Be a Professional Life Coach | The Coaching Institute

What Is Life Coaching?

Life Coaching is now the fastest growing field of personal development in the world...

Have you ever felt ‘stuck’ or confused about what you should do?

Have you ever wanted to achieve a new level of success in an area of your life that is already working for you?

Professional life coaching is about assisting a client in closing the gap between where they are and where they want to be. It’s about working with someone who wants to achieve more in their life. An effective coach will assist their client in discovering what is important to them, what is missing from their life or their business and what outcomes they are looking for. They will then ask questions, listen, and reflect back what they hear, challenging their client’s thinking in such a way that the client will consider new ways of creating the transformation they are seeking.

Through working with a professional life coach, clients achieve the outcomes they are looking for faster and more effortlessly. Coaching clients report greater levels of confidence, self esteem, passion for life, enhanced relationships and a far more focused approach to their life and to their business.


How To Run A Successful Workshop, June 2013


What Would Life Coaching Give Me?

Life Coaching is about key life issues and teaches you how to:

Get clarity about your goals
Overcome procrastination
Eliminate fear and self-doubt
Get focused on what is really important in your life and business
Gain certainty about yourself and a sense of wellbeing
Ability to communicate powerfully
Tools to turn challenges around





As A Life Coach You Will Be Able To:

Life Coaching is about key life issues and teaches you how to:
Build your life on your terms
Have a flexible lifestyle
Learn what makes you “tick”
Work when and where you want
Work with motivated people
Master how to communicate with all types of people
Create your own level of income
Assist others to create the life of their dreams


Who Uses Life Coaches?

People from all walks of life have benefited from the skills of a professional life coach. Clients include women in transition, people changing careers, business people wanting to enhance their leadership skills or time management skills, individuals looking for greater meaning in their lives or relationships and business owners wanting to achieve more success. Anyone who wants to improve the results they are getting can benefit from working with a professional life coach.

How To Become A Professional Life Coach? Can I Do It?

Yes! You can become a professional, accredited life coach within six months. You will need a willingness and desire to learn and apply the craft of coaching, a passion for success and a commitment to assisting others in achieving transformation in their lives and businesses. If you enjoy communicating with others and have an interest in their personal and professional development, then you can learn the skills needed to offer professional life coaching and become an outstanding coach.

Who Becomes A Life Coach?

The person who becomes a coach wants to achieve more in their lives, and is interested in personal development. They are happy for people to experience success and are considered great listeners. There is no particular background or experience that provides an advantage. Successful life coaches are eager to learn, are committed to helping people and enjoy a lifestyle of their choosing.

How Soon Can I Be Coaching?

You can be coaching as you train at our life coaching institute - many of our students are coaching WITHIN 90 DAYS OF JOINING - this is how successful what we teach is.

What Do Your Accreditations Mean To Me?

Accreditation is one of the few ways of assessing competence in an unregulated industry. Until the government limits who can call themselves life coaches, this is the best way to ensure you have the level of training and expertise you require.

Find out more about how to become a life and business coach by Enrolling Online now.

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Stephanie D'Ovidio - ICG Master Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching
Stephanie D'Ovidio
  • - ICG Master Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching

There are so many things I would love to list that TCI has taught me in which I attribute our success too but I would keep you here all day. But a few things that really stick out for me are the teachings in how to deal with fear because there is a lot of it in business, know who you are and what you stand for and beliefs. We dared to dream and we still dare to believe we will become greater then what we already are. Thank you TCI my investment in you is worth more then the weight in gold.

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Carmen Jordan
  • - ICG Master Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching

Previously I worked in Marketing & Sales and loved the creativity in my role as a Marketing Manager but something was lacking. I always had a dream within to help others and knew there was more to life. That is when I set up my business Spiritual Discovery part time offering readings, psychic pamper parties & workshops. After 4 months I wanted to help my clients even more, I knew they had the answers within and wanted them to see their full potential and take control of their life. This is when I enrolled into TCI to become an accredited Life Coach.

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Michelle Jack
  • - ICG Master Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching

Life coaching never seemed to me like a legitimate career. I always liked the idea but didn’t think it was a way to make decent money. Even though I knew life coaches help people and provide amazing service, I couldn’t see how I could make a living from it. Until I stumbled across TCI. I got to the point with my current job where I started thinking ‘life’s to short to be stuck doing something you aren’t crazy passionate about’. I investigated a few different things and life coaching seemed to stick. So after looking at the various different coaching courses, I rang TCI.

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Lynn Matthews
  • - ICG International Credentialed Master Practitioner of Coaching

Just before my 50th birthday last year, the TCI page popped up on my facebook. I phoned straight away, more out of curiosity. Within a month I had signed up to "go the whole way" to the Master Practitioner: 2 years of study. I believed that then I could DO life coaching and BE the person my patients thought I was! Little did I know that this learning would be like no other.

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Teuila Reid - ICG International Credentialed Master Practitioner of Coaching
Teuila Reid
  • - ICG International Credentialed Master Practitioner of Coaching
  • - Meta Dynamics Profiler

What I dig so much about the TCI community is that we hold a principle that says, ‘its ok to not know how’ and, ‘it is ok to suck at something.’ Failure is ok. I have learnt how set-backs, rejection, not having a great day or things not going to plan can leverage me into a successful outcome rather than the opposite. I have learnt how to strategize, to create steps and follow daily systems that direct me on the course. I have learnt that high personal standards are my most valuable asset. When I’m lagging I ask myself if this standard is one I uphold. My response dictates the action to follow. I have learnt to love where I’m at, no matter where I am. I have learnt that momentum is created by action. The ducks don’t line up unless one moves. TCI is a community based around this. Nothing happens unless I do something.

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Sharron Attwood - ICG International Credentialed Master Practitioner of Coaching
Sharron Attwood
  • - ICG International Credentialed Master Practitioner of Coaching
  • - Meta Dynamics Profiler

This coming year will see my business expand as I attract clients eager to experience a little ‘Modern Etiquette’. I will be doing more presenting, group work and joint ventures – and I am working on raising my profile within the niche of personal branding. Having worked with a blog coach recently – my blog launches in January and maybe I’ll finish my book. I have a voice and TCI has helped me find it.

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Sandra Bartlett - ICG Master Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching
Sandra Bartlett
  • - ICG Master Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching

This has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have had, to see these two young people grow the way they did was amazing. I truly stepped out into the coaching world on Tuesday 29th April 2014 launching my business with a 2 hour workshop presenting the 10 Success Principles. I listened to this CD collection constantly for 2 weeks prior to the event, at the gym, in the car and I was reading the book at the same time. I transcribed every CD and I live with these principles everyday. I signed my first business client in May 2014 on a 6 month retainer and have been coaching the business owners and their managers. This client has seen me grow as a coach, after completing EDisc, Advanced Skills, Meta 1 & Meta II and How to Run a Workshop. I have been grateful for the opportunity to use all of these skills with this business client.

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Jade Varley - ICG Master Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching
Jade Varley
  • - ICG Master Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching

Before TCI I was working as a Town Planning Consultant in London. A demanding and stressful job I found myself in conflict with a Director and I ended up hating my job. I would spend my daytimes working as hard as possible so I didn’t have to work with him and my night times writing out new business ideas. Anything to get me out of where I was at. After 2 years of searching for something different my Dad said to me ‘Jade stop searching. You are going to Australia and you never know what Australia holds for you’. 12 months into a new town planning role in Australia and life was much sweeter. Sunshine, a 10 minute walk to work and no conflict, yet I still found myself searching for something more meaningful. Then I found The Coaching Institute and wow what a journey it has been. At my intake weekend I felt like I was in a parallel universe and I just couldn’t believe something like this existed. Finding The Coaching Institute has been one of the best things about moving to Australia.

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Katherine Barrington - ICG Master Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching
Katherine Barrington
  • - ICG Master Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching

When I wake up some mornings and find myself in an unresourceful state of mind, I remember an anecdote relayed to me by Joe Pane at my FOCS training. He told us that in nature, ducks do not stand around and organise how they are going to walk. The mother just starts moving and soon all the ducks are in a row. So I stop listening to my inner voice, put one foot in front of the other and by simply acting, I achieve more in my day than I could ever have imagined laying in bed.

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Jem Switajewski - ICG Master Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching
Jem Switajewski
  • - ICG Master Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching

With a strong appetite for the classroom component of the course, I booked in and completed all of those days with Joe Pane, Sharon Pearson and Johnnie Cass as quickly as possible. And with a real need to earn money, I got out there, joined business networking groups and started coaching as soon as I could. I needed to earn 100k in my first financial year, just to keep the wolves at bay, so I set the goal, focussed on where I could add value and make a difference, and I achieved my goal. This was working as a generalist, coaching and training anyone and everyone!

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Frank Fava - ICG Master Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching
Frank Fava
  • - ICG Master Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching

The part of it all is…. making your own rules. Whilst there are MANY different paths to take, this is a path that rewards taking your own path consistently. Most people are too concerned with thinking it needs to be such a certain way, but doing this is about finding your own way and inspiring others to the do the same is what this is about. TCI gives you the canvas, brushes and paints, and then it’s up to create a master piece of your own design. Don’t concern yourself so much with the 10,000th step, you’ll figure that out when you get to the 9,999th.

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Youarn Bell - ICG Master Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching
Youarn Bell
  • - ICG Master Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching
  • - Meta Dynamics Profiler

I came to TCI in September 2012. Both my wife Janelle and I decided to take the journey together, figuring that if all we got out of it was a better marriage, then that’d be a pretty damn good deal! Yes, it’s been so much more than that! Life before TCI? A bit different…! I was an actor, producer and director of my own theatre company, whilst holding down a day job at a transport company. Yup, I told you it was a bit different! Needless to say I was very busy. So busy that I burnt out while doing the very thing that I loved and eventually gave my theatre company away. All I was left with was my bills paid from keeping my transport job, and an empty feeling for giving up my passion. There’s only so long that one can stay with that empty feeling before finally taking action. And after many conversations with a great friend who was then a WOW team member, I started to see options.

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Anna Rogacki
  • - ICG Master Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching

I still remember the day I realised I could choose Coaching as a profession, I had been skirting around it for so long I knew there was something there I just couldn't put my finger on it....yet.

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Jane Nguyen
  • - ICG Master Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching
  • - Meta Dynamics Profiler

Joining The Coaching Institute has been one of the biggest learning curves in my life. I had no idea about how to establish a business or how to sell myself. There have been a lot of ups and downs, and definitely big learning curves. I was able to use the knowledge I have had in market research to build my brand, in terms of colour, positioning, exposure etc. Self-belief and consistency are the keys to my quality marketing. It didn’t come as a second nature; it is something I had to learn over time. You need to absolutely believe in what you do, stand in your own conviction and keep going at it until you reach your goals. I realise that the journey to build a successful business is not a sprint; it is a long marathon that requires determination, perseverance and an absolute self-belief.

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Nick Knowles
  • - ICG Master Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching

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Lana Mayes - ICG Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching
Lana Mayes
  • - ICG Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching

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Tina Patsiaouras - ICG Master Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching
Tina Patsiaouras
  • - ICG Master Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching

Everything in my life has prepared me for where I am right now. Synchronicity is a wonderful thing and I look back in wonder at how everything has lined up perfectly to bring me to this point in my life!

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Michelle Croner - ICG Master Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching
Michelle Croner
  • - ICG Master Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching

My coaching journey began just two and a half months ago with my intake weekend at the end of March 2013. I’d been thinking about a coaching career for over a year before I took that first step, but with just having had my second baby, I wanted to time it right. As soon as the little one was weaned, I knew it was the right time for me. Before children I had been working...

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Sarah Moore - ICG Master Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching
Sarah Moore
  • - ICG Master Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching

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Linda Bryant
  • - ICG Master Credentialed Practitioner of Coaching

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