The mission of Mind Learners Transformational Coaching Program is to prepare exceptional coaches, who will become capable of facilitating profound transformation for the organisations they serve or people they work with. Since 2015, over 60 coaches have graduated from the program, close friendships have been built, joint projects have been created between graduates – some of them implemented in large companies, others growing as new adult education initiatives and an amazing community of like-minded people has taken root in the program and started to flourish outside of it. This project has taken on a life of its’ own, far beyond my most optimistic expectations when I first created it.
When I started, my intention was (and still is) to bring to this program all that I am as a coach and all the experience I have acquired from my mentors and from the hundreds of clients who offered me their trust in being a partner on their journey of self-development. I am happy to have a few friends beside me on this project, professionals who believe, just as I do, that a coach is that the one who can offer others the priceless gift of being “undissappointable”
The program takes place twice a year. For every group, we select individuals who are deeply motivated not to do coaching, but to become compassionate, dedicated, outstanding coaches. Our participants are senior managers, professionals or entrepreneurs who have both the maturity and the determination to take the knowledge they receive further and become change agents in the world around them.
It is our belief that one cannot instill change if one has not undergone change themselves. This is why the program places great emphasis on self-awareness and our instructors provide individual coaching to each participant, in addition to all the feed-forward and mentoring on their coaching skills. This ensures that our future coaches have had, first and foremost, a transformative experience as a coachee.
The program, which is accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ACSTH), has a unique structure, revolving around three pillars: Mind, Heart and Spirit. It brings together a unique blend of concepts from neuroscience, psychology and transpersonal coaching to offer participants a comprehensive view of what coaching can be. This is a challenging, fascinating journey through the complexity of human transformation. At the end of the program, each participant is invited to identify and formulate their unique coaching approach and will be supported to set it into practice.
Because of the exceptional amount of one on one coaching, mentoring and feedback included in the program (142 hours of individual training and mentoring and over 200 hours of study overall), we keep the groups small – a maximum of 12 participants. Each potential participant has an open discussion with the instructors prior to admission in the program, to determine their motivation to attend and fit with the rest of the group and with the mission and vision of this program.
You can find the detailed agenda and other information here.