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Presence-Based®Coaching Course Summer 2024 - Delivered Virtually

The Summer 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: June 3-5, 2024
  • PBC II: August 12-15, 2024
  • Mentor Coaching course: begins August 26
  • Payment plans have no interest or fees
  • Early bird pricing available through May 6, 2024 (save $450)

Logistics and registration details

    • What’s included: Course fees include tuition, materials, and post-retreat class calls.
    • Required pre-reading text for each retreat is not included (The Mindful Coach for PBC I; Presence-Based Coaching for PBC I
    • Cost: $6,200 when you register by May 6 (save $450 off the regular price of $6,650).
    • ICF CCE’s for Renewal – This option is available to ICF certified coaches (ACC, PCC, or MCC) seeking CCEs for renewal, inquire with Jenny for details
    • PBC I only – You can take PBC I as a stand-alone or if you want to earn CCEs for renewal. This option is also good for those who want to “try it out” before committing to the full program.
    • 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.

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.

Sample PBC I Schedule

Sample Schedule for Virtual Presence Based Coaching I Course

  • Lunch times are approximate. 
  • There will be mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks as well.
  • All are listed in EDT
  • Please plan on being present for the whole training without scheduling other calls or appointments during the times we will be together.
Monday

(9am – 5:30pm)

Tuesday

(9am – 5:30pm)

Wednesday

(9am – 5pm)

8:45 am

Gathering on Zoom

8:45 am

Gathering on Zoom

8:45 am

Gathering on Zoom

9:00am – 12:30pm

Morning session

9:00am – 12:30pm

Morning sessions

9:00am – 12:00

Morning session

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Break/Lunch (60 min)

12:30pm– 1:30pm

Lunch/Break (60 min)

12:00 – 1:00pm

Break/Lunch (60 min)

1:30pm – 5:30pm

Afternoon session

1:30pm – 5:30pm

Afternoon session

12:05pm – 5:00pm

Afternoon session

Sample PBC II Schedule

Sample Schedule for Virtual Presence Based Coaching II Course

  • Lunch times are approximate. 
  • There will be mid-morning and mid-afternoon breaks as well.
  • All are listed in EDT
  • Please plan on being present for the whole training without scheduling other calls or appointments during the times we will be together.
Monday

(9am – 5:30pm)

Tuesday

(9am – 5:30pm)

Wednesday

(9am – 5:30pm)

Thursday

(9am – 2:00pm)

8:45am

Gathering on Zoom

8:45am

Gathering on Zoom

8:45am

Gathering on Zoom

8:45am

Gathering on Zoom

9:00am – 12:30pm

Morning session

9:00am – 12:30pm

Morning session

9:00am – 12:30pm

Morning session

9:00am – 12:00pm

Morning session

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunch

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Lunch

12:30pm– 1:30pm

Lunch

12:00pm – 12:30pm

Lunch

1:30pm– 5:30pm

Afternoon session

1:30pm– 5:30pm

Afternoon session

1:30pm– 5:30pm

Afternoon session

12:30pm– 2:00pm

Afternoon session

Level 1 Certification

What is a Level 1 certificate and what are the requirements for receiving it?

Participants who complete our full Level 1 accredited program will be eligible to apply for credentials from the International Coaching Federation (ICF) using the ACC LEVEL 1 Credentialing Application.

  1. Complete PBC I, PBC II, and Mentor Coaching (70 hours of coach specific training).
  2. You will submit your final Coaching Performance Demonstration (CPD) to PBC, not ICF.
  3. Your recording and transcript will be evaluated by PBC faculty according to the ICF ACC minimum skills requirements (doc available in Mentor Coaching course), and the PBC competency model.
  4. Upon passing the final Coaching Performance Demonstration, you will receive your Level 1 certificate, which will include documentation for all the training hours for PBC I, PBC II, and MC.
  5. If you do not pass the final PBC CPD, we will offer you a 30-minute debrief (at no charge) with a PBC faculty and will co-create a learning plan with next steps. You will be able to retake the CPD with PBC when you are ready at a cost of $175.

The virtual PBC course was more than I expected. Not only did I get to a deep level of discovery on my own journey, I also felt I left with a rich structure that I will be able to take into my practice coaching conversations. I have set up my practice experiences already! The foundation of this training feels really aligned with my vision for my own work in the world. Thankful for all of the masterful lead facilitators and the other participants.

Sonal K PBC alumni

Presence-based coaching is the answer to the question, "How can I show up as an authentic, inclusive, whole-hearted human?" This course changed my life in ways that I can't immediately describe, and will impact all my relationships - professional and personal. The course, faculty, and community have given me tools and frameworks as well as grace and a new vision for possibilities as I grow into the next version of myself

Megan G PBC alumni

I learned so much and have a lot of goodness to implement in both my own and my client (coaching) work. Even while the retreat was online, it was well structured and organised. Great community, too! I feel I'm more grounded and whole as a coach and after being to PBC trainings. I can already see how my clients are getting better results as I become a better coach by the day!

Anna K PBC alumni