Now offering DYL Coach Certification Workshops on

July 20 & 21 (Chicago)

September 7 & 8 (San Francisco)

Check out our pre-requisites and apply below!

Bill and Dave have created a certification program for life and career coaches interested in adding DYL ideas, tools, and exercises to their practice! We are excited to support the use of DYL principles and practitioners with this deep dive and certification.

The cost of the workshop is $2800, which includes your first year’s certification ($800 annual fee).

Note, this program is designed to support the use of DYL principles in coaching practice with individuals or small groups. This is NOT a certification to lead commercial Designing Your Life workshops or delivery of training events.

Benefits of being a DYL Certified Coach

  • You will be listed on our website as a certified coach, with a link to the site you specify.
  • You may use the DYL Certified Coaches logo on your own marketing materials.
  • You will have access to all the Designing Your Life tools, early access to new tools as they become available – sometimes prior to publication – to be used or adapted into your own coaching practice.
  • You will get coaches tips on the exercises and a behind the scenes explanation of how Bill and Dave teach and coach each exercise.
  • You will become part of an opt-in learning and support community of DYL Coaches.
  • We will provide certification renewal on a regular basis, as defined by our certification agreement.

Pre-requisites and Requirements

  • You must be a life or career coach with your own practice and hold a certification from a recognized coaching institute, training program, or school.  You might also be a career counselor at a non-profit or University, or a professional psychologists who wants to add some DYL tools to your existing toolkit.
  • You need to have experienced the class in order to become a certified Coach. You have to have taken the Designing Your Life workshop: Intensive, DYL for Women, or the Creative Live on-line class prior to the Coaching Certification Workshop.
  • You intend to use DYL principles and/or materials in the context of life or career coaching with individuals or small groups of clients. This is NOT a license to teach commercial Designing Your Life workshops or to deliver training events.


July 20 & 21 Coach Certification Workshop (Chicago)


September 7 & 8 Coach Certification Workshop (San Francisco)