Dream Big Coaching Certification

Be empowered to lead others to unleash their ambitions.

There are people who are one coaching session away from radically changing the trajectory of their lives.

A Self-Guided Coaching
Certification Program

We all dream about making a difference in other people’s lives. Some of us are called to make a deliberate, focused impact through the work of coaching.

It’s what we’re all wired for - to make a real difference. More than just the desire, though, affecting change in other people’s lives is serious business, with core competencies and tools you can learn and implement. Are you ready to intervene and guide others to a different reality?

Enrollment Gives You...
On-Demand Video Training Modules

Built upon the 7-step Dream Big Framework, you'll walk through core skills of coaching, tools you can use or adapt to your context, and specific training on how you can develop a coaching practice.

Guided Interactive Exercises

We want you to be empowered to coach others, which is why we have reflection activities to guide you to process and apply the content in the training webinars.

A Certificate of Completion

Upon completion of the training, you may proudly display your certificate of completion on your website and professional credentials.

Access to the entire Course Library

Leverage the six core Dream Big courses to guide your coaching clients through. With content focused on the Dream Big Framework, as well as family, career, writing, and public speaking, you'll have curriculum you can use to guide your clients to growth and transformation.

course library
What’s Inside?

You might be wondering, can I really get trained and equipped to be an effective coach through an online program? Great question. The content is not knowledge for you to learn, but a framework to practice. As you go through the hours of video training, we recommend dozens of reflection exercises and activities to put the knowledge into practice. That's where this will come alive for you.

Foundations for Coaching

In this first section, Bob will introduce you to the world of Dream Big coaching, and together with Scott Schimmel, walk you through an overarching framework of how to be an effective coach. 

What’s Included:
- Introduction
- Why Coaching Matters
- Bob's Coaching Experience
- What Good Coaches Do
- Ambition Discovery
- What We Want for Clients
- Coaching Outcomes
- A Biblical Model for Coaching
- The Stages of Appointments

The Coaching Tool Shed

The idea of coaching is nothing if it's not grounded in practice. In this training section, we'll walk you through the Dream Big Coaching Tool Shed, providing you with downloadable worksheets and tools you can use and customize.

What’s Included:
- The Overall Framework
- Empathetic Listening
- Getting Started With a Client
- A Coach's Presence
- Productive Sessions
- Asking Great Questions
- Taking Great Notes
- A People Audit
- A Spiritual Audit
- A Calendar Audit

Growing a Coaching Business

It's one thing to feel empowered and have the tools, it's another to put them to use with real clients. We've learned a thing or two over the years about growing a coaching practice, so we want to share both some high level ideas as well as practical strategies to grow your coaching business.

What’s Included:
- Defining Your Ideal Client
- Defining Your Ideal Impact
- Structuring Your Business
- Storytelling for Coaches
- Tools for Your Business
- Using the Dream Big Curriculum

Dream Big Curriculum

We're going to also give you access to use the Dream Big Curriculum with your clients. Ideally, you'd invite your clients to sign up for the digital courses, then meet with them between their completion of different modules to process their learnings, insights, and questions.

View the
Course Library collection here.

Enroll in the Dream Big Certified Coaching Program Today

The last thing we want is for you to feel like your money is wasted. If you start taking one of the courses inside the Dream Big Academy, commit yourself to the work, but don't feel satisfied with the content or curriculum- just shoot us an email and we'll refund your money, no questions asked.

Common Questions
How long is the training?

Realistically, it will take you a few weeks to do this properly. What you put in will determine what you get out of it.

There's over 3.5 hours of video and webinar content and there are also reflection questions and activities suggested throughout the training. We highly encourage you to take those seriously, which means pulling out a pen and paper to respond with your thoughts.

What do I do with my certification?

Well, it's up to you!  We hope it will do two things for you: give you the confidence and competence you need to make a big impact in people's lives. Also, we think this could be a valuable professional credential for you.

More than anything, we hope it helps you fulfill your calling to come alongside others to help them grow.

What sort of support will I get?

We've intentionally designed this to be fully virtual, rather than other coaching programs who might offer ongoing professional development, training, or contacts for business. This is intended to be a self-paced, self-guided virtual training.

What do I need to do to be considered certified?

We decided not to create a formal, robust credentialing system like many other coach training programs do with practicum hours and signoffs. We want this to be a gift to you, to empower you with the tools and the confidence to make a difference in the world.

**This training is not affiliated with the International Coaching Federation (ICF).

“Bob has made what seemed scary and impossible seem possible. He is helping us put wheels on our dreams. If you are serious about taking action and willing to put in the work, this is your opportunity.”

Sarah, Dance Instructor

“Bob came alongside me in ways I didn’t know I needed, and single handedly helped me accomplish a goal I had been putting off because of my executive schedule for years.”