Triumphant Journeys Coaching to Offer Courses through Adult and Continuing Education at Medgar Evers College

Beginning in the fall 2011 semester, Triumphant Journeys coaching shall offer courses through the Medgar Evers College Adult and Continuing Education program. “We are expanding both our geographic reach and our course content,” said Chaya Abelsky, principal of Triumphant Journeys. “This fall we will be offering programs on coaching for principals and teachers, and on a getting everyone to yes approach that anyone can use.” There is an informational call for “Getting Everyone to Yes™: Powerful Skills in Communication and Problem Solving” on August 16th at 2:00 pm. and an informational call for “Coaching for Educators” on August 17th at 2:00 pm.

“Educators who have heard about our High Impact Coaching™ Certificate Program have asked that we offer a program on coaching that is specifically adapted for the education environment,” Ms. Abelsky said. The program will offer principals and teachers the opportunity to learn how to apply coaching techniques in the school and in the classroom. Educators will learn how to focus their attention so they can hear what is—and isn’t—really being said. They will learn to communicate effectively to improve decision-making, conflict resolution, and team building.

To minimize the time during which educators need to be away from their schools, the course is structured to include two half-day classes, interspersed with three, one-hour evening webinars. Each participant will also receive a one-on-one tele-coaching session with one of the instructors. The course starts on October 30, 2011.

In addition to Ms. Abelsky, the program will be taught by Marcia Meislin, a specialist in training, coaching, and developing leaders through enhanced skills in management, communications, team-building, customer service, change, and consulting. Ms. Meislin has worked with both Fortune 1000 clients and nonprofit organizations and Ms. Meislin has taught at Pace University Graduate Center and the New School Leadership Center, amongst others.

Ms. Abelsky stated, “We’re also offering a course to support Medgar Evers’ business development initiative. The “Getting Everyone to Yes™: Powerful Skills in Communication and Problem Solving” program will help both entrepreneurs and employees by providing them with powerful coaching tools and body-mind based problem-solving techniques that they can use in their work.”

Participants will learn how to frame problems so they can move quickly to insight and action, as well as how to resolve problems in a fraction of the time usually required. The course will include the use of a science-based movement approach to get past “stuck points.”

There will be five half-day sessions in the program, which will start on November 9th. Instructors will include Ms. Abelsky, Daniel White, an experienced leadership trainer and executive coach, and Drs. Yigal and Iris Goldshtrom, the developers of the Rhythmex exercise method. Drs. Goldshtrom are a health psychologist and physical therapist, respectively, and have conducted research on how rhythmic exercises improve both academic and athletic performance.

Individuals or organizations seeking further information or to register should contact Ms. Abelsky by email at or by telephone at 347-240-8899.

Triumphant Journeys was founded by Chaya Abelsky to provide coaching services and training to individuals, couples and organizations. Ms. Abelsky received certification in Life Coaching from New York University and is a Professional Certified Coach of the International Coaching Federation. She started her career as a computer programmer, discovering her preference for working with people while doing client training for the NonProfit HelpDesk, a nonprofit organization that builds capacity at other nonprofits. She moved into a managerial role at the organization while expanding her capabilities with management skills courses and classes in a variety of healing modalities, and then entered the NYU coaching program. She received a certificate in data processing from the COPE Institute, and attended Beth Rivka Teacher’s College.

About Medgar Evers College, CUNY

Medgar Evers College was founded in 1970 through the efforts from educators and community leaders in central Brooklyn. The College is named after Medgar Wiley Evers, a Mississippi-born black civil rights activist who was assassinated on June 12, 1963. The College is divided into four schools: The School of Business; The School of Professional and Community Development; The School of Liberal Arts and Education; and The School of Science, Health, and Technology. Through these Schools, the College offers 29 associate and baccalaureate degree programs, as well as certificate programs in fields such as English, Nursing, and Accounting. Medgar Evers College also operates several co-curricular and external programs and associated centers such as the Male Development and Empowerment Center, the Center for Women’s Development, the Center for Black Literature, and The DuBois Bunche Center for Public Policy.