Our Foundations course, the cornerstone of our coaching training program, was designed to provide the essential knowledge and skills you need to launch your coaching career. This 40-hour course covers 3 modules (detailed below), combining theoretical and experiential learning through twice-weekly teleclasses or video conferences, once-a-week peer group coaching, and post-class assignments or fieldwork.
The total estimated time commitment per week is 4 to 5 hours. Students will need to have regular access to the internet and ILCT website. Students must attend at least 35 of the 40 teleclasses and complete a written exam with a score of 70% or better in order to successfully pass this course.
Tuition includes 3 hours of mentor coaching, to be conducted during 2 observed peer coaching sessions, providing you with an opportunity to receive individual feedback on your growth as a coach. Students must complete both mentor coaching exercises to receive the 3 hours of mentor coaching credits; students who do not will receive an adjusted amount. All mentor coaching hours can be used to meet part of the requirements for ICF credentialing.
By the completion of the Foundations Coach Training course, students will:
Becoming a Professional Life Coach: Lessons from the Institute for Life Coach Training
By Dr. Patrick Williams. MCC, BCC
Frequency: This course is offered once a month.
Select a class term from the list below.
Date April 18, 2023 - September 5, 2023
Time 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Eastern
Day Tuesday, Thursdays
Type Video Conference
Faculty Peter Metzner, MA, MPA, BCC, PCC
Date May 17, 2023 - October 9, 2023
Time 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern
Day Monday, Wednesdays
Type Video Conference
Faculty Anne Shields, MS, BCC, PCC
The Foundations course was very thorough. At the beginning of the course, I was a baby in the understanding and practice of coaching skills. Now I have a deep understanding of the way to approach a client and their desired changes, developing the collaborative relationship with them, and providing tools and techniques to help them get at their desires. I am making my dream happen of becoming a life coach, and I am so grateful for the way the Foundations class brought me to this point... I can't say enough how powerful this class was.
My Foundational class was such an awesome course and truly changed my life. . . I learned a lot and completed the course feeling confident in my coaching skills as well as myself. Thank you for offering this course as well as the payment options - it was a pleasure!
I was very impressed with this [Foundational] class and found the instructor to be incredibly positive, encouraging and passionate about what she does. If this is truly representative of ILCT, then I look forward to working with you more!
The growth as an individual that I gained through this course will help me in the future with my own clients. I started out the course a little unsure of myself but by the end, I was sure that coaching was the path I wanted to take.