Life Design Course

Re Think The Way You Think

Create Positive Change for Yourself and Others

We are constantly grappling with change – changes we want to make happen, changes we have to make, and changes that are happening to us.

This course will introduce you to the concept of reframing a perspective and teach you the skills and knowledge to introduce a coach approach into your life and/or workplace.  It includes the ICA Coaching Power tools (created by International Coach Academy).

Program Hours: 18 hrs
Learnsite Access: up to 6 months
Average Completion Time: 3 months
Certificate: Life Design (Coaching Essentials)
Pathway: Graduates can pathway directly into the Workplace, Vocational, Certified, or Advanced Program.
ICF CCE's: 17 core competency units + 1 hrs Resource Development units


ICA's training has been online, and accredited by the ICF, since 2001.  Our Learnsite has over 20 years of modules, curated resources and coaching conversations.  Before attending classes you will read a module or watch an instructional video.  Following classes you will reflect on your learning through coaching practicum, course outcomes, forum reflections and portfolio development.

Course Area 1: Foundations of Coaching (2 hrs)

You will learn the difference between coaching and other forms of “helping” such as consulting, mentoring, training, therapy etc. We also teach you the various influences that have created and impacted the development of coaching, and we cover the main skills and attributes required to be a coach.

Course Area: Life Design Skills (13 hrs)

Many of the skills you will learn as a coach are actually life skills and can be used to add value to everyday life. Using Perspective as an example. Perspective is a point of view; a way of looking at or interpreting a particular set of events. At ICA you will learn how to reframe or shift a perspective using the ICA Coaching Power Tools - a set of concepts based on dualities (eg. empowering vs disempowering).  You will also learn the power of releasing judgement, identifying your underlying beliefs and the importance of self confidence.

Course Area: Coaching Practicum (2 hrs)

You will join a live coaching demonstration where ICA Faculty will demonstrate the FlipIt coaching framework (Find It, Feel It, Frame It, Flip It).

Assessment: Knowledge Evaluation (1 hr)

We believe reflection is a critical part of the learning process.  Your knowledge evaluation is an opportunity to reflect on your new knowledge and skills, and demonstrate you're understanding of the basic theories and principles that underpin coaching as a profession.

Download Program Syllabus

Download the Syllabus to compare program hours, inclusions, credential pathways and certification options.   All program are ICF Accredited, with the best program for you being the one that best matches your coaching goals, budget and timeframe for completion.