Leading Humans Take your facilitation & coaching skills to world-class levels
Go above and beyond to make 2019 one of the most rewarding and productive years of your life. Infuse 9 months of your year with rigorous practices, jaw-dropping insights, and a training community of fellow do-gooders.
Not for the faint of heart, but time and time again our graduates say our Train-the-Trainer (T3) Intensive made for an epic turning point professionally and a 'favorite year ever' personally.
First of all, yes it’s something of an 'obsession'...for decades now our instructors eat, sleep, and breathe the deepening of communication, empathy, and connection.
Secondly, T3 is curated for those leaders who’ve conceded that masterful communication can no longer be an afterthought for thriving endeavors. Meetings must actually integrate multiple perspectives, and actually inspire new insights for everyone involved. Managers must actually coach effectively (in addition to holding people accountable). And it has to go deeper than superimposing some contrived model or platitude. Until you can improvise with each unique team member (in each unique situation), they’ll tune you out before you’ve finished reciting that Tony Robbins quote.
What it comes down to:
However competent a coach/facilitator you already are, you’ll likely be humbled and excited by how even the simplest interaction can become a work of art. The ability to walk into a room and uplevel any group’s relational dynamic, like a chiropractor making a single adjustment that shifts the effectiveness of the entire system...we’ve found this to be an art form with an infinite horizon line.
T3 is the most effective deep dive into facilitating connection, mutual-understanding, awareness, and possibility that I have ever experienced. Relational intelligence is a core capability I will build into every leader I coach, and it provides an access point for connecting authentically to the thoughts and feelings of others. The quality of coaching, curriculum, and real-time modeling of relational leadership provided by the staff is outstanding!
Torin Martinez, Human Resources Business Leader ~ Procter & Gamble
Well, I DO thrive when I create a solid structure for myself...so how does T3 really work?
Supporting and being supported, you’ll be doing a lot of both in as many different contexts as possible. And there’s no way around this. You can’t just ‘help everybody else’ to get the deepest value here.
Knowing intimately what it’s like to have a blindspot highlighted by a coach simply co-exploring with you, or to suddenly have a ‘good cry’ you didn’t even know you needed...only by having walked this terrain yourself will you help others navigate their own.
You’ll clock these hours with us in several different contexts:
Beyond any professional training we know of, T3 provides an extravagant degree of expert guidance for each participant, customized personal attention throughout with a 3:1 ratio of students to staff!
T3 has changed my life more than I could have ever imagined. I have had a transformative experience inside of my own heart and mind. My inner love for myself has grown exponentially. Friends and family are telling me I'm more grounded, clearer with my boundaries, and that I seem to have evolved into a better version of myself. The time and money spent on T3 was the most valuable gift I have ever given to myself. I am forever grateful to the extremely skilled leaders of the T3 program.
Bonnie Slater, Birth Doula
Most experts (at anything) are notoriously unable to teach it. Meanwhile there are those who aren’t particularly expert at something yet manage to teach it surprisingly well.
Ideally you find instructors (like ours) who have both—that knack for teaching AND embodiment of what they teach (in a way you’d aspire to in your own life). This is the potent combo of both mastery and messaging.
T3 instructors are strongly influenced by meditative practices. We focus as much or more on how a coach approaches a conversation as on what they do or say, and some find this degree of focus tedious. The subtleties in T3 are analogous to the attention a wine-connoisseur might bring to every nuance of a sip (e.g. conversation)...your ability to catch such tiny ‘tells’ in an interaction can require months of cultivating meditative levels of awareness.
On the other hand, the origins of T3 actually stem from team-building insights forged in military training environments…so there’s also a no-nonsense, hands-on approach to ensuring measurable results. You will not train in any concept without a concrete example of how it’s been applied at the highest levels of business and in the most sensitive areas of life.
If you're feeling anxious, know that our instructors can be intense but they are extremely committed to not only kindness but humility as well. At the end of the day we know that only you can determine the best style of leadership for you. We don’t presume to know what your motivations are, nor what they should be.
That said, you still may experience training with us as uncomfortably direct.
Our interview process sorts for participants who are stable enough in their personal lives to navigate possible emotional upheaval at times, as well as for their comfort debating or disagreeing with their instructors (which we welcome).
Finally, a point of pride for us is the aptitude level of our students. Our graduates report that much of their learning stems as much from experiences with their cohort as with their instructors. You’ll likely spend the year practicing with a blend of executives, consultants & investors, therapists & coaches, along with a sprinkling of artists, performers, and various spiritual seekers. Your ability to learn from this variety of values & perspectives often makes the difference between a valuable training you’re ‘glad you did’ versus a priceless experience you can’t imagine your life without. If this comes off as hyperbole, please check out more testimonials below!
"I enrolled in T3 because I believed that it would create the kind of personal transformation that had been eluding me using other means. I am overjoyed with what I have received—a release from shame; a communication style that allows for deep connection with others; an extended family/community in which I have felt seen, heard, held, and welcomed without fail beyond my wildest dreams of what was possible. I highly recommend this experience!"
Lisanna Rood, Psychotherapist
Each T3 we limit your cohort to 30 participants, some whom we’ve encouraged years prior to wait until a more optimal time to train with us. We never presume training with us is the right choice for you!
Financially speaking we strive to keep our tuition low (especially considering the 3:1 ratio of instructors to students) and we do not subscribe to 'abundance mentality' paradigms that might encourage someone to spend money they don’t have. Depending on your emotional constitution, taking on a larger investment than you’ve saved up for might ironically prevent you from being emotionally supple enough for such an intensive training.
As for time commitment, many students interestingly report that the weekly & monthly structures we provide actually helps them experience more free time. We do insist you be able to attend at least 8 of the 9 live weekend events, as well as your practice triads that often meet weekly, but you may find this level of commitment actually has you more effective in your existing commitments, not less!
These 9 months of training are a joy to participate in. It truly makes the entire year a more rich & productive time for everyone, students and faculty alike.
But we aren’t spiritual entertainers. We wouldn’t dedicate our careers to this if T3 didn’t also reliably lead to concrete results! Happier families, promotions at work, a more successful company of your own...
If you’ve made it this far down our sales page, you’ve likely at least tasted dropping into the zone as a leader.
Personal lives are invariably enriched as well. Families no longer wait for a wedding, or loss of a loved one, to celebrate the immense unspoken regard between them. Relationships become a place in which to learn & grow more than ever before.
This application of coaching, facilitation, and/or mediation to high-leverage situations...it’s pretty straightforward yet also mysterious.
Apparently Benjamin Franklin was sought after to participate in meetings, even those in which he had zero expertise on their subject matter, because conversations simply 'went better' when he was in the room.
Extraordinary doors tend to open as you cultivate this level of leadership.
Of all abilities one might gain mastery of, beyond a musical instrument, a martial art or becoming a chef...we suspect you’ll find this ability to be the most rewarding of your life.
RETREAT SCHEDULE for 2019:
1 March 8-10 2 April 12-14 3 May 10-12 4 June 7-9 5 July 12-14 6 August 16-18 7 September 13-15 8 October 11-13 9 November 8-10
Timing for each retreat will be:
Friday 1pm–8:30pm (or later) Saturday 10:30am–8:30pm Sunday 10:30am–8:30pm
All retreats will be held at our beautiful venue outside Boulder, Colorado
The retreat venue is conveniently tucked away in a quiet stretch of farmland between Niwot and Longmont, Colorado. Each of these towns has its own distinctive personality and charm, and offers both lodging and tourist attractions to suit any style. Browse art galleries and antique dealers then sample gourmet cooking from around the world in Niwot, a small community with heaps of funky flair. Then travel north to Longmont, where 'old Colorado' is still alive and well, from rodeos to microbrews to an award-winning local music and theater scene. You'll also be just 30 minutes away from Boulder, one of the West's most vibrant cultural hotbeds. And be sure to plan some time into your trip for exploring the nearby Rocky Mountains, where unbelievable beauty delights and inspires visitors all year round! Your days will be spent at our retreat venue, and you'll stay overnight at the accommodation of your choice. We'll provide a list of conveniently-located hotels that we recommend. Note: you are responsible for your own transportation and lodging.
T3 has provided me firsthand exposure to how powerful this type of coaching is and what it actually looks like to use these skills in the world. I have experienced an exponential increase in my confidence and ability to share these gifts, in tandem with my own natural abilities, with those who can really benefit from them.
Adam Zook, Senior Account Manager
For as long as I can remember, I've felt stuck and frustrated with my own inability to harness the potential I know I have in both the career and relationship areas of my life. Since doing T3, I feel like I got shot out of a canon. The self doubt and criticism inside me that keeps me frozen and unable to move forward, though not entirely gone, is also not acting like a road block anymore. It's like the volume of those voices has been turned down, and they are no longer running the show.
Erin Keeley, Small Business Culture Consultant
In 20+ years of trainings in leadership, coaching/consulting, and personal development, T3 was without question the most dynamic and influential training we've ever done. The container was impeccably held, and our processes were tracked and supported every step of the way. We recommend this training to anyone ready to truly deepen their connection to themselves and others in the most skillful ways.
Tamra Rutherford & Simon D'Arcy, Coach & Corporate Consultant
Payment Options Make it Easy
To help make this powerful training accessible to anyone who's called to do this work, we're offering several different payment options to fit your budget.
Option 1: Pay in Full (Best Value) Make 1 payment of $9000 at the beginning of the training and then relax, because it's all taken care of!
Option 2: Split Payment (Savings and convenience) Make 2 payments of $4600, one at the beginnng of the training and one in the middle.
Option 3: Monthly Payments (Pay as you go) Make 9 monthly payments of $1055 each for the duration of the training.
JOSH LEVIN Lead Instructor
Josh has been working with individuals, couples, and groups for the past 25 years in the roles of coach, facilitator, mediator, consultant, and trainer. He is passionate about supporting people in contacting and living from the deepest truth of their being, both personally and professionally. He loves giving people powerful perspectives and tools that reliably boost the effectiveness of their communication, the quality of their relationships, and the size of their bottom line. His framework is built on the underlying foundation of self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-expression. He's been the Lead Instructor for T3 for the past 5 years.
DECKER CUNOV Founder
Decker started team-building and mediation as a medic in the military, begrudgingly preparing soldiers for various leadership academies only to find that he had more passion for coaching than anything else. He then stumbled into executive consulting several years later when a few CEOs joined one of his community leadership workshops and saw an inspiring level of communication and collaboration. They brought him into their companies where he created similar results for their executive teams. Twenty years later, Decker is a full-time mediator and coach challenging organizations to attain extraordinary levels of teamwork and performance. His 1:1 coaching focuses on CEOs effectively empowering their executives and organizations. He’s coached startups from their first pitch, through board-level conflicts, to acquisition and even to starting again. Decker has been sole mediator for over $1.3 billion worth of business deals. Previous to his consulting, Decker co-founded a one-of-a-kind residential homeless program in San Francisco called Arkhouse. Later he founded Authentic World and The Integral Center, leading programs on advanced communication skills and certifying coaches around the world.
EMILY ROSEN Director
Emily is the Founder of Secret Keepers, an artisan jewelry company with a transformational mission. She’s also CEO of the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, where she oversees business development strategies, marketing and public relations, student affairs and program development. With an extensive background in nutritional science, counseling, mind body practices, the culinary arts, business management and marketing, Emily spearheaded the Institute into an international organization that reaches millions of people each month. Prior to her role at the Institute, Emily directed weight loss camps and programs serving teens and adults, had a private practice, and held the position of Executive Chef at several retreat centers. Her decade-long journey with an eating disorder has inspired her passion for health and transformation and her dedication to helping others finally find freedom with food and body. Emily speaks and teaches internationally on eating psychology. Emily also has a passion for building meaningful online communities, and her projects include thriving groups dedicated to women’s empowerment, nutritional healing, and recovery from sexual trauma. When she’s not busy running her multiple businesses, she draws on her fine arts training to create poems and images that have touched the lives of millions of people around the world.