This is the second Residential Module of the Professional Coach Training Program for Gay Menwith Damian Goldvarg.  If you have not attended Part 1 and the intermediary non-residential training, and are interested in learning more about this program, please read more about the program here, or contact or 

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.



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

Table comparing cost and length of training programs at various institutes.

Table comparing cost and length of training programs at various institutes.

  • Event starts with dinner on Sunday, March 18th at 7pm
  • Event ends with Closing Circle on Friday, March 23rd around 2pm
    You can arrive anytime after Noon on the start day. Rooms will be ready no later than 3pm)