The Centre For Applied Neuroscience (CAN) is, in part, a coach training institute. Our coaches may have all completed the CAN 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.
Coaching fees vary from coach to coach, depending on his or her experience and scope of practice. Please contact the individual coach(es) you are interested in for more details about their services, fees and payment process.
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 peer coaching, volunteer registry sessions and practicum hours provide the means to help others.
There is an interview process for the CAN 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 CAN Life Coach Training Program, students 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 volunteer registry practice sessions (practical application of theories during the course) 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 for a $25 administration fee, after which time the client can continue with the coach at the regular fee.
2: The coaching practicum (refinement of skills after course completion) 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 (this rate is specific to the coach’s education and experience, but is a reduction from the full fee they will charge upon certification), after which time the client can either continue with the coach at the regular fee or switch to another coach-in-training.
3: 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.
Contact CAN for the current volunteer registry sign-up link or to be placed with a CIT doing their practicum.
You will receive an email with either:
A sign-up link for the volunteer registry to fill in (including admin fee)
Once submitted and your administration fee is processed, you will be placed with a student.
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 student/CIT will email/call you to arrange your first coaching session. The mentor will be copied on the email correspondences. If this is a practicum session, you may also receive an invoice from the CIT upon booking with payment process details (due date and method of payment).
Show up for your scheduled session and enjoy!
Following the session:
The student/CIT will email you to follow-up with any notes or resources relevant to your session, and provide you with the feedback questions required to be completed as part of the volunteer registry or CIT rate agreement.
If you are not comfortable filling in the form provided in your email from the student/CIT, you are welcome to email CAN staff directly. You may also request to be switched to a new student/CIT.