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9-Month Liberatory Coaching Certification Program

The 9-Month Liberatory Coaching Certification Program is a professional coaching certification training for BIPOC social justice movement leaders who are committed to learning coaching skills for individual and collective liberation. Given the current circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, all programs will be provided virtually. If the conditions change, there will be a collective discussion about consensus around meeting in person or offering an in-person/virtual experience for Weekend Retreats.


Some of the skills you will develop include...


  • Growing in Self-leadership in order to ground yourself in creativity, compassion, courage, and connectedness.

  • Deepening your understanding of white supremacy and settler colonialism and how to address them in your community, organization and the larger movement.

  • Addressing and releasing individual and generational trauma into a source of joy, abundance, and energy.  

  • Identifying your needs and values and learning to identify needs and values of your team members, coalition partners, elected officials, coach partners, and clients in order to move into alignment with what is longing to be birthed.


We are looking for folks who are...


  • Movement leaders such as community organizers, teachers, executive directors, spiritual leaders, healers, program officers, program and executive directors, cultural workers, consultants, prison abolitionists, and circle holders

    • Movement experience can be anywhere from 2 years to 50+ years!

  • Open to connecting with Spirit and Ancestors 

  • Willing to deeply engage in relation to an anti-systemic oppression  analysis, self-reflection and healing trauma in a multi-racial, gender expansive space.


Program Components

  • 34 weekly virtual classes

    • Sessions will be offered 9-10:30am PST and 5-6:30pm PST every Wednesday and participants will have assigned readings prior to some sessions.

  • 6 weekend retreats (Friday-Saturday, 9am - 4pm PST / 12pm - 7pm ET with breaks)

    • May 20-21, 2022

    • July 15-16, 2022

    • August 26-27, 2022

    • October 14-15, 2022

    • December 2-3, 2022

    • January 27-28, 2023

  • Group and individual mentorship

  • 50 hours of coaching practice throughout the 9-month program

  • A final visioning project

Program Cost & Financial Assistance

The base tuition of the 9-month program is $12,500. Financial assistance will be prioritized for individuals who identify as Black Men/Assigned-Male-at-Birth, Indigenous, and/or formerly incarcerated. Read more about our reparations fund philosophy here


Additional financial assistance for individuals outside of these categories will be provided based on individual need and available funds raised by Coaching for Healing, Justice, and Liberation.


Application Timeline

  • Applications Open: September 24 - December 15, 2021

  • Selected Applicant Interviews: January - February 2022

  • Accepted Applicants Notified: March 2022

  • Program Starts: May 20, 2022


Please note that we expect to receive many more applications than the 36 spots we have open in this cohort. When accepting applicants, we consider the diversity of the entire cohort attending training so that the learning  experience is inclusive. In addition to demographic diversity, such as race, gender identity, sexual orientation, etc. We also consider each person’s social justice sector(s), geographic region, and role in the movement.



Contact Latoyia Hall at admin@healingjusticeliberation.org with any questions about the program or application process.