Introduction to Brain Based Coaching


Leveraging Neuroscience for Greater Impact for You and Your Coaching Clients

Explore the latest insights into how the brain works and how to apply neuroscience in real-time with your coaching clients. Whether you’re new to coaching or are an experienced coach, you and your clients will benefit from understanding how to make the brain work better to increase desired positive outcomes.

This eight-hour course will include models, stories, exercises, assessments, reading, practice assignments, and peer coaching. Some of the topics covered include:

  • The basics of brain anatomy
  • Creating a brain-friendly coaching environment
  • Rewiring your brain to let go of limiting beliefs and build positive habits
  • Fostering a growth mindset
  • Understanding and increasing motivation
  • Setting goals with the brain in mind
  • Neuro-hacks for fear and procrastination
  • Applying neuroscience to the ICF coaching competencies
  • Tips for a healthy brain

You will walk away with tips, tools, and techniques to facilitate positive change with your clients and for yourself through improved thinking.

“90% of our behavior is driven by our subconscious
(thoughts, habits, emotions, and beliefs).”

– John Assaraf, Author and Mindset & Success Coach

Required Materials

The price listed on this page is $410, which includes tuition ($400) plus the cost for the course materials ($10). You will be prompted to add the materials to your cart during the registration process.

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Date October 8, 2024 - October 29, 2024

Time 10:00 am ET - 12:00 pm ET

Day Tuesday

Type Video Conference

Faculty Joan Runnheim Olson, MS, PCC


“I took Joan's Introduction to Brain-Based Coaching course. Joan is a natural instructor. She struck a perfect balance between sharing information and participant discussion. Joan's content was well-organized and I walked away with a number of new skills I can use in my coaching practice (and on myself!). I look forward to taking more courses with Joan in the future.”

- E.H.

I just had the pleasure of completing Joan's Brain Based Coaching Course, which was by far the best taught and most helpful coaching course I've taken. Joan is an engaging, thought-provoking, knowledgeable instructor, and her course is a wonderful blend of theory and practical tools for engaging clients. I left the course with so many wonderful resources and strategies that I look forward to integrating into my coaching practice.

- T.K.