The Essentials of Life Coaching 2017-03-20T17:30:46+00:00

The Essentials of Life Coaching

Our 40-hour introductory Life Coaching course focused on the skills, tools and techniques necessary to make a rapid transition into this field. The course is built around the classic text, Christian Coaching, by Dr. Gary Collins and is supplemented with two additional texts, peer coaching, role play demonstrations and case examples to bring the material to life.

Course Description

The Essentials of Life Coaching - Only $2,000Based upon 17 years of training more than 3,500 Christians throughout the world, the majority of our students consistently secure paying clients on their caseloads before this introductory course is finished. Our curriculum is designed around Dr. Gary Collins’ foundational book, Christian Coaching, and 2 other outstanding texts. The course is aligned with the standards of both the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the Christian Coaches Network International (CCNI). All classes are taught live, via Telebridge, and supplemented with home study as well as interactive peer coaching groups meeting by Telebridge each week. In this class you will:

  • Master critical distinctions between coaching, counseling, consulting, mentoring, & discipling.
  • Learn the Core Competencies of Coaching as established by the International Coach Federation (ICF).
  • Integrate your Christian faith & worldview into your work with both Christian & non-Christian clients.
  • Develop the skills, tools & techniques necessary for effective coaching practice.
  • Explore Christian coaching principles in Scripture, using these as your basis & mandate for practice.
  • Learn the keys to forming a strong coaching alliance with your clients.
  • Study the latest research behind remarkable personal growth and lasting change.
  • Hear live role play demonstrations & case examples by your instructors – two ICF-certified coaches.
  • Process readings from 3 exceptional texts and get direct answers to your questions.
  • Practice coaching skills live in telephone lab sessions and in class, receiving real-time feedback from instructors.
  • Learn to structure questions in a genuinely exploratory manner to avoid ‘leading’ your clients.
  • Develop the ability to hear beyond your clients’ words through their inflections, pace, energy, & even silence.
  • Become comfortable in confusion, embracing questions in a true spirit of curiosity and discovery.
  • Practice the skill of becoming ‘invisible’ as your clients listen to the Holy Spirit & their God-given desires.
  • Help clients operationalize their visions, setting measurable goals & timelines.
  • Learn empowerment skills to place clients more in-touch with their abilities & resources for dramatic life change.
  • Foster accountability that really works – through you, not to you.
  • Marshal pain & passion – the two great human motivators for change.
  • Understand the stages of personal & spiritual growth, and meet your clients in their own unique stages.
  • Learn what to do with resistance to change, and how to help a client get ‘unstuck.’
  • Identify and work with core values, vision, purpose, & mission.
  • Develop self-monitoring skills in your ‘use of self’ in this contractual, designed relationship.
  • Explore several major niches in Christian coaching to begin specializing in your areas of greatest passion.
  • Experience dramatic personal growth as you work through the very exercises you will use with clients.
  • Catch vision for the future of Christian coaching and how to position yourself in this explosive new field.

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Payment Options

$2,000 full pay

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$400 deposit plus $1,600 due in 30 days
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Upcoming Class Dates

March 2017

DAY: Thursdays
TIME: 5:00 – 7:00 PM Eastern
DATES: March 23 – June 29, 2017
INSTRUCTORS: Kim Avery, PCC & Michael Pfau, PCC

May 2017

DAY: Wednesdays
TIME: 5:00 – 7:00 PM Eastern
DATES: May 24 – August 30, 2017
INSTRUCTORS:  Andrew Gorter, PCC & Pamela Weaver

August 2017

DAY: Tuesdays
TIME: 4:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern
DATES: August 22 – November 28, 2017
INSTRUCTORS: Sackeena G-Jones, PCC & Andrew Gorter, PCC

October 2017

DAY: Tuesdays
TIME: 5:00 – 7:00 PM Eastern
DATES: October 24, 2017 – February 13, 2018 (NOTE: Class will NOT meet on 12/19 and 12/26)
INSTRUCTORS: Kim Avery, PCC & Michael Pfau, PCC

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Required Texts

Christian Coaching (2nd Edition) by Dr. Gary Collins

Co-Active Coaching (3rd Edition) by Laura Whitworth et al

Becoming a Professional Life Coach by Dr. Patrick Williams & Diane S. Menendez

The Essentials of Coaching Required Texts

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“I spent $2,100 for a popular DVD training program and left with no paying clients. In just a few weeks of PCCI classes, I gained the practical knowledge I needed to land my first paying client! Hearing live demonstrations and being able to ask questions helped me to clarify coaching concepts, and our live peer groups have provided hands-on practice in a safe learning environment.”
Victoria Barber-EmeryVictoria Barber-Emery, Inspire Life Coaching
“The Essentials class has exceeded my expectations! I’m so impressed with the quality of instruction and with our instructor’s openness in sharing their hearts…”
Terri BaileyTerri Bailey, Life Well Coach
“I just completed The Essentials of Coaching course and already have my first official client – at $500/month!  PCCI has provided me with a powerful launch.”
Kimberly MooreKimberly Moore
“I am almost speechless about this class. I have waited all of my life for this ‘language’ — this imperfectly-perfect dance between two people. Valuing people, listening with heart, the act of making oneself (as coach) invisible — it’s such a beautiful picture of LOVE (Luke 10:27).”
Kimberly ReamerKimberly Reamer
“This training made a huge impact on me. As a financial planner and coach, it helped equip me to better assist clients in moving from dreams and desires to action and active stewardship.”
Marshall PotterMarshall B. Potter, Ronald Blue & Co.
“I am LOVING this class. It has truly already been a transformational experience for me.”
Saudra WilliamsDr. Saudra Wall Williams, Founder/President T.E.A.C.H Ministries
“This course has been transformational for me!”
Steve GreerSteve Greer, Chief Executive Officer Genesis Counseling Centers
“I made the decision to train at PCCI after researching every Christian coaching school I could locate. Their high-quality training in alignment with ICF competencies impressed me immediately, and the personal attention of their faculty and staff is tremendously supportive!”
Stacy ToneyStacy Toney
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