Business and Life Coaching

business and life coaching

Learn how to partner with clients in this thought-provoking and creative process that inspires maximum personal and professional potential. Done right, business and life coaching can drive sales, employee engagement, creativity, workplace satisfaction, and bottom line results. This program will prepare individuals to successfully coach others in support of the International Coach Federation’s (ICF) coaching core competencies. The training will cover the eight building blocks of coaching, common coaching scenarios and group coaching, through a blend of lecture, discussion, Q&A, activities, labs and assessments.

The curriculum and mentor coaching included in this program meets the ICF requirements to apply for an Associate Certified Coaching credential.

Class Details

Schedule: This program is generally offered 1-2 times per year.

  • Core program sessions are generally held during weekdays, 1-2 times a month. Some sessions may be virtual.
  • Group and individual mentoring sessions are held at varied times.

Tuition: $6,949 registration fee for the full program, including two components: Business and Life Coaching, Part 1 ($5749) and Business and Life Coaching, Part 2: Mentor Coaching ($1200).

  • You may choose just to take Part 1 though you will not be able to apply for an ICF Associate Certified Coaching credential without the Mentor Coaching component.
  • Tuition is due at the beginning of each course.
  • Financial aid is not available for this noncredit program. Students are encouraged to inquire with their employers to determine if tuition assistance is available.
  • This program does not qualify for an employee discount.
  • Find out about the Professional Education Tuition Installment Plan and other payment options »

* Tuition listed above is subject to change without advance notice.


This program is entry-level, with no prerequisites.

The program includes two components:

  • Business and Life Coaching, Part 1: Training and practice in the fundamentals of Business and Life Coaching
  • Business and Life Coaching, Part 2: Mentor Coaching: Mentoring for coaching, provided in a group and one-on-one format; required for ICF certification, though you can complete the program without this component if you choose.
Complete Part 1 with a grade of “Satisfactory” to successfully earn the program badge. To further your training, take Part 2 and become eligible for ICF certification. Outside of class attendance, expect to spend approximately 10-15 hours per month on this program.
Elements of the Program Include:

  • 75 hours of training.
  • 10 hours of mentor coaching accompanied by a written feedback assessment.
  • Completion of 20 coaching hours.
ACSTH logo


Gain hands-on experience.
Participate in experiential labs that allow you to coach, be coached, and observe coaching. Experiencing coaching from these three perspectives provides insights that will help you rapidly improve your coaching skills.

Prepare for ICF certification
You will have access to an ICF-credentialed coach for the duration of the program, and will be ready to apply for apply for an ICF Associate Certified Coaching credential once you complete both program components.

Receive a digital badge.
Students will be awarded a University of Utah digital badge upon satisfactory completion of Business and Life Coaching, Part 1. Find out more about Digital Badges at the University of Utah »

Who Should Attend

This program is designed for the following individuals:

  • Those seeking to become a professional coach in a public or private practice.
  • Managers who want to enhance their innate coaching skills to fundamentally improve their organization’s talent retention and relationships with employees.
  • Practicing coaches who want to take their certification to a higher level.

No prior experience in Business and Life Coaching is required.

Professional Education at the University of Utah

Phone: 801-585-1780
Online Contact Form

Upcoming Classes

Class Title Next Start Date
Business and Life Coaching, Part 1 Notify me!