Transformational Coaching Program

Transformational Coaching Program

Approved International Coaching Federation Level 2 Accreditation (ICF)

New to coaching but curious about its potential?

Already coaching within an organization?

Interested in coaching professionally?

Looking for a coaching credential?

Blue Mesa’s program is uniquely designed to impact learners at every stage of interest and exploration.



Blue Mesa’s boutique Transformational Coaching Program graduates coaches that have experienced the depth of mindfulness and transformational learning they can in turn facilitate with their clients.

Blue Mesa Coaches are grounded in foundational skills while powerfully activating astute levels of listening—allowing for responsive flexibility in meeting clients with the gamut of goals and desired action plans.

Read an article on how coaches listen by our founding faculty! Click here.

Program graduates are well equipped to coach in a variety of settings, including as a personal, executive, and/or organizational coach. See below for information related to preparation and qualification for International Coaching Federation (ICF) certification.

See below for additional program info.
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  • Analyze and apply a coaching model that supports sustained and meaningful change for individuals, teams, and organizations
  • Learn to responsively facilitate transformational learning through which clients experience consistent results
  • Develop powerful and effective community skills to create deep connections with clients, with a sensitivity to their language and communication style(s)
  • Achieve advanced self-awareness to embody a coaching mindset for diverse clients
  • Earn qualifications for certification through the International Coaching Federation (ICF), a globally renown professional coaching organization

Blue Mesa’s founding faculty created the Transformational Coaching Program out of years of master coaching experience and integrated, holistic application of the International Coaching Federation (ICF)’s core competencies.

Key differentiators of the Transformational Coaching Program include a full-hearted, fully-human, embodied approach to coaching that utilizes all levels of awareness of the coach and client for maximum outcomes. The design of the cohort fosters a level of community that creates safety, trust, and an opportunity to bravely practice skills with meaningful feedback. All graduates attest to the program challenging them personally to explore questions and ways of communicating they had not addressed at the level of depth the program offers. People don’t graduate as beginner coaches from the Transformational Coaching Program. They are already well on their way to becoming a master coach, thanks to the program’s solid learning frameworks, structures and tools.

The cohort model offers an intimate context for coaches-in-training to challenge each other in their growth and development. Learning environments vary in size and format for maximum learning and engagement—including: classroom sessions, group mentoring, one-on-one-mentoring, observed coaching and feedback sessions. The program builds effortlessly, providing participants with timeless fundamentals and complex, advanced skills in an integrated progression.

Curricular areas include:
  • New levels of listening
  • Domains of learning
  • Emotional intelligence and management
  • Partnership for action and results
  • Commitment and conflict management
  • Productive advocacy and inquiry
  • Sensitivity to issues of identity, diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
  • Communication skills and applied awareness of client language
  • Neuroscience
  • Mindfulness and self-care
  • Ethics
  • How to receive and integrate feedback

Blue Mesa’s Transformational Coaching Program is structured to provide an optimal learning environment within an intimate cohort structure that is form-fitted to participants’ needs and goals by world class, dynamic faculty who are coaches themselves. The program provides total of 125 contact hours with faculty, 100 of which take place in person or virtually in real time.

  • All Virtual – Eighteen 2.5 hour virtual classroom sessions
  • Or Hybrid – Two 3-day virtual or in-person / on-site augmented classroom sessions, including live coaching demonstrations and practice coaching sessions + 12 2.5 hour virtual classroom sessions
  • Ten mentor coaching hours
  • Six observed coaching sessions, totaling 10 hours
  • Required reading and media assignments
Program requirements include:
  • Completion of all homework assignments: weekly written lectures, coaching practice, other written and experiential assignments
  • Full attendance of the assigned learning structures.
  • Successful completion of the final performance review

If a participant cannot attend any of the required sessions, she/he may negotiate with the Program Director, prior to the absence, to establish an appropriate equivalent learning experience.


The International Coaching Federation (ICF’s) Core Competencies are the guiding principles of Blue Mesa’s Transformational Coaching Program.

  • Foundation: Ethical Practice and Embodies a Coaching Mindset
  • Co-creating the relationship: Establishes and Maintains Agreements, Cultivates Trust and Safety, Maintains Presence
  • Communicating effectively: Listens Actively, Evokes Awareness
  • Cultivating Learning and Growth: Facilitates Client Growth
Program graduates are eligible for the following ICF credentials:
  • Associate Certified Coach (ACC ) after 100 documented coaching hours
  • Professional Certified Coach (PCC) after 500 documented coaching hours
Blue Mesa coaches-in-training are eligible for certification when 100% of the program requirements are met, resulting in:
  • Demonstrated practice of the ICF Code of Ethics
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of the ICF Core Competencies and ICF Definition of Coaching
  • Demonstration of consciousness, life-long learning, personal responsibility, skillful communication, prioritizing of relationships over results, and emotional maturity
For more information on ICF and its certifications, visit their website here.
  • Three to five years of leadership experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of leadership challenges
  • Desire to continuously learn and evolve

Blue Mesa staff and faculty evaluate complete applications following each cohort’s deadline as listed (see below “Upcoming Program Dates” section).

Each cohort is limited to 20 participants, with each applicant being evaluated on individual merits and in relation to the entire applicant pool—in order to ensure a balanced cohort.

Notice of admissions decisions are sent via email within one month following the application deadline.

Once accepted into the program, a non-refundable deposit of $200 is required to hold your place in the cohort.

To Apply:
  1. Submit completed application
  2. Send current resume or CV
  3. Completed phone interview



$10,000, with required books and materials at an estimate of $150

Payment plans are available with two, three, or four payments by check beginning three weeks prior to the start of the program.

  • The first payment must be received no later than three weeks prior to program start date.
Discounts available
  • Referrals: Call for discount information
  • Corporate discounts: Call for prices

January 2024 – October 2024: Application Deadline: December 1, 2023 at 11:59pm (MT)


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“Blue Mesa’s curriculum, instructors, mentors and support far-exceeded my expectations. I earned my Associate Certified Coach (ACC ) because of this program, and coach every day in my Learning and Organizational Development (L & OD) role for a large Fortune 200 company. I have become a trusted internal coach to my organization's executives, and credit much of this work to what I learned and continue to learn from Blue Mesa Coaching.” -Rebecca Magnotta, Senior Manager

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