About the Life Coaching Certification Fellowship

The 2018-19 Life Coaching Certification Fellowship will offer up to nine (9) Oakland Unite frontline providers and program managers the opportunity to become certified Life Coaches. Fellows will receive a certification in community coaching, recognized by the International Coaching Federation, build relationships with Oakland Unite’s network of certified coaches and acquire new skills.   

The Details

  • The fellowship is open to staff from all Oakland Unite strategies

  • People with shared lived experience will be prioritized

  • The cost to participate is covered by Oakland Unite’s TA & Training Fund and is free to selected fellows

Important Dates:

  • Application Open: November 1, 2018

  • Information Session: November 2, 2018 3:00-5:00

  • Applications Due: December 5, 2018

  • Interviews: Held on a rolling basis in November and December

  • Selected Fellows Announced: January, 2019

  • In Person Kick Off: March 1, 2019 9:00-5:00


Leadership that Works will be the trainer for the Life Coaching Certification Fellowship. Leadership that Works (LTW) is at the forefront of a growing field of nonprofit coaching with a focus on training and supporting the nonprofit sector and their partners.  The course is taught by Leslie Brown and other LTW faculty.  LTW is accredited by the International Coaching Federation.

Learn more about the LTW coaching faculty

Bright Research Group will provide peer advising and support to fellows.

Why Life Coaching?

Coaching is a skill set and a mindset that supports people in their ability to collaborate, take action, and make choices in alignment with their values. Integrating a coach approach creates connection, builds relationships and helps others see possibility beyond the cloud of despairand scarcity that is too-often present in our communities. Many members of the Oakland Unite workforce share lived experience with Oakland Unite clients and bring tremendous passion to the work. Being a part of the fellowship will equip frontline staff and program managers with the skills to help their clients achieve their goals.