UncategorizedYou want to become a life coach? Check these first!

February 4, 2023by Jill Douka

How are you, my beautiful friend?

Hope awesome!


Last week was awesome and tough at the same time. Awesome because Joy turned 7 years old (OMG!) and tough because from the moment I landed from London on Sunday until Friday Joy had very high fever. I did not sleep those days and had the doctor on speed dial. We had to reschedule her birthday party. And she was sad. And she handled it with such grace and got into the flow of the events with such amazing attitude, that I cried! It was just amazing. And I think that this is life my dear friend, to get into the flow NO MATTER WHAT, what do you think?


So you want to become a life coach? What are the four key elements before you sign up for a life coaching certification program? 

Let’s see together!

The first thing is to check if the certification is accredited by International Coaching Federation. ICF has over 40,000 members in 140 countries, and it’s the largest accreditation board in the world. It has very, very high standards and coaching. And believe me, once you’re out there, you want to have a certification that has validity in the coaching world. 


The second one that is really important to check out is: are the professors at the level of Master Certified Coach? You know, in the ICF International Coach Federation, we have three different credential status. The first is Associate Certified Coach, the second is Professional Certified Coach for which you need to have over 600 hours of coaching. And the third one is the Master Certified Coach with over 2500 hours of coaching, which only 4% of coaches globally have. And I am so proud to be one of the 1740 Master Certified Coaches! 


Now, my beautiful friend, it’s so important if you are like me, to learn from the best, to learn from the 4% of the coaches globally, at least a part of the certification to be run by professors who are masters certified coaches.


The third thing to check: does the curriculum grow you as a person as well? Does it have personal development for your own self? Check out the books if there is accountability, if there are leadership skills that are developed. In Global Academy of Coaching we apply the Self Leadership Coaching model, the model I have developed working with thousands of people since 2007. Because in GAC it is so important for us that you grow as a leader so that you can lead by example. Do you want this too?


And the fourth thing that it’s so important to know is the time frame. Is a time frame enough for you to grow? I hear a lot of coaching certifications are for a weekend, for a whole week. This is so cool. But you know what? I hate to say this, but in a weekend or a week you cannot grow. At least you can have some basic steps, but growth comes throughout time. So it’s so important that your coaching certification is over six months because then you start developing the habit of growing. 


Now my beautiful friend, what is the one action that you will do today to support yourself towards making your dream come true? 


You can enroll in the link below and do a complimentary coaching session with a Global Academy of Coaching graduate and see what it is to study life coaching. We’d love to know. 



I also want to invite you to the amazing Masterclass  Are you playing it safe? Learn how to kill fear and have what you deserve we do together with another Master Coach and GAC Professor Scott Masciareli. 

It is for free and you can enroll here


Is there something you would like us to focus on? 


 Looking forward to seeing you soon!

by Jill Douka

MBA, Μaster Certified Coach, 2x TEDx speaker #1 Bestselling and Awarded Author of 3 books, awarded mentor by the European Union, sought after internationally-renowned speaker. Founder of the Global Academy of Coaching Certificate Accredited, and together with top professors in the world trains high achievers to become exceptional coaches and leaders. Author of #1 International bestseller Create Love: 7 Secrets to Manifest your Perfect Match, Author of Bestseller How to Create Your Life, Author of Bestseller Suddenly Now, Author of Woman Now.