Program Q&A and Registration



Q: Is The Self-Led Project endorsed by or affiliated with the IFS Institute?

A: No, The Self-Led Project is a coaching program created independently by Bill Tierney, Level 2 IFS Practitioner.

Q: Is The Self-Led Project a training program?

A: No, it is a coaching program designed to help coaching clients live the lives they wish to live.

Q: Where did the Self-Led Project come from?

A: The Self-Led Project was my Covid project. I’ve been working on it for the past year, and it is already making a difference in the lives of my individual clients. The Self-Led Project is the premier centerpiece of my coaching practice. The material for the Self-Led Project is inspired by IFS, and by my own personal journey of personal transformation that began in 1982 when I got sober. Other influences that have helped me and my clients include 12 Step programs, Landmark Education, Accomplishment Coaching, The Work of Byron Katie, my personal IFS therapy work, and the work of my fellow IFS travelers. The Self-Led Project borrows some content from some of my other coaching programs.

Q: Who is the Self-Led Project Coaching program for?

A: The Self-Led Project Coaching program is for those who are interested in either putting themselves on a path of personal transformation or for those who are already on such a path. The one-year program uses the concepts of the Internal Family Systems model, but a working knowledge of the model is not required for participation. Newcomers to IFS will enjoy an introduction to the model that is both easy to digest and highly relatable for practically anyone. Even those who are well practiced with the IFS model will learn how to more effectively apply the model to create the lives they want.

Q: What can I expect to happen in the Self-Led Project Coaching program?

A:  You will be in a group of up to eight participants. Participants receive a link for the 199 page PDF of the program workbook. Plan to have a notebook, a three-ring binder, or a digital device to use for exercises and home practices between sessions. Group sessions will be used to read and discuss program content, to discuss the exercise from the previous session, and to demonstrate the exercise for the current session. The one-year program includes 33 exercises and several other guides and forms.

Q: Where will the groups meet?

A: All group sessions are virtual. We will meet online using Zoom Video Conferencing.

Q: How much work will I be expected to do?

A: Successful participation in the one-year program will require a commitment to do the work. Passive participation may yield intellectual understanding and an opportunity to enjoy some fascinating conversations and coaching. But participants will be expected to actively participate by doing the reading, self-research, and exercises described in the program workbook. Expect to devote at least one hour per week to complete your home practices.

Q: What commitments are required to participate?

A: I will ask all who wish to participate to make the following commitments.

  1. Plan to attend at least 30 of the 36 sessions over the course of the year including the first and last sessions.
  2. Notify me when you know you will be missing a session.
  3. Agree to confidentiality which will create safety for all participants.
  4. Complete the reading, research, practices, and exercises between sessions.
  5. Complete, sign, date, and return a coaching agreement to me prior to our start date.
  6. Make program fee payments on time.
  7. Participate for the full year.

Q: What end result can I expect from participating?

A:  Active participants who keep these commitments can expect to experience an increase in self-awareness and gain access to personal qualities that may not often be available now. As these qualities are accessed through increased self-awareness, participants can expect to experience increased clarity, confidence, and effectiveness in their lives.

Q: What are the dates and times for the pilot program?

A: Three groups will start in September, 2021.

Group #1 Mondays 12:30 to 2 PM Pacific (PDT and PST) Starts September 13, 2021
Group #2 Mondays 3:30 to 5 PM Pacific (PDT and PST) Starts September 13, 2021
Group #3 Thursdays 7:30 to 9 AM Pacific (PDT and PST) Starts September 16, 2021


Q: How long are the sessions?

A: Group sessions are 90 minutes long.

Q: How often will the groups meet?

A: Groups will meet three times a month.

Q: What is the cost to participate in the Self-Led Project?

A: The cost is $300 per month. Participants are asked to pay three months up front and $300 per month for nine months.

Q: What if I have more questions?

A: Either email your questions to me at or go to to set up a free 30-Minute Discovery session.

Q: How do I register for the Self-Led Project?

A: To secure your seat in the Self-Led Project, simply click the register button and provide your information. Once I get your registration, I will send you an invoice for a $100 registration deposit which will be applied to your coaching fees.