Martha Beck Life Coach Training

Do you feel an insistent call to help people and the world? 

Do you want to spend your life, yes, even make a living, as a helper and a healer? 

If so, join us in our upcoming Martha Beck Life Coach Training!

Here’s a secret, by the way... it’s not just Life Coach Training. It’s Life Training! 

You’ll learn how to follow your destiny by contributing to others’ happiness. 

You’ll learn Martha’s road-tested tools for navigating change, easing suffering, and confidently stepping into your personal mission.

You’ll learn the magic and the marketing, the practical and the spiritual, the science and mystery involved in finding your own path and helping others find theirs.’s the best part: You’ll have fun, you’ll laugh (Martha is hilarious), you’ll play, and you’ll connect deeply with newfound friends (aka your fellow tribe members). We’ve created a training that celebrates learning through joy! 

The June Cohort Begins Wednesday, June 21 and runs through February 2018

Classes run Wednesdays at 10 am Pacific Time or 5 pm Pacific Time (you choose the best fit!)

Register by June 1 and get the DIY Integrity Cleanse FREE (a $169 value) 

Spaces Are Limited


Martha Beck Life Coach Training offers you coaching tools to unlock your own magic, your purpose, and your unique coaching path. The tools will create lasting change in your personal life from top to bottom. Then you’ll turn around and implement the tools you’ve learned with your clients. There is not just one way to be a life coach! We help you find your personal style, path, and tribe. Create the business that lights you up and fills you with joy!

Spirituality & Inspiration

Martha herself will teach you the powerful tools and concepts of her Change-Cycle Coaching Methodology and how to implement them in your life and business. Get step-by-step instructions for finding your unique purpose.


Support and Guidance

Master Life Coach Instructors demonstrate tools, give you real-time feedback in class as you coach, coach you in group coaching classes, and answer your questions on our class forums.

Meet & Greet with Martha

Connect in-person during this weekend with your classmates (aka tribe!). You'll learn from Martha and the Master Life Coaches in person in Pismo Beach, CA. This event is optional, but if you can join us November 4-5, 2017, you will have a blast!


Tools to Build Your Business

You’ll learn tools to unlock your personal magic, which is the work you do in the world. We'll show you how to attract your ideal clients, find your coaching niche, set up your business, and begin marketing it. We make marketing fun!

The Binder & Journal

The Life Coach Training Handbook, affectionately called "The Binder," will take you through the training, class by class. We mail this and an exclusive journal to you before class begins.


Technical Support

All the classes will be recorded and downloadable to view and keep as your personal reference library. You'll also have Support Calls with our Program Manager to help with any program issues. Tech questions are answered regularly in the technical support forum on your class website.  

A Letter From Martha...

I never meant to be a “life coach.” I’d always longed to do some good in the world, but basically I was just trying to create a meaningful, authentic life for myself. I was startled when people began asking me to teach them the methods I’d devised to cope with my own personal and professional challenges.

The people who come to my Life Coach Training seem to be a lot like me. They don’t pretend to have perfect lives, but they feel a strong inner pull toward helping others, and they’re committed to finding and following a personal sense of mission. Together, we form a “tribe” of like-minded idealists, determined to create a better world one life at a time.

My Life Coach Training is designed to teach every participant how to follow his or her own “North Star,” the deep inner knowing that guides each of us to our particular destiny.

In a world that’s only getting more confusing and uncertain, the ideas and tools we use in Martha Beck Life Coach Training can provide direction and serenity. The training is also a gathering of like-minded people who support each other as we all follow our separate paths. If you feel something calling you to join us, we are waiting to welcome you.

The June Cohort Begins Wednesday, June 21 and runs through February 2018

Classes run Wednesdays at 10 am Pacific Time or 5 pm Pacific Time (you choose the best fit!)

Register by June 1 and get the DIY Integrity Cleanse FREE (a $169 value) 

Spaces Are Limited

“The training influenced who I am as a person. I use what I learned everywhere I go. I use it in my work as a coach and instructor, in my art, in my marriage, and as a parent. The training has been huge in helping me take responsibility for what’s mine and equally for not taking responsibility for what’s not mine. For this reason, I am better able to live my mission and serve my vision for the world.”

 Michael Trotta, MASTER CERTIFIED LIFE COACH, Sagefire Institute

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Meet & Greet with Martha

The Meet and Greet is an optional part of the program, but it's one of our favorite parts! You have the opportunity to meet some of your instructors, your fellow trainees and Martha, IN PERSON! 

You will LOVE getting to spend time in-person with the new tribe of fabulous people you've been training and connecting with online. You'll also get to workshop with your instructors to deepen your coaching skills and your personal application of the tools in your own life. 

Martha will inspire you with her keynote speech on Saturday with her latest ideas, research, and big visions. 

The Meet & Greet for the June and September 2017 training groups takes place November 4-5, 2017 in Pismo Beach, California. While the Meet & Greet itself is given at no cost, you’ll need to pay airfare, hotel, and some food costs.

Tools for Life

Throughout the 8-month span of the Martha Beck Life Coach Training program, Martha will share with you the Change-Cycle Coaching Methodology and teach you coaching tools aimed at transformation and navigating change successfully. 

Master Coach Instructors will demonstrate tools, give you real-time feedback, provide insight into how to learn your craft, and guide you around how to start and build your coaching business. 

We also offer you structure for self-care and support throughout the course. We help you to strengthen your Mind-Body Connection, tame your inner lizard, and deepen your own personal development.


Martha Beck Certification is a mentorship process designed to give you the opportunity to become completely comfortable and confident as a Certified Martha Beck Life Coach. You'll know that you are an effective coach and so will we! Certification is optional and is not automatic or guaranteed. 

All coaches who are granted certification receive:

  • Martha Beck Certified Coach seal to place on marketing materials and website. 
  • Access to the Certified Coaches area of the Martha Beck “Coach Spot” Coaches Website. 
  • Access to free quarterly Continuing Education Classes. 
  • A certified coach listing on Martha Beck’s website. 
  • 10% discount on Martha Beck seminars and STAR retreats. 
  • More…we’re always thinking of new cool things to offer coaches!

The certification fee is $850 (subject to change) and is payable at the time you choose to become certified. There is no time limit on becoming certified after your training although the certification process may change.

A Word From Martha

“We must chart a course through conditions as fluid as water, in such a way that we not only stop the destruction of our own true nature, but revere it. As we do that - and only as we do that - we will naturally begin healing.”

The June Cohort begins Wednesday, June 21 and runs through Feb. 2018

June registration closes June 12


Register by June 1 and get the DIY Integrity Cleanse FREE (a $169 value) 

*Or choose the 5-PAY PLAN OPTION 

Use the 5-pay plan if you’d like to pay in bite-sized chunks. The first payment is $2720 with an additional 4 automatic payments of $1360 each (for 4 months beginning 1 month after your first class).

Frequently Asked Questions

We want to answer all your questions! Here are some of the most common questions people have before they register. 

If you have questions we didn't answer below, you can email (for program and curriculum questions) or (for technical and payment questions). 

How is the Martha Beck Coaching Philosophy Different?

One of the big differences between us and other coaching programs is that we don’t just start forging ahead and setting goals. We look at the thoughts and belief systems and work to dissolve what is holding our clients back, so they can access their own inner motivation rather than trying to drive themselves by external motivation (which is really hard, often tedious, and frankly not all that effective). We believe that each person has the key to their own right life within them, and our job as coaches is to help them access and act on that information, not offer advice about what we think they should do.

How Much Homework Will There Be?

Homework varies but we recommend that you set aside three hours per week. Again, this homework is not like schoolwork. We passionately believe that people learn best through fun, relaxed experience of skills that delight and motivate them. If you often spend time talking to friends or family members about their lives, you’ll find the homework is quite a bit like what you’re already doing, only a lot more fun.

Is there any pre-work or anything that I need to do prior to starting Martha's Coach Training Program?

The books and resources you’ll need to read/reference for this training are: 

  • Loving What Is by Byron Katie  
  • Steering by Starlight by Martha Beck 
  • Finding Your Own North Star by Martha Beck 
  • Finding Your Way in a Wild New World by Martha Beck 
  • Diana, Herself by Martha Beck 
  • DIY Integrity Cleanse Kit by Martha Beck (register by June 1 and get this for FREE!) 

You do not have to read them all before we start! Instead, do this: focus on Steering by Starlight and read from the beginning through the chapter titled “Digging Out of the Dungeon.” Then, grab Loving What Is and start reading. Just try to start digesting the basic concepts described in the book. You do not have to have any of this finished before the training starts! Just get started, and you’ll be fine. 

These books are not included in your tuition fee, so you may borrow or purchase them as needed.

What expenses are involved other than the Training Fee, the Certification Fee, and my personal travel epenses should I attend Meet & Greet?

All expenses are listed on our website. You are not required to hire a personal coach or purchase anything else during the training or for your certification process. Should you choose to hire a coach, that’s fine, but it’s a personal decision based on what feels right for you.

Do you offer a payment plan? 

Yes. We offer an installment plan with five easy payments. In order to enroll and secure a spot in our training, we require a $2,720 down payment. $1,360 will be automatically charged to your credit card approximately 30 days after the start of the training and the three remaining payments of $1,360 will be charged each thirty days after that. This option includes a 5% service charge. See the Registration for exact terms.

Is tuition refundable? 

All Martha Beck Life Coach Training participants may request a refund until the Refund Window closes. The Refund Window is open from your initial registration date until the day after your fourth class in the training (dates will vary). To request a refund, email Training Director Abigail Steidley at Abigail will reply to your request and you’ll be required to return your training materials (binder and journal) as directed. Once those are received, we’ll refund whatever you have paid, less a $700 service fee (you are also responsible for your cost to return materials). The service fee will not be applied to any future training or events. We will not offer refunds after the Refund Window closes.


Register by June 1 and get the DIY Integrity Cleanse FREE (a $169 value) 

*Or choose the 5-PAY PLAN OPTION 

Use the 5-pay plan if you’d like to pay in bite-sized chunks. The first payment is $2720 with an additional 4 automatic payments of $1360 each (for 4 months beginning 1 month after your first class).

Life Coach Training Registration


June -10 am PT/ 1 pm ET Class -Wednesdays thru Feb 2018

June -5 pm PT/ 8 pm ET Class -Wednesdays thru Feb 2018


Use this plan if you’d like to pay in bite-sized chunks. The first payment is $2720 with an additional 4 automatic payments of $1360 each (for 4 months beginning 1 month after your first class).