A life-changing training program, to become a life-changing coach.

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Welcome to the Courageous Living Coach Certification (aka, “TeamCLCC.”) The Courageous Living Coach Certification is a holistic, woman-centric life coach training program for people who want to learn, to laugh, to meet their team, and to create a life coaching career that they can flat-out fall in love with.

What our grads say

We’re not just a life coach training program. We want you to grow as a person, by directly applying the coaching skill-set in your own life. Here’s what our grads have to say about our program.


Before I joined CLCC, I saw only walls of limitations around me: “Entrepreneurship is too risky.” I’m just a couple of months into launching my holistic Life Coaching business and yet I now feel brightly confident that it is possible for me to earn money from me creating programs that I am inspired by. Not only have I practiced my coaching skills, but I’ve learned alongside other women who share my coaching values.


My experience has been an adventure into who I am, who I want to become, who I’m already expanding into, and above all else–who can I be in guiding others through their own life choices and challenges. The CLCC has been an often exciting, always challenging, and ultimately wonderfully rewarding adventure that has also turned me into an incredibly well trained, and pretty darned confident Life Coach.

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A holistic methodology

You’ll learn how to truly connect with clients, help them with fear, and work with emotions. We teach you to go deep, understanding how to really meet clients where they’re at. That starts with you, working on you and learning experientially.

Marketing training

We include Coaching Blueprint ® marketing training, offering both a basic and advanced training to meet varying levels of experience. Even after training is over, we offer follow-up marketing calls for continued support.

Apply your skills

You’ll immediately start practicing what you learn, immersing yourself in developing your own style of coaching. Books are included in the tuition. We support you in taking on paying clients, while you complete your training.

A team you love

You’ll exit our program with connection —personal and professional. As you move forward with marketing and developing your coaching career, you’ll have other people to rely on.

Retreat with us

Our training kicks off with an in-person retreat in California wine country. We want to get to know who you BE, connect with our group, and start forming the bonds of team that can last a lifetime.

The Courageous Living Coach Certification is created by Kate Courageous

2019 will be our SIXTH year of the Courageous Living Coach Certification (!) and every year has brought an incredible community and new opportunities to learn, stretch, and expand our program. When we first launched in 2014, it was with the idea that the current coaching paradigm is too narrow: life coach training programs often over-focus on goal-setting and achievement, and furthermore, they do little to prepare coaches for what it’s really like to work for yourself.

We’ve created something different. Today, the 75+ hour CLCC curriculum is modeled after all of the International Coaching Federation “Core Competencies” and combines a person-centered approach to coaching with many other modalities. We don’t teach “factory coaching” with one way that you “have to” do it. We want you to learn a coaching skill-set and then include your own stylistic elements as a coach. We also de-emphasize book-learning models in favor of real, practical, “get in there and try it” hands-on experience. Some of our grads are taking on paying clients before they finish the program.

Created for coaches, by a coach. I became a coach in 2006, and in that time I’ve worked with clients from all over the world, lead retreats, spoken at conferences, and published my first book with a traditional publisher. The success of my practice is grounded in one thing: my approach to the craft of coaching. Cookie-cutter just doesn’t cut it.

Let’s be part of a team of coaches committed to changing our lives, so that we can help change the lives of others. This is part of the work of creating a more courageous world.


This has surpassed my expectations: some of the highlights have been the first retreat weekend where I connected with like-minded women; Kate’s excellence in teaching an role-modeling beautiful coaching, and consistently providing a comfortable yet challenging learning environment with the emphasis on real coaching practice. Most importantly, CLCC has helped me catalyze the gift of believing in myself.


The course itself is so well laid out that even in moments of overwhelm, I know it’s manageable. Resources are always available and participants are encouraged to ask for what they need. Feedback from peers and leadership is honest and relevant, and the entire program gives me the feeling that everyone wants me to succeed. The moment I saw the CLCC, I knew it was the program I’d been seeking.


I am so grateful I followed my inner sense of “YES!” and signed up for the Courageous Living Coach Certification. I had been researching coach training programs for several years but none of them quite fit. The CLCC has far exceeded my expectations in every way. I have been deeply challenged, supported, trained, guided, and inspired every step of the way. Life will never be the same!


I have found the CLCC to be honestly life changing. the skills learned through the weekly assignments and calls are provided in a format that allows you to engage on many levels: reading materials, homework questions, audio-video formats and even live coaching practice. The diversity in homework kept each week exciting and interesting, while also really challenging me to become more precise and focused in my coaching.

Included in your program tuition? A retreat weekend in California, books and materials, marketing training, and there are no additional costs for the certification process.


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Enrolling in the CLCC has been the best choice I have made, both career wise and soul wise. I have learned so much about myself, and how I can spread love, discovery, and light with others. I have more confidence, ease, and peace sharing a safe space with others both in coaching and my personal life. As a bonus, I have met an amazing group of women with whom I hope to stay friends with for a very long time.


The Courageous Living Coach Certification has been an amazing experience for me. I had some prior coach training, so the most incredible benefit has been reconnecting with my passion for coaching. I arrived at the training feeling exhausted, but within days I felt ready to take on the world again because Kate provided me with solid tools and a support system to run my business my way, make my vision come true, and be successful at it.


I have been provided with fantastic tools, knowledge and the confidence to be a phenomenal coach; I really had no idea I would be getting this much attention and expertise.


The tools which we learned during our training not only helped me guide my clients, but they helped me guiding myself as well. The sisterhood which I have met through this has been amazing. Thank you so much again for this experience. BEST decision ever.


Taking the Courageous Living Coach Certification training has been one of the best decisions I made for my business and for my own personal growth. The guidance from Kate, the lead coaches and the mentors is phenomenal and the friendships formed with other trainees has had me feeling truly supported every step of the way. Thank you, Kate for an awesome program!


Being a part of the CLCC has helped me to gain more clarity around who I am and what I truly want out of life. Not only have I learned how to be a better coach, but I’ve also learned so much about myself in the process. This course tackles not only professional growth but also personal growth, which is exactly what I was looking for in a coaching program.


I had been coaching for a year before starting CLCC but I wanted to strengthen my skill set so I could be a more confident coach. CLCC has been everything I hoped for and more. I have gained so many concrete tools both for being a more skillful coach as well as for growing my business.


From when I began the program to today, I feel entirely different in my mind, body and soul. Part of it is finding a calling and part of it is unwinding deep, old spools of pain that I was stuck in. Through my peer coaching relationships, I’ve been able to be brutally honest with where I”m at all the while knowing I’ve got sisters who’ve got my back no matter what terrain I explore.

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