You’re not really sure where to start. You're interested in coaching, but you’re not sure how to build or run a coaching practice or actually make money as a coach.
The fear is starting to creep in. How can you grow your business without sacrificing your time and freedom? Can you actually do this and are you qualified?
How can you be sure that you’ll get people results? Will your friends and family judge you for leaving your current career path to try something new?
I am using The Adult Chair tools with clients and seeing such transformational results in such a quick period of time. The language is so easy to use and the model is so simple to understand, but the depth that these simple tools create and get to is unlike anything I’ve ever learned in my years of training as a therapist or getting my master’s degree. It just makes sense.”
I love being an Adult Chair® Coach for several reasons! I am helping others get out of the same dark valleys that I was once in. I know how lonely it can be, and I know how much it means to have someone who wants to help you get better. Another reason is I can see the improvements in my clients in such a short time. This model works, and it's simple!”
The Child forms between ages zero and six and is the foundation of your true feelings and needs. This is where we freely feel our emotions and experience deep connection with others from a place of innocence and curiosity. When seated in the Child Chair, we find creativity, passion, spontaneity, trust, a love of life and intimacy. This is also where much of our early wounding occurs and where deep healing can take place.
The Adolescent is the phase of development when our ego forms, which leads us to believe that we are separate from others and we must do whatever we can to survive. The ego is not “bad,” but it does take over our lives if out of balance. This is where parts of us like our judger, blamer, perfectionist, codependent, people pleaser and even narcissist are born. A healthy, conscious adult self balances out the ego and begins to heal these parts of self.
The Adult is a representation of our highest and healthiest self. When seated in the Adult Chair, we can deeply connect with our inner child’s needs and feelings and objectively observe our Adolescent’s thoughts, ideas and behaviors. It is here, and only here, that we can become aware of—and overcome—the emotional triggers and negative patterns that hold us back. Living from your Adult Chair is the key to a happier and healthier life.
I’m the creator of The Adult Chair® model, a roadmap for life based in simple psychology and grounded spirituality. In short, it’s a straightforward, practical tool that shows people HOW to HEAL.
It was born out of my own healing journey and the countless trainings, certifications and modalities I’ve studied (including my experience as a licensed therapist)...and it’s transforming lives around the globe.
Because it gets results!!
When people experience it, they want more of it. And if you want to be the best coach you can be, it starts with having the most effective model for working with clients...a model that is powerful enough to change the world!
It is my mission to bring healing to this world, and I want you a part of it!
People want to be healthy.
They want to feel confident, fulfilled, passionate and like the best versions of themselves.
And if you’re like our other certified coaches, then you feel a tug to join the movement and help the world get there.
And we’re here to help you do it.
As part of this program, you will not only learn how to use The Adult Chair model to coach and help others, but you will also learn how to become a more intuitive and effective coach, how to connect with clients, how to create your own style of coaching and how to build or grow your business.
While most programs train coaches to dig or probe with specific questions or a uniform process, inside this certification, you’ll learn how to trust yourself and lean into your intuition to guide your clients through their transformation. The Adult Chair model is client-focused and outcomes-focused, so you can adapt it to your unique coaching style while still getting incredible results!
The certification kicks off with a five-day, in-person training May 21 - 26, 2023 at Evins Mill in Nashville, TN, where Michelle will lead hands-on, experiential work to immerse you in the model and training as a coach.
This week is the foundation of the entire program. It’s designed to help you embody the model, learn to trust your intuition and become a powerful and effective coach.
This is where you step into your Adult Chair (yes, you will do your own work in the program too!) and learn how to use the model and all of its tools as a coach.
...that focuses on the core modules of the certification program. This is your chance to dive deeper into The Adult Chair model and coaching best practices and tools AND get your questions answered by Michelle in real time!
...where you will learn turnkey business building strategies and get support on all things related to growing your coaching business. Whether you need feedback on your pitch or website, have questions about getting new clients or want help nailing your pricing, Sarah is here to help you create a business that you love and that THRIVES!
...where you can ask questions and get coaching on how to implement the model in your own coaching. Whether you’re practicing and run into something that you’re not sure how to handle or simply need more support on integrating the model in your own way, Michelle is here to help!
...so you can be supported every step of the way as questions arise. Your mentor will be an Adult Chair Coach who has been through this program and knows what it takes to succeed. We know this program is in-depth, so we give you MULTIPLE opportunities to get coaching and feedback as you go!
...so you can learn what you need to work on and how to become an even better, more intuitive coach who serves your clients with complete confidence.
...where you get to see the founder of the model live and in action as she coaches one of the coaches-in-training (could be you!), followed by a Q&A so you can learn from the expert Adult Chair Coach and thought leader herself!
...so whether you know what your future looks like or not, we will help you discover your calling and niche, understand where you uniquely fit in the marketplace and define your brand so you can launch your business with a clear, strong message and strategic foundation.
...yes, you heard me right! Included in this program is a personalized website we will help you design, craft and build so when you walk out of the program you can immediately launch your dream career! We’re not only adding HUGE value by giving you a website as part of the program cost, but also making sure it strategically communicates your brand and engages your audience. No other program out there provides this!
Lifetime access to your 2023 platform with tons of resources, including previously recorded masterclasses, pre-recorded coaching sessions to see the model in action, worksheets and more! $13,500 value
A TAC Coaching manual that will give you everything you need to support you in continuing to grow your business after the program. $3,000 value
One year of free listing in our coaches directory, where you’ll be named as a certified coach on the The Adult Chair website so you can easily get in front of clients who are searching for someone like you! $500 value
Official Adult Chair® Coach certification and badge, which gives you the opportunity to market yourself as a Certified Adult Chair® Coach Invaluable
TAC Coaches-only online community where you can connect with other coaches, brainstorm, get support and take this journey together. Invaluable
One free Adult Chair live event ticket for you and a guest, so you can continue to do your own work. $1,200 value
An incredible community of other Adult Chair® coaches to help support you throughout your journey as you connect, brainstorm and crush your goals and achieve your dreams together! Invaluable
A solid brand foundation and pitch so you know exactly who you are, what you are called to do and how to attract the clients you are meant to serve. $5,000 value
A Brand New Website – built FOR you – so you can immediately start attracting your dream clients! $7,000 value*
I had no idea what I was walking into. The confidence, the power that I feel behind my passion… I now know with confidence that I can move forward to be the coach that I want to be and make the true connections that I am looking for to help others move forward in their pathway.”
Michelle Chalfant’s bright energy, strength and sincere belief in me is what brought me to where I am today. She had the flashlight and the map and showed me how to use them to get to the destination. I am thrilled to say now I can take it from here and it is my privilege to guide others to discover their own path to freedom, calm, and power, in The Adult Chair."
You’ll learn how to create and scale a business that you love (while getting practical marketing tools) even if you’ve never run your own business before!
This training with The Adult Chair was more than I can imagine. It put in perspective my whole life, and it has given me direction of my future and that energy and peace that I feel… I’m forever grateful and excited to be able to go forward and be able to share that and guide others to go through their own transformational process.”
The Adult Chair has helped me to get to know myself. It’s definitely helped me to do the inner work. And the truth is, the inner work is where the magic happens… For anyone considering the coaching certification, I highly recommend it.”
When I heard The Adult Chair was offering a certification course, I was like… I need to do it! Now I wish I could say I just applied, but that wasn’t the case. I had to go through my own Adult Chair work in order to sift through the feelings and emotions. I finally applied and got in and joined the six-month program. It's really difficult to describe what it was like. Because in addition to learning a lot of different techniques and tools, I grew so much as a person.”
When I entered Michelle’s program, I began to uncover the truth. Shame, guilt and trauma were still ruling my life, at least subconsciously. And through The Adult Chair model and hard work and the amazing teachers we had, not only did I learn how to help others, I learned how to finish the work that I had started on myself. And for the first time I can truly say I love myself, I respect myself and I am so excited to have this opportunity as a coach under The Adult Chair model to help others who are struggling with similar circumstances.”
Nope! While we do have therapists that are also Certified Adult Chair® Coaches, this program is for anyone who feels called to help others using The Adult Chair model. Whether you are looking for a career change and want to become a life coach or you have a business and want to integrate the model into it, we’re going to help you get there!
Our standards are very high, and we guarantee any graduate of this program will be fully trained and ready to take on clients.
The only requirement we have of those joining is that you are fully committed, passionate and ready to be a part of this incredible movement of helping others transform their lives.
No. There’s nothing you need to have done prior to joining.
However, when you’re accepted into the program, we’ll be sending you optional pre-work to move through before our live event, which officially kicks off our time together. While the pre-work isn’t required, we highly encourage you to go through the exercises to become the best coach you can be!
In order to be a great Adult Chair Coach, you have to live in your Adult Chair! This starts with the pre-work that cleans the slate. After all, we can only take people as far as we’ve gone… so we start immediately!
This won’t take more than 10-15 minutes to complete each week, but it’s key in preparing yourself for the training.
If you attend the in-person training but don’t complete your practicum hours, you will not receive your certification. You must complete all of your requirements to be certified, including a final exam. The final exam will be provided on November 1, 2023 and will be due no later than November 30, 2023. An early submission date will be provided so if you do not pass your exam the first time, you may take it a second time as long as it is submitted no later than the November 30, 2023 deadline.
Because group participation is such a large part of this program, it’s essential that you commit to your practicum hours both for yourself and for other program participants.
We understand that life happens, and we will work with you if an unexpected event arises. We ask that all participants take this commitment seriously and that you only apply if you expect to be able to fully participate.
Lastly…I want to see you succeed! We give 110% – and if you do the same, you will not fail this! We give you everything you need to succeed and become an incredible coach!
The program is primarily virtual. However, you are required to attend the 5-day in-person
training, which will be held May 21 - 26, 2023 at Evins Mill in Smithville, TN, a suburb of Nashville, TN. All food and lodging is included. All you have to do is get yourself there!
For the in-person training, you will need to arrive by 5:00pm Central Time on Sunday, May 21 and you may leave any time on Friday, May 26.
Yes. Not only do we teach you how to coach, but teach you how to get clients as well. By the end of this program, you’ll be more than ready to take on clients and help them in their healing journey.
Like any investment, what you put into this certification is what you get out! You should plan to spend a minimum of five to ten hours a week working through the certification, but we’re confident that when you make this a priority, you’ll see amazing results.
The mentors for this program are Certified Adult Chair Coaches who have been through the program and know what it takes to succeed. Not only are they experts in The Adult Chair model, but they are practicing life coaches who can help you become the best coach possible, answer any questions you have about your style or practice and guide you on your training journey (one they’ve been on themselves!).
Adult Chair Certified Coaches are certified by The Michelle Chalfant Co. and not by a third-party accrediting body.
However, our program is based on the competencies and ethics laid out by ICF and decades of experience in the field.
We give you both professional training and holistic guidance to make sure that Certified Adult Chair Coaches are not just qualified but also approach their practice from a place of love, connection, respect and excellence.
We have a select number of spots available and every class is different, as we only accept those who are truly passionate and ready to commit.
With the number of calls, mentors and opportunities to connect with your class, we know you’ll feel fully supported no matter the class size!
Right away! We are accepting coaches on a first come, first served basis. When you apply, you’ll get a confirmation email immediately after you complete your application confirming your acceptance in the program (because when you’re going after your dream, we don’t want anything to hold back that energy and excitement!). Once the program is full, the doors will close and you won’t be able to apply or enroll any longer.
The live event is required for certification. It will be taking place May 21 - 26, 2023 at Evins Mill in Smithville, TN, a suburb of Nashville, TN.
All lodging and meals are included in your program investment! We will also provide coffee, tea, water and snacks throughout the training as well. Travel is not included.
Please note that you may not join this year’s certification program if you do not attend the live event, and that you must attend the live event in its entirety.
Once you enroll in The Adult Chair Coaching Certification Program, you won’t receive a refund unless a force majeure occurs, which is an unforeseeable circumstance that prevents you or us from fulfilling a contract (think of an act of God, extended hospital stay, hurricane or emergency of similar nature).
Here’s the thing: it’s going to be normal for fear, self-doubt and imposter syndrome to kick in at some point along the journey...but the key to your success is to push through this! If you stick with your investment and give it your all, I promise you won’t regret it (and I’m here to help you through it).
You can reach out to our team at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions. We’re happy to help!
Don’t let another year go by without doing what you know you are called to do.
We’re so excited to have you as a part of this movement!