FEMINIST COACH THEORY TRAINING

THE FACT IS

Being inclusive and integrating a feminist praxis – what we call Feminist Coach Theory – into your business, work and client practice IS MORE THAN tweaking a few words in your language.

It’s more than reading some books. 

It’s more than only using diverse images on your website.

It’s a whole foundation, system and way of showing up in your life, business and work with clients. 

It’s doing the ongoing work publicly when everybody is looking and privately when nobody is looking too.

In the Feminist Coach Academy, we will help you build that inclusive feminist foundation in your business, work and client practice.

This Feminist Coach Theory Training has been developed in collaboration with an expert faculty to support you in doing exactly this.

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THE PROBLEM

Most coaching schools, helping professional and business trainings do not include curriculum or a lens on the influences of socialisation and systemic oppression on the helping professional, their work, business and client practice. 

As a result, coaches, other helping professionals and entrepreneurs often learn a method, way of working, and a means of relating with clients that is not inclusive, intersectional, nuanced and contextual – often then unknowingly replicating oppressive systems, structures, beliefs, methods, binaries, power imbalances and ways of relating in their work and client practice.

A SOLUTION

When helping professionals and business owners learn Feminist Coach Theory (refer to our definition further down the page), and how to integrate it in their business and client practice, they are more equipped to minimise harm and better serve themselves, their clients, their communities and society at large.

We believe ALL coaches and helping professionals should learn how to integrate Feminist Coach Theory as part of their professional development and training.

With an inclusive feminist praxis – your work, business and client practice is better and more whole. You are better equipped to serve your clients and hold space for their different experiences without bypassing. 

Our lives and industries are better with inclusive feminism.

YOU WANT TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION

You want to be a socially aware coach or helping professional.

You want to thrive as a business owner without compromising your feminist values and ethics

You’re ready to be part of building a future that is truly inclusive and not just a tokenistic box to check.

Feminist Coach Theory guides you to do business your way while using intersectional frameworks and integrating your feminist values and ethics. 

Feminist Coach Theory guides you to integrate an inclusive feminist perspective into your coaching, healing or counseling practice with clients

The world needs more feminist entrepreneurs like you.

Our industries need a feminist analysis badly. We demand better than the old ways of doing things. You do too.

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WHAT

you will

learn

  • ZWhat Feminist Coach Theory is, how it was founded, and why it is essential to fully serving your clients and helping them make long-lasting change.
  • ZWhat socialisation, patriarchy, oppression, white supremacy and the 'isms' are (e.g., racism, sexism, ableism, sizeism, anti-semitism and more) - and how they show up in your business, work, methods, practice and relationship with clients.
  • ZWhy it is critical to not only have a Self Awareness but a Social Awareness too and how being able to bring these two factors together can help your clients attain their goals, work through fears, overcome obstacles, identify options, expand possibilities, and create long-lasting change.
  • ZWhat trauma and racial trauma is, and why a trauma-informed approach is required to minimise harm, appropriately refer clients when needed, have an ethical practice and truly support them and their needs.
  • ZWhat the difference between unsafe and uncomfortable conversations are - and how we can have more confident, courageous conversations with our clients and audiences.
  • ZHow bias and internalised oppression impacts our work and client practice - and how we can support our clients in examining and breaking free from these too.
  • ZWhat to do when we do cause harm or make a mistake to ensure we geninely apologise, make repairs, show up ethically and with integrity, and are held accountable to doing better.
  • ZWhat tools and frameworks can assist us in integrating and practicing Feminist Coach Theory in our business, work and client practice.
  • ZAnd so much more! See our core curriculum and electives below.

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      WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY…

      I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunities I’ve had for my own learning and professional development, as well as the ongoing support I’ve received from the Feminist Coach Academy this year.

      recently gave a workshop about burnout and how it affects Black, Indigenous, and Women of Color (BIWOC) specifically.  Had I not been training with the Feminist Coach Academy, it would have been a completely different presentation.  From exploring the role of gender to highlighting systems of oppression that create states of chronic stress, my training emboldened me to go further than I might have otherwise and provide information that helped the participants see burnout in a whole new way. 

      Jolinda Johnson

      Wellness Mentor & Priestess

      The Feminist Coach Theory Training was one of the best things I did this year and I am really loving and delighted by it. The best part of my day is to see the classes and implement the amazing content that I learn.

      At first I was a little unsure about signing up because I’m Brazilian and I don’t speak English fluently, but the FCA team is so attentive and so wonderful that at all times it made me feel comfortable and safe in sharing my experiences in a foreign language.

      Certainly choosing this training at FCA was one of the best things I did and I recommend it to all from all parts of the world!

      Mayra Cardozo

      Lawyer, feminist, activist and human rights teacher

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      FEMINIST

      Coach Theory

      Defined

      Feminist Coach Theory is an integrative approach that combines the practice of coaching with feminist philosophies and social justice teachings.

      Feminist Coach Theory adopts a critique of patriarchy, systems of oppression and power to question the different ways we’ve been socialised and oppressed (based on gender, race, sexuality, class, ability, size, etc) and how this shows up for the coach and client in their lives, goals, and relationships with self, each other and their communities.

      It employs an examination of the dynamic between self-awareness and social awareness to interrupt dominant ways of thinking and acting, access our inner and outer liberation, expand possibilities and options, identify possible strategies and solutions, and ultimately create new ways of thinking, being and acting within ourselves, with each other and in the world.

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          CURRICULUM

          START HERE

          Before we begin to unlock the modules each week, you will receive access to a START HERE page. This page will provide a video welcoming you to the training and letting you know what to expect moving forward. It will also include some action items that will enable you to prepare for and get set up for the training, plus an Introduction to Feminist Theory page with videos and readings to help you gain a foundational understanding of intersectional feminist theory before the modules commence. 

          PHASE 1

          12 x CORE Curriculum Modules

          The first phase of the training will include 12 CORE teaching modules. Modules will be released weekly according to the following schedule. Some will find it helpful to follow this release schedule. However, the training is self-paced, and you have access to the membership site for a year from enrollment, so please know you can pace your learning according to your own schedule if you prefer.

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          MODULE 1

          Introduction to Feminist Coach Theory

          Feminist Coach Academy (FCA) co-founder Naomi Arnold will begin with a 101 class introducing you to what Feminist Coach Theory (FCT) is, how it was founded, and how you can apply it to your life, work and client practice.  Naomi will also introduce you to a number of frameworks that you can use to integrate FCT and your learnings in this training into your life, work and client practice. 

          MODULE 2

          Introduction to the ‘Isms’, Business and Client Work

          FCA AB & Faculty member Desiree Adaway will introduce you to the ‘isms’ (i.e., racism, sexism, anti-semitism, sizeism, capitalism, etc) and key teachings (e.g., white supremacy, anti-Blackness, social identities), plus how understanding these is critical in business and client work.

          INTEGRATION WEEK

          You will have a week free of new coursework to integrate your learnings. Some folks use this time to undertake coursework they haven’t had an opportunity to complete yet. Some use the time to implement some of the action items they’ve identified as areas for change. Others use this time to take a break and rest. It’s up to you!

          MODULE 3

          Confident Courageous Coaching Conversations

          An area many struggle with is navigating the discomfort that can come with broaching difficult conversations with your clients, audience, family and friends about these topics and the ‘isms’ (e.g., sexism, racism, ableism, classism, etc). Nicole Lee teaches on this in her class in the training.

          MODULE 4

          Mental Health, Trauma and Your Business

          Nicole Lewis-Keeber will teach you about the importance of having a foundational understanding of little t trauma and big T trauma in your client practice and what to do when you realise your clients are experiencing such trauma.

          MODULE 5

          Privilege, Racial Trauma Awareness and Harm

          Helping professionals who are not aware of privilege and racial trauma often cause harm to their clients. Sharyn Holmes will teach you about privilege, the importance of racial trauma awareness, and how to minimise harm in client-practitioner relationships.

          INTEGRATION WEEK

          You will have a week free of new coursework to integrate your learnings. Some folks use this time to undertake coursework they haven’t had an opportunity to complete yet. Some use the time to implement some of the action items they’ve identified as areas for change. Others use this time to take a break and rest. It’s up to you!

          MODULE 6

          Interrupting the Program: Decolonising & Indigenising the Coaching Space

          Yolanda Finette is passionate about decolonising and Indigenising the coaching and helping professional industries – and will be teaching you why this is important and how you can begin to do so in your business and client practice.

          MODULE 7

          Redefining Wellness Coaching 

          Melissa Toler will teach you how the goals, methods, and messages in health, wellness, fitness and coaching industries are often harmful and how you can show up differently for yourself and your clients.

           MODULE 8

          Ableism and Healthism in Feminist Coaching, Healing and Wellness Spaces

          Isabel Abbott teaches on how ableism and healthism show up in coaching, healing and wellness spaces – and what you can do to be more mindful and inclusive in your work and client practice.

          INTEGRATION WEEK

          You will have a week free of new coursework to integrate your learnings. Some folks use this time to undertake coursework they haven’t had an opportunity to complete yet. Some use the time to implement some of the action items they’ve identified as areas for change. Others use this time to take a break and rest. It’s up to you!

          MODULE 9

          Undoing Gender and Moving Beyond the Gender Binary

          FCA co-founder Cameron Airen will introduce you to Queer Feminist Theory and how becoming more aware of gender socialization and patriarchal gender binary does not serve us, our business or our clients. Cam will also share some practical ideas for how you can apply these learnings in your business and client practice. 

          MODULE 10

          Your Niche & Being Gender Inclusive

          Traditional business and marketing teachings encourage entrepreneurs and business owners to reinforce the gender binary in their approaches to niching. In this class, FCA co-founders Naomi Arnold and Cameron Airen teach on how to unlearn these teachings and be gender inclusive in your business, marketing and niching.

          INTEGRATION WEEK

          You will have a week free of new coursework to integrate your learnings. Some folks use this time to undertake coursework they haven’t had an opportunity to complete yet. Some use the time to implement some of the action items they’ve identified as areas for change. Others use this time to take a break and rest. It’s up to you!

          MODULE 11

          Refining Rage

          In this class, Staci Jordan Shelton shares how feminist leaders often have a relationsip with rage that is rooted in performativity and a sense of powerlessness and does not facilitate real change. She shares some questions and insights on how as feminist leaders we can move beyond this, refine rage and progress change.

          MODULE 12

          Action & Accountability

          In this final class in the core training, you will learn how to create an action and accountability plan to help ensure you continue to move forward and integrate what you have learned in this training and beyond. You will also learn about ‘crisis communication’ and how to apologise when you have done wrong or caused harm. 

          INTEGRATION WEEK

          You will have a week free of new coursework to integrate your learnings. Some folks use this time to undertake coursework they haven’t had an opportunity to complete yet. Some use the time to implement some of the action items they’ve identified as areas for change. Others use this time to take a break and rest. It’s up to you!

          PHASE 2

          2 x ELECTIVE Curriculum Modules

          For Modules 13 and 14, you will get to choose two elective modules from a collection of at least four electives focusing on business, marketing, wellness & body liberation. These elective trainings in the specialty areas of your choice will occur in the final chapters of the training.

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          ELECTIVE 1

          Breaking Free From Manipulative Business & Marketing

          We have been socialised to believe that building a successful business requires us to be hard core, void of feeling, manipulative and play silly games with the people we say we want to serve. In this elective training, Lena West will teach you how to challenge these patriarchal models, ditch predatory practices, integrate your feminist ethics, and find a new way – YOUR way.

          ELECTIVE 2

          Feminist Copywriting & Connecting With Your Ancestors

          Darla Antoine will teach on the difference between patriarchal communication and feminist communication and ethics, feminist marketing and copywriting, and how ancestral healing and reverence relates to this work. She also gifts participants free access to her Ancestral Magic: Anti-Racist Genealogical Research and Ancestral Reverence program.

          ELECTIVE 3

          Reclaiming Health & Wellbeing Through Body Liberation

          In this teaching, The Body Lib Advocate Patrilie Hernandez, explores how the body has been historically utilized as a source of oppression and power – and how body liberation can be a tool to help decolonize, rebuild and reclaim personal health and wellbeing. This class is especially for those who loved Melissa Toler’s class on Redefining Wellness and want to continue their Body Liberation learnings.

          ELECTIVE 4

          Body Liberation Practices

          In this class, Body Liberation Mentor and Intuitive Eating Coach Nicola Haggett will teach on practical tools and practices that you can personally utilise (and use with your clients too) to support body liberation. This elective class is a wonderful companion to the early classes on body liberation by Melissa Toler and Patrilie Hernandez.

          ELECTIVE 5

          Break Up With Burn Out

           In this class, Wellness Mentor & Priestess, Jolinda Johnson, will be teaching on breaking up with burn out from an intersectional femininist lens. We know that many feminist leaders and their clients grapple with burnout and that this class will help them understand the different types, the various stages and the symptoms to watch out for as they progress, and the root causes that go way beyond just being tired of your job. She’ll also give recommendations for how to get out of chronic stress so, as she says, “you can start living as the badass you were born to be: whole, health, free.”

          INTEGRATION WEEK

          You will have a week free of new coursework to integrate your learnings. Some folks use this time to undertake coursework they haven’t had an opportunity to complete yet. Some use the time to implement some of the action items they’ve identified as areas for change. Others use this time to take a break and rest. It’s up to you!

          PHASE 3

          COMPLETION

          By this phase, you will have received all of the coursework for the training. As mentioned earlier, you have a year from enrollment to complete the modules (including your two selected electives). In the completion phase of the training, you will have time to complete any modules you haven’t had an opportunity to do yet. You will also be invited to answer some final integration questions. Once you have done this, you will receive a digital certificate of completion to celebrate your graduation from the Feminist Coach Theory training.

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          IMPORTANT NOTE

          The Feminist Coach Academy is regularly inviting new faculty members and working to further enhance the training. For this reason, some adjustments might be made to the curriculum. However, what is provided here is indicative of what you can expect to learn in the training.

          FACULTY & TEAM

          NAOMI ARNOLD

          Co-founder & Teacher

          CAMERON AIREN

          Co-Founder & Teacher

          DESIREE ADAWAY

          Advisory Board (AB) Member & Teacher

          SHARYN HOLMES

          AB Member, Teacher & Integration Call Facilitator

          DARLA ANTOINE

          AB Member & Teacher

          LENA WEST

          AB Member & Teacher

          STACI JORDAN SHELTON

          Teacher

          NICOLE LEE

          Teacher

          YOLANDA FINETTE

          Teacher

          NICOLE LEWIS-KEEBER

          Teacher

          MELISSA TOLER

          Teacher

          ISABEL ABBOTT

          Teacher

          PATRILIE HERNANDEZ

          Teacher

          NICOLA HAGGETT

          Teacher

          JOLINDA JOHNSON

          Teacher

          PRAXIS & ACCOUNTABILITY BONUSES

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          INTEGRATION CALLS

          You will have access to Integration Calls throughout the year – where you will get to discuss the previous modules and how your learnings can be integrated in your life, business and client practice. These calls will also be an opportunity for you to discuss the classes, learnings and takeaways further – as well as practice feminist coaching, ethics & analysis. These calls are hosted by FCA Advisory Board Member, Teacher & Facilitator Sharyn Holmes.

          HEART TO HEART CALL

          An Advisory Board member also hosts a group call for Black, Blak, Indigenous, First Nations, and People of Color members only. White co-founders and members DO NOT attend or have access to the call. It is an opportunity for attendees to talk about: their experience of feminism and their industry; navigating spaces that are dominated by white folks (even if they proclaim to be feminist and anti-racist); resourcing themselves; and any other topic that is on heart.

          BONUS RESOURCES

          You will also receive access to a private resources section of the membership site where additional resources are stored to support you in integrating feminist coach theory in your business and client practice, as well as growing your inclusive feminist business (e.g., core text list, worksheets, additional video training, tipsheets, e-books and other surprise bonuses).

          WHO FACILITATES THE INTEGRATION CALLS?

          Feminist Coach Academy Advisory Board and faculty member, Sharyn Holmes (she/they), facilitates the Integration Calls within the training.

          Sharyn is the CEO of Formidable Voices, an events and social movement created in 2019 to elevate and create speaking opportunities for Black, Indigenous and People of Colour across coaching, spirituality, wellness, social justice, creativity and entrepreneurship.

          Sharyn is also an award-winning leadership and inclusion coach, consultant, speaker, artist and writer. Their work dives deep into social justice, spirituality and personal sovereignty. Sharyn is passionate about anti-oppression, anti-racism, creating inclusive spaces, conscious business strategy, creativity and self-expression and works as a consultant to small businesses in these areas. 

          In Sharyn’s words: “I’m a biracial Asian, bisexual mother. I’m anti-racist and pro-Black. I’m an anti-capitalist. I’m trauma-informed. I live with chronic illness & disorders. I’m a social entrepreneur. I’m a witch.”

          We know that what Sharyn brings to these calls is highly valuable for the Feminist Coach Academy community. You will find Sharyn’s support on the Integration Calls alongside your peers incredibly helpful and supportive in integrating what you are learning in the coursework.  We can’t wait to introduce you to them!

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          WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY

          If our coaching work isn’t underpinned by inclusive, feminist, anti-oppression practices then we are going to do harm. This is why the vision that Nai & Cam are bringing to life through the Feminist Coaching Academy is so important.

          They have co-created a curriculum that guides coaches through the process of integrating inclusive feminst principles and social justice into the very fabric of their business.

          The quality of the guest lectures, led by BIPOC and other marginalised experts, has been excellent and I have already integrated so much of what I’ve learnt into my own coaching practice.

          Nicola Haggett

          Body Liberation Mentor & Intuitive Eating Coach

          Things have changed so much since initially starting the Feminist Coach Academy.

          I find that as I work through the learnings and have time for things to “sink in”, that micro shifts are happening all the time. Having now gone through the modules and looking back, I can feel how much more comfortable I am with diversity as a lived approach, rather than a check list approach.

          So well done! You’ve put together an amazing program and I know I’ve shifted so far.

          I absolutely love FCA!! It feels like it connects up my beliefs with facts, and gives strategies to make real impacts in my life, family and business.

          Tanya Rutherford

          Learn, Grow, Become CEO

          If you’re looking to adjust your coaching practice and make it more inclusive, socially aware and intersectional, I cannot recommend the Feminist Coach Academy more! 

          Every coach should be educated about the topics covered in this program.

          When we work with people, we have a social responsibility to consciously engage with problems that are not just ‘individual’ (nothing is individual), but to address the structural level of people’s living and experiences.

          Margherita Sgorbissa

          FairForce Founder

          Studying with the Feminist Coach Academy has been one of the best things I have undertaken for my business and my own self development.

          Being able to learn from these amazing teachers has provided me with a framework and vocabulary to help me address my own unearned privilege and also bring awareness to how the systems of oppression have an impact on us.

          I have gained clarity with my values, confidence in having conversations around these topics, and deepened my beliefs in inclusive feminism.

          This is important work and Feminist Coach Academy has shown me how I can integrate all of this with my business and my life.

          Sabrina Davis

          Life Coach + Skyhigh & Believe Founder

          WHO FOUNDED THE FEMINIST COACH ACADEMY?

          The co-founders of the Feminist Coach Academy and Feminist Coach Theory are Cameron Airen (they/them) and Naomi Arnold (they/she). They are passionate about helping inclusive feminist leaders (like you!) create successful, impactful and sustainable businesses with integrity.

          Cameron (aka Cam) and Naomi (aka Nai) co-created the Feminist Coach Theory Training with the incredible Advisory Board and faculty of whom we have mentioned above.

          You will get to know Cam and Nai during the training from the classes they teach. You might even see them on an integration call.

          Cam and Nai cannot wait for you to have access to this training!

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          WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY

          This is a truly transformative experience – not only for us as coaches, but for our industry, community and world.

          As a newbie coach, I thought I had all the boxes ticked: take a coaching course, help clients reach their goals, post inspirational memes on Instagram.

          After training with the Feminist Coach Academy, I’ve seen how that was ‘coaching lite’ – and that I may have even been inadvertently causing harm. In a safe space, Nai, Cam and all the incredible mentors and teachers, reveal, layer by layer, step by step, how to build a truly inclusive, informed, integrated business. So not only do we help our clients create change in their own lives, but also to co-create vast, varied and valuable social change.

          FCA is more than a program. It’s the beginning of a career-long, life-long journey to becoming a better coach and a better human. I completed FCA inspired, elevated, educated, connected and confident, ready to make a meaningful difference with actionable knowledge. It was the essential coach training I never knew I needed – held in an intimate community of coaches who I now call friends. 

          Katherine Rose

          Intuitive Coach & Copywriter

          Feminist Coach Theory rocks!! 🙂 This feels like an incredible foundation to work from. Having a feminist lens has been transformative in my own life and this framework is supportive in working with clients to create more change. I appreciate how useful it is to have these frameworks for coaching, and to be able to share them with clients in practical ways. They feel very important to the learning and practice.

          Emma Sheilds

          Life Coach, Movement Lover & Somatic Therapist

          I joined FCA to build a feminist praxis in my business as a mentor, and to help get a more holistic view of all the isms as they impact my practice. The quality and the depth of each of the trainings has been impressive, and it’s helped me deepen my analysis of all areas. Best of all, I feel better equipped to take concrete actions in my business to truly be intersectional, and to ensure I’m serving my clients in a way that’s brave and does no harm.”

          Maggie Patterson

          Small Business Boss founder

          BENEFITS

          of joining the

          training

          Expand your social awareness. We know many folks want to do better but don’t feel they know enough yet. You will learn various feminist perspectives that will blow your mind, completely change how you manage your business, and help you feel more courageous in showing up for yourself, your audience and clients with integrity.

          Learn from the best of the best. We connect you with some of the most experienced expert teachers in the feminist and social justice industries. This diverse faculty will help you evolve your brain and have next level ah-hah moments that will have ripple on effects in every facet of your business and life.

          Expand your coaching toolkit and, as result, enhance client outcomes and experiences. You will learn a whole suite of frameworks, powerful questions and critical thinking skills that will help you support your clients in more whole, nuanced and liberating ways. 

          Experience personal growth, transformation and liberation. Everything you learn in this training can be applied to yourself and your personal journey too. Members have experienced incredible transformation, not just in their businesses, but in their personal lives too.  

          Know what to do when you make mistakes or when the world is experiencing a major crisis. So many folks are afraid of stuffing up and getting things wrong. It happens to all of us. In this training, you will learn what to do in these cases, how to ditch performativity, and show up ethically with integrity, make repairs and be held accountable.

          Feel more confident and courageous in showing up as a feminist leader. As your awareness, in the training, expands, and you practice implementing what you’re learning, into your business, work and client practice – you will gradually notice your confidence increase in showing up for this work.

          Feel supported and connected to inclusive feminist peers who are working to create change. By participating in the live integration calls (and/or) watching the replays, you will have an opportunity to connect with and be supported by your feminist peers as you learn and take imperfect action together.

          Grow a thriving business in a socially conscious and sustainable way with INTEGRITY and FEMINIST VALUES & ETHICS. With the support of the classes and integration calls, you will ditch the manipulative and unethical ways we are taught to do business and still grow a thriving business as a Feminist CEO with integrity. 

          Be part of co-creating a new industry standard of helping professionals. You get to be an example of what’s possible as a feminist entrepreneur and helping professional, leading a new way forward in the coaching, helping professional and entrepreneurial world. 

              OUR EPIC VISION

              We are co-creating a new industry standard for helping professionals where they are devoted to the praxis of inclusive feminism in their life, business and client practice in order to truly serve themselves, their clients and their society in more nuanced, whole, liberating and long-lasting ways.

              We want these inclusive feminist leaders to be the ones who are booked out with waiting lists, making the big bucks, using their platforms and money for good, feeling grounded in themselves, their needs and their mission, and co-creating the change this world desperately needs.

              We believe these inclusive feminist leaders will co-create the actualisation of more just, liberating and joyful visions for those within their sphere of influence, rippling through to current and future generations.

              Will you join us in co-creating this vision? We hope so.

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              IS THIS TRAINING

              for you?

              We are searching for coaches or helping professionals who are devoted to doing anti-oppression work.  

              We appreciate that this training will not be suitable for everyone, so want to help you determine whether you might be a fit.

              Let’s find out if you’re a match.

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              You are a coach, therapist, healer, helping professional, health + wellness practitioner, or service-based entrepreneur. You are either currently practicing in your profession or are undertaking your training in said profession. We do not teach you how to be a coach or helping professional – we teach you how to integrate feminist coach theory into your work and service.

              You identify as a feminist or are open to learning about feminism. You passionately HATE white feminism and want to learn how to apply intersectional frameworks to your work and practice.

              You are open to being ‘called in’ and held accountable during your learning and integration of feminist coach theory. You realise that you, and we, will make mistakes and are here to unlearn, learn and do better together.

              You understand that this is an in-depth and rigorous training that will require you to show up and do the work – and that you will be rewarded deeply for doing so. You are excited about becoming equipped to serve your clients in more nuanced, whole, non-binary, anti-oppressive, liberating and long lasting ways.

                  INTEGRITY and LIBERATION is a core value of yours and your business. No matter how much they might work, manipulative and predatory business and marketing practices gross you out and are not an option for you. You want to grow a wildly successful business in ethical, sustainable and socially conscious and liberating ways. 

                  You are 100% committed to the ongoing praxis of anti-racism & anti-oppression work and unlearning anti-Blackness. You are not afraid to do the self-examination and accountability work required in doing so.

                  You support trans feminism, queer feminism and feminism with interesectional frameworks as these are core values of the Feminist Coach Academy.

                  You believe that client practice is a craft and skill that you will never completely master as it requires ongoing development, practice and learning. We don’t work with folks who think they already have all the answers and nothing to learn. You embrace a beginners mindset, are genuine, coachable and open-minded.

                  You understand that this program will stretch you and make you feel uncomfortable and challenged at times. You are ready to be brave, to learn and unlearn, and to become the inclusive feminist leader that you secretly desire to be.

                  HOLIDAY PRESALE PACKAGES & PRICES

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                  IMPORTANT NOTE

                  This holiday special is a presale of the Feminist Coach Theory training – where you can sign up for the training at a discounted price and have the option to secure an extended payment plan. The training will begin in March 2022. In the meantime, you will receive access to our bonuses, which include an Intro to Femininst Theory page and our Resource Library.

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                  ARE YOU A COACHING SCHOOL OR HELPING PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATION?

                  We offer discount codes to organisations who wish to send a group of employees or students through our training. Please contact us for details and options. Thank you.

                  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

                  What are the times for the classes and calls in my timezone?

                  None of the classes are delivered ‘live’. Each module is released weekly, however, you will have a year from enrollment to access and complete the coursework. In terms of our live Integration Calls, the dates and times for these are determined at the beginning of each year for that year, and are listed in the members portal. The timing of these calls vary in order to accomodate to different timezones.  The calls will be recorded, and you will have access to the five most recent call replays. 

                  How long are the classes and calls?

                  The classes are between 30-90 minutes. The integration calls are between 60-90 minutes. 

                  Who facilitates the integration calls?

                  Advisory Board and faculty member, Sharyn Holmes, facilitates the Integration Calls and may sometimes have an Advisory Board member or teacher join them as a special guest. Advisory Board and faculty members, Sharyn Holmes and Lena West, host our Heart To Heart Calls for Black, Blak, Indigenous, and People of Color.

                  Will the classes and calls be recorded?

                  Yes, the feminist classes have been pre-recorded and will be sent to you on the week of their scheduled module. The  Integration Calls will be recorded and accessible to watch in our members portal after they go live.

                  How many hours will this training require of me each week?

                  Nothing is required of you. This is a self-paced training. All of the modules will be delivered to you over the course of six months. Every week, you will get a different module to watch with an implementation week approximately every third-fourth week to help you integrate what you’ve been learning. You will have access to the material and membership site for one year following the start date of your enrolment.

                  Do I get a certificate at the end?

                  If you complete all the modules, you will receive a certificate of completion at the end. You have one year from the time you enrol to complete all of the modules.

                  Will I have access to the teachers and be able to ask them questions myself?

                  You will not have direct access to the teachers, however some of our teachers might show up on Integration Calls where you can ask them questions. For each class, there is more information about how you can connect more with the teacher in the accompanying workbook. 

                  Do you pay the teachers?

                  Yes! We have been paying our teachers since the beginning when we designed  the Feminist Coach Academy pilot round. We knew we wanted a faculty of expert teachers in a range of topics related to feminism and social justice. We also wanted to offer the classes in a way that not only enabled participants to access the best training possible, but also supported and respected the guest teachers. In alignment with our feminist values, it is important for us to pay the guest teachers and we continue to do so.

                  I notice that each of your teachers offer trainings on their website also. How are these different from your training?

                  The FCA is a 6-month certification training consisting of over a dozen modules with different teachers teaching on various topics (like abelism, white supremacy, queer theory, internalized oppresion, feminist copywriting, body liberation, trauma, etc.). In addition to the modules, you get access to Integration Calls throughout the year. 

                   

                  While the teachers may cover similar topics in their programs, the trainings on the teachers’ websites are different from ours. Their trainings go deeper into the work that they do, so if you love a particular class in the FCA, you can expect that their offerings on their website will assist you in going deeper into the topic they teach on in the FCA. We 100% believe in, support and recommend the trainings on FCA teachers’ websites, hence why we invited them to be a teacher. 😉 

                  Is Feminist Coach Theory and your training queer friendly and trans-inclusive?
                  The Feminist Coach Academy are advocates of trans feminism, queer feminism and feminism with intersectional frameworks. Some of our cofounders, Advisory Board peers and faculty identify as nonbinary and/or on the queer spectrum.
                  We have a class that is dedicated to queer theory, queer feminism, and undoing the gender binary in the training – where we also have additional videos, readings and resources for folks to support the learnings in these modules. We also host an integration call that focuses on these classes because we find this is one of the topics where members have the most questions around integrating the learnings in their business and work – with many changing their messaging and the language they use in their copy, website, social media, marketing etc to reflect what they have learned.
                  While some of our faculty members identify as non-binary and/or on the queer spectrum too – they do not specifically teach around this. We have been in contact with potential new teachers around including classes on trans liberation, white supremacy and gender, queer friendly sex & relationship coaching, and other important areas that we believe coaches and helping professionals need to be familiar with here too.
                  On the integration calls, we prompt members to share their pronouns with us, and to put them on their Zoom name if they desire to do so.  Some members have also started to explore their gender and have shifted how they identify since joining the program and reflecting on some of the teachings. Since we have a global program, we have also been learning from members in other countries about the nuances around language and identity when it comes to gender and sexuality specifically.
                  Are you hiring?

                  We are not hiring at this time. When we do have a hiring position available, we will likely share about it with our interest list so make sure you’re on it if you’re interested.

                  Should I be a certified life coach before taking your training?
                  The short answer is, no.
                  You do not need to be a coach in order to join our training even though we use “coach” as part of our title. We have members who are employees and not coaches as well as helping professionals and entrepreneurs who are not coaches in our training. Some folks take our training for their own inner feminist growth and simply to be more aware of social justice.
                  If you are not a certified coach but you want to take a life coaching certification, you don’t need to be a certified coach before taking our training. In fact, we think that it would be useful to apply what you learn in our training of inclusive feminism into the life coach training you choose to undertake. We have some members that have done this.
                  While there are some life coach trainings that incorporate some social awareness and social justice teachings, we haven’t come across any that are as in-depth and well rounded as our training since it specialises in exactly this. Thus, whatever life coach training you choose to take, the Feminist Coach Theory training will elevate your awareness even more!
                  If you’re a coach, but you’re not a “certified” coach, that’s completely okay, our training is still for you.
                  Is this training for coaches only?

                  No, this training is for coaches and/or those who integrate coaching skills or methods in their work with clients. In addition to coaches, we welcome other helping professionals such as therapists, healers, mentors, facilitators, personal trainers, service-based and creative entrepreneurs or anyone who is interested in joining to gain insight to how to integrate feminist coach theory in their practice.

                  Will this training teach me how to become a coach?

                  No, this training is not a life coaching certification, it teaches you how to integrate Feminist Coach Theory into your coaching practice, work and business. You do not have to be a certified coach to undergo our training. We teach you how to be a socially conscious helping professional and entrepreneur whether you’re a coach or not.

                  I'm a therapist. Can this training go toward my registration and professional development credits?

                  We have had therapists entroll in the training and submit their study hours as part of their registration and professional development credits. We are not across every registration system across all countries and territories, so recommend that you check the requirements of your specific registration system. We do provide a certificate of completion at the end of the training granted you completed all of the modules, and can provide a statement of hours studied to provide as evidence if needed.

                  If your credit requirements require trainings to cover the topic of ethics, yes this is covered in the Feminist Coach Theory Training. Although we do not have a class specifically titled Feminist Ethics, we do discuss in most trainings and live calls how we can integrate what we are learning, which is essentially inclusive feminist values, analyses and ethics into our client practice and work. We also recommend that such trainees enroll in the elective taught by Lena West that examines the predatory and manipulative tactics often employed in business, coaching and marketing practices and how we can break free from these and behave in a more ethical and feminist way. 

                  If you have any further questions about this, please contact us at hello (at) feministcoachacademy (dot) com.

                  Do you offer scholarships?

                  We do offer a limited number of partial scholarship spots. If you would like one of our partial scholarship spots, please fill out this form.

                  I am an organisation and am interested in taking multiple people through the training. Do you offer a licensing rate?

                  Yes, we do. Please contact us to enquire about available options. You might also like to check out our Aware & Inclusive training package options here.

                  I feel like I'm pretty advanced in my level of feminism. Is the FCA right for me?

                  Yes! Since feminism is continuously evolving, we believe that there is always more to learn, and that it’s good to be up-to-date and continue expanding our perspectives and growing our praxis. Plus, even if you’re not new to feminist theory, practicing and integrating it into your work and business can be a whole different story. We help you put feminist coach theory into practice and feel more confident integrating it into your work. 

                  Will there be a Facebook group for participants?

                  No, we do not offer a gathering space for members other than the live integration calls throughout the year. 

                  Is there a refund and cancellation period?

                  If upon receiving access to the Feminist Coach Academy membership site, you decide our training is not for you, you can request to exit within 30 days of having enrolled in the training.

                  You will need to contact us here within 30 days of enrolling to request the cancellation. We will then cancel your membership. If you are past the 30 day period, please do not ask for a refund.

                  If you paid in full and request a refund within the first 30 days of your enrolment, you will receive a refund minus any fees or amounts owed.

                  If you select the payment plan option, please note that if you do not request a refund or cancellation between the 30 day period, you are committing to pay the entire balance as per your payment plan. This means no requests for withdrawals, suspensions or cancellations of the payment plan will be accepted after the 30 day period. If you do request a refund within the 30 days, the remaining months of your payment will be cancelled and you will exit the training.

                  * This policy applies to every enrollment, including those who enroll as a scholarship placement.

                  If you are past the 30 day period, please do not contact us asking for a refund as we cannot give you one. Thank you for respecting our policy. 

                  Who are the co-founders of the Feminist Coach Academy?

                  We are Nai (they/she) and Cam (they/them), who have been both life and business coaches and feminist mentors who are passionate about helping inclusive feminist leaders (like you) create successful, impactful, sustainable businesses with integrity. Combined, we have been studying feminist theory for at least two decades, and have backgrounds in gender studies, psychology, counseling, working in government, human rights, health, fitness training, coaching, and entrepreneurship.

                  Is this training for women only?

                  No. This program is for all gender identities. 

                  We note you use the word 'intersectional' on this website and this concerns me. Is this training truly intersectional?

                  As our teacher and Advisory Board member, Desiree Adaway, teaches us in her class, individuals are not intersectional, frameworks are. It is extremely important for us to teach feminist coach theory with intersectional frameworks. We ask each of our teachers to acknowledge and approach their classes with an intersectional lens no matter the topic.

                  Is there a life coach training you recommend if I want to be a certified life coach?

                  The Feminist Coach Academy does not endorse any specific life coaching certification training. Our co-founder, Nai, is a certified life coach with the Beautiful You Coaching Academy. If you’re interested in joining their training, you can learn more and use our affiliate link here.

                  How long will I have access to the training?

                  You will have access to the training and members portal for one year after you enrol.

                  I have more questions. Where can I submit them?

                  You can contact us here. When you contact us, please keep in mind that we are a small team. As our confirmation note states, please expect at least a week before hearing back from us. 

                  WHAT OUR MEMBERS SAY

                  My experience of the Feminist Coaching Academy is three-fold: I’m a participant, an instructor and a proud Advisory Board member.

                  And, one thing about me, I don’t give this much of my time, focus and bandwidth to anything that’s not utterly and completely worthwhile. I’ve been a business strategist, coach and mentor for 15 years and one thing I know is “business as usual” sucks — doing things the same old way isn’t useful, helpful or relevant.

                  And, that’s why the role FCA plays in making sure coaches are prepared for broaching, handling and expanding next level conversations about truly intersectional feminism, racism, colonialism, patriarchy, ageism, ableism and extractive capitalism is ESSENTIAL. Seriously.

                  We simply cannot afford as humans and leaders to NOT have these conversations through and with our businesses and brands. The time for “listening and learning” and “thoughts and prayers” is OVER.  What the world needs now are leaders who are prepared to show up to these conversations coached-up and resourced-up so they can LEAD.

                  And, FCA is THE place to receive that training from a team of faculty who actually care about you, your business and your ability to hold space for how our businesses can and must evolve. FCA not only makes sure you’re on the right side of history, they make sure your commitment to social change isn’t simply performative — so you can STAY on the right side of history.

                  Lena West

                  CEO Rising Founder