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Individual Lectures

Self-Guided | Virtual

Enhance your coaching expertise with our 1-hour individual lectures, designed to provide coaches with continuing education opportunities. These sessions cover a range of topics including Motivational Interviewing, Positive Psychology, Parent Coaching, and more, offering valuable insights for skill enhancement. Note that these lectures are great for improving your technique and adding to your credentials, but they are not part of a certification path.

$40

/ Lecture

We’ve had the pleasure of training youth coaches for:

Course Options

Motivational Interviewing for Coaches

Coaches will be introduced to the four principles of MI, mandated agendas, ambivalence, how MI facilitates change, the DERS, OARS, and DARN-C models

  • Includes lecture, PDF, handouts, discussion prompts, and a completion certificate
  • Coaches may apply MI to enhance client motivation for positive change
    This course can count as 1 Hour of CE toward ICF and CCE BCC coach continuing education requirements for credential renewal. It applies toward the resource development hours for ICF continuing education.

Positive Psychology for Coaches

Coaches will be introduced to positive psychology theories including the PERMA model, the tipping point, positivity ratio, hedonic adaptation, the happiness set point, and coaching to enhance positive emotion

  • Includes lecture, PDF, handouts, discussion prompts, and a completion certificate
  • This course can count as 1 Hour of CE toward ICF and CCE BCC coach continuing education requirements for credential renewal. It applies toward the resource development hours for ICF continuing education.

Acceptance and Commitment Coaching Overview

Coaches will be introduced to the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy theory, model, and ways to apply tools to build psychological flexibility in a coaching context for non-clinical clients.

  • Includes lecture, PDF, discussion prompts, and a completion certificate
  • This course can count as 1 Hour of CE toward ICF and CCE BCC coach continuing education requirements for credential renewal. It applies toward the resource development hours for ICF continuing education.

Parent Coaching

Coaches will be introduced to parenting education and coaching, understanding development differences for each life stage to tailor parenting approaches to those needs, learning and behavior, attachment and parenting styles, and positive discipline.

  • Includes lecture, PDF, and a completion certificate (upon request)
  • This course can count as 1 Hour of CE toward ICF and CCE BCC coach continuing education requirements for credential renewal. It applies toward the resource development hours for ICF continuing education.

Desistance Coaching for Transitions Away from Crime or Delinquency

Coaches will be introduced to the criminal desistance research, the desistance process (how those who successfully transition away from crime or delinquency do so), the desistance and positive reform model (Founder, Dr. Leah B. Mazzola’s dissertation research), and strategies to coach clients through successful transitions.

  • Includes lecture, PDF, and a completion certificate (upon request)
  • This course can count as 1 Hour of CE toward ICF and CCE BCC coach continuing education requirements for credential renewal. It applies toward the resource development hours for ICF continuing education.

Stages of Change & Motivational Interviewing for Coaches

Coaches will be introduced to the Transtheoretical Model (Stages of change), learn how to identify each stage of change, and coaching approaches for each stage. Coaches will also be introduced to the four principles of MI, learn how MI fits with the coaching approach, when to use MI vs. standard coaching, and strategies for evoking change talk.

  • Includes lecture, PDF, handouts, discussion prompts, and a completion certificate
  • Coaches may apply MI to enhance client motivation for positive change
  • This course can count as 1 Hour of CE toward ICF and CCE BCC coach continuing education requirements for credential renewal. It applies toward the resource development hours for ICF continuing education.

Academic Coaching & Learning Science

Coaches will be introduced to the science of learning, school engagement and burnout, understand risk and protective factors, and how to support academic resilience through coaching.

  • Includes lecture, PDF, handouts, discussion prompts, and a completion certificate
    Coaches may apply this content to build academic resilience and enhance learning outcomes.
  • This course can count as 1 Hour of CE toward ICF and CCE BCC coach continuing education requirements for credential renewal. It applies toward the resource development hours for ICF continuing education.

Well-being at Work: Career Coaching Considerations

Coaches will be introduced to the science of work engagement, disengagement, burnout, and flourishing, and various evidence-based coaching solutions (e.g., job crafting, person-job/organization-fit, career discovery coaching) to foster well-being in their client’s work lives.

  • Includes lecture, PDF, handouts, discussion prompts, and a completion certificate
    Coaches may apply this content to support their client’s engagement and thriving at work.
  • This course can count as 1 Hour of CE toward ICF and CCE BCC coach continuing education requirements for credential renewal. It applies toward the resource development hours for ICF continuing education.

Mindfulness Tools for Coaching

Coaches will be introduced to stress reactions and how mindfulness can be applied to begin developing self-management skills, an overview of what mindfulness is, benefits of mindfulness, and mindful practices and tools

  • Includes lecture, PDF, discussion prompts, and a completion certificate
  • This course can count as 1 Hour of CE toward ICF and CCE BCC coach continuing education requirements for credential renewal. It applies toward the resource development hours for ICF continuing education.
Asjah Monroe
Asjah Monroe
2024-02-06
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
2024-01-26
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
2024-01-24
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
2023-11-01
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
2023-10-31
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
2023-05-31
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
2022-11-14
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
2022-09-06
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
2022-07-05
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 Individual Lectures

Diverse Knowledge Expansion

As a coach or youth-serving individual, your learning journey never ends. Individual lectures cover a wide range of topics, allowing you to become an expert in certain topics and expand your skill set.

Convenience and Flexibility

Our lectures are completely virtual and self-guided, offering a convenient way to engage in continuing education for coaches. Deepen your skills and gain new insights over the course of only one hour.

Continuing Education Opportunity

These lectures are ideal for coaches looking to fulfill their continuing education requirements and stay updated in their field. This ensures you continue to grow and make the biggest impact on the lives of your clients.

Practical Application

Each lecture focuses on practical tools and approaches, enabling coaches and professionals to immediately apply new techniques in their coaching practice or relationships with youth.

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

Each course is self-paced, providing access to a pre-recorded lecture, PDF, discussion prompts, and a completion certificate.

Each course can count as 1 Hour of CE toward ICF and CCE BCC coach continuing education requirements for credential renewal. They apply toward the resource development hours for ICF continuing education.

Registration can be completed through our website. Simply browse our available lectures, press “enroll” for your chosen course, and easily checkout online.

The lectures are conducted by experienced coaches and experts in the respective fields covered in each session. We invite you to meet our faculty and staff to view the coaching professionals who are responsible for creating and organizing course materials and lectures.

We provide a completion certification after you’ve completed the lecture and study materials. This course contributes toward CE credit requirements, but it is not a coaching certification path.

Yes, these lectures will benefit your knowledge whether you are just beginning your coaching career or you have years of experience in the field. They are also suitable for youth-serving professionals who are not coaches but looking to improve their skills in specific areas.

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.

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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