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How Long Does It Take to Become a Life Coach?

So you’ve decided you want to become a life coach, or you’re flirting with the idea. You probably have a few questions swirling through your head at this point, including, “How long does it take to become a life coach?”  We’re here to set the record straight for you.   Our most popular coaching course, the…

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5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Become a Life Coach

Life Coaching can be a lucrative, flexible and rewarding career.   It’s now the second-fastest-growing profession in the world! According to last year’s International Coach Federation’s (ICF) 2020 Study on the Global Coaching Industry, there were over 70,000 coach practitioners globally in 2019 — and the Life Coaching industry makes a yearly revenue of almost AUD…

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Becky English

“A lot of the pieces just came together.”

When Becky English was 24 years old, the unimaginable happened. Her mother died suddenly from a pulmonary embolism and Becky stepped in to help look after her half-brother and two half-sisters, aged eight, four and three. “I also became a legal guardian for my eight-year-old half-sister as her father had passed away nine months before…

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Fred Panise

“There was a feeling of being lifted up.”

As an electrical engineer, Fred Panise is comfortable in the world of logic and numbers. Maths, after all, could fix most of his work problems and if he ever wanted to learn something new about his industry, he could simply open a technical book. Then his world shifted. Six years ago, Fred was promoted to…

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Cindy Drake

“You feel really in the moment when you are in the training room.”

In 2001, Cindy Drake, a qualified accountant, quit her job in London and headed to post-war Bosnia. She was originally following her partner, who was tasked with removing landmines as part of an army peace-keeping mission, but Cindy quickly found her feet helping local Bosnian women with micro-financing loans. “Dad had told me to get…

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Scott Davison

“I would come home and think that is really, really, really good value.”

Scott Davison has spent more than 20 years working in the corporate world as a digital marketer, both in Melbourne and overseas, and he knows all too well the steep day rate of corporate training sessions. “I’ve done a lot of corporate training over the years — usually paid for by the company — so I know…

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The Most Profitable and Popular Life Coaching Niches in 2021

Here at The Life Coaching College in Australia, we spend a lot of our time on the phone talking to prospective students, and so we know that one of the biggest questions they have is “Can I make a living from Life Coaching?” The answer is a resounding yes. But, after graduating from a reputable…

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Nicole Cabello

“Now I get to do something I love for a living”

When she was a teenager, Nicole Cabello dreamt of becoming a high school teacher, never doubting for a moment that mentoring young people would be her ultimate vocation in life. “I viewed my teachers at school as role models and I really felt supported by them,” says Nicole, 28. “And I felt that I wanted…

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Sharon Kempton

‘I wanted a job that makes me jump out of bed in the morning’

It was the year 2000, and singer Sharon Kempton’s Melbourne apartment was covered in colourful A4 sheets of paper that spelled out, in bold affirmations, a confidence she didn’t quite feel. Some of the sheets spoke of her ambitions — ‘I am a soloist — ‘I am a singer for Opera Australia’, while others spelt out positive…

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Daniel Hancox

“I entered a world I have never experienced before”

Before Dan Hancox enrolled in The Life Coaching College he never imagined he would one day feel confident enough to speak in front of a large crowd or lead a workshop. Although Dan had run successful plumbing and promotions businesses for many years in the UK, deep down he doubted himself. This feeling was compounded…

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Davy Rowe

“I saw miracles taking place”

We all have defining moments in our life — certain events that crystalize a clear path or a new way forward — and for Davy Rowe that moment came high in the mountains of California, watching what he would later describe as “miracles taking place”. The businessman from Perth was at a crossroads in his life, and…

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Nichola Davenport

“I found lifelong friends through coaching”

When Nichola Davenport arrived for her first training session at The Life Coaching College, she was struck by how connected she felt to the other participants. “There were people who were at different stages — some were brand new like me, others were partway through the course — but, my God, the friends that I…

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Jim Cocks

“I landed a $4000 coaching contract just a few days into my studies.”

Jim Cocks knew he was on the right path in life when he landed a $4000 coaching contract just a few days into his studies at The Life Coaching College. “I had a contact who asked me to help coach his team on leadership and communication,” Jim says. “So I was flown up to Sydney,…

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Matilda Wand

“I used to wonder: is this all there is to life?”

Matilda Wand had a new home, a good job in mining that paid handsomely, and a handsome fiancé. Yet, she still found herself wondering if there was more to life, if there was something else she was meant to do, if this was it? “I got to this point where I was in this brand-new…

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Karina Lane

“I’ve got that fire in my belly again”

Karina Lane learned many things from her time with prisoners, but perhaps the most important lesson was this: parenting really matters. On some level, the Sydney mum-of-four already knew this. Karina has a degree in psychology from Macquarie University and a Masters in criminology from The University of Sydney, yet it was her time working…

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