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WAYFINDER LIFE COACH TRAINING OVERVIEW

 

Our 211-hour ICF accredited program, Wayfinder Life Coach Training (WLCT), has three distinct components:

  • Live classes (with recordings available for anyone who can’t make it live)
  • A robust online learning space, including the interactive forums and your library of multimedia resources
  • In depth mentoring (see below for details)
Finding Your Feet – The First Month

In the first few weeks of your training, you’ll tune into the overview call and Martha’s first class. These are always lots of fun! You’ll be invited into the forums on your online learning space, where you can introduce yourself and start getting to know your instructors and peers. You’ll also gain access to the library of resources for explanations of the tools and coaching demonstrations.

Then you will join your Coach-the-Coach group — a small group of up to ten fellow Wayfinders who will be a huge part of your training experience. Coach-the-Coach classes include regular opportunities for observed coaching sessions with feedback from an instructor (see below).

Coach-the-Coach Classes

These interactive and hands-on classes comprise the bulk of your training. With your small class group you’ll have the chance to work with the tools you’re learning from every angle: as “coach,” as “client,” and as the observer of your peers’ learning. 

Your instructor in these classes will be a seasoned Wayfinder Master Coach with extensive experience using the tools in real-life contexts. Your instructor and group will create a welcoming space where you’ll feel empowered to practice coaching and receive constructive feedback.

Mentoring

Since our coaching methodology is so hands-on, guidance from experienced mentors is a key part of your training. These group and individual sessions are interspersed throughout the training, giving you the opportunity to steadily build confidence in your craft and the coaching business you may wish to establish. Your mentors are experienced coaches who have built their own coaching practices and have been using Martha’s tools effectively for years.

Mentoring sessions are your chance to ask any and every question you may have about coaching—from the nitty-gritty of the coaching tools to larger concerns about business and entrepreneurship.

There are two types of mentoring in Wayfinder Life Coach Training:

  • Group mentoring. You will have ten of these sessions during your training program. They will cover aspects of effective coaching, ethical decision making, the ICF core competencies, as well as give you ample opportunity to ask questions. 
  • Individual (one-on-one) mentoring. All trainees are offered three individual mentoring sessions over the course of the training. These sessions will be used to support you in becoming a more skillful coach and evaluate your coaching if you wish to become a Certified Wayfinder Coach. 
  • Note: If you aren’t interested in certification (Wayfinder or ICF), you are most welcome to use your individual mentoring sessions for personal or professional coaching from your mentor.
Business for Wayfinders classes

Start creating a way of living and working that makes your heart sing! The business classes are full of exercises and processes to help you create clarity around your unique practice, whether you coach for a living or use your Wayfinder tools in another way. The ethics materials and the ideas you will have at the end will be worth their weight in gold.

Between each of the business classes, you will have Group Mentoring calls with your small group to practice and integrate all the coaching tools you learned in the training. This is an ideal opportunity to coach and be coached around the business class exercises and how you wish to employ your Wayfinder tools after the training has concluded.

Evaluation and Certification

Many trainees choose to be certified as a Wayfinder Life Coach, though this process is optional. It is generally seen to lend legitimacy to your status as a life coach: a “seal of approval” and confirmation that you have mastered the Wayfinder tools and are ready to launch your practice as a full-fledged coach.

For more information about becoming certified, visit the Certification page.

Wayfinder Life Coach Training Core Values


Here at Wayfinder Life Coach Training, we are committed to Inclusion and Belonging. We strive to create an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of their race, gender, sexuality, age, ability, or other societal labels.

We believe we have an innate responsibility to others as well as to ourselves, and we are dedicated to using our voices toward creating freedom, amplifying the experiences of others, and creating space where people feel respected and witnessed.

We are committed to upholding these and our other core values in all that we do:

TAO (Transparent Authentic Open)
We believe in being transparent, authentic, and open with ourselves so that we can choose to show up with openness from our heart center in all of our interactions.

Honesty
We embody honesty within ourselves and our company culture. We are dedicated to being who we say we are, and we value open, honest communication as a team.

Compass Over Culture
Because our truth may differ from the norms of the groups around us, we choose connection with our personal truth over social conformity.

Integrity
We strive for complete integrity, meaning the alignment of our actions, words, and thoughts with our deepest sense of truth in all circumstances.

Clarity
Clarity is created from integrity. Going from implicit thoughts, values, and beliefs to explicit expression allows us to create clarity within ourselves and for those around us.

Inclusion and Belonging
All of our products and messaging are meant to support every person in acknowledging the equal and infinite value of all people. We are against racism, sexism, and other forms of discrimination and marginalization.

Perpetual Creative Response (to Whatever Is Present) 

Learning is a lifelong process and commitment. Our team is dedicated to learning, unlearning, and relearning in response to new information or ways of being.

We believe that change and growth are essential to navigating this life as a Wayfinder.

READY TO FIND YOUR WAY?
IF THE ANSWER IS YES:

JOIN US FOR OUR UPCOMING ICF-ACCREDITED
WAYFINDER LIFE COACH TRAINING

REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2022 IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
REGISTRATION FOR SPRING 2023 WILL OPEN IN NOVEMBER 2022
SPRING 2023 CLASSES BEGIN IN MARCH 2023
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