The Equipoise Project

Travis Yewell courtesy

What is it?

The Equipoise Project is a practice and learning community that is sprouting from the Corentus Team Coaching Certificate (CTCC) program. This is my offer to share ways of developing attention, awareness, and familiarity with patterns in ourselves through teaching, reflection, and consistent practice with others.

Equipoise? Sounds fancy

“Equipoise” is the word we use to describe how we aim to be: attentive, aware, ready to act without impulsiveness, and familiar with habitual urges that are driven by fear and wishfulness.

If that sounds like an exalted state – rare and difficult to achieve – it is. But…

Experiencing equipoise every moment of every day is hard to envision. But from time to time, you have probably already experienced ease, fluidity, and a sense of cooperating with what’s already happening. Take a moment now to recall it. It’s a natural capacity that we can develop and offer for the benefit of others. It’s not out of reach for any of us.


There are many ways that this Project may grow. For now, we are a gathering of people who share a simple set of commitments, a light structure that supports practicing together and individually. You may even find that it is an opening to an experience of ourselves and teams that sometimes goes beyond words.

This experiment is inspired by Betsy, a coach in CTCC cohort 2, who requested that the group that met weekly continue to meet forever. I can offer a shorter stretch (Nothing lasts forever.), Let’s see what emerges together.

Who can participate?

You must have completed the Corentus Team Coaching Certificate program to be part of the Project.

This offering build on the experience of those who have completed the CTCC. It assumes a good deal of knowledge of team coaching and the important role Being plays in the state and effectiveness of the team coach.

If you sign up for this first-time offering, your feedback will inform and shape it for those who come afterward. It will also help clarify the kind of experience that can benefit others. I hope to open the admission more widely in the future.

Information and inquiry session

Join me for a 40-minute webinar to learn more and ask questions.

Learn what requests I’ll make of you in order to create and sustain this learning and practice community, including…

  • A commitment to daily practice
  • Expectations for participation: frequency and forms
  • Reflection questions on why you want to get involved with The Equipoise Project

Register for the information session

Thursday, November 29

6:30 p.m.

What we practice, we strengthen.

Shauna Shapiro, neuroscientist