The Leader in Online Academic Life Coaching

Academic Life Coach Training directly addresses inner-awareness and equips you with tools to unlock a student’s creativity, intelligence, and potential.

In a world with instant access to outside knowledge, knowing yourself – your most empowered perspectives, your limiting beliefs, and your unique motivation styles – becomes the premium resource.

Academic Life Coaching is where the future learns.

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Career Growth with Purpose

The Academic Life Coaching Program Career Growth with Purpose. A Rock-Solid Training Experience with a Gold-Standard Certification

The Academic Life Coach Training (ALC) Program by Coach Training EDU™ is the first program approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF) to offer life coach training and certification specifically for advisors and educators to work with students.

ALC equips coaches, advisors, and parents with coaching skills to empower college and high school students to lead fulfilled, effective lives. With Coach Training EDU™ and the ALC training program, you’ll gain skills and confidence as a coach while earning recognized certifications.

Join a Passionate Community of Thousands of Graduates Who Rave about the Positive Training Experience.

Since 2009 CTEDU has trained thousands of coaches and advisors from over 50 countries and 200 universities and colleges.

Clemson University
Tennessee University
Oklahoma Christian University
Columbia University
Northeastern University
The University of Oklahoma
Portland State University
University of Illinois Chicago
University of Georgia

Live Interactive Online Academic Life Coaching Program

Based on empirical research and refined by over a decade of experience, CTEDU delivers the Academic Coaching Program training via live, interactive online coach training.


Immersive, flipped classroom design of training sessions


Small Class Sizes (Courses capped at 14 coaches)


7 to 1 Coach to Instructor Ratio


Concepts informed by Positive Psychology


Hard copies of textbooks included

ICF Accredited Academic Life Coaching Program Training Options for Teams & Individuals

Each CTEDU program is filled with life coaching courses built on an ICF accredited core coaching program, set into a practical context to save you time and give you targeted tools.

For Schools & Organizations

Academic Life Coach Training For Organizations

The benefits of Academic Life Coaching are far-reaching. Some universities, such as the University of Oklahoma, have reported up to a 35% increase in retention after adopting coaching principles into current academic advising and engagement programs.

More recently, colleges and universities have begun to develop in-house coaching programs for current students to further support their success through college.

Coach Training EDU™ can help you equip your team with the coaching tools and skillsets you need to support your students and prevent attrition.


Academic Life Coach Training For Individuals

Coach Training EDU™ offers the Academic Life Coach Training Program to individuals on a rolling admission basis. Each course meets 2 hours weekly for six months. Many coaches start actively building their coaching practice half-way through the program, using their course time and connections with colleagues as a support in launching their careers.

And recently more program graduates are reporting getting hired as in-house coaches for education and wellness companies.

Coaching is a growing profession and the ALC training program equips you to enter the field with confidence.

How the Academic Life Coach Training Program Works

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Core Coaching Concepts

The foundation of your training is an ICF accredited coach training program equipping you to work with any client on any topic. ALC coaches have also worked with adults from exploring careers to improving health and wellness.

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Context and Additional Tools

The training places coaching concepts into an academic context and adds additional tools specifically designed for students. The Academic Life Coach Training Program is designed to give you the skills and tools you need to create culture change in education and help students thrive.

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Career Growth with Purpose

Each course includes access to best practices in establishing an academic life coaching independent practice or an academic coaching program in an institution. You’ll have access to sample presentations, client contracts, and business blueprints to help you build your practice.

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Passionate Community

Academic Life Coaching attracts individuals who are passionate about education and empowering the next generation to flourish. Coaches often report their classmates become a key part of their support network and even after graduation, you’ll have access to alumni-only events and workshops.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is life coaching?

What is the relationship between Academic Life Coaching and Coach Training EDU?

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What is an Accredited Coach Training Program?

Although the training was designed in the US, how well does it apply globally?

How does Academic coaching differ from teaching or school counseling?

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