High Impact Coaching Certificate Program

April 4, 2012 | Medgar Evers College

Coach Training enhanced, accessible with Web Technology

Medgar Evers College’s Adult and Continuing Education has partnered with Triumphant Journey’s to offer the High Impact Coaching™ Certificate Program, a comprehensive course that provides full preparation for functioning as a coach. The program includes all components that participants need to become credentialed by the International Coach Federation (ICF), which is the most widely-recognized and prestigious credentialing body for coaches.

The Brooklyn-based coach training program is turning to technology to contain its growing popularity. Coaches Janine Schindler (Master Certified Coach) and Chaya Abelsky (Professional Certified Coach) have seen a surge in the popularity of their High Impact Coaching Certificate Program, which they founded in 2009.

“We’ve gotten inquiries from places like Israel, London and Mexico city,” said Abelsky, “It got to the point that we simply couldn’t ignore that there were so many people trying to find a way to join the program.”

Because the classroom enrollment comes with obvious limitations, one of the priorities was to put a distance-learning program in place. High Impact Coaching found that “webinar” courses have had the dual benefit of opening the program to dozens of new students, while escaping the enrollment constraints of the classroom-based location.

While many people thrive in a classroom environment, the webinars proved to be such an effective learning tool that almost all High Impact Coaching courses integrate some level of web learning. “I had some reservations at first,” Abelsky said, “but this style of learning is actually well suited to some people. I feel like the convenience and flexibility that the webinars allow is really indispensible for many of our students.”

The next High Impact Coaching webinar session begins May 1, 2012 and is offered through CUNY’s Medgar Evers College. The program includes nine months of webinars or a combination of classes and webinars, followed by a three-month supervised practicum and a three-month period of one-on-one mentoring. At the core of the program are the International Coaching Federation Core Competencies and Code of Ethics, and the research and experience of Janine Schindler. Schindler, a highly trained executive coach, was a two-term president of the NYC Chapter of the ICF and helped developed the coaching curriculum for New York University, where she is on the faculty.

To learn more or to register, contact Chaya Abelsky at 347-407-3579 or by email at chaya8@gmail.com.

About Chaya Abelsky

Chaya Abelsky has an independent coaching practice, Triumphant Journeys, working with individuals, couples and organizations. She 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 NonProfit HelpDesk, at the same time 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 Janine Schindler

Janine holds the highest credential awarded by the International Coach Federation (ICF), Master Certified Coach. Her clients include C-level and senior executives who want immediate impact and sustained results. She has also worked with small independent companies and non-profit organizations. She provides both intervention and high performance development for individuals, teams and organizations.

As both a trainer and facilitator, Janine runs programs for organizations on leadership, manager as coach, and team building. She is part of NYU’s coaching faculty and curriculum development team, and also teaches courses for Results Coaching Systems, an ICF-accredited privately-owned global organization. Janine also created and taught coaching classes for iPEC Coaching. She holds a B.S. from St. John’s University and a M.A. from Queens 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.