Frequently asked questions about the Be Happy in LIFE life coach training programs, including why we are your best choice, where it all happens, how long it takes, how much it costs, what happens if you don’t live in Brisbane and more.
Do you guarantee results from your life coach training program?
Yes. Be Happy in LIFE guarantees that if you follow your goals and action steps, open yourself fully to your coaching and dedicate enough time and effort, you will get great results from your training. We use many effective ways to coach you towards that. Every session, you will learn a different technique and we will give you extra work to incorporate the new learning into your life and practice on your clients.
With a track record of thousands of clients, we are confident that this program will help you make a change in your life towards your desired results.
Do you guarantee the privacy of my information?
Absolutely! Be Happy in LIFE guarantees never to use your details or anything you say without getting your permission first. At the end of the program, you will be asked to write your feedback and you can choose whether you want this information to stay confidential or not.
Do I need to sign a contract when I do the life coach training program?
Yes. A life coach training agreement is a good way to help our clients feel that they will get a quality service, but also to get commitment from them, which is essential. The agreement sets out the terms and conditions for a successful delivery of the life coach training service and for achieving results. Be Happy in LIFE uses a simple but comprehensive agreement as a good foundation for your life coach training adventure. It will also help you think of drafting a contract with your own clients.
What is the difference between life coaching and training?
Life coaching is about general personal development, while training is more specific towards helping you help others. In coaching, we teach clients strategies to improve their life and in the training program, we go over everything behind the strategy, so you can manipulate it to you own needs and be able to coach others.
What is the difference between life coaching and teaching or educating?
Education is typically about giving information or introducing knowledge and skills about specific topics. Some parts of our program consist of teaching – passing on the knowledge of human behaviour, success and happiness. Many clients are very good at memorising that knowledge and some of them already have that knowledge, yet they find it hard to use this knowledge to make a change.
Have you ever said, “I know what I need to do, but don’t know how?” How many times have you read an awesome book and said, “I will make a change NOW”, and after three days, you have lost that motivation? You are not alone. Many people experience the same thing.
Everyone can benefit from learning about the way our brain works and the theories and research available to help us achieve happiness. The knowledge is applicable to everyone, but not everyone can implement it.
Life coaching is more than teaching. It gives you the knowledge of what you need to do, the tools that help you do it and the support and guidance you need along the way until you gain control over your mind, body and soul. Your life coach will stay with you as long as you want and help you implement those new skills.
Life coaching deals with the things that are important to you, not to anybody else. This makes life coaching incredibly effective, because you can see positive results right away and this encourages you to continue, so you get better and better results. At the same time, your confidence grows, until you feel you can handle just about anything, and then you are happy.
What’s special about the Be Happy in life coach training program?
At Be Happy in LIFE, we believe that our internal world is reflected by the world around us. This means that we must first become who we want to be and the results will follow, which is essential if you wish to help others. We also believe that other people are key to our success and happiness in life. This means that if we learn to give others what they want, through strong relationships, they will give us what we want. In fact, they will go out of their way to make us successful and happy.
We have done extensive research on communication styles, love languages, motivation and rapport building and added these powerful tools to our life coaching toolkit. Time and time again, we see how these tools help our clients come to terms with who they are (“I’m OK”), who they are dealing with (“You’re OK”) and how to relate effectively. They also learn to “store” positiveness and love during good times for “emotional winters”, when these reserves come in handy. Our training program clients learn to do this for themselves, teach others to do it and help others achieve and succeed.
Our life coaching program is holistic and long-term focused. We work with clients to build their emotional intelligence and then teach them how to sustain and even enhance the positive changes in themselves and their environment. We will help you be very effective in helping others.
What is your professional background?
Ronit is an educator, life coach, author, journalist and justice of peace. She is an international speaker and presenter and has been writing, coaching and teaching emotional intelligence techniques for 27 years around the world (USA, Israel, Thailand, Singapore & Australia). She has developed a range of workshops, presentations, and special programs, which have been hugely successful and have touched the lives of millions of people around the world.
Ronit is currently teaching at the University of Queensland and training for the Institute of Public Administrators (IPAA) Queensland. She is the State director of the Together for Humanity Foundation and was the Global Citizenship School program director. She has conducted many motivational presentations and workshops on personal development, excellence in teaching, relationship and parenting in Australia and overseas.
Ronit is an experienced and powerful presenter, delivering inspiring messages of motivation, happiness, love, respect, determination and success to the people who attend her workshops. In the last 4 years alone, she ran workshop, training days, was a keynote speaker and presented to over 57,000 people.
For her community work, she was nominated twice for the Australian of the year and for the international women peace award by the women federation for world peace.
Ronit has helped many people, young and old turbo-charge their lives, establish great relationships, find their purpose and discover the joys of a successful life. Her writing was published by educational magazines in Australia and around the world and her blog Family Matters is a great practical resource for parents and teachers, already containing over 1,500 articles on personal development, emotional intelligence, education, relationships, family life and parenting. This blog was launched in 2004 and attracts thousands of readers from around the world each month.
Ronit thinks that people can (and should) live a happy life by learning basic emotional skills to manage their feelings and actions and to take charge of their life and that parents and teachers are very important agents in this process.
Emotional intelligence is the key to success in life and all other aspects of life are just side effects of our ability to recognize and manage our feelings. Luckily, with the help of of our Be Happy in LIFE program, internal motivation can be developed so you can use the key to the doors to endless possibilities.
How many life coach training sessions do I need?
The basic life coach training program is made up of 20 sessions. Each session takes about 1.5 to 2 hours, so the total contact time with your coach is 50 hours. This time can be in person (if possible), on Skype, by phone and by email and will expose you to a variety of coaching formats.
The program also involves about 130 hours of reading, self assessment, personal development, testing of new coaching skills on other people, 10 practice coaching sessions, reports and assignments. The total time investment is about 180 hours.
The International Coach Federation requires a minimum of 30 contact hours. Other accreditation programs involve 30 contact hours, 30 home study hours and 30 coaching and reporting hours, with a total of 90 hours. The Be Happy in LIFE Coach Training program provides 180 hours of solid life coaching tuition and practice.
The program takes a minimum of 6 months to complete and you can make it longer if you want. We highly recommend spreading it over a longer period, if possible. We believe that 6-12 months will ensure the learning is sustainable and you do not just gather information. We value the practical side of the coaching highly and want you to practice and experience it. Time will allow you to practice it until you are confident enough to have your own practice.
How long is each life coach training session?
life coach training sessions take about 90 minutes, but we ask that you allow for 2 hours. We do not believe in “one size fits all” and we will not stop the session because the time is up. If we are in the middle of something important, we will take the time to complete the session, even if that extends the time.
How often will I meet my life coach?
Most of our coaching clients want to start seeing results quickly and we believe that gradual, steady improvement is much more permanent so we have scheduled he session to increase the gap. To help our clients stay motivated and incorporate their learning into their daily life, we have designed the program to increase the gaps between the sessions gradually.
- The gap between sessions 1 and 2 is about 2 weeks.
- The gap between sessions 2 and 3 is about 3 weeks
- The gap between sessions 3 and 4 is about 4 weeks.
If you do the calculation you will find that it will require a whole year to complete 10 sessions. All clients, even those wanting to “speed” the process and meet every week end up extending the gaps between the sessions. We believe this is a healthy process and a sign of growth, independence and confidence and around session 4 we encourage our clients to take control over their growth and development and determine their desired gap.
No, not everyone is the same and not everyone is 100% comfortable with increasing the gaps in between sessions, this is why the coach will be in email or phone contact with the clients to assess if the gap is healthy or too long. If things happen in between and you need to see your coach earlier, you will be able to contact your coach and re-schedule your session to suite your needs. In between sessions your life coach will provide ongoing support outside the sessions and encourage you to spend as much time as you feel comfortable exploring and integrating your new skills.
Where will I meet my life coach trainer?
There are four formats for life coach training: fact to face, over the phone, Skype or by email.
In all formats, you will discuss with your coach the topics you feel need adjusting. At the end of each session, you will be able to come up with a list of action steps that will help you move forward.
In the Be Happy in LIFE Coach the Coach training program, you will have access to written articles, activities, assessments and stories you can are allowed and encouraged to use after the session, with your clients.
We will allow you to experience all four coaching formats to allow you to practice and gain confidence in all possible delivery formats.
We pride ourselves for providing written material to support your learning. We believe that reinforcement, reflection and follow up activities are the best way to make sure you are moving forward and using the information you’ve learnt with your clients.
Aren’t you afraid that if you train others to become coaches, they will not use your services anymore?
No. We think that spreading the Be Happy in LIFE concept is more important and the more people are helping others to feel good about themselves, the better it is for everyone. Better for our coaches, their clients, their families, the society and to us. If we live in a better world, it is better for everyone.
Some coaches believe we are giving away trade secrets, but we think everyone should know how to be happy in life.
Also, we did not invent all this information. It has been there for many years, spoken and written by the biggest philosophers of all times. There is no magic ingredient. We just know how to combine everything and present it in an easy and effective way and we are happy to share the recipe with everyone.
We offer a free personal development blog, coaching workshops, presentations, motivational speaking and books to share our knowledge with as many people as possible. If every person going over our training program can help 5 more people, we can easily make the world a better place. We are not afraid, we are happy to welcome more people into the Be Happy in LIFE family, to help spread happiness, love, caring, acceptance and success in our world.
What happens once I submit an inquiry?
Once you submit an inquiry, you will be asked to fill in an online assessment that serves four purposes.
- It will save you paying for a session that will mostly be an opportunity for your coach to get to know you.
- Reading your assessment will allow your trainer coach to determine if this program is suitable for you (and save you the investment if it is not).
- It will highlight some of your learning strategies and will allow your trainer coach to tailor the right sessions to match your needs and desires. Even in our life coach training program, your personal development is important.
- If you choose to do the communication session, your trainer coach will go over your client details and explain the reasons behind the questions in the client details and the implication on the strategies chosen to help specific clients with specific needs.
Please check your contact details as these will be your first communication channels with your coach. Once your coach received the forms, you will be contacted within 3 business days by phone or email to schedule your first life coach training session.
What is the price of the training program?
The cost of each session is AUD396. For groups, each additional person costs AUD99, including GST.
Payment can be made by direct deposit (bank transfer) or online (credit card, PayPal). This allows you to stop whenever you want. You don’t need to commit to the entire program or to continue if you can’t or if you discover that this kind of work is not suitable for you.
We will discover at an early stage of the program you like to be a life coach and if you are likely to be a good one. If not, you can decide to stop at any stage and only pay for what you’ve used.
If you complete the program, the total cost will be AUD7,920 (AUD1,980 for additional person in a group), paid per session over the course of 6-12 months. The session price will be guaranteed once you sign up for your training program, so even if the price goes up, you will be charged AUD396 per session (AUD99 for additional person in a group), as agreed.
Depending on where you live and your circumstances, some or all of the cost of your life coach training program may be tax deductible. We encourage you to consult your tax adviser to find out the details.
At the end of your life coach training program and complete the home assessment, you will receive a printed and laminated certificate . We pride ourselves on teaching you everything you need in order to complete your assessment with high distinction.
When you sign the coaching agreement and pay for your first session, the price will be guaranteed for one full year.
What are my payment options?
Payment is expected per session, without the need to commit. You pay as you go.
- Direct payment – payment must be done before each session and transaction receipt emailed to the coach or presented at the session. This is the preferred method.
- Cash – payment must be done at or before each session. This is also a preferred method.
- Online – payment must be made before each session on this page. You can use a credit card or PayPal
You can receive a tax invoice for each session, which can be done to your tax adviser’s recommendations.
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