This course is foundational for any level of credentialing through MCS, and it’s all about supporting you in discovering and embodying your potential!
Establish and grow your coaching tool kit while s-t-r-e-t-c-h-ing into your potential. This isn’t just a cognitive class… you’ll actually do things!
S-T-R-E-T-C-H! is designed as an entry level and highly interactive opportunity for participants to deepen their personal journey and skill development for coaching. This work happens in the context of a committed community of fellow riskers and learners.
We will practice and embody coaching skills with the intention of supporting you in realizing your current goals and looking forward to goals leading to a solid coaching practice. Through applying the skills learned in class to our own lives, we learn how best to coach our clients.
The course explores coaching skills, ICF Core Competencies, Ethics and tools to launch your business practice through class presentations, group exercises, case studies and coaching practice. All the while you will be creating a personalized toolbox filled with applications and knowledge to draw upon in your practice.
This class interweaves:
– Wellness Applications
– Engaged Mindfulness
– Positive Psychology
– Good Coaching Business Principles
– Consistent experiential processes for self & clients
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Anyone who wants to…
• Be an incredible coach!
• Create a life of balance, mindfulness, abundance & contribution
• Deepen their understanding of coaching
• Myriad applications, skills, processes & knowledge for yourself AND your clients
• Integration of ICF Core Competencies & Ethics into your coaching practice
• Enhancing your coaching through observed practice with colleagues
• Contact Hours: 24 hours of class time over 12 sessions. One hour per week outside of class is necessary for small student groups as well as time for readings, preparation for class, personal practice, etc.
• Offered via Zoom through your computer or iPhone. Access to high speed internet connection as well as a mic and camera.
• Tuition: $1,350.00
• ICF Core Competencies/CCEs: 24
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• Changing for Good by James Prochaska
As a core class, S-T-R-E-T-C-H! is required for any level of credentialing or certification through Mindfulness Coaching School. This class is ICF approved for CCEs and is part of our Approved Coaching Specific Training Program (ACTP).
*Also offered in an Intensive model.
If you have the passion, time and energy to make a commitment to a new challenge, a 6 week STRETCH Intensive might be exactly what you are looking for.
This class provides the same content and opportunities as our regular 12-week STRETCH, exploring who and how you will be in the exciting world of coaching. To take advantage of the richness of this class make sure you can commit significant blocks of time for reading, reflection and connecting with other students, between the twice weekly classes.
Intensives aren’t for everyone, but this one might be perfect for you!
Here's what our instructor Phil Joudrey has to say about STRETCH...
What Students Are Saying
Phil was simply amazing. He is abundantly talented, non-judgmental, gracious and wise. He created a strong and safe community where people could take risks, learn about themselves, the coaching profession and above all, grow personally. I saw every person in the course take risks and transform. I am a seasoned leader/executive and I think he is the best facilitator I have ever experienced. He is a rare treasure and I am blessed to have been part of this course.
“Stretch” is a good name for this course. It stretched us all to reach beyond what we thought we knew, dig deeply to experience those paths that we will be coaching on, and stay open and curious about everything.
What a way to start my journey at MCS! This was my first class related to my Coaching endeavor. The STRETCH class is a marvelous macro-level course about what one can expect in the coaching field. The instructor fostered such a memorable and supportive space and I know I will nurture those friendships for years to come.
S-T-R-E-T-C-H! Becoming The Incredible Coach You Truly Are was amazing; a must do class for anyone wanting to become a coach or anyone who is already a coach and needs to feel refreshed and revitalized by the possibilities of coaching and the difference the practice can make. I would thoroughly recommend this course, it is not for the fainthearted, you need to be all in – but it’s hard not to be when it’s delivered with such passion and commitment by Ann-Marie, and all your colleagues and peers are so invested. A total life experience, eye opening, breath taking and consciousness deepening. This is a course I will come back to again and repeat!
The experience of participating in S-T-R-E-T-C-H! was one of the most fulfilling and inspiring in my entire life. The curriculum was approached from A to Z. The mindfulness practices at the beginning of each session, and the recommendations for practices of gratitude, compassion, recognition of our heroes, and action boards had a dimension that made me grow, and expand as a human being. There is always so much space to travel within ourselves, making us more approachable, centered, and focused on what is important in the coaching practice, and by extension, in life. I am very thankful to Mindfulness Coaching School, Ann-Marie, Brittany, Philip, Kelly, and my fellow class students. There is a real community there!
STRETCH does just that…it stretches your understanding of what a coach is/does, it stretches your thoughts and insights about yourself and your journey and it stretches your bonds with your classmates to learn from their collective experiences and knowledge. This was an enlightening and thoroughly enjoyable class that really pushed you to think from a variety of perspectives and to also really think about who you are, the story you tell and why. I am sad it is over.
S-T-R-E-T-C-H! Becoming The Incredible Coach You Truly Are is an amazing mindfulness coaching class that blew the doors open on coaching practices. A fresh, clean breeze blew in that allowed me to bring my whole self newly to coaching. As an experienced coach, I benefited greatly and I know I will use the skills and practices I learned for years to come.
The Mindfulness Coaching School has been an amazing resource for me on many levels. I took S-T-R-E-T-C-H! when Ann Marie suggested it would be a great addition to what we’d been working on in our coaching sessions. The class was so inspiring I decided to become a coach myself! I’ve taken 6 classes already and plan to take more. I love Ann Marie’s style of teaching; the academic aspect, the mindful/spiritual piece and the opportunity to work with other like-minded people during homework sessions. Ann Marie is a bottomless source of knowledge and inspiration and I am forever grateful!
It is important to practice what you preach. This course [S-T-R-E-T-C-H!] can offer the student an opportunity for goal setting, agenda achievement, self reflection, re-evaluation, clarification and, most importantly, pushing forward in a stretch to the next level!
This class will give you a coaching community in just a few short months. I now feel that I have colleagues and a support system that I can reach out to in times of need. So grateful for having the chance to know these remarkable individuals.