Seasons of Change Training for Professionals

For Coaches, Therapists, Counselors and Other Professionals who Support Clients in Transition

Many transition models are very conceptual--clients get the concepts mentally, but they aren't able to integrate the ideas into their lives. The concepts, though useful frameworks, don't touch clients at a deep, soulful place. As a result they don't become an integral part of your clients' approach to life.

The Seasons of Change is a rich, multi-faceted nature-based metaphor that provides you and your clients with a natural way to approach life changes. Nature has developed a wide range of responses to the ever-changing seasons. These responses provide a rich foundation of knowledge, inspiration, hope, and direction to those in transition.

Each season (or phase) of the transition process has its own signs, actions, and detours. This information gives you a map you can share with your clients to show them the way through their transition. The visually memorable nature metaphors associated with each season are simple, powerful tools that give clients constant support and guidance through difficult times.

The Seasons of Change model is useful whether your clients have entered their transition by choice or by force, whether the transition was anticipated or came as a complete surprise. By using this model in your work, you give your clients hope--helping them envision where they've been, where they are, and where they are going.

A process that is full of unknowns becomes a bit more understandable. Supporting your clients in where they are is a profound experience that deepens their trust in themselves, in you and in the transition journey. It's likely no one else is honoring them for what they feel deep within.

Add the Seasons of Change to your coaching work with clients in transition.

Coaching Change in Uncertain Times (no prerequisites) - 9 credits*

Seasons of Change Courses

Seasons of Change - Fundamentals - 10 credits*
Seasons of Change - Coaching Practicum - 10 credits*
Seasons of Change - Myths, Detours, and Internal Guidance System - 9 credits*

Details on unlinked classes coming soon!

*All Credits are awarded by Institute for Life Coach Institute through our partnership. If you are an ILCT Student, use the provided link to register through ILCT. If you are not an ILCT student, register on this site and we can work with you to take the steps necessary to obtain your credits.

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What Seasons of Change Coaches
Say about the Certification Training

Simple, powerful, immediately relevant and applicable—this is the value of Seasons of Change® for navigating through our ever-changing times. As it is based on the wisdom of nature, the SOC model offers a compelling and timeless understanding of change for my clients and me personally. Brilliant!
— Michelle Burns, PCC Professional Certified Coach / Master Retreat Leader, Design Your Destiny
In my life work, helping deaf, hard of hearing and late-deafened adults go through various life changes and adjustment, I have sometimes used language from the Hero’s Journey as a model for helping them understand how to move through their transition process. However, words like “belly or the whale,” “dark night of the soul” or “returning as a hero with a boon” are not always easy to understand.

After attending the Seasons of Change Training and Retreat, I found the language of the Seasons so much easier to convey and embrace. Everyone is familiar with lessons of nature and the changes each season brings. I find it a much easier model to help a client see that the dark time in her life might be her “Winter Solstice” or perhaps she is maturing into her “Summer” with a new level of confidence and clarity. The Season’s of Change model provides a natural, clear, useful and pragmatic language with which to discuss the process of transition and dynamics of change.
— ~~ LaRonda Zupp, Retreat Coach, Turtle Heart Retreats
At the onset of my career as a life coach, I came across Dr. Carol McClelland Field’s book “The Seasons of Change” and loved it. I’ve experienced many changes in my life and navigated many transitions. The archetypal process of change and transition that Carol explains so beautifully, touched a chord with me. I recognized the truth in it. When I found out that Carol was doing the Seasons of Change training, I decided to enroll and gain my certification. Today, Seasons of Change is the cornerstone of my coaching practice. When I talk about the SOC model, people nod their heads and light up. They recognize the process. They know it to be true and they want to know more about it.

We all strive to live a life of purpose and meaning. We wish for fulfilling work, healthy relationships and a rich inner life. Along the way, there are detours, U turns and surprises. Change happens! We’re all in it together and I’m grateful to have such a valuable tool in my hands. The Seasons of Change model keeps me focused and present to what’s happening in my life, and allows me to support my clients in an authentic, meaningful way. Thank you!
— Yota Schneider, Life Transitions Coach, Open for Success
I am grateful for the Seasons of Change® training. It’s so helpful to understand that I am in two seasons at once. I’m in Spring as far as my business, having been inspired by this new window into transitions. My broken leg is imposing a personal Wintering, which I now see as healthy opportunity for deep reflection, journaling, and writing. This in turn is really helpful in clarifying my vision as I inch forward developing my business.
— Caren M Kolerski, Heal Your Life(R) Coach & Workshop Leader