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Organization Name: The Life Coaching Academy
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Program Name: Professional Coach
Program Type: Level 2
Program Hours: 185.00
Organization Description: The Life Coaching Academy is a well established and respected training provider. The LCA was the first training organization to receive National accreditation from the Austalian Government and is still the only organization that offers both National and International (ICF) accreditation.
Program Description: This Online Interactive Program is delivered via interactive Webinars.
Practical Coaching Sessions are completed via Skype with fellow Students.
Students are assigned a Personal Coach & Mentor Students complete assessment based assignments as well as practical business units.
Students have the option of selecting specialty straming in NLP, (Neuro - Linguistic Programing), Wellness Coaching, Goal Mapping, Mindfulness, EXecutive Coaching, Workplace Coaching & Business Coaching.
Students also have the option of upgrading their program to The Diploma of Life Coaching.
Organization: Student Support
The Life Coaching Academy
29 Crombie Avenue, Bundall
Gold Coast, QLD 4217
Phone: (7) 755743995
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Learning Method: Combination
Language: English
Coaching Specialties: Business/Organizations, Career/Transition, Coaching Other Coaches, Creativity, Executive, Health & Fitness, Internal, Leadership, Life Vision & Enhancement, Personal/Organizational, Relationship, Small Business
Approval Start Date: February 19, 2003 Accreditation Renewal Date: January 31, 2025
Locations: Australia
Hong Kong
South Africa
Australian Capital Territory
Northern Territory
South Australian Central
Western Australia