Spiritual Life Coach Certification

Learn to Coach Like… Famous Self-help Authors Such as Chopra, Williamson, Tolle, Hay, and Dyer


Founder Shares Why HLC is #1
School in North America

Course Research

Library of Researched Books

The development of HLC’s Spiritual Life Coaching certification course is based primarily on the study and research from these authors.

  • What Do You Want For Your Children, Power of Intention, You’ll See It When You Believe It, Real Magic, and Manifest Your Destiny
    by Dr. Wayne Dyer
  • Awakening Loving-Kindness, When Things Fall Apart, Start Where You Are and The Places That Scare You by Pema Chodron
  • Conversations With God (Books 1-3)
    by Neal Donald Walsh
  • Experiments With Truth
    Gandhi’s Autobiography
  • Key To Yourself
    by Venice Bloodworth
  • Ask and It is Given
    by Esther and Jerry Hicks
  • Science of Mind and Creative Mind
    by Ernest Holmes
  • Losing Your Pounds of Pain
    by Doreen Virtue, Ph.D.
  • The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Anymore
    by Alan Cohen
  • Embracing the Beloved, Guided Meditations, and Explorations and Healings
    by Stephen Levine
  • The Highly Sensitive Person
    by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.
  • Many Lives, Many Masters
    by Brian L. Weiss, M.D.
  • In the Shadow of Man
    by Jane Goodall, Ph.D.
  • The Giving Tree
    by Shel Silverstein
  • Love, Medicine & Miracles
    by Bernie S. Siegel, M.D.
  • The Nature of Personal Reality: the Seth books
    by Jane Roberts
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Become a Certified Spiritual Life Coach

HLC’s Spiritual Life Coaching certification course was developed over decades of research based on famous self-help authors like Dr. Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, Marianne Williamson, Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, Gary Zukav, and hundreds of others.  Although our Spiritual Life Coaching certification course teaches a wide range of advanced life skills like relationship mastery, communication, and money mastery, it is hyper-focused on 5-Core life-altering HuMethodTM exercises that were found to create the most dramatic change for clients. Remember, THAT is what your Coaching clients are hiring you for and what will develop a strong referral-based Coaching practice. 

What separates HLC’s Coaching certification course from all others, is our emphasis on permanent-lasting behavioral change. The certification program uses a host of different mediums to teach such as textbooks, audiobooks, manuals, and written exercises. This course also includes a variety of Coaching exercises to use with clients to get results quickly and efficiently. These include:

Self-mastery Coaching exercises

Meditative Coaching exercises

Diagnostic Coaching exercises

Dis-creation Coaching exercises

Multi-sensory/Intuitive Coaching exercises

Advanced Life Skill Coaching exercises

Self-parenting Coaching exercises

Ego-mind Training Coaching exercises

Different Paths to Certification

HLC provides two ways to achieve your Spiritual Life Coaching certification, Independently or Interactively.

HLC provides two ways to achieve your Spiritual Life Coaching certification, Independently or Interactively. An Independent Study course is a great choice for a student who has time or budgetary restraints. In an Independent study course, the student receives a syllabus and course instructions and goes through their chosen course at their own pace. The other way, which we strongly recommend, is through our Interactive Spiritual Life Coaching certification program which is run as a virtual classroom. Your mode of transportation is your computer along with a class dial-in number and screen share link. Your virtual classroom is where you interact with your instructor and classmates, no boring lectures or chatrooms here, you will actively participate in your education.

HLC’s Interactive Spiritual Life Coaching Certification program is dynamic and all-inclusive. It is designed to build your confidence and skills as a Coach while turning your passion for helping others into a full-time career. Part of the journey is working on your own inner-Self, it is really two programs in one. You get to work on yourself and learn how to help others. It is both a personal growth and professional skills Coaching program.

You will graduate feeling more self-assured about your abilities and more certain about success in this endlessly rewarding career that allows you to honor your calling by helping people heal.

HLC is Accredited By The
American Association of Drugless Practitioners, Est. 1990

AADP is Dedicated To Promoting an Enhanced Professional Image and Prestige Among Coaches and All Types of Practitioners of Traditional and Non-Traditional Therapies and Healing Methodologies.

AADP’s Code of Ethics includes the recognition and healing power of “drugless” methodologies; maintaining high standards of professional conduct; elimination of unethical procedures; and why being honest with clients and offering them the best products, services, and information possible is of paramount importance.

HLC has been certifying Spiritual Life Coaches for over 20 years. Neither then, nor now has the Life Coaching industry been regulated by any federal agency. Even though HLC was not mandated to do so, we felt it was important to have our Coaching program endorsed with an accreditation bureau that reflected our school's holistic philosophy. AADP’s motto is why we choose them [vs ICF which didn't exist when HLC was founded] and continue renewing our accreditation to this day. Since 1993, we have witnessed over a dozen Life Coaching “accreditation” firms open, charge Coaches hundreds of dollars and then close their doors.

To receive our initial AADP accreditation, HLC submitted all Coaching textbooks, audiobooks, Coaching exercises, Coaching lessons, and Certification Training Manuals for approval. For assured quality control and to keep our accreditation, this submission policy is repeated every three years. HLC can be found in AADP School Directory as one of their Accredited Coaching Schools.

After Graduation, HLC’s CSLC Certification Students are Qualified to Submit their HuMethod™ Credentials To AADP To Become a Board Certified Life Member.


Paths to Certification

Interactive Tele-Classroom


Independent Study


What Is Spiritual Life Coaching?

There's a variety of Coaches... Life Coaches, Corporate Coaches, Executive Coaches, but Spiritual Life Coaching takes a deeper more lasting approach. A Life Coach is someone professionally trained to help maximize the client's full potential and reach their desired results. HLC's certification course is categorized as Spiritual Life Coaching which takes the healing process much further. Here, sessions facilitate a deeper understanding of the inner self,  enabling us as Coaches to help the client achieve permanent and lasting change. 

HLC's certification course was founded based on research from famous self-help authors like Dyer, Tolle, Chopra, Williamson, and Hay and will teach you how to facilitate transformative Coaching exercises comparable to what these famous self-help authors use.

At HLC, we take our clients beyond their desires, we show them where and what beliefs are holding them back and how to see, feel and transcend them to create permanent, lasting change. HLC’s Spiritual Life Coaching Certification program’s sole purpose is to professionally prepare you to immediately dispense your education upon graduation and make a full-time living helping others fulfill their life’s purpose. We train our Coaching students on how to help clients discover what beliefs are holding them back, who they are, what they want, and how to manifest it. Although the program uses tools to instruct, such as textbooks, manuals, and Coaching exercises, the certification program is designed for you to "see one, do one, teach one", not just intellectually learn it.

During our Life Coaching Certification program, you not only learn but Practice-Practice-Practice.

Researching Life Coaching? Wondering If You Would Be a Good Life Coach?

If any of these elements describe you, then you already possess the core characteristics of a successful Spiritual Life Coach.

  • Do your friends and family come to you for advice and counsel?
  • Are you looking for a fulfilling career that allows you to have a flexible work schedule and live anywhere you want?
  • Do you value your own personal self-growth?
  • Do you want a career that supports the fulfillment of your spiritual purpose for living?
  • Does your library include self-help authors such as Eckhart Tolle, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Louise Hay, Marianne Williamson, Ester Hicks, etc.?
  • Do you seek a work environment with unlimited growth potential that will support your professional and financial goals?
  • Are you already a holistic practitioner such as a massage therapist, Reiki Master, NLP practitioner, Yoga or meditation teacher, etc.?

Spiritual Life Coaching is a wonderful career where you can earn a living by positively impacting the lives of others. Coaching is a growing field where those trained to a level of professional excellence are in high demand.

As an HLC Certified Spiritual Life Coach, you can generate an excellent full-time or part-time income with exceptional tax benefits. As a student, you will be taught HLC's proven Coach's healing modality, with its clinically tested training systems. Upon graduation, you will feel self-assured and confident in your abilities because you will have all the tools you need to be a professional and highly skilled Spiritual Life Coach and build a successful Coaching practice.

Paths to Certification

Course Chart

Get Started with a FREE Course

Experience HLC’s Introductory Coaching exercises and online course platform for free.

  • 6 Lessons EVERY Coach Must Know- Coach’s Free Audio Course

Coach's 101
Orientation Class

Start Your Certification Journey With An Online Class Where You Interact With Your Instructor And Classmates Along With Receiving Some Of The Foundational Coaching Materials From The Certification Program.


  • Interactive Class with Instructor and Classmates
  • Two hours of class instruction with number one authority in the Spiritual Life Coaching Industry
  • eChapters from The Human Handbook digital softcover
  • Audio chapters from The Human Handbook audiobook
  • eChapters from Self-Mastery, A Journey Home to Your Inner Self digital textbook
  • Audio chapters from Self-Mastery, A Journey Home to Your Inner Self audiobook
  • eChapters from Seven Spiritual Truths digital softocover
  • Audio chapters from Seven Spiritual Truths audiobook
  • Bonus Coaching materials and lessons for clients
  • Class Recording

Spiritual Transformation
Certificate Module

This Subset Module is For Those Who Wish To Invest In Their Personal Self-Help Journey and Advance Their Professional Career.


  • Independent Study Course
  • Eligible for matriculation credits toward certification program
  • The Awakening, a Transformational Love Story
  • Seven Spiritual Truths
  • Life Skill Coaching Exercises
  • Spiritual Transformation Life Coaching Certificate

Certificate Module

This Subset Module Teaches Life-Changing Self-Mastery And Advanced Life-Skill Lessons And Includes Coaching Exercises To Be Used For Yourself And Clients.


  • Independent Study Course
  • Eligible for matriculation credits toward certification program
  • Foundational Coaching Exercises
  • Life Skill Coaching Exercises
  • The Human Handbook
  • The Human Handbook audiobook
  • Self-Mastery, A Journey Home to Your Inner Self
  • Self-Mastery, A Journey Home to Your Inner Self audiobook

Independent Study
Spiritual Life Coaching
Certification Course

For Students who are ready to build a successful Coaching practice but need to go at their own pace. Includes a complete suite of Coaching materials to build your confidence and skills as a Coach.


  • Deposit + Financing Available
  • Independent Study Course
  • Professional Certification Course for Spiritual Life Coaches
  • Coach's 101 Orientation Class
  • 60 minute Interactive Certification Prep Class with an HLC Instructor
  • How To facilitate Five Core, HuMethod™ Coaching Exercises
  • Spiritual Life Coach's instructional training manual
  • Private Practice Social Media Marketing Consultation
  • Self-Mastery, A Journey Home to Your Inner Self textbook
  • Self-Mastery, A Journey Home to Your Inner Self audiobook
  • How To Coaching Role Play audios of Clinically Proven Coaching Exercises
  • The Awakening, A Transformational Love Story eBook
  • The Human Handbook
  • The Human Handbook audiobook
  • Five Proprietary Diagnostic Coaching Exercises
  • Client Diagnostic Measurement Forms
  • Self-parenting Exercises
  • Meditative Exercises
  • Advanced Life Skill Exercises
  • Dis-creation Exercises
  • Multi-Sensory, Intuitive Exercises
  • Ego-Mind Training Exercises

Spiritual Life Coaching
Certification Course

For Students who are ready to build their Coaching practice in a virtual classroom environment with unlimited instructor support both. This all-inclusive program's sole purpose is to develop your confidence and skills as a Coach so you can open a full-time practice.


  • Deposit + Financing Available
  • Interactive Course
  • Professional Certification Course for Spiritual Life Coaches
  • Coach's 101 Orientation Class
  • Certification Classes with Instructor
  • Unlimited student to instructor support
  • "See-One", "Do-One", "Teach- One" training method
  • Class recordings
  • How To facilitate Five Core, HuMethod™ Coaching Exercises
  • Spiritual Life Coach's instructional training manual
  • Private Practice Social Media Marketing Consultation
  • Self-Mastery, A Journey Home to Your Inner Self
  • Self-Mastery, A Journey Home to Your Inner Self audiobook
  • How To Coaching Role Play audios of Clinically Proven Coaching Exercises
  • The Awakening, A Transformational Love Story eBook
  • The Human Handbook
  • The Human Handbook audiobook
  • Five Proprietary Diagnostic Coaching Exercises
  • Client Diagnostic Measurement Forms
  • Self-parenting Exercises
  • Meditative Exercises
  • Advanced Life Skill Exercises
  • Dis-creation Exercises
  • Multi-Sensory, Intuitive Exercises
  • Ego-Mind Training Exercises


About Holistic Learning Center's Courses

No. HLC's all-inclusive certification program covers everything you need to know to become an impactful Coach. 

YES, HLC offers a variety of payment options, making it possible for you regardless of your financial circumstances. Contact the office for details 888-452-0878 Press 3.

First and foremost, we give our students the tools to be the most impactful and effective Coaches they can be. We do this knowing that if you aren’t good at Coaching, it doesn’t matter how nice your website looks, or how much you spend on paid ads, you won’t build a successful practice because your clients aren’t getting the results they paid you to help them achieve.

Business and Marketing Support:

  • Promotion of your private practice
  • One-On-One marketing support class
  • Free Coaching lessons to pass on to clients
  • Marketing strategies
  • Public Speaking & Group Coaching


Yes. The certification program was designed to be used as a stand-alone or in combination with your current practice. You can take all Coaching lessons as they are, or incorporate specific elements into your current practice. We also have graduates who go into specialties. For example, the course covers a wide range of subjects [Money mastery, Weight Mastery, Parenting Mastery, etc] but some students graduate and focus their whole practice on one element like Relationship mastery and how to find love. 

You will be taught the spiritual philosophy of over 100 famous self-help authors such as Tolle, Chopra, Dyer, etc. combined with
HLC’s unique “on-the-job training” and this hands-on experience is what you need to learn to be successful. This is important because
 philosophical concepts ‘ALONE’ will not professionally prepare you to do the work you love and were born to do.

Once you are an enrolled student, you will always have access to your digital materials via the student portal. 

Yes. If you choose to begin with any of the independent study, self-paced courses and need more support and/or you want to complete the course quicker with a structured schedule, you have the option to matriculate into the Interactive Certification program. You may even receive a tuition credit. Any previous requirements completed will be credited.  Contact the office for details 888-452-0878 press 3. 

Interactive Spiritual Life Coaching certification course- In order to keep a high standard of support and personalized attention both during the class and outside of class, HLC keeps the class sizes small. Often a semester will close early once capacity is reached. Those who do not make the cutoff will be placed in the following semester. 

A subset course contains materials and Self-Mastery Assignments from the main Spiritual Life Coaching certification course that has been sectioned off to be taken individually.

Often, a student takes a subset course because their budget or time constraints won’t allow them to enroll in the full certification course.  This allows the student to start working toward their certification piece-by-piece instead of putting their entire career path on hold until they can enroll in the full certification course.

Bonus- Students can receive tuition credit if they matriculate within 90 days to the next course. All assignments within each module can be credited toward the full certification course.

Personal Journey- Many students take the subset courses, not with the intention to become certified but for their personal journey as a way to empower and improve their lives.

Yes, HLC’s rapid growth is creating career opportunities for Professional Certification course graduates. HLC has a Residency Program where we hire our best grads to do life coaching and training. If the new grad does well as an HLC resident then he or she can then apply to become either an HLC Affiliate or apply for full-time employment.

The interactive certification course is 18 weeks long.

For the independent study version of the course, the student has one year from the date of enrollment to submit all requirements to the office and schedule the open-book test.

Interactive Course- There is unlimited student-to-instructor support.

Independent Study Course- For the self-paced Independent study certification course, support comes from the Coach's 101 Orientation class and 1 Certification Prep Class with an Instructor to go over your course materials and logistics to set you up on the path to success!

No. No travel is involved with interactive courses. All classes are held in a virtual classroom.

Students are responsible for determining the legal issues involved in opening a holistic practice as a spiritual Life Coach. The laws differ in each state or locality and our policy is to not offer detailed legal information. We recommend you contact your state or local government for legal interpretations, conduct Internet research or visit your public library as it is important for you to know what your legal boundaries are as a spiritual life coach.

No, the Spiritual Life Coaching certification program is all-inclusive. It includes all Coaching "how to" training and class support documents and client materials.

Students are responsible for having accessible and reliable internet access and Microsoft Word, Excel and the ability to open Adobe PDFs as these are the formats of HLC's digital documents. 

HLC was established in 1993, and is the oldest life coaching and spiritual counseling certification school in North America. HLC acquired its accreditation through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners [AADP] because the International Coach’s Federation [ICF] as well as all the other current accreditation organizations did not exist.

HLC respects the ICF as a professional organization, but HLC has intentionally remained with AADP because they specialize in complementary, holistic modalities such as integrative psychiatry, massage therapy, spiritual life coaching, reflexology, Reki, etc.

Today there are several agencies that offer a life coaching accreditation: AADP, IAC, ICF, and USLCA. All of these organizations are independent privately held corporations that are not backed by anyone unifying governmental authority. Since 1993 HLC has witnessed many accreditation businesses open and close its doors, and that is why we are proud of our long-standing relationship with AADP.

The work of people and groups such as Byron Katie, Avatar, etc. are admirable and HLC respects the work they have done.

The main difference is the level of clinical research and field-testing that our staff has done to determine which Coaching exercises helped the most amount of Coaching clients get the greatest amount of self-help improvements, in the shortest period of time. No other organization invested 30 years of research, plus 15 years of clinical field testing to create a spiritually-based, technically grounded healing-modality that creates permanent behavioral change for anyone who performs the exercises as assigned.

HLC’s HuMethod™ certification course is unique because it is the ONLY Spiritual Life Coaching Healing Modality in the industry. The HuMethod™  professional, spiritually-based Coaching course cannot be compared with any other Coaching school because it is more similar to traditional healing modalities schools such as chiropractic. HLC's HuMethod™ curriculum follows the same level of depth and detailed professionalism, which is why it has helped so many students like you build successful practices.

Graduates of HLC’s accredited curriculum are qualified to be Board Certified, Holistic Practitioners by AADP – the Accreditation Board of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. The AADP is a professional association, which recognizes traditional and nontraditional programs around the world.

Holistic Learning Centers (HLC) is neither a church, nor a ministry, nor does HLC attest to any particular religious point of view. HLC is strictly a non-sectarian educational organization of higher learning that provides spiritual coaching courses, and educational products for spiritually awakened students. HLC offers educational programs designed for basic and advanced students, holistic practitioners, and people seeking Self-empowerment.

The HuMethodTM is an empowering healing modality with proprietary, clinically proven, results driven Life Coaching and Self-help training system, with decades of research and field-testing. HLC’s Life Coaches use the HuMethod™ to professionally facilitate well field-tested exercises with their Life Coaching clients, to help them quickly achieve their self-help objectives.

Essentially, the HuMethod™ training system teaches students how to use emotional, psychological, and self-nurturing exercises in order to maieutically teach the client to permanently change behaviors that no longer suit them.

The term clinically tested means that for more than 25 years, HLC has tested hundreds of exercises on thousands of students to prove what works and what does not.

The HuMethod™ title wasn’t chosen because it is our founder’s spiritual name. It was chosen because the word “Hu” refers to the subconscious, divine and quantum powers that exist within all human beings.  Mastering how to tap into these Universal Powers is why HuMethod™ Certified Coaches are able to create the permanent behavioral changes needed for their clients to manifest their self-help goals as quickly as humanly possible.