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Certificate in Life Coaching and Start Your Own Business


Become your own Life Coach & help others

Discover how to start a life coaching business online and show the world you mean business! Learn essential principles with life coach training, then apply life coach skills and processes to starting your own business. Join the life coaching industry to discover change management techniques, set SMART goals and teach your clients how to develop a vision and mission statement. Our life coach training and Start Your Own Business combination show you how to prepare a business plan, meet VAT obligations and manage cash flow. Enrol today. Starting a life coaching business could change your life.

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Study at your own pace – students generally complete one module per-week. See our free course guide for detailed duration information.

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Be awarded with an industry-recognised certificate of achievement on completion of this course.

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It didn’t take long after completing her course for Hannah to land a new job. ‘I was given the opportunity to work as a sales administrator for a local packaging company. The knowledge gained from my course has certainly helped in my sales administration role. It gave me a great insight into the administration world, and helped make the transition into this role extremely smooth.’


  • Gain an accredited certificate to add to your CV
  • Learn the fundamentals of life coaching & how to help facilitate change
  • Apply techniques to help your clients develop self-management skills
  • Use your new skills to help a wide range of people in a wide range of contexts
  • Get promoted & achieve your own goals
  • Understand key principles of success, self-awareness, & time management
  • Learn proven techniques to generate new clients & increase sales & profit


  • Principles of Life Coaching
  • Coaching Skills and Processes
  • Setting SMART Goals
  • Advanced Coaching Techniques
  • Change Management – Boost Performance During Change
  • Effective Time Management
  • Developing a Vision and Mission Statement
  • The Perfect Coaching Session
  • Ethics, Boundaries and Safety
  • Business Principles and Setting up a Coaching Business
  • Starting Up
  • Preparing your Business Plan
  • Marketing and Social Media
  • Budgeting, Forecasting and Cashflow Management
  • Planning for Profit
  • Fundamentals of Payroll
  • Fundamentals of VAT
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Receive one hour of one-to-one mentoring with a Business Coach
Learn from the best in the industry

The course has been designed by a fully accredited life coach, psychologist and trainer who has many years of experience across sectors – Sarah Tottle.

Sarah is a trained business psychologist, and a member of the Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists & Clinical Hypnotherapists (ACCPH) association. Sarah is an international writer and her psychology research has been published in high profile magazines such as CEO magazine, World Economic Forum, and other business magazines. She is an organisational trainer,and has coached and counselled individuals and groups in both the public and third sector. She is currently completing her PhD. 

Become an Accredited member of ACCP
The certificate has been awarded level 3 status by ACCPH meaning students can apply to become accredited members of ACCPH on successful completion of the course, by applying directly with ACCPH and providing them with a copy of your certificate.
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There are no entry requirements or prerequisites to enrol on this course. You can enrol online directly by clicking on “Enrol Now” and following the prompts.  

Alternatively, you can enrol over the phone with our friendly student advisors – call 01 437 8559 or email

This course costs €899.00 or only €25 per week on a no-deposit, interest-free payment plan. Click here to get started now. 

This course takes approximately 60 hours, and you’ll have up to 6 months to complete. Study in your own time, at your own pace. Most of The Career Academy courses are designed so that you do one module a week, but if life gets busy, you can apply for a course extension if you need more time.

Upon completing this course, you could obtain work as a Life Coach.

Contact a friendly student advisor on 01 437 8559 to learn about potential career outcomes and where our courses could take you. You’ll also receive a FREE CV review.

Your course is delivered through our online learning platform, which you can access from any web browser 24/7 to work whenever and wherever you want. You can also interact with your tutors and other students within the learning environment. Online learning allows you to make the best use of your time and puts all the necessary resources at your fingertips. There are no set course start dates; you can start whenever you are ready, and your tutors and student services will check in on your progress and help you every step of the way.

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Absolutely! You’ve got a 14-day cooling-off period (trial period) at the start of your course. Take that time to review all your learning material and get a feel for online learning. If you decide the course isn’t for you within the trial period, you’ll get a full money-back guarantee*.

Our Certificate in Life Coaching & Start your Own Business course is a great first step to starting a Life Coaching business. This course includes sections on business principles and setting up a coaching business.

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