Life Coaching Course

Module 1: 

Life Coaching and Self Awareness

On the successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Explain the purpose and benefits of Life Coaching.
  • Define Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP).
  • Distinguish between coaching and therapy.
  • Identify some methods for improving self-awareness.
  • Define core beliefs.
  • Summarise the importance of core beliefs.

  • Life coaching is the systematic application of behavioural science to enhance life experience, work performance and well being of individuals, groups and organisations.
  • Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) involves studying what works in thinking, language and behaviour, and using this information to reproduce excellence.
  • To communicate with your inner coach, you must allow its voice to be heard above the noise created by your inner critic.
  • Self awareness is the ability to objectively evaluate your behaviours. Having internal self-awareness means you have a true grasp of your identity, values, strength and weaknesses.
  • Having external self-awareness means understanding how you are perceived by other people. A great way to practice new skills and make them into habits is to visualise yourself using those skills.
  • Having a clear idea of what needs to be changed or improved, makes it easier to effect needed changes. A lot of beliefs could be traced back to childhood, and negative beliefs help to keep you stuck.
  • Regularly repeated affirmations and mantras are an effective way of defeating limiting beliefs and changing thinking patterns.
  • Fears could either be a source of motivation or a hindrance to achievement. Using fear of consequences may seem an excellent motivation, but it comes at a cost.

Module 2:

Life Coach Attributes and Body Language

On the successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Outline the benefits of group coaching.
  • Identify the key skills for successful life coaching.
  • Recall the components of emotional intelligence.
  • Recognise the characteristics of individuals with high emotional intelligence.
  • Explain the importance of non-verbal communication.
  • Discuss the role of listening and questioning in the coaching processes.

Lesson Summary

  • Benefits of group coaching include the promotion of altruism, universality, and interpersonal learning.
    • Relationship coaching is aimed at helping coachees find, start, build, rejuvenate or improve relationships. Relationship coaching could be needed to end relationships where necessary. 
    • Timetables are effective tools for building the time management skills of clients. Everyone has an optimal stress level, or a level of stimulation at which they are most comfortable.
    • Understanding your emotions, and those of others, enhance relationships and could bring you closer to people.
    • The components of emotional intelligence include self-awareness, conscientiousness, self-regulation, adaptability, and optimism, among others.
    • People with high emotional intelligence have the innate ability to understand what others are going through. EQ skills could be developed by leading and managing people.
    • A high EQ makes you more efficient at resolving conflict and empathizing with others. Non-verbal communication refers to all kinds of communication conducted without words.
    • Listening requires a lot of energy, care, and attention. Good listening and questioning skills are essential to the success of a life coach.
    • A person’s career could be a source of vast happiness or sadness.