UncategorizedShe told me THIS, and I started crying!

February 18, 2023by Jill Douka

How was Valentine’s day?

I made some good planning in advance and spend time with myself, my loved ones and really embraced the day! Got beautiful flowers for the office and my home as well, it is so important for me to create an environment that I love being in! 


How long do I need to study in order to become a successful life coach? 

This is a question I often hear.

And I just want to share with you, as life coaching is not regulated as a job, then anyone who has studied one day can say that they’re a life coach! And yes you can study in order to become a life coach for a day or for 12 months like we do in Global Academy of Coaching! So you see, this is a very, very big range. 


I would love to share with you the story of why I created Global Academy of Coaching. So since 2007, I’ve been coaching and then some of my coaches started saying, Oh, Jill, I really love all the differences that coaching has made in my life. I want to become a coach just like you. But I didn’t know which certification to direct them to because none of the certifications that existed had a holistic approach. Then my clients started coaching in random certifications out there, and they came back to me saying to me what they learned, how it went. 

And I started freaking out because in many certifications they would get set questions to do in a session which, you know, when you’re really coaching, you cannot do this and many other things that I was very, very wrong. One of my students told me that she had learned to give ADVICE in a coaching session.

And I started crying as in coaching we never ever give advice. 

Mostly none of the certifications that they would study did not focus in the studies to actually develop the students into becoming leaders of themselves.


That was something that really hurt me. 


And then my beautiful friend, I got the direction, the download, whatever you may want to say. After I gave birth to Joy, she was three months old and in my meditation I got the direction to create Global Academy of Coaching Leadership Certification. Now we started the certification and it was six months long, and the first students that started studying, when they finished, the feedback that they gave us was so direct that it was an extremely amazing, life changing experience. But they needed more time to really digest and engrave everything. 

So the reason why Global Academy of Coaching is 12 months is exactly that, that you have all the time to really become a leader, to really digest everything that is important, get trained on your niche and to digest in order to actually become an incredible life coach. 


So, my beautiful friend, I would love to hear from you, from what I said or from your own personal experience. Did you study? How long did you study for? How was it for you? How was this experience? Hit back reply and I will get back to you!


Also, I have a present for YOU!!!

You can get it here:

Sending you light and love NAME,

I am next to you!

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.