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This course provides an introduction to life coaching for trained counselors and other mental health practitioners, as well as understanding some of the unique differences and distinctives between these two people helping approaches. Essential elements of life coaching are covered, including core skills and competencies, coaching agreements, assessment tools, and how to create the right goals for transformational growth in clients. Other areas address coaching niches and trends in the field of life coaching today.

Session 1: First Steps: Definitions, Distinctions, and Differences

Session 2: Core Coaching Competencies: A Pathway for Effective Skill Development

Session 3: Emotional Intelligence: Authenticity and Building Relational Skills

Session 4: The Coaching Agreement: Defining Expectations, Roles, and Responsibilities

Session 5: Coaching Assessments I: Basic Tools and Protocols

Session 6: Coaching Assessments II: Advanced Tools and Protocols

Session 7: The Feedback Loop: How to Use Assessment Data

Session 8: Creating the Blueprint: Defining Focus and Setting Goals to Maximize Change and Growth

Session 9: Niche Coaching: Strategies to Find Your Lane and Flourish

Session 10: Group and Team Coaching: Learning and Growing in Community

Session 11: Coaching Trends: Research, Innovation, and the Role of Advancing Technologies

Session 12: Servant Leadership: Becoming Ambassadors for Christ

Dwight Bain

Dwight Bain, MA, is the Founder of the LifeWorks Group in Winter Park, Florida. He helps people rewrite their stories through strategic change and is dedicated to helping people achieve greater results. Since 1984, Dwight has helped thousands of people across America as a Keynote Speaker, Certified Leadership Coach, Nationally Certified Counselor, and a Critical Incident Stress Management expert. He is a trusted media resource on managing major change and has been interviewed on hundreds of radio and television stations, has been quoted in over 100 publications, and is the author of Destination Success: A Map for Living Out Your Dreams. For more, see www.dwightbain.com 

Georgia Shaffer

Georgia Shaffer, M.A., is the Founder and Executive Director of Mourning Glory Ministries, a Licensed Psychologist in Pennsylvania, and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation. She has authored five books, including the best-selling Taking Out Your Emotional Trash. Georgia is a sought after speaker, has been a media guest on numerous outlets, and developed the ReBUILD After Divorce Program. For more than twenty-five years, she has encouraged, counseled, and coached those who are confronting troubling times. From being a cancer survivor who was given less than a two percent chance of living, as well as someone who has personally faced the upheaval brought by divorce, single parenthood, and the loss of career and income, Georgia knows the courage, resilience, and perseverance needed to begin anew. When she isn’t writing, speaking or coaching, she enjoys working in her backyard garden. It’s there she loves to garden for her soul. See more at www.georgiashaffer.com 

Dr. Rita Murray

Rita Murray, PhD, is the Founder and Principal of Performance Consulting, LLC, an organizational development firm, previous CEO and Chairman of a national energy services company, cognitive psychologist, Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), executive coach, and sought-after leadership consultant. She has held leadership roles at General Electric and Lockheed Martin, and is also a private pilot. Dr. Murray frequently speaks at leadership events and conferences and is highly regarded for her ability to connect personal and interpersonal development with the needs of business and with mobile and virtual technology. See more at www.performanceok.com

Dr. Eric Scalise

Eric Scalise, PhD, is the President of LIV Consulting, LLC. He currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) with Hope for the Heart. He is also the former Senior Vice President for the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and former Department Chair for Counseling Programs at Regent University. Dr. Scalise is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with 40 years of clinical and professional experience in the mental health field, and he served six years on the Virginia Board of Counseling under two governors. Specialty areas include professional/pastoral stress and burnout, combat trauma and PTSD, marriage and family issues, grief and loss, addictions and recovery, leadership development, and lay counselor training. He is a published author, adjunct professor at several Christian universities, conference speaker, and frequently works with organizations, clinicians, ministry leaders, and churches on a variety of issues.