What is Coaching?

The International Coach Federation defines coaching as “partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.”

Coaching is the art of interacting with a person creatively in a way that energizes them to achieve extraordinary results in their desired objective. Professionally trained in core coaching competencies and coaching ethics, coaches partner with clients to identify important goals and priorities, strategize about how to reach them, and overcome obstacles that crop up along the way.

A Lifeforming Coach creates a relational atmosphere through coaching competencies and values for clients to discover their unique design, desires, dreams and destiny, both personally and professionally.

What makes us different?

Lifeforming Leadership Coaching is a leadership coach training organization for relationally focused leaders looking for sustainable change in their spheres of influence. If you are searching for a systematic, effective coaching methodology to develop leaders with character and competence, Lifeforming Leadership Coach training is the answer.

We train and equip coaches who desire to coach individuals to be all they can be, live their dreams, improve their performance, increase their focus and ultimately finish well in their lives, careers, organizations, and businesses.

We uniquely integrate several methods of training (one-on-one with a trainer, peer relationships, teleclasses, workshops, feedback, debriefing, and working with clients) to give you the most effective learning experience for your investment. We get results because we have a holistic approach to training, believing that the best transformational coaching comes from transformed coaches. You will be ruined for the ordinary and you will never be the same!

Our curriculum has been field-tested since 2000 and is regularly edited. We have trained thousands of coaches worldwide. The curriculum meets academic standards to be offered for optional credit in various schools and universities. It has been translated into multiple languages with new ones added as needed. In addition to our domestic training program, our curriculum is being used in over fifteen countries internationally.

All Coach Training Programs comply with and train you in the International Coach Federation (ICF) Core Competencies and Coaching Ethics.

Lifeforming training will not only prepare you in these internationally accepted coaching skills, but also through our 10 Core Coaching Values, the Heart of a Lifeforming Christian Coach.


We will be the premiere global platform for transformational training, resources, and coaching from a thoroughly Christian perspective, and given by those recognized in their fields as thought leaders and seasoned practitioners.

We will provide a “finishing school” series of tracks and courses that will be professionally delivered to accelerate personal and career performance to steward the favor of God in the workplace.

We will train ambassador quality leaders who will impact their vocations and communities with proven principles and practices that produce transformation.


Our mission is to maximize the competence and calling for those eager to step up to play a bigger game and make a difference that matters.

Our mission is to mobilize thousands of credentialed and certified coaches and influencers who are passionate about leveraging their unique design, desires, and dreams to leave a lasting legacy.

Our mission is to serve every participant to understand the times and to be fully awake to the Great Commission opportunities that no other times have seen.


Tailor-Made: We value “tailor-made” training that fits the unique story line for every person’s dreams and goals.

Convergence: We value “convergence” that ties together the power of life-forming content, with the passion of life-changing relationships and the perspective of life-altering experiences.

Real: We value “authentic” teaching moments by transparent presenters that catalyze authentic community through those who replicate to others.

Fresh: We value dynamic “in season” training that produces new perspectives and new approaches to lingering challenges we face.

Results: We value people and training materials that reproduce sustainable change in learners by focusing on applying each of our intentional difference at home and work.