Are you a high-end
Are you open to learning the Advanced Coaching
Proficiencies in a single, intense day?
advanced coach training for coaches who...
Have coached at least 30-200
clients over the past 2 years.
While everyone is welcome
to this 1-day Intensive, those will direct client experience
will benefit most -- the conversation will assume you have
significant experience and we won't be going over the basic- or
intermediate-level coaching proficiencies.
Has a sense that clients are
coming to expect a heightened level of sophistication from their
You're already sensing
this by the expectations you feel from your clients and perhaps
even from the prospective clients who chose to hire another
coach. Clients are coming to expect that coaches are nothing
short of magicians with them, which is calling for a higher
level skill set than most coaches have developed, even with
years of experience.
Has always wanted to identify not
just the source of a problem but the dynamic underneath the
If you're a new coach,
you tend to chase symptoms. No surprise there. If you have some
experience, you uncover and focus on the source of a client's
problems or dilemma. But it's the advanced coach who knows
there is yet another level -- called the dynamics level -- where
the ultimate drivers of a person's thinking, behavior and
performance operate. Know these underlying dynamics, and the
client's situation and frustrations become crystal clear, and
very, very coachable.
Is intrigued by the notion of
preparing a Coaching Plan for their clients at the level of
specificity the client will benefit from.
A Coaching Plan is far
more than an intake or assessment process, and much more than a
list of sequenced goals and milestones. Rather, the Coaching
Plan is an organized game plan of your work that provides
context, comfort and structure to your client. One of the
benefits? The client can trust you more because they understand
the next several years of their life and the coaching process.
Wish to help clients to design an
ideal life and lifestyle, in addition working on the issues and
problems that the client is dealing with.
In this training, we are
including a module from one of our coaching schools called the
School of Lifestyle Design. You'll learn how to help a client
design their lifestyle, not just organize and reach their
goals. Lifestyle design (distinct from life design) is
something that is much more sellable to the marketplace than
traditional coaching and only CoachVille has it.
Understands that the future of
coaching is solutions-based, not just coaching-services based.
That's the big question,
isn't it? Are we coaches in the service business or the
solutions business? Until 5 years ago, we were clearly in the
business of providing coaching services. However, in the past
several years, coaching -- like most other professions -- are
morphing into solution-based disciplines where coaches play a
key role in solving problems -- far beyond just providing
Know that it is easier to attract
high-end clients when you have the tools that they want.
Wants to unify all that they've
learned about coaching without losing the value of any single
Every coaching school
seems to offer their single model for what coaching is and how
to coach but it's only CoachVille and the School of Coaching
that offers a meta-model -- one that includes all of the other
models. Your choice: Do you want to be selling a single flavor
of ice cream? Or set up a Baskin-Robbins franchise where you
can provide what the customer wants, depending on their mood,
situation or need?
Has a feeling that coaching is an
extraordinarily simple process that forwards the client without
being costly to the coach.
coaching is both easy and simple, once you learn how and once
you're working with higher-end clients. And, while some coaches
can handle clients who struggle, most experienced coaches don't
want to be held back by this type of client. (Blunt, but true
among the coaches I know.)
Understands the value of
immersing themselves in a day-long session with other coaches
who operate at this level.
Where do you get your
high-end professional stimulation from, coaching-wise? We'll
guarantee it in this one-day experience. Please join us.
Only two dates
available this Spring...
March, 20, 2003
San Francisco, California, May 14, 2003
both conducted by
Thomas J. Leonard
If, at the end of the
Intensive, you feel that the conference was not worth the fee you
paid, you will be refunded your Intensive fee in its entirety, no
questions asked. (We're quite serious about this.)
How is the training
The training has
been designed as a powerful learning experience...
Multimedia presentations to quickly
and graphically convey the key points, principles and theory.
"Front of the room demos" by Thomas
Leonard so that you can see real world demonstrations of optimal
"From the podium" discussions
between Thomas Leonard and you so that you can benefit from the
wisdom of other coaches in the room. (We use floating wireless
Highly interactive dyads and triads
so that you can practice and perfect what you are learning using
scorecards and guides.
Case study examples and 'team
solution' methods to prepare you for the types of client
situations that you will be encountering in the real world.
Networking opportunities before and
after each day's sessions.
1. Responds to
the underlying, occurring dynamic.
The more the coach understands
the predictable nature of situations, people, and other dynamics, the
easier it is to respond to the dynamic that is most present at any
given moment in the client's life or during the coaching call. If you
don't recognize what's really going on, you'll be coaching symptoms or
on the surface, neither of which is advanced coaching.
You can learn the robust set of underlying situational dynamics so
that your coaching effectiveness increases significantly, with less
chasing and digging, and fewer missed opportunities.
2. Upgrades the
client's primary source of energy.
What fuels your client affects
your ability to do advanced coaching work with them. It's as simple
as that. The strategy here is to work with your client so that they
get their life, creative, intellectual and emotional energy from a
lighter, cleaner, higher source. Think solar powered car vs internal
combustion engine. Think reality vs interpretation. Think
centeredness vs balance. We all get energy from different places and
in different ways -- the job of the advanced coach is to upgrade the
quality of those energy sources in order for the client to experience
sustainability and a higher experience of life.
The first step for you may be to upgrade your own sources of
energy. This is something that you can easily learn at the GSC.
3. Enables rapid
When coaching clients or
mentoring other coaches, don't just look to see how much they already
know but, rather, how quickly they can learn. Velocity of learning is
more important today than an initial inventory of knowledge, given
knowledge can be acquired fairly easily. As an advanced coach, we can
tweak the clients ability to learn, and the rate at which what they
learn affects them. (One way to know how quickly someone is learning
is to notice how much or how quickly they've taken
advantage/integrated/reoriented around the knowledge they have
Step one is to increase the velocity of your own learning pace and
shift from information acquisition to cellular learning. Both are
doable at the GSC.
the client along their path of development.
In advanced coaching work, the
client is seeking to move up several levels in their personal
awareness and development. For example, they might want to leap from
the Responsibility level to the Inspiration level. Or from Flow to
Transcendence. Or from Occurrence to Evolution. (There are 12
levels.) The coach is both the guide and the catalyst in this type of
coaching focus. The coach with the advanced set of proficiencies can
accelerate a client's progress by the factor of 5, thanks to the
sophistication of the process.
You have access to the GSC's Path of Development Program which you
can share with clients royalty-free and weave into the coaching you
are already providing. By 'organizing' development into a clear path,
the client can be pulled forward by an exciting game vs the typical
and often frustrating hit-and-miss approach to personal development.
5. Elevates the
client's thinking by using advanced concepts.
Part of what an advanced coach
does is to expand the client's way of thinking as well as introduce an
intermediate>advanced set of concepts, principles, models and theories
that fit for what the client is focusing on. Advanced coaching is
generally concept-based, not activity or goal-based. It's truly
high-end work and a nearly 180-degree turn from traditional or
intermediate coaching. It's coaching at its best.
You have access to the complete ConceptBanc at the Graduate School
lifestyles that inspire from within.
Is the advanced coach a
lifestyle designer? Definitely -- just one more skill set that the
coach can develop in order to help clients integrate all that they
are, all they have all and all that they want into a life and
lifestyle that is self-generating, sustainable and consistently
inspiring from within. It's that latter component -- inspiration --
that makes this an advanced coaching proficiency.
You have access to and full use of the online lifestyle designer
system at the GSC to use with yourself and your clients. This
simplifies the process for all and ensures a complete design process.
7. Resolves the
illusion of conflict.
frustrations, resistance, judging, reactions, disconnection -- all are
forms of conflict and all are completely resolvable via advanced
work. The basic theory is that conflict is experienced (and often
caused, knowingly or not) as a way to reassure us that we are alive.
The solution? Wholeness, a popular term in the world of
spirituality. With wholeness comes access to everything and everyone,
thus obviating the need for conflict whether internal or external (not
that there is a difference between the two). With increased
awareness, wholeness is achievable because it is always available.
The trick is to make it always available. Hence, advanced coaching.
The Friction-Free Program is included in the GSC. It is designed
to make wholeness continuously accessible.
Some coaches tweak or upgrade
paradigms (aka realities, frameworks, thinking models) for their
clients, but it's the advanced coach who knows how to replace them
with/for a client. True, the process can be discombobulating to the
client, but when compared to the high cost of the alternative,
discombobulation is a very small price to pay for a new paradigm. The
fact is, advanced work calls for new paradigms, not just tweaked
ones. Clients know that 'something is missing' but they aren't sure
what, exactly. Often enough, they are operating from an old, tired or
bankrupt paradigm. It's a simple enough fix, although it can take
time to reorient. Hence, the value of coaching to the client.
Did you know there is a bank of paradigms available at the GSC?
It's a great way to see which ones your client is using and how to
share ones that are likely to be more fitting.
9. Helps the
client to transcend themselves.
This is a fancy way of saying
'get over yourself' yet it also means more than that. What we're
talking about here is the client who is ready to let go of what's left
of their ego/self because they know that it has served its purpose.
Typically, the client recognizes that they react to themselves, others
and situations, and have a sense that there is a place beyond this.
When it comes up in coaching, the advanced coach has the knowledge and
tools needed to make this once-in-a-lifetime leap.
Included in the GSC if the Transcendence Program, and the license
to share it with clients.
The advanced coach is a
wellspring of possibility for their clients -- nothing is impossible,
all is possible. The trick is to become that way yourself so that the
client can tap into it when needed without you having to manufacture
it for delivery. We deliberately use the word 'afford' here to
describe the role of the coach in this type of work. What you can
afford to be true, your client will more likely be able to afford.
It's contagious. This matters in coaching because clients often hire
a coach because they want something for themselves that seems
impossible. And, while not everything the client wants will be
achieved, the more you can afford possibility, the more easily your
client can work with on goals that are on the perceived edge of their
When you design environments that are bigger than you are, you
create this flow of possibility -- the gap keeps you opening up to
what's next. The GSC is one of those environments that is, and may
well always be, larger than you, given it's a dynamic community of
coaches pushing the envelope of coaching and living.
This proficiency is about the
coach but it carries through to the client as well. The coach has
moved beyond the place where they feel they are critical to a client's
success. Beyond the place where they have a need to coach. And beyond
the place where they define themselves as such. The trick here is to
work with your clients from a place where you are both continually
discovering - both open to learning and open to creating during a
session. If you're in teach mode, you're not in this zone of being
non-essential. Ironically, extreme value is generated from this
place. (Welcome to the paradoxical world of advanced coaching.)
When you know what you're doing as a coach, you don't need to
coach. Yet clients experience coaching from you. Or is it from
them? Either way, the process is much more sophisticated because you
are not stuck in a role as a coach.
The beginner to intermediate
coach can customize solutions to problems and situations, but it's the
advanced coach who has the skill set - and body of knowledge -- to be
able to invent custom solutions on-the-spot (meaning in real-time
during a coaching call) with clients during a coaching session. Many
advanced coaches say that this is the most demanding of the 15
Advanced Coaching Proficiencies because it calls for both a course of
study to learn from a bank of solutions, as well as the courage to
toss them out and craft from scratch a real-time solution. It's a
beautiful sight to see when this is occurring between coach and
GSC membership includes access to the life/business SolutionBanc
and the trained need for you to become an inventor of fresh solutions
for your clients.
Coaches are always adding
something to the mix -- or taking it away. That's one way we add
value. Coaches add support, ideas, concepts, solutions and we "take
away" conflict, confusion, complications. (Or at least that's a
byproduct of our coaching.) And, advanced coaches add dimensions to a
client's life. A spiritual dimension. A creative one. Perhaps a
mission or vision. Something that isn't just a new facet, focus or
flavor, but something that adds a depth to the person's ability to be
more human. Think of the 2 dimensions height and width, which
together give us 'area.' Add depth to that, and you now have three
dimensions (volume). Add density and you have a fourth (mass). Add
movement and you have a fifth (velocity). And so forth. Ourselves
and our lives are no different. There are always new dimensions to
add. That's what makes us and life so rich.
Training in dimension theory is included in the GSC.
One of the 15 Intermediate
Proficiencies is to Relish Truth. The next iteration of that -- as an
advanced coach -- is to be able to presence truth during a coaching
call. Which basically means that just as soon as your client
discovers what is true for them, they immediately begin to reorient
around it, even if it means a significant change in their life,
lifestyle or perceived priorities. This is more than the process of
helping a client to discover what's true for them - the advanced
nature of this proficiency means that the client is both able to do
that and to have such a profound experience of that, that they begin
to shift and live differently, right then. It's a big one. You know
you're there, when the client reorients with very little resistance.
We offer 10 hours of training in this process. It is rigorous.
What are the
We are keeping the training as interactive, effective, and simple as
possible. You'll have plenty of free time for networking.
1. Everyone is in the same event room during the training.
2. Thomas Leonard is leading most of the segments
3. All sessions are interactive and discussion-based (and include
4. You are on your own for meals. Water is served during the breaks.
If, at the end of the
Intensive, you feel that the Advanced Coaching Proficiencies Training
was not worth the fee you paid, you will be refunded your Intensive
fee in its entirety, no questions asked (This is our universal and
consistent customer satisfaction policy.)
We offer 100% refund of your payment/tuition
if you withdraw 30 days before the event date. Less than 30 days and
you may apply 100% of your tuition to another event with 2 years.