The goal of the Coaching With Spirit Level 1 Coach Training Program is to integrate the adult developmental growth theories of transformative change with a robust coaching methodology and practice.
The Coaching With Spirit Coach Training Program’s client-centered coaching facilitates the unfolding of the client’s own inner strengths and potential. The development of self-awareness, embodied wisdom, intuition and manifestation are central to this training.
LEVEL ONE TRAINING FULLY QUALIFIES ONE FOR THE ICF CERTIFICATION AS AN ASSOCIATE COACH (ACC).
The Coaching with Spirit Level 2 Coach Training Program is for coaches who have completed Coaching with Spirit: Level 1, an ICF-certified coach-training program offered through The Graduate Institute
in Bethany, Connecticut, USA. The course begins with a review of the CWS model and will then focus on the River of Parts, a strategy for accessing and coaching from Self: our divine core, which is naturally
awake, aware, whole, calm, confident, compassionate, creative, and wise.
DUE TO CORONAVIRUS,
THE PROGRAMS MAY BE ONSITE OR HELD IN A VIRTUAL CLASSROOM VIA ZOOM
For full description for Level 1 and for the complete schedule see:
Requirements for the Coaching With Spirit Level 1 Coach Training Program and ICF credentialing
Level 2 is currently TBA:
Curriculum - Level 1
The Coaching With Spirit Coach Training Program consists of nine modules of coach trainings as shown below. The training includes 56 hours of classroom training, 14 hours of independent study, and 3 hours of individual mentoring for a total of 73 hours of training.
The 56 hours of classroom training includes on-site coaching instruction, discussions, observations and mentoring activities.
The total coach training hours offered through this program are:
56 hours faculty/participant/observation/mentoring interactions
14 hours of homework / independent study
3 hours of one-on-one sessions with a qualified Mentor Coach
for a total of 73 hours of coaching instruction.
In addition to the training above, the participants are responsible for:
100 hours of client-coaching
A membership application for the International Coach Federation (ICF)
The portfolio submission process for ICF certification
Performance evaluation of a recorded coaching session provided by the ICF
Passing the online, multiple choice ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment exam
For full description, see:
Requirements for the Coaching With Spirit Level 1 Coach Training Program and ICF credentialing
MODULES OF COACH TRAINING - Level 1
Module 1: Fundamentals: An Introduction to Coaching With Spirit
This course presents the ICF core competencies, the ICF code of ethics, the definition of coaching, and the four cornerstones of coaching. The four cornerstones are that people are naturally creative, all parts of a client are welcome, the client sets the agenda and coaching focuses on the client not the problem. The concept of the presenting agenda and deeper agenda are described. The students learn and practice the three levels of listening and powerful questions. Lastly, the students learn the outline of a basic coaching session, including establishing the coaching agreement, establishing trust, maintaining presence, and direct communication, followed by coaching practice in dyads.
Module 2: Awakening: A Pathway to Transformation
After students learn the fundamentals, the coach trainer describes the four pathways of coaching. The first pathway is that of Awakening. Students learn the concept of fulfillment in life and how it relates to inner passion, vision, and overcoming challenges and obstacles. The steps in this process are to (1) connect clients to their vision; (2) set a resonant goal that draws the client into their vision, and making those steps resonant and accountable; and (3) help the client to welcome the inner protectors who have reservations about change, uncovering what is getting in the way of manifesting the vision. This course presents a visualization exercise showing the students how to connect with their vision and passion. Included in this course are the topics of designing action, planning and goal setting, managing progress and accountability, and asking powerful questions amongst others.
Module 3: Perspectives: A Pathway to Transformation
The core idea of this course is that we always are in a perspective, other perspectives are available, and we are always at choice in the perspective we decide upon. In this course, students learn how to work with their clients to explore multiple perspectives. Students learn definitions of perspective, how it relates to physical expression, emotion, worldview and energy. They learn how to work with a client to find the topic, explore at least three perspectives, chose a perspective to create from utilizing powerful questions, and brainstorm possible actions with a commitment to one, with accountability specified. The instructor demonstrates the use of a three by three grid for the client to physically move to a different geographic location when exploring a different perspective, generating new perspectives, asking powerful questions, leading to greater awareness. Students also begin to learn the design of actions and goals, and accountability.
Module 4: Now: A Pathway to Transformation
The core question in coaching with the Now pathway is what is true in the present moment; how can we accept ourselves as we are right now. In Now, the focus is on the client’s internal experience in the present moment. Students learn to create awareness by noticing and naming something in the client’s experience. With the client’s permission, the coach asks powerful questions to allow the client to fully experience what is arising in the moment. In this process, when the client fully accepts and experiences what is arising, and can accept that just as it is, a shift in energy and consciousness may occur. With this shift, the coach integrates this new experience with insight. Holding silence, awareness of the wisdom of the body, and connecting to source are a important components of this process.
Module 5: Parts Work: A Pathway to Transformation
The essential idea in parts work is that there are subpersonalities in the human psyche, called “parts,” that clients identify with, when in fact, the client can get in touch with the client’s own “Self,” which is bigger than any one part. This pathway is based on Richard Schwartz’s Internal Family Systems. The idea is that all parts of the psyche have a noble purpose or good intention and are welcome. These parts comprise an internal family system, and the natural leader of this system is the Self. Students learn to lead clients to awareness of a part with which they are currently identifying, and to see the good intention of that part, and to separate that part from the Self, creating awareness. In this course, students learn how to work directly with the client’s parts, and practice this process with triad work.
Module 6: Final Review of the Principles and Pathways of Coaching
This course reviews all of the principles, competencies and pathways of coaching. Included is the decision point as to which path to take, and, by dancing in the moment, how to transition to a different pathway as the session evolves. The students review Awakening, Perspectives, Now, and Parts Work as it relates to coaching.
Module 7: Group and Individual Mentoring
This course convenes on four separate occasions over at time period of 4 to 5 months. The students take turns coaching in front of a small group. After the coaching, the instructor first elicits feedback from the coach and then from a designated observer. Finally, the instructor provides feedback. All present benefit from the feedback offered during this course.
Module 8: Independent Study – Mastering the Core Competencies
Students are required to engage in 14 hours of independent self-study. To fulfill this requirement, students are to read and study documents on core competencies. Examples are:
Listening by Lee Coit,
Why Did I Do That? By Korie Cameron
Introduction to the Internal Family Systems Model by Richard C. Schwartz.
Listening to ICF Core Competency conference calls – links will be provided.
Students are also required to develop their own guidelines for a coaching session that includes the core competencies, and self-analyze a coaching session utilizing the self-created guidelines.
Curriculum - Level 2
The Coaching With Spirit Level 2 Coach Training Program provides 39 hours of study over three weekends.
The curriculum incorporates the ICF Core Competencies and goes deeper than Level 1. The course begins with a review of the CWS model and will then focus on the River of Parts, a strategy for accessing and coaching from Self: our divine core, which is naturally awake, aware, whole, calm, confident, compassionate, creative, and wise. This core is accessed most easily by inviting parts of the mind, like the Critic, the Approval Seeker, and various Distractors to step back. When they do, our true nature, here called Self, begins to emerge like the sun from behind clouds. Facilitating this in clients allows them to move into a place of grounded centeredness from which they can respond creatively to their circumstances rather than react unconsciously from old habits.
The Coaching with Spirit: Level 2 provides:
A coaching model that honors and leverages the client’s inner wisdom
A collaborative, non-pathologizing method of working with clients’ protective parts, like the inner critic, the achiever, the pleaser, and the distractor
Accessing and coaching from a deep core of calm, clarity, and confidence
Creating a safe coaching environment for doing courageous work
Getting a contract for every coaching session
Building an honest and trusting relationship with the client’s protective parts
Holding the client’s vulnerable parts as sacred
Helping vulnerable parts unburden painful feelings and limiting beliefs
Helping protectors find new strategies for helping the client
Applying systems thinking and complexity theory to the inner world
Accessing spiritual guides and using their wisdom
Integrating learning through deepening awareness, designing actions, and setting up accountability
For full description, see:
Requirements for the Coaching With Spirit Level 2 Coach Training Program and ICF credentialing
Guthrie Sayen, PhD, PCC - Lead Trainer
Guthrie Sayen created and leads Coaching With Spirit, the ICF-accredited coach-training program offered through The Graduate Institute; he also creates and leads advanced training programs for coaches and faculty at Leadership That Works, an ICF-accredited coaching school; and he co-created and offered an advanced training for coaches at the True Purpose Institute, dedicated to serving change agents, messengers, and visionaries. Guthrie mentors coaches at all levels of their careers from beginners to seasoned masters. In his private practice, he works with wounded healers, helping them do for themselves what they are called to do for others. He also helps seekers come into the presence of the Divine, so that they can live their soul's purpose. His mission is to end suffering on this planet. His website is www.BridgetotheDivine.com.
Barti Bourgault, MA, PCC - Associate Trainer - Level 1
Barti is a graduate of the Coaching with Spirit certificate program and received her Master’s in Consciousness Studies from The Graduate Institute. She holds a Professional Coach Certification from the International Coach Federation (ICF) and a Professional Mindfulness Teacher Certification from the International Mindfulness Teachers Association (IMTA). She has been the Associate Trainer and Mentor Coach for the Coaching with Spirit program since 2018. As an ICF New England board member, she holds the position of Marketing VP. She is also on the Executive Council for Maine Coaches Connection. Through her practice, Beyond the Edge, she offers coaching to individuals seeking meaningful change. She brings her mindfulness training to her coaching, as well as leading mindfulness classes and workshops. Her work helps her clients heal their wounds, cultivate kindness and find greater possibility in their lives. Her mission is to raise awareness so we may live in balance with the natural world. Her website is www.movebeyondtheedge.com.