Finding the best Life Coach Course in the murky waters

Finding the best life coach course  requires careful research and consideration of several factors. Here are some steps you can take to find a reputable and high-quality life coach course:

  1. Research Accredited Programs: Look for life coach training programs that are accredited by recognized coaching organizations or accrediting bodies like the International Coach Federation & Government Accreditation which enables you to obtain Professional Indemnity Insurance as a coach. Accreditation ensures that the program meets certain standards of quality and professionalism.  Ask for the RTO number and head over to www.training.gov.au
  2. Check Curriculum and Course Content: Review the curriculum and course content of different life coach training programs to ensure they cover topics such as coaching principles, techniques, ethics, and practical skills. Look for programs that offer comprehensive training and a well-rounded curriculum, especially around practical coaching skills.
  3. Consider Program Format: Determine whether you prefer an in-person, online, or blended learning format for your life coach training. Choose a program format that aligns with your learning style and schedule.  Ensure it has flexibility in live sessions.  Coaching training is now predominantly done online as are coaching sessions.
  4. Read Reviews and Testimonials: Look for reviews and testimonials from past students of the life coach training programs you’re considering. Positive reviews and feedback from alumni can provide insights into the quality of the program and the effectiveness of the training.  Use independent reviews as opposed to those on the websites like google reviews or productreview.com.au. 
  5. Evaluate Faculty and Instructors: Research the qualifications and experience of the faculty and instructors who teach in the life coach training program. Look for programs that have experienced and knowledgeable instructors with a background in coaching and related fields.  It is best if the trainers are running their own coaching businesses full time to give you real insight into the world of life coaching.  It would be ideal if they were ICF Credentialed too as they would be able to offer insight into the process.
  6. Consider Certification and Credentials: Check whether the life coach training program offers certification or credentials upon completion. Look for programs that provide recognized certifications or credentials that are valued in the coaching industry.
  7. Assess Support and Resources: Consider the level of support and resources offered to students during and after the life coach training program. Look for programs that provide mentorship, coaching supervision, and resources to help you succeed as a life coach.
  8. Compare Costs and Value: Compare the costs of different life coach training programs and consider the value you’ll receive for your investment. Keep in mind that higher tuition fees may reflect a more comprehensive and high-quality training program.  Higher fees may be masking the lack of certifications and/or accreditation’s so ask the pointy questions and investigate the answers.
  9. Attend Information Sessions or Webinars: Many life coach training programs offer information sessions or webinars where you can learn more about the program structure, curriculum, and faculty. Attend these sessions to ask questions and gather more information.
  10. Trust Your Instincts: Ultimately, trust your instincts and choose a life coach training program that feels like the best fit for you in terms of curriculum, format, faculty, support, and overall value.  With an impending regulation, you do not want to spend time and money on a course that will be deemed invalid once regulated.

By following these steps and thoroughly researching different life coach training programs, you can find the best course that aligns with your goals and aspirations in the coaching field.

Handy websites to use are:  www.training.gov.au (enter RTO number or course number)

www.coachingfederation.org 

Free Call Aus: 1800 032 151

Email:  info@lifecoachingacademy.edu.au