Life Coaching Online Course – Certificate Beginner to Advanced – Life Coach Training from Kain Ramsay

Achology Life Coaching Certificate (Beginner to Advanced)

Learn the Achology Life Coaching process and how to influence other people in a profound and transformative way.

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Kain Ramsay

Course Description

Achology certified life coach training offers an unmatched degree of education for aspiring life coaches. This unparalleled training will provide you with all the essential skills and insights needed to launch your new vocation as a professional coach.

Life Coaching is a core discipline that enables people to progress in all aspects of life. You will learn to coach anyone at any level so that you become a competent life coach who is both highly-trusted and admired.

Our course will teach you how to empower others to assume responsibility for their passions, goals, aspirations and reach a state where they’re ready to take life-transforming actions. In brief, you will discover how to produce a tangible impact on people's lives.

Throughout this training, you will learn how to challenge clients and support them in developing a higher awareness of themselves and their behaviours. You will also learn how to frame your discussions in a way that enables people to look at their circumstances from a whole new perspective.

Life coaching as a vocation presents us with a chance to live more satisfying lives More and more people are turning to coaches for support with their various life transitions, whether this is a change in career, partner, lifestyle or developing the confidence to pursue their main goals.

Join your instructor and thousands of others in a thriving online community of life coaches and other interdisciplinary helping practitioners. This insight-based training delves deep into the wealth of accumulated experience and insight gained from over a decade of coaching thousands of people across the world.

Achology Life Coaching Certificate

Beginner course

(Beginner to Advanced)

for access to this course and much much more

52.5 hours of on-demand video

303 downloadable resources

8 articles

Live practice sessions with experienced tutors

Access to a community of supportive practitioners

Business development workshops

Downloadable coaching forms

Verifiable Professional Certificate of Completion

How will this course benefit me?

Our course will teach you how to:

  • You will develop life-changing skills, which will equip you to support clients establish and achieve their main goals and objectives.
  • You will learn how to help people overcome limiting and self-defeating beliefs to support them in living more responsibly and autonomously.
  • You will learn how to build healthy client boundaries and create an environment that's conducive to positive change and progress.
  • You will learn how to positively influence how people think, feel and behave when pursuing their main aims or values-based objectives.
  • You will learn how to structure and carry out life coaching sessions professionally and competently.
  • You will discover how the mind processes day-to-day events and moulds your account of them into memories, fears, frustrations, emotions and outcomes.
  • This comprehensive training course comes with over 30 professionally produced life-coaching resources which will enable you to start coaching people immediately after completion.
  • We have had coaches certify with us who advanced to establish coaching practices ranging from business to career coaching, youth pastoring, parent coaching, executive coaching, health coaching, confidence coaching, relationship guidance and fitness coaching.

What will I Learn?

As you apply what you in the modules, you will learn how to:

  • Sustain healthy individual and professional relationships
  • Change unhelpful behaviours in yourself and other people
  • Assist others in setting precise, significant and feasible goals
  • Identify and defeat limiting assumptions and adverse attitudes
  • Support people growing in maturity, decisiveness and efficiency
  • Understand your mindset and enhance your interpersonal skills
  • Use the resources presented in the course for life coaching others
  • Become an engaging, influential and inspirational communicator
  • Develop a mindset for sustaining a successful life coaching business
  • Lead compelling coaching sessions and generate an impact every time.

What does the course cover?

Introduction: Life Coaching Certificate Programme 17 lectures
The Self-Awareness & Emotional Intelligence Section 28 lectures
The Core Beliefs Section 17 lectures
Core Values & Understanding Human Behaviour 8 Lectures
Core Communication Skills and Language Patterns 16 Lectures
Relationship & People Principles 7 Lectures
The Client Work & Goal Setting Section 15 lectures
Business Development & Coaching Principles 8 lectures
The Seven Step Life Coaching Framework 2 lectures
The Q & A Section 11 lectures
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More about this course

Those who appreciate the value and benefit of coaching repeatedly pay for coaches to serve their needs. Coaching is a profession that lets you operate in alignment with your core values whilst working in your field of expertise.

Our training is centred on showing you how to assist others in fulfilling their main ambitions in life by supporting them in breaking through the chasm between where they are today and where they aspire to be.

As you learn more about life coaching, you will start to identify the aspects of life you need to work on for yourself. By the end of the course, you will have acquired the people, communication and listening skills required to gain people's trust and influence them in a life-transforming way.

Life Coaching training includes 32+ hours of high-impact lessons that will open up your thinking and help you to understand the human psyche in a profound and challenging way. Most of our graduates advance to drive their own coaching business on a full or part-time basis whilst others use their new-found coaching skills to magnify the role they currently fulfil.

The course also gives you access to a wealth of resources including example contracts, client worksheets, checklists and an ever-increasing library of archived training events and community discussions. By the end of the course, you will have a balanced and thorough understanding of the methods and approaches professional life coaches use to produce positive results in themselves and others. 

This course offers a healthy offset between theory, coaching skills, creative application, personal improvement and self-awareness. There is no deadline for you completing the course, and you can fit the training around your current obligations and at your own chosen pace.

Who is this course for?

  • People who are interested in gaining deep insights into understanding the human experience and the factors that motivate human behaviour.
  • Those who aspire to work in different 'people’ environments usually become more valuable team members when qualified in Life Coaching.
  • Existing life coaches who want to develop their existing skill sets or gain fresh perspectives on coaching techniques and methods. 
  • Those contemplating a career in management or leadership and would like to use coaching techniques to bring out the best in those they manage.
  • Communicating efficiently with others is a crucial skill in almost every workplace. This course is for those who want to strengthen and refine their communication skills for both professional and personal reasons.
  • Those who study life coaching are usually teachers, physical trainers, parents, psychologists, Achologists, social workers, management teams, supervisors, salespeople, leaders, HR professionals and those who aspire to become more effective versions of themselves.

Requirements for enrolling on this course

No prior experience of coaching is required to join this course, making it ideal for those who are new to exploring life coaching as a discipline.

You can commence your studies immediately or at any time that suits. Achology adult education programmes are designed for busy people giving you the flexibility to order your studies around life's priorities.

You can study from the comfort of your own home or in a cafe at any time. You can access your course lessons from your smartphone, tablet or desktop computer.

The full Life Coaching course can be studied online with an internet connection. The curriculum is comparable to that which what you might find in a reputable attendance Life Coach training.

A range of additional downloadable and editable course materials are also provided to ensure this Life Coaching training course is enlightening, fascinating and enjoyable.

Students who benefit most from this Life Coaching course are those who REFLECT upon and APPLY the lessons personally. There are many reflection-worthy concepts introduced during the course, so we encourage students to take notes (for personal use only. This course does not require any formal submissions).

this course is included with Achology Membership, Along with everything you see below

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Achology offers you a unique learning ecosystem

Training with Achology offers you a unique learning ecosystem that centres around principled practices which exceed conventional education methods. Achology gives all students attentive support throughout its various programs, practice sessions and peer-to-peer practice events. 

Whether you are a managerial HR supervisor, a self-employed professional looking to certify your practice or a parent wanting to support your child, Achology training programs support every stage of your development.

In our unique, peer-learning environment, you can partake in live practice events, view pre-recorded tutorials, earn CPD credits (starting in 2020), and advance your professional progression. Once you feel ready, you can even apply to host training events and equip yourself for practising in a public or professional setting.

Achology gives you the tremendous opportunity to learn on your merit, work at your own pace, and propel your personal and professional development with the amount of support and accountability as you see fit.

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Practitioner Certificates

If you are a professional or aspire to become a professional practitioner then you’ll want to claim the Achology Professional Practitioner Certificate. In order to do this you will need to be a professional member of Achology, this is because these certificates provide a mechanism for professional verification and validation of your professional membership within the Achology body.

In essence, a certificate of completion demonstrates you completed a course, a professional certificate shows you belong to an organisation dedicated to professionalism, a code of ethics and continued professional development.

Put the learnings into practice

Practice putting the Life Coaching skills into practice by participating in live training sessions which are set up as Training Triads led by senior Achology members.

These Training Triads take place once a week over a six-week period. Each training session is 90 minutes in duration, and take place online using our own Achology virtual meeting room set-up (Zoom).

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Training Triads

A Training Triad is an established way to learn and improve coaching skills.
Within the proven effective and popular Triad format, you will:

  • Work together with a group of like-minded practitioners
  • Collaborate in a supportive and non-judgemental environment
  • Extensively practice towards mastery of your craft
  • Receive a host-lead introduction to life coaching intervention techniques
  • Witness a live demonstration of the technique
  • Be able to ask any questions
  • Move to separate meeting room in a smaller team (three roles: Coach, Client, Observer)
  • Specifically practice the principles of the coaching intervention technique in this group
  • View the coaching experience from varying perspectives (Coach, Client, Observer) 
  • Receive constructive feedback from both the client and an experienced Observer
  • Return to the group setting where you discuss learnings and can hear about the other group members’ experience

A Training Triad is a safe and supportive environment where you can attempt a new method, make mistakes and receive gentle feedback so you can hone your skills. It is easy to join and to participate. You will be guided throughout the process by a senior Achologist. All you need to do is to download the free Zoom application (from just once, and you will be able to participate in any of the forthcoming training triads. 

This live training is one of the benefits of membership of Achology. 

Life Coaching Triads Programme

Training Traids Programme

Establishing Limiting Beliefs

During this triad, as the coach we will explore and unpack the first coaching session: establishing the limitations or the problem the client is experiencing.

We will use 15 questions to help find limiting beliefs from the 'Life Coaching Course.

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Values Elicitation

During this triad, we will dig deeper to find out how your client defines their values.

In order to answer the question 'how does your client define their values?' we first need a clear understanding of what values are. Our values are the things that we believe are important in relation to how we live our lives. Our values should (ideally) determine our priorities in life, and they are generally the measures we use to determine if life is heading in the direction we want it to. However, when our decisions don't align with our values, that's when we start feeling like something's 'wrong' and this can lead to unhappiness and frustration. To avoid this, we must make a real effort to identify what our values actually are.

How understanding values will help our client

Whether we recognise them or not - values exist! We can make life much easier for ourselves by acknowledging our values and by making plans and decisions that honour them.

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Defining your greatest life vision

Have you ever considered what your tombstone might say? When you think of what might be written on your tombstone one day, does it encourage, inspire, and push you forward?

Without a personal mission statement, people can only go so far in life and can very quickly find themselves in a place of stagnation & without a vision for their future.

In this exercise, we will create a meaningful mission statement for the rest of your client’s life (that determines how they want to be remembered). It helps us to ensure that our life’s efforts mean something to the right people that mean the most to us.

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A Mindmap is a graphical way of representing concepts and ideas. It is a visual thinking tool that helps to structure information, helping you to analyze better, comprehend, recall, synthesize and generate new ideas. Mind mapping allows you to avoid dull, compartmentalized and linear thinking. Just like every great idea, its power lies in its simplicity. 

Mind maps (as opposed to traditional note taking) allow you to structure your thoughts more closely to how the brain actually works. As it is an activity that is both artistic and analytical, it engages your brain in a much richer way, and, best of all, it is enjoyable!

Benefits And Uses Of Mind Mapping:

We can use mind maps for?

  • Life Planning
  • Business Planning
  • Note taking
  • Brainstorming (individually or in groups)
  • Problem solving
  • Studying and memorization
  • Researching and consolidating information from multiple sources
  • Jogging your creativity

In this Triad you will learn how Mindmaps can help clarify your thinking about pretty much anything, and in many different contexts: personal, family, educational or business. You will find they are also useful for any other things, like planning out your day, planning presentations, launching a project, writing blog posts and much more.

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Stretch Goals – Part 1

We are all naturally inclined to focus on what we don’t want, so make sure when answering this question “What do you want?” we will learn to draw the focus on the positive. The learnings you will gain in this Triad will guide you to make sure that any goal you are striving for is something tangible and not just based on a feeling or a fear. This goal should be something that would stretch you, something that you would love to do but – at this point in time – you have some reservations about whether it’s possible, or whether you’re able to achieve it.

In Part 1 of this two part training session, we will help our clients to establish clarity around the questions that will ultimately help them to identify life-changing goals and how they can empower themselves to reach these.

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Stretch Goals – Part 2

In Part 2 of this exercise, we will learn how to establish a more prominent, clearer, and detailed vision of our goal. This will help us to create a greater sense of motivation and empowerment that we can accomplish our goal.

In this session we will help our clients to establish clarity around questions such as how realistic their goal is, how desirable this goal for them really is and how they can determine if any limiting beliefs are holding them back from achieving this goal.

Feedback from our students

D.F.R. | (Life Coaching Triad Week 3)

“A very good triad (for my first), where I've been invited to participate and where I feel confident, in a place of learning and understanding without judgement. It was a great experience!”

D.F. | (Life Coaching Triad)

"It was a very good session, the host did an awesome demo and the breakout room coaching was also very informative! Thank you!"

S.C. | (Life Coaching Triad Week 1)

"This was my first triad. I felt very comfortable. I very much appreciated the ground rules, the clear direction and the positive and supportive welcome by the host and the members in the breakout room."

J.T | (Life Coaching Triad)

"The hosts did a fantastic job of facilitating and demonstrating the topic. I believe all the people that participated got something out of the session. When you see people's lives being affected that makes for a great TRIAD!"

A.P. | (Life Coaching Triad)

This event is extremely helpful for me. I can gain confidence here for future clients. So thankful that something like this exist."

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About the Author

Kain Ramsay is valued among the world's most esteemed thinkers and teachers of modern applied psychology. He is internationally admired authority on principle-orientated living and specialises in personal performance and value-based decision making.

Kain is the founder of Achology and bestselling personal development instructor at Udemy. He has authored various popular online training courses, including Life Coaching, Cognitive Psychology, NLP, Applied Mindfulness, CBT, Hypnotherapy and Applied Psychology.

Kain has a 10-year military history and is disciplined in the social sciences, counselling, leadership and organisational management. Kain lives in Fife, Scotland with his wife, Karen.

All Achology courses are included with Achology Membership

When you enrol in an Achology training course, a training course isn't all that you get. Training with Achology grants you access into a global ecosystem of expertise, wisdom, shared knowledge and understanding.

To complement your studies, you can access all Achology live training events, including business workshops, practice groups and expert-led study sessions. Personal growth groups, peer accountability, mentoring, and motivation is all included in our unique membership academy.

Enrolling in this Life Coaching Certificate course also awards you access to the complete Achology curriculum for as long as you need it. Discover for yourself why Achology is leading the way in online education.



  • Unlimited access to all Achology courses
  • Professional Training and community workshops
  • Professional certification
  • Premium monthly video and written content
  • Join a community of passionate helping practitioners
  • A library of resources for both you and your clients
  • Unlimited access to all Achology courses
  • Professional Training and community workshops
  • Professional certification
  • Premium monthly video and written content
  • Join a community of passionate helping practitioners
  • A library of resources for both you and your clients
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