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It’s Time to Unlock the Coach in You

Mike-Least-at-Coach-SchoolThere is never a perfect time to take three days out of your life to discover what coaching can do for you.  There will always be that last minute deadline, worry about family needs and wants, or doubts about money.  Maybe you’ve got that big business push or your company wants some extra time from you to get the year started.  Your personal growth mome3nts are never going to be at that perfect time.

Do it anyway.  Your world will not end if you get off the carousel for a few days. Most of your fears are concerns about stuff that isn’t going to happen.  And for the things that will occur, advance planning solves the problematic issues.

The Ultimate Coach University Launch workshop is running from January 26-28 in the Dallas area.    This is your opportunity to Unlock the Coach in You.  This three-day seminar takes you from zero to coaching with an intense introduction to effective coaching techniques, attitudes, and skills. You receive:

  • Registration to attend our three day intensive coach training
  • Online DiSC profile to assess your communication style
  • Experience as a coach and as a client (your first three sessions)
  • Your UCU Resource Workbook
  • Online Time Mastery profile and self-coaching application
  • Your copy of Coaching for Performance by Sir John Whitmore
  • Your copy of The Power of TED* *The Empowerment Dynamic by David Emerald
  • New Client Welcome Forms
  • Sample Coaching Agreements
  • Small student/faculty ratio for personal attention
  • Student rates on coaching tools

Is it worth it?  Coaches who’ve attended think so.  Terry Woods, who attended a January session, had this to say:

“The class time I spent with you, Dana and my classmates was such a wonderful experience for me.  I enjoyed your teaching styles, the materials, the organization and presentation of the materials, and frankly, the comfortableness and ease of the environment — with (my) “Strength Finder 2.0” attributes like harmony, learning, and input, I am strongly drawn to things that do not generate a feeling of dis-ease.  From my first introduction, you and Dana projected (to me) an air of welcome, friendship, openness and acceptance that continued to grow during my time in class.”

Other students echo her sentiments.

Interested?  You can read more about the program online or contact us directly.  Write to dana@ultimatecoachuniversity for details.  If you are ready now, online registration is open.

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Christine Bearse: New Certified Business Coach

christinebearseTGW-500By Dana Phillips

Meet Christine Bearse, new Certified Business Coach, from Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

Christine is a woman of many talents.  She is a life-long learner, great communicator, and busy entrepreneur.  You can find out more about her at

Coaching has supported Christine in a variety of ways.  She had a business coach and realized the impact coaching made on her business. She envisioned a career in coaching to support her in her mission to help women find their inner diamond.

Christine is close to earning her ACC credential from the International Coach Federation through Ultimate Coach University.  Her mentor coach says this about Christine, “She is purposeful and possesses a great deal of inner wisdom.  Christine is a great coach.”

As a graduate of Ultimate Coach University, Christine gained confidence in the skills of positive accountability and strength based coaching.  She loves working with women entrepreneurs.

Congratulations, Christine!

Ultimate Coach University is an ICF Training Program offering Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH).

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Diane Dieffenbach: New Direct Sales Certified Coach

Diane DieffenbachBy Dana Phillips

We are pleased to announce our newest Certified Direct Sales Coach, Diane Dieffenbach. She completed the direct sales certification program this summer and plans to continue to pursue her Associate Certified Coach credential with the International Coach Federation.

Diane, Field Service Manager for Dove Chocolate Discoveries, loves people and enjoys supporting others to reach their goals.  She found UCU the right place to give her systematic approach to coaching for better results.

She thoroughly enjoyed the program and speaks highly of the way DiSC is intertwined throughout the program.  She sees DiSC as a tool to forge deeper relationships with her clients and uses it in many aspects of her professional and personal life.

Her mentor coach enthusiastically commends Diane for her growth as a coach.  “Diane is a very thoughtful individual. She has a high sense of empathy, and she developed excellent skills in the core coaching competencies.”

Diane and her husband have two children. They make their home in Blairstown, New Jersey.  Follow Diane’s blog at

Ultimate Coach University is an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program.  It is the only accredited program offering training in direct sales coaching.


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Jennifer Steele: New Direct Sales Certified Coach

Jennifer SteeleBy Dana Phillips

Meet Jennifer Steele, Certified Direct Selling Coach, from Richmond, Indiana.

Jennifer is a conscientious and purposeful woman.  She is a wife and mom with a busy lifestyle. She runs a successful Avon business and is building her own coaching practice, Steele Success.

At the recommendation of a friend, Jennifer enrolled in UCU in September, 2015. She immersed herself in the direct selling certification program and completed it in less than eight months.    One of her greatest insights occurred during the three day live training program. “I really learned the difference from coaching and training. From that point on, I really worked to put the pieces together.”

Neil Phillips, Jennifer’s mentor coach praises her growth as a coach.  “Jennifer worked very hard to hone her coaching skills.  She completed her course work with keen focus, took extra hours outside her major, and showed great progress as a coach.” Her goal is to continue to pursue a professional credential with the International Coach Federation.

You can find out more about Jennifer’s business at

Ultimate Coach University is an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program.  It is the only accredited program offering training in direct sales coaching.



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Want to Add Coaching to Your Skill Set?

The next three-day intensive coaching launch is September 15-17, 2015 in Grapevine, Texas near the DFW Airport.

The easiest way to know what happens is to listen to three of our student describe the three days.

Whether your interest is in adding coaching skills to your leadership, taking your life in a new direction, or becoming a professional coach, this three-day dive into key topics will get you started as a coach. You’ll leave prepared to start coaching immediately.

This program is geared for coaches beginning their professional career and for those simply wanting to add coaching skills to their toolkit. Experienced coaches participate to refresh their knowledge base and to hone their skills. The program is approved for 16 hours of Continuing Coach Education Units (CCEU’s) with the International Coach Federation.

The program provides coaches with knowledge, skills, practice, and feedback on their coaching. The course will address specifics for running programs in person and virtually.

Participants leave the program with tools, resources, skills and practice in coaching, including:

  • An understanding of what coaching is, similarities and differences with counseling, training, mentoring, and facilitation
  • Core skills and competencies for masterful group coaching
  • Foundational principles: Learning styles, listening, asking curious powerful questions, and feedback
  • Creating Connection, Trust and Accountability
  • Exercises, Tools and Resources for Coaching
  • Working with, and engaging, different learning styles
  • Navigating Tricky Issues
  • Practice and feedback on your skills

The program includes:

  • 16 hours of training ( 15 Core Competency CCEU’s)
  • Online DiSC profile to assess your communication style
  • Experience as a coach and as a client (your first three sessions)
  • Your UCU Resource Workbook
  • Online Time Mastery profile and self-coaching application
  • Your copy of Coaching for Performance by Sir John Whitmore.
  • Your copy of The Power of TED* *The Empowerment Dynamic by David Emerald
  • New Client Welcome Forms
  • Sample Coaching Agreements
  • Small student/faculty ratio for personal attention
  • Student rates on coaching tools
  • An opportunity for you to get hands-on practice and feedback on your coaching skills

Venue: The host hotel is the SpringHill Suites, Dallas DFW Airport North/Grapevine, 2240 W. Grapevine Mills Circle Grapevine, TX 76051.  You can use this link to receive our special rate of $119 per night.

Space limited to 15 coaches.

Cost: $1250 (payable in four installments). Register with one or more colleagues and save 10% each.

Here’s what past participants have said about the program:

“This is the place to learn the skills needed for coaching.” – Diane Dieffenbach

“Completely changed my mindset on the way I view people and life.  I am a better person now.” – Megan Salmon

“DO IT!  Sooner than later ” – Darla Oehlman

“A must to take.” – Diane Engle

For more details on-line, look for the Ultimate Coach University program descriptions. We are the only ICF ACSTH program that has an emphasis in direct selling.

Contact Dana Phillips,, with questions.

Looking forward to having you join us!

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Michelle Bardwell: New Certified Direct Selling Coach

Michelle BardwellMichelle had always used coaching skills in her position as National Director of Sales for Dove Chocolate Discoveries.  As part of her professional development plan, she wanted to grow her skills as a coach for her position with formal education in coaching and enrolled in UCU. The program appealed to her because of the program’s emphasis on direct sales coaching.

Michelle found the classes valuable as she works with others to develop a coaching culture in her company. She became proficient at better listening techniques, ways to discover what her leaders want and the emotional why that drives them.

Before her training at UCU, Michelle used a lot of one on one work with her leaders, and now she sees better results because the “consultants come up with their own answers.” She feels a big area of growth for her was holding the coaching space and not giving the answer to her clients.

Michelle and her husband Scott enjoy their two children and make their home in Erie, Colorado.

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Karan Josephus: New Certified Direct Sales Coach

Karan Josephus, Pampered ChefBy Dana Phillips

Meet Karan Josephus, new Certified Direct Sales Coach from Traverse City, Michigan.

Karan runs a successful business from home and is an independent Senior Executive Sales Director for Pampered Chef. She is very involved in her community. She is a wife and “mom” to four Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.  In addition, Karan and her husband, Steve, are opening a food truck.

She completed the direct selling certification program this year and uses coaching with her team.  Karan was drawn to Ultimate Coach University to become more effective with her leaders.  She wanted to draw out their best instead of telling them what to do.  She recognizes that her team members are powerful and she wants to support them in becoming their best.

Karan found several classes stood out as impactful while she was enrolled. Learning to coach people to design plans that match her team members’ values, practicing coaching with content and discovering more about group coaching were helpful in her business.

She found that even one-on-one conversations are enhanced because of her coach training.  “I listen more, ask more questions, and bring out the best in my team members.”

You can find more about Karan’s business at


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Making Lemonade: UCU May Coaching Workshop

making lemonadeHave you ever had so many snafu’s that you feel like you got a lemon?  To make a very long story short, we’ve been working like crazy to update the website, it isn’t done, and we have to get students enrolled for the May Coaching Launch Workshop.  Dana Phillips, one of the managing partners, is climbing walls trying to contact people about May.  And if Dana’s not happy, ain’t nobody happy.

Time to make lemonade, right?  That’s easy for you to say.  You don’t have a workshop to fill.

The website looks pretty, it just isn’t completely accurate.  Please don’t go to the website for information about our next program.  It’s generally accurate, but not completely right. (When’s the last time someone told you to avoid their website?  Never!)

That’s all you need to know about the lemons.  You know that lemonade is a simple drink made of lemons and sugar.  Here is our lemonade and you get a sweet deal.

Let’s make Dana happy!  If you will contact her and talk about UCU, you get 10% off the enrollment fee.

That’s it.  We can’t give you a steak dinner or a weekend in Jamaica for talking with us.  If you are interested in learning more about coaching, this may be your best opportunity to change your life.

We are asking you to email Dana,, and have a conversation about the program.  Dana set a goal of talking to 100 interested people.  She is committed to making her goal and won’t be happy until it’s done.  As we both know, if Dana’s not happy, ain’t nobody happy.

Make Dana happy!  Talk with her about May.  She wants to talk with you about it and how it might fit into your life.

Your conversation will save you $125 off your enrollment fee.  Here are some of the details:

From May 5-7, UCU opens its door for the next cohort of coaches at its Launch Workshop.

Why should you consider coming? If any of these reasons for attending apply to you, please join us.

You want to see “coaching training” up close to see if it fits your vision. You’ve seen trainers and you’ve seen consultants, and something seems to be missing.  Maybe coaching is it.

  • You are a coach and want more formal training so you can play a bigger game.
  • You get pumped beyond belief by supporting others to play full-out.
  • You are looking for the pieces of getting your International Coach Federation credential.
  • You want to succeed. You want your team to succeed. And you know that with the right type of support you can improve your ability to inspire and hold others accountable for accomplishing significant achievements.

Let’s face it; we all have experienced coaching and have seen coaching in action.  Have you ever thought about understanding coaching without the pressure of results? That’s what the UCU Launch workshop in May offers: Three days to understand coaching.

  • Day One is about thinking like a coach.
  • Day Two is about acting like a coach.
  • Day Three is about being a coach.

When you attend the three day Launch from May 5-7 in Dallas, Texas, you receive:

  • Online DiSC profile to assess your communication style
  • Experience as a coach and as a client (your first three sessions)
  • Your UCU Resource Workbook
  • Online Time Mastery profile and self-coaching application
  • Your copy of Coaching for Performanceby Sir John Whitmore.
  • Your copy of The Power of Ted* *The Empowerment Dynamic by David Emerald.
  • New Client Welcome Forms
  • Sample Coaching Agreements
  • Small student/faculty ratio for personal attention
  • Student rates on coaching tools

Want to talk about how this might just be what you are looking for?

Email for a personal conversation about how UCU may be for you. Why not check it out and save 10% at the same time? Let’s make Dana happy!

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Cheryl Pope: New Certified Business Coach

PopeBy Dana Phillips

We are pleased to announce our newest Certified Business Coach, Cheryl Pope. Located in Dallas, Cheryl is a Principal of Carlton Human Capital, an organizational effectiveness consultant and executive coach with a passion for helping people achieve shared success.

After working in the human resources sector, she discovered she loved coaching and enrolled in Ultimate Coach University to formalize her coach education.  Neil Phillips, worked with Cheryl as her mentor coach and describes her as “always upbeat and always looking ahead.  She’s a great integrator of what she learned into her practice.”  Cheryl is currently working on her International Coach Federation credential and we expect her to achieve it soon.

Cheryl appreciated the community provided by UCU, especially the accessibility of faculty and support.  “Unlike many training programs available, I truly felt there is a vested partnership in my success.”

One of the unexpected benefits Cheryl found at UCU was the exposure to student coaches from other fields.  She enjoyed discovering how coaching applies in a variety of professions.  “It was interesting to see coaching used for sales, performance, and values clarification.”

Companies looking to enhance their organizational effectiveness, create leadership effectiveness, or improve engagement may reach Cheryl at

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Tracy Williams Delisle: Direct Sales Certified Coach

Tracy Williamsby Dana Phillips.

We are proud to announce that Tracy Williams Delisle, Certified Direct Selling Coach from UCU, has been awarded the ACC credential from the International Coach Federation.

Tracy used coaching skills in her professional career for many years. She entered coach training with UCU because she realized “If I had such great success coaching from my own base of knowledge, I could create and support so much more success with intentionally learning skills and coaching techniques.”

Using coaching in her former corporate position as a vice president, and in her current entrepreneurial venture with Seacret, Tracy’s biggest discovery has taken the “rescue and fix” out of her coaching.  “I happily discovered that those I coach own their answers. They don’t need me to give them solutions.  Coaching really allows them to find their own answers.”

She has discovered that coaching now supports her team to connect to their success qualities, leverage their success, and build their own business.  One of Tracy’s new team member’s earned her first commission check of $1,000 in two weeks.  “The awesome income opportunity with Seacret, plus a coach approach is helping people succeed early and consistently.”

Tracy and her husband Tim live in Gurney, Illinois.  You can reach her at


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