Next Level Coach Training (NXL)


Whether you are looking to become credentialed with ICF or CCNI, work with Bridges Coaching or simply level up your coaching skills ~ this course will deliver! 

Advance your coaching journey

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

Next Level Coach Training (NXL) is a course I've dreamed of for years and finally launched in the fall of 2019. This next-level curriculum is designed to equip coaches and coach trainers with an experiential understanding of the coaching core competencies and it includes all the coursework required for coaching credentials! 

Here's where you could go*:

  • be credentialed through International Coaching Federation (ICF) and/or Christian Coaching Network International (CCNI)
  • facilitate coach training with the Bridges Coaching framework (certification course, etc.)
  • become an Associate Coach for Bridges and have a website offer for potential clients
  • offer the coaching class to your leaders
  • more competently use coaching in your practice or ministry environment
  • influence others in the culture of coaching 

If you have completed the Bridges Coaching Life Coach certification you are invited to this level and

... 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.

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.

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.

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.

Register for Next Level Coach Training today

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON JANUARY 15 FOR THE SPRING 2023 COHORT! 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!

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This Is Your Opportunity

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

Next Level Coach 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. 


Key Details

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

Registration is limited to 8 Next Level trainees. Classes and Mentor Coaching are required and both occur on Tuesdays.

Class Times - Tuesdays, TBD 3-6 EST or 6-9 EST
Dates for the 2023 Spring Cohort
  1. February 7
  2. February 21
  3. March 7
  4. March 14
  5. March 28
  6. April 4
  7. April 18
  8. April 25
  9. May 9
  10. May 16
  11. May 30
Mentor Coaching Time Slots

These two-hour sessions will be scheduled directly with your Mentor coach and in conjunction with your peer partner.

Mentor coaching in peer pairs will be scheduled during the following weeks:

1. Feb 27 - Mar 3

2. Mar 20-24

3. Apr 10-14

4. May 1-5

5. May 22-26


Melissa will schedule each peer pair for their sessions as they are confirmed. 

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 based on 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!

This class 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