Coaching Institute’s Insight Transformation Coaching
Certification program focuses on achieving deep positive change for
clients through accessing a mindful, positive mindset controlled by the
parasympathetic nervous system and inspired intention. We
that the promotion of happiness, positive relationships, wisdom and the
sacred within (as defined by the client) are a foundation for inspired
living, optimal performance, excellent decision-making and problem
solving, creative thinking, good health, and positive relationships.
(This is supported by both neuroscience and psychological research.)
The emphasis on developing conscious control of this mindful
positive mindset reflects a belief that transformational coaching (as
described above) can produce the foundation for producing a powerful
new paradigm for living and working.
Understand and apply the framework for achieving deep positive change
through accessing a mindful, positive mindset, Insight Transformation.
2. Understand the contribution of neuropsychology, neurophysics and
positive psychology in the development and principles of the Insight
3. Display competencies that reflect those of the International
Coaching Federation for coaches, as well as those specific to
implementing the Insight Transformation model of life coaching.
4. Learn coaching skills and tools through rigorous academic training
while at the same time applying that learning in 25 supervised coaching
hours per course.
5. Provide the client with knowledge of self-coaching tools
build inspired living and work, as well as tools that transform
negative experiences acting as barriers to coaching goals.
6. Create a plan for developing and growing a small business (such as a
coaching practice) through using the Insight
process emphasizing a mindful, positive mindset for business decisions
vs. a fear-driven one.
7. Provide a means of personal and professional development for
students through assigned projects and exercises.
8. Provide two levels of coaching certification (basic and
professional) reflective of the ICF ACC and PCC certification process.
At Life Coaching Institute, we train coaches to provide services that
will create options for work and personal life building meaningful and
fulfilling lives for their clients. This is done while simultaneously
healing emotional pain and stress through unleashing the client’s
inner potential. Inner potential consists of teaching the client to
access their deepest knowledge learned over a life time stored in the
subconscious mind as well as accessing a creative force (however the
client defines it).
The training program at LCI emphasizes life coaching integrated with
the ability to do business and executive coaching.
of the Program
25 years of developing and testing a coaching framework for manifesting
deep change, Dianne was repeatedly asked by clients and interested
individuals to provide a means of learning this framework as well as
evidence based coaching skills. In 2005, Dianne used her
of college teaching skills to develop the first three courses for the
basic certification process for a small first class of students (3
individuals). In 2008, she developed and offered the first and second
courses for the professional level certification process. In 2010 the
third course was developed that completes the professional level
behind the program
coaching programs are focused on behavioral change, rather than deep
transformation. There is a place for both types of programs in
coaching, but deep transformation is needed for certain desired goals
in life coaching. Examples of this include goals aimed at achieving a
closer relationship with the sacred, a positive relationship with a
spouse, finding meaning in one’s life and work, finding balance
in life and work, or becoming a presence based leader.
Secondly, there is a need for a deep transformation approach that uses
a holistic approach that sees human change as part of an
environmental-person system. Insight Transformation includes
consideration for the human domains of spirit (as defined by the
coachee), mind, emotion, subtle physical (energy of the body), physical
(body based coaching tools and health considerations) and life context
(interactions with those individuals and groups in your life).
Third, there is a need for a coaching framework that deliberately
teaches self-coaching tools to clients to not only build positive
opportunities and outcomes, but also for transforming the challenges of
negative experiences/emotions that get in the way of what is desired.
Finally, there is a need for more programs that provide a framework
based on evidenced-based research, rather than primarily common sense.
The Insight Transformation coaching program is an attempt to address
include several types:
1. Those with or without a college background who have a passion,
talent and/or experience in empowering others to find and manifest what
they really want through the use of genuine caring and intuitive
2. Those with a college degree in a helping profession (such as
nursing, counseling, or teaching) who wish to increase their present
skills to provide more effective helping services and/or diversify into
the coaching field.
3. Those who wish to acquire deep personal change and growth or see
themselves needing skills that will help them act as a positive change
agent/leader for the future.
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regarding student conduct.
or requirements students must meet to enter the program
student must provide evidence of receiving 6 hours of transformational
coaching prior to completing LC100. Coaching
sessions are available with one of our certified transformational life
coaches for all incoming students at a special rate of $60 per one hour
incoming student must write a paragraph of why they want to enter the
program and provide a history of their education, work and volunteer
background. Prior to entering they also must sign an agreement that
spells out the policies and requirements of the Insight Transformation
structure of the program
to two options for coaching courses are offered in the fall and spring
and one option is generally offered during the summer. The
for these courses is either primarily face-to-face with an intensive
workshop in the beginning of each course OR a teleconference/web-based
format to accommodate students out of area. Each course
consists of 27 hours of academic instruction, 4 hours of optional
mentoring meetings, and 25 hours of supervised coaching with clients.
Maximum number of students per course is 10 due to the intensive
supervision provided. Some courses such as basic skills for
internal coaching, group coaching and relationship coaching have
slightly different formats.
to any specialty or method of coaching
Insight Transformation program specializes in life coaching that is
transformational. However, information, instruction and
is given for the business sector, e.g. business, leadership, team and
executive coaching. The Insight Transformation program is
on an integration of neuroscience, particle physics, linguistic,
counseling and positive psychology research.
statements regarding admission to the program
participant must fulfill the pre-requisites to the
Based on their application letter, as well as the education, work and
volunteer history a preliminary decision will be made. If there is any
doubt, an interview will be scheduled prior to admission to the program.
Coaching Philosophy at Life Coaching Institute
believe you create your lifestyle through your intentions (what you
want), beliefs and choices. The result is a mixture of
and negative outcomes. Consequently, it’s important to emphasize
building what you want through establishing a life plan, while learning
how to manage your problems.
To do this
it’s important to pay attention to all aspects of living –
spirit/life meaning, mind, emotional, physical and interpersonal
realities. However, we believe that the spirit/life meaning
domain is the driving force for creating positive life choices and
opportunities in daily living. This force consists of your intuitive
inner self and a creative force (as you define it).
believe you have the capacity within yourself to solve your problems
and build the life you want. However, you may need help learning how to
access this intuitive inner knowledge. We provide that help through
coaching to facilitate the growth of inner potential, change thinking
patterns, improve communication and produce a thriving life.
Program of Training for Basic Certification
100 Basic Coaching Skills (27 hours):
a course that presents the basic strategies of the Insight
Transformation Coaching model. This includes setting up a
plan, basic assessment procedures, establishing the empowered self,
learning Insight Communication (a coaching communication model),
ethics, goals setting and beginning coaching
hours of direct coaching of clients are required as well as a final
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LC 102 Positive Psychology
Coaching (27 hours):
presents advanced coping strategies for developing a positive meaning
lifestyle. In-depth positive psychology coaching tools are presented,
as well as their basic neuroscience underpinnings. To support this
process a range of methods to access the deeper conscious mind and
intuitive knowing are learned. 25 hours of direct
of clients are required as well as a final test.
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104 Conscious Business Coaching (27 hours):
this course presents the basics of starting a small business including
setting up a mission, vision, niche, marketing strategies, obtaining
professional licenses, deciding on a possible business
establishing a balance sheet and setting financial goals, and
understanding legal considerations. This traditional business course
material is taught from a creative, insight oriented point of view,
teaching coaches how to use their parasympathetic and sympathetic
nervous systems, as well as their central nervous system at appropriate
times to achieve a steady prosperous and inspired new business without
the usual overarching fear. This course is experientially
so that coaches not only learn business coaching skills but also how to
set up their own private practice as a small business.
25 hours of coaching is required with clients utilizing all the skills
taught in previous courses. Additionally business coaching techniques
must be applied with each other and appropriate clients. The final test
is an oral final as well as the development of a business plan for a
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training involves a nine month to one year commitment.
completion of all three courses will result in basic certification as a
life coach. Our program is certified by the International Coach
Federation (ICF) as an "ACSTH" program.
Program of Training for Professional Certification
Basic certification as a life coach; completion of the courses below
results in certification as a professional certified life coach
LC 106a and LC 106b
Transformational Coaching and Neuroscience (27 hours):
presents advances coaching strategies for helping clients activate a
mindful transcendent state of being for daily living when
desired. The parasympathetic neurological pathway underlies
state of mind and is associated with improved health and relationships,
happiness, better decisions, optimal performance, and transcendence
including a deepening spirituality. 16 hours of
coaching of clients are required as well as a final test.
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Group Insight Transformational Coaching (22.5 hours):
presents the basics of doing coaching, within a group setting, using
the Insight Transformation model. This includes coaching
for small and large groups in group and organizational settings both in
person and on-line. 16 hours of direct group coaching is
as well as a final test.
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LC 110 Inspired
Leadership Coaching (22.5 hours)
a presentation of various leadership models for small to large
organizations and how to provide coaching to develop an inspired
transcendent leader in various contexts. 15 hours of
coaching and a final test is required.
LC 112 Coaching Relationships for Home and Work
a presentation of relationships at home, work and business and how to
coach for an optimally interaction in different contexts. 15
hours of relationship coaching, group and individual and a final test
LC114 Independent Study/ CEU offerings:
aging, neuroscience and coaching, developmental life skills, health
living, mental health approaches and coaching, mindfulness and
coaching, coaching with corporations and bureaucracies, work culture
and relationships, life skills, intuitive coaching, work coaching etc.
of Certification Courses
Courses: LC 100, 102 and 104.
Professional Certification Courses: LC 106,108,112.
or by webinar and phone. Face to face based courses often
an intensive 1.5 days training in the beginning of the course. People
will be assigned buddies to work with in between classes to practice
We use Adobe Connect™ as our
virtual classroom, along with an audio backup system in case of
Internet connection issues or disruptions.
- 30+ years of experience
and breadth of knowledge of program director, Dr. Dianne Greyerbiehl
- 20+ years of adult
teaching experience at the college and adult education level
- Follow-up mentoring
- Deep change process
integral to program
- Basic skills in
counseling integrated into program
- Knowledge of how to
access the knowledge in the subconscious mind to provide better
choices, insight and decisions.
- Curriculum geared to
International Coach Federation competencies
model of coaching that includes bringing in the faith-base/spirituality
of clients (as defined by them), as well as taking into consideration
the client’s interpersonal relationships, beliefs and intentions,
emotions and physical health.
- Faculty with diverse background in both teaching and coaching
of Life Coaching Institute
Dianne Greyerbiehl is the founder and president of Life Coaching
Institute, Inc. Dr. Greyerbiehl holds a Ph.D. in neurocognitive
psychology and speech-language pathology, as well as master’s
degrees in counseling and business. She is licensed as a counselor and
speech pathologist in South Carolina with over 30 years of experience
as a counselor, communication specialist, teacher and organizational
consultant. She is a certified professional coach (PCC) and a master
life coach as well as one of the founders of the life coaching area,
building her own framework of life coaching over a 20 year period of
Courses (Effective for 2013)
course is $1175, which includes both academic hours and supervision
time. Students will also be required to purchase textbooks for each
course. There will be an additional $25 (per course) fee for financing
Those students paying for all three certification courses up front will
get a 10% discount on the total price of certification. The discounted price for the Basic
Certification Program is $3172.50, due in full before beginning LC100.
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financial policy information.
Additional Program Costs
Prerequisite Transformational Life Coaching sessions - $360 (6 hours; one on one)
There are additional costs involved if students
choose to pursue accreditation through the International Coach
Federation. The costs are either $140 per person or $280 per person for the ACC requirements. Details can be found here.
of the three courses also requires the purchase of books. Please
click on each course for the current list of required texts, which can
be ordered via Amazon or another on-line source and are often available
used. The book costs are minimal, and many of the books are
available in local library systems as well.