Life Coach Training Course.
This training course shows you how to use the skills and experiences you have accumulated during your lifetime – to become a paid professional Life Coach. Every colourful event you’ve lived through now has HUGE VALUE as ‘an experience’. Any mistakes you made can become helpful stepping stones of guidance for the people you coach. So nothing you’ve done was a wasted experience. Think of the School of Hard Knocks as your university. This is a SIX MONTHS comprehensive training programme (HOME STUDY) which leads to a diploma qualification. Graduates may put DipLC after their name. There are six units to the programme. You can take less than six months if you are able to devote more than five hours a week to your studies. Assignments include practical exercises in the real world. All students seem to enjoy these. You’ll also learn how to set up your own business as a professional Life Coach. That means clients pay real money into your bank account.
LifeCoach What prior skills do you need? What fees should you charge? How do you promote yourself? Can you work from home? Can you have clients worldwide? (Yes.) This training course is extremely thorough and covers all of these questions, plus lots more. Even questions you don’t know to ask. Everything is included in the course fee.
Tutoring from New Zealand industry experts
Course books, folder and stationery pack
Printed copies of all course materials
Cutting edge eLearning systems for online learning option
Access to online forums to network with other students and tutors
Support from admin staff to help you through the learning experience
Training from a trusted distance learning institute with over 30 years of experience
Complete the short form below to download the prospectus.
Phil Linklater, your Life Coach Tutor has managed sales teams, was a sales and management staff trainer and is experienced in marketing, packaging, commercial property, horticulture import/export, and small business development. He was the consultant called in to implement creative and innovative management solutions when clients had problems. His business communication background includes trade negotiations with businesses in Asia and Europe.
Phil is a qualified Life Coach, master practitioner of NLP (NeuroLinguistic Programming), and is a Reiki Master. Phil works closely with individuals and small-medium business owners.
This course gave me all the tools and support I needed to launch my Life Coaching business. Everything was covered, from coaching skills and application to marketing strategies, setting up a business and creating my own coaching community. Through this process, I have learned the skills to coac(…)
I really enjoyed studying through NZIBS. The team and Phil were super helpful throughout my whole time doing the course. I now feel incredibly confident to be a coach, I’m excited and I’m ready to start taking on clients. For anyone considering being a coach or needing some help with where to s(…)
This course helped me to get a good base understanding for Life Coaching. I can now use this to support the my previous NLP and Psychology training to start my coaching business.
I really like the way you have incorporated, how to set up your own business, how to recruit clients, how to advertise and market products. I actually spent time researching coaching programs looking for courses that had the business side of coaching included and although there were a lot of go(…)
The tutorials were well laid-out. The time frame for assignment submission was very comfortable. The course has given me an insight into the field of life coaching.
I found the Life Coaching course beneficial for myself personally as well as being useful for my future endeavours. At first, I hesitated due to the cost and heard about becoming a life coach without doing a course; I am happy I didn’t try without gaining a qualification. This course was well w(…)
I strongly recommend the course “Becoming a Life Coach” to anyone who is passionate about inspiring others. This course has encouraged me to recognise my passions and to follow my dreams. The course supports you to learn about coaching skills, to understand the coaching process and to set up yo(…)
What an amazing course. For me personally, the course was essentially to find suitable guidance in the art of Life Coaching. I want to launch a career in coaching and prior to completing the course, had a small idea of what it entails, but was not equipped with the knowledge it requires to make(…)
I found the experience interesting and at times thought-provoking. The course made sure I thought of things that I otherwise would not likely have considered. I would definitely do another course this way. The way this course was made available was perfect for my life, as I work full time and h(…)
I truly enjoyed doing each and every assignment. It made me think and made me ask myself some serious questions. I sometimes felt that I was way out of my league but I pushed through. When I doubted myself, Phil’s responses to my assignment gave me the motivation to carry on. I will recommend t(…)
I really enjoyed doing this course. I felt inspired after every assignment that I completed. The content was current and realistic.
I enjoyed the course and it gave me helpful tools to start my business.
Purpose of the course is to upskill into the workplace after 18 years of being a mum and homeschool mum. Found the course material to be very interesting and very easy to read and follow. At first, I wasn’t too sure what a LC involved but have a great understanding and confidence has grown sinc(…)
I am pleased to recommend the NZIBS life coaching course which is both informative and instructive in teaching this important life skill. I liked the course relevance to everyday life and the skills gained to improve my professional and personal life.
I am so thrilled I made the time to study the life-coaching diploma this year! It has given such valuable tools and techniques to this exciting industry that I enter. I would highly recommend this to anybody looking at life coaching, it is a must! Thank you NZIBS, I will be back!
I loved it all. This course has given me the opportunity for personal development and a great sense of achievement. The information and material provided for this course are excellent. I feel I have been given all the tools to be successful as a Life Coach. Thank you.
I really enjoy this course it helped me to focus on something good and positive. Each tutorial were interesting and very applicable to my own life.
The tutor was always available when I needed him. The feedback was clear and helpful.
Completing the Life Coaching Diploma was life-changing for me! The course content was exceptional, it was well presented and very informative. My tutor was efficient and always helped whenever I required it. Together with my passion for Health & Wellness, NZIBS has given me the confidence to fo(…)
This Life Coaching course was a life-changing experience for me and this is only the beginning of something outstanding to come.
I’ve learned so much about myself and us, humans. It taught me how to read people, how to listen, how to have the courage to follow my dreams and goals.
I wish th(…)
Overall I have to say I very much enjoyed my online Life Coaching course and did not think I could learn in the same way as I would in a class. But the content of the Tutorials and the support of the Tutor and admin along the way gave me the comfort and reassurance needed to get through this co(…)
From day one this life coaching experience has been an awesome one. In late 2005, I was diagnosed with a learning disorder but in my life, I have always worked around it or with it because I always knew something wasn’t quite right with me. So when I made up my mind to do this course and become(…)
The Life Coaching course by NZIBS is excellent and I would highly recommend it to anyone. The course was well put together, the staff supportive and informative and I felt covered everything you need to know about Life Coaching. The tutorials were very interesting and provided a good balance of(…)
I have always been interested in psychology and the school of thought around motivation. I’m happy to finally gain an insight into these subjects through this course. The course has also ignited a passion in me to continue learning about people and psychology. I have a few friends who are going(…)
I really enjoyed this course. I set my goals and have achieved them, leaving me with a sense of satisfaction.
After looking for an online option I’m so glad I found the NZIBS life coaching course. Perfect! I really enjoyed the content and layout. Doing it from home was a bonus. Payment over time was very helpful. It has given me many tools to self-development and coaching avenues.
Doing this life coaching course has opened myself up to better relational connections and more congruity with self.
I would highly recommend NZIBS to anyone who is serious about establishing themselves as a life coach. The course is well structured, easy to follow and leaves you feeling confident and motivated to get your life coaching business under way.
This course is an eye opener for one passionately wanting to be a coach, all the information is there to get started. At the start I thought of getting it done fast but as I grew into this world I decided to stretch it out because why rush? Soak in all the information you can and learn. You can(…)
Great course that gave me a solid foundation to work with and build upon.
A pleasure and honour to have been part of this life coaching course. I’d lost focus on what I wanted in life and that is ultimate freedom to live completely on my own terms. Life is a blessing everyday no matter what we encounter. We all matter at the end of the day. Again to NZIBS, Thank you.(…)
It was a great eye opener and I have gained a wealth of amazing knowledge. Thank you
I learned the essence of life coaching (the method, the practice, the core principles) through a very well-prepared program. The process was exactly what I was looking for. I feel I had a great tutor, understanding, committed, very perceptive to say the key things that could help you in your le(…)
Have learnt so much about myself and how to confidently coach others. There are many coaches out there who don’t have formal qualifications, but I feel every coach should do a course so that they can confidently help clients rather than offer advice and potentially harm them.
My number one goal I set myself at the start of this year was to become a life coach and to start my own business. Here I am 11 months later and I have just handed in my final assignment. It has been a year of ‘walking my talk’ and I have loved the opportunity to study for the last six months. (…)
This was a really good course of study. I learnt a lot about myself and how my own experiences can help me to help others.
My experience with NZIBS and my tutor, Phil, has been great. I’ve felt supported an encouraged, feedback given has been helpful and honest, which I value greatly. I’ve learned a lot, all which is practical for aiding me in achieving my dreams.
The whole experience really exceeded my expectations, truly eye opening. I learnt and discovered so much about myself. I was so inspired. Thoroughly enjoyed each aspect of the course, it was easy to follow and challenged me in many ways. I got all I wanted/needed from the course plus more! It r(…)
Great course with rich content and reference materials to support learning.
NZIBS, I will always be grateful for showing me there is a different way of helping others achieve their goals. Thank you. My tutor Phil and principal Liza were not only understanding and helpful they were there when I needed them the most. If there was a problem, I told them. They never once p(…)
I got clarity in a lot of areas of my life. There were some skills that I already have and then there are some skills that I needed to work on to bring out the best coach in me. The course gave a cutting edge in today’s market and confidence that I needed to create a Life Coaching Business.
I have found this experience to be very constructive. After feeling negative and resistant to undertaking further study after burning out during my university studies, I have now regained my enthusiasm for learning and pursuing my initial goals.
The life coaching course offered by NZIBS is definitely one of the most comprehensive in the market if it comes to the literature list.
It is quite unique, too, because it is one of the most complete available as it combines theory, practice AND marketing advice which is obviously a key fact(…)
Last year I felt it was time for some more formal study to enhance my credibility as a Life Coach and the Diploma in Life Coaching through NZIBS suited my needs perfectly. The design of the course enabled me to live in Vanuatu and complete my diploma remotely which was fantastic. With Internet(…)
Thank you NZIBS for helping me get where I wanted to be, which is to become a Life Coach to be able to help others who require support in their lives.
Been through this institution and really enjoyed the course and have also graduated with merit.
Thank you very much. It was a great personal development doing this course and I feel confident to use the tools and exercises you provided within this course. I am motivated and excited to start with my volunteer clients for a start and after a while proceed with paying clients. I see this as (…)
How rewarding to complete this diploma. As an older student with many life experiences and always in my heart a passion to help people, this business study has been my own mentor to empower me to recognize I can be a professional Life Coach. A satisfying and rewarding study working through each(…)
Doing the Life Coaching course is a great way to learn about your own rhythm and motivation. The material is vast and covers several aspects that require some deep thinking. The course has given me an opportunity to figure out what is required of a coach and business owner. My tutor has been gr(…)
This Life Coach training course has given me confidence and the assurance that I have the skills to incorporate life coaching into my personal trainer business. I love my work and I am good at it.
Over the past four months I have had a wonderful new world opened up to me. I have learned so much and I have been introduced to many extremely inspiring and motivating people. I look forward to continuous personal development and forever growing my knowledge base, enabling me to successfully m(…)
My apprenticeship period has been ongoing since I began this Life Coaching course. I have found myself continually conscious of the skills which I know are relevant in everyday life. While I have not actively sought clients they just come across my path.
I have coached individuals experiencing(…)
During my training I moved from Christchurch to Adelaide. No problems as my course moved with me. I found this course a lot more streamlined than what I imagined. It tied together nicely all the bits of information I have learned over the last few months.
I learned some interesting things about how to engage with a target audience via ‘social media’ to enhance my performance. Also, how to develop and enhance the primary engagement of an audience by requiring them to be active. Eg: getting some form of response.
I learned how to be methodical ab(…)
I reviewed the course book ‘You Can Heal Your Life’ by Louise Hay. This book is my favourite because the idealogy appeals. I have tested and challenged the content and found there to be truth in it for me. Through her book Louise Hay encouraged me to develop a greater awareness and appreciation(…)
I have met with a fellow NZIBS Life Coach graduate and we have agreed to become each other’s clients. That way we can compare coaching strategies and techniques, and experience life coaching from both sides of the table.
I have always thought creatively since I was a child. I’ve enjoyed crafts like paper dolls, scrapbooks and pressed flowers throughout my life – so it’s been a part of my being. I love encouraging, motivating and helping people believe they can do better and achieve their personal goals. I’ve at(…)
I already have an established Life Coaching business as I’ve been practising for 25 years. I am in the process of re-launching myself as a global business, hence I am doing this NZIBS course as my refresher training.
I have dramatically influenced the lives of 16,000 people from all walks of l(…)
I am passionate about coaching people to improve their work positions, achieve their goals and dreams, and have a balanced life. Currently my focus is to help low income families. I know this group does not have spare money to spend on something like Life Coaching. I will do group coaching with(…)
Doing this course has really encouraged me because I can now see that earning a reasonable income from Life Coaching is more achievable than it seemed before I broke it down into numbers.
The passion I have experienced throughout doing these assignments has been so rewarding to me as an individual. I have learned so much and now I look forward to the next stage of my journey. I am growing so much as a person and the direction I am embarking on is very exciting. Thank you, tutor (…)
I graduated from the NZIBS training course in December 2014 with a Life Coaching diploma, and have been immensely enjoying practising in my own business. I am now a Life Coach for a major Maori Social Services organisation – which is very exciting. It seems all concerned are excited too because(…)
Some of the things I learned while doing my NZIBS Life Coach training course: A prompt response means you care, you show respect and you make the other person feel valued. Knowing and using the other person’s name is vital. It gives them a feeling of personal security and establishes rapport. B(…)
Having passion ignites a spark of fulfilment in your life and it brings your creativity alive. You feel ‘Anything Is Possible’. It’s like an overwhelming joy when you know what path you are on and it feels ‘RIGHT’. This gives you energy to put into your business, your clients and your whole lif(…)
I have two niche Life Coaching opportunities: Self-esteem coaching and spiritual self-development. My greatest joy is helping people develop their lives to their full potential. I know I can now change their negatives into positives. I see too many people get through a medical healing but they (…)
Recently I accepted a position as a part-time gambling counsellor. This work is not new to me and, while it is counselling and not coaching, there is a lot of overlap and many of the same strategies can be used in both roles. I am passionate about lifestyle balance. This is an essential tool fo(…)
Yes, some of our life coaching graduates are
- Debs Taylor-Hayhurst – Success Factor
- Vicky Murphy – Awaken Life Coaching
- Cassandra Hogan – Fontein Coaching
- Georgia Harrison – Mindset Coaching
- Maureen Buchan-Reid – Holistic Life Coaching
- Gareth Hines – Change Life Coaching
- Diane Stride – Wellbeing Coach
- Anne Conroy – Ritual Celebrant