Continuing Education

“In times of change, those who are prepared to learn will inherit the land, while those who think they already know will find themselves wonderfully equipped to face a world that no longer exists.” – Eric Hoffer

Continuing Education for Coaches: On the path of mastery, learning never stops.

As every coach or change agent knows, mastery is not a final point in our future. Mastery is a path – a perpetual unfolding – a life filled with discovery at every turn.

Coaches who have been coaching for decades come to our programs to take their coaching to a whole new level by adding ontological coaching to their repertoire.

Origins of Our Work

From the field of philosophy, the vision of The Newfield Network gathers the contributions of contemporary philosopher, Ken Wilbur, as well as Heidegger, Wittgenstein (analytical philosophy), Austin and Searle (language philosophy), by the hermeneutic (interpretative) tradition of Gadamer and by the philosophy of values. We understand the human being in relation to the world, to others and himself, centered in the idea that the interpretations and visions that people and cultures develop about the world are crucial to the possibilities for action that they acquire.

From the tradition of scientific thought, we emphasize the vision developed by Thomas Kuhn about paradigms, the biology of knowledge from Maturana and Varela, the contributions of the development of physics to the understanding of the human being in the universe, and the great contribution of systems thinking in the understanding of organizations.

From the organizational world, we emphasize the contributions of many authors to the development of organizational transformation and learning, among them: Charles Handy, Peter Senge, Alvin and Heidi Toffler, Chris Argyris, John Kotter, Warren Bennis, and Fernando Flores, just to name a few.

In the domain of the body and movement, we look to the contributions of many oriental traditions, developments in the biology of knowledge, contributions of medicine as they relate to health and quality of life, and the reflections about body, emotions, and conversations starting from the fieldwork done on the ontology of language.

In the field of cultural diversity, we feel aligned with many contributions that open up new ways of observing and acting from a perspective of respect and acceptance. Books such as “The Knight of the Rusted Armor,” “The Aquarius Conspiracy,” “The Biography of Nelson Mandela, A Long Walk to Freedom,” as well as Goethe’s poetry, good cinema, etc.

From our participants, we learn from their questions, reflections and concerns, their cultural traditions, and their emotions.

Our commitment is to the learning experience and to the concerns, emotions, and challenges that each of us lives or wishes to undertake…we put forth the information and the knowledge to the service of life.

Program Benefits

  • Be exposed to a solid body of knowledge and practices, based on our understanding of the generative power of language, emotions, and body.
  • Learn how our discourses (our personal history, gender, race, culture, geography, etc.) constitute us and affect our capacity to act… as individuals and as organizations.
  • Experience how the body is our conduit for learning and lasting change and how to break immobilizing patterns.
  • Discover how moods and emotions impact our ability to take action.

Continuing Coach Education (CCE) Units

As an Accredited Coach Training program by the ICF our programs are approved CCE units. This CCEU is useful for coaches who are working towards ICF credential renewal.

Participation Options

Continuing education for coaches: 5-days, 16-weeks, 8-months

•    5-Days | In-Person Immersion | The Foundation Course | CCEU 32.5

•    16-Weeks | In-Person + Virtual | The Foundation Course + Foundations of Ontological Learning | CCEU 62.5

•    8-Months | In-Person + Virtual | Coaching for Personal & Professional Mastery | CCEU 125

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What Participants Say About Our Program:

Within Newfield, it’s often stated that “this work meets you where you are.” For passionate learners, the exploration of the depths of ontological coaching and how it impacts human interaction never ends. Experienced coaches, who are graduates of other coach training programs, seek to obtain their coach continuing education, and also deepen their skill set, by attending our programs.

“This course helped me overcome the most limiting belief I’ve been carrying for most of my 35 years, and as a result, I see so many new possibilities for my coaching practice! I can acknowledge that I am a learner, I have learned to request support from others, and most of all feel more grounded than ever before that I will be a successful coach! In addition, I have created very strong alliances with coaches from other coach training programs and will be partnering with several of them in the very near future in my business.”

Mark Robertson

“I am not certain whether I chose the Newfield Network program or it chose me. From the first day of the program there was a magic to it–satisfying my intellectual “need to know” with well-founded thinking while inviting me to a deeper knowing. The program is like the difference between taking an art class and learning that you are an artist working with the medium of body, language and emotions colored by a cultural palette–that in coaching we are creating both self and other and that is our art. So I became an artist among other artists in an amazing learning community. The learning field is so pervasive that although there were tears when the program ended, there was no possible way it could–Newfield continues to lead and embrace me as it informs my coaching.”

Beth Hand

“Experiencing and studying ontological coaching with the rigor of the Newfield Network program is grounding my coaching, and creating a deeper, richer sense of my being a coach–not only in language but also in body and in spirit. How do you express how a learning program allows you to serve others by flowing in a gigantic space with your feet planted firmly on solid ground? My clients know. I know.”

Augusta Nash

“I have loved the international nature of the program and the diverse backgrounds of participants and staff. I know of no other program where you can get this and it is truly amazing learning, especially as it applies to coaching. The focus on movement as well as language and emotion are powerful, not only for coaching, but it has also changed my personal outlook. Thanks, Newfield!” 

John Danes

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