Is Life Coaching Institute of America approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF)?
Yes we are! As of November 16, 2015, Life Coaching Institute of America’s Coach Certification & Training Program is officially an ICF-Approved Training Program (ACSTH) –offering 60 approved program hours. Click here to view our Program Details on the official ICF website.
What do you mean ACSTH?
According to the ICF website, the designation “Approved Coaching Specific Training Hours (ACSTH)” program approval is intended for third party training providers who are interested in having their training program approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF). ACSTH approved programs are considered “al la carte” training programs, which may or may not offer start to finish coach training programs. A minimum of 30 student contact hours are required for ACSTH program approval.
Graduates from an ACSTH program may apply for the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) Credential or the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) Credential using the ACSTH application path if they meet the credentialing application requirements.
What is a Life Coach?
The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines Life Coaching as partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching honors the client as the expert in his/her life and work and believes that every client is creative, resourceful, and whole…Coaches are trained to listen, to observe and to customize their approach to individual client needs. They seek to elicit solutions and strategies from the client; they believe the client is naturally creative and resourceful. The coach’s job is to provide support to enhance the skills, resources, and creativity that the client already has. Life Coaching Institute of America (LCIA) ensures all graduates will understand the value of the ICF Ethics and Core Competencies upon certification. We value intensive and interactive training for our Life Coach students so they serve their clients with excellence standards of practice.
What is a Certified Professional Life Coach?
A Certified Life Coach is a professional that has a desire to partner and collaborate with individuals, groups or businesses to evaluate, strategize and assist others in reaching their goals. With intensive and hands on training, Life Coaching Institute of America (LCIA) will instruct you to be an exceptional Life Coach. LCIA Life Coaching candidates will also be educated about the benefits of Life Coaching and the specifics about our profession that sets us apart from other helping professions.
What is an Associate Certified Coach (ACC)?
An Associate Certified Coach (ACC) is a professionally trained coach that has invested in the rigors of training through an ICF approved and/or accredited program that ensures the will comply with all ethical guidelines, core coaching competencies and professional standards. The ACC has a desire to partner and collaborate with individuals, groups or businesses to evaluate, strategize and assist others in reaching their goals. With intensive and hands on training, Life Coaching Institute of America (LCIA), an approved ICF training program, will support your training endeavors so you may be the exceptional coach you desire to be. LCIA coaching students will also be educated about the benefits your future clients will reap through their coaching with you. You will be able to function ethically through our training program through the detailed education about the specifics of the coaching profession that which sets us apart from psychotherapeutic professions.
How can I benefit from becoming an Associate Certified Coach (ACC)?
The benefit of becoming an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) is diverse. LCIA believes that effective coaches have an instinctive aspiration and motivation to work with others helping them to achieve their life’s passions, goals, dreams and aspirations. Associate Certified Coaches work collaboratively with their clients as they together discover and design strategies that will provide successful results for their clients. LCIA embraces the fundamental belief and philosophy that when you Grow Hope…you help People Grow.
What distinguishes LIFE COACHING INSTITUTE OF AMERICA from other Life Coach Certification Programs?
LCIA’s training certification is unique in the methods and training that is provided. The founders have advanced certification in Motivational Interviewing (MI) through M.I.N.T., the training program and foundation by the creators of MI, Dr.’s Miller and Rollnick. This evidenced-based training will equip [LCIA] Life Coaching candidates with a tool set that will prepare them to effectively and successfully meet the needs and criteria of their clients, ensuring success and satisfaction in a concise methodology. Both founders also received 16 hours of training from M.I.N.T.’s founder Dr. William Miller in July 2015. In addition LCIA has created “Life Coaching in 3D” training skill set to support the desired change of the clients being served. The fluidity and flexibility of Motivational Interviewing and the 3D approach will provide the LCIA Life Coach with a successful tool set for life.
How much will it cost me to become an Associate Certified Coach through Life Coaching Institute of America?
Our Coach Certification 101 class, Advanced Coach Training 201 class, and Mentor Coaching sessions are very affordable (in comparison to other coach training programs) priced at $995.00 per class/certification. The $995.00 price for Mentor Coaching includes the 10 ICF-required mentor coaching sessions prior to the ACC application process.
Payments can be made through Pay-Pal and they offer a credit line opportunity for those approved. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at (877) 599-5242.
Once I become an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through LCIA’s coach training program, will I be prepared and ready to start my own Life Coaching business?
Absolutely! We will equip all candidates with superior training with skills that will ensure success for the Life Coach and more importantly their client. A win-win proposition is vital for coach and client. LCIA will afford our candidates with pertinent information about the basics of business startup. In addition, we will direct you to additional resources that will assist you in your success as a Professional Life Coach.
How long will it take to become an Associate Certified Coach (ACC)?
LCIA’s Coaching Certification (CC 101) equates to 30 hours of training. 24 hours are face to face classroom hours and 6 hours of prerequisite work due upon your arrival to class. This class starts on Friday morning at 9am and concludes on Sunday at 6pm. Daily class hours are 9am-6pm with a one hour lunch break on your own. Class CC 101 happens in only three days!
LCIA’s Advanced Graduate Training (ACT 201) provides the remaining 30 hours of training. 24 hours are face to face classroom hours and 6 hours of prerequisite work due upon your arrival to class. This class starts on Friday morning at 9am and concludes on Sunday at 6pm. Daily class hours are 9am-6pm with a one hour lunch break on your own. Class ACT 201 happens in only three days! Upon your successful completion of ACT 201 you will be awarded a certificate of completion that will be necessary for application for ACC credentialing.
Please note: all student hours are monitored very closely. LCIA adheres to the rigorous requirements of the ICF and will only issue completion when all hours are successfully completed. This applies to all required prerequisite work that is due upon arrival to day one of each class. LCIA encourages you to prearrange your lunch by either bringing your lunch or preordering your lunch for pick up so you have some time for rest and rejuvenation. LCIA will provide area restaurants that you may desire to order from. LCIA does not afford ‘drop in ‘ for students desiring to make up missed hours. We consider our classes as a group, and the integrity of the group is our first priority. We will do our best to accommodate options as needed for make up hours.
Does Life Coaching Institute of America offer Continued Education (CE) courses?
LCIA is in process of developing Continued Coach Education (CCE) hours via webinar and telephonic means. CCE hours offered by LCIA will be approved by the ICF and will be offered in two categories: Core Competencies that focuses on the expansion of knowledge of the ICF Core Competencies and Resource Development that will enhance and support the professional development of the coach, coaching assessments and tools or any other material that falls outside of the ICF Core Competencies per the ICF definition. CCE is for advanced education and/or for the purposes of renewing ICF credentials.
I am ready to be certified! How do I sign up for an upcoming Life Coach Certification class?
Registration is simple! Just visit our “Upcoming Events” page and choose the class location that works best for you. You may submit payment online through pay-pal or by calling us direct (877) 599-5242 to process your registration over the phone. We make things convenient for our candidates and pledge to serve you with excellence and ease.
Where can I find your “Refund & Cancellation Policy”?
What is the best way to contact Life Coaching Institute of America if I have additional questions?
LCIA welcomes your inquiries. We have a local and toll free number for our prospective as well as for our already credentialed candidates. We encourage you to call us with your inquiries at (877) 599-5242. You may also contact us via email (info@LifeCoachingAmerica.com). We will always serve you with excellence and integrity. We stand firm in our philosophy “Grow Hope, Grow People”.