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Coaching has long been an accepted method of improving performance, specifically in sports.  The excellent results shown in the sports arena have been expanded to those in executive positions in business. 

For the last fifteen to twenty years, many more people have been exposed to the idea of coaching in all aspects of their lives.  Coaches must have the necessary life experiences and communication skills to be totally present to their clients, to really listen to them, and provide a safe arena to express ideas.

This course will focus on how to be a Life Coach. Life Coaching is an occupation where you work with individuals who wish to make a change in their lives.  By working with clients to evaluate their lives on a personal, professional, and spiritual level, you help them to make realistic goals and establish the necessary steps required to reach those goals.

As a life coach, you will join the client in focusing on his or her goals.  Together, you will formulate ways to approach those goals, and in a nonthreatening way help your client be held accountable to those goals. As a life coach, you must be constantly observant and flexible, when one approach to a perceived problem is not working, then you must be able to formulate another approach.  Similarly, if something worked well for a client, your job will be to help your client incorporate that successful approach in other areas of their lives.  Additionally, as a life coach, you will work with your client to identify and name areas of strength and talent and help your client to strengthen those.  Understanding the mechanism of motivation will be the key to your success.

"If we go down into ourselves,

we find that we possess exactly what we desire."

~Simone Weil

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Lesson 1: Life Coaching Basics

Those on the road of life coaching are looking to better themselves; in life, at work, and in creating a better balance between the two. 40 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Becoming a Life Coach; Do You Need a Life Coach?
  • Take Poll: Life Coaching
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 1: Life Coaching Basics

Lesson 2: Responsibilities of a Life Coach

At least, life coaches do not find it hard while they are coaching a client because they have taught themselves to be wholly and completely involved in the coaching process and do not allow outside thoughts to interfere. 35 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Become a Life Coach; Life Coaching
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 2: Responsibilities of a Life Coach

Lesson 3: Integrity and Responsibility

Being a life coach means you are whole, you have integrity, you are authentic, and you work at your life as hard as you expect your clients to work at theirs. 36 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 3: Integrity and Responsibility

Lesson 4: Spirituality

Not to be confused with religion, morality or ethics, spirituality is that yearning inside of us for something greater than ourselves. 37 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Spirituality; Spirituality and Health
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 4: Spirituality

Lesson 5: Communications

Communication seems as though it should be a very easy task; but in reality, it is one of the most complicated activities we do every day. 61 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Communication Skills Test; Effective Listening; Improving Communication
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment A
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment B
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 5: Communications

Lesson 6: Goal Setting

The most successful people in the world reached that place in life because they learned early in life how to set and achieve their goals. 34 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: 77 Goals Setting Tips; Personal Goal Setting; Ten Goal Tips
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 6: Goal Setting

Lesson 7: Attitude

We all want good results from the effort that we put forth. For the most part, we are willing to put in the necessary hard work, and most of us know we have to pay the price to achieve success and happiness. 36 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review Article: Are You Optimistic?
  • Take Poll: Attitude
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 7: Attitude

Lesson 8: Looking Inside

We are getting to some of the really intense life coaching skills you are going to need in your job. You will have to be encouraging, a sounding board, and a safe haven for your clients. 36 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Personal Changes; Self-Esteem
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 8: Looking Inside

Lesson 9: Leadership Training

You also will have clients who need to learn what leadership is about. You will have to help them recognize good leader role models in their lives to use as examples. 37 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Concepts of Leadership; Improve Your Leaderskip Skills
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 9: Leadership Training

Lesson 10: Procrastination

The basic definition of procrastination is putting off doing something that could be done now until a later date and time. What makes this procrastination is that we usually put off essential tasks in favor of doing nonessential tasks. 36 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Good and Bad Procrastination; Procrastination: Ten Things to Know; Stop Procrastinating
  • Take Poll: Procrastination
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 10: Procrastination

Lesson 11: Overcoming Procrastination

As we learned in Lesson 10, procrastination is a problem that can affect many areas of our lives. The real truth is that most of us procrastinate about something. 36 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: 7 Tips to Stop Procrastinating; Stop Procrastinating Now
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 11: Overcoming Procrastination

Lesson 12: Why We Resist Change

Scientists at MIT have proven that we repeat certain behaviors because our brain is in a "rut" of sorts. Because of this, it is often very difficult for us to change our behavior. 36 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Adapting to Change; Countering Resistance
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 12: Why We Resist Change

Lesson 13: How to Change

Change requires some work, a vision, some strategy, and commitment. It requires that you live for today, reflect on the past, and prepare for the future. 61 Total Points
  • Lesson 13 Video
  • Review Article: Adapting to Change in the Business World
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Assignment A
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Assignment B
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 13: How to Change

Lesson 14: Setting Yourself Up to Win

As implied, personal development is a way for you to develop personally. 36 Total Points
  • Lesson 14 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: 3 Keys to Personal Accountability; Personal Accountabilty System; Worrying
  • Complete: Lesson 14 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 14: Setting Yourself Up to Win

Lesson 15: Recognizing Success

If we do not stop to look at our accomplishments, we could become discouraged because our horizon is just such an imaginary goal that is constantly moving out ahead of us. 77 Total Points
  • Lesson 15 Video
  • Review 3 Articles: Good Relationships; Personal Success Plan; Success Magazine
  • Take Poll: Course Completion Poll: Your Thoughts
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 15 Assignment
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 15: Recognizing Success
  • Complete: The Final Exam
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Course Title: Life Coaching 101
Course Number: 8900111
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: Professional Development
CEU Value: 1.5 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
Instructor: Eston Dunn, MS, LMT
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define life coaching.
  • Describe responsibilities of a life coach.
  • Know why integrity and responsibility is pivotal in the role of a life coach.
  • Describe spirituality implications of life coaching.
  • Know the necessary communication skills for life coaching.
  • Define goal setting.
  • Describe attitude.
  • Define leadership training.
  • Describe ways to eliminate procrastination.
  • Recognize why we resist change.
  • Describe methods for embracing change.
  • Recognize and reward success, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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  • "The whole course overall was helpful, but the best part for me was the chapter on overcoming procrastination....This course was a great insight into the world of life coaching. Now I know for sure that this is something I want to pursue." -- Joann R.
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