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Certified Youth Resilience Coach

Stages 1-4 | Virtual | Live Certification Course

The Certified Youth Resilience Coach program offers an 80-hour training over 25 weeks, accredited by the International Coaching Federation and approved by the Center for Credentialing and Education. This professional path is designed for adults pursuing a career in coaching or private practice. It covers basic coaching skills, adolescent development, resilience building, and business strategies for new coaches. The course includes practicum, supervision, and ICF mentor coaching, leading to dual certification in Youth Well-being and Resilience Coaching.


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Payment plans available at checkout. Additional 5% will be applied over the course of payment.

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Class Schedule

Review our training calendar for upcoming Certified Youth Resilience Coach classes. Find a variety of live, virtual sessions to fit your schedule and start your coaching journey.

USA Winter 1 2024 – Thursday Mornings – Virtual/Zoom

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM US CT
February 22, 2024 – August 15, 2024

Non-refundable registration fee of $450 to sign up for our internal payment plan. Seven monthly payments of $415.71 each due every 30 days beginning 30 days after the first day of training.

USA Winter 2 2024 – Thursday Evenings – Virtual/Zoom

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM US CT
February 22, 2024 – August 15, 2024

Non-refundable registration fee of $450 to sign up for our internal payment plan. Seven monthly payments of $415.71 each due every 30 days beginning 30 days after the first day of training.

USA Spring 1 2024 – Tuesday Mornings – Virtual/Zoom

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM US CT
May 28 – November 19, 2024

Non-refundable registration fee of $450 to sign up for our internal payment plan. Seven monthly payments of $415.71 each due every 30 days beginning 30 days after the first day of training.

USA Spring 2 2024 – Tuesday Evenings – Virtual/Zoom

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM US CT
May 28, 2024 – November 19, 2024

Non-refundable registration fee of $450 to sign up for our internal payment plan. Seven monthly payments of $415.71 each due every 30 days beginning 30 days after the first day of training.

Asjah Monroe
Asjah Monroe
The YCI coaching certification program experience has been top notch. Worth every penny. When you enroll and commit, you will come out on the other side experience a competent, well-prepared, and trustworthy youth life coach. The workload is very manageable and the learning pace is entirely appropriate and well thought out. I highly recommend this program for anyone ready to step into coaching at any level. Don't continue to think about it, just do it.
Saloni Hora
Saloni Hora
Qualifying as a certified youth resilience coach through YCI was a pivotal experience. YCI approaches coach training with academic integrity - drawing from psychological theory and best practices, as well as requiring extensive practical training. Dr. Leah - thank you for your deep wisdom, and the grace with which you share your knowledge and experience!
Kelly Shanks
Kelly Shanks
The words "thank you" are not enough for what I have received through pursuing coaching with YCI. I am at a huge turning point in my life and finding this program was just the right fit for me. I have high expectations for my professional development experiences and this exceeded my expectations! As a school psychologist it was imperative that the program I pursued was rooted in evidence based practices. The design of the course, attentiveness of staff and passion for coaching that was demonstrated throughout the course was exceptional! An added bonus is how much our cohort supported and cared for one another along this journey. If you are ready to pursue coaching, this program is worth the financial, time and energy investment, without a doubt.
Gilbert Guo
Gilbert Guo
YCI was a very worthwhile experience. My instructor Liezel did a fantastic job of teaching. YCI's support staff was incredibly responsive and organized. I've been able to build great relationships through the organization that will help me in my career after the course.
Emely Spagni
Emely Spagni
I absolutely loved every lesson of the "Certified Youth Resilience Coach" program! It went above and beyond what I expected. I didn't just learn about coaching – I learned a lot about myself too. The program offers great value for its price. Plus, a big bonus: it makes the ICF ACC application process a breeze compared to other programs!
Alex Hubbard
Alex Hubbard
I took part in the YCI Certified Youth Resilience Coach program and I can't recommend it enough. I was looking for a path to build on my skills as an educator and further my career in way that aligns with my values. While I was unsure of what exactly to expect as I underwent this 25 week course, I can honestly say it exceeded all of my expectations. I was able to develop a strong understanding of what it takes to be a great coach and learn more about adolescent psychology. The class was very manageable and Dr. Leah's approach was informative, honest, and supportive. I feel like I have grown tremendously in a relatively short amount of time and I am excited to start my journey as a certified youth life coach.
Sarah Grace
Sarah Grace
I recently completed my training with YCI as a Youth Resilience Coach. It has been an incredible experience. The quality of the teaching and accompanying support materials are excellent. The registration process and administration are straightforward and hassle-free. It has been fantastic to be part of an amazing cohort of people - an eclectic mix of backgrounds and cultures, all connecting through our shared desire to improve the lives of our young people. The magic comes, however, in the leadership and passion bestowed by Dr Leah. Her resounding commitment to her own learning journey of personal growth, coupled with her ceaseless determination to act, always, in service to her students and clients is quite remarkable. It has been a privilege and an honour to be in the presence of this alchemy - if only for a few weeks. If you can scrape the funds together; if you want to grow as a human being; and believe you can be of service to others in a positive way then sign up for this programme. You will not regret it.
Lisa Vanella
Lisa Vanella
I really enjoyed this coaching class taught by Dr. Leah. Not only did I learn how to help clients but I learned a lot about myself. Dr. Leah opens up about her own life experience which helped me feel comfortable and safe. Her coaching technique is perfection. Very informative and highly recommended!
Brittany Beck
Brittany Beck
Dr. Leah and YCI are incredible! I just completed my certification and could not be happier. Dr. Leah is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about her work. From class one it was a very safe space to learn and grow. I highly recommend YCI and am extremely grateful for the experience!

The Core Benefits of the CYRC Course

Dual Certification

Earn both Certified Youth Well-being Coach and Certified Youth Resilience Coach designations, enhancing your professional credibility and scope of expertise.

Comprehensive Training

Gain a thorough understanding of coaching techniques, adolescent development, and resilience strategies through an 80-hour, ICF-accredited and CCE-approved program.

Career Advancement

Ideal for those looking to start or advance a career in coaching, lead coaching teams, or establish a private coaching practice.

Flexible Learning Format

The course offers a virtual, structured yet flexible learning environment, making it accessible and convenient for participants with varying schedules.

Have Questions? Schedule a Q&A With Us.

Whether you have some coaching experience under your belt, want to better serve youth in your profession, or are exploring a profitable and fulfilling career choice, we’re here to guide you on the best path forward. Fill out our contact form or schedule a live 20-minute Q&A to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

All training, supervision, and practicum are completed 100% virtually and available internationally via live Zoom webinar and/or telephone conference call.

Candidates must be18 years old or older.

Our training programs are ideal for professionals working directly with tweens, teens, and/or emerging adults, professionals leading organizations serving these populations, or those who aim to serve this audience in some capacity.

Coaching is a helping profession focused on learning and growth. Thus, it is a wonderful skillset addition for those in or interested in a career path within helping professions or education (e.g., human resources, counseling, social work, human services, leadership, nursing, teaching, public health, etc.)

Trainees who complete our programs most often apply their skills in the following ways:

  • Coaching as a side gig for access to deep, meaningful work and extra income around a full-time job
  • Coaching as a professional career path
  • Adding coaching skills to enhance their work with tweens, teens, or young adults
  • Coaching in a volunteer or mentoring capacity
  • Stage 1 Only – Basic Coaching Skills: for parents or teachers of tweens, teens, or emerging adults who want to learn to support and empower them more effectively through this challenging life stage but do not have any interest in a coaching-specific work role.
  • Stages 1-2: Certified Youth Well-being Coach: for adults who serve tweens, teens, or young adults and want to add coaching skills to enhance their services.
  • Stages 1-4: Certified Youth Resilience Coach: for adults who serve tweens, teens, or young adults and want to pursue a professional coaching career, establish a private coaching business, or supervise coaching staff. This program is Level 1 International Coaching Federation Accredited. It’s also approved by the Center for Credentialing & Education for Board Certified Coach applicants.
  • Stages 1-5: Certified Youth Behavioral Coach: for adults who have a minimum of an associate degree or equivalent 4,000 hours of work experience. This program covers basic coaching principles, resilience coaching techniques, and specialization in behavioral health coaching for youth.
  • Stage 4 Only – ICF Group Mentor Coaching: for coaches who will be pursuing higher credentialing through the International Coaching Federation and did not complete their 10 mentor coaching hours as part of their foundational coach training program. This is the 10 hours of mentor coaching required for the ICF ACC or PCC application.
  • Stage 5 Only – Specialty Certifications: For certified coaches who have already completed at least 60 hours of ICF-approved training, we offer several stage 5 certifications for specialization in lifestyle medicine/behavioral health, career, and academics.

Yes! Our live youth life coach training program is delivered in four stages.

The Certified Youth Well-being Coach trainees only complete the first two stages (14 weeks).

You can register for the 14-week CYWC program and either upgrade to the higher level (25-week Certified Youth Resilience Coach) program by week 7 to remain with your current cohort all the way through or come back to complete Stages 3-4 at a later date to earn your Certified Youth Resilience Coach designation and qualify to apply for the ICF ACC.

**Our Certified Youth Well-being Coach path was formerly known as the Certified Youth Transition Coach path. Our content is the same. The fresh name is more aligned with the heart of the work.

Our Stages 1-2 (Certified Youth Well-being Coach) and Stages 1-4 (Certified Youth Resilience Coach) training programs have an 80% live attendance requirement.

All live classes are recorded so that those who have an allowed absence are able to watch the recording to submit a missed class makeup summary to earn credit.

If you were scheduled to coach on the day of your absence, you would also need to complete a makeup practice coaching session outside of class.

We also understand that an unexpected life event can require you to pause your training. Your well-being is our priority. You can transfer to a later cohort to complete your training up to one year from the date of your withdrawal from your current cohort.

Absolutely not. Your basic coaching skills are generally applicable to any coaching-appropriate audience – tweens, teens, and adults of all ages.

The behavioral science knowledge you’ll gain is also generally applicable. You are practicing coaching peer trainees who are adults of all ages with various backgrounds, experiences, and cultures during your in-class training. This means that you’re learning to coach adults of all ages through this program.

Because your training with us is approved by the International Coaching Federation, you also qualify to obtain a higher credential through the ICF upon successful completion with us. The ICF’s designations are general professional coaching designations accepted in most coaching-related roles.

Trainees may cancel or withdraw from Stages 1-4 training within 7 days following the Class 1/Stage 1 start date for a pro-rated refund of paid tuition beyond the non-refundable registration fee. Cancellations or withdrawals more than 7 days following the class start date result in no refunds or reductions in tuition owed, as trainees must cover the cost of the lost seat.

Reach Out to Us to Learn More

Have questions or want to speak with a member of our team? Schedule a meeting or reach out to us directly, and we’ll be happy to assist you on your coaching journey.

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