Masterful Coaching is Developmental Coaching.

To become a masterful coach, we need to practice and hone ourselves in the company of masters. And to become a developmental coach, we need to become fluent in the language and art of adult development. Not merely in theory, or model, or method. But in the infinite dance of creative and adaptive capacity that is our uniquely human birthright.


The 10-week Developmental Coaching Mastermind
with Rob McNamara

We’re very pleased to host this rare opportunity for advanced professional coach training with Rob McNamara. This intimate program offers 15 professional coaches the invaluable opportunity so many of us yearn for—a rigorous, practice-driven setting in which to hone our knowledge, and be challenged to step off the edge of what we think we know into the realm of mastery, immediacy, and true coaching brilliance.

This 10-week mastermind is for professional coaches who wish to advance well beyond an everyday level of understanding about adult development, and to skillfully apply a rigorous and nuanced understanding of developmental wisdom in their coaching.

The Developmental Coaching Mastermind experience is an intimate, applied online course of study and practice. Including live weekly video session with Rob McNamara, recorded audio practice and coaching demonstration, peer coaching practice, personal feedback, teaching, and demonstration—this in-depth program will grow you and transform the way you coach.

This program has been awarded 29 CCEU credits by ICF; 26.5 of which are core competency credits. This award reflects the high emphasis on application, practice, and advancement of masterful coaching skills. 

Here’s What You’ll Experience as a Mastermind Participant:

  • 10 weeks of live online advanced developmental training—begins on October 5th

  • An intimate learning environment; registration is capped at 15 coaches

  • Weekly 90-min video sessions with Rob on Thursdays @ 9 am MST

  • One virtual “retreat week” (during U.S. Thanksgiving) for self-paced meditation practice using Rob’s guided audio instruction

  • Your own copy of Rob’s audio coaching program, Commanding Influence

  • Opportunity for peer coaching practice with targeted feedback from fellow coaches and Rob

  • Ample chances to connect with others through weekly discussion forums

  • Four 1-hour supplemental sessions from “developmental greats” — See Below!


ABOUT ROB MCNAMARA Rob McNamara is a leading expert on adult development and human performance, a developmental coach and consultant, and a faculty member with Ten Directions. Rob’s expertise includes the intersection of integral practice, adult development, human performance and integral strength training.

Through his private practice in Boulder, CO, he works with a broad range of clients including executives, professionals, undergraduate and graduate students, and athletes ranging from high school to Olympic and professional world champions. Rob received his Masters in Transpersonal Counseling Psychology from Naropa University and his Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Susquehanna University. His books include The Elegant Self and Strength to Awaken.

Ground Your Coaching Skills in Rigorous Developmental Insight

Insight for You

Learn how to work with the primary drivers of development

Recognize the 5 patterns of meaning making

Learn how stability and variability support development

Understand how confidence displays developmental capacity

Learn how to leverage influence and freedom

Practices for Your Clients

Practices that leverage the primary drivers of development

Expanding behaviors, skills and understanding

Deepening stability and expanding variability

Supporting boundaries and strengthening confidence

Cultivating influence, insight, and responsiveness

Praise for Rob’s Mastermind Course

Rob McNamara is a master who has integrated a tremendous amount of knowledge and makes it applicable for the experienced coach. This work is essential for the complexities most business leaders face today!

Amy Pasquale

Great balance of theory, practice and experimentation. As a result of this course I have a felt sense of how developmental distinctions contribute to the coaching relationship. I have several heuristics to put into practice in my own growth and development process as well as in work contexts. And Rob’s coaching gave me a developmental reframe for an ongoing personal challenge.

Lisa Norton

Four Additional 1-hour live video sessions with Leading Developmental Thinkers & Researchers

zak headshotDr. Zak Stein is a preeminent thought leader in the fields of human development, education and social justice and ethics. Co-founder of Lectica, Inc, a non-profit innovator in the field of developmental testing and educational reform, Dr. Stein currently serves as the Academic Director of the activist think-tank at the Center for Integral Wisdom, and is an advisor to educational technology companies, schools, and organizations. His work has appeared in a variety of academic journals including American Psychologist; New Ideas in Psychology,Mind, Brain, and Education; Integral Review; Journal of Philosophy of Education. Dr. Stein received his BA from Hampshire College, his M.Ed. from Harvard University and his Ph.D. in Human Development and Education from Harvard University. His dissertation, Social justice and educational measurement: John Rawls, the history of testing, and the future of education, was published by Routledge in 2016.
Deb-HelsingDeborah Helsing, Ed.D. is the Director of Coach Learning Programs at Minds at Work, where she focuses on developing coaches’ and consultants’ abilities to integrate the Immunity To Change method into their own practices. Deb holds a faculty position at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education, teaching courses in Adult Development, Immunity to Change, and co-teaching a course in personal mastery for leaders. She provides executive coaching to high potential educational leaders as part of the Doctor of Educational Leadership program. Deb has co-authored several articles and books, including: An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization (2016, with Robert Kegan, Lisa Lahey, Andy Fleming, and Matt Miller); Right Weight, Right Mind: The ITC Approach to Permanent Weight Loss (2014, with Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey); The Immunity to Change Coach’s Guide (2011, with Lisa Lahey and Robert Kegan) and “Unlocking Leadership Potential: Overcoming Immunities to Change” (2010, with Lisa Lahey) in Extraordinary Leadership: Addressing the Gaps in Senior Executive Development.
Cook-Greuter '17 publicDr. Susanne Cook-Greuter is Co-Founder and Chief Wisdom Officer of the Center for Leadership Maturity, a Consulting, Coaching, Testing and Research Enterprise dedicated to facilitating Vertical Development in individuals and systems. She is a founding member of Ken Wilber’s Integral Institute in Denver, Colorado. She presents and co-facilitates at conferences all over the world. Susanne is an internationally known authority on adult development and travels globally to share her insights and to train professionals in applying ego and leadership development theory to self, teams, and systems.
David McCallumDavid McCallum, S.J., Ed.D is a Jesuit priest who serves as the Vice President for Mission Integration and Development at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY. He is an assistant professor of Management and Leadership, and served as both the interim dean of the Madden School of Business at Le Moyne, and the interim Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Le Moyne. Fr. McCallum serves as a facilitator for non-profit and educational strategic planning, provides developmentally informed coaching, and delivers leadership development programs and spiritual retreats internationally. His education includes a BA in English with Integral Honors from Le Moyne College, an M.A. in Philosophy from Fordham University, an M.Div. and a Pontifical License in Theology from the Weston Jesuit School of Theology, and an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University.

A Look Inside the Mastermind Program Experience
Weekly Curriculum

Week 1: Drivers of Development
– Personal Drivers: Conventional & Post-Conventional Decisions for Development
– Socio-Cultural & Environmental Drivers
– Neurological & Biological Considerations

Week 2: Movements of Development
– Fundamentals of Constructive Developmental Theory
– 4 Movements of Meaning Making; Development, Growth, Recession, Regression
– Fischer’s 5 principles of Development

Week 3: Variability & Stability in Developmental Coaching
– Gaining Stability & Maturity
– Client Formula for maturity: “accessible” in any situation
– Subject/Object Theory

Week 4: Developmental Levers for Skill Development
– Scaffolding 9 Self-Authoring Meta-Skills
– Watching Skill Constructions in the Socialized Mind
– Boundary Setting & Authority Dynamics

Week 5: Skill Constructions for Confidence Development
– Skill Constructions w/ Internal Expertise
– Skill constructions with External Expertise

Week 6: Skill Constructions for Management Development
– Codependency in Management Contexts
– 5 Management Intentions found in DDOs
– Boundaries: Yes, No & Uncertainty

Week 7: Embodied Constructivism For Greater Influence
– Understanding Complexity in Contexts vs Complicated Challenges
– Skill Development of Re-Making Experience
– Working w/ Inheritance and Innovation in moment-to-moment constructions

Week 8: Scaffolding Freedom and Command
– Freedom: generating independent action & self-determination
– False Freedom: Free from Responsibilities
– Command as Mastery of Self

Week 9: Skillsets for Differentiating Clients in their Work Contexts
– Inclusive Confidence Navigating Uncertainty and Anxiety.
– Interpersonal Foundations for Standing Out
– Confronting Death & Revealing Mission

Week 10: Dynamic Developmental Coaching for Variable Mastery
– Integrating Micro & Macro Development
– Identifying Interpersonal and Contextual Drivers

Transform Your Coaching.
Let Your Coaching Transform You.

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developmental coaching mastermind.
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10-Week Developmental Coaching Mastermind Course

$2500 USD

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