SI Somatic Coaching Certification Program

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Overview

SI is the only institute to offer a Somatic Coaching Certification. Our program equips coaches with the somatic tools and understanding they need to produce deep, sustainable change with their clients. SI Somatic Coaches harness the transformative power of Somatics: specifically, the ability to help your clients “embody” change. They’ll be able to take new actions aligned with their values and vision, even under the same old pressures.

Why Participate

Many seasoned coaches report that our program completely transforms their understanding of coaching. By integrating language, holistic practice, mindfulness and purposeful action, our coaches gain a new understanding of what creates lasting transformation. In turn, they masterfully help their clients to pursue a fulfilling life and become compelling leaders.

  • SI's Somatic Methodology

    combining the latest in neuroscience, holistic practice, action-oriented communication and mindfulness.

    Our methodology trains coaches to engage somatically: seeing the ways that default behaviors, moods, habitual thoughts and patterns of relating reveal themselves through the body. With these skills, Somatic Coaches can support holistic change for individuals and leaders, allowing their clients to effectively fulfill on their commitments; work more skillfully with others; and embody new, generative ways of being.

  • In-Person Learning Sessions

    emphasizing experiential, embodied learning for a deeper and more impactful experience.

    Research shows that it takes 300 repetitions for a new practice to become muscle memory; and 3,000 for it to become embodied. In-Person Learning Sessions are your training ground for embodiment, and provide you with unparalleled richness and access to your SI Community. Getting out of the books and onto the mat – literally – trains Somatic Coaches in the presence, moves, practices and theories you’ll need to bring this powerful approach to your clients.

  • Masterful Teaching Faculty

    with decades of coaching and teaching experience.

    The teachers at SI are the originators and leaders of the Somatics methodology as it relates to coaching – meaning, you’ve come to the right place! You can’t find any other learning environment or teachers that have as much experience, depth and practice knowledge as the SI Faculty. This course is led by Richard Strozzi-Heckler, PhD. Each year we bring together a masterful team of somatic teachers and mentor coaches to serve this program.

  • Ongoing Individual Support

    with a 1:1 Mentor Coach throughout the program.

    As a student in our SI Somatic Coaching Program, you’ll have support from a Mentor Coach as you move through this transformative program. Mentor Coaches support your practice client work, review your progress and act as a 1:1 support for your success. They are available by phone and video chat, able to meet with you anywhere. Our Mentor Coaches are the best bridge we can offer you for moving the knowledge you’ll gain from our in-person sessions into the real world.

  • Somatic Learning Groups

    meet regularly to deepen learning and build networks.

    Intimate, webinar-style learning groups led by a Mentor Coach provide consistency throughout your training: monitoring progress; practicing receiving and making assessments; observing and practicing coaching; and building life-long relationships.

  • Online Resources

    including videos, essays and other helpful resources to expand your knowledge and growth.

    As part of the SI Somatic Coaching Program, you’ll have access to a breadth of coaching resources to help you grow and develop your somatic practices, understand the neuroscience that explains the work, deepen in areas of special interest and develop your coaching business.

Our Coaching Program

SI offers the only Somatic Coaching Certification. Registration includes all three sessions and mentoring, totaling 152.5 contact hours. Leadership in Action One must be taken prior to registering, and is not included in the cost of the coaching program. This program is also approved for ICF Continuing Coach Education (CCE).

To Register for the Pre-Requisite Leadership in Action One.
To Register for the SI Somatic Coaching Certification Program.

Session One

Theory + Practice

Establishes the theoretical and practical foundations for becoming a transformative Somatic Coach.

Session One integrates lectures, experiential practices, small and large group discussions and observation of live coaching sessions. In addition to a foundation in somatic methodology, this program teaches you to support others to effectively fulfill on their commitments; to work more skillfully with others; and, to embody new, generative ways of being.

Additionally, this session asks you to engage in both your personal and professional development. We ask the questions: What do you care about? What do you embody? Is your personal/professional life what you would like it to be? Are you reaching your full potential? Your engagement with these questions is a launch pad for deepening your competence in coaching others to answer these questions for themselves.

Session Two

Process

Deepens the practice of somatic coaching, doing live work in front of your peers and mentors, and giving and receiving feedback.

This session will ask you to step into the next level of leadership. You will facilitate transformative conversations with your peers and receive assessments on your coaching presence, your questioning and your listening. This feedback will become integral as you move into working with practice coaching clients.

We will also discuss the standards and protocols of ethical practice, including how to plan and structure a somatic coaching session, how to assess a client’s somatic shape, and how to facilitate a transformative coaching experience based on what your client cares about.

Session Three

Theory + Practice + Process

Building on your practice client work, this session offers the next level of depth and assessment.

Our third session is an integration and culmination of the theory, practices and processes that you have been working with over the last six months. This session prepares you to graduate into the field of coaching, feeling confident about your offer and competence, and holding a clear set of next steps to continue deepening your practice as a lifelong learner.

This session will also prepare you for your final performance evaluation. A Mentor Coach will review your final coaching session, providing you with feedback on all aspects of your development and embodiment as an SI Somatic Coach.

Between Sessions

Continued Learning

In between the sessions, there will be group mentor coaching calls, 1:1 sessions with your mentor coach, work with practice clients and somatic theory sessions.

Plan for approximately 10 hours per month.

Upcoming Courses

Cohort #1 – Registration Full

Petaluma, California
Session One: March 9 – 13, 2016
Session Two: May 11 – 15, 2016
Session Three: July 27 – 31, 2016

2017 Cohort #1 – Registration Full

Petaluma, California
Session One: January 18 - 22, 2017
Session Two: March 22 – 26, 2017
Session Three: May 24 - 28, 2017

2017 Cohort #2 – Open for Enrollment

Petaluma, California
Session One - November 1-5, 2017
Session Two - January 17-21, 2018
Session Three - March 21-25 2018

Courses fill quickly!
Reserve your spot.

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Enrollment Specifics

  • Pre-Requisites

    All individuals must complete SI’s four-day Leadership in Action One: Introduction to Somatic Transformation prior to enrolling in a Somatic Coach Certification program.

  • Cost

    Tuition for the entire program is:
    • $13,500 for individuals who have yet to take Leadership in Action One.
    • $11,550 for individuals who have already completed Leadership in Action One.

    Pay in full discount: 10% (discounted cost: $10,400). Discount is not applicable to Leadership in Action One.

    Payment Plan: SI offers students the opportunity to cover their tuition with three payments of $3,850. Installments do not include the cost of Leadership in Action One.

  • Deposit + Payment

    All courses require a non-refundable deposit of $500, due at the time of registration.
    Tuition balance is due no later than 30 days before the first day of the course.
    For students using a payment plan, tuition installments are due no later than 30 days prior the start of each session.

FAQ

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What are the course requirements?

All individuals must complete the four-day Leadership in Action One: Introduction to Somatic Transformation prior to enrolling in the Somatic Coach Certification program.

What happens if I need to cancel?

When appropriate, SI will refund tuition for courses minus the deposit amount, 30 days prior to the course; and 50% of tuition up to 15 days prior to the course. Requests for cancellation/refund must be submitted in writing via email to courses@strozziinsitute.com.

Can I get continuing education credit for this?

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The ICF has approved the following Continuing Coach Education (CCE) units for individuals who complete the SI Somatic Coach Certification Program:

  • Core Competencies: 135.5 hours
  • Resource Development: 17 hours

What language(s) is the program available in?

At this time, the SI Somatic Coaching Program is only available in English.

Location

Set in the rolling hills of northern California, the Dojo (meaning “Place of Awakening”) in Petaluma has been a training ground for embodied leadership and transformative practice for over 25 years.

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  • A.J. Pape

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    A.J. Pape

    Location: CO

    Domains: Leadership, Corporate, Non-Profit

    Other: Bodywork Available

    Email: aj@ajpape.com

    Phone: 424.226.2249

    A.J. Pape (Boulder, CO) has been a professional facilitator and coach since 1988. He partners with ambitious leaders who recognize that high performance takes commitment. His clients are senior leaders at companies like Pfizer, Amgen, HSBC and Zappos. Most of his projects are long-term, lasting 9-24 months and driving benefits in the millions of dollars. One example is an 8-year leadership development program for the top 3% of a global bank. With an annual budget over $1M USD, ROI was estimated at 700%. A.J. graduated from Princeton University’s Wilson School of Policy & International Affairs. Subsequently he worked at Arthur D. Little, Interaction Associates, SportsMind, and FutureConsiderations. His somatic training started in 1999 and includes 75 days of in-person study and practice at SI. He is a SI Certified Somatic Coach and part of SI’s teacher training program. Originally Canadian, A.J. has lived in London, São Paulo and San Francisco, and speaks French and Portuguese.

  • Alejandra Silberman

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    Alejandra Silberman

    Location: Chile

    Domains: Leadership, Executive, Corporate/Business, Personal

    Other: Bodywork Available

    Email: alejandrasilberman.coach@gmail.com

    Phone: +56.9.93206185

    Alejandra Silberman (Santiago, Chile) is passionate about supporting individuals, teams and organizations in tapping into their own inner wisdom, compassion, purpose and power for skillful action. She has over 15 years experience working with a broad range of leaders and organizations – from grassroots movements to large corporations – as a consultant, facilitator, trainer and coach. Alejandra has specialized in leadership coaching and development, strategy consulting and coach training, bringing her diverse background, analytical skills, grounded presence, humor and passion for life to her interactions with clients. Over her career, her primary focus has been integrating the wisdom and generative energy of nature, community and the human body, making these insights and rhythms available to her clients through somatic coaching and embodied, transformational learning experiences. Alejandra holds a BA from Bard College and a MSc in Education from Lesley College. She is a certified ontological coach through Newfield Network, an SI Certified Somatic Coach, and Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the ICF. She also currently participates in the Strozzi Institute Teacher Training program.

  • Amy BeberVanzo

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    Amy BeberVanzo

    Location: CA

    Domains: Personal, Corporate/Business, Leadership, Executive

    Other: Somatic Bodywork available

    Email: amy.bebervanzo@gmail.com

    Phone: 707.495.0352

    Website: centerdriven.com

    Amy BeberVanzo (Petaluma, CA) believes sustainable growth and change begin with new practices. She blends her study of Aikido with the focus of championship racing to help clients clarify and achieve purposeful goals in their professional and personal lives. Amy’s work is based on commitment to self-awareness, accountability and compassion. Whether working with students on the cusp of change, business leaders & teams, educational nonprofits or aging adults preserving their independence, she uses proven coaching techniques, simple physical practices and body-awareness exercises to develop client resilience in times of transition. Somatic Bodywork is optional but strongly recommended for maximum results. Amy works in person and remotely.

    Education & Certification: BS, SISC, PCC (ICF)

  • Ana Perurena

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    Ana Perurena

    Location: Spain

    Domains: Corporate/Business, Leadership, Personal

    Email: ana@anaperurena.com

    Phone: +34.618.881.826

    Website: www.anaperurena.com

    Ana Perurena (San Sebastián, Spain) is a passionate explorer of the extraordinary capacities that human beings treasure. She believes that addressing change by focusing only on cognitive knowledge is not enough: we need to create the substratum from where a new way of being and practicing will allow us to embody the necessary skills and the capacity to take new effective actions that will lead us to authentic transformation. Ana consults with organizations on developing leadership, high performance teams and organizational culture, creating scenarios that help organizations and individuals to cultivate their leadership and facilitate generative learning. Her approach is a blend of linguistic ontology, Somatics, emotional intelligence and neuroscience. Ana brings to her coaching practice 25 years of experience in the corporate, where she worked internationally throughout more than 30 countries. Her clients value that she has walked in their shoes and acknowledge her listening, ability to create trust and commitment to results. Ana is an SI Certified Somatic Coach, and holds a Masters degree in Business Coaching (Mondragon University), an advanced degree in Emotional Management, an advanced degree in Neuroleadership, and an academic degree in Management Assistance (University of Navarra). Ana is fluent in five languages.

  • Andrea Ingrisch

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    Andrea Ingrisch

    Location: Germany

    Domains: Leadership, Executive, Corporate / Business, Personal

    Email: andrea@andreaingrisch.com

    Phone: +49 160 2166 892 Skype: andreaingrisch

    Andrea Ingrisch (Munich, Germany) is passionate about people, their growth and development. She works with individuals – leaders of organisations or just leaders of their own lives – on building a deep awareness about themselves, on creating an inner stance of resilience and ability to choose how to act and show up in a given moment and with this reaching their objectives and aspirations more effectively. Andrea combines her heart and wisdom with an analytical mind and experience in both highly professional and entrepreneurial environments. Her clients describe her as warm, generous and non judgmental as well as challenging, direct and a relentless warrior for people realizing their potential. Andrea believes in working holistically, her practice roots deeply in values and spirituality.

    Andrea is a certified Somatic Coach (SISC) with the Strozzi Institute, a co-active coach (CCPC) and accredited by the international coach federation (PCC). She holds a diploma in psychology from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany as well as MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau. She combines that with more than 20 years of experience in business environments, let it be as project leader with the Boston Consulting Group, as head of an Operations Team with a media organization or as leader of her own company.

    After having lived in France, Singapore, London and Berlin, Andrea is now based in Munich. While her work has her travel around the world, she loves spending her time in the mountains, with her family and friends.

  • Anna Coen

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    Anna Coen

    Location: United Kingdom / UK

    Domains: Executive, Leadership

    Email: anna.coen@acintegration.com

    Phone: +0044.7894466671

    Website: www.acintegration.com

    Anna Coen (London, UK) specialises in coaching and leadership development for high achieving professionals who want to broaden their horizons, deepen their relationships and develop their leadership capability. Anna is an SI Certified Somatic Coach and has a Certificate in Higher Education in Counseling from Cambridge University. A qualified Chartered Accountant and MBA, she has lived and breathed the financial and professional environment for more than 30 years. She helps clients to develop their self-awareness and provides them with tools, frameworks and exercises to achieve their aspirations. Her approach integrates somatic awareness and practice with a strategic and commercial perspective. Clients have said they find coaching sessions energizing, fun and direct, giving them the confidence to engage at a more strategic level and to manage challenging issues and relationships. They say they feel both challenged and supported at the same time.

  • Ariana Strozzi Mazzucchi

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    Ariana Strozzi Mazzucchi

    Location: CA

    Domains: Leadership, Executive, Corporate/Business, Personal

    Email: Ariana@casariranch.com

    Phone: 707.338.9817

    Website: www.SkyHorseEGE.com

    Ariana Strozzi Mazzucchi (Sonoma and Mendocino County, CA) is an SI Master Certified Coach, co-founder of Strozzi Institute and founder of Equine Guided Education (SkyHorseEGE™). She specializes in developing leaders and coaches in emotional, somatic and spiritual intelligence with an emphasis on the natural world as a place for learning and healing. With innovative vision, Ariana blends biology, instinct, Somatics and leadership in the natural environment creating a truly unique, transformative and sustainable process. She is a master at getting to the ‘heart of the issue’ through her keen skills of somatic observation, non-linear listening and linguistic distinctions. She incorporates nature, land and equine guided activities to bring forward the intuitive, spiritual underpinnings that are often more important than the words of rational thought. In addition to her own programs at her 532 acre ranch, she collaborates with other coaches and leadership experts to create new ways of expanding consciousness and respectful/balanced relations. She is a mother, rancher, artist and ongoing entrepreneur. She offers spirit retreats for individuals, groups and custom programs for her corporate clients, including UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Development, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Institute of Women’s Leadership, Facebook, Meridian University, Kaiser, and many more.

  • Beata C. Lewis

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    Beata C. Lewis

    Location: CA

    Domains: Leadership, Executive, Corporate/Business, Personal

    Other: Bodywork available

    Email: beata@bridginglives.com

    Phone: 415.332.8338

    Website: bridginglives.com

    Beata C. Lewis, JD, MSC (Sausalito, CA),Executive Coach & Change Consultant – provides guidance for transformational leadership, collaboration and sustainable growth to accomplished business owners, senior leaders and knowledge professionals. Clients – innovators in science, technology, social enterprise and the arts – value Beata’s incisive, pragmatic and holistic approach to facilitating complex, sensitive conversations and strategic change processes. Certified since 2004 as a Master Somatic Coach™, Beata takes a presence-centered, multi-disciplinary, and systems-oriented approach to leadership, group dynamics, and sustainable enterprise. A mediator since 1995 and former attorney, Beata leverages the vital and dynamic nature of agreements, trust, conflict and communication for productive partnering. Eager to experiment at emerging frontiers, Beata co-designed emBODY-INg Conflict Transformation (1999), integrating embodied learning and cognitive approaches to mediation. Her unique women’s leadership programs leverage results from her 2003 qualitative study, The Feminine Face of Leadership in Science. Beata taught for the Management Communication Program of the Stanford Graduate School of Business (2005-2009) and as faculty with the GreenMBA Program of Dominican University of California (2008-2015). She also draws on extensive international experience and her passion for the creative: e.g. painting, music, dance, and healing arts.

  • Beatrice "Bebe" W. Hansen

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    Beatrice "Bebe" W. Hansen

    Location: DC

    Domains: Leadership, Executive, Corporate/Business, Personal

    Other: Somatic Bodywork available

    Email: beatricewhansen@gmail.com

    Phone: 713.857.1506

    Website: www.OpenTheFlow.com

    Beatrice “Bebe” W. Hansen (Washington, DC) integrates her extensive family business experience with her psychotherapy background to coach individuals, teams and organizations in building leadership skills and capacities. Her business name, Open the Flow, speaks to the heart of the work she most enjoys: discovering together how to facilitate shifts in perspective while opening the flow of energy and aliveness. Through the coaching process, you feel empowered to move toward the future you envision. Bebe’s coaching approach is very practical and is grounded in measurable change through the body, mind and heart – your whole being. She holds certifications from the Strozzi Institute, Presence-Based Coaching and the Enneagram Institute. Bebe teaches as faculty with Doug Silsbee in the Presence-Based Coaching curriculum, and delivers leadership development training in the Washington, DC metro area. She has a BA in Business and an MS in Social Work, and is a member of ICF with PCC designation. Bebe has a personal practice of yoga and meditation, and has been in the Diamond Approach spiritual path since 2001. She enjoys creating tasty meals to share with family and friends, and occasionally can be found sailing the Potomac.