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Become a Certified Relationship Coach

Deepen the meaning and fulfillment in your life

by helping others.

Become trained to  get immediately to the root of your client’s issue in the first session and help them them understand their pattern, untangle the layers, and dismantle the recurrence through high quality challenge and support work.

To be a great relationship coach, you must address the three central pillars featured in our coaching program:

 

1. SELF

You must go inward and deal with the person in the mirror.

2. RELATIONSHIPS

You must improve your own relationship awareness and skills.

3. COACHING SKILLS + TOOLS

You must acquire coaching skills and tools that get results for your clients.

Without even one of these elements, your clients will see limited results.

A skillful and successful Relationship Coach is continually self-reflecting and developing these pillars.

Imagine a career that draws on your passion

Imagine a career that draws on your passion for personal growth and relationships, that harnesses your ability to support, challenge, and connect with others, and helps you to develop as a person while you help others to do the same.

What if you could earn a living while making an impact on thousands of people’s lives, and even on the future of society and how we treat each other?

That’d be pretty cool, right?

Well, that job does exist. It’s the job of a relationship coach, and I believe that relationship coaches will play a crucial role in the future of our culture, not only in the U.S., but around the world.

A career as a relationship coach can be incredibly fulfilling, both professionally and personally.

You can work from home and coach people virtually all over the world.

Becoming a relationship coach really could change your life, and it can also change the world.

Look around at people. What do you see?

I see a lot of people in pain, suffering, and struggling in their interpersonal relationships. Here are a few highlights:

 

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An estimated 80% of couples are headed in the direction of divorce within their first four to five years of marriage (Source: Gottmans).

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Stress related ailments cost the US $300 billion every year. $100 billion more than what obesity costs.

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7 out of 10 Americans take at least one prescription drug.

 

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1 in every 10 Americans takes an antidepressant.

 

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Loneliness is more lethal than smoking 15 cigarettes per day.

 

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Only 12% of mental health conditions in the DSM-V have a treatment for them.

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The rate of antidepressant use in this country among teens and adults (people ages 12 and older) increased by almost 400% between 1988–1994 and 2005–2008 (Source: National Center for Health Statistics).

 

I don’t know about you, but when I look at those stats, they are sobering. They tell me that behind everyone’s happy Facebook and Instagram pics, people are indeed hurting. It tells me that these people need your help.

It would be great if suffering in the world went away, but conflict and human suffering have been around forever, and I don’t think our species can transcend that.

So, rather than aim for peace and Utopia, I want you to have the chops to help people in the trenches of their daily lives, helping them navigate the difficult people in their lives and help them navigate their relationship to themselves.

A lot of people don’t actually like themselves, or they are unfulfilled.

This is where you come in.

You can improve your natural ability to help others by becoming a Certified Relationship Coach and you can upgrade any old habits of enabling, codependency, or rescuing.

BIPOC & LGBTQIA+

Scholarship

 

In 2019, we established the Diversity Outreach Program with a mission to increase diversity among our students and to support inclusion to those who identify as Black, Indigenous, or People of Color (BIPOC) and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, and Intersex and Asexual (LGBTQIA+). Over 20 scholarships have been awarded since the inception of this program, and in support of our commitment to inclusivity and diversity, we will be awarding four RCT scholarships to qualified applicants. If you identify with one or more of the criteria, we encourage you to click apply for RCT. After applying, you will be contacted by our Student Success Coordinator to set up an interview and you can ask about the scholarship.

 

Are you a Relationship Mastery graduate or a Relationship Mastery student?

Ask for our discounted tuition rates during your interview, after you apply.

The World Needs You Now More Than Ever

Why do relationship coaches matter? Because 1 in 2 marriages end in divorce, and 3 out of 5 Americans are lonely. We have a loneliness epidemic and a looming mental health crisis. Couples that do conflict well live 10 years longer than couples who don’t. Relationship stress is a chronic disease that’s destroying our quality of life, shortening our lifespan, bankrupting health care systems, and threatening the health of future generations. And our medical model is not prepared to address it. Why?

Because the only way to prevent or reverse the loneliness or mental health epidemic and help people feel empowered in their relationships is by changing how we handle conflict, how we listen, how we parent, how we work with our triggers, and how we communicate our needs.

Traditional therapy is simply not set up to do this and it’s too broad. The vast majority of trauma and mental health issues stem from a relationship issue. The bottom line is we need people who can not only provide support, but also challenge people to transform how they show up relationally. We need empathetic and compassionate people with skills, street-level tools for human connection, and a passion for change.My job is to make sure the coaches have all the training they need to do their jobs so well that they will change the future of society and our interconnectedness with others.

 

As the 80+ year Harvard study suggests, we have reached a new place as a culture where safe, deep, connected human relationships are central to a well-lived life.

The Relationship School’s Relationship Coaching® program is second-to-none.

 

If you’re trained and certified as a Relationship Coach at The Relationship School®, you will:

 

  • Be trained in Interpersonal Intelligence® the only map that illustrates and breaks down  how relationships truly work and how to do them well.
  • Be trained in Present Centered Relationship Coaching® (a developing map that our founder created by working with hundreds of clients).
  • Receive cutting edge education on relational dynamics from Jayson Gaddis, founder of The Relationship School®
  • Work with a real client under supervision.
  • Identify your own coaching blindspots and get support on how to overcome them; learn why you attract clients that push your buttons and what to do about it (hint: it’s got more to do with you than them).
  • The truth about liability insurance and what you need to take care of yourself legally.
  • And much much more…

We stand alone in this program because we have the only true map that clearly defines how relationships work.

How long is the training

9 months (SEP-MAY) – once a year

What does it cost?

After you apply our person will explain the pricing structure.

Is there a payment plan?

 Yes. You make your deposit to secure your spot in the next course and then before the first day of class you will set up automatic payments for the remaining balance due.

What is the coaching model?

 It’s called Present Centered Relationship Coaching and was developed over 15 years by our founder, Jayson Gaddis. Read more about it here.

What will I learn:
  • Self – this is a personal journey, you will be uncomfortable and grow like a weed.
  • Relationships – you’ll learn our map of how relationships work and how to do them well – this is Relationship Mastery Course.
  • Coaching – you’ll be trained with excellent relationship coaching skills that help people get results, this is the RCT program. Summary of RCT course syllabus:
    Module 1 – Big Picture & Purpose of PCRC
    Module 2 – Principles, Goals, Confidentiality, Ethics
    Module 3 – The Six Client Outcomes and Six Coach Practices
    Module 4 – Your First Session and “Be with” Skills
    Module 5 – Transmission, Motivational Interviewing & Values
    Module 6 – Personal Responsibility & Deflection
    Module 7 – Coach Entanglement & Your Agenda
    Module 8 – More Support Than Challenge, Resistant Clients, Boundaries with Sexual Abuse
    Module 9 – Transmission and The Here and Now
    Module 10 – Getting Their World, First
    Module 11 – How To Challenge And Deepen A Client’s Decision
    Module 12 – Eye Contact, Feelings, Blankness, Pacing, Advice
    Module 13 – Reframing The Past
    Module 14 – Emotions And The 180
    Module 15 – Ending Coaching
    Module 16 – Self Acceptance, Self Worth, Integrating Power
    Module 17 – Conflict & Sexual Attraction With Clients
What does the schedule look like:
  • Tuesday classes are at 12:30 to 2:00 PM MT, Led by MIT coaches
  • Thursday classes are 12:00-1:00 PM MT, Led by Jayson
How much time will I need to devote to RCT each week:

It really depends on the pace of the individual however on average: RCT: 4-6 hrs/week (live class, homework, practice coaching sessions)

What kind of marketing support do you offer in the training and after graduation?

Once you graduate, we do the marketing and sales for you as you begin to build your business. You have the opportunity to be one of our coaches and get clients through the school (Relationship Mastery students each get paired with an MRC coach as a part of their enrollment) MRC coaches get added to the website where customers can read about them and book directly with them.

Who do we coach?

You will see 1 real client with six sessions each over the course of the 9 months and maybe more. These sessions will be spread out so we can see your progress and you’ll coach every other week. You’ll have a practice coaching session with your peers in the course.

What is the difference between therapy vs. coaching?

Therapy is typically a supportive environment only, whereas coaching provides support and also challenges the client to grow with clear relationship goals and objectives.  Listen to this podcast or read this blog if you’re interested in hearing more about this topic.

Is this program accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF)?

No, we like to run things a little differently. Jayson continues to choose to develop things internally here and is creating the highest standard for relationship coaching that exists. You will be a Certified Relationship Coach by The Relationship School. We are working on our ICF certification.

Do I need to be in a romantic relationship to do this training and become a relationship coach?

No, Most people who join this course are singles or partnered individuals.

Would I be a good coach if I’m still struggling with some of my own relationship issues?

Relationships are a constant work in progress.  It’s okay if you are still learning and growing, as long as you are able to take personal responsibility, have empathy, and are open to growing.

Do I need to be a therapist or have a background in psychology to do this training?

No. However, every class, we have therapists, nurses, doctors, and social workers join our coaching program

Are graduates of this program already working full-time or part-time as relationship coaches?

We have some coaches making six figures a year, we have some coaches who see one client a week, and we have coaches who take the program just to grow personally never become coaches. It’s up to you.

Are there any In-person events?

No, currently at this there no in-person events.

Who is this Certification Training For?

You may be asking, “Is this program right for me?” Great question! If you say yes to any of the following, I think you’re in the perfect place:

  • I’m very into learning about people
  • I’d love to have a career helping others
  • I want a lucrative career with flexibility and the freedom to choose my own hours
  • I want to know the latest cutting edge approaches to relationship challenges
  • I want a unique certification that stands out in the marketplace and actually makes a difference in the world

Regardless of gender, sexuality, religion, race or your relationship status.

Who is this Certification Training NOT For?
  • This training is NOT for you if you want to stay a victim and stay stuck in a victim model of healing
  • This is not for you if you want a safe place to work your stuff out
  • This is not for you if you are looking for the training or its leaders to help you feel safe and heal
  • If you are stuck in blame and cannot take personal responsibility, then this training is definitely not for you

Present Centered Relationship Coaching Diagram

You can improve that natural ability to help others by becoming a Relationship Coach and you can upgrade any old habits of enabling, codependency, or rescuing.

Hear from our Graduates

Our Next Training Begins in September 2023

 

Students who enroll before September are given immediate access to the RCT online community, where interaction among classmates from all over the globe begins.

And if you haven’t completed the Relationship Mastery  course (a prerequisite to graduate as a certified Relationship Coach), you can either get a head start and begin working your way through the course immediately, or take it concurrently with the Relationship Coach Training.

Monthly Classes:

2x Tuesdays per month at 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm MT 

1x Thursday per month at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm MT

1x Wednesday per month at 12:30 pm  to 1:30 pm MT 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How long is the training?

The training spans nine months (September – May) annually.

What does it cost?

After you apply our Student Success Coordinator will explain the tuition structure.

Is there a payment plan?

Yes. You make your deposit upon acceptance to the training, then set up automatic payments for the remaining balance due. We will walk you through this process.

What is the coaching model?

It’s called Present Centered Relationship Coaching and was developed over 15 years by our founder, Jayson Gaddis. Read more about it here.

What will I learn:
  • Self – this is a personal journey, you will be uncomfortable and grow like a weed.
  • Relationships – you’ll learn our map of how relationships work and how to do them well – you’ll learn these concepts in the Relationship Mastery course (included in your tuition which can be taken before or concurrently)
    1- 8 Classes (about 2-4 hours per week, pacing at 2 classes per month = 9 months to complete)
    – Accountability emails to inspire
    – Monthly Growth Sessions (live group coaching calls) with Jayson
    – Monthly Individual Coaching Session with a Certified Relationship Coach
    – Monthly Study Group with your cohort
    – Cohort Facebook Group to connect
    – Exclusive pricing on additional Individual Sessions with your Certified Relationship Coach
    – Practice Calls every two weeks with a fellow student
  • Coaching – you’ll be trained with excellent relationship coaching skills that help people get results – you’ll learn these concepts in the RCT course. Here is the RCT syllabus:
    – Module 1 – Big Picture & Purpose of PCRC
    – Module 2 – Principles, Goals, Confidentiality, Ethics
    – Module 3 – The Six Client Outcomes and Six Coach Practices
    – Module 4 – Your First Session and “Be with” Skills
    – Module 5 – Transmission, Motivational Interviewing & Values
    – Module 6 – Personal Responsibility & Deflection
    – Module 7 – Coach Entanglement & Your Agenda
    – Module 8 – More Support Than Challenge, Resistant Clients, Boundaries with Sexual Abuse
    – Module 9 – Transmission and The Here and Now
    – Module 10 – Getting Their World, First
    – Module 11 – How To Challenge And Deepen A Client’s Decision
    – Module 12 – Eye Contact, Feelings, Blankness, Pacing, Advice
    – Module 13 – Reframing The Past
    – Module 14 – Emotions And The 180
    – Module 15 – Ending Coaching
    – Module 16 – Self Acceptance, Self Worth, Integrating Power
    – Module 17 – Conflict & Sexual Attraction With Clients
What does the schedule look like?
  • Tuesday classes are from 12:30pm to 2:00pm MT, led by certified relationship coaches.
  • Thursday classes are 12pm to 1pm MT, led by Jayson Gaddis.
How much time will I need to devote to RCT each week?

On average most students reserve 4-6 hrs per week (live class, homework, practice coaching sessions).

What kind of marketing support do you offer coaches?

Once you graduate, you have the opportunity to join a program we offer our entire client base called ‘My Relationship Coach’, or MRC. As an MRC Coach you will be featured on our website where clients can book directly with you, and we market the program, handle the sales, invoicing. and accounting to help you build your practice. Our MRC Coaches are be not only paired with clients who sign up through the school, but also as Coaches to our Relationship Mastery students who are working their way through their RM course.

Who do we coach?

You will see at least one client for a minimum of six sessions over the course of the nine months, and maybe more depending on availability. These sessions will be spread out so we can see your progress and you’ll coach every other week. You’ll also have practice coaching sessions with your peers throughout the course and experience a minimum of 12 hours of real-live coaching (with the possibility for more). 

What is the difference between therapy vs. coaching?

Therapy is typically a supportive environment that deals with a wider range of challenges a person may be experiences, whereas relationship coaching specializes in providing support and also challenges the client to grow with clear relationship goals and objectives.

Listen to this podcast or read this blog if you’re interested in hearing more about this topic.

Is this program accredited by the International Coaching Federation (ICF)?

No, we like to run things a little differently. Jayson continues to choose to develop things internally here and is creating the highest standard for relationship coaching that exists. You will be a Certified Relationship Coach by The Relationship School. We are working on our ICF certification.

Do I need to be in a romantic relationship to do this training and become a relationship coach?

No. Your current relationship status and relationship history aren’t directly correlated to your success as a Relationship Coach. You certainly will learn a lot about your relational history and current relationship dynamics through this course so that you can show up in the best way possible for your clients.

Would I be a good relationship coach if I’m still struggling with some of my own relationship issues?

Relationships are a constant work-in-progress, always evolving and shape-shifting. As long as you are able to take personal responsibility, have empathy, and are open to learning and growing, you can do this work.

Do I need to be a therapist or have a background in psychology to qualify?

No. However, in every class, we have therapists, nurses, doctors, and social workers join our coaching program.

Are graduates of this program already working full-time or part-time as relationship coaches?

We have some coaches making six figures a year, some who see one client a week, and some who take the program just to grow personally and never become coaches. It’s up to you and will reflect how much time and energy you invest in building your practice (as it would building any new business). 

Are there any in-person events?

No, currently there are no in-person events, everything is learned and experienced virtually online. This makes it so students from all over the world can learn and be certified by The Relationship School.

Who is this certification training For?

You may be asking, “Is this program right for me?” Great question! If you say yes to any of the following, I think you’re in the perfect place:

  • I’m very into learning about people.
  • I’d love to have a career helping others.
  • I want a lucrative career with flexibility and the freedom to choose my own hours.
  • I want to know the latest cutting edge approaches to relationship challenges.
  • I want a unique certification that stands out in the marketplace and actually makes a difference in the world.

Regardless of gender, sexuality, religion, race or your relationship status.

Who is this certification training NOT For?
  • This training is NOT for you if you want to stay a victim and stay stuck in a victim model of healing.
  • This training is NOT for you if you want to stay in your comfort zone and do not want to work on your own relationship stuff (as they say, “a comfort zone is a beautiful place, but nothing ever grows there’“).
  • This training is NOT for you if you are stuck in blame and cannot take personal accountability.

 

What is it like to be a Certified Relationship Coach?

“The Relationship Coach Training at The Relationship School has literally changed my life. It’s changed my relationships, certainly with my family and with my friends, and mostly with myself…in terms of confidence and acceptance and really trusting my heart calling me to this path of helping other people by helping them with relationships and by becoming a coach. 

And my life has also transformed by being a coach…and being able to be with people in such intimate, vulnerable, powerful moments of relationship, whether that’s individually or with couples.

So, there’s nothing at this point that could replace what I have gained from the school and from the Relationship Coach Training. And now I just want to encourage more people to have this experience…and really experience the growth and change that’s possible.


I continue to learn and study, and also help others in this way…and I wouldn’t trade it for anything.  

Jennifer M.

 

Our Refund Guarantee

Because we are fully committed to helping you change your relationship and your life, we want to offer you this 100% money back guarantee. If you participate and complete the entire course including completing every class, every homework assignment and turn them in, and you do all practice coaching calls, and still don’t feel that we’ve delivered on our promise, we will happily refund 100% of your money.

This means you must apply this course education to your life and your relationships. We know that if you do, you’ll get results. But If you do the work and still don’t get value, then we don’t deserve your money and we’ll cheerfully refund you 100% of your tuition.

We do this because we’re looking for serious and committed students only. We take the learning environment seriously and maintain a very high standard of truth, integrity, encouragement, and inspired, action-oriented learning.

*Effective May 2021