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site dedicated to the ethical advancement of the Coaching Profession,
the development of human potential and the liberation of the human
help clients find great highly trained coaches that are passionate
about making a difference.
We help coaches build their practices and further their professional
help people create and live more effective, fulfilling and balanced
Central was created by professional coaches who care deeply about
coaching, and the coaching profession. We want to see clients, coaches
and the coaching profession prosper, and so we are very picky about
the Coaches who work with us.
Essentially, we put ourselves in the shoes of clients and asked what
they would want. So we choose to associate with kind, smart, coaches
with integrity, who are passionate about what they do and are as highly
trained and experienced as possible.
learn more about some of our Coach Central coaches, click on COACHES.
coaches, we love what we do. And everyday we see the value that coaching
provides to our clients. We find it deeply satisfying to get to know
a client and find out what is really important to them. And to play
a significant role in helping clients define who they really are,
what they most want to accomplish, and then to actually be there and
help them do it - well it may not be magic, but it is always magical.
In addition to our clients, we respect and care about the profession
of coaching. Compared to other professions, coaching is in its infancy.
We would like to see more people access and benefit from coaching.
We would like to help coaches become better coaches. We would like
to see coaches taking pride in mastering their craft and enjoy the
fruits of a successful practice, doing what they love. We would like
to see the highest standards emerge to govern the training and certification
of coaches, so that this profession preserves the trust and respect
of the public.
idea for Coach Central came out of ongoing discussions between a number
of Professional Certified Coaches spread across the U.S. and Canada.
These coaches noticed several trends emerging out of the fast growing
coaching profession: Trends Affecting Coaches
are more good coaches, than there are good coaches with full practices.
Most coaches do not enjoy marketing and fall short of fully sharing
their skills with the public.
cost of successfully marketing an individual coaching practice
over the Internet is becoming more and more expensive. In contrast,
the economies of a group marketing effort are far more attractive.
clients would benefit from learning more about the coaching
profession and receiving some guidance in choosing a Professional
There are too many individuals claiming to be Professional
Coaches with only minimal training. And there is confusion
in client's minds as to what constitutes a truly Professional
or Certified Coach and what the different coaching certifications
are few coaching services that allow clients to freely choose,
or be matched with, the best coach for their requirements
Affecting the Coaching Profession
is a proliferation of new, non-ICF accredited coaching schools
offering "certification" programs to coaches for less than
20 hours of remote, unsupervised learning. (Less than 1/10th
what an ICF certification would entail.)
was from a desire to create a win-win-win for these main constituents,
clients, coaches and the coaching profession, that Coach Central
was formed and launched.
Mitten - My Story
It's often said that a good life is the enemy of a great
life. Seven years ago I had a pretty good life. A wife
and family I loved. Good health. Good friends. And a career
that a lot of people would have died for.
After 15 years of starting and building businesses - and
learning many valuable lessons - I had begun to understand
how the game was played. I was managing a public company
I had helped form, working with some great people, and
doing business all over the globe. I loved the adventure,
the camaraderie, the learning and teaching, and the prospect
of having a big positive impact. At the time, I thought
I would be doing what I was doing for the rest of my life.
I don't remember where I was flying home from, but to
pass the time I started to count all the date stamps in
my passport. To my surprise I realized that I had been
away from home close to 50 weeks out of the previous 5-6
years. At that moment I had a deep realization that as
much as I loved my job, I loved my family more, and I
had to find something I enjoyed doing closer to home.
Shortly after my epiphany in the airplane, I joined some
good friends in a personal growth seminar where I first
Years later, I can still remember how strongly affected
I was from my first exposure to coaching. The idea of
helping others connect to what they really cared about,
walk past their limitations, and create fulfilling lives
and careers aligned to their gifts and passions - well
I simply knew that this is what I was meant to do.
I love business. I love being an entrepreneur. But at
heart I am a coach and my greatest love is helping others
learn, grow and live their dreams. By striving to be really
good at that, I get to live my dream, and continue to
move my life from very good to even better.
Here's a more formal resume.
Steve Mitten B.ApSc. MCC, CPCC
(Master Certified Coach, Certified Professional Co-Active
Steve Mitten is a Professional Certified Coach with a
background as a Managing Director, President, Marketing
Manager, entrepreneur, engineer, life-skills trainer and
business specialist. As a Coach, Steve helps clients become
leaders in their own lives, move past limitations, and
create more value, balance and abundance in their careers
and personal lives. He has a busy coaching practice with
individuals, entrepreneurs, executives and new coaches
and routinely delivers workshops on coaching skills, leadership,
communication skills and emotional intelligence to help
his clients develop the skills they need to excel.
Regarding coaching qualifications, Steve first studied
coaching and coaching strategy with CoachU founder Thomas
J. Leonard. He has also studied coaching with the Coaches
Training Institute (CTI), completing their Professional
Coaching, Advanced Coaching, and Certification programs.
He has also gained the title of Master Certified Coach
through the ICF where he currently serves
as President. Steve's commitment to
ongoing professional development has allowed him to benefit
from additional studies with The Newfield Network, The
Justice Institute, The Banff Center and Innerworks Solutions.
Steve comes to coaching with over 20 years of business,
management, engineering, sales, marketing and entrepreneurial
experience. As relates to business and entrepreneurial
activities, he has started five companies, and been a
President and a Managing Director of two public companies
with international operations.
Steve is happily married and the proud dad of three
active girls. He enjoys family, friends, good health,
coaching community sports teams, and a variety of outdoor
activities including swimming, boating, skiing and water-skiing.
Top 5 Values: Integrity,
compassion, making a difference, presence and creativity.
beach at Roberts Creek.
Mmmm.... Can't choose. It is either water skiing on morning
glass with friends and family, or going for a solitary
swim, in the ocean, on a mid-summer's day.
Favorite Book: Can’t
choose here either, Don Quixote or Siddhartha (and a few
hundred other titles on spirituality, history, myth, health
and personal development).
Favorite Meal: Italian
(So hard to choose!)
Favorite Quote: To
laugh often and much, to win the respect of intelligent
people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation
of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends,
to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave
the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a
garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know
even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded! - Ralph Waldo Emerson
B.Sc.N, M.Ed. (Counseling Psychology), C.P.C.C. is an
enthusiastic, dynamic individual whose career began in
nursing and includes 25 years of management, consulting,
strategic planning and policy development at senior levels
in government and mental health organizations. She has
completed advanced training in coaching with the Coaches
Training Institute (CTI) of San Rafael, California and
is certified as a Professional Co-Active Coach. She is
a member of the International Coach Federation and is
active in the Co-Active Coaching Learning Community.
Juhree teaches Coaching Skills for Managers and Values
Based Strategic Planning at the Justice Institute and
is on the adjunct faculty of the UBC Department of Nursing.
As a Leader for the Coaches Training Institute, she leads
courses in North America and the U.K., supervises coaches
in certification and leads Jumpstart.
Recent projects include:
Nursing Leadership Workshop, UBC School of Nursing – February
Leading Change for Managers, NCS, BC Hydro - December
2001 and ongoing Leader Executive Team Retreat, Vancouver
Coastal Health Authority - September 2001
Living Life to the Fullest After Breast Cancer, Canadian
Breast Cancer Network – March 2001
Senior Leader Coaching Skills Workshops, Providence Health
Care -September 2000-March 2001
Leadership Coaching Program, City of Richmond - August
Leadership Coaching Program-NCS, BC Hydro – November 1999-December
Juhree’s coaching practice includes senior executives
in business and health care as well as other professionals.
She is committed to developing leaders and transforming
organizational culture through coaching.
Ph.D, CPCC, is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach,
sport psychology consultant, and teacher.
Billy is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Physical
Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta,
where he teaches a graduate course in coaching. He has
extensive training as a leader, teacher, and coach.
In addition to coaching, Billy is recognized as an outstanding
instructor and presenter. He has conducted a variety of
workshops and been an invited presenter and keynote speaker.
Billy comes to his workshop and coaching practice with
over 20 years experience in education as a University
professor, intercollegiate coach, sport psychology consultant
for elite athletes and national teams, an NCCP Level III
('C' License) Soccer Coach, and coach of many youth sport
teams. Billy is also a proud father and has done extensive
work with children. He studied sport psychology at the
University of Illinois, where he received his Ph.D., and
he has completed a variety of coaching courses, including
the curriculum and certification program of The
Coaches Training Institute. Billy is a member of the
Billy has completed the highly regarded Co-Active Space
Leadership Program. As an experienced workshop leader
he believes that successful education must deliver lasting
benefits to participants. He believes that experiential
learning and reflection creates a solid foundation for
personal growth and that ongoing coaching plays a critical
role in making positive changes last.
Through his coaching, teaching and volunteer work, Billy
has helped hundreds of people to live more full, productive
and purposeful lives.
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