F.A.Q’s | Life Coach Training Online
The fact that you have come this far implies that something inside you is interested in the concept of coaching. A little voice down deep within you acknowledging a desire to help others. Coaching skills are very portable, allowing you to practice from almost any location in the world and at any time.
Coaching is an incredible profession! From obtaining your first client, to diversifying into a full-time Coaching practice with multiple income streams, The Life Coach Certification Group™ e-distance learning program will methodically walk you through each of the precise steps necessary to assist you in reaching your specific career goals. Below, are some of the questions that we are more commonly asked.
- Do you like people
- Are you a good listener?
- Do you easily develop a rapport with others?
- Do you like to take pride in other’s success?
- Do you enjoy helping others?
- Do you want to make a difference in the world?
- Do you want financial independence?
- Do you want to continue to grow spiritually?
- Do you desire to work at a job you love?
A career in Coaching is perfect for the individual man or woman who desires to make a difference in people’s lives while maintaining a high standard of personal excellence in his or her own life.
Common backgrounds of today’s Coaches: Consultants, Mental Health Professionals, Managers, Trainers in Development, Human Resource Professionals, Financial Consultants and CPA’s, Professional speakers, Sales Persons, Fitness Instructors, Holistic Practitioners.
Coaching is more concerned with results rather than understanding or processing. Therefore, there is a strong focus on action. Coaching makes its focus on the future rather than the past.
Coaching is about working under the assumption that every individual that we are coaching already has all the answers that they require within his/herself.
The primary job of the Coach is to help the client tap into the deep resource that they already own to find the appropriate answers to the areas of their life that is just not working for them. It is very important to remember that the Coaching Session is an ‘advice-free zone.’
- Our programs are designed for self-directed, mature adults
- a student must be of legal age of consent
- Proficiency in English
- Good written skills
- Willingness to help others
- Freely expresses openness
- Embodies empathy, compassion toward others.
If you have questions about your eligibility to become a coach, please contact us and we will be happy to speak with you.
This means that it isn’t necessary for us to charge exorbitant tuition in order to maintain a physical campus.
With this in mind, we offer condensed accredited coach training aimed to serve you better, faster, and for less money than any other training program of comparable quality.
We also believe that charging higher tuition prices to keep students in training longer than necessary is not conducive to fair practice.
We believe in providing the very best, state of the art training at a fair and reasonable price to you, the student.
As our student, you receive your training through convenient, relaxed, interactive teleclasses.
If you live in a physical locale that does not permit you to take part of our teleclasses due to the time-shift, you can study via pre-recorded lecture format that makes you feel just like you were there! It’s convenient and easy.
Please note that distance training is only accredited through the Certified Coaches Alliance and not through the International Coach Federation.
The term “accreditation” is applied to a program, while the term “certification” is applied to an individual.
To follow though with this theme, the The Life Coach Certification Group™ program is accredited through the International Coach Federation (ICF) as “Approved Coach Specific Training Hours.”
Graduates of an approved program become a certified coach. Accreditation assures you, the prospective student, that the program has been assessed and reviewed for its inclusive content of the eleven core competencies and ethical standards as recognized and adopted by most world-wide coaching organizations.
Graduation from an accredited program may not be necessary for the life coach to begin and maintain a successful professional practice, however, an accredited program is considered the program of choice as the quality of the program is carefully scrutinized on an ongoing basis.
Your course includes everything you need to successfully complete your coaching Certification with a guarantee of no hidden extras.
Tuition includes all course materials, notes, supplemental reading and resources. Tuition fees include all taxes with the exception of some individuals who reside within Canada.
Upon graduation, however, alumni are required to enter into affiliation with the Certified Coaches Alliance. Current affiliation fees are as follows: $54.00 for each 2-years; $79.00 for each 3-years and $299.00 USD for Enduring Certification which requires no ongoing renewal.
Students undertaking the the Master SPIRIT LIFE Coach program are expected to complete their program within 8 months.
We have some flexibility when indicators suggest that a student has current life issues that will slow his or her progress. At any time should you find that you are not able to keep up to the study schedule, we ask that you speak with the Chief Learning Officer so that arrangements can be made to assist you to complete the program in accordance to your current situation.
We firmly believe that the face of coaching is an ever-evolving profession. We do not favour any particular Coaching model over another.
Our program, however, will teach you the accepted ‘standard of practice’ model. We encourage our students to continue to develop his or her discipline as they so choose based on their particular background, strengths and interests.
Business, organizational, health and fitness, relationship, career, confidence, self-esteem, and finances are just a few areas of specialty that we can mention here.
The list is endless and you are only held by your imagination and your interests. Deciding on if a specialty niche is right for you, and discovering just what that niche should be is part of your learning experience in the program.
Our graduates must join the Certified Coaches Alliance (CCA), in order to activate their International coaching designation. Unlike other affiliation bodies, the CCA is not in place to govern or mandate the manner in which you perform your coaching practice.
In existence since 2004, the CCA is well respected Internationally for their professional standards and profile. A coaches alignment to a body that provides and upholds a cohesive “Code of Ethics and Standards” is imperative to the success of any coach within today’s marketplace.
No longer are prospects and potential employers asking only if a coach has been certified, they are also inquiring if a coach is aligned with an organization that upholds a professional “Code of Ethics and Standards.” For most community organizations, for-profit and not-for-profit organizations and government offices who would hire a coach, this connection is mandated.
That said, students must complete several assignments for evaluation and a final exam.
Students must receive 80% or better to pass the exam. Student’s who fail to receive 80% or better on the exam will be invited to rewrite the exam within 30-days at a cost of $250.00 USD. Upon successful completion you will receive your certificate of designation as a ‘Certified LIFE Coach.’
As our student you are never alone!
Students may contact the Chief Learning Officer at any time should there be any questions, whatsoever. Students also receive ongoing weekly support emails for a period of one year. This ongoing correspondence is filled with ideas and suggestions for building your business, growing your client-base and keeping you inspired.
Students and graduates of the program will also receive ongoing free access to refresher teleclasses and updates for as long as you remain in good standing.
Your Certification as an affiliated coach of the Certified Coaches Alliance assures your International coach standing. There are several choices of ongoing affiliation: $54.00 USD for each 2-years $79.00 USD for each 3-years $299.00 USD for Enduring Certification which requires no ongoing renewal.
A renewal process of your International coach certification standing is essential to:
• Maintaining accurate records of all alumni currently in active service;
• Updating of records (change of name, physical mailing address, telephone and email address);
• Overseeing changes to coaching designations;
• Closing files of coaches who have retired their International coach status;
• Closing files of coaches no longer in good standing (of timely certification renewal processing);
• Closing files of coaches who have become deceased during the current or previous reporting year;
• Update the CCA active coach registry and to
• Inform the ICF on any internationally certified coaches no longer in good standing.
We would be happy to receive your call and assist you in any manner that we can.
Director of Admissions is available to receive your phone call and answer your questions each Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Pacific Standard Time.
We will return calls after hours should you reside in a time-zone that requires us to be flexible. 800.925.7116 Ext. 1 [Toll Free North America] 310.209.8271 Ext. 1 [Direct] For more information, please visit our Contact page.
Once you have purchased the tuition for your program of choice the process of opening your student file and putting everything in place for you to begin usually takes no more than a couple of days.