Life Coaching Courses
Blackford Centre for Life Coaching
Accredited Diploma in Life Coaching
Want to be a Life Coach?
Would you like to coach people - and help them get more out of their lives?
If so, why not become a life coach? It's important, fulfilling work; and well paid too.
Your clients rely on you to give them direction. Often they're talented people who simply don't know where they should be heading. Sometimes, they don't recognise their needs, and they're pursuing the wrong kind of career.
All too often, they'll tell you what they want out of life – within moments of your first meeting. Sometimes, they're just looking for an impartial outsider to say, “Yes, it’s OK to make that change.”
But many don't know what's wrong with their lives. They just feel that they're dissatisfied. It could be their work. Or their marriage. Or their lack of spare time.
Some people want to slow down, but don't know how. Others want more time for themselves.
And so, armed with our strategies, you can inspire them to change their lives for the better.
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Life coaching is socially acceptable
Men hate going to a traditional therapist. They don't like to admit they have a problem.
But seeking a life coach doesn't carry the same negative connotations. There's no stigma. On the contrary, it's quite fashionable. That's why men - and women - are keen to have life coaching.
Life coaches are special
Life coaches are a special breed of people. They're skilled and caring people. They have an excellent standard of living. Their work is intellectually demanding, and they work on a close and intimate level with their clients.
What is coaching?
Life coaches help people to achieve their goals.
- Some clients are stuck in a bad relationship.
- Others are in a dead end job, or are suffering stress at work.
- Others are having difficulty in their family relationships.
- While some are in debt, and can't see a way out.
As a life coach, you can unblock these problems, liberate these people, and set them on a new course. What could be more exciting!
The market is vast. At one time or another, everyone needs advice.
And the people who are closest to the client are usually too close to the problem. They can’t see it with fresh eyes, the way you can.
A complete course
We give you the tools and techniques you need to help people as a life coach. The course is crammed full of activities, suggestions, tips and ideas that you can instantly use with your clients.
We explain how to set up your own life coaching practice. We show you how to launch and market it, and how to win clients. You'd be surprised how many courses don't cover this adequately.
Life coaching is very flexible. You can coach people by phone, by email, and by face-to-face meetings.
And the easiest way to become a life coach is to enrol on our online course, the Diploma in Life Coaching. It contains everything you need to know about coaching.
What's more, the course is flexible. You can start whenever you want. You can take as long as you need. And whenever you have a query, you can phone a course advisor or email your tutor.
You have the skill
Understanding someone's concerns and problems is a talent that's inside every human being. But you need the secrets of this course to bring out that skill.
Once you've learnt the secrets, you can coach anyone, no matter what their concerns
That's why the Diploma in Life Coaching course is so useful. It will turn you into a professional and successful life coach.
Imagine getting paid for doing what you enjoy!
Is there much competition?
Unlike the world of therapy and counselling, there's little competition - because there are few life coaches.
Moreover, few life coaches learn how to promote their business on the net. Fewer still learn how to properly publicise their business in their locality. All of this we teach you on the course.
"I looked at most other courses available. The course seemed perfect for me as I work 9-5 during the week and have three young daughters to look after by myself. This course enabled me to work from home, at my pace, was not too expensive but gave me the facility to contact my Tutor 24/7. Perfect for me!"
How busy do you want to be?
Some life coaches like to have just one or two clients. Others like to work all hours of the day and night. As a life coach, you can easily earn $40,000 (£25,000) a year. Some coaches earn $300 (£200) an hour.
There are very few costs. You need a telephone (so that potential clients can ask about your services). And remember that tele-coaching is a big growth market. You need internet access, if you want to provide web-coaching (another growth area). And you need a quiet living room, study or den where if you decide to offer face-to-face coaching.
Some life coaches rarely even see clients - the work comes down the telephone! Virtually every penny you earn is profit.
Moreover, they aren't eager to delegate work to other people. Because they don't trust others to do it right.
And they don't want to train someone else who will then become a competitor in their area.
They get deluged with requests from people who want to become their assistant. (So if you applied, you'd get trampled in the stampede.)
So the fact is - you can't learn from other people.
Here are some of the ways life coaches help:
Being a life coach is very rewarding. You get to resolve people's problems, and you get paid for it. Here are some of the situations that life coaches get involved in.
About the course
The life coaching course is carefully designed to show you how to become a professional life coach. It’s structured to give you the right information when you need it. There’s comprehensive documentation and specialist support material.
Your assignments will be marked by one of our experienced tutors, who will be a working life coach. It means you work is checked in a friendly and confidential atmosphere before being exposed to the outside world.
The course is a complete learning package. It is crammed full of information, tips and exercises. Everything is beautifully packaged to provide you with your own permanent reference library which you can consult long after completing the course.
Constructed by coaching experts, the course distills years of experience, covering every aspect of the coaching market.
And we incorporate the most common questions and comments made by our students. By taking this course, your success as a life coach is almost certain.
"It took me just eight months to complete the course and at the end I feel that I have not just improved my coaching skills, but feel better equipped to set up my own life coaching practice.
I also feel I have changed as a person, with a greater awareness of myself. I know my limiting beliefs and have more confidence in my strengths. I would, and have, recommended the course to anyone wanting to develop their coaching skills and to become a personal coach."
Individual to you
The course is very flexible. You can start whenever you want. And you can take as long as you need.
Whenever you have a question, you can phone a course advisor or email your own personal Tutor. Your tutor will be a real-life coach, whose job it is to help you, personally, become one yourself. Our tutors are enthusiastic working professionals who love to share what they know with our students.
The course is personal to you
Your course is fully personalised. We carefully mark your assignments, and show you how to improve. We provide advice that you can't get anywhere else, and we give you the encouragement that you need to succeed.
The courses are based on the real world. By the end of the course, you'll have met all the main problems that a life coach encounters. So you won't have any surprises when you face a client.
You also have two advantages over life coaches who have learnt ‘on the job’. They have rarely been taught the craft in a systematic way (so they’re less professional); and they rarely know the full extent of coaching.
Free bonuses worth £1,340
If you enrol on the course today, you’ll also get these great bonuses (total value: £1,340), absolutely free:
Bonus 1. Fully-customisable Marketing and Stationery Kit (value £275).
This ten-piece kit gives you ready-made advertisements, posters, leaflets and even your business stationery. Just add your own contact details, and print them. Click here for details of the kit.
Bonus 2. Free mentoring when you complete the course (Value £460)
Once you complete the course, we’ll give you three months’ free business mentoring.
You’ll have a personal mentor who'll help you set up your own practice (if that's your choice).
For three months after getting your Diploma you'll get one-to-one advice and support from an active practitioner.
So if you're unsure on how to launch your own practice, this mentoring programme will put you on the road to success.
And because it's all part of the Blackford Centre's course, it won't cost you a penny.
Bonus 3. You get the files for a free life coach's website (Value £385)
You’ll receive a free website for your life coaching practice. The site comes in a range of five colours, complete with sample text. It will save you a lot of money, weeks of delay and the trial and error that comes with designing a website. For more information, click here to see the free life coach’s website.
Bonus 4. You get a free copy of Business Blueprints (Value £17)
This 47 page book contains complete step-by-step checklists for starting a successful business.
Click here to learn more about Business Blueprints.
Bonus 5. Get 'Mentor Fortunes' free. (Value £15)
Persuade anyone they should have you as their mentor - in whatever field you work.
When you enrol on the course, you'll be able to download this e-book for free. It will teach you how to find, acquire and mentor clients. To read more about this great book, click here.
Bonus 6. New Audio CD! Listen to the course in the car or on your iPod (Value £29)
The course now includes a CD and online mp3 version of the course which you can download. This means you can listen to the course wherever you are - while commuting or on holiday.
Bonus 7. 'Become a Career Coach' self-study course (Value £99)
When you sign up for the Diploma in Life Coaching course you’ll also get access to our ‘Become a Career Coach’ self-study course. It contains 16 self-study modules that cover the key areas of career coaching.
So you won’t just learn how to set up as a life coach, you’ll also understand how a career coach works. This means you’ll have a wider range of skills that you can offer to your clients.
*These materials will be available for download from the online version of the course (they won’t be sent in the post). You’ll get access details for this once you’ve enrolled. It’s a self-study course, so your tutor won’t be able to offer you guidance with this bonus self-study material.
Bonus 8. Your First Client Celebration Kit (Value £31)
What’s the first thing to do when you get your first client? The answer is: ‘Celebrate!’ And we’ll help you do that, because as soon as you get your first paid work after completing the course we’ll send you a celebration kit including fun items such as champagne glasses and other party items.
Bonus 9. Roadmap (Value £14)
Our free Roadmap shows you step-by-step what you have to do to become a life coach. Not available anywhere else. "It made everything clear and simple."
Bonus 10. 'Guide to Being a Marriage Preparation Coach' eBook and downloadable Wedding Journal (Value £15)
Earn extra money as a pre-marriage coach. Our guide includes a wedding journal for your clients and full details of how to be a pre-marriage coach. Not available anywhere else.
Could you become a life coach?
Take our free assessment now. Click here.
The course gives you an invaluable insight into the coaching world. You can't find these trade secrets disclosed anywhere else. The course is distilled from actual experience, to give you the answers to questions like:
- What sort of people need life coaching?
- Where do I find clients?
- How do I direct the client?
- How much do I charge?
- What paperwork do I need?
- How do I promote my business?
- What is Platinum Coaching and how do I offer it to my clients?
As part of your course, you can team you up with another student.
That person will be your Buddy for the duration of your studies.
Together you'll carry out practical one-to-one telephone coaching exercises.
Your Buddy will be your client, and vice versa.
This helps you implement your newly acquired knowledge. And it gives you a real taste of the practical world of coaching. Plus, it's fun.
Before you start, you won't know the concerns and needs of your 'client'. It's up to you to unearth them.
And when your team mate is acting as your coach, they'll help you achieve your goals. So you'll know what it feels like to be a client. You'll discover the advantages of coaching at first hand. And you'll achieve your goals faster. That's a unique benefit of this course.
We provide full instructions on how to carry out this coaching. And we provide all the tools you need. So you'll never be at a loss.
And remember that your Buddy will be in the same position. So you'll help each other succeed.
You can have as many Buddies as you want. You'll have 24 hour access to our online student database which contains the details of all students who need more Buddies.
In addition, if you're ever unsure of something you can phone a Student Advisor at the Blackford Centre or contact your tutor.
Check the course benefits
Unlike other organisations, we provide complete coverage of the subject, and a full service.
There are 14 assignments for you to complete, and you get a free life coach's manual, not obtainable elsewhere. You’ll have unlimited access to your tutor, who will give you free advice and suggestions on anything to do with coaching, including your own work.
You can also phone a Student Advisor at the Blackford Centre whenever you want. You can take as long as you want to complete the course, and we offer a refund if you aren't delighted.
Learn how to promote your business on the internet
The course shows you how to market your life coaching practice on the internet. Plus, you’ll learn how to use the internet to coach on the internet.
We’ll reveal how to get this work, and how to promote your services.
"I would just like to let you know what a fantastic service you offer in regards to the business mentoring.
The mentor you assigned to me has already helped me immensely. His knowledge advice and tips he is passing on to me are extremely helpful. It is great to have this help and support."
Who enrols on the course?
All kinds of people decide to enrol on the life coach course. But typically they are:
- People who find they're good listeners. They are people to whom others turn to seek advice.
- People who are interested in others, and who like to resolve people-problems.
counsellors and therapists seeking to put their skills to good use.
- They know that coaching will always be in demand.
People who want to supplement their income by working from home.
- Many need to fit their work around other commitments.
The questions people ask
- Can I join the course without prior experience? YES
- Can I take as long as I want to complete the course? YES
- Can I tackle the topics in any order I choose? YES
- Can a newcomer break into coaching and earn money? YES
- Can I submit hand-written assignments? YES
- Can I get my money back if I don't like the course? YES
- Can I talk to other students, and meet them? YES
- Will you show me how to find work? YES
- Can you provide support after the course finishes? YES
- Will I find the course enjoyable as well as informative? YES
- Is the course run by practising life coaches? YES
- Can coaching be taught, just like accountancy or the law? (YES - only it's a lot more fun).
Read more Frequently asked questions here.
What you'll learn from the course
By the end of the course, you'll have acquired the following skills:
- You'll have learnt the skills of the life coach.
- You'll know how to win business for yourself.
When you complete the course
Once you complete the course, you’ll receive your Diploma. It’s a formal recognition of your skills and knowledge.
We’ll send information about your success to your local newspapers if you want. That’s a good way of telling potential clients about your availability.
We’ll put your name on our list of Approved Life Coaches. It could bring you a lot of work.
You'll get free logos (like the one on the right) to put on your website and your letterhead. They give potential clients added confidence in your skills.
It's time to get started
- Register now for the life coaching course by clicking here. If you need help or information, contact the Blackford Centre. E-mail or post the form and payment to us.
- We'll ship the course materials to you within two days.
- When you get the course, read the first module. It's laid out in an easy-to-follow format. Then do the simple first assignment. Send it to your tutor for marking. She will return it to you with friendly advice and comments.
- Do the same for the other modules, until you reach the end of the course. By then, you'll be earning good money as a life coach.
We look forward to helping you succeed.
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