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The Master Class Series


The Master Class Series provides professional coaches with modalities and strategies to increase their effectiveness and expand their coaching repertoire. These offerings are for continuing education and professional development, and are designed for professional coaches who desire advanced study in technique to develop their expertise. These workshops are CCE-approved for continuing education. JOIN OUR MAILING LIST to stay abreast of new offerings as they are announced.


Registration is complete with payment for the course.  Coach trainees may register in one of three ways:

  • online by accessing the online registration (click the REGISTER button)

  • complete and fax the Registration Form and credit card authorization section (click the blue DOWNLOAD icon)

  • complete and mail the Registration Form with a check or credit card information for manual processing. 


Life Design as an Operating System


Discover opportunities and strategies to integrate your client's life, work, and purpose through distinctively entrepreneurial behavior. As a Master Class, this professional development event provides coaches with strategies and techniques that improve their coaching practice. Discover opportunities and strategies for creating an extraordinary life through the power of Life Entrepreneurship! Life Entrepreneurs are ordinary people who integrate their life, work, and purpose through distinctively entrepreneurial behavior - and thus create extraordinary lives of significance.  This learning event will provide the tools for life design using vivid examples, frameworks, and strategies or creating a life of service and fulfillment.  By applying entrepreneurial principles and practices - ownership, opportunity recognition, vision, innovation, risk, and resourcefulness - to all our endeavors, we can lead lives of purpose, service, and significance. This model operating system provides an opportunity for radical life change for emerging leaders, entrepreneurs, and community practitioners who desire to create their lives in alignment with their purpose.


This learning event is CCE-approved for 20 CEs towards BCC recertification. 


Narrative Intelligence:  What STORY are you living?


The concept of the archetype defines the deep, unconscious patterns in the ways we perceive, organizae, and interpret the events in our lives. A wide variety of these shared human thmemes are reflected in both our cultural traditions and stories and in our personal experiences the stories we live.  In this learning event, discover the archetypal patterns and themes that influence daily life.  Awaken your unrealized potential and hidden strengths to improve personal and business relationships, find new direction in carer planning, or replace unproductive life patterns. Undersatnding one's life story and the decisions you make along the way will help you on the path to a more satisfying journey.


This learning event is CCE approved for 20 CEs towards BCC recertification. 


Coaching Modalities as Evidence-Based Approaches
in Program Design for Grants Management


This learning event is designed for professional coaches, either internal or external, to design project proposals to expand thier practice or implement programs that use coaching techniques. We will explore the concept of evidence-based standards, coaching modalities in research, and the entire process of proposal construction usig these standards are explored. Examples include its use in academic settings, test preparation, retention and graduation strategies, male centered programs, and other research involving vulnerable populations. This proposal will help life coaches with designing program proposals for expanding their work. 


This learning event is BCC approved for 20 CEs towards recertification. 


Using Groups in Coaching Design


This session explores using group method to design coaching interventions. Participants will learn the features that distinguish group coaching from individual coaching, how group sessions are designed, methods for serving as coach in pursuit of individual or common goals, and strategies for managing group sessions.


Learning Objectives: Through lectures, discussion, practical exercises, case studies, role playing, independent readings, and reflection activities, professional coaches will learn 1) the basic concept of group coaching, its benefits and success factors, 2) potential challenges on using group designs and strategies to offset their impact, 3) the role of the coach in the group, 4) basic considerations in group dynamics, 5) the stages of group development, and 6) applications of coaching and facilitation using Brief Solution Focused Coaching Technique. Participants will explore the use of Coaching Session templates for designing their groups.


This learning event is CCE approved for 20 CEs towards BCC recertification.


Designing Evaluation for Coaching Intervention


This session explores the design of evaluation strategies for program evaluation and best practices at the coaching participant level, cohort level, and program or project level. Using Kirkpatrick’s model of evaluation, participants will review and discuss appropriate construction of instruments to capture data. In constructing the evaluation architecture for a coaching intervention, participants will use the stages of change evaluation feature to deduce best practices in initial observations, mid-tem observations, end of program observations, progress reporting, follow up evaluation, and constructing program information statistics.


Resources designed to help the coach understand what evaluation is and how to apply it to coaching programs. Topics include: the importance of program evaluation, the evolution planning process, how to design evaluation tools, and how to collect, analyze, summarize and utilize evaluation data. Participants should be familiar with the Stages of Change approach to coaching. Note: This course is designed for practitioners who serve as Financial Coaches, so the examples use this coaching modality.  However, the strategies and tools are easily adapted to any modality.


Learning Objectives: Through lectures, discussion, practical exercises, case studies, and independent readings, professional coaches will learn 1) the foundations of evaluation (formative, summative, impact, and rigorous) along with basic design strategies: one shot design, pre-post, and quasi-experimental design 2) the components of an evaluation plan: what types of data to collect, when various types of data is collected, methods, what instruments are developed, how data is analyzed, when reports and outcomes are developed, and how to use this information to monitor progress, 3) the use of control and comparison groups, baseline data, and evidence of impact, 4) how logic models can be used effectively in program planning, implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of results. Participants will explore developing an evaluation plan for a sponsored coaching imitative that incorporates individual, group, and integrated program types comparisons.


This learning event is BCC approved for 20 CEs towards recertification.


Coaching the Personal Narrative


This session explores using journaling as a strategy for coaching interventions, a tool for expanding awareness and self-regulation, and a coaching resource for program development. 


Learning Objectives:  Through lectures, discussion, practical exercises, case studies, and independent readings, professional coaches will learn 1) the types of journals, 2) define the practice of journaling, 3) techniques for analyzing the personal narrative, and 4) strategies for designing coaching experiences using the personal narrative as the point of entry for the coaching engagement. Participants will explore journal construction for individual, group, or integrated program types. 


This learning event is CCE approved for 20 CEs towards BCC recertification. 

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