3 Secrets for Coaches & Experts To Create a Truly Transformational
 and Money-Making 

Course

1.  Soulfulness

When you boldly blend your soulfulness – your unique passion, wisdom, and intuition – with your expertise and experience, you draw people to you and enfold them into your world.

2. Adult Learning

Adult Learners (that’s us) want to leave your course with practical, useful skills. We want to “get our hands dirty” trying and practicing what you teach. The Adult Learning Model is the proven way that we adults take in, retain, and use new learning.  

3. Structure

A clear, focused course feels good to you and to your students, and makes your teaching and their learning easier.

Meet Kathleen

Kathleen’s passion for adult learning began with an embarrassing failure as she transitioned from school teacher to workshop trainer. The resulting “Aha!” sparked Kathleen’s 32-year career designing courses based on proven adult learning practices, and training others to create their own.

I have a great passion for teaching and learning. I transform coache and online experts- like you – into lifelong teachers who know how to:

  • Captivate students
  • Teach useful, practical skills
  • Provide a loving, passion-filled environment

– all to make you money and grow your dreams!

Kathleen is Your Learning Steward

I guide you – coaches, healers, leaders, and online experts – to bring out the heart-centered, inspired work you came here to do – all solidly based on proven adult learning principles and tools, in a format that keeps you focused and your learners learning.

It’s the way you learn from me that might make the difference to you. You will learn exactly like you will train your students, with a balance of structure and soulfulness that reflects both your expertise and your personality, values, and love language.

What Others Are Saying…

"Kathleen was amazing to work with.
There was magic in how she helped me discover what I didn’t even know I could teach, and then showed me the steps to get it done."

~Shelley Schelle, Seasonal Finance

My confidence has soared since working with Kathleen!
I’m fired up now to give this class. We clarified a TON of points in my webinar
that I can use to greatly enhance the experience and retention of attendees.

~Mariah Ehlert, Mariah Ehlert Photography

"Your clarity, knowledge, and patience
were so appreciated and allowed me
to be more creative and have more
confidence in my presentation."

~Lila Gracey, Life Coach (retired)

"When we worked together, you talked about your passion
for building a legacy for the future. That seemed to be what gave you the greatest joy,
when our client partners succeeded and grew into who they longed to be."

~May Lowry, Ph.D., Faculty Development Manager (retired)

"An usually very reticent team member responded to a simple question in a very authentic and vulnerable way, with a story from his childhood. You were leading the discussion and you were masterful in quietly and respectfully listening to him. In that moment, you showed everyone how that is done."

~May Lowry, Ph.D., Instructional Technology and Faculty Development Manager (retired)

Client Testimonials

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s all this about Adult Learning? Why can’t I just get on camera and talk about what I know?

You can, and many people do. But that stream of “I’m the expert, here’s everything I know” content is information, only a part of learning. In a stream of information, no matter how compelling or how beautifully delivered, it is still just information: facts, data, opinions. It might call for a change in beliefs or attitudes, but it does not support an actual change in behavior. That comes with the structured experiences and activities in a course designed for Adult Learners.

What is the Adult Learner’s Experience like?

As adult learners, we learn best by doing, getting our hands on something and figuring out how it can work for us.

Think of a time when you read or heard something that struck a chord in you. You wanted to learn more. You joined a group, went to classes, got online, embarked on a learning adventure. Your true learning really set in once you opened your mouth to participate, asked questions, witnessed other’s experiences, tried something new, experimented and made some mistakes.

True learning requires a change in behavior, which is a risky act. It is a risk that the learner takes with us, so we owe them the structured safety of a course where they are treasured as vulnerable and serious learners. 

I have been conducting online classes for a long time but I don’t know much about Adult Learning. What can it do for me?

So glad you asked! Adult Learning is the opposite of “talking at” people in a stream of content. Adult Learning is an actual professional field with a strong history of interesting research into how we adults learn, remember, and use what we’ve learned. Principles (why something works) and practices (how it works) stemming from this research have proven to be effective for engaging learners (just like you and me) in content that is:

  • Relevant to our real lives, so it is meaningful to us
  • Memorable, so it is woven into the context of our lives
  • Practical, so we can really use it
  • Replicable, so we can adapt it to our needs.

It is experiential, active, and learner-centered, meaning that as students we get our hands dirty. We are involved in making sense of and deriving purpose from our own learning. 

 

I don’t have a digital course yet, but I’m told I need one. Where do I start? How do I know what to teach?

Each of the Coach’s Course services are structured programs that take you right where you are.

  1. We start by honoring the people you serve (perhaps nameless at this point).
  2. We call on your passion for teaching and learning.
  3. We identify the topics that emerge from your passion.
  4. From those very narrowed-down topics we write specific learning objectives that guide your decisions throughout the design process.
  5. We follow a “recipe” or a roadmap that gives you a template to design and build each module.

With my help, you select every word, image, tool, and activity for your audience, steeped in your unique passion, wisdom, and vision.

That sounds like a lot.

It is, so we break everything down into very small steps. You are guided and supported every minute. Once you have designed your first module or session, the rest of your modules fall into place. Each one is built faster than the last one. By the time your  roadmap and slide deck are completed, you will know how to design a module and a program on your own.

This does not sound so easy.

Just like learning anything else, “Easy as pie” comes to you as you use the principles (why something works) and the practices (applying what works) to build your own in-person or online course.

You learn exactly the same way you will teach your own students. We make sure you will succeed at every small step. You are never thrown in the water to see if you will sink or swim! You are held closely by me in 1:1 coaching or in a small group of peers who learn from and support each other with my coaching.

How long does it take to create my course?

Here is a snapshot of The Coach’s Course services and timelines:

Elevator — You take away my top recommendations for boosting your course effectiveness. This can usually be completed within two days. 

Presenters Promise — You develop your best ever presentation and slide deck in six design sessions. 

One:One Coaching — We create an agreement on your goals, project scope, and delivery that works for both of us. Our collaboration is based on your goals and schedule, so we contract for a completed project and agree on a timeline. 

Cohort — A comprehensive program for a semi-private group of six to eight people, delivered in weekly classes and co-working groups. Each session is designed to bring you along with great success, focusing on facilitating groups as well as course design.

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My students bring their content expertise to the table; I bring the design and training expertise. And so it will be with you.

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