Are you ready to step into your
coaching mastery?

Become a Certified
Self-belief Coach

Deepen your coaching effectiveness, uplevel your Self-belief, and help your clients live their bravest lives
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As a thoughtful coach, committed to serving your clients… are already practised in the fundamentals of coaching.

But do you feel like you are going over similar ground, trying to find the right coaching tool, or just skimming the surface of your client's experience?

If you want to help your clients truly transcend their self-doubt, this is an invitation to go deeper.

We need to go beyond mainstream coaching:

Self-doubt is a pervasive, complex and inherently human phenomenon.

  • It's the reason so many of our beloved clients hold themselves back.
  • It's why we coaches tend to undervalue our work, and why we overdeliver.
  • It's almost never addressed in mainstream coach training.
Instead we are taught tactics about
motivation, mindset, and ACHIEVEMENT.

But self-doubt is not solved by any of these things.

If you want to provide transformational coaching for your clients
and support yourself in the process, I want you to know about:

The Self-belief
Coaching Academy

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With tools, concepts and approaches drawn from empirical research, then developed and refined with hundreds of clients over the last decade, you’ll have everything you need to support your beloved clients at the highest level. 

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Many of self-doubt's roots are created in past disappointments, hurts and traumas. Having an understanding of how that trauma functions and how to respond effectively will elevate your coaching presence. 

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Inherent in this programme, is the invitation to develop an expanded capacity to sit with your own complexity, uncertainty, and vulnerability so that you can extend your presence to clients.

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Just bloody do it, every coach needs this!

Knowing and trusting Sas I really wanted to deepen my skills and tools. I love the fact that the programme is trauma-informed!

The experiential element has been so valuable, our practice pod has helped me grow as a coach and as a person.

The curriculum is also amazing. I love it all, tbh.

Esme Filsinger, Self-belief Business Coach

Most of us understand that Self-belief is at the heart of everything our clients do (and don't) create.

But living from Self-belief is on another level.

The question is, how do we support our clients to heal the root causes of their self-doubt and unleash their potential?

Most coaching programmes don't ever address the root causes of self-doubt.

Consequently, most coaches feel ill-equipped to support clients with self-doubt. Without specialist knowledge, it's so easy to end up convincing, rescuing, colluding with, and even blaming our beloved clients for staying stuck.


The truth is...

As humans with coaching skills, we're contending with our own self-doubt - particularly when it comes to showing up and going all-in with our business dreams.

Graduates of SBCA say that they have profoundly transformed their relationship with their own self-doubt.

Once you understand the root causes of self-doubt (as well as proven strategies for untangling from it), you’ll be more than ready to help your beloved clients do the same.

Here's the difference that will set you apart from every other coach...

Having the courage to navigate through your own self-doubt - understanding and untangling from the root causes - as well as learning how to cultivate resources of self-belief, self-acceptance, self-worth and self-trust - will not just elevate your coaching mastery.

You'll have a deeper awareness of where you inevitably get entangled with your client's self-doubt (alongside the Supervision to expand your resourcefulness).

And you'll be sharing your offers from a rich presence because you won't just be talking 'about' your work; you'll be speaking from it. That energy is magnetic.

This programme will expand your coach identity, so you feel ready to deepen your practice, lead your business and fulfil your coaching mission.


I can't imagine a stronger coach training programme!

The combination of evidence-based theory and tools; a developmentally, socially critical, and trauma-informed framework; and an incredibly thoughtful experiential and applied learning experience - it's just been OUTSTANDING!

Nicola Holmes, Self-belief Coach

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Transform your clients’ lives, your coaching
practice, your business, and yourself
SBCA is the only programme of its kind that is...
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Packed with original tools and approaches

Over the last decade, I’ve incorporated and adapted the research findings from my Masters dissertation in self-doubt, and developed my own tools and approaches that have now been proven with hundreds of clients. The SBCA programme is a robust methodology that will equip you to serve your clients at the highest level.

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designed to help you transcend your self-doubt

Your learning will illuminate your own experience of self-doubt so that you can make peace with it. You’ll also ground into your unique gifts as a practitioner, changing what you believe is possible for you as a coach. Many graduates report how profoundly different they feel at the completion of the programme.

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After you complete the SBCA curriculum, you'll be invited to monthly group Supervision + Support calls as you integrate your learning into your practice.

With a holistic scope you can feel free to bring issues, questions, challenges and celebrations related to your work with clients, your business and your own life.

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Rooted in experiential practice

The training wheels will be off! You will be working directly with self-doubting humans throughout the Programme, getting LIVE practice that creates all the raw material for your own skill development. With our full support, you will be completely ready to implement your learning directly with clients by the end of the programme.

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Accredited by the ICF

SBCA has been through a robust accreditation process by the International Coaching Federation meeting the standard for Continuing Coach Education (CCE). Certified Self-belief Coaches will receive digital badges from ICF and SBCA.

the SBCA coaching model

You'll learn the SBCA Coaching Model - an original framework that I've researched, developed and refined over the last decade. This includes tested and proven coaching tools specifically designed to support you to change your client's lives. No matter what kind of coaching you do, if your clients are impacted by self-doubt, we've got you.

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The Self-belief Coaching Academy programme is for you if:

  • You’re currently working as a coach, therapist, mentor or counsellor and you want to work in a new way to support your clients impacted by Self-doubt.
  • You aren’t into “quick fixes” - in fact, quite the opposite. You are ready to meet and embrace complexity, uncertainty, and the full spectrum of emotions as they present in yourself, your fellow classmates and your clients.
  • You want to help your clients understand and heal the root causes of their perfectionism, over-thinking, under-feeling, self-criticism, procrastination, people-pleasing, feeling like an imposter, constantly proving themselves or an inability to take action towards their stated goals (yep – all symptoms of self-doubt).
  • You recognise the importance of understanding and working effectively with trauma within the boundaries of the coaching relationship.
  • You’re willing to show up and engage with any vulnerability around your own self-doubt, and you’re devoted to (and accountable for) your own learning and development. 
  • You believe that self-doubt is both a personal and political experience and that, as coaches, we cannot ignore the unchecked cultural narratives that seek to exploit our insecurities for profit.

Here’s how the
curriculum breaks down:

The Self-belief Coaching Academy is all about empowering coaches with proven tools, deep knowledge and evidence-based approaches to make transformative change in clients’ lives.

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Module 01


  • Understand the core purpose of self-doubt, its subjective and personal nature, and how you can incorporate this work into your coaching practice.
  • Learn the unconscious drivers of self-doubt and how to identify them elegantly with your clients.
  • Dive into the misconceptions of self-doubt and how you can transform your coaching practice from this information alone (for example: why self-sabotage is NOT a thing!)
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  • Discover the ‘meta-model’ of adulthood; how our sense of self is formed, reformed and transformed and how this helps us to navigate self-doubt.
  • Understand how to coach with ‘multiplicity of selves’ and how to create a sense of psychological spaciousness for your clients sense of self.
  • Learn how to identify, make sense of and coach effectively with all of your clients at any developmental stage.
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  • Learn a psychotherapeutic model of trauma.
  • Understand how to speak to what is happening in the ‘here and now’ for your client and how this may be connected to the ‘there and then’ of past trauma.
  • Learn how to coach in a way that is sensitive to boundaries and avoids entanglement or working directly with the traumatised self.
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  • Discover the origin stories of the Big Seven Risks and how these feed into your clients self-doubt.
  • Learn how to elicit the biography of your clients’ (often unconscious) protective beliefs.
  • Practice making space for your client to sit with ‘risk resistance’ to see exactly how their beliefs are working as intended.
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  • Learn an elegant process for helping your client separate their own narratives from those in their memory and those given by others. 
  • Understand how meaning-making presents at different developmental stages.
  • Discover how to change the underlying meaning of beliefs and empower your clients to take positive action.
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  • Dive into the purpose and common misconceptions of the inner critic, including its relationship with trauma.
  • Tap into creative curiosity to characterise and personalise your clients’ self-doubt as The Protector.
  • Discover how to evolve The Protector into a trusted advisor in order to develop a sense of psychological safety.
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  • Discover how to recognise your own self-doubt and tend to your vulnerabilities with compassion. 
  • Explore the limits of self-coaching (yep, we need each other!).
  • Learn how to handle your own emotions when you are activated by client stories and traumas.
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  • Dive into the impact of conflict as a primary risk at the core of protective beliefs.
  • Learn helpful somatic practices to regulate clients’ nervous systems and emotional experiences.
  • Learn original tools to prepare your clients for any judgement, criticism and confrontation they may face in the future.
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  • Learn how to help your client identify their ‘True Nature’ - the person they are beneath their self-doubt - and use it to cultivate meaning, fulfilment, and a values-led life 
  • Discover how to help clients develop self-belief, self-acceptance, self-worth and self-trust through compassionate enquiry.
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  • Learn a model of change that supports your coaching work and offers a trajectory for how you can work with clients over time.
  • Dive into Courage-based Planning: understand how to support your clients to take consistent, imperfect action based on how much courage they feel.
  • Learn how to prepare for and coach your clients through obstacles and setbacks, as well as flare-ups of self-doubt and uncertainty.

Imagine what your life would be like if…

  • You felt fully equipped to meet your client's biggest and most human challenges with understanding, compassion, and practical evidence-based tools
  • You have on-tap supervisory support to untangle client challenges, ethical dilemmas, and the psychological undercurrents of coach-client relationships
  • You have a group of fellow coaches cheering you on - offering practical support as your practice grows and your coaching develops
  • You could spend every day doing (and getting paid well for) work you love, knowing in your bones that you can handle anything your clients bring your way.
That’s what the Self-belief Coaching Academy is all about.

Every coach needs SBCA. It is hands-down the best programme I've ever invested in.

This program is so beautifully and effectively crafted. I felt equipped to start working with my clients right away using the tools I was learning (that same week, even!) and the results were undeniable. I also can't deny the impact it's had on my own relationship with self-belief.

Kate Jaeger-Thomas, Business Coach + Strategist

Hello you,

I'm Sas Petherick

Coach, Supervisor, Teacher, Researcher

I’ve coached hundreds of clients over the past decade through private sessions, group programmes, retreats, and workshops.

Over the years I have devoted myself to this work, continually investing in my own learning.

After completing my dissertation on the experience of self-doubt, I began applying the research in my work, and have since spent years developing and refining a solid coaching methodology.

If there’s one thing I know to be true, it’s that there is a HUGE demand for this work (my waiting list for 1:1 coaching was over 300 people). But if we’re going to support our beloved clients effectively, we need specialist knowledge and tools.

if you want to create deep transformations for your clients,
you're in the right place.

Join today and get...

The COMPLETE evidence-based Self-belief Coaching Academy Certification Programme

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You'll get lifetime access to research-led coaching education, each explained in bite-sized video lessons, coaching examples and comprehensive training manuals, plus everything you need to embed your learnings into every aspect of your work.

What's included:
  • 10 modules - each with a workbook, video lessons and a discussion forum.
  • 17 Group Calls - over six months there will be ample opportunities to be coached, discuss, ask questions and share learnings.
  • A Practice Pod with you and two other coaches to meet and play with the tools.
  • Weekly Study Group (hosted by Scott our Support Coach - no agenda, just drop in and bring your questions).
  • 25 original coaching tools for you to use with clients - just add your branding.
  • PLUS! Monthly Supervision + Support for as long as you need. After we complete the curriculum you'll have access to monthly calls as you integrate your learning and prepare for Certification.


Group Calls, your Practice Pod, and the Self-belief Coach Community.

The programme includes 17 group calls with Sas and other students, designed to deepen your understanding of the content. 

You’ll also get access to a practice pod of three coaches who will help you put the tools and approaches you learn into practice and cement your transformation. 

Plus, after you have completed the programme, you’ll receive ongoing supervision and support directly from Sas.



As the coaching industry matures, standards are rising and more is (rightly) expected of us as practitioners.

SBCA has gone through a rigorous accreditation process with the International Coaching Federation to meet the high standards of coaching values, ethics, and teaching.

Participating in Supervision means you'll be assured of coaching from an ethical scope of practice.

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Enrol for the 2024 class today!

Self-belief Coaching Academy
begins 8th April 2024

secure your spot with a deposit of $USD 500 today
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A note on pricing: The total investment is $USD 7,000. I offer a discount of $USD 250 if you pay in full, but there is no increase in price if you choose a payment plan. On-going Supervision + Support calls are included. This price ensures you have ample space and opportunity for support of your learning. These choices are inspired by The Ethical Move

Frequently Asked Questions

What past students say...

My coaching game has stepped up dramatically. Not only are my clients benefiting enormously, but the work has helped me to have some very profound personal breakthroughs. I’ve been coaching on and off for almost twenty years, and I had felt this creeping desire and frustration that I hadn’t taken a deeper level of training. SBCA provided the academic challenge that I was looking for and fulfilled all of its promises.

- Scott Robson, Entrepreneur & Branding Coach

When I first looked at this programme, I instantly felt it was THE ONE and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it.

SBCA is comprehensive, brilliantly balanced between theory and practical application, and is already enriching my established practice no end.

The practice pod has been of huge value, and the weekly calls have also been a highlight in my week. Sas leaves me feeling utterly secure, as she attracts people with real integrity.

Keri Jarvis, Developmental Coach

Joining the Self Belief Coaching Academy is one of the smartest decisions I ever made. It’s been an eye opening and wonderfully life affirming journey and I’ve loved every minute. My clients have really benefitted, from the learning and tools I’ve taken away, and from my own growth, as a coach and as a human being.

If you’re a coach who is looking for compassionate, trauma-informed, evidence based training with an inspirational teacher and the best return on investment, then I highly recommend SBCA.

Helen Wallis-Dowling

The pace, the structure, the triple-loop learning approach, it all felt so flowing and organic with space for reflection and growth. I’ve loved it!

I will keep looping through the learning long after the course itself is finished and I continue coaching with everything we’ve learned.

Digging into the learning with Sas and a group of passionate coaches has been so nourishing and affirming. I’ve found the pathway to growth and mastery and lifelong learning.

Our coaching pod has been beautiful. I so loved sitting with these awesome women, picking over stuff, sharing our thoughts and figuring it all out together: just so good.

I knew the learning would be unrivalled and was anticipating that, but I hadn’t anticipated the joy of being part of such a collective. What a balm for a self-employed person!

Lisa Mabberley, Mother Nurture Mother Wild

SBCA has challenged and stretched me in deeply wonderful (and at times uncomfortable) ways. The programme has been developmental rather than just taking on skills and information and the highlight has been my practice pod, and the wider community – I can’t understand how I was living in the world without these incredible women!

Julia Goodall, Family Psychologist and Coach

I think this course attracts a different breed of coaches – though we work in different areas, it felt like there was a shared sense of thoughtfulness and a desire to support our clients deeply. It felt like there was a sense of ‘kindred spirits’ with several people in the group. If you’re a practising coach seeking a programme to connect you with a diverse host (what’s our collective noun?!) of fellow coaches, to give you creative tools and models that can open up new ways of working with your clients and you are also willing and hungry to do the work on yourself to explore how self-doubt is showing up for you, then this is THE course for you.

Emma Ashru-Jones, Integral Development Coach

This course offers an intelligent, thoughtful, and rigorous coaching model and tools, infused with a spirit of play, experimentation, and faith in humans. It will uplift your spirits while it also activates and strengthens your coaching muscles and practices. SBCA is extraordinarily well designed – from the orientation week, through to the materials and then, it answers the question of providing support during the “make it your own” phase of the programme once the core learning pieces are covered. This programme reflects Sas – it’s wise, passionate, humane in scope and realistically reassuring – and the best coach-the-coach programme I’ve had the pleasure of taking (and I’ve taken a LOT!… lol)

Marion Langford, Leadership Coach

Do you want to feel more resourced in your coaching practice? Do you want to feel equipped to dive deeper into sessions with your clients? Do you want to tend to your own self-doubt in a way that feels loving and supportive? Then seriously consider enrolling! I wanted a robust set of resources and framework to support my coaching practice - and I knew 100% that Sas & the Self-Belief Coaching Academy could provide this.

Kathryn Ho, Creative Coach

If you want to help clients who are feeling stuck, without telling them to 'just do it' then this is the programme for you. SBCA provides tools and concepts that help you to challenge and stretch your clients, whilst providing lots of compassion and understanding, which is especially important for clients who have a tendency to beat themselves up.

Norvie Dzimega

Strap in - this is going to be a ride! This is one of those immersive learning environments where you need to be prepared to show up and do the work. But join knowing how welcome you will be made to feel and how well supported you will be along the way, both on your own exploration of self-doubt and in working with clients to navigate theirs.

Jo Williams, Chapter & Verse

I wanted to learn from Sas because I trusted the SBCA programme would be intellectually and ethically sound, trauma-informed, respectful, safe, exciting and challenging (I was right). The brilliant tools, the opportunity to expand my understanding and resources, learning from and watching you coach and teach, being surrounded by brilliant humans – DO IT!

Dr Suzy Darke, Business Coach

I use the material in every coaching session, and it has a huge impact with every client.  I am so pleased I took the course.

Lorraine McFall

This is one of the best investments you can make for your coaching mastery and practice.

Sas is the most natural, compassionate and inspiring teacher and the material literally blew my mind in its depth and just how much is covered in the course.

Deepening my understanding and relationship with my own self-doubt has been amazing too.

Marie Kenny, Creative Coach

SBCA has helped me fall back in love with coaching again – I’m just enjoying this work so much – and helped me feel more assured in my purpose of helping creatives express themselves.

Clare Lucy

There are so many highlights! I was looking for specific tools and methodologies to better support my clients to transform their lives. SBCA delivered exactly what I needed. I appreciated Sas' teaching style and the depth we went to. Regardless of your style of coaching, SBCA would support any coach.

Janelle Wehsack

Every single coach needs to do this work! I knew there was something missing in how I was working with clients. They would say they wanted to do something, and they just wouldn't do it, no matter how I coached them on it. I knew there was something deeper going on.

I haven't had this kind of learning curve since I first learned about coaching a decade ago. Everything before this felt like incremental change, SBCA feels like a giant leap and a new paradigm.

Stephanie Wasylyk

There is room for all of you.


The fundamentally unique, utterly one-offness of you is deeply valued here.

Your needs, goals, values, personal history and perspectives will add to the learning experience of every one of us.

Please be assured there is a seat at this table and all of you is welcome – including your age, nationality, gender identity, religious traditions, physical ability, sexual orientation, marital status, political affiliation, body size, neurodiversity, visible and invisible disability, race identity and your choice of pronouns. 

We actively seek to create spaces, both in-person and online, that are inclusive and brave, and you can rely on our founder, trainers and support team to hold this group with collective boundaries and individual accountability.

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"SBCA has grown both my confidence as a coach and my knowledge of coaching."

I really loved that deepening my knowledge has left me feeling more confident in my ability to keep my clients safe in our work together. It’s also been at the heart of some really important personal growth for me over the last few months. DO. IT.

Ray Dodd, Money Coach


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I'm so happy to help you decide
if SBCA is right for you.

Please know my Zoom door is wide open to you. We can meet to talk more about your coaching practice and where SBCA might fit in.