My journey has led me to training pioneers in the coaching field across 6 continents
I was one of the first 1% of master certified coaches trained in the first ICF accredited coach training programs in the United States. Over 3 decades I have had the honor to work with and alongside some of the most respected leaders in personal transformation as a coach, trainer, facilitator, director and as the founder of an internationally-acclaimed coach training organization.
I’ve coached a diverse range of clients including Fortune 500 executives, entrepreneurs, educators, activists, young leaders and policy-makers to transform their lives and BE the change they want to see in the world, and consulted with countless organizations on building coaching culture in teams, corporations, institutes and governments. I have facilitated international coach training programs globally and presented on NLP and Leadership at Stanford Graduate School of Business and Peking University Platform in Beijing. Today, I still work with a hand-selected group of coaching clients, social impact entrepreneurs and thought leaders, because as much as I love working with students, teams, and organizations, I strongly believe in the power of one-on-one and I LOVE seeing people transform their lives and supporting them along their journey. I believe full-heartedly in the coaching profession and the power it has to empower people to consciously change their lives from the inside out.
For those of you interested in how ALCN came into being and how our unique model was developed…
This unique coaching method has been developed
over many years study and practical experience in the field of human development.
I have had the privilege of working with esteemed experts and pioneers in personal transformation such as Landmark, the Hoffman Institute, Stephen Levine and Tony Robbins. Furthermore, I trained and worked alongside world-class authorities in NLP, including Tim & Kris Hallbom, Suzi Smith, Nick Leforce, and Robert Dilts. The foundation of this program stems from the work of Tim and Kris Halbom that they endowed me with.
In addition to drawing inspiration from these sources, our program has been enriched by the valuable insights and input from our diverse student body. Many of them have joined us as Teaching Assistants and Faculty, bringing their unique talents and perspectives to help shape and enhance the program’s development. I am sincerely grateful to everyone who has been part of this remarkable journey, including the thousands of coaches, leaders, executives, and entrepreneurs from various fields and backgrounds whom I’ve had the pleasure of assisting in achieving profound growth and transformative change.
The Conscious Change Coaching Method®
Is the culmination of my 30 years of experience.
And combines the ICF Model (the gold standard in the coaching field), with our Inner Alignment Map™ framework that supports clients to come into alignment with their mission & purpose and NLP Somatic Coaching Tools, that allow us to do the deep work and help create profound insights that transforms people’s lives from the inside out. These powerful techniques support clients in understanding, clarifying and embodying the changes they want to make in their own lives and in the world.
Where we are today
Students long requested an online training program accessible worldwide.
The COVID-19 pandemic prompted us to develop and pilot a successful ACTP program on Zoom, which received rave reviews. To make it more accessible for students in a variety of time zones, we decided to develop a self-paced online program creating a customized 1:1 learning journey combining coach training, mentorship, and professional coaching with an experienced NLP Somatic Coach.
Changing with the times, our online programs provide paths for ICF ACC & PCC accreditation, NLP Somatic abilities, and the fundamentals of our Conscious Change Coaching Method. ALCNs’ programs, which have over 7,500 global graduates, provide meaningful, individualized, and dynamic coach training experiences.
Transitioning online also enabled us to expand our team with associate coaches worldwide, furthering our mission and is allowing me to pass the torch to the next generation of ALCN change-makers.
Meet the associate coach team
Our associate coach team is truly multicultural. Each of them have been trained and mentored by our founder Helen Attridge in our 125-hour coach training and are PCC level. They’ve been hand-selected, have a variety of different backgrounds and coaching niches and collectively have more than 300+ years experience.
In addition to running their own successful coaching businesses, they work with students enrolled in our online ICF certification programs to provide personalized mentorship, coaching, and training. This has enabled us to provide a bigger selection of coaching specializations and niches, as well as a much broader worldwide reach, including the option to work with a coach in your own nation and complete the program in many languages, including English, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Bulgarian, French, German, Russian and Hindi.
And the team is still growing!
Because our programs attract those who are interested in creating positive societal change, we have been able to partner with different organizations around the world on social impact projects.
Our aim is to be a model for conscious business. We operate as a profit-for-purpose company, supporting social impact & environmental conservation globally by empowering young activists with coaching and leadership development in partnership with Youthtopia, and aiding a North Bali community to exemplify conscious change.
ALCN classrooms over the years have been microcosms of our world, with people from all walks of life, varying in nationalities, age, religion, background, profession, with diverse values, beliefs and dreams.
Part of what makes ALCN so unique is our truly international community. It is the different experiences and perspectives that each person brings that makes our community and our trainings so unique and special.
We believe that radical acceptance and acknowledgement of what is currently happening in the here and now is the only way to truly move through and move forward.
We believe that accepting and acknowledging what is currently happening in the here and now allows us to begin to do the the deeper work to align with our Highest Selves. Vulnerability has enormous power, and when we commit to authenticity, we are actually able to be seen and heard in our entire humanity, as well as see others in theirs. When we truly accept the journey and all of its ups and downs, it becomes a part of our story, of who we are, and what we are meant to be.”
As human beings, we have been blessed with an incredible opportunity to experience life on this beautiful planet we call home.
And it is important to remember and be thankful for this, daily. We can often get caught up in the busyness of life and work and can be so focused on our goals or challenges that we forget it’s a journey. As coaches, when we are committed to a life of learning and self-discovery, and accept the ups and the downs, the bitter and the sweet, we are better equipped to support our clients in embracing each and every experience on this journey of life. Appreciation for the journey and lifelong learning go hand-in-hand.
Now, more than ever, it is so important to cultivate conscious connection, with our own intuition, with our bodies, with our hearts, with each other and with the world around us.
To fully know ourselves at the deepest level and to connect with others from that place. This requires slowing down, stepping back, seeing, hearing, feeling and often finding time to be silence. To be able to answer the questions “Why am I here?”, “What am I being called to do?”, “What can I contribute?”. We have to consciously cultivate internal connection. We each have the answers inside of us. Sometimes it just takes turning down the noise to hear them.
As leaders, visionaries, entrepreneurs, and those who have decided that their mission in life is to contribute to positive societal change, we salute you.
We see leadership as a way of BEING in the world, not just a long list of accomplishments, accolades, or awards. Who you ARE and how you make those around you FEEL speaks volumes about the work you do and the impact you have on the world. We believe true leadership is embodied and those that are truly making a positive difference in this world are living, breathing examples of the changes they are advocating. They embody those changes and it ripples out into everything they do.
Who we serve
Our programs are for both seasoned coaches and those new to the profession. We have a truly diverse global network of leaders, entrepreneurs, and changemakers from around the world. These skills are universal. They remind us of our shared humanity.
Our programs might be for you if you are:
- An NLP practitioner who wants to learn how to blend NLP with somatic coaching skills and receive an ICF credential.
- An experienced coach looking to add to their coaching toolbox
- A new coach who wants a top quality coaching education and training experience that gives you a holistic approach and proven framework to start your coaching journey off strong
- In transition and looking for a career in coaching with personalized support and mentorship unlike any other coach training company in the world
- Wanting to use NLP somatic skills in your own life
- A social business or impact entrepreneur, policy-maker or leader in an organization
- A teacher, trainer, facilitator or educator
- A healthcare practitioner or therapist who appreciates the science-backed approach of NLP & cognitive-behavioral therapy and wants to expand their skill set
- An individual looking for next-level growth on your personal development journey
- A young person looking to develop your skills & get clear on your mission & purpose