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

This program 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.  The program is currently in the process of being registered with the ICF as ‘Professional Coaching with NLP’.    Following registration, Graduates of this Program would receive recognition for the minimum 60 hours of training required to join.  We also offer participants the 10 hours of mentoring for a Certified Coach application with the ICF.

What does this program include?

  • 12 Workshop Days of Coaching with NLP
  • Feedback during live workshops and 3 x written feedback on recordings of you coaching
  • A Practical Assessment of your ability to use NLP safely at a professional level
  • Written Assessments
  • Learning both individual and Group Coaching
  • 3 x 2 hour Online Coaching Practice Group to help integrate your skills post-workshop
  • Optional 10 hours of Mentoring for the ICF ACC level Coach Mentoring Log
  • Optional E-learning in the Business of Coaching (including workbook, templates and book) to kickstart your business and marketing plan
  • Access to additional audio recordings on NLP, and readings about coaching on our online learning portal

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 and how NLP fits into Coaching
  • The International Coach Federation Competencies
  • Ethics in Coaching • Contracting and boundaries
  • Powerful Questioning • Listening and Challenging skills
  • The Present to Desired State Coaching Structure
  • The Coaching Relationship
  • The commercial side of setting up a Coaching Business (via e-learning and online mentoring)
  • Designing and facilitating Group Coaching
  • A FULL 10 Days of NLP Practitioner Workshops, providing the ultimate toolkit for transformational coaching:
    • The Mind-Set of an NLP Coach – the presuppositions of NLP
    • How to create Rapport (trust and connection) 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
    • Learning to observe the non-verbal communication in your Client so as to cut through ‘story’ to 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
    • A tool to enable people to end a bad habit
    • Using the ‘internal coding of our minds’ to create change at an unconscious level. With this skill, we are able to work to replace a limiting belief, with a generative belief
  • The Meta-Model in Language- for surfacing how your clients are making meaning in their unique ‘map’ and to challenge meanings that are keeping them ‘stuck’, or ‘unresourceful’
  • The Milton-Model in Langauge – for guiding your client to focus inwardly in guided visualisations and for use in conversational hypnosis (creating change in relaxed states)
  • State Management Tools – to support people to have greater choice in feelings, in a moment (e.g. to feel more confident before public speaking)
  • Resolving an internal conflict that causes someone to be paralysed in indecision or inaction
  • Mapping the mental ‘strategies’ that are fundamental to every behaviour/feeling that we have, as a way to design change, e.g. creating more effective behaviours based on new internal processes
  • Discovering the unconscious ‘coding’ for Time, the Timeline:
    • Using the Timeline to resolve feelings from the past that make no sense in the present, without ever having to re-live the memory
    • Using the Timeline to create a compelling goal for the future
  • A Tool for facilitating your Client to access their creative thinking, planning thinking, and critical thinking, so they rapidly design a pathway to their own dreams coming true
  • Integral Eye Movement Method as a tool for supporting the clearing of unresourceful emotions
  • The NLP Phobia Cure, together with the latest neuroscience understanding of how this process supports people to overcome heavy fears

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 experiential 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 NLP with integrity.

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 DatesThis course has closed for 20192020 Program Dates



Block 1

25 – 26 July

Block 2

8 – 9 August

Block 3

22 -23 August

Block 4

5 -6 September

Block 5

19 – 20 September

Block 6

17 -18 October

Following the in-person workshops there are an additional 2 online practice groups required to complete.  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 2 November, 7 December, 1 February: 6:30 pm – 8:30pm AWST (Perth time)Participants have until 18 January 2021 to complete all the requirements of the course and can complete earlier than this by arrangement of a individual study plan. The Optional 10 hours Mentoring needs to take place within 12 months of the course start date.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the maximum number of people in a class group?

We work with a maximum of 12 people per class group in workshops and 5 people in live online coach mentoring groups.

How the program is delivered and what is the time commitment required?

The program is delivered in the following blend:

• Face to face workshops (12 days)

• Individual e-learning (3.5 hours)

• Live online practice (6 hrs in total)

• Individual written work required is estimated to be 8 hours

• Optional Coach mentoring (10 hours) spread over a minimum of 3 months and maximum of 6 months

How much time is required to complete the Optional Business of Coaching Online Learning?

• 4 hours of individual e-learning

• 1 hour of live mentoring.

You have 12 months to access this e-learning and your individual mentoring session, commencing immediately from your registration with deposit.

Is this a Vocational Education Qualification, or part of any larger qualification?

It is not a Vocational Education Qualification. It has been mapped to the requirements of the International Coach Federation and the Australian Board of NLP to ensure it is recognised by the two relevant professional associations for Coaches in the region and globally. A vocational qulalification for Coaches in Australia is not as sought after as an ICF qualification, which enables global recognition.

If you are interested in further recognition, please ask us about the posibility of joining a globally recognised Post-Graduate qualification ‘The MA Neuro Coaching’, which can offer Post-Graduate Certificate and Diploma level qualifications, as well as Masters by Thesis. To receive this qualification requires significant additional work and investment. This course can contribute to one of the practical modules of that larger qualification. Other courses that we offer can contribute to the entire qualification. University qualifications from the UK are recognised in Australia and are considered to be a higher level qualification than a vocational education qualification (Certificate or Diploma). Please note that an MA (Masters of Arts) is different to ‘Master Life Coach’ as described by some training shools. This title is a title that they have created that has no meaning in the qualification system (it is a certificate of attendance).

What is the Coaching Model/Approach of this program?

We define coaching as partnering with the client in a creative and thought-provoking process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. This Coaching course emphasises the practical methodology of Neuro Linguistic Programming, as an approach for working with clients to maximise change in thinking, feelings and behaviours. Any NLP methods that are not recognised by the ICF as coaching are clearly identified in the program to help Graduates understand what is and is not coaching, when utilising NLP.

Who is this training intended for and what are the requirements for registration?

This training is intended for anyone that wishes to work as a Coach to support others in creating outcomes that require changes in belief, mindset, or behaviours. NLP as a methodology can be used by Coaches in any nieche or market. We strongly recommend that individuals intending to work as professional coaches complete the full program and progress to ‘Professional Coaching with Neurolinguistics’. Participants will need to be able to attend the workshop dates (only one half day can be missed) and be able to complete written assignements. There is no requirement to have completed a certain level of prior education to enter the program.

Payment of Tuition and Fees

Registration requires a $500 deposit to secure a place on the program, followed by full payment 30 days prior to the start date. Payment Plans are available on direct debit agreements only. Payment plans are available over a period of 6 months. Payment Plans attract an additional cost of $500 and are subject to the same terms and conditions re withdrawal and refund as upfront payments.

Terms and Conditions of Withdrawal and Refund

Full refund of registration fee is available with 60 days notice of cancellation before commencement of program. 50% refund is available with 30 days notice of cancellation before commencement of program. Full amount may be transferred to a future program. Payment Plans are adjustable on the same terms. Once the course has commenced, if you are unable to attend the training due to medical issues, or extreme circumstances, you may negotiate to attend at a later date, however we cannot provide a full refund. We make every effort to find a way to deliver some value for the investment you have made.

Is this program available in any other language or location?

It is currently only available in English. It is available in Australia and is also delivered in Bali.

Support after Graduation?

All our gradautes are able to attend our online coaching practice group each month for free, on an ongoing basis. We fully encourage graduates to continue to reflect on their Coaching practice, and connect with peers in peer coaching.



$4,100 AU

incl. GST

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

Special Package Offer with this Program

Combine this training with either an iWAM Consultant Accreditation or an mBIT Coach Certification

For only $5,000 incl.GST you can receive 2 Qualifications 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 and Graduates attend for free.  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 Coaching in their life for free.  Graduates also join a closed FaceBook Group.  

If you are practicing NLP Professionally, you can also access to pay-as-you-go online Supervision.  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 for 60 hours or over.  It will also be able to offer CCEU points (1 per hour).    The next program will run in January 2020 in Bali, when the accreditation process has been completed with the ICF.    If you are seeking a fully accredited program now, in Perth, please ask us about studying the Certificate of Professional Coaching (64 hrs ACSTH) and the opportunity to package this with the NLP Practitioner.   There is no need to wait to do this.

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 

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