Designing Your Life Facilitator Certification Process

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The Designing Your Life Facilitator Certification Program has been specifically created and designed for experienced workshop providers and consultants who are interested in adding Designing Your Life Workshops to their current portfolio of offerings. Our goal is to make sure that high-quality instruction is available to people and companies who want to apply the life design process and mindsets to increase engagement and fulfillment at work and in life. We are seeking to develop and empower a world-wide network of highly qualified DYL facilitators to meet the demand for high quality workshops in a variety of locations.

Pre-requisites and Requirements

To apply and be accepted your organization must:

  • View Designing Your Life as complimentary to services you already deliver. For example, HR and L&D firms in the employee engagement, career development, wellness and resilience, and the leadership development market will find DYL is highly relevant.
  • Have a minimum of 5 years running an independent business/consulting practice, with a track record of satisfied clients and consistent revenue.
  • Have existing clients to whom you can market Designing Your Life workshops.
  • Possess an existing, established brand that is consistent with the DYL brand.
  • Be able to send a minimum of two of your already experienced trainers to the certification training (US $5000.00 per trainer plus the cost of travel and lodging.)
  • Be able to commit to offering at least 4 days/40 hours of Designing Your Life branded sessions a year: ½ day, 1 day, 1.5 days, 2 days.

In addition, facilitators who will be trained must:

  • Have read the Designing Your Life; How to Build a Well-Lived Joyful Life
  • Have completed an in person Designing Your Life Workshop or completed the Designing Your Life Coaching Certification by the time of the Facilitator Certification Workshop.
  • Have at least 7-10 years of workshop training and facilitation experience, especially in a corporate setting. This will prepare you to spontaneously respond to real-time participant scenarios professionally.
  • Review all pre-work materials and prepare to teach core modules, preparing personal examples for those modules. You will be using scripted slides and a facilitator’s guide which describes the intention of the modules and the way they need to be delivered. This will require between 20-30 hours of preparation.
  • Complete all three days of the certification training, including the preparation and instruction of new modules presented during the training.
    • Note: We will offer a Zoom briefing session prior to the certification training that is optional for your participation.

Benefits of being a DYL Certified Facilitator

  • Your organization will be listed on the website as a DYL Certified Workshop Provider,
    with a link to a site you specify.
  • Your workshop schedule will be posted on the website with a link to your
    registration site.
  • Certified facilitators may use the DYL Certified Facilitator logo on marketing materials and
    social media profiles.
  • You will have access to commercial Designing Your Life materials including branded and copyrighted:
    1. Facilitator’s Guide
    2. PowerPoint Slides/Files
    3. Workbook Files
    4. New Materials as they become available – sometimes prior to publication
    5. Facilitator Tips from the Authors
  • You will have access to Quarterly Meetings designed to support you as you launch your DYL
    workshops. The virtual meetings will include: new DYL content, new marketing tools,
    addressing community questions, and sharing success stories.
  • Connections to other DYL facilitators with the potential for collaboration and co-
  • Your certified facilitators will be part of the Certified Facilitator Pool who could be engaged in larger scale
    workshops run by the DYL Group.

Application Process

To apply to the Facilitator Certification Program, you will need to submit the following:

  1. A complete application form
  2. A 2 minute video of each prospective facilitator in action, teaching and/or facilitating.
  3. Evidence of high quality delivery of current programs in the form of evaluations from participants

After the application is received, interviews will occur on a rolling basis.

Workshop Details

The Facilitator Certification Workshop is a three day immersive training experience, focused on facilitation of the DYL content.  Participants will practice facilitating the DYL modules offered in the One Day Intensive and One and Half Day Workshop, learn about the underlying rationale behind each module, and deepen their understanding through discussion and feedback. Participants will receive a subset of the materials to practice prior to the training, and will have a prework preparatory zoom call with the Workshop Master Trainers to answer any questions prior to the workshop.  Facilitators will be asked to stand and deliver modules that they have prepared ahead of time and modules that are shared during the training itself.  Facilitation practice will include role play of real world facilitation challenges and situations.  This training is rigorous and fast paced, with substantive feedback delivered real time.  It is appropriate for seasoned trainers with confidence in public speaking and ability to maintain a professional and calm demeanor under pressure.

Certification will be granted upon successful completion of, and performance at the training.  Renewal of annual license as a certified workshop provider will be required, granted based on successful delivery of programs during the year, as measured by meeting delivery minimums and high quality program evaluations.


  • Facilitator Training Workshop: $5000 per facilitator, non-refundable
  • Licensing fee: 12% of gross revenue for DYL workshops delivered
  • Fee for additional training and support after year 1: $1500