The Designing Your Life Coach Certification Program has been specifically created and designed for life and career coaches, career counselors, human resource professionals and mental health professionals who are interested in adding the DYL ideas, tools, and exercises to their practice!

Normally, our In-Person Workshop is a day and a half deep dive into the DYL principles, offered 2-4 times year. It is designed for professionals wishing to utilize the DYL tools with individuals and groups of 10 or less.*  The cost of is $2500, which includes your first year’s certification ($500 annual fee).**

We have cancelled all of our 2020 In-Person Workshops due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about our Virtual Workshops

Pre-requisites and Requirements

  • You must have an active practice in one of the following professions:

    • Life or career coach, with certification from a recognized coaching institute, training program, or school

    • Career counselor at a non-profit or University, or with your own practice

    • Mental health professional who wants to add some DYL tools to your existing toolkit

    • Human resources professional

  • You need to have read the book and taken one of the following DYL workshops, prior to attending the Workshop

  • You intend to use DYL principles and/or materials in your practice with individuals or small groups (10 or less) of clients. *This is NOT a license to teach commercial Designing Your Life workshops or to deliver training events.

Benefits of being a DYL Certified Coach

  • You will be listed on our website as a DYL 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

*Note on group size:

This program is designed to support the use of DYL principles in practice with individuals or small groups of 10 or less. This is NOT a certification to lead commercial Designing Your Life workshops or delivery of training events.

**Refund Policy:

  • Full refund if cancelled more than 30 days from the date the Workshop​ – minus transaction fees
  • 70% refund if cancelled within 10 days of the Workshop – minus transaction fees​
  • 50% refund otherwise – minus transaction fees​