$1,750 – $3,500

Coaching from Essence - May 2020

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San Francisco, CA 94108

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Coaching from Essence

Do powerful work. Love what you do. Make more money.

Note: YOU CAN REGISTER, BUT YOU MUST APPLY TO ATTEND THIS PROGRAM. To apply, please fill out this short application. If your application is not accepted, your money will be refunded.

About this Event

I've been an executive coach for over 30 years. Like many coaches, I was dissatisfied with my coaching practice.

Most of my engagements were short-lived, transactional relationships.

I kept a professional distance in my coaching and didn't feel I could show up as my authentic self, or coach from my essence (my natural way of being and creating value in the world).

I worked with anyone who was willing to pay. I had no idea who my ideal client was or how to create a practice full of clients I loved.

I was doing okay financially. Then I learned about coaches who charged many times what I charged. Their clients were happy to pay because the coaches knew how to do deep work that had a profound impact.

Three years ago, I completely reinvented the way I practice as a coach. I call my approach, Coaching from Essence.

Now I create deep personal and professional transformation with my clients.

I can show up authentically as a full human being.

I've coached several of my clients for a year or more. They view me as a trusted partner.

My practice is almost 100% referral. I'm turning clients away.

This year, I'll make more money than I ever have in my life (multiple six-figures) and a full practice for me is only about a dozen clients (and because I love working with entrepreneurs who are just starting out, about a third of those clients are pro bono).

We're putting together a founder's group and creating a community of coaches who want to coach from essence. Join us.

What You'll Learn

Whether you're a life coach, an executive coach, an internal coach, or someone who is just starting out as a coach and wants help finding your way, this program is for you.

You'll learn how to discover your essence, your way of being in the world that creates value for others without any thought or effort on your part. When you work from your essence, coaching is easy, natural, and fun. You'll love your clients and your work will have a profound impact.

You'll learn a mindset, skillset, and toolset for coaching from essence. Can you really learn all that on a long weekend? Yes. I'll share the 20% of the things I do that get 80% of the results I get. Whether you've never coached before or you're already an experienced coach, you'll learn how to get powerful results and take your current skills to the next level.

You'll learn how to create a thriving coaching practice, one that sustains you both personally and financially. It saddens me that I know so many great coaches, powerful people with so much to contribute, but they don't know how to manage clients and get paid what they're worth. I can't guarantee you'll make as much money as I do as a coach, but if you're willing to do the work, you'll no longer have to wonder what it takes.

You'll learn exactly what to do, what to say, and how to keep your clients happy so you can love what you do, do powerful work, and make more money than ever.

The tuition for the program includes the weekend, three months of bi-monthly Zoom calls, a Facebook group, and other channels of support. You'll work with an accountability group of fellow participants and you'll do pro bono coaching with underserved coachees to hone your new skills.

The tuition is $3500, with early bird registration of $2750 before Mar 31th, and EARLY early bird registration of $1750 before February 29, 2020. Is that a lot? Not if you are or want to be a six-figure coach. But I never think about money when I work and I never let money be the reason I don't work with someone I want to work with. If money is an issue for you, please fill out this short application and tell us why you need a scholarship.

About the Coaches

Robert Ellis

Robert Ellis

With almost 30 years of experience across global companies—spanning startups, mid-stage, Fortune 500 giants, and non-profits—Robert guides leaders to take their impact to the next level at any stage of growth. His proven strength in coaching entrepreneurs and CEOs to become better leaders, think more strategically, create high performing teams, foster future-friendly cultures, and deliver compelling presentations—including several high-profile IPO roadshows—has earned him praise from one client as “one of Silicon Valley’s best-kept secrets.”

Robert is on the faculty of Singularity University, where he teaches leadership and coaches entrepreneurs. He developed Level UP, the leadership curriculum for the new Global Startup Program.

In addition to his role with Singularity University, Robert coaches entrepreneurs in the Nasdaq Milestone Maker program, helping late-early to mid-stage entrepreneurs grow their businesses to the next level. He has also taught “Facing Challenge, Navigating Change: Leadership and ‘The Hero’s Journey,’” an 8-week course at Stanford University using Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey” as a framework to explore mindsets and skillsets for leading yourself and others on a heroic journey in business and in life.

He is also the founder of Futurosity and The Startup Accelerator for Your Body, Heart, and Mind.

Michèle Taipale

Michèle Taipale

Michèle is an ardent advocate for human potential, a catalyst for exceptional performance and passionate living, helping high achievers challenge themselves to take their careers and their companies to the next level.

With an MBA from The Wharton School, an MA in International Affairs and an MFA in Creative Writing, Michèle is both a creative and analytic thought partner. She's been a member of Ellen Langer’s Mindfulness Lab in the Psychology Department at Harvard. She's certified with Shawn Achor’s GoodThink, Inc. and The Coaches Training Institute, and is a founding coach of The Coaching Fellowship.


I'm brand new to coaching. Will this program really teach me how to become a six-figure coach?

We can't guarantee you'll make six-figures, but you'll learn exactly what it takes to do so. Your success depends on your ability to learn, your willingness to do the work, and the fit between your essence and the kind of coaching you're drawn to do. If you have the background to work with executives, but not the coaching skills, you'll learn a core skillset that will enable you to do powerful work and make significant money. If you want to work with people who are constrained in what they can pay, you'll learn to do powerful work, but you'll be challenged to make a lot of money doing it.

We want you to be successful. If we don't think the program is right for you, we'll let you know. We're happy to make recommendations to other programs.

I'm an experience coach. Why would I want to take this program?

If the work you're doing doesn't go deep enough, if you're not getting the results you and your clients want, and if you've been struggling to create a flourishing practice, this program is for you. Are you coachable? Some of the program will obviously be review for you. Please come with a beginner's mind. We are creating a coaching community. Please be willing to share your wisdom and be a support for less experienced coaches.

Do I need to be a certified coach to attend? Will I be a certified coach when I complete the program?

No. And no. It isn't necessary to be certified to be a successful coach, though you will certainly benefit from learning as much as you can if you're new to coaching and we do recommend it if you feel you need to bolster your credibility.

Where will the training be held?

The exact location is TBD, but will be somewhere in or near San Francisco.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please fill out the application or the contact form on the Futurosity website.

What's the refund policy?

There are no refunds. If you want to be a successful coach, you have to be willing to make a commitment. Be sure you are committed to attending the full program before you register.

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