Professional Life Coaching


Professional Life Coaching 101 and 201 is for those who are looking to take the first step in becoming a Christian Life Coach! These courses will help you start your journey as a coach and discover: 

An overview of Christian life coaching 

  • Foundational principles of coaching 
  • How to start a coaching business 
  • Explore practical and scriptural aspects of life coaching.  
  • Discover your coaching niche 
  • How to find the right clients for you 

Once you complete Professional Life Coaching 101 and 201 through Light University, you are eligible to apply for the Certified Associate Christian Coach Credential through our partner organization, the International Board of Christian Care.  

Professional Life Coaching 101

PLC 101: Professional Life Coaching: The New Helping Relationship
Catherine Hart Weber, Ph.D.

PLC 102: Christian Coaching: Biblical and Spiritual Foundations
Sylvia Hart Frejd, D.Min.

PLC 103: Coaching Theory and Practice
Georgia Shaffer, M.A.

PLC 104: Connecting: Relationship Building, Connecting and Core Skills
Catherine Hart Weber, Ph.D.

PLC 105: Results Coaching: The Change Process
Georgia Shaffer, M.A.

PLC 106: The Coaching Toolbox: Assessments and Resources
Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A. and Dina Jones, M.A.

PLC 107: Legal and Ethical Guidelines in Coaching
Jeanneane Maxon, J.D.

PLC 108: Coaching for Well-Being: Tools to Help Your Clients Find Joy, Purpose and Resilience
Valorie Burton, M.A.

PLC 109: The Business of Coaching: Starting and Managing a Thriving Coaching Practice
Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A.

PLC 110: Building a Digital Footprint for Your Coaching Practice and Ministry
Benjamin Allison, Esq., M.B.A.

PLC 111: Breakthrough Coaching: Getting Past the Roadblocks to Achieve Greater Success for You and Your Clients
Mark Crear, Ph.D.

PLC 112: Heart Shift: Helping Clients Turn Their Life Around
Tim Clinton, Ed.D.

Professional Life Coaching 201

Course Lessons and Titles

PLC 201: The Successful Coach: Managing Time and Staying Organized
Georgia Shaffer, M.A.

PLC 202: The Coach/Client Relationship
Sylvia Hart Frejd, D.Min.

PLC 203: Advanced Skills & Techniques
Sylvia Hart Frejd, D.Min.

PLC 204: Organizing, Marketing and Growing Your Coaching Business
Georgia Shaffer, M.A.

PLC 205: Group Coaching
Barbara Lowe, Psy.D.

PLC 206: Faith-based Positivity & Positive Psychology Coaching
Catherine Hart Weber, Ph.D.

PLC 207: Coaching Men
John Trent, Ph.D.

PLC 208: Coaching Women
Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A., Dina Jones, M.A., Georgia Shaffer, M.A., and Christy Johnson, M.B.A

PLC 209: Christian Career Coaching
Jared Pingleton, Psy.D.

PLC 210: Executive & Leadership Coaching
Johnny Parker, DSL

PLC 211: Multi-Cultural Coaching: Coaching Minority Based Clients
Mark Crear, Ph.D.

PLC 212: Relationship Coaching
Ted Cunningham, MACE