AWARE & INCLUSIVE

Individual

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, client practice and life.

We have a six month certification training that we facilitate twice a year (beginning in March and September) to support folks with exactly this. We also offer an Aware & Inclusive Package for those who wish to begin their learning and are not quite ready to participate in our intensive certification training – you can learn more about and register for the Aware & Inclusive Package on this page.

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WHAT PARTICIPANTS 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 Certification 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

THE PROBLEM

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

As a result, coaches and helping professionals often learn a method, a 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 coaches and helping professionals learn Feminist Coach Theory (refer to our definition further down the page), and how to integrate it in their work 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, teams, client practice and community work 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 PARTICIPANTS 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

The Feminist Coach Theory training has been awesome. It’s already changed so much of how I run my business and the relationships in my life! I love the experience! This is all the information and knowledge I was looking for in this field in one space. The classes are great and really informative. The experience in the community and the classes is great. I like that we have the FB group to be able to ask questions, share what’s come up for us, and people will hop in and give their insight.

Cassandra Le

The Quirky Pineapple Founder, Brand Strategist & Copywriter

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

WHAT

is

included

  • ZYou will receive instant access to an Intro to Feminist Theory page which will assist you in grounding yourself in the foundations of Feminist Theory before commencing the Aware & Inclusive training modules
  • ZYou will receive instant access to the first quarter of the Feminist Coach Theory Certification Training modules which includes three introductory training modules on Feminist Coach Theory
  • ZYou will receive instant access to the My Resources section of our membership site which includes a number of additional resources to support your learning and integration in Feminist Coach Theory
  • ZYou will receive access to a discount code that you can use to sign up for the full Feminist Coach Theory Certification Training if you would like to continue your learning following this introductory training

      (When you click this button you’ll have the opportunity to review what is included in the Aware & Inclusive Package, how much it costs, and register for the training.)

      CURRICULUM

      MODULE 1

      Introduction to Feminist Coach Theory

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

      MODULE 2

      Introduction to the ‘Isms’, Business and Client Work

      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.

      MODULE 3

      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 – as well as practical ideas for how you can apply these learnings in your business and client practice. 

      FEMINIST

      Coach Theory

      Defined

      Feminist Coach Theory is an integrative approach to coaching 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.

          (When you click this button you’ll have the opportunity to review what is included in the Aware & Inclusive Package, how much it costs, and register for the training.)

          WHAT PARTICIPANTS 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

          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

          BENEFITS

          of the

          training

          You will expand your social awareness. We know many folks want to do better but don’t feel they know enough yet. You will begin to expand your social awareness and how to integrate this into your work, teams, business and client practice.

          Expand your coaching toolkit and as result enhance client outcomes and experiences. You will learn a 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 your personal context and journey too. We have found that members experience incredible transformation, not just in their businesses, but in their personal lives too.  

          Grow a thriving business in a socially conscious and sustainable way with INTEGRITY. As you learn the introductory elements to Feminist Coach Theory, you will feel more equipped in building a thriving business that aligns with your values and vision for a liberatory future. 

          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. 

              BONUSES

              RESOURCE LIBRARY

              Access to the private resources section of our membership portal where additional resources will be stored to support you in integrating feminist coach theory into your business and client practice, as well as growing your inclusive feminist business (e.g., resource lists, worksheets, additional video training, tipsheets, e-books and other surprise bonuses).

              FEMINIST THEORY PAGE

              Instant access on our Welcome page to a compilation of Intro to Feminist Theory videos and resources to begin your foundational learning in what feminism is, why intersectional frameworks are important, and what you can expect will be discusses as part of our training in integrating Feminist Coach Theory in your life, work, teams, communities and client practice.

              DISCOUNT CODE

              Since the Aware & Inclusive Package is essentially the first semester of trainings from our full Feminist Coach Theory Certification Training, we will provide you with a discount code to use as ‘credits’ should you choose to enroll in the full certification training and continue learning beyond this introductory training package.

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              WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY

              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

              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

              IS THIS TRAINING

              for you?

              We are inviting coaches or helping professionals who are interested in learning the foundations of Feminist Coach Theory.

              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 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.

                  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-Blackness + anti-oppression work and are not afraid to do the self-examination and accountability work required in doing so.

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

                  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.

                  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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                  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

                  Will we become certified in Feminist Coach Theory at the end?

                  No. This Aware & Inclusive Package only contains the first semester of our full certification training. In order to apply for certification, participants would need to later enroll in the full certification training. Participants in the Aware & Inclusive Package will receive a discount code that they can use when applying for the full training down the track as ‘credits’ for the training they’ve already undertaken. You can learn about the full certification training here.

                  What is the difference between the Aware & Inclusive Package and the full certification training?

                  This Aware & Inclusive Package only contains the first semester of our full certification training. It is intended to be an introduction to Feminist Coach Theory and to assist you with learning and integrating the foundations of Feminist Coach Theory in your work, business, teams, client practice, community and life. It is set up in a way where participants get instant access to the Aware & Inclusive trainings and can work through the materials at their own pace.

                  The full Feminist Coach Theory certification training is a six month live training program that delves deeper into different elements of Feminist Coach Theory. This full training includes live Integration Calls with teachers and a process for applying for certification at the end of the training. You can learn more about the full certification training when it is open for enrollment here.

                  The Aware & Inclusive Package is intended to be a more accessible opportunity for folks to begin learning Feminist Coach Theory and get a sense for whether the full certification training might be for them.

                  If you have any questions about the differences between these offers and which might better suit your organisation and circumstances – please don’t hesitate to contact us.

                  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.

                  Is this training for coaches and coaching schools only?

                  This training is for coaches and/or those who integrate coaching skills or methods in their work with clients and teams. In addition to coaches, we welcome other helping professionals such as therapists, healers, mentors, facilitators, personal trainers, service-based and creative entrepreneurs and leaders who are 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 participants how to integrate Feminist Coach Theory into their coaching practice, work and/or business. Participants do not have to be a certified coach to undergo our training. We teach them how to be a socially conscious helping professional and entrepreneur whether they are a coach or not.

                  Will I fit in? I'm new to feminism.

                  Whether participants are new to feminism or have studied feminist theory in college, as long as they have a willingness to learn and grow, they will fit right into our traomomg! In fact, several of our members have been beginner learners and are feeling more confident in their awareness and knowledge after having engaged with the classes and calls.

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

                  Yes! While the founders have been lifelong feminists and studied feminist theory in academia, there is always more to learn and feminism is continuously evolving so it’s good to be up-to-date and continue blowing our minds. Plus, even if participants are not new to feminist theory, practicing and integrating it into their work and biz can be a whole different story. We help participants put Feminist Coach Theory into practice and feel more confident integrating it into their work. Having said that, this Aware & Inclusive Package is a more introductory level and we definitely dive more deeper and explore things in a more individual context specific way in the full certification training.

                  Will there be a Facebook group?

                  No. We have a private Facebook community for those who undertake the full certification training, but NOT for those who undertake this introductory package.  

                  Do you have different payment plan options available?

                  Although we do not offer payment plan options on this page (as participants receive full access to the trainings in this access immediately upon signing up), we are open to exploring payment plan options with you if this will make the training more accessible to you. Please reach out and let us know your preferences at hello (at) feministcoachacademy (dot) com and we will get back to you from there.

                  Is there a refund and cancellation period?

                  Although we offer a 30 day refund and cancellation policy on our FULL certification training program, we DO NOT offer a refund and cancellation window for the Aware & Inclusive Package. If you have any questions or concerns about this, please contact us at hello (at) feministcoachacademy (dot) com.

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

                  We are Nai (she/they) and Cam (they/them), who are both life and business coaches who are passionate about helping inclusive feminist leaders and organisations (like you) create successful, impactful, sustainable businesses and programs 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. For your information, our co-founder, Nai, identifies as a woman and uses she/they pronouns and our co-founder, Cam, identifies as nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns.

                  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.

                  Will we get access to the teachers to ask them questions?

                  In this introductory training, you will not get access to the teachers and be able to ask them questions. However, those who enroll in the full certification training will get access to the FCA co-founders and some teachers on our live integration calls.

                  I have more questions. Where can I submit them?

                  You can email them to us here: hello (at) feministcoachacademy (dot) com.

                  WHAT PARTICIPANTS 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