Transform Drama to Design Your Dreams

3 Vital Questions® and Power of TED*® Coaching Course

Blended Learning: Online and Live Course

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These days it seems everyone is being hit by drama, both personally and professionally. Our coaching clients are often stressed out and stuck in drama. We coaches get stuck, too. We desperately need a simple, yet profound method to free both ourselves and our clients from the dreaded drama that keeps everyone from being their best selves.

When coaches and their clients shift their focus from problems to outcomes, something amazing happens in the coaching relationship. Reactive drama is transformed into dreams and results that really matter. Clients become engaged and open to unlimited possibilities. They welcome change as the fuel that empowers great outcomes.

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"The course design, interactive nature, guest speakers, practice groups, and e-course provide a rich, 360 degree learning environment. I got a big "aha" that has created a significant shift in my life already. Highly recommend this to coaches for their personal and professional growth. It is money well-spent."
Susan Freeman, PCC
Susan Freeman

This course has two parts:

  1. Once registered, you will receive lifetime access to our online, 100% self-paced, mobile friendly eCourse, 3 Vital Questions: Applying the Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic to Work and Life). This self-directed course with 18 mini videos and a 30 page workbook will give you a strong foundation in the 3 Vital Questions and Power of TED* frameworks.
  2. The second part of this powerful course includes 8 live Zoom video sessions where we will look at these frameworks through the lens of a coach, going deeper into the foundations you learned in the eCourse. The live sessions, facilitated by Donna Zajonc and several world-class co-facilitators, will include real time coaching and learning from one another, and dozens of coaching exercises, tips, and articles all designed to boost your confidence to immediately use them as you coach with your clients and teams.

What Participating Coaches Say:

This course will step-by-step teach you how to coach with the powerful frameworks in the 3 Vital Questions and Power of TED* in supporting people to transform their everyday drama to designing dreams.

If you are an experienced professional coach, human resources professional, facilitator, trainer, or counselor who has a background in supporting people and teams to be their best version of themselves, then this course is for you.

Once you register you will immediately receive access to the online, self-paced eCourse.  This course is the first step in getting started.  It is amazingly easy to access and maneuver.  We encourage you to begin the eCourse and complete as much as possible prior to the first live session on Wednesday, October 7th. This will allow you to have a strong foundation in the 3VQ and TED* concepts and gain the most from the live trainings and dialogue.

"If you want a holistic approach to coaching, this is The Course for you. Not only will your clients have an opportunity to address their shadows and move into a richer appreciation of self but you as a coach will make leaps and bounds in the mastery of transformation."
Shauna Kalicki, SHRM-SPC
Supervisor Organizational Development and Training | Colorado Department of Labor & Employment

What You Will Learn

3 Vital Questions is a new coaching method you can count on to liberate yourself and your clients from reactive drama in the face of the rapid changes that mark today’s increasingly complex lifestyle. In addition to receiving a firm foundation in  the 3 Vital Questions and Power of TED* frameworks, you will also learn:

  • How the Problem Mindset is an “anxiety management system” and not a problem-solving system;
  • The 5-Step Reframe process to transform the problem-reactive mindset that keeps your clients trapped in disempowering thoughts, emotions, and behaviors;
  • How to create your Coach Vision to clarify and inspire your role as a coach, so that you don’t get triggered by your unresolved stories that could draw you into the Problem Mindset;
  • New insights into the Dreaded Drama Triangle (DDT) with its roles of Victim, Persecutor, and Rescuer;
  • How Creator, Challenger, and Coach become the positive, antidote roles to the DDT.
  • How to apply the latest neuroscience research findings relevant to empowering your clients to break free from toxic patterns of drama and unleash their full creative energies;
  • How to spot your clients’ “readiness to change,” using Prochaska’s change model and how to adjust your coaching to meet clients where they are, rather than where you think (or hope) they should be;
  • The 5 Coaching Miscues that, if not understood and redirected, may undermine your coaching brilliance;
  • The 8 Principles and insights for partnering with your client as they cultivate their Creator essence and bring forward their best self;
  • The 3 Vital Questions 5-Step Action Planning model that supports your clients to take generative and creative steps that will support them to transform their old patterns of drama.
You will also receive five new articles exclusive to this course as well as:

book covers of 3VQ and The Power of TED*

  • Tips on how to stay out of Rescuer and “fix-it” mode;
  • How to listen deeply for what matters most to clients;
  • How to shift from problems to outcomes;
  • New awareness of your own inner-drama roles and how to escape them;
  • Insights into how clients think and their reoccurring drama patterns that sabotage what they want;
  • How to listen to your clients’ drama stories without getting pulled into the details;
  • New question that challenge your clients’ perceptions and limited perspectives;
  • Real time coaching during break-out sessions so you can immediately practice what you are learning.

At the end of the powerful course you will leave with an expanded vision of yourself as a coach as you learn how to empower your clients to become more resilient, collaborative, and trusting of themselves and others.

This course teaches the coaching concepts embedded in David Emerald’s groundbreaking books, The Power of TED* (*The Empowerment Dynamic) and his newest book, 3 Vital Questions: Transforming Workplace Drama. David and Donna are husband and wife, and together they have spent 15 years creating the content for these unique trainings and now this new coaching course.

Wednesdays – Oct 7 – 28th: 8:30AM – 10:00AM
Tuesdays – Nov 10 – Dec 8th: 8:30AM – 10:00AM


Pacific Daylight Time
October 7, 2020
October 14, 2020
October 21, 2020
October 28, 2020
Pacific Standard Time
November 10, 2020
November 17, 2020
December 1, 2020
December 8, 2020




Lifetime Access to 3VQ eCourse ($299 value)
8 Live Sessions
Live Recordings
Coaching Tips, Tools, Worksheets


Is this course right for me?

This course is for experienced coaches, social service providers, human resource professionals, and organizational trainers who want to increase their capacity to help their clients (or team members) learn how to effectively deal with change without the negative components of drama. This course will propel you to a whole new level of coaching as you learn how to harness and transform the energy that change initiatives create into empowering and liberating practices that increase and clarify communication, objectives, and outcomes.

Course Outline

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8 Live Video Sessions

This course includes 8 live Zoom sessions facilitated by Donna Zajonc, Master Certified Coach. Participating coaches will build upon what they learned in the Bonus 3VQ eCourse, engage in provocative dialogue and dig deep into the coaching competences that are behind the 3 Vital Questions® and the Power of TED*® frameworks. In each live session coaches will learn from one another, participate in live coaching demonstrations, and experience a new vision for their coaching. 

The combination of the eCourse, and the live 90-minute Zoom sessions, results in a rich blended learning experience.

The live, 90-minute Zoom sessions will be held on Wednesdays on the following dates from 8:30 to 10:00AM Pacific Daylight Savings Time. 


Can I still attend the coaching course if I need to miss a class?
Absolutely. All of our sessions are recorded so you can listen to them on your own time. If you are wanting continuing education credits for ICF, you must attend 5 of the 8 live sessions. All Live Sessions are scheduled for 90 minutes beginning October 7th from 8:30am-10:00am Pacific Daylight Time.

How do I apply for a scholarship or discounted rate?
Each request is taken on a case-by-case basis. If you think you may qualify for a discounted rate (student, military, non-profit, for example), please email with details of your organization, coaching experience, and how this coaching course will benefit you. We will respond to your request in a timely manner.

How do I register for the coaching course?
This link will take you directly to the registration process. Register HERE. You will first pay for the coaching course, then proceed to register with your required information. Once that is complete, we will contact you with information to access the coaching dashboard and eCourse



NOTE: Pacific Daylight Time ends October 31st. Adjust your calendar accordingly.



Pacific Daylight Time
October 7, 2020
October 14, 2020
October 21, 2020
October 28, 2020

Pacific Standard Time

November 10, 2020
November 17, 2020
December 1, 2020
December 8, 2020

Oct 7 – 28th: 8:30AM – 10:00AM PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME
Nov 10 – Dec 8: 8:30AM – 10:00AM PACIFIC STANDARD TIME

All live Zoom sessions are facilitated by Donna Zajonc, who has been the director of learning and coaching services for the Power of TED* and 3 Vital Questions for over ten years. The live sessions will be recorded if you are unable to attend or wish to review them again. However, to receive continuing education credits from the International Coach Federation (ICF), attending live at least 5 of the 8 sessions is essential to receiving the credits. 
"This was an excellent opportunity to learn how to work with clients using the TED*/3VQ process. Even with 15 years as a Certified Coach and 5 years of teaching/coaching this work I still learned so much from the enhanced material, Donna's excellent guidance and interaction with other practitioners. So many great questions and answers came up because we were a varied group. I will continue using the new materials as I support clients who want to be liberated from the DDT. Thanks so much for your outstanding coach training."
Daryl Wood, CPCC
Daryl Wood, CPCC

Transform Drama to Design Your Dreams

$ 845
  • 20 ICF CE Credits
  • Lifetime Access to eCourse ($299 value)
  • All Sessions Recorded
  • Scholarships and Payment Plans Available (email for details
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