Advanced Cognitive Coaching

Mediate thinking to produce self-directed persons!

The Cognitive Coaching Advanced Seminar provides refinement and depth of learning for those desiring to achieve expert proficiency in Cognitive Coaching. In order to participate in the Advanced Cognitive Coaching seminar, you must have completed the Cognitive Coaching Foundation Course.


By participating in this training, the learner will:


  • Refine and extend core coaching capabilities and skills;
  • Develop skills with advanced forms of paraphrasing, probing for specificity and inquiring to mediate the thinking of others;
  • Expand the possibilities of and applications of our identities as mediators;
  • Frame personal coaching mastery as a journey, not a destination

Note: There is a limit of 25 seats.

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Trainer - Michelle De Bellis

Michele De Bellis strives to support the transformation of systems by prioritizing professional development. Central to all of her work is a commitment to support self-directedness. Michele is a certified Training Associate for Thinking Collaborative—providing professional development in Cognitive CoachingSM and Adaptive Schools Seminars. Michele also designs and leads professional development for the Institute for Habits of Mind as the North American Affiliate and Director of Professional Development.


She has been a special education teacher, district administrator and most recently Director of a K-16 partnership at the University of Texas at El Paso in literacy, mathematics and science focused on issues of equity and school reform through professional development. These experiences and opportunities reflect Michele’s passion and belief that systems can transform into cohesive and intentional organizations that not only effect students’ self-directedness and critical thinking processes, but also the delivery by and sustainability of these attributes through well trained and supported adults

Location and First Date

Thursday, Oct. 12th, 8am-3pm

2413 West Maple Avenue

Flint, MI

Erwin L. Davis Education Center

Room 101