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INDEPENDENT FACILITATOR

Coaching Program

with Sonni Charness

DO YOU WANT TO BE AN INDEPENDENT FACILITATOR, BUT DON'T KNOW HOW TO START?

This first-of-its-kind online program teaches everything you need to know to be a rockstar independent facilitator for clients in California's Self-Determination Program.

Unlike one-time independent facilitator trainings, our coaching program is designed to provide you with ongoing, individualized support to launch your successful practice.

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Businesswoman

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“I'm so thankful that Sonni Charness with the Guidelight Group decided to share her expertise in her Independent Facilitator Coaching Program. I've completed 7 person-centered plans to date and there is no way I could have done it without her course. Each client is so unique and their needs so diverse, but the step by step process Sonni taught us works fabulously in drawing out what is important to and important for each client and analyzing what unmet needs may be present.  I highly recommend her training and can assure you that you will be able to serve your clients well with what you learn.”

THE 8-WEEK COURSE INCLUDES:

  • 8 live webinars with more than 16 hours of instruction going deep into the nitty gritty details of independent facilitation;
     

  • 2 live group coaching and collaboration video calls;
     

  • 3 private 1:1 coaching calls with Sonni to use anytime you want (we recommend saving these for when you've started with your first client!);
     

  • Weekly readings and homework assignments to keep you on track and accountable;
     

  • Case study examples of real Self-Determination participants;
     

  • Templates for person-centered planning and spending plans;
     

  • Checklists for each part of your role as an independent facilitator; 
     

  • A small cohort of like-minded colleagues who will become your network and support system as you build your business; and
     

  • Ongoing community support and feedback on a private Facebook Forum and email group.

COURSE DETAILS

 

Format:
The coaching program takes place entirely online! We use tools like Zoom and Google Drive to make learning easy and accessible from your home or office.

Cohorts:

The course offered to a small cohort of about 10 individuals. Everything aside from the private coaching calls will be conducted in this collaborative and intimate group setting. Your cohort is a bonus feature- it is invaluable as an independent facilitator to have colleagues to rely on for resources, ideas, questions and moral support!

Learning level:

The program is intended for people who already have a solid understanding of the Self-Determination Program, and who are looking for extra support and encouragement to get their practice off the ground. We highly recommend participating in reputable introductory trainings, such as those conducted by the State Council, prior to seeking coaching if they are available in your area.

 

Timeline:

Applications to join the August 2020 cohort are now open. A weekly meeting time will be selected based on the availability of the group.​

 

Cost:

The entire program (including 8 webinars, 3 private coaching calls, 2 group coaching calls, templates, checklists and ongoing community support!) is currently being offered for $1,200 (usually $1,500!)!

APPLY TODAY!

Each cohort of participants is selected based on a simple application process, and the next program will begin in August 2020. 

PHONE: (310) 883-8343
EMAIL: hello@guidelightgroup.org

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