Welcome to the Glish orientation for new coaches. All coaches must complete the orientation process in order to become fully accredited Glish coaches.

IMPORTANT NOTE: As we are currently in beta, we are only placing new coaches as the client numbers increase. Once you complete orientation, you will be placed in a queue and will be notified when a spot becomes available. Thank you for your patience. Feel free to contact us for updates. Email:


New coach orientation can be completed in under 4 hours. It’s designed to give you a core understanding of the Glish method for conversation coaching and a core understanding of what it means to be a Glish coach. You’ll meet with a Glish mentor for a structured conversation after you’ve completed the interview preparation steps. You might want to make notes about anything you need clarified or questions you have so that you can be sure to get all the answers you need during your interview.

1 Glish GuruStudy the Following Materials

Below are links to various resources throughout the Glish knowledge base. They include details about the Glish Method, conversation coaching techniques, the Glish Code of Conduct, and more. Read and familiarize yourself with these materials. Not only do they encompass the heart of Glish, but they'll be discussion topics your mentor will cover during your coaching interview.

A. Scheduling a Session
B. Anatomy of a Glish Session
C. Glish Code of Conduct
D. Glish Technology Guide
E. Coaching Tips, Tricks, and Strategies

Study these Coaching Modules2 Glish Guru

Imagine you are a client and you’re preparing for a Glish session. Prepare to summarize these talks and articles for your mentor. During the interview, you’ll have a conversation about how they apply to Glish coaching.

  • The Growth Mindset

    The “growth mindset” is the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and solve problems. This concept is one of the fundamental principles behind Glish. As a coach, it’s important to understand how both you and your clients approach problems that are slightly too hard to solve.

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  • Conversational Competence

    Success as a Glish coach hinges on how well you talk to people.  And as a Glish coach, you learn a lot about how to have conversations — and that most of us don’t converse very well. The ingredients of a great conversation are honesty, brevity, clarity and a healthy amount of listening. This module will explore 10 useful rules for having better conversations.

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3 Glish GuruSchedule an Interview with a Glish Mentor

Mentors are experienced coaches who have agreed to mentor new coaches. You’ll pay for their time when you schedule an appointment just like a client. Mentors will be available to you as you develop your coaching practice. You can email them with questions, or send a chat message. For longer conversations, you can schedule appointments with them.

The mentoring relationship begins with a one hour interview (schedule two 30 minute appointments back-to-back). The initial interview is a structured conversation that will help your mentor evaluate three factors important to success in Glish coaching.

1. Fluency

2. Comprehension of the method

3. Conversational competence

You will also be evaluating Glish. The mentor will share their own Glish story with you. Be sure to ask questions and get clarification.

After the interview, the mentor will take a day or two to evaluate your candidacy with the Glish team. When you are cleared to continue as a coach, you’ll receive an email with instructions for activating your coach profile.

Complete the form below to request an interview with a Glish mentor.