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Help others tap the persuasive power of personal storytelling by becoming certified in Living Proof Advocacy™ methods, principles and tools

Coaching certification is ideal for

  • professional coaches, trainers, consultants and instructors in communication, presentation and media skills, storytelling, advocacy and related areas such as leadership and life skills, public relations and marketing.
  • staff or volunteers of organizations—such as directors, managers and volunteer coordinators—who are responsible for mobilizing and preparing advocates and spokespersons.

 

Attend a 2-day workshop conducted by one of the founders of Living Proof Advocacy, to learn how to:

  • Help individuals strike the balance between personal stories, persuasion and public presentation
  • Lead a Living Proof Advocacy™ workshop or incorporate Living Proof principles into your own work
  • Create a safe, supportive and focused workshop environment, quickly assessing individuals' needs and adapting to meet them
  • Apply the Living Proof Whole Advocate™ approach and teach The 5 Qualities of a Well-Told Advocacy Story
  • Navigate and address issues that arise when making personal stories public, such as safety, disclosure, identity, strength of feelings and ethics
  • Encourage others to use an effective, comfortable and confident presentational style
  • Develop and market your workshops or programs, or build your organization's team of advocates or spokespersons

UPON COMPLETION, YOU'LL BE CERTIFIED TO:

  • Design and lead your own workshops for your clients or employees
  • Incorporate Living Proof Advocacy principles, tools, exercises and other materials into your own work
  • Receive paid coaching assignments, as available, from Living Proof Advocacy, Inc. and work with our clients and senior coaches
  • Display the Living Proof Advocacy certification badge, a mark of your achievement and capabilities, on your website, in social media and in other promotional/professional materials

In addition, you will receive:

  • On-call support from a Living Proof Advocacy senior coach
  • Quarterly virtual meetings with senior coaches and other coaches for updates, questions, insights and more
  • Sample curricula for short- and long-form workshops and programs
  • Assistance incorporating Living Proof Advocacy materials into your work or organization
  • Updates, insights and trends in storytelling, personal narrative and advocacy
  • Unlimited access to digital versions of workshops materials, including PowerPoint presentations
  • Promotional materials, including marketing copy and digital assets
  • Opportunities to network with other Living Proof Advocacy-certified coaches during and after certification
  • Discounts on copies of hardcopy and ebook versions of Living Proof: Telling Your Story to Make a Difference to provide workshop participants
  • The opportunity to be listed on livingproofadvocacy.com and in other promotional material, including contributing to blog posts

TO RECEIVE LIVING PROOF COACHING CERTIFICATION:

  1. Fill out the form below to receive an overview of the certification program.
  2. Read Living Proof: Telling Your Story to Make a Difference.
  3. Complete a brief online survey and phone interview.
  4. Attend the 2-day certification program in Minneapolis or New York (additional locations TBD based on interest). This year's scheduled trainings will be in the fall.

FEES

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  • Living Proof Coaching Certification training: $2,000, including first-year certification.
  • Annual renewal fee: $200

Contact us to RECEive AN OVERVIEW OF THE PROGRAM and FAQS (PDF).

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