The Essentials of Life CoachingBased 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.

Full
Payment
Option

$2,000full pay
  • NO payments

Deposit
plus
Balance

$400deposit
  • $1,600 balance

Deposit plus
4 Monthly Payments

$400deposit
  • $405 monthly

Deposit plus
8 Monthly Payments

$400deposit
  • $205 monthly

Deposit plus
18 Monthly Payments

$200deposit
  • $110 monthly

March 2019

DAY: Tuesdays
TIME: 5:00 – 7:00 PM Eastern
DATES: March 19 – June 25, 2019
INSTRUCTORS: Wende Gaikema, ACC & Michael Pfau, PCC

May 2019

DAY: Tuesdays
TIME: 4:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern
DATES: May 14 – August 27, 2019 (NOTE: Class will NOT meet on 07/02)
INSTRUCTORS: Andrew Gorter, PCC & Linda Hedberg, PCC

August 2019

DAY: Wednesdays
TIME: 5:00 – 7:00 PM Eastern
DATES: August 21 – December 4, 2019 (NOTE: Class will NOT meet on 11/27)
INSTRUCTORS: Wende Gaikema, ACC & Michael Pfau, PCC

November 2019

DAY: Thursdays
TIME: 4:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern
DATES: November 14, 2019 – March 12, 2020 (NOTE: Class will NOT meet on 11/28, 12/26 and 01/02)
INSTRUCTORS: Kim Avery, PCC & Steve Cromer, PCC

January 2020

DAY: Mondays
TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern
DATES: January 20 – May 4, 2020 (NOTE: Class will NOT meet on 2/17)
INSTRUCTORS: Michael Pfau, PCC & Wende Gaikema, ACC

March 2020

DAY: Tuesdays
TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 PM Eastern
DATES: March 24 – July 7, 2020 (NOTE: Class will NOT meet on 4/7)
INSTRUCTORS: Linda Hedberg, PCC & Andrew Gorter, PCC

May 2020

DAY: Thursdays
TIME: 5:00 – 7:00 PM Eastern
DATES: May 21 – August 27, 2020
INSTRUCTORS: Michael Pfau, PCC & Wende Gaikema, PCC

August 2020

DAY: Tuesdays
TIME: 12:00 – 2:00 PM Eastern
DATES: August 25 – December 8, 2020 (NOTE: Class will NOT meet on 9/15)
INSTRUCTORS: Linda Hedberg, PCC & Andrew Gorter, PCC

November 2020

DAY: Thursdays
TIME: 4:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern
DATES: November 12, 2020 – March 11, 2021 (NOTE: Class will NOT meet on 11/26, 12/24, and 12/31)
INSTRUCTORS: Kim Avery, PCC & Steve Cromer, PCC

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

Co-Active Coaching (4th Edition)
by Laura Whitworth et al

Becoming a Professional Life Coach (2nd Edition)
by Dr. Patrick Williams & Diane S. Menendez

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-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…
Teri 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 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 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 B. Potter, Ronald Blue & Co.
I am LOVING this class. It has truly already been a transformational experience for me.
Dr. Saudra Wall Williams, T.E.A.C.H Ministries
This course has been transformational for me!
Steve Greer, 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 Toney

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