Nature Coaching

Inspire Your Coaching Practice

Nature Certification

Our home in Jackson Hole, at the southern tip of the largest intact ecosystem in the Lower 48 states, has inspired us to coach outdoors for decades, allowing us to pioneer the practice of coaching in nature. 

Teeming with stimulation, nature provides an immersive environment for clients to relax and reflect upon their self  narratives. The natural world allows clients to step out of their comfort zones with a sense of adventure, exploration, wonder and awe. By stimulating creativity and inspiring metaphor, nature is the ideal setting for breakthrough coaching success. 

Drawing on the expertise of coaches, behaviorists, naturalists, and storytellers, the Mentor Agility Coaching in Nature curriculum provides guidance on how to support clients by integrating  nature both in urban and natural environments into a coaching  practice. Whether you are in a National Forest, a city park or your own backyard, learn to use the environment around you as the inspiration to shift your perspective. 

 

Certification Details

Certification

  • Language – English
  • Prerequisites – High School Degree
  • Continuing Education – 56 Units
  • Total Cost – $3,920
  • Save 20% now through February 22nd 2022

ONLY $3,136.00


Terms and Conditions

Schedule

Dates: Starts February 2nd Ends June 22nd.
See Course specifics for exact dates of the individual courses.
Times: Course dependent.

Objectives

  • Implement coaching structure in group settings and lead group coaching sessions. -Cultivate trust and safety in a group environment quickly and efficiently 
  • Develop and apply active listening skills in a group setting to uncover client’s desires and support creative expression. 
  • Formulate powerful questions to find the gold within each client in a group setting 
  • Challenge assumptions and perspectives to provoke new ideas and transform insight into learning action

Instructors

Dr. Julie Elledge

Julie Elledge

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Dr. John Bucher

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FAQ

Q – Can I take this program online?

A – This certification is a fully remote, in-person digital course. Coaches have the advantage to interact with their peers and receive mentor feedback through the Mentor Agility Creator Space. 

Q – Is Nature Coaching a certificate program? 

A – This course was developed as a specialization certificate program to indicate the level of commitment and expertise needed to complete the course. Students that complete the course receive a certificate and have the option of earning continuing education credits for ICF and NBC-HWC.

Q – What do I need to succeed in this course and topic area?

A – An open mind, a love of nature, and commitment to improving clients’ lives and a passion for creativity.

 

Q – My practice is in an urban area. Can I benefit from this course?

A – Yes. Even the most urbanized areas of the US have open lands that are specifically preserved to provide natural retreats. We will outline the best ways to find those areas in your market to work with your clients.

Q – How can I apply these practices with clients who are older or less fit than others?

A – None of the applications you will learn in this course require above average fitness levels. You learn how to adapt to your clients’ fitness level and find accessible areas that don’t require strenuous exercise.

Q – Will I need permits to access natural areas for the purposes of coaching?

A – Check regulations in your area. Most city, state and regional parks permit usage that doesn’t interfere with the enjoyment of others. For Federal lands, National Parks can limit for profit businesses from operating in the parks without a permit.

Q – Are there any prerequisites for this certificate? 

A – This certificate is designed to teach the fundamentals of coaching in nature. This includes interacting with nature or coaching through story in the outdoors. This certification includes techniques on working outside in urban environments or in the natural world.

Q – Will I have a chance to practice coaching? 

A – Yes, application of skills is essential to the learning process. Coaches will receive practice coaching and are encouraged to interact with their peers in the private Mentor Agility Creator Space.

Q – I have additional questions, how do I contact you? 

A – Please send us an email at info@mentoragility.com

Q – What is your cancellation policy? 

A – Please click Here for our cancellation policy

Course Details

Nature Immersion

Mother Nature is an innate coach and can guide clients to unlocking their truest potential through symbols, insight, and sensory experiences.

In this course you will learn to decode the mysteries of nature and its restorative powers to create transformative client experiences. Using nature as a metaphorical tool for client insight, learning, and reflection you will specifically explore environmental context in relation to well-being.

This course features videos of real coaching sessions in nature with Raconteur Coaching graduates. Watch as they harness the power of nature through a Nature Immersion Walk focused on brainstorming and building their own coaching practice, defining product, and discovering their unique coaching voice.

Course Objectives

  • Learn to unlock client’s creativity and self-expression through the transformative power of nature.
  • Apply the innate human affinity for the outdoors and nature to move client’s toward discovering their unique creativity
  • Plan a nature immersion walk and receive coaching on it.
  • Explore the use of guided immersion and creativity as a tool for reflective practice.

Course Details

  • Format – Live (2 hour Zoom classes) & Self-Paced
  • Schedule – February 22nd, 24th, March 1st, 8th 2022
  • Time  – 10 AM – 12:00 PM MST (Denver)
  • Weekday – **Only 1 Tuesday, going forward classes will be on Thursdays
  • CE Units – NBC-HWC: 12 CE units ICF: 12 CE units 
  • Instructor – Dr. Julie Elledge
  • Investment – $840.00

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Story Quest Walks

The second course in the nature coaching course series, coaches will explore the power of story to overcome resistance to change. A deep dive into the ethics of using cultural stories and learn to link nature to narrative to unlock and harness client’s creative expression.

Course Objectives

  • Facilitate client insight and learning using the tools of nature and storytelling
  • Challenge clients to explore beyond their current thinking with powerful questions and storytelling
  • Develop the ability for the coach to use awareness of self and personal intuition to benefit client
  • Deepen understanding of how people make sense of the world through nature
  • Understand ethics when using stories and traditions from other cultures

Course Details

  • Format – Live (2 hour Zoom classes) & Self-Paced
  • Schedule – March 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st, April 7th 2022
  • Time  – 10 AM – 12:00 PM MST (Denver)
  • Weekday – Thursdays
  • CE Units – NBC-HWC: 12 CE units ICF: 12 CE units (4 CC/ 2 RC)
  • Instructor – Dr. Julie Elledge
  • Investment – $840.00

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Ecosystems of the Mind: Building a Better Story

From master storyteller John Bucher  and coach Julie Elledge comes a paradigm disruptor. The work-life balance metaphor was born in a different century and has outlived its usefulness. Influenced by technology, today’s work environments are increasingly complex, with 24/7 operations, remote workplaces, and instant gratification culture on the rise. Leading to feelings of intense pressure and lack of time, these environments blur the lines of work and home. 

The outdated work-life balance metaphor promotes a version of reality based on unrealistic, quick fix solutions that leave clients feeling guilty, empty and unmotivated when they don’t get the balance just right. 

Ecosystems of the Mind is a two course series, exclusive to Mentor Agility that explores metaphor and answers the call for a wider and more comprehensive framework for a holistic life. 

In Building A Better Story, coaches will explore various symbols of nature in pathways to meaning. Coaches will learn how to guide clients in mapping out their own personal ecosystems, reframing their approach in managing stress, work, and life. This course focuses on understanding how the various elements in a client’s ecosystem work holistically together in their life.

Course Objectives

  • Set a context for powerful conversations that facilitate clients ability to move between the big picture of where the client is heading and where to client wishes to go
  • Promote clients self-discipline without proving resistance using storytelling
  • Develop a specific plan with related time frames and intended priorities
  • Develop clients ability to make decisions, address key concerns and the ability to reflect on and learn from experiences

Course Details

  • Format – Live (2 hour Zoom classes)
  • Schedule – April 14th, 21st, 28th, May 5th, 12th, 19th 2022
  • Time  – 10 AM – 12:00 PM MST (Denver)
  • Weekday – Thursdays
  • CE Units – NBC-HWC: 12 CE units ICF: 12 CE units (6 CC/ 6 RC)
  • Instructors – Dr. Julie Elledge and Dr. John Bucher
  • Investment – $840.00

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Ecosystems of the Mind Mastering the Metaphor

From master storyteller John Bucher and coach Julie Elledge comes a paradigm disruptor. The work-life balance metaphor was born in a different century and has outlived its usefulness. Influenced by technology, today’s work environments are increasingly complex, with 24/7 operations, remote workplaces, and instant gratification culture on the rise. Leading to feelings of intense pressure and lack of time, these environments blur the lines of work and home.

The outdated work-life balance metaphor promotes a version of reality based on unrealistic, quick fix solutions that leave clients feeling guilty, empty and unmotivated when they don’t get the balance just right.

Ecosystems of the Mind is a two course series, exclusive to Mentor Agility that explores metaphor and answers the call for a wider and more comprehensive framework for a holistic life.

In Mastering the Metaphor, coaches will dive deeper into specific ecosystem elements, learning how to weave the natural world into a client’s story. This course focuses on crafting metaphor-based questions to raise awareness, provoke insight, and prompt clients to articulate the nuances of their inner journey.

Course Objectives

  • Set a context for powerful conversations that facilitate clients ability to move between the big picture of where the client is heading and where to client wishes to go
  • Promote clients self-discipline without proving resistance using storytelling
  • Develop a specific plan with related time frames and intended priorities
  • Develop clients ability to make decisions, address key concerns and the ability to reflect on and learn from experiences

Course Details

  • Format – Live (2 hour Zoom classes)
  • Schedule – May 26th, June 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th 2022
  • Time  – 10 AM – 12:00 PM MST (Denver)
  • Weekday – Thursdays
  • CE Units – NBC-HWC: 12 CE units ICF: 12 CE units (6 CC/ 6 RC)
  • Instructors – Dr. Julie Elledge and Dr. John Bucher
  • Investment – $840.00

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Storytelling for Coaches

A good story evokes emotion through conflict and high stakes. Something needs to spark the hero to take a step onto the road to becoming all that they may be. There are events along the route that will elicit emotional responses from the hero that need support and management. In this course coaches will learn how to enter into a client’s story and identify the themes and patterns that shape behavior, thinking and emotion.

Learn how to frame client’s internal and external conflict as a catalyst to spark creativity, personal growth and apply storytelling methods to help clients become the hero of their own stories.

Course Objectives

  • Identify trends in clients behavior and emotions across sessions to discern themes and patterns using story
  • Evoke awareness and insights by exploring the use of powerful questions and metaphor
  • Analyze story and systematically explore specific concerns and opportunities that are central to the clients’ stories and agreed upon goals
  • Challenge clients to challenge self-defeating stories
  • Connect how stories are templates for understanding how human beings solve problems

Course Details

  • Format – Live (2 hour Zoom classes)
  • Schedule – May 18th, 25th, June 1st, 8th 2022
  • Time  – 10 AM – 12:00 PM MST (Denver)
  • Weekday – Wednesdays
  • CE Units – NBC-HWC: 8 CE units ICF: 8 CE units
  • Instructors – Dr. Julie Elledge and Dr. John Bucher
  • Investment – $560.00

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Financial Well-Being, Ethics & Coaching Engagement

Central to a client’s story, financial well-being can lurk in the shadows of conscious awareness with the power to derail or optimize clients’ performance and goal achievement. By exploring financial mindsets, ethics, and coaching agreements, this class sets the stage for successful coaching partnerships that honor both the coach and the client.

Course Objective

  • Compare coaching agreements with financial well-being 
  • Analyze the ethical competencies and the coaching agreement
  • Examine the scope of practice for coaches
  • Explore financial coaching and financial well-being coaching

Course Details

  • Format – Live  & Self-Paced
  • Schedule – February 23rd, March 2nd, 9th 2022
  • Time  – 10 AM – 12:00 PM MST (Denver)
  • Weekday – Wednesday
  • CE Units – NBC-HWC: 8 CE units ICF: 8 CE units (6 CC/ 2 RC)
  • Instructor – Dr. Julie Elledge
  • Investment – $560.00

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