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Like many people, you feel called to life coaching—but you might not understand the “business” side of things. This Mini Course can help. Whether you’re new or experienced as a life coach, this course provides a practical, step-by-step approach to starting and growing a successful life coaching ministry or business. You’ll hear from four experienced life coaches with decades of experience as they discuss how to develop your niche and create your brand, effective marketing and social media strategies, finances and forms, practical tools and business tips, and how to build trust with clients. This is a great course to take your life coaching to the next level.

Note: This Mini Course provides 3 course hours that can be applied toward your ICCI credentialing hours and/or continuing education hours.

  • Module 1 – First Things First: Finding Your Niche and Creating the Right Brand (Jill Monaco)
  • Module 2 – Growing Your Footprint: Marketing, Sales, Networking, and Social Media (Michelle Nietert)
  • Module 3 – The Tools of the Trade: Business Structure, Budgets, Forms, Agreements, and Fees (Dwight Bain)
  • Module 4 – Competent Practice: Training, Certifications, Credentialing, and Community (Dr. Eric Scalise)

Jill Monaco

Jill Monaco is the founder and CEO of Jill Monaco Ministries, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has a passion to encourage people to pursue the presence of God and find freedom in Christ. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF) and a Certified Master Christian Life Coach (CMCLC) and Approved Mentor with ICCI. Jill has developed Freedom Coaching®, a model that blends hearing God, prayer, and coaching tools. Her first book, The Freedom Coach Model®, went to #1 on the Amazon bestseller list. One of her greatest joys is consulting coaches as they establish and grow their business through her program Freedom Business Coaching. Jill is also a certified Strengths Champion Coach and SYMBIS Relationship Coach. As a Bible teacher, podcaster, and speaker, Jill is known for captivating audiences with her high-energy, humorous approach to life’s serious issues. Her faith-filled and transparent stories encourage listeners to become all that God has created them to be. Jill’s eclectic career includes 20 years as a professional stage and commercial actress and voiceover talent. She sang backups for Perry Como’s Holiday Tour, performed in tours and theatres across the country, and is the voice on several Disney Kids audiobooks. Currently living in Chicago, IL, Jill looks forward to having her own family someday. Until then, she works very hard at earning the title of favorite aunt to her five nieces and nephews. See more at https://www.jillmonaco.com/

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

Dr. Eric Scalise

Eric Scalise, PhD, is the President of LIV Consulting, LLC. He currently serves as 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.

Michelle Nietert

Michelle Nietert, MA, Michelle is the Founder and Owner of Community Counseling Associates in Allen, Texas and has supervised and trained numerous counselors since 2005. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Clinical Supervisor, and is a sought after leader in the area of solution focused counseling for both consultation and training. Michelle has been retained by liability insurance companies, as well as local and national law firms as a recognized expert in the area of mental health treatment and documentation. She has in-depth play therapy training, is a previous district crisis counselor with Safe and Drug Free Schools, and has worked extensively with suburban families dealing with drug exploration, dependence, abuse, and addiction. Michelle’s areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, chemical dependency, eating disorders, self-harm, PTSD, marital affairs, OCD, rape recovery, grief/loss, divorce, and childhood physical, emotional, and sexual abuse. For the last decade, she has also become a community expert in treating families who have experienced the loss of a child or children with severe medical issues, including cancer. Michelle is a certified life coach and she has a passion that embraces a strong identity in Christ as the greatest key for gaining positive self-worth and creating lasting life change. See more at www.michellenietert.com