About

How do you wish to use your influence?

To connect more deeply with others?

To help your direct reports become top performers?

To foster better communication in your organization?

To help your children develop self-confidence?

If you're like most people, the question makes you a bit nervous. You may wonder what kind of impact your influence is having. Are you smothering others' potential or helping them access their limitless capacity?

The Elevated Coaching Academy exists to provide leaders like you with the knowledge and skills to impact lives for the better.

About the Elevated Coaching Academy

The Elevated Coaching Academy is a rigorous program based on globally recognized coaching competencies. The Academy frequently launches new student cohorts, consisting of 10-20 students who participate in live group training and practice.

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The Team

Tony Child

Tony Child

Co-Owner

Tony Child is the Co-Owner of Elevated Coaching Academy and the Owner/founder of our parent company, Elevated Worldwide. Tony helps people curate their internal knowledge base, implement systems that can enhance their personal and professional ecosystems, and cultivate environments where the intersection of...

Tony Child

Tony Child

Co-Owner

Tony Child is the Co-Owner of Elevated Coaching Academy and the Owner/founder of our parent company, Elevated Worldwide. Tony helps people curate their internal knowledge base, implement systems that can enhance their personal and professional ecosystems, and cultivate environments where the intersection of passion, purpose and profit all align.

Since childhood Tony has loved Superman because of his alternate identity, Clark Kent. Admiring how he moved through life doing extraordinary things and then living an everyday life as Clark. Tony has embraced this concept, becoming the Clark Kent of Personal Development. He’s on a mission to impact millions of leaders to awaken to their potential capacity through written and spoken words while remaining true to his core values.

Diana Groesbeck

Diana Groesbeck, PCC

Co-Owner | Director of Education

Co-Owner and Director of Education, holds a PCC credential through the ICF. With a mission to raise global consciousness, Diana upholds the highest standard of training in the field with every development of the coach training program. When Diana isn't working, she can be found running Spartan...

Diana Groesbeck

Diana Groesbeck, PCC

Co-Owner | Director of Education

Diana Groesbeck, Co-Owner and Director of Education, holds a PCC credential through the ICF. With a mission to raise global consciousness, Diana upholds the highest standard of training in the field with every development of the coach training program. When Diana isn't working, she can be found running Spartan races and keeping up on her dancing skills with her own personal trainer - her husband. They enjoy new adventures with their two adorable sons who are the light of their lives!

Kimberly Bagwell

Kimberly Bagwell, CPC

Director of Student Services

Certified Professional Life Coach for 12 yrs, and has been in Student Services for the past 17 yrs. working with thousands of students based in the US and Europe. Her goal is to assist and guide each student to living their full potential and reaching their goals. Kim was born and raised in NJ before...

Kimberly Bagwell

Kimberly Bagwell, CPC

Director of Student Services

Kimberly Bagwell has been a Certified Professional Life Coach for 12 yrs and has been in Student Services for the past 17 years, working with thousands of students based in the US and Europe. Her goal is to assist and guide each student to living their full potential and reaching their goals.

Kim was born and raised in New Jersey before embarking on her new vision and dream to head to Florida, not to retire but to get away from the cold! Kim's values have always been to live life to the fullest so she is embarking on living that dream in everything she does. In her spare time, she enjoys chilling with a glass of wine by her pool, hanging with friends and family, dog sitting and playing with her sweet pup Jenna Mae (yes all her dogs have middle names), and traveling on new adventures with her husband of 20 yrs.

Mark Schall

Mark Schall, MCC

Lead Instuctor

Coach and a coach training instructor for 19 years and has taught more than 5,000 coaches around the world in Europe, Canada and the US. He holds the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Master Certified Coach credential (MCC), which he has earned since joining the Elevated team. As an Executive...

Mark Schall

Mark Schall, MCC

Lead Instructor

Mark Schall has been a coach and a coach training instructor for 19 years and has taught more than 5,000 coaches around the world in Europe, Canada and the US. He holds the International Coaching Federation (ICF) Master Certified Coach credential (MCC), which he has earned since joining the Elevated team. As an Executive, Leadership and Life Coach, Mark helps leaders overcome the dread of difficult conversations, reduce turnover and increase team engagement so that they can blow their business results out of the water. His love for teaching and training is apparent the moment he hits the front of the room or the stage, and he is known for telling engaging and enlightening personal stories that drive home learning points in powerful and memorable ways.

In his free time he can be found singing, often rehearsing for and performing in concerts across New York City as a 28-year singing member of the New York City Gay Men’s Chorus. Outside of that he loves exploring and enjoying all that his current city of New York has to offer with its theater, restaurants, and community activities. You can always count on him for a good joke when you need one!

Cheryl-Wilson

Cheryl Wilson, PCC

Mentor Coach

Cheryl is a seasoned professional with a wealth of knowledge and experience in coaching, training, and corporate leadership. Since 2006, she has successfully trained over 3000 coaches, facilitated...

Cheryl-Wilson

Cheryl Wilson, PCC

Program Instructor / Mentor Coach

Cheryl Wilson is a seasoned professional with a wealth of knowledge and experience in coaching, training, and corporate leadership.

Since 2006, she has successfully trained over 3000 coaches, facilitated coaching and leadership programs for hundreds of corporate executives, and has accumulated well over 7000 hours of professional coaching and mentoring expertise. Her genuine commitment to education, empowerment, and inspiration shines through in all her endeavors. Authentic, professional, and consistently praised for her insights, Cheryl is dedicated to helping individuals expand and express who they are while bringing the greatest versions of themselves into their personal and professional lives.

Additionally, Cheryl is a NJ licensed massage therapist, boasting more than two decades of expertise in the areas of medical and sports massage. Currently the owner and operator of Merging Modalities Coaching & Massage Center in NJ, Cheryl’s passion is bringing holistic well-being to her clients.

Beyond her achievements in coaching and massage therapy, she earned a master’s degree in computer science and spent over 15 years in the corporate realm as a lead software developer and district manager, overseeing a vast telecommunication network and software development process.

Cheryl's multidimensional expertise uniquely positions her to coach, guide, and mentor individuals towards their greatest personal and professional fulfillment.

 

Jenna Gonzalez

Jenna Gonzalez, PCC

Mentor Coach

Jenna Gonzalez has been a life and leadership coach for 10 years, and has mentored hundreds of coaches through their coaching career. As a former World Champion Figure Skater, she brings awareness of grace and quirks into her coaching and mentorship, so that her clients can safely...

Jenna Gonzalez

Jenna Gonzalez, PCC

Mentor Coach

Jenna Gonzalez has been a life and leadership coach for 10 years, and has mentored hundreds of coaches through their coaching career. As a former World Champion Figure Skater, she brings awareness of grace and quirks into her coaching and mentorship, so that her clients can safely play full out and achieve their goals. Jenna always creates a safe space for transparency and growth in each mentor session, which she values the most.

Prior to this, Jenna worked as a Research Sociologist for many years, studying relationship dynamics personally and professionally.

Janelle Anderson

Janelle Anderson, PCC

Mentor Coach

Janelle Anderson is known as the Speaking Confidence Coach for coaches and experts. She is a Certified Professional Coach, author, and renowned speaker who is on a mission to help her clients create, host, and prosper through virtual events and speaking. As the creator of her signature online...

Janelle Anderson

Janelle Anderson, PCC

Mentor Coach

Janelle Anderson is known as the Speaking Confidence Coach for coaches and experts. She is a Certified Professional Coach, author, and renowned speaker who is on a mission to help her clients create, host, and prosper through virtual events and speaking.

As the creator of her signature online courses, Niche Clarity Blueprint, Magnetic Message Mastery, Own the Room: Design & Deliver Your Captivating Talk from Any Stage, and Storytelling Mastery for Coaches & Experts, her 3-day event, Virtual Events Bootcamp, and her 12-month program, the Prosper Mastermind, Janelle utilizes her expertise in speaking, storytelling, and running profitable events so they can design a business model that provides a consistent flow of clients and income, so their business enjoys continual growth.

Janelle draws on her faith as a boundless source of inspiration and strength in her life, and she credits God with helping her get through her darkest moments and emerge as a stronger, happier, and more confident person.

Janelle is a 6-time best-selling author. She is a contributing author in four books and author of two of books: Come into My Garden and Take Center Stage: Be the Star of Your Own Story.

Janelle holds a Professional Certified Coach credential with the International Coach Federation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in education and master’s degree in Christian Counseling.

Shilpa Bains

Shilpa Bains, ACC

Observaton Coach

Shilpa Bains is a Leadership Coach (Associate Certified Coach) and Facilitator Toronto, Canada. ENGAGING, PASSIONATE AND HIGH ENERGY: I am a human centered, certified coach and facilitator with a strong belief in the power of authentic connection and inclusion. My hallmark style entails compassionate, energy, and...

Shilpa Bains

Shilpa Bains, ACC

Observaton Coach

Shilpa Bains is a Leadership Coach (Associate Certified Coach) and Facilitator Toronto, Canada. ENGAGING, PASSIONATE AND HIGH ENERGY: She is a human centered, certified coach and facilitator with a strong belief in the power of authentic connection and inclusion. Her hallmark style entails compassionate, energy, and empathy.

She has over 20 years of experience in Human Resources, working for diverse industries, leading, and supporting high performing teams as well as talent management initiatives. She is an enthusiastic leader, facilitator, and certified coach, skilled at facilitating transformation in the workplace and coaching others to feel empowered. In addition to being an Associate Certified Coach with ICF, she is certified to teach several leadership courses and programs, always with an objective to build trust and create transformation. Her niche is empowering women in leadership roles to increase their inner energy by building resilience strategies and mastering their thoughts and emotions to become empathetic and authentic leaders. She is fortunate and grateful to experience several accomplishments, including the 2020 Star Women in Grocery Leadership Award, which is a prestigious industry award granted to women of distinction. She has been part of leadership teams in the corporate sector, led Women’s initiatives as well as many corporate and leadership programs and policies. Her core expertise includes supporting, facilitating and coaching teams towards achieving high performance through change management, leadership coaching, energy leadership and breaking bias.

She is married to her high school sweetheart (hard to believe!) with two sons (13 and 9) and a daughter (1).

Halli Macnab

Halli Macnab, MCC

Final Performance Evaluator

Halli Macnab is a Certified Professional Coach in private practice and holds an MCC credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is Past President of the Vancouver Island Chapter of the ICF. Halli obtained her degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo and...

Halli Macnab

Halli Macnab, MCC

Final Performance Evaluator

Halli Macnab is a Certified Professional Coach in private practice and holds an MCC credential from the International Coach Federation (ICF). She is Past President of the Vancouver Island Chapter of the ICF.

Halli obtained her degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo and practiced professional engineering in the building design and construction industry for 15 years before embarking on her second career in professional coaching in 2009.

Halli currently coaches personal and business clients and is also an established Coach Trainer. She has trained coaches in New York, San Diego, Victoria and Seattle, as well as at the UNFPA in New York City. She now trains ADHD coaches for JST Coaching & Training. She is the Past President of the global Association of Coach Training Organizations (ACTO). As president, she changed the focus of this global group which advocates for the next generation of coaches to one of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

She lives on Vancouver Island, Canada in Victoria, British Columbia with her wife Liz, also a coach. Halli loves great food, nature, cats and researching alternative health.

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What is coaching?

Many people confuse coaching with therapy, consulting, or mentoring. Although coaching can provide many of the same benefits, the primary role of a coach is to help the client find answers within themselves. The coaching process helps clients identify thought and behavior patterns and see new choices and possibilities.

I want to build a career in coaching

Coaching can be a lucrative and fulfilling career. You will help individuals discover their potential and take action toward their goals. You will enable your clients to achieve results beyond what they can do independently.

The Elevated Coaching Academy will equip you with the following:

Evidence-based coaching curriculum that aligns with ICF standards

Skills training and practical experience

Opportunities to coach within Elevated Worldwide

Guidance on how to build a coaching practice and attract clients

I'm not sure I want a career in coaching

The knowledge and skills gained through the coaching program will impact every aspect of your life. You will see others with more clarity, connect more deeply, and lead with greater confidence.

The Elevated Coaching Academy will enable you to:

Listen openly and without agenda

Ask powerful questions to create awareness and clarity

Understand and foster change in yourself and others

Build a coaching career if you decide to do so

What the Graduates are saying...

Derek, Elevated Coaching Academy Graduate

"To anyone considering the training, I'd stay stop considering it and jump! It will be well worth the time and money invested. When I first joined the program, I felt sure I wanted full-time coaching to be the next step in my career and wanted to prepare.

However, the training has allowed me to show up more powerfully in every aspect of my life. I'm better at my current job. I'm a better husband, father, and friend because I have learned to build trust, create space for vulnerability, and ask empowering questions. Even if I did not want to become a coach, the training has truly helped me live my life in a more powerful, intentional way. Because of the training, I see the people around me more clearly and with greater compassion. I am more confident in my ability to help others with their struggles and have greater clarity around my own struggles.

I now feel confident in my ability to have an impact as a professional coach, something I struggled with prior to the training."

—Derek

Derek, Elevated Coaching Academy Graduate
Nicole, Elevated Coaching Academy Graduate

"After 6 years of coaching and courses, this training has increased my coaching skills more than anything else!

If you want to be an amazing leader or coach, this training is essential. To truly listen to others and ask powerful questions to help others WANT to grow and change!

I learned how to truly and deeply connect with others, create a safe environment to allow others to create solutions and take action! I learned how to ask powerful questions that lead to growth and not lead coaching clients to my answer but rather to help them find the answer inside of them."

—Nicole

Nicole, Elevated Coaching Academy Graduate
Andy, Elevated Coaching Academy Graduate

"By going through this training I have grown personally and feel I am prepared to be a true coach and take on clients.

The understanding of the role of coaching and how to ask the right questions and observe and notice the clients answers, tone, body language, facial expressions, words, while recognizing cognitive distortions has really helped me serve others better.

I would highly recommend anyone who wants to be a coach to go through this program with Elevated Academy. The environment is informative and fun. I feel confident and competent with what Diana has taught. The camaraderie she has created with our group is also awesome."

—Andy

Andy, Elevated Coaching Academy Graduate
Sylvia, Elevated Coaching Academy Graduate

"I've gotten amazing compliments for my coaching skills. This training has given me opportunities to grow as a person and as a coach. My self confidence is much higher than before.

I have gotten some amazing clients and my other business is growing because of it. I learned how to effectively coach people using tools to help people learn to trust themselves to know that they have their answers inside of them."

—Sylvia

Sylvia, Elevated Coaching Academy Graduate
Shannon, Elevated Coaching Academy Graduate

"The Academy gave me a voice, and allowed me the confidence to show up in my power. I’m truly listening and communicating so much better in all areas of my life. I’ve gained skills that have allowed me to help others let their light shine and recognize they have options.

The academy helped me to change for the better, showing up using my talents and gifts with confidence. The skills you learn from here will not only help you in business but in all of your relationships."

—Shannon

Shannon, Elevated Coaching Academy Graduate
Lindsay Gledhill, Elevated Coaching Academy Graduate

"The coach training program was way more than I had expected. The information that was learned and practiced with all in the group was invaluable. The information that is presented in this program will help me in so many ways, not only with coaching but in life itself.

What this has given me is an awareness of how asking deeper questions, and pausing longer after the questions, will result in deeper thoughts and answers in life and how to get the results I desire. This is an AMAZING program and if you have a desire to coach others, even family members and yourself, this program will help all involved achieve so much more out of life.

The program was taught by Diana, but the learning came from each individual in the group. So much great information to up-level my life and then be able to use it to help others do the same!"

—Lindsay

Lindsay Gledhill, Elevated Coaching Academy Graduate
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Join the Elevated Coaching Academy

In joining the Academy, you are beginning a journey that will be challenging, inspiring, and rewarding.

We are currently accepting applicants for our next cohort. If you would like to apply, fill out the following application. We will contact you shortly to discuss your application and the next steps.