Mesila Financial Coach Training Webinar FAQ
Please read the entire FAQ to gain clarity and to avoid confusion and misunderstandings.
We prefer that you start the course with the group and that the classes are spread out over enough time to absorb the material.
You can still join now, watch the recordings and complete the assessments, and catch up.
Mesila is an international movement dedicated to strengthening financial stability in Jewish communities around the world. Mesila combats the various effects of financial instability through educational activities and coaching that empower men, women and children to achieve economic self-sufficiency and stability. With deep understanding of the difficulties of modern living, Mesila plays a key role in shifting attitudes and enabling social change from within.
Mesila has been working successfully with the religious population in Israel for almost two decades, and currently maintains branches throughout the world – Israel, the U.S., U.K. and Europe.
Mesila’s vision is to raise public awareness of the principles of correct financial management and empower every individual and family to make the changes necessary to put them on the path – “Mesila” – towards a serene and peaceful financially independent life.
Mesila’s sophisticated family coaching program includes a series of six meetings delivered by a trained coach who helps the family carry out a thorough analysis of their financial situation. Each family is then guided to discover their own solutions, suited to their particular situation and lifestyle, which increases the plan’s chances of success. This program was specially developed by professionals and based on Torah guidelines, and is unique to Mesila.
Our feedback and statistics show that most families emerge from the process with a greater understanding of their finances and how to manage them proactively in the future; clarity on how to live within their means in a healthy and positive way; stronger relationships, less affected by the constant stress of financial struggle and peer pressure; calmer and happier children; and increased financial responsibility. Mesila be”H has a 90% success rate!
Our professional model uses a blend of coaching and counseling – an experiential technique specially tailored to each individual family, with proven results in the field. The course is practical and hands-on, with simulation exercises that will give you the confidence to begin coaching as soon as you conclude the course or even while still attending. Our skilled mentors accompany you when you start out and are there for you all the way through.
Anyone who has the skills and personality to sit with a family and coach them through a fascinating financial journey is a candidate for the course. Primary requirements include communication and listening skills, organizational skills, sincerity, innovativeness and the firm belief that each family can achieve financial stability be”H.
Participation in the course may be conditional on a personal interview. We do not commit to accepting anyone to the course. Number of participants is limited.
Graduates of this course should have their finances in order before beginning to coach families. The course will provide you with the opportunity and tools to do so if necessary.
Those who complete the course requirements will receive a Mesila certificate and qualify to be interviewed by a Mesila coordinator who will send them clients to coach through the organization, using the Mesila model. Most graduates that complete this course and choose to join the staff work actively for Mesila.
Job placement is not guaranteed. At present there is growing demand for coaching and lectures; therefore it is likely that the top students will be placed with families right away.
You do not need to commit to work for Mesila in order to join the course.
Families reach out to Mesila independently, or are referred for coaching by friends, rabbanim or askanim. The Mesila family coaching process usually involves six 1-hour meetings, and the coach is paid $40-$90 per meeting. We have Mesila branches around the world that would refer families (living in your area) to you. Families from less accessible areas are sometimes coached through Skype.
Participation in the course, the quizzes and interview.
Every family that signs up for Mesila Family coaching is supervised. Coaches often take advice from the experts before each meeting and we send coaches comments and ideas after we review the Meeting Summary they send us after each meeting.
Mesila also hosts several Coach-gatherings and brainstorming events throughout the year (both in person and in zoom.us meetings) to keep our coaches up-to-date on current issues and solutions.
This course is quite intense with a great deal of information condensed into only ten classes. The price for all 10 classes is $1000 with an option to pay in installments.
There is an additional $300 mentoring fee if you choose to join the Mesila staff and intern as a coach where you’ll receive one on one mentorship. This internship will include guidance and mentoring while coaching families.
If you are chosen to join the Mesila staff as a coach you will start with an internship that will include guidance and mentoring while coaching families. New coaches request more advice, direction, instruction and time of our supervisory staff. Therefore, new coaches will not be paid for the first 6 meetings, the next 6 you’ll be paid half, and after that you’ll be paid in full.
10 Sunday classes,
1-4pm Eastern Time,
Dec 2019- Mar 2020
Classes will be a live webinar through zoom.us
It is an online course
Dec 29 off (chanuka)
30 academic hours
There will be simple quizzes between each class and there are some assignments.
Yes, after giving a $150 non-refundable deposit for the first class.
We want you to participate in every class, but will send you a video of the classes you missed.
We’ll stop accepting applications once the class is full.
This low price is based on the group rate. If you join a course in middle and want your quizzes and assignments marked individually, there may be a late fee to cover this expense.
Courses are planned in keeping with the demand for coaches at Mesila.
We havent set dates for the next course yet.
Please check back Pessach time about a course likely starting in the spring.
The course is enriched by video presentations and other professional resources from Mesila and includes a training manual and reading material. In addition, to help participants apply the methods learned, they will actually take part in coaching families.
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