Online Class: How to Be Your Own Life Coach

Through easy-to-follow lessons and exercises, this course will help you assess your strengths, curtail your weaknesses, and discover the possibilities that await you.

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Course Description

Empower Your Journey: Be Your Own Life Coach

Isn't it invigorating to realize that the power to shape and transform your life lies within you? While external guidance from a life coach can be invaluable, the real catalyst for change is the innate drive within you. It's your journey, your story, and you are the protagonist ready to harness the potential within.

In a world where many aspire to better themselves, whether it's to be a more compassionate partner, a nurturing parent, or to achieve inner harmony, we often find ourselves overwhelmed by the plethora of advice available. Self-help books, radio talk shows, and myriad resources often lead us down paths crafted for others. However, the key to authentic growth is understanding and embracing your unique journey.

This course, "Empower Your Journey: Be Your Own Life Coach," has been meticulously designed to help you connect deeply with your authentic self. It offers not just guidance, but a roadmap, tailored to resonate with your individual aspirations. With intuitive lessons and transformative exercises, you will embark on a journey of introspection, identifying your innate strengths and addressing areas of improvement.

Dive deep into self-awareness, discover the untapped reservoirs of potential within, and learn to navigate life with a renewed vision and vigor. Let this course be the beacon that guides you, not to someone else's idea of perfection, but to the incredible life that's been waiting for you, crafted by you.

Join us, and awaken the life coach within. Because the most profound changes start from within, and this is your moment to shine.

Course Motivation

Everyone wants to improve something: be a better parent or spouse, be happier, more peaceful, more fulfilled. Self-help books fly off the bookshelves and call-in radio shows answer questions one at a time to share knowledge and instruction, yet we continue to veer off course and find ourselves living someone else's life. Becoming your own life coach enlightens and empowers to find, capture, and live the life that is meant for you and you alone. Through guided lessons and exercises, you can assess your strengths, curtail your weaknesses, and discover the possibilities that await you.

This course is most effective when you allow yourself plenty of time to digest each session – a maximum of one week per lesson. As you'll find, being your own life coach depends heavily on your capacity to absorb the lesson, walk with the ideas you'll find and the goals you come up with, and then move forward with more certainty about your course. Some of you may find that you need longer than a week; just take the time you need. Becoming your own life coach doesn't happen overnight. Just as the steps that you will take to make your life over take time and energy, so too does the process of deciding what those steps will be.

Some of you may find that you want to jump ahead to a specific section, such as those on relationships, money, and work. This course is designed to be studied in the order that is outlined. Think of it as a building the house that is your life: a foundation must be laid before the first story; the second story cannot come until after the first, and so on. By the time we get to work, money, and love, think of these as finally living in the house, getting your furniture and decorations, and inviting people over. Your new couch simply will not last without the shelter the finished home provides. You will not want to bring a date or your spouse to your home when it is not safe and durable. You must be thriving and secure to begin taking on new challenges. The goals you achieve will be sustainable only if you have equipped your mind, body, and soul to be sustainable as well.


In addition to the necessary foundation, you must remember that as you assess your wants, needs, and goals, these change over time. Moreover, you change over time as well. The lessons you will go through in this course can and should be used repeatedly through your life. None of us are finished; we all grow and change and develop as a healthy and natural part of life. Nevertheless, it is imperative to continue to reassess, as you change, whether or not the person you are becoming is the person you want to be. Much of determining yourself and your life comes from weeding out the bad and fertilizing the good. That can only happen when you commit yourself to properly caring for your mind, body, and soul. The changes you do (and do not) see will alert you to what works for you and what doesn't, but you must be willing to pay attention. Just as a diabetic must take their medicine each day, we all must care for and develop ourselves holistically on a daily basis as well. If you are not sure yet how to do that, it is okay, that's part of what you'll be learning. Consistency, rather than speed, is the key to being your own life coach.

In preparation of the rest of this course, there are some tasks you must complete and a commitment you must make to yourself. This course is most effective when you undertake the journey on your own; after all, being your own life coach is all about what works for you and the life you want. Nonetheless, if you have a partner or spouse, someone with whom your life is closely intertwined, then you can decide what (if any) activities and lessons you want your partner to be part of. If you feel that the issues you are addressing are truly your own, you may find it best to exclude them altogether or to only include them on particular issues. You also may find that you do not want to go through the process with them, but may want to share your new goals and decisions with them after you complete the course. Alternatively, some of you may want your spouse or someone in your life to go through this course with you, sharing and discussing your revelations and decisions. Any way that you find works for you is okay. Just bear in mind that being your own life coach means absolute honesty with yourself and acceptance of where you are right now; therefore, only share what you want or feel you can.

It is recommended that you have a few simple tools to help you as you walk this path towards the life you want. They do not need to be new, expensive, or excessive; they simply need to work for you.
  • A notebook (and writing utensil) – Having a notebook, journal, or even a computer file that is exclusively for your self-coaching is an absolute necessity. If you live with others, it is best if you keep this with you or somewhere private so that you can be totally open when you write in it without fear of someone finding out.

  • Time – Setting aside even a very small amount of time daily can seem like a daunting task, but it is well worth it. Whether you have ten minutes or an hour, find some private time where you can focus on your lesson and listen to yourself. Early mornings and late nights tend to work best for busy people or those with lots of family around.

  • Honesty and openness – Your journey is your own. You are coaching yourself. Much as a soccer coach has to tell the goalie if he has a weakness, you must be open and honest with yourself. This will be true in every activity and each lesson. If you do not like something about yourself, that's okay; in fact, that's why you are becoming your own life coach. But you cannot improve in an area until you know you need to do so. Likewise, some find it hard to be open about the gifts and strengths, but this too is imperative. Those wonderful things about you are going to be what you utilize to cultivate the life you want.

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  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Getting Ready for the Ride

This course is most effective when you allow yourself plenty of time to digest each session – in this first lesson we will discuss what you need for this journey. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 - Getting Ready for the Ride

Lesson 2: Life and What You Want from It

In this lesson you will begin to reflect on what you want from your life. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 - Life and What You Want from It

Lesson 3: Life - Plans, Practicality, and Possibility

We will start this lesson with your dream life from last lesson. This session is all about translating your dreams into real life. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 - Life: Plans, Practicality, and Possibility

Lesson 4: The Body as a Temple

Whether you believe, in a religious sense, that the body is a temple, it is obvious that you only get one for your whole life, so you've got to treat it right. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 - Body: The Body as a Temple

Lesson 5: The Mind - Blocking Out the Darkness, Letting in the Light

Mental health is often overlooked for the average person. Many people that are without mental health conditions tend to assume their thoughts, beliefs, and state of mind are fine without needing to attend to it every day; after all, if your brain works we 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 - Mind: Blocking Out the Darkness, Letting in the Light

Lesson 6: The Soul - Threats from the Outside, Threats from the Inside

Whether you call it your soul or your spirit, it is clear that there is something inherently you inside your body. Something that guides you, motivates you, and comforts you. In this lesson you will work on revitalizing your soul. Additional lesson topics: How to take Care of Your Soul 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 - Soul: Threats from the Outside, Threats from the Inside

Lesson 7: Work - Vocational Living

Now that you have a firmer grasp on what you want, how to listen to your body, mind, and heart, you are ready to begin life coaching yourself in the more practical ways. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment: Your Job and Career
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 - Work: Vocational Living

Lesson 8: Work - Crafting Your Career

Now that you understand the differences between jobs, careers, and vocations, as your own life coach you must now discern what your vocation is and whether or not it can be the same as your job and career. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 - Work: Crafting Your Career

Lesson 9: Money - Abundant Living

Abundant living, put simply, is about appreciating the money that you have and using it to meet your needs. Whether what you have is a little or a lot, you can live abundantly as long as you can pay your bills. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 - Money: Abundant Living

Lesson 10: Money Management 101

Now that you are better prepared to live simply but abundantly, it is time to tackle the actual work of personal money management. If you feel that your personal finances are out of control and tend to leave you feeling lost and frustrated, there is hope. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 - Money: Money Management 101

Lesson 11: Love - Healthy Relationships

As your own life coach, this last section is perhaps the hardest to take on; the complete honesty with yourself gets much tougher when you start to address the relationships in your life. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment: Healthy Relationships
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 - Love: Healthy Relationships

Lesson 12: Love - Plant the Seeds, Grow the Garden

Now that you have worked on weeding out unhealthy relationships, it is time to focus on strengthening your loving and healthy relationships. Depending on your lifestyle and family situation, there may be a wide variety of the types of relationships that a 64 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment: Primary and Secondary Languages of Love
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 - Love: Plant the Seeds, Grow the Garden
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what to expect when managing and coaching yourself.
  • Identify what it is you want and why what you want is relevant and important.
  • Demonstrate how to create practical plans and manage these plans to get what you want and need.
  • Identify the negatives in life that hold you back and how to stay on track with your goals.
  • Describe how effective life management can help your vocational living and your future career.
  • Define the concept abundant living and learn to apply it to your life.
  • Describe methods you can use to manage your finances.
  • Define healthy relationships and how to create and maintain them.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: How to Be Your Own Life Coach
Course Number: 8900113
Lessons Rating: 4.4 / 5 Stars (3,168 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas, and Washington.
Last Updated: October 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "I really enjoyed this course and look forward to further implementing the tools I learned into my daily life." -- Tomaro T.
  • "It helps if you are open and honest with yourself, then you will receive the full benefits of this course. If you are not, then the information will not be that useful." -- Tyson R.
  • "Thanks for the insight, great course." -- Ina B.
  • "Course teacher, Eston Dunn, was an awesome support and inspiring guide throughout this whole learning experience. Kudos!!!" -- Cindylu F.
  • "The instructor was very fast in grading/returning assignments. The course content was easy to read." -- Stephanie B.
  • "I found the assignments extremely useful because powerful questions were being asked specifically for me to answer as in a real life coaching session. " -- Julie R.
  • "Every single lesson was absolutely helpful and I really enjoyed all my courses with this instructor. Thank you very, very very much! I am very happy! Thank you." -- Jana V.