Soul-Centered Professional Coaching:
A 7-Month Certificate Program

Facilitating Authentic Success on Both the Goal Line & the Soul Line of Life

To learn more about the Coaching Program, download a pdf of the Brochure


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Across the planet, millions of people are waking up to the realization that we are, in fact, Spiritual Beings having a human experience. As we move forward into the future, the greatest needs of humanity will not be met with technological advances alone but with the emergence of individuals who possess the abilities and spiritual development to facilitate conscious evolution for the highest good of all concerned.

The Soul-Centered Professional Coaching (SCPC) Program is designed to prepare facilitators of consciousness to assist others in Co-Creating and experiencing greater success and fulfillment in their lives. Specifically, Soul-Centered Professional Coaches are are prepared to assist their clients in manifesting their heartfelt dreams while at the same time supporting them in the deeper conversations that speak of purpose, fulfillment, and making a meaningful contribution.


The coaching profession is commonly about success on the Goal Line. What is unique about a USM Soul-Centered Professional Coach is that they will not hesitate to venture into the Soul Line perspective. In fact, this will be the hallmark of a USM Soul-Centered Professional Coach—that they will encourage their clients into Goal Line success as a natural result of Soul Line inquiry, including issue resolution.


Graduates of the USM two-year Program in Spiritual Psychology (M.A. or Certificate of Completion) may apply to the SCPC Program.

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ICF Training

Students in USM’s SCPC Certificate Program will receive 180 hours of coach-specific training, which includes the Core Competencies and Ethical and Professional Standards as set out by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Students will also have an opportunity to log a minimum of 12 hours of Peer Coaching and 12 hours or more of coaching with either paid or pro bono clients. There are additional requirements to apply for the ICF credential. More information can be found at

Program Objectives

The Certificate Program in Soul-Centered Professional Coaching prepares professional coaches who recognize, accept, and honor every person as a Divine Being having a human experience. This awareness informs the attitudes, choices, actions, and ethics of a Soul-Centered Coach. Building upon the Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology learned through participating in the two-year Program in Spiritual Psychology, students will participate in an educational process that fulfills the following objectives:

  • Preparing Soul-Centered Professional Coaches who effectively coach others for success on both the Goal Line and the Soul Line of life.
  • Providing a solid foundation and practical training in heart-centered business development and client acquisition.
  • Supporting students in developing the discipline, tools, skills, consciousness, and Presence necessary to effectively coach others and to launch a successful coaching practice.
  • Offering experiences designed to strengthen students in their commitment to standing forward in their professionalism, integrity and Authenticity of who they are.

Continue reading Program Objectives in the Program Brochure.


Distinguishing Features

The SCPC Program is the only Professional Coaching Program taught from the empowering perspective of Spiritual Psychology. Its distinguishing features include:

  • Developing your Authentic Voice as a professional coach, expanding your attunement and creativity, and building upon all of your USM skills, strategies, and life experiences as you become a unique emissary of Soul-Centered Living and a Soul-Centered Professional Coach.
  • Observing and learning from distinguished lead faculty Carolyn Freyer-Jones and Stephen McGhee—successful and dynamic coaches who have translated their USM education into successful coaching practices and have assisted other USM grads in doing the same.
  • Benefiting from the extraordinary Wisdom, Loving, and Mastery of beloved Executive Faculty Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick, who are intimately involved in the design and development of this Program, and Guest Presenter Dr. Robert Holden, internationally acclaimed coach.
  • Learning and applying the art of client acquisition with Master Coach, bestselling author and co-author of The Prosperous Coach, and sought-after speaker Steve Chandler.

Continue reading Distinguishing Features in the Program Brochure.

Program Modules

Foundations of Soul-Centered Professional Coaching

This Program Module is designed to immerse students in training for the coaching profession and to support building a foundation in USM’s unique approach: Soul-Centered Professional Coaching—Facilitating Authentic Success on Both the Goal Line and the Soul Line of Life. The educational process builds upon the Principles and Practices of Spiritual Psychology that USM graduates have learned. Students review the Soul-Centered Basic Skills and six Facilitation Strategies and learn an additional 16 Soul-Centered Basic Skills developed specifically for the SCPC Program as applied through the lens of coaching. Ongoing foci include establishing trust and intimacy with clients and engendering Authenticity and Presence. Additionally, students receive coach-specific training in the ethics, standards, and Core Competencies established by the International Coach Federation.

Authentic Empowerment and Soul-Centered Leadership in Coaching

Undoubtedly, the most important qualifications to become a Soul-Centered Professional Coach are Authentic Self-Empowerment and Soul-Centered Leadership. This Program Module offers students practical opportunities to strengthen in these areas through aligning their principles, intentions, and actions with their purpose and calling. Students are supported in identifying and implementing heartfelt, meaningful, and relevant action steps for their expansion, learning, and professional development as Soul-Centered Professional Coaches. Themes may include business development, writing, speaking, group facilitation, and more. The premise that coaches “walk the talk” of Authentic Empowerment and stand forward as Soul-Centered Leaders in their own lives and with their clients is the basis for the work done in this Program Module.

Heart-Centered Business Development

Students are assisted in strengthening in their ability to grow their practice in ways that are authentic and consistent with their intention to make a meaningful contribution in the world, including how to conduct conversations with potential clients, how to authentically connect within their communities as a trusted source of support and transformation, how to stand forward in one’s Professional self, and strengthening one’s Entrepreneurial Spirit. Working Your Process opportunities explore the themes of business development, healing issues around money, and dissolving confusion of Goal Line success with personal Self-worth. Through hands-on practice and tracking of leveraged actions, students cultivate the qualities of confidence, courage, discipline, initiative, and integrity that are necessary for success in earning one’s livelihood as a Soul-Centered Professional Coach.

“Everybody in the world at some point in their life has said to God, ‘Please send help,’ and God did send help, God sent you. You’re here to show the world how to evolve in the direction of love.”

Dr. Robert Holden, Guest Faculty

The Art and Practice of Soul-Centered Professional Coaching

Students engage in coaching sessions with their peers as a way of practicing and integrating their Soul-Centered Professional Coaching skills and receiving evaluative feedback on an ongoing basis throughout the seven months of the Program. Students will complete a minimum of 24 hours of Peer Coaching, logging 12 hours as the coach, and 12 hours as the client. In addition to participating in Peer Coaching groups, students will be required to conduct a minimum of two coaching sessions each month, either with paid clients or pro bono clients, for a total of 12 or more additional coaching hours.

Mastery in Working with Goal Line & Soul Line Opportunities

Continuing individual issue resolution work is a vital part of serving as an effective Soul-Centered Professional Coach. Students will participate in Working Your Process trios during class sessions. Themes for exploration may include but are not limited to: confidence, questions about worthiness to serve, confusion between Self-worth and net worth, competition, comparison, lack, self-importance, and recognizing and working with other ego patterns.

Soul-Centered Professional Coaching Six‑Day Summer Lab

The Coaching Lab is the culmination of seven months of transformational work and professional training. In an atmosphere of love and laughter, world-renowned coach Dr. Robert Holden shares inspiration, creativity, and practical coaching tools that can be immediately applied into students’ own practices. Students will have the opportunity to experience deep healing in service to standing forward as Soul-Centered Professional Coaches. Each day, Robert is joined by Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick for an exquisite completion sharing session in which the day’s learnings are integrated under the guidance of the three Master Coaches.

SCPC Graduates Share

Class Schedule

A Schedule You Can Live With

Classes meet one weekend a month, January through June, plus one week in the summer. This schedule allows adults with busy personal and professional lives to participate.

Weekend Schedule*

Friday: 7:00 – 10:30 p.m.
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

*All ending times are approximate. Meal breaks of 1.5 to 2 hours are scheduled on Saturday and Sunday along with other short breaks throughout each day.


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