Training Information

Contact Hours: 60 Contact Hours 

  • Contact hours: Clock hours spent in synchronous (real-time) interactions between faculty and participants. This will be time spent in direct instruction, real-time discussions, observation and feedback or practice coaching sessions, and mentoring participants.

  • Homework/Independent study: Clock hours spent outside of real-time interaction between faculty and participants (asynchronous). These will include outside reading, writing, research, journaling, practice coaching and various other activities that may occur outside of the synchronous setting. We require synchronous hours be validated so that the activity was completed by the participant.

  • We provide 10 hours of Mentor Coaching over a three (3) month or longer period of time. These 10 hours will be integrated into the total contact hours and occur periodically throughout the course of the contact hours.  A minimum of three (3) of the 10 mentoring hours will be one-on-one mentoring. 

~This 4 month training serves as a primary course for basis life coach training and incorporates core content in coaching. It provides students with core coaching competencies, techniques and professional practice standards. Students completing this course will be a Professional Certified Life Coach eligible to apply for the ICF ACC credential.


~The full training is designed to provide training on the ICF level one coaching skills. The training focuses on the skills used by professional coaches, covering the definition of coaching, the distinctions between counseling, therapy, and coaching, the ethics of coaching, and a strong focus on the development of the basic coaching skills or core competencies, including but not limited to creating rapport, re-framing, open questions, and active listening, and goal setting.


~Student contact hours for this training are 60 hours.


Learning goals

By the completion of the training, students will:

~ Be familiar with and comfortable with basic coaching skills and methods that enable you to serve as a coach.

~ Develop an understanding of the evidence-based theories, philosophies, and models on which the profession of coaching is based and be able to explain the process of coaching to a client.

~ Understand and apply the ethical standards of the profession of coaching in your work with clients.

~ Be able to use basic methods and strategies for personal coaching.

~ Be able to design your coaching business distinct from counseling or therapy practice and the ethical issues which must be considered.

Identify the transferable skills that form your background and what non-transferable skills, methods, habits, and orientations you need to leave behind.

~Understand the ICF Core Competencies.

~The English language is used to deliver the program.

~The program is delivered online via Zoom app.

~Full payment of registration fee is due before training via payment link. There are no other fees required. Payments are non refundable.

~We offer a $100 referral bonus for every referral to P4 Coaching Institute Certified Life Coach Training. Referred person must complete all required training and graduate before referral bonus is issued. 

Take your first step in gaining coaching skills. The two part training is an easy, convenient, and affordable way to add coaching to your skillset. This training includes a series of instructional videos, a coaching demonstration, and coaching resources.

PART 1-This is a stand-alone, self study program for those who are looking to add coaching to their skill set as a Professional Certified Life Coach.

PART I & II- This is for those who wish to pursue an ICF - ACC coaching credential. 

P4 Coaching Institute Training Course Curriculum

  •  Welcome

  •  Introductions

  •  Defining Life Coaching?

  •  The Theories and Fundamentals of   Coaching

  •  ICF Core Coaching Competencies

  •  Intake

  •  A Client’s Goals

  •  Setting SMART Goals

  •  Guiding the client in creating a plan

  •  Accountability

  •  Cooperative Communication 

  •  Road Blocks and Limiting Beliefs 

  •  The Right Questions 

  •  Stop the "Fixer" 

  •  P4 Code of Ethics 

  •  Bridging The Gap

  •  Follow-up & Q and A

  •  The Theories and Fundamentals of   Coaching continued Hands-on   Coaching 

  •  Learn and apply the ICF 8 Core Competencies. Using skills you have learned, you will coach live subjects while being observed by the trainers. To fully experience coaching, you will coach and be coached, while being guided and mentored by your trainer. During, and immediately following the session, your trainer will provide feedback using a training evaluation forms.

  •  Learning how to market your coaching   business.

  •  We lead you step-by-step through   designing and marketing your practice. You will begin marketing plan for your coaching business tailored to your budget.

  •  Steps for Content Creation

  •  Social Media 101

  •  How to design your brochure,       business cards, website template,   and create an elevator speech   tailored specifically to your business.



  •  Included in your training

  •  A training manual which includes

       coaching tools

  •  Mock coaching sessions

  •  Technical support provided

  •  Niche coaching specialties

  •  Intake and follow-up procedures

  •  Client forms and sample questions

  •  Actual sample marketing materials such as brochures, business cards, and website samples.

  •  A hard copy certificate will be mailed, within 3-4 weeks.