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Life Coach Training
and Certification
in South Africa, Africa and beyond


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"If you're looking for world-class, comprehensive and professional life coach training in a convenient and affordable home study package,
look no further!"

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JOIN our certified life coaches in making a real and positive difference
in the world

Emerging profession

If you're in any way interested in becoming a life coach or finding out more about life coaching, this website is the perfect match for you.

In the US, life coaching is currently a $1bn industry that is growing rapidly. In South Africa it is an emerging profession just beginning to see explosive growth.

Life coaching, as a career, is immensely meaningful and rewarding. Life coaches specialise in using a wide range of simple yet powerful personal development tools and techniques to help their clients create the happy and fulfilling lives they dream of.

New Insights offers a Life Coach Training and Certification Programme that will not only equip you fully for an exciting new career as a practising life coach but that will literally change your life and your outlook on life forever!

Keep reading on this page to find out more about New Insights and why we say that our training goes above and beyond the rest.

Or, if you prefer to read offline, we offer two comprehensive and complimentary 30-page ebooks that aim to answer all the questions you may have.


new insights life coach training:
who we are and what we do

New Insights above and beyond the rest

What do we do?

Put simply, we provide world-class life coach training to people who want to become successful life coaches.

We've been established in the UK since 2003 and in South Africa (as New Insights Africa) since 2007, so we are definitely not one of the growing number of 'here today, gone tomorrow' life coach training providers.

Our aim was, and always is, to provide training that fits in seamlessly with your lifestyle, without sacrificing anything in terms of quality. We go above and beyond to ensure that New Insights certified life coaches are amongst the best and most successful in the business.

The best part is that the  fees for our training represent exceptional value for your investment. We even have payment plans for those who prefer to spread the investment over the duration of their training.


A Life coach training PROGRAMME
that's unique ...

unique life coach training

We specialise in home study based training.

This is sometimes more commonly known as 'distance' or 'remote' learning but we dislike any implication that we may be disconnected from our trainees. We pride ourselves in warm, caring and responsive support :-)

Our Life Coach Training and Certification Programme  is underpinned by extensive printed study material that is courier delivered, upfront,  when you enrol with us. The printed matter is backed up by an array of online resources including audio and video material.

We have no fixed 'intakes'. You can enrol in the Programme whenever it suits you. Then you train and complete the practice coaching in your own time, at your own pace, with caring and attentive support on hand whenever you need it, for up to two full years, if required.

Based on results from past trainees, you can expect to take, on average, some 9 to 18 months to complete the certification training, which involves some 300 hours to study the theory and complete the practice coaching requirements.


YET grounded in real life ...

real life couple

We have the greatest respect for academia.

But let's face it, life coaching is all about working with down-to-earth people, helping them live to their strengths, achieve their goals and dreams and connect with their purposes in life.

Our life coach training is designed to be highly effective and easy to apply. To this end, the skills training material is written and presented in a non-academic way and is replete with examples, exercises, quotes and other real life insights.

In addition, we provide a detailed guide on how to run practice sessions, with or without our System (see below), with your volunteer practice clients.

Because of the extensive practice coaching required, we choose to refer to those enrolled in our Programme, not as 'students' but as Trainee Life Coaches. This is a small but important example of what makes New Insights life coach training different from the rest!

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aCCESS TO A coaching system
that's proven to transform lives ...

New Insights Life Coaching System

Some training institutes believe their job is done once they've imparted the theory and a bit of classroom practice.

At New Insights we go well beyond that. Our life coach training programme includes access to the well-researched and cleverly structured New Insights Life Coaching System for practice coaching purposes.

This transformational coaching system comprises 15 sessions that span everything from an eye-opening session on life appraisal to an emotive session on life finding purpose.

An extensive set of beautifully designed coaching and client notes is made available for practice coaching purposes and can, optionally, be licensed for professional use by coaches once they have gained certification.

Our life coach training also includes exposure to free-form coaching using one of the many generic models that exist in the market, thus giving our trained coaches the flexibility to offer their clients more  structured transformational coaching or needs based transactional coaching. 


BACKED UP and supported BY People with
a Passion for People ...

people with a passion for people

At New Insights we like to say that we "live, eat and breathe life coaching"!

Seriously ... our entire business focuses around training individuals  like you to become quality life coaches ... coaches who will help us deliver on our mission to bring greater Freedom, Confidence and Growth to people from all walks of life.

At New Insights life coach training is not one of many types of training we offer, or an 'add-on' service. It is our sole business and one we are both passionate about and dedicated to!

At New Insights we want nothing more than to see our trainees become certified life coaches with the level of self awareness, knowledge, skill and experience to be truly successful.

Not only is this important in achieving our mission but, quite frankly, our reputation hinges on how effective our training is perceived to be. At the end of the day, the clients of the coaches we train are the judge of that. :-)


ASSISTANCE WITH PLANNING, PROMOTING AND SUSTAINING A SUCCESSFUL COACHING PRACTICE

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Completing high quality life coach training is one thing.

But to be a successful life coach you have to know how to plan, establish, market, sustain and expand your own life coaching practice.

Our Programme includes a wealth of material, drawn from many years of experience, to help you do just that.

New Insights certified life coaches also have the option to subscribe to our dedicated life coach directory and to use our state-of-the-art online journalling platform to promote their services.

We don't wave good bye to you once you've completed our training. We offer you a special place in our hearts for the long term because we know that ...

New Insights established 15 years

Find out more about our life coach training programme

A preview of what you will find on this website ...

Use the vertical blue menu bar on the left of this website to navigate to where you want to be – or simply scroll through the preview below and click on the relevant image or link to open the page in a new window in your browser.


If you prefer to read offline, request our complimentary 30-page ebooks for a summary of everything you'll find on this website, presented in handy Q&A format.


New Insights overview document

Perhaps you want to apply to your employer or someone else to sponsor your training and you want an 'executive overview' of who we are and what we offer. Download this 5-page document here.


lady wondering

Find out what it takes to become a life coach (and answers to other questions you are likely to have about becoming a life coach).


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Find out more about New Insights Africa, the company behind New Insights in South and southern Africa.


Bill Burridge, New Insights MD

Read about Bill Burridge, the Managing Director of New Insights Africa and New Insights Life Coaching UK.


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Read about why becoming a New Insights certified life coach is one of the best home based business opportunities you could consider.


New Insights Life Coach Training Programme

Find out more about the New Insights Life Coach Training and Certification Programme – for those who want life coach training without compromise but with convenience, affordability and flexibility.


New Insights Life Coaching 101

Read about our Introductory course, New Insights Life Coaching 101, perfect for those starting out, wanting to know more or needing help to understand if life coaching is a fit for them.


Testimonials for New Insights

Why not take a look at some of the great Testimonials we have received from trainee life coaches and certified life coaches over the years.


motivational speaker

So you want to become a motivational speaker? See why we recommend our life coach training first.



Life Coach Directory from New Insights

If you're looking for a great Life Coach, visit our Life Coach Directory.