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What is the cost of the program?

The cost of the ‘Live’ program is $3200 and the cost of the ‘Self-Study’ Program is $1400.  All program fees MUST be paid in full to receive your Certificate of Completion for the program.



The 'LIVE' class is offered each January of every calendar year.  If you have missed the start date of the upcoming 'live' program, the self-study can also be a great option depending on your needs and goals as it is the EXACT same program as the 'live' class, just recorded!  We are also going to be offering some 'live' teaching hours at our 2019 retreat, which is TBA.  If you are interested in hearing updates about this live retreat, please sign up below for notifications.


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What is the difference between the Live Program and Self-Study Program?


The Live and Self-Study Programs contains EXACTLY the same content, assignments, and materials.  However, the Live Program consists of a 2-hour Live Teaching Class each week where there is participant-instructor interaction, and unlimited time in asking questions related to skills and information from each week’s lesson!  In addition, the other primary distinction between the Live and Self-Study program is that you are ONLY ELIGIBLE to become certified through the International Coaching Federation (ICF) if you have attended the 24 hours of ‘live’ training (which we do over the course of 12 weeks).  This is a requirement from the ICF to receive their specific certification.  However, ICF-Certification is NOT necessary to become a Coach, and many of our graduates will become Life Coaches following graduation of our program.  If earning certification through the ICF is important to you, our 'live' program is one pathway to this certification, but once again, it is not a requirement nor will it impede your ability to begin your coaching business.   


The Life Coach Self-Study Program is self-paced and dripped out over the course of 12 weeks.  That is, each week for 12 weeks, a new unit will be provided.  You will have access to all previous units as well as the current week you are working on.  You will have a maximum of 6 months to complete the self-study program.  Thus, you will have two weeks per unit to complete your work.  This should give you enough time to digest and work through the materials even if there are busy life situations that might arise.  This was an intentional decision to ensure that students who enroll in the program are immersing themselves in their coaching work and gain CONFIDENCE and INVALUABLE INSIGHTS for personal and client growth in a consistent manner.  Once 6 months have passed, your access to the program will expire.  Upon completion of the program and assignment submission, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion, which will include an electronic version and a copy that will be mailed to your home. 


All students in the Life and Self-Study Program are immediately part of the CCC Community, and will have life-long access to our online group formed by current students and alumni.  Once graduated from either program, you will also be added to the CCC Coach Directory.


What will we have to do to complete the course?


In order to get the Certificate of Completion for the Life Coaching Self-Study Program, you will need to have successfully watched each weekly video lesson (12 total), completed homework assignments and submitted them for review to the appropriate dropbox area, completed the Coaching-Partner Exercises to practice skills, and participate in an Exit Interview.  The Exit Interview will be scheduled when all course requirements are completed, and will be 30 minutes in length discussing your knowledge of the coaching and YOU as the most important agent of change in the coaching relationship.  Once the Exit Interview is completed, your Course Mentor will be notified and you will be awarded your Coaching Certificate! 


In order to get the Certificate of Completion for the Life Coaching ‘Live’ Program, you will have needed to attended all classes (if there is an exception or extenuating circumstance, this needs to be communicated in advance of class), completed homework assignments and submitted them for review to the appropriate dropbox area, and completed the Coaching-Partner Exercises to practice skills.  There is no Exit Interview required (which is different than the self-study program) as we get to know students throughout the program through our live interactions.  Once our course is over, you will be awarded your Coaching Certificate!


How do you become Certified?


The CCC program is certified through the International Coaching Federation (ICF).  This means that the program has met criteria established by the ICF in the number of training hours we require, the topics we require, and in the way we deliver the information.  While there are many life coaching programs out there, we wanted to be 100% certain that our graduates were going to be set up for success in their own growth as humans and in the way they conduct their coaching business.  To become ICF-certified, our program has gone through rigorous review and we feel FULLY confident you are being given ALL the tools you need to succeed as a Coach/Healer/Helping Professional.


That being said, once you go through our program, if you want to pursue the ICF Coach Certification, you will need to receive 10 mentorship hours from an approved ICF-Mentor (we can provide that for you at an additional cost).  And, you will need to take the ICF Coaching Exam (this is a separate fee through the ICF).  However, the CCC is committed to help those students who want to continue through the ICF Certification process be able to do this as easily as possible.  We will have an ICF-Mentor (who is one of our former students) who can help you through this process with ease (additional fees apply).


Do I need to be ICF-Certified to Coach?  What can I do once I have completed the course?  Can I call myself a Coach?  Can I call myself a Certified Coach?


So many questions, right?!  Let’s get this fact straight…the coaching industry is UNREGULATED.  What this means is that you literally don’t have to have ANY education and can call yourself a Coach.  Kinda crazy, right?!  This slightly alarmed us too (as Psychologists and Coaches), thus, contributed us wanting our program to be aligned with the HIGHEST standards of competency in the field, which is through the International Coaching Foundation.  The ICF is the global leader for coaching education.  To be approved to become a certified course, there are very rigorous and specifics standards that need to be met in many areas of content, including ethics, coaching skills, homework exercises, materials, and qualifications of training staff.  We are SO HONORED to be an approved program and provider of the highest quality of coaching education through the ICF.  And as a student of our self-study and live programs, you can feel FULLY confident that you will be receiving the necessary competencies and experiences to be a thoughtful and impactful life coach in your industry.


Many of our past students now call themselves Certified Coaches.  This is a personal decision and one that we cannot legally dictate for you because the coach industry is unregulated.  However, you will have graduated from a certified program and you will have gone through rigorous educational standards.  What you decide to call yourself from this is up to you (and of course, we are here to help you think through your decision too!)! 



Our self-study program is released on a quarterly basis.  We have implemented this system because you will have a cohort of other students with you during the process, which makes it MUCH more fun and offers a built-in mentorship/peer group to connect and grow with!  Our self-study program begins in January, April, July, and October.  When you enroll in the self-study, you will automatically be added to the next program start date, and in the meantime, you can immediately begin connecting with students that will be in your cohort via our private community!


The self-study students also have an appointed Course Mentor who will be their support throughout the program.  You will also have the option to attend monthly drop-in 'office hours' with Dr. Ariane Machin and Dr. Kelsey Latimer to chat, check in, and ask any questions you may have about coaching, skills, or anything else!  


What does your Program prepare us to do?


We have had MANY different types of women from various industries enroll in our programs!!!  For example, industries represented include Coaches in nutrition, healing, business, women in creative industries, women who were formerly therapists, women who were in MLM businesses and wanted to supplement to their passion in helping others.  Our program has the ability to help guide and empower women in pretty much ANY industry.  If you are someone who values self-reflection, growing from within and want to develop your skills in helping, nurturing, communicating, and leading, THIS PROGRAM IS FOR YOU.  The skills learned can literally apply to any industry and go beyond just learning skills…it is INTERNALIZING a new way of seeing yourself and how you can approach, lean in, and work authentically with clients and those around you.


Is there anything I should do prior to enrolling in the program?


There is nothing you need to do prior to enrolling in the program.  However, we would encourage you to think about which program fit your needs the best and start creating a mindset of growth where you are open to new ideas, opportunities, and YOUR potential…  J 


Is there role playing or how do I practice a skill I learn?


Throughout the program, you will be practicing the basic and advanced coaching skills that you are introduced to.  You will need to find a partner (it is usually helpful if it is someone from the program…and we can help you with this if necessary) and will be practicing skills starting in Week 3.  And, while you are practicing the skill, it will still take more time to fully embrace the mastery the skill, which only comes through time and continued practice (which will come!)! 

What if I decide this program isn’t right for me?  Can I quit?


When we get this question, we KNOW there can be uneasiness when making a big decision, and I am SURE this feels like a big (though hopefully right!) choice for you.  However, there is a difference between feeling a natural uneasiness about a decision and already feeling like you might need to walk away from something after a short amount of time for whatever reason.  If you are not sure if you are going to be able to commit to the program, it may be helpful to wait until you have more clarity on what you need at this moment and where different things (including this program) might be prioritized.  The CCC also retains the right to terminate your participation in the program if we deem a student unfit for the program or as a potential Life Coach.  After you begin the program, the investment will be non-refundable as you will already gain access to the CCC material. 


Is this program just for Coaches or can other professionals take it too?


While there are a lot of Coaches in our program, the curriculum and assignments can be beneficial to ANYONE who looking to advance their coaching, relationship, and leadership skills.  You will leave this program with an enhanced and acute self-awareness about how you see the world and how your lens influences your perceptions.  In addition, you will also be deeply exploring how YOU can positively and authentically help those around you overcome, feel uplifted, and set forward moving goals for things they aspire to.  In other words, THIS COURSE CAN APPLY TO ANYONE and can be greatly beneficial to work on the self, business, and relationships.

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