Ontological Coaching

Ontological coaching is one of the most effective methodologies for transformation available today—both personal transformation and organizational transformation. Ontological coaching is a practice that facilitates the emergence of new possibilities in the personal and/or professional life of an individual (or group) by making him aware of his participation in the construction and co-creation of the reality he perceives. More simply put, ontological coaching addresses the concern for more effective action while also addressing the concerns of the human soul that are mostly left out of our learning practices today.

Ontological Coaching Certification Program

Here at The Coach Partnership, we teach a simple yet encompassing model for coaching, developed and refined by Newfield over the last three decades — Ontological Coaching. This approach to coaching transforms your worldview and capacity for action while teaching you to coach others for meaningful and sustainable change. The Coach Partnership’s Ontological Coach Training Programs are accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). Consisting of two modules, spread across three, in-person conferences and are led by an international team of experienced, skilled facilitators and certified coaches. The modules are called “The Foundations in Ontological Learning Course” and “The Art and Practice of Ontological Mastery” (TAPOM) and are accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) at an ACTP level. Taken together, these two modules form The Newfield Coach Certification Program (Foundations plus TAPOM) that is delivered over a nine month period. Each participant is supported throughout the program by a senior Newfield Certified Coach.


The conferences produce a rich learning context that helps you uncover ways of thinking, feeling and moving. Conference activities include:

• Introduction and practice of the Newfield distinctions and models
• Individual and group coaching sessions.
• Small and large group interactions.
• Experiential learning activities in the 3 domains of language, emotions, and body (somatics).

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Why The Coach Partnership's Coaching Certification?

• The Newfield program is recognized as the premier coach training offer in Singapore and Asia. Our program coaches are ICF certified (PCC or above) and are selected from our world-wide network of experienced practitioners.

• Unlike most other training schools who offer one or maybe two trainers, we offer a training team of five subject matter experts from around the globe: USA, South America and UK.

• A senior, diverse and dynamic participant group.

• An active alumni network supported by follow up programs, learning activities and coaching services.

Module 1: The Foundations Program

Ontological coaching training program

Personal Leadership for Breakthrough Results
Our core, personal leadership program, Foundations, gives you new insights and practices to be more effective in leading—in all aspects of your life. Through Foundations, you experience a new kind of learning that supports you in generating a more meaning-filled, satisfying, and powerful life, consistent with what matters to you most.

In Foundations you will:

  • Generate breakthrough results in your professional and personal life.
  • Learn how to navigate complex issues with greater ease and less fear.
  • Learn distinctions, models and practices that allow you to generate new results.
  • Show up with greater presence and wisdom for greater impact.
  • Learn how to live a life you love – aligned with what you care about.
  • Experience the body as a territory for learning and learn practices that shift limiting patterns of movement.
  • Build new foundations of conscious learning that boost your capacity for professional and personal excellence in leading others.

The Foundations Program
Commences 10 - 13 February 2022 and ends with another conference 16 - 17 June 2022. Complete the enquiry form to know more about the program.

Module 2: The Art and Practice of Ontological Mastery

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Coaching for Sustained Behavior Change
As you approach the completion of Foundations in Ontological Learning, or if you have completed Foundations in the past, you are eligible to continue to our second module – The Art and Practice of Ontological Mastery (TAPOM). This is a program that builds on Foundations and gives you the skills to coach others using the Ontological model of coaching.

The Foundations course introduced you to the distinctions of Ontological Learning but, in the most part, the Observer you studied was yourself. In TAPOM, we start to learn how to support others in the same way and the mechanism we use is coaching. Many of our TAPOM participants are managers, leaders and professionals who want to support those around them as they add coaching to their repertoire. Mastery only occurs in the application of learning. We truly embody our learning as we use it in the service of others.

The standards of the program are in-line with the International Coaching Federation’s (ICF) highest standards for a coaching school (ACTP). Once you complete this module, you are eligible for Newfield Coach Certification which opens the fast track door to ICF accreditation.

The Art and Practice of Ontological Mastery (TAPOM)
The Program that follows the above mentioned Foundation Program commences with a conference 18 - 19 June 2022 (immediately after the closing of the Foundations course) and ends with a conference from 10-13 November 2022.

Full Coach Certification Program
Complete the enquiry form to know more about the program.

Re-immersion Program

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Re-Immerse Yourself in Newfield’s Ontological Learning
We offer our alumni an opportunity to re-immerse in our programs. Many Newfield Graduates have expressed how much more they learn the second time around. You may pick up on things you didn’t realize from your first experience or leave more deeply grounded in your field of practice. You can go deeper with the Newfield distinctions in Conference 1 or 2 and / or go deeper in their practice of coaching in Conference 3. All of the conferences have developed over our years of delivery.

Graduates who have taken our programs have told us that they:

  • Gained new insights
  • Deepened and refined their coaching skills
  • Reconnected with a nourishing, supportive and loving community

For ICF certified coaches who need to pick up Continuing Coach Education Units (CCEUs), re-immersing in the conferences is an ideal way to do this.

  • 1st Conference/ 4 days in person/ 28 CCEUs
  • 2nd Conference/ 4 days in person/ 26.5 CCEUs
  • 3rd Conference/ 4 days in person/ 22 CCEUs

Graduates can re-audit any of the 4-day in-person conferences listed above for SGD 899 (includes 7% GST) for each conference or SGD 2,500 (includes 7% GST) to attend all 3 conferences (does not include the in-between coaching and virtual learning).

Program Details

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Ontological Coaching Testimonials

The experience has been “defining” for me in more ways than one. I would not trade this for anything on planet earth. The beauty of it all is that we are just beginning to explore, beginning to observe differently, beginning to accept and beginning to make a difference with a new way of being.

D N Prasad

Senior Director - Strategy, People and Organization

GovTech Singapore

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While my motivation was purely work related, the outcome became a total transformation in how I show up at work but also in my private life. I can warmly recommend the course to anyone who looks to do small adjustments in their life for a massive output.

Susanne Arfelt

Vice President


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An ontological coach is a skillful facilitator of learning that generates genuine transformation and more powerful and constructive ways of engaging with different aspects of life and work. With this coaching skill, I have improved on my interaction with peers, staff and senior management, and even facilitate the development of new leaders.

Christine Wu

Senior Manager

National University Hospital System, Singapore

I found that the conversations I have with our leaders and the team have become very different, simply because the way I perceive situations is different. Post ontological coaching, I started to look at problems from other perspectives and new actions presented themselves. The outcomes of coaching in business is exponential.

Tricia Duran

Head of HR

Unilever Asia Pte Ltd

It gave me more awareness about who I am as an individual. I saw the difference between mechanical coaching from just using language to coach somebody, but seeing how our language is connected with the emotions and with the body was very unique for me.

Rozan Anwar (Idan)


PT DayaLIma Abisatya

I expected to just learn how to coach but ended up with so much more... being set free from a crippling mindset to discovering a new passion in coaching and partnering others on their individual journeys to become the best version of themselves at their workplaces, homes and social settings.

Michele Lum

Chief Leadership Officer & Head, Strategic Communications

Petronas ICT Snd Bhd