Consider This

There isn’t one of your coachees who doesn’t need more change fitness. All your coaching clients need more capacity to deal with change to make the most of the opportunities it affords. If you’re not building their change fitness, you’re ignoring a core need.

If you’re an independent coach and would like to make at least $165 per hour, we invite you to contact us.

If you’re an internal coach looking to improve your skills and reputation, change fitness coaching will help you in both areas.

If you’re a trained and experienced coach and you’re looking for more clients, we can help you out.

If you’re a successful coach who is willing to learn and expand your coaching repertoire, you need to talk to us.


We provide professional development for coaches wishing to become accredited change fitness coaches. This doesn’t mean coaches need to change their existing specialisation (though they could) – they can continue to be life coaches, executive coaches, business coaches, or whatever. It means adding to their skills and accessing new tools to help them be more effective in helping people change.

We will help you improve your coaching outcomes and your own capacity to handle change, but you must be prepared to undergo our training. As a potential benefit, our training carries 24 ICF (International Coach Federation) CCE (Continuing Coach Education) units.

Please watch the video below.

Our training helps coaches improve outcomes with clients, provides a point of difference in the coaching space, and can lead to accreditation as a Certified Change Fitness Coach. The latter provides pathways to referral coaching clients and also to graduate programs in Leadership at the University of Tasmania (external study).

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We believe:

  • As a growing industry, coaches need training and professional development opportunities based on quality, evidence-based research
  • Coaches need a scientific understanding of how clients engage in the change process and what is needed to be psychologically fit and ready for change
  • Coaches need training founded on adult learning theory
  • Coaches need on-going professional development to remain ‘fresh’ in the profession, to hone their skills and improve their knowledge, and provide a quality service to their clients
  • All training should improve practice and lead to real-world benefits

Our focus is on the change process, what clients bring to the change process, and how to build their psychological capacity and readiness for the change process. Our approach brings together the best of existing research into change and our own research at the doctoral level and beyond. If you want to learn how to help your clients (and yourself) become more successful at handling change, we have the best training available – designed especially for coaches.

  • 24 ICF CCE units (21 Core Competency and 3 Resource Development)
  • Coaching programs you can deliver to your clients
  • An integrated, scientific coaching framework
  • The ability to accurately measure the effects of your coaching in numerical terms
  • A supportive community of Certified Change Fitness Coaches who can help you develop your coaching practice
  • Potential for client referrals
  • Pathways into the Master of Leadership program at the University of Tasmania
  • Are you a trained coach? (preferably ICF or EMCC accredited)
  • Have you had two or more years of experience?
  • Are you serious about learning and your personal and professional growth?
  • Are you ready to engage in some training?

If you can answer YES to these questions, you would qualify for our training and we invite you to CONTACT US. Please note: all our training programs are online and are offered worldwide.

Consider These Facts

According to the 2016 Global Coaching Study conducted by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC):

  • * There are at least 53,300 independent, professional coaches worldwide
  • * Greater awareness of the benefits of coaching is needed
  • * Untrained or inadequately trained coaches is a major problem
  • * Most coaching clients are executives or high-level managers (66%)

The study reveals many more facts about the current state of coaching as a profession, but the four facts above raise some central issues:

  1. 1. With so many trained and untrained people in the coaching space, how do you stand out from the crowd and offer something unique? This issue here is distinctiveness.
  2. 2. How do you convince people that what you offer really will benefit them in the long-term? You need to be specific about this, not simply making  fluffy generalisations. The issue here is benefit.
  3. 3. You need to stay informed of the latest research related to coaching. Even if you have been properly trained as a coach, new research and new methodologies are always emerging and, as a professional, you need to stay abreast of them. The issue here is training.
  4. 4. Executives and high-level managers (who form the bulk of coaching clients) are expected to lead organisations that are constantly changing. They have to adapt to change and continually re-adapt themselves to stay relevant and competitive. The issue here is adaptability and relevance.

Change fitness coach training will:

  • * give you a real point of difference from other coaches
  • * help you provide measurable benefits in a fundamentally important issue – clients’ capacity to change successfully
  • * give you the latest research on the change process and change fitness
  • * help your clients become more adaptable and relevant


You might be wondering what’s different or new about change fitness coaching? Is it what you’re already doing, or is it something completely different? In this article you will learn 5 things about change fitness coaching. Read More >>

CLICK HERE to read about some of the benefits of our training.

This is where you can read about some people who have undertaken our coach training programs. Read On >>

The first step is called the Personal Change Fitness Program. You can learn more about this Program here.

Once coaches have satisfactorily completed the first step of our training (Personal Change Fitness Program), they may wish to proceed to the second step. This second step is called the Certified Change Fitness Practitioner Program and you can read about it here.

The Change Gym began under a different name in February 2010. If you’re interested to hear our story thus far, here it is.

Let’s go back before 2010. In the first decade of the 21st century, Steve and Stephanie Barlow (the founders) worked in government jobs. Stephanie worked mainly with unemployed people, helping them with job readiness and job education programs. Steve worked in a correctional centre running anger management programs for maximum security inmates. Read More >>

There are some read advantages in being a change fitness coach. Read about them here.