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Enjoy these Benefits and Start an Exciting Journey as a Life Coach Today!
  • Understand the meaning and purpose of life coaching
  • Learn the different benefits of life coaching and how it can improve other’s lives
  • Know the tools and techniques for life coaching and what are the most effective ways of teaching
  • How to conduct or outline a life coaching session
  • Determine the different areas of Life Coaching and their benefits
  • Learn the essential skills of a life coach and how it helps you become successful in this career
  • The different life coaching tools and equipment required for professional life coaches
  • Learn what are the different life coaching specialized areas

Study Life Coaching Essentials Online Course and Start a Rewarding and Exciting Career 

Our Life Coaching Essentials Online Course will give you a better understanding of life coaching and how you can turn this into a new life coaching career. Life coaching is becoming one of the fastest-growing careers that go beyond counseling, therapy, and even mentoring. 

The goal of our Life Coaching Essentials Online Certificate course is designed to provide you with the core competencies you need to assist people with their personal goals, aspirations, and relationships. Our Life Coaching Online courses help clients discover and overcome obstacles to personal growth. Upon completion, you’ll have the opportunity to work as a certified life coach, or to further your training online or in-person.

Life Coaching Essentials Online Course - Requirements

The Life Coaching Essentials Online Certificate short course is designed for people who would like to acquire the skills and knowledge to become professional life coaches. The course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7 and only takes 6 to 8 hours of study to complete. 

To complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources

  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)

  • Be a self-directed learner

  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension

  2. Approximately 6 to 8 hours of study is needed to complete course

  3. Registered students gain unrestricted lifetime access to the Life Coaching Essentials Online Certificate Course

  4. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device

  5. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace

  6. All students who complete the course will be awarded a certificate of completion

If you have any questions about our coach certification programs before signing up for this certificate online, you can get in touch with the certified professionals at Courses for Success.

Life Coaching Essentials Online Short Course Outline

Module One: Getting Started

Life coaching is more than counseling, therapy, and mentoring. The objective of this online life coaching certification is to address personal goals, aspirations, relationships, and their importance in our personal lives.

The Objective of the Life Coaching Essentials short course is to

  • Determine the purpose of life coaching

  • Define the benefits of life coaching

  • Know the tools and techniques for life coaching

  • Outline a life coaching session

  • Know the different areas of life coaching

Module Two: Why You Need a Life Coach?

A common misconception about life coaches is that they are also mental health professionals. This often leads to people shunning away from life coaches because they feel nothing is wrong with them mentally. A life coach improves your personal life by helping you during these times:

  • Difficulty Making Life Decisions

  • Prioritizing Projects and Timelines

  • Urgent Situations

  • Lack of Balance

Module Three: The Benefits of Life Coaching

In this module, you will learn about the different benefits of life coaching has to offer. By becoming a life coach. You can help people achieve their personal and professional goals. Below are some of the benefits of life coaching:

Set Performance Targets

As a life coach, you can help people set performance targets or goals. This is done by first identifying their objectives and creating a plan or guideline to help them achieve this.

Cope with Pressure and Stress

Stress is an everyday reality, and people have different coping mechanisms. Life coaches help educate people about the different tools and techniques for dealing with stress.

Develop and Maintain Vision

After determining their goals, life coaches work with clients to develop this into a vision that is more definite and long term.

Maintain Motivation

Many people suffer from a lack of self-motivation making it difficult to sustain their efforts towards achieving goals.

Module Four: Life Coaching Challenges

Life coaching can be both rewarding and challenging. Since you will be handling different people, expect different personalities. In the Life Coaching Essentials online course, you will learn how to handle these challenges.

Lack of Commitment

One of the biggest hurdles in meeting personal goals is the lack of commitment. This is difficult since the challenge comes from within. In this module, you will learn how to keep your clients motivated and more importantly, find meaning and purpose.

Procrastination

This is another significant barrier that keeps people from moving forward. A feeling of frustration can quickly set in when "long" term goals are not met. People are often guilty of quick gratification. To prevent this feeling of procrastination, work with your client to establish short-term, achievable goals. A feeling of achievement, no matter how small, helps keep them within the program.

Poor Communication Skills

Communication is critical to any relationship (school, family, friends, workplace). Poor communication skills cause stress and tension for both parties. As a life coach, your role includes identifying this and helping people find help.

Lack of Direction

A lack of direction is more severe than having a lack of commitment. People who lack direction simply don't know where to start or what their life goals are. The role of a life coach is not to give them a goal or direction but help them identify what these goals are.

Module Five: Basic Structure of a Coaching Session

Life coaching sessions should be structured to your client's personality and needs. This is to ensure that they stay with the program, and that you can deliver meaningful coaching sessions.

Develop an Action Plan

An action provides an outline or guide for tracking a client’s progress. This should also include key points of discussion, possible challenges, and how to create goals or targets. When creating an action plan, here are the four basic steps:

  • Discussing accomplishments

  • Identifying challenges

  • Tracking client progress

  • Creating goals or targets

Ask Questions

Two-way communication between a life coach and client involves asking the right questions. This helps you identify client needs and challenges. Avoid close-ended questions (can be answered by yes or no). Open-ended questions encourage further discussion and interaction.

Overcome

This is the time when a life coach and client set mini-goals or short-term targets. This enables life coaches to create an action plan and timeline to accomplish these goals.

Set a Timeline

The timeline provides a structure for what should be accomplished between sessions. Life coaches can use this timeline for determining a plan of action and creating strategies to achieve their goals. Timelines should include:

  • What the client wants to accomplish

  • What challenges the client expects to face

  • What sort of timeline the client will follow

Module Six: Essential Skills for Successful Coaching

Life coaching allows you to make meaningful connections by providing guidance to individuals and empowering them to reach their goals. However, a life coach must possess certain skills to be effective. In this part of the Life Coaching Essentials Online Certificate short course, you will learn about the different life coach skills.

Listen with Curiosity

Great listening skills is a must for any life coach, but to bring this to a higher level, you must listen with curiosity. This keeps you engaged and interested. It will also help you come up with better follow-up questions and be aware of important details during conversations.

Take in What you Hear

Listening not hearing enables you to remember and capture your client’s thoughts. By taking in what you hear, you can process these exchanges better and create genuine, meaningful conversations.

Reflect with Accuracy

Reflective listening and mirroring what you heard enables you to verify your client's exact message quickly. This helps you avoid misunderstandings and create better trust between you and your client. It also tells the other party that you are actively listening and is genuinely interested in what they are saying. There are several methods of reflecting, these are:

  • Paraphrasing

  • Summarizing

  • Repeating words or phrases

Questioning for Exploration

Good listening skills are not a sure-proof way of not missing some important information. The client, for example, may not be able to give all the details. Therefore, questioning for exploration is an equally important skill for drawing out details that may have been missed out during the initial exchange.

Module Seven: Life Coaching Tools and Techniques

Any coach should be able to employ a variety of tools and techniques to assist their clients. The key here is to identify your client, their needs, and use the appropriate tool for this. Life coaching tools can include flexible sessions, assessments, and self-tracking tools.

Goal Tracking

The key to client-life coach relationships is to establish goals and create targets. After determining your client’s goals, the next step is to track their progress. Goal tracking can be achieved through journaling, electronic tracking, and even one-on-one meetings.

Journaling

Journaling in life coaching is used to track a client’s progress and document ideas, opinions, or feelings. This can also be used by the client to record any strong emotions they could be feeling during the session in privacy.

Life Coaching Assessments and Forms

A life coach can utilize a variety of assessments and forms to evaluate the client's progress. Assessments should not only be done during every session, if possible. Assessments should be tailored to the goals and needs of your clients.

Homework Assignments and Action Items

This may have a negative connotation, especially for adult clients who feel that homework is behind them. But homework is a powerful tool for reinforcing what was discussed during the life coaching session.

Module Eight: Life Coaching Specialized Areas (I)

Specializing in a specific area makes it possible for a life coach to deliver more effective coaching sessions in their niche. This enables them to acquire special skill sets and knowledge, which is more attuned to their client's needs.

Relationship and Dating Coaching

This life coach specializes in helping people in relationships. They are considered experts in relationship dynamics. But these are not limited to romantic relationships. It also includes business and professional relationships. Relationship and dating coaches often involve conflict resolution, communication, and general coping problems.

Health and Fitness Coaching

To become an effective health and fitness coach, a person must have a previous background in the health and fitness field. A fitness coach provides guidance and motivation for people trying to achieve health goals. This can include losing weight, becoming more fit, or simply trying to live life a little bit healthier. Common fitness goals include:

  • Weight loss

  • Building muscles

  • Healthy destressing

  • Eating a healthy diet

  • Quit smoking

Family and Parenting Coaching

This area of Life coaching specializes in relationships between parents and family members. It aims to provide new and veteran parents the tools for parenting children. These tools include communication tools that encourage positive child growth and effective discipline methods.

Spiritual Coaching

This area of life coaching specialty helps people reconnect with their inner selves. The emphasis here is not on their religious beliefs but on a client's inner spirit.

Module Nine: Life Coaching Specialized Areas (II)

In this part of the Life Coaching Essentials Online Certificate short course, we discuss several of the more specialized Life coaching disciplines.

General Life Coaching

General Life Coaching or personal life coaching focuses on a client's goals in life and how to reach them. This includes health concerns, career advice, family problems, and self-confidence issues.

Image Coaching

This specialized area of Life coaching focuses on transforming the client's image. This can include their professional image or generally how people perceive them. This can be very useful, especially for people planning a change in career.

Communication and Creativity Coaching

This focuses on helping clients improve their ability to express themselves while improving self-confidence. Creativity life coaching, on the other hand, helps develop inner creativity and overcome personal barriers.

Career Coaching

This life coaching specialty is similar to life coaching but solely focuses on helping clients with their current or future careers. It does not only deal with helping people change careers but also assist with promotions or creating a better work-life balance. 

Module Ten: Life Coaching Specialized Areas (III)    

Retirement Coaching

A retirement life coach helps clients prepare for one of the most important stages in their life, retirement. Retirement life coaches also provide advice on how to deal with changes in income, schedule their time, and make meaningful changes in their lifestyle.

Leadership and Performance Coaching

This area of specialty focuses on a client’s ability to excel in leadership and performance. It aims to improve leadership skills by helping them create performance goals, planning career and personal ventures, and determining their overall goals.

Business Coaching

This is for individuals planning to start or currently running a business. A business life coach can help clients planning to launch a business by offering advice, support, and encouragement when needed.

Executive Coaching

This life coaches help people in executive and management positions. They specialize in assisting the executive in improving leadership skills, performance strategies, and employee management.

Module Eleven: Apply What You Learned to the Workplace

Life coaching empowers people to go beyond themselves. They help people feel more confident and improve their capability to handle various situations. In this part of the course, we discuss how to implement the different skills and concepts in the life coaching essentials online certificate short course.

  • Have a Game Plan

  • Link Game Plan and Goals

  • Do Drills

  • Assess Progress

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

This is the final module of the master life coach certification where you’ll enjoy a recap of the life coach training you’ve received. 

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this life coach certification online and achieving a passing score for the assessment, you will be issued with an international continuing education credit (CEU) certificate.

This life coaching course certificate is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers, and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

Further learning

 

Upon completion of the online life coach certification program, you can expand your knowledge further with a master life coaching certification program through the CFS life coach course bundle

 

Completing a course with CFS may help you get International Coach Federations ICF recognition around the world so you can complete international coaching no matter where you’re located. We offer distance learning opportunities for people around the globe to complete courses with certificates at our specialist online training institute. These courses are designed to help you advance your career and broaden your career prospects.

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Units of Study

Module One: Getting Started

Module Two: Why You Need a Life Coach?

  • Difficulty Making Life Decisions
  • Prioritizing Projects and Timeline
  • Urgent Situations
  • Lack of Balance

Module Three: The Benefits of Life Coaching

  • Set Performance Targets
  • Cope with Pressure and Stress
  • Develop and Maintain Vision    
  • Maintain Motivation    

Module Four: Life Coaching Challenges

  • Lack of Commitment
  • Procrastination
  • Poor Communication Skills
  • Lack of Direction

Module Five: Basic Structure of a Coaching Session

  • Develop an Action Plan    
  • Ask Questions    
  • Overcome
  • Set a Timeline

Module Six: Essential Skills for Successful Coaching

  • Listen with Curiosity
  • Take in What You Hear    
  • Reflect with Accuracy    
  • Questioning for Exploration

Module Seven: Life Coaching Tools and Techniques

  • Goal Tracking
  • Journaling
  • Life Coaching Assessments and Forms
  • Homework Assignments and Action Items

Module Eight: Life Coaching Specialized Areas (I)

  • Relationship and Dating Coaching
  • Health and Fitness Coaching
  • Family and Parenting Coaching
  • Spiritual Coaching

Module Nine: Life Coaching Specialized Areas (II)

  • General Life Coaching
  • Image Coaching
  • Communication and Creativity Coaching
  • Career Coaching

Module Ten: Life Coaching Specialized Areas (III)    

  • Retirement Coaching
  • Leadership and Performance Coaching
  • Business Coaching
  • Executive Coaching

Module Eleven: Apply What You Learned to the Workplace

  • Have a Game Plan
  • Link Game Plan and Goals
  • Do Drills
  • Assess Progress

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Requirements

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

Microsoft Windows XP, or laterModern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

OSX/iOS 6 or laterModern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or fasterFlash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Requirements

Entry requirements:

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.


Minimum education:

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.


Device requirements:

Students will need access to a computer/any device and the internet.

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All our courses are accessible online on any device. You may complete them at your own pace and at your own time.

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By studying an online course, the usual boundaries caused by location and time constraints are eliminated, meaning you are free to study where and when you want at your own pace.

Of course, you will need to be able to self-manage your time and be organized, but with our help, you’ll soon find yourself settling into a comfortable rhythm of study.

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The majority of our courses have unlimited lifetime access, meaning you can access this course whenever you want.

Please also check the course summary, as a small selection of courses have limited access.

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  • Delivery: Online
  • Access: Unlimited Lifetime
  • Time: Study at your own pace
  • Duration: 6-8 Hours
  • Assessments: Yes
  • Qualification: Certificate
About This Course
Enjoy these Benefits and Start an Exciting Journey as a Life Coach Today!
  • Understand the meaning and purpose of life coaching
  • Learn the different benefits of life coaching and how it can improve other’s lives
  • Know the tools and techniques for life coaching and what are the most effective ways of teaching
  • How to conduct or outline a life coaching session
  • Determine the different areas of Life Coaching and their benefits
  • Learn the essential skills of a life coach and how it helps you become successful in this career
  • The different life coaching tools and equipment required for professional life coaches
  • Learn what are the different life coaching specialized areas

Study Life Coaching Essentials Online Course and Start a Rewarding and Exciting Career 

Our Life Coaching Essentials Online Course will give you a better understanding of life coaching and how you can turn this into a new life coaching career. Life coaching is becoming one of the fastest-growing careers that go beyond counseling, therapy, and even mentoring. 

The goal of our Life Coaching Essentials Online Certificate course is designed to provide you with the core competencies you need to assist people with their personal goals, aspirations, and relationships. Our Life Coaching Online courses help clients discover and overcome obstacles to personal growth. Upon completion, you’ll have the opportunity to work as a certified life coach, or to further your training online or in-person.

Life Coaching Essentials Online Course - Requirements

The Life Coaching Essentials Online Certificate short course is designed for people who would like to acquire the skills and knowledge to become professional life coaches. The course is delivered 100 percent online 24/7 and only takes 6 to 8 hours of study to complete. 

To complete this course, a student must:

  • Have access to the internet and the necessary technical skills to navigate the online learning resources

  • Have access to any mobile device with internet connectivity (laptop, desktop, tablet)

  • Be a self-directed learner

  • Possess sound language and literacy skills

Quick Course Facts

  1. Course content is structured for easy comprehension

  2. Approximately 6 to 8 hours of study is needed to complete course

  3. Registered students gain unrestricted lifetime access to the Life Coaching Essentials Online Certificate Course

  4. All course material is available online 24/7 and can be accessed using any device

  5. Study online from anywhere in your own time at your own pace

  6. All students who complete the course will be awarded a certificate of completion

If you have any questions about our coach certification programs before signing up for this certificate online, you can get in touch with the certified professionals at Courses for Success.

Life Coaching Essentials Online Short Course Outline

Module One: Getting Started

Life coaching is more than counseling, therapy, and mentoring. The objective of this online life coaching certification is to address personal goals, aspirations, relationships, and their importance in our personal lives.

The Objective of the Life Coaching Essentials short course is to

  • Determine the purpose of life coaching

  • Define the benefits of life coaching

  • Know the tools and techniques for life coaching

  • Outline a life coaching session

  • Know the different areas of life coaching

Module Two: Why You Need a Life Coach?

A common misconception about life coaches is that they are also mental health professionals. This often leads to people shunning away from life coaches because they feel nothing is wrong with them mentally. A life coach improves your personal life by helping you during these times:

  • Difficulty Making Life Decisions

  • Prioritizing Projects and Timelines

  • Urgent Situations

  • Lack of Balance

Module Three: The Benefits of Life Coaching

In this module, you will learn about the different benefits of life coaching has to offer. By becoming a life coach. You can help people achieve their personal and professional goals. Below are some of the benefits of life coaching:

Set Performance Targets

As a life coach, you can help people set performance targets or goals. This is done by first identifying their objectives and creating a plan or guideline to help them achieve this.

Cope with Pressure and Stress

Stress is an everyday reality, and people have different coping mechanisms. Life coaches help educate people about the different tools and techniques for dealing with stress.

Develop and Maintain Vision

After determining their goals, life coaches work with clients to develop this into a vision that is more definite and long term.

Maintain Motivation

Many people suffer from a lack of self-motivation making it difficult to sustain their efforts towards achieving goals.

Module Four: Life Coaching Challenges

Life coaching can be both rewarding and challenging. Since you will be handling different people, expect different personalities. In the Life Coaching Essentials online course, you will learn how to handle these challenges.

Lack of Commitment

One of the biggest hurdles in meeting personal goals is the lack of commitment. This is difficult since the challenge comes from within. In this module, you will learn how to keep your clients motivated and more importantly, find meaning and purpose.

Procrastination

This is another significant barrier that keeps people from moving forward. A feeling of frustration can quickly set in when "long" term goals are not met. People are often guilty of quick gratification. To prevent this feeling of procrastination, work with your client to establish short-term, achievable goals. A feeling of achievement, no matter how small, helps keep them within the program.

Poor Communication Skills

Communication is critical to any relationship (school, family, friends, workplace). Poor communication skills cause stress and tension for both parties. As a life coach, your role includes identifying this and helping people find help.

Lack of Direction

A lack of direction is more severe than having a lack of commitment. People who lack direction simply don't know where to start or what their life goals are. The role of a life coach is not to give them a goal or direction but help them identify what these goals are.

Module Five: Basic Structure of a Coaching Session

Life coaching sessions should be structured to your client's personality and needs. This is to ensure that they stay with the program, and that you can deliver meaningful coaching sessions.

Develop an Action Plan

An action provides an outline or guide for tracking a client’s progress. This should also include key points of discussion, possible challenges, and how to create goals or targets. When creating an action plan, here are the four basic steps:

  • Discussing accomplishments

  • Identifying challenges

  • Tracking client progress

  • Creating goals or targets

Ask Questions

Two-way communication between a life coach and client involves asking the right questions. This helps you identify client needs and challenges. Avoid close-ended questions (can be answered by yes or no). Open-ended questions encourage further discussion and interaction.

Overcome

This is the time when a life coach and client set mini-goals or short-term targets. This enables life coaches to create an action plan and timeline to accomplish these goals.

Set a Timeline

The timeline provides a structure for what should be accomplished between sessions. Life coaches can use this timeline for determining a plan of action and creating strategies to achieve their goals. Timelines should include:

  • What the client wants to accomplish

  • What challenges the client expects to face

  • What sort of timeline the client will follow

Module Six: Essential Skills for Successful Coaching

Life coaching allows you to make meaningful connections by providing guidance to individuals and empowering them to reach their goals. However, a life coach must possess certain skills to be effective. In this part of the Life Coaching Essentials Online Certificate short course, you will learn about the different life coach skills.

Listen with Curiosity

Great listening skills is a must for any life coach, but to bring this to a higher level, you must listen with curiosity. This keeps you engaged and interested. It will also help you come up with better follow-up questions and be aware of important details during conversations.

Take in What you Hear

Listening not hearing enables you to remember and capture your client’s thoughts. By taking in what you hear, you can process these exchanges better and create genuine, meaningful conversations.

Reflect with Accuracy

Reflective listening and mirroring what you heard enables you to verify your client's exact message quickly. This helps you avoid misunderstandings and create better trust between you and your client. It also tells the other party that you are actively listening and is genuinely interested in what they are saying. There are several methods of reflecting, these are:

  • Paraphrasing

  • Summarizing

  • Repeating words or phrases

Questioning for Exploration

Good listening skills are not a sure-proof way of not missing some important information. The client, for example, may not be able to give all the details. Therefore, questioning for exploration is an equally important skill for drawing out details that may have been missed out during the initial exchange.

Module Seven: Life Coaching Tools and Techniques

Any coach should be able to employ a variety of tools and techniques to assist their clients. The key here is to identify your client, their needs, and use the appropriate tool for this. Life coaching tools can include flexible sessions, assessments, and self-tracking tools.

Goal Tracking

The key to client-life coach relationships is to establish goals and create targets. After determining your client’s goals, the next step is to track their progress. Goal tracking can be achieved through journaling, electronic tracking, and even one-on-one meetings.

Journaling

Journaling in life coaching is used to track a client’s progress and document ideas, opinions, or feelings. This can also be used by the client to record any strong emotions they could be feeling during the session in privacy.

Life Coaching Assessments and Forms

A life coach can utilize a variety of assessments and forms to evaluate the client's progress. Assessments should not only be done during every session, if possible. Assessments should be tailored to the goals and needs of your clients.

Homework Assignments and Action Items

This may have a negative connotation, especially for adult clients who feel that homework is behind them. But homework is a powerful tool for reinforcing what was discussed during the life coaching session.

Module Eight: Life Coaching Specialized Areas (I)

Specializing in a specific area makes it possible for a life coach to deliver more effective coaching sessions in their niche. This enables them to acquire special skill sets and knowledge, which is more attuned to their client's needs.

Relationship and Dating Coaching

This life coach specializes in helping people in relationships. They are considered experts in relationship dynamics. But these are not limited to romantic relationships. It also includes business and professional relationships. Relationship and dating coaches often involve conflict resolution, communication, and general coping problems.

Health and Fitness Coaching

To become an effective health and fitness coach, a person must have a previous background in the health and fitness field. A fitness coach provides guidance and motivation for people trying to achieve health goals. This can include losing weight, becoming more fit, or simply trying to live life a little bit healthier. Common fitness goals include:

  • Weight loss

  • Building muscles

  • Healthy destressing

  • Eating a healthy diet

  • Quit smoking

Family and Parenting Coaching

This area of Life coaching specializes in relationships between parents and family members. It aims to provide new and veteran parents the tools for parenting children. These tools include communication tools that encourage positive child growth and effective discipline methods.

Spiritual Coaching

This area of life coaching specialty helps people reconnect with their inner selves. The emphasis here is not on their religious beliefs but on a client's inner spirit.

Module Nine: Life Coaching Specialized Areas (II)

In this part of the Life Coaching Essentials Online Certificate short course, we discuss several of the more specialized Life coaching disciplines.

General Life Coaching

General Life Coaching or personal life coaching focuses on a client's goals in life and how to reach them. This includes health concerns, career advice, family problems, and self-confidence issues.

Image Coaching

This specialized area of Life coaching focuses on transforming the client's image. This can include their professional image or generally how people perceive them. This can be very useful, especially for people planning a change in career.

Communication and Creativity Coaching

This focuses on helping clients improve their ability to express themselves while improving self-confidence. Creativity life coaching, on the other hand, helps develop inner creativity and overcome personal barriers.

Career Coaching

This life coaching specialty is similar to life coaching but solely focuses on helping clients with their current or future careers. It does not only deal with helping people change careers but also assist with promotions or creating a better work-life balance. 

Module Ten: Life Coaching Specialized Areas (III)    

Retirement Coaching

A retirement life coach helps clients prepare for one of the most important stages in their life, retirement. Retirement life coaches also provide advice on how to deal with changes in income, schedule their time, and make meaningful changes in their lifestyle.

Leadership and Performance Coaching

This area of specialty focuses on a client’s ability to excel in leadership and performance. It aims to improve leadership skills by helping them create performance goals, planning career and personal ventures, and determining their overall goals.

Business Coaching

This is for individuals planning to start or currently running a business. A business life coach can help clients planning to launch a business by offering advice, support, and encouragement when needed.

Executive Coaching

This life coaches help people in executive and management positions. They specialize in assisting the executive in improving leadership skills, performance strategies, and employee management.

Module Eleven: Apply What You Learned to the Workplace

Life coaching empowers people to go beyond themselves. They help people feel more confident and improve their capability to handle various situations. In this part of the course, we discuss how to implement the different skills and concepts in the life coaching essentials online certificate short course.

  • Have a Game Plan

  • Link Game Plan and Goals

  • Do Drills

  • Assess Progress

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

This is the final module of the master life coach certification where you’ll enjoy a recap of the life coach training you’ve received. 

Recognition & Accreditation

Upon successful completion of this life coach certification online and achieving a passing score for the assessment, you will be issued with an international continuing education credit (CEU) certificate.

This life coaching course certificate is applicable worldwide, which demonstrates your commitment to learning new skills. You can share the certificate with your friends, relatives, co-workers, and potential employers. Also, include it in your resume/CV, professional social media profiles and job applications.

Further learning

 

Upon completion of the online life coach certification program, you can expand your knowledge further with a master life coaching certification program through the CFS life coach course bundle

 

Completing a course with CFS may help you get International Coach Federations ICF recognition around the world so you can complete international coaching no matter where you’re located. We offer distance learning opportunitie