• July 27, 2021
  • 11am - 1pm Eastern // 8am - 10am Pacific
  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm Eastern // 10:30am - 12:30pm Pacific 


  • Individual: $495
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  • There are no required materials for this course.


For years, you've asked, "I'm a principal/manager/director etc. How can I be a coach? The lines are blurry!” And I’m ready to answer and guide you through the complicated waters of straddling the roles of supervisor and coach, and of using coaching strategies to transform your organizations.

You are not “a coach,” but you want to learn how to integrate coaching strategies into your leadership toolkit. You know there are times when you need to be “the boss,” and you know there are times when it would be helpful to take a coaching stance. But you’re not sure how to determine when those times are, or what exactly “taking a coaching stance” would look like in action. This workshop will help you explore the distinction between the roles you need to play, even when your official title is boss (or supervisor, principal, manager, etc.), if you want to maximize opportunities to guide someone’s reflection and growth. You’ll practice using a few core coaching strategies that will allow you to see immediate impact in your ability to connect with those you directly supervise, develop their abilities, and be the leader you want to be.

Space is limited.


Participants will: 

  • Understand the different hats they wear as leaders and the purposes and requirements for wearing each of those hats
  • Recognize the opportunities in putting on a coaching hat, and the power in using Transformational Coaching strategies
  • Observe the impact and potential for change from using Transformational Coaching strategies
  • Practice using three Transformational Coaching strategies


  • Observing a coaching conversation in which Transformational Coaching strategies are used
  • Small group discussions
  • Role play practice
  • Question and answer


  • Anyone who holds a supervisor role: principals, assistant principals, managers, superintendents, CEOs, etc.
  • Participants in this learning experience must have attended one of our foundational learning experiences: the Art of Coaching 101 or Taste of Transformational Coaching.
  • If you are not able to complete a full prerequisite workshop in advance, completing the self-paced portion of the Art of Coaching 101 workshop (6-8 hours of online courses modules) will meet this requirement.


  • Refunds requested within 48 hours of registering will be honored minus a $50 cancellation fee.
  • Up to 1 week beforehand, a one-time registration transfer can be made to an alternate participant or another learning experience. There is a $50 processing fee for all transfers.
  • Within one week of the learning experience registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • A missed learning experience is non-refundable and non-transferrable.
  • In the rare event that Bright Morning does not receive enough interest in this offering to host it as scheduled, we will provide an alternate learning pathway for all registrants or honor refunds for those who cannot join the alternate experience.

Integrate coaching strategies into your leadership toolkit

About the instructor

Founder & CEO, Bright Morning Consulting Elena Aguilar

Elena has trained thousands of educators across the United States and abroad in transformational coaching. She is the author of six highly acclaimed books: The Art of Coaching, (2013) and The Art of Coaching Teams, (2016) Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators (2018) and the Onward Workbook (2018), Coaching for Equity (2020), and the Art of Coaching Workbook (2020). Elena also is co-author of The PD Book: 7 Habits That Transform Professional Development (2022), where she and Lori Cohen share the most essential strategies for designing and leading equitable professional development. Elena’s expertise derives from twenty five years as a classroom teacher, instructional coach and leadership coach working in diverse school environments. In her role as a consultant, she has partnered with leaders in public and private organizations across the United States and abroad. Elena is also the co-founder of Kenya Big Picture Learning, and she’s on the advisory board of UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center. Elena lives in Oakland, California, with her husband, son, and two cats. When she’s not coaching or writing she enjoys traveling abroad, photographing birds, hiking, drinking coffee and reading fiction.