Leadership that Works: Coaching for Transformation (ACTP) Distance Learning – 9 months


January 28, 2019 @ 2:00 pm – October 31, 2019 @ 3:30 pm
$8,495 - financial assistance available
Belma Gonzalez
Content Type
Hosted By
# of Coach Specific Training Hrs

Event Start Date: Monday, January 28, 2019 – 2:00 PM (Eastern)

Event End Date: Thursday, October 31, 2019 – 3:30 PM (Eastern)

Additional dates and times for this event:

Two 90-minute classes are held each week on Mondays and Thursdays. Each class is offered twice, at 2 pm or 8 pm (US-Eastern). You can attend whichever call works best for you.

There is NOT class on the following dates:

Monday, May 27; Monday, June 3; Thursday, June 6; Thursday, July 4; Monday, September 2; and Thursday, October 10

Event Description:

Coaching for Transformation (CFT) is a professional certification program with 140 training 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 CFT certified coach of your choice for 6 hours (not included in the program cost).

This 9-month accredited coach training program (ACTP) is delivered via a virtual platform and is accessible for participants around the world.


CFT 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.

Regardless of your field, your coaching skills will help people create a better future. You can use this program to become a professional coach or use your coaching skills to enhance your career.


Coaching for Transformation goes beyond theories, principles, and models and works with clients on a deep level. You learn how to coach the whole person: the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.

You’ll have weekly teachings, demonstrations, practice, and discussions that focus on real-life applications. Between sessions, you put the teachings into practice. As you discover your strengths, creativity, and core values, you develop the confidence to coach any client on any issue.

The course begins with Coaching Essentials, covering curiosity and empowering questions, listening and self-management. This first module includes an overview of the coach’s stand, requests and challenges, exploring cultural identity through writing, deeper and transformational agendas and acknowledging.

The second module covers basic skills. We explore the CFT model and principles, calling out the power, structuring a session and receiving feedback. We also cover professional ethics and multicultural awareness.

From this point, we begin looking at the Five Pathways to Alignment, starting with Exploring Needs and Values. This pathway includes what motivates clients, emotional awareness, transforming distress into light, values clarification, coaching the client’s strengths, and creating from values. Practice sessions allow for integration of the many ways to explore needs and values.

The second pathway to alignment, Experiencing the Moment, includes cultivating presence, wisdom of the body, developing intuition, naming what’s present, contemplative coaching and interrupting for connection.

There are eight classes that explore the third pathway, Envisioning the Future. Topics covered are envisioning the future, vision, vision boards, visualization, right brain visioning, communicating a compelling vision, metaphors and imagery, and soul purpose.

As you advance to the fourth pathway, the business aspects of coaching are introduced and additional multicultural awareness classes are taught. These classes are woven throughout the course.

The fourth pathway is Expanding the View. With this pathway, you help clients become more aware of their viewpoints, or the beliefs at the foundation of their lives and create from a more empowered way of seeing themselves.

The final pathway, Embracing the Shadow builds upon the previous pathways and includes seven classes that support coaches in helping clients reclaim the parts of themselves they have disowned.

The Strategy and Action module is about supporting clients in creating action plans to turn their dreams into reality. This module includes classes on strategic planning, goal setting, making decisions, and feedback.

The niche coaching module includes classes that focus on specific coaching specialties: leadership, organizations, relationships, community and social sectors, and soul and spirit.

The course completes with graduation and celebration.


This program is led by coach trainers with extensive experience including:
– expanding culturally aware coaching
– supporting personal and organizational transformation
– developing nonprofit and social justice leaders
– resisting, eradicating, and replacing oppression
– building vibrant, healthy communities

Belma González, PCC has been providing assets-based, culturally aware coaching to nonprofit and social justice activists since 2004. She works with diverse, multi-generational clients on leadership enhancement, change management, work/life transitions, balance and fulfillment. Belma has coached participants of thirteen leadership development programs; all with an eye to strengthening the nonprofit sector and social justice movement. Belma is a co-founder of Prism Coaching, a group of coaches of color who consider the identification, understanding and use of cultural influences as assets.

Dewey Schott, CPCC, PCC coaches individuals who are committed to transformational social change. He has over 18 years of experience working in the social and cultural sectors specializing in capacity building and leadership development. In addition to teaching and coaching individual clients, he facilitates NAMAC Leadership Institute, New York Foundation for the Arts’ Emerging Leaders Boot Camp, and is a founding member of Coaching For Justice.

Our faculty members have an unwavering commitment to your growth as a coach and their own continuous learning. Our dynamic international team is committed to every participant becoming an excellent coach. To that end, you can count on our faculty to:

– Co-create a safe, courageous learning environment where you can take risks
– Give you straightforward, rigorous feedback
– Challenge you to step into your power as a coach
– Make room for every voice and keep group learning our first priority
– Take advantage of learning opportunities that emerge live in the moment

Event Details:  CFT Flyer DL08-CE08.pdf

Number of ACTP hours: 140