Life Coaching Certification And Degree

Featuring the Life Catalyst Model

Life Coaching is the art of mentoring. It could be said that this is a certification and degree in mentoring. Life Coaching is about the present. It is not so important how a person arrived where they are, it is only important that they are where they are, and the questions are: “Where are you?” Where do you want to be?” When do you want to be there?” and “What is stopping you?” Life Coaching is about creating a life map for a person showing the goal and the obstacle. We have included a form in our evaluation packet that will help a mentor to do just that.

This course can be read only or there are videos available to watch while a student follows in the manual.  The only course that is not read only is the workshop—it must be viewed.

This course consists of:

 A core course: (I have included an outline so you may see what it covers. It introduces several key concepts that are then enlarged upon in separate sections of the course.)  There is a list of 25 items but they are covered in the sessions.

Overview of the Core Portion of Life Coaching Course

1. The Definition of Life Coaching

2. Life Coaching Explained

3. Mentoring: Life Coaching could be called professional mentoring.

4. Life Catalyst Curriculum—an in-depth explanation of the curriculum— a tool     provided for Life Coaching. This is the Life Catalyst Curriculum Model of Life Coaching.

5. Obstacles, the roadblocks that must be removed to reach the desired goal.

This is where Life Catalyst Curriculum comes in. This curriculum is designed to give information for the attacking the obstacle that is preventing a person from reaching their goal. The Life Catalyst Model combines the art of Life Coaching with the powerful tool of teaching. The curriculum is listed in a separate section.


Since we are learning to be Life Coaches it is necessary to talk about:

7. Coaching Versus Counseling and Therapy

Next, we address two issues so that we might be effective coaches. As Life Coaches there are two fundamental things we need to examine: our self-image and our communication skills.

8. The Forming of Beliefs

These are beliefs concerning ourselves, our self image and how this self- image was formed. Using this knowledge we can assist others to understand the beliefs they have formed and remove any obstacles caused by these beliefs.

9. Essential Communication Skills

10. How to Build a Coaching Practice

11. Coaching For Results: Understanding How and Where Coaching


12. The History and Development of Neuro-Linguistic Programming

With NLP as our umbrella we will learn

13. Advanced Coaching Skills

14. Pre-frames Frames and Reframes

15. Matters of State

16. Representational Systems

17. Rapport Skills

18. The Milton Model: the father of Life Coaching. This method was based on asking “artfully” vague questions for assessing and coaching.

19. Meta-language Patterns. This method is based on a series of very specific questions.

20. Coaching Meta-programs

21. Metaphors with Meaning: used to help a client who is “stuck.”

22. The Spiral Coaching Model: levels of thinking designated by color as a means to classify.

23. The Secrets of Coaching Success: how to market your practice.

24. Specialist Life Coaching

25. Credentialing

The Process

1. First: the information packet. (Example in packet)

2. Second: the evaluations (forms in packet)

3. Third:  the plan of action

There is a 100 question multiple choice open book test.

12 hours credit

Work Shop

Work shop: applying the material in Module 3 of Life Catalyst Curriculum. This is hands-on training and is lead by Dr. Wyser. The workshop begins with a how-to for evaluations and takes in four courses from the Curriculum so that those who are training are actually involved in the process of Life Coaching. (The courses are: Self-Destructive Behavior, Anger Management, Resolving Conflicts, and Grief)

39 hours credit.

There is no test but there is a form that must be filled in.


Goal Setting

Section I: Setting Personal Goals

Session One First Step

Session Two Potential Obstacles

Session Three Eleven Strategies That Raise The Probability Of Success


Section II: Effective Goal Setting And People Skills


Session Four Catalyst Behavior

Session Five Change People’s Behavior

Section III: Effective Goal Setting And Management Skills 


Session Six Setting Priorities

Session Seven Planning

Session Eight Delegating

Session Nine Time Management

Nine hours credit

There is no test but there are many exercises that need to be completed.


At this point we issue a Life Coaching Certification as well as a Life Catalyst Curriculum Certification. We also issue a professional endorsement letter for your portfolio.




Time Management Corporate

Session One Time

Session Two What Time Management will do for you

Session Three Priorities

Session Four Managing Yourself

Session Five Planning Your Work

Session Six Getting Organized

Session Seven Blocking Interruptions

Session Eight Handling Decisions

Session Nine Delegating

Session Ten Managing The Time Of Subordinates

10 hours credit

There is a 50 question multiple choice open book test and an essay of at least 500 words.


Time Management Personal

Section I: Laying The Foundation

  1. Time Management—A New Look
  2. What is Stopping You?


Section II: Analyze


  1. Your Relationship To Time
  2. Developing Your Big-Picture Goals


Section III: Strategize


  1. Time Mapping
  2. A Planner That Works For You

Section IV: Attack


  1. Sort
  2. Purge
  3. Find A Home
  4.  Equalize

10 hours credit

There is a 50 question multiple choice open book test, and an essay of at least 500 words.



Mentoring: This is what Life Coaching is—it is extreme mentoring—it is professional mentoring. 10 sessions


Part One Looking For A Mentor


  1. The Marks Of A Mentor
  2. How To Find A Mentor
  3. First Steps
  4. Strategies For Growth
  5. Taking Responsibility

Part Two Becoming A Mentor

  1. Why Be A Mentor
  2. What A Mentor Does
  3. You Can Do It
  4. Learning And Growing Together
  5.  Problems and Pitfalls To Avoid

10 hours of credit.

There is a 50 question multiple choice open book test, and an essay of at least 500 words.



Illustrating:  This is used in state control and communication. It includes, as well, metaphor and simile which are used in evaluations. Also this course is beneficial for ministers, teachers, speakers, etc.  10 sessions



  1. State Control
  2. Of Course You Should Use Illustrations
  3. Windows of Light
  4. Varieties Of Illustrations
  5. Stories and Anecdotes
  6. The Power of Metaphor and Simile and Analogy And Proverb
  7. Humor and Sarcasm
  8. Where You Find Them
  9. Some Cautions
  10.  What to Do With Them When You Find Them

10 hours of credit.

There is a 50 question multiple choice open book test and an essay of at least 500 words.



Consulting:  This course teaches how that Coaching is legally consulting and how that is applied in Life Coaching. 10 sessions


  1. Two Questions
  2. Seeing What is There
  3. Seeing What Is Not There
  4. Traps And How To Avoid Them
  5. When Your Client Is Stuck
  6. Controlling Change
  7. Changing With Safety
  8. When They Rebel
  9. Marketing
  10.  Trust

10 hours of credit.

There is a 50 question open book test, and an essay of at least 500 words.


Desire and Attitude

Desire and Attitude:  These are used in preliminary sessions in the Life Coaching process. 10 sessions


  1. The Power Of Desire
  2. The Altitude Of Attitude
  3. Change Your Attitude Change Your Life
  4. If You Can Think It You Can Do It
  5. The Power Of Making A Commitment
  6. Watch Your Words
  7. How Are You?
  8. Associate With Positive People
  9. Confront Your Fears
  10. Who Is Afraid Of Big Bad Failure


10 hours of credit.

There is a 50 question multiple choice open book test, and an essay of at least 500 words.


Self Talk

Self Talk:  This is a skill to be taught to those we coach so that they are helped to have a healthy belief system. 10 sessions


  1. Looking For A Better Way
  2. What Works And What Doesn’t
  3. The Wall
  4. The Five Levels Of Self Talk
  5. If  It Isn’t Simple It Won’t Work
  6. Changing Habits
  7. Changing Attitudes
  8. Internal Motivation
  9. Situational Self Talk
  10.  To Change Or Not To Change

10 hours of credit.

There is a 50 question multiple choice open book test, and an essay of at least 500 words.



  1. Communication 1
  2. Communication 2
  3. Self-Disclosure
  4. Expressing
  5. Body Language
  6. Paralanguages and Metalanguages
  7. Hidden Agendas
  8. Transactional Analysis
  9. Clarifying Language
  10.  Family Communication

10 hours of credit.

There is a 50 question multiple choice open book test, and an essay of at least 500 words.




  1. Outcomes


  1. Learning


  1. Relationships


  1. The Senses Part 1 (Rep Systems)


  1. The Senses Part 2 (Rep Systems)


  1. Emotional States


  1. Inside the Mind


  1. Strategies Part 1


  1. Strategies part 2


  1.  Languages


10 hours of credit


50 multiple choice question test and an essay on VAK of at least 500 words.



There is a presentation of 45 minutes before the Approval Board by either DVD or Skype. The contents of this presentation can be found in the workshop.

This makes a total of 150 sessions. Each of the sessions is about 45 minutes.

This is distance learning so it is done at one’s own pace. It can be read only or by viewing lectures on-line. We also have DVD’s available. There are no requirements or prerequisites for taking the course but a desire to work with people is helpful.

Textbooks and/or Syllabus are available for every course.

What is received upon completion of this course:

  1. 150 hours CEU credit
  2. Certification for Life Catalyst Curriculum
  3. Professional endorsement
  4. Life Coaching Credentials
  5. Life Coaching Degree


The Benefits of This Course

A student will:

Have a thorough knowledge of Mentoring.

Have the ability to impart the life-skill of Goal Setting. This includes helping the client impart the life skill of time management both on the corporate level and in everyday life on a personal basis.

Have the ability to evaluate those who need coaching. Those evaluations will consist of how they process information, how they are programmed (how they think) how to bring change by reprogramming the client’s thought process.

Understand why the art of communication is so important.

Learn, in depth, the life skill of self-talk and how to impart it.

Learn how to use pre-framing, framing and reframing in order to help a person see their situation in a different light.

All of this material will help to accomplish the greatest skill of all and that is establishing rapport. Students will learn the five things that are needed in establishing rapport.

This course is good for anyone who wants to bring about change in individuals by meeting them at the point of need. Ministers and church staffs, any professional people, and anyone else who wants to or has to deal with society.