Seasons of Change Fundamentals

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

10 Credits (9 Core Competencies + 1 Resource Development)


Level One Training includes:

  •  An overview of the Seasons of Change model
  •  An understanding of the various transitions for which this module is relevant
  •  Knowledge of the signs, tasks of each season
  •  Exploration of the detours and myths of each season
  •  An understanding of the support your clients need as they move through the seasons
  •  Methods to apply this module to individuals and groups in your practice
  •  A personal exploration of the Seasons of Change in your development as an individual and a professional
  •  A designation as a Seasons of Change Coach

    After completing the Seasons of Change Fundamentals Course, you'll be eligible to enroll in the Seasons of Change - Coaching Practicum (10 Credits).

Next Training:  Fall 2018

CLASS SCHEDULE: Tuesday, September 27 - November 15

5:00-6:15 PM Eastern | 2:00 - 3:15 PM Pacific - 75 min calls

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


Instructor: Karin Marcus, PCC, BCC

Session 1: Introduction and Overview

Session 2: Season of Fall

Session 3: Season of Early Winter

Session 4: Season of Winter Solstice

Session 5: Season of Late Winter

Session 6: Season of Spring

Session 7: Season of Summer

Session 8: Integrating the Seasons of Change into Your Business

Cancellation Fee: $50; within two weeks of start of class - 50% refund; once course begins no refund.

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What Seasons of Change Coaches
Say about the Certification Training

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

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