Get a career that you love and a tribe that loves you back: The Courageous Living Coach Certification is a holistic life coach training program for women who want to learn, to laugh, to meet their tribe, and to create a life coaching career that they can flat-out fall in love with.


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Before I joined CLCC, I saw only walls of limitations around me: “Entrepreneurship is to risky.” I’m just a couple of months into launching my holistic Life Coaching business and yet I now feel brightly confident that it is possible for me to earn money from me creating programs that I am inspired by. Not only have I practiced my coaching skills, but I’ve learned alongside other women who share my coaching values.


The course itself is so well laid out that even in moments of overwhelm, I know it’s manageable. Resources are always available and participants are encouraged to ask for what they need. Feedback from peers and leadership is honest and relevant, and the entire program gives me the feeling that everyone wants me to succeed. The moment I saw the CLCC, I knew it was the program I’d been seeking.


The CLCC is created by Kate Courageous

My name is Kate Swoboda (sometimes known around the internet as “Kate Courageous.”) I’m so proud to be preparing for 2016, which will be the THIRD year of the Courageous Living Coach Certification, a holistic life coaching training program for coaches-to-be who want to create a life coaching career that they are flat-out in love with.

The first CLCC group launched in 2014, with the idea that the current coaching paradigm is too narrow: training programs often teach a solely cognitive-behavioral skill-set focused around goal-setting and achievement of those goals, and furthermore, they do little to prepare coaches for what it’s really like to work for yourself.

I wanted to create something different. I spent 2013 researching the industry, certification standards, and developing the CLCC curriculum. Today, the CLCC combines a person-centered approach to coaching with many other modalities. We don’t teach “factory coaching” with one way that you “have to” do it. We want you to learn a coaching skill-set and then expand outward, to include your own stylistic elements as a coach.

I’ve been a coach for nearly a decade, working with clients from around the world and expanding my practice beyond one-on-one coaching. The success of my practice is grounded in one thing: my approach. Cookie-cutter just doesn’t cut it. Let’s be part of a tribe of coaches committed to creating a more courageous world.

The “official” bio:

Kate Swoboda (a.k.a. “Kate Courageous”) is the author of the Courageous Living Program and The Coaching Blueprint, founder of the Courageous Living Coach Certification, and creator of, where she’s helped thousands of people to access their courage and go from “I can’t,” to “Amazing!”

Kate was deemed one of the top 50 bloggers making a difference in fitness, health, and happiness by Greatist. Her work has been featured in Entrepreneur, The Intelligent Optimist, The Daily Love, ProBlogger, MindBodyGreen, Lifetime Moms,en*theos and at the World Domination Summit. She was tapped by Danielle LaPorte’s team to roll out the first Desire Map workshops and to create facilitation videos for licensees.

She’s passionate about helping those who desire to become life coaches learn how to hone their craft, in service to their clients, doing healing work, and building a career that feels like being all of yourself, in every aspect of your life.


This has surpassed my expectations: some of the highlights have been the first retreat weekend where I connected with like-minded women; Kate’s excellence in teaching an role-modeling beautiful coaching, and consistently providing a comfortable yet challenging learning environment with the emphasis on real coaching practice. Most importantly, CLCC has helped me catalyze the gift of believing in myself.


My experience has been an adventure into who I am, who I want to become, who I’m already expanding into, and above all else–who can I be in guiding others through their own life choices and challenges. The CLCC has been an often exciting, always challenging, and ultimately wonderfully rewarding adventure that has also turned me into an incredibly well trained, and pretty darned confident Life Coach.


The Courageous Living Coach Certification has been an amazing experience for me. I had some prior coach training, so the most incredible benefit has been reconnecting with my passion for coaching. I arrived at the training feeling exhausted, but within days I felt ready to take on the world again because Kate provided me with solid tools and a support system to run my business my way, make my vision come true, and be successful at it.


I am so grateful I followed my inner sense of “YES!” and signed up for the Courageous Living Coach Certification. I had been researching coach training programs for several years but none of them quite fit. The CLCC has far exceeded my expectations in every way. I have been deeply challenged, supported, trained, guided, and inspired every step of the way. Life will never be the same!


I have found the CLCC to be honestly life changing. the skills learned through the weekly assignments and calls are provided in a format that allows you to engage on many levels: reading materials, homework questions, audio-video formats and even live coaching practice. The diversity in homework kept each week exciting and interesting, while also really challenging me to become more precise and focused in my coaching..


Enrolling in the CLCC has been the best choice I have made, both career wise and soul wise. I have learned so much about myself, and how I can spread love, discovery, and light with others. I have more confidence, ease, and peace sharing a safe space with others both in coaching and my personal life. As a bonus, I have met an amazing group of women with whom I hope to stay friends with for a very long time.

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