Authentic Listening for experienced Coaches.

“As a coach trainer, I thought I had a pretty good handle on my listening.  Going through this course deepened my understanding and perspective on listening in a way that is transforming both how I teach and how I coach.” 

Kathy Harman, MCC, Coach and Coach Trainer

Why Authentic Listening?

Deep Listening is critical to coaching success, yet surveys reveal that many coaches seem confused about what it involves, or how to sustain it.  And they don’t know what they don’t know!

Coaches:  Open your mind, deepen your practice.  Fully experience and learn this proven Listening Approach to transform your ability to receive your clients at a deep level.  This is crucial for Creating Awareness!

Coach trainers:  Empower your students to transcend rote Active Listening training. Developing your students in the art of deep listening is a gift that will enable them to open possibilities with their clients.

View these TESTIMONIALS from those participating in the 2019 Authentic Listening Certificate Program. 

Create a Reliable Listening Practice

Most coaches have been taught to “Listen beyond the words.” What does this even mean?  What do coaches need to authentically connect with their client’s concerns?  Consider these aspects of listening:

  • What is our intention? Where is our attention?
  • How do we identify, understand and accept the impediments that undermine our listening?
  • What do we practice, and how can we develop a reliable and sustainable habit?
  • How do we train others to engage in deep listening?

This program galvanizes you to create a reliable and sustainable practice of listening deeply, a way to cultivate openness and awareness, that will expand self-discovery and positively impact the way you interact with colleagues and clients.

You owe this to yourself.  You owe this to the world.


The program’s exercises, practices, and material will cultivate an interdependent awareness to:

  1. Learn and experience impediments to awareness to cultivate deep listening.
  2. Learn and experience conditions to deepen trust for authentic listening.
  3. Learn and experience techniques to cultivate presence for deep listening.
  4. Learn the contemplative practices to sustain deep listening.


The Program will accept 25 students, designed specifically for two groups:

  1. Experienced Coaches with 200 paid hours of coaching experience from at least 10 clients.
  2. Coach Trainers, program managers, and mentor-coaches involved in training and developing coaches.


Program unfolds over 11 weeks, via Zoom platform, on Mondays.

The followings 11 sessions are two hours: 1:00 to 3:00 pm

  • September 21, 28
  • October 5, 12, 19, 26
  • November 9, 16, 23, 30
  • December 7.


Download the PROGRAM FLYER for all the details.

The certificate of completion will award (TBD for 2020):

20 Core Competencies CCE’s.

2.5 Resource Development* CCE’s

*Resource Development includes training formerly called personal development, business development, or other skills and tools.


Program Fee $1800.

Early Registration $1600 by July 1, 2020


I have a plan for Mastering Authentic Listening

“Authentic Listening offered me a deeper dive into many of the principles of Ontological Coaching. I have received continuous training in Ontological Coaching for over 15 years, and also have trained and mentored students for 10+ years and still found this course of great value. I now have new practices and ways (language and concepts) to support students and my clients. More than that, I have a plan for mastering Authentic Listening.”

Carol Harris-Fike

NCOC, PCC, Newfield Mentor Coach, Principal of CHF Coaching & Consulting, LLC

View more TESTIMONIALS from the 2019 Listening Program.

“Our philosophy is grounded in only half a language … the power of discourse is deployed but the strength of listening is ignored. We have a culture that knows how to speak but not how to listen; so we mistake warring monologues for genuine dialogue.”

Gemma Corradi Fiumara, The Other Side of Language

Download more info on our Listening Certificate.