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Relationship Life Coach Training Course

Course Description 

The Relationship Life Coach Training Program is a 16-session training course that covers foundational coaching skills and advanced tools and skills in relationship coaching. This course provides practical techniques for coaches interested in addressing personal and professional relationship issues with their clients. It focuses on coaching individuals within interpersonal dynamics, delving into specific challenges like communication in marriages or managing frustration in business relationships. Prerequisite: Must have completed the 1.0 Training Program.

Throughout your training, you will: 

  • Continue to develop foundational coaching skills. 
  • Learn tools to help clients better understand and manage relationships in their personal and professional lives.  
  • Develop the skills necessary for helping clients manage challenging business relationships. 
  • Learn to help couples align, build deeper trust, and enhance relationship transparency. 

Learn more about How to Become a Relationship Coach in this blog.

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Course Format

The class will meet once a week for two hours, at your designated class time. Each class is broken into three main parts:

  1. Discussion: The first third of class includes an open discussion on the chapter you read to prepare for the course. Your trainer will answer questions and provide additional insight. 
  2. Demonstration: Your trainer will demonstrate how to use the tool or skill being discussed with a volunteer client from class. 
  3. Practice: The last portion of class is reserved for practice time. In this class, practice is split between case study discussions and breaking into pairs to practice a coaching tool with a classmate. This section concludes with a reflection. 

Textbooks/PDFs Included

  • The following books are referenced throughout the training. While they are not required, they are highly recommended:
      Atlas of the Heart by Brene BrownThe Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John GottmanThe Anatomy of Peace, Resolving the Heart of Conflict by The Arbinger Institute Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

Additional Courses 

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  • Intro to Positive Psychology: This 16-session training course furnishes coaches with a robust theoretical foundation for their professional journey. This comprehensive program delves into the fundamental principles of positive psychology, unraveling the bedrock from which a plethora of coaching skills, tools, and strategies originate. Participants will not only gain an in-depth theoretical understanding of the coaching profession but also acquire practical insights and applications rooted in the rich tapestry of positive psychology, ensuring a holistic and impactful coaching experience.
  • ALC Sport: This 12-week training course intricately weaves together life coaching principles tailored explicitly for student-athletes. Positioned at the forefront of sports psychology, this program uniquely navigates the nuanced terrain of working with young individuals, while simultaneously exploring the boundaries and ethical considerations inherent in applying life coaching methodologies within educational institutions, ranging from schools to collegiate settings. Immerse yourself in an innovative exploration of the intersection between life coaching and the distinctive challenges faced by student-athletes, ensuring a cutting-edge understanding of both fields.

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Week 2 Sample: Boundaries & Expectations


  • Read What, Why, How document on Boundaries & Expectations
  • Read supplemental materials


What aspect of communication have you been able to improve upon over the past week?


This session focuses on the boundaries and expectations we have (or don't have) within relationships and the impact this has on the health of our relationships. Throughout this session, we will discuss strategies for helping clients set healthy boundaries and expectations in their lives.

Case Study

Today's case study follows Blake, a young writer, who has been working with you to finish her first novel. She is very motivated and has been making huge strides in completing some plotting and character development. She’s recently moved into the actual writing of the story and decided to change her writing schedule to maximize the amount of time she experiences flow, which has been causing some unique problems in her personal life. Here is an excerpt from a recent session with Blake.  

“My husband is also a creative person, and he hates being interrupted when he’s in the middle of a project, so he should know that it’s the same feeling when I’m interrupted while I’m writing. We’ve already agreed that if the door is closed, it means I’m trying to focus, but he will still interrupt and not understand why I’m so upset. He says that he’s still getting used to my new schedule since the time I write used to be the time we connected about the kids. But that’s why we established the boundary of the door being closed. I don’t want to keep stacking up boundaries, but it’s really starting to become an issue in my writing progress. I feel strongly that he should be able to manage the kids and our household without me for the two hours of writing I’m doing every day. He said he would support me, but it hasn’t felt that way as much lately.”

Consider these questions with your group:

  • What jumps out at you?
  • What aspects of this client’s communication style are lagging?
  • What are you noticing about Blake and her husband’s boundaries and expectations?
  • How would you approach this client’s needs and values? 
  • What are some of this client’s blind spots?
  • How can you help this client identify what is most important to them?
  • What are some open-ended questions you might ask to start the conversation?



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