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. As I mentioned we debuted in 2019, then tweaked for 2020, and now it is even better!

Quite simply, if you desire to:

  • be credentialed through CCNI, or even ICF
  • facilitate coach training with the Bridges Coaching framework (certification course, etc.)
  • offer the coaching class to your leaders
  • regularly use coaching in your practice or ministry environment
  • influence others in the culture of coaching 

And you have completed Bridges Coaching Life Coach certification and been invited to this level 

... then Next Level Coach Training is the next step for you!

Next Level Coach Training is the path forward

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. I've facilitated my last certification course; and now it's time for me to invest in committed coach training facilitators at the next level - trainers and facilitators who will 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. 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 serve in the Bridges Coaching system. 

This course is for the men and women 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 and hopefully move toward credentialing as well. 

It is the pathway for everyone who wants to be an influencer in the Bridges Coaching community.

This course completes almost every requirement for CCNI/ICFcredentialing. Building your coaching portfolio pathway in addition to receiving the required mentor coaching hours are the first steps toward a CCC (or ACC) 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, CCNI certification is, in my opinion, the best way forward - read more details here.

Register for Next Level Coach Training today

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

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Full Next Level Coaching program

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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

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 will be your course host this year!  
  • Exclusive Bridges video interviews are available with coaching industry leaders: Keith Webb, Tony Stoltzfus, and many more.
  • Bi-weekly mentor coaching, two-on-one with your peer partner and ICF Master Coach Walt Hastings. Dr Hastings is a coaching forerunner with years of experience as a credentialing assessor. 
  • 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 CCC/ACC credentialing. 

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 CCNI/ICF certification. 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 Mondays.

Class Dates - 12:30-3:30 EST
(ballpark for now and subject to change)
  1. September 13, 2021
  2. September 27, 2021
  3. October 11, 2021
  4. October 25, 2021
  5. November 8, 2021
  6. November 22, 2021
  7. December 13, 2021
  8. January 3, 2022
  9. January 17, 2022
  10. January 31, 2022
  11. February 14, 2021
Mentor Coaching Time Slots

These one-hour sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register today for preferred time!

Mentor coaching in peer pairs will happen every other Monday, between scheduled class dates, at:

  • 11:45 am
  • 1:00 pm
  • 3:00 pm
  • 4:15 pm

All times EST. Register today and include your preferred time slot.

Mentor Coaching from a Master Coach

Coaching Practicum by Dr. Walt Hastings, DMin, MCC

There's so much in this five-month course that I'm excited about, most exciting to me is your opportunity to be mentor coached by Dr. Walt Hastings.

I first met Walt as I was exploring credentials with CCNI. He talked me through his assessment of my recorded coching 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 is an ICF Certified Master Coach, which is the highest level of credentialing available. He served as a credentialing assessor for CCNI and was in pastoral ministry and missions for over 35 years. He's taken all that expertise and now invests in ministry leaders through coach training.

To hire Walt individually for the mentor coaching you'll receive during this course, it would easily cost $1,000 - but in depth mentor coaching with Dr. Walt and your peer partner is included at no additional cost. This is a unique opportunity to receiving coach training from one of the most experienced Christian coaches in the nation, and it's included for everyone in Next Level Coach Training!

This class is limited in size - 8 maximum

Registration closes when seats are full.

Don't miss this annual opportunity! 

Apply to reserve your seat today.

Note about CCNI certification: Next Level Coach Training does not guarantee you certification from CCNI. This class, when coupled with the coach training you received in the Coaching Culture certification course, adds up to the 60 training hours CCNI requires to be a Certified Christian Coach. You will need to go through their application process upon completion of NXL and submit a record showing at least 100 hours of client coaching experience and submit a sample of your coaching through a recorded session. See CCNI's website for more details on their credentialing process.

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