How do I complete my certification?

Certification is part of the program and completely built into the experience. The only requirement is full attendance of all 200 hours. There are no additional tests, exams, or practicums outside the training to complete for certification.

This is very intentional, because in my experience additional requirements are a major deterrent to actually completing programs you've invested in. Once certified, you're certified for life. My only request is that you forward your learnings in some way.

What is the benefit to being certified?

For those who choose to utilize this as a career path or addition to your work, being certified will give you the ability to share with others your level of dedication to the work. We want to work with people who continue to invest in their path of self-mastery. 

Is AYL accredited through a governing body?

Awaken Your Life is in process to be accredited through the Association for Coaching, a governing body recognized by the Global Coaching Mentoring Alliance (GCMA). Upon completion you will graduate as a Certified AYL Master Life Coach and hold a ACCT (Accredited Certificate in Coach Training) from the Association for Coaching.


In-Residence Retreats


What if I can't attend all or a portion of the retreat?

The in-person retreat and graduation weekend are a vital portion of this work and account for 76 hours of your program. I ask that you only invest in this program if you can attend each event in full. If you are unable to, please do not apply. 

Is this just a group coaching program?

This is not a "group coaching" program. Group coaching is a coaching experience where a coach works with people in small groups for the convenience of time and because the coach has content they can easily teach a group. I created AYL for community, specifically, because it's in the midst of people we trust and have a relationship with that we have the most access to our truth. The true test of an authentic life is not in isolation but in the company of others also living their authentic life. 

How much time outside of the retreats and training sessions will I have to invest?

Expect to invest 1 hour per week for the entire program. This will include assignments between trainings, practicum hours, and recommended reading. 


Weekly Classes


Where and when are the weekly classes held?

Fall live classes are held on Thursday from 3-5pm PST and Spring classes are held on Wednesdays from 3-5pm PST. We meet via Zoom, a free video conference service. All classes are recorded and stored in our private network for future reference. We meet ONE Tuesday each month for peer practice.

What happens if I miss a live class?

Live classes need to be made up on your own time. Every session is recorded for you to listen to later if you are unable to attend. You may miss 5 live classes total.