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Frequently Asked Questions

This course IS for everyone. Even if you are a layman with no coaching background, or don't want to be a professional Life Coach, you should still take this course. You will learn coaching to break negative cycles within yourself. You will also learn how to use coaching to help your friends and family!

And, if you are a professional, this course will take you to the next level!
Upon completion of your training, you will be certified by the American University of NLP to practice Life Coaching.


Most Common Questions:

Q: What do I get when I buy the Fast Track Life Coaching Certification Course?
A: You get instant access to 10 hours of videos that you can watch online or download to your computer. You also get instant access to Steve's 100-page Life Coaching manual (in PDF format).

Q: What do I get Certified as?
A: Certified Life Coach

Q: How long is the course?
A: The Fast-Track Life Coaching course is 10 hours long and consists of 30 video modules.

Q: How long does the course take to finish?
A: It takes about 2-3 weeks if you move quickly by reading the training
manual and watching the videos daily.

Q: How is the course delivered?
A: You will receive a login username and password to view the streaming videos online, download the videos and to download the course manual. If your internet connection is too slow, you can purchase the videos to be sent to you on a DVD data disc (will play on computer, not a TV).

Q: Is the course self-study or is there interaction with Steve and Mike?
A: The course is self-study, but they are available by email for any questions regarding the material. There are no mandatory contact hours.

Q: Is this course as comprehensive as the $5,000 courses I have been investigating?
A: Absolutely. There are a total of 10 hours of Life Coaching tips, tools and techniques that Steve and Mike share with you and a 100 page manual with everything you need to know about life coaching and starting your own life coaching business. Expensive life-coaching courses are filled with information that does not necessarily pertain to life coaching. They use their expert teaching skills to remove the "fluff" and focus on what you really need to know.

Q: What is the process for completing the certification?
A: Upon receiving access to the course, we suggest you go through all 30 modules of the course (take notes in the 100-page manual) and read the entire manual. At the end of the manual there is an exam for you to take. Answer the questions and email or mail it to Steve when you are finished.

Q: How do I take the test?
A: The test is included in the course materials and you simply complete the test after all other modules to get your certification.

Q: What will I get when I pass the course?
A: You will have a certificate e-mailed to you. Your name, email and website will be listed in our AUNLP directory.

Q: Who issues the certification?
A: The American University of NLP issues the certification. Each certification is hand-signed by Steve.

Q: Is your certification accepted everywhere in the World?
A: Yes. To the best of our knowledge, at this time, our certification is accepted everywhere.

Q: What will this certification allow me to do professionally?
A: This certification will allow you to practice as a Life Coach.

Q: Will I need any other training in order to practice Life Coaching besides your course?
A: No. Our course is all you will need.

Q: What does this Fast-Track course enable me to do upon completion and are there more advanced courses available?
A: The Fast-Track course goes over the life coaching basics such as how people benefit from life coaching, communication, intuition, creating value, coaching model, developing rapport with clients, setting goals, knowing what questions to ask clients and many more topics. The Fast-Track manual comes with forms to help you start your Life Coaching practice. Yes, there is a Master Life Coaching course, which is more advanced than the Fast-Track course. It builds on the Fast-Track course, so we do not suggest jumping right into the Master course until you have taken the Fast-Track course first.

Q: How will I get clients?
A: The Fast-Track Life Coaching course will teach you what kind of people look for life coaching (knowing your target market) and what clients look for in a coach. The Master Life Coaching course spends a great deal of time focusing on marketing and how to get clients.

Q: Will I be certified in a specific area such as business, career, health, relationships, personal growth, etc.?
A: No, you will be certified as a Life Coach, but if you want to target a particular niche or market, you can and you will be given the tools to do so in the Master Life Coaching course.

Q: What is the price?
A: The normal price of this program is $675.


General questions about the Program:

Q: What do I need to do to get my Certification?
A: You must pass the test that is included at the end of the certification course with a score of 75% or better. If you fail you have a max of 3 times to pass. If you don't pass all three times, you will be charged a $25 fee for another 3 chances and so on.

Q: Is there a group of certified life coaches that have already been trained through this program who I can talk to?
A: Yes, go to AUNLP.org and click on the "Practitioners" tab on the left. People with an orange star have been trained in the Fast-Track course and those with a pink star have been trained in the Master course.

Q: Can I study this course with Steve and Mike in-person or do they give Life Coaching training seminars?
A: Currently, this is an online-course. Steve and Mike may set up seminars in the future, but there are none at this time.

Q: Will I be properly trained if all I take is your online Life Coaching certification program?
A: Ideally a Life Coach would be trained in a classroom setting with an instructor physically present. Unfortunately, this luxury is not practical for many people. When we factor in airfare, hotel, time away from work and family, etc. the costs both monetary and otherwise quickly add up. For this reason, many institutions have turned to online training as a viable alternative to meeting modern day needs. In fact, Columbia, Harvard, and Cornell have extensive online programs. Also, Penn, Dartmouth, and Yale offer online classes. Steve G. Jones, while working on his doctorate in education, extensively studied the online programs offered by Ivy League schools. He then was able to model the Life Coaching training program to offer a similar level of training. Additionally, In this course, you are encouraged to find a study partner and to practice your techniques on a number of people.

Q: What about licensing requirements for Life Coaching. Are there any?
A: At this time, to the best of our knowledge, there are no licensing requirements for Life Coaching anywhere in the World. However, if you start a business, you will generally need a business license.

Q: Does this course contain NLP?
A: Yes, there is some NLP. NLP helps to gain rapport with clients. Steve talks about rapport and representational systems in this course.

Q: When I get my Life Coaching certification, what exactly will I be coaching?
A: You will be helping clients live their best life. You may decide on a particular niche (business, health, relationships, personal growth, etc.). You will learn what questions to ask your clients and how to communicate with them to help them grow and improve their lives.

Q: What is the daily time commitment in taking this course?
A: If you spend 1 hour a day watching the videos, taking notes, reading the ebook, and taking the exam, the course should take about 3 weeks. However, everyone learns at a different pace.

Q: Will I speak to a real person during the course?
A: Most people do not feel the need to speak directly with Steve or MIke. They are available by email. And available via phone for special circumstances.

Q: Will I have my own schedule?
A: Yes, this course is self-study and you can create your own hours.

Q: Which coaching organizations stand behind this certification?
A: This certification is granted by the coaching position of the American University of Neurolinguistic Programming (AUNLP.org). Since the AUNLP is a highly respected organization in both NLP and coaching, this is the only organization that stands behind the certification.

Q: What level is the certification?
A: This is a Cert IV certification.

Q: After taking this program, can I legitimately call myself a Life Coach?
A: Yes, after taking this program, you will be a certified life coach in any country and you can immediately advertising your services as a life coach.

Q: How will you certify me as a life coach? What exactly is behind your certification?
A: You will be provided with 10 hours of video instruction which will you will be required to watch. You will also be provided with a 100-page certification manual which you will be required to thoroughly study. You will then have to pass a final exam to test your knowledge regarding the videos and written material. The exam consists of fill in the blank and essay questions. Upon passing the final exam you will be rewarded the life coach certification by the Life Coaching branch of the American University of Neurolinguistic Programming.

Q: Is this an officially recognized certification?
A: Yes. This certification is backed by the American University of Neurolinguistic Programming. This worldwide certifying organization has trained thousands of graduates in NLP and Life Coaching. Globally recognized as the world leader in quality, NLP and coaching training, the AUNLP grants, to successful graduates, various NLP and coaching certifications, since these programs were designed by Steve G. Jones.

 

Questions about the Certificate:

Q: Will I receive a certificate?
A: Upon completion of this program, you will receive a beautiful certificate, which you can proudly display for your clients to see. It will have your name, title (Certified Life Coach), and your certification number.

Q: What will the certificate look like? Is there a sample?
A: Click here for the sample of the certificate.

Q: Is the e-mailing of the certificate cost included in the course fee?
A: Yes.

Q: How long does it take to get my certificate?
A: We will e-mail your certification as soon as possible once we have reviewed your test materials and given a passing score.


Questions about Steve and Mike

Q: Who actually teaches the program?
A: While Steve and Mike built the program together, the program is taught online by Steve G. Jones. Steve personally trains every student whether online or in a classroom setting.

Q: Steve is known for his hypnosis training, what connection does he have with life coaching?
A: Steve has seen a major overlap for years between hypnosis and life coaching. People often come to him for help in various areas of their life and want support on different levels. Whereas hypnosis targets the subconscious mind for change, life coaching targets the conscious mind to help people make permanent change.

Q: What are Steve G. Jones's qualifications as an instructor?
A: Steve G. Jones has over 20 years experience as a certified clinical hypnotist, both teaching hypnosis students and working with clients. His list of former clients includes: Danny Bonaduce, Jeraldine Saunders (creator of the Love Boat TV series), Tom Mankiewicz (writer of Superman the movie), and many other celebrities. Steve has served on the board of directors of the American Lung Association in Los Angeles, California. He is a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists, National Board of Certified Clinical Hypnotists, founder of the American Alliance of Hypnotists, member of the International Registry of Clinical Hypnotists, has presented his hypnosis research at the American Council of Hypnotists Examiners, received the President's appreciation award for his outstanding contributions to the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education, is a member of the American Board of Hypnosis, member of Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges, member of Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education, member of Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, member of the Golden Key Honor Society, recipient of the National Leadership Award from the United States National Congressional Committee, received a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Florida, received a master's degree in education from Armstrong Atlantic and State University, received the educational specialist degree from Georgia Southern University, and is currently a doctoral candidate in education at Georgia Southern University. Steve has recently been featured on TruTV, CNN, and is under a development contract for his new television series on hypnosis.

 

Miscellaneous Questions

Q: What is the minimum age requirement to be enrolled in your course?
A: 18.

Q: Do I need an advanced degree to practice Life Coaching, such as a bachelor's degree or a master's degree?
A: No. In most states in the United States and in most countries, our program is all you need.

Q: Does the American University of NLP help its trainees by promoting them online?
A: Yes. You will be listed on the international online list of Certified Life Coaches.

Q: I am a layman with no coaching background. Will this program actually take me from the ground floor up and teach me everything I need?
A: Yes. This program is extremely thorough and it will teach you everything you need to know to be a certified Life Coach and help you run your own practice.

 

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