Certified Professional Life Coach
Online Life Coach Training Course
Become a Certified Life Coach
Life coaches provide expert guidance to help their clients establish and meet important
goals. This 100% course will train you to work as a life coach and teach you how to
launch your own coaching practice. You’ll learn the Core Competencies of the International
Coach Federations (ICF) and become a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) upon course
"The course helped me with my career journey! It was laid out in a methodical way
and truly prepared me to work with clients. I was able to tailor the exercises to
fit my practice clients and use that skill in my career." — Rosemarie A.
Job Outlook for Life Coaches
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found that in a professional survey, life coach
practitioners reported “an average annual income from coaching of about $61,900.”
- The BLS also noted that many life coaches often have another career, which informs
their practice as a life coach. For example, an experienced business leader may have
a coaching practice for clients who want to achieve specific career goals in addition
to their primary job.
- Payscale.com reports that the average fee for life coaches is $31.45 per hour. Experience
life coaches can charge $150.00 and above per hour depending on their specialty.
Life Coaching FAQs
|Life coaches help their clients identify a specific life or career goal, define the
steps needed to achieve this goal and create a plan of action. Life coaches will also
help clients identify strengths, weaknesses and obstacles that will impact their plan
Most importantly, professional life coaching involves relationship building and trust.
Life coaches must be able to forge a creative partnership with their clients to:
- Identify and create a plan for what the client wants
- Modify and build strategies to achieve a client’s goals
- Encourage self-discovery, self-awareness and growth
- Promote accountability and positive change
While therapists analyze a client’s past to help them understand their current behavior,
life coaches identify obstacles that stop a client from achieving their goals and
present strategies for getting past these obstacles.
Similar to the different between a life coach and a therapist, coaching is different
than counseling because it focuses on goal setting and not mental health. Ultimately,
both practices aim to help the client on a deeply personal level but take different
approaches in doing so.
Training and certification helps you stand out to clients. Credentialing organizations
like the International Association of Professional Recovery Coaches (IAPRC) and International
Coach Federation (ICF) follow a standards of ethics that clients expect.
- Earn a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) certification, issued through the International
Association of Professional Recovery Coaches (IAPRC)
- Learn strategies for applying the IAPRC Code of Ethics, ICF Core Competencies, and
other coaching concepts
- Build a foundation for coaching relationships using a formal coaching agreement
- Develop an Envisioning Possibilities statement for your practice client
- Establish your personal coaching presence, style, and communication system
Prerequisites and Requirements
There are no specific prerequisites for taking this course.
Jean LaCour, Ph.D., is a Certified Prevention Professional, author, and a trainer
with extensive experience in the addiction recovery field. She is the co-founder of
the NET Training Institute Center for Addiction and Recovery Education, a 501(c)(3)
tax exempt nonprofit corporation offering online training in addiction counseling,
peer specialist support, and recovery support services.
Registration and Enrollment
This course is 100% online. Start anytime.