This professional certification program in life coaching at Sofia University is founded on the belief that true transformation requires experiencing a deeper holistic understanding of the body, mind, and spirit. The 20-week program incorporates weekly participation in online lessons, cohort discussions, real-time coaching practice, and opportunities for self-reflection.
This is a transpersonal approach to coaching that builds on both the International Coaching Federation’s core competencies and a proven framework, the GROW model. Participants deepen their transpersonal and transformative knowledge, engage in ongoing experiential practices, collaborate with colleagues, and practice coaching skill capacities within a safe and collaborating group process. The program begins and ends with a three-day virtual seminar and continues with online learning and discussions, teleconference coaching practice, and accredited coach mentoring. The program supports participants’ multiple coaching niches from external personal and professional businesses to internal company leadership positions.
Once the program is successfully completed, students receive the Leadership and Transformative Life Coaching Certificate of Completion, which is recognized by the International Coaching Federation. Our goal is to provide students with the confidence to market and expand their coaching base, develop their own unique coaching style, and strengthen their leadership effectiveness to make a difference.
The Course is divided into 3 major areas of rigorous training:
Our goal for you is that upon successful completion of this program, you will have gained confidence to continue to expand your coaching client base and develop your own unique coaching style. You will have increased self-awareness, implemented self-monitoring and celebrated self-improvement which will be an internal skillset that evolves into a greater coaching capacity for increasing you and your clients’ successes.
This program is currently designated to meet the Level 1 criteria by the International Coaching Federation (ICF). To learn more about what it means to be Level 1 Accredited by ICF, check out their website here.
My experience at Sofia was lovely. I enjoyed each and every session and thanks to our guide Vicki, we got the best out of the course. She’s taught us and walked us through the rough and soft of what coaching is as a business and as a way of living.
Early 2021 I started the Leadership & Life Coach course at Sofia University. I have loved every minute of the course! I want to thank the incredible professors, my peers, and my clients who have helped shape me as a coach. The most incredible part is being able to apply my coaching skills to my own situation. When negative thoughts appear I am able to consciously reframe and think “What can I do?” rather than dwell in all that I cannot. I’m excited to start my career as a Life Coach and continuously work on myself to heal, be a better me, and ultimately coach.
Dr. Lundin-Taylor graduated with her Master of Arts in Transpersonal Psychology and Ph.D. from Sofia University. She also has an MBA from California State University. Her research and training interests include expanding on her diverse business knowledge from corporate venues to successful entrepreneurial enterprises, doctorate research and certifications in transformative learning, human development, and leadership for social transformation have supported her interest in a variety of fields: professional coach, academic coach educator, and community leadership. Dr. Lundin-Taylor supports and empowers clients to ignite their visionary future as well as foster students in a safe, skill-scaling environment to integrate and grow their potential. As President of the International Coaching Federation High Country Chapter of six northwestern states, she leads a board of directors and membership toward developing a robust collaboration for meeting the latest adaptive challenges.
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