Martha Beck, Inc.

Martha Beck

Martha Beck Life Coach Training

You don't need to be perfect to be a life coach.  

Do you dream of changing the world but fear you don’t have your life figured out enough to start helping others?  

Are you waiting to get healed or enlightened or zen so that you can start life coaching?  

Being a life coach isn’t about having a perfect life, it’s about having a bigger mission.  

If reading this makes you shiver a little, makes you smile to yourself, makes your heart beat faster, pay attention to those feelings. If you feel called to do this work, that means you are ready. The world needs you.  

Join us for Martha Beck Life Coach Training. For fifteen years, Martha Beck has been training life coaches, teaching them how to improve their own lives and the lives of their clients. Her signature methods combine deep personal insight with practical scientific research and are currently being used by nearly 3000 life coaches.  

In the training program, you’ll learn the tools that free you to become who you are meant to be:  

~ Help finding your own North Star. What kind of coaching makes you light up? How can you be your most passionate authentic self and earn a living at the same time? We start with you so that you can see firsthand how impactful life coaching can be.  

- Personal instruction and guidance by Martha Beck and a team of Master Coaches. You’ll learn practical tools, the science behind life transformation and Martha’s Change-Cycle model.  

- Hands-on training to build your coaching business. We’ll show you how to understand and explain what your unique coaching style is, how to market yourself with integrity and how to find the clients that need you the most.  

- A lifelong community to help you stay connected, accountable and inspired. Being an entrepreneur or a solo business owner doesn’t mean doing it alone. We all need to surround ourselves with others who relate to us and believe in us.  

-As you master this powerful work, it will begin to influence every aspect of your life. Former coach trainees have made dramatic personal transformations during and after their training. Some have quit their jobs to coach full time. Others have written books, healed their relationships,and overcome their body-image issues. Most importantly, they have left behind the nagging feeling that they weren’t fully living their destiny.  

The next program will begin in March 2018 and runs through November 2018

Classes are Thursdays at 10 am Pacific Time or 5 pm Pacific Time Classes are typically 90 min.  


Martha Beck Life Coach Training offers you the support, the science and the tools to understand your purpose, create lasting change in your personal life, and then implement what you've learned with your clients.

Spirituality & Inspiration

Martha 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.  


Classes and Support

You'll have four live classes with Martha and the rest with Master Life Coach Instructors in which they will demonstrate tools, give you real-time feedback in class as you coach, and coach you in group coaching classes. You'll get constant support on our class forums as well.

Meet & Greet with Martha

Get a chance to connect in-person with your classmates, your instructors and Martha in this intimate weekend at The Cliffs Resort and Spa in Pismo Beach. This event is optional, but truly transformative, so we highly recommend that participants join. The date will most likel be in November 2018.


Tools to Build Your Business

Most life coaches will tell you they love their work, but they dread the business aspect of it. We'll show you how to attract your ideal clients, find your coaching niche, set up your business, and begin marketing it with honesty and heart.  

The Binder & Journal

The Life Coach Training Handbook, affectionately called The Binder, takes you through the training. You'll use this to keep track of classes and to guide you through your online learning site each week. 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.  

"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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Martha Beck, Inc.

Martha Beck

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.

I designed my Life Coach Training to help each participant learn how to follow their own “North Star,” that deep inner knowing that guides us all. I believe that the best way to truly understand the tools of life coaching is to practice on yourself, and that’s why my training helps participants change their own lives while learning how to help change the lives of others. If you feel something calling you to join us, we are waiting to welcome you.  

The program begins March 2018 and runs through November 2018  

Classes are 90 minutes on Thursdays at 10 am Pacific Time or 5 pm Pacific Time Classes are typically 90 min.  

Meet & Greet with Martha

The Meet & 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. Curious what is happening to this brave man in the photo? You'll find out at your Meet and Greet!

The Meet & Greet for the Spring 2018 training group will take place November 2018 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.

Meet & Greet
Master Life Coaches
Martha Teaching

Martha Teaching

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.

The Spring 2018 Cohort begins March 2018 

Meet the Team

It takes a very special group of people to run The Martha Beck Life Coach Training. Meet the strong team of individuals who help make this training world-class and loads of fun. From outstanding curriculum development to technical prowess, our team has got it all! 

Abigail Steidley

Abigail Steidley Martha Beck, Inc. CEO & Life Coach Training Director  

Deb Droz Life Coach Training Manager 

Sandra Trca-Black

Sandra Trca-Black Director of Technical Magic

Jen Falci

Jen Falci Technical Support Team 

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 
  • DIY Integrity Cleanse Kit by Martha Beck 

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 expenses 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 eight easy payments. In order to enroll and secure a spot in our training, it will be eight equal payments. This option includes a 5% service charge. Click through to the order form for exact terms and dates.

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.

When will I receive my bonuses (should I be eligible for any bonuses)? 

Any bonus offers will be distributed after the close of the refund period (see immediately above re. refunds). 

What happens if miss a class? 

All our classes are recorded and uploaded to your online learning site within 24 hours. Although your attendance will not affect your eligibility for certification, we have found that students who are consistently absent are often unprepared to pass their certification exams.

Will all my calls be at the same time? 

Four times in a session Martha gets on a call with all of the different sections at once. For those classes, everyone will need to dial in at 10 am PT. If you can't make it at that time remember that all our classes are recorded and uploaded to your online learning site within 24 hours. 

What is the schedule? 

The Spring 2018 schedule has not yet been determined but here is an example of a past training schedule Martha’s speaking engagements, class dates and times are subject to change on occasion.  

  • Overview (60 minutes) – September 25 
  • Martha Class 1 - Welcome & Inspiration (90 minutes) - all sections at 10 Pacific Tim - October 2
  • Coach the Coach Practicum 1, Class 1 (90 minutes) - October 9
  • Coach the Coach Practicum 1, Class 2 (90 minutes) - October 16
  • Coach the Coach Practicum 1, Class 3 (90 minutes) - October 23
  • Coach the Coach Practicum 1, Class 4 (90 minutes) - October 30
  • Meet & Greet - November 4-5
  • No Class - November 6
  • Coach the Coach Practicum 2, Class 1 (90 minutes) - November 13
  • The Mind-Body Connection (60 minutes) - November 20
  • Coach the Coach Practicum 2, Class 2 (90 minutes) - November 27 
  • Coach the Coach Practicum 2, Class 3 (90 minutes) - December 4
  • Martha Class 2 – Spirituality and Inspiration (90 minutes) – all sections at 10am Pacific Time - December 11
  • No Class - December 18
  • No Class - December 25
  • No Class - January 1
  • Coach the Coach Practicum 2, Class 4 (90 minutes) - January 8
  • Attracting Your Ideal Clients (60 minutes) - January 15
  • Lizard Lounge (90 minutes) - January 22
  • Coaching Your First Client (60 minutes) - January 29
  • Coach the Coach Practicum 3, Class 1 (90 minutes) - February 5
  • Coach the Coach Practicum 3, Class 2 (90 minutes) - February 12
  • Coach the Coach Practicum 3, Class 3 (90 minutes) - February 19
  • Q&A with a Master Coach (60 minutes) - February 26
  • Coach the Coach Practicum 3, Class 4 (90 minutes) - March 5
  • Martha Class 3 - Spirituality & Inspiration (90 minutes) all sections at 10am Pacific Time - March 12
  • The Power of Story (60 minutes) - March 19  
  • Marketing Your Practice (60 minutes) - March 26
  • No Class - April 2
  • Setting up Shop (60 minutes) - April 9
  • Getting Your Practice into the World (60 minutes) - April 16
  • Ethics (90 minutes) - April 23
  • Lizard Lounge (90 minutes) - April 30
  • Martha Class 4 - Spirituality & Inspiration (90 minutes) all sections at 10am Pacific Time - May 7
  • Coach the Coach Practicum 4, Class 1 (90 minutes) - May 14
  • Coach the Coach Practicum 4, Class 2 (90 minutes) - May 21
  • No Class - May 28
  • Coach the Coach Practicum 4, Class 3 (90 minutes) - June 4
  • Coach the Coach Practicum 4, Class 4 (90 minutes) - June 11
  • Wrap Up (60 minutes) - June 18