Do you ever feel like you’re at the end of your rope, needing something that will help clients get unstuck?

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Introducing: Quadrant 3 Leadership
Coaching Certification

A 12-week coaching certification showing you how to stay sane
while helping your clients get unstuck

Have you ever had a client that seems to have the same coaching call…week after week? 

Rather than doing their work, they’re just spinning their wheels. Full of excuses for why they aren’t making progress. 

Does your heart start pounding? Your stress level increase? Does it feel like you want their growth more than they do? And you worry you don’t have the tools to navigate them through this inertia? 

I get it. I’ve been there.

A few years ago, I had a client that made my head spin. He was successful, almost inspite of himself. I started dreading our calls because I felt like I wasn’t doing enough. It started to feel like I must not be a good coach. Like I wasn’t the right person to move him forward. 

That forced me to analyze all my coach training, my graduate studies in organizational leadership, and my years of growing a coaching practice. I was able to pull together the tools to help this client get unstuck.

I’ve been using these tools ever since. I call them the Quadrant 3 Leadership framework.  

And now I’m sharing that framework. They are a time-tested set of tools and practices that give you confidence in every coaching call, because you know you have multiple ways to help your client. The Quadrant 3 Leadership Certification Program will not only show you what to do, it will help you understand what tool or strategy to use in any given situation. You’ll even learn how to grow your practice.

The Quadrant 3 Leadership Coach Certification

This program is specifically designed to give you the frameworks and tools to specifically help your clients through doubt.

In this 12-week, in-depth certification course, we’ll break down each topic in detail. Each week, we’ll meet for 90 minutes to delve into a topic, have some homework, and share what we’re learning.


  • Learn how coaching is different from consulting or managing – and needed for leading
  • Understand why all high performers get stuck – and how to get them moving again
  • Experience over a dozen real-world, time-tested ways to help your clients more forward – giving you confidence for each call
  • Market your coaching and grow your practice during the course – even if you’re a coach within a company

Fall 2021 session is closed. But join the waitlist to learn when we open enrollment for the next cohort!

What You Will Learn

Coaching and Leading

September 15, 2021
1 – 2:30 pm Eastern

Learn how coaching fits in your leadership toolkit and business plan

Understand how to position this in your work with clients

The Leadership Journey

September 22, 2021
1 – 2:30 pm Eastern

Discover the four stages every leader goes through

Learn the keys to identifying where your clients currently are

Hardwiring Impact on Leading

September 29, 2021
1 – 2:30 pm Eastern

Discover how personality assessments you’re already using make a 3-level “hardwiring stack” 

Learn how this framework will help you navigate clients through doubt and inertia

How Story Helps & Self-Sabotages

October 6, 2021
1 – 2:30 pm Eastern

Understand the 4 ways to help your clients expose their unconscious stories

Analyze how these stories may be unknowingly sabotaging their current efforts

Goal Setting for the Entire Person

October 13, 2021
1 – 2:30 pm Eastern

Examine why traditional goal setting falls short

Learn a method to help clients rediscover deeply buried, or even forgotten, goals and dreams

Discover a system to help your clients set goals that lead to right action  

The Compass-Like Impact of Mission & Values

 October 20, 2021
1 – 2:30 pm Eastern

Convincingly share the power of a mission statement and show your client how to use it to orient their daily work

Learn how to help your client clearly identify their values and to show them how this will help them make better, faster decisions in the midst of their busy schedules

Helping Clients Organize Their Days and Weeks

October 27, 2021
1 – 2:30 pm Eastern

Learn a method of daily focus that can help even your most distracted clients

See the power in weekly planning to help your clients take action on the things that are most important to them

Exactly How to Use All These Tools with Clients

November 10, 2021
1 – 2:30 pm Eastern

Understand the power in the Quadrant 3 non-linear system – allowing you to meet clients where they are

 Analyze your current clients or direct reports and identify which tool might be right for them to explore next

How to Effectively Market Your Coaching

November 17, 2021
1 – 2:30 pm Eastern

High performers aren’t used to asking for help so you’ll explore ways to make it easier for them to choose to work with you

Discover set-it-and-forget-it marketing strategies that work while you are doing other things

Learn the power of speak the “dialect” of your perfect prospects – whether your growing your practice with new clients or seeking buy-in from within your organization

Graduation & Celebration

 December 1, 2021
1 – 2:30 pm Eastern

Having submitted your final test, review your new skills with your classmates

Receive your formal certification and official licensing for using this in training

Embark on the 3-months of follow up coaching!

You’ll leave this certification process with

  • an official Quadrant 3 Leadership Coach Certification that you can list on your website and LinkedIn profile
  • a professional license to use the Quadrant 3 Leadership framework in trainings – including the slides already done for you
  • workbooks for each of the lessons
  • your own copy of The Surprising Gift of Doubt
  • 3-months follow up coaching to help you grow your practice 
  • 36 International Coach Federation CCE hours
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Is Quadrant 3 Leadership Coach Certification right for you?

This program is perfect for:

  • Professional coaches wanting to grow their business
  • Consultants wanting to add a coaching practice to their revenue stream
  • And managers wanting to get their direct reports to move forward on their goals

Quadrant 3 Leadership Coaching Certification is best for people with three to five years of management experience. This can be experience earned in from a variety of places: work, community groups, professional associations – or even managing a household. 

It is also best for people who’ve experienced failure. This isn’t an academic, theory-only certification. This is grounded in academics and research, but this coach certification is full of practical strategies learned in the real world. People who have known deep disappointment and failure will be able to more quickly catch what we’ll be teaching.

Join the Waitlist!

The size of this program is limited. Be among the first to know when the next cohort opens enrollment!!

Fall 2021 session is closed. But join the waitlist to learn when we open enrollment for the next cohort!


Qualified for 15.5 ICF CCE hours

The 12-week Quadrant 3 Leadership Coaching Certification includes:

  • 10 90-minute trainings with Marc – worth $7,500
  • 3 months of ongoing group coaching – worth $4,500
  • Workbooks for each session – worth $250
  • Licensing as an official Quadrant 3 Leadership Trainer – worth $3,999

That’s $16,249 of value. But you’ll get all this for just $4995.

Or three easy installments of $1699.

A goal of this certification is provide a diverse experience for all participants and deep exposure to various perspectives and backgrounds. To help make that a reality, limited scholarships are available. If you’re interested in being considered, click the “Enroll now” button to submit an application.

This program comes with a “No risk guarantee.” If within 7 days after the first class you realize this isn’t for you…just ask for your money back. 

Fall 2021 session is closed. But join the waitlist to learn when we open enrollment for the next cohort!

Marc A. Pitman, Quadrant 3 Leadership Coach Certification Instructor

Your Instructor: Marc A. Pitman, CFCC, CSP

The Quadrant 3 Leadership Coach Certification program is designed and taught by Marc A. Pitman, CFCC, CSP. A Certified FranklinCovey Coach since 2003, Marc holds a Masters in Organizational Leadership. He’s also the author of eight books including The Surprising Gift of Doubt.

He is a member of the International Coach Federation, the International Enneagram Association, and the National Speakers Association. He currently serves on the board of his state’s chapter of the International Coach Federation. 

He is committed to ongoing education and research. And he’s an experienced practitioner. He’s used the tools in this program to create and grow a globally recognized coaching practice. And he’s excited to show you how you can grow your own practice!


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Do consultants need coaches? Yes! That is why I hired Marc as my coach. By asking keen questions, he re-energized me. I walked into the next client meeting with confidence!

Chany Ockert

“Marc’s coaching and training are the very best value in the industry!”

Cherian Koshy

Fall 2021 session is closed. But join the waitlist to learn when we open enrollment for the next cohort!

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