The Leadership & Life Coach Program

Inspire Greatness in Others. Earn the ICF-recognized Transformative Life Coaching Certificate of Completion.

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 14-week 100% online 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 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.

Program Details

Next Start: August 14, 2020

Length: 14 weeks

Cost: $4,500

Format: 100% Online

Total hours: 82 hours

Direct Synchronous: 30 hours



• Bachelor’s Degree (*Students with an Associates in a field similar to coaching such as Human Resources, etc. may be able to enter. Please speak with the Admissions Office to better understand the program and identify if this is the right fit for you).

Payment of Tuition & Fees

• Credit card payment is due at time of registration.

Policies on Withdrawals & Refunds

• Full refund minus $75 processing fee within one week prior to the start of the residential intensive (previous Friday at 5:00 pm).
• Full refund minus $175 process fee up to 24 hours prior to the start of the residential intensive (Thursday, 9:00 am).
• Full refund minus $1000 processing fee by the Friday (5:00 pm) after the weekend residential intensive.
• No refunds after that date.


Coaching is partnering with others in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.

Transpersonal Coaching

Transpersonal coaching works with the whole person – mind, body, emotions, spirit and empowers clients to rise above limited beliefs, closed mindsets and unwanted behaviors that inhibit growth.

Transformative Coaching

Transformative coaching expands upon coaching and empowers clients to shift from within themselves, to examine what is true about how they are being and how that reflects upon their outcome. It supports a new way of thinking or a shift in perspective.

Learning Goals

Learning Goal 1

Earned a Transformative Coach Certificate of Completion for 86 hours of Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH) aligned with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) in preparation for continued accreditation with ICF.

Learning Goal 2

Developed and applied coaching core competency skills of how to engage with your clients in meaningful ways that build trust, deepen insights and inspire movement toward desired actions.

Learning Goal 3

Created a strategic roadmap for how to build a coaching practice that ignites your niche and supports your clients’ potentials.

Learning Goal 4

Increased your effectiveness as a leader and developed a greater sense of how to engage others and increase performance advancing your career aspirations.

Learning Goal 5

Experienced a deeper understanding of transpersonal (body, mind, emotional, spirit) approaches that support multiple coaching niches from personal to professional fields of interest.

Learning Goal 6

Demonstrated a strong understanding of the coaching code of ethics and how continued self-awareness, self-monitoring and self-improvement contribute to the highest standards of professional coaching.

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Student Testimonial

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.

- Dragos RaduLLC Spring Class 20'
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