Are you seeking more fulfillment, meaning and satisfaction from your work or relationships? Are you contemplating making changes in your life and anxious or uncertain about how to do so? Have you wanted to work with a life coach? Are you craving connection with others who are exploring these questions? 

If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, this learning experience is for you. 

In this one-of-a-kind experience, you'll be guided through a reflective process by master coach, Elena Aguilar, and come together in community with others to process and uncover your unique answers and next steps. 

You'll first decide whether you want to work towards a big goal or hold an inquiry question during our time together. Then each Monday you'll receive input from Elena in the form of a video or audio recording, and activities for the week. Twice a month, the group will convene for 90 minutes during which there'll be small breakout group discussions and some whole group processing. 

This unique experience is loosely based on the content of Elena's bestselling book, Onward, and draws on her 15 years of experience as a coach and facilitator of learning. You'll experience how Elena masterfully guides clients through the reflective process with powerful questioning and exercises to discover your purpose, passion, and resilience, you'll connect with others who are also committed to their own transformation, and you'll benefit from a nourishing kind of accountability that helps you meet your goals. 

This is designed as a year-long experience, but participants can enroll one quarter at a time if they choose. 

Who Should Attend: 

Anyone who wants to live a more fulfilled, joyful life and is ready and excited to take the next steps forward.

Duration and Schedule: 

  • Program starts June 1, 2020
  • Group Meetings held at 4:00pm Pacific Time (7pm Eastern Time) 
  • Quarterly sessions: 
    • Session 1 - June, July, August
    • Session 2 - September, October, November
    • Session 3 - December, January, February
    • Session 4 - March, April, May
  • First quarter virtual live meetings: 
    • June 9 & 23
    • July 14 & 28
    • August 11 & 25 

What's Included: 

  • Weekly video and/or audio coaching prompts from Elena
  • Weekly self-guided resources and reflection prompts 
  • Twice monthly group Zoom meetings with small group breakouts 
  • Discussion board to connect with other participants
  • Optional accountability partners 

Note: This offering does not include 1:1 coaching or support from Elena. If you are interested in a more intimate coaching experience, please explore our Executive Coaching option.

Required Materials: 

Everyone must have a copy of Onward and the Onward Workbook. If you do not already own, these must be purchased separately. There's no need to have read these books prior to the program launch. 


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.