Hero’s Journey® Change Model Certification

The Hero’s Journey® Change Model Certification is a level 1 training program that will prepare you to coach in any setting. Through the lens of storytelling, trainees learn how to apply the coaching core competencies using the Hero’s Journey® Change Model to frame the step-by-step change process with clients as a hero’s quest.

  • Accredited Level 1 training program by the ICF 
  • Upon completion apply for the ICF ACC credential
  • Use the Hero’s Journey® Change Model with clients
  • Improve your flexibility with clients with nature coaching techniques
  • Recognize subconscious emotional blocks and thinking obstacles
  • Accentuate clients creativity and creative expression
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  • Develop storytelling skills in coaching
  • Master the ability to develop, follow through, and maintain an effective coach plan with a client
  • Demonstrate the ability to hold clients attention on what is important and leave responsibility with the client to take action
  • Partner with the client to transform learning and insight into action

Certification details

  • Hours: 70 units
  • Schedule: 6/7 – 8/19 plus self-paced material
  • Instructors: Dr. Julie Elledge, Rev. Alice Ford
  • Language: English
  • Prerequisite: High School Degree
  • Investment: $4100

Who should take this certification?

Those who are interested in:

  • Beginning their coaching career
  • Certification from the International Coaching Federation (ICF) at the ACC level
  • Storytelling in coaching
  • Nature coaching
  • Financial well-being coaching

Courses Included in this offering:

Introduction to Raconteur Coaching

Trainees will explore the power of storytelling with Dr. Joesph Campbell and Dr. Julie Elledge. In addition, they will be introduced to PCC coaching markers and how to set a session agreement and facilitate client growth.


  • Units: 6
  • Self-Paced: 4 hours available immediately
  • Live – Zoom: one (1) 2-hour class
  • Schedule: Tuesday 6/7
  • Time (MST: Denver): 10am

Financial Well-Being, Ethics, and Coaching Engagement

Trainees explore financial mindsets, ethics, and coaching agreements in order to create successful coaching partnerships that honor both the coach and the client.


  • Units: 8
  • Self-Paced: 2 hours available immediately
  • Live – Zoom: three (3) 2-hour classes
  • Schedule: Tuesdays 6/14 – 6/28
  • Time (MST: Denver): 10am

Hero’s Journey® Change Model

Trainees will learn how to partner with clients using storytelling methods combined with the coaching structure to develop a coaching plan. The Hero’s Journey® Change Model is complete with stage specific coaching tools and techniques to help clients smoothly transition through the change process.


  • Units: 22
  • Self-Paced: 14 hours available immediately
  • Live – Zoom: four (4) 2-hour classes
  • Schedule: Tuesdays 7/12 – 8/2
  • Time (MST: Denver): 10am

Nature Immersion

Trainees will learn somatic and story-based nature coaching techniques that can be used in any environment ranging from public landds to parks or urban locations.

  • Units: 12
  • Self-Paced: 2 hours available immediately
  • Live – Zoom: five (5) 2-hour classes
  • Schedule: Thursdays 7/7 – 8/4
  • Time (MST: Denver): 1pm

Story Quest Walks

Trainees learn how to use natural elements to raise clients’ emotional tolerance along with using ancient and modern storytelling techniques to overcome their resistance unlocking creativity.

  • Units: 12
  • Self-Paced: 2 hours available immediately
  • Live – Zoom: five (5) 2-hour classes
  • Schedule: Thursdays 8/18 – 9/15
  • Time (MST: Denver): 1pm

Mentor Coaching

Trainees advance their coaching to the next level with focused coaching feedback using PCC markers from a qualified mentor coach. This course includes seven (7) hours of mentor coaching in a group setting and three (3) individual coaching sessions.

  • Units: 10
  • Self-Paced: 0
  • Live – Zoom: seven (7) 1 3/4-hour classes + three (3) individual mentor coaching sessions
  • Schedule: Fridays 6/17, 7/8, 7/29, 8/19
  • Time (MST: Denver): 9am
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