Our most frequently asked question is...
Which program is right for me?
If you are new here, we highly recommend you start with The Narrative Coach Program. From here you can become Certified and deepen your practice through our graduate offers.
The ID Way
If you have already taken one of our programs and/or want to focus on using this work in spaces other than coaching, then we recommend The ID Way Program.
If you have already taken one of our programs and/or want to focus on your own development and maturation as a practitioner, then we recommend The Narrative Release Program.
The Narrative Coach Program
If you want to learn how to help your clients step into new narratives that are more authentic and aligned with what matters most, then the Narrative Coach Program is the place to start.
The Narrative Coach Program is where it all began, and it is the ground from which the rest of our work has grown. It is where you can free yourself of many of the old assumptions about coaching to be able to work with clients in a more natural and powerful way. It is where you can learn how to walk alongside people as they move through the spiral of change. It is where you learn all the fundamentals of working with people’s stories in real time in transformative ways.
Narrative Coach is focused on developing your capacity to work with individuals and teams to live into new stories. You will start that journey by experiencing what becomes possible with an NC mindset and working with your own stories so you can do the same for others.
Narrative Coach will equip you to deal with the complexities, uncertainties and possibilities of this pivotal time. It offers support for the healing, wholing and adapting that we all need. If you’re ready to work more deeply, richly and gracefully with your clients and their stories, The Narrative Coach Program is for you.
The ID Way Program
If you are interested in helping groups and organizations transform their approach to learning and development in order to achieve what matters most, then you might choose The ID Way Program.
In The ID Way Program you will develop your capacity to bring the innovative approaches to learning and development in NC to any moment through structured emergence.
David has been teaching Narrative Coaching for over 20 years. One of the common questions he got from clients was “Can we scale Narrative Coaching to use with our entire organization?”
His answer was always “yes, AND…” because he felt that coaching was only a piece of the puzzle in bringing NC principles and practices into organizational and culture change projects. He began to work with some pioneering leaders to explore how to incorporate the best of what Narrative Coaching offered into broader initiatives.
In the process, he realized that the most important factor in the success of this emerging work was the ability of these organizations to approach learning and development in some profoundly new ways.
That’s exactly what you’ll learn inside The ID Way. It’s your opportunity to reimagine how you approach adult development and learning so that your clients can make real, sustainable change. This program will show you how to take the essence of Narrative Coaching, and apply it in any moment in a group or organization.
This program is best suited for practitioners who have had some exposure to Narrative Coaching and want to transform their approach to training, facilitating, and leadership development. If this sounds like you, the The ID Way Program may be right for you.
The Narrative Release Program
If you’re looking for a retreat-like space in which to focus on your own growth and integration, especially in crossing the thresholds that matter to you, the check out The Narrative Release Program.
In the Narrative Release Program you will develop yourself so you can bring the spiritual philosophy and mindset of NC to work in the ‘field’, at thresholds, and with the unknown —like in the presence of grief.
One of the things that became apparent as Narrative Coach evolved was that practitioners wanted more help in being present to and working with their clients’ more difficult stories. Many of them also wanted to focus more on becoming more conscious rather than consuming more information.
The Narrative Release Program is unique in that it’s more of a retreat-like experience than the other two programs. Rather than teaching you information ABOUT things like trauma, shadow, or grief, we help you learn how to BE WITH them.
In short, Narrative Release is really about developing yourself to be capable of standing in the unknown and at thresholds with yourself and your clients. This is important work as we live in a time when so much feels uncertain and unpredictable.
This program is best suited for practitioners who have had some exposure to Narrative Coaching and want to deepen themselves using the spiritual philosophy that underpins Narrative Coaching. If you want to do some of your own healing, restoring and repurposing, then The Narrative Release Program may be right for you.