Become a Life Coach

Our life coach training course is now available online with individual sessions with a coach mentor so you can join the course at any time.

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 Process, 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 compelled 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. 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.

You could experience this too, and I hope you will join us. Our life coach training program is outstanding and we offer support during and after your training. As well as gaining clarity in your own life you have the opportunity to adopt some great habits. With time and training, you’ll become attuned to the frequent clues that people unwittingly give you in everyday conversation about what’s holding them back, so you’ll be better able to help them.

Life coaching is not about giving advice though or solving a client’s problems for them. It is about empowering them to do it for themselves. Our program is based on solid values and we walk our talk. We teach mindfulness and meditation because we have found these tools not only counteract stress, they enrich our lives. As an organisation we are always seeking out what works and passing it on.

As enthusiastic as we are about life coaching, you won’t get the hard sell from us. Everything you need to know is right on this page, but do give me a call on the number shown at the top of the page if you want to talk any of it over.

I look forward to your call, Anne Hartley

What our life coach training is about?


Our life coaching model, the Heart Process, is based on trusting your heart, living by values and understanding yourself. Your heart is the most powerful organ in your body, and it is the most powerful energy force for creating a happy life. We follow the findings of HeartMath, a scientific organisation devoted to studying the intelligence of the human heart.

When you choose to live from your heart you set in force a powerful life force that supports you. Your heart is the compass for your soul, it always guides you to choices that will make you happiest. When you feel happy, success follows. Studies carried out by Harvard have shown that happy people make more money, have more harmonious relationships and are more successful.

Your heart has its own electromagnetic energy field which extends nearly 3 metres out from your body. This energy field influences others around you.

The aim of our life coach training is to provide you with the information and resources to enhance your own life, and the lives of others. We always aim to make the course as interesting as possible, so our life coach training is nothing like doing a science-based degree such as psychology, you’ll learn practical life tools based on scientific evidence. That’s probably why so many psychology graduates study with us.

Certificate in Life Coaching

Our life coach training course is recognised by the International Coach Federation (ICF), which is the international standard for life coaching as well as International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT). It qualifies you to work as a life coach in Australia, New Zealand, or anywhere in the world. You are able to gain insurance with this certification.

How much time do I need to study?

The prospect of study may feel daunting, particularly if you haven’t done any for a long time, but our course is very doable for people who work full-time.

You need:

  • Up to 2 -3 hours a week if you are a quick learner. If you are a perfectionist allow 8 hours.
  • Time to talk to your coach mentor, this is not essential for the first few units, but you need to allow time for this when it comes to how to coach.
  • As you progress through the course you need time to participate in practice coaching, these sessions are recorded and assessed.

Assessment is based on written assignments and supervised coaching sessions along with feedback provided by your practice coaching clients. If you are found to be ‘not yet competent’ to coach you are able to repeat either of the assessment processes once at no additional charge.

Our life coach training course is easy, doable, interesting and fun.

What does the life coach course cost?

The course costs $3300, or you can pay by instalments of:

$1300 a month for 3 months ($3300) or,
$291.66 a month for 12 months ($3500)

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


*Please note: You will be taken to our enrolment form, and offered options to complete the checkout.

What you Get with our Life Coach Training Course

  • An internationally recognised course
  • Ongoing support
  • Training in the Heart Process Coaching Model
  • Training in how to coach
  • Coach mentoring and supervisionThe course takes 6 – 12 months to complete, but you have 15 months.
  • Resources in the form of videos, audios and workbooks to support your training
  • Individual mentoring
  • Quizzes and exercises to use with clients
  • 15 months to complete the course, although it can be done in less
  • No additional charges – our course fees are all inclusive except for course extensions
  • A payment plan to make the course affordable

Our Course Curriculum

The Heart Process coaching model – Module 1

While doing the course you will be asked to apply these principles to your own life.

Heart intelligence
Understanding yourself and others (personality archetypes)
Being – why it’s so important to live by values
Congruence and the law of attraction
Building self-esteem and managing perfectionism
Establishing habits that support the life you want to live
Mindfulness and Meditation 

How to Coach – Module 2

Addressing client needs
Coaching using the Heart Process coaching model
Questioning and exercises to use with clients
The remainder of the course covers coaching supervision. 

We also include a non-assessable unit on Marketing your business.

If you would like more information on our life coach training course, please call us on: +61 414 364 494.

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

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

Once you enrol you have a 2 day cooling off period before we post course materials. Once course materials have been mailed and you have been given login to the course you are liable for the full course fees wheter you complete the course or not.

E: Our office is located in Bayview, on Sydney’s beautiful northern beaches.

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


What our students say:

Irena Catherall, Certified Life Coach

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

Matt Mason 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. The Hart Life Coaching course has been so much more than I was hoping for and 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


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