Concepts for Coaches by Gloria Walker Coaching provides professional development and continuing education courses for coaches. It is not a life coach training program, but rather exists to supplement your existing training.
 
I created Concepts for Coaches because I wanted to know more...
 
Most coach training programs, by their very nature, need to teach you a little bit about a lot of different things, an approach that by necessity focuses on breadth, which then leaves some of us wondering about the depth.
 
I wanted to know more and to understand how deeper exposure could inform my coaching and enhance my client’s experience. If knowing bits and pieces helped me become a coach, then having a deeper understanding should help me to become an even better coach and thus provide more value to my clients.
 
I also wanted to develop more confidence and knew that learning these tools would do just that.
 
So I dove in!
 
As a former academic, my default mode is research, and that’s exactly what I did. I dove into learning all I could about the psychology-based approaches that seemed to inform much of what I had been taught in coach training.
 
Combining extensive teaching/facilitation experience from my years in higher education, along with knowing how to pull together and synthesize information in a way that makes it approachable and easier to learn, with my extensive coach training and experience was the logical next step.
 
This is why I created Concepts for Coaches.
 
The course offerings provide thorough introductions to their topics in a supportive, approachable, and fun small group environment that facilitates learning and active engagement with the topic.
 
It is for coaches who want to learn about tried-and-true psychology-based techniques, sharpen their skills, add new tools to their toolkit, build confidence, and increase their effectiveness.

About Gloria

Gloria Walker, PhD, ACC, Certified Master Coach

Gloria Walker is the founder of Concepts for Coaches and owner of Gloria Walker Coaching. She has over 15 years of experience in higher education and has been a coach since 2017. Gloria is a Martha Beck Certified Master Coach and has her ACC credential from the International Coaching Federation. She has extensively studied Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Immunity to Change, Nonviolent Communication, and Mindfulness in Coaching and incorporates these concepts into her professional development curriculum.

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Diversity Statement

Concepts for Coaches by Gloria Walker Coaching is anti-racist, anti-discrimination, anti-hate, pro-diversity, pro-equality, and pro-equity. This is a safe place for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ persons. We are committed to dignity, equality, equal rights, and justice for all human beings.
Until Black Lives Matter no lives are truly safe
Pride is beautiful and love is love
The Equal Rights Amendment is still necessary