Life Coach Training – Become a Mentor to Others
Grand Canyon University's (GCU) Graduate Certificate of Completion in Life Coaching program blends psychology, sociology and counseling practices that you can use to help others reach their personal and professional potential. This College of Humanities and Social Sciences program is a study of cognition, motivation, leadership theory, communication and observations so that you can help your peers build and sustain life balance while simultaneously increasing their opportunities for success.
The life coaching certificate is ideal for those who seek advanced education and have already earned a bachelor's degree in psychology, sociology, counseling or a related field. Courses in both individual and organizational coaching strategies can improve knowledge, skills, communication and understanding of others’ motivations to help them succeed.
Help Others Succeed
GCU's Graduate Certificate of Completion in Life Coaching program encourages you to explore advanced cognitive theory; study individuals' habits to help them improve personally, professionally or spiritually; and interpret assessments to help you develop efficient, ethical coaching strategies. The life coaching certificate program also places strong emphasis on the following topics: motivation, leadership theory, communication, data analysis and responses to psychology and sociology.
Develop Effective Life Coaching Strategies
This life coaching certificate program exposes you to a variety of topics, including:
- Comparisons between coaching, psychology, cognition and counseling
- Techniques and skills for individuals
- Techniques and skills for organizations
Pursue an Entrepreneurial Career in Business and Education
Employment prospects in life coaching include working with a range of diverse individuals, groups and professional organizations. You can work as an entrepreneur within a private organization or health care facility, or you may choose to work on behalf of individuals or families. Throughout the course of the life coach certificate program, you are exposed to a variety of peer occupations and situations in demand of your services.
Program Core Courses
This course covers the differences and similarities between coaching and other social services fields, such as counseling, psychology, or social work. Students learn the principle theories influencing the field of coaching as well as fundamental coaching skill.
This course provides a deeper look into coaching for individuals. It covers skills, models, and techniques specific to working with individuals and competencies of coaching. Students learn the basics of developing a professional coaching plan and niche development.
This course provides an overview of executive coaching provided within the business/organization as well as the ethical considerations specific to this field.
This course provides an overview of assessments commonly used in the coaching field. Students will develop an understanding of administration and interpretation of assessments as well as how to provide professional feedback relevant for real life application.
Pursue a next-generation education with an online degree from Grand Canyon University. Earn your degree with convenience and flexibility with online courses that let you study anytime, anywhere. GCU offers the most experienced leadership in delivering online degree programs. Full-time faculty members and fully trained adjunct instructors, equipped with strong academic backgrounds and practical experience in their fields, support you every step of the way. Designed with the career-oriented professional in mind, our online classes provide an intimate environment that stimulates engaging and challenging discussions. Choose from programs across our distinct colleges, in high-demand employment areas. Classes begin frequently.
Grand Canyon University’s evening programs cater to the demands of working professionals who prefer an in-person learning environment. Our night classes meet just once per week and offer the interaction and discussion of a typical college classroom. Night classes are designed for a specific number of students, providing a warm and nurturing environment that supports an engaging experience. In an evening cohort, you will progress through your degree program with the same career-minded classmates, providing an opportunity to network and forge relationships that go beyond the classroom. Classes begin frequently at various locations, including our main campus.
* Please note that this list may contain programs that are not presently offered as program availability may vary depending on class size, enrollment and other contributing factors. If you are interested in a program listed herein please first contact your University Counselor for the most current information regarding availability of the program.
* The Department of Education defines how an institution must calculate a program's On-Time Completion rate for federal disclosure purposes. The On-Time Completion rate is based on a program's published required number of months to complete all degree requirements as provided in the institution's catalog. Completion statistics are updated every January and are based on the cohort of students who started the program in the same year and then graduated within the published program length.Online and Evening program disclosures (9 months)
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.