Before starting MCT, I had this vague notion that we were going to learn “advanced” coaching techniques, like ninja warriors isolated in some mountain top cave, chopping wood and carrying water until finally earning the privilege to learn the Buddha Palm Empowerment Posture or something.
Instead, what I learned was that mastery is about showing up, allowing myself to be seen, doing my own work, asking for help, and having the courage to suck. This program put me through my paces, while offering me the incredible wisdom, support, and experience of our Tribe “elders.”
Was it easy? Hell no!
Did the price tag scare me? Uh-huh!
Would I do it again? In a heartbeat.
To me, MCT was like LCT on steroids. It’s exhilarating to whiz along the electric fence, but I daresay you might scorch your knickers in the process. If I wrote a personal ad for MCT, it would read:
Opportunity: for learning from content experts, giving and receiving feedback, making coaching tools your own, community-building, and discovering deep truths depending on how fully you show up [one of mine: the degree to which I own my own trauma is equivalent to the degree to which I own my own power].
Recommended: foam-padded steel bar for ‘strapping in’ on the craziest of potentially transformative roller coasters; sense of humor and adventure for surviving the ride.
Warning: nowhere to hide (n=12); possibly hazardous to your limbic system; likely to kick up dust at the least convenient moment and serve as a magnet for all unresolved drama in your life; lots of laughter, work, and tears; also lots of love, learning, and growth.
As a full-time nurse/business owner each year when the invitation to apply for MCT arrives, I tell myself I “don’t qualify.” THAT kind of training is only for the “REAL” coaches. Following an irresistible urging, last year I considered the requirements. I decided completing the application process was enough of an achievement for me. Ta-Da!! I qualified. But then I got in. I was terrified. MCT ended up being the next leg on the journey to myself. Am I a better coach? Oh yeah. More than that, I learned to deeply trust in myself and know that I can do anything I put my mind to. And bonus, I now have a beautiful circle of forever friends.
Master Coach Training is everything you think it is, none of what you think it is, and more! I met coaches with varying styles that inspired me, friends who are now sisters, and teachers who saw the magic in me and helped me to see it deeper in myself, enabling me to move forward with more confidence. My life, my coaching, and my relationships are bigger, better and deeper because of this journey. If you feel called to this, do it. You don’t need to know why. I didn’t. I wish I could do it all again.
Say More? Okay…
INNER WORK: THE FOUNDATION OF COACHING MASTERY
We begin with an Integrity Cleanse, add deep coaching practice, and some straightforward feedback to create a path for you to tap deeply into your intuition and build your confidence as a coach. You will be asked to show up, be confident in your knowledge of the tools, and ready to serve your clients despite the natural ego distraction of performance anxiety. Once you have completed this course, you’ll have solid and intuitive coaching skills, moving you from competency as a coach to true coaching mastery.
OUTWARD EXPRESSION: THE SOUL OF YOUR PRACTICE
How would your soul like to express itself to the world? Through the course, you will be challenged to allow your soul to emerge and be seen. Sharpen your writing skills at the hands of Martha herself, discern where to publish your art, create products, teach effectively, speak engagingly, conduct retreats and workshops, lead programs and groups, and coach from your intuitive genius. You’ll learn from subject-matter expert Master Coaches who have been there, done that, and want to share what they’ve learned with you. You will then be asked to create content in the form of required real-world assignments that reflect the soul of your practice. . Classes will require at least 2 hours of homework per week. You will often have pre-class assignments so that you can get personalized feedback workshop-style in class. The course content is designed to help you create a sustainable business that allows your soul to help turn it’s calling into the highest expression of yourself.
SPIRITUALITY: CONNECTION TO SOURCE
You’ll practice creative expression and learn a lot, but what really happens is you embark on your own spiritual Hero’s Journey. We do not yet know exactly where you will travel, but every Master Coach finds the training to be deeply personal and transformative. There is no doubt that you will take a personal journey as well—your Hero’s Journey—as the course progresses.
INTER-CONNECTEDNESS: COMMUNITY & SUPPORT
You will not take this journey alone. In fact, one of our primary intentions is to provide you with a community of support as you explore who you really are. Past participants report not only being deeply transformed by the experience, but also held and supported by the class, the instructors and Martha. We are not meant to travel alone.
Martha Beck Master Life Coach Training is designed for you to play to your edge. You will be expected to move quickly, expand your comfort zone, meet deadlines, coach yourself and be coached through your sticking points, ask for help when needed, and deliver high quality work on time. The assignments are not theoretical. They are designed to move your coaching practice forward. This course will ask a lot from you and—in return—you will learn much about yourself and what you are capable of doing.