I would like to hear a suggestion for where to go. Thank you!
There are quite a few online associations/schools for people to become a life coach all around the world. The most well known one is ICF (International Coaches Federation) Many of the schools online that offer coaching classes are charging anywhere from 5,000 CA to 20,000 CA…it can be kind of frustrating as there is no government funding for these ‘type’ of courses.
In Canada, the only coaching course that I was able to come across that gave you hands on experience, and you were able to go to an actual class is the one put on by the Certified Coaches Federation (I’ll leave you the link below) The cost of the weekend excursion was 895 for the course. It is a two day training, where you learn to do coaching from an NLP standpoint. I found the course was very informative for coaching, however, the marketing/starting your own business aspect of it was lacking (however, I have been able to learn so much on my own in the past three years that it doesn’t bother me at all anymore)
Currently, there are no restrictions on who can be a life coach. Unlike a medical doctor, or dentist, you can practice coaching without a certificate (but if you’re not good you won’t have clients) The whole point behind the certificate is to make you look legit (because anyone can throw a web page online and claim that they are a coach)
If you have any questions, or would like some help to get started, feel free to contact me at my email address listed on my website! Best of luck to you!!