FOR CERTIFIED COACHES

We need YOU to coach educators

because the value of every human matters. You are the key to schools becoming places where everyone thrives.

Attend a Coaches Roundtable!

Take the first step towards sharing your gifts by attending a C4E Roundtable.

Educators and students are struggling. Educators are stressed, overwhelmed and burned out, trying to keep up with the external demands of the system. Students are dealing with epidemics of suicide, violence, depression, addiction and chronic disease.

C4E’s provides a platform for professional, credentialed life and wellness coaches to give educators a first experience of the art and science of coaching …as a gift. 

 

Can you imagine what it might be like for teachers to have a taste of coaching?

  • Not to give them advice or skills in how to teach, but to support them in taking back personal control of any area of their lives.

  • Not to see if the curriculum they are using is good enough, but to have an experience of what it feels like to be truly supported in a nonjudgmental way so it opens up their mind to be able to do that with their students.

  • Not to tell them that they are doing it right, but to help them learn to believe and trust in their creative abilities and intuition.

Just doing what you do so well, does all of this naturally!

Can you imagine what it might be like if educators were trained in the coach-approach?

  • to be able to show up in their classrooms using a new methodology of communication to create true empowered partnerships with their students.

  • so they have the skills to create CONNECTED and INTRINSICALLY MOTIVATING learning environments where every student and teacher has the best chance to reach their full potential.

  • As coaching begins to positively influence an educator’s mindset, feelings, and patterns, it in turn begins to positively shift students, classrooms, schools, districts, and ultimately the entire education system. Who would think that one coaching session would begin to do this? But it does. Through 10 years of action research in schools, we have seen what happens to classrooms and students when educators receive professional coaching. The return on investment is high for everyone!

Educators and students are just beginning to recognize that life and wellness coaching is essential to their success as well as their sanity. We will continue to grow our C4E platform with coaches from around the globe, so our vision of an education system rooted in the fundamental principles of coaching will come true.

WHY VOLUNTEER?

Taking on 4+ hours of your coaching time each year for free may require you to sacrifice substantial income, but the rewards are worth it. 

Empowered Educators = Empowered Students 

Teachers love their life and job more with coaching. 

It is estimated that communities save up to 2.5 million dollars in productivity loss, healthcare costs, and judicial costs for each student that stays out of trouble (stays in school, doesn’t get addicted, doesn’t go to prison, finds their passions, moves past challenges, etc).

Our coaching staff consists of certified coaches who give the gift of 4+ hours of coaching every year to educators. We have seen the return on investment.

We would love you to join our team!

"Why become a C4E Coach?" with C4E Founder

Martin Richards.

5 Steps to Becoming a C4E Coach

1.

Decide if You Want to Coach for C4E.

Please read our FAQ’s section at the end of this page to learn more.

2.

Attend the C4E Coaches Roundtable.

Once you decide you want to become part of our C4E coaching family, your next step is to attend the C4E Coaches Roundtable. This event allows you to meet current C4E coaches, learn what C4E is all about straight from the coaches’ mouths, and ask as many questions as you need to ensure you are making the right decision. You will also have a chance to share some things about you, and maybe even get to coach a little!  

Learn more and register.  

3.

Fill out the C4E Coaching Application.

After you attend the Roundtable and decide that coaching for C4E is a good fit, you will receive an email with a link to the Coaching Agreement and Volunteer Form. It will ask for your name, location, language, and a copy of your coaching credentials, and personal liability insurance (if applicable).  It will also have a section for you to complete your C4E Coach Profile so C4E Educators who are looking for C4E coaches can learn about you. This includes  things like your geographical location, a picture of yourself, a coaching bio, your coaching agreement and the languages you speak. View the Coach Onboarding Document Here.

4.

Create your C4E Coaching Calendar

After you complete the Agreements and the Coach Profile Form you will receive another email to create a username and password so you get access to your C4E Coach Profile that will be already set up for you! When you are ready, you will follow the directions to fill in your available coaching times on your new C4E Calendar. 

Our platform gives you the option to connect your C4E coaching calendar with your personal calendar as well as your zoom and/or google meeting accounts. You will be able to easily change your coaching availability at any time. 

5.

Begin Coaching Educators.

Once you fill in your coaching availability on your calendar and click on the “make active” button on your profile, educators who have completed the  “coachee” on-boarding process, will be able to choose you as a coach. Once they choose you, your profile will become invisible so no other educator can choose you. You will receive an email with the name of your educator and the date and time of your first session. Have fun!! Help change the world, one educator at a time! 

FAQ's

Educators everywhere are stretched almost to breaking point. One of the first steps to shift this is for them to experience what it feels like, maybe for the first time, to be personally coached. They rarely get to focus on themselves to build and maintain their self-care and well-being. No matter what challenge they are breaking through, YOU, as their C4E coach will support them in learning how important they are and how taking time with someone who connects with them is life-changing. This allows them to begin to hold that connected space for their students in the classroom. 

 

In the world of psychology, we know that as individuals begin to have more compassion for themselves, and are more satisfied with their lives, it positively affects everyone around them. As more educators are coached by certified coaches, they begin to care more deeply and easily for themselves. This sets a good neurological foundation for them develop more resilience to challenges in their classrooms and schools and be able to show up more authentically.  When everyone is operating in this connected way, imagine how it affects relationships, communities, and the Earth!

A global network of coaching professionals who care deeply about how educators live their lives and show up as role models for our young people in schools. Globally, there are millions of students and educators.

C4E is a program under the nonprofit -501(c)(3), International Body-Mind Empowerment Enterprises or i.b.mee. (I Be Me), located in Asheville North Carolina USA.  C4E is a part of a bigger vision and strategic plan to support the shift of the current education system into a healthy and empowering one where all students and teachers THRIVE.

In addition, the educators who are in i.b.mee.’s Empowerment Education Certification program can continue on after coaching to become certified as an Empowerment Coach. So your connection with them is critical in creating the foundation of personal empowerment and a trauma-informed training.

  • Satisfaction of giving back to a community who will really appreciate coaching in general and specifically your skills.
  • Giving back so this generation of students have a different experience in the classroom.
  • Knowing that educators  will naturally begin to use the coach-approach to help young people in schools because the empowering system that underlies coaching will naturally integrate into their nervous systems (as you know).
  • Pride and gratitude that you are making excellent use of your coaching skills.
  • More of an understanding about the new-paradigm of education.
  • Experience of working with people from other countries and cultures. 
  • Practical qualities including patience, tolerance, and determination.
  • Time to learn new ideas and concepts around coaching in education.
  • A sincere understanding of what is working and not working in schools and in the lives of educators.
  • Generous, open, professional life, wellness or executive coaches who know that the act of giving is a reward they are seeking. 
  • Individuals who are willing to give 4 or more hours of pro-bono coaching/year to teachers, principles, headmasters, and other school educators.
  • Individuals with a professional coaching credential from an organization like the ICF (International Coaching Federation). See a list of these credentials here.
  • Individuals who have been coaching clients regularly for at least a year. (100 hours)
  • Those who speak English.
  • Those coaches who are happy to share their coaching passion and skills with motivated educators.
  • Those who are open to the research that this type of coach-approach is foundational to thriving students and a healthy and empowered education system.

We divide our coaching program for educators into 3 semesters or terms, Fall, Spring, and Summer. We ask that you give 4 hours of coaching in at least 1 semester. But of course, you get to choose how many semesters you are available. Sometimes you will have 1 coachee that stays with you for 4 sessions, and another semester/term you could have 2, 3 or 4 coachee’s that take up your 4 hours of coaching.

The semesters you sign up to coach, you will be invited to attend our C4E Coach Roundtable where our coaches from all over the world meet once/month on Mondays at 11:00 EST (New York City time) on Zoom to discuss challenges and grow our “coaching for educators” skills. During the Roundtable, you will also meet prospective C4E coaches to support them if C4E coaching is a good fit for them.

We also have an event for educators called Listening from the Heart Open where we support C4E educators in having an experience of being listened to without judgment, as well as begin to speak from their heart. We highly encourage our C4E coaches to attend 1 or more of these a year. They are held every month.

Since we are a nonprofit, we ask you not to sell your coaching services to the C4E educators who sign up.

First, to be listened to, so that they hear themselves more. Then, to explore what they want in their lives and find resources and strategies to achieve that. They need to have the experience of what it feels like to be connected with and not judged, so they begin to build the skill to do this with their students. They need to begin to feel what it feels like to build their agency especially in the school system. 

The wonderful people that work in our schools need and deserve more support and self-care. Many educators experience major stress every day and are losing their passion for teaching. They don’t have the time to connect to the students and give them what they really need and this is frustrating for them.  From our research, coaches, like you, can support them with these challenges.

Moreover, teachers can work 2 and 3 jobs to make ends meet, so spending $75+ dollars for a coaching session is not on their radar. They do not have the time to figure out what this type of coaching is much less know what coach is “good”. 

The experience of connection, self-responsibility without blame, nonjudgement, empathy, acceptance, validation, goal setting techniques that work, and how to move through personal challenges without being told what to do. (among other things) All the experiences that we would like to see educators feel confidently doing in their classrooms and schools with each other and students.

They take a short online master module about coaching and attend our Listening from the Heart-Open participatory event. We encourage our C4E coaches to attend at least 1 of these events during the year to support teachers in understanding the coach approach so they are good coachees.

From public, charter and private schools from the USA, Canada, Europe and other countries. You are matched with educators that speak the same language and are in time zones that fit your schedules.

C4E is a program under the nonprofit i.b.mee., whose strategic plan has been developed to be a part of shifting the education system. We believe from our research that coaching communication needs to be the main communication methodology that teachers use in the classroom. So the vision is to have a coach in every classroom. When educators experience coaching themselves from a professional coach, it gives them a great start.   i.b.mee.’s Empowerment Education for W.E.L.L. Kids NOW® System Certification program actually certifies educators as Empowerment Coaches.

You do NOT have to choose your educator. You just make your coaching profile “active” and they will choose you.

Once you fill out a C4E Coaching Profile Form, you will get a link to fill in your available coaching times. You can change these times easily. 

You will be asked to download your own coaching agreement that you use with all your clients. on your C4E Coaching Profile Page. When your educator chooses you, he/she will download that agreement and sign it and email it back to you. When you meet the educator for the first session, all you have to do is connect with her/him/they and begin. 

We highly encourage you not to cancel a session. But we know periodically things do happen that are an emergency. So you would just contact your educator yourself through text, email or phone call and reschedule.

If a C4E educator cancels, then the educator must contact you within 24 hours of the session and reschedule. If the educator does not do this, they will lose their session. (They can get it back, but they have to contact us.)

 

We ask you to use your best judgement. If for some reason the educator is rude or un-coachable, you can set a boundary and ask the educator to try another coach. We have never had this happen, but if it did, we would like for you to let us know right away so we can support the educator.