Who are we?
We are a team of coaching professionals dedicated to offering the finest coach learning to individuals and organizations in the United States. Adler Learning-USA, located in Phoenix, AZ, offers the award-winning, globally renowned programs of Adler International Learning. Adler International Learning Inc. is based in Toronto, Ontario, with coach learning programs in Canada, United States, Scandinavia, Turkey, France, Germany, India, and the UK.
- Cultivating positive change through dynamic conversations and co-created relationships that empower and impact
- Creating transformative learning opportunities
- Encouraging connection and contribution for the betterment of humanity
What do we offer?
ICF-Accredited Professional Coach Certification
- Coach training program and model that can be applied to every niche:
Executive Coaching, Leadership Coaching, Business Coaching, Financial
Coaching, Life Coaching, Wellness Coaching, Spiritual Coaching, etc.
- In-depth preparation for coaching in the context of work.
A face-to-face interactive delivery format, and a rich, creative multi-level learning experience
Award-winning, globally distributed corporate leadership programs (winner of the prestigious PRISM Award, for outstanding organizational
development through coaching)
A coaching model built on the human performance principles and philosophy of
Advanced and specialty coach training courses, such as Team/Group Coaching
- Partnership with University of Toronto's Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) in creating a strong academic foundation for the discipline of coaching and issuing joint certificates of completion
Coach referrals - assistance in locating an Adler Certified
The Adler coaching model
Adler offers a specifc approach to coaching that is deeply grounded in what the client wants to achieve.
What is unique about Adler coach training?
At Adler, we believe that a combination
of six criteria makes Adler Coach Training Programs unique and effective: depth,
breadth, applied learning, experiencing your own coaching, in-person contact,
and quality of facilitators and mentors.
· The depth of the Adler program comes from its connection with theories
of human change that have been tested and proven successful for over a century.
· The breadth of the Adler program comes from including the broadest spectrum
of coaching principles and approaches. Graduates have the freedom to explore
many specific techniques because they have this broad foundation. They also have
the flexibility to modify techniques to fit different situations because, through
our program, they understand the principles underlying specific techniques.
· At Adler we stress experiential, hands-on, applied learning. We believe
you must use the skills to own them. From day one of the Foundations Course,
and throughout the Certificate program, you will coach under the supervision
of faculty so that you will DO coaching as well as KNOW coaching.
· Our approach to coaching skills training includes your own one-on-one
individual coaching sessions. This gives you a taste of being coached, as well
as encouraging you to set your intentions before and to set up an action plan
after the training.
· Adler’s training is mainly face-to-face, with teleclasses and
distance learning as supplements. We feel that nothing can replace personal contact
as an aid to learning.
· The faculty at Adler is first-rate! We invite you to talk with any one
of them to find out for yourself. Contact our staff by calling 602-493-1886 or
email email@example.com to set up an appointment.
Adler Learning-USA offers a variety of training programs
for individuals and organizations interested in acquiring the powerful tools
of coaching, including:
Foundations of Professional Coaching,
a “starter kit” of coaching tools, mindset and techniques
Adler Certificate in Professional Coaching, providing in-depth
training and certification for professionals
Coaching Skills Programs, customized to address the unique needs of
Positive Change: Leader as Coach, 2-Day Course designed for leaders / executives to bring coaching skills into their work
Educator as Coach 3-Day Course (Part
1 and Part 2)
Parent Coaching, an advanced specialized training
Advanced Coaching Skills Seminars (i.e. Team Coaching, Relationship Coaching, etc)
What’s important about Alfred
Adler's contribution to coaching?
The philosophical foundation of the Adler School is rooted in the science-of-living
system developed by Alfred Adler (1870-1937). Dr. Adler was a Viennese psychiatrist
whose theories were far enough ahead of their time that they continue to be considered
current. Adlerian Psychology emphasizes the uniqueness of every individual and
stresses the individual’s relationship with society.
Adler has been called the “grandfather of coaching.” He recognized the
intricate interplay of social/cultural and family/individual life. He thought
of mind and body as an integrated whole. He gave credit to people's creativity
in solving problems, even if the solution created more problems. And, most importantly,
he wanted to apply his theories to everyday life, not just to subjects in a research
The Adler School International Learning recognizes strong parallels between
Adlerian principles and coaching precepts. We highlight those congruencies to
provide an additional context and framework for students to consider and use
in their coaching, but do not actively teach Adlerian theory in our coaching
Adlerian theory may be understood & remembered using the acronym “SUPER”:
S: Social interest is a barometer of mental health, and
connectedness is essential. The “S” can also be seen to stand for “service
U: Unity of the individual. In contrast to atavistic models
(such as ego/id), Adlerian theory holds the premise that there is something that
unites us in some style. The whole of the person is more than the sum of his/her
P: Private logic. We don’t experience reality directly,
we filter it through our beliefs, assumptions and experience.
E: Equality. We’re not the same, but we’re equal,
and equally entitled. Mutual respect and dignity are essential concepts in Adlerian
R: Reasons for our behavior. Behavior moves towards our goals,
and our actions are purposeful towards those goals. Our conclusions create a
pre-formed inner logic.
Adler's core philosophical assumption:
We believe that we are all caught in a paradoxical tension between being ourselves and being in relationship with others. On the one hand, we are all unique individuals, with a strong need and desire to express our unique selves fully in our life and work. On the other hand, we are embedded in a web of relationships with other individuals, a member of multiple systems, and irretrievably part of humanity.
Our creativity in resolving this paradoxical tension between self-expression and embeddedness determines, to a significant extent, our level of success and fulfillment. We believe that the key to resolving this paradox lies in using our unique selves to make a contribution to others.
We see coaching as a profession that distinguishes itself by helping people to bring their choices and actions more in line with their unique “best self”, and to connect more creatively with the deep human desire to make a contribution to the betterment of humanity, by using their strengths, values and vision in service of others, whether at home, at work or in the community.
Adler School of Professional Coaching provides transformative learning opportunities for coaches to marshal their own strengths and experience, in highly effective and meaningful ways, to support positive change and development in other individuals and organizations.
Adler teaches a powerful and flexible approach to coaching that is grounded in time tested theory and practical application, and works in any context. Our programs provide a broad array of tools and techniques that allow Adler coaches to choose what best fits the situation and their own unique style. However, our approach is not driven by those tools and techniques. Adler’s coaching approach is anchored in core elements of mindset and philosophical/theoretical principles that support students in shifting from merely “doing” coaching to truly “BEing” a coach.
Adler International Learning, Inc. is committed to creating positive change by providing excellence
in coaching education.
The Adler Coach Training Programs are currently available in
these locations (and in corporate settings around the world by demand):
Adler International Learning
890 Yonge St. - 9th
Toronto, CA M4W
13835 N Tatum Blvd #9-182
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(Above address is not a teaching location - check schedule for site of each course offering)
Adler Learning Denmark/Germany
Adler Learning Norway
Adler Learning Turkey/Central Europe
Adler Learning France
Adler’s leaders participate at the frontier of coaching and assist in leading global businesses and organizations.
Adler's Professional Coaching Program has been accredited by the International
Coach Federation (ICF), the established benchmark of coaching professionalism.
Adler International Learning is proud to
be a member of the Association of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO),
which stands for excellence, standards and stewardship in coach training. Laura Atwood, ACPC, PCC, (President of Adler School of Coaching in Phoenix) holds the position of Vice President of ACTO.
Adler International Learning is a founding member of the Graduate School Alliance for Executive Coaching (GSAEC), committed to leading the effort for graduate schools (with their unique capacity for academic rigor and substantive research) to set the standards of excellence for the evolving field of executive coaching.
Adler International Learning is a participant in the International Consortium of Coaching in Organizations (ICCO), a global dialogue and research community of organizers, coaches, coach training programs, and coaching firms, dedicated to excellence in organizational coaching.
Adler International Learning is a member of the accreditation panel for the Worldwide Association of Business Coaches (WABC), setting the international standards for the business coaching industry.
Adler International Learning is proud to
be a member of North American Society of Adlerian Psychology (NASAP),
and in partnership with NASAP provides NBCC & APAcontinuing education
credits for our courses.
Adler School of Coaching-Phoenix supports the ICF Greater Phoenix Coaches Alliance, a chartered chapter of the International Coach Federation (ICF).
|Adler School of Coaching is pleased to offer discounts
to members of these professional organizations:
Society for Human Resource Management
American Society for Training & Development
Employee Assistance Professionals Association
Institute of Management Consultants
National Board for Certified Counselors
American Psychological Associations
International Association of Facilitators
Organizational Development Network
Valley of the Sun Human Resource Association
Please feel free to inquire about a courtesy discount for your strategically
aligned professional organization.
Contact us at 602-493-1886 for detailed information on available discounts.
Irrespective of their backgrounds, past participants overwhelmingly
rated our courses as very good to excellent. In their feedback, participants
singled out the following aspects of the program as particularly valuable:
· Increased understanding of coaching
· Quality of the skills training
· Quality of the facilitation
· Value of being exposed to a diversity
of practicing coaches
· Helpful guidance on suitable
· Excellent modeling of coaching
by the presenters
· Innovative learning experiences
· Practical applicability of course
· Continuous attention to learning
needs of participants
Quotes from Participants:
“… Class sizes are limited so the personal attention and support
during and beyond the classroom are incredible…. From the moment we enter
the classroom until the moment we leave, we are immersed in a rich, multi level
learning experience. It's always challenging, meaningful and above all fun!”
--Isabel McDougall, Director of Community Development for Maricopa County, AZ
“The ‘Foundations of Professional Coaching’ class was extremely
valuable to me in that it taught me the difference between advising, consulting,
and coaching. Now, when I meet with clients, I ask more questions to draw out
their own answers. My interactions have become more focused on clients' needs,
ideas, and solutions rather than my own."
-- Barbara Limmer, Director of Alumni and Executive Career Management, Thunderbird,
The American Graduate School of International Management
"Best course I have ever taken."
-- Michael Shovlain, Executive Director, Scottsdale Prevention Institute
"If you want to help people to bring about change and meaning in
their life, then Adler will teach you how. They know what they are talking
about, and the course is very rewarding."
--Jan McGrath, Partner, jpSage Consulting
“One of the reasons that I chose this school, after doing some investigating,
is that it looked like it was a very holistic approach, and also very comprehensive,
in that I was going to get the best of many approaches. … I want
to be comfortable that I’ve got the spectrum that’s needed to be
properly trained, and to be able to pick and choose what feels right for me from
a number of disciplines in coaching, and that’s totally what I got at the
Adler School. Not to mention wonderful connections with fabulous
people, and really great personal growth…. It was just a fabulous
decision for me to take that program.”
-- Joyce Kaplan, Attorney
“Be prepared to be impacted personally and professionally!”
--Katharine Halpin, Master Certified Coach
“Overall course rating on a scale of 1-10: 12 … Love this seminar & everything
--Bobbe McGinley, Addictions Counseling Treatment
13835 N. Tatum Blvd., Suite 9-182
Phoenix, Arizona 85032-5582
Note: The above address is NOT a teaching location
- please check your registration information for location of your course offering
(All locations are in Phoenix, AZ unless otherwise noted on the schedule)