Internationally Accreditated ICF ACSTH CCE 11 hours

Attend 3 Live Coaching Practical Classes with expert instructor & group

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Certification in foundation life coaching, executive, + business coaching skills

Start coaching the InnerLifeSkills way


Instead of diving into a full 1-year Master Coaching program, you may be thinking of starting slow (low risk, gentler on the pocket) to see if a career in coaching is really for you!

That’s why Coach 101 is a great idea. You may be surprised (as most of our new students are) to see that even the basic foundation skills can be tricky.

Even though you are probably a natural coach, and it makes sense to get certification to go pro, there are real skills to learn and a few communication habits to unlearn. That’s why we’re here to help.

On this page, find the info you need to decide whether to join our next Coach 101 live certification class (we run 3 a year and cap the group size between 8-15 to ensure you get personal attention).

What's included in our Coach 101 Course?

Included in our Coach 101:

  • 3 LIVE Zoom classes.
  • Instant access to helpful online resources (video, PDF worksheets, sample assessments to learn from).
  • ICF Accredited Attendance Certificate worth 11 hours ACSTH + CCE (use for renewing or applying for your coaching ACC, PCC, MCC credential).

You’ll learn:

  • 1. Rapport Skills (trust building).
  • 2. Questioning Skills (the art and science of asking empowering questions.
  • 3. Coach Presence Skills (remaining centred and professional even in tough conversations.
  • 4. Reframing negative to positive, unclear to clear, powerless to empowered and unfocused to focused.
  • 5. Decision Wheels (helping clients with wise decision-making).
  • 6. Life + Work Wheel (assess gaps and find coaching goals).

We’ve found over the decades that the 3 Critical Skills, plus our 3-Step Method (taught in Coach 101), fast tracks our coaches to acquiring their ICF core competencies (which can be confusing and complex).

What can you do with the Coach 101 Skills?

Start coaching! We don’t hold back; you will get everything you need to know how to coach and to start. But remember, because this is a SKILL (like guitar playing), there is a big difference between a camp-fire sing-a-long and Eric Clapton genius, even though the basic chord playing and strumming are the same.

You’ll learn exactly what is needed to pass a PCC professional-level assessment.

Immediately students report they start:

  • Listening with more depth.
  • Asking more empowering questions.
  • Managing coached conversations more skillfully.
  • Helping people to help themselves.
Who is Coach 101 Certification for?

Natural Coaches who want to go pro with internationally accredited MCC Level certification but want to start small with a low-risk, short foundation course.

Professionals who want to add sought-after ICF benchmarked coaching competencies to their existing work: managers, leaders, consultants, trainers, practitioners, therapists, and psychologists. Coach 101 is adapted for our popular Manager as Coach course, which has resulted in 2 ICF Global Prism award nominations (top 5 and top 10).

Working Coaches who have never learned the basic ICF competencies and want to fill in their gaps.

Are these only Life Coaching Skills?

No. The same life coaching skills and 3-Step Method are flexible enough (at least the way we teach them) to support leaders who use a coaching style, business coaching, executive, wellness, Enneagram and all other coaching styles.


With InnerLifeSkills Coach 101, you’ll attend 3 x 3-hour live Zoom classes with an expert instructor and group to practice with.

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Download our sample 80 page
Master Coach Certification PDF manual here…

We believe in giving first, so here’s a ready-to-use sample from our paid-for InnerLifeSkills ACTP – Accredited Master Coach Certification program. Get a sample teaching from every short course module included in our 1-year program.

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InnerLifeSkills Coach 101 empowers you with:







What you’ll learn [Curriculum]


Picture yourself in a safe, supportive online Zoom class learning and practising coaching—where it’s ok to make mistakes, laugh and grow with other student coaches.

This course contains everything you need to close the gap between your natural coaching skills and going pro:

3 Critical Coaching Skill Sets + 3-Step Method

You’ll start coaching on day 1 (your 1st live coaching class). We help you quickly get confident with our 3-Step Method and 3 Skills which you can adapt to coach anyone, anywhere, from life-coaching clients to manager-coached meetings.

Reframe someone’s mindset from negative to positive, powerless to empowered, unclear to clear and unfocused to focused in minutes. Coach decision-making using a visual thinking method and generate inspired motivation.

ICF Gold Standard Competencies + Essential Processes

Apply ICF Core Competencies (global gold standards) to coach goals, action plans and accountability. Then foundation (every coach should know these) Life Wheels and Decision Wheels.

Un-niche yourself to be able to coach anyone, anywhere, on any goal

After interviewing our most successful Master Coach graduates (5-15 years of 5-star ratings, who won 1-2 year coaching contracts), we were shocked. Not a single one of them had a single niche.

The secret to their success was their big multi-niche toolbox and hyper-flexible level skills, which you will learn from day 1 in this Coach 101 course.


What do our students have to say about this course?

Students use these foundational life coaching skills for many different forms of coaching, from leadership coaching to executive, wellness to financial coaching.

Just like the same core skills apply to master chef cooking, if you get your foundation right, you can fast track your path to mastery.

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What accreditation does our certification include?

  • 11 hours ACSTH and CCE (which you can use to renew an ICF credential or apply for your ICF ACC, PCC or MCC credential using their easiest ACTP Path). This includes:
      • 11 hours ICF Core Competencies
      • 9 hours are synchronous (live coaching classes online)
      • 2 hours are asynchronous (self-study and practice)
Life Coach Certification
ICF Accredited Programs

We’re here to help you start your journey with essential accredited coaching skills.

Join our next live coaching class to gain Accredited Life Coach + Business Coach + Enneagram Coach + Executive Coach Foundation Certification. Attend our enjoyable and hands-on instructor-led weekly 3-hour classes today.

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Every Wednesday simply login (video on) to join your practical class.

Most of our short courses are 3 consecutive once a week classes.

Your online resources are available on enrollment – instant access.


Classes are 3-hours with a 10-15 minute break.

Classes are recorded for review.

Breakout sessions help you to practise coaching in a safe, supportive space with fellow students [critical for your learning].


This course does not have an assessment.

100% attendance secures your certification.

Your certificate will show the ICF ACSTH + CCE hours.