Overcoming Concerns:

A Guide for Prospective TLCC Students

Navigating conversations with your partner (or other important people in your life) about your decision to enrol at The Life Coaching College (TLCC) can be challenging. This guide is designed to help you address common objections the important person(s) in your life may have with confidence.

1. Concern: The Cost of the Program

(Eg - "Is this program worth the investment?" / "Can we afford this?") This concern is totally normal. It’s essential to be on the same page about big financial decisions.  Here are some key points to discuss with your partner to address concerns about the cost:

  • Payment plans to fit virtually every budget: a simple program that lets you spread out your investment in affordable increments over the duration of your program. In fact, you can earn your Diploma of Coaching certification for less than the cost of a daily latte.
  • You can earn while you learn. You don’t have to wait until you’re certified to start taking clients. After your very first weekend, you can start taking clients. Many of our students are coaching and making real money within the first few weeks after starting one of our programs.
  • Investment in Your Future: The difference between a “spend” and an investment”? Investments appreciate over time. This is key. The skills and certification you gain are an investment in a lucrative coaching career. Want proof? You (and/or) they can go here to see testimonials from many of our students about the financial success they’ve achieved in their coaching careers.

2. Concern: The Time Commitment

(Eg - "How long will it take for me to finish? / "How will this fit into our schedule?") Time is our one non-renewable resource, so it’s natural to want reassurance about this. Here's how you can explain the flexibility and time efficiency of the TLCC program:

  • “How long will it take you to finish?” Our Diploma program is set up so that you can graduate within six months. Because we run our programs in face-to-face ‘workshop style’ units, you can complete a lot of training very quickly compared to one or two online webinars per week. Our NLP training for example can be completed in-room in seven days however this may take months if delivered online and would not include that incredible in-room experience that you get in face-to-face training.
  • Flexible Scheduling: Our programs are designed to fit into your busy life, with the majority of our training delivered face-to-face “workshop style” at any of our four campuses around Australia. What we’ve learned since we first started in 2010 is that 8 hours in a day at a face-to-face training is much easier, and more impactful for our students than the same eight hours online over eight weeks.

3. Concern: The Effectiveness of the Program

(Eg - “Will this work?” / “Will you actually be able to make a career of this?). It’s 100% natural for a partner to want reassurance that your choice to become a coach with TLLC is a prudent path. Here are a few things to share with them to help allay this concern.

  • Proven Success: TLCC is the #1 leading face-to-face coaching school in Australia, with over 3,000 successful graduates.
  • Specialisation: Generalists (in any industry) will always struggle. It’s why many “Doctor in a Box” GP physicians drive Hondas and Heart Surgeons drive BMW’s. Not to be crass, but it really is that simple. One of the first and biggest keys to creating success in your coaching practice is in specialisation. We have an entire unit entirely dedicated to helping you design your coaching business, which starts with helping you identify a niche that lights you up and - importantly - attracts [excellent] clients who have the specific kinds of problems your coaching can help solve.
  • Marketing and Business Training: Training with us isn’t just about becoming a world class coach; it's also about learning how to run a coaching business. They’re different things. We provide robust training on branding and marketing your business - building your online presence, growing an audience, making sales, and more. At TLLC, you’ll get the tools you need to build a thriving coaching business.
  • Investment in Your Future: The difference between a “spend” and an investment”? Investments appreciate over time. This is key. The skills and certification you gain are an investment in a lucrative coaching career. Want proof? You (and/or) they can go here to see testimonials from many of our students about the financial success they’ve achieved in their coaching career.
  • Multiple modalities: TLCC believes in giving you access to multiple ways of working with your clients and so we include traditional Coaching, NLP, Hypnosis and Positive Psychology as well as helping you being able to coach one to one as well as one to many.

4. Concern: Do I really Have To Attend Training Face-to-Face?

(Eg - "Is it really necessary to travel for training?" / "Can't you find something pre-recorded or virtual?") Attending live  training can be a point of hesitation. Here's how to reassure your partner about the convenience and options available with TLCC:

  • The Power of In-Person Training:  While it is true that attending a virtual coaching certification program can save time and hassle, we believe in the superior benefits of face-to-face learning. Here are just a few ways we’ve found it’s better than virtual:
    • Direct interaction with trainers and fellow students
    • Immediate feedback
    • The dynamic energy of a live classroom environment are just a few reasons why our in-person training is unmatched.
    • There’s a magic and a vibrance to what happens in the room, live, in-person that’s just not happening in the “virtual” classroom environments of our competitors.
    • We now know that 80% of students who begin an online course fail to complete it! Our in room face-to-face ‘workshop style’ training has a near 99.5% completion rate with completion certificates handed out at the end of each training ensuring success.
  • Our training programs are available in four different states, so you can choose a location that's most convenient for you. You can learn more about the training schedule for each location here.
    • Melbourne, VIC
    • Sydney, NSW
    • Brisbane, QLD
    • Perth, WA
  • We DO have online courses if that is what you need: Committing to face-to-face training may not be possible for some people (Especially several of our overseas students) so we do offer the option to start your training online for our complete Practitioner course and several of our advanced courses.

5. Concern: Researching Other Schools

(Eg - "Why TLCC over other coaching schools?" / "What makes TLCC the better choice?") Choosing the right coaching school is a big decision. Here's how to highlight the unique advantages of TLCC to your partner:

  • The Power of In-Person Training:  All other coaching schools went 100% virtual during COVID, and when the pandemic abated, they stayed remote (mostly to save money on operating costs). While virtual learning has its place, we believe in the power of true, live, face-to-face learning. Here’s why:
    • Direct interaction with trainers and fellow students
    • Immediate feedback
    • The dynamic energy of a live classroom environment are just a few reasons why our in-person training is unmatched.
    • There’s a magic and a vibrance to what happens in the room, live, in-person that’s just not happening in the “virtual” classroom environments of our competitors.
  • World-Class Trainers: Our team consists of ten world-class trainers (including our founder and CEO, Glen Murdoch), each with their own unique expertise and specialisations. This diversity ensures that you're not just learning from one person's perspective and skills, but benefiting from a vast spectrum of knowledge and experience.  Learn more about our incredible faculty right here.
  • International Recognition and Accreditation:  TLLC is internationally recognized by the gold standard in coaching, the International Coach Federation (ICF). This means our training meets the highest global standards, and our students are equipped to excel in the coaching industry. Additionally, all our trainers are accredited with either the NLPAA, ABNLP, or IANLP, further testament to our commitment to delivering the best possible training experience for our students.
  • There is no-one like us: As you research coaching schools, you will quickly realise no other coaching school in Australia has a face-to-face training program that includes what TLCC includes. Some have Coaching, some have Hypnosis, some have level two ICF, some have NLP, some even have Positive Psychology. But none of them package it all together and deliver it in the face-to-face classroom environment that we have.

Do you or your partner still have questions?

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