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When I researched and wrote The Complete Guide to Christian Coach Training, I started – just as a prospective student would – by looking online to identify viable programs. I also asked leaders in the field of Christian coaching to submit names of programs and to confirm my list. I then asked each program to review and confirm a basic orthodox definition of Christianity and a basic definition of classic, professional coaching. The following schools were then asked to submit information on their programs, resulting in profiles of each school included in the first edition of my new ebook, The Complete Guide to Christian Coach Training 2012 (4th edition) – available at

Assemblies of God Theological Seminary

Center for Coaching Excellence

Christian Coach Institute

Coach Approach Ministries


Coaching Mission International

CoachNet Global LLC

Creative Results Management

Dream Mentors Transformational Life Coaching Institute

Erickson College

Institute for Life Coach Training

Life Breakthrough Academy

Life Purpose Coaching Centers International

Lifeforming Leadership Coaching

Professional Christian Coaching Institute

Southwestern Christian University

The Academies

Way of Life Coaching, LLC

Western Seminary

Workplace Coach Institute, Inc.

The following programs have accreditation through the International Coach Federation:

  • Erickson College – ACTP
  • Institute For Life Coach Training – ACTP (Christian course plus other courses combine for ACTP)
  • Coaching4Clergy – ACSTH
  • The Academies, Career Program – ACSTH
  • Western Seminary – ACSTH
  • Workplace Coach Institute, Inc. – ACSTH
  • Creative Results Management – CCE
  • Life Purpose Coaching Centers International – CCE
  • Way of Life Coaching, LLC – CCE

ACTP refers to Accredited Coach Training Programs which include a minimum of 125 accredited hours of coach-specific (live, intereactive, real-time) training.

ACSTH refers to Approved Coach Specific Training Hours or programs with a minimum of 30 accredited hours of coach-specific (live, interactive, real-time) training.

CCE refers to Continuing Coach Education courses.

Linda Hedberg is the author of The Complete Guide to Christian Coach Training. Her broad knowledge of the field and her desire to see Christian coaches set a foundation for success is reflected at, where she provides resources, classes and coaching dedicated to helping prospective and new coaches thrive in business and ministry.


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