You may be a feminist.
You’re definitely a coach.
BUT I’M HERE TO TELL YOU THAT DOESN’T MEAN YOU ARE TO ABLE DELIVER TRULY INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST COACHING.
Intersectional 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.
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.
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!
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.
Whether you consider yourself a feminist through and through…
Or the word ‘feminist’ conjures up images of burning bras and hating men…
Because if your clients have absorbed social messaging about women, then their brains have been impacted by it. Full stop.
And that means if you want to coach them effectively, then you have to understand these impacts so you can help undo them.
And strangely, whether you identify as a feminist or not doesn’t have anything to do with having this skill set.
Because even understanding political theory doesn’t mean you know how to apply it to create a consensual, collaborative, and transformative coaching container that helps your clients rewire their brains at the deepest level.
Welcome to the Advanced Certification in Feminist Coaching.
BECAUSE THE REVOLUTION STARTS WITHIN.
While this advanced certification is intended for coaches, you do not have to be certified as a life coach to apply.
The curriculum focuses on the gender-based socialization that women receive, but certification is open for coaches of any gender who coach clients of any gender.
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.
- Develop capacity to expand your own body of work in deeper and more feminist-informed directions.
*Successful completion and approval of this project is required to earn the official certification.
You will attend weekly certification program calls with Kara and certified feminist coach instructors. Calls with Kara will take place every other week on Thursdays at 2 p.m. EST beginning March 9, 2023. Calls with your certified feminist coach instructor will take place on a weekly basis beginning the week of March 13, 2023. You will be placed in a small group based on your availability.
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.