Career Coaching: FINDing Pathways to Purpose

MentorCoach is proud to announce the following exciting master class:

Career Coaching: FINDing Pathways to Purpose

A New Zoom Master Class Co-Led by
B. Foster Blair, JD, PCC, CEC and
Michelle Lopez, PhD, PCC, CEC

Begins June 4, 2024
8 Tuesdays at 12:00 noon Eastern Time
All Time Zones

8 Classes of 90 minutes each
12 hours of CEs and ICF CCEUs
12 hours toward Coach Certification

Or 3 Payments of $245*
(plus optional $75 for CA BBS CEs)
(plus optional $20 for ICF CCEs)
Class size limited. First come, first served.

Co-Led by Two Extraordinary Coaches!
Foster Blair, JD, PCC, CEC and
Michelle M. López , PhD, PCC, CEC

1. About the Course Title

This course has been crafted to complement the variety of master classes available to students from MentorCoach®. The specific emphasis of this course is to provide relevant material for professional coaches who are working with clients in the areas of career coaching and career development.

Career Coaching: FINDing Pathways to Purpose has been developed around four foundational pillars to guide students through this course. Each of the four pillars identifies an aspect of career coaching work, and will include relevant supporting material, theories and exercises to employ with a client at that stage. This career coaching construct should be used to inform the professional coach in how to support the client in each of these stages.

F: Frame (of reference): Creating clarity on the goal and gaps for your client in the career coaching sessions

I: Illuminate: Bringing awareness into the coaching conversation to inform client’s career path

N: Navigate: Strategically exploring and preparing various assessments and tools to create awareness and move client into action

D: Deliver: Crafting actions that align with client’s values, beliefs and goals to advance career goals

2. About Career Coaching: FINDing Pathways to Purpose

Michelle and Foster began constructing this course by pursuing two questions:

In the context of today’s world, what is known to work in moving forward in a career trajectory that supports a positivity-fueled lifestyle? How do we help our clients live the good life?

This course will  empower coaches to hit the ground running with the skills learned therein. You will be ready to take on any career coaching client, while adopting new habits that will quickly get you and your clients on the path to greater success.

In this high-impact, 8-week course, our faculty will help coaches like you avoid common pitfalls. Get the secrets and essential skills of coaching clients in transition, from helping clients broaden their perspectives and what is possible and coaching them to find their purpose. With expertly guided hands-on practice, you’ll gain confidence and know-how you can use right away. You’ll also develop a personalized game plan mapping the steps to help clients reap the rewards of an  impactful coaching engagement.

In addition the class will provide you with the opportunity to work with a variety of tools, templates, and guidelines for putting these concepts and methods into action. Ample background readings from the research, practical and theoretical literature will be provided.

3. Open to All?
Career Coaching: FINDing Pathways to Purpose is open to all, both within and outside of the MentorCoach Community.

4. Take Career Coaching Class Again
Michelle and Foster have designed and created a new class offering based on years of experience in career coaching.  Students who have taken previous MentorCoach career classes (Strategic Career Design Coaching and Career Coaching North of Neutral) may take this class as well, receiving full credit towards your certification hours.

5. Prerequisites

6. Class Schedule

Begins June 4, 2024
8 consecutive Tuesdays
12:00 noon – 1:30 pm Eastern Time
All Time Zones

7. Tuition Options
Single Payment:
$697 (+ optional CE fee)
For CE information, see #10 below.
Monthly Payments:
Three monthly payments of $245 (+ optional CE fee)
For CE information, see #10 below.

8. MentorCoach Certification

diplomaThis class provides 12 hours toward MentorCoach Certification as an elective for students meeting the class attendance requirement (See #11 below.) 

9. ICF Coach Continuing Education


This class is approved for 12 CCEs from the International Coaching Federation in Core Competencies for students meeting the class attendance requirement (See #11 below.) There is a $20 fee for ICF CCEs.  It can also provide 12 hours toward ICF Certification via an Accredited Coach Training Program such as MentorCoach or via the ICF Portfolio Approach.

10. Board Continuing Education (CEs)

This class is approved for 12 hours of CEs for Marriage and Family Therapists in California (CA BBS). The CE administration fee is $75. CEs for psychologists (APA) are not provided for this class.

To receive credit for CEs, students must pay the CE fee and be present for 10 of the 12 class hours.

Note: The CE fee applies only if you are a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California and need CEs from this organization. Otherwise, when you register, indicate that you do not need to pay the CE fee by choosing the “Base Unit Price with NO CE’s” registration option.

11. Attendance Requirements

All MentorCoach training is through live, interactive video webinars on the Zoom platform, full-featured, easy-to-use.  You can connect from anywhere in the world through your computer, tablet, or smartphone, or by calling in by telephone or Skype.

Every class is recorded. You may listen to some or all of the classes by recording at your leisure.

However, to receive credit for CEs, ICF CCEs, credit toward MentorCoach Certification, or to receive a Certificate of Completion, you must be present for 10 of the 12 class hours.

Listening to the class by recording does not count toward the attendance requirement for receiving CEs, credit toward MentorCoach Certification, ICF CCEs, or a Class Certificate of Completion.

12. Refund Policy

You may withdraw your registration at any time before the beginning of the second class and receive a full refund. You are responsible for the full tuition amount if you do not withdraw before the beginning of the second class.

Michelle M. López , PhD, PCC, CEC

Dr. Michelle M. López is an executive coach, educator and a community leader. With a successful career spanning nearly 25 years in a variety of roles within higher education ranging from adjunct faculty to student affairs administrator, her experience has led her to coaching. In 2016, she formed her own coaching and consulting company, Next Gen Latinos, LLC.

Coaching fosters her passion to help others achieve a meaningful life, sustained through authentic action. Her clients have included entrepreneurs, executive leaders, nonprofit organizations, higher education administrators and teams, and corporate teams. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and a Certified Executive Coach (CEC) by MentorCoach® LLC. She is also a Fascinate® Certified Advisor ( and a Certified Story Facilitator ( Clients have characterized her coaching style as warm, encouraging, challenging, intuitive and collaborative. Her specialties include leadership development, executive presence, career coaching, personal branding, strategic planning and managing professional transitions.

As an active volunteer within her community, Dr. López has served in a variety of leadership roles with organizations such as the Kyle Area Chamber of Commerce, Friends of the Kyle Library, the Hays Education Foundation and Kyle City Council, with two years as Mayor Pro Tem. She also served on the Hays CISD Board of Trustees.

Presently, some of her affiliations include volunteering as Chair of the Arts and Environment Committee at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, serving as Secretary of the ICF Austin Chapter and as Vice Chair of the Kyle Housing Authority Commission.

Dr. López considers one of her proudest accomplishments as cultivating a vibrant marriage and family life for nearly 25 years, that honors her values of faith, family, fun and authenticity. A native Texan, she earned a B.S. in Government with a minor in Spanish from Texas Woman’s University. She also received an M.Ed. in Counseling and Guidance, with an emphasis in College Student Affairs from Texas State University. Her Ph.D. in Education Administration is from Texas A&M University. Dr. López and her husband currently reside in Central Texas, along with their son.

Foster Blair , JD, PCC, CEC

Foster Blair serves as Director of Learning and is responsible for working with Anne Durand to provide leadership to the trainer team and to every aspect of the MentorCoach learning community.

Foster is a seasoned Executive Coach with more than a decade of experience helping leaders and their teams influence globally, build critical and sustainable relationships, lead across cultures, and improve professional and personal development skills. He has dedicated himself to helping leaders create meaning in their own lives and the organizations they lead. At MentorCoach, Foster, a legendary trainer, teaches Foundations, Coaching Positive Leaders, Executive Coaching, Safe Passage: Ethics and Risk Management and Career Coaching: FINDing Pathways to Purpose.

He is passionate in getting to know his subject and often pulls his clients into uncharted territories. His powerful intuition blended with his ability to shift perspective allows his clients to successfully craft and bring their own ideas to light. Foster has designed a coaching business that begins with establishing a foundation for each client in clarifying personal and professional values as well as creating a long-term vision. He combines this insight with his client’s natural talents and strengths to create a purpose/mission statement which they can use as a filter for their decision making and professional growth. He has successfully worked with scores of executives in transition & outplacement coaching.

Foster earned his Juris Doctor from Seton Hall University, School of Law and a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Prior to starting his own coaching business, Foster was a business leader in a Fortune 100 and 500 organization. You may have picked up that Foster was a lawyer in his former life, you shouldn’t, however, hold that against him. Foster’s current and past successes are owed to his keen ability to quickly build rapport and cement relationships. Foster helps create meaning in people’s lives and work by connecting who they are to what they do and it has served him and his clients — very well. Foster lives in North Dallas, with his wife and daughter. Foster has also served on the Board of Directors of The Chamberlain Performing Arts and has sung 1st tenor with local ensembles and the Carolina Opera. In his spare time, you may find him spending quality time with his family, volunteering in his community and on the pitch cheering on his daughter playing soccer for her nationally ranked travel team. Foster’s website is

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