Welcome!

I’m so happy you’re here checking out what we’re all about! Because deciding to become a Certified Life Coach is a big decision. I know how excited and scared I was when someone suggested that I would make a good Life Coach. I thought they were cuckoo-crazy! I mean, my life was a mess… I remember thinking, “Me? Become a Life Coach?!” I couldn’t even change my own life! How could I possibly help other people change theirs?? Well, what I didn’t know then is that becoming a Life Coach would be exactly how I would change my life – and how I would make my mark in the world by helping other people change their lives too. It was the best decision I ever made.

Oh, I forgot to introduce myself. My name is Rhonda Britten. (That’s me with the Emmy that I won while life coaching on the hit reality show, Starting Over!) I’m the Founder of the Fearless Living Institute, an organization devoted to showing you how to master any of those gosh-darn fears that hold you back from “living the life your soul intended” as we say around here. You know the kind: Fear of rejection, fear of failure, fear of looking stupid…or selfish…or lazy – or even fear of success. If you want to know all the specs about my full career as a Life Coach, click here to grab my official bio. But to find out why I love coaching and training coaches, keep reading right here…

The Fearless Living Institute attracts people who have big hearts. Where I come from, that’s called “Minnesota nice.”

The Fearless Living Institute attracts people who have big hearts. Where I come from, that’s called “Minnesota nice.” Yup, I’m originally from the great state of 10,000 lakes, where shoveling your next-door neighbors’ driveway when they are down with the flu is just a given. Here at FLI, we train coaches from all 50 states – and all over the world! Though no matter where our coaches come from, they all show up having one thing in common: They have big gigantic hearts, and they are just plain nice. (And not just to other people – they actively practice being nice to themselves too!)

I was the sole witness to the death of the two most important people in my life. They didn’t get to express their passion or fulfill their purpose before they died, so darn it all, I am not letting anyone in my life push their passion or their purpose aside. I am committed to spreading the energy of freedom from fear. And to get there, you need compassion, forgiveness, and a willingness to let go of the past – all crucial pieces in our Life Coach Certification Program (LCCP). You can’t create the future you want, or live your authentic truth, without releasing what’s been holding you back. If you want to make a difference in the world like I do by supporting the ripple effect of freedom, then you’re in the right place. (And if you want to listen to my story, click here.)

My devotion to life coaching came from the realization that therapy could only get me so far. Did it help heal me? Absolutely. Did it give me an understanding of how my childhood impacted me? For sure. Yet for some reason, I still walked around feeling crappy about myself. What I needed was a different kind of action, accountability, and support in uncovering the real me. Coaching became my vehicle to finish what therapy started. I soon learned that coaching focuses on “movement forward” – and I was desperate for a new future. Whether on its own, or in conjunction with therapy, I want to make sure that life coaching can help as many people as possible move forward fearlessly into their new futures too!

Coaching became my vehicle to finish what therapy started.

I moved to Los Angeles when I was 24 years old to get away from my past. Funny thing, though…my past decided to come with me. I always say that I physically grew up in Minnesota (and the U.P. of Michigan), but I emotionally grew up in California. Most people think just because they’ve reached the age of 21, or 39, or 52, or 70…or that they look grown-up, that they should feel grown-up – or worse, that they should know how to be grown-up. That is so not true. Most of us have never taken classes in things like making our deepest desires a reality, or getting in touch with our feelings, or putting ourselves first, or communicating powerfully with the people we love. We’re all rookies in navigating life. That’s why true, skilled, objective support – like the kind that Certified Fearless Living Coaches provide – makes all the difference when it comes to making bold and lasting changes across the board.

I’m an eternal optimist. Yet life has hit me hard, bringing me a sugar load of lessons…and they weren’t always easy to embrace. Some of my “opportunities to grow” have included facing my alcoholism at 27 years old, waking up in the psych ward after my 3rd suicide attempt, having the rug ripped out from under me at the height of my TV career, struggling through the heartache of divorce, putting God on the back burner (and yes, he’s my buddy now), and being orphaned at 14 years old. Through doing the work of Fearless Living, today I can say that I am grateful for each and every one of those lovely “opportunities.” I want you to reach a place where you can feel the same sense of gratitude for yours – and your future clients can for theirs too! Don’t worry, I will share everything I know to show you how.

No one knew what a “Life Coach” was when I started my coaching business in 1995. Back then, there were about five of us who ignited this industry that’s now called “Coaching”…and it has grown exponentially since then. In fact, the coaching industry has even swelled to include consultants – but don’t get confused, because consultants are not coaches. Consultants give you advice and tell you what to do. Life Coaches know that you’ve got all your own answers in there somewhere, no matter how deep they’ve gotten buried. Life Coaches empower you, and fuel your dreams by giving you the tools, skills, and support to truly change your life – showing you how to become your own “fearless” advocate! Can you tell how passionate I am about the essence of coaching?! I love love LOVE life coaches, though sometimes I wanna pull my hair out when it comes to the thousands of coach training programs that are out there these days. It drives me bonkers to see how the vast majority of programs are filled with niche-based content, but they don’t really teach you any coaching skills. Coaching skills are the hard part (and the expensive part!) to teach, because you need qualified one-on-one Mentors on board to monitor your progress. But without coaching skills, you can never be truly confident or successful as a coach – and your clients will miss out big time. That’s why I am beyond fanatical when it comes to teaching coaching skills. In the LCCP, we honor the highest industry standards when it comes to getting new coaches out into the field – and in supporting existing coaches in getting their foundation built up stronger underneath them too. It turns me on to know that Fearless Living is helping to spread that kind of coaching love in the world, and expanding the reach of what all coaches can accomplish.

I’ve done almost everything you can do in the world of marketing and public relations: spoken on stages in front of thousands of people…appeared on Good Morning America and Oprah…taped a special for PBS…pioneered the creation of online courses, an email newsletter, and membership website back in 1998…received a $200K book advance for my first book, Fearless Living (as a first-time author and complete unknown!)…embraced the role of first Life Coach on television, where I worked to change lives in over 600 episodes – and even won an Emmy Award! Those are a bunch of my proudest highlights and hard-won accomplishments. And nothing pleases me more than to be able to give you some of my life’s work knowledge in the Life Coach Certification Program (LCCP).

I’ve done almost everything you can do in the world of marketing and public relations: spoken on stages in front of thousands of people…appeared on Good Morning America and Oprah…taped a special for PBS…pioneered the creation of online courses, an email newsletter, and membership website back in 1998…received a $200K book advance for my first book, Fearless Living (as a first-time author and complete unknown!)…embraced the role of first Life Coach on television, where I worked to change lives in over 600 episodes – and even won an Emmy Award! Those are a bunch of my proudest highlights and hard-won accomplishments. And nothing pleases me more than to be able to give you some of my life’s work knowledge in the Life Coach Certification Program (LCCP).

We have the best darn Mentors. Just like I always say that our Coaches are the heart of the Fearless Living Institute (FLI), our Mentors are the heart of the Life Coach Certification Program (LCCP). They go through extensive training before they ever get their first PC (Program Candidate – that’s you!) and must be Master Coaches to even be considered for that training. And “Master Coach” is our highest coach credential at FLI, so you know they’ve gotta be good. But they are beyond good. They are truly the real deal. I have a crush on Every. Single. One. Of. Them. And the fact that I get to work with this dedicated powerhouse team makes me love training our Life Coaches even more.

The Fearless Living Coach Community ROCKS. We get together every year at the FLI Coaches’ Retreat to learn, to celebrate, to energize, to connect, and to have a seriously good time. We support each other year-round through our private online groups, via teleclasses, and at in-person workshops. Our Certified Fearless Living Coaches create friendships that last a lifetime. No one ever feels alone when they are part of our CFLC Community. It’s just one more way that the LCCP is different than any other coach training program around. And every time I see this amazing network of fearlessness in action, it always fuels me to keep it growing and growing and growing. Click here to hear what the Community means to me.

This is what I know: There is nothing wrong with you. It’s just fear. And that’s why I am so very fanatical about creating confident, successful, FEARLESS coaches. When you understand how fear works – and when you know what to do about it – all of your fears drop away, and that’s when you show up: the real, authentic, fearless YOU! Imagine if that were how all people showed up in their lives? That’s what I teach my coaches to do…and they, in turn, pass that down to their clients…and together? Well, that’s how we create a Fearless World! One person at a time…

This is what I know: There is nothing wrong with you. It’s just fear.

Now, more than ever, the world needs YOU.
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