Next Level Coach Training (NXL)


If you are looking to level up your coaching skills, possibly become credentialed with ICF or CCNI, or even work for Bridges Coaching  ~

this course will deliver! 

Why consider Next Level?

Hi there, Cindy here with the skinny on this course!

Our Next Level Coach Training (NXL) is designed to equip coaches and coach trainers with an experiential understanding of the coaching core competencies and it includes all the required coursework for coaching credentials! 

This course will help you: 

  • lead more competently use coaching in your practice or ministry environment
  • influence others in the culture of coaching 

And you could*:

If you have completed the Bridges Coaching Life Coach certification, and have a recommendation from your facilitator, you are invited to this course 

Next Level Coach Training is the next step for you!

*all possible next steps hinge on successfully completing both coaching courses and having a recommendation from Bridges leadership.

What will it be like? 

This course is quite different than the Bridges Life Coach certification course. There is less homework and a lot more interaction and practical growth!

This training includes:

  • 11 live, online 3-hour group classes. These classes will include mastermind level interaction on focused topics and happen bi-weekly. Michelle Pavasars, M.A., will be your course host for this cohort!  
  • Mentor Coaching, two-on-one with your peer partner and ICF Master Coach Melissa Chaplin. Melissa is a practicing mentor coach, specializing in faith-based coaching. 
  • Guided reading & mastermind level discussion leaning in to the new industry standard coaching core competencies and the course texts.
  • Online discussion involving real life coaching interactions
  • Step by step build of necessary elements for ACC/CCC credentialing. 
  • Exclusive Bridges video interviews are available with coaching industry leaders: Keith Webb, Tony Stoltzfus, and many more.

At the conclusion of this course, you will have unlocked three key opportunities:

  1. You'll be at the front of the line for facilitating Brides Coaching certification courses and other hosting opportunities
  2. You can apply for Associate Coach status with Bridges Coaching and be featured on the Bridges website.
  3. Add your Coaching Culture training with NXL you'll have all the education needed for ICF and CCNI credentialing. Log the required 100 coaching hours and your pre-work will be complete. 



11 Interactive Group Classes 

5 Mentor Coaching Sessions 

You'll need to make every effort to be at each class. You can make up no more than one class because the course is about learning and interacting together. Also, the credentialing process requires a specific amount of in-person teaching.

Each cohort is limited to 8 Next Level trainees. Classes and Mentor Coaching are required. Classes will occur on Mondays. Mentor Coaching sessions will be scheduled by the Master coach with a peer partner on the designated weeks. 

See below for the Spring 2024 Cohort Schedule!

Cohort filled on a first come first served basis. 



January 22 - Group Class 1

January 29 - Group Class 2

Week of February 5 - Mentor Coaching week 1

February 13 - Group Class 3

February 19 - no class President's Day holiday

February 26 - Group Class 4

Week of March 4 - Mentor Coaching week 2

March 11 - Group Class 5

March 18 - Group Class 6

Week of March 25 - Mentoring Coaching week 3 (This is the week before Easter.)

April 1 - No Class (Monday after Easter. This allows a two-week window for mentor coaching to work around Easter as needed)

April 8 - Group Class 7

April 15 - Group Class 8

Week of April 22 - Mentor Coaching week 4

April 29 - Group Class 9

May 6 - Group Class 10

Week of May 13 - Mentor Coaching week 5 

May 20 - Final Group Class

This schedule allows us to finish ahead of Memorial Day/Summer and has some breaks along the way to accommodate other holidays. 


Register for Next Level Coach Training today

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN FOR THE SPRING 2024 COHORT(S)*! Grow as a coach, get the training you need for ICF or CCNI credentialing, and jump to the front of the line for Bridges Coaching opportunities! *Before registering check out the info on the schedule!

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Full Next Level Coaching program

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Full Next Level Coaching program

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Next Level Coach Training IS the path forward

Grow with us!?

Bridges Coaching is growing and Next Level Coach Training represents a fundamental shift moving forward for you personally, and/or with the Bridges network.

Bridges is truly becoming the network we dreamed it could be. Coaching courses are now being led by alumni trained through Bridges as the network grows and others carry on the legacy of Coaching Culture.  The future of Bridges Coaching hinges on how well we equip next level leaders in their coaching journey. This course is a deep dive into understanding the coaching core competencies and then walking out those deliverables in the mentor coaching assessments. This course will truly take your practice to a next level.

Next Level Coach Training is the next step for Bridges certified coaches who want to level up their coaching skills, and the next step for potential facilitators who want to work in the Bridges Coaching network. 

This course is for leaders who want to:

     - facilitate coach trainees in the Coaching Culture certification course

     - offer Destiny by Design

     - be listed on the Bridges Coaching Associate Coaches page

Through NXL you will be seeped in the coaching core competencies that move toward credentialing. 

It is the pathway for everyone who wants to be an influencer in the Bridges Coaching community, and/or the Coaching community at large.

This course covers all the coursework requirements for ICF/CCNI credentialing. Building your coaching portfolio pathway in addition to receiving the required mentor coaching hours are the first steps toward an ACC (and/or CCC) credential while adding valuable skills and additional legitimacy to your coaching career. For coaches and coach trainers who want to make coaching a significant part of their future focus, credentialling is, in my opinion, the best way forward.

Mentor Coaching

by Melissa Chaplin, MCC

There's so much in this deep dive course that I'm excited about, and at the top of the list is your opportunity to be mentor coached by a Master Coach. 

An ICF Certified Master Coach is the highest level of credentialing available! Each credential master coach undergoes rigorous assessment and is required to have 2,500 hours of experience coaching! Melissa has been coaching for nearly 20 years and has a passion to go along with her expertise in faith-based coaching. 

We've found an amazing combination of encouragement, a standard of excellence and an offer of growth in Melisssa's approach. Her insights will help upgrade your coaching skills to a next level!  To hire a master coach of this level privately for mentor coaching would easily be over $1000, but mentor coaching is included in the cost of this course. 

Mentor Coaching scheduling is first come first served! 

Melissa is scheduling now for the next cohort

The CHRIST Model

by Dr. Walt Hastings, DMin, MCC

I first met Walt as I was exploring credentials with CCNI. He talked me through his assessment of my recorded coaching session and I can honestly say that during that process he taught me more about coaching than I had learned in any other training I've taken.

Dr. Hastings has since written a book outlining a pathway Bridges has adopted to hit all the markers of excellence in coaching. During his publishing process, he has given limited permission to Bridges to use his work. We've found the CHRIST model to be a comprehensive tool for organizing an effective coaching conversation.

Thank you Dr Hastings!

Each cohort is limited in size - 8 maximum

Registration closes when seats are full.

Don't miss this opportunity! 

Apply to reserve your seat today.

Note about ICF or CCNI credentialingc: Next Level Coach Training does not guarantee you credentialing. This course, when coupled with the coach training you received in the Coaching Culture certification course, adds up to the 60 training hours required for the ACC/CCC level. You will need to go through the application process upon completion of NXL and submit a record showing at least 100 hours of client coaching experience as well as submit a sample of your coaching through a recorded session. More details are available on the International Coaching Federation or Christian Coaching Network International websites.

This Is Your Opportunity

Grow as a coach, get training you need for CCNI credentialing, and jump to the front of the line for Bridges Coaching opportunities