Coaching for Healing and Non-violence

Coaching skills are widely taught to corporate and nonprofit leaders.  But the coach approach has rarely, if ever, been taught to people incarcerated in prisons and jails. 

The core purpose of Coaching for Healing and Non-Violence is to bring life changing coaching skills to cohorts of men that are peer educators, teachers, facilitators and mentors at California State Prison - Los Angeles County. 





While this work is on hold due to COVID-19 restrictions, we will resume the program as soon as we can. We also anticipate expanding the program to two women’s prisons in Los Angeles, with 25 incarcerated women in each cohort.

Coaching is an asset-based approach that uses deep listening, empowering questions, visioning, accountability and somatic work to support people to break old habits, to develop new practices and embrace change.

Out of the 25 graduates of the Coaching Healing and Non-Violence program in 2019, almost half have secured release or are in process of  being released from prison, even though many of them were serving life without the possibility of parole.  Many of the participants attributed their fortitude in front of the parole board in part to their coaching training. 

If you feel moved to support this work, your donations will make a tangible impact on the incarcerated men and women in Los Angeles.

Coaching for Healing, Justice and Liberation

fiscally sponsored by Rockwood Leadership Institute

Through Healing and Justice, We Achieve Liberation

we acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Tongva/Gabrielino peoples who are the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (the Los Angeles basin and So. Channel Islands); the traditional and ancestral lands of the Cayuse, Umatilla, and Walla Walla peoples; and the land belonging to the Kanaka ʻŌiwi (Native Hawaiian peoples) originally named Pu'uloa.

© 2019 Coaching for Healing, Justice and Liberation