A Practical Introduction to Christian Coaching

with LM Certified Trainer Jason Wells

  • Watch master coaches at work in over seven hours of live coaching demos

  • Learn in a cohort-based class with peers

  • Includes five hours of live practice time with peers

Create Real Transformation

Get started in the exciting world of coaching with this polished and professional course on the coaching fundamentals. Its a great set of communication and leadership skills for leaders, pastors, counselors--anyone who wants to go beyond giving trite advice and learn to help others really change.

 

Designed by Tony Stoltzfus, who has authored a dozen coaching books and trained 1000's of coaches over 20 years, you'll be learning from the best. Even better, its a course you'll love taking! The 35 video sessions are nearly all live, unrehearsed coaching demos (instead of talking head lectures) by Tony and his fellow LM trainers.

Details and Description

Encounter Coaching is built on a foundation of practical coaching skills: the tools and techniques that underlie all types of coaching. We'll cover skills like:

  • Setting up a coaching relationship
  • developing SMART goals
  • Creating options
  • Converting options to action steps
  • Intuitive listening 
  • Asking powerful questions
  • Providing healthy accountability
  • Overcoming obstacles


How You'll Learn
This is NOT a video course where you'll just listen to a lecturer! Instead, you'll learn through three complementary methods: reading for content, video demos to see and experience the technique, and practice sessions where you'll try these skills out yourself:

  1. CONTENT (reading)
    The book, Leadership Coaching by Tony Stoltzfus has been widely used in coach training programs for years thanks to its practical systematical approach. Each section of the course begins by reading one or more chapters from the book. (You will need to purchase a copy to do the course.)

  2. DEMONSTRATIONS (video)
    The next step is to watch what you've learned being demonstrated by expert coaches. we've included over seven hours of real-life demos and debriefings so you can see and experience what you are reading. Watching a great coach at work is one of the best ways to learn to coach!

  3. PRACTICE (Live sessions)
    You'll get a chance to practice your new skills with five hours of live practice time with expert feedback. If you are taking the course with a cohort, you'll get the practice schedule from your trainer. If you take it as an independent study, you'll also attend the 5-hour Foundations Practice Webinar (free with this course) where you'll practice with others on-line.

Time Required
The whole course (including reading, watching the demos and practice time) should take about 22 hours to complete.

You can take the course in a cohort of fellow aspiring coaches with a Certified LM trainer (check our training schedule for start times), or do it as an independent study and attend our monthly Foundations Practice Webinar to get in your practice time.

Your Instructor

Certified MetaFormation Trainer

Jason Wells

Jason Wells is a Certified Encounter Coach and Leadership MetaFormation Certified Trainer. He holds dual Master's degrees in Counseling and Ministry with over 20 years of experience in each. Jason has a strong passion to see people and organizations discover their identity and fulfill their destiny. Jason is happily married and the loving father of three boys. He and his wife love nothing more than adventuring in the outdoors with their family. Jason also enjoys discovering new music, sipping dark roast coffee, engaging in deep conversations around a fire, and dreaming of the future with his wife, friends, and family.

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Two Ways to Sign Up for Foundations

  • Foundations (Cohort-Based)

    Join a cohort-based class starting soon. You'll still get full credit if you decide to get certified later!

  • Encounter Coaching Certfication

    Sign up for the full Encounter Coaching Certification Program. Foundations is your first step, and its included in the bundle.

    Get Certfied!