Coaching Effective Leaders (CEL)

This insightful course explores the meaning of empowered leadership in any setting (business, non-profit, community, family) — and the role a coach plays in supporting this client growth. When clients grow their leadership capacity for and understanding, they can create the kinds of change and success that is possible with collaboration, teamwork, colleagues, sub-contractors, and employees.

An empowered leader knows that it’s not about taking control or being the loudest voice in the room.  Learn to coach leaders to greater effectiveness using the distinctions and impact of Essence Leading rather than Ego Leading. 

Learn the coaching supports for cultivating and articulating vision, strengthening integration and action, deepening motivation, empowering communication, designing effective leader-context relationships, and succeeding in initiative and project management.

Training Format and Course Details

The six weekly, 90-minute, CEL classes include instruction and seminar-style exploration, supported by a training workbook and coaching demonstrations.

Outside of classes you can interact with the trainer and other coaches in the CEL Coaches Learning Lab (an on-line learning center) which facilitates forum discussions, trainer communication, and access to training materials and participant profiles).

Assignments include brief and inspiring reading and video resources.

CEL includes weekly Skills Building Group meetings. Practice leadership coaching skills in partnership with another coach in the course.

Apply your new skills in a coaching case study (with an existing client or recruited colleague).

Bring your experiences and questions to class for discussion for targeted growth in your own personal leadership competence (as well as your coaching).

Trainer Ellen Faye, PCPC, CPO [LINK]

Registration Information

Coaching Effective Leaders is a great choice for advanced and recertification training as it has Approved Coach-Specific Training Hours status. Continuing Coach Education (CCE recertification) hours. It’s open to coaches with 60 hours of coach-specific training and 75 paid client hours as well as to Coach Approach graduates.

CEL is required for our Certified Productivity Leadership Coach credential. It’s an optional requirement for our Certified Productivity Coach and Certified ADHD Productivity Coach credentials.  You do not need to be a credential applicant to benefit from this course. 

6 weekly live video classes (90-minutes each)

9 CEU hours — 11.25 ACSTH hours

If you are interested in taking this course, contact the trainer ( and the CAT registrar  ( and we’ll schedule it. 

$695 (or 3 monthly payments of $240)

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