Essential Life and Business Coaching Skills Certification
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Essential Life and Business Coaching Skills Certification

Beginner to Advanced: Develop the skills to become a super-effective life and business coach.
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4.6 (89 ratings)
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Created by Steve Payne
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 29 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • Fast-track your learning. This course is succinct, to-the-point and easy to we know how busy you are
  • Create and structure effective coaching sessions
  • Ask the right question at the right time
  • Listen effectively
  • Set effective goals with your coaching clients
  • Create a great coach-client relationship
  • Help clients achieve success in their personal lives and careers
  • Build a successful coaching business
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  • Students will need to be interested in understanding coaching and gaining tools to be an effective coach
  • You should be able to use a PC at a beginner level

This course will equip you with what you need to create a successful coaching business. You will develop your skills and learn how to create and structure coaching programmes with your clients to give them the success they are looking for. Uniquely, the course also features video footage from live Association for Coaching accredited coaching training sessions, filmed during our Accredited Certificate in Coach Training courses, to heighten your training experience.

Delivered by Steve Payne, an expert International Coach and one of very few Certified Master Trainers of NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) in the world, the course mixes studio and live training videos, graphics, downloads, text, quizzes and tests to help you chart your progress through the course. This is a high-quality course that provides you with the very best instruction, tools and techniques that a professional coach could wish for.

By the end of this course, you will have the confidence to get more successful coaching clients and make a real difference to the lives of others, and, just as importantly, to your own life! Success is just a few clicks away!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is perfect for beginners and advanced students alike
  • This course is for people looking to develop a career as a professional coach. The techniques are also exceptionally useful for managers who lead people.
  • This course is for those looking to develop great communication skills and help others perform better
  • This course is for people who want to be more effective at work
  • This course is for people who want to create a successful coaching business
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Curriculum For This Course
41 Lectures
Welcome and introduction
3 Lectures 06:46

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

After this video learners will understand some of the principal reasons and benefits for enrolling in this coach training.

Preview 02:21

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

Live training example: Why coach training is essential

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

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
11 Lectures 01:08:22

This video looks at some official coaching definitions from the main bodies that oversee the coaching industry.

What is coaching?

This video is a filmed interaction with a group of 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

This video explains the Academy of Coaching and Training's philosophy on coach training.

Live training example: Our coach training philosophy

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

This video explores the Change Model and looks at the principle behind moving from where we are, to where we want to be.

The Change Model

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.

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. 

Preview 09:37

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

The Generic Model of Coaching

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

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

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

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
4 Lectures 20:01

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


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.


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

Live training example: Calibration and rapport

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

Perceptual positions

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
5 Lectures 21:26

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.


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

The Question Funnel

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!


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.


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

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
7 Lectures 39:37

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Live training example: Tasking and Goal-Setting

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
4 Lectures 35:56

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. 


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

Live training example: Influencing and values

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

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

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
7 Lectures 40:18

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

Coaching Competencies

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tips and traps for coaches

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

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
About the Instructor
Steve Payne
4.5 Average rating
94 Reviews
658 Students
2 Courses
Master Trainer of NLP, International Coach and Author

Founder & CEO of NLP Dynamics and the Academy of Coaching and Training

Steven is an international executive coach, actor, author, entrepreneur and motivational speaker and one of very few certified Master Trainers of NLP in the world. He has been helping individuals and organisations achieve their performance goals for over twenty years. As an actor Steven trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London and has worked in radio drama for BBC Radio 4, as well as appearing in theatre, film and television over many years. His television roles include appearances in some of the UK’s best-known television series. 

In February 2017, Steven was nominated by The Best You magazine for Best Personal Development Author for his critically acclaimed book 'My 31 Practices', co-written with Alan Williams.  

As a business coach, Steven has helped senior executives from blue chip companies to SMEs in Europe, America and South America achieve their full potential. He has developed training programmes that that help companies deal with the challenges brought about by organisational change. Much of Steven’s work in business is based on creating a values-based culture. Steven has also created coach-training programmes for the Academy of Coaching and Training (ACT), accredited by the Association for Coaching in the UK. 

Steven has a passion for helping people overcome assumed limitations to reach their full potential. He runs certified training courses in Public Speaking, NLP and Coaching across Europe and South America.

Steve speaks Brazilian Portuguese and his hobbies include travel, film, screenwriting and flying. He holds a private pilots licence.