Become a certified life coach & grow your life coaching business! Done-for-you forms, tools, processes & best practices. | taught by Joeel & Natalie Rivera


  • Do you want to make a difference and make money doing it? 
  • Have you been dreaming of or considering becoming a life coach? 
  • Are you a life coach who wants to add to your toolbox?


Then we invite you to become a CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL LIFE COACH

It’s a great time to become a life coach—life coaching is a $2 billion industry and one of the fastest growing industries in the world! Whether you are new to the life coaching field or you have been practicing for years this course is for you as it will take you from foundation materiel to advance techniques and strategies to help transform your clients life. 


The best thing about life coaching is that anyone can be a coach! You can coach clients on any topic that you love or any experience that you have, whether it’s to help them improve a skill, achieve their goals, find more meaning and purpose in life, overcome challenges, find true happiness, get healthy, feel more confident, advance their career, start a business, or any other way you feel inspired to help someone transform their lives!   


This course is designed to teach you everything you need to know to feel confident as a life coach, get your clients real results, and create a thriving life coaching business! You’ll receive:

  • Life coaching industry best practices 
  • Professional life coaching skills and techniques
  • Done-for-you templates, worksheets, and questionnaires


You’ll develop a strong foundation of understanding of how to be an effective coach, including:

  • Overcoming your own biases as a life coach
  • Establishing healthy boundaries and expectations


You’ll develop strong communication skills, including powerful listening skills and vital questioning skills that will allow you to help clients develop a better understanding of themselves.   


You’ll learn core life coaching tools, including goal setting exercises and accountability tips to help you empower your clients to follow through and achieve their goals.   


You’ll learn popular activities you can use with your clients, like the wheel of life, journaling, affirmations, as well as popular Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques.   


You’ll develop the mindset of success including developing your emotional intelligence, learning how to establish rapport with your clients, make sure you and your clients are approaching coaching with a growth mindset, and develop true confidence as a life coach.  


And then, you’ll dig deeper with in-depth life coaching processes processes designed to help you coach your clients to achieve specific outcomes. Processes we will cover include: 

  • Awareness
  • Mindfulness
  • Self-talk
  • Emotions
  • Beliefs
  • Decision making
  • Taking action
  • Overcoming fear
  • Creating change
  • Finding passion and purpose
  • Rewriting your life story


You’ll also receive a ton of done-for-you templates, intake forms, worksheet activities, and questionnaires.   


You’ll have the skills, tools, mindset, and processes to thrive as a life coach and make a difference in people’s lives. 


But, we want to make sure that your business thrives too! And, so the course also includes strategies for growing your coaching business, including:

  • Naming your offering
  • Structuring your coaching
  • Determining your value
  • Setting your price
  • Identifying your niche
  • Crafting a magnet message (elevator pitch)
  • Creating a life coaching package
  • Offering group coaching
  • Tips for what actually works when marketing your business!   



Course Syllabus

  • 1


    • Introduction to Professional Life Coach Certification

    • REQUIRED: Agreement, Disclaimer and Code of Ethics (By Continuing This Course You Agree to These Terms)

    • Requirements for Earning Certification (NO SKIPPING VIDEOS)

    • Full Workbook: Professional Life Coach WORKBOOK (ADA Accessible) - This document contains all PDF attachments found throughout the course, in a single document.

    • All Course Documents in One Handy Place

    • How to Use Complete This Course

    • Join the Course Discussion!

  • 2

    FOUNDATION: Introduction to Life Coaching

    • What is a Life Coach (and Why Everybody Needs One)

    • Why Everyone Needs a Life Coach

    • Coaching Industry Synopsis

    • Why the Life Coaching Industry Will GROW in the New Economy- Life Coaching Industry Synopsis

    • The Truth About Life Coach Qualifications

    • The Truth About Life Coach Qualifications, Accreditation and Certifications

    • Life Coaching vs Therapy (Coaching Ethics)

    • Life Coaching Vs Therapy

    • Life Coaching Vs Consulting (and the Niche Coaching Hybrid)

    • Life Coaching Vs Consulting (and the Niche Coaching Hybrid)

    • What Does it Take to Be a Successful Life Coach?

    • What Does it Take to be a Successful Life Coach

    • NLP and Coaching Presuppositions

    • Presuppositions of NLP and Coaching

  • 3

    FOUNDATION: Self Awareness as a Coach

    • Developing Self Awareness

    • Overcoming Your Own Fears

    • Understanding Your Biases

    • Biases

    • Empathy vs. Projection

    • Helping vs Dependency

    • Boundaries

    • Getting in the Right State

  • 4

    FOUNDATION: Getting Started, Structure, and Setting Expectations

    • Intake Process and Questionnaire

    • SAMPLE-Intake-Session-Checklist

    • General Session Outline

    • General Structure

    • Communicating Roles and Expectations

    • Coaching Roles

    • Confidentiality

  • 5

    SKILLS: Communication Techniques: Listening

    • Effective Setting

    • Active Listening

    • Active Listening

    • Reflective Listening (Paraphrasing)

    • Paraphrasing

    • Empathetic Listening

    • Empathetic Listening

    • Communication Blocks

  • 6

    SKILLS: Communication Techniques: Questioning

    • The Power of Questions

    • Types of Coaching Questions


    • Probing Questions

    • Probing Questions

    • Additional Helpful Questions

    • Additional Coaching Questions

  • 7

    TOOLS: Setting Goals

    • COACH: Making Goals Achievable

    • COACH: Skill and Competency Development

    • Skill Development

    • S.M.A.R.T. Goals Model

    • SMART Goals

    • Setting Goals and Action Plans

    • Setting Meaningful Goals

    • 30 Day Planning WS

    • 60-Day Plan

    • Weekly and Daily Planning

    • Monthly Milestones

    • Having a Big Enough Reason

    • Big Enough Reasons

    • COACH Accountability

    • Willpower: Removing Cues and Triggers

    • Willpower Cues and Triggers

    • COACH: Creating a Reward System

    • Creating a Reward System

    • Drive - Why do you want it

  • 8

    TOOLS: Coaching Tools and Techniques

    • Wheel of Life

    • Wheel of Life

    • Locus of Control (Sphere of Influence)

    • Brainstorming

    • The GROW Model

    • The GROW Model

    • The HEART Model

    • The HEART Model

    • Vizualization Activity

    • Visualization and Brain Science

    • Affirmations and Incantations

    • Affirmations and Incantations

    • The Importance of Journaling

  • 9

    Coaching Forms and Template

    • Coaching Forms and Template

    • SAMPLE Questionnaire

    • SAMPLE Questionnaire

    • Sample Agreement

    • SAMPLE Intake Session Checklist

    • Coaching Code of Ethics

  • 10

    TOOLS: Neuro Linguistic Programming Processes

    • NLP for Coaches

    • NLP: Re-coding Your Emotional Memory

    • Re-coding Your Emotional Memory

    • NLP: Restructuring Your Feelings

    • Restructuring Your Feelings

    • NLP: Changing Your Negative Self-Talk

    • Changing Your Negative Self Talk

    • NLP: Anchoring Part 1


    • NLP: Anchoring Part 2, Happy Anchor

  • 11

    MINDSET: Emotional Intellgence (EQ) as a Coach

    • What is Emotional Intelligence?

    • What is Emotional Intelligence

    • Why Emotions Are Contagious (Mirror Neurons)

    • Mirror Neurons

    • Identifying Emotions and Nonverbal Communication

    • Recognizing Emotions

    • Establishing Rapport

    • Establishing Rapport

    • NLP Rapport Voice Tonality and Words

  • 12

    MINDSET: Growth Mindset & True Confidence

    • Why the Growth Mindset is the Core of Coaching

    • Develop a Mindset of Confidence (Growth Mindset)

    • Mindset Assessment

    • Growing Your Brain & Neuroplasticity

    • Growth Mindset Part 1: Awareness

    • Developing a Growth Mindset Step 1 Awareness WS

    • Growth Mindset Part 2: Perspective

    • Developing a Growth Mindset Step 2 Perspective WS

    • Growth Mindset Part 3: Action

    • Developing a Growth Mindset Step 3 Action WS

  • 13

    PROCESS: Developing Awareness & Mindfulness

    • Developing Awareness as a Coach (IMPORTANT!)

    • Developing Self-Awareness

    • Present Moment Awareness

    • Present Moment Process

    • Present Moment Process

    • Present Moment Process (Mindfulness)

    • Square Breathing

  • 14

    PROCESS: Empowering Thinking & Self-Talk

    • Helping Your Clients Become Aware of Their Thoughts

    • Reframe Negative Experiences  

    • Reframing Negative Experiences

    • Developing Awareness of Your Thoughts and Self-Talk

    • Awareness of Self-talk Part 2

    • Self Talk

    • Uncovering the Lies Activity

    • Uncovering the Lies Activity

    • Eliminate Excuses

    • Excuses

  • 15

    PROCESS: Empowering Emotions

    • Helping Your Clients Become Aware of Their Emotions

    • Thoughts Create Emotions

    • Thoughts Create Emotions

    • Momentum: Stopping It Early

    • Momentum

    • Situational Vs Psychological fear

    • Situational vs Psychological Fear

    • Accept your emotions

  • 16

    PROCESS: Empowering Beliefs

    • Helping Your Clients Become Aware of Their Beliefs

    • Understanding Schemas

    • Understanding Schemas

    • Conditioning Beliefs

    • Conditioning

    • Identifying Hidden Beliefs

    • Hidden Beliefs

    • Questioning Your Beliefs

    • Questioning Your Beliefs

    • Changing Beliefs

    • Changing Beliefs

  • 17

    PROCESS: Decision Making / Taking Action

    • Helping Your Clients Make Decisions and Move Forward

    • Overcoming Indecision Part 1: Autopilot and Being Stuck

    • Overcoming Indecision

    • Overcoming Indecision Part 2: Irrevocable Decisions

    • Overcoming inaction

    • Overcoming Inaction

    • Exposure Techniques for Overcoming Fear and Resistance

  • 18

    PROCESS: Overcoming Fear of Change, Failure, Risk

    • Helping Clients Through Fear of Change and Risk

    • Overcoming Fear of Change

    • Fear of Change Activity

    • The Change Resume

    • Change Resume Activity

    • Failure is a Good Thing!

    • Understand the Words Risk And Brave

    • Fear Setting Activity

    • Fear Setting Activity Sheet

  • 19

    PROCESS: Passions & Purpose

    • Helping Your Clients Find Their Passion and Purpose

    • Why Purpose Is More Powerful Than Passion

    • Passion vs Purpose

    • Passions and Interests

    • Passions Activity

    • Stop Trying to Discover Your Passion

  • 20

    PROCESS: Rewriting Your Life Story

    • Helping Your Clients Rewrite Their Stories

    • Identifying Your Life Movie Script

    • Identifying Your Life Movie Script

    • Rewriting Your Life Movie Script

    • Rewriting Your Life Movie Script

    • Rewriting Your Life Movie Script (Part 2)

    • Making Life Changes that Reflect Your New

    • Creating Life Changes

  • 21

    BUSINESS: Your Life Coaching Business

    • Naming Your offering

    • Naming Your Coaching Offer

    • Structuring Your Coaching

    • Structure Your Coaching

    • Determening Your Value

    • Determining Your Value

    • Setting Your Price

    • Setting Your Price

    • What Is Your Niche?

    • Identify Your Niche

    • Test Your Coaching Niche

    • Testing Your Coaching Niche

    • Create a Magnet Message (Elevator Pitch)

    • Elevator Pitch

    • Create a Coaching Package (Package Your Gift)

    • Create a Coaching Package

    • Package Your Recipe

    • Package Your Recipe

    • Why Group Coaching?

    • Attract Clients (Marketing Your Coaching)

    • Attracting Clients and Marketing

    • Playing the Money Game

  • 22

    Conclusion and Next Steps

    • Conclusion and Next Steps

    • Receiving Your Certification and Logo


Lead Instructors & Coaches

Joeel & Natalie Rivera

Joeel and Natalie Rivera are professional speakers, trainers, and coaches. Their mission is to provide tools that empower people to ignite their dreams,  unleash their potential and fulfill their purpose. Through their  company, Transformation Services, Inc., they provide digital content  publishing, online courses, and life coach training programs that act as  a catalyst for personal empowerment. Joeel  is a former psychology professor with a Master’s Degree in Counseling  and Education and is currently completing his dissertation for his Ph.D.  in Psychology, with an emphasis on happiness. Using the science of  psychology and human potential, they train leading edge entrepreneurs,  leaders, life coaches, and individuals how to master the power of their  mind and create their destiny.They  are serial entrepreneurs who challenge and inspire others to take their  power back through self-employment as INDIEpreneurs, (self-employed  freedom junkies). Between the two of them, they’ve started over a dozen  businesses, from photography to a non-profit teen coaching center, and  from an import business to a holistic virtual office. They  became INFOpreneurs in 2014 when they fully transitioned their print  magazine into digital format because they found they could reach an  exponential, worldwide market at a fraction of the time and cost. They  closed their physical offices and began converting their in-person  workshops and speeches into information products and online courses. Then, in 2015 they received a proverbial “kick in the pants” to go  “all-in” when Joeel fell ill after traveling overseas. Unable to leave  the house, they continued reach and inspire their market by creating 50  online courses in only 2 years, including digitizing their popular life  coach training programs and certifications. Today, they have served 300,000+ students from 195 countries.