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Academic Coaching Certification and Training Program

The Strongest Foundation for Your Academic Life Coach Career.

Experience the first academic coach training program accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF), specifically designed to train coaches how to become an academic life coach for kids, high school and college students.

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Experience Online Coaching Certification and Training Refined by Over a Decade of Experience

Since 2009 CTEDU has trained thousands of coaches and helped them earn certified life coach credentials from New York to Dubai in over fifty countries. A few of the organizations that have worked with CTEDU:

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The World Needs Academic Life Coaches

The World Needs Academic Life Coaches

Experience the first coach training program accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF) specifically designed to train coaches to work with youth to higher education students.

In today’s culture, students are overwhelmed with school loans, holding multiple jobs, heavy class loads, and pressure to participate in co-curricular activities. Add to this the pressure of knowing the future relies on their ability to succeed, and it’s easy to understand why anxiety, stress, and depression are on the rise in young people. But imagine if each student could work one-on-one with a coach committed entirely to that student’s success and well-being. This is the dream on which CTEDU was founded.

Our flagship program offers state-of-the-art curriculum and training that produces knowledgeable and supportive academic coaches who work with students regularly.

While a slight majority of our academic coaches work in college, university, and school settings, we also have a large group of alumni who have their own academic coaching practices. The beauty of our academic life coaching program is that we offer two distinct tracks: A university track and an independent practice track. Our robust curriculum and world-class trainers provide a well-rounded training program to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to operate as a successful academic coach.

A Message from our Co-founder about Academic Life Coaching

Your life coach certification is an essential tool that opens pathways and opportunities to launch your life coach career. Coach Training EDU’s accreditation is recognized internationally. Because CTEDU is an accredited coach training program by the International Coaching Federation (ICF), you are placed on the fastest possible path to your ICF coaching credential.

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Academic Coach Certification Programs Designed to Up Level Your Coaching Career

More than 75% of CTEDU Graduates Report Making Coach Training Related Income.

Whether you choose to launch an independent coaching practice or coach in a school to help others achieve academic success, your training equips you with the coaching skills, tools and best practices to achieve lasting positive impact. Learn more about Life Coach Certification and how to become a life coach for youth and adult students within an evidence based academic coaching program designed to foster student scholastic and personal development through impactful coaching sessions.

Coaches enrolling in the 1.0 course also receive the Business Building Materials: Build Your Life’s Work (Self-Study) as a complimentary bonus.

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Academic Coach Certification Programs Designed to Up Level Your Coaching Career
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I wanted to go out and empower people that had similar experience, similar struggles and stresses that I had going through high school.

Andrew Petrillo/Academic Life Coach


Establish An Independent Practice.

The Academic Life Coaching (ACL) Program includes ICF accredited coach training along with the tools to gain clients such as business building guides and client workbooks.

  • Done-for-you presentations and marketing materials.
  • Step-by-step guidelines to establish a successful coaching practice.
  • Lifetime Access and Continuing Coaching Education (CCE).

Be the School's Coach.

As the Academic Life Coach field grows, more schools and non-profits are investing in their student success, supporting youth and adults into higher education by hiring coaches to work directly with students of all ages. An Academic Life Coach Certification opens the doors for these opportunities.

  • Earn the industry-standard coaching credential.
  • Tap into a global network of coaching professionals.
  • Take your coaching toolbox to your new organization.

Bring Academic Life Coach Training to Your Team.

Equip your entire team with a coaching skillset and the tools they need to effectively engage and inspire young adults. From self-theories to elements of flourishing, your coach training rests on a solid foundation of theory and practice informed by positive psychology.

  • Large, private introductory group training programs.
  • Professional development days.
  • Customized organization packages for your team.

Coach Training EDU by the Numbers


Coaches trained in CTEDU Programs.


Increase in demand for coaching in the next six years.

*Statistic from Department of Labor


Academic Coaches earn a median income of $50,436 in the United States.

*Statistic from Salary.com


Number of countries with trained executive coaches.

Blog about Life Coaching

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Graduate Stories: Kimberly Zimmerman Rand

Author CTEDU

Coach Training EDU

March 11, 2024

Kimberly Zimmerman Rand is passionate about people living their best lives through household finance. As a consultant, trainer, coach, and Principal at Dragonfly Financial Solutions LLC, she engages her talents to help others deepen their knowledge, develop their skills, and become more confident in their relationship with money. For over 25 years Kimberly has been providing services to professionals and consumers on both live and online platforms. Her superpower is bringing clarity to complex personal finance topics and inspiring people to do great things. Kimberly is an Accredited Financial Counselor® and Professional Certified Essential Life Coach from Coach Training EDU. She is also a Credit as an Asset Master Trainer and a HUD Certified Housing Counselor. Kimberly holds a Master of Social Work in Social and Economic Development and Nonprofit Management from Washington University in St. Louis, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Colby College.

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Whether you’re new to coaching or already have some coach training, Coach Training EDU’s programs will both challenge and equip you to build the business and career you’re yearning to create.

Participants all over the world rave about the transformative experience both in diving deep into weekly readings and recordings as well as forging friendships with fellow coaches.

If you're passionate about bringing more curiosity, empathy, and personal growth into the world, you're in the right place. We’d love to continue the conversation.

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