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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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

If your question isn’t answered below, email us! WLCT@marthabeck.com.

Unlike other coaching programs, Wayfinder Life Coach Training begins by teaching Martha Beck’s transformational “Change Cycle” model. This model teaches trainees to uncover obstacles that are holding their clients back so that they can move toward their unique destiny. 

This means that we don’t simply forge ahead and set goals. Instead, we facilitate a process that helps our clients access their inner wisdom and take inspired action rather than drive themselves externally (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. Our job is to help them access and act on that information rather than offer advice about what we think they should do.

Absolutely! The skills you’ll learn in this program will make you happier and more effective in your professional and personal life, whether or not you decide to choose coaching as a career.

Many people go through the Wayfinder Life Coach Training program without any intention of setting up a coaching business. 

We like to say that our coaching is a “live it to give it” proposition. That means that as you go through the training, absorbing the tools and being coached, you will find yourself improving your experiences in any professional or personal setting. You’ll feel more confident and have a greater sense of purpose, across the board. 

Graduates have told us that this training enhanced their abilities to serve as creatives, as parents, as professionals, as leaders, as friends. Whatever your personal mission, this training will help you fulfill it.

Prepare to be a beacon of light for everyone who knows you! 

We imagine you might still have questions and we’re here to answer!

You have several options available:

  • Email your questions directly to wlct@marthabeck.com
  • Email wlct@marthabeck.com and ask to schedule a live phone or Zoom call with one of our instructors
  • Join us for one of our Q&A calls. The schedule for upcoming calls can be found on our Q&A page.

All classes are conducted via Zoom videoconferencing technology. 

This serves two purposes:

  • Classes are as interactive as possible while also giving you the ease and convenience of attending class from wherever you are. 
  • Zoom and similar technologies are some of the most commonly-used means of life coaching. By becoming adept at using videoconferencing software in your training, you’ll have a head start with client sessions!

Our team will offer training and technical support to ease you into this system if it’s new to you. 

Martha facilitates five classes per training with all of the different sections combined in one virtual classroom. For those classes, everyone will join at 1 pm Eastern Time (ET), USA. If you can’t make it at that time, remember that all our classes are recorded and uploaded to your online learning site within 48 hours.

The remainder of your classes will be at the time you select upon registration: either 1 pm ET or 8 pm ET.

Homework varies but we recommend that you set aside two to three hours per week. This homework is not like schoolwork! We passionately believe that people learn best through fun, relaxed experiences that delight and motivate them. If you often spend time talking to friends or family members about their lives, you’ll find that much of the homework is a fun version of what you are already doing.

All our classes are recorded and uploaded to your online learning site within 48 hours. You must attend a minimum number of observed coaching and mentoring sessions to qualify for certification. However, that does not mean that missing a few classes is problematic. We have found that students who miss class, but make arrangements to conscientiously do the work outside of class, are well prepared for certification.

Nothing other than the required readings (see below) for the course. While some participants choose to hire a personal coach, this is not a requirement and is entirely up to you. You are not required to purchase anything else during the training or for your certification process.

Yes. We offer an installment plan with eight easy payments. In order to enroll and secure a spot in our training, we require a down payment. The additional seven installments will be automatically charged to your credit card approximately every 30 days. 

Yes, we do offer scholarships ranging from 50% to 80% off the full tuition price of the Wayfinder Life Coach Training program. To apply for a scholarship, please email us at WLCT@marthabeck.com.

Your application must be completed by the close of registration to be considered for the upcoming cohort. You will be informed of the status of your application no later than two weeks prior to the start of training.

All Wayfinder Life Coach Training participants may request a refund until the refund window closes on October 15, 2020.

To request a refund, email WLCT@marthabeck.com. We will refund whatever you have paid, less a $1075USD service fee. The service fee will not be applied to any future training or events. We will not offer refunds after the refund window closes.

While you don’t need to read these prior to the first class, it would be good to get started when you can. 

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

  • Finding Your Own North Star by Martha Beck
  • Steering by Starlight by Martha Beck
  • Finding Your Way in a Wild New World by Martha Beck
  • Loving What Is by Byron Katie

Additional recommended resources:

  • The Joy Diet by Martha Beck
  • The Four-Day Win by Martha Beck
  • The DIY Integrity Cleanse Kit by Martha Beck

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) is the most globally-recognized independent credentialing program for coach practitioners. It also accredits programs that deliver coach-specific training.

While Wayfinder Life Coach Training is not currently ICF-accredited, we will be working with the ICF to become an Accredited Coach Training Program (ACTP) beginning with the Fall 2020 training. We fully anticipate our program will complete the review process and be accredited at the ACTP level in 2021.

What does this mean for you? Anyone who enrolls in our Fall 2020 training (or any subsequent training) will have the coach training and mentoring hours that they need to apply for certification by the ICF, either at the Associated Certified Coach (ACC) level or the Professional Certified Coach (PCC) level once the program has been accredited. 

Professionals with coaching skills are increasingly sought after in the business and non-profit sectors. Becoming an ICF accredited coach can open up opportunities in areas like leadership development, executive coaching, and professional development and team-building. In some sectors your ICF credential can be a requirement for hiring, similar to how a CPA (certified public accountant) is treated in an accounting firm.

The quality of our Wayfinder program is as high as it has ever been. But in attaining ICF accreditation we are able to demonstrate the world-class standard of this training.

To learn more about ICF certification, visit the ICF website.

Unfortunately not. Completing the training and becoming a certified Wayfinder Life Coach means you will have the coach training and the mentoring hours you need to apply for certification by the ICF at the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) or Professional Certified Coach (PCC) level. Your instructors and mentors will give you advice on this during the training. To learn more about ICF certification, email us at WLCT@marthabeck.com or visit the ICF website.

No. We will give you everything you need during the training. This includes feedback on your observed coaching sessions, seven group mentoring sessions, and three individual coach mentoring sessions with a Master Coach Instructor.

Some students find that hiring a coach deepens their learning and fast-tracks their practice, but that is not required for WLCT or ICF certification.

Ready to find your way? If the answer is yes:

JOIN US FOR THE UPCOMING WAYFINDER LIFE COACH TRAINING!

REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 16 (or sold out)
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 2
CLASSES START WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7

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