Our Process

Orenda Coaching

Helping you help others. Here is the process.


Enroll in your course of choice, depending upon how you want to apply the information, your time zone, & your time commitments.


The Certificate of Completion, Orenda Trauma Coach Certification Course, or a Retreat-style certification. Athena also offers professional consultation to therapists & coaches.


In Orenda’s community for ongoing support, in your own coaching practice after certification, and with your clients.


Your brand. Your business. Your ability to make a change. Orenda includes lessons on how to start your business in our training.


Your clients & your community in large- and small-scale trauma recovery in an informed way.


The change you wish to see in the world. -Ghandi

Here’s what you’ll discover inside:

module 1

Welcome to The Orenda Project!

In module one we will create a solid foundation for the rest of the course. You will discover exactly what trauma is, what you’ll be doing as a trauma coach, and other critical concepts to know before you embark on this journey.

module 2

5 Tenets of Trauma Coaching

Module two defines the underlying tenets behind Orenda trauma coaching. You will learn how to apply the principles of Growth after Trauma, Finding Purpose, Authenticity, Self-Agency, and Community & Connection to your work with clients.

module 3

Application of Principles & Skill Building

Module three introduces an entire menu of skills you can use to work with your clients. Worksheets and other prompts are included in this module, as well as throughout other parts of the course. We will return to the tenets of our coaching program here and practice applying them to skill development. We also discuss how to integrate Coaching + Psychotherapy as a new way of delivering mental health care.

module 4

The Nuts & Bolts of Coaching Building

In module four, we will discuss The Coaching Relationship from beginning to end. Will will learn how to conduct a coaching intake, how to develop a coaching plan, how to work in adjunct with psychotherapy, how to develop goals and measure progress.

module 5

Ethics of Trauma Coaching Building

In module five, we will learn Orenda’s Code of Ethics, which was created to help provide professional guidance in navigating the coaching relationship. Conflicts of interest, cultural humility, privacy, private conduct, self-care, and scope of practice are only some of the areas we will touch upon in this module. Orenda strives to work alongside other coaching trainings to set the standard for ethical coaching.

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