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Certificate of Excellence in Life Coaching

Nearly everyone feels "stuck" at some point in life. Unfortunately, not everyone is trained, insightful or objective enough to offer the best advice. But now you can be! At Southwest Institute of Healing Arts (SWIHA), we offer a comprehensive 100-hour Life Coaching program that covers all the core competencies as outlined by both the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the International Association of Coaching (IAC).*

Life Coaching is an ongoing partnership in which clients have a unique opportunity to deepen their awareness, improve their performance, overcome their obstacles and enhance their quality of life. Coaches use questioning, exploring, reporting, and consistent commitment to move the client forward. With greater focus and awareness of choice, achievement of life goals is accelerated.

*SWIHA is not affiliated with the ICF and IAC. Please contact these organizations for information on their optional certification and membership programs.

What Are the Benefits of Life Coaching?

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Great coaching, whether we label it business coaching, executive coaching, personal coaching, spiritual coaching or whatever coaching, all boils down to one thing: bringing out the very best in yourself and others! The potential benefits of Life Coaching are so numerous and so highly individual, we couldn’t possibly list them all – but here are a few:

  • Improve self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Identify and clarify business or personal goals
  • Motivate yourself with a clear action plan
  • Create and maintain healthy boundaries
  • Work through major life transitions
  • Develop and implement organizational skills
  • Improve relationships with loved ones and co-workers
  • Be held accountable for your weight loss plan
  • Stop over-spending and get out of debt
  • Develop leadership and public speaking skills
  • And so much more…

FAQ: All About Life Coaching

What is Life Coaching?
"Life Coaching" is an exciting new profession designed to help you embrace your greatness and bring out the greatness in others. Having a coach is like having a personal trainer for your life. The coaching process involves expanding awareness through a combination of clarification, motivation and powerful, thought-provoking questions. Any or all aspects of life are addressed: relationships, personal goals and projects, business success, life transitions, and more.

How does the coaching process work?
A Life Coach knows the individual clients have all the answers to every question or challenge deep inside them, even if those answers appear to be obscured or concealed. The coach’s job is to use specific tools and techniques to empower people to find those answers within themselves. The result is a renewed connection between the head and the heart, allowing the transformation of passions and dreams into action and reality. Common Life Coaching examples include empowering an executive to become an inspiring leader, assisting an entrepreneur to bring a new business to profitability, challenging an individual to accomplish a goal at an accelerated pace, and facilitating a person to find spiritual perspective in everyday life.

Why would someone hire a Life Coach?
Life Coaches are professionally trained to guide you through examining your present circumstances, discovering what obstacles or challenges might be in your way, and creating a course of action. The idea is to bring you from where you are now to where you want to be. Coaches support and encourage without passing judgment – and without holding anything back (like our friends and family normally do). Hiring a Life Coach is truly an act of empowerment. By identifying your life values and clearly defining your personal mission, you clear your mental clutter and approach life with a fresh new perspective, sense of direction and renewed enthusiasm.

Would I make an effective Life Coach?
If you are a clear communicator and a compassionate individual who truly loves people, chances are you’d make an excellent Life Coach. Perhaps you’ve already noticed people look up to you and turn to you when they need to talk out life’s challenges and receive insightful feedback. Our Life Coaching program will help you develop that natural ability, leveraging your gifts and talents into a refined skill set designed to unlock your client’s gifts and talents much faster than they could on their own.

What are the benefits of receiving Life Coach training?
Life Coaching is a rapidly growing profession that is profoundly different from consulting, mentoring, therapy or counseling. By becoming a Life Coach, not only will you impact your client’s personal, professional and spiritual development, you impact your own as well. Just by participating in class, you yourself will receive a great deal of professional coaching on the life issues that concern you most. Whether you want to acquire coaching skills to start your own business or simply to enhance your personal or professional life through continuing education, the benefits of Life Coach training are tremendous.

Why Choose SWIHA for Life Coach Training?

At SWIHA, we have a passion for helping you follow your bliss and realize your dream! Here are just a few of the ways SWIHA stands out among the rest:

  • * SWIHA is state licensed and nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET) as a private college for holistic health care careers and continuing education.
  • * We offer a limited number of scholarships for the Introductory Life Coaching weekend to individuals who volunteer for non-profit agencies.
  • * Our Success Center is dedicated to providing our graduates with life-long job placement assistance, entrepreneurial and career coaching, resume assistance and more.
  • * Our graduating Life Coaches are listed on two different websites: BeALifeCoach.com and GreatTherapists.com. In addition, you may get yourself listed on the US Life Coach Association (USLCA) directory to further increase your business exposure.

Life Coaching ONLINE

Our entire 100-hour Life Coaching program is now available online! With today’s technology, the classroom can easily be brought to your living room. Featuring dedicated instructor guidance, instructional videos, and discussion forums, these amazing classes can now be taken from anywhere in the world.

Experience the Power of Life Coaching Today!

Often, the best way to understand what Life Coaching can do is to experience a session yourself.  The following opportunities are available to those who seek to gain a valuable introduction to the powerful Life Coaching modality.

Experience a professional session yourself. To select and book a session with one of our alumni, please visit GreatTherapists.com

We also invite you to join us for our monthly Gifts and Graces presentation; held on the first Friday of every month at 6:00pm here at SWIHA.  Sample Life Coaching, Toe Reading, Reiki and more.  Please visit our Events page to RSVP and view all upcoming events!

Lastly, did you know that SWIHA allows prospective students to sit in on the first 4 hours of an introductory class absolutely at no cost?  We’re sure you’ll love our school, our staff and our programs. For more information, just call 480-994-9244 and ask to speak with an admissions advisor today!

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