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Advanced Coaching Skills – Learning Lab

Live Training Program | Virtual

Experience hands-on learning in our six-week program, designed for certified coaches ready to advance their skills through experiential learning. Engage in weekly 1-hour live sessions where you’ll coach emerging adult clients, emphasizing evidence-based techniques in a resilience coaching module. The format blends “knowledge drop” group learning segments with private 1:1 coaching sessions via Zoom. You will then have the opportunity to debrief each training session with peer coaches and the training supervisor. This approach provides practical coaching experience and the opportunity for valuable debriefing with peers and supervisors, fostering your professional growth in a supportive environment.


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coming Spring 2024

Asjah Monroe
Asjah Monroe
The YCI coaching certification program experience has been top notch. Worth every penny. When you enroll and commit, you will come out on the other side experience a competent, well-prepared, and trustworthy youth life coach. The workload is very manageable and the learning pace is entirely appropriate and well thought out. I highly recommend this program for anyone ready to step into coaching at any level. Don't continue to think about it, just do it.
Saloni Hora
Saloni Hora
Qualifying as a certified youth resilience coach through YCI was a pivotal experience. YCI approaches coach training with academic integrity - drawing from psychological theory and best practices, as well as requiring extensive practical training. Dr. Leah - thank you for your deep wisdom, and the grace with which you share your knowledge and experience!
Kelly Shanks
Kelly Shanks
The words "thank you" are not enough for what I have received through pursuing coaching with YCI. I am at a huge turning point in my life and finding this program was just the right fit for me. I have high expectations for my professional development experiences and this exceeded my expectations! As a school psychologist it was imperative that the program I pursued was rooted in evidence based practices. The design of the course, attentiveness of staff and passion for coaching that was demonstrated throughout the course was exceptional! An added bonus is how much our cohort supported and cared for one another along this journey. If you are ready to pursue coaching, this program is worth the financial, time and energy investment, without a doubt.
Gilbert Guo
Gilbert Guo
YCI was a very worthwhile experience. My instructor Liezel did a fantastic job of teaching. YCI's support staff was incredibly responsive and organized. I've been able to build great relationships through the organization that will help me in my career after the course.
Emely Spagni
Emely Spagni
I absolutely loved every lesson of the "Certified Youth Resilience Coach" program! It went above and beyond what I expected. I didn't just learn about coaching – I learned a lot about myself too. The program offers great value for its price. Plus, a big bonus: it makes the ICF ACC application process a breeze compared to other programs!
Alex Hubbard
Alex Hubbard
I took part in the YCI Certified Youth Resilience Coach program and I can't recommend it enough. I was looking for a path to build on my skills as an educator and further my career in way that aligns with my values. While I was unsure of what exactly to expect as I underwent this 25 week course, I can honestly say it exceeded all of my expectations. I was able to develop a strong understanding of what it takes to be a great coach and learn more about adolescent psychology. The class was very manageable and Dr. Leah's approach was informative, honest, and supportive. I feel like I have grown tremendously in a relatively short amount of time and I am excited to start my journey as a certified youth life coach.
Sarah Grace
Sarah Grace
I recently completed my training with YCI as a Youth Resilience Coach. It has been an incredible experience. The quality of the teaching and accompanying support materials are excellent. The registration process and administration are straightforward and hassle-free. It has been fantastic to be part of an amazing cohort of people - an eclectic mix of backgrounds and cultures, all connecting through our shared desire to improve the lives of our young people. The magic comes, however, in the leadership and passion bestowed by Dr Leah. Her resounding commitment to her own learning journey of personal growth, coupled with her ceaseless determination to act, always, in service to her students and clients is quite remarkable. It has been a privilege and an honour to be in the presence of this alchemy - if only for a few weeks. If you can scrape the funds together; if you want to grow as a human being; and believe you can be of service to others in a positive way then sign up for this programme. You will not regret it.
Lisa Vanella
Lisa Vanella
I really enjoyed this coaching class taught by Dr. Leah. Not only did I learn how to help clients but I learned a lot about myself. Dr. Leah opens up about her own life experience which helped me feel comfortable and safe. Her coaching technique is perfection. Very informative and highly recommended!
Brittany Beck
Brittany Beck
Dr. Leah and YCI are incredible! I just completed my certification and could not be happier. Dr. Leah is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about her work. From class one it was a very safe space to learn and grow. I highly recommend YCI and am extremely grateful for the experience!

The Core Benefits of the Advanced Coaching Skills Learning Lab

Experiential Learning Approach

The program offers hands-on, practical coaching experience, allowing you to apply and refine your skills in real-world scenarios, which is essential for deepening your understanding and effectiveness as a coach.

Focused Skill Enhancement

Each week, you’ll engage in live sessions emphasizing evidence-based techniques in resilience coaching, providing you with specialized skills that are highly relevant and applicable to coaching emerging adult clients.

Collaborative and Individualized Training

The unique blend of group “knowledge drop” segments and private 1:1 coaching sessions facilitates both collaborative learning and individualized attention, catering to a broad range of learning styles and needs.

Valuable Feedback and Debriefing

Post-session debriefings with peer coaches and supervisors offer critical insights and feedback. This reflective practice is a key component of professional development, helping you to continuously improve and evolve your coaching methods.

Have Questions? Schedule a Q&A With Us.

Whether you have some coaching experience under your belt, want to better serve youth in your profession, or are exploring a profitable and fulfilling career choice, we’re here to guide you on the best path forward. Fill out our contact form or schedule a live 20-minute Q&A to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

In this program, you’ll learn advanced coaching techniques, with a focus on evidence-based resilience coaching methods tailored for emerging adult clients.

Yes, while it focuses on resilience coaching for emerging adults, the skills learned are applicable across various coaching specialties, enhancing your overall coaching practice.

Each live session includes a “knowledge drop” group learning segment followed by private 1:1 coaching sessions, all conducted via Zoom, offering a mix of theoretical learning and practical application.

Yes, after each 1:1 coaching session, there’s an opportunity to debrief with peer coaches and a supervisor, providing valuable feedback and assessment of your coaching techniques.

Participants need a stable internet connection and access to Zoom for the live sessions. Familiarity with basic virtual communication tools is also recommended for an optimal learning experience.

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Have questions or want to speak with a member of our team? Schedule a meeting or reach out to us directly, and we’ll be happy to assist you on your coaching journey.

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