Life Coach Training and Coaching Supervision Services

Self-Paced, Self-Study and Live Certfication Options

We offer self-paced, self-study options for parents, teachers, and other supportive adults of tweens, teens, and emerging adults. We also offer full professional coach training and certification paths accredited by the International Coaching Federation and the Center for Credentialing and Education.

ICF Mentor Coaching

Individual and group mentor coaching for certified coaches pursuing the International Coach Federation’s Associate Certified Coach credential.

Continuing Education for Certified Coaches

Live and self-study coach continuing education options for certified coaches interested in developing evidence-based knowledge relevant to coaching youth.

Our Rise and Thrive Model

Our coaches are trained to guide clients through an intake assessment process to understand the client’s needs and goals. 

From there, the coach tailors the coaching plan to the client incorporating relevant focus areas from the four domains below.

These domains integrate research-based resilience building initiatives for optimal performance and enhanced well-being through achievement. 

Coaching clients through resource optimization involves helping the client identify and leverage the internal and external tools presently available to them to begin moving toward their goals. We facilitate self-awareness around concepts like identity, strengths, interests, values, and desires to enhance self-mastery.

Coaching clients through personal development involves helping clients enhance their sense of agency to choose goals, act toward chosen goals, and succeed. We support clients as they prioritize self-regulation and tap into self-determined motivation, meaning, and purpose on their way to achievement.

Coaching clients through social development involves facilitating social and emotional learning and related competency building. Through this focus, clients become more aware of the functional role of social interactions and relationships to success and well-being.

Coaching clients through structural support development involves facilitating goal-orientation for fit in education, job paths, and prosocial groups conducive to goals. We coach clients through the research and considerations necessary to begin to establish self-determined life direction, related planning, and action steps around long-term goals.

Training and Curriculum Offerings

Language: All training programs, curriculum packages, and services are offered in English only at this time. 

Location: All live training programs are offered online via Zoom meetings and learning management systems.

Self-paced, Self-study Options

Basic Coaching Skills

$ 350 Total USD
  • For parents, teachers, supervisors, or other supportive adults of tweens, teens, or emerging adults
  • Learn the nondirective coaching approach to improve communication and relationships with the adolescents in your life
  • Learn the science of the adolescent stage of development
  • Not a certification path

Coaching Adolescents

$ 350 Total USD
  • For certified coaches who want to add a youth specialization to coach tweens, teens, and young adults
  • Learn the science of the adolescent stage of development
  • Learn the science of resilience building
  • Trainees earn a completion certificate and 14 coach continuing education hours

Certified Academic Resilience Coach / Certified Career Discovery Coach

$ 350 Total USD
  • For certified coaches who want to add academic and career coaching services for teens and young adults to their services
  • Learn to empower adolescent clients to enhance their academic life by fostering resilience and optimizing learning
  • Learn to empower adolescent clients through a strategic career discovery process to support tailored decision-making related to work paths and/or higher education
  • Trainees earn the Certified Academic Resilience Coach and Certified Career Discovery Coach designations
  • FREE BONUS: Use of our Resilience Coaching Program Academic Edition Curriculum Package ($350 value) at no cost to you

Live, Virtual Coach Training Programs

Certified Youth Well-being Coach

Stages 1-2
$ 1,350 Total USD
  • For youth serving adults who want to add the coaching skillset to do deeper well-being work 1:1 or in groups
  • Learn basic coaching skills,
  • the science of the adolescent stage of development,
  • and the science of resilience building.
  • 50 hours of training, including practicum and supervision, over 14 weeks
  • Trainees earn the Certified Youth Well-being Coach designation

Certified Youth Resilience Coach

Stages 1-4
$ 3,200 Total USD
  • International Coaching Federation Level 1 Accredited Program (80 hours for 2023. Will change to 68 hours beginning 2024 cohorts)
  • Center for Credentialing and Education Board Certified Coach Approved Training Program (60 hours)
  • Professional coach path for adults who want to pursue a career in coaching, those who lead coaching staff, or those interested in establishing a private coaching client base or business
  • Learn basic coaching skills,
  • the science of the adolescent stage of development,
  • the science of resilience building,
  • and business building for new coaches.
  • 80 hours of training, including practicum, supervision, and ICF mentor coaching hours over 25 weeks
  • Trainees earn the Certified Youth Well-being Coach and Certified Youth Resilience Coach designation
  • *FREE BONUS 1 after earning your CYRC ($350 value): Self-Study CE Certified Academic Resilience Coach / Certified Career Discovery Coach program to earn your academic and career coaching specializations
  • *FREE BONUSES 2 & 3 after earning your CYRC ($600 Value): TWO of our Resilience Coaching Program Curriculum packages (General and Academic Edition) for use with your clients
  • *FREE BONUS 4 after earning your CYRC: Join our community of practice for new coaches who can use ongoing support getting started

ICF Group Mentor Coaching for ACC

Stage 4 Only
$ 750 Total USD
  • For coaches who have completed their first 60 hours of ICF approved training
  • 10 ICF mentor coaching hours with a qualified mentor coach over a 3-month period
  • Preparing ICF ACC applicants for the ICF Coach Knowledge Assessment and performance evaluation or ACC credential holders for renewal*
  • 7 hours in group format and three 1:1 hours
  • Not a certification path
  • Payment plans available

Coaching Supervision Group

for Certified Coaches in Practice
$ 500 Total USD
  • For certified coaches actively engaged in coaching clients without a direct coaching supervisor
  • 10 coaching supervision hours with a qualified coach supervisor over a 5-month period
  • Led by an ICF-credentialed coach supervisor who facilitates a safe space for ongoing professional development for coaches in practice.
  • 10 hours in group format
  • Not a certification path
  • Payment plan available

Coaching Program Curriculum Packages

Our coaching program curriculum packages are designed to foster resilience and thriving for youth and emerging adults in life, school, and work. Each is designed for delivery as a combination of group and 1:1 coaching. Group workshops include micro-learnings in behavioral science relevant to enhancing mental and emotional health, social and emotional learning, well-being, life, academic, and/or job skills. Coaches support participants through applying weekly concepts directly to their lives during follow-up 1:1 coaching sessions. Programs are designed to be delivered over 10-12 weeks and may be implemented into schools, higher education institutions, juvenile detention centers, churches, community serving organizations, and/or any other setting where you serve. 

Coachee Content Considerations

Life coaching is a forum where clients discuss real-life experiences to enhance awareness and set and pursue goals that matter to enhancing their lives in some way. This may include welcome and unwelcome experiences. While coaching is not therapy, nor a substitute for therapy, life coaches do and will encounter supporting clients through difficult conversations and emotions at times. You will be trained to recognize indications that clients may need a referral to therapy, as not everyone is ready, willing, or able to engage in the coaching experience. Embarking in the coach training journey is committing to holding space for clients in a safe and supportive way. A core factor of coach training is also being coached – experiencing sitting in the client seat. Since coaching clients are ready, willing, and able to engage in the coaching process, it’s also important for coach trainees to meet this criteria.

Virtual Practicum-Based Experience Considerations

Energy and Capacity Demand

Learning to coach well is often a process of habit formation and change related to the way we interact with others. Coaches behave, engage, and communicate with coachees in very specific ways. That means, trainee coaches must have the capacity and space to attend to that habit change as they develop their skills. If you are already overstretched, overworked, and/or overwhelmed, it may not be feasible to engage in this training experience until you’re able to lighten your load enough to manage the additional challenges inherent in this training process.

Participation Expectations

Practice coaching sessions in class are designed to give the coach a chance to practice their skills while under supervision in the training environment. A number of those sessions are observed and evaluated for feedback and scoring. Trainees must pass a particular number of those evaluations based on their training path.

When serving as a practice coach,

  • remaining on track with the self-study content is vital to ensure you’re well-equipped to coach your coachee well and do no harm,

  • Joining the session from a private location is imperative to 1) protect the practice client’s privacy and confidentiality; and 2) remove all distractions to focus on mindfully attending to your coachee.

When serving as a practice client,  

  • Trainees need to be able to attend the session from a private location where they are free from distractions.

  • Being focused and settled while sitting in the coachee seat are imperative to a meaningful coaching session.

We’d love to have you join us in this deep, beautiful work, if this sounds like a fit for you! 

Live Training Schedules Designed to be Accessible for the Working Professional  from Anywhere in the World

Most of our trainees are pursuing their professional development around full-time careers and/or full-time family responsibilities. We believe lifelong learning and professional development should be accessible for all. As such, our programs are designed for the working adult to be able to complete weekly requirements in five hours or less. Our trainees also attend from all over the world; thus, our programs are delivered virtually, via online meetings and transition between morning, evening, and weekend courses to accommodate diverse groups.

What to Expect from our Live Training Programs

We apply a combination of self-directed, active, observational, and experiential learning techniques in an environment where we foster positive interdependence among trainees.

Our live course options include self-study lectures, quiz questions, discussion prompts, and assigned reading that trainees can complete on their own time, when its most convenient for them, prior to the weekly live class. (Self-directed and active learning)

Live classes are led by ICF-credentialed Faculty who facilitate an opening debrief on the assigned self-study content where trainees get the chance to engage in rich dialogue around real-world applications. (Active learning and positive interdependence)

Trainees observe a real-life coaching session to witness skills in action. Faculty then leads the group in a debrief of the observed session to discuss observed competencies and/or opportunities. (Observational and active learning, positive interdependence)

Trainees are paired with peers to practice coaching skills in private meeting rooms where they take turns serving as the coach or client. (Experiential learning and positive interdependence)

Live classes close with a return to the group meeting forum to debrief on the practice experience. (Active learning and positive interdependence)

Trainees experience observations of coaching practice and receive supervision feedback and mentorship for ongoing skill development.

Withdraw/Refund Policy: Trainees may cancel or withdraw from Stages 1-4 training within 7 days following 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 class start date result in no refunds or reductions in tuition owed, as trainees must cover the cost of the lost seat.

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