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Sometimes, you just have to sit yourself down and give yourself a good listening-to.

Conscious Becoming: Self-Coaching Practices for Efficacy, Harmony, and Growth

Co-Sponsored by The Next Practice Institute

10 January - 04 April 2023
7:00 - 9:00 pm US Eastern Time

11 January - 5 April 2023
1:00 - 3:00 pm New Zealand Time


Delivered by

Yotam Schachter

Fee range

US $1200 per person - We offer a discounted rate. Please see Accessibility – Fees for details.

Contact Person

Yotam Schachter


7 sessions of 2 hours each, spaced two weeks apart plus an optional reunion in June. All sessions are held remotely via Zoom, with a secure access link provided upon registration.

Why take this Learning Circle?

Sometimes, you just have to sit yourself down and give yourself a good listening-to.

You’ve noticed that every hardship is a growth opportunity. Yay! But every hardship is also… just… hard! How do you make the most of life’s provocations while also treating yourself kindly? How do you celebrate who you are today and invite forward the person you want to be tomorrow?

This Learning Circle will teach the foundations of self-coaching, a simple and powerful practice for engaging with life’s many “growth opportunities,” large and small, at home or in the office.

Self-coaching is the art of intentional, compassionate conversation with yourself, typically conducted in writing. Spacious listening, unwavering support, and penetrating questions are rapid accelerators of growth, whether you receive them from a professional coach or provide them to yourself. Within that conversation with yourself, you’ll also find natural opportunities to integrate the many insights and practices you’ve already developed elsewhere.

If you like to listen, and you like to be listened to, learning to be that supportive presence for yourself in times of need feels really, really good. 

What will you learn?

In this circle, you will learn to dialog with yourself, writing as both client and coach. Like a professional coach, you-as-coach will listen, ask questions, and empathize with you-as-client, but not provide answers or advice. By the end of seven sessions, you will be keeping yourself good company on a developmental path through life’s challenges with specific skills such as:

  • Building rapport with yourself as both coach and client
  • Structuring a powerful self-coaching conversation 
  • Coaching yourself through tough decisions
  • Compassionately addressing the causes of stress and burnout
  • Coaching the system of your inner parts

Who is this for?

We are all, always, becoming something. This Learning Circle is for you if you want to do your becoming more consciously and compassionately. 
If you find it easy to be kind with others, and harder to be equally kind with yourself, you may find this experience particularly transformational. As tempting as it often is to be harsh on ourselves in the pursuit of development, that harshness is unnecessary and counterproductive; this program will teach alternative methods of directing your own growth.
You will have a better time here if you have some previous experience with coaching, therapy, circling, nonviolent communication, or other developmental containers.
While the workshop is not designed specifically for coaches, new and experienced coaches will find practicing on themselves a powerful accelerator of their professional skill and personal development.

Dates & Times

Display the dates and times for:

Session 1 10th January, 2023 7:00 pm
Session 2 24th January, 2023 7:00 pm
Session 3 7th February, 2023 7:00 pm
Session 4 21st February, 2023 7:00 pm
Session 5 7th March, 2023 7:00 pm
Session 6 21st March, 2023 7:00 pm
Session 7 4th April, 2023 7:00 pm


“The two-pen technique is brilliant and helps me be a kind, wise guide to myself in and out of the coaching moment.”

Rosi Greenberg, Artist and Facilitator

“I’m feeling a sense of relief having found this idea of self-coaching through Yotam’s brilliance. Yotam… gracefully guides us into our own power and resources that we so often forget we have.”

Nalani Genser, Coach and Talent Development Manager

“Yotam Schachter has created one of the more powerful and useful courses I’ve seen in a while.”

Sara Ness, Chief Instigator at Authentic Revolution

“It was incredibly healing and heart-opening to be in community with other people who share my commitment to self-awareness and development. The calls were wide-ranging and had genuine moments of laughter, tears and tenderness. I deepened my ability to be as kind and compassionate to myself as I am with others.”

Mike Trugman

“Conscious Becoming was fully engaging on multiple levels – head, heart, gut, soul. Yotam has created a well-designed, supportive, and experiential learning program and process that supports individual growth and development and fosters coaching skills and maturation. We had the opportunity to apply what we were learning immediately and to reflect on and process that in a safe, inviting space with Yotam and fellow participants. All of these things made it one of the most impactful learning and development experiences I’ve ever had with regard to coaching. This program also felt very well aligned with my foundational coaching training and strengthened that foundation.

I am better able to hold a safe, supportive, compassionate space for myself… and in turn, do the same for others (family members, friends, coaching and mentor coaching clients). I also have some new conceptual understandings and tools for coaching myself and others. I am less quick to react, more mindful and thoughtful in my responses. Going through this course and practicing with the tools Yotam provided has already had, and will continue to have, positive impacts on my relationship with myself and with others. I’d say that’s priceless.”

Tina Geithner, Ph.D., Presence-Based® Coach, ICF-ACC and Mentor Coach

Accessibility - Fees

The full price is US $1200. We also offer a self-selected reduced fee of US $300 for participants who belong to historically underrepresented groups, e.g., people of colour, indigenous people, those outside the western business paradigm, as well as others for whom full price is not accessible.

We hope to keep this learning circle accessible for all that wish to attend.  If cost is still an issue, please reach out to Yotam Schachter for a full scholarship.

Cancellation & Terms

Payment is fully refundable up to 28 days before the start of the event, less a 13% processing fee; it is not refundable thereafter. If the event is under-enrolled, we reserve the right to cancel 28 days prior to the event start date, and refund your registration fee in full.

Faculty Bios

Yotam Schachter

Yotam Schachter has been coaching himself and others for five years, specializing in emotional fitness and the art of change. In addition to his training in traditional coaching tools such as Adaptive Leadership and Internal Family Systems, Yotam's work draws from his experiences as a massage therapist, rabbinical student, investment analyst, and meditator. He helps clients to find beauty, wisdom, and opportunity in their toughest challenges. Yotam is hard at work coaching himself through writing his first book, on which this circle is based. Yotam has studied coaching and facilitation with master teachers from around the world, including Thomas Huebl, Erica Ariel Fox, Robert Gass, Dr. Richard Schwartz, and Jennifer Garvey Berger. In addition to his work at Presence Tree, Yotam facilitates leadership development workshops with Mobius Executive Leadership, Cultivating Leadership, and Bridge Partnership, developing and delivering cutting edge transformational experiences for senior executives. Yotam lives in Boston with his wife, a rabbi and climate activist, and his son, a kangaroo superhero inventor rock star.