Martha Beck, Inc.

Martha Beck

Martha Beck Life Coach Training

You already know you’re supposed to be a healer. 

You already help people every day. 

But do you sometimes feel it’s not enough? That your mission is larger? Do you have a yearning to change the world that you can’t quite put words to?  

Martha Beck Life Coaches feel a strong sense of purpose. We find a community in each other that feels like “home,” and we are empowered entrepreneurs helping people wherever our skills find their greatest expression.  

In the Martha Beck Life Coach Training program, we aren’t about making you into anything you’re not. Instead, we will give you the tools to become what you were always meant to be. 

Join Martha Beck Life Coach training this September and discover: 

~ Practical, science-based, and intuitive tools to help others be all they were meant to be

~ A generous and supportive community of like minds 

~ Training to help you build and market your coaching practice  

~ World-class instruction and practicums by Martha Beck and her best Master Coaches  

Finally, we believe the only way to learn it is to live it, so don’t be surprised if Life Coach Training becomes Life Training, as you discover joy with your own North Star!

The September cohort begins Monday, September 25, 2017 and runs through June 2018

Classes are Mondays at 10 am Pacific Time or 5 pm Pacific Time (you choose the best fit!) Classes are typically 90 min.  

Spaces Are Limited - Reserve Your Spot Now 

Storm-Proof Your Life Kit

Hot off the presses! A brand NEW training from Martha made just for YOU: The Storm-Proof Your Life Kit! This training is currently ONLY available when you register for the September Martha Beck Life Coach Training program. 

In this new video training with Martha, she helps you prepare for life storms well before they arrive, weather them with minimal damage, and help you make your life better and better in the aftermath of each tempest. Instead of drowning in the torrent, prepare to to harness the energy of a storm and use its power to achieve your dreams!

*Note: The Storm-Proof Your Life Kit will be delivered electronically after week four of the September Martha Beck Life Coach Training. 


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.


Classes and Support

You'll have four 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

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, 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.  

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.

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 September cohort begins Monday, September 25, 2017 and runs through June 2018  

Classes are Mondays at 10 am Pacific Time or 5 pm Pacific Time (you choose the best fit!) Classes are typically 90 min.  

Spaces Are Limited - Reserve Your Spot Now 

"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

Featured on:

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 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.

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 September Cohort begins Sept. 2017 and runs through June 2018

Registration is Open


*Or choose the 8-PAY PLAN OPTION Use the 8-pay plan if you'd like to pay in bite-sized chunks. 

Spaces Are Limited - Reserve Your Spot Today!

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."

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

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 of $1019.81. 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? 

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? 

September Training Group – Mondays - September 25, 2017 through June 18, 2018 Classes are held weekly with occasional weeks off for holidays, etc. Note: Due to 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


*Or choose the 8-PAY PLAN OPTION Use the 8-pay plan if you'd like to pay in bite-sized chunks.