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2017 Electives

2018 Electives








Your Elective Facilitator 


Mary Verstraete is a leadership consultant and coach. She assists ambitious, successful business professionals in establishing incalculable leadership influence that creates a mark in the world, cultivating an unwavering legacy of lasting significance.

 As a business consultant, Mary collaborates with leaders in establishing a culture of communication effectiveness, synergistic teams, and strong employee engagement—all built on the foundation of trust that contributes to organizational legacy. 

Mary is President 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, and Fairview Hospitals.

Mind-Set Is Causative

Mind-Set Is Causative

A client's mindset tends to be invisible to them and our tasks as coaches is enabling clients to self-observe how they habitually see the world and its influence in their life, on their choices, and how if affects their future. 


When coaches work with clients' mind-sets, they work with the greatest potential for the clients' development.

Patrick Williams and Diane S. Menendez, Authors of Becoming a Professional Life Coach


This eight-week course is a part of our core training program and provides a fascinating and deeply relevant look at how to incorporate “mindset” principles into your coaching. Among other things, you will learn to:

  • Unpack the six stages of human development and its impact on the client’s readiness for change
  • Recognize a clients’ habitual patterns of thinking
  • Understand the development of mind-sets
  • Surface mind-sets
  • Build in conscious choice
  • Work effectively with mindsets

September 10–October 29

 8 weeks: 12 coach-specific training hours

Mondays, 11:15am–12:45pm CT

Facilitator: Mary Verstraete, PCC

Registration closes on August 31

Tuition: $625.00

Organizational Coaching Proposals and Agreements

Organizational Coaching Proposals and Agreements

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

An agreement is crucial. It should contain standard clauses covering all angles to legally protect you and those involved in the coaching process. CCE has created an organizational coaching agreement template using the International Coaching Federation Ethics Committee guidelines that we want to put into your hands. 

What about a proposal. A coaching proposal provides provides clarity on the coaching contract and clear guidelines for the company and coach.

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

You will have the opportunity to develop your own agreement and process and receive agreement templates These will be editable and you can customize them for your coaching business. 

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


November 12–November 19

Mondays, 11:15am–12:30pm CT

Facilitator: Mary Verstraete, PCC

Registration closes on November 5

Tuition: $350.00

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