Are you a coach, leader or helping professional who wants to: 

  • integrate your feminism with your business
  • talk about the social issues that matter to you in your coaching practice or work
  • learn how to address internalized oppression with your clients
  • lead your biz from your feminist values and help your clients do the same
  • deepen your feminist analysis from an intersectional lens
  • feel more confident applying your feminist beliefs in your work

Then, you are in the right place!

In the Feminist Coach Track, you will learn how to integrate your (intersectional) feminist beliefs into your coaching practice and work, and create more powerful change in your clients’ lives, your business, and even your own life. 

What is the Feminist Coach Track?

We are Naomi Arnold and Cameron Airen, the co-founders of Developing Coach Collective and Feminist Coach Theory. And, we are excited to invite you to join us and our Developing Coach Collective mastermind members in our Feminist Coach Track classes.

The Feminist Coach Track is a year-long series of classes led by different guest teachers on a variety of topics in relation to feminism, coaching, and your biz.  In this year long track, you will have the opportunity to learn what Feminist Coach Theory is and how you can integrate a feminist and social justice lens into your business, work, life and practice. 

Each month, the guest teachers – who are leading experts in their field – will take you through a different component of Feminist Coach Theory. You can choose to attend all of the classes or simply attend those that appear relevant to your field or work.

We look forward to hopefully seeing you in class!

Why did we create the Feminist Coach Track?

We have noticed in the coaching and business industries a need for a feminist analysis and social awareness lens. As long-time feminists who are passionate about social justice, coaching and entrepreneurship, we are interested in changing this.

We are excited to create an opportunity for other coaches and leaders who care about social change to learn how to put Feminist Coach Theory into practice and deepen their feminist lens so they can be of better service to their clients and to themselves in their business.

What is Feminist Coach Theory?

Our definition of Feminist Coach Theory:

“Feminist Coach Theory is an integrative approach to coaching that combines the practice of coaching with feminist philosophies and social justice teachings. Feminist Coach Theory adopts a critique of patriarchy, systems of oppressions and power to question the different ways we’ve been socialised and oppressed (based on gender, race, sexuality, class, ability etc) and how this shows up for the coach and client in their lives, goals, and relationships with self, other and each other. It employs an examination of the dynamic between self-awareness and social awareness to interrupt dominant ways of thinking and acting, access our inner and outer liberation, expand possibilities and options, identify possible strategies and solutions, and ultimately create new ways of thinking, being and acting within ourselves, with each other and in the world.”

Your Feminist Coach Track HOSTS

NAOMI ARNOLD

Naomi is an award-winning life + business coach, entrepreneur, writer, speaker and researcher with a background in psychology, health, business and human rights. 

She helps kind and socially conscious people bring to life the dreams they hold for themselves, their loved ones and the world at large.

Naomi is also the co-creator of the Gentle Business Mastermind, Developing Coach Collective, Feminist Coach Track and Conquer Coach Certification Program where she trains and mentors business owners, entrepreneurs and coaches in strategically building successful and profitable businesses in a gentle, socially conscious and sustainable way.

Naomi has a Bachelor of Psychology with Honours, a life coaching qualification, is currently completing a Master of Human Rights, is certified as a B-Corporation and has completed a number of business and social justice trainings.

She has been featured in copious print, radio and digital media sources where she has been referred to as a “local identity”, “shining light”, “megastar”, “gentle powerhouse” and ‘international coach of the year’.

Through her award-winning coaching services and programs, speaking gigs, Dream For Others® podcast and resources, and academic research in human rights – Naomi endeavours to live a life of use to others and to help you do the same.

CAMERON AIREN

Cameron is a Feminist Mindset Coach, Mentor and Gender Consultant who helps feminists feel more confident, show up for themselves, and create the change they want in their lives and in the world!

In addition, Cameron works with solo-entrepreneurs, business owners, leaders and creatives to help them integrate next-level gender and social consciousness into their business and work so they can be a part of a growing movement of positive social change.

Cameron has a Masters degree in Anthropology & Social Change from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and a B.A. in Women & Gender Studies from Eckerd College in St. Petersburg, FL. She has 14+ years of experience studying feminism, gender, sexuality and social change.

With a background in counseling, coaching, and fitness, they have over ten years of experience helping clients manage their minds and emotions, connect to and take care of themselves, and create more powerful change in the world.

Her current podcast, Live A Conscious Life, mirrors her coaching and consulting practice helping folks experience greater freedom in their mind, heart and body, and expanding their awareness of gender and feminism helping them embody the change they want in society and in their everyday lives. 

Cam uses she/they pronouns, and is a digital nomad who works with clients from all over the globe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Feminist Coach Track Teachers + Topics

INTRODUCTION TO THE 
FEMINIST COACH TRACK (FCT)
Live Class: July 2019

Naomi Arnold will start the FTC by providing an introduction to Feminist Coach Theory. The award-winning coach will use her background, training and research in psychology, coaching, health and human rights to educate participants on what feminist coach theory is and help set a foundation for the learning and integration that will occur as part of this program. 

COACHING, PATRIARCHY
AND GENDER
Live Class: August 2019

Feminist Mindset Coach and Gender Consultant Cameron Airen will teach a class on the role that patriarchal gender conditioning play in our lives and work, and how you can move beyond the gender binary. Cameron’s years of academic study and experience with clients will inform their lesson in how such knowledge can be applied to our coaching methodologies, client work, businesses, marketing messages and systems.

COACHING AND THE ‘ISMS’
AWARENESS
Live Class: September 2019

Seasoned consultant and facilitator Desiree Adaway will teach us how the ‘isms’ – including capitalism, racism, sexism, ableism, and classism show up in our work as coaches and in the experiences of our clients. In this class, we will learn how to become aware of oppression and privilege – and how this social awareness can be applied to our coaching practice and business.

COACHING, MENTAL HEALTH AND
TRAUMA
Live Class: October 2019

Our mental health and traumas impact how we show up in our business and for our clients. Our clients’ mental health and traumas will also impact their coaching experience. In this class, life coach + therapist Nicole Lewis Keeber will teach us the difference between big ‘T’ and little ‘t’ trauma. We will also learn how an awareness of mental health and trauma can enhance our coaching skills, abilities and business.

BREAKING FREE FROM
‘BRO CULTURE’
Live Class: November 2019

In this class, award-winning business coach and founder of CEO DNA, Lena West, will teach members how to free themselves and their businesses from the ‘bro culture’ of business. For too long, we have been socialised to believe that succeeding in business requires acting hardcore and void of feeling. She will discuss how we can be free of this and build a coaching business that loves us.

COACHING WOMEN AND
SOCIALISATION
Live Class: December 2019

Women are socially conditioned to put other people first, other needs, other opinions, other desires. Creator of the ‘How To Be A Woman And Not Give A Fuck’, Airial Clark, will teach us how we and our clients can become aware of, unpack and break free of this conditioning – ultimately deciding and acting upon what we each uniquely want to care about and become.

CONFIDENT COURAGEOUS
CONVERSATIONS
Live Class: January 2020

Many coaches want to speak out about oppressive beliefs and injustices – racism, sexism, and homophobia – but don’t know where or how to begin. We often find ourselves feeling anxious, overwhelmed, tongue-tied and wary of conflict. In this class, consultant Nicole Lee will teach us how we can confidently and courageously have such conversations with our clients, communities, families and friends.

COACHING, SEX AND
EMBODIMENT
Live Class: February 2020

Sex therapist, Celeste Hirschman M.A. will teach on her Somatica Method –  a relational and experiential body-based approach to sex and relationship coaching. We will learn how to become aware of sexuality development and social roles, tap into our own wisdom and resources, realise our full potential, deepen our experiences of pleasure and embodiment – and how to support our clients in doing so too. 

PRIVILEGE, HARM AND RACIAL
TRAUMA AWARENESS 
Live Class: March 2020

Gutsy coach, leader, artist, speaker and writer Sharyn Holmes will be teaching a class on privilege, racial trauma awareness and minimising harm in coach/practitioner-client relationships. So many folk experience shortcomings in their experiences with coaches / therapists / practitioners who are not well-versed in these areas. They are not getting the care and support they deserve – let’s learn how to change this.

COACHING AND CONNECTING
WITH YOUR ANCESTORS
Live Class: April 2020

Have you ever thought about how connecting with your ancestors might impact your life, business and work with clients? Have you ever thought about how supporting your clients in connecting with their ancestors might be transformative too? In this class, we will learn how from spiritual worker, mother, ancestral healer and Okanagan First Nations member, student and teacher Darla Antoine.

REDEFINING HEALTH AND
WELLNESS COACHING
Live Class: May 2020

The traditional wellness paradigm reinforces harmful body and beauty standards. Former health coach turned writer, speaker + educator Melissa Toler will teach us how our coaching goals, methods and messaging in the health, wellness and fitness spheres could be potentially harmful and what we might like to consider changing in supporting our clients, audience + self in a more healthy way.

COACHING AND UNCONSCIOUS
BIAS
Live Class: June 2020

We bring our unconscious biases to our coaching, as do our clients. Author, facilitator, social historian, and creative word artist Leesa Renee Hall will teach a class on how to disrupt our unconscious bias. We will learn how to use and support our clients in using the art of self-enquiry and expressive writing to question unconscious bias in order to create truly inclusive communities, companies and corporations.

Alternatively, you can purchase one class by simply going to the class you want to purchase above and clicking the ‘buy this class’ option. If you want to buy a class at a time, the rate is $300 AUD per class. If you plan on attending multiple classes, the above package options might be better suited for you.

Why should you join the Feminist Coach Track?

We believe from our experience of coach training and working with clients who are coaches and helping professionals, one of the missing elements from many business and training programs is learning how feminist theory and having a social awareness can enhance your coaching skills, ability to support your clients and capacity to build a sustainable, healthy business.

The goal of the Feminist Coach Track is therefore to enable you to:

  • Learn the principles of feminist coaching theory and know how to apply these to your coaching practice, client work and business;
  • Learn about social justice issues and how you can integrate your learnings into your business and work with clients;
  • Recognise the ways that internalised oppression and internalised superiority impact your coaching practice, client work and business;
  • Feel confident and courageous in speaking up about oppressive beliefs and injustices in your coaching, business, work and life;
  • Become aware of your unconscious bias and how this is impacting your work with clients – as well as how their unconscious bias might be impacting their goals and life;
  • Become aware of how connecting to your ancestors can benefit your business, coaching and work with clients;
  • Understand the nuances of supporting (and/or referring on) people who experience mental health challenges and trauma;
  • Recognise how your mental health, personality and potentially previous trauma show up in your work, business and coaching; and
  • Ultimately become a more skilled, capable and impactful coach.

We believe this is training all service-based professionals should undertake. It will enhance your coaching abilities and capacity to serve your clients – and will transform your own life and business journey.

What are the integration calls? 

You may have noticed that as part of Package 1 above we have included 4 integration calls. We appreciate that you will be learning a lot on our calls with guest teachers. We therefore wanted to hold space for participants to share their learnings and consider how they might be integrated in their context.  

The integration calls will be hosted by Cam and/or Nai. They will provide the opportunity to practice feminist coaching, practice integrating what you’ve learned from guest teachers with other members and with us, and to ask any questions and seek feedback on thoughts you’ve had since the call about what integration might look like for you.

There will also be opportunities to seek feedback on specific client scenarios you may have experienced and how best to approach them with a feminist lens. 

In short, the integration calls are designed to assist you with transforming the THEORY of what you have learned in the Feminist Coach Track in PRACTICE. 

To access our quarterly integration calls, register for Package 1 today.

Who is the FCT for?

  • You already have a coaching business, are a coach-in-training, are ready to start a coaching business and/or a business or profession in a similar field.
  • You do not necessarily call yourself a coach, but are a helping professional who blends coaching methodologies into your approach and client work.
  • You believe that coaching is a craft and skill that requires ongoing development, practice and learning.
  • You identify as or want to learn more about becoming a feminist coach.
  • Creating an ethical and socially aware business is important to you.
  • You are willing to be gently and respectfully challenged in a courageous community space.
  • You value critical thinking and anaylses, self inquiry and self growth.

Who is FCT not for?

  • You are not a coach or helping professional, and have no training or experience as a coach or helping professional.
  • You are not a helping professional or practitioner who blends coaching methodologies into your approach and client work.
  • You do not identify as a feminist or wish to learn about feminist coaching theory and approaches.
  • You are not open to learning about different perspectives and experiences.
  • You are in business exclusively to make money and advance your personal status and career – and honestly don’t care if your approach is socially aware or inclusive.
  • You believe you have nothing new to learn as a coach and are already at a masterful level.
  • You are looking for a safe space where you, your beliefs and methods are always validated and different perspectives or ways of looking at things are not offered.

Alternatively, you can purchase one class by simply going to the class you want to purchase above and clicking the ‘buy this class’ option. If you want to buy a class at a time, the rate is $300 AUD per class. If you plan on attending multiple classes, the above package options might be better suited for you.

FAQs - CLICK TO OPEN

1. When does the program run?

The first live class is in late July 2019 and the final live class is in late June 2020. You can view a schedule of when the calls will be held here. Please keep in mind that some call times still have yet to be announced. Integration calls (as per Package 1) will be held quarterly.

Just like a virtual summit however, classes and calls will be recorded and those who can’t attend live or who purchase the class/es after the live call will receive the recording/s.

2. How will the classes be structured?

We imagine that each live class will be structured differently. We have deliberately left the structure of classes up to the guest teacher. Some classes might be in ‘lecture’ format, others might be more interactive or workshop-structured, and others might be an interview format. Nai and/or Cam will attend every live class, briefly introducing the guest teacher and handing it over to them to facilitate the class (unless/until their input/assistance is required).

3. Is this program for coaches only?

This program is for coaches and/or those who integrate coaching skills or methods in their work with clients. We suspect in addition to coaches, that other helping professions such as therapists, healers, mentors, facilitators and leaders will be interested in joining to gain insight to how to integrate feminist coach theory in their practice.

4. Are you paying the guest teachers?

Yes! When designing the Feminist Coach Track we knew we wanted a faculty of expert teachers in a range of topics related to feminism and social justice. We also wanted to offer the Feminist Coach Track in a way that not only enabled members to access the best training possible, but also supported and respected the guest teachers.  In alignment with our feminist values, we wanted to pay the guest teachers and ensure those who take part in the training are committed, willing and ready. We therefore want you to know upfront that the teachers will be paid $100AUD per participant enrolled in their class  – so the more people who sign up for their classes, the more the teachers will get paid. We cannot wait to tell the teachers who have enrolled in their classes!

5. Will I be able to ask the guest teachers specific questions?

Yes! Although each class will be led by the teacher in their chosen format, there will be an opportunity to ask question if you attend the classes live. If you cannot attend live and have purchased the class prior to the live call, you can presubmit questions at developingcoachcollective(at)gmail(dot)com – Cam or Nai can then ask the question on your behalf.

6. Is it possible to upgrade later and join your integration calls if the need arises?

Possibly. If we decide to offer this opportunity in the lead up to our integration calls, we will contact those who have registered in other packages to invite them to join us at an additional fee.

7. When will the calls be held? And what if I can’t make them live?

The Feminist Coach Track calls have been scheduled at varied times to accommodate the guest teacher and host. You can view the current call schedule here (please keep in mind that some times are still yet to be announced). If you cannot attend them live, you will receive a recording and links to any referenced resources. Where possible, we will also invite you to pre-submit questions ahead of the live call and we will ask them on your behalf.

8. Will there be a Facebook group for participants?

No there will not be a private Facebook group or online community. Any follow up questions or discussion around integration will occur in our integration calls as per Package 1 – we encourage you to sign up at this level to receive this support.

9. Is there a refund and cancellation period?

The refund/cancellation conditions vary depending on which package you purchase. View our refund and cancellation policy here for details.

10. Will you have a scholarship or accessibility options?

Since we will be using a portion of your payments to pay the guest teachers, we do not have a full scholarship position available for the Feminist Coach Track. However, we are open to discussing partial scholarship options if the program is not currently accessible to you. Please email us at developingcoachcollective(at)gmail(dot)com if you would like to enquire about applying for a partial scholarship.

11. We note you have not used the term ‘intersectional feminism’ and this concerns me. Is this program intersectional?

As you may have assumed by our definition of Feminist Coach Theory and the topics covered in this program, we aspire to be intersectional in our approach to feminism. We recognise, however, that many white folk have used Kimberlé Crenshaw’s ‘intersectional feminism’ in a tokenistic way and co-opted it for their own gain and image – leading to a number of women of colour requesting that white feminists not use this term. We acknowledge multiple systems of oppression (racism, ableism, classism, heterosexism, whorephobia, ageism, etc.) and believe they are all connected, and aim to transform them in our work and lives.

12. Is this program for women only?

No. This program is for all gender identities. For your information, Naomi uses she/her pronouns and Cameron uses she/they pronouns. 

15. Where can I ask more questions?

Please send any questions you have to developingcoachcollective(at)gmail(dot)com and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.