The American School of Professional Life Coaching, Washington DC Campus, offers individualized face-to-face instruction by a master life coach, in a classroom, with a low student-instructor ratio. Our program applies experiential learning to teach students the ethics & masteries of the IAC (International Association of Coaching). By applying the tools of positive psychology with mind-body intuition, students learn how to work with clients not only on a cognitive level, but also on an emotional and physiological level.
The 3 Curriculum Modules of ASPLC-DC
Our program is organized into three intensive, 3- day modules. Students are welcomed to pursue one module, or pursue full coaching certification by completing all three modules.
Module 1: Foundations of Coaching – This 1st 3-day module gives students the foundational skills of coaching by training them in the International Association of Coaching masteries and ethics, as well as the primary skills of Transformational Listening. This module applies experiential learning to teach students the nine fundamental coaching masteries of the International Association of Coaching (IAC). The IAC ethics and masteries support students in developing the foundational skills of excellent coaching. Once students have mastered these foundations they are prepared to be ethical, and effective coaches to a diverse audience. They can trust that the coaching masteries and fundamental listening skills mastered in this module will allow them to be trustworthy coaches to anyone who comes through their door.
Module 2: Coaching Tools – This 2nd 3-day module teaches students how to take their foundational coaching skills to the next level by introducing ASPLC’s trademark approach to advanced Transformational Listening: The five Levels of Listening™. Now that students have mastered basic listening and coaching skills, we teach them how to take their coaching to a truly transformational level by integrating incisive questions that allow coaches to guide their clients through deep personal exploration. We train students to use ASPLC’s original framework to help their clients discover their unique core values, as well as help them overcome the obstacles to living those values. This module teaches coaching students how to guide their clients to uncovering their life’s deepest meaning and purpose, making them a significantly more valuable resource to their clients.
Module 3: Positive Psychology & Mind-Body Experiencing – This 3rd 3-day module empowers students to apply the tools of positive psychology and somatic experiencing – giving them the ultimate toolkit for transformational coaching. This module integrates the mind and body together, teaching students how to effectively communicate and engage using somatic and energetic experiencing. In other words, we teach our students how to help their clients transform at the deep whole-person level – not simply the cognitive level. We do this by introducing our coaching students to the science of positive psychology and providing them with incisive questions that allow them to guide their clients in mindset-shift. In addition, students receive training to attune with the subtle physical and emotional experiences of the client as a means of gaining deeper insight and intuition.
We have found these three modules to be optimally effective for teaching brand new coaches to become phenomenal coaches in just nine intensive days!
Classes are composed of small groups of motivated students who divide their time between digesting reading material, discussing video presentations of master life coaches, and rehearsing coaching skills with each other. Direct feedback is always given to students which allows for maximum growth in coaching skills and confidence. Fill out the Contact Us form to schedule a free live class observation to see this process in action or to speak to a Master Life Coach.
ASPLC’s Certified Life Coach Program is an assessment-based training program, and our life coaches have been tested and trained by highly qualified instructors. The program’s focus on quality training allows it to fit into even the busiest lifestyles: the training is delivered in a block format with the required reading and assignments completed prior to the classroom training. This intensive training format is also ideal for organizations who wish to have their staff trained and certified internally. See our “For Organizations” page for more on this.
The program requires participants to prepare 40 hours of home-study material, and 60 hours of classroom training. An additional 6 hours of training on business and marketing is included in this training as a bonus. ASPLC’s focus on learning the process of life coaching in an intense setting, allows students to master the ability to coach practically any person in any situation in a relatively short period of time.
While most life coaching programs are internet-based businesses, few programs offer a comprehensive face-to-face education in the art and science of life coaching by experts in the field. Candidates for this program are carefully selected based on aptitude and motivation, though no specific degree or background is required. Graduates of our certificate program receive certification from ASPLC. Also, prospective clients and employers are able to contact ASPLC to verify the credentials of our graduates. Upon completion of the program, graduates are prepared for international certification by the International Association of Coaching (IAC).
The Certified Life Coach (CLC) training program is designed for students who have a natural talent for bringing out the best in others, and who enjoy tapping into the natural wisdom that each person possesses. Through intense training, The American School of Professional Life Coaching helps transform that talent into a career.
We invite you to explore this website, and to contact us to begin a conversation about your vision for the future.
Call today to schedule a free live class observation or to speak to a Master Life Coach – (800) 680-5762