Design Coaching

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The Writer's Workshop:
A Step-by-Step Compassionate Approach that Starts and Ends with Your Voice

Heather Doyle Fraser

Date/time: Noon- 1 pm ET Wednesdays, August 25-October 13

Cost: $425


Do you have a yearning to explore a writing practice,

but feel unsure about what to say or where to start?

Do you want to create a deeper relationship with yourself and your writing practice,

but your inner critic keeps getting in the way?

Do you have a book in your heart and mind,

but are overwhelmed with the process of writing and the idea of publishing? 

We’ve been sold some half-truths about writing and the writing process. These half-truths go something like this: on the one hand, there is a belief that being a writer requires a certain amount of torture to create something of meaning and value and we can only create from this tortured place; on the other hand is the rarified vision of you writing next to a pond, in some exotic locale (south of France maybe?), with your hair gently blowing in the breeze and the words flying out of you effortlessly. These are half-truths because the reality is that daily writing is sometimes challenging and feels a little tortured and sometimes glorious and effervescent. Within this story, is the key to why we look at writing as a tortured process. We are constantly chasing the feeling of wholeness and completion when it comes to daily writing and this brings a sense of torture when it doesn’t happen. This isn’t the only way, though — at least it doesn’t have to be.

The writing process can be exhilarating and challenging, but it does not have to be tortured and neither do you. It’s time to create a new way and a new story for us as writers and Heather is here to show you how. 

If you know you have a book in your heart, but you don’t really know where to start, this course is for you. If you have been working on your book for a while, but you are feeling stuck, this course is for you. If you don’t have a book idea, but you want to deepen your writing practice and create a new relationship with writing, this course is also for YOU. 

This is an incremental, step-by-step process that takes into account your unique Voice so that you can write from a place of curiosity, contentment, and possibility rather than a place of constant struggle. 

1. Clarify your WHY and your motivation for sharing your message.
2. Identify WHO you need to be to start writing, keep writing, and ultimately complete your book. 
3. Examine and explore your ideal reader.
4. Commit to and implement a consistent daily writing practice that supports you and your voice.
5. Compassionately address any fears, blocks, or resistance that show up during our time together and learn strategies to deal with these difficult thoughts and emotions if they come up again during the writing process.
6. Create an in-depth book plan that will become your best friend and helping hand throughout the book writing and revision process.
7. Discuss resources for self-publishing as well as common myths related to the traditional publishing industry.

PLEASE NOTE: This eight-week course will require your participation. You will be doing experiential activities during class and you will be asked to share and participate. There will be 12 writing exercises to complete outside of class. Two full sessions will be devoted to live coaching on the book plan as well as other areas of the writing process.  


Your instructor is Heather Doyle Fraser. Heather is the Founder of the Compassionate Mind Collaborative and its parent company, Beyond Change, LLC based in Dublin, Ohio. Heather is a coach, consultant, and author of multiple books. With more than 20 years of experience in the publishing industry, Heather utilizes compassionate mind training to help her clients focus on what truly is important in their lives, and then from that place, share their message and their voice through developing a book or other writing project.

In addition to coaching, writing, and creating publishing solutions to fit every person, one of Heather’s greatest joys in life is being able to sing and perform locally and nationally in the Ladies of Longford, a high-energy, all-women contemporary Celtic band.

CEUs: Wellcoaches 8

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Group Coaching Basics

Facilitator: Michael Scholtz

Date/time: Noon- 1:30 pm ET Wednesdays, September 8-October 13

Cost: $440

This 6-week course on group coaching is a win-win-win. You reach more people and your clients access more affordable coaching. And, everyone benefits from the supportive network and creative power of a community. The ability to create groups, effectively market to groups, and conduct group sessions requires that you learn new skills and that you apply your core coaching skills in new ways. 

Participants will learn:

• how to develop a successful group coaching practice

• what group coaching is and how it differs from individual coaching

• logistics of group coaching (determining group size, meeting length, fees, etc.)

• how to manage group dynamics

• how to market your program


This class includes both sharing of ideas and practice. Participants will have the opportunity to be coached and coach others as we explore the unique dynamics provided by a group environment.

Class Outline

Week #1: Group Coaching Introduction: Definition, Challenges and Opportunities

Week #2: Structuring Your Group Experience

Week #3: Creating a Community

Week #4: Preparing Your Toolbox

Week #5: Finding Your Niche and Marketing

Week #6: Skills Practice


CEUs: Wellcoaches 9, ACSM 9, NBHWC 9, NCHEC 9

About Michael Scholtz

Michael is the founder and owner of Vistas Life Coaching ( Vistas is focused on using the combination of nature experiences and health and wellness coaching to help people expand their life vision, utilize the healing power of the outdoors and live out adventures like traveling, competing in athletics, learning new skills or entering a new phase of life. 

With business partner, Greg Hottinger, RD, Michael is co-owner of NOVO Wellness ( and co-author of Coach Yourself Thin  (, a book designed to help people achieve sustainable and healthy weight loss using a wellness coaching approach.  

He is also a member of the teaching faculty for the Wellcoaches School of Coaching in both the Health and Wellness Core Coach Training and Professional Coach Training.  

Michael has a master’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is a Certified Professional Wellness Coach through Wellcoaches, holds the Professional Certified Coach credential from the International Coaching Federation and is board certified through the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching. Michael is also a certified personal trainer through the American Council on Exerise, a strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association and a USATF Level 1 track and field coach. 

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Breath As Medicine 2.0:
Advanced Breathwork Series

Facilitator: Ed Harrold

Date/time: Noon- 1:30 pm ET Mondays, September 13-October 11

Cost: $400

An in-depth Level II course for existing Breath AS Medicine Instructors (full completion of Breath as Medicine is a prerequisite for this course). In this Breath AS Medicine breathwork masterclass, we’ll dive deeper into breathwork therapy practices to optimize your skills and knowledge as a breathwork expert.


Course learning objectives:

  • Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to deliver ADVANCED breath techniques & sequenced breathwork practices

  • Incorporate daily self-care routines to reduce occupational stress and relieve burnout while building resilience

  • Be equipped to deliver breathwork techniques and/or sequences for EACH client experience

  • Improve dysfunctional breath rates and patterns with your clients and/or patients (adults and children)

  • Apply breath regulation exercises related to heart health, sleep disorders, autonomic nervous system dysregulation, upper respiratory conditions, cognition, mood, trauma & PTSD, exercise & fitness performance, weight-loss and more

  • Navigating Covid-19 with breathwork strategies in overcoming lung and nervous system dysregulation with patient/client care 


What to expect:

  • Each participant will attend each class prepared with case studies of client and/or patient coaching sessions to advance our professional knowledge and skill set.  In each session, 45 minutes will be spent reviewing cases and how to solve them with breath.

  • Each week will include a deep dive into an advanced breathwork technique OR way to sequence existing techniques in a more advanced fashion

  • Live attendance is required as this is a participation-based course

CEUs: 7.5 Wellcoaches, 7.5 ACSM, 7.5 NBHWC, 7.5 NCHEC

About Ed Harrold

Ed Harrold is an author, motivational speaker, inspirational leader, coach and educator. Ed’s mastery in the science of breath has guided him to apply mindful, conscious breathing practices in the fitness & athletic industry, corporate wellness and organizational performance programs as well as lifestyle coaching for individuals.  Ed's Breath AS Medicine continuing education trainings support the healthcare, health and wellness coaching, fitness, psychotherapy and medical fitness industries.


Ed blends the fields of neuroscience and the wisdom of contemplative traditions into effective strategies to improve health, performance and overall well-being.  Ed’s fluency in mindfulness-based strategies combined with the belief in the human potential gives him the depth and understanding to meet individuals and group needs across industries and platforms.


Learn more about Ed


Breath as Medicine

Course opens in 2022

Discover the power of intentional breathing physiology and psychology as a dynamic way of improving a client’s level of health and well-being, fitness, and overall performance. No matter whether you’re working in the corporate or healthcare environment, offering your clients health-improvement strategies that target the leading causes of ill-health today is key.

As stress continues to rank as the primary challenge to our health, prevention and self-care programs should include tools and strategies to reduce stress instead of adding to accelerated aging and ill-health. Dysfunctional breathing (primarily instigated by stress) is playing a role in 4 of the top 5 leading causes of death and symptoms of ill-health.

Ed Harrold’s Breath AS Medicine™ training (BreathMed) focuses on nasal dominance by applying the principles and philosophy of yoga breathing (or pranayama) to improve breathing rates and patterns; thereby, improving brain health, heart health, respiratory health, nervous system imbalances, endocrine health, circadian & ultradian rhythms as well as cognitive function and emotional intelligence.

“If I had to limit my advice on healthier living to just one tip, it would be simply

to learn how to breathe correctly.” ~Dr. Andrew Weil


Pranayama (or yoga breathing) is the science of learning to control the breath

for various physiologic, biochemical, biomechanical, and psychological outcomes

overlooked in current health, fitness, and wellbeing programs.


Breath AS Medicine™ (BreathMed) is a highly effective modality for both the prevention of illness as well as therapy for managing and/or reversing existing chronic illness. With evidence-based concepts & strategies, this training is specifically designed for wellness coaches who want to learn the art, science, and application of yoga breathing as a self-care, wellness & well-being, patient-care and patient-education practice in prevention, lifestyle medicine, behavior change, and supplement to conventional care.

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Motivational Interviewing

Course opens in 2022

This class will guide participants through an in-depth sequence of learning activities to enhance your understanding and application of Motivational Interviewing knowledge and skills you may already have.  

Participants will:  

  • Explore the different ways to support behavior change included in the Motivational interviewing four processes: Engaging, Guiding, Evoking and Planning 

  • Expand your skills in applying the key principles and core skills of MI

  • Discuss sharing information with your patients/clients using coaching competencies

  • Deepen and vary reflective listening skills, eliciting change talk and responding effectively to sustain talk, discord and change talk

  • Develop additional skills for helping clients/patients to explore and resolve their ambivalence about health behavior change.  

  • Apply and practice MI skills and strategies designed to evoke motivation for change. 

  • Adapt the MI method and spirit to best fit participants’ current practice setting.

The widely used approach of Motivational Interviewing (MI) offers many evidence-informed, person-centered communication skills and techniques to compliment your coaching competencies. Professionals can use these skills to achieve successful and sustained behavior outcomes and encourage growth and progress with their clients. 


There is robust scientific evidence to support the efficacy of MI in helping patients make positive health-behavior changes. Research has demonstrated that motivational interviewing can improve client engagement, help to resolve client ambivalence, and promote client activation in activities that lead to better health outcomes. 


Learning activities will include demonstrations, class discussions and presentations, and small group exercises, with opportunities for participant practice with feedback. 


Consider attending this class if you are a coach or healthcare professional who:  

Frequently asked questions

What continuing education is available?

Essential Marketing for Coaches: Wellcoaches 7.5, NBHWC 7.5

Coaching Clients to Weight Loss: Wellcoaches 10, ACSM 10, NBHWC 10, NCHEC 10, CDR 10 (Please note NCHEC requires live attendance for credit)

What is the refund policy?

Cancellations and refund requests must be received in writing via mail or email. Any applicable refund will be determined by the date that the request is mailed or sent (if requested by email) according to the following policy:
If you request a refund prior to the class start date, you may receive a refund for 95% of the course fee.
No refunds will be granted after the first class