Coach with Compassion: Private Program

Coaching Skills for Leaders, Coaches, and Other Helping Professionals

Develop professional skills in eight weeks to:

  • Facilitate effective and transformative coaching sessions
  • Grow your effectiveness as a leader or coach
  • Be ready to serve your team and clients in a deeper way
  • Master a new approach to coaching that balances self-compassion and compassion for others
  • Use our method with employees, clients or other stakeholders to accelerate change while reducing stress

“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love.

— Maya Angelou

What is compassionate coaching?

Our unique program integrates a proven coaching methodology (which we have been practicing for over two decades) with evidence-based coaching and contemplative practices to enhance your confidence and skills from the inside out.

The Donnellan Coaching Method, our proprietary approach provides a system to develop compassion at three levels:

1. The Center: Compassion –  This proven methodology provides the wisdom and science that is at the core of our system. Compassion leads to more interconnectedness.

2. The Circle of Practice: Love, Gratitude, Intuition, Discernment –  These four values-driven practices help coaches access and amplify compassion for others, including their clients. Mastering these skills leads to creating sacred space, providing a trusted, safe and productive environment for coaching.

3. The Circle of Mastery: Skillful Questions, Support, Silence, Structure –  Coaches learn to expertly select and sequence these four elements in every session to ensure depth, personalization, and effectiveness. Ultimately, this part of the framework brings more service to world as clients put their visions and compassion into action.

Schedule a soul session today to explore options for you or your organization.


  • 8 Hours of Live Coaching and Supervision with our Founder, Laurel Donnellan
  • Demonstration & Practice Demonstrations
  • Customized Coaching Manual and curriculum to meet your needs
  • Private Linkedin Community to connect to and learn from other Compassionate Coaching practitioners
  • Coaching and Business Q&A, Tips, Tricks & Resources
  • Top 145 Skillful Questions
  • Inside the Session – four exclusive videos of your Master Coach conducting four 30-minute coaching conversations
  • Completion Certificate for Compassionate Coaching Level I: Professional
  • Option to take Level II: Advanced and then, Level III: Mastery





  • What is professional coaching? What is compassionate coaching?
  • How are coaching and leadership similar/different?
  • What does it take to be a masterful professional coach?
  • One-to-one coaching demonstration and practice: Objective Setting
  • The 7Cs of Compassionate Coaching


  • Compassionate Coaching Framework Overview
  • Creating a foundation of Love, Gratitude, Intuition and Discernment
  • How to prepare for a great coaching session
  • One-to-one coaching guidelines
  • One-to-one coaching demonstration and practice: Looking to The Past


  • Providing Support, Stillness, Structure, and Skillful Questions
  • Developing attributes for your personal coaching brand
  • How to create authentic program offerings
  • Group coaching guidelines
  • Group coaching demonstration: Looking at The Present


  • How to incorporate breath, movement and meditation into coaching
  • Group coaching demonstration and practice: Looking to The Future
  • Preparation for practice client: Objective Setting and The Past


  • Supervision and support for practice client process
  • Debrief: Objective setting and the past
  • Preparation for practice client: The Present
  • Developing your own coaching style


  • Supervision and support for practice client process
  • Debrief: The present
  • Preparation for practice client: The Future
  • Developing your own coaching style


  • Supervision and support for the practice client process
  • Debrief: The future and wrap
  • Developing your own coaching style
  • Preparation for final project


  • How to develop clarity and confidence for launching a practice
  • Project presentation & feedback
  • Review of Compassionate Coaching Framework and 7Cs
  • Coaching development plan and next steps

“Compassion is a necessity, not a luxury, and that it is a question of human survival.

— His Holiness The Dalai Lama

This program puts compassion into action.

Our mission is to help you clarify and activate your heart-centered vision through cultivating compassion. You will gain a deeper understanding of yourself, the relationships you have with clients or stakeholders, and how to lead others to a deeper purpose and bring your genius into the world with a defined plan of action.

Compassionate Coaching will help your clients:

  • Lead with love
  • Collaborate with courage
  • Unleash innate creative genius
  • Create a clear path to the desired future
  • Overcome overwhelm
  • Get unstuck and into action
  • Share authentic gifts
  • Become more grateful, joyful and present
  • Apply the Donnellan Methods to career and leadership development

Core Competencies