Deep Coaching Institute – Executive Coach Training

The Deep Coaching Institute (DCI) was founded in 2007 by celebrated author and human development thought leader Roxanne Howe-Murphy. Roxanne’s ideas resonated with her reading audience who wanted Roxanne to take them deeper into themselves so they could go deeper with their clients. DCI has organically grown into a rich community of faculty, mentors, graduates and students spanning globally across the US, Canada, Great Britain, Europe, South Africa, Korea, Australia, Ecuador and many other geographies.

Students come to our certified coach training programs seeking more expansive states of being, thinking and acting, and find much more through our Enneagram-Based approach to the Practice of Presence. Our highly experiential programs enable transformation and change by fostering a state of enhanced engagement with ourselves and the world around us. As they work with us, students gain a direct experience of reality, free from their stories, fears, habitual patterns, emotional reactions, and other constrictions that bias their experiences. All of our coaching programs and courses benefit experienced executive coaches, organization development professionals, life coaches, therapists, spiritual directors and various experienced growth-oriented professionals.

Enneagram and Presence

We use an Enneagram-Based approach to the Practice of Presence to promote more expansive states of being, thinking and acting.
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Small Class Sizes Create a Rich Learning Experience

Groups are made up of small cohorts of participants. The support and special friendships that are formed through the DCI community is very unique and special.

Why is Presence Important to Our Coach Training Work?

Presence is experiencing the fullness of what is happening in the moment. Our students enhance their access to presence by gaining insights from the Three Centers of Intelligence: the groundedness of the Instinctive Center; the open-heartedness of the Feeling Center; and the clear-headedness of the Thinking Center. Working with these Centers – learning their languages and acquiring new practices to deepen our contact with them – provides a fast and powerful way to build presence. When fully present students are feeling, thinking and being in their bodies and experiencing reality as it unfolds moment by moment.

How do Students Experience the Enneagram With DCI?

The Enneagram provides a powerful framework for accelerating self-knowledge, for releasing human suffering; for living life with more awareness, flexibility and effectiveness; and for experiencing the expansiveness and liberation of our spirit. It offers visibility into tendencies that often unconsciously drive us and color our experience of reality. We use the Enneagram to help students see and detach from their subtle but powerful personality tendencies. As they learn to attune to their internal experience they begin the journey from constriction to expansion and unhinging from tendencies that may be familiar and comfortable, but hold us back from engaging with our ‘best self’. With the help of the Enneagram we help students unveil the deeper truth, power, compassion and fulfillment that is our birthright. Through the Enneagram, we discover that we have always held the key to that which we have been seeking. Through the Enneagram, we can come Home to ourselves, and bring our clients into deeper contact with their Essential Gifts and Eternal Nature.

Accreditations for
Growth Development Programs

Growth-oriented professionals take DCI courses for accreditation from International Coach Federation (ICF) and International Enneagram Association (IEA). Our Deep Coaching Certification program (DCC) is an ICF approved coach training program with 102 hours of approved coach-specific core training hours (ACSTH). These hours can count toward ICF Continuing Coach Education Units (CCE Units). Also, as the first Accredited Enneagram School through the International Enneagram Association (IEA), Deep Coaching Certification course hours count toward individual IEA accreditation tiers.

Learning Community

DCI fosters a deeply cohesive and supportive learning community. This community is a natural outgrowth of our shared DCI experience, our shared values of compassion toward self and others, living an awakened life, and having a commitment to our collective mission of “being a force for positive change, one practitioner at a time.” Ongoing online gatherings, master level courses and professional development groups, as well as informal gatherings and cross-pollination through referrals, promote a deep sense of belonging within the graduate community. As many grads express it, “I have found my people in the DCI community”.

Read what our community is saying:

When I began the Deep Coaching program, I thought I was going to learn new ways to improve my coaching skills. What I found is that the Deep Coaching process really transformed who I am as an individual and coach, and while I developed new and refined skills as a coach, I was really transformed in my ability to see and hold my clients with compassion, curiosity, and authenticity.
Curt Micka
I highly recommend the Deep Coaching Institutes program. It prepares you to help your clients to go deep into themselves to reveal their habits that are blocking them and to uncover their inner wisdom that will transform their lives. My life has been changed for the better as a person and as a professional coach.
Roland Legge, Canada
I entered the program as an experienced coach wanting to do a deep dive into the Enneagram and my own development as a coach. I was yearning for something new, some new input, feedback for me, something from outside my system. The investment has been worth it, my consciousness is shifting in all sorts of ways and so is my work. Very grateful!
Nicola Campbell, New Zealand
This coaching program is powerful. It’s elegant, yet practical use of presence and the Enneagram make for a solid coaching foundation. Given my background in Psychology and Human Resources/ OD, I feel like it blends the best of all of those modalities. I have never been more curious and present.
Jill DePompei-Morales

Faculty Information Call

DCI faculty and graduates host a regular call for individuals interested in learning more about DCI and the Deep Coaching Certification program (DCC). These calls are designed to let you hear about the rich benefits of the DCC program from faculty who teach it, and from students of recent cohorts. You will have ample opportunities to ask questions. Please click the link below to register for our next call.

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