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Join us for a Taste of MCI
Discover The Power of Coaching for Vertical Development

How Can You Transform Your Coaching with
Vertical Development?

As a coach, your role is to both support and challenge your clients to become more self-aware, gain new perspectives, master interpersonal communication, and navigate challenges with more skill, wisdom, and influence. This is no small task.

How do you know which approach, interventions, or tools to use with a particular client?

A deep understanding of how individuals grow through various stages of development can equip you as a coach to make fine-tuned determinations of what tools and practices would most serve your client in their evolutionary journey.

This is exactly why we have designed the 9-month Maturity Coaching Intensive (MCI) for experienced and credentialed coaches. The MCI is designed to equip you as a coach to fine-tune your coaching in very powerful ways that set your client up for “vertical” growth.


For more information about the MCI program, please visit the MCI Program page.

Since the arena of vertical development is fairly new to the coaching world, not many coaches are familiar with the basic concepts. This prevents coaches from appreciating the power and potential of this lens. VeDA is excited to offer you a glimpse into its stage development framework, how we measure where clients are in their stage of maturity, and how coaching can be tailored to optimally enable their stepping into what's naturally unfolding and next for them. Join our free workshop for a taste!

Meet Your Facilitator

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Beena Sharma

President of Vertical Development Academy

Join Beena Sharma in this exploration into the foundations of coaching for Leadership Maturity. She brings 31 years of experience in facilitating human and organizational development. She is committed to designing and delivering exceptional programs to build deep capability in individuals and organizations who are dedicated to evolving and creating a sustainable future for all.

Sign-up for the Free Introductory Workshops

The "Taste of MCI" workshops are an interactive experience, which will give you a glimpse into what the stages of development look like, and how people at different stages respond to different situations.

In these workshops you will:

  • Understand the basics about vertical development

  • Learn about the Leadership Maturity Framework (LMF) and how significantly this framework can shift how you coach

  • Appreciate the breakthrough that is possible for clients when coaches are trained to observe stage related barriers

  • Hear some common assumptions about stage development being challenged and learn about the ethics of applying this lens to serve in the best way possible, causing no harm

  • Have a chance to ask your burning questions and gain perspective through the group dialogue


By signing up, you will receive access to all of the following live online workshops:

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How We Relate to Others

Wednesday, Aug 25, 2021

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM US Pacific / 10:00 - 11:30 PM CEST

Research in adult development reveals that one’s stage of development profoundly influences how one relates to others. This fact becomes especially relevant when people have polarising views or differing opinions, and when interpersonal conflicts arise. In this workshop, we will unpack this concept together, to see for ourselves how the maturity framework can guide us towards nurturing more sustainable relationships. The insights we hope you will gain will likely enhance your ability to both support your clients as well as help you relate to others.

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How We Respond to Feedback

Tuesday, Aug 31, 2021

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM US Pacific / 8:00 - 9:30 PM CEST

In this session, we will see how and why people receive and process feedback differently depending on their stage of maturity. We will explore the implications of one’s world view determining how we respond to disconfirming criticism from others. We will see how one can solve one’s current difficulty from the next stage perspective. You will appreciate how developing your own maturity can shift your ability to both give and receive feedback constructively.

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How We Make Decisions in Times of Uncertainty

Wednesday, Sep 8, 2021

8:00 AM - 9:30 PM US Pacific / 5:00 - 6:30 PM CEST

In our final workshop, we will use the Leadership Maturity Framework again, to look at how individuals from different levels deal with uncertainty. The ability to make sound decisions, particularly during times of uncertainty, is a crucial capacity we all need to develop. Together we will explore the various reactions that show up within us during “vuca” times (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) and how we might shift our perspective so we can more adequately meet our individual and collective challenges.  You will walk away with a sense of how critical it is for us to focus on developing our clients’ maturity, as the world around us all continues to spin in unfamiliar ways.

How to Join Our Workshops

Our workshops are hosted on the Zoom application. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link and details about how to connect and join.


Please note: Workshops will be recorded for our archives, and will not be circulated to registrants.
We encourage you to join and participate in the workshop.

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Serving Coaches, Leaders & Organizations for 30 Years

VeDA has served coaches, leaders, teams, and organizations for 30 years. We carry deep expertise in the area of assessing the stage of vertical development of adults and supporting their ongoing growth through tailored coaching.

VeDA’s Maturity Coaching Intensive (MCI) is designed for experienced and credentialed coaches who want to learn how to powerfully facilitate vertical development for their clients.

This 9-month program will equip practicing coaches with the skills and capabilities to deliver coaching that is tailored to the stages of ego maturity, based on the rigorously researched Leadership Maturity Framework and using VeDA’s powerful Maturity Coaching methodology.

For more program description and details about our Maturity Coaching Intensive program, please visit the MCI Program page.

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