The Institute for Life Coach Training is the leading international provider of coach training and web-enabled coaching resources for counselors, psychologists, therapists and other helping professionals.
Founded in 1998 by Dr. Pat Williams, who is himself a psychologist, Master Certified Coach and author of the seminal texts, Becoming a Professional Life Coach and Therapist as Life Coach, the Institute for Life Coach Training has trained thousands of helping professionals throughout the world. ILCT was one of the first coach training programs to be accredited by the International Coach Federation and was recently selected by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC) and its affiliate, the Center for Credentialing and Education, to be the first approved provider of training for professionals pursuing the new, Board Certified Coach credential.
The Institute’s rich heritage in the the social sciences enable it to attract and retain a highly accomplished faculty, many of whom are dually trained and qualified in traditional helping professions as well as coaching. Its strong roots in social sciences also make it an excellent choice for those who have no prior training or experience in behavioral health. Those who are interested in acquiring coach training skills for use in business, education or other industries will find that the ILCT’s training programs provide the perfect mix of behavioral science and coaching methods for application in a wide variety of venues. business, education, government and other industries.
ILCT’s advanced electives cover a wide range of topics to help students build their coaching practice, including 3 coaching specialist certificate program for students who are interested in focusing in the areas of Business, Relationship, and Wellness Coaching.
More than a coach training school, the Institute is part of the LifeOptions Group, a health media company that “Brings Well-Being to Life” by training and equipping coaches with web enabled media and resources including its LifecoachApp, one of the industry’s first secure, online coaching platforms.