Introduction to Liberatory Coaching (ILC) (2.5 days)

Starting October 2021 our Introduction to Liberatory Coaching training will be a two day session only.


This offering teaches you foundational coaching skills that you can use in almost any situation while giving you a good sense of what you will experience in the full nine-month program. The nine-month program teaches liberatory coaching skills from an anti-systemic oppression lens, with the awareness of spirit and the ancestors. Some of the skills include:


  • Identifying your own needs and values as well as the needs and values of your team members, coalition partners, elected officials, and clients. Our behaviors are strategies to get our needs met. Most of us don’t know how to pinpoint our needs and simply feel “off”, “depressed”, “angry” and/or “hurt. Once our needs are identified, we can work to get our needs met.

  • Self-leadership: grounding yourself in creativity, compassion, courage, and connectedness and making decisions from a Self-led position, as opposed to making decisions or seeing situations through the lens of fear, scarcity, rage, and catastrophe. We know that BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ use all of the skills that we have and invent new skills that we desperately need to survive. If we are driven by fear, we have fewer options: cognitively, spiritually, and emotionally. You will learn how to know when you are being driven by one of these parts that hold fear, how to reset your nervous system, and lead from a place of higher Self.

  • Creating Conscious Relationships: designing agreements for individual and group interactions by identifying what you need to show up fully in a space and asking for it. So many relationships are based on assumptions or unspoken agreements. In a white supremacist and hetero-patriarchal society, these unspoken agreements serve to protect those in power, protect the white/male/hetero/cis privileged, and reinforce oppression. Creating Conscious Relationships creates accountability. 


These skills and more will be presented through coaching demonstrations, practice coaching by participants, and small and large group discussions. 


Time commitment: Given the amount of content we want to share with you and that each piece builds on the previous, we ask that you commit to attending all of the scheduled sessions. 

  • 9:00 am - 12:30 pm and 1:30-5:00 pm PST day one and two. 

  • 9:00 am - 12:30 pm PST for a half day one month later. (All times Pacific.) The half day provides a space for participants to practice and for the content to be deepened. Please note that starting in October 2021 our Introduction to Liberatory Coaching training will be a two day session only.

There will be a 30-minute break during both the morning and afternoon sessions as well as an hour for lunch.


Introduction to Liberatory Coaching

March 19-20 and April 16, 2021

*Training is Full, Waitlist is Open*

Introduction to Liberatory Coaching

July 30-31 and August 20, 2021

Introduction to Liberatory Coaching

October 29-30

To be added to a waitlist please apply below and email with a request to be placed on the waitlist for your preferred session.


The ILC functions as the first weekend of the nine-month CHJL professional certification program that begins in the spring of 2021. If you are interested in the 9-month program, we highly recommend that you take this course first, to get a sense of the program and the commitment. Your tuition for the 2-day ILC will be forwarded to the cost of the 9-month program. 


Register here!


Please see our Fees and Policies page for ILC tuition information.

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Through Healing and Justice, We Achieve Liberation

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