Become a Certified Life Coach

Six month program. Online training. Study from anywhere in the world.

Each week, watch the assigned educational trainings from our experts. The carefully detailed curriculum unfolds each week to equip you with the tools, understanding, mindset and skills to become skilled at the craft of life coaching.

Gather together for live trainings with master certified coach and founder Susan Hyatt along with other experts. These trainings are held live on Zoom.

Join the discussion and review the content in your small group pod. The class will be broken into several small group pods led by one of our coaching leadership team. 

You will meet weekly and have the opportunity to review the lessons, ask questions, conduct practice coaching and more!

Certification Requirements

  • Attend at least 18 of the live training and/or small group classes live.
  • Complete 25 hours of practice coaching.
  • Submit a recorded coaching session for review and feedback.
  • Complete two coaching tools as a final project on the topic of your choice.
  • Upon graduation, you will have the title of Certified Life Coach. A diploma will be mailed to you and you can use Certified Life Coach from The University of Life Coach Training badge on your website and promotional materials.
  • Your listing will be added to our Coach Directory so that clients can search online, find you, and hire you.

What You Receive

  • 6 months of advanced Life Coach Training incorporating an diversity, equity and inclusion focus with our award-winning Faculty members
  • 12 Live Curriculum Trainings taught by Master Certified Coach Susan Hyatt and other top experts.
  • 12 Recorded Curriculum Videos.
  • Membership in a small group cohort where you are paired with one of our coaching leaders for weekly reviews, coach-the-coach and other practice modalities, a small private Facebook group and other resources so you are completely supported during the training process.
  • 12 Mentoring Classes
  • 8 DEI Training Videos
  • A complete curriculum with educational videos to watch each week from our expert faculty
  • Welcome Kit mailed to you: curriculum handbook, 7 additional books we encourage you to read, and a few surprise gifts.
  • “What’s Next?” career planning session to map out your post-graduation plan.
  • Coaching Packet filled with all the materials you need  to launch your coaching practice, including client intake forms, coaching session guidelines, and more.



  • What is Life Coaching?
  • What does it mean to be an excellent Coach?
  • What are your ethical responsibilities as a Coach?
  • What brought you here? Why do you feel called to be a Coach?


  • The art of creating a safe space, accessing client issues and using coaching techniques to facilitate client truth
  • The three core questions: What do I want? What’s getting in the way? How could I clear those obstacles out of my way?
  • The University’s inclusive assessment method
  • Tools to facilitate our coaching transformation process
  • The differences between consulting, teaching, and coaching.
  • Active listening and reflecting back.
  • Anatomy of a successful coaching session.
  • From start to finish: the client intake process, coaching process, and follow-up process.


  • Working with clients who experience racism.
  • Working with neurodivergent and/or neuroadaptive folks.
  • Working with clients who are LGBTQIA+.
  • How to ethically support individuals who have experienced trauma.
  • Supporting clients who have experienced sizeism, fat-phobia, eating disorders, or body image issues.
  • Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable: strategies for handling hot-button topics and tricky conversations.
  • Knowing your limits: when to refer clients to a physician, psychologist, or another specialist for treatment.


  • Bringing your creativity and unique background into the coaching process.
  • Developing your signature coaching style and signature coaching programs.
  • Metrics of success: how to determine if your clients are progressing and succeeding, or not.
  • Gaps and biases: how to keep working on your weak areas as a coach and improve with every session.
  • Leading by example: walking your talk and being a role model for your clients, aligned in what you say and do.
  • Beyond 1-on-1 coaching: how to bring your coaching skills to teams and groups (including online groups) not just individual clients.
  • Your coaching reputation and legacy: what do you want to be known for? 


  • Sample client profiles and written assignments: developing a coaching plan. 
  • Practice coaching sessions.
  • Coaching session recording and review.


  • Now what? Career planning. 10 ways you can use your coaching credential to change lives and earn a great living.
  • Your dream coaching practice: mapping out what you’d like to do over the next 1-3 years, including the types of individuals or communities you’d love to serve.
  • Action plan: outlining the next 10 steps you need to take to get your coaching practice off the ground.


  • High school education, GED, or the equivalent.
  • If you have college-level education (or any other education) focused on psychology, health, wellness, communication, or relationships, that’s an excellent bonus, but not required.

Take the Next Step – Enroll Now

Our six month Life Coach Certification program is offered twice per year.

Space is limited to ensure that each person receives as much individualized attention as possible.

Enroll now to secure your place before it’s full. We can’t wait to meet you!

Curious about attending The University for Life Coach Training?

Attend a free informational session, hosted by University Founder Susan Hyatt

Upcoming live sessions:

April 29, 2021 | 2-3pm CT

Sign up & instructions on how to attend will be emailed to you!

During this session:

  • Learn more about the the University of Life Coach Training and 3 reasons why we’re different from other leading coach training schools.
  • Learn a few of the benefits of becoming a Life Coach: flexible career, set your own hours, work full-time or part-time, meaningful and purposeful work, making a real impact on people’s lives, and more.
  • Learn what you can do with a Life Coaching credential: career options, including working with individuals, couples, families, teams, organizations, schools, teens, and more.
  • Learn about the power of Life Coaching…by experiencing it yourself! Susan guides you through a coaching exercise to help you identify what you want, what’s getting in the way, and how to begin clearing these obstacles out of your path.

Susan Hyatt Inc.'s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • We have hired a leading expert on diversity, equity, and anti-racist training, and will meet with her for additional education at least 4 times per year.
  • We are working with three top curriculum consultants with expertise in diversity, equity and inclusion to develop anti-oppressive life coaching training and business coaching programs.
  • When purchasing gifts for clients (books, journals, swag for welcome bags, etc.) we will purchase from Black- and minority-owned companies at least 30% of the time.
  • When hiring, we will make a strong effort to recruit BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) and LBGTQIA+ talent to join the team. By 2022, our goal is to be company where at least 50% of our team is not White/Cis.
  • When race-motivated violence occurs in the news, we will offer our BIPOC team members the option to take the day off, and speak with a grief counselor at no cost. We understand that violence is painful to everyone, but some carry the burden of the pain more heavily than others.
  • Accountability is important. We will post public reports here to show how we’re doing in terms of upholding our pledge, and areas where we still need to improve. Reports will be posted on January 15, 2021, and every quarter thereafter.
  • We welcome suggestions on how we can do better.

Have some questions? Curious about life coaching? Check out some Frequently Asked Questions