Coaching From Essence

The next Coaching From Essence Program will be held May 14-17, 2020 in San Francisco. Full details here.

Coaching From Essence

Whether you're a life coach, an executive coach, an internal coach, or someone who is just starting out as a coach and wants help finding your way, this program is for you.

I've been an executive coach for over 30 years. Like many coaches, I was dissatisfied with my coaching practice.

Most of my engagements were short-lived, transactional relationships.

I kept a professional distance in my coaching and didn't feel I could show up as my authentic self, or coach from my essence (my natural way of being and creating value in the world).

I worked with anyone who was willing to pay. I had no idea who my ideal client was or how to create a practice full of clients I loved.

I was doing okay financially. Then I learned about coaches who charged many times what I charged. Their clients were happy to pay because the coaches knew how to do deep work that had a profound impact.

Three years ago, I completely reinvented the way I practice as a coach. I call my approach, Coaching From Essence.

Now I create deep personal and professional transformation with my clients.

I show up authentically as a full human being.

I've coached several of my clients for a year or more. They view me as a trusted partner.

My practice is almost 100% referral. I'm turning clients away.

This year, I'll make more money than I ever have in my life (multiple six-figures) and a full practice for me is only about a dozen clients (and because I love working with entrepreneurs who are just starting out, about a third of those clients are pro bono).

With my beloved and co-founder, Michèle Taipale, we're putting together a founder's group and creating a community of coaches who want to coach from essence. Join us.

You'll learn how to discover your essence, your way of being in the world that creates value for others without any thought or effort on your part. When you work from your essence, coaching is easy, natural, and fun. You'll love your clients and your work will have a profound impact.

You'll learn a mindset, skillset, and toolset for coaching from essence. Can you really learn all that on a long weekend? Yes. I'll share the 20% of the things I do that get 80% of the results I get. Whether you've never coached before or you're already an experienced coach, you'll learn how to get powerful results and take your current skills to the next level.

You'll learn how to create a thriving coaching practice, one that sustains you both personally and financially. It saddens me that I know so many great coaches, powerful people with so much to contribute, but they don't know how to manage clients and get paid what they're worth. I can't guarantee you'll make as much money as I do as a coach, but if you're willing to do the work, you'll no longer have to wonder what it takes.

You'll learn exactly what to do, what to say, and how to keep your clients happy so you can love what you do, do powerful work, and make more money than ever.

The tuition for the program includes the weekend, three months of bi-monthly Zoom calls, a Facebook group, and other channels of support. You'll work with an accountability group of fellow participants and you'll do pro bono coaching with underserved coachees to hone your new skills.

Robert Ellis

With almost 30 years of experience across global companies—spanning startups, mid-stage, Fortune 500 giants, and non-profits—Robert guides leaders to take their impact to the next level at any stage of growth. His proven strength in coaching entrepreneurs and CEOs to become better leaders, think more strategically, create high performing teams, foster future-friendly cultures, and deliver compelling presentations—including several high-profile IPO roadshows—has earned him praise from one client as “one of Silicon Valley’s best-kept secrets.”

Robert is on the faculty of Singularity University, where he teaches leadership and coaches entrepreneurs. He developed Level UP, the leadership curriculum for the new Global Startup Program.

Robert coached entrepreneurs in the Nasdaq Milestone Maker program, helping late-early to mid-stage entrepreneurs grow their businesses to the next level. He also taught Facing Challenge, Navigating Change: Leadership and "The Hero’s Journey," an 8-week course at Stanford University using Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey” as a framework to explore mindsets and skillsets for leading yourself and others on a heroic journey in business and in life.

He is also the co-founder of Futurosity and the author of the forthcoming book, Leading From Essence.

Michèle Taipale

Michèle is an ardent advocate for human potential, a catalyst for exceptional performance and passionate living, helping high achievers challenge themselves to take their careers and their companies to the next level.

With an MBA from The Wharton School, an MA in International Affairs and an MFA in Creative Writing, Michèle is both a creative and analytic thought partner. She's been a member of Ellen Langer’s Mindfulness Lab in the Psychology Department at Harvard. She's certified with Shawn Achor’s GoodThink, Inc. and The Coaches Training Institute, and is a founding coach of The Coaching Fellowship.

She is also the co-founder of Futurosity.

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