Coaching for Healing, Justice and Liberation offerings for 2020.

Please note that all of our 2020 trainings will be in a virtual format. 



Introduction to Liberatory Coaching (2.5 days)


These two and a half days cover similar material as the first weekend of the nine-month CHJL professional certification program that begins in the spring of 2021. The nine-month program teaches liberatory coaching skills from an anti-systemic oppression lens and with the awareness of spirit and the ancestors. 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. Some of the skills include:


  • Being able to identify your own needs and values as well as the needs and values of those who are on your team, in your coalition meetings, with elected officials, as well as with your clients. All of our behaviors are driven by wanting to get our needs met. Most of us don’t really know how to pinpoint those needs and therefore just feel “off”, “depressed”, “angry” and/or “hurt. Once needs are identified we can work to get those needs met.

  • Self-leadership is grounding yourself in creativity, compassion, courage, connectedness and making decisions from there as opposed to making decisions or seeing situations through the lens of fear, scarcity, rage and catastrophe. We all know being BIPOC, women identified, gender fluid, etc that we use all of the skills that we have and invent the ones that we need to survive. If we are driven by fear, we have fewer options cognitively, spiritually and emotionally. We teach 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 involves designing the agreements of how individuals and groups interact with each other 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 society that is infused with white supremacy and hetero-patriarchal culture these unspoken agreements serve to protect those in power, protect those who have white/male/hetero/cis/etc. privilege and reinforce oppression. Creating Conscious Relationships is also about creating accountability. Agreements without actual accountability invite those agreements to be broken and reinforce the feelings of powerlessness by those who are most impacted by systemic oppression and give the sense to those that benefit from that systemic privilege to think that nothing is wrong and they don’t have to improve their practice.


These skills and more will be presented through live demonstrations, practice amongst those in your cohort, 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.

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

August 14-15 and September 11, 2020
*This Training is Full and No Longer Accepting Applications*


Introduction to Liberatory Coaching

November 13-14 and December 4, 2020

*This Training is Full and No Longer Accepting Applications*


Introduction to Liberatory Coaching

January 15-16 and February 12, 2021

Introduction to Liberatory Coaching

March 19-20 and April 16, 2021

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Please see our Fees and Policies page for tuition information.



Coaching for Healing, Justice and Liberation 9-month professional coach certification program scheduled to start in the spring of 2021. Please sign up on our listserv to receive registration information. 

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