Accredited Life Coach Training

Become a Certified Life Coach

Gain internationally approved certification in life coaching

Our life coach training enables you to design your course to suit your needs, interests, pace of life and budget.

We offer two life coaching qualifications:

  1. Our ICF approved Certificate in Life Coaching provides you with international certification from the ICF and IICT.
  2. Our standard Certificate in Life Coaching provides you with our accreditation as well as the IICT approval.
Life coaching is powerful, and proven, which is why it’s in demand.

Life coaching is not counselling or therapy. It’s not advice giving. It’s listening, understanding and questioning. Coaching is about supporting the client to gain clarity, understand themselves and their needs and assisting them to grow to their full potential.

Hart Life Coaching’s approach to life coaching is unique and life-changing. Our coaching model, the Heart Coaching Model, is powerful. Our work is based on connecting the heart and the mind.

This process helps you and your clients gain clarity, understand your purpose, and supports you to live a calm and joy-filled life.

What’s the difference you may wonder?

The course content for each certification is exactly the same. The difference is in the amount of assessments and practise coaching you complete.

The ICF certification has more assessments that need to be completed, some of which would need to be done after you complete the teleconference training. With our standard Certificate in Life Coaching you are assessed as you work through the course, and as long as this is deemed satisfactory, there is no more work to be done once you complete the teleconference sessions.

Hart Life Coaching was founded in 1999 and has since then helped hundreds of students become certified life coaches.

Why Choose Us?


Our life coach training process is approved by the International Coach Federation (ICF) and the International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT). The certification you gain after completing the course is nationally and internationally recognised. You can learn more about our life coach certification process here.

Our life coaching course if flexible.

You can sign up for the full course, or enrol in one unit at a time. If you already work with clients, or work in a corporate environment and wish to add coaching to your skill set you can do specific units.


We understand that sometimes you aren’t sure what you want to do. In this case, you can do our Love the Life You Live course, which is the model we use with clients. This course covers work values which will give you greater clarity as to what is most important to you.

If you want to understand yourself more, you can n add our personality archetypes course as this shows you what career choices would suit your personality.


There are way too many boring courses in this world, the feedback from our students is that our course is fun – in fact, they don’t want the course to end.

We have had students from 22 to 72 study with us. We are based in Mona Vale, NSW but as most of our work is done by teleconference it really doesn’t matter where you live. We have trained students from all across the globe.


We understand that five months is a long time and that personal commitments sometimes mean you’ll miss a session. We record every session so if you can’t make it just let us know.

When we get to the supervised component of the course you need to attend every session.

A Message from Anne Hartley

I never set out to own a life coach training school; I was happy being a life coach!

But over time I recognised how my coaching model, The Heart Coaching Model, which had so transformed my own life did the same for my clients.

An experience always means more if we can share it with others, and that’s what I felt called to do. Since I first started Hart Life Coaching, the training school in 1999, I’ve had many graduates tell me just how life-changing our process is. Time and again they have seen the positive effects that it brings to their clients’ lives just as I have, and they’ve felt the happiness that it brings to their own.

Life coaching is not about giving advice or solving a client’s problems for them. It is about empowering them to do it for themselves. With time and training you’ll become attuned to the various clues that people unwittingly give you in everyday conversation about what’s holding them back, so you’ll be better able to help them.

In short, I am passionate about life coaching. Watching a client blossom and grow because I have helped them gain clarity is a delight. Seeing them take control, clearing away the obstacles that inhibit them and establishing habits that support them makes it the most fulfilling work I have ever done.

ANNE HARTLEY, Founder and CEO of Hart Life Coaching

The evening that I found Hart Life Coaching school I was literally at my wit’s end as to where my life was going. I had looked to America to find the kind of Life coaching that resonates with my heart but instead, I found it at the other end of the world, Australia. The Heart Process that I trained with Anne Hartley has offered me a new lease of life, honest tools to bounce back when stuck. Now I feel I am personally responsible for what and how much I can achieve in my life. There are a few people in this world that you truly feel are meant to do what they are doing. From her hard work, I have found a career in it. What better giving can there be than this.

Irene Wilkinson, Life coach, Luxembourg

Happy Woman, Life Coach training Illustartion

Certificate in Life Coaching

Course Curriculum


You can do the course in any order, which means that you can join at the start of any unit, but, if you can, we recommend following the sequence below.

Love the life you live

This unit covers the foundation for happy living as covered in Anne’s book by the same name.

During this course, you will learn why it’s important to break free from the influence of the tribe. Why you need to know what makes you happy. The benefits of choosing who you want to be.

The role mindfulness and meditation can play in making life more enjoyable relaxed. How to modify perfectionist traits and build self-esteem as well as how to break the pattern of reacting. See more details about this course here.

Personality Archetypes

This unit delves into differing personalities and shows you why we act the way we do. These personality archetypes were developed by Anne Hartley and our students tell us they are uncannily accurate.

This unit helps you understand values conflicts, duality and the potential strengths we have. You can also use these archetypes to help you understand your purpose and your calling. See more details about this course here.

Coaching Skills

Coaching is a learned skill. In this unit we focus on assisting you to develop your perception, listening and questioning skills through laser coaching, practice and supervision of coaching. This is a where you get to apply what you learn and are given feedback in a very supportive, non-judgemental environment. Although most students are nervous, to begin with just about everyone tells us that this is the most valuable segment of the course.

If at the end of this course, you are not deemed satisfactory you can repeat at no additional charge. If after a second attempt you are deemed unsatisfactory you would need to pay this course fee again.

You can enrol in each course separately.

How Our Life Coaching Course is Conducted

We understand that most people are busy and need to fit training around work and other commitments, so we are flexible in our approach, and we are always available to support you if you need help.

The first six units, the Heart Coaching Model, is available online. You are assigned a mentor who you can contact with any queries and you work through these units at your own pace. We recommend you complete one unit a week, but you can take longer if you wish. You have plenty of written material and videos to support your learning.

When you have completed your first six units and successfully completed your written assignments, you join our webinars for the practical part of the course. During this part of the course you participate in practice coaching and learning questioning skills. These webinars are held on a regular basis and all you need do is check your student calendar for dates. These webinars go for 10 weeks.

There is additional practice coaching to be done in your own time and most students take on average nine months to complete the course.

Enrolments open NOW.


If time zones or work prevents you from doing this, please talk to us to see if we can work out a program to suit you.

You can join this course at any time.

What does the Life Coach Training Course Cost?

The cost of our course ranges from $4190 to $4990, depending upon the course and payment plan you choose.

When you compare this to other career courses which cost that much per term, it’s a very reasonable fee for a recognised qualification. Check out our Payments Plans.

Can I pay the course off?

You can pay for one course at a time, or pay the entire course in instalments over any period up to 18 months.

To work out a payment plan over six months or less, add the course units you wish to complete and divide by the number of payments you wish to pay over.

If paying for longer than six months add the course units and add 10% loading to cover our administration costs. Check with us if you want us to confirm this for you.

If you are enquiring from outside of Australia, you will probably find that exchange rates make our course cost is very reasonable.

Study can be daunting, particularly if you haven’t done any for a long time.

We aim to make our courses exciting, fun and doable to people of all ages, and we have had students from 22 to 72 study with us.

If you are researching life coaching courses, make sure you find out what you will learn in the course, because each school, even ones that offer the same qualification, use different coaching models.

And we must be doing something right because we have been training life coaches since 1999.

Life Coaching Course Frequently Asked Questions

An internationally recognised course

Coach mentoring and supervision

Unlimited support

Quizzes and exercises to use with clients

Training in the Heart Coaching Model

18 months to complete the course, although it can be done in less

Training in how to coach

A choice of payment plans and if none suit you can check with us and we may be able to tailor one for you

A ton of resources in the form of videos, audios and workbooks to support your training

No additional charges – our course fees are all inclusive


Become a Part of Our Community

Connecting with like-minded people is an important part of achieving happiness, so why not get involved in our community?

We have a Life Coaching Facebook Community and occasional lunches and as we are very friendly and it is amazing how many of our graduates form friendships. We also hold regular mentoring evenings via webinar to keep you on track. And we hold occasional lunches in Sydney.

You Can Train from Anywhere in the World

Most of the people who train with us are from Australia and New Zealand, and we have also had students from Pakistan, Africa, Luxembourg, Italy, USA,  The Maldives and UK.

Call today, and release your potential in a career that will give as much as you do.

Get in Touch With Us

Anne Hartley, Founder and CEO of Hart Life Coaching

As enthusiastic as we are about life coaching, you won’t get the hard sell.

Everything you need to know is right on this page, but do give us a call on the number shown below if you want to talk any of it over.

I look forward to your call, 


If you would like more information on our life coach training course or, please call us on: +61 2 9940 1575.

Or fill in our contact form and we will be happy to call you back at a time that suits you.

+61 2 9940 1575

P O Box 769, Mona Vale NSW 1660 Australia

You can also find more information on our frequently asked questions page.

If you are ready to enrol, please complete the enrolment form and send it to us.

Call today, and release your potential in a career that will give as much as you do.

What Our Students are Saying About the Course

Even though the change of career was a later one in life for me, it has been by far the most personal and profound one I have ever made. You gain insight about yourself and develop values which are important to you, in order to live a happier life. I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone interested in becoming a Life Coach, as it is indeed life changing.

Irena Catherall

Irena Catherall, Certified Life Coach
Matt Mason, Certified Life Coach

When I was looking for a suitable life coaching course Hart Life Coaching’s course instantly felt like the perfect one for me. And now that I have almost completed the course I couldn’t be happier with my decision. To sum it up, the Hart Life Coaching course has been so much more than I was hoping for. I feel like I am now truly living my life’s purpose. The content is astoundingly effective and the method of delivery flexible to suit anyone.

Matt Mason

I met Anne in a most serendipitous manner and our encounter has had a profound effect on my life. I have always believed that the universe is a vast web of interwoven possibilities. As a result, Anne showed me how to draw from its energy field to start creating the life that I really want for myself. In short, I could not thank Anne enough for so generously bestowing on me the gift of infinite possibilities! Anne, you are a fantastic coach/trainer, as well as a very caring and compassionate human being! Thank you, thank you, thank you! You inspire me to be the best coach I can be!

Barbara Andreatta

Barbara Andreatta, Certified Life Coach
Jen Morris, Certified Life Coach

This course teaches a structured yet flexible approach to coaching. I enjoyed having a plan in place to know where the coaching would go. In addition, I really appreciate the fact that it is not rigid. Instead, the life coaching course allows for the coach and client to spend time exploring other things. Using Anne’s archetypes and values I can better understand myself and make positive changes in my life. By using the Heart Process in my own life, I am now able to help clients find meaning and fulfilment in their own lives. For this reason Anne’s process is not just life coach training, but also self-development. In this sense, I can give my clients authentic advice as I myself have been (and continue to go) through the process. Thank you, Anne, for helping me align my daily life more closely with my purpose.

Jennifer Morris

Two years ago, when I turned 40, I was looking for a change. Consequently, I decided to train with Hart Life Coaching. The course totally transformed the way I think and by adopting Anne’s philosophy and approach my daily life began to improve and change. Additionally, I gained self-worth, motivation and confidence. Most of all I started believing in myself again. Now I run my own life coaching business and impart what I have learned to others. Not to mention, I still have coaching with Anne and I highly regard her input. Moreover, she is always available to listen and give me a push when needed. I recommend this course to anyone who is stuck and needs to move out of their comfort zone. It will change your view of the world and your life!

Melissa Katz

Melissa Katz, accredited life coach