The Corentus Team Coaching Certificate Program

Congratulations to the graduates of our first 9-month Corentus Team Coaching Certificate Program! We are proud to have awarded a certificate to these highly qualified, intensely trained team development practitioners.  

We are also thrilled to be engaging in our second 9-month program (mid-Sept 2017 through mid-June 2018). We are honored to have a diverse cohort of experienced professionals from many fields—ranging from consulting, coaching, and counseling to media, healthcare, and other professional services. Contact us if you are interested in Cohort 3 (dates to follow).


Our Team Coaching Certificate Program is the application of more than 20 years of organizational theory, research, and practice. This nine-month program provides intensive training and practice in our uniquely powerful approach to working with teams—in real time, in the context of real work, to produce real, sustainable results.   

Organizations value the Corentus approach for its focus on real work and real results; integration of best practices in teaming methodologies; and measurable, lasting effects on team performance. The Corentus Team Coaching Certificate Program will thoroughly prepare team development practitioners to use this powerful modality with their clients.


The Corentus Team Coaching Certificate Program is designed as a highly supportive environment where new skills are practiced, new knowledge obtained, and new roles taken on. Participants receive regular feedback and incremental development objectives to help ensure they achieve proficiency.

We take our commitment very seriously to ensure all participants are equipped to begin team coaching confidently, recognizing that there will always be more to learn. Throughout the program, participants coach teams as often as possible; this includes leading a real (pro bono) team development engagement, with a major focus on team coaching. Participants are prepared in advance for each part of the client engagement, and they are supported every step of the way.

In addition, our in-person learning sessions include interactions with thought leaders in the competency areas, as well as practice observing and coaching a variety of real teams. This combination ensures through the course of the program, participants gain both a conceptual understanding of team coaching and the practical experience they need to coach teams with competence and confidence. 

If you are interested in applying to the Certificate Program, keep reading!
Below you will find:

  • PROGRAM DETAILS: Logistics and time commitments; pre-work, in-person, and intercession activities; faculty support; and fees
  • APPLICATION PROCESS: Application timeline; instructions; and links to complete your online application, submit your application fee, and schedule a follow-up call
  • TEAM COACHING COMPETENCIES: A detailed listing of the specific capabilities you will develop in our program
The skills I've learned in this course have increased my effectiveness with individual AND team coaching clients. Corentus offers an extensive library of tools AND personalized instruction on using the tools. Corentus exemplifies adult education every step of the way - as a Cohort participant you will be doing what you're learning in real time, both in your learning group and with your client organization. There's more! The instructors are top of their game. The faculty and staff show that much time and effort has been put in creating an effective, fun, agile course for all participants.
Margaret Cary, MD, MBA, MPH Board-certified Physician Executive, Leadership Coach & Consultant 
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You may have heard it said that team coaching is the "X Games of coaching." Intensive preparation and hands-on training are critical to be successful in this discipline. The following is a brief overview of what Cohort 2 participants can expect after they've been formally accepted into the program.

  • Preparation & Pre-Work
    August 1–September 13, 2017 | Total time commitment 20 hours    
    Upon acceptance you will receive your Welcome Packet outlining the entire program in more detail.  

    You will also receive: 
    • Pre-work materials (via Google Drive)
    • Name, profiles, and contact information for your Learning Circle Facilitator and other members of your Learning Circle (no more than 4 members per team)
    • Three learning circle calls, led by your Learning Circle Facilitator, to review, digest, and discuss the pre-work materials to ensure a thorough, grounded understanding of the theoretical foundations of team coaching.
    • A one-on-one phone session with a faculty member to further explore your purpose and goals in attending the program and to identify your strengths and development needs
    • Additional guidance and support, as needed, to help prepare you for successful engagement in each aspect of the program
    • Access to additional technologies to assist in scheduling and conducting calls with your Learning Circle and other members of your cohort (with one-on-one and group support provided for anyone needing extra support in using any/all of these technologies)
  • Official Start Date
    September 14, 2017: All-cohort kickoff conference call 6:30–8:00pm ET
  • In-Person Learning Sessions
    In-person session dates—all in the Greater Boston area—are as follows:
    • Session 1: October 18–20, 2017
    • Session 2: January 31–February 2, 2018
    • Session 3: April 25–27, 2018
    • Session 4: June 19–20, 2018
    • Team Coaching Toolbox Gathering: June 21–22, 2018*
      The final four days of the program encompass the fourth In-Person Learning Session (June 19–20) and the Team Coaching Toolbox Gathering (June 21–22). At the Toolbox Gathering (an open-registration event), you’ll be introduced to a worldwide team coaching community of practice and learn additional team coaching tools to add to your team development toolbox.

      Please note that full participation in all in-person sessions is required to complete the program and receive a certificate. Each day will commence at 8:00am ET and end at 6:00pm ET. Optional evening events will be scheduled for the first two evenings, ending at 9:00pm ET.
  • Activities During In-Person Sessions
    In-person activities include:
    • Workshops in Methods and Skill Development
      Throughout the in-person sessions you will learn methodologies, techniques, and tools from faculty and other thought leaders and specialists in team development and team coaching. You'll also have ample opportunities to put this new knowledge into practice, in a safe and encouraging environment, to develop and deepen your skills. 
    • Practice Team Project
      During the full duration of the program, you will engage in a team project. Your Practice Team will be given a common purpose to work on both during and between in-person sessions. You will be coached as a team by your Practice Team Coach and others—giving you a real experience of what it's like to be on the receiving (client) end of team coaching.
    • Boston Area Pro Bono Team Coaching
      Another portion of our in-person time will be devoted to practicing your newly learned skills with real Boston-area teams. We will be responsible for engaging these teams (all participating on a pro bono basis).  
  • Between In-Person Sessions
    September 13 – June 13 | Time commitment 5–8 hrs/wk (fewer hours over holidays and more hours during the in-person sessions as noted above).

    Between the in-person sessions, you'll engage in the following activities:
    • Self-Study
      From time-to-time, you will receive additional materials to engage in self study. You may wish to dedicate additional self-study time depending on your experience and educational background in certain competency areas. 
    • Bimonthly All-Cohort Calls
      A 90-minute all-cohort call takes place every two weeks (dates and times based on availability of the majority of participants). All calls will be recorded so that if you must miss a call, you may listen to the recording at a later time. 
    • Faculty Support
      One-on-one calls for faculty support will be scheduled at mutually convenient times. You will receive ongoing feedback, coaching, and guidance from your Practice Team Coach, our C4 (Corentus Cohort Customer Care) specialist, and other faculty members.
    • Your Local Pro Bono Team Coaching
      Halfway through this program, we will support you in engaging with a pro bono team in your local area that you will work with between our in-person sessions. We will assist you every step of the way—supporting you in contracting, data gathering, sensing/observation, and making moves. If you are already engaged with a team in your local area, we will support you in staging this engagement with them.
I appreciate the rigor that Corentus brings to teaching team coaching. This showed up throughout the program and includes the use of frameworks for thinking about team effectiveness and performance; tools for gathering and presenting data; and tools and techniques to help teams test out and sustain new ways of thinking, doing, and being.
Nancy Nachbar
Founder and Executive Coach, Nachbar & Associates


  • The total cost for the program is $14,365 (*discounts noted below).

    This fee includes:
    • All interactions with faculty and staff from July 12, 2017 to June 20, 2018
    • Registration to the Corentus Team Coaching Toolbox Gathering Event, June 21 & 22, 2018 (approx. $600 value)
    • The majority of your meals during in-person sessions
    • License to use the Corentus tools, with bonus after-program refresher sessions

The fee does not include:
Transportation to and from in-person sessions
Accommodations in the Boston, MA area during in-person sessions

Early acceptance offered -- and recommended. Once you are accepted into the program we will know where you have areas of strength and areas where, with a bit of additional development, you can be more up to speed prior to the start of the program. The earlier we have this information from you (partly through your application and partly though conversation), the better we can prepare your Welcome Packet with your Pre-Work assignments. 

*Discounts offered:  
Pay in full before August 1 – receive a 10% off; saving $1,292.85
A new total of $12,928! 


  • $250 is due upon submission of your application.
    If you are not accepted into our program, you will receive a refund of $200 and a $50 voucher to be utilized for future Corentus events.

    If you are accepted into our program, the full $250 will be applied toward the program fee.

By applying to this program, you acknowledge that you have read and agreed to our Cancellations, Refunds, & Returns Policy, our general Terms of Service, and our Privacy Policy.

In addition, by applying to this program you give us permission to videotape, audiotape and take still photos of you during this program. These materials will be used for your own training, training of others and for promotional purposes. 

Enrollment in the Corentus Team Coaching Certificate Program is by application only. We are now accepting applications for our second cohort. The deadline for all applications is July 15, 2017. Notice of acceptance is given within two weeks or less. We understand, in certain circumstances, some candidates may need to know earlier.  In these special cases we can expedite the application and review process for you. 

There are three steps to the application process:

1. Fill out the Application  
Please allow one to two hours to complete the application. We recommend reading this pdf version of the application prior to filling out the online form. Feel free to type out your answers first and then copy and paste into the form.

When you are ready, please complete the online Corentus Team Coaching Certificate Program Application. Note: This application is designed to ensure that all participants have the necessary foundation to succeed in our program.  

2. Submit your Application Fee
Here is a link to submit your application fee. Please view the Application Fee section above for more details. 

3. Schedule a Call (if you have not done so already)
After you submit your application and fee, click here to schedule a call with us at your convenience. It is best to get your application in early for easier scheduling of this call.

This program is specifically designed to support you in developing the full range of competencies listed below. We offer tailored development opportunities to ensure that you receive the practice, instruction, and coaching you need to reach a level of proficiency in each competency. Competency evaluation is cumulative; there is no single, final evaluation.  

Corentus Team Coaching Certificate Program Competencies    


  • MS1. Makes, keeps, and proactively renegotiates commitments to all stakeholders.        
  • MS2. Takes time for reflection and introspection.        
  • MS3. Acknowledges mistakes or missteps with the client.        
  • MS4. Adjusts approach based upon critical feedback, making a mistake, reflection, or new information.        
  • MS5. Puts continuous effort into personal growth and improvement.        
  • MS6. Employs physical, spiritual, mental, and emotional practices to ensure a fitness to coach. 

Presence and Self-management
In the team setting...

  • P1. Fosters rapport with each team member.        
  • P2. Remains centered.        
  • P3. Allows for appropriate periods of silence.        
  • P4. Responds to team members in a way that honors their perspectives.        
  • P5. Maintains an open mind.        
  • P6. Regains presence when distracted or thrown off center.    

In the team setting...

  • ST1. Articulates objectives, approach, and outcomes.        
  • ST2. Describes the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders (including the team leader, team members, team coach, and other stakeholders).        
  • ST3. Guides the team to establish stakeholder relationships that support the team’s performance.
  • ST4. Inquires about ethical or legal issues when they arise.        
  • ST5. Sets clear expectations for the total resources (time and money) required to successfully complete the engagement.        
  • ST6. Completes a thorough proposal/contract that accurately reflects all aspects of the engagement.

In the team setting...

  • S1. Identifies appropriate data collection tools.  
  • S2. Uses relevant data collection tools (O-P-N Chart, sociograms, and/or various Sensing Grids) to accurately assess the team.
  • S3. Relies on rational and intuitive capacities to observe and gather data.    

Making Moves
In the team setting...

  • M1. Signals that s/he is shifting between various modalities—e.g., coach, facilitator, trainer, consultant.
  • M2. Applies the various plays of the team intervention model.        


  • M3. Communicates using clear and simple language.   
  • M4. Adapts her/his communications to the individual or team.        
  • M5. Uses and shares a variety of speech acts.

Inquiry & Advocacy

  • M6. Uses questions (open and closed, general and specific) appropriately.        
  • M7. Uses various forms of advocacy appropriately.         


  • M8. Engages in level three listening.        

Individual Coaching: Coaching the Leader

  • IC1. Describes the purpose of the team leader coaching in the context of team coaching.        
  • IC2. Sets clear expectations with the team leader about the team leader coaching.        
  • IC3. Ensures that the predominant focus of coaching is team leadership.
  • IC4. Establishes coaching scope, boundaries, and integration points with team leader’s individual coach, if applicable.
  • IC5. Demonstrates ICF competencies.        

In the team setting...

  • F1. Employs facilitation judiciously when coaching does not serve the team’s results or growth.    
  • F2. Drives the process, method, or tool effectively and efficiently.        
  • F3. Sustains a focus on the desired outcomes of the facilitation.        
  • F4. Limits the facilitation to ensure that the team assumes responsibility for using the process, method, or tool.
  • F5. Creates and sustains a participatory learning environment.        
  • F6. Models and describes how team members can facilitate the method the coach uses.        

Education and Training
In the team setting...

  • T1. Employs education and training judiciously when coaching does not serve the team’s results or growth.
  • T2. Makes a move to employ education or training when the team needs it.        
  • T3. Educates or trains the team with tools, methods, best practices, advice, similar team experiences, new distinctions, etc.
  • T4. Clearly communicates the purpose, process, and outcomes of the education or training.     
  • T5. Makes a clear link between the education or training and team’s development needs.  

Systems Awareness
In the team setting...

  • SA1. Makes moves that support the leader and team in the context of the broader organization and system in which the team operates.        
  • SA2. Makes moves that bring awareness to the impact of current state functioning on the broader system.        
  • SA3. Makes moves that bring awareness to the impact of the broader system on the team.      
  • SA4. As relevant, meets with other parts of the organizational system to support the team coaching engagement.

To support your learning, you’ll receive access to a substantial repository of tools, reference materials, and other resources. These resources will remain available to you after graduation to support your ongoing work.

We look forward to getting to know you better.   
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.