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Coaching and Counseling ►Life Skills Coach Certificate Program




This training program combines a two course training track:

  • Life Skills Coaching – Level 1
  • Life Skills Coaching – Level 2

Life Skills Coaching is one of the fastest growing professions in the world today. It is a key component of individual's success as well as an organization's toolkit for developing leaders, working with teams, and helping employees at every level achieve their personal and professional best. Through this course you can discover the techniques and tools for becoming a successful Life Skills Coach!


The Job Outlook

Overall employment of counselors is expected to increase by 18 percent between 2008 and 2018, which is faster than the average for all occupations. However, growth is expected to vary by specialty.


Life Skills Coaching – Level 1 (270 Hours)

Overview

Life Skills Coaching is one of the fastest growing professions in the world today. It is a key component of individual's success as well as an organization's toolkit for developing leaders, working with teams, and helping employees at every level achieve their personal and professional best. Through this course you can discover the techniques and tools for becoming a successful Life Skills Coach!

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify the fundamentals of coaching
  • Recognize the principles of empowerment
  • Recall the steps for developing coaching skills
  • Identify methods for creating conversations, enhancing listening skills and working with clients
  • Define the co-active coaching model

Life Skills Coaching – Level 2 (270 Hours)

Overview


Life Skills Coaching - Level 2 takes students step-by-step through the coaching process, covering all the crucial ideas and strategies for being an effective, successful life coach. This course moves seamlessly from coaching fundamentals to more advanced ideas such as helping clients to identify life purpose, recognize and combat obstacles, maintain a positive mind-set, and live with integrity. In the Level 2 course you will discover ways to help clients succeed and grow.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify coaching principles
  • Define the coaching process
  • Recognize proper ways to ask coaching questions
  • Identify steps for selecting and developing your coaching model
  • Recall coaching techniques and goals

Prerequisite: Life Skills Coaching - Level 1


Life Skills Coaching Module 1

Coaching Fundamental

  • Listening as a Coach
  • Three Kinds of Listening
  • Listening To
  • Listening For
  • Listening With
  • Listening for the “Big Five”
  • The Language of Coaching
  • Coaching Conversations
  • Using Structures
  • Preparing for Coaching Sessions

Life Skills Coaching Module 2

Coaching and Empowerment

  • Coaching as a Developmental Change Process
  • Psychology,Philosophy and Human Development
  • Ken Wilber’s Four Quadrants of Change
  • Levels of Consciousness Development
  • Empowering the Client
  • When Do Coaches Use Empowering Skills
  • Selecting the Right Type of Conversation
  • Six Types of Conversations
  • Seven Skills for Empowering

Life Skills Coaching Module 3

Working with Client

  • Stretching the Client
  • The Coaching Continuum
  • Ways to Challenge
  • Metaphors and Analogies
  • Creating Momentum with the Client
  • The Know in Order to Grow Principle
  • Focusing on “Right Action” Through Fieldwork
  • Coaching the Whole Client
  • Mind, Body, Emotions, Spirit

Life Skills Coaching Module 4

Coaching from the Inside Ou

  • The Power of Purpose
  • Ways to Discover Life Purpose
  • Being Purpose-Full
  • Design Your Life
  • Living a Fulfilled Life
  • Using the Contemporary Wheel of Life with Clients
  • What Gets In Your Way?
  • Aligning Values, Actions and Habits
  • Developing New Values

Life Skills Coaching Module 5

Integrity, Play and Wealth

  • Walk the Talk
  • Personal Integrity
  • A Workable System
  • Play Full Out
  • Being At Choice
  • Boundaries
  • How Wealthy Are You?
  • Personal Revenue
  • Making it Practical

Life Skills Coaching Module 6

Mindset and Love

  • Mindset is Causative
  • How Mind-Set is Sourced
  • Distinctions on Observations
  • Affirmations
  • Moods,Emotions and the Body
  • Fear vs. Trust
  • Expressions of Love
  • Learning to Love Ourselves
  • Love is a Choice
  • The Power of Forgiveness

Life Skills Coaching Module 7

Co-Active Coaching Part 1

  • Co-Active Coaching Model
  • Four Cornerstones
  • Co-Active Coaching Relationship
  • The Coaching Environment
  • Co-Active Coaching Contexts
  • Listening
  • Intuition
  • Curiosity

Life Skills Coaching Module 8

Co-Active Coaching Part 2

  • Forward and Deepen
  • Goal Setting
  • Putting Structures to Work
  • Self-Management
  • Self-Judgement
  • Coaching Fulfillment
  • Balance
  • Process
  • Putting it all Together

Life Skills Coaching Module 1

Coaching Principles

  • The Coaching Spirit
  • Relationship and Trust
  • Asking Questions and Curiosity
  • Listening and Intuition
  • Feedback and Awareness
  • Suggestions and Simplification
  • Goals and Action Plans
  • Accountability and Accomplishments
  • Six Paradigms of Situational Coaching

Life Skills Coaching Module 2

Achiever’s Coaching Technique

  • Responsibility
  • Building Self Esteem
  • Clarifying Life Purpose
  • Visualizing and Affirming Desired Outcomes
  • Planning for Action
  • Using Feedback, Learning and Perseverance to Your Advantage
  • Law of Attraction and Celebrating Success
  • Making the Impossible Dream Possible

Life Skills Coaching Module 3 Coaching

Coaching Questions

  • Become a Master of Asking
  • Top Ten Asking Mistakes
  • Starting Significant Conversations
  • Conversational Models
  • The GROW Model
  • Defining the Problem
  • SMART Goals
  • Seven Strategies to Overcome Obstacles
  • Destiny Discovery
  • Asking Good Questions

Life Skills Coaching Module 4 Starting

Ways to Succeed

  • The Art and Science of Make Believe
  • You Were Born Happy
  • The Problem with Goals
  • The Simple Way to Make Decisions

Life Skills Coaching Module 5 Virtual

Supercoach Techniques

  • Rainy Days and Mondays
  • Have an Average Day
  • Listening Made Fun
  • How to Ask for Anything from Anyone

Life Skills Coaching Module 6 Virtual

Becoming a Supercoach

  • Secrets to a Lifetime of Financial Security
  • Power of Hope
  • Are You Ready to Become a Supercoach?

Required Materials:

  • The Power of Self Coaching by Joseph J. Luciani
  • The Coaching Starter Kit by Coachville.com
  • Co-Active Coaching by Laura Whitworth, Karen Kimsey-House, Henry Kimsey-House, & Phillip Sandahl
  • Coaching Questions: A Coach's Guide to Powerful Asking Skills by Tony Stoltzfus
  • Emotional Intelligence 2.0 by Travis Bradberry, Jean Greaves, and Patrick M.Lencioni
  • Becoming a Professional Life Coach: Lessons from the Institute of Life Coach Training by Patrick Williams and Diane S. Menendez Coaching Millions: Help More People, Make More Money, Live Your Ultimate Lifestyle by Milana Leshinsky
  • Start Your Own Coaching Business by Monroe Mann and Entrepreneur Press
  • The New Rules of Marketing & PR by David Meerman Scott

Certification

Upon successful completion of our Life Skills Coaching Level 1 and Level 2 courses, students will be prepared to sit for the NCCB national certification exam to become a Certified Life Skills Coach (CLSC).

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