Balance Life Coach Course 2018

Do you want to become a Life Coach?
Do you want to experience incredible personal growth?
Do you want to find more meaning in your life?

Title of the program

Balance Life Coach Course: Full time and Online.


Nico Liebenberg, MA (Psychology), a Life- & Executive Coach and creator of the on-line Balance4Coaches coaching system presents a coaching training program for anyone who wants to become an accredited Balance Life Coach.

This life-transforming training is suited for people who want to master the basics of Life Coaching and start a full-time coaching practice as an accredited Balance Life Coach.

Program vision and goals

The ultimate vision of the Balance Life Coach training is to equip people with fundamental knowledge to become Balance Life Coaches.

Many people do this training, not to become Balance Life Coaches, but for self-development.

Who can benefit from this training?

  • Psychologists, Social Workers, Therapists, Counselors and Practitioners in the people helping industry who want to become Balance Life Coaches.
  • HR and Training people who want to increase their people development skills.
  • Corporate and Business Leaders who want to develop coaching skills to assist them in their mentoring relationships.
  • Clergy who do coaching at their churches.
  • Health Care Workers who wants to expand their range of skills in working with people.
  • Teachers and lecturers who consider a career in coaching.
  • People in their 40’s and older who are transitioning from being successful to being significant.
  • People who want to pursue a career in Life Coaching.
  • People who want to develop themselves or release more potential.
  • Adventurous people who intuitively know they should do this training.

This training program consist of the following.

For full time students

The full time course is presented in the East of Pretoria, South Africa, and consist of 6 different engagements, i.e.

  1. Classroom training.
  2. Workshops.
  3. Socials.
  4. Mentoring.
  5. Life Coaching, and
  6. Access to the digital manual with teaching videos of all the Master Classes.

1. Classroom training sessions

In total there are 30 training sessions on Wednesdays 18h00-20h00

2. Workshops

In total there are 11 workshops on Saturdays 8h00-11h00.

3. Socials

In total there are 4 socials, the last day of every term.

4. Mentoring

In total there are 5 mentoring sessions with Nico Liebenberg, 1-hour/session.

5. Life Coaching

In total there are 5 life coaching sessions with Koos Franck at his office in Catherine Road, Shere, 1-hour/session.

6. Access to the digital manual

Students have full access to the digital manual. The digital manual is packed with coaching articles and training videos.

  • None of these above mentioned engagements happen during school holidays.
  • All engagements are compulsory.
  • Debbie Jones schedules mentoring and coaching sessions for students.
  • Mentoring and coaching sessions should be completed by the end of 2018. They are not transferable to 2019.

For online students

The online course is presented online and consist of the following 3 engagements, i.e.

  1. Classroom training via Zoom (similar app like Skype.)
  2. Access to the digital manual with teaching videos of all the Master Classes.
  3. Mentoring via Zoom.

1. Classroom training sessions via Zoom

In total there are 30 training sessions on Wednesdays 18h00-20h00. Online students join the class via Zoom.

2. Access to the digital manual

Online students have full access to the digital manual. The digital manual is packed with coaching articles and training videos.

3. Mentoring

In total there are 5 mentoring sessions with Nico Liebenberg, 1-hour/session.

  • None of these above mentioned engagements happen during school holidays.
  • All engagements are compulsory.
  • Debbie Jones schedules mentoring sessions for students.
  • Mentoring sessions should be completed by the end of 2018. They are not transferable to 2019.


Both full time and online students do assessments after their assignments.

Dates of training

This is a one-year course.

  1. To see the dates for the first term, click HERE
  2. To see the dates for the second term, click HERE
  3. To see the dates for the third term, click HERE
  4. To see the dates for the fourth term, click HERE

To download all the dates, click HERE

Graduation ceremony

The graduation ceremony of the full time students takes place one week after the last training session.

The training modules

Section 1: Coaching introduction

  1. Introduction to become a Balance Life Coach
  2. Prescribed book for the course: Tattoos on the heart: The power of boundless compassion – Gregory Boyle
  3. Your life is not an experiment
  4. How NOT to do coaching?
  5. How coaching works?
  6. When the student is ready the teacher will appear
  7. Three levels of knowledge
  8. A coach’s focus
  9. Retrospective

Section 2: What is coaching?

  1. What is coaching?
  2. Types of coaching
  3. The coaching industry
  4. Seeing your coaching clients
  5. Retrospective

Section 3: Definitions of coaching

  1. Definitions of coaching 1
  2. Definitions of coaching 2
  3. Definitions of coaching 3
  4. Coaching is a mutually chosen helping relationship
  5. Coaching is a meaningful conversation
  6. Retrospective

Section 4: Coaching And Other People Helping Efforts

  1. Coaching and other people helping efforts
  2. Coaching and counseling
  3. Coaching and therapy
  4. Coaching and consulting
  5. Coaching and mentoring
  6. Living in the now
  7. Retrospective

Section 5: Coaching, change, and paradigms

  1. Coaching, change, and paradigms
  2. The map and the territory
  3. The givenness in life
  4. Paradigm shifts
  5. Retrospective

Section 6: Coaching and who man is?

  1. Man in context
  2. The mind draws distinctions
  3. The essence of life is love
  4. Retrospective

Section 7: Coaching and the Johari’s window

  1. Coaching and Johari’s Window
  2. Dealing with feedback
  3. Feedback, self-disclosure, and revelation
  4. Retrospective

Section 8: Coaching and the two trees

  1. The paradigm of the two trees
  2. Man’s soul and spirit
  3. Man in 4 quadrants
  4. Life comes from spirit
  5. Retrospective

Section 9: Nico Liebenberg’s definition of coaching

  1. Nico’s definition of coaching
  2. Mutually chosen helping relationships
  3. Our process of becoming
  4. Meaningful conversations
  5. Coaching tools
  6. Retrospective

Section 10: Relationship

  1. Relationship
  2. Love makes us blossom
  3. Carl Rogers in 10 minutes
  4. The 3 elements of relationship
  5. Relationship as a way of being
  6. The posture of a great coach
  7. Empathy
  8. Congruence
  9. Brené Brown on empathy
  10. Retrospective

Section 11: The helping relationship

  1. Discerning the spirit
  2. Empathy is cognition, more than emotion
  3. Let the butterfly wrestle
  4. Learn compassion from the horse whisperer
  5. We suffer one another
  6. Congruence balances unconditional positive regard
  7. Helping relationships grow people
  8. Self-compassion is embracing all of you
  9. Retrospective

Section 12: How to use balance4coaches

  1. How to sign up for balance4coaches?
  2. How to personalize balance4coaches?
  3. How to add a client to balance4coaches?
  4. How to send a message in balance4coaches?
  5. How to take notes during coaching with balance4coaches?
  6. How to set up an agreement in balance4coaches?
  7. How to add coaching tools to balance4coaches?
  8. How to design a coaching process in balance4coaches?

Section 13: Coaching and meaningful conversations

  1. Your purpose is given to serve a certain group of people
  2. The elements of a meaningful conversation
  3. Body language and bracketing in meaningful conversations
  4. ‘Reading’ your client
  5. Retrospective

Section 14: Coaching and the reflective space

  1. The comfort zone
  2. The coach as mirror
  3. The reflective space in a meaningful conversation
  4. We need to think about our own thinking
  5. The reflective space is a love space
  6. Conviction vs condemnation
  7. The reflective space is an expectant space
  8. The reflective space is a pregnant space
  9. The reflective space is a discovery space
  10. People need love more than knowledge
  11. Make it easy for your client to enter the reflective space
  12. The reflective space facilitates our process of becoming
  13. Retrospective

Section 15: Being present in coaching

  1. Being present: Introduction
  2. The past, present, and future
  3. Coaching focuses us on the here and now
  4. Knowledge of the truth
  5. Balancing paradoxes in our minds
  6. What is truth? Or, who is it?
  7. Knowledge of the truth sets us free
  8. How to still our minds to be present?
  9. Contemplation and meditation to still our minds
  10. Bracketing helps us be present
  11. Don’t be afraid to wrestle with God
  12. Retrospective

Section 16: Coaching and listening

  1. The context to really listen
  2. The context for coaching
  3. Listening intentionally
  4. Theories that explain human behavior
  5. Layers to listen to
  6. Listening to the deeper layers
  7. Listening to silence
  8. To whom do we listen in coaching?
  9. Retrospective

Section 17: Coaching and asking questions

  1. Asking questions: Introduction
  2. Setting hypotheses for asking questions
  3. Types of questions we ask in coaching
  4. Linear and circular thinking
  5. The circular paradigm
  6. The cloak of humility
  7. Humility, our true self, and false self
  8. The miracle is in the process
  9. Retrospective

Section 18: Reflections on the essence of coaching

  1. Living yourself is the best life to live
  2. Coaches facilitate the process of becoming
  3. Love helps us grow
  4. Space in our togetherness
  5. Stepping into the moment of another
  6. Retrospective

Section 19: Coaching and identity

  1. You have to know who you are
  2. Your purpose is God-designed
  3. Discovering your personal purpose is a process
  4. Potential on an inter-personal level
  5. Potential on a personal level
  6. The theory of identity
  7. The gift of the helping relationship
  8. Why identity is fundamental?
  9. Retrospective

Section 20: Coaching and purpose in life

  1. Coaching clients want to know their purpose in life
  2. The act of creation starts with purpose
  3. Being, doing, and having
  4. Your purpose is universal and unique
  5. Purpose is beingness
  6. Let it go
  7. You are worthy to earn this life of yours
  8. Love people to wholeness
  9. The purpose of mothers and fathers
  10. Retrospective

Section 21: Coaching and thinking frameworks

  1. Thinking frameworks live in a reflective space
  2. Johari’s window as a thinking framework
  3. Transactional analysis as a thinking framework
  4. Cycles of addiction as a thinking framework
  5. The 5 love languages a a thinking framework
  6. Appreciative inquiry as a thinking framework
  7. The coach as mirror
  8. Retrospective

Section 22: What makes coaching effective?

  1. The coach’s ability to develop relationship
  2. The client’s readiness to change
  3. The coach’s ability to ask great questions
  4. Challenging acceptance
  5. 360 degree feedback
  6. The client’s support system
  7. Retrospective

 Requirements for registration

  • There are no formal requirements for registration.
  • Informal requirements are:
    • It will definitely help if you have a passion to help people grow.
    • Love for yourself and other people.
    • Willingness to engage with this personal journey of transformation.
    • Commitment to the process of your becoming.

External registration

Students can register with COMENSA – Coaches and Mentors of SA as Student Members.


The medium of instruction is English.


This training is presented at Opikopi Guest House and Conference Venue, in Constantia Park, in the East of Pretoria.

Cost of the program

Full time

  • R 22,350 per person, if 10 students register.
  • R 21,360 per person, if 11 students register.
  • R 20,040 per person, if 12 students register.
  • R 18,830 per person, if 13 students register.
  • R 16,620 per person, if 14 students register.
  • R 15,740 per person, if 15 students register.
  • R 14,860 per person, if 16 or more students register.


  • R 14,860 per person.

Terms and conditions

  1. A 10% deposit is payable at registration.
  2. The balance is paid in 11 monthly instalments.
  3. Students who withdraw from the program after they have paid their deposit will forfeit their deposit.
  4. Students receive an invoice the last Friday of every month.
  5. Invoices are paid the end of every month.

The Balance Life Coach Community

Students will join the Balance Life Coach community on Facebook.

Introducing the lecturer, Nico Liebenberg

Nico introducing the learning process

A video where Nico speaks on the fundamental importance of identity

To watch more of Nico’s videos click HERE

Want to register?

Contact Debbie Jones at +27 (0)82 522 1841 or complete the contact form below and we will contact you.

[contact-field label="Name" type="name" required="1"/][contact-field label="Email" type="email" required="1"/][contact-field label="Contact number" type="text" required="1"/][contact-field label=”Comment”

One thought on “Balance Life Coach Course 2018

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s