The Apprenticeship™

The Apprenticeship™ is a HIGHLY interactive 2-day experience that helps today’s coaches, leaders and educators become more skilled and adaptable communicators.

What Sets The Apprenticeship™ Apart?

Communication is the foundation of true leadership!

Our Apprenticeship™ workshops are for leaders, coaches, educators and business owners from every vocation who have a desire to get the most out of those they lead, while also bring more value to those they serve.

It is for those who have a genuine interest in the “human element” that underpins nearly every vocation, and every interaction we have with those around us.

Research proves that more adaptable communicators are able to get more effort, engagement, consistency, and attention to detail out of those they work with on a daily basis. With this, comes not just better outcomes, but also better relationships.

Communication is a skill. One that is necessary for learning and leadership to take place in any capacity. Yet the vast majority of us receive little to no formal training on it whatsoever. This omission leads to the development of significant blind-spots in both our personal and professional development as we struggle to relate to others, resolve conflicts and adapt to chaotic circumstances.

Whether your goal is to become more effective at building buy-in with those you lead, improving your ability to adapt on the fly, making critical decisions under uncertainty, or simply improving your own self-awareness, these two days will help you extract strategies that you can actually put to use to solve these problems and more.

To be clear, The Apprenticeship™ is not another “certification” that promises you will become an expert in just two days by learning about a new tool, system, or technology. It’s an immersive experience based upon interactive learning, and a rare opportunity to connect with fellow difference-makers from around the world.

To date, we have welcomed leaders of all ages from over 30 professions and 22 countries including Australia, Mexico, Canada, Ireland, Japan, Brazil, Africa, China, India, Norway, and Poland. It is this level of diversity that allows attendees to gain valuable feedback based upon a wider variety of peer perspectives.

Each day features individualized social skill-based evaluations, role-playing under constraints, case studies, and video breakdowns which allow you to pinpoint the precise areas where you can improve most from a communication, buy-in, and conflict resolution standpoint.

Great leaders and communicators are not born, they are made. They set themselves apart by committing to improving the two critical skills any human-being requires if they want to become more successful in both their personal and professional lives; the ability to connect and the ability to adapt.

Join us on our mission to become and create better communicators worldwide.

Upcoming Events

What attendees are saying

2020.03-bartholomew

About Brett

Brett Bartholomew is a strength and conditioning coach, author, consultant, and Founder of Art of Coaching™. His experience includes working with athletes both in the team environment and private sector along with members of the United States Special Forces and members of Fortune 500 companies.

Taken together, Brett has coached a diverse range of athletes from across 23 sports world-wide, at levels ranging from youth athletes to Olympians. He’s supported numerous Super Bowl and World Series Champions, along with several professional fighters in both professional boxing as well as the UFC.

Brett is also a self-published, best-selling, author of Conscious Coaching: The Art & Science of Building Buy-in. This book ranked the charts as:

  • #1 BESTSELLER IN SPORTS COACHING ON AMAZON
  • #8 BESTSELLER IN BUSINESS & LEADERSHIP AMAZON
  • TOP 100 BESTSELLER ON AMAZON

As an advisor/entrepreneur, Brett has proudly served as a teammate and supporting partner in the strategic growth of two separate performance companies and is a highly sought-after consultant and mentor for many others across the United States and abroad. Additionally, his work and expertise has been featured in numerous local and national media outlets such as ESPN, FOX Sports, as well as Inc. Magazine and Outside.

Trusted By

True leaders crave guidance, not gimmicks!

Helping you become a more adaptable communicator over the long-term is our priority.

While others claim to solve all of your problems by offering an “inspirational” overpriced weekend seminar, The Apprenticeship™ is focused on immediate actionable learning.

Our facilitators are not gurus, they are guides. Leaders and communicators who, like you, are relentlessly focused upon improving the way they lead and influence others.

Becoming a more effective leader and communicator takes a combination of skin-in-the game, deep reflection and strategic interventions that are all focused upon how we can enhance our ability to understand and interact with others.

The Apprenticeship™ examines the role that communication, human behavior, and social psychology play out in the complex world of helping others.

It is only through this improved understanding of the interconnectedness between “the art” and “the science” of effective communication, that we can transform our message into something bigger than ourselves.

To improve in this capacity is the responsibility of every leader. To leave no stone unturned by continually taking a beginner’s view, and to be held accountable to examining our foundation for the entirety of our careers.

“No skill will separate a coach, or any other professional, more so than the ability to communicate more effectively.” – Brett Bartholomew

Want more info? Read our FAQ’s.

WHO CAN I CONTACT FOR MORE INFORMATION OR ANY QUESTIONS I STILL HAVE?

You can reach our support team at info@artofcoaching.com

IS THE APPRENTICESHIP™ OFFERED ONLINE?

We do offer a variety of online courses that include video, printouts, downloadable notes and even workbooks, but The Apprenticeships™ themselves are only available in person due to the high socially interactive nature of the material and experience. Please visit the “COURSES” section of https://artofcoaching.com/ to view our online offerings.

WILL CEU'S BE AVAILABLE?

We are pleased to announce that attendance to an Apprenticeship™ will earn 1.8 NSCA Continuing Education Credits (CEU’s) in Category A for 18 hours of education! Your certificate will be emailed to you after successful completion of the event.

Regardless of CEU allocation, we strongly recommend you do NOT sign-up if that is your primary purpose of doing so. Coaches and leaders from all over the world who are dedicated to their craft and have signed up to continue to push themselves for the sake of those they serve. Any CEU’s should just be considered a bonus.

ARE THERE ANY DISCOUNTS?

Absolutely! We offer both “Super Early Bird” and “Early Bird” discounts if you book in advance. We also offer a discount if you have passed the exam for either of Brett’s online courses (Bought In or Valued). All of these options can save you hundreds of dollars. Please email info@artofcoaching.com for further details.

WHAT IF I WANT TO HOST AN APPRENTICESHIP?

We would love to work with you and have an opportunity to serve/provide value to your audience. Please see this link to get the process started and a member of our team will be in touch!

DO LICENSING OPPORTUNITIES EXIST?

Yes. Partnership and licensing opportunities do exist in special circumstances. For more, please email info@artofcoaching.com

WHAT IS THE CANCELLATION POLICY?

0-30 Days Prior: 0% refund

30-60 Days Prior: 25% refund (not including payment processing fee)

60 Days + Prior: 50% refund (not including payment processing fee)

First 7 Days After Purchase: 100% refund (not including payment processing fee)

ARE THERE ANY OTHER PRE-REQUISITES FOR ATTENDING THE APPRENTICESHIP™?

Yes. Attendees will be required to sign a waiver for participation, and will also be required to answer a few quick questions so that the material can be better customized to enhance your experience at the event. We also require those attending to keep an open mind and to ensure that you enter the two days ready to engage, laugh, learn and be receptive to any and all feedback. Titles, awards or years of experience do not exempt any of us from being open to improvement, especially in the area of communication.

DO I NEED TO HAVE READ BRETT'S BOOK OR HAVE TAKEN HIS ONLINE COURSES TO UNDERSTAND THIS MATERIAL?

While prior familiarity with Brett’s numerous resources certainly does help, we do not mandate that each participant has read the book or taken the courses. Please note, however, that previous material will not be covered in these two days as The Apprenticeship™ is a continuation of topics covered within Brett’s foundational resources.

HOW MANY DAYS IS THE APPRENTICESHIP™?

The Apprenticeship™ is a two-day experience that goes from 8-5:45PM 

*Exact timeframe is subject to change and may vary depending on audience participation, questions, logistics as well as potential circumstances that may occur outside of our control. Please plan on blocking off 8-10 hours for each day.

WHAT LANGUAGE IS THIS TAUGHT IN?

For now, this workshop is only offered in English. We will be working to offer it in other languages and countries.

WHAT WILL I RECEIVE?

We don’t want to spoil all of the surprises, so some bonuses/gifts will remain specific to each event, but in general, each attendee will receive the following:

  • Art of Coaching™ Apparel
  • Exclusive discounts from our partners
  • Preferred access to our Art of Coaching™ Alumni online community

WHAT TOPICS ARE INCLUDED?

One of the best things about The Apprenticeship™ is that the experience evolves and is never static! Some examples of topics covered are listed below, but we cannot emphasize enough that each workshop features a unique distribution of topics as we do our best to adapt to each population and the relevant context as well as how they interact with one another and the material.

Sample topics include:

  • Verbal and Non-Verbal Communication Strategies: What Does the Science Say?
  • The Role of Influence and Persuasion in Leadership
  • Principles of Perception
  • Dealing With Uncertainty in High-Stakes Situations
  • Power Dynamics in Leadership: How to Assess & Adapt
  • Strategies Self-Reflection in Effective Leadership
  • Creativity in Leadership: Is There a Place?
  • Dealing with Difficult Personalities
  • Conflict Resolution in the New Age
  • How Leaders Listen: Seeking to Understand
  • Building Trust and Commitment: Application and Obstacles

WHO IS IT FOR? DO I HAVE TO BE A COACH?

These events are for everyone, regardless of vocation! If you work or interact with people in any fashion the content will be relevant to you! At Art of Coaching™, we define a “coach” as anyone who leads, guides, teaches or interacts with others. We have served teachers, business owners, members of the tactical community, first responders, sport coaches, and even therapists. If you want to enhance your ability to lead or communicate in any fashion- The Apprenticeship™ is for you.

WHAT IS THE APPRENTICESHIP™

Put simply, the Art of Coaching Apprenticeship™ is a highly interactive 2-day live event that is focused on social skill development in today’s coaches and leaders, as well as the science behind what constitutes more effective leadership in chaotic environments. It is the first true resource of its kind and blends research-backed presentations, small group discussion, case studies, live evaluations, breakout sessions, and personalized video breakdowns. Oh, and a bit of laughter as well given that we do try and have a bit of fun amongst the two days.