A Life Coaching Qualification that includes a Professional  NLP Education

This program is designed for people who want to work deeply and make a difference  with Coaching


This Coaching Qualification will enable you to work professionally as a Coach and get real results with your Clients

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The Certificate of Life Coaching

The Certificate of Life Coaching enables you to master the skills, tools and essence of transformational coaching for changing patterns of thinking, feeling and behaviour with clients using NLP.

This Certificate is designed to meet the requirements of the International Coach Federation ACC level qualification, and provide the necessary skills in NLP as a coaching methodology to work at a transformational level in Coaching.

What does this program include?

  • 12 workshop days with a maximum of 12 participants
  • A written and practical NLP Assessment to ensure you are confident and safe in the practice of NLP
  • 2 x Group Mentoring Sessions with a qualified Coach, with NLP skills
  • 2 x Individual Mentoring/Observation and Feedback from a qualified Coach, with NLP skills
  • Comprehensive Manual (over 350 pages) with a MASSIVE toolkit of NLP change patterns
  • Coaching training is delivered by PCC Level Coach,  experienced in her own Personal Coaching practice, with a ICF recognised qualification in Coach and NLP Supervision, and an ABNLP recognised NLP Trainer qualification
  • Self-employed Coaches can choose to take the 5-module e-learning program The Business of Coaching at no extra cost.  This includes a Textbook on marketing your business, a 40 page workbook and templates for business and financial planning
  • Access to additional reading and Tools for your Coaching Toolkit on our online learning platform
  • Access to your Tutor, your peers and other graduates on our social website 
  • A set of 45 MP3 audio files to download and be able to access Video recordings of the same lessons online.  You will also receive a manual of over 360 pages.

Ness Bradshaw

During this program I learnt more than I could anticipate or wish for. More opportunities are now available for my business.  As a result I have started on a new journey as both a business and personal coach.The structure and content of the course was outstanding. Grace deserves her name – what a powerful, respectful and amazing facilitator.  I cannot thank you enough for bringing this training to Perth and Bali. By sharing your experience and knowledge with others you are transforming the local coaching community who, together, will transform hundreds/thousands of lives. I am honoured to now be on this journey with you.

What do we cover?

  • Definitions of Coaching
  • Professional Associations, ICF Competencies,
  • Ethics and You
  • Contracting and boundaries,
  • Powerful Questioning, Listening and Challenging skills
  • The GROW Coaching Model
  • The Coaching Relationship
  • The commercial side of setting up a Coaching Business (via e-learning)
  • A FULL 12 Days of  NLP Practitioner Workshops, which includes the skills and tools for transformational coaching:
  • ​The Mind-Set of an NLP Coach - the pre-suppositions of NLP
  • How to create Rapport (trust and connection) deliberately, both verbally and non-verbally
  • Creating a Goal that incorporates everything we know about how our unconscious mind works
  • Learning the 'first language' of our mind - the Representational Systems that allow us to create powerful change rapidly
  • Learning to observe the minute non-verbal communication in your Client that can support you to rapidly cut through 'story' to discover deeper levels of meaning
  • A tool for helping your client discover an internal source of information and wisdom to support improved communication and empathy with others
  • Using the 'internal coding of meaning' to create change at an unconscious level (contrasting and mapping sub-modalities).    With this skill, we are able to work to create a replace a limiting belief, with a generative belief.
  • The Meta-Model in Language- for surfacing how your clients are making the meanings in their own 'map', that are keeping them 'stuck', or 'unresourceful'
  • The Milton-Model in Langauge - for guiding your client to focus inwardly in guided visualisations and accessing resources for change that were previously unconscious
  • The Clean Language Model - a beautiful form of questioning for working cleanly with your client's metaphors and symbolic world to facilitate deep change in ways of creating meaning, very gently
  • State Management Tools - simple anchoring and stacked anchoring, to support people to have greater choice in feelings, in a moment (e.g. to access and feel more confident during a meeting, or whilst public speaking)
  • Resolving an internal conflict that causes someone to be paralysed in indecision or inaction (Parts Integration)
  • The structure of a class NLP Coaching Session 
  • Mapping the mental 'strategies' that are fundamental to every behaviour/feeling that we have, as a way to design change.  E.g. changing the strategy for 'getting out of bed in the morning' from 40 mins to 2 mins.
  • A change pattern to end a bad habit
  • Discovering the unconscious 'coding' for Time and using it to create changes such as - resolving feelings from the past, without ever having to re-live the memory, and creating a compelling goal for the future
  • A Tool for facilitating your Client to access their creative thinking, their ability to plan and their critical thinking, in such as way that they are able to design a pathway to their own dreams, without their internal critic sabotaging them
  • Revision exercises that help you to organise this massive toolkit for change and the transformational understanding of our minds that underlies it

What have Past Coaching and NLP
Students had to Say?

Jo Lucarelli
During the program – I did exactly that! The teachings were incredible, my mind was expanded, I developed my coaching skill set, learned so much about myself, the human mind, how we communicate, make meaning and achieve results in our lives.

We guarantee no more than 12 people per class group to ensure professional quality supervision of practical exercises.  Leave your contact details if you would like to speak to the program Trainer 

What is Our Approach?

  • We ensure that you will learn about yourself, as well as the skills, knowledge and understanding you need to be the best coach you can be.
  • We are highly interactive, with multiple demonstrations each day, and experiencial learning in exercises.
  • We create an informal and relaxed, yet challenging environment.
  • We move from knowledge sharing and input, to experiential and interactive sessions.
  • We help you to solicit and generate high quality feedback.
  • We create space for group discussion and sharing interests.
  • We tell real life stories about our own experiences as professional coaches.
  • We develop ‘safe’ coaches who work with integrity.
  • Only 2 out of 12 days involve slides, as we use all accelerated learning methods to support you to take in this powerful methdology.
  • We have a maximum of 12 people per class group to ensure professional quality supervision is available to you during the practical exercises.

There will be coaching practice on each day. You will be provided with a comprehensive manual including resources to kick-start your Coaching Toolkit.

All you need to bring is your curiosity and passion for personal development!

Register Online and Secure Your Place on this Awesome Program

Are you planning to start your own Coaching Business?

If so, you will be pleased to know that we have packaged our e-learning program The Business of Coaching into this qualification at no extra cost to you. This means you can choose to access:

  • 5 virtual lessons covering the basics of setting-up a coaching business, marketing and sales for Coaches, choosing a Niche and Sales
  • Accompanying Workbook to capture your thinking in response to this learning
  • Templates in Word and Excel to get you started in business planning and financial management of your business
  • Receive the best book on Marketing and Sales for a Coaching Business available, to help you create your first 28 Day Marketing Plan
  • Attend a Live Implementation Webinar with Q&A on these materials with Grace

This program sells for $597 and is included in the Certificate as an optional extra for Coaches intending to be self-employed.   For Graduates who would like more support on this topic, we also offer group coaching to create your first marketing plan.

About the Trainer

My name is Grace Minton, and I am the owner/operator of The Inspiration Factory and an ICF PCC level Coach.  I have worked professionally as  a Coach for 12 years in both the leadership and personal development fields.  I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Coaching that included all the ICF Accredited training in Coaching, and all the NLP training I needed to pursue my dream of working deeply with people to facilitate them in creating real change.

I have an ICF Diploma of Coach and NLP Supervision and have been a lecturer of Coaching at a Post-Graduate level.   I began my own journey in personal development at the the age of 14 when I learnt a peer-based method of 'listening partnerships'.  By the age of 21 I was teaching this method to others.  I have over 25 years experience teaching people to work with others to achieve the results they are seeking.

​I have coached professionally in both the leadership development and personal coaching markets and am the owner/operator of a six-figure coaching based company.

I promise you that all Coach Mentoring on this program is either performed by me, or by a qualified ACC Coach, who practices NLP within his/her coaching practice and has been trained by me.​


Program Dates for 2019



Block 1

27 - 28 April

Block 2

11 - 12 May

Block 3

25 - 26 May

Block 4

15 - 16 June

Block 5

29 - 30 June

Block 6

27 - 28 July 

Following the in-person workshops there are additional online practice groups.  These are intended to provide:

  • more demonstrations of coaching,
  • opportunity to practice and exchange feedback with peers  against the ICF Coach competencies.  
  • live Q&A about content of the E-learning.   

The dates for these are 5 August, 9 September, 7 October: 6:30 pm – 8:30pm.

Participants have until 28 October 2019 to complete all the requirements of the course and can complete earlier than this by arrangement of a individual study plan.



$4,100 AU

incl. GST

These prices include GST, Course File, Text Book, e-learning, group and individual mentoring

Special Offer for Program Starting in September

Combine the Certificate of Life Coaching with either an
iWAM Consultant Accreditation
mBIT Coach Certification

For only $5,000 incl.GST you can receive 3 Qualifications before the end of 2018
to kick-start your Coaching Career.

Visit these pages to learn more about these optional extra courses, and the dates for these short courses:

Learn more about the powerful profiling tool, based in the NLP Metaprograms:
the Inventory of Work Attitudes and Motivations (iWAM) here.

Learn more about Multiple Brain Integration Techniques (mBIT), a coaching methodology built on
NLP and the latest neuroscience of the head, heart and gut brains, here.

Register your interest in this program and receive our information pack by email.  Leave your contact details if you would like to speak to the program Trainer 

What More Could You Ask For in a Coaching Course?

Support after you Graduate!

Many people find it hard to ever see a demonstration of coaching again after graduating from their Coaching course. In the first year of professional practice, it is particularly useful to also have practice that reinforces your learnings.

I offer Graduates an Monthly Online Coaching Practice Group, on a weekday evening. Here you can observe a coaching session against the ICF competencies, exchange coaching with others and provide and receive feedback from peers, based on the ICF Competencies. Importantly, you are able to have ongoing contact with your Trainer to ask questions that arise once you are 'out there' using your coaching skills.

Current students attend for free and Graduates pay a nominal fee (enough to ensure commitment and attendance!).Many people stay connected to their class mates from the NLP Course and exchange NLP in practice (peer coaching).  We really encourage our Graduates to continue to practice and maintain confidence in their skills and continue to benefit from being able to access NLP in their life for free.

People also often email in questions and wish for more contact with a Trainer in their first few years of practice.  As a result I have developed a social website that is just for for this purpose. At the very least it will give you access to online Q&A in a Forum about NLP, and also help to organise to exchange NLP practice with other graduates, with a minimum of effort.  

If you are practicing NLP Professionally, it will give you access to pay-as-you-go online Supervision, in both individual, or group formats.  I hold a Diploma in NLP and Coach Supervision, accredited with the International Coach Federation.

Participants will receive both a Certificate of Life Coaching and an ABNLP Registered NLP Practitioner Qualification on completing

This program is pending accreditation with the ICF as ​ACSTH and CCEU 72 hours.

The ACSTH Certificate will read 'Professional Coaching with NLP'.  Timing for issuing the ACSTH Certificate for this program will suit people who will be commencing their 100 hours of coaching experience for an ACC application from scratch with this course. We anticipate your ACTSH ACC application to be possible in September 2018.

If you are seeking a fully accredited program to apply for ACC within 3 months of commencing the course, please ask us about studying the Certificate of Professional Coaching with NLP Practitioner separately, as an alternative.

Register your interest in this program and receive our information pack by email.  Leave your contact details if you would like to speak to the program Trainer 

You can see the range of Coaching Qualification Trainings that we offer by clicking through here.

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