Professional Life Coach Certification

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Become a certified life coach & grow your life coaching business! Done-for-you forms, tools, processes & best practices.

Taught by Joeel & Natalie Rivera

What you will learn

Professional life coaching skills and techniques
Life coaching industry best practices
PLUS Done-for-you templates, worksheets, and questionnaires

skills you will gain

Communication and Listening Skills Coaching Standards and Ethics Coaching Methodologies and Best Practices Session Process & Structure Coaching Package Blueprint Coaching Processes, Tools & Worksheets Coaching Business Setup
100% online course
Start instantly with lifetime access
Accredited Course
Accredited by internationally recognized Continuing Professional Development Standards Agency (Provider No: 50134)
Work at your own pace
From Beginner to Advanced
No degree or prior experience required
Subtitles: English

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about this course

  • Do you want to make a difference and make money doing it?
  • Have you been dreaming of or considering becoming a life coach?
  • Are you a life coach who wants to add to your toolbox?

Then we invite you to become a CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL LIFE COACH

It’s a great time to become a life coach—life coaching is a $2 billion industry and one of the fastest growing industries in the world! Whether you are new to the life coaching field or you have been practicing for years this course is for you as it will take you from foundation materiel to advance techniques and strategies to help transform your clients life. The best thing about life coaching is that anyone can be a coach! You can coach clients on any topic that you love or any experience that you have, whether it’s to help them improve a skill, achieve their goals, find more meaning and purpose in life, overcome challenges, find true happiness, get healthy, feel more confident, advance their career, start a business, or any other way you feel inspired to help someone transform their lives!   

This course is designed to teach you everything you need to know to feel confident as a life coach, get your clients real results, and create a thriving life coaching business! You’ll receive:

  • Life coaching industry best practices 
  • Professional life coaching skills and techniques
  • Done-for-you templates, worksheets, and questionnaires

You’ll develop a strong foundation of understanding of how to be an effective coach, including:

  • Overcoming your own biases as a life coach
  • Establishing healthy boundaries and expectations

You’ll develop strong communication skills, including powerful listening skills and vital questioning skills that will allow you to help clients develop a better understanding of themselves.   

You’ll learn core life coaching tools, including goal setting exercises and accountability tips to help you empower your clients to follow through and achieve their goals.  

You’ll learn popular activities you can use with your clients, like the wheel of life, journaling, affirmations, as well as popular Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques.   

You’ll develop the mindset of success including developing your emotional intelligence, learning how to establish rapport with your clients, make sure you and your clients are approaching coaching with a growth mindset, and develop true confidence as a life coach.  

And then, you’ll dig deeper with in-depth life coaching processes processes designed to help you coach your clients to achieve specific outcomes. Processes we will cover include: 

  • Awareness
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-talk
  • Emotions
  • Beliefs
  • Decision making
  • Taking action
  • Overcoming fear
  • Creating change
  • Finding passion and purpose
  • Rewriting your life story

You’ll also receive a ton of done-for-you templates, intake forms, worksheet activities, and questionnaires.   

You’ll have the skills, tools, mindset, and processes to thrive as a life coach and make a difference in people’s lives. 

But, we want to make sure that your business thrives too! And, so the course also includes strategies for growing your coaching business, including:

  • Naming your offering
  • Structuring your coaching
  • Determining your value
  • Setting your price
  • Identifying your niche
  • Crafting a magnet message (elevator pitch)
  • Creating a life coaching package
  • Offering group coaching
  • Tips for what actually works when marketing your business!                  

course curriculum
FOUNDATION: Introduction to Life Coaching
  • Introduction to Professional Life Coach Certification
  • REQUIRED: Agreement, Disclaimer and Code of Ethics
  • What is a Life Coach (and Why Everyone Needs One)
  • Life Coaching Synopsis (It's a Great Time to Be a Coach!)
  • The Truth About Qualifications
  • Life Coaching vs Therapy (Coaching Ethics)
  • Coaching, Consulting and Niche Coaching
  • What Does it Take to Be a Successful Life Coach?
  • NLP and Coaching Presuppositions
  • Presuppositions of NLP and Coaching
FOUNDATION: Self Awareness as a Coach
  • Biases
  • Empathy vs. Projection
  • Helping vs. Dependency
  • Boundaries
  • Getting in the Right State
FOUNDATION: Getting Started, Structure, and Setting Expectations
  • Intake Process and Questionnaire
  • SAMPLE-Intake-Session-Checklist
  • General Session Outline
  • General Structure
  • Communicating Roles and Expectations
  • Coaching Roles
  • Confidentiality
Communication Techniques: Listening
  • Effective Setting
  • Active Listening
  • Reflective Listening (Paraphrasing)
  • Empathetic Listening
  • Communication Blocks
Communication Techniques: Questioning
  • The Power of Questions
  • Types of Coaching Questions
  • Probing Questions
  • Additional Helpful Questions
Setting Goals
  • COACH: Making Goals Achievable
  • COACH: Skill and Competency Development
  • Skill Development
  • S.M.A.R.T. Goals Model
  • Setting Goals and Action Plans
  • Setting Meaningful Goals
  • 30 and 60 Day Planning WS
  • Weekly and Daily Planning
  • Having a Big Enough Reason
  • Big Enough Reasons
  • COACH: Accountability
  • Willpower: Removing Cues and Triggers
  • COACH: Creating a Reward System
Coaching Tools and Techniques
  • Wheel of Life
  • Brainstorming
  • The GROW Model
  • The HEART Model
  • Vizualization Activity
  • Visualization and Brain Science
  • Affirmations and Incantations
  • The Importance of Journaling
Coaching Forms and Template
  • Coaching Forms and Template
  • SAMPLE Questionnaires
  • SAMPLE Agreement
  • SAMPLE Intake Session Checklist
  • Coaching Code of Ethics
TOOLS: Neuro Linguistic Programming Processes
  • NLP for Coaches
  • NLP: Re-coding Your Emotional Memory
  • NLP: Restructuring Your Feelings
  • NLP: Changing Your Negative Self-Talk
  • NLP: Anchoring Part 1
  • NLP: Anchoring Part 2, Happy Anchor
MINDSET: Emotional Intellgence (EQ) as a Coach
  • What is Emotional Intelligence?
  • Why Emotions Are Contagious (Mirror Neurons)
  • Identifying Emotions and Nonverbal Communication
  • Recognizing Emotions
  • Establishing Rapport
  • NLP Rapport: Voice Tonality and Words
MINDSET: Growth Mindset & True Confidence
  • Why the Growth Mindset is the Core of Coaching
  • Mindset Assessment
  • Growing Your Brain & Neuroplasticity
  • Growth Mindset Part 1: Awareness
  • Growth Mindset Part 2: Perspective
  • Growth Mindset Part 3: Action
PROCESS: Developing Awareness & Mindfulness
  • Developing Awareness as a Coach (IMPORTANT!)
  • Present Moment Awareness
  • Present Moment Process
  • Square Breathing
PROCESS: Empowering Thinking & Self-Talk
  • Helping Your Clients Become Aware of Their Thoughts
  • Reframe Negative Experiences
  • Developing Awareness of Your Thoughts and Self-Talk
  • Awareness of Self-talk Part 2
  • Uncovering the Lies Activity
  • Eliminate Excuses
  • Excuses
Empowering Emotions
  • Helping Your Clients Become Aware of Their Emotions
  • Thoughts Create Emotions
  • Momentum: Stopping It Early
  • Situational vs Psychological Fear
  • Accepting Your Emotions
PROCESS: Empowering Bliefs
  • Helping Your Clients Become Aware of Their Beliefs
  • Understanding Schemas
  • Conditioned Beliefs
  • Identifying Hidden Beliefs
  • Questioning Your Beliefs
  • Changing Beliefs
PROCESS: Decision Making / Taking Action
  • Helping Your Clients Make Decisions and Move Forward
  • Overcoming Indecision Part 1: Autopilot and Being Stuck
  • Overcoming Indecision Part 2: Irrevocable Decisions
  • Overcoming Inaction
  • Exposure Techniques for Overcoming Fear and Resistance
PROCESS: Overcoming Fear of Change, Failure, Risk
  • Helping Clients Through Fear of Change and Risk
  • Overcoming Fear of Change
  • Fear of Change Activity
  • The Change Resume
  • Failure is a Good Thing!
  • Understand the Words Risk And Brave
  • Fear Setting Activity
PROCESS: Passions & Purpose
  • Helping Your Clients Find Their Passion and Purpose
  • Why Purpose Is More Powerful Than Passion
  • Passion vs Purpose
  • Passions and Interests
  • Passions Activity
PROCESS: Rewriting Your Life Story
  • Helping Your Clients Rewrite Their Stories
  • Identifying Your Life Movie Script
  • Rewriting Your Life Movie Script
  • Making Life Changes that Reflect Your New Story
  • Creating Life Changes
BUSINESS: Your Life Coaching Business
  • Naming Your Coaching Offer
  • Structuring Your Coaching
  • Determining Your Value
  • Setting Your Price
  • Identify Your Niche
  • Test Your Coaching Niche
  • Create a Magnet Message (Elevator Pitch)
  • Create a Coaching Package (Package Your Gift)
  • Why Group Coaching?
  • Attract Clients (Marketing Your Coaching)

meet your instructors

Joeel and Natalie Rivera

We are Joeel and Natalie Rivera—your soon-to-be coach trainers! (Yes, we’re married AND work together… 24 hours a day… and we LOVE IT!) Below we’ll tell you our story, briefly… the REAL story. The one that wasn’t always easy but that lead us PERFECTLY to this place of living out our life’s purpose and creating the thriving business (and the FREEDOM that comes with it) that we always wanted! 

We seek to ignite a revolution of personal freedom through entrepreneurship, empowering each individual to reach their potential and fulfill their life’s purpose.

 We are freedom junkies and serial entrepreneurs who empower INDIEpreneurs to create a purpose-driven business and fulfill their life’s purpose. We specialize in teaching people how to use their gifts to make money teaching what they know and love through life coaching and online courses. Joeel has a Master’s Degree in Counseling and Education and is currently completing his dissertation for his Ph.D. in Psychology, with an emphasis on happiness. 

In 2014, when we converted our print magazine into digital format, we found we could reach an exponential, worldwide market at a fraction of the time and cost. This inspire us to officially become INFOpreneurs. Then, in 2016 we received a proverbial “kick in the pants” to go “all-in” when Joeel fell ill after traveling overseas. Unable to leave the house, they continued to teach and empower others by turning their in-person workshops, speeches and coach training programs into online courses.

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  • Taught by top instructors and coach trainers
  • Best value and price in the industry
  • 100% 30-day money-back guarantee
  • No degree or experience required
  • Official certificate & logo upon completion

Frequently asked questions

Approximately 25 hours including video lectures and independent completion of worksheets (both required).

Life coaching is a non-regulated industry, so there is no license or degree required. There exists no official accrediting institution or governing body in the life coaching industry. There may be organizations that claim to be an official or legal accrediting body; however, this is false. Therefore, anyone can coach based on their own level of comfort with their chosen training and/or past relevant experience. As long as you are not going outside the scope of coaching, such as practicing therapy (for mental health, for instance) you are free to coach as you wish! It is recommended that any coach who is concerned regarding this matter seek advice from his/her state. Life coaches must be aware of and strictly adhere to the appropriate role of a life coach. Life coaches are not licensed mental health care providers or therapists and must not provide medical advice, engage in patient diagnosis, or treat mental illness or trauma. Also, former therapists may receive legal consequences for practicing as a “life coach” while conducting therapy.

No, we are NOT affiliated with ICF (International Coach Federation) or any other life coaching association. We are an independent Life Coach Training Organization. Contact hours, meaning live interactions between an instructor coach and the student, is required for ICF approved programs. We do not wish to include contact hours in our programs because we believe our students enjoy the self-paced, virtual nature of our training programs and the opportunity to receive high quality education at a great price. Also, requiring contact hours would greatly increase the fees we would need to charge for our programs, making them out of reach for many of our students around the world. We believe in the democratization of education, not creating unnecessary red tape and costs.