Lean into the instrument you are...

We are living through uniquely disruptive times. We have experienced monumental change and unforeseen obstacles to many of our plans and goals. As coaches, our role in the world to create clarity, conscious choice, and intention has never been more important or more necessary.

Amidst such disturbances, our clients often come to coaching triggered, stressed, and reactive. They can become merged with their distressing experience, unable to separate from it and access their Higher Self. When that happens, our coaching can practically bounce off our client’s reactions and defenses and can land on barren soil.   

Yet, when we integrate techniques like mindfulness and attunements, when we connect with and follow our client’s energy, and when we access our own instinctive intuition regarding what’s wanting to emerge, we can support our clients in observing their experience, exploring a new perspective on their situation and gaining access to a wiser, more centered Self.

And from that place, they can begin to create conscious choices that heal and transform.

To bring this healing experience to our clients, we must first experience it for ourselves. That is what the Mindful Coach Certification program is about: owning and finding our own attunement with ourselves as an Instrument.

As a coach, when we experience ourselves as an instrument — an instrument of some larger purpose, an instrument of consciousness itself, a facilitator of “what is wanting to happen” — we are able to work in a different way and from a different place with our clients.   

A “coach as instrument” is a channel, a conduit, a diviner of what is wanting to emerge from the field, for the client.  


A coach who works as an instrument of consciousness can create the conditions for new thresholds that allow the client to shift perspectives and experience conscious choice that can lead to change.

This program is intended to support coaches in leaning into the instrument that they are.

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An Invitation To…

  • Coaches
  • Consultants
  • Organizational Development Professionals
  • Therapists, and
  • Corporate and HR executives

to join the Coach as Instrument: Mindful Coach Certification training and help your clients access their whole Self

This is a live, online 13-week, experiential program to train coaches in deep exploration of the coach as an instrument. Students will:

  • Explore what energy is, how to detect it and follow it in a coaching session
  • Learn about the energetic field that exists between the coach and the client, the possibilities it holds and how to work within it
  • Explore and develop their own unique intuition and how to employ it in their coaching
  • Discover and work with their own shadow
  • Develop their own mindfulness meditation practice and learn firsthand how to employ a wide variety of mindfulness techniques 

The Coach as Instrument: Mindful Coach Certification program is only for people who are already trained as and/or working as a coach, counselor, therapist, or in a similar capacity. This is not a course to train people who are not coaches to be coaches. This is not a course to train people to become mindfulness or meditation teachers. No previous mindfulness or meditation experience is needed.

By joining us to become a

Certified Mindful Coach

You will:

  • Develop and deepen your awareness of yourself as a Coach, as an Instrument
  • Discover yourself through explorations in intuition, shadow, presence, the field, and more
  • Learn how to offer yourself and your clients a place of deep presence, acceptance, and awareness
  • Tune yourself as an instrument by developing and maintaining your own mindfulness practice, engaging exercises to deepen awareness of self, energy and the field
  • Prepare your Self to be most present and available for your clients and their coaching sessions
  • Distinguish which mindfulness techniques to use with clients as well as when and how to use them so that they become an extension of the coaching work itself
  • Apply meditation scripts and exercises with clients in real-time or record them for clients to use and work with between coaching sessions
  • Engage a broad toolkit of mindfulness techniques and coaching approaches to use with your clients, depending upon the challenge they are experiencing, and support them in accessing more of themselves

You'll Also Receive:

35 ICF CCEs (14 Resource Development and 21 Core Competencies).

A certification as a Mindful Coach and Mindful Coach Certification badge

A social media kit for you to share your expertise and accomplishment!

How is This Program Organized?

Real-Time Feedback
Learning Partners
Breakout Sessions
Live Experience

During the program, you will engage in:

13 “like-in-person” virtual sessions with Alison Whitmire, President of Learning In Action

These sessions are the central hub of your training, where you can be present in real-time with Alison, and your peers for learning and connection. Unlimited access to recorded sessions can be accessed if you can’t attend in person. The sessions are held weekly on live Zoom-hosted calls.

On-Demand video, resources, and reflection exercises

An in-depth, cutting-edge curriculum designed and taught by Alison Whitmire accessible in the learning portal to learn and reflect on your own time.

Individual, group and partner sessions

Learning partners and triads deepen your learning, self-awareness, and growth areas, and provide opportunities to connect with your peers for feedback and support.


What You Can Expect

The Coach as Instrument: Mindful Coach Certification is a highly interactive and experiential 13-week experience presenting a cutting-edge curriculum designed to introduce you to a unique niche of mindfulness coaching that will support you in securing more coaching engagements requiring deep relational and emotional intelligence expertise.

It’s a thoughtfully-designed hybrid program that offers independent exploration and engaging live learning with your cohort in weekly live sessions and triad meetings.

All Virtual Sessions are from 10:30 - 12:00 PM PT / 1:30 - 3:00 PM ET unless otherwise noted below.

September 8: Module One - An Overview of Coaching and Mindfulness

We’ll explore the definition of mindfulness, its benefits, how to practice mindfulness and mindfulness meditation, principles of mindfulness, starting a mindfulness practice, and common challenges with meditation.

September 15: Module Two — "I" and "Me"

In session two, you’ll learn why mindfulness needs to be integrated into coaching, what's going on in the brain of your clients, how to introduce mindfulness and mindfulness techniques to your clients, and you’ll gain a broader view of the client's agenda and the coach's process.

September 29: Module Three — Bearing Witness

Here, you’ll learn the purpose of mindfulness, how it helps us with Subject/Object, I/me relationships, how it fits with coaching, the FEEL model, and how to coach the client's "Self" rather than their "parts."

October 6: Module Four — Coaching Presence

In session four, we’ll explore the impact of mindfulness on the coach and her coaching, how to prepare for coaching, and how to stay mindful during coaching and after coaching. We’ll also dive into how to coach our clients’ "relationship with" and what it means to be present or have a mindful stance as a coach.

October 13: Module Five — What is Presence?

In session five, you’ll learn what Mindful Leadership is, the principles of mindful leadership, and how to introduce them to your clients.

October 27: Module Six — Attending to the Field

In session six, you’ll learn mindfulness techniques to support your clients in being mindful leaders, including cultivating positivity, intentionality, and gratitude, seeing the goodness, and mindful habits they can practice.

November 3: Module Seven — Intuition

In this session, you will clarify what intuition is, how your sense of intuition might support your own Self, and what it might offer your clients. You’ll discover four pathways to intuition.

November 10: Module Eight — Feeling as Path to Healing

Here, we’ll explore mindfulness techniques that support your client’s connection and belonging. You’ll learn mindfulness techniques to support your clients in working through anger, letting go of judgment and blame, and developing empathy and compassion. You’ll also learn to support your clients in forgiveness, compassion for others, and Lovingkindness for all.

November 17: Module Nine — Seeing Beyond

In session nine, we’ll understand the obstacles between the coach and the client when integrating mindfulness and how to overcome them. You’ll engage in real-time practice with your cohort.

December 1: Module 10 — Mindful Coaching Model

In session 10, you’ll put the pieces together by learning and practicing the mindful coaching model for yourself as a coach and for your clients.

December 8: Module 11 — Shadow

Discover what shadow is, how it plays into your Self, and how it plays into who you are as a coach. You’ll consider what role shadow might be playing in your clients' lives and approaches you might take for helping them bring awareness and conscious choice to their shadow sides.

December 15: Module 12 — Integration

In session 12, you’ll engage in hands-on and interactive practice to learn how to integrate mindfulness in coaching in real-time.

December 16: Graduation!

11:30 AM - 12:00PM PT / 2:30 - 3:00 PM ET

A special graduation session with all the resources you need to deepen your coaching!

What Makes the Mindfulness In Coaching Training Unique?

Low Student-to-Teacher Ratio

Our student-to-teacher ratio and small personalized classes are two of the features that make our training programs unique. Training cohorts are typically 15 to 30 trainees and we incorporate learning triads and breakout rooms to support an immersive learning experience. 

We’re With You Every Step of The Way

Our team is here to support you from day one. Through email, phone, and chat support, we’re here to provide you personalized assistance and dedicated instruction to ensure your experience is rewarding. 

Hands-on Guidance Using Mindfulness Techniques

We all know the saying: practice, practice, practice. And neuroscience proves this is true. For this reason, hands-on and guided practice with mindfulness techniques is incorporated heavily into this program. Our team is here to guide you through facilitating mindfulness meditation with your clients.

A Balance of Interactive and Engaging Experiences

Using a strategic combination of live sessions, Q&A, interactive exercises, reflection, and breakout rooms, you’ll be transported into a meaningful and connected experience that will continue with you long after our 12-week journey.

Registration is Currently Closed

Sorry if you missed out! If you’d like to be notified when we announce new dates for the training, simply click the button below and enter your details to join the waitlist for our next cohort. We’ll also send you our weekly newsletter and let you know about other transformational training programs.

Your Instructor

About Alison Whitmire

Alison Whitmire is the President of Learning in Action (LIA), a company committed to healing the divide within and between people. We believe we can become divided from our divine essence (and similarly divided from others) in ways we don’t know and can’t see. We aim to heal the divide through the cultivation of loving awareness for ourselves, others and the world.

Alison is an authority in Emotional and Relational Intelligence, a Professional Certified Coach, a Master EQ Practitioner and a Certified Narrative Coach. She has thousands of hours of experience coaching entrepreneurs, CEOs and business owners. She is certified as a 200 RYT Yoga Teacher and is a Mindfulness Meditation Teacher. Alison is a TEDx speaker and a 3 time TEDx Conference organizer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our student-to-teacher ratio and small personalized classes are one of the features that make our training programs unique. Training cohorts include anywhere from 15 to 25 trainees and we incorporate learning triads and breakout rooms to support an immersive learning experience. Live sessions are facilitated by Alison Whitmire, President of Learning In Action, and supported by the Learning In Action team who facilitate breakout sessions.

In times of challenge and uncertainty, we are more likely to experience stress, anxiety, panic, and the inability to plan for our future. Clients may show up to coaching sessions feeling reactive, produce habituated responses or find sharing their inner world too uncomfortable. Mindfulness can give our clients the ability to maintain a degree of buoyancy, a degree of resilience and spaciousness that they would find difficult to access otherwise. Integrating mindfulness into coaching can make the coaching field more fertile. It can penetrate beneath the client’s surface and help them access more of themselves. In short, mindfulness can extend and expand upon what coaching alone can do.

Yes, each session in this course is entirely virtual, conducted via video conference on Zoom. The cohorts are intentionally kept small for optimal interaction and a personalized experience. And, you can learn in the ease, comfort, and convenience of wherever you are.

All 13 training sessions and the graduation ceremony are recorded for your convenience. You’ll have unlimited access to view and listen to each recorded session, whenever and however many times you’d like.

Although we encourage attendance at all live, online sessions for best learning and interaction, we understand that you may have other commitments during scheduled training sessions. All virtual sessions are recorded so you’ll always be able to keep up with the class. If you are unable to attend, you’ll be asked to review the recorded session and provide your thoughts, comments, and takeaways prior to the next virtual training session.

After enrolling, you have access to this program for one year and all of its materials across any and all devices you own.

The program curriculum richly supports you as you develop your ability to integrate mindfulness into your coaching. There is a final certification evaluation at the end of the program, where a trainer will evaluate the skills you have been developing along the way.

If you need to cancel or reschedule, contact us by email or live chat. Refunds are not available, and we’re happy to apply your paid registration fee to a comparable future training session of your choice.

YES! The Mindful Coach Certification is an International Coaching Federation accredited program and upon completion, you’ll earn 35 ICF CCEUs.

Yes, the cost of the training is divided into your choice of three equal payments that will be automatically charged to your credit card each month. You may attend the training while enrolled in the payment plan, but you will not receive your certification until the full cost of the training has been paid.

Yes, we encourage you to invite colleagues who would also benefit from being certified. If three or more colleagues register together, you will each receive a 20% discount off of the full training cost. Contact us for more information and to receive a group discount code. You can also refer friends and colleagues and earn commission by joining our Partner Program. Learn more here.

About Learning In Action

Learning in Action is committed to healing the divide within and between people. Healing the divide within and between is the work that connects the world. Healing our dividedness from our essence will heal the dividedness between us. We dream of a world in which when one of us hurts, we all feel it. And we run to the aid of the other just as we would to our own. We envision a world in which there is a realization that we are separate and connected and ONE.

We do this work by providing coaches, consultants, OD professionals, and other change agents with the tools and resources to capture what goes on inside each of us in an interpersonal conflict.

We believe we don’t have to live out the “default settings” created by those in our past when we had no choice of our own. We can live a life of conscious choice supported by new awareness.