Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of students take Newfield Network courses and why?

Whether you’re pursuing coaching certification, coach continuing education, building a business, or you’re looking to enhance your personal understanding of language/movement/emotion influences on human behavior and connection, Newfield Network has a 30-year foundation of global knowledge and expertly curated curriculum to put you on the path to ontological mastery. Anyone interested in personal development, leadership training, becoming an executive or life coach (or using those skills in other professional arenas), organizational and team dynamics and other learning fields often find their way into Newfield courses to experience more than traditional programs provide.


Newfield Network fosters new learning platforms and methods for understanding and improving human interaction, based on the fundamentals of ontology. By introducing innovative learning practices and awareness (integrating physical, emotional, perceptional, cultural and even spiritual observations) that traditional training undervalues or ignores is a key reason why aspiring coaches, people-centric organizations, progressive executives, and individual change-agents seek out Newfield courses.

Is The Foundations course the entry point for all Newfield learning?

Yes, the five days spent focused on language, body and emotional learning foundations set the stage for understanding how these factors influence so much of what we do and why. From that jumping off point, we look at personal perceptions and observations, recognizing how so many linguistic, physical and emotional elements affect perception, and how we can undo destructive patterns and change outcomes using ontological approaches.

What does Newfield offer for organizational and/or executive development?

Newfield’s coaching program helps executives and managers innovate, adapt, and powerfully lead with repeatable success through transformational learning. Newfield’s ontological learning tools provide leaders with knowledge that transforms conventional business knowledge into wise practices. Using new team interaction and learning models, vibrant company cultures are created that generate shared value, respect and commitment. Through Newfield’s training programs, managers learn to inspire greater loyalty from customers and employees, produce superior industry results and contribute to a sustainable world with equitable commercial practices, increased environmental health, and optimal employment opportunities for people.

Can I become a coach through Newfield Network?

Yes. The Newfield Coaching for Personal and Professional Mastery Program is a world-class Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Completion of the program acknowledges you have successfully completed 125 coach specific training hours from an approved Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) by the International Coach Federation (ICF), and it is the necessary first step to applying for an individual ICF Credential. Additionally, once the mastery course is completed, you can become a Newfield Certified Coach by completing additional coaching work, as an intermediary step to ICF certification.

Is there a way to connect with Newfield clients and students to ask them questions about their Newfield experiences?

You can attend one of the Newfield grad panel discussions (LINK HERE) or connect directly with Linda Fischer, Newfield’s client and community relations leader (LINK HERE), for a free Q&A call to explore whatever questions you might have. Sometimes it’s helpful to talk to those who’ve gone through the experience before you go through it yourself, and we’re happy to put you in touch with students and organizations that have worked with Newfield already.


The in-person sessions are facilitated by Julio Olalla and Veronica Olalla Love. The programs are run by Director of Programs, Deanne Prymek and throughout the virtual portions of the program supported by many ICF & Newfield Certified Coaches – NCC who have taken the same journey, students are introduced to and become masters of ontological learning and its transformative influences. Julio and Veronica teach The Foundations course, and once student teams progress into the curriculum of each course they work with experienced Newfield Mentor Coaches to complete the course work, share feedback and guide students through the program. Mentor coaches have a wide range and depth of experience in coaching disciplines, how to create and sustain coaching businesses in today’s marketplace, while integrating and capitalizing on the unique impact of ontological practices.

What is ontology and why is it so important to the Newfield approach?

Ontology is basically the study of how we observe and interact with whatever’s around us.

With an ontological approach, much more is considered when interactions take place (beyond the language used and the superficial cues involved). Research shows that only 7% of what we perceive or understand comes through words, and the remaining 93% comes from other physical, emotional, cultural and social influences that we may or may not be aware of. Ontology includes all of these facets into the approach to learning, opening up numerous possibilities for changing and improving how we interact with each other and our daily lives.

When are courses offered and how much of an investment (in time and money) is involved?

It varies depending on the course.

Due to the intensive nature of Newfield Network courses, the core programs start new classes two times each year. Courses can be as short as five days or as long as eight months, depending on the course you’re interested in. Enrollment requirements and tuition costs also vary. Overview information on courses for coaches, organizations, and individuals is available, and for specifics please email Linda Fischer or phone 1.303.449.6117

If I’m not ready to commit but have questions, how do I find out more?

It’s easy, and it’s completely up to you.

You can sign up to receive notifications from Newfield on events and discussions that might interest you, or you can connect with Linda Fischer, Newfield’s client and community relations leader, or you can attend a grad panel discussion to ask whatever questions you might have. Newfield has a number of resources to connect to in order to find out more, on any Newfield topic that might interest you.

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