Coaching & the Power of Embodied Transformation

with Richard Strozzi-Heckler

April 22 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Learn the arc of somatic transformation—the fundamental backbone of the practice of somatic coaching.
  • Participate in initial practices that reveal the embodied shape of your client, allowing you to skillfully lead them toward their goals and vision.
  • Develop foundational skills in presence so you can engender trust and credibility with your clients.
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Somatic Literacy: Facilitating Somatic Awareness

WORKSHOP 2

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Somatic Literacy: Facilitating Somatic Awareness

with Staci Haines


April 28 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Learn basic interventions and distinctions that support somatic literacy, enabling you to teach your clients how to recognize their embodied experience. .
  • Understand the difference between top-down versus bottom-up processing in coaching, giving you a deeper appreciation of how transformation occurs.
  • Explore case studies, contemporary neuroscience research and proven interventions, to broaden your understanding of somatic change. 

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Commitments: Setting our 
True North with Clients

WORKSHOP 3

Commitments: Setting our 
True North with Clients

with Richard Strozzi-Heckler

May 5 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Learn how to help people design powerful commitments that enable them to achieve what most matters to them.
  • Discover how to create strong galvanizing commitments to ensure your coaching work stays on track.
  • Understand the key aspects of commitments, so you can help your clients work effectively outside sessions.
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Conditioned Tendency: Understanding How Clients Get Stuck

WORKSHOP 4

Conditioned Tendency: Understanding How Clients Get Stuck

with Richard Strozzi-Heckler

May 12 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Learn what a “Conditioned Tendency” (CT) is, how it functions in your life, and ways to help clients identify them and work with them skillfully.
  • Understand the relationship between different parts of the brain and Conditioned Tendencies, do you can better understand the nature of your client’s stuckness.
  • Identify your own CT, so you can understand its benefits and liabilities in your work as a coach.

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Resilience

WORKSHOP 5

Resilience

with Nathan Shara

May 19 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Develop an understanding of the centrality of resilience in the transformation, giving you access to the “aliveness” that fuels the process.
  • Learn some basic practices for accessing, cultivating and sharing resilience, equipping you to help your clients become more resilient.
  • Begin exploring resilience in relationship to habitual reactions and conditioned tendencies, the tension that is navigated by an expansive openness in our bodies and minds.
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Conditioned Tendencies and Sites of Shaping: Integrating a Clients’ Social Context into Coaching

WORKSHOP 6

Conditioned Tendencies and Sites of Shaping: Integrating a Clients’ Social Context into Coaching

with Nathan Shara

May 26 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Understanding your clients’ Conditioned Tendencies, in the broader social contexts that “shape” them, allowing you to work across different cultures, genders and other social group memberships.
  • Increase your capacity to empathize and work with a wider range of clients, increasing your capacity to somatically build trust.
  • Widen the range of moves you have access to when clients are “stuck” in recurring patterns or moods, entrenched relational dynamics, and critical self-talk.
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Somatic Opening

WORKSHOP 7

Somatic Opening

with Alta Starr

June 2 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Discover the process of somatic openings and the stages of disorganization, giving you a powerful map with which to guide your coaching clients.
  • Learn to use the Arc of Transformation as both an assessment and somatic visioning tool and for your own personal development, increasing your own effectiveness as a coach.
  • Develop your capacity to feel the language and intelligence of the senses within your own body, giving you reliable access your own wisdom, competence, and intuition.
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Connection: Resource and Outcome on the Arc of Transformation

WORKSHOP 8

Connection: Resource and Outcome on the Arc of Transformation

with Alta Starr

June 9 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Learn about the stage of “Connection” in the Arc of Transformation, allowing you to facilitate your clients’ development with confidence and skill
  • Discover practices to build the competences of connection, equipping you to increase trust and authenticity with your clients.
  • Explore conflict as generative force that deepens connection, and bring a nourishing dignity and aliveness.

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Developing Embodiment

WORKSHOP 9

Developing Embodiment

with Mandy Blake


June 16 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Explore how awareness creates choice, but only practice can develop capacity, ensuring you help your clients create sustainable change.
  • Introduce you to the six elements of neuroplasticity, enabling you to understand how each plays a vital role in your client’s development.
  • Show you how embodied practice builds a bridge from old habitual behavior to new desired behavior, equipping you to help your clients make change stick.
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Designing & Deepening Practice

WORKSHOP 11

Designing & Deepening Practice

with Mandy Blake


June 23 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Show you how to discover the physical aspects of any behavioral quality, enabling you to create relevant practices for your clients.
  • Help you design practices that are meaningful, experiential, and impactful, ensuring your coaching is maximally effective.
  • Teach you how to recognize subtle clues in your clients that will lead you to discover new and innovative embodied practices.
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The ARC of Transformation: Integration and Application

WORKSHOP 11

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The ARC of Transformation: Integration and Application

with Staci Haines


June 29 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
    • Understand how “somatic shape” is more than physical patterning, it is our beliefs, actions and worldview.
    • Explore the “Arc of Transformation” as an assessment tool, enabling you to better see your client’s shape and support them in their own change process.
    • Learn how the “Arc of Transformation” is sequential but not linear, equipping you to skilfully guide your clients through embodied transformation.
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Bridging Embodiment, Trauma, and the Art of Coaching

WORKSHOP 12

Bridging Embodiment, Trauma, and the Art of Coaching

with David Treleaven


July 7 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Learn core principles of trauma-informed coaching that can inform your work and practice;
  • Understand how to recognize signs and symptoms of trauma, enabling you to skillfully support your client through difficult moments.
  • Discover embodied practices that help your client feel safe during coaching sessions.

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Keeping Clients Safe: Potential Pitfalls of Body-Based Attention in Coaching

WORKSHOP 13

Keeping Clients Safe: Potential Pitfalls of Body-Based Attention in Coaching

with David Treleaven


July 14 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Discover how embodied awareness can be a double-edged sword for clients, and how you can work with this specifically.
  • Learn the ‘Window of Tolerance’ model, enabling you to understand how body-based practice can exceed a client’s capacity.
  • Explore best practices for trauma-informed coaching, equipping you with tools to support your clients in deep work.
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Communicating Effectively with Your Client’s Thinking & Survival Brains

WORKSHOP 14

Communicating Effectively with Your Client’s Thinking & Survival Brains

with Elizabeth Stanley


July 21 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Explore how the thinking brain and survival brain are affected by stress and trauma, enabling you to help your clients navigate their own states.
  • Learn how to communicate effectively with your clients’ thinking brains and survival brains, so you can help them regulate states of stress and trauma.
  • Discover how to help your client retrain their thinking and survival brains—shifting from being adversaries to becoming allies.
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Polyvagal Theory in Coaching

WORKSHOP 15

Polyvagal Theory in Coaching

with Stephen Porges


July 24 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Explore the implications of the polyvagal theory on trauma-sensitive coaching—and how you can utilize this approach in your client work.
  • Learn the principles of Neurocepting safety— how you can help clients feel truly safe during coaching.
  • Explore the implications of corona virus and working online so you can utilize best practices in these challenging times.
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Trauma-Sensitive Coaching for Inclusivity and Belonging

WORKSHOP 16

Trauma-Sensitive Coaching for Inclusivity and Belonging

With Rhonda V. Magee

July 28 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Explore the social psychology of unconscious bias and its association with trauma, so you can recognize signs of it in your clients
  • Cultivate body-based practices for working with social-identity-based bias and related trauma, so you can support your clients skillfully.
  • Learn how to mindfulness to support embodied coaching practices when working with identity and bias based trauma. 
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The Body Keeps the Score

WORKSHOP 17

The Body Keeps the Score

With Bessel van der Kolk

Aug 7 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Discuss how the coronavirus pandemic is leading to new forms of stress and trauma around the world
  • Explore how to discern when you can help your clients vs when they need clinical or therapeutic support
  • Synthesize and integrate the many themes raised in the trauma-sensitive coaching module
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Trauma & Somatic Experiencing

WORKSHOP 18

Trauma & Somatic Experiencing

With Peter Levine

TBD |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European
  • Understand how the healing of trauma is a natural process that can be accessed through an inner awareness of the body.
  • Learn how to listen to the voice of your body by attuning to sensations, enabling you and your clients to tap into a deeper biological knowing.
  • Explore how the same energy that underlies traumatic symptoms can transform the trauma once released and invite new levels of well-being, wisdom and mastery.
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Integration Workshop

WORKSHOP 19

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With David Treleaven & Amanda Blake

Aug 13 |
9:00-10:30 AM US Pacific
6:00-7:30 PM Central European

In this integration and application workshop, David and Amanda will support you in integrating the key insights, practices and tools from the program, so you feel excited and confident in the application of everything you’ve learned.

And You’ll Get These Bonus Recordings.

To enable you to go even deeper into embodied coaching, we’re including the following workshop recordings from previous versions of the training.

For each one you will receive the full workshop recording, transcript and any relevant handouts.

Growing Resilience through the Cultivation of Inner Strengths

with Rick Hanson

  • Explore the two necessary stages of lasting brain change, and why many therapists, coaches, and others forget the second one.
  • Learn how to increase the installation of beneficial experiences in the brain, so as to accelerate personal growth.
  • Understand our three basic needs and learn how to match vital mental resources to each one.

Coaching from the Outside In

With Wendy Palmer

  • Understand the distinction between what personality and center, so as to see the ways we seek approval and security.
  • Learn how to center yourself in coaching so you can tap greater creativity, confidence and compassion.
  • Practice how to move fluidly between your personality and center so as to free yourself up to explore new possibilities.
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Seeing Our Way to New Commitments

with Doug Silsbee

  • Explore how the declaration of a powerful commitment initiates the process of embodied transformation.
  • Discover how to use Doug’s framework of Seeing, Being and Doing to accelerate yours and your client’s development.
  • Learn pragmatic coaching questions that identify powerful commitments for your clients.

Seeing Ourselves

with Doug Silsbee

  • Learn how to identify, observe, and experience the specific habits triggered by commitment.
  • Practice tracking how habits are continuously revealed through body, sensation, language, and behaviour.
  • Explore five distinct channels of awareness and how to use them to bring rigor to the process of witnessing our habits.
with Doug Silsbee

Being for Resilience

with Doug Silsbee

  • Learn how to identify, observe, and experience the specific habits triggered by commitment.
  • Practice tracking how habits are continuously revealed through body, sensation, language, and behaviour.
  • Explore five distinct channels of awareness and how to use them to bring rigor to the process of witnessing our habits.

Doing for an Intended Future

with Doug Silsbee

  • Learn how to leverage the choice point that exists between urge and action.
  • Clarify how to help your clients choose actions that create the conditions for an intended future.
  • Learn how to support your clients in identifying and developing the specific competencies needed to deliver on their commitment.

Growing Resilience through the Cultivation of Inner Strengths

with Ginny Whitelaw

  • Learn a powerful framework for managing energy that builds resilience and agility and is readily shared with clients.
  • Gain concrete practices to shift energetic state in oneself or one’s client to move beyond constrictions and support transformation.
  • Learn exercises to cultivate centeredness and move beyond fear and a false sense of separation.

What coaches are saying about our programs

This has been a deeply transformative experience! I feel inspired and recharged. My coaching practice feels fresher, deeper and alive again!

Maria Connolly

It has been transformational, personally and professionally. It has taken my coaching and business to a deeper more profound level.

Kira Schoch

This course has been life changing. My coaching has been directly impacted as a result. I bring all of what I learned to my day to day coaching. My comfort level to purposefully work with my client’s somatic experience has increased significantly as a result.

Jennifer MacLeod

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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. You can catch up whenever time allows.

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 sessions live or pre-recorded?
All our workshops are live. Sometimes we include bonus recordings of workshops from past iterations of the training, but these will be clearly indicated.
When do the recordings of the live workshops become available on the session page?
We’re committed to getting the recordings uploaded to the session page within 24 hours after the live session takes place.
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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