Are your coaching conversations short of transformational?

Maybe you're the one doing the heavy lifting. You might ask a good question, but then find yourself adding in qualifiers. Perhaps you struggle with taking a confrontational stance when you know it's really what your client needs. Or, you're still hesitant to explore emotions or dive into limiting beliefs.

You can imagine the coach you want to become. Who you know you can become. But you're not there yet.

We can help you become that coach.

If you've invested the time building your knowledge and learning about Transformational Coaching, what you need is straightforward: dedicated space to practice and receive targeted feedback, combined with expert modeling and a few prioritized tools.

What you need is our Transformational Coaching Accelerator. This offering is a monthly cohort experience for established coaches who want to truly level up their craft. This will transform your practice.

Here's how:

  • In these monthly sessions, you'll fine-tune your conversations and gain proficiency in our highest leverage tools.
  • You'll do so in a supportive community of coaches committed to transformation. 
  • You'll hone your awareness of your strengths and areas for growth as a Transformational Coach. While each learning session lasts one day, this knowledge will support your growth and impact in every conversation so you will continue to improve between sessions.

Don't settle for conversations that are "good enough."

📖 Move beyond the book: 

If you have read Elena's books and listen to our podcast, then your conceptual understanding of Transformational Coaching might be high. That matters. That is a strong foundation to build from. But, if you want to be a Transformational Coach, you need to build and refine your skills in a rigorous learning environment. This is your chance!

⬆️ More than skill building: 

TCAs also provide you with two critical resilience-boosters: space and community. First, the chance to slow down, reflect on who you are as a coach, and remember what brought you into your role and this field. Then, the opportunity to learn in community, share wisdom, and form meaningful connections with coaches across the globe. You'll leave with renewed energy, inspired to return to your school or organization to implement all that you have learned.


  • The most essential Transformational Coaching moves and tools

  • Your strengths and areas for growth as a coach and leader

  • How you can improve your coaching skills through scaffolded practice with other committed learners 

Transformational Coaching Accelerator

Learn about this learning experience from Elena Aguilar.


Participants in this experience must have attended one of our coaching workshops, and they must have a copy of The Art of Coaching Workbook (not included in the registration fee). The Art of Coaching is also recommended for understanding the foundations of Transformational Coaching but is not strictly required for TCA learners. If you're new to Transformational Coaching, start with The Art of Coaching workshop.

The live engagement takes place on Zoom and requires Zoom (5.13.5 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 learning.


  • Individual: $995 (access to five TCAs from August-December 2023)
  • Group of 6-29 paying together*: $895
  • Group of 30 or more: Contact us with the number at [email protected]
  • Included in memberships: All-Inclusive Membership and Transformational Coach Membership

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

Complimentary access to TCA sessions can be obtained by registering for The Art of Coaching workshop or The Art of Coaching Emotions workshop

  • Participants in The Art of Coaching workshops receive unlimited access to TCA sessions following their live session. Free enrollment is available within the participant's Thinkific course. Email [email protected] for support.
  • Participants in The Art of Coaching Emotions workshop receive bonus access to two TCA sessions within the two months following their workshop. Participants are automatically enrolled in their TCAs.



  • Thursday, August 24, 2023

  • Tuesday, September 26, 2023

  • Thursday, October 26, 2023

  • Thursday, November 30, 2023

  • Thursday, December 14, 2023

TCAs are scaffolded into two 2-hour learning blocks and provide 4 hours of professional development:

  • 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)


  • Each TCA is a 4-hour workshop, divided into two 2-hour learning blocks. No prework is required.
  • Sessions are highly interactive! You'll be engaged from the first to last minute observing coaching demonstrations and practicing coaching conversations via mini role plays and group role plays (yes, be prepared for lots of role plays!)


August's TCA: Coaching for Resilience and Self-Awareness 

The start of the school year is a powerful moment to pause and reflect on both the past and upcoming school year. What is the story of last year our coachees are telling? How do they feel about that story? What stories and lessons do we want our clients to intentionally carry forward into the coming school year? During this month’s accelerator, we will explore how to support our coachees to tell empowering stories based on the lessons learned. This will help cultivate both our coachees’ resilience and self-awareness.

September's TCA: Coaching for Community, Resilience, and Retention  

Supporting our coachees in establishing strong relationships at the beginning of the year is both foundational and critical for their long-term success. They need to build relationships with you, their students, or their colleagues. During this accelerator, we will explore what it looks like to support our coachees in seeing the strengths in their relationships and communities, in order to support their resilience and retention.

October's TCA: Coaching Emotions and Empowerment 

“I thought this year would be different…” is what many coaches hear their coachees saying this time of year. When expectations differ from reality, it is important to help our coachees navigate the emotions they are experiencing and explore how to move forward in a way that is supportive for themselves and students. Join us during this month’s accelerator to learn and practice ways to invite your coachees to recognize what is in their control.

November's TCA: Coaching Resistance  

Are you experiencing what you perceive to be resistance in your coaching relationships? Resistance might look like failing to follow through on next steps, canceling meetings, or pushing back against ideas shared–including the idea that things can change for the better. During our accelerator, we will explore the origins of resistance and how we can coach our coachees to a place of ease. 

December's TCA: Coaching Reflection and Empowerment 

The close of the Gregorian calendar year can be a real opportunity to invite coachees into a state of reflection and empowerment, while also validating the difficult experiences. Join us for this accelerator as we explore how to shift our coachees from disempowered to energized, so we can enter into January strong!


TCAs are the next step for those who have previously engaged in at least one of our coaching workshops and want to take their coaching to the next level.


Participants have access to content for 30 days after the learning experience. Unlike most of our other offerings, 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:

  • This course bundle is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • A missed learning experience is also non-refundable and non-transferable. 

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.

  • If you're a participant in The Art of Coaching workshop trying to enroll, visit your Thinkific course to register for your preferred TCA sessions for free.

  • 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

Group Registration or Pay by Invoice/PO

Meet Your Bright Morning Presenter

Presenter and Community Engagement Specialist Becky Barstein

Becky Barstein has worked at the intersection of education, technology, and equity for over 10 years. She designs and facilitates professional learning experiences that seek to deepen educators’ understanding of racial equity and stakeholder voice for schools, districts, and departments of education across the country. Becky taught grades K-4 in Houston, TX, while also leading and coaching teams of new and veteran teachers. During this time, she also developed and facilitated school-, district-, and network-wide professional development focused on elementary literacy, dismantling white supremacy culture, and social-emotional learning for both students and adults. In her spare time, you can find Becky exploring the greater NYC area or hanging out with her two cats, (Thomas) Hobbes and (Professor) Lupin.