You may be a feminist.
You’re definitely a coach.
BUT I’M HERE TO TELL YOU THAT DOESN’T MEAN YOU’RE A FEMINIST COACH.
Feminist coaching is an entirely different method of coaching from traditional life coaching systems.
It’s a lens through which you understand the world and how women move through it, relate to it, are shaped by it, and shape it in turn.
It’s a holistic social, political, historical, and intellectual lens on coaching tools, the coaching industry, personal change, and social progress.
What I loved most about ACFC is that I was seen. As a woman that belongs to a number of marginalized groups it was amazing to see myself reflected back in this curriculum and have acknowledgment of my experience in the world! If you are thinking about enrolling in ACFC the only question should be when. And I suggest that the answer should be as soon as possible!
I was pushed to think harder than ever before. To challenge my assumptions more courageously. To coach myself harder and with more compassion than ever before (and therefore equip myself to do the same for my clients). To investigate again and again what was important to ME, and be better able to articulate to myself WHY. I made myself available for this work over and over again, even when it got hard.As a result, today, I am creating bodies of work that feel like a more coherent expression of my deepest values than ever before. And as a result, my business has become so much more joyful, and every dollar I earn more soulful.Thank you Kara! And thank you to Past Me for investing in ME.
YOU CAN’T TRULY HELP YOUR CLIENTS EMPOWER THEMSELVES UNLESS YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT IS MAKING THEM FEEL DISEMPOWERED.
And when it comes to women, it’s not just evolutionary biology or cognitive psychology or their family histories at play.
THIS IS ESSENTIAL INFORMATION
WHEN IT COMES TO COACHING WOMEN EFFECTIVELY.
I never thought of myself as a feminist. This course is about more than that label. It is about being a powerful woman on earth and understanding all the ways society has set up systems to remove women’s power and all the ways we can coach ourselves and our clients to reclaim and cultivate and magnify our power and use it for good. So whether you actively think about yourself as a feminist or not, do not let that stop you from signing up. If you read the description and you know your soul is in the right place, do it. You will learn so much more than you can imagine right now.
I understand coaching in a way that I was unable to before this program. I can recognize patterns in my clients with their thinking, what they fear and where they’re holding back and now I know why. This deeper understanding of the patriarchy and internalized oppression has made me one thousand times more effective. Prior to ACFC, it felt like I was coaching on the surface and now I can recognize the deeper cause of their issues.I loved being immersed in a community of diverse women with all the various intersectionalities. Loved it. The open and honest conversations were like medicine for my soul. I witnessed truth, struggle, confusion and many exciting brain exploding moments.
Once you have received your Advanced Certification in Feminist Coaching, you will:
- Understand the social, historical, and ideological forces that shape the way that women think about themselves and the world.
- Have mastery of feminist coaching tools in areas like body image, sex, eating + exercise, social relationships, family + parenting, romantic relationships + dating, money, work, self-confidence and self-care.
- Feel confident coaching any woman, of any background or identity, on any topic.
- Know how to approach coaching from a collaborative, consent-based perspective that maximizes your clients' agency and empowerment.
- Be able to use the CTFAR model at an advanced level with full and complete command of the tool.
- Develop capacity to expand your own body of work in deeper and more feminist-informed directions.
* For legal reasons this program is open only to coaches who have received certification through the Life Coach School and have active certification status. In order to be eligible you must be certified as of February 28, 2022 – though you do not need to have finished your Applied Coaching or Entrepreneurial Track work by that time.
**Successful completion and approval of this project is required to earn the official certification.
You will attend weekly certification program calls. Calls will take place on Wednesdays at 2 p.m. EST. Attendance is mandatory.
LIVE CLIENT COACHING
You will practice live client coaching and will receive feedback on your coaching.
You will practice written coaching by answering commonly asked questions in our Clutch Ask the Coaches feature.
You will learn from your peers by giving and receiving peer feedback.
WE CAN’T BUILD A NEW WORLD UNTIL WE CAN DREAM IT.
And we can’t dream it until our minds are free.
Your job as a coach is to help your clients free their minds.
And to do that, you have to educate and free your own.
All the rest will follow.
You’ve elevated my work as a coach and increased my ability to make change within my niche. And most importantly (to me) you created the first place since kindergarten that I can recall feeling completely comfortable being myself, being curious, and knowing other people would understand what I was talking about. That is priceless.
The most valuable part of this course was learning about why we think the way we think. The effects of living in a world with patriarchal and white supremacist views. I finally have the words and explanations for what I’ve been experiencing and witnessing. It all makes sense now.