Essential Life Coaching Skills Certification
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Essential Life Coaching Skills Certification

Beginner to Advanced: Develop the skills to become a super-effective life coach.
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Created by Steve Payne
Last updated 4/2018
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This course includes
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • 40 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Fast-track your learning: This course is succinct, to-the-point and easy to understand...we don't want for you to sit an overly-lengthy course as we appreciate how busy you must be.
  • You'll be able to create and structure highly-effective life coaching sessions with ease - all the learning is here to enable you to start your coaching journey and work with your clients to potentially create life-changing results for them.
  • Ask great questions and at the right time - never be stuck and unsure of what to ask - watch your clients ponder deeply over their answers with our highly-valuable 100 key coaching questions PDF download.
  • You'll discover how to listen more effectively. An incredible life skill in itself. Use these skills with your life coaching clients (as well as friends, your spouse, family and colleagues).
  • Set effective goals with your life coaching clients that can bring transformational results for them. Clients will then be more likely to recommend you to others to grow your business.
  • Create a close coach-client relationships. Essential for being a successful life-coach.
  • Help clients to achieve success in their personal lives and careers through effective strategies.
  • Discover how to build a highly-successful, sustainable life coaching business enabling you to potentially work less whilst earning more money.
  • Increase the likelihood of gaining more clients through referrals. Word of mouth is key to grow your business.
Requirements
  • Students will need to be interested in understanding coaching and gaining tools to be an effective life coach
  • You should be able to use a PC at a beginner level
Description

This life coach 'life coaching certification' course will equip you with what you need to create a successful professional life coaching career. You will develop your skills and learn how to create and structure coaching programs with your clients to give them the success they are looking for.

Transforming your career is just a few clicks away!. 

Uniquely, this course features video footage captured at our live Association for Coaching Accredited Coach Training Sessions. This will help heighten your training experience and see new life coach students in action.

Delivered by Steve Payne, an expert International Life Coach, published personal development author and one of very few Certified Master Trainers of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) in the world, the course mixes studio and live training videos, graphics, downloads, text, quizzes and tests to help you chart your progress. The course also mixes elements of neuroscience, positive psychology and NLP. These elements only serve to deepen the skills of the life coach.

Our Philosophy behind this Life Coach Training course

We have a 1-2-3 approach to life coaching. After understanding the client's goal, we 1) Understand the way the client views the world (their values, beliefs and interpretations), 2) understand the client's triggers and traits (what they like and dislike doing) and 3) create strategies based on the first two elements.

Success in life coaching comes from clients achieving their goals. In order for a life coach to help a client put strategies in place that succeed, they need to ensure that the client completes tasks that move them forward. They need to also ensure the client has a growth mindset based on personal empowering beliefs. For that reason our life coaching course focuses on understanding how individuals think and create their 'model of the world', what beliefs empower them and what beliefs hold them back, what is important to them, what they dislike and what they love. Only then can we make sure that the strategies we put in place, along with the client, have the greatest chance of success. This in turn will help us achieve more with our clients, create more clients through positive word-of-mouth referrals, and find greater success as a life coach.

So what are the skills of a successful life coach? You will learn:

  • How to understand people
  • How to build trusting relationships
  • How to listen like an expert
  • How to help others develop successful strategies
  • How to ask the right questions
  • How to create tasks as a life coach
  • How to develop a growth mindset

As a life coach, you will show others strategies for how to succeed in life by setting goals. Setting goals and achieving them requires clients to follow processes and this course has a number of processes that will help with this.

By the end of this course, you will have the confidence to make a real difference to the lives of others, and, just as importantly, to your own life! You will be able to help your clients gain clarity and focus, after all, what is life without purpose or intention? You will be able to help your clients know what they want, how to get there, and provide strategies for action.

The course will also be updated regularly, to provide you with the very latest information and greater depth.

This course comes with a certificate of completion when you have finished all the modules.



Who this course is for:
  • This course is perfect for absolute beginners right through to advanced students of life coaching.
  • This course is for people looking to develop a career as a professional life coach. The techniques are also exceptionally useful for people in a leadership role.
  • This course is for those looking to develop great life coaching and communication skills in order to help others perform better.
  • This course is for people who want to be more effective at work through adding the benefits of a life coaching approach.
  • This course is for people who want to create a successful life coaching business.
Course content
Expand all 54 lectures 04:22:51
+ Welcome and introduction
10 lectures 40:41

This video is the introduction to the course and asks the important question, 'why should you undertake training as a life coach'?

After this video learners will understand some of the principal reasons and benefits for enrolling in this training. Training to become either a life coach, an executive coach, or both.

Preview 02:21

To better understand what Life Coaching is, we have numerous sources where we can look for a definition. In this video first of all we explore what the differences are between a life coach, a consultant and a mentor. The differences are actually quite profound. Next, we look at some official coaching definitions from the main bodies that oversee the Life Coaching and Executive Coaching industry.

Preview 06:38

This video is a filmed interaction with a group of life coach students looking at the official definitions of coaching from the International Coaching Federation and The Association for Coaching.

Live training example: Definitions of coaching - From the ICF and AC
08:32

This video is a clip from a live training scenario in which the trainer, Steve Payne, expands upon the need for coach training. 

Why is training so important?

Coaching touches the lives of millions each day and people are on the receiving end of coaching techniques in all walks of life. We have, most obviously, dedicated life coaches and executive coaches; those who deliver coaching as a paid service, however we also have millions of people who use coaching techniques, very often unaware, in such roles as leaders, managers, business owners, parents, even friends and colleagues. In fact life coaching is something we will most likely all do at some point in our life.

When you don't give someone advice and instead ask them to find the answer from within themself, that, fundamentally, is coaching. Even just asking the simple question "What do you think?" is coaching in its purest and simplest form. 

A fully-trained life coach however can act as a catalyst to create life-changing results for a client. Coaching transforms the lives of individuals and teams alike. Entire communities and workforces can even change for the better thanks to coaching interventions (this is why Executive Coaching is such big business in the corporate world). 

And that is why Coach Training, as a whole, is essential. Life coach training empowers individuals to learn how to effectively coach others in order to achieve transformational changes in that other person's life.

Executive coaches can be the catalyst for indirectly putting millions of extra pounds, dollars or euros onto the bottom line of an organisation. Life coaches can help individual overcome limiting beliefs that may have held them back for decades. Sports coaches can empower athletes to be world-class....the list goes on.

Live training example: Why life coach training is essential
01:16

This video explains the Academy of Coaching and Training's philosophy on coach training. We touch upon the link between Neuro-Linguistic Programming and Life Coaching. 

This video explains why NLP forms the basis of our Life Coaching approach because, with NLP involved in the process, incredible transformational results be achieved with a coaching client.

Live training example: Our coach training philosophy
05:50

Before proceeding with your Life Coaching Course, we thought we would share with you this empowering concept called The Learning Dip? For most people, when we learn something new, the integration of the new knowledge can cause a short-term drop in performance before we get the full benefit. 

This drop in performance and competence is perfectly natural and this video explains what is going on "behind the scenes".

The Learning Dip is such a powerful model to share with you because it may well apply to you during this course. Equally, when you are coaching clients, an understanding of the learning dip can help a client keep focus, working through any temporary drop in performance to achieve improved results.

Preview 02:59

I've met numerous people over the years who find it hard to accept that change is possible and are therefore sceptical of life coaching or coaching in any form. You may be familiar with sayings such as "Old habits run deep", "A leopard can't change its spots" and "You cannot change who you are".

As you'll discover in section 6, beliefs are just.........well....beliefs. They aren't facts.

As coaches, we are privileged to witness great positive change in clients, colleagues and friends, on a regular basis. Sports coaches are constantly looking to help their client's achieve the 'impossible'. Not long ago, many people believed running a 4-minute mile was an impossible feat for a human being until Roger Bannister consigned that belief to history.

Neuroscience has proven what happens in the brain when patterns of thinking, neural pathways, change. This process is called Neuroplasticity. Neuroscience therefore provides us with a scientific explanation as to one way a coach can help their clients break barriers and achieve their dreams.

In this video, we look at neuroplasticity, what it means to the life coaching industry and how, by merely explaining it to your clients, it can help them to embrace the concept of change and get the most out of their coaching sessions.

Neuroplasticity: The brains ability to change and learn new habits
03:16

In this video Steve explores some of the communication habits that might not help us in a coaching scenario, including interpretation, assumption and linking what a client says to our own experience.

Live training example: Interpreting and giving advice
03:09

Human beings learn effectively through doing, not just by absorbing information. The activity of writing down how to bring your learning to life, and then physically doing it, has been proven in study after study to help you learn faster and at a deeper level. Here is the first task for you to complete. Enjoy!

End of Section 1: Summary and Task
04:09

This quiz will help you test your knowledge and understanding of the topics covered in section 1 of the course.

Section 1 Quiz
5 questions
+ Structure
9 lectures 49:27

What can make our success more likely to happen? This video takes us through the Principles of Success, also known as the Growth Mindset.

Principles of success
03:01

This video explores the Change Model and looks at the principle behind moving from where we are, to where we want to be - after all, Change lies at the very heart of the life coaching process.

The Change Model
02:15

Comfort zones do not usually promote growth, they can actually be a barrier to growth. This video looks at how stepping out of our comfort zones can help us discover new possibilities. As a life coach, appreciating that clients have comfort zones in itself is empowering. Breaking out of comfort zones, or stepping out of them, is one of the most effective ways of getting results for your life coaching client.

Preview 02:50

All change involves moving from where we are to where we want to be; effectively we have a 'present state' and a 'desired state'. The coach's job is to help the client successfully navigate that journey. This video is filmed during a live training to give you a different perspective of the Change Model. 

Live training example: Present state to desired state
09:37

This video focuses on the structure around the life coaching journey provided by the Generic Model of Coaching.

The Generic Model of Coaching
03:36

Here, again we drop in on a live training, this time to explore the Generic Model of Coaching.

Live training example: The Generic Model of Coaching
04:50

It is essential for coaching to have structure, a framework within which there is room for creativity. This video outlines the 4-key stages of the coaching relationship.

The 4-stages of the coaching relationship
05:15

The 4-key stages of the coaching relationship are explored in this video from a live training session.

Live training example: The 4-Stages of the coaching relationship
15:58

Here is the next summary and task in this Essential Life Coaching Course. As always, putting the knowledge into practice will help you to become the best Life Coach you can be.

End of Section 2: Summary and Task
02:05

This quiz will help you test your knowledge and understanding of the topics covered in section 2 of the course.

Section 2 Quiz
10 questions
+ Core sensibilities
5 lectures 22:46

Calibration means awareness, and more specifically awareness of change. This video looks at how we can calibrate more effectively.

Calibration
06:44

This video is focused on creating strong relationships with clients. The key elements of creating strong connection, also known as rapport, are explored and made explicit.

Rapport
07:20

Join the class on the Accredited Certificate in Coach Training as they explore calibration and rapport.

Live training example: Calibration and rapport
01:51

In this video, Steve explains the importance of being able to view a situation from multiple perspectives.

Perceptual positions
04:06

Here is the next summary and task in this Essential Life Coaching Course. As always, putting the knowledge into practice will help you to become the best Life Coach you can be.

Preview 02:45

This quiz will help you test your knowledge and understanding of the topics covered in section 3

 of the course.
Section 3 Quiz
10 questions
+ Key skills
7 lectures 25:39

Questions are one of the key tools that a coach has. Great questions tend to get great responses. This video explores some of the finer points in the art of asking the right question.

Questions
03:59

This video looks at a great tool for understanding; using specific sets of questions.

The Question Funnel
02:51

Listening is a skill. This video looks at some of the elements of the best kind of listening for a coach - and some that are not so effective!

Listening
04:30

Language is clearly an important aspect of coaching. What words do people use to convey thoughts and what do those words mean? This video looks at the key language patterns in our everyday language and what that could mean.

Understanding
08:40

This video shows an example of paying attention to the clues given when someone speaks.

Live training example: Paying attention to the clues in language
01:26

Here is the next summary and task in this Essential Life Coaching Course. As always, putting the knowledge into practice will help you to become the best Life Coach you can be.

End of Section 4: Summary and Task
03:07

By now you may have some questions to ask us or even some comments to make about what works for you, what you'd like to see more of, or even what we could include in future. In this video, we discuss how this course is here to serve you, the student, and how you can help us to help you.

The importance of student questions and feedback
01:06

This quiz will help you test your knowledge and understanding of the topics covered in section 4 of the course.

Section 4 Quiz
10 questions
+ Key models
8 lectures 41:37

Coaching is all about setting and achieving goals. This video explores S.M.A.R.T., P.U.R.E. and C.L.E.A.R. goals.

S.M.A.R.T., P.U.R.E. and C.L.E.A.R. Goals
03:33

The first thing to decide once you have your goal, is to determine whether or not your goal is well-formed, i.e. it ticks all the right boxes. This video will show you how to do that.



Well-Formed Outcomes/Goals
05:41

This video looks at one of the classic coaching models, the G.R.O.W. Model. Although one of the oldest coaching models, it remains one of the most widely used and one of the most effective.

The G.R.O.W. model
09:11

The Disney Model is an options brainstorming model that fits well in the O section of the G.R.O.W. Model. This video looks at what the Disney Model entails.

Live training example: The Disney model
03:23

This video explores a very useful goal-setting process that you can use with clients, or on your own goals of course!

The Goal-Setting Timeline
04:29

This video explores the use of the Wheel of Life. This is one of the most versatile and well-used processes in coaching. It not only acts as an exploratory tool, it also produces action points for the client.

The Wheel of Life
11:19

This video from a live training session explores the process of setting tasks for clients.

Live training example: Tasking and Goal-Setting
02:01

Here is the next summary and task in this Essential Life Coaching Course. As always, putting the knowledge into practice will help you to become the best Life Coach you can be.

End of Section 5: Summary and Task
02:00

The quiz will help you test your knowledge and understanding of the topics covered in section 5 of the course

Section 5 Quiz
10 questions
+ Going deeper
5 lectures 38:33

Values provide our motivation, they are the 'driver' or reason 'why' we do what we do and why we often feel bad when we act in a way that does not support our values. This video explores understanding a client's values. 

Values
04:57

This video from a live training session looks at the link between values and influence.

Live training example: Influencing and values
04:15

In this video Nik Moore, MD of Mindset Communications, interviews Steve about how values play a key role in the corporate world; especially in terms of unlocking the potential of a workforce. If you work in the corporate arena, or are wanting to coach corporate people, then this video will give you an overview of why working with corporate values is so important.

Values in the corporate world: An interview with Steve
08:07

Beliefs will always play a fundamental role in your client's success or failure. This video looks at some strategies for changing limiting beliefs through conversation.

Beliefs and Limiting Beliefs
18:37

Here is the next summary and task in this Essential Life Coaching Course. As always, putting the knowledge into practice will help you to become the best Life Coach you can be.

End of Section 6: Summary and Task
02:37

This quiz will help you test your knowledge and understanding of the topics covered in section 6 of the course

Section 6 Quiz
10 questions
+ Ethics and good practice
9 lectures 41:47

This video highlights the Association for Coaching's key coaching competencies to help coaches become as effective and ethical as possible.

Coaching Competencies
01:21

This video looks at the Association for Coaching's competency framework.

Live training example: The Association for Coaching (AC) coaching competencies
04:42

In this video from a live training session, Steve elicits the skills the group used in a coaching exercise to highlight the sensibilities a coach needs. 

Live training example: Key coach competencies
16:06

It is very important for a coach to set up a coach-client contract. This video looks at what needs to be in that contract.

The Coach-Client Contract
02:52

Professional coaches who are members of coaching bodies follow a code of ethics and good practice (CoE). This video outlines the AC's CoE.

The Code of Ethics and Good Practice
04:54

In this video you will find invaluable tips and traps for coaches.

Tips and traps for coaches
08:32

This component of the course let's you download some useful documents. These are:

  1. A Coaching Log to keep track of your coaching hours
  2. A Wheel of Life template
  3. An Inter-Session Progress Sheet (to keep track on progress)
  4. A Coach-Client Contract template (for you to alter as necessary)
  5. A Reflective Coaching Log template
Useful documents
01:51

Here is the next summary and task in this Essential Life Coaching Course. As always, putting the knowledge into practice will help you to become the best Life Coach you can be.

End of Section 7: Summary and Task
00:42

This quiz will help you to test your knowledge and understanding of the topics covered in section 6 of the course

Section 7 Quiz
10 questions

Congratulations and thank you for completing this Essential Life Coaching Skills Online Course. 

From the depths of our hearts we wish you all the very best for the future in your career as a Professional Life Coach and look forward to continuing to hear from you either in our Facebook Group, Coach Corner (see the invite in the pdf you can download in this section, or through one of our other Udemy Courses. Warmest Regards, Steve and the Team.

Congratulations, next steps and all the best for the future
00:47
+ Archive of old videos
1 lecture 02:21

Human beings learn effectively through doing, not just by absorbing information. The activity of writing down how to bring your learning to life, and then physically doing it, has been proven in study after study to help you learn faster and at a deeper level. Here is the first task for you to complete. Enjoy!

End of Section 1: Summary and Task
02:21