Not all life coaching is executive coaching but all executive coaching is life coaching.

Whether in person or online, Coaching From Essence programs offer opportunities to do deep personal work, integrate powerful coaching into your bones, master client creation, and connect with extraordinary coaches.

September 2022 at Mount Madonna Center


Core Curriculum

core curriculum

You can watch the videos from three different cohorts of the Coaching From Essence program on the Community forum. Completely FREE. The most recent in-person cohort was recorded and will be uploaded to the internet in early 2023. Completely FREE.

Master Coach

core support

Coach beyond the do-loop. Do deep, personally transformational coaching. If you want to do powerful, life-changing coaching—and build a successful practice, this program is for you. You’ll see coaching demonstrations, have an opportunity to ask any questions, and bring your real-world client challenges in Grand Rounds.

Practice Lab

skill building

A coaching practice intensive. ​You’ll have a chance to play. You’ll work with a partner and coach—and be coached—on something that’s real for you. Not a roleplay. Real work. Then we’ll debrief the sessions and answer any questions. You’ll get direct feedback from Robert or a senior Coaching From Essence coach.

Client Creation Sprint

practice building

Give yourself a raise! The focus of Client Creation Sprints is on creating paying clients. You’ll work through a rubric—a game plan—for creating a successful practice. You’ll receive coaching on overcoming your obstacles to practice building from Robert or a senior Coaching From Essence coach. And there will be opportunities to bring your Grand Rounds challenges and learn strategies for creating clients and raising fees.

Building the Mountain

leadership coaching

What does it take to be an effective leadership coach? Being a successful leader or building a thriving organization isn’t about climbing a mountain—it’s about building a mountain underneath you. This program is for experienced executive and leadership coaches who want to do more powerful work with CEOs, high level execs, and entreprenurs.

Community Programs

Community building

Community Calls are opportunities for the community to connect, deepen knowledge of the curriculum, explore new content, or practice coaching. Members of the community are also invited to offer their own workshops. And everyone is encouraged to do coaching exchanges with other coaches.