Affordable Life Coaching Certification Online

 **I want to make this clear from the start, the affordable life coaching certifications (online) I am about to recommend are not necessarily the best online life coaching certifications.**

 I have personal experience with one of the providers and will give my honest, no bull shit opinion on their program in comparison with the other providers. I will cover all the pros and cons of each program based on personal experience and extensive research.

I have placed a quick comparison of the programs I am reviewing right below. For a more detailed review of each program scroll down past the comparison table.

#1 Affordable Life Coaching Certification Online

Provider: iNLP Center

Program: Certified NLP Life Coach

Pros

  • All online
  • Accredited
  • Paymeny plans available
  • NLP Practitioner Certification
  • NLP Master Practitioner Certification
  • NLP Life Coach Certification
  • Certified Hypnosis Practitioner Certification
  • Interactive weekly webinars
  • Unlimited live training sessions in our virtual meeting rooms.
  • Full lifetime access to online learning material.
  • An engaging community of peers and practice partners.
  • Assigned a designated qualified teacher

Cons

  • Maximum 6 month payment plan
  • No demos on real clients

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review

 

I have first hand experience being a student at the iNLP Center. I will not be going into the details of my experience so if you would like to hear about my experience you may click here.

When I was first deciding which program I wanted to learn Neuro-Linguistic Programming from I had narrowed it down to iNLP Center and Life Potential Developments.

 

Why did I choose iNLP Center over Life Potential Developments?

The answer to this is two fold:

  1. After sampling what the content of the modules was and watching the free videos of the head teacher, Mike Bundrant, I was sold on the authenticity of Mike Bundrant and the program material.
  2. I signed up for the email list for Life Potential Developments in order to dig deeper into what they are all about since they didn’t appear to be as open and forward as Mike at iNLP Center. Although I liked the content, I was really turned off by the sales pitches marketing gimmicks in their emails, and the sales pages on their website that appear to be written by a Copywriter instead of an authentic human being.

 

Did iNLP Center’s authenticity hold up after becoming a student?

The short answer is yes. Mike is very straight forward and it is very clear that he has enormous experience in the field of coaching and therapy.

 

Here is a short clip of Mike discussing how world class coached see their clients:

Program Breakdown:

 

NLP Practitioner Certification:

Module 1: Introduction to NLP & The Deeper Dynamics of Change

Module 2: Intro to VAK Model & Eye Accessing Cues

Module 3: Non-Verbal Communication and Rapport

Module 4: Accessing States, Anchoring, Anchor Collapse, Dissociation, New Behavior Generator

Module 5: Introduction to Strategies, Decision Strategies, Motivation Strategies

Module 6: The Meta Model

Module 7: Exploring Submodalities, Making Something Important, Submodality Interventions, The Map Across, The Swish Pattern, Fast Phobia Cure

Module 8: The Milton Model, As If Frame, Process Instructions Exercise

Module 9: Outcome Specification, A Formula for Manifesting

Module 10: Perceptual Positions

Module 11: Reframing, Context Reframing, Other Frames, Six Step Reframing

Module 12: Intro to Timeline, Programming Your Future

 

NLP Master Practitioner Certification:

Module 1:Psychological Levels of Development

Module 2: The Physiology Map

Module 3: The 12 States of Attention

Module 4: The Quad Map

Module 5: Criteria for Psychological Safety

Module 6: Metaphoric Intervention

Module 7: Core Transformation

Module 8: The Default Mode Network & Stress Management

Module 9: Meta Programs

Module 10: Presuppositions

Module 11: Logical Levels

Module 12: Certification Test

 

Life Coaching Track:

Your Coaching Vision
  • Your Coaching Vision
  • Business Goals
  • Identify Your Niche
  • My Ideal Client
  • My Stumbling Blocks
  • Live Session

NLP Life Coach Training & Certification

  • Introduction
The iNLP Life Coaching Process
  • The INLP Life Coaching Process
  • Pervasive Elements
  • Live Session
  • Strategic Interventions
  • Live Session
The AHA Application
  • The AHA Application
  • Understanding the AHA
  • Live Session
  • Applying the AHA
  • Live Session
Dealing with Adversity
  • Dealing with Adversity
  • The ABCDE Method
Life Values Inventory
  • Life Values Inventory
  • Live Session
  • Using Life Values with Clients
  • Live Session
Marketing Your Practice
  • Marketing Your Practice

 

Accreditations:

  • International Coach Federation (ICF) for CCE’s (58 hrs toward ICF Certification should you decide to pursue)
  • International Association of Professional Life Coaches (IAPLC)
  • International NLP Association (INA).
  • Continuing Education Credits through the National Association for Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NADAAC)
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) & the Texas State Board of Examiners for Professional Coaches (TSBE). To receive this credit, you must be licensed in the states of California or Texas.

#2 Affordable Life Coaching Certification Online

Provider: Universal Coach Institute

Program: Certified Life and transformational coach

Pros

 

  • All online
  • Cheapest of the 3 programs
  • Payment plans available
  • Life Coach Certification
  • Transformational Coach Certification
  • Solutions-Focused Coach Certification
  • Live coach training Q&A 2x/month
  • Numerous client handouts (HUGE BONUS)
  • Transparency (watch videos)
  • Coach Ayisha has lots of praise
  • Mentored by Coach Ayisha

Cons

  • Not accredited

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Review

 

I would choose Universal Coach Institute over Life Potential Developments for the reasons I am about to discuss. It has nothing to do with money either, as I would also spend the extra $1300 for iNLP Center’s NLP Life Coach Certification over choosing Universal Life Coach Institute.

 

Reason #1 – Coach Ayisha (owner and mentor)

Although I have not enrolled into any of the Universal Coach Institute’s programs, I have done my investigating since I may one day decide to take the training because it does look enticing. I have researched coach Ayisha by way of user reviews through her website (bias, I know), social media, her videos, and signed up to her email list.

Whether you decide to pursue any training with Universal Coach Institute or not, I highly recommend signing up to their email list for the 5 Day Challenge To Create A 1K to 10K Coaching Program free ecourse. Coach Ayisha’s emails are invaluable as they are jam packed with information, oppose to the sales pitches you would receive from Life Potential Developments.

 

Reason #2 – The Extensive Amount of Tools and Client Handouts

This is an invaluable resource. For those who are unfamiliar with the coaching process or the business aspect of coaching, there is an enormous amount of paperwork involved. Typically this paperwork comes in the form of coaching tools or exercises to be used with clients, legal papers and agreements, personal tracking, and finance paperwork. For those new to the business, this can be a huge learning curve which will be made worse by not knowing where to start. Fortunately, Universal Coach Institute has this completely covered. If you were to purchase similar resources elsewhere you will be looking at $100+, and it is all included in the Life and Transformational Coach Certification Program. I have made a list of the handouts below.

Coaching Tools
Powerful Questions Worksheet
Goal and Action Plan Template
Client Preparation Worksheet
Coaching Feedback Worksheet
Coaching Session Agenda Form
Coaching Journal
Accountability Checklist
Group Coaching Package
Seminar Package
Client Welcome Packet
Welcome Letter
Intake Form
Background Questionnaire
Self-Assessment Worksheet
Policies and Procedures
Confidentiality Agreement
Payment Arrangement Form
Client Invoice
Referral Request
Brochure or website content
Coaching Exercises
Creating a Strong Foundation
Creating Your Vision
Identifying Life Drainers
Identifying Your Ideal Inner Circle
My Life Mind Map
Coaching Form Satisfaction Rating Table
Defining Your Ideal Self
Creating Your Vision
Being Clear about Creativity
Defining Your Ideal Outside
Identifying Your Values
Letting Go of the Past
Creating Your Life
Stress Identification Tools
Payment and Finance Forms
Cancelation Recovery Letter
Failed Payment Letter
Termination Letter
Contractor Information Form
Income Snapshot
Month-to-Month Trending
Business Checklist
Expense Checklist
Wealth Building Tools
Expand Your Thinking
Increasing Your Wealth
The Wealthy Mindset
Attaining Financial Abundance
Day to Day Spending
Debt Repayment Tracksheet

 

Here is a video that reveals the learning platform:

 

Worried about not having an accreditation?

Many professional coaches look to eventually get certified with the ICF (International Coach Federation). You do not have to take one specific program to qualify for this. The iNLP Center’s NLP Life Coach Certification is a perfect example. Their certification qualifies for 58 hrs toward an ICF Certification. You may then take a different program that is accredited by the ICF to add to your hours. For more info go to International Coach Federation.

Many people over concern themselves with credentials (in my opinion). Ask yourself this, would you rather invest in a coach (not accredited by the ICF) who was referred to you based on that referring person having had amazing results or a coach accredited by the ICF who has little evidence of producing real world results?

#3 Affordable Life Coaching Certification Online

Provider: Life Potential Developments

Program: NLP Practitioner Certification and coaching program

Pros

 

  • All online
  • Accredited
  • 12 month payment plan available
  • NLP Pactitioner Certification
  • Certified Coach Certification
  • Humanistic Neuro Linguistic Psychology Certification
  • Time-based Techniques Certificatione
  • 130 teaching videos

Cons

  • Salesy impression
  • No live events (webinars)
  • No designated teacher or mentor

 

 

 

 

Review

 

The main reason I would personally choose the other 2 programs over Life Potential Developments is the overarching sales tactics. This leaves a bitter taste with me since one of my own values that I hold highly is authenticity. The tactis used by LIfe Potential Developments strike me as inauthentic. Since I am basing my own decision almost solely on this crutch alone, it would not be fair to harshly judge their program based on this.

 

Looking past the sales tactics

Looking beyong first impressions, the coaching program itself does look quite thorough. The amount of video learning resources involved is far more than the other 2 programs, containing a whopping 130 videos. Even if each video is only 5-10 minutes it will still amount to far more than the other 2 programs. There are 45 demonstrations using real problems, which is the one aspect of the program that I feel iNLP Center’s program was lacking.

 

Program Breakdown:

Module 1: Communicating From The Inside/Out

Module 2: Mastering Relationships

Module 3: Expanding Your Horizons

Module 4: To The Heart Of The Problem

Module 5: Proficiency At Its Best

Module 6: Ignite Your Inner Fire

Module 7: Kick Butt Strategies For Achieving Excellence

Module 8: Transform Your Past… Empower Your Present & Future

Module 9: Conquer Conflicts & Take Control

Module 10: Blow The Lid Off – The Ultimate Shifting Perspectives

 

More info on their program:

Affordable Life Coaching Certification Online (compare all 3)

My recommendation

I want to make this very trasnparent, I am currently a student at iNLP Center, however I have no incentives to recommend their program over the other 2. I have the opportunity to receive a commission from all 3 programs should you choose to enroll in one of them.

With this out of the way, if you are able to afford the program at iNLP Center I would recommend their program hands down. I cannot even begin to explain how much of what I have learned has completely changed my life for the better just from applying it on myself.

The resources you have access to are endless, from blog posts to hours upon hours of every recorded webinar they have ever done. The live trainings are priceless. I can tell that they have put an enormous amount of thought and time into putting this program together.

Time To Make A Decision

I sincerely hope that I have provided enough information here to assist you in making your decision on choosing an affordable life coaching certification online. If you have any questions or feel there are gaps in information and you would like me to add more information please let me know in the comment section below, I will gladly help you out.