Upcoming Conferences & Workshops


From Elena Aguilar's Bright Mornings ...The Art of Coaching, featuring Nita Creekmore

October 30th, 2024, 9:00am - 1:30pm
LIVE And Asynchronously



October 30, 2024

9:00 am - 1:30 pm CDT on Zoom

9 Professional Development Hours

5 Hours On-Demand

4 Hours Live Streaming



Want to be a Transformational Coach? What you need is straightforward: a structured space to practice and receive feedback combined with expert modeling and a few prioritized tools.


Gain two critical resilience boosters: space and community. First, the chance to slow down, reflect on your values and remember what brought you into your role and this field. Then, the opportunity to learn in a community, share wisdom, and form meaningful connections. You'll leave with renewed energy, inspired to return to your school or organization to implement all you have learned.


Success Criteria/ Learning Objectives

  • What makes Transformational Coaching uniquely powerful as a way to build emotional     resilience in educators and interrupt inequitable practices
  • The three components of a Transformational Coaching conversation and how to use multiple    strategies and tools for each component
  • Your strengths and areas for growth as a coach and leader
  • How you can improve your coaching skills through scaffolded practice with other committed learners



Part 1: Asynchronous [4+ hours]
Your experience begins with a self-guided exploration of the foundations of Transformational Coaching. This combination of knowledge-building and reflection will help you clarify your vision for yourself as a Transformational Coach. Elena has curated 21 hours of learning for this stage. While all content is highly recommended, four hours of learning content has been identified as required.


Part 2: Self-Guided Reflection [1 hour]
You'll synthesize your learning from Part 1 and prepare to share some of your reflections, takeaways, and questions


Part 3: Virtual Live  on October 30, 2024 [4 hours]
Next, you'll come together with a Bright Morning facilitator and a community of coaches to process
your learning, observe masterful coaching, engage in coaching role plays, and receive feedback to sharpen your practice.



Who Should Attend:

  • New and experienced coaches, managers, teacher leaders, and mentors
  • Leaders who want to use coaching strategies to support and develop the adults on their teams
  • Educators in all positions who work in public, charter, and private schools


Nita Creekmore is an Instructional Coach and a presenter for Bright Morning Consulting. She taught in grades 1, 2, and 5 for 13 years before becoming Elementary School Instructional Coach. Nita is passionate about being an advocate, support, and thought partner for teachers in order to give students what they need.





Conference Fees

Early Bird until 4/30/24:  $499

Member Rate:  $550

Non-Member:  $599 (includes 1 year of membership) 

2 people:  $589 (does not include a membership) 

3 people:  $579 (does not include a membership) 

Student/ Retiree:  $249 does not include a membership) 


*Registration includes the Art of Coaching and Art of Coaching workbook


How to Register                                                                                                                                                         

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