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Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I choose Faith-Based Coaching Academy over going back to school or signing up to another Life Coach Certification?

Andrea's answer: "Because it's BWB—BETTER with Betsy!"

Andrea's right. Life is Better with Betsy because my business partner is the Holy Spirit and He hooks me up!

I also happen to have a doctorate in Clinical Psychology, 20 years of experience, a lifelong journey of practicing what I preach, and a VERY SUCCESSFUL coaching/counseling practice. I give myself in EVERYTHING I do, so you'll get everything that's cost me hundreds of thousands of dollars, countless hours, and a lot of pain to attain. Oh, and did I mention I love and care for my people with all my heart, and don't rest until I see them succeed?

But don't take my word for it. Let me share with you some other compelling reasons.

My Life Coach certification is better for you because:

  1. You'll receive a comprehensive approach that equips you with 1) superior human understanding (Psychology), 2) deepened spirituality, AND 3) tools for personal application, so you may walk the talk.
  2. While you learn how to coach others, I coach YOU. (Yeees, double whammy!)
  3. You don't waste time on useless college courses that don't add to your professional development.
  4. As you learn, you grow closer to God.
  5. You get to lead with clinical competence AND divine wisdom.
  6. We keep the cohorts intimate so you may have more individualized attention.
  7. You have access to Betsy's group coaching programs, so you may practice with real people seeking support.
  8. You will learn the business side of coaching, so you may build your career confidently and begin making money before you even graduate!
  9. You have the opportunity to join the BWB Team based on your dedication and performance during the program. (This means your first client may be handed to you in a silver platter!)

Need more reasons to join Faith-Based Coaching Academy and own your purpose to elevate humanity? Request a complimentary session with me.

What makes Faith-Based Coaching Academy special above other programs?

I thought you’d never ask! :)

Faith-Based Coaching Academy develops service-oriented leaders as life coaches by combining psychology with spirituality and personal application, so they may elevate humanity while creating a life and business of significance.

Unlike traditional coaches, our graduates possess superior clinical competence that allows them to take their clients from a stage of dysfunction to functionality (like therapists), all the way to their greatness level (this is the coaching part).

Our coaches are also deeply spiritual. They use faith as a protective factor that carries their clients through the most difficult challenges in life and empowers them with divine wisdom that leads them to live their purpose.

Some programs offer human understanding and coaching theories. Others teach how to connect spiritually. A few guide you on becoming the embodiment of what you’ve learned, so you may walk the talk and model that for your clients.
Faith-Based Coaching Academy fuses all three (human understanding, faith and accountability) to create the ultimate training that will develop you as a competent, spiritual, and example of a Life Coach ready to leave this world better than you found it. 

What will we be prepared/qualified to do after completing the curriculum and receiving the certification? 

When you complete the Faith-Based Coaching Academy program, you will be qualified to coach your own clients using the BWB method, which fuses human understanding with faith and action. You will have the skills, competence, and practical experience to feel confident in assuming this leadership position. You will also have the tools needed to build a thriving coaching business based on integrity and service.

How long will it take me to get certified?

You may complete this program in as little as 4 months, but it may take you longer, depending on how fast you complete your self-study material and final examination.

What is the structure of the program?

This program includes the following on a weekly basis* for a period of 4 months:

  1. Two 90-minute Live Masterclasses, followed by 30-min Q&A’s
    These will be recorded so that those who may not attend live can access it immediately.
    Students who don’t attend live may submit questions for the next Q&A.
  2. 90-minute Group Live Coaching
  3. 60-minute session coaching a peer
    Scheduled at your convenience
  4. 60-minute session being coached by a peer
    Scheduled at your convenience
  5. Optional: Cowork Lab
    Virtual co-work space to connect with peers and process ideas and concerns.

*Structure is subject to change based on students’ feedback, needs, and learning preference.

The program also includes 30-minute monthly sessions with your own coach/mentor to support your progress.

There will be some self-study material that you may turn as we discuss each section or at the end of the program.

The final examination will consist of a session that will be evaluated by our team to determine your competence as a Faith-Based Coaching Academy Life Coach. Upon completion, you may be chosen and invited to join the BWB Team. This will offer further opportunities for your business development.

What is the investment of Faith-Based Coaching Academy?

MINIMAL, considering you will receive a bundle of my PhD, 20 years of clinical experience, the lessons gained from my own pains and failures, the hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of coaching I have invested on to learn what I will teach you, and the wisdom my spiritual practice has gifted me.

That being said, Faith-Based Coaching Academy is valued at $19,997, but is being offered to you for only $13997.  There is also a payment plan available of $2500 per month during a period of 6 months, if you sign up by June 1, 2022.

Payments are 30 days apart, and the mindset shifts you experience during this program should be more than enough to help you find the dough to cover it. The money is waiting for you to find it and I’m your girl if you want to learn how.

Please note that you will receive the certification diploma after payment has been completed in full.

*Price will go up for our next cohort.

What happens if I miss LIVE Sessions?

Live sessions will be recorded and posted within 24 hours on our course platform, so you may access them immediately. If you have questions about a particular masterclass, you may submit it by email, so it can be answered in the following Q&A session, which will also be recorded for your convenience.

Peer coaching sessions are scheduled between you and your assigned “coach” and “client.” Therefore, you have the flexibility to choose the time that is convenient for both.

Would it be a problem if I don’t like public speaking?

Absolutely not! You participate as much or as little as you feel comfortable with, but rest assured that you will surprise yourself during our program. We work hard to create a safe environment that is conducive to opening up and overcoming your limiting beliefs about yourself. Part of our work will help you evolve into a confident, assertive human being, who feels free to share and express him/herself. I can’t wait to see you unlock your potential!!!

Should I not join if I’m an introvert and have a hard time opening up in groups?

You being an introvert is a story you’ve told yourself and an identity you’ve decide to own. You will learn this in our program. You don’t have to be who you’ve always been (unless you desire to). That being said, it is NOT A PROBLEM that you’re an introvert. Introverts have gifts that extroverts don’t possess and we welcome your wisdom and observations to better our collective experience. Besides, we work really hard to create a safe and pleasant space for you to open up, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself sharing more than you ever thought you would ;).

How large of a cohort are you considering?

During the beta test, we will accept only 20-50 students (still under review). Subsequent groups will expand to 70+ students because all masterclasses will be on demand (as opposed to them being live during this beta group cohort, and we will have a bigger team to support our students).

What is the commitment on a weekly basis?

This program includes the following on a weekly basis* for a period of 4 months:

  1. Two 90-minute Live Masterclasses, followed by a 30-min Q&A (4 hours total)
  2. 90-minute Group Live Coaching
  3. 60-minute session coaching a peer
  4. 60-minute session being coached by a peer
  5. Optional: Cowork Lab

What will the forum be for meeting (in person, virtual, hybrid)?

All work may be completed virtually. However, we are open to creating in person experiences at your request. For example, we can open up our office space for the co-work sessions and offer the hybrid option.

Is there an opportunity to specialize in a certain area in the curriculum that we are passionate about?

Absolutely! As you may have seen in the curriculum, we have specific sections on the following topics, which are Faith-Based Coaching Academy’s areas of expertise:

  1. Relationships (including Marriage and Family Coaching)
  2. Parenting
  3. Grief
  4. Anxiety
  5. Depression
  6. Children/Teens
  7. Trauma
  8. Wellness

Because our program is so comprehensive, you can expand to other areas of specialization not included here. We will equip you with the foundational competence and skills you need to develop whatever area interests you most. You’ll soon understand that when you know how to do something well, you may learn how to do anything with the same level of professionalism. We are in the business of supporting human beings and, though we try, we can’t compartmentalize them into symptoms and labels. In the end, it is a whole spiritual being who we are serving, regardless of what his/her challenges are.

Can anyone complete this coaching certification?

No. Only people who are admitted through our application process are allowed to join our program.

This coaching certification is more than a course. It’s a community of heart-centered and service-oriented leaders, who are invested in elevating humanity using divine wisdom. Therefore, we screen our applicants to determine if you are aligned with our values and are ready for this powerful experience.

At Faith-Based Coaching Academy, you will transform your life as you learn how to transform others’, so you must be prepared to assume such responsibility.

*In the case of our founding students, the survey you filled out serves as the application. If you completed it, you were definitely accepted. All our applicants were incredible human beings I can’t wait to work with! If you haven’t filled out the survey, please do so here.

Can I do this program while working full time?

Absolutely! Besides the fact that you can do anything when you desire it deeply, this program is conveniently designed to allow you the freedom and flexibility to complete it at your own pace. However, we don’t recommend binge watching. You need time in between lessons to truly benefit from the transformations within that can only take place when you apply to your life what you learn conceptually.

I have a day job with benefits and can’t just leave it because my family depends on my income.

Please don’t! You can work AND study for your coaching certification. All the content is accessible virtually. You can consume it at the time that’s convenient for you from the comfort of your home, office, or lounger in the Bahamas.

Though we have live sessions, they will all be recorded. If you have questions you’d like to ask in our live coaching, you may send them ahead of time and we will address them for when you watch the recording.

The one thing you must do weekly at a particular time is every practice session you have with your peer coach and peer client. However, you schedule those according to your availability and convenience.

So… having a job is not an excuse and waiting to retire isn’t a wise thing to do. There are people praying for you to start your coaching business so they may hire you to support them. It’s time to show up for them (and I’ll show you just how to do that on the Faith-Based Coaching Academy.

I’m a licensed therapist. Will this 4-month group program help me?

First of all, CONGRATULATIONS! If you have a counseling degree and still want to elevate your competence, you are my kind of person!

Heck yeah, this is for you! I have a PhD in Clinical Psychology, but most of what I teach, I did NOT learn in school. My wisdom comes from experience, failures, pain, and stillness. I may have learned a whole bunch of theories and methods in school, but I acquired the deepest education through living.

In this program, I teach a clinical-spiritual framework, some of which may be a refresher for you. However, what’s most powerful about the program is that, in addition to theories, I share myself (so you don’t have to go through the sweat and tears it took me to grow in wisdom).

I don’t want to be a life coach but would like to learn more about the mind and human behavior, so I can better support my spouse, children, and friends. Would this be helpful?

IF, and only if, you are serious about learning and doing the work, then Abso-freaking-lutely!

The Faith-Based Coaching Academy consists of three pillars: Psychology (Human understanding), Spirituality (connecting with God and tapping into your divine wisdom), and Embodiment (becoming what you learn, so you may lead by example and live a guided life).

Therefore, when you graduate with your certification, you will have learned about your loved ones and why they think, feel, and act the way they do. You will also have a deeper relationship with God, so you’ll know how to tap into your inner wisdom to decide and discern in ways that support them.

Finally, you will BE what you want your loved ones to receive. If you want them to love more, succeed, make better decision, feel happier, and have peace… you will be able to embody love, success, discernment, joy, and peace by simply existing in their lives. You will lead by example and inspire them without saying a word. What you’ll have will attract them to what you want for them.

If you are looking for a hobby that you don’t plan on taking serious or investing time and energy into, this is not for you.

What if I already know everything you talk about in this program?

Well, then you must be the happiest, wisest, and most fulfilled person on Earth, who is already living his/her purpose of serving and elevating humanity. You definitely don't need this.

However, sometimes we know a whole lot, but haven’t mastered the art of applying, automating, and embodying what we know. Knowledge is just information. Understanding and living that knowledge is what yields wisdom and embodiment.

You cannot possibly know everything I talk about in this program because its focus is precisely the thing you’re missing in your life, and that is different for everyone. Though I have a curriculum and framework I teach, I am guided by the Holy Spirit to provide you (as I’ve done with my clients) the very thing you did NOT know. Even I don’t know everything I’ll teach you.

If you don’t believe me sign up and see for yourself.

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