Was the Dojo worth it?


Read about the Dojo experience from fellow leaders like you

“Before the Dojo, I had no clients. Afterwards, I have 6 clients and have had a 5 figure month so the progress has been huge. I also get about 5-10 prospect calls a month so I am very pleased.” – Kyle Benson

“The Dojo is a truly unique experience. It takes apart your coaching ideas and philosophy and helps you to intelligently rebuild them. This might help you to change and improve how you coach or it might help you to better understand why you do the things you do. There are few courses I know of that focus on deeply honing your coaching skills which is critical if you want to become a great coach. If you want to develop as a coach, this is a must.” – Mike Matthews

“The Coaching Dojo is a great way to improve your coaching by watching other people coach, and getting great feedback – you rarely get that after coach training. My biggest fear was not learning anything and having it feel like a waste of time. Instead, I truly looked forward to each session, and received so much high quality, insightful feedback. It’s a fun experience and the leaders truly are invested and caring. When we all experimented with very uncomfortable breaking of coaching norms, that was such fun and I learned so much from it. As a result of being in the Dojo, I’ve created two main positive results: one my enrollments, which had been struggling for a time are back on track and doing well which I’m thrilled about. Secondly, I’m definitely approaching my coaching conversations with more boldness and less holding back. A big win for me!” – Jo Ilfeld, PhD

There is no substitute for experience… That’s what the Dojo does better than anything I’ve seen. Really extraordinary what they’re doing there. Best investment I’ve made in my life.” – Craig Filek

“The Coaching Dojo helped me coach (and live) with greater self-awareness, and offered tools to refine and hone myself further. I am more confident and feel more clarity. The Dojo has cultivated an amazing space for peer feedback, learning ways to analyze the coaching process, and generally deepen your actual (and capacity for) mastery. Basically: if you want to become a better coach, there’s no better place I know than the Dojo.” – Rob Gullixson

“I took part in the Dojo around the time I started my coaching practice. At that early stage in my coaching career, I was worried about whether I was ‘good enough’, and there was fear around ‘performing’ in front of other coaches and the Sensei. I learned to play with that fear and to lean into it. My favorite part was being pushed outside of my comfort zone, for real. Breaking down. Getting honest, rapid, concise feedback on my coaching and on my ‘being’. And being surrounded by likeminded people who are dedicated to service and the craft of coaching. The Dojo helped me become far more aware about how my coaching is perceived, where my strengths and weaknesses are, and what I need to improve. During the Dojo, I took my first big steps with my coaching practice – I signed up my first handful of clients, and I secured my first long-term engagement. If you want to take coaching seriously, sign up to the Dojo. There is no better place to become better as a coach (and better as a person). Beware, it can be brutally painful at times – but that’s what it takes to truly grow.” – Alex Carabi

“Before the Dojo, I knew I was a good coach, but didn’t think I was a deep coach. After the Dojo, I learned that I always have been a deep coach, so I gained confidence. And being able to practice so much has led me to feeling even more strength in my skills to lead people to love.” – Laurie Davis Edwards

“The Coaching Dojo is a well designed program that will create a new level of mastery with your impact as a coach. Going into the experience, my biggest fear was inadequacy. It wasn’t true, and I stepped into possibility & confidence. Throughout, my growth as a coach was tremendous. A significant breakthrough was more self-awareness which has elevated my mastery as a coach. I’m very grateful for the gift of this program and the opportunity to work with exceptional people who are committed to excellence.” – Don Wood

“After the Dojo, I’m a better coach. I’m more comfortable sitting in the discomfort with clients, with being myself instead of ‘acting’ coach, and I have new tools and perspectives all the time, thanks to the other samurai and sensei who are now part of my tribe. I invited my email list to book a coaching session with me, which I would never have had the courage to do before the Dojo, and have had about 10 calls. It also forced me to decide to go all in on raising my rates powerfully and enrolling powerfully. And I’m a better version of myself with friends and family (and alone). I see blindspots that were hidden for years – more of them every week. This program changed my life. It not only has leveled up my coaching game, but helped me get through a difficult time in my life with grace and love.” – Matt Thieleman

“Before the Dojo, I felt like I was good, but there was something missing that great coaches have. Honestly, there were a bunch of times when I considered hanging it up before the Dojo started. After completing the Dojo (and most importantly, a month to integrate everything), I feel like I’m playing fucking light years above where I was playing. Oh, and January has been my best month ever as a coach.” – Mike Harris

“Dojo is a unique experience where you can see how other people coach, learn and test different techniques, be a coach and a client, and have a unique perspective of experiencing both sides. It definitely helped me become more aware and tuned in with my coaching practice and general interactions with others. Now that the initial Dojo experience is completed, time to process and integrate has passed, I think that going through this experience again would have exponential impact my practice.” – Vera Anderson

“In the Coaching Dojo, I loved experimenting with new skills, because it doesn’t feel as risky. I have found that I am naturally good at consulting, which is what I gave up to be a coach. When I played with my intuition in the Dojo, I found that I was usually correct. So I have upleveled my business to both coaching and consulting. It’s been really fun to target a different type of client who is looking for both. The Dojo is a great place to play around with your coaching and try new things. It’s a beautiful means of building mastery.” – Allison Garner

“Before the Dojo, I did not feel really powerful as a coach. Though, I was eager to learn and practice. After the Dojo, now I know that I am a powerful coach and I feel confident in my style (fun and deep). I assume this a lot more. I am more conscious on what I am doing, and I also trust a lot more my intuition.” – Emmy Druesne

“After the Dojo…”I felt like I was a f$%^ing awesome coach. I was very clear and crisp about my abilities…it’s really good to see who you are in relation to other people. Because coaching is this singular thing, we don’t get a lot of reflection from other people. So looking at somebody else’s style vs mine, gave me insights into what’s unique about me.” – Elizabeth Wipff

“The Samurai Coaching Dojo is a solid programme created by passionate master coaches who are at the top of their game. The Dojo will help you to see where you are as a coach and expand your range of coaching skills. The gold is in receiving feedback on your coaching as you practice with others, which is very different from receiving client feedback. The sensei and samurai are very supportive – it’s a safe environment to play, try things you haven’t tried before and learn from each other. I loved the invitation to be creative in my coaching and do something I wouldn’t normally do. By diving into this myself and observing the creativity of my clan members, I expanded my views and boundaries of what I thought coaching ‘should’ be like. I realised that I had been quite particular in my ways in terms of the way I coach. I was following a tried and tested ‘method’ that yielded great results, yet there was room to expand further. I learnt that adding fun and humour brings a light-hearted, fresh energy that can still enable the client to go deep and receive the insights they need. I didn’t allow myself to bring in fun and humour previously. Also, I am bolder and more direct in delivering my insights/reflections to my clients and the boldness helps my messages to land more deeply. This boldness also extends to the way I communicate with friends and family, when appropriate. I own my boldness. The Dojo is an intense journey – like a rollercoaster – with ups and downs and you’ll finish the thrilling ride with more confidence in your abilities as a coach. Go for it!” – Winnie Sher