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Course Syllabus: Life Coaching 101

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Course Description





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

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have a high school reading level. No books will be required

Course Outline


Lesson 1: Life Coaching Basics

Lesson 2: Responsibilities of a Life Coach

Lesson 3: Integrity and Responsibility

Lesson 4: Spirituality

Lesson 5: Communications

Lesson 6: Goal Setting

Lesson 7: Attitude

Lesson 8: Looking Inside

Lesson 9: Leadership Training

Lesson 10: Procrastination

Lesson 11: Overcoming Procrastination

Lesson 12: Why We Resist Change

Lesson 13: How to Change

Lesson 14: Setting Yourself Up to Win

Lesson 15: Recognizing Success

Course Materials

All course materials is provided in this class. There is no need to buy additional resources.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a written and practice assignment that will directly apply what you have learned.
A brief 25 pt. quiz will follow each lesson. Students will successfully complete this course with 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define life coaching.
  • Describe responsibilities of a life coach.
  • Summarize why integrity and responsibility is pivotal in the role of a life coach.
  • Describe spirituality implications of life coaching.
  • Summarize 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.

Assessment Guide

An IntroductionAssignment5
Lesson 1 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 1: Life Coaching BasicsExam10
Lesson 2 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 2: Responsibilities of a Life CoachExam10
Lesson 3 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 3: Integrity and ResponsibilityExam11
Lesson 4 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 4: SpiritualityExam12
Lesson 5 Assignment AAssignment25
Lesson 5 Assignment BAssignment25
Lesson 5: CommunicationsExam11
Lesson 6 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 6: Goal SettingExam9
Lesson 7 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 7: AttitudeExam11
Lesson 8 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 8: Looking InsideExam11
Lesson 9 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 9: Leadership TrainingExam12
Lesson 10 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 10: ProcrastinationExam11
Lesson 11 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 11: Overcoming ProcrastinationExam11
Lesson 12 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 12: Why We Resist ChangeExam11
Lesson 13 Assignment AAssignment25
Lesson 13 Assignment BAssignment25
Lesson 13: How to ChangeExam11
Lesson 14 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 14: Setting Yourself Up to WinExam11
Lesson 15 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 15: Recognizing SuccessExam11
The Final ExamExam41
Total Points:634
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