Coaching Certification - The Gaia Project


Become a Gaia Project Certified Coach
for Women Leaders Everywhere
Business-Changing Tools, Dynamic Growth, World-Renowned Training

As a leader in your own professional sphere, you know that women leaders have often had to work harder, longer and better than anyone else if they want to succeed – and often without any support.

You also know that we’re on the cutting edge of a revolution in women’s leadership, and that today’s powerhouse women leaders have a chance to change the working world forever.

You want to develop and serve women leaders by helping them to share their gifts, succeed like never before, and show others how to lead lives in alignment, while growing the bottom line for good.

The Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership is proud to offer this coach training program to a select group who want to learn our signature coaching system to grow and develop women leaders.

Our Founder, Elizabeth Cronise McLaughlin, has used this system to coach thousands of women executives, and she’s made hundreds of thousands of dollars coaching other women as they rise. Her work has been featured on CNN, in Forbes, The Huffington Post, HuffPost Live, DailyWorth, Elle Magazine, The Glass Hammer and numerous other outlets, and has earned the support of women leaders like Arianna Huffington, Ali Brown, Amanda Steinberg, Tara Gentile, and many other high-profile leaders worldwide.

This program gave me a structure and methodology that very much resonated with my own experiences and observations throughout my career. I love that I can draw not just from Elizabeth's expertise, but from the experience of the hundreds of women that have worked with the Gaia Project and through whom the methodology has been refined. This has given me access to a level of credibility and effectiveness that would have taken me years to reach by myself.

Alethea Fitzpatrick

Women's Leadership and Team Development

Program Details

The Women’s Leadership Coach Training Program starts in May 2018 and will run through September 2018. We’ll meet once a week on the phone, plus you’ll receive individualized feedback on assignments. You’ll identify and work with women leaders as clients so that you can master this dynamic methodology and grow your own profile in the process.


May 2018

The Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership Nine Point Pivot Wheel; Coaching Basics; Ethics

June 2018

Setting Ground Rules; Client Intake and Evaluation; Evaluating Bottom Line Client Needs and Challenges

July 2018

Offloading Limiting Beliefs; Deep Dive Into Skills Related to the Pivot Wheel

August 2018

Supporting Clients in Crisis; Customization of Assignments with Clients; Winding Down the Coaching Relationship

September 2018

Coaching Practicum


Throughout the program, there will also be opportunities to discuss marketing and business development for trainees who are private coaches.

Executives will also have the opportunity to discuss coaching up and coaching down for their own success within their organization.

And lastly, you’ll receive written exercises and workbooks for use with women leaders pursuant to our licensing agreement with you.

The Tools You Will Learn

The Women’s Leadership Nine Point Pivot Wheel

The Pivot Wheel is the key to understanding our connection to experiences in women's leadership and will unlock our own unique gifts and power.


Learn how to handle initial consults and communication with clients, build trust, and use The Gaia Project Intake Form to evaluate the client's needs.


What is a Limiting Belief, and how can it hold us back? Everyone has them. Learn to guide your client through exercises of self-awareness and re-learning.


Use proven exercises and techniques to guide your client through job transitions, personal crises, overwhelm, and abusive work environments.

The Gaia Coaching Methodology

Our Methodology is:

obsessed with creating a new paradigm for women’s leadership

We cultivate women leaders to share their gifts, succeed like never before, align with their highest values, and change the world in the process

adaptable to your needs

Our approach is flexible for executive, coaching, therapeutic and service-based business arenas


We are focused on maximum impact in the shortest possible time, but also rigorous

This coaching training is a dynamic, formal certification program for all those interested in becoming Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership Certified Coaches.

Successful completion of the program may result in certification in The Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership methodology at our discretion, and will include the licensing rights of Gaia Project methodology and tools for 12 months in 1:1 coaching and in-person event scenarios. Successful completion of the program may also include joint marketing opportunities through the Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership website and marketing platform.

When you successfully complete the program, you may also be invited to join future programs of the Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership as a Transformational Assistant Coach, with a revenue-sharing agreement.

My goal is to help women leaders turn their most vulnerable experiences into life changing assets. The Women's Leadership Coach Training program delivered. The weekly training sessions were no-fluff and jam-packed with relevant content that could be applied immediately, and the exercises I learned could be used to coach women who are already overwhelmed, short on time, and who need relief now.

Keisha Shields

Founder, Thought Leaders in Stilettos™
As the ideal women’s leadership training candidate, you will:

• Be wildly committed to supporting women leaders as they rise

• Enjoy working 1:1 or in small groups with women executives and/or entrepreneurs, with strong values for trust, accountability, alignment, curiosity, purpose and depth.

• Know that your own success and the success of your business or company is integrally linked to the success of the women you work with

• Have completed substantial personal development work on your own growth, and be committed to your own ongoing personal and professional development through the program and beyond

• Regularly rely on your own intuition for yourself and in business, and trust its value implicitly

• Believe in your capacity to lead others with the right tools

• Be willing to experiment with new tools and strategies to serve others and yourself

• Know how to communicate clearly and passionately in writing and over the phone

• Be results-driven

• Be interested in creating success for yourself and others that doesn’t require burnout or overwhelm

• Be on board with creating your own legacy to benefit women everywhere

As the ideal women’s leadership training candidate, you might be a:

• Senior executive looking to develop women leaders in your organization or on your team

• Business coach looking for proven tools to benefit and grow women leaders

• HR professional looking to add to your skill set to serve women leaders at your company

• Life coach looking to further serve women leaders with business-building tools

• Therapist or mental health professional looking to provide leadership coaching services to women as a part of your practice

• Educator looking to up your game as you teach the next generation of women leaders

The value of this program is in excess of $15,000.

However, for the Spring of 2018 only, we are offering our Women’s Leadership Coaching Certification Program for $3399, with payment plans available.

Please note : applicants will be required to agree to a licensing and coaching agreement for the Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership methodology as a part of the terms and conditions of registering for the program.


Registration is now closed. If you’re interested in receiving information about the next session, sign up below.

I'm Interested!

As a part of your registration, you’ll be asked to describe why you’re interested in the program, how you want to incorporate this training into your own business or career, and what you hope to accomplish with this training. We want you to get everything you want and need out of this program, and much more!

We look forward to getting to know you, your leadership goals and your skills as we progress through this program!

All the best,

Elizabeth and the entire Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership Team

PS. And remember, we’ll be inviting select graduates of this program to help us facilitate the next several programs of The Gaia Project for Women’s Leadership, which means that those of you who are self-funded could earn back your training costs in a short period of time.

PPS. Corporate executives may also wish to investigate whether this program can be reimbursed as a part of your professional development budget.

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