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Professional Coach Training Program for Gay Men with Damian Goldvarg


This program will train LGBT people to harness their unique gifts and become a PROFESSIONAL LIFE COACH with International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited training.  Professional Coaches TRANSFORM Lives.  Professional Coaches train you in the SKILLS of coaching & how to DEVELOP A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS

Fish jumping into a bigger bowl

Fish jumping into a bigger bowl

Professional Coaches leverage their clients’ genius, stimulate transformation, and maximize human potential. There is a demand for certified life coaches, executive coaches, business coaches, wellness coaches, career transition coaches, personal development coaches, and more! Members of the LGBT community make outstanding coaches!  Unleash your coaching abilities through this unique coach training aimed at members of the LGBT community. Whether you see yourself coaching LGBT people or others, this program will teach you how to apply your unique gifts as an effective and transformative coach. As a certified professional coach, you’ll earn a great living helping others create more value in their lives, careers, and relationships. In the process, you’ll design your own personal and professional development plan and take your life to the next level.

Your trainer is a former global president of the International Coach Federation, the single most important organization governing the field of professional coaching. Learn directly from one of the world’s most influential coach trainers in a learning community with other
LGBT professionals.

This International Coach Federation (ICF) Approved Coach Training Program (ACTP) is based on the ICF 11 Core Coaching Competencies Model. It includes two 5-day modules of in-person residential training at Easton Mountain Retreat Center in upstate NY, individual and group mentor coaching, study of 5 core text books, 8 coaching practice sessions in triads with program participants, and at least 25 hours of coaching practice with clients. The program is 6 months in length, with residential modules September 10-15, 2017, and March 18-23, 2018 held at Easton Mountain Retreat Center.

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In between the two residential modules, your program will include working with an assigned Certified Mentor Coach via conference call. Your mentor coach will help you develop and enhance your coaching skills by reviewing recorded session of you working with a client. In addition to developing your core coaching competencies, this program will teach you best practices on developing your business and attracting your ideal clients. Moreover, throughout this in-depth training program, you’ll be developing a powerful network of support with your classmates, teachers, coaches, and mentors.

Upon completion of this training, you will be certified by Goldvarg Consulting Group and be eligible to apply for ICF Certification.


• ICF Core Coaching Competencies Model, emphasis on ethical and    professional standards
• Strengths-based approach
• Ontological Distinctions:  the importance of transformative language and creating lasting change on the level of ‘being’ vs. ‘doing’
• Developing coaching presence, establishing trust, active listening

Meet Your Trainer: Damian Goldvarg, Ph.D. with photo of Damian

Meet Your Trainer: Damian Goldvarg, Ph.D. with photo of Damian

Your training will be conducted by Damian Goldvarg, past global president of the International Coach Federation. Dr. Goldvarg is an internationally sought after Executive Professional Coach.  President of Goldvarg Consulting Group, Damian is a highly-successful business leader and coach. Damian’s areas of expertise include: emotional intelligence, communication, coaching, cultural competence delegation, conflict resolution, behavioral interviewing, 360 feedback, team building, and time management.
This program is designed especially for coaches coming from the LGBT community and will be a complete training leading toward full ICF certification

For information about the program, or to sign up for informative Q & A tele-seminars with Damian Goldvarg, contact: or

Rates & Accommodations

$6995 - All-inclusive for housing, food, and tuition:  Make a deposit of $1000 to hold your space. Early bird special: Pay in full by March 31, 2017, and pay only $5995 total. The balance is due by April 30, and the deposit is not refundable after that date. 


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Easton Mountain Retreat Center is located on private land in the mountains of upstate NY with easy access via air, bus, and train travel from Albany, NY. We provide guests with comfortable housing, home-cooked meals, beautiful grounds with hiking trails, canoeing, sauna, hot tub, pool, and a community garden.

  • Event starts with dinner on Sunday, September 10th at 7pm
  • Event ends with Closing Circle on Friday, September 15th around 2pm
    You can arrive anytime after Noon on the start day. Rooms will be ready no later than 3pm)

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