Transformational Coaching Starts Here
The Art of Coaching workshop is the starting point to grow your skills as a Transformational Coach. Based on Elena’s best-selling book, The Art of Coaching, this blended learning experience takes you from knowledge building to effective implementation while accommodating busy schedules.
If you want to see sustained changes in practice, your coaching must go below the surface of addressing behaviors (delivering instruction, analyzing data, etc.). Transformation requires taking a holistic approach and skillfully exploring someone’s beliefs and ways of being. This approach is what defines Transformational Coaching. Transformational Coaches also operate from two truths: that every conversation is an equity conversation, and if people are present, so are their emotions.
Elena on The Art of Coaching workshop
This workshop is designed for
New and experienced coaches, managers, teacher leaders, and mentors
Leaders who want to use coaching strategies to support and develop the adults on their team
Educators in all positions who work in public, charter, and private schools
What You'll Learn
- What makes Transformational Coaching uniquely powerful as a way to build emotional resilience in educators and interrupt inequitable practices
- The three components of a Transformational Coaching conversation and how to use multiple strategies and tools for each component
- Your strengths and areas for growth as a coach and leader
- How you can improve your coaching skills through scaffolded practice with other committed learners
How You’ll Spend Your Time
~4 hours minimum
Your experience begins with a self-guided exploration of the foundations of Transformational Coaching. This is a combination of knowledge building and reflection that will help you clarify your vision for yourself as a Transformational Coach.
Elena has curated 21 hours of learning for this stage. While all content is highly recommended, 4 hours of learning content has been identified as required.
You’ll synthesize your learning from Part 1 and prepare to share some of your reflections, takeaways, and questions in our virtual session.
Next, you’ll come together with a Bright Morning facilitator and a community of coaches to process your learning, observe masterful coaching, engage in coaching role plays, and receive feedback to sharpen your practice.
Transformational Coaching Accelerators
Once a month
In the months following your The Art of Coaching workshop, you are invited to reconvene for monthly coaching practice sessions that allow you to apply your workshop learnings and expand your Transformational Coaching toolkit. These sessions also include everyone’s favorite activity–live coaching demonstrations! If you're learning with us in a 2023 cohort, you have access to TCAs through December 2023. For 2024 cohorts, you have access to TCAs from February-June 2024.
"I feel like each time we have our TCA course I walk away empowered, inspired and with more tools to try in my coaching role. I am grateful to have the support from amazing coaches in my class. I think just having lots of time to role play is so beneficial to our practice!"
"The Transformational Conversations Accelerator is like a booster shot for my practice! I feel supported, full of good practice and excellent ideas. I made some great connections with amazing coaches from all over the country (and beyond!)."
"One of the richest impacts has been the web of understanding that’s building around our district as four of the curricular leaders participate in this same membership AND as more and more of our staff members participate in other trainings (Art of Coaching Teams, Coaching for Equity and/or Taste of Coaching for Equity). Having a common frame of reference and range of experiences has changed my learning into a richer, deeper, more powerful community learning experience."
"After 35 years in education, I feel rejuvenated and that I have a new sense of purpose. I will be eternally grateful for Bright Morning. You have been there when I needed you the most and have provided me with immense opportunities for personal and professional growth. I am grateful for Elena and for the dedication of her team to create world-class trainings. I am humbled and blessed to have stretched and grown within the safety of this community."
"In my experience, Bright Morning has always provided relevant, applicable, 'just-in-time' tools that have enabled me to build my practice on solid ground. My Bright Morning Membership has been the silver lining of my year. This offer has paid off exponentially. All learning experiences have added a new layer of understanding for me. Now that I’ve experienced the benefits of a year-long membership, I really can’t imagine going back to a 'once-a-year professional development' approach."
What else you need to know
All participants must have access to The Art of Coaching and The Art of Coaching Workbook. Books are not included in the registration fee and are required for the prework.
All sessions will be recorded in the event you cannot make a session or if you would like to rewatch them at a later time. Participants have access to content for 30 days after the last session to help supplement learning.