The Centre For Applied Neuroscience (CAN) is, in part, a coach training institute. Our coaches may have all completed the Neuropsychoidiology Life Coach Training Program, but also bring with them unique scholastic and experiential backgrounds. We celebrate our diversity while remaining dedication to a curiosity approach that leads to self-understanding, clarity and focus.
A coach works in collaboration with you to help you be your best. They do this by:
Asking Pivotal Questions
In addition to the above core facets, each coach brings their own approach and tools. We have coaches whose practices include elements of psychology, spirituality, design, movement, visuals and more.
There are coaches out there for all kinds of different goals and learning style. Ultimately it is about finding the right match and designing a coaching alliance that best suits you.
A 15-minute phone session with our associate director, Allison McDonald, will help match you with one of our graduates or Coach In Training (CIT) members. Our goal is to make meaningful connections and we, therefore, do not charge for these sessions.
Coaching fees vary from coach to coach, depending on his or her experience and scope of practice. The following are ranges you can expect when working with one of our coaches.
Prices are normally subjected to regional taxes.
*Completed NPI Life Coach Training and CIT programs, as well as, a relevant undergrad degree.
**Completed NPI Life Coach Training and CIT program, but no relevant undergrad degree.
***See practicum process below.
A Life Coach is just a regular person who is excited and curious about you, your projects, and the life changes you are seeking. A Life Coach is resourceful and can help you figure out the direction you want to go in by asking thought-provoking questions, being a soundboard for possibilities, helping you design a plan to achieve what you want, and ultimately, holding you accountable so that you will accomplish your goals. A Life Coach partners with you in a way that is centred on your needs so your life heads in a direction that best serves you.
A Life Coach is trained in conventional ways through coursework, textbooks, and practicums mostly as a way of learning tools to support you but a Life Coach also draws upon his/her own experiences and shares those experiences with you as a client when you seem to need a little “I hear ya!”. As a result, Life Coaching sessions are real conversations rather than therapy sessions, which many people find refreshing. Because of that, you get to know your coach too and end up feeling like you have a champion in your corner no matter what! Laughter is encouraged but so is crying, either as tears of joy or frustration or sadness. Your coach might even cry with you!
Ultimately, working with a Life Coach should have you feeling empowered, good, and supported in your life in a way that just makes sense. And if you happen to run into your coach one day on the street you will feel proud to show him/her off as a huge advocate for your success in life!
Coaches trained at The Centre For Applied Neuroscience (CAN) learn the principles of neuroscience, psychology, yoga and mindfulness to explore and question what they know about themselves. Knowledge is a powerful tool to getting the most out of ourselves and our life. Practicing these skills on a personal level provides a deep understanding, while practicum hours provide the means to help others.
There is an interview process for the NeuroPsychoidiology(NPI) Life Coaching program that carefully considers an individual's educational background and relevant experiential learning. The knowledge and experience an individual brings into the program coupled with their unique experience during the program, makes each coach different. During our Coach In Training(CIT) Program we empower our coaches to find how they work best with clients so they can provide the best quality experience possible.
After completing the NeuroPsychoidiology (NPI) Life Coach Training Program, those deciding to implement what they have learned into a coaching practice are required to take a Coach In Training (CIT) Program. Part of this CIT program includes practicum hours, which involves working 1-on-1 with new clients and applying the techniques learned during the course work in real coaching sessions, beyond those that are done during the training sessions.
1: The coaching practicum gives clients an opportunity to use coaching services in a way that is more financially accessible. The client is guaranteed 3 sessions with the coach at the practicum rates, after which time the client can either continue with the coach at the regular fee or switch to another coach-in-training to maintain the same fee schedule.
2: The program gives clients the opportunity to help the coach-in-training improve his/her coaching skills by filling out a feedback form after each session. The feedback is reviewed by a mentor and then communicated to the coach-in-training along with other feedback.
Book a coach matching session (button above).
You will receive an email with your CIT's contact information, in order to connect the two of you. You may also see another email cc'd, as the CIT's mentor will be a part of this process.
The CIT will email/call you to arrange your first coaching session. The mentor will be copied on the email correspondences.
Show up for your scheduled session and enjoy!
Following the session:
The mentor will contact you (via email) to provide feedback on your session, the coach-in-training, and the coaching practicum program.
You will also receive an invoice for the session at this time, which you will be able pay via email money transfer (preferred method), cheque, or credit card (with a 5% service charge).
You will be asked if you wish to continue seeing your coach, if you would prefer to try a session with another coach, or if you would prefer to no longer participate in the coaching practicum program.