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Leverage for Leaders
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Would you like to become a certified executive coach, either to enhance your ability to communicate
and lead in your present position,
or to start your own coaching business?

From: Karen Cappello, Mentor Coach
The Foothills of Tucson, Arizona

Dear Future Coach,

group of executive coaches photoHave you been thinking about adding coaching to your professional skill-set?

Coaching is a very specific way of communicating that can support you in working better with your team, being more productive in your job or in starting your own business.

How to know if you are ready to become trained as an executive coach

Being trained as a coach will benefit you if you are a:  

gold checkmanager who wants to lead a team or company to be more productive and profitable

gold checksuccessful professional who wants to mentor others in an inspiring way

gold checkbusiness leader who is looking for a new career

gold checksales person who wants to improve your rapport and questioning skills

Because you are a successful professional, it is highly probably that you are already using coaching skills.  It is just a matter of incorporating them into a specific methodology.

Think about a master carpenter.  He has a set of tools that he uses.  Some of these tools are the very same tools that anyone would have in his garage.  And some are more advanced.  All of them together create furniture masterpieces in the hands of a master carpenter.

In your coach training, you will learn to become a master of coaching. You already have some of these tools, such as the ability to listen, ask questions, and praise others. You will learn how to use these tools with more mastery. And you will also receive more advanced tools to enhance your ability to coach and communicate even more effectively.

I understand what you need to make this happen. You want to be able to learn these skills quickly and easily, and begin to implement coaching in your business life.  You need a program that you can take on weekends; and one that does not take a year or two to complete.  You already have much of what it takes to become a coach; you simply want to learn how to put it all together.

I never cease to be amazed at the power of the coaching process to draw out the skills or talent that was previously hidden within an individual, and which invariably finds a way to solve a problem previously thought unsolvable.

- John Russell, Managing Director, Harley-Davidson Europe Ltd.

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In research conducted over the past three years we’ve found that leaders who have the best coaching skills have better business results.

- VP of Global Executive & Organizational Development at IBM

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Many of the world’s most admired corporations, from GE to Goldman Sachs, invest in coaching. Annual spending on coaching in the US is estimated at roughly $1 Billion Dollars

- Harvard Business Review

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The Leverage for Leaders Coach Training Program

The L4L Coach Training Program is designed to take the skills you already have, and integrate them using a specific methodology, to support you in being able to elicit the most creative ideas from others. Whether you are working with your team, or your clients, you will know what to do to empower others to bring their best self to the table.

As a manager, you will enhance the abilities of your people to take initiative, work together more smoothly and increase their productivity. You will inspire others as their leader, to bring their best selves to their work. If you use your coach training to begin your own coaching business, you will be able to support your clients to increase their impact, effectiveness and profits.

For the sales person (and doesn’t everyone need sales skills?), you will learn a new way of questioning and listening that goes way beyond simply establishing rapport. You will learn to connect with others at a level of understanding that you have not previously experienced.

aim for success as an executive coach photoIn this certification course, you will learn how to:

gold checkElicit the most creative solutions to challenges within your team

gold checkEmpower others around you to step up and take initiative

gold checkIncrease productivity of your team, company or clients

gold checkCommunicate in a way that inspires others

gold checkBe a leader that is respected and admired

gold checkConnect with others and understand them in a powerful way

Who the training program is for

Leverage for Leaders Coaching Academy trains professionals to become coaches that work with executives in all fields. Our students come from many backgrounds, including law, medicine and PhD's from varied disciplines.

A typical L4L student is a successful professional who wants to add executive coaching skills to their current resume, or someone who wants to become a professional coach with their own business.

Some of our graduates are trained coaches and others are those who want to become a Board Certified Coach through the Center for Credentialing and Education. We provide the education, references and guidance to support our clients in completing whichever path they require.

What you need to know about your trainer

Hi, I’m Karen Cappello, and you can learn more about my journey to coaching here.

What’s important for you to know about me is that I have been a trainer for 3 different coach training programs over the past 10 years. I have spent over 10,000 hours both in training coaches, and being trained myself.

I have an M.A. in Higher Education, along with being a Master Certified Coach through the International Coach Federation and a Board Certified Coach through the Center for Credentialing and Education. I am the former Chief Learning Officer for International Coach Academy. As you can see, I have lots of experience both in coaching and training.

Prior to becoming a coach, I was a university professor, president of a semi-conductor manufacturing company and an estate and financial planner. I have worked with executive coaching clients from: Accenture, Manpower and Ford Motor Company.

To me, coaching is one of the best and most empowering professions in the world!

Upcoming course details

La Paloma Country Club in Tucson photoWe have space for up to 10 students in our next course. If you want to get your coaching certification, now is a great time to do so.

All classes will be held at the La Paloma Country Club in a private meeting room with beautiful views. Working lunches will be served right on the property and are included with your registration.

Dates: To be determined

Times: 8:30am-4pm daily

In one study, executive coaching at Booz Allen Hamilton returned $7.90 for every $1 the firm spent on coaching.

- MetrixGlobal LLC
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The business demand for coaching is nearly doubling each year. Out of the $80 billion being currently spent on corporate education, FLI Research estimates that $2 billion is spent on executive coaching at senior executive levels in Fortune 500 companies.

- Business Wire

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Investment for this Program

With the confidence and credibility that this certification course will give you, you can become more of a leader in your own organization, or start your own coaching business. We have space for up to 10 students in our next course. Many coach training programs take 4 times as long to complete, and cost more than twice as much. 

The investment for the entire certification program, including a signed certificate and a lifetime credential is $2,850.

Here is a sample of the certificate you will earn:

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Course Syllabus

Phase One – Introduction to Coaching
Guidelines for Being Fully Present
Introduction to Core Coaching Competencies
Code of Ethics
Coaching Defined
Establishing the Coaching Relationship 
Coach and Client Roles and Responsibilities 
Elements of a Coaching Agreement  
Coaching the Whole Person
Tools, Processes, and Assessments

Phase Two – Focus on Core Coaching Competencies
Communicating Effectively
Active Listening 
Powerful Questioning
Direct Communication
Creating Awareness
Designing Actions
Planning and Goal Setting
Managing Progress and Accountability
Working with Limiting Beliefs, Fears and Obstacles

Phase Three – Mastering the Leverage For Leaders Coaching Processes
Authentic Self
Thriving Life
Professional Fulfillment
Core Work Contribution

Phase Four – Key Ingredients for Managing Your Energy as a Coach​
Enrollment Conversations and Fee Arrangements, if applicable
Quantifying a Client’s Results
Self-Care and Self-Development
Goals for a Coaching Practice


One of the most valuable investments in myself ever

I took the Leverage for Leaders training because I wanted to add coaching skills to the “toolbox” of techniques that I use every day as a lawyer, arbitrator, mediator and advisor.  

It wasn’t until after I had completed the course and began working with my first coaching clients that I fully realized how fundamentally different coaching is from any of these other disciplines. Yet at the same time, coaching techniques and practices have made every aspect of my professional and personal life easier and more joyful.  

I work with dozens of individuals and organizations daily and whether they are my law firm clients, fellow non-profit board members or just personal friends, I use my coaching skills and coaching principles to develop and nurture positive relationships that help others reach their goals while I reach mine.  

This training has been one of the most valuable investments in myself that I have ever made.

- Sandy Froman, J.D., Tucson, Arizona

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Changed every relationship in my life for the better

I took this course because I was told that it would change every relationship in my life for the better.  It did that!  A highlight of the event is that it changed my relationship with myself, and also the relationship with my sons.

I found that the course allowed everyone the ability to be honest and commit to their own growth and learning. It was very refreshing and expanding for my mind.

While I highly recommend this course for personal development, I have also been able to begin a private coaching business because of it.  Even though I have been a successful businessman my whole life, I am now able to do a better job of listening and mentoring.

Thank you to Karen and all of the rest of the class members for an extraordinary experience!

- Fred Sowerby, Tucson, Arizona

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randy-skinner1Positively changed the way I interact with others

I am pleased to write a note of support for the Leverage for Leaders Coaching Academy. The information presented was excellent and timely.

It has positively changed the way I interact with others and I highly recommend this program to others. I will be forever grateful to Karen for the insights she provided and the lessons I learned from her.

- Randall D. Skinner Ph.D., Thatcher, Arizona

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An executive coach training program will give you the tools and the skills you need to be the most effective leader you can be.  And these same skills will support you to empower others to do the same!

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gold check mark"Yes, I want to participate in the training!

When I enroll in the Leverage for Leaders Coach Training Program, I will receive:

  • Three in-person seminars at La Paloma Country Club with lunch included
  • Lifetime executive coach certification
  • Support in applying for the Board Certified Coach credential (if applicable)


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I am confident that you will be completely satisfied. If you find out you cannot attend for any reason, you can receive a full refund up to 1 month before the program begins.

If you have any questions about the course, please send an email to and we can set up a time to chat. Your questions are important to me!

I’d love to have you join us for this program! 

Love and great joy,
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Karen Cappello, MCC, BCC
Founder and Lead Trainer

  email: | ph: 520-299-0001

6890 E. Sunrise Drive, Suite 120-200, Tucson, AZ 85750
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