Happiness Life Coach Certification
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Happiness Life Coach Certification

Become a Certified Happiness Life Coach! Learn powerful tools and strategies to help your clients find their happiness.
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  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 13 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn the techniques and tools that will help you help others find their happiness
  • Understand and learn the psychology of what creates long term change in people
  • Utilize a proven, step-by-step system with all the materials needed to help people
  • Be able to teach what you learn with confidence
  • Increase your credibility
  • Enhance your coaching business
  • Offer new services to current clients
  • Provide workbook materials to your clients
  • Add additional sources of revenue to your bottom line
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  • A basic understanding of life coaching


We are one of the top Udemy Instructors in Life Coaching. Our courses have been taken by over 35,000 happy students from 172 countries.

We have a thriving community in the course and we are actively involved and answer questions within 24h.

The course also has a thriving Facebook networking group.  


Help your clients find happiness in everyday life, no matter what obstacles they may be facing. This training program is designed to help you work with clients to peel off the layers of limiting beliefs, negative patterns, and old programming—empowering them to unleash their happiness from within! With newfound awareness, you can help your clients (and yourself) develop better coping skills for day-to-day stressors and make decisions that bring happiness and success in life.

Not only will you learn powerful tools and concepts for creating happiness in your own life, you'll also learn proven strategies to COACH YOUR CLIENTS as a Certified Happiness Life Coach, adding credibility to your brand and profits to your bottom line.

By having the Happiness Coach Certification under your belt (and the official seal on your marketing material) you'll be giving yourself the credit you deserve for the important work you do.


We understand this certification course is not for everyone, therefor it may not be applicable to you. So to narrow it down, this course may be for you:

  • If you have a passion to help others improve their lives and be more happy
  • If you are a counselor, life coach, speaker, teacher or other professional who works with people and you want to enhance the service you provide
  • If you like to have a structure to follow and step by step system with proven results
  • If you want to be able to give clients something concrete that they can work on
  • If you are a presenter, workshop facilitator or speaker and want to add additional tools to your offerings and services
  • If you want to expand your credibility through being a Certified Happiness Life Coach

Why Happiness?

Because it’s a choice and a gift we can give to ourselves and clients! It will not only benefit our clients' well being, it will increase the positive outcome of whatever else they are trying to achieve through life coaching.

Many studies have demonstrated that happiness:

  • Doubles your critical thinking skills, problem solving ability, and creativity
  • Boosts your immune system and cardiovascular health
  • Extends life expectancy
  • Creates more fulfilling and longer lasting relationships
  • Creates more balance in life
  • Even helps individuals receive work promotions more often
  • And many more positive side effects!

Do you want to help your clients feel inspired with life? Help them stop letting stress and other people zap their joy! This course will give you the 6 simple, proven keys to helping your clients experience TRUE happiness in their daily life, no matter what’s going on around them. You’ve heard that true happiness comes from within… so, are you ready to help others UNLEASH it? Instructor Joeel A. Rivera, M.Ed. is finishing a study about happiness (for his Ph.D. in Psychology) and wants to share his powerful findings and experience with you!

“Throughout my youth I had the opportunity to see life through many different lenses. Moving every six months, I saw and lived in two worlds—a world of poverty and a world of wealth. I found that regardless of what world we each live in, we all want to experience the same thing—happiness. After failing my first year of college, my brother passed away, and I was reawakened with a new purpose to discover what creates true happiness—internal peace and joy—regardless of what we are experiencing in our life. This led me back to school, where I successfully received my Bachelor, Masters, and now Ph.D. in psychology. My co-instructor Natalie and I have dedicated more than 18 years, combined, academically and professionally to understanding what creates true happiness and teaching others how to create it in their lives. Our life purpose it to help you and others experience more happiness and joy on a daily bases, which is what lead us to create Transformation Services, Inc., Transformation Magazine, and our courses, programs, and life coaching which have reached tens of thousands of people from over 145 countries. The information in this course is not just based on life experience; it is based on what research from around the world has demonstrated to be the keys to experiencing true happiness.”

This course will help your clients:

  • Experience more joy and happiness on a daily bases, no matter what!
  • Help them let go of old patterns and belief systems and replace them with empowering ones!
  • Help them to stop living everyone else’ dreams and embrace their true path!
  • Help them control their emotions (so they can feel good NOW) instead of their emotions controlling them!
  • Help them to live a life of purpose and be their authentic self!



Who is the target audience?
  • If you have a passion to help others improve their lives.
  • If you are a counselor, life coach, speaker, teacher or other professional who works with people and you want to enhance the service you provide
  • If you like to have a structure to follow and step by step system with proven results
  • If you want to be able to give clients something concrete that they can work on
  • If you want to expand your credibility through being a certified Happiness Life Coach
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Curriculum For This Course
36 Lectures
Happiness Coach Introduction
8 Lectures 55:59

In this section we will introduce the course and your will learn what you will get out of this course. PLEASE NOTE: In most cases, the "Worksheets" are attached to the CLIENT segments.

Preview 09:02

We will describe how to use this course as well as how it works. The course includes lessons labeled "Coach" and "Client". The "Client" lessons are the original content that we used to work with our clients. The "Coach" lessons include advanced content intended to supplement toe "Client" lesson and teach coaches how to effectively use this material with their client. It is recommended to watch the "Client" lesson first, followed by the "Coach" lesson, which takes it further. It is also recommended that, as a coach, you complete the activities as you would if you were a client. This helps ensure you fully understand the process of attaining happiness so that you are better able to coach your clients. PLEASE NOTE: In most cases, the "Worksheets" are attached to the CLIENT segments.

Preview 04:26

What is happiness? We all may define what it would mean to be happy in a different way. In this section we take a look at the importance of our biases and making sure that they do not impact our clients. We will also look at important questions that we need to understand how our clients define happiness to be able to truly help. The questions have to be tangible and a person has to have a big enough reason why to truly stay committed. . Some of these questions are:

1. What would it mean to be happy?

2. What would it feel like?

3. What would they experience?

Defining Happiness (Coach)

This section we will take a look at why happiness? We will also look at how happiness helps a client emotionally, socially, physically, productivity, and practically every aspect of their life.

We will also look at challenges that we may find in helping our clients create happiness. This inludes the addictive qualities of negative emotions and the benefits that people get from these negative emotions.

Benefits and Challenges (Coach)

This section we just want to get to know you and give an opportunity for the class to get to know each other. Please take 30 seconds to post your name, where your from, and a little background. Feel free to share your website if you have one. We believe we can all learn from each other so give everyone the opportunity to get to know you. You can post in the general discussion board or in the discussion on this section.

Networking and Getting to Know Each Other

Learn how to access worksheets and activities referenced throughout the course, as well as how to get professional workbooks for personal use or to use with your clients.

Downloading Worksheets and Workbooks for Your Clients

What's the difference between happiness and true joy? learn what happiness is, the three pathways people take to it, and which route makes for satisfying and successful lives.

Unleash Your Happiness Intro (Client)

What keeps you from experiencing joy? This lecture gives an overview of what to expect in the course and explains how understanding the following keys to happiness can unblock your joy:

1) Your current mood

2) Negative patterns and wires

3) Time (past/future)

4) Identity/Ego

5) Limiting Beliefs

6) Envy/Desire

Peeling Off The Layers (Client)
Layer 1: Desire (influences/programming/expectations)
5 Lectures 56:26

We all have desires, which is awesome, but the Buddha told us "The root of all suffering is desire," so what does that mean? Discover how much of your desires are influenced by others and how attachment to them zaps your joy. PLEASE NOTE: In most cases, the "Worksheets" are attached to the CLIENT segments.

Layer 1: Desire (Client)

Learn strategies for helping your client navigate through the bombardment of desires they are influenced to have and discover their true desires, which is a key to happiness.

Layer 1: Desire (Coach)

BONUS: Unconditional Desire

Ever had high expectations and been disappointed (no joy there)? Ever had low expectations and lived in a slump (still no joy)? This lecture will give you the tool to let go of expectations all together and, surprise, find your joy!

Layer 1: Expectations Vs Joy (Client)

Layer 1: Expectations Vs Joy (Coach)
Layer 2: Limiting Beliefs (unconscious/agreements)
2 Lectures 29:17

In this lesson, you'll learn what limiting beliefs about work, money, and life in general might be holding you back from joy, and what word you shouldn't use.

Layer 2: Limiting Beliefs (Client)

Beliefs are all about perspective. It is vital to remember that all beliefs are valid, even if one person's belief conflicts with another's. The reason is that each person sees the world from their own point of view. In workshops, we often have 2 people stand back to back to demonstrate the concept of perspective. We ask both to tell the audience 10 things that exist in the room. Many of the items each mentions are different than the other person, however neither is lying or incorrect, even if the other person cannot see that those items exist in the room. Life is like this.

This is another segment that it is important to remember that YOUR beliefs are not likely to match those of your client. Your role is only to help them determine beliefs they hold that may be holding them back. One way to think about beliefs is like they are a table with legs. The surface is the belief and the legs are the evidence that supports the belief. Through life, your clients may have developed limiting beliefs because they were exposed to ideas that planted seeds of doubt and then they had experiences—themselves or by observing others—that reinforced these ideas, turning them into beliefs. You see, a belief is just a thought you keep thinking.

The good news is that beliefs can be CHANGED. How? By knocking out the legs. The key to dismantling unwanted beliefs is to find evidence that proves that they are not true (or not always true). This eliminates or weakens the legs. Any table with less than 3 legs will topple over. Then, new beliefs that are more empowering can be built in the same way. Determine the desired belief and then find EVIDENCE to back it up.

Layer 2: Limiting Beliefs (Coach)
Layer 3: Ego and Identity (attachments/roles)
2 Lectures 31:20

Unless we stop to consider what roles we play and who we THINK we are, we're stuck replaying the roles we learned... but you get to choose! Who do you want to be? Discover how to find happiness by being your true, authentic self.

Layer 3: Ego and Identity (Client)

This section goes over how your clients' identities impacts happiness. It also will look at some of the resistance that your clients may have to releasing aspects of their identity that do not serve them.

Layer 3: Ego and Identity (Coach)
Layer 4: Time (past and future vs. the now)
4 Lectures 40:54

Stop putting off your joy... no more "I'll be happy when...". Joy is found RIGHT NOW! Find out how.

Layer 4: Time "The Now" (Client)

Learn strategies for keeping your coaching sessions "in the now" and capitalizing on the power contained in the present moment and how only in this moment can you, or your clients, experience joy. Learn how to keep your client focused on their current reality moving forward, rather than getting lost in the past.

Layer 4: Time "The Now" (Coach)

In what way do you prefer to get JOY out of your experiences? Feeling the happiness IN the moment OR looking back at the memory and reliving the happiness? Knowing the answer and understanding the difference can unlock clues to happiness.

Layer 4: Time "Experiencing vs. Remembering Self" (Client)

Discover how understanding whether your clients think more from their experiencing self or remembering self can effect how you should be coaching them. Knowing this will help you coach them to happiness through practicing being "in the now" vs. focusing on "telling a new story."

Layer 4: Time "Experiencing vs. Remembering Self" (Coach)
Layer 5: Patterns and Conditioning (rewiring for joy)
5 Lectures 01:02:43

Discover the power of your unconscious mind and the tools to free yourself from the patterns and conditioning that currently block your joy.

Layer 5: Negative Patterns and Conditioning (Client)

This section will help you determine the condition responses and triggers that your clients may have that elicit the emotions they wish to change (and create more happiness). We will also look at:

What is conditioning.

Triggers and conditioned responses.

Importance of interrupters.

How to use these powerful conditions to help clients.

Reconditioning a negative pattern.

The importance of conditioning your session so that they have a positive association with it.

Layer 5: Negative Patterns and Conditioning (Coach)

If you want more joy you literally need to REWIRE the learned responses that trigger negative feelings. You also need to understand how stress blocks happiness and what to do about it. The good news is that it's super easy and we provide the tools.

Layer 5: Wired for Joy (Client)

Learn how to utilitze the strategies taught to set the tone for your sessions. Coach your clients to reduce stressors and walk them through the process of reprogramming negative triggers to positive ones. Recommended book and training program, Wired for Joy. is discussed and simplified activity from Wired for Joy included as an attachment (see Wired for Joy activity attached to the CLIENT video).

Layer 5: Wired for Joy (Coach)

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a powerful tool for helping develop positive conditioning to help your clients experience greater happiness in their lives. Learn the basics of NLP, including how to create a positive anchor and how to stack positive anchors for more powerful effects. Includes scripts (attachment).

NLP: Anchoring and Stacking (Coach)
Layer 6: Your Current Mood (emotions)
2 Lectures 23:49

Happiness is a choice! Yes, you can learn the tools to control your emotions so you can feel good NOW, no matter what's going on in your life.

Layer 6: Emotions and Current Mood (Client)

Your mood, as a coach, has a powerful impact on your clients, so it's important to master the art of creating a positive mood while working with clients. Help your clients learn that what they feel is ultimately their choice and give them tools for choosing happiness.

Layer 6: Emotions and Current Mood (Coach)
Wrap Up & Bonuses: Unleash Your Happiness
6 Lectures 33:32

Review the layers between you and your happiness, including how desires, beliefs, identity, time, and negative patterns affect your ability to truly experience joy.

Happiness Unleashed (Client)

Final reflections on utilizing the tools and concepts contained within this course to better assist your clients in creating true, lasting happiness in their lives.

Congratulations and Reflection (Coach)

We discuss what forgiveness truly is and the impact that unforgiveness has on our clients' happiness. We also discuss how to help our clients discover the power of forgiveness.

BONUS: Forgiveness Part 1 (Coach)

In this section we go over the steps that our client can follow that will lead them to forgiveness and letting go of what may be holding them back from true happiness.

BONUS: Forgiveness Part 2 (Coach)

You're the director of your own life movie (and your client directs theirs)! Use this activity to re-write your script, or use it with your clients, and watch how it changes your life.

BONUS: My Life Movie (Coach)

This is the January issue of Transformation Magazine: Renew 

Bonus: Transformation Magazine: January Renew
Certification Completion
2 Lectures 02:55
How to Receive Your Official Certificate

About the Instructor
Joeel & Natalie Rivera
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34,655 Students
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Top Udemy Instructor with over 30,000 students

Joeel & Natalie are firestarters, entrepreneurs, coaches and professional speakers. They are powerful, passionate, and REAL! They have had over thirty thousand students from over 170 countries take their courses. They take students beyond the typical online course experience by evoking deep, emotional reactions that transform them from within. Rather than simply learning information, students finish each course with a clear, immediate action to take and practical tools to stay empowered and achieve success.

Their goal is to challenge individuals to step outside their comfort-zones and break free of their old patterns and limitations. They inspire students to rewrite their life stories, turn their curses into blessings, discover their greater purpose, and be the change they want to see in the world.

More about the instructors:

Joeel A. Rivera, MEd: From an early age, Joeel faced adversity, including failing his first year of college and losing his brother to a car accident at the age of 19. This experience transformed his life and instilled a deep sense of purpose by inspiring him to give his brother Daniel's name a meaning by helping others find their true path. He returned to college, earning a Master's Degree in Counseling, and he is currently completing his dissertation for his Ph.D. in Psychology, with an emphasis on happiness. In almost a decade, Joeel has reached over ten thousand people from different parts of the world as an educator, entrepreneur, speaker, curriculum developer, and consultant. His clients have included school systems, the juvenile justice system, non-profits, the penitentiary system, medical centers, legal firms, individuals and small businesses.

Natalie Rivera is passionate about empowering others to live authentically and embrace their inner callings. After a decade of living a life that wasn't hers and developing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Natalie let go of everything and completely transformed. Through her journey to healing she rediscovered her true self and greater purpose—to be an entrepreneur and inspire others to transform their lives. Natalie “retired" from the rat race at 24, put herself through school as a freelance designer, and created a non-profit teen center. She is also the Publisher of Transformation Magazine.

Transformation Services, Inc. (a.k.a. Transformation Academy) offers online courses, life coach training programs, professional speaking, curriculum development, life coaching, event management, and publishing for individuals on a path of transformation.