FAQs & CONTACT TEAM FCA
Please read our FAQs below, which are grouped under common themes, to check if your question/s have been answered. If your question is not answered there, you can fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Feminist Coach Academy Trainings
Are your trainings for women only?
No. Our trainings are for all gender identities.
Are your trainings for coaches only?
Our trainings are for coaches and/or those who integrate coaching skills or methods in their work with clients. In addition to coaches, we welcome other helping professionals such as therapists, healers, mentors, facilitators, personal trainers, service-based and creative entrepreneurs and leaders who are interested in joining to gain insight to how to integrate feminist coach theory in their practice. In fact, we believe most folks (often unknowingly) use coaching skills in their lives and work and will find our trainings helpful in integrating inclusive feminist coach theory into their life, (paid or unpaid) work, and relationships.
I feel like I’m pretty advanced in my level of feminism. Is the FCA right for me?
Yes! While the founders have been lifelong feminists and studied feminist theory in academia, there is always more to learn and feminism is continuously evolving so it’s good to be up-to-date and continue blowing our minds. Plus, even if you’re not new to feminist theory, practicing and integrating it into your work and biz can be a whole different story. Our training helps you put feminist coach theory into practice and feel more confident integrating it into your work.
Will your trainings teach me how to become a coach?
No, our trainings are not a life coaching certification. Our trainings teach you how to integrate Feminist Coach Theory into your life, business, work and/or client practice. You do not have to be a certified coach to undergo our trainings. Our training teaches you how to be a socially conscious helping professional, entrepreneur and/or human whether you’re a coach or not.
Is Feminist Coach Theory and your trainings queer friendly and trans-inclusive?
The Feminist Coach Academy are advocates of trans feminism, queer feminism and feminism with intersectional frameworks.
Some of team FCA and faculty identify as non-binary and/or queer. We have a two-part class on queer theory, queer feminism, and undoing the gender binary in the training – where we also have additional videos, readings and resources for folks to support the learnings in these modules. In our full training, we also host an integration call that focuses on these classes because we find this is one of the topics where members have the most questions around integrating the learnings in their business and work – with many changing their messaging and the language they use in their copy, website, social media, marketing etc to reflect what they have learned.
We have been in contact with potential new teachers around including classes on trans liberation, white supremacy and gender, queer friendly sex & relationship coaching, and other important areas that we believe coaches and helping professionals need to be familiar with here too.
We also have community guidelines that remind members to use gender inclusive / gender free language when addressing folks on the live calls, and have a cheat sheet in our resources section to support them with this too. On calls, we prompt members to share their pronouns next to their Zoom name if they feel called. Some students have also started to explore their gender and have shifted how they identify since joining the program and reflecting on the early teachings. Since we have a global program, we have also been learning from students in other countries about the nuances around language and identity when it comes to gender and sexuality specifically.
I am an organisation and am interested in taking multiple people through your trainings. Do you offer a licensing rate?
We have two options for organisations who wish to take multiple people through our trainings. You can learn more about these two options here.
Do you pay the teachers?
Yes! We have been paying our teachers since the beginning when we designed the Feminist Coach Academy pilot round. We knew we wanted a faculty of expert teachers in a range of topics related to feminism and social justice. We also wanted to offer the classes in a way that not only enabled participants to access the best training possible, but also supported and respected the guest teachers. In alignment with our feminist values, it is important for us to pay the guest teachers and we continue to do so.
Feminist Coach Theory Training
Do I get a Certificate Of Completion at the end?
If you complete all the modules, you will receive a certificate of completion at the end. You have one year from the time you enrol to complete all of the modules.
How many hours will the training require of me each week?
Nothing is required of you. This is a self-paced training. All of the modules will be delivered to you over the course of six months. Every week, you will get a different module to watch with an implementation week approximately every few weeks to help you integrate what you’ve been learning. You will have access to the material and membership site for one year following the start date of your enrolment. After your one year, you will have the option for extended access to the membership site, classes and new integration calls for an extra fee.
How long will I have access to the training?
You will have access to the training and members portal for one year after you enrol. After your one year, you will have the option for extended access to the membership site, classes and new integration calls for an extra fee.
When are the classes delivered?
None of the feminist classes are offered ‘live’. They are pre-recorded and can be accessed in your own time via the members’ portal as they are released each week.
When are the integration calls held? Who hosts them, and how long do they go for?
As you begin the training, the dates and times for upcoming integration calls will be found in the START HERE tab. The time of the calls vary because we have members joining from multiple timezones and we like to make it as fair as we possibly can. We record the calls and they can be accessed in the membership site.
FCA Advisory Board & faculty member, Sharyn Holmes, faciliates the Integration Calls on Zoom. They go for up to 90 minutes.
You will be asked to register ahead of the call to confirm your attendance and receive the access link.
Will I have access to the teachers and be able to ask them questions myself
Most of the teachers, you will not have direct access to, however some of our teachers might show up for a pop-up Q&A or on Integration Calls where you can ask them questions in the full Feminist Coach Theory Training.
Should I be a certified life coach before taking your training?
The short answer is, no.
You do not need to be a coach in order to join our training even though we use “coach” as part of our title. We have students who are employees and not coaches as well as helping professionals and entrepreneurs who are not coaches in our training. Some folks take our training for their own inner feminist growth and simply to be more aware of social justice.
If you are not a certified coach but you want to take a life coaching certification, you don’t need to be a certified coach or a coach at all before taking our training. In fact, we think that it would be useful to apply what you learn in our training of inclusive feminism into the life coach training you choose to undertake. We have some students that have done this and find it beneficial.
While there are some life coach trainings that incorporate some social awareness and social justice teachings, we haven’t come across any that are as in-depth and well rounded as our training since it specialises in exactly this. Thus, whatever life coach training you choose to take, the Feminist Coach Theory training will elevate your awareness even more!
If you’re a coach, but you’re not a “certified” coach, that’s completely okay, our training is still for you.
I’m a therapist. Can your trainings go toward my registration and professional development credits?
We have had therapists entroll in our training and submit their study hours as part of their registration and professional development credits. We are not across every registration system across all countries and territories, so recommend that you check the requirements of your specific registration system. We do provide a certificate at the end of the training and can provide a statement of hours studied to provide as evidence if needed.
If your credit requirements require trainings to cover the topic of ethics, yes this is covered in the Feminist Coach Theory Training. Although we do not have a class specifically titled Feminist Ethics, we do discuss in most trainings and live calls how we can integrate what we are learning which is essentially inclusive feminist values, analyses and ethics into our client practice and work. We also recommend that such trainees enroll in the elective taught by Lena West that examines the predatory and manipulative tactics often employed in business, coaching and marketing practices and how we can break free from these and behave in a more ethical and feminist way.
If you have any further questions about this, please contact us via our contact form at the bottom of this page.
We note you use the word ‘intersectional’ on this website and this concerns me. Is this training truly intersectional?
As our teacher and Advisory Board member, Desiree Adaway, teaches us in her class, individuals are not intersectional, frameworks are. It is extremely important for us to teach feminist coach theory with intersectional frameworks. We ask each of our teachers to acknowledge and approach their classes with an intersectional lens no matter the topic.
Do you offer scholarships?
Aware & Inclusive Training
What are the times of the classes?
The classes are prerecorded and not conducted live. You receive access to the full Aware & Inclusive training upon enrollment and will be able to access all of the classes from there.
Are there live calls?
No there are no live calls for the Aware & Inclusive training.
What if I want to join the full training after I take A&I – is there a discount I can apply?
Yes, you should have received a 15% off discount code that you can apply to enrol in our full training. Apply the code at checkout.
Refund & Cancellation Policy
What is your refund and cancellation policy for the Feminist Coach Theory Training?
If while participating in the training, you decide it is not for you, you can request to exit within the first 30 days of your enrollment. You will need to fill out our contact form on the bottom of this page within the first 30 days of when you enroll in the training to request the cancellation, and provide proof of commitment of having attempted the program. We will, then, cancel your membership.
If you paid in full and request a refund within the first 30 days of when you enrolled in the training, you will receive a refund minus any fees or amounts owed.
If you select the payment plan option, please note that if you do not request a refund or cancellation between the 30 day period, you are committing to paying the entire balance as per your payment plan. This means no requests for withdrawals, suspensions or cancellations of the payment plan will be accepted after the 30 day period. If you do request a refund within the 30 days, the remaining months of your payment will be cancelled and you will exit the program.
This policy applies to every enrollment, including those who enroll as a scholarship placement.
*If you are past the 30 day period, please do not contact us asking for a refund as we cannot give you one. Thank you for respecting our policy.*
What is your refund and cancellation policy for the Awared & Inclusive Training?
Although we offer a 30 day refund and cancellation policy on our FULL Feminist Coach Theory Training, we DO NOT offer a refund and cancellation window for the Aware & Inclusive Package.
Podcasts, Interviews & Events
Can I be featured on your Feminist Coach Academy podcast?
We are not currently accepting guest requests for the Feminist Coach Academy podcast.
I would like to feature the Feminist Coach Academy on my podcast. How do I invite Team FCA?
Thank you for considering Team FCA for your podcast or event. We are passionate about what we do and love talking about it with folks!
In order for us to determine whether Team FCA might be a good fit for your podcast or event, we ask that you please contact us via the contact form at the bottom of this page.
Team FCA will then send you a form that seeks further details about your podcast or event in order to inform their decision about whether to be part of it.
Jobs & Hiring
Are you hiring?
We are not hiring at this time. When we do have a hiring position available, we will likely share about it with our interest list so make sure you’re on it if you’re interested.
Can I become a teacher or advisory board member for Team FCA?
We are not seeking new teachers or Advisory Board members at this time.
Who are the co-founders of the Feminist Coach Academy?
We are Nai (they/she) and Cam (they/them), who have been both life and business coaches and feminist mentors, are passionate about inclusive feminism and supporting feminist leaders (like you) in creating successful, impactful, sustainable businesses with integrity. Combined, we have been studying feminist theory for at least two decades, and have backgrounds in gender studies, psychology, counseling, working in government, human rights, fitness training, coaching, and entrepreneurship.
Who are your Advisory Board members?
You can learn more about the Feminist Coach Academy advisory board here.
Do you recommend any specific coaching schools?
The Feminist Coach Academy does not endorse any specific life coaching certification training. Our co-founder, Nai, is a certified life coach with the Beautiful You Coaching Academy. If you’re interested in joining their training, you can learn more and use our affiliate link here.
Is the Feminist Coach Academy located in the United States?
No, the Feminist Coach Academy is not located in the United States and serves a global client base.
I have more questions. Where can I submit them?
You can contact us via the form on the bottom of this page. When you contact us, please keep in mind that we are a small team. As our confirmation note states, please expect at least a week before hearing back from us.
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