Who We Are / What We Offer

Presence in Action is a small and mighty educational company dedicated to bringing you and your coaching to greater heights. Continue to develop not only your coaching skills, but also as a person who embodies a strong presence, is thoughtful and reflective and speaks authentically about what matters to them.

At Presence in Action, we provide ICF-certified continuing education programs.

Additionally, we offer the required mentor coaching hours for ACC’s renewing their credential. PCC and MCC mentor coaching are also available for those of you seeking those levels of credentials.

Coach Supervision is available at no charge!! Merle is currently studying to become a certified coach supervisor and is looking for practice clients. Supervision is a collaborative, restorative & developmental process for both participants. Contact me to learn more...

Professional coaches are learners, always developing and learning. Coaching supervision is an excellent way to stay fresh, current and learning.

Our Passion

We are committed to strengthen a coach's ability to deliver deeply fulfilling and result-oriented coaching to their clients. This is accomplished through examination of the coach's relationship and embodiment of each of the core competencies.

As coaches, our aim is to continue to learn and grow personally, as well as professionally. We have a deep desire and commitment to continue to cultivate skills that enable us to be even more effective with our clients, within our communities, and in our own lives.

We also strive to create trust by acting consistently with what we say. We are our word. We know our strengths and our boundaries. We can embody compassion while having difficult conversations. We can also be depended upon to make ‘tough decisions’ when necessary. The Core Competencies encourage these skills and offer strong pillars, not only for coaching, but also for recognizable and effective leadership.

Our directors, Merle McKinley (based in California) and Claudia Salas (based in Mexico City), are professional coaches who have joined forces to provide CCE programs, mentor coaching, and coach supervision.

The Code of Ethics course and mentoring are available in English and Spanish.

Our programs use a collaborative learning style that provokes thoughtful discussions and new awareness for the participants. Each session includes somatic exercises and new practices to ensure each participant leaves with newly embodied knowledge of the Core Competencies.

Our promise to you:

  • You will increase your ability to deliver deeply satisfying and result-oriented coaching.
  • Your embodiment of the Core Competencies will positively affect other areas of your life.
  • Your value to the coaching community will increase by learning how and becoming an effective mentor.

We offer courses for:

  • Any credentialed coach seeking CCEs, including the Code of Ethics.
  • Re-certifying ACCs who require 10 hours of mentor coaching.
  • Those wanting to advance to the next credential level (PCC or MCC) or improve their coaching skills through mentoring and/or coach supervision.
  • Building your offer to the coaching industry.

Course offerings:

Code of Ethics – a 3-hour program that includes a deeper look at culture, diversity and power and psychological indicators to alert coaches to client issues and potential code of ethics violations.

Additional skills – learn skills to work somatically with your client to release long held patterns that may be getting in the way of the results your client desires.

Mentoring – increase your impact on the coaching community by learning to mentor other coaches, building their skills to becoming an effective coach. Topics include the new core competencies, how to give "FEED" (a combination of feedforward & feed back) that encourages, working with moods in learning and much more. This is an 11-week program with weekly assignments. CCE  and RD hours are available.

Mentor Coaching – individual and/or group sessions offered at a reasonable price, with our renowned, certified MCC level coaches.

Super Vision – a safe and creative space to explore what is influencing you, you and your client's relationship and the wider "field" that is operating in the background.