Do you have questions? Well, we’ve got answers! Say hello to Larissa Jaye, Director of Certifications at the Fearless Living Institute. As the head of the Life Coach Certification Program since 2013 – as well as a Master and Mentor Certified Fearless Living Coach herself – Larissa is super-passionate about supporting our Program Candidates in becoming more of who they’re really meant to be, as they discover everything that the LCCP has to offer. Larissa loves chatting about the LCCP, and she knows the ins and outs of our program better than anyone – so who better to take care of our FAQs?
If you’re wondering if becoming a Coach could be your next big step towards freedom, we invite you to explore more information below. Check out Larissa’s quick videos for the answers to some of the most popular questions we hear from people just like you.
How long is the Life Coach Certification Program (LCCP)?
The LCCP is a comprehensive 12-month program, structured around three Phases. Even though 12 months might sound like a long time, it goes by fast! In Phase One, you’ll be getting a personal experience of the Fearless Living work. When you move on to Phase Two, you’ll start sharing that work with others, as you begin to work with real-life Study Clients. And as you move further through Phase Two? You’ll have the opportunity to start charging your clients – so you’ll actually be making money as a Coach while you’re still in the program! When you get to Phase Three, you’re going to put everything together to build your business. So when you graduate, we aim for you step seamlessly from the program into your career – and for most of our PCs, that means completing the program with anywhere from 3-6 active clients on board.
How many people are accepted into each class?
One of our top priorities at Fearless Living is community. That’s why it’s important to us that we know each of our students by name. For this reason we consider ourselves to be a boutique coaching program – not a coach factory, cranking out cookie-cutter coaches. We like to keep our classes small and intimate on purpose, so that we can give you the best kind of personalized attention possible.
What is the time commitment for the LCCP?
Most of our students come to the LCCP with all kinds of other important priorities in their lives – work, family, hobbies, etc. – and we want you to have that kind of full life. In terms of the amount of time to set aside for the LCCP, just know that what you put into the program is what you get out of it. So your time commitment is going to vary based on your choices there. Are you the kind of person who likes to write one or two sentences to a short-answer question? Or are you somebody who likes to write a paragraph, or a few pages? That kind of thing is really what’s going to determine how much time you choose to devote to the LCCP. That said, most of our students report dedicating between 10-15 hours per week to the program. Just remember, what you put into it is what you get out of it.
Can I do the LCCP while I have a full-time job?
YES! You can absolutely do the LCCP if you have a full-time job. In fact, probably about 90% of our students do. The most important thing to consider is this: Do you have enough space to make this program a priority in your life? Because remember, this could be a new career that you’re moving towards. We’re talking about your passion and your purpose. Do you have enough room in your life for that? One of the great things to keep in mind about life coaching is that it can be an ideal secondary career – one you can start while you’re holding down an existing job, and gradually transition into – since you get to make the hours. As a Life Coach, you’re the boss…and your schedule is entirely your own.
What if I already have a busy life beyond work?
We recommend that the LCCP be your main “extra focus” outside of your regular routine. Our program is comprehensive and rigorous. We want to make sure that you have enough space to give it the attention that it needs in order for you to get the most out of it. That said, it’s a personal choice, and you’re the one who knows your capacity best. If you have specific concerns that you’d like to talk through, make sure to bring them up with your Admissions Associate.
How are the materials delivered?
As a student in the LCCP, you’re going to be meeting with your classmates and instructors in real-time: on the phone, in-person twice (for two three-day workshops), and online. Plus, you’ll get access to a huge online library of training materials to support you in becoming the best Coach that you can be. And you’re encouraged to download all of it for reference in the program and beyond.
What are the dates of the LCCP live events?
Are you wondering what dates to scribble onto your calendar for the LCCP? We love your proactivity – in fact, that might make you a great candidate for this program! To get all of the exact dates that you need for our upcoming class, make sure to ask your Admissions Associate. Get ready to put the Fearless Foundation Workshop, the Fearless Conversations Workshop, and the FLI Coaches’ Retreat on your calendar, and to start making your travel plans now!
When are the LCCP teleclasses held?
To accommodate the majority of our students, our teleclasses typically take place in the evenings – after standard US working hours. You can talk to your Admissions Associate if you’re looking to learn more about exact dates and times, though regardless: We don’t want you to worry if you find yourself with a schedule conflict or two. Know upfront that all of our teleclasses are recorded, so you always get to download what you miss and catch up with your class on your own time.
Are coaching templates provided? And am I required to use them?
As part of the LCCP, you’ll have access to a whole library of resources, and a full set of coaching templates fills out one section of that library. Our set of twelve original templates aligns with the standard arc of work that all Certified Fearless Living Coaches are trained to guide their clients through, which typically takes a minimum of 12 weeks of private coaching sessions. Each template is systematically organized in the structure of a session, and is packed with coaching questions, conversational scripts, segue suggestions, homework assignments, support for you as a new Coach, and more. Most of our students find a great deal of comfort in having these detailed templates to lean on – especially at the start of Phase Two, when the practical work with Study Clients gets going. From there, as you see yourself gradually move forward as a Coach and start to build your coaching muscles, you’ll probably also see yourself wanting to move away from the templates. And that’s what we want for you too – for your confidence to increase, for your coaching voice to come through, and for your own unique coaching style to emerge. So once you graduate, are you required to use our coaching templates? Definitely not. Yet are they always available if you need them? For sure. Once you’ve downloaded your LCCP materials, they’re yours to keep. That means that you’re welcome to go back to them at any point in the future to dig in deeper and refine your skills even more!
I’ve never owned my own business before. Can I succeed at this?
Yes, you CAN do this! Whether you have prior experience in owning your own business, or whether this is the first time that you’re ever giving it any serious thought, know that this is entirely possible for you – and we’ve got you set up to succeed. Our program is laid out in three Phases that last several months each, and Phase Three is devoted entirely to business-building. And we’re not talking about just any old kind of business-building here either – we’re talking about Fearless Living business-building. That means that we’re going to get you into your heart, and we’re going to build your business from the truest expression of who you really are. So if you feel worried, or scared, or anything else “negative” when it comes to concepts like advertising…or finding the right clients …or making sales in the world of coaching – have no fear, because we’re going to get you there. We have all the know-how and support that you need to build your own business from an empowered place of fearlessness.
How will I find my Study Clients?
This is a great question – but one that we don’t want you to get too caught up in quite yet. Just know that we’re going to support you with the process of finding Study Clients from square one until you’ve got it handled. In the LCCP, we do encourage you to find your own Study Clients, because having that experience now is what’s going to support you the most later, once you graduate from the program. So we do want you to get used to going out into the world and talking about Fearless Living – and about your work as a Coach – and to practice drumming up business. That said, we do also keep a database of potential Study Clients that you can fall back on if need be – since we don’t want the process of finding clients to slow down your training. Also keep in mind that in the LCCP, you’re going to have access to a whole network of people you haven’t even met yet: Your classmates! And just like you might have people in your life who want to experience the kinds of shifts that Fearless Living is co-creating for you, so might your classmates. And since acting as a Coach for people too close to you isn’t typically the best move on either side of existing relationships, the inherent Study Client referral system amongst classmates can often prove to be mutually beneficial in this way. So the short answer? Understandably, this topic may feel like a major concern for your fear right now, but do trust that the Study Clients will be there when you need them – and moreover that you’ll develop what it takes to keep your practice growing from there.
How much money can I make as a Certified Fearless Living Coach?
You might be wondering just how much money a new CFLC can make. Well, when you’re a Program Candidate who’s still in training, you’re going to be charging anywhere between $25-50 per session. But that’s only the beginning – because once you graduate, your session rate is entirely up to you. We’ve seen new Coaches charge anywhere from $75…to $100…to $200..to $250 or more for their sessions – so truly anything is possible. We provide the foundation, and you provide the dream.
Can I really make money while I’m still in the program?
YES – it’s true! You actually have the opportunity to start making money as a Coach while you’re still a student in the Life Coach Certification Program! Right now, it might sound a little bit scary to think of having conversations about money with clients you don’t even have yet. Well, don’t worry – we’re here to support you with all of that. We’ll help you know what to say to your clients, how to know how much to charge, when (and how!) to raise your rates, and more. Once you’ve got all of that down? You’ll be up and running. And just how much money you can make is entirely up to you.
Can I work with my own Life Coach while I’m in the LCCP?
We do discourage working with an additional Coach while you’re a student in the LCCP, since you’ll already be supported in life coaching through work with your Mentor – and you’ll be learning the coaching methodology that we use in Fearless Living. Sometimes when you work with more than one person, using different methodologies within the same modality, it can create a conflict of interest – or unnecessary confusion – especially when your training goal is to fully absorb one of them. If you feel that you absolutely need to work with another Life Coach while you’re in the LCCP (after fully discussing the idea with your Mentor), we strongly prefer that you choose a Certified Fearless Living Coach, so that your CFLC can work in tandem with your Mentor to fully support your path in the LCCP.
What if I want to work with a therapist?
Working with a therapist can be a great compliment to working with a Life Coach, because therapy and life coaching are two entirely different modalities. Whereas therapy typically concentrates on healing the past by focusing on the past, life coaching centers on the present – and looks at how to move you most effectively into the future that you want. (And the coolest part? You still end up healing the past!) So if you’re called to either start or continue working with a therapist while you’re in the Life Coach Certification Program, we say go for it! We support you in getting all the support that you need.
As a student in the LCCP, will I get a chance to work directly with Rhonda?
You’ll have the opportunity to learn directly from Rhonda at our live events that are included as part of your LCCP training. Additionally, as a student in the program, you’re going to be having a one-on-one mentoring session with her – and ultimately, Rhonda is the one who is going to tell you whether or not you graduate as a Certified Fearless Living Coach…way at the end of the program, when she reviews your Final Exams. There are lots of other options for touch-points with Rhonda as well – when you’re a student in the program, and then later on when you become a CFLC too: From our annual FLI Coaches’ Retreat, to our quarterly All-Calls for all of the Coaches in our community, to other online courses and live events too.
What will it be like once I graduate as a Certified Fearless Living Coach (CFLC)?
When you graduate as a Certified Fearless Living Coach, you’ll have a full Fearless Living toolbox, marketable coaching skills, and confidence in those skills as a solid Coach. You’ll also be moving forward with the support of an entire community – that’s over 500 Certified Fearless Living Coaches – and a detailed plan for your first year in your new career…not to mention the potential for treasured memories, lasting relationships, and a huge sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. So what will you have when you graduate? The possibilities are endless.
Are there any rules for using Fearless Living material in my own practice once I graduate?
Once you become a full-fledged Certified Fearless Living Coach, we encourage you to continue using all of your training materials in your brand-new career – working with one-on-one clients, giving Intro Talks, and running Fearless Book Groups. Do we want you to spread the work of Fearless Living? Absolutely! And we want you to feel supported in doing so. And if you’ve got big dreams of facilitating in-person workshops…? How exciting! You can rest assured that we’ve got those dreams covered down the road. First things first, though: Your to-do list starts with becoming a Coach.
Will I be able to integrate my own work with Fearless Living?
Fearless Living is the perfect complement to any other focus area that interests you, because it makes your niche that much more specific. Because what’s underlying everything? Every challenge that people struggle with? Fear. Fear is what holds people back from getting what they really want in any area of life – whether we’re talking about relationships, health, spirituality, finances, body image, career…and on and on. So what happens when you have Fearless Living matched up with literally anything else? You become known as a Coach who can take your clients that much further, that much deeper, and have that much more lasting success.
Do you have any advanced training available after I graduate as a CFLC?
After you graduate as a Certified Fearless Living Coach, you might be someone who wants to refine your skills even more. If that’s you, we’ve got two levels of further certification available: our Advanced- and Master-level Coach credentials. All of our Mentors are Master-level CFLCs, so if you choose to work towards up-leveling, your upcoming experience with your own masterful Mentor will give you an idea of just how good your coaching can get.
Is the LCCP affiliated with the ICF, the IAC, or any other coaching associations?
We hear a lot of questions about some of the more well-known coaching associations – like the ICF, the IAC, and others. While we have the utmost respect for those associations, right now coaching is still an unregulated field. So whether or not you decide to pursue a further credential past the LCCP is entirely up to you. It’s a personal choice, and it isn’t required of all Coaches. That said, we do have Certified Fearless Living Coaches in our ranks who have been successful at attaining credentials from the ICF, the IAC, and other similar coaching associations after graduating from the LCCP – and our program’s masteries align with the best on purpose. If you have further questions about this topic, please talk further with your Admissions Associate.
Are there any CFLCs close to where I live?
We have over 500 Certified Fearless Living Coaches worldwide, and you can learn more about some of them HERE. Depending on where you live, you may have the opportunity to join an existing network of CFLCs – or you may be the fearless pioneer who gets to lead the way!
What if I live outside of the US? Can I still apply to the LCCP?
If you live outside of the United States, that’s not a problem for joining the LCCP. We train Coaches from all over the world because our program features a hybrid-learning environment. That means you’re going to be doing things like listening to teleclasses, joining us on interactive phone calls, and connecting through our online community. And when it comes to live events, we’ve got options for you. While we know that our three in-person experiences across the LCCP are deeply valuable for learning, integration, and connection, we also know that sometimes joining us in person just isn’t a possibility. If you’re somebody who is physically unable to travel, we have alternatives that your Admissions Associate can discuss with you further.
I already work as a certified helping professional. Is the LCCP right for me?
If you already work as a therapist, a social worker, or another certified helping professional, then you will love Fearless Living. These tools and skills will only enhance your existing skill set, and help your clients achieve success that much faster and more efficiently. Plus, you know the value that a rigorous education can provide. If you’re looking for one professional training class that can give you a taste of the Fearless Living work, improve your communication skills, and up-level the way you work with your clients, then we encourage you to check out Fearless Conversations Workshop. Heads-up though: FCW is one three-day event, as opposed to our full 12-month certification program. Your Admissions Associate can help you sort out all the details to figure out what’s best for you.
What is the tuition for the LCCP?
The Life Coach Certification Program requires a significant investment of yourself – and in yourself – across the board. If you’re looking for a coach training program that’s the fastest, or the easiest, or the cheapest…we’re not the program for you. Talk to your Admissions Associate to learn more about our current pricing and get all of your questions answered.
Will there be any extra costs that come up once I’m in the program?
Don’t you hate it when you think you’re paying for something upfront, and then suddenly all of these hidden costs start coming out later? Well, so do we – that’s why we make sure that everything you need to complete the 12-month LCCP is already included in your tuition. That means all of your classes, all of your live events, all of your mentoring…everything is included in your tuition. The only thing you’re responsible for beyond that? Travel and lodging for our three in-person workshops together.
What if I have second thoughts about becoming a Coach after the program starts?
Of course we don’t plan on there being challenges with your decision to join the LCCP, but if you find yourself in that spot, then the first thing that we’ll do is see what can be done to resolve those challenges. While your tuition is nonrefundable, we also have options for you to take time off from the program if that’s something that can support your needs.
Do you offer any scholarships or discounts?
If you’re an active member of the military, a veteran, or a member of the clergy, we honor you. Please speak with your Admissions Associate about possible savings related to your service.
Is LCCP tuition tax-deductible?
The LCCP falls under the heading of education, and education is typically tax-deductible. However, we don’t claim to be experts in the financial arena – and we don’t have all the details on your personal situation either – so do be sure to check with your own accountant to be sure.
When does the Fearless Living Institute’s next LCCP class start?
The Life Coach Certification Program is offered two times each year – once in the spring, and once in the fall. No matter when you decide to say “YES!” to this path, there are things that you can do right now to get started. Your first step? Schedule your Clarity Call with an Admissions Associate today. We look forward to connecting with you soon!
What if I’m still undecided about the LCCP?
If you’re still wondering if the LCCP is right for you, then the first thing we encourage you to do is set up a one-on-one Clarity Call with an Admissions Associate, by clicking the orange button below. And remember that all of our Admissions Associates are Certified Fearless Living Coaches too! The goal of your Clarity Call is to help you figure out if this program could be a match for you – so it’s really your opportunity to explore the connection between what you’re personally seeking and what we have to offer. If you want to experience the work of Fearless Living for yourself first, then the best thing you can do is get yourself to the immersive three-day Fearless Foundation Workshop (FFW). As Rhonda always says: When you go to the FFW, you will absolutely know if becoming a Certified Fearless Living Coach is right for you. Plus you’ll be ahead of the game when it comes to joining our next class! Either way, we’ll look forward to seeing you there…