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Life Coach Training

Join Coach Training EDU. Become a Certified Life Coach in Porltand, Oregon.

Join Coach Training EDU in Portland, Oregon

Coach Training EDU offers life coach training in Portland, Oregon on the campus of Portland State University. The course kicks off with an in-person weekend training where you’ll cover the foundation of life coaching. In that first weekend, we also cover the business environment of Oregon and the opportunities that Portland offers to launch your life coaching career. Portland has enough of a corporate and business environment to support executive coaching as well as people who are passionate about health and wellness and gravitate to life coaching.

Program Features: In person workshops and Virtual, online life coach training programs.


To equip you with a strong coaching skillset, courses are designed to favor time spent applying each exercise and theory. Training and exercises vary in size, from the entire class to breakout rooms of two or three at a time.

In person workshops

In addition to online training, there are options for in person, hands on workshops to further your coaching skills. 


To help get you started, each coach in trianing will receive a printed hard copy of the training guide, as wlel as copies of all client guides. 


As an accredited coach training institution, Coach Training EDU offers its own certification. Additional Group Mentor Coaching can put you on the path to become an Associate or Professional Certified Coach through Coach Training EDU.


Your training, including group mentor coaching, satisfies 3 out of the 5 certification requirements from the International Coaching Foundation.
 To meet all 5, coaches in training must log additional coaching hours and pass a written coach knowledge assessment. 


From sample client contracts to copies of business plans from successful coaches, you’ll have access to all the tools needed to build a successful coaching practice. 

“I enrolled in the ALC because I wanted the tools and skillset to empower young people to find purpose and meaning in their education and their schooling.”

– Hayden Lee

How It Works

Our life coach training teaches the skills necessary to become a certified life coach, as well as teaches the basics of starting and running your own Life Coaching Business. The Essential Life Coaching program is approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF) , and all training hours count towards ICF credential. Upon completion of the program, you will be a Certified Essential Life Coach and have 60 training hours completed towards ICF certification.

Developed by John Andrew Williams, Essential Life Coach training is one of the few training courses that offers materials and support in helping you develop a business plan and get your first paying Life Coach clients. We are committed to helping our Life Coaches succeed in their new rewarding career.

1.0 Life Coach Training


Each 1.0 coach training program consists of a core of similar coaching concepts, including the 7 Essential Coach Qualities and classic elements of a coaching session. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to take these coaching concepts and coach anyone on any topic. However, learning tools specifically tailored to the typical challenge your clients will face will accelerate your coach training even further. The three 1.0 online life coach training programs Coach Training EDU offers are:

Academic Life Coach Training

For coaches, educators, and advisors looking to use coaching concepts and tools with students and young adults to equip young people to lead fulfilled, effective lives.

Executive Life Coach Training

For coaches who want to work with executives and entrepreneurs to spark creativity, maintain work-life balance, and tap into personal and professional growth.

Wellness Life Coach Training

For coaches wanting a holistic coach training program with tools and guidelines to explore topics of health and wellness, from exercise to positive and sustainable lifestyle change.

Advanced Life Coach Training


After you complete your 1.0 coach training, you have the option to continue to advanced coach training courses. With previous accredited coach training or extensive experience and informal coach training, you may apply to go straight to the advanced series.

2.0 Advanced Coach Training

The advanced life coach training courses take an even deeper dive into coaching theory. While the course delivers training on advanced coaching skillsets, it’s designed to stretch and challenge you, and aims to equip you with an understanding of how you show up as your most compelling self. This course also completes your professional life coach training, giving you the required hours to apply for your certification as a Professional Certified Coach. (26 weeks. 2 hours per week. ICF Accredited for 65 coach training hours with prep hours included. 1.0 course or equivalent is a prerequisite.)

Academic Life Coaching Sport

The ALC Sport course is a life coach training program that incorporates concepts in sports psychology. It’s designed for coaches working with student athletes. (12 weeks. ICF Accredited for 30 hours. 1.0 Academic Life Coach Training is the prerequisite.)

Relationship Coaching

This course is designed to equip you with tools, skills, and guidelines to work specifically as a relationship coach. It’s a tremendously challenging course that will grow your professional coaching skills exponentially. (12 weeks. ICF Accredited for 30 hours. 1.0 coach training is the prerequisite. 2.0 coach training is strongly recommended.)

Additional Coach Training Course Add-Ons


Business Launcher

A course designed to help you establish your business. All 1.0 and 2.0 programs have access to the self-study materials. The program runs 3 months, meeting weekly, going over aspects from branding and marketing to designing a compelling introductory coaching session. (1.0 or 2.0 coach training is the prerequisite.)

Coach Power Hour and Alumni Access

Alumni have access to an evergreen coach training materials page. You will have lifetime access to the latest, most up-to-date materials including assets helpful to establishing a thriving life coaching practice or best-practices for implementing a coaching program in an organization.

Group Mentor Coaching

 8 one-hour meetings to fulfill the coach mentoring requirements for life coach certification and to polish your coaching skillsets. (1.0 or 2.0 coach training is the prerequisite.)

In-Person Life Coach Events, Workshops, and International Training Options

Coach Training EDU Conference

Coach Training EDU is holding its second conference. Come to Portland, Oregon to experience a weekend of insights, knowledge, and friendships formed. The first day will be TED style talks with the second day will be held workshop style in beautiful Hood River.

In-person Workshops

While Coach Training EDU specializes in online life coach training via virtual classrooms, in-person workshops and alumni meetups are scheduled in cities throughout the world. From Portland, Oregon to Basel, Switzerland, check the locations’ schedule to find an event to attend

In-person Training

Coach Training EDU offers in-person life coach trainings at select international locations including Switzerland and Dubai.



See what other participants have said about the training program.

Check out program details:Academic Life Coach Training, Executive Coach Training, and Wellness Coach Training.

You can read our FAQ section or request a PDF with a summary of the information.

You can check out tuition and full year course schedule as well as certification requirements.

The next best step is to schedule a 25 minute exploratory call with an Admissions Advisor.


Coach Training EDU is designed for people who want to get to the next level quickly and efficiently.

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