Life Coach Training & Coach Mentoring Services
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 Costs & Registration Links
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Live, Virtual Coach Training Programs
- Coming 2022 - Stage 5 - Certified Academic Resilience Coach, Certified Career Discovery Coach - ICF PCC Path
For coaches who have already completed Stages 1-4, or completed a 60+ hour ICF approved coach specific program external to YCI, and want to pursue an ICF PCC in the future. Stage 5 includes two additional months of training. Those who complete all five stages of our programs meet minimum training requirements for ICF PCC portfolio path applicants. Stage 5 includes introduction to research-based coaching programs to empower clients to build academic resilience and make college and career decisions that fit. (BONUS! Those who earn our CARC specialization receive a FREE license to use our full Resilience Coaching Program Curriculum - Academic Edition Package in their private practice.) Click the link in the heading for costs and registration options.
- ICF Mentor Coaching Group - Stage 4 - 10 Mentoring Hours
Group Mentor Coaching for ICF Associate Certified Coach Applicants. 10 mentor coaching hours with a qualified ICF-credentialed coach. 7 hours in group format over five weeks - bi-weekly sessions. 3 hours one-on-one with the assigned mentor coach. Overviews of ACC competencies in preparation for the ACC evaluation and exam. An opportunity to coach a young adult practice client in the group sessions for immediate feedback. Click the link in the heading for costs and registration options.
- Certified Youth Resilience Coach - Stages 1-3 - ICF ACC Path
Full youth life coach training and certification program - Stages 1-3. 80 training hours over 20 weeks. Meets minimum training requirements for ICF ACC applicants. Includes Stages 1-2 content + Introduction to additional evidence-based models for coaching contexts, skills for independent practice and business building considerations, and a final exam (Recorded coaching session submission for evaluation and pass/fail feedback). This program is ideal for professionals interested in independent coaching practice and business building ICF and CCE approved training hours as follows: International Coach Federation Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (80 hours) - Center for Credentialing Education Approved BCC Training Provider (30 hours) (BONUS! Those who earn our CYRC receive a FREE license to use our full Resilience Coaching Program Curriculum - General Edition Package in their private practice.) Click the link in the heading for costs and registration options.
- Certified Youth Transition Coach - Stages 1-2
Trainees complete Stages 1-2 of our full youth life coach training and certification program. Includes 50 training hours over 14 weeks. Basic coaching skills + Training and development in YCI model coaching competencies relevant for youth and emerging adults. Intensive practice and supervision. 2-3 opportunities for formal supervision and pass/fail feedback. Ideal for youth-serving professionals who will be adding coaching skills to their work with youth, but have no interest in independent practice or business building. Click the link in the heading for costs and registration options.
Coach Continuing Education - Self-Study
- Coaching Adolescents - Self-Study CE for Certified Coaches
For certified coaches. 16 self-study training hours over 8 weeks. Includes one 90-minute video lecture weekly + discussion prompts that account for an additional 30-minutes weekly. Coach specific training in evidence-based considerations when coaching adolescent clients, including those at-risk. Coaches will be introduced to biopsychosocial considerations relevant to the adolescent stage of development along with methods for supporting clients through the resource optimization, personal, social, and structural development to enhance chances of successful transitions to adulthood and independence. ICF credential renewal: This course can count as the 16 hours of self-paced study allowed in resource development training for credentialed coaches. This course also counts toward BCC credential renewal through the CCE. Click the link in the heading to register.
- Certified Career Discovery Coach - Self-Study CE for Certified Coaches
NEW Specialty Certification - 12 hours of coach-specific training. Training to deliver our Career Discovery Coaching Program. This program is only available to certified coaches who have completed 60+ hours of ICF- or CCE- approved coach specific training. Click the link in the heading to register.
- Evidence-Based Coaching Methods - 1-Hour Self-Study CE for Certified Coaches
(Options: Introduction to Motivational Interviewing for Coaches, Positive Psychology Primer for Coaches, Mindfulness for Coaching, Introduction to Acceptance and Commitment Coaching) For certified coaches. Individual lectures for 1-hour of coach continuing education credit. Includes discussion prompts for a completion certificate. Click the link in the heading to register.
- Basic Coaching Skills - Self-Study Video Series for Organizations
For organizations employing staff or volunteer coaches practicing under the supervision of a credentialed coach certified by an ICF- or CCE-approved coach training organization. The complete video series consists of six 30-60 minute modules of instructor-led training with Dr. Mazzola Coaching foundations including, core competencies, ethical guidelines, and professional standards. Includes behavioral science research and theory relevant to effective coaching for adolescents.
Coaching Curriculum for Coaches to offer Clients
- Resilience Coaching Program - General Edition
This is a packaged coaching program for professionals, agencies, schools, or organizations committed to empowering teens or emerging adults to thrive in life, school, and work. The package includes 10 PowerPoints with speaker's notes for weekly group coaching, a group participant guide, a coach's guide for 10 weeks of 1:1 coaching sessions, coaching activities, and the program agenda. 3. Coaches and facilitator enhance participants understanding of how to a. Leverage internal and external resources to begin moving toward self-determined goals, b. leverage personal strengths, traits, and skills conducive to goal pursuit, c. identify life direction and set and pursue goals in line with that direction, d. align themselves with people, places, and spaces conducive to goal pursuit, e. develop the skills and make behavior modifications necessary to enhance resilience and chances of success through goal striving.
- Resilience Coaching Program - Desistance & Positive Reform Edition - Juvenile Diversion through Evidence-Based Coaching
This is a packaged coaching program for professionals, agencies, schools, or organizations supporting offenders through transitions away from crime. The package includes 12 PowerPoints with speaker's notes for weekly group coaching, a group participant guide, a coach's guide for 12 weeks of 1:1 coaching sessions, coaching activities, and the program agenda. It's designed for teens or young adults with a history of delinquency or criminality who are committed to positive behavior change. The program is grounded in Dr. Leah Mazzola's desistance research and intended to be delivered by certified coaches.
Trainee Review Highlights
Withdraw/Refund Policy: Trainees may cancel or withdraw from Stages 1-3 training within 7 days following class 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.