• June 18-19, 2016
  • 9:30 am to 6:30 pm
  • California Institute of Integral Studies
    1453 Mission Street
    San Francisco, CA 94103
Add to Calendar 06/18/2016 9:30 am 06/19/2016 6:30 pm America/Los_Angeles Fundamentals of Life Coaching A Workshop With Meg Jordan California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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Registration - $250
Members  - $200
Early Bird (before May 18) - $225


Coaching is a rewarding and rapidly growing profession that allows you to help people accomplish personal transformation and reach goals. As a coach, you may also find yourself transformed in turn during the process of working with your clients to achieve deep and lasting change.

This workshop provides the initial steps towards acquiring a foundational level of knowledge and skills in coaching psychology, along with evidence-based methods for supporting sustained behavioral and attitudinal change. Professional coaches work in business, executive, life or health and wellness fields.

Often, a "coach approach" can supplement the professional work of business employers managers, sales and marketing directors, mental health counselors, psychologists, medical doctors, registered nurses, allied health professionals, massage therapists, bodyworkers, fitness trainers, yoga instructors, social workers, activists and thought leaders from every field.

In this two-day workshop, participants learn to:

  • Demonstrate basic coaching practice and differentiate between coaching and giving information and advice (consulting) or providing psychotherapy. 
  • Explain the coaching process and how coaching agreements are established.
  • Describe the challenges of changing behavior and offer strategies for "just in time" and stage-appropriate.  
  • Demonstrate effective communication techniques of extending empathy, active listening, and non-judgment.
  • Establishing trust and rapport, exploring and seeking clarity. 
  • Use strategies for helping the client increase confidence and self-efficacy.
  • Demonstrate following the client's agenda in eliciting goals and desired outcomes. 
  • Tracking progress and accountability, evaluating and closing the coaching session.
  • Apply the appropriate behavior change strategies for each stage of the Transtheoretical Model of Change during a live demonstration of coaching a "client."
  • Gain an understanding of coaching scope of practice, ethics, and professional conduct.

Meg Jordan, PhD, RN, CWP, is a clinical medical anthropologist, certified health coach, Dept. Chair of Somatic Psychology, Health and Sexuality, and author of How to be a Health Coach: An Integrative Wellness Approach.  Meg is Professor of Integrative Health Studies, Co-President of National Wellness Institute, Executive Board of the National Consortium for Credentialing Health and Wellness Coaches. She teaches Integrative Wellness Coaching and directs the Coaching Certificate at CIIS, and has taught coaching at U of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, the Veterans Administration Whole Health program, Institute of Functional Medicine and authored several journal articles on coaching.

14 BBS CEs available (MFT, LCSW, RN)
This course is also available for one unit of academic credit to CIIS students. Must attend full weekend.


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