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
- Mindfulness and self-care
- How to receive and integrate feedback