Life Coaching is one of the fastest growing and most rewarding careers you can have. Life Coaches work from home, make their own hours, contribute by helping other people, and stay on the cutting edge of their own lives by working on themselves. Everyone you meet can benefit from having a life coach; they don’t have to be suffering or going through a crisis. A life coach gives perspective and helps clients see what they may not have seen for themselves. They help clients evaluate the basis of their thinking that determines the results they get in their lives. It is a wonderfully rewarding career and we hope you will join us.
At The Life Coach School we have designed a Training Program based on many years of experience coaching, teaching and taking classes. We have learned what is the best way to learn the most material in the shortest amount of time. As a student you will take the following steps:
Step 1 Take our two-hour Intro to Coaching (for free!)
Step 2 Enroll in our 12 Class Live Coach Training
Step 3 Come to class and learn, participate, and connect.
Step 4 Get Certified and join us at our yearly in-person Mastermind.
INTRO TO COACHING – Click HERE for our wait list
This class is a prerequisite for all the classes to follow. It is a two-hour class that gives you an overview of our approach to coaching (Causal) and how we work with our clients. This class is divided into sections and each section has a homework assignment to be completed and submitted. We offer this class for no charge, so you can make sure this is a good fit and get a sense of what the ongoing training format will be. This class must be completed and homework submitted before you are eligible to enroll in COACHING SKILLS.
(Once enrolled, you will be taken to a private site where you will be given a private login for access.)
LIFE COACH TRAINING $3000
Next Live class is July 9th-August 15th. (times and days below)
Prerequisite: INTRO TO COACHING
Life Coach Training covers all the basic tools and skills involved in causal coaching. This training is six weeks with two one-hour classes a week.
You will be a member of an online forum where you will communicate and connect with your fellow students and Master Coach teacher. There is a lot of content here and we do our best to teach it in a way that will prepare you for any situation you will face with your clients.
A large part of this training, is learning how to coach and practicing coaching. We do real client coaching and immediate feedback both live on the call and in the forum. You will have many opportunities to ask questions, hear high quality coaching and submit coaching segments to feedback. For each class there are specific worksheets for practice and use with your clients. Each class also has homework that helps you apply what you have learned.
“What a gift this has been. I can’t wait to see what I do next as a result of this work. It’s such a surprise, but at the same time, it’s like arriving at a place I’ve always known was there. Love you, BC. I really do.”
Life Coach Training comes with Master Coach support through the ongoing forum. If there is any part of the training that you need help with, we have teachers and coaches who are just an email or phone call away. It is our intention that you take these classes and have the concepts intellectually mastered and practically applied before you go through certification. We don’t just teach you what we know- we have you execute and practice.
Included in LIFE COACH Training:
- 12 full modules of classes including live class and supporting worksheets for each class
- multiple opportunities to coach live and submit recorded coaching for feedback
- ongoing communication with your teacher and fellow classmates
- extra audio bonuses and bonus videos
- a hard copy package of supporting materials mailed to your home.
Classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am PT for approx. one hour. All classes are recorded. Forum (for practice and recorded call feedback) is ongoing through the full six weeks. Next Live class is July 9th-August 15th with Master Instructor Kris Plachy.
The Curriculum for Life Coach Training includes training in the following:
-Mastery of the CTFAR Model (Self Coaching)
-Holding the Space
-Coaching Questions (Including Primary Question)
-Outcome and Goal Cultivation
-Belief System Navigation
-Past/Future Focus Techniques
Sample from a Class:
(Please note that there are many samples throughout this site that are updated regularly. Come check often.)
Once you have learned the tools and mastered the concepts, it is time to start coaching and practicing live. This class is designed to work with all different learning styles. We have a live forum where coaching goes on 24/7. This is where class assignments are posted and requests for coaching are answered. This is where your instructor is online every weekday working directly with each of you, answering your questions, coaching you, giving you feedback on your coaching to others and encouraging you to practice. For many, this is where the magic and the learning happens.
For others, online forums are not their preferred learning venue and they will love and utilize the live calls for their learning. This training includes one-hour classes twice a week with a Master Coach. These classes are designed to practice live coaching, to hear your instructor and other students coach live, and to have discussions on coaching and potential client issues. These classes are recorded and the link sent to your email so you are able to hear yourself coach and re-listen to others coaching to learn.
In addition, this training includes session feedback. We have found feedback from teachers and peers invaluable for students learning to coach. You will have the opportunity to submit up to five coaching sessions for detailed feedback. We provide the clients, the training on how to record and download your class, and the feedback; you just get to coach your face off! In this area we also encourage you to listen to your fellow students coaching sessions and give them written feedback. We believe the more you coach and the more you listen to others coach, the better you get. We have seen it time after time with our students.
Check out our page: Thoughts to Think
This training is limited to 10 students on the forum and in the live classes. This training has sold out each time we have offered it, so please get on the waiting list as soon as you decide to join us.
Brooke is the real deal. Every class kept me riveted-learning and laughing.
Certification is awarded only to those who pass the following:
1. A Written Timed Test (Delivered and completed through email.)
2. Six Certification Calls Submitted
3. All Homework in all classes Completed
4. A Coaching Video Submitted
Each student will be assigned a certification mentor who will be there to assist through the certification process and provide any additional instruction as needed.
There is no charge for certification.
As a certified coach you will get free ongoing training and a free yearly mastermind retreat with the most amazing group of women in the world. The retreat is usually held in April/May timeframe in El Dorado Hills, Ca.
Can I really make money being a life coach?
Yes! Like any entrepreneurial business, you will need to make an investment in order to create a viable business; but if you are good coach, the majority of your business will come from word of mouth. My first year as a coach I invested $10,000 and made $50,000. And when you think about it, most start-ups don’t make money in the first year! As a coach who works from home, I have very little overhead so I can keep my pricing reasonable and still make a very good living. I have since been able to make more and more each year I have practiced by raising my prices as demand increased and branching out to doing groups and seminars. I obviously can’t promise that you will be a successful coach, but I do think if you learn the tools we teach in this program and take our ongoing free support classes, you will have what you need to make it happen. The rest is up to you.
I still have my own issues, am I really ready to coach others?
This is the most common question we get. We have men and women who are overweight, in debt, and struggling with life balance wondering if they have what it takes to be a good coach. I always say that the more messed up you are, the better coach you will end up being. You are your first client. I know for sure that the reason I can coach is because I started coaching myself all day every day and still do. The tools you learn in this training first and foremost must be used in your own life. We are all works in progress. An although we do not recommend ever coaching anyone until you have done your own daily work, you can be a very effective coach while you are still working on your own life.
I am taking this to help me in my current career as a psychologist, doctor, trainer, counselor etc. Do I have to get certified?
Of course not. I have trained many people who take this course for their own benefit and have no intention of becoming a life coach. This is perfectly fine. The certification process is so we can ensure that anyone we recommend to a client is highly trained and has demonstrated a level of expertise in the tools. That being said, going through the certification process can actually be a very important exercise in practicing the tools – so at least consider it.
“Yes! Damn good job! I am really impressed with how this class was taught, structured and delivered. The support was amazing and I ALWAYS felt like I was your most important student. I appreciate so much the time, energy, thought and devotion you have put into the LCS. Now that I am here, I feel like I made the best possible choice out of all the offerings out there. I would recommend you highly and will. Thank you!” -Ellen Stoune
How many hours per week does it require?
The classes are about one hour twice a week. I would also recommend planning on an additional two hours for the forum, homework, and coaching practice.
Do you have a money-back guarantee?
No. We are set up like a school or college and do not offer tuition refunds (Never had anyone want one either.) If you have an emergency where you are unable to attend the training, you can transfer it to another semester.
Do you record the calls? What if I miss a class?
Yes. We highly recommend you attend the class live, but we undertand that is not always possible. Many students listen to the recorded calls even after they attend the class live in order to deepen their learning.
How are you different from other coach trainings?
Intensity mostly. We believe intensity is what makes our classes interesting and ultimately excellent. We create an environment where it is exciting to learn, easy to get support, and imperative to have fun. We purposefully designed the live class to be completed in six weeks – so it’s complete immersion.
What if I have already graduated from another Coach Training?
Awesome! The Life Coach School is a very unique training with an innovative methodology that you will not have learned in other schools. Our training is designed to be stand-alone or in addition to other coach trainings.
Will I be able to use all the materials as my own in my coaching practice when I am certified?
Yes. You will be given all the materials you will need to run private sessions and groups with your clients. You’ll also receive the certified coach logo you can use on your website and coaching materials. You will be fully licensed to use any and all tools you learn in class in your practice.
What if I am already certified through another organization? Can I take your Life or Weight Loss Certification?
Yes. If you want to specialize, we highly encourage you to take additional certifications. Our trainings are very unique; there will be very little repetition from other coaching certifications.
Are you accredited by the ICF?
At The Life Coach School, we did not and will not apply for certification through the International Coaching Federation because our methodologies are quite different than those emphasized by the ICF. The ICF is focused on the core competencies of the “coaching relationship,” “taking action”, ”holding the client accountable for their stated action in their coaching plan,” and “confrontation when client does not take agreed upon action.” Coaches trained at The Life Coach School are trained to help their clients understand the why of what they do, not just the how. We teach that when our clients understand their actions at a cognitive level, they do not require an external source for “accountability.”
It is important that all potential students understand that there is no regulation or governing accreditation in the coaching industry in any of the methodologies. The ICF is attempting to regulate their style of coaching with a standard for the select group of coaches/schools who choose their guidelines for competency. We have a different standard for competency. Not all coach trainings are created with the same premise, and we recommend all coaches understand and know the type of education they want to receive and the type of coaching they want to do over any type of certificate. Your clients will ultimately hire you because you are effective, ethical, and knowledgeable. Find the school that will best serve you in attaining that.
If I don’t live in the USA, how do I dial into the classes?
You do have options other than the traditional toll land line (typically a better connection without echo/static).
Gtalk (Recommended) http://www.google.com/talk
Maybe able to use 800#, cheaper rate, have to use computer with a mic (or headset/microphone). May have clarity issues (echo, static, etc)
May be able to use 800#, cheaper rate, have to use computer with mic (or headset/microphone). May have clarity issues (echo, static, etc)
Cell phone: Could be a cheaper alternative. Signal strength and clarity might be an issue
“The fact that you have developed and offer this life changing curriculum to the world is just beyond. Words cannot even describe my gratitude. Thank you from my heart. If there is ever anything you all need, I am here. So excited to see where this journey goes!!! Big huge thanks.”
What if I have more questions?
Please email Chris@thelifecoachschool.com and ask us anything you want.