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Darlene Fountaine/ Founder of Your Go-To Coaches, Executive Coach, Board Chair, Social Justice Advocate, Los Angeles, CA

Life Coach Training Programs Designed to Launch Your Career

Build a career that changes lives, including your own. 

Each training program equips you with the tools to up level your skills to do the work you feel called to do. #careergrowthwithpurpose

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CTEDU has trained thousands of coaches belonging to organizations including

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4 Coach Training Programs Built with Your Career in Mind

A key best practice when establishing a coach career is to specialize working with a specific topic or audience. Each of CTEDU’s 4 Programs is designed to help you clarify the scope of your practice and provide a toolbox tailored to your coaching clients. 



Designed for coaches ready to learn coaching’s core concepts, make them their own, and launch their career in a specialized niche, the complete Essential Coach Training program includes:

  • 1.0 Essential Life Coaching course
  • Group Mentor Coaching course
  • 2.0 Advanced Coach Training course


Developed for coaches who seek to maximize human potential in the business world, the complete Executive Coach Training Program includes: 

  • 1.0 Essential Life Coaching course
  • Group Mentor Coaching course
  • Executive Specialty Add-On
  • 2.0 Advanced Coach Training course
Health and Wellness

Health & Wellness

Built for coaches interested in revolutionizing the way we approach health and wellness, the complete Health & Wellness Coach Training Program includes: 

  • 1.0 Essential Life Coaching course
  • Group Mentor Coaching course
  • Wellness Specialty Add-On
  • Health Board Coaching course


Created for coaches invested in the future of society through student success, the complete Academic Coach Training Program includes: 

  • 1.0 Academic Life Coaching course
  • Group Mentor Coaching course
  • 2.0 Advanced Coach Training course

Our Training & Certification Programs

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Life Coach Training & Certification Courses

Foundational Life Coaching Courses

1.0 Essential |

1.0 Academic

Certification & Business Building

Group Mentor Coaching |

Build Your Life’s Work Coaching Course

Foundational Specialization Courses

Executive Specialty Add-On |

Wellness Specialty Add-On

Advanced Coach Training Courses

2.0 Advanced |

Belonging & Equity Course |

Relationship Coaching |

ALC Sport Coaching Course |

Leadership Coaching |

Team Coaching |

Health Board |

Positive Psychology

Life Coach Training for a Cause

Woven into CTEDU’s mission is a passion for equipping people with tools & skills to flourish

A key part of that mission is designing courses based on learning’s best practices. CTEDU’s learning philosophy is rooted growth mindset development. Each session has clear learning objectives, with rigorous attention to clarity and kindness.

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Coaching Program Features

Essential Life Coaching Skills

Essential Life Coaching Skills

You will learn and explore each of the eleven identified core coaching competencies.

Set into a Practical Context

Set into a Practical Context

From personality assessments to 360 degree feedback tools, you’ll gain a toolbox of fantastic and proven exercises to use in your life coaching business.

A Business Success Roadmap

A Business Success Roadmap

Included in each program is a business success roadmap and business materials from sample contracts to guidelines on pricing and getting your first five clients.

Passionate Community

Passionate Community

The friendships formed in each training program lasts a lifetime. You will make lifelong friends in your training, as well as, be connected to a fantastic group of CTEDU alumni.

Join a Global Community of Coaching Professionals

For over a decade, CTEDU has been a pioneer in leveraging technology for distance learning

CTEDU founder, John Andrew Williams, an accredited coach and former Latin teacher, first launched the Academic Life Coach Training Program in 2009 with two participants: Rawan Albina from Dubai and Gina Halsted from Boston. From that simple beginning, the accredited online life coach training and programs have grown to have trained over 4,000 participants from over 50 countries over the past 13 years. Today you have the opportunity to join proven life coach certification programs with an established dedication to professional excellence in coaching. It is designed specifically for online coach training, and is continually updated to incorporate the latest studies in positive psychology.

The Learning Model

How Our Education Model is Different

Whether you’re new to coaching, or already have some coach training, Coach Training EDU’s life coaching 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.

Modern Classroom Learning

Class time is spent discussing new coaching tools, watching live demonstrations, and immediately applying new skills into practice to maximize learning.

Built Around Your Growth

The education model is built for your success. Clear objectives and measures of success are set in place each training session to help you grow and flourish.

Feedback that Inspires and Invites Growth

As a student coach, it is important to address weaknesses and leverage strengths in your coaching skill set. Through encouraging and constructive feedback from the coach trainer and other classmates, you will be empowered to create and discover your unique coaching skill set each session.

Accredited Life Coach Training Programs Built for Practical Application

Each of CTEDU’s International Coaching Federation (ICF) accredited programs are built with practical application in mind. Life coach training equips you to be a professional life coach with a fulfilling coaching career, whether within an organization or with a thriving private practice.

Build Your Life’s Work (Biz Launcher) is a stand alone Business Building Course, designed to fit into a 1.0 Coach Training or 2.0 Advanced Course. Its principles can be adapted to optimize the rollout and implementation of coach training in an organizational setting as well.

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"Coach Training EDU provided me with the strong foundation and connections necessary to start my own coaching practice! Having gone through the full course sequence offered by CTEDU (1.0 Academic Coach Training, Group Mentoring, and 2.0 Advanced Coach Training), I can attest to the profound impact it made on my life - not just professionally but personally, as well. The trainers, support team, and founders all truly care about seeing you flourish, and I know I would not be where I am today without my time spent at Coach Training EDU!

Will Brydon/Academic and Athletic Life Coach

The Online Coach Training Experience

Coach Training EDU’s online training format is designed to provide you with a one-of-a-kind learning experience that combines individual study with weekly class meetings and practice.

Individual Study & Class Preparation

Coach Training EDU™ offers highly interactive and engaging coach training that allows you to participate from anywhere in the world. You will have the opportunity to train with other coaches and make lasting connections with your colleagues.

Our online training programs function as a flipped classroom style, where you will listen to pre-recorded skill demonstrations and read from your corresponding training guide before class each week. By reading through and listening to course content ahead of time, there is more time during your weekly class meeting for discussion and practice.

You will also receive a hard copy of the corresponding training guide for your training program, as well as access to an online class page with all other training materials (i.e., recorded lectures, business-building materials, pdfs of all books, etc.).

Weekly Meetings

All of Coach Training EDU’s training programs are conducted live, in english, at preset times, with a trained and certified ICF coach and trainer. You will meet once a week at a designated class time (via a video platform called Zoom). Time in class will provide you with a thorough understanding of the life coaching concepts and time to practice those skills with your peers.

You can join the live coach training course from a computer, tablet, or mobile phone. The Zoom platform is compatible with Windows, Mac, and Android operating systems. After you install the plugin, you will be able to join a webinar. You will need a solid internet connection. For ease and convenience, you also have the option to call into the webinar using your phone. Need to miss a live session? No problem. We record each coaching session so you can catch up before the following week's live training.

Life Coach Training Tuition Packages

Coach Training EDU offers world-class life coach training at a competitive price to make becoming a trained coach as accessible as possible.



The Associate Package is an ideal entry-level training and certification designed to equip coaches to launch a successful independent practice or work within an organization.



The Professional Package adds more tools and depth to coaching concepts. Ideal for those wanting a full-time coaching practice or leading a coaching department within an organization.


3.0 Courses

CTEDU offers dozens of free virtual workshops and other opportunities each year to stay connected with other CTEDU alumni and earn Continuing Education Credits toward your credential renewals.

Next Steps

Next Steps to begin your Coaching Career here at CTEDU

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And in the meantime, you can check out the FAQs, the Tuition & Pricing and the Schedule page. We also have more information on ICF Certification.

Speak to an Admissions Advisor

Get all your questions answered. Here’s the 3 Essential Considerations when choosing a coaching school to use as a guide.

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Schedule a Strategy Session

Schedule a Demo for a behind the scenes look at the course materials and student portal. And download the 5 Keys to Establishing a Successful Coaching Practice.

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I surrendered to a lot of things I think in the process that allowed me to grow and take so many steps forward that I would have maybe been hesitant to prior to this, so it really provided me with that environment that I could do that.

Jennifer Kjell/Executive Life Coach

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Graduate Stories: Kimberly Zimmerman Rand

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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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