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: April 9, 2021

Length: 14 weeks

Cost: $4,500

Format: 100% Online

Total hours: 82 hours

Direct Synchronous: 30 hours



Bachelor’s Degree (*Students with an Associate degree 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 the 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.

What is Coaching?

The Sofia Difference


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

LLC Learning Goals
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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, Class of Spring 2020
Offering Southern California students the 'Gold Standard' in professional coach training through ICF accreditation.


Over 30,000 ICF Members in 130+ countries


Over 24,000 ICF Credential holders
Dr. Vicki Lundin-Taylor

Meet the LLC Instructor

Dr. Vicki Lundin-Taylor


  • Ph.D. – Sofia University
  • MBA – California State University
  • MATP – Sofia University

Licensures & Certifications:

  • Generating Transformational Change in Human Systems, 2 Year Certificate – Pacific Institute in partnership with Leadership Institute of Seattle
  • Accredited Associate Coach, ACC – International Coaching Federation
  • Certified Mentor Coach, CMC – CCE International Coach Federation
  • Licensed Trainer, Coaching Out of the Box® 5/5/5/ Model
  • The Art of Development Certificate; a variety of coaching approaches within the context of adult stages of development – 6 months
  • Stages, InDepth Theory and Methodology for Human Development
  • Certified Transfomative Life Coach – Institue of Transpersonal Psychology
  • Certified in Emotional Intelligence EQ-I 2.0 and EQ 360 Degree Leadership Assessments; Multi Health Systems, Inc.

Research & Training Interests: Expanding on my diverse business knowledge from corporate venues to successful entrepreneurial enterprises, my doctorate research and certifications in transformative learning, human development, and leadership for social transformation has supported my interest in a variety of fields: professional coach, academic coach educator, and community leadership. I support and empower 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 for the International Coaching Federation High Country Chapter of six northwestern states, I lead a board of directors and membership toward developing a robust collaboration for meeting our latest adaptive challenges.

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