Introduction to Life Coaching – LIFC 201

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 05/18/2022

Course Description

Offers an introduction to professional coaching from a Christian worldview with special attention given coaching theories, practice, skills, and various coaching specialties. This will include an overview of common client presenting issues.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

Coaching is a vital new helping field that is growing daily. Some of the core skills for the coaching profession are the same as the counseling profession: building a relationship and learning to effectively communicate with the client. This course helps the student to understand the differences and similarities between the two fields and the opportunity to broaden the scope of help for people in need. If there is ever a time for godly leadership, servanthood, and biblical counsel, it is now. This course seeks to meet that challenge by equipping the student with the basic foundations of life coaching and biblically guiding individuals asking for help.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (4)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will complete 4 Discussions that specifically relate to the assigned module's content. Each discussion will be completed in 2 parts: 1) the student will create a 250–600-word thread in answer to the question provided and 2) the student will then reply to at least 2 classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 100–300 words. Each thread must use at least 2 citations from course readings, and each reply must also use at least 2 citations.

(CLOs: A, B, C, E)

Discussion: Case Studies (2)

The student will complete 2 case study discussions that specifically relate to module: week content. Each case study discussion will be completed in 2 parts: 1) the student will submit a 400–800-word thread and 2) the student will then reply to at least 2 classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 100–300 words.

(CLOs: D, E)

Research Paper: Title Page Assignment

The student will submit the following individual components of a Research Paper: Title Page, Outline, and Reference Page. After completing all 3 assignments, the student will complete a Research Paper: Biblical Worldview of Life Coaching Assignment.

Research Paper: Outline Assignment

The student will submit the following individual components of a Research Paper: Title Page, Outline, and Reference Page. After completing all 3 assignments, the student will complete a Research Paper: Biblical Worldview of Life Coaching Assignment.

Research Paper: Reference Page Assignment

The student will submit the following individual components of a Research Paper: Title Page, Outline, and Reference Page. After completing all 3 assignments, the student will complete a Research Paper: Biblical Worldview of Life Coaching Assignment.

Research Paper: Biblical Worldview of Life Coaching Assignment

The student will write a 750–1,000-word paper in current APA format reflecting an in-depth examination where he/she will construct a biblical worldview for effective life coaching. The paper must be well-organized, using current APA-formatted level headings. A current APA-formatted title page and reference page are required but will not count toward the overall length requirement. A minimum of 5 peer-reviewed sources published in the last 5–7 years must be incorporated, 1 of which can be the course textbook. The paper will be checked for originality using the Turnitin plagiarism tool.

Presentation Assignment

Based on his/her own research findings, the student will create a 10–15-slide PowerPoint presentation in which the student will discuss the ethical guidelines and standards in life coaching. 

(CLOs: A, B, C, D, E, F)

Quizzes (2)

The student will complete 2 quizzes that are cumulative and cover the material presented in the textbook, presentations, and lecture notes. Each quiz is open-book/open-notes and is comprised of 50 multiple-choice and true/false questions. Each quiz must be completed in 1 sitting, and you will have 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete each quiz. The Quiz: Foundations, Ethical Guidelines and Professional Standards in Coaching will assess chapters 1–13 of the Collins textbook and presentation material from Module 1: Week 1 – Module 4: Week 4. The Quiz: Ministry and Future of Christian Coaching will assess chapters 14–22 of the Collins textbook and presentation material from Module 5: Week 5 – Module 8: Week 8. Once the quiz is opened, it must be completed; it cannot be saved and resumed at a later time.

(CLOs: A, B, D, E, F)