Professional Life Coaching

Take individual classes, or earn a certificate

Life Coaching at a glance

Individual courses: Keep your skills current, or explore this dynamic field one course at a time. No prerequsites required.

Professional Life Coaching Certificate program: Offered once a year; program runs September through May. Earn your certificate and gain valuable skills in this accredited coach training program.

Registration information can be found on each course page or the certificate program page»

Questions? Contact Aphra Mednick, 608-265-8041

Lead instructor of the Professional Life Coaching Certificate program (PLCC), Darcy Luoma, talks about the field of life coaching—its origins, meaning, and value.

The UW-Madison offers individual courses for anyone interested in learning more about life coaching or wishing to keep their certification skills current. We also offer a 9-month certificate program for those looking to become a certified life coach. Those interested in life coaching, leadership coaching, or other niches in coaching should consider these programs. Programs for all levels – beginner, intermediate, and advanced.

Upcoming Professional Life Coaching courses
(Click class title for details and to register)
T, March 10, 9am-4pm T, April 14, 8:30am-10:30am  •  $250
T, Mar 17, Apr 14, May 19, 11am-12:30pm  •  Fees vary
T, Apr 21, 9am-4pm  •  $200
Professional Life Coaching Certificate program

The UW-Madison’s interactive and engaging Professional Life Coaching Certificate (PLCC) program is your gateway to this rapidly growing profession.

Learn more about it here»


Previously offered Life Coaching courses

Unleashing Best-of-Self Traits: Using Signature Strengths for Success
A 2-hour workshop using the VIA (Values in Action) Character Strength Assessment, which identifies strengths to help you support client growth and achievement.

Strategic Planning for Your Coaching Business
As a new or established coach, gain insights about creating your next business plan in this 90-minute program.