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Coaching for Personal and Professional Mastery

Instructional Coach Certification Program

Julio Olalla teaches

When more of the same isn't an option – a new field of learning is required

Newfield offers ontological learning like no other coaching for personal and professional mastery school. If you want to learn to transform your worldview and capacity for action while also learning to successfully coach others for sustainable change, then this our Coaching for Personal and Professional Mastery program is for you.

Newfield’s Coaching for Personal and Professional Mastery training will teach you from the inside our how to stop and take a look at how you and others observe and perceive life. Once you become aware of your perspective, you gain tremendous possibilities for modifying recurrent patterns of behavior that limit satisfaction and results.

Newfield Founder Julio Olalla defines what coaching is in this short video:

We began in 1991, led by a visionary thinker, Julio Olalla, who emigrated from Chile to the United States after the 1973 coup d’etat. One of Julio’s greatest gifts is his ability to synthesize relevant teachings from great thinkers in a multitude of disciplines and make these teachings available, relevant, and actionable in coaching certification.

Newfield’s Instructional Coach Certification Program

Newfield has been offering coaching certification since 1991. In our 27 years, we have trained over 11,000 coaches around the globe.



Newfield Network's Methodology

Newfield Network’s Coaching for Personal and Professional Mastery program is considered the Harvard of coach certification and executive coaching programs. It is routinely ranked in the top three life coach certification training programs worldwide.

Ontological Coaching™ is a method co-developed by Julio Olalla, the founder of Newfield Network. Our instructional coach certification program is a holistic and effective way to assist people in discovering new possibilities personally and professionally, leaping into their full potential. It's a commitment to excellence and it’s also exciting and rewarding. Coaching people to move toward living a good life, a life of satisfaction, gratitude, and service requires care and attention to linguistics, emotions, somatics, and life coaching core competencies.

Over 65,000 students worldwide, since 1991, have experienced the power and beauty of Newfield Network's ontological learning methodologies. All facets of your life and relationships are examined. Once you see a challenge in life in a new way, as a "new observer," you discover new approaches to the challenge. To experience this ontological coaching™ method is more than inspirational, it’s transformational.


What You Will Gain

Course Benefits

  • Learn how to coach. You will learn coaching certification competencies and distinctions to generate new learning, new actions, and new results for individuals and teams. Ontological Coaching™ enables us to adapt interpretations that generate suffering and ineffectiveness to break through opportunities for personal and professional success.
  • Learn to lead. You will increase your capacity to lead in all aspects of your life, increasing your capacity to respect and listen to others, to widen your perspective, and to collaborate and communicate more effectively.
  • Ignite your passion for learning. The Coaching for Personal and Professional Mastery program provides a space that allows you to open to new possibilities for action, to dare to unlearn those practices that limit your satisfaction, and to generate networks for help and collaboration.
  • Develop personal mastery in living. You will deeply explore and envision the meaning of your own life, to expand your personal development, enhance your self-confidence, discover your capacity to fully live your emotions, re-order your daily life according to your priorities, see the learning possibilities within every difficulty, and discover your own power of action. Having addressed these concerns and possibilities for yourself helps you prepare to coach others!
  • Qualify to become a Newfield Certified Coach. Successful completion of the Instructional Coach Certification program allows you to apply for Newfield Certified Coaching credentials.
  • Qualify to apply for ICF credentialing. The Newfield Coaching for Personal and Professional Mastery Program is a world-class Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF).

Considered an "all inclusive" coaching certification program, we offer start-to-finish coaching certification, 125-student contact hours, Mentor Coaching, and a performance evaluation process. After qualifying as a Newfield Certified Coach, graduates of our ACTP approved program may apply for an individual ICF Credential via the ACTP credential application path.

Course Overview

Newfield’s Certified Coach Training Program


Curriculum Summary of Activities

Module 1: Foundations       

  • Attend the Foundation Course
  • Learning Guides – complete 1 through 4
  • Individual Coaching – attend (6) 1-hour personal coaching calls with your assigned Program Coach
  • Virtual classes- Attend (8) 1-hour topic driven classes
  • Study Group- Meet 2 times/ month via conference line
  • Learning Group- Host (5) 1.5 – 2-hours sessions
  • Professional Development Plan

Module 2: The Art & Practice of Ontological Coaching

  • Attend the Coaching Certification Intensive
  • Learning Guides- complete 5 through 7
  • Observed Coaching Calls – attend (6) 1-hour calls with your assigned Mentor Coach
  • Virtual classes- Attend (8) 1-hour topic driven classes
  • Study Group- Meet 2 times/ month via conference line
  • Coaching Log- Complete 18 hours of coaching with clients
  • Written Exam
  • Professional Development Plan

Coaching Certification

Path to Certification with an Accredited Coach Training Program - ACTP

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Complete Newfield’s Instructional Coach Training Program (CCT)

To receive your Newfield CCT certificate, you need to complete all program requirements for both Module 1: Foundations and Module 2: TAPOC (The Art and Practice of Ontological Coaching). 

Completion of the program acknowledges you have successfully completed 125 coach specific training hours from an approved Accredited Coach Training Program (ATPC) by the International Coach Federation (ICF).


Become a Newfield Certified Coach (NCC)
*Your Final Exam with Newfield

To become a Newfield Certified Coach, you need to demonstrate your coaching competency by submitting 1 recorded coaching session, a coaching log showing 60 hours of practice in the field and a few other pieces of documentation. 

Newfield assessors will listen and score your coaching session in the same way your OCC’s were completed.

Note: This is what the ICF means when they are talking about program completion from an ACTP.


ICF Credentials via the ACTP Track

The requirements for your ICF credentials vary depending on the level of ICF credentials you are applying for (ACC or PCC) 

  1. Diploma from an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) requires completion of at least 125 hours of coach-specific training and passing final exam.
    Note: Final Exam means receiving your NCC.
  2. ACC- Coaching log demonstrating 100 hours (75 paid) of coaching experiencewith at least 8 clients following the start of your coach-specific training. At least 25 of these hours must occur within the 18 months prior to submitting the application for the credential.
    PCC- Coaching log demonstrating 
    500 hours (450 paid) of coaching experience with at least 25 clients following the start of your coach-specific training. At least 50 of these hours must occur within the 18 months prior to submitting the application for the credential.
  3. Complete the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA).

*Subject to change. For more information, visit:

Coaching Competencies

International Coach Federation's Coaching Core Competencies

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At Newfield we seamlessly blend our ontological learning methodologies with the ICF’s 11 coaching core competencies, creating exceptional and powerful ontological coaches™. By the end of our program, you will have an experiential understanding of how to apply these distinctions and competencies, producing transformational results for your clients.

The following 11 core coaching competencies were developed to support greater understanding about the skills and approaches used within today's coaching profession as defined by the International Coach Federation. They will also support you in calibrating the level of alignment between the coach-specific training expected and the training you have experienced.

A. Setting the Foundation

1. Meeting Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards

2. Establishing the Coaching Agreement

B. Co-creating the Relationship

3. Establishing Trust and Intimacy with the Client

4. Instructional Coaching Presence

C. Communicating Effectively

5. Active Listening

6. Powerful Questionin

7. Direct Communication

D. Facilitating Learning and Results

8. Creating Awareness

9. Designing Actions

10. Planning and Goal Setting

11. Managing Progress and Accountability

Course Dates

Important Program Dates and Time Frames

2018 Fall Program

September 24 – 28, 2018                    *The Foundation Course & Coaching Certification Opening Conference
September 29 – January 27, 2019     *Module 1: Foundations (Virtual)
January 28 – February 01, 2019        *Certified Coach Training Mid-Course Intensive
February 02 – May 30, 2019               *Module 2: The Art & Practice of Ontological Coaching – TAPOC (Virtual)
May 31, 2019                                              *Certified Coach Training Program Closing (Virtual)

2019 Spring Program

March 25 – 29, 2019                            *The Foundation Course & Coaching Certification Opening Conference Conference
March 30 – July 21, 2019                    *Module 1: Foundations (Virtual)
July 22 – 26, 2019                                *Coaching Certification Mid-Course Intensive
July 27 – December 05, 2019           *Module 2: The Art & Practice of Ontological Coaching – TAPOC (Virtual)
December 06, 2019                              *Coaching Certification Training Program Closing (Virtual)

2019 Fall Program

September 23 – 27, 2019                      *The Foundation Course & Coaching Certification Opening Conference
September 28 – January 26, 2020    *Module 1: Foundations (Virtual)
January 27 – 31, 2020                            *Coaching Certification Training Mid-Course Intensive
February 01 – May 28, 2020                *Module 2: The Art & Practice of Ontological Coaching – TAPOC (Virtual)
May 29, 2020                                            *Coaching Certification Program Closing (Virtual)

2020 Spring Program

March 23 – 27, 2020                            *The Foundation Course & Coaching Certification Opening Conference
March 28 – July 19, 2020                    *Module 1: Foundations (Virtual)
July 20 – 24, 2020                                *Certified Coach Training Mid-Course Intensive
July 25 – November 19, 2020            *Module 2: The Art & Practice of Ontological Coaching – TAPOC (Virtual)
November 20, 2020                              *Coaching Certification Program Closing (Virtual)

Pricing & Registration

Pricing & Registration for Coaching Certification


Transform the way you see and are in the world through Newfield's ontological coaching™ approach and learn to coach others to do the same.


Tuition: $10,000.

Tuition includes the Foundation Course, which is a stand-alone course, as well the opening conference and Coaching Certification.

Choose a single payment or payment plan options are available. There are four, six or eight payment plan options over the length of the program. Payment plan options and time frames vary based on the date you enroll in relation to the start date of the program. To discuss payment plan options, email an enrollment specialist at

You may pay by check, credit card, or PayPal.

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Lodging & Logistics


Courtyard by Marriott Boulder/Longmont
1410 Dry Creek Drive
Longmont, CO, USA 80503

Tel: +1-303-845-1352

Conference Schedule

Monday         9 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday        9 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday  9 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday      9 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday            9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

*Please make your travel arrangements to accommodate this schedule.
* Each day the doors open at 8:45 AM, includes 2 short breaks and a 1.5-hour lunch break.

Newfield Learning Collective

Instructional Coach Certification course materials and program calendar will be found on the Newfield Learning Collective, an online Community Forum It's very simple to enroll and there are many wonderful resources to be found there. Once you have enrolled, the director of programs will add you to your private class forum called: Coach Training Community Forum.


Frequently Asked Questions about Newfield Coaching Certification

Who should attend Newfield’s Certified Coach Training (CCT) program?

This program is designed for those committed to deep personal development or leadership and organizational development, becoming a competent life coach or executive coach, or want to be a more impactful and successful leader. Thus, our instructional coach certification programs are attended by individuals, entrepreneurs and leaders in private corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies.

We welcome those with an appreciation and desire to honor the highest standards of the profession to attend a program accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Upon successful completion of the instructional coach certification program, you can leverage your learning and professional standing by joining the ICF and becoming an ICF-credentialed coach.

What are the prerequisites?

People self-select into our coaching certification program. This program is not the right fit for those trying to learn coaching quickly or without first examining their own beliefs, limitations, and assumptions. It is rigorous and experiential, requiring you to attend two 5-day in person intensive sessions and spend approximately 5-7 hours per week in course activities, to include reading, writing, working with study partners, and participating in virtual classes over 8-months’ time.

What is your philosophy of coaching?

The work of Newfield widens your capacity to learn and to take new actions consistent with what you care about. Through our program, we engage you in conversations and practices that have you explore, discover, and revisit fundamental questions about how you view the world and how that impacts what you generate and achieve. Thus, you break old habits of thinking and acting, and you greatly increase your personal well-being, your ability to learn, and your capacity to take creative, new steps toward your own professional and personal goals.

Our instructional coach certification program is multidisciplinary in scope, invoking the best thinking and application from the fields of philosophy, biology, the various sciences, cosmology, epistemology, organizational development, sociology, ontology, body movement studies (Somatics), and more. We bring best practices from these fields and apply them to leading and living with greater effectiveness and greater well-being and satisfaction. Our attention to language, moods, emotions, and physiology and how these forces affect action and well-being is unique to our work.

How is the instructional coach certification program structured?

The 8-month coaching certification program begins with a five-day intensive, The Foundation Course, followed by Module 1: Foundations, four-months of virtual/ongoing learning. Theses first four-months are focused on YOU and your personal development! The emphasis is on developing new perspectives on learning, and gaining competencies in observation, reflection, questioning, listening and many other essential elements for good living. Module 2: The Art and Practice of Ontological Coaching, launches with another five-day intensive, The Coach Training Intensive. In this second four-month period, you learn how to utilize and apply these new perspectives in coaching others.

The curriculum includes Newfield’s unique approach to Ontological Coaching™; The Ontology of Emotions™; ontology of language, movement, and the body; consciousness theories; and integral thinking and practices. The in-person intensives are highly interactive and incorporate lecture, conversations, exercises, somatic practices, dance, and play. There are many opportunities to ask questions, interact with others, and be coached. Experience shows us that these in-person intensives are hallmark events for building and strengthening learning habits and developing long-term friendships and professional relationships.

During the virtual learning portions of the program, you will have assignments that include reading and writing exercises, study group conversations/activities with program peers, and virtual classes. As an essential part of our ontological approach, we also ask you to teach what you are learning by hosting Learning Groups. Learning Groups are made up of 6-10 people who are not participants in the program. (If you choose, you may partner with a program peer to co-design and co-facilitate the Learning Group sessions.) Through this progressive instructional coach certification process, you will gain experience in producing powerful results for yourself and your clients.

How much work is involved in the instructional coach certification program?

In addition to attending two 5-day in-person intensives, you will dedicate time to reading assignments, attend a minimum of sixteen 1-hour virtual classes, conduct bi-weekly conference calls with your study group, host five learning groups, and attend six 1-hour calls with your personal development coach in Module 1 and six 1-hour calls with your mentor coach in Module 2. You should expect to spend 5-7 hours weekly on these activities over an 8-month period.

Is the CCT program accredited?

Yes. Newfield’s Coaching Certification program is one of the founding instructional coach certification programs in the industry and among the first to obtain accreditation with the International Coach Federation (ICF.)

Is coaching certification included?

Yes.  This is accomplished in two steps.

STEP 1: Complete all instructional coach certification program requirements from both Module 1: Foundations and Module 2: TAPOC (The Art and Practice of Ontological Coaching). Completion of the instructional coach certification program acknowledges you have successfully completed 125 student contact learning hours (classroom hours) from an approved Accredited Coach Training Program (ATPC). Upon successful completion of course work, you will be awarded a certificate of completion for your records.

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STEP 2: To receive your Newfield Certified Coach (NCC) diploma, you need to demonstrate your coaching competency. You have up to two years from course work completion to submit one recorded coaching session, a coaching log showing 60 hours of coaching practice in the field and a few other pieces of documentation. A Newfield assessor will listen and score your coaching session. Important: This is what the International Coach Federation (ICF) considers as your final exam and what they mean when talking about program completion from an ACTP program.

Newfield believes it takes time to ground the classroom learning with practical field experience coaching. Over time we noticed that it took approximately 50 to 60 hours of coaching practice to successfully demonstrate competency. To allow people to focus on this last step at their own pace, we allow a two-year timeframe post-program coursework completion.

Who are the course leaders for the in-person intensives?

Julio Olalla  is one of two primary course leaders. Julio is Newfield’s founder and has worked directly with thousands of people and hundreds of organizations in many different countries on leadership, communication, and coaching. He is a founding father of ontological coaching, a Master Certified Coach, and considered by many to be one of the top executive coaches in the world.

Veronica Paz Olalla Love  is the other primary course leader. Veronica is the Chief Executive Officer for the Newfield Network, United States Branch, and is an international presenter for the Newfield Network programs.

She combines over 20-years of experience working in the holistic health field with over 15-years of immersion in the ontological coaching domain.

Who manages the coaching certification program?

Deanne Prymek  is the Director of Programs. She oversees all operations and management of the program through Newfield Coaching Certification. Once the instructional coach certification program begins, she is your primary contact.

Who are the coaching certification coaches and mentor coaches?

The Newfield Network Program Coaches  coach, mentor, and facilitate virtual classes throughout the instructional coach certification program. They are all certified graduates of Newfield’s Certified Coach Training program and have spent many years working with Newfield to complete advanced training.

Your coaches play various roles. During the first half of the course, they provide six 1-hour sessions of personal coaching. In the second half of the course, they provide six 1-hour mentoring sessions for your coaching by observing, assessing, and providing feedback on your Observed Coaching Calls (OCC’s). Throughout the duration of the program they lead topic-driven virtual classes.

Do I get individual coaching in the Newfield Coaching Certification Program?

Yes. You receive 6 hours of personal coaching in Module 1 and 6 hours of mentor coaching in Module 2. Coaching conversations typically last for 1 hour.

What is the cost of tuition, lodging, and meals?

Tuition for the Newfield Coaching Certification program is $10,000. Tuition includes instruction, materials, coaching, and mentoring. Those attending the in-person intensives from out-of-town will need to budget for travel, lodging, and meals.

Do you have coaching certification tuition payment plans?

Yes. There are four, six or eight payment plan options over the length of the coaching certification program. The time frames vary based on when you enroll for the program. For other payment options, please email your enrollment specialist at You may pay by check, credit card, or PayPal.

How long does it take to get instructional coach certification?

Once you complete the 8-month Coaching Certification program and you have accumulated 60 hours of coaching, you may apply for certification through Newfield. Newfield encourages you to pursue your ICF credential once you have received your Newfield Certified Coach (NCC) certification.ncc - Coaching for Personal and Professional Mastery

Is the demand high for instructional coach certification?

Coaching has become a fast-growing, highly recognized and needed industry. To get up-to-date statistics on coaching, you may consult the ICF website

What happens during Instructional Coach Certification? Will I get practical experience to help me become a good coach?

In our program, you learn individually as well as in groups, and you are also required to conduct your own learning groups and practice coaching. Between these experiences and the challenges given by the instructors, you will learn, experience, and apply the training in a practical, usable way, while also improving your leadership and organizational development.

Does this Instructional Coach Certification Program train me to become an organizational, executive, or personal life coach?

The beauty and elegance of this course is it meets you where you are at. Whether your intension is life coach training, personal development, executive coaching, or leadership and organizational development, this program adapts to meet your needs. The skills you learn are have vast application across a broad spectrum personally and professionally.

How can I find out more about Instructional Coach Certification programs?

Call our office at 1.303.449.6117 and ask to speak with Linda Fischer to answer any questions you may have, or another way is to join an upcoming complimentary Q&A call.

What Our Students Say

Learn From Past Participants What Makes Newfield's Certified Coach Training Program Different

The Government Space Agency undertook a year-long effort to look at coaching as a way of enabling performance. The Coaching Team evaluated all programs identified by ICF. Newfield's program was chosen as the best approach to reach one of our goals which were to build our in-house capabilities to better serve our leaders, managers, and employees.
— C. Williams, Government Space Agency

If you are truly committed to bringing about transformational change in yourself and others and being part of a very powerful and supportive learning community, Newfield's ontological coaching program is exactly what you are looking for. This well-thought-out and brilliantly implemented program is the crème de la crème of coach training.
— Athena Miller, president, Human Dimensions, Inc.

This was one of the most valuable life experiences that I have had. I have used the techniques and learning with my family, friends, community, and work. I have been promoted into a position at work where I manage the Executive Coaching Program for Marshall Space Flight Center. All the years that I spent in college and taking hundreds of hours of training did not come close to benefiting me and others the way that the Newfield program has.
— Janie Moyers, Government Space Agency

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