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Coaching Done Right

Want to improve in public speaking, debate, analysis, strategy, apologetics, and other life-skills? Our instructors help you develop short-term goals that work towards your long-term goals; and, unlike those flute lessons, we guarantee that you will use these skills on a daily basis for the rest of your life. 

What Do We Coach?

All forms of debate, All forms of speeches, Corporate/political presentations, Interview training, Negotiation training, Political debates, Powerpoints, Academic writing, Classical rhetoric, Logic, Philosophy

Four Steps to Booking a Coach ➡️

1. Choose a Coach

Choose a coach. See who’s available on our Coaches page and read their profiles to see who is right for you.

Not sure who would be the best fit? Just reach out and speak with our Coaching Director who will personally connect you with the best coach


2. Know Our Prices

Know our prices. Coaching prices are a lot like music lessons, at $30 or $45 an hour depending on the coach. All of our coaching packages are 15% off regular prices. For more info, check out the Coaches page.

3. Book a Coach

Book a Coach.  In the Pricing and Packaging section of the Coaches page, choose the package of time you would like to book, click it, choose your preferred coach from the drop-down menu, and click “Add to Cart.” You will then be able to purchase the package!

4. Meet Your Coach

Meet your coach. We will send you information on the person who will work with you. Communicate with them about your schedule and goals. The rest is history.

Real-World Framework

We teach students to test ideas and strategies in context with the real world because rhetoric is the subjectless subject; it is a potent force multiplier for other disciplines, but is meaningless if studied in a vacuum.


Our coaching fundamentals.

Debate as a Dicipline

Students spend years in debate forming habits of thought and action. In our view, though debate is a sport and a competition it is not a “game” that simply must be won within the rules. It requires a mindset and discipline to principle that shapes the soul for a lifetime.


Wisdom Focused

We foster wise decision making by teaching critical thinking and communications skills from an ethical framework. Just as a martial artist spends time training in the philosophy of martial arts, our training intends to move people towards analytical reasoning, well-researched opinions, and integrity.


What Our Customers Are Saying

Don’t just take it from us, let our customers do the talking!

“This is the only paid coaching service that is legit. My club has a dedicated coach staff of alumni, but if I wished to hire a coach, I would go to Ethos, and nowhere else. Ethos is one of the few organizations that has elite-level coaching and strategy.”

Charlie S. | TP debater

“Ethos taught me how to do a job interview. Period.”

Justin M. |TP & Moot Court debater

“Ethos is an outstanding organization. Their expert coaches, available even into the wee hours of the night, were instrumental to making me the debater I wanted to be. Thanks to Ethos, I turned from an okay debater who had a tenuous grasp on the basics of persuasion and debate theory, to a high level debater with a comprehensive knowledge of complex debate theory and arguments, with the knowhow to present that content in a convincing and logically sound manner. Ethos took me from a Parliamentary debater with one winning record out of my first 7 tournaments, to getting 11 winning records with 5 different partners, winning two tournaments, and making it to semifinals at NITOC without dropping a single outrounds ballot until then. If you are dedicated enough, Ethos will take you above and beyond what you believe is possible.”
Nathanael M. | TP & Parli debater

If you want to take your debate game to the next level, I would highly recommend Ethos. Isaiah coached my novice LD daughter in all aspects of debate — from case building and analysis, strategic planning and organization, to cohesive articulation of important arguments. The coaching was well-rounded and effective — focusing on the areas of her weakness. Isaiah’s coaching culminated with my daughter winning the NCFCA Regional LD Championship as well winning 1st place LD speaker at the same tournament. If you’re serious about debate, look no further.”
Peggy Ridgeway

“Thanks to Ethos (part 4, regionals edition) 7th TP speaker, 8th TP, 4th Impromptu, and 9th Apol… To recap, Ethos got me 3 2nds in TP, 3rd speaker, 2nd in Impromptu, 3rd, 6th, 7th and 11th in Apol in other tourneys this season… I’m only 14.”
Justus A. | TP debater