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||Certified Life Coach Institute
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||Certified Life Coach & Master Certified Life Coach
||Founded in 2009, the Certified Life Coach Institute (CLCI) has remained committed to educating and certifying exceptional coaches. We take pride in our vast network of alumni, whose world-changing impacts stem from their personal and professional coaching paths. CLCI stands by its mission of creating positive change, one coaching relationship at a time, firmly establishing us as a leading provider of ICF Level 1 training.
Transitioning into the heart of our approach, CLCI's training and education is firmly grounded in empathy, expertise, and effectiveness. We take pride in our diverse team of facilitators, who come armed with ICF credentials—MCC, PCC, and ACC—and hail from various professional backgrounds. The variety of experiences they bring serves as a wellspring of knowledge and skills, all aimed at enhancing student comprehension. In this conducive learning environment, we prioritize student understanding and success.
Becoming an CLCI alumni is the start of an enriching journey, and we ensure graduates have continuous access to resources and opportunities for growth. With the privilege to revisit our classes once a year, and the vibrant Facebook and Slack communities offering reciprocal coaching and educational content, the benefits to our alumni are abundant. Weekly live discussions, insightful blog articles, and exclusive access to continued education through live coaching events, all contribute to unending development as a coach.
In essence, enrolling with CLCI equates to investing in lifelong learning and evolution. We stand steadfast in our support for freedom, equality, and progressive strides. Our business model encapsulates positivity, acceptance, and collective wisdom, fueling our desire to champion those who dare to make a better world. Your journey to becoming a world-class coach begins here.
At the Certified Life Coach Institute (CLCI), we provide an immersive, intensive, virtual training tailored to jump-start your coaching career. Our intimate class sizes ensure personalized feedback and comprehensive support.
Our curriculum is composed of two primary virtual courses, each spanning three days. The 33-hour Coaching 101 serves as a foundational certification course, while Coaching 102 is a 37-hour master certification course. Together, they provide in-depth, practical coach training for a total of 70 hours.
Class sessions are dynamic and interactive, integrating live lectures, coaching demonstrations, and hands-on peer-to-peer coaching. We provide tools and techniques that can be immediately applied in class, promoting experiential learning and growth. Classes are supported with homework assignments to reinforce student understanding, and our provided eBook serves as a comprehensive reference beyond the training period.
Our training program embraces various coaching niches and specialties, presenting techniques applicable across relationship, life transition, executive, career, health, wellness, and organizational coaching. In addition to all of this, we ensure our students are well versed in business strategy and marketing knowledge so they are better able to create their businesses and find clients in their niche.
CLCI’s Level 1 Certification offering requires that students attend both Coaching 101 and Coaching 102, completion of 10 hours of mentor coaching, 100 logged coaching practice hours, and submission of a passing performance evaluation. When all requirements are met, coaches are issued certification and may apply for an ICF ACC Credential at which point ICF will proctor an exam and once passed, students will be awarded their credential and have completed their Level 1 journey.
||Certified Life Coach Institute
13395 Voyager Pkwy
COLORADO SPGS, CO 80921
||Jen Long, ACC
||Career/Transition, Executive, Health & Fitness, Leadership, Life Vision & Enhancement, Personal/Organizational, Relationship
|Approval Start Date:
||April 8, 2013
||Accreditation Renewal Date:
||July 31, 2026
District of Columbia