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Event Details

  • Course Fee:
  • Start:
    8th Mar, 2021 9:00am
  • End:
    10th Mar, 2021 3:00pm
  • Timezone: (GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
  • 3rd May, 2021 9:00am
  • 6th May, 2021 3:00pm
  • 24th May, 2021 12:00pm
  • 24th Aug, 2021 4:00pm
  • Faculty:
    Bebe Hansen & PBC Faculty
  • Location:
    Zoom Video Conferencing

Presence-Based Coaching course with Mentor Coaching


Earlybird rate until January 26, $6,000 thereafter


  • PBC I - March 8-10
  • PBC II - May 3-6
  • all PBC follow-up classes
  • Mentor Coaching - May 24-Aug 24

See below for additional registration options

Presence-Based®Coaching Course Spring 2021

Considering the ongoing COVID-19 global situation, the Spring PBC course will be delivered virtually.

The Presence-Based® Coaching Course is a three part program consisting of PBC I , PBC II, and Mentor Coaching. PBC I, PBC II, and Mentor Coaching are aligned with ICF requirements for those seeking ICF credentials at the ACC level.  Course fees include tuition, materials, and post-retreat class meetings. Required pre-reading text for each retreat is not included (The Mindful Coach for PBC I; Presence-Based Coaching for PBC II).

  • PBC I: March 8-10, 2021
  • PBC II: May 3-6, 2021
  • Mentor Coaching course: begins May 24

Logistics and registration details

    • What’s included: Course fees include tuition, materials, and post-retreat class calls. Required pre-reading textbooks are not included.
    • Cancellation policy: If you must cancel your registration for any retreat or course, all fees paid minus a cancellation fee will be refunded, as long as the conditions outlined in the terms and conditions are met. If those conditions are not met, no refunds will be provided. See more details on cancellation policies on the Terms & Conditions page.
    • Special Pricing: Payment plans can be arranged for a small financing charge, inquire with Jenny.

More about this program

The Presence-Based® Coaching Course is a three-part program. This course provides coaching and change professionals with a pragmatic toolkit for accelerating your own development and that of your clients. We focus on building and extending our own presence, and on specific coaching moves and models that awaken and support long term efficacy in our clients.

Attending will build your foundation of Presence-Based coaching skills, with a particular orientation toward developing the whole person. The course is grounded in a model of human development, leading toward the capacity to be present and a learner in all of life.

General Description

PBC I consists of reading The Mindful Coach, approximately 1 hour of additional pre-work, a three-day retreat, and three 60 or 90-minute follow-up class calls. 

PBC II consists of reading Presence-Based Coaching, approximately 2 hours of additional pre-work, a four-day retreat, and three 60 or 90-minute follow-up class calls. 

In Part I: Being a Development Partner, the ongoing theme is on the presence of the practitioner. This focus on presence, coupled with a powerful architecture for the coaching conversation, invites the conditions for development. 

Part II: Evoking Self-Generation, emphasizes presence as an outcome of coaching for clients. We continue to strengthen our own ground as coaches, as we also couple our way of being with new coaching moves that evoke new awareness and capacity in the client. The result is greater resilience, efficacy, choice, aliveness, and leadership presence.

The Presence-Based Coaching model and methodology is an entry into supporting others around change that offers considerable depth, challenging even for experienced practitioners. Our overall promises for the Presence-Based Coaching I and II and Mentor Coaching Courses are that you will build observable new competencies in coaching, greatly enhance your coaching presence, contextualize your coaching in a robust model of human development, and be more self-generative in your own life. 

Who This is For

The Presence-Based Coaching Courses are designed for:

  • experienced coaches, facilitators, and OD practitioners seeking to integrate somatic and presence-based coaching into their work
  • business and nonprofit leaders using coaching to develop people and build relationships
  • new and aspiring coaches wanting a coherent and integrated coaching approach
  • educators and helping professionals who recognize that their way of being, and ability to ask artful questions, is essential for the learning and empowerment of others.

Specific Areas of Learning Focus for PBC I

  • distinguishing somatic, emotional, and cognitive awareness
  • working with your own habits, attachments, and aversions as a coach
  • cultivating and holding mindful presence in a coaching partnership
  • distinguishing and coaching through seven distinct roles
  • framing artful questions for catalyzing awareness, defining outcomes, and mapping a plan of action
  • working with metaphors and distinctions
  • designing body practices and self-observations
  • building an integrated development plan

Specific Areas of Learning Focus for PBC II

The second part of the Presence-Based Coaching Course addresses:

  • experiencing a model for building presence and resilience together with specific professional competencies
  • evoking the direct experience of presence with clients
  • engaging psychobiology in service to long term development
  • supporting clients in recognizing and shifting embodied habits
  • integrating somatic and question-based coaching processes
  • increasing your own capacity for holding a field of presence with your clients
  • working with polarities in coaching competencies and in client content
  • designing integrative application fieldwork and practices

Mentor Coaching Course

The Mentor Coaching Course is an integral part of the Presence-Based Coach Courses. It is designed with the same rigor, attention to presence, and multiple layers of learning that participants have come to expect from our retreat-based programs. The course content is based on our unique Presence-Based Coaching competency model correlated to the ICF Core Competencies. Rigorous practice and feedback are offered around PBC competencies. Mentor Coaching is required for ICF accreditation at the ACC level. After completion of PBC I, II and Mentor Coaching Courses, students will understand, and be equipped to develop mastery in, the complete Presence-Based Coaching model.

Other Registration Options:

PBC I only



  • PBC I retreat
  • all PBC I follow-up classes
  • If you register for PBC II & Mentor Coaching within 7 calendar days after the PBC I course, your course fee of $2,000 will be applied to the full PBC/MC course cost ($6,000)

Presence-Based Coaching I & II


Earlybird rate until January 26, $3,900 thereafter


  • This option is only available to ICF certified coaches (ACC, PCC, or MCC) seeking CCEs for renewal
  • Inquire with Jenny to register jenny@presencebasedcoaching.com

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