You may be a feminist.
You may be a coach.
Or you may be a licensed mental health professional.




Intersectional feminist coaching is an entirely different method of coaching from traditional life coaching systems.


It’s a lens through which you understand the world and how women move through it, relate to it, are shaped by it, and shape it in turn.

It’s a holistic social, political, historical, and intellectual lens on coaching tools, the coaching industry, personal change, and social progress.

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And you can’t truly understand what is happening in women’s brains and how to help them change their lives without it.

(I said what I said.)

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I feel different, lighter. I know I have options in how I think, 
and even with difficult thoughts that I’m still picking apart, because I’ve had changes happen already, there’s this whiff of possibility in the air. I had been diagnosed with severe anxiety a few years ago but it feels much more manageable now.


Almost every woman in the world grows up in a patriarchal society.

Almost every woman in the world grows up in a white supremacist society, or a society impacted by white supremacism exported by “first world” countries.

Almost every woman in the world grows up exposed to sizeism, ableism, and a host of other intersecting structures of oppression and marginalization.

These powerful cultural narratives shape our brains from infancy on.

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So when you try to help a woman with basic life coaching or therapeutic tools?

You’re bringing a butter knife to a sword fight.



And when it comes to women, it’s not just evolutionary biology or cognitive psychology or their family histories at play.

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It’s what they believe they are allowed.

It’s what they believe they can accomplish.

It’s what they believe they are worth.

And if you’re coaching a woman of color, or a fat woman, or a woman living with a disability, or an LGBTQ+ woman, or a woman who lives across more than two marginalized identities?

And you don’t understand the history, theory, and impacts of the social forces that have shaped their experiences, minds and lives?

You’re doing them a disservice. And you’re doing yourself one too.

You can show up at work as your competent, confident, bad-ass self.

You can produce great results, take risks, and handle it when things don’t go as planned. You know your worth, you advocate for it, and you knock your role out of the park. And when you go home at night, your work brain turns off just like your office light.

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I WAS PRETTY MUCH AT BREAKING POINT WITH MY ANXIETY WHEN I JOINED. Now I’m not and I didn’t even have to quit my job to do it which seems like a miracle from where I was last year. I don’t live every waking minute terrified about what my boss is thinking and I’m actually okay with him thinking negative thoughts about me.

– Anne 
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WOWZA HAVE I SEEN SOME CHANGES FROM DOING THIS WORK, but most especially when it comes to dating and relationships. The person I’m dating now has all of the qualities I want in a partner. It’s a wildly different experience of dating like nothing I’ve ever done.

– Devon 

You don’t give 
dates who ghost a second thought.


You love your single life, you enjoy dating, and when you’re ready to settle down you know how to find the right partner for you without all the drama and dismay.


This advanced certification is intended for certified coaches and licensed mental health professionals of any gender who support clients of any gender, because understanding what society teaches us to think about ourselves based on our identities matters to everyone.

No matter how many intersecting identities you live in or forms of marginalization you’ve experienced, there are others you don’t know about first-hand. This certification will teach you about your blind spots, and will deepen your experience of yourself as a multi-faceted coach and human being as well.


This isn’t a luxury, or a bonus
It’s a necessity.


Whether you consider yourself a feminist through and through…

Or the word ‘feminist’ conjures up images of burning bras and hating men…

Actually doesn’t matter.
(I know, not what you expected me to say!)

Because if your clients have absorbed social messaging about women, then their brains have been impacted by it. Full stop.

And that means if you want to coach them effectively, then you have to understand these impacts so you can help undo them.

And strangely, whether you identify as a feminist or not doesn’t have anything to do with having this skill set.

Because even understanding political theory doesn’t mean you know how to apply it to create a consensual, collaborative, and transformative coaching container that helps your clients rewire their brains at the deepest level.

And this is the only place to learn it.

The Feminist Self-Help Society

Welcome to the Advanced Certification in Feminist Coaching.


The Advanced Certification in Feminist Coaching is the only certification that combines the most powerful cognitive change tools in the coaching business with an intersectional feminist analysis. You simply cannot learn this work at this level anywhere else.

This four month program includes an education in feminist theory and feminist coaching principles, a coaching practicum, and a certification project.*

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This advanced certification is intended for coaches and licensed mental health professionals.

The curriculum focuses on the gender-based socialization that women receive, but certification is open for coaches and licensed mental health professionals of any gender who coach clients of any gender.

Once you have received your Advanced Certification in Feminist Coaching, you will:
*Successful completion and approval of this project is required to earn the official certification.
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I’m Kara Loewentheil, the creator of the Advanced Certification in Feminist Coaching.

I’m the host of the internationally top-ranked podcast UnF*ck Your Brain, and the author of the forthcoming book “Take Back Your Brain: How Sexist Thinking Traps You – and How to Break Free” (Penguin 2024). My work has been featured in publications like Glamour and the New York Times, and praised on podcasts as varied as My Favorite Murder and We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle.

Why am I qualified to “write the book” on feminist coaching? Well, I’ve been a professional feminist my whole life. After graduating from Yale University, I worked as a media writer for Planned Parenthood before enrolling in Harvard Law School, where I was the President of the Board of Directors of the national organization Law Students for Reproductive Justice. I clerked on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and then litigated at the Center for Reproductive Rights. After that I held academic fellowships at Yale and Columbia, before leaving the law to become…a life coach, of course!

I started my new career with no business experience of any kind. I got certified and then master certified as a coach, and was bringing in seven figures in revenue within three years. Now I run a team of 10 and have created over $20 million in revenue since 2017 using my feminist coaching tools. More than fifteen thousand women have participated in my feminist coaching community, The Clutch, and I’ve created an entirely new framework in the coaching industry that shines a light on the social context that has been missing from this field since its inception. Coaching and therapy were both created mostly by straight white Christian men. It’s time the rest of us had a say.