Deep Coaching Global Community
Meet some of our past participants...
Let me start with WOW! And Thank You! This program went beyond my wildest imaginings, because I did not know what to expect and even though from the very start you asked us to reflect on our deepest intentions for being here; my only intention was to learn.
I want to acknowledge You, Leon, and the whole group for creating such a magical learning environment!
The Deep Coaching Intensive provided me with many incredibly useful learnings and personal insights, especially in helping me to understand the process of supporting transformation within others.
The magnificence of Spirit and the potential for each of us to pursue our own Truth of Knowing about who it is we truly are ...this I will take into my coaching practice.
I'm so delighted, because I have been sensing for a while now the need to move my coaching into this arena. How good is it to be blessed with this new knowledge of where to begin! Perfect, me thinks.
After the Deep Coaching Intensive, it seemed to open a door for me to enter an experimental world where coaching can make a real change in a person's life, rather than just help people to solve a few problems. It was the BEST time to meet Leon, and to have the chance to learn Deep Coaching. I am so grateful that everything was arranged so well!
The DCI has been a beautifully enriching journey and it has deepened and grounded my sense of being in I AM. One of the gifts of this course for me has been an affirmation of my own transformational journey. I want to deeply acknowledge Leon for creating Deep Coaching and this exceptional learning experience.
I find it hard to remember who I was at the beginning of the DCI course. It’s as if I have de-identified with a former way of being, which I know to be true! I hold gratitude in my heart for Leon’s courage to travel his own hero’s journey, and for his capacity to create wisdom-filled, insightful, love-filled programs and to support me in my transformation.
The first week of class was the most magical for me. The stages of personal power, the hero’s journey, and the caterpillar in the cocoon are clear and definite images I can take with me as I continue on my transformational journey. I am learning to trust more in the journey without the need to have a clear-cut goal or vision yet, only knowing that God does and I am walking with Him, trusting that He will reveal each next step as I need to know it. I am grateful for the entire experience of working with you in your DCI class. Thank you Leon.
The Deep Coaching Intensive was an adventures journey with great insights, breakthroughs and aha’s. For my own transformation the whole period of the course was of great value. It gave words and direction to the process, which was till that moment, rocky and painful. All the material, video’s and link’s presented contributed to a never-ending supply of inspiration. Leon…thank you from the bottom of my reopened heart for all the wisdom, guidance, material, coaching session, aha’s, etc.
Thank you Leon for embodying the qualities of the silent hand of God’s grace and manifesting it in the abundance, generosity, and humbleness in passing on the knowledge, in opening of his heart, in his constant presence and in believing passionately in this work and sharing that with all of us. Leon. Words don’t do you justice. God bless your amazing heart and God bless you all. I am forever in your gratitude.
The DCI is a coaching program and so much more! I view it as a path to learning life skills. I learnt, experienced and was inspired. I became a better coach. The DCI has added such depth to my coaching. I have redefined what personal power means, and I am more powerful in the world today than I have ever been. And I have been more accepted in a corporate environment than ever before. Most importantly, I have discovered a new way to live.
The DCI helped me to understand the process of shift to another level of coaching, and how to engage the client at this higher level. In this sense, it is an added ability to my coaching repertoire. I deliberately use the word “repertoire” because for me deep coaching is not just another tool or skill. Like a musician, I learned a new piece of music, a whole of tone, melody, rhythm that I can play. Not yet to perfection, but good enough to start using it and to perfect as I go.
I went into the course wondering how much more there could be to learn about coaching, having had a foundation in yoga and spirituality for over 10 years and a coaching certification to boot. To my delight, this has been a truly transformative experience -- a different way of being has emerged that is harmonious, trusting, attuned, and connected with the heart. My coaching outcomes are far more impactful and sustaining.
The quality of the material was outstanding, the spiritual connection within the group extraordinary. Above all, Leon was a shining beacon of transformation, guidance, support and healing. I am convinced that Deep Coaching is a far more powerful way to touch lives and witness their movement towards something glorious.
I found the three days a memorable experience it was rich in learning, insights and sharing from the heart. I also really enjoyed the ambience that permeated the three days; there was a sense of calmness, warmth and the presence of a higher spirit. The training was conducted very much in alignment with the principles promoted throughout.
Leon, the DCI was so impactful for me. I gained professionally and personally. The course structure enabled me to learn valuable methodology as well as experience the process vicariously and personally. I was so impressed with your ability to create and hold this space. Your honesty, accessibility and authenticity allowed us to follow your lead. I look forward to working with you in any capacity moving forward – you have opened the door for huge learnings and experiences ahead and I am excited to continue this journey.
My greatest learnings from the program! The importance of embodiment to sustain a perspective shift. The role of the coach in creating the space for transformation. The role of the client within that space transforming themselves. The power of the 9 foundational practices to create a spacious space, the key for creating the “cocoon” to support deep transformation.
It is possible to enter a room full of strangers and immediately feel part of a community. It is fair to say that not only did I not expect that, I had never imagined it possible. The DCI was not just an investment in my coaching journey – it was an investment in me. My learnings and their adoption are not restricted to my coaching – they have infiltrated all parts of my life. I am better equipped to support my clients, yes – but also to support myself, my family, my friends, my colleagues and those I do not know well or at all. I am a part of a larger universe – and I am learning how to better (and more responsibly) fulfil that role.
Deep Coaching Intensive really taught me how to first and foremost LIVE DEEPLY. At the end of the day, you can only truly COACH DEEPLY when you yourself are living it. Not necessarily perfectly, but IN IT!
When I saw the title of the course ‘Deep Coaching’, I knew I had to be part of the experience. My experience coaching young adults made me believe there is more to coaching than setting goals and taking action – they needed to be in touch with their feelings and deeper self. The course was practical and interactive, and the opportunity to observe and experience deep coaching gave me new insights: I realized I needed to live from the heart and allow my life to evolve organically.
The insights I gained on creating nurturing spaces, listening, and literally the introduction to all 9 practices will go a long way. I loved that the course was dealing with matters of the heart, as these are what then manifest physically, for what flows in the heart will flow out to the world.
I also found you, Leon, to be the real deal. You seem to live out these practices and I could sense the peace within, allowing us to be at peace and to walk in love. Thank you for being you and allowing us to experience it.
The healing space brought great new insights for me. The course opened up with a spirit of oneness, and provided an opportunity for all the participants to express themselves freely. I am grateful for this program and the open space it has made available for me to heal, learn and engage in real life coaching. I am willing and open to keep learning. Thank you Leon!
The DCI has allowed me to purify my mind, to let go of fear and doubt, and to start creating from a place of abundance and limitless possibility. I definitely understand now that “impossible is nothing!” I now feel I deserve to show up in the world as my true SELF.
I thank you Leon for your generosity, for sharing such beautiful and sacred teachings with us, and for creating a sacred place (out of this world!) to support our evolution. I love your courage, authenticity and the fact that you have heard your calling, which allows us to be experiencing magic.
Deep coaching is unlike anything I have ever learned. It has given me the permission to coach in a way that I have always wanted to, yet just didn’t know how to access it! Now I do!
This entire process has been extraordinary, the practice of going deeper within myself and giving my clients the space to go deeper within themselves has been so healing. What a blessing, what an honor!
From the bottom of my heart, thank you for creating this wonderful work to enhance my coaching abilities. I can proudly say I am a deep coach!
This course has been brilliant for me-I know now why I was brought here! I have gained so much insight and learning about myself and my intentions as a coach.
I didn’t plan to sign up for the course, moreover, I didn’t know it existed. One day my client told me about someone’s website with good coaching information in it. So I went to the site, and while reading a thought crossed my mind: why not to ask Leon VanderPol to have a coaching session with me to fulfill one of the requirements of my certification program? During that session something magical happened and just in one go, with no second thoughts I decided to apply for the DCI course. The same miracle happened during the course calls and especially in my individual session with Leon. Thank you for this experience!
I began this course about ready to give up on coaching. The transactional coaching tools and models that I encountered in my coaching training did not give me the grounding I needed to do the deeply transformational work I was aiming to do, and I had become disillusioned with coaching in general in the wake of my attempts to implement that style of coaching.
I leave this course having found exactly the tools, models, and practices that I had dreamed of being able to use as a coach to do the exact kind of work I desired. The practices we worked with have shown me that it is possible for coaching to be something more than what I had previously encountered. I now have the confidence that it is possible for coaching to be that safe space from which a client’s deeper self can emerge. I am ready to begin re-launching my coaching practice in a way that really lives into the kind of work that I long to do.
Many thanks to Leon and to each of you in the class for the space you held for me.
I started the course with a desire to learn the practices a deep coach would need in order to be able to become a transformational coach. What I was not prepared for however, was the personal transformation that accompanied these amazing 10 weeks. I came out transformed, looking at coaching, clients and life in general in a completely different way than when I started.
Being in this class with all the wonderful spirits present, has been truly a gift, a blessing, an honor and a privilege. It makes me feel hopeful for the future that there are so many light workers, willing to share their gifts and potential with the world. Thank you all for allowing me to be in your presence.
In two days within the face-to-face Deep Coaching Intensive program, I knew who I am. This program is strongly aligned to my spiritual values. I will apply the deep coaching practices whenever an opportunity arises in my human interactions, relationships, humanitarian work, and coaching practice. Repeatedly in sessions as a participant, client & coach, I re-lived what I had been blocking for so long. It is deep, it is bigger than change, it is transformational, and it is healing! At a personal level, I am ready. It is my way of life.
There so much more to discover and absorb from the course- a lot that still has to sink and anchor in. It was a wonderful journey, and I have the feeling that I am still on the journey. I learned so much. I want to acknowledge Leon, the way you spoke really resonated with me. You gave me more energy: energy in self-confidence and energy to believe in myself.
The course brought me back to coaching and to myself as a coach. Now I can be the deep coach I always wanted to be. The course has given me the tools and has given me a coaching home. For years I was disengaged, uninterested even — now I am in love with coaching again!
Leon has created a rich learning space for coaches that want to support the spiritual awakening of their clients. This course is for coaches that want to bring a higher level of spirit/soul into the coaching space. You will learn how to hold a nurturing space where clients can touch what is emerging from their deeper selves. Being in a class of like-minded people, with such a gifted teacher, also provides a place for personal growth. Leon you have an amazing gift to share with the world. Don’t stop!
Leon Vanderpol is an exceptional instructor! His calm, intuitive, and compassionate nature creates an open space for learning concepts that are not easily defined. The course itself is full of information, and there is plenty of time to discuss and practice the deep coaching approach. I fully recommend this training to those that want to take their coaching, and their lives, to a deeper place.
Through deep concepts and theories, I was given a unique set of tools and resources that enable me to walk the path of transformation confidently with a client. Through ample experiential training, I developed trust in this deep coaching process because it produces magical moments time and time again. It is truly an extraordinary program and a true pleasure to work with Leon!
I am so grateful for the opportunity of this experience, it has truly been life-changing. Much love, light and gratitude to Leon for bringing us all together and leading us on this journey. You are an inspiration. You are the epitome of walking the walk; of grace, elegance and compassion. Thank you so much for demonstrating what IS possible.
The peace that I feel after completing DCI is wonderful. I was not exactly sure what to expect but I can say that as soon as I saw the description of this intensive I knew that I had to be a part of it. I’m glad that I took action and enrolled. Thank you all for being a part of this wonderful and healing experience!
It was amazing and fun and profound. At the same time I was struck by the 3 things that mattered most to me: the presence and space held by Leon, the presence of Spirit, and by my essential Self emerging. This triangular relationship is what allows the transformation to occur.
I am deeply grateful to now know first hand a process that I can share with my future clients as is needed and wanted.
Never before have I felt so deeply what it means to live from the heart, from my true self. It is such a precious gift to create the space for each other to experience this deep heart place and I love how we have come together in this class to learn and support each other on that mission.
I want to thank Leon for stepping into and embracing his own soul mission and for being such an amazing role model in this transformational work. By truly walking the talk you are giving us permission to do the same. You have created such a deeply sacred space for us to come together to grow, explore, and transform. Thank you for that.
The Deep Coaching Intensive was an important step on my own journey through life. The course itself reinforced, enriched, and widened my own transformational process as it has been unfolding for a few years now. It gave me permission to look at life again from the center of my heart – something that was buried deep inside, then reemerged throughout my process of awakening. Now it is being put at the center of my spiritual path, as a way to express my core values and to act out my most genuine and profound visions of a fulfilled life. Thank you Leon for this!
I have learnt so much through the Deep Coaching Intensive, from the first class to the final class. In my personal life this class has been so timely as it has supported me to understand what life was leading me to in this season. It has helped me allow and trust the mystery and magic of life, and I am in awe at what keeps unfolding. I have been equipped to always listen out for the generative potential and let the future Self that's emerging come into the present.
This has been so powerful for me and I am so grateful. . Leon you are amazing and I am grateful to you for sharing your gift and skill with us, as we change the world changes. Thank you Leon!
During the Deep Coaching course I learnt that self transformation is real, and it is so for all people who allow it. We all have the potential to go through a metamorphosis of self!
I found that with every practice I read, I learnt something new about either a client or myself. I found the practices deeply human, and that makes them truly useful. They resonate with nature, they resonate with the natural process of transforming into our real true selves, and they help us as coaches help our clients “Beingness."
This course came very timely in my life. I´d been waiting for it, and I knew instantly when my friend spoke about transformational coaching that I needed to explore this.
In a professional aspect it has been a lot of recognition and a relief to get a context and a model for what I sensed to be true. To have a structure, a map, and a way to work from the 9 practices will help me tremendously.
I would go so far as to say that the practices are a way to take on life in general, which means that they are applicable in any situation that desires to support true transformation.
It was truly amazing. I am so blessed. I learnt that change starts with me and not with others. I learnt that to be able to Deep Coach others, I must feel what it feels like to struggle to transform; what it feels like to feel pain; what it feels like to be scared; what it feels like to be lost. I’m mostly grateful to be part of this amazing course.
Thank you everyone for an amazing journey and thank you Leon for everything and for all the knowledge you have shared with us.
Leon, it is with deepest gratitude that I thank you for your leadership and creativity. I am blessed to have come across your path as you have made an incredible impact on me, my transformation and my career.
I am forever changed. A light has been turned on, and light has been shed on topics that I knew about but now understand. Light has been shed on my own path, and now I see more clearly what lessons I need to learn and who I want to become.
Gosh, how I love this work! I look forward to taking these practices into my life and my coaching and see where they take me.
There is nothing more inspiring to me than the effortless presence you brought to every interaction Leon. Every call, every discussion, I could feel the space that was being held by you truly being present and open. I felt safe, connected, and more myself than most other times in my life. Thanks to you, I have discovered that place in me, that place that was meant for this work, that place where no fear can enter, where I AM flows and I am getting better at living from that place more of the time.
I highly recommend this training! The Deep Coaching program has been a richly rewarding journey for me, and has contributed to my life on many levels. I learnt fresh and very valuable ways to enhance the coaching experience for my clients, with inspiring material that was presented clearly. Leon is very skillful in guiding the group to connect and build rapport, so that we could all support each other on our learning journey. He lives and breathes the course material in such a way that he brings it alive and makes it easy to absorb and integrate.
I came to this course aware that coaching is a means through which I can help others. I researched different programs and organizations, but none of them felt right for me. When I saw the Deep Coaching Intensive, I knew I needed to take it even though it was unclear to me where it would lead. This is the way in which I am meant to work. The greatest gift I received was the space you held which allowed for my experience of Self. The depth of that experience reset my clock. I feel that I have ‘become’ and yet, it is just the beginning.
Leon, I am thankful that you are such a great guide/guy and your openness is a true inspiration. What I found inspiring about DCI was the strength in vulnerability…and participants from around the world who focused their energy and created a palpable connection and space. Ego was less significant and the need for the “right” words fell away. Thank you!
The Deep Coaching Intensive has been a complete eye opener to me. To me, it showed how to serve other people better from a different level of understanding, how to use my natural energy to connect with another soul and how to send light and love into the world.
The natural gentle progression of the 9 transformative Deep Coaching practices has been rich and rewarding, reminding me of and opening me to the truth of who and what I really am, and all I can be – the beautiful butterfly who is always waiting to emerge from inside me.
I do feel grateful for your guidance Leon, for being a divine light – you truly are a beautiful soul. You are connecting us, the souls that are awakening, creating a tribe of light-workers that are helping the humanity to see the glories of the divine. Namaste.
My biggest takeaway from the Deep Coaching program is that to be a transforming agent in the world it begins with my state of being. In order to nurture a healthy state of being I desire to listen more deeply to spirit, to create nurturing spaces, and to slow down…when I slow down, my state of being improves and I am that conduit of healing that I desire to be.
Deep Coaching Intensive Kenya
Eighteen African coaches and leaders gathered in Nairobi, Kenya for 3 days of intensive learning, reflection, and connection.
Held at the 19th Century Abbotsford Convent, this extraordinary place supported our ability to create a profound transformational space for all participants.
DCI China #1
The DCIs in China are held on the lake near the ancient city of Dali, in Yunnan province southwest China.
DCI China #2
The Coach's Retreat, Bali
The first Coach’s Retreat was held in magical Bali, Indonesia. Amazing! Click here to learn more about the retreat’s vision.
Bring the DCI to Your City
If you are interested in partnering with the Center to bring the DCI to your city or coaching community we’d love to hear from you.