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The hardest thing about coaching is dealing with adult emotions. Overwhelm. Frustration. Fear. Resistance. All of these are predictable human experiences that can be found in abundance in our schools. 

When it comes to emotions at work, people usually fall into one of two camps: they suppress them or are overtaken by them. Both responses to emotions can lead to toxic cultures and fail to create environments where everyone is able to show up, be seen, and thrive. 

If we want joyful, resilient, and equitable places of learning, we must be adept at coaching emotions. If you want to be a Transformational Coach, you must be able to skillfully coach emotions. And in two days we can teach you how.

📖 Move beyond the book: 

This workshop will guide you in using a simple three-part framework to coach someone in understanding their emotions, processing them, and moving through them. You don’t need to be a therapist or have an extensive tool set to coach around emotions, and this workshop will show you how to do that. In addition, you’ll quickly see how coaching emotions can clear space for an educator to explore their practices and look at equity issues that might need attention.

⬆️ More than skill building: 

This workshop also provides you with an opportunity to connect with and learn from leaders around the world. As you process your learning and practice new strategies together, you’ll experience the potential of coaching emotions to create healthy, resilient communities. You’ll be amazed by the connections you will make in a short period of time and the inspiration you’ll find in this experience. You’ll return to your organizations feeling energized and hopeful about what can be done in schools, and about your potential for impact. 

✨ New in 2023: 

Your workshop enrollment now also includes complimentary access to two Transformational Coaching Accelerator (TCA) sessions. These TCA sessions take place during the two months immediately following the workshop date and provide the time to ensure workshop learnings continue to translate into skillful practice. If you want to be a Transformational Coach what you need is straightforward: structured space to practice and that’s exactly what you’ll get in your TCA sessions.


  • How to use a simple framework to navigate complex coaching conversation
  • How to respond when a client demonstrates strong emotions, and how to manage your own emotional response to their emotions
  • How coaching emotions can accelerate an educator’s growth and contribute to retention

The Art of Coaching Emotions

Learn about this course from Elena Aguilar.


All participants must have access to The Art of Coaching Workbook (not included in registration fee). The workbook is heavily utilized in the pre-work so it is essential this is obtained in advance of the workshop. 

The virtual engagement takes place on Zoom and requires Zoom (5.12.2 or higher)* and a computer. If you have access needs or accommodation requests, please email [email protected]. We will do our best to meet accessibility needs. 

*Currently Zoom does not allow for auto-captioning in breakout rooms, which we frequently use in workshops. Please let us know if you require captioning in all spaces to access virtual learning.


*To register a group, pay by invoice, or pay by purchase order, please complete this Pay by Invoice/PO form


The Art of Coaching Emotions Sessions:

Wednesday, June 21, 2023 and Thursday, June 22, 2023 (with two learning blocks each day):
  • Block 1: 8 am-10 am PT (10 am-12 pm CT/11 am-1 pm ET)
  • Block 2: 11 am-1 pm PT (1-3 pm CT/2 pm-4 pm ET)

Transformational Coaching Accelerators (complimentary bonus access):

Monday, July 24, 2023 and Thursday, August 24, 2023 (4-hour workshops):

  • Block 1: 8 am-10 am PT (10 am-12 pm CT/11 am-1 pm ET)
  • Block 2: 11 am-1 pm PT (1 pm-3 pm CT/2 pm-4 pm ET)


Core workshop experience: The Art of Coaching Emotions:

  • Self-Paced Prework [3-5 hours minimum]: Your learning begins in advance of your workshop session with a self-paced exploration of foundational knowledge and tools essential for coaching emotions. Elena has curated 3-5 hours of podcast episodes, readings, and coaching tools to engage with that will set you up to maximize your workshop experience.

  • Live Learning [2 days]: This eight-hour workshop is a two-day experience during which you will come together with a Bright Morning facilitator and a community of coaches to process your learning, observe masterful coaching, engage in coaching role plays, and receive feedback to sharpen your practice. Each day has 2 learning blocks with an hour break in between.

Bonus learning experiences: Transformational Coaching Accelerators

  • TCA #1: Live Learning [4 hours]: One month later you will reconvene for a coaching practice session that allows you to apply your workshop learnings and expand your Transformational Coaching toolkit. These sessions also include everyone’s favorite activity - live coaching demonstrations.

  • TCA #2: Live Learning [4 hours]: One month later you will reconvene for a final practice session. Two months have passed since your initial workshop and it’s time to fine-tune your approach and layer on a few more Transformational Coaching tools. And, of course, observe a few more coaching demonstrations

  • These two accelerators are each a 4-hour learning experience, divided into 2 two-hour sessions. No prework is required for these sessions.


  • Coaches, mentors, site leaders, teacher leaders, organizational leaders

  • Anyone who wants to use coaching strategies to help another person grow, and who recognizes that coaching emotions requires additional skills and knowledge.


Course access and recording: The Art of Coaching Emotions will be recorded in the event you cannot make a session or if you would like to rewatch at a later time. Participants have access to content for 30 days after the last virtual session to help supplement learning. Transformational Coaching Accelerators will not be recorded due to the significant time spent in breakouts.

Accommodating participants with disabilities: Bright Morning strives to provide universal access to all of our events. Please contact [email protected] as soon as possible to request disability accommodations. Advanced notice is necessary to arrange for some accessibility needs. A full refund will be issued, and the registration will be canceled without penalty if we are unable to provide satisfactory accommodations. You can learn more by visiting our Accessibility Services page. 

Cancelation policy:

  • 10 or more days prior to the event – Full refund

  • Less than 10 days prior to the event – No refund

  • A missed learning experience is non-refundable and non-transferable. For more details about our cancelation policy and transfers, visit our FAQ page.

In the rare event that Bright Morning does not receive enough interest in this offering to host it as scheduled, we will provide an alternative learning pathway for all registrants or honor refunds for those who cannot join the alternate experience.

How to Register:

  • If you're a Bright Morning member, use your membership coupon code (from your Thinkific course) during the online checkout. Once you apply the coupon code, the amount should become $0.

  • New to Bright Morning? Choose the payment method that works for you: using a credit card online or requesting to pay by invoice/PO.

  • If you're enrolling a group, use the Group Registration/Pay By Invoice/PO method.

Individual Registration by Credit Card

To register as an individual, pay by credit card for instant enrollment and access to course materials. This option requires registering one individual at a time.

Group Registration or Pay by Invoice/PO

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