Do you want to start your journey to become a Life Coach?

Title of program

Online Balance Life Coach Course.


Nico Liebenberg, MA (Psychology), a Life- & Executive Coach and creator of the online Balance4Facilitators coaching system presents a training program for people who want to start their journey to become Balance Life Coaches.

Program vision and goals

The ultimate vision of this online training is to equip people with fundamental knowledge of coaching.

Many people do this training, not to become Balance Life Coaches, but for self-development. This course lends itself to bring about huge personal growth and transformation.

Who can benefit from this training?

  • Psychologists, Social Workers, Therapists, Counselors and Practitioners in the people helping industry.
  • HR and Training people.
  • Corporate and Business Leaders.
  • Clergy.
  • Health Care Workers.
  • Teachers and lecturers.
  • People in their 40’s and older who are transitioning from being successful to being significant.
  • People who want to develop themselves or release more of their own potential.
  • Adventurous people who intuitively know they should do this training.

Introducing the lecturer, Nico Liebenberg

A story written by Nicole Liebenberg, Nico’s daughter, about her family.

The structure of the course

This course consists of the following online engagements, i.e.

  1. Master Classes.
  2. Coaching Demonstrations.
  3. Online Q&A Sessions with Nico.
  4. Online Individual Mentoring (via Zoom).

1. Master Classes

15 Weeks: 15 Master Classes.

  1. Weeks 1-3: Master Classes 1-3.
  2. Weeks 5-7: Master Classes 4-6.
  3. Weeks 9-11: Master Classes 7-9.
  4. Weeks 13-15: Master Classes 10-12.
  5. Weeks 17-19: Master Classes 13-15.

There are 15 video training sessions of Master ClassesEach week online students watch a video playlist of a Master Class. This is done as self study in the student’s own time. Watching the videos serves as the basis for the weekly online Q&A sessions with Nico.

2. Coaching Demonstrations

 5 Weeks: 5 Coaching Demonstrations.

  1. Week 4: Coaching Demonstration 1.
  2. Week 8: Coaching Demonstration 2.
  3. Week 12: Coaching Demonstration 3.
  4. Week 16:  Coaching Demonstration 4.
  5. Week 20:  Coaching Demonstration 5.

There are 5 online coaching demonstrations, once every 4 weeks. The use of 5 different coaching tools are demonstrated.

3. Q&A Sessions with Nico

Master Classes: 15 Sessions of 1-hour/session

Once a week students have a master class with Nico about the coaching videos they watched that week.

South African students: Thursdays 18h00-19h00 (Central African Time)
Western Australian students (Perth): Thursdays 18h00-19h00 (Australian Western Standard Time)
Eastern Australian students (Brisbane, Sydney) Thursdays 18h00-19h00 (Australian Eastern Standard Time) .

Coaching Demonstrations: 5 Sessions of 2-hours/session

Every FOURTH Thursday students have a 2-hour session with Nico. Nico gives a 1-hour online coaching demonstration and 1-hour Q&A session about the coaching demonstration.

South African students: Thursday 18h00-20h00 (Central African Time)
Western Australian students (Perth): Thursday 18h00-20h00 (Australian Western Standard Time)
Eastern Australian students (Brisbane, Sydney) Thursday 18h00-20h00 (Australian Eastern Standard Time) .

4. Online Individual Mentoring

During the 20 weeks each student receives 8 mentoring sessions with Nico, 30 minutes/session via Zoom.


  • All engagements are compulsory.
  • Debbie Jones (Nico’s PA) schedules each student’s mentoring sessions with Nico.
  • Mentoring sessions should be completed by the end of 2019. They are not transferable to 2020.


Master Class 1

Q&A Session: Thursday

  1. Introduction and orientation.
  2. Basic framework of coaching.

Master Class 2

Q&A Session: Thursday

  1. What is coaching?
  2. Types of coaching.

Master Class 3

Q&A Session: Thursday

  1. Coaching And Other People Helping Efforts.
  2. What makes coaching effective?

Coaching Demonstration 1

Demonstration and Q&A: Thursday
Coaching Tool: Client needs analysis and expectation clarification (Questionnaire). A coaching tool used to facilitate the assessment of a client’s coaching needs, usually during the first coaching session. A coaching tool often used in different types of coaching.

Master Class 4

Q&A Session: Thursday 

  1. Coaching, change, and paradigms.
  2. Coaching and who man is?

Master Class 5

Q&A Session: Thursday 

  1. Nico Liebenberg’s definition of coaching.

Master Class 6

Q&A Session: Thursday 

  1. Balance4Facilitators.

Coaching Demonstration 2

Demonstration and Q&A: Thursday
Coaching Tool: 360 Feedback: Letter from Important Others (Questionnaires). A coaching tool used to facilitate feedback from important people. A coaching tool often used in Life Coaching, Relationship Coaching, and Executive Coaching.

Master Class 7

Q&A Session: Thursday 

  1. Defining relationship.
  2. Compassion and helping relationships.
  3. The gift of the helping relationship.
  4. Love and helping relationships.

Master Class 8

Class: Thursday 

  1. Drawing a distinction between process and content.
  2. The reflective space.
  3. Knowledge of the truth sets us free.

Master Class 9

Class: Thursday 

  1. Meaningful conversations.
  2. Being present.

Coaching Demonstration 3

Demonstration and Q&A: Thursday 
Coaching Tool: Temperaments of the 16 Personalities (Similar to MBTI and 4 temperaments, i.e. sanguine, melancholic, etc.). A coaching tool used to assess and give feedback to a client about his/her temperament. A coaching tool often used in Life Coaching, Career Coaching, and Executive Coaching.

Master Class 10

Class: Thursday 

  1. Listening.

Master Class 11

Class: Thursday 

  1. Asking questions.

Master Class 12

Class: Thursday 

  1. Identity.

Coaching Demonstration 4

Demonstration and Q&A: Thursday 
Coaching Tool: The 16 Personalities (Similar to MBTI).
A coaching tool to assess and give feedback to a client about his/her personality. A coaching tool often used in Life Coaching, Career Coaching, Team Coaching, Relationship Coaching, and Executive Coaching.

Master Class 13

Class: Thursday 

  1. The sacredness of life.
  2. Brokenness, becoming, and purpose.

Master Class 14

Class: Thursday 

  1. Identity and personality.
  2. Human needs and paradigms.

Master Class 15

Class: Thursday 

  1. Reflections on being human.

Coaching Demonstration 5

Demonstration and Q&A: Thursday 
Coaching Tool: Personal Purpose Assessment (Questionnaire).
A coaching tool to assist a client in understanding and developing a deeper understanding of his/her purpose in life. It also includes a template to write a client’s personal purpose statement. A coaching tool often used in Life Coaching, Career Coaching, Relationship Coaching, and Executive Coaching.

Requirements for registration

  • Tolerance for the Christian world-view.
  • It will definitely help if you have a passion to help people grow.
  • Love for yourself and other people.
  • Willingness to engage with this personal journey of transformation.
  • Commitment to your process of becoming.

Access to the digital manual

Online students have lifetime access to the digital manual with all the Master Classes and Coaching Demonstrations.


Students receive their certificates via email after the last session.

External registration

South African students can register with COMENSA – Coaches and Mentors of SA as Student Members, if they so choose. Registration as a student in Coaching is not compulsory. The onus rests with students to register with COMENSA.

The Balance Life Coach community

Students are welcome to join the Balance Life Coach community on Facebook.


The medium of instruction is English.


Zoom is the app used for online sessions with Nico.


ZAR 16,860 (US$ 1,400 / AUS$ 1,700) per person.

  1. A 10% deposit (ZAR 1,686 / US$ 140 / AUS$ 170) is payable at registration.
  2. The balance is paid in 5 equal monthly instalments of ZAR 3,034 / US$ 252 / AUS$ 306.
  3. Students who withdraw from the program after they have paid their deposit will forfeit their deposit.

Please register here…

Contact Debbie Jones at +27 (0)82 522 1841 or complete the contact form below and we will contact you.

About the Author Nico Liebenberg

Nico Liebenberg is a Life- and Executive Coach with a Masters degree in Psychology from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He is married for 27 years to Ronell and they have 5 children.

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