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2017 Electives








Your 2017 Elective Facilitator 


Mary Verstraete is a leadership consultant and coach. She works with ambitious, successful business professionals to develop a legacy of success, experience incalculable leadership influence, and build trusting environments where teams thrive.

With more than three decades of experience helping entrepreneurs, business owners, and senior management leverage their leadership, she is dedicated to leadership excellence. Whether sitting across the table, talking on the phone, or coaching and consulting, leaders are the focus of her life's work..  

Mary is President and Cofounder of the Center for Coaching Excellence. She continues to expand coaching into diverse industries by developing customized coach training used in companies such as ExxonMobil, Chevron, and MJ Senior Housing.

StrengthsFinder + Coaching

StrengthsFinder + Coaching

Mary Verstraete has been a Strengths Coach since 2003 and uses StrengthsFinder 2.0 as a valuable resource in her coaching and consulting, and now she wants to share with you how to practically facilitate strength-based coaching conversations.

StrengthsFinder + Coaching is a fast-paced and insightful six-week course that will expand your coaching conversations and give your clients added perspective and understanding of their innate strengths. Strengths conversations is an effective coaching approach that can generate significant client self-awareness and personal and professional growth.

Note: This course does not qualify you to teach or train StrengthsFinder or be a StrengthsFinder Coach. Gallup provides training for becoming a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach. 

Live Virtual Classroom 

October 17–November 21

Tuesdays, 12–1:00pm CT

Cost: $325

Organizational Coaching

Organizational Coaching

Coaching within an organization calls for a process and agreements that are beneficial for the organization, teams, individual employees you will be coaching, and the coach. 

  • This elective will address crucial content of an organizational agreement
  • Including standard clauses covering all angles to legally protect you and those involved in the coaching process

CCE has created an organizational coaching agreement template that we want to put into your hands. This agreement is used by Mary Verstraete in the organizational coaching she facilities in business settings.

Join Mary for this interactive webinar where we will examine critical agreement content and the sequential process of reviewing the agreement with the appropriate individuals within the organization. 

You will receive the agreement templates upon attending the full webinar. These will be editable documents that you can customize for your coaching business. 

You will also have the option to sign up for a discounted consulting session with Mary Verstraete to customize your coaching agreement and process for your organizational clients.

October, 10, 17, 24

Tuesdays 67:00pm CT                      

Space is limited

 Cost: $250.00

Increasing Your Coaching Effectiveness

Increasing Your Coaching Effectiveness

If you are wanting to excel in your coaching skills, this three-week elective is for you! The ToGROW Coaching Conversation model has been one of the most beneficial tools that CCE has created for it's trainees. 

  • You will develop skills to facilitate a conversational style of coaching.
  • You will gain the ability to ask questions that grab the client's attention, create a focused state of mind that evokes in-depth exploration, insight, and discovery. 

Following registration and payment, you will receive a workbook along with free CCE coaching resources!

November 6, 13, 20

Mondays, 6:30pm7:30pm


Space is limited

There is nothing like hands on learning. Our trainer's knowledge and wisdom was priceless and guided me toward a successful coaching business.

Troy Hines
Health and Wellness Coach