SLCT is committed to the growth and success of our students, and we pride ourselves on providing a safe, loving and life-giving educational experience. Our Certified Life Coach Training Program is one of the most successful in the country because of the great care our educators take in ensuring students are equipped with the professional skills to make a difference in the world.
We believe that a quality, transformational education begins with understanding the road ahead, and what your educational journey will entail. As a student of Seattle Life Coach Training (SLCT) we will work directly with you to develop your God given gifts and show you how to harness them into a thriving career with purpose.
“Thrive” is a word you will hear our educators say many times. To thrive is not only a life mission, but a professional goal as well. Life coaching is a lucrative career with boundless opportunities to serve others and bring positive change to the world. SLCT empowers you with a world-class education so that you can earn your Life Coach Certification and build a coaching business that is fulfilling and profitable.
Why do I need to become certified to practice as a Life Coach?
The fact of the matter is that you don’t actually need to be certified to practice as a life coach. Anyone can claim to be a life coach and practice without oversight. Now take a step back and consider how that statement made you feel. Like us, you probably got a knot in your stomach!
ANYONE can claim that they are a life coach?
Yes. It’s a chilling thought! Would you want to bear your soul to someone who has perhaps only read a few articles online and calls themselves a life coach? You would probably get better results by confiding in your pet!
To succeed as a professional life coach you must prove to your clients that you provide a caring, knowledgeable and safe service. You are serving a higher purpose in the world and laboring to improve the lives of your clients. They have partnered with you because they trust that you can equip them with the skills to move forward in life with purpose and grace. The trust your clients have in you is the most important element to your success as a certified life coach.
By earning your certification with the International Association of Coaching (IAC) or International Coaching Federation (ICF), you are proving to your clients and your community that you have achieved an excellent level of education and are able to meet the needs of your clients. This critical distinction will allow you stand out from others in the coaching community, and opens opportunities for you to market yourself as a professional.
What are the differences between the International Association of Coaching (IAC) and the International Coaching Federation (ICF)?
The IAC and ICF are governing boards with specific requirements for gaining certification as a professional Life Coach. Richard Seaman, Founder and Director of SLCT, has written an informative article about the key differences between these organizations, and the necessary steps to join.
Both the IAC and the ICF have unique levels of certification. The International Coaching Federation (ICF) ranks certified life coaches based on the amount of classroom/training hours, plus the amount of paid coaching sessions performed.
The International Association of Coaching (IAC) differs in that their levels of endorsement are based upon testing and demonstrated coaching ability, as opposed to hours logged.
Choosing between these organizations will largely depend on your unique circumstances. Both the IAC and the ICF provide many benefits to their membership, and you will use your certification to qualify your credentials to your prospective clients. The transformational educators at Seattle Life Coach Training can help you choose the right pathway for your career goals.
How will Seattle Life Coach Training prepare me to become a Certified Life Coach?
When Founder & Director Richard Seaman first conceptualized Seattle Life Coach Training, he knew his calling was to utilize his gift as a mentor and teacher to help others learn how to shine their light upon the world. This deep, spiritual calling manifested in the form of a transformational space where students can develop their spiritual gifts and learn how to build a career with purpose. As a student of Seattle Life Coach Training you will learn the core competencies outlined by the IAC and ICF. Each course is structured to provide you with specific skills to earn your certification. You will be immersed in your learning by way of one-on-one and group coaching sessions so that you can hone your skills and develop the necessary talents for meeting the needs of clients.
SLCT is more than just a life coaching program. We take the time to counsel students individually on their business goals. We understand that starting a business can be overwhelming, and we are committed to walking with you every step of the way. Our educators are experienced entrepreneurs who will teach you how to use your life coach certification to attract clients and develop a profitable business.
What’s more, graduates of SLCT receive access to the greater network of SLCT coaches and colleagues so that you can continue to learn, share and grow throughout your career as a certified life coach.
How do I begin my journey to becoming a certified life coach?
Prospective students have many opportunities to achieve their dream of becoming a certified life coach. SLCT offers traditional classes on-campus in Seattle, as well as online learning pathways to meet the growing need for accessible, remote education.
The first step is to schedule a discovery call with an SLCT admissions counselor. We will take a deep dive into your goals and dreams and help you find the education pathway that suits your learning style. Fill out the form below or call us at 206-659-8118 to share your story.