Become A Certified Professional Life Coach - START 2021 Right!

Obtain the training you need to become a Certified Professional Life Coach with our LIVE ONLINE CLASS.  This is a 16-hour certified proven system of coaching with a highly interactive applied learning method that will be facilitated by Sonja Budreau, Certified Master Coach.

This coaching program is called the Wainwright Method of Coaching designed by Barbara Wainwright, the owner of Wainwright Global Institute.  She wanted to provide an affordable coaching program in a 16-hour immersable time frame for more people to become coaches and change lives for the better.

Sonja Budreau is a proud graduate of  Wainwright Global Institute of Professional Coaching.  In addition, she is a member of the Strategic Learning Alliance which confers the Certified Professional Coaching Credential.

Sonja Budreau, CEO

  • CEO of Creative Consulting,
  • Creator of Be Your Own Hero Success Programs, and Bulletproof Careers for Vets Program. 
  • Master Coach & Trainer

Barbara Wainwright, CEO

  • CEO, Wainwright Global, Inc. 
  • Creator of Certified Professional Coaching Program (CPC)
  • Taught & Certified Master Coach Sonja

Live Online Virtual Class


This program was designed by Barbara Wainwright, master coach and founder of Wainwright Global, Inc.  Barbara developed this in response to providing an affordable coaching certification solution utilizing an immersion learning method backed by applied science.  In addition, the Wainwright Method of Coaching has been extremely successful and it has been taught to over 10,000 students worldwide.  Furthermore, you will be trained in 16 hours, and your CPC® Professional Coaching credential issued by SLA. ~ Certificate of Professional Coaching. 


This tuition for this certification program and training is: 


Wainwright Global, Inc  provides: 
  • Coach Training Manual and Course Handouts
  • Proven Professional Coaching Tools
  • Coach’s Quick Reference Guide
  • Certified Professional Coach Exam (included)
  • Certified Professional Coach Digital Certificate
  • 16 hours of Live Online Training
Additional Benefits include: 
  • Strategic Learning Alliance (SLA) Membership 
  • CPC® Professional Coaching credential issued by SLA. 
  • 3rd party credentialing through the Strategic Learning Alliance
  • Optional AASCB (top 15% graduate business course) credits in cooperation with SLA and their affiliates.

Note: This curriculum has been accredited through the AACSB at the University Graduate Level.


Biz-in-Box Launch Meeting 1 x 1 with Master Coach Sonja Upon Completion of Course. 

To become a professional coach, you do not have to have a college degree or training in a specific field. 

The two key areas that will help you build your foundation as a coach are from life and work experiences. 

In addition, having a desire to probe and ask questions to help clients get to their “WHY” to strategically map out a plan of action to help clients get past their roadblocks they may be experiencing as well as holding them accountable.   

Coaching Niches 

  • A niche is a specific type of target or type of person with specific goals and objectives. For example Target Client.  In coaching, this is one area but may not be specific enough. (Think General Practitioner)
  • A micro-niche is narrowing down the specific criteria with much more detail by pinpointing the unique needs of the target client or service. As a coach, the more your drill down to synthesize who your client avatar is going to be, the easier it will be to focus on the needs, wants, pains, and offering solutions.  (Think Cardiologist)

Types of Niches – there are over 101+ areas a coach can specialize in for almost every kind of situation, goal, or challenge. 

Common Coaching Niches: 

  • Relationships
  • Business
  • Success/Performance
  • Career 
  • Mindset
  • Life 
  • Spiritual
  • Dating
  • Transformational
  • Health
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • PTSD
  • Fitness
  • Weight Loss
  • Cancer 

This is not an exhaustive list but it will give you an idea of some areas to choose from.  

In addition, 2020 coaching has become more of a “necessity” than a “luxury” This is the ultimate time to become a life coach! 

Do you have a sincere passion to help others?  Are you ready to kiss your dead-end job goodbye and be your own boss? 

Let me share with you the 5 benefits of becoming a coach: 

1. Flexible Schedule 

2. Unlimited income. You set the fees and choose the coaching services to offer. 

3. With over 6 Billion people on the planet and no boundaries, you can support clients from around the world.  There is always a demand for coaching services. 

4. World Crisis & Uncertain times, coaching is adaptable to each situation and is recession-proof. 

5. Very rewarding to transform one life at a time


Biz-in-Box Launch Meeting 1 x 1 with Master Coach Sonja Upon Completion of Course. 

Advanced Biz-in-Box Course Coming 2021

“A person who counsels or motivates others in the achievement of personal objectives such as choosing or changing careers, improving relationships, setting goals, and determining priorities.”

– Merriam-Webster Dictionary

What’s the difference between ICF and SLA?  both are accrediting bodies for Coaching.

International Coaches Federation (ICF) doesn’t report and isn’t accountable to any higher authority. They are self-established, self-accredited, and self-regulated. They set standards and rules for coaching and identified themselves as the overseer of those rules.

Strategic Learning Alliance (SLA) established an evidence-based method to identify the needs of the industry based on student’s and client’s perspectives. In doing so, SLA continuously tested against the Department of Education, the AACSB, and the Society of Human Resource Management’s standards and desired competencies. SLA spent a decade testing, measuring, and demonstrating adherence to their performance needs in addition to the expectations of students and clients to establish the independent measurements. SLA had continuously maintained that adherence for a decade before establishing their independent authority based on those standards-based efforts. In addition, SLA’s curriculum has been accredited with the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) through Seattle Pacific University.

The Problem…..Affordability

ICF = 120 Training, 40 hrs mentoring

SLA = 16 hrs training

ICF has increased the costs to the point that certification is not affordable for most.  

The Solution…

Wainwright Method of Coaching is easy to learn and easy to use. During the 16 hour course, you not only learn to coach, but you also receive coaching. That means, you will leave the class with a clear vision of where YOU want to go, what you want to do, when you want to do it by, how you will get it done, and who you would like to do it with. 

The Key of Immersion Learning

Experiencing coaching from both the client’s perspective as well as the coach’s perspective is imperative to understanding the impact you will make with your clients” as stated by Barbara Wainwright


Sonja Rohn-Budreau is the founder of Creative Consulting also known as “BE YOUR OWN HERO COACHING” and “BULLETPROOF CAREERS FOR VETS” career & performance coaching programs. As a top-ranked master career coach and resume writer with over 20 years in human resources, higher education, career coaching, and teaching. She supports career professionals and military transitioning to civilian status by identifying their career blind spots to land into the career they deserve. Sonja volunteers for Hire Our Heroes as a Mentor and The Long Walk Home Military to Civilian Non-Profit group as Mentor. She streams live on the Long Walk Home’s Facebook group’s page covering career topics connecting with the veterans weekly. She enjoys sharing her knowledge and collaborating with her professional colleagues too. Sonja conducts her transformational coaching program “Be the CEO of your Career Success” which includes Modern Career Development System (MCDS) vetted and tested by Amazon, Boeing, Star Bucks, Department of Defense, and Veterans Administration. The MCDS was so successful the VA adopted the program. Now, Sonja is the #1 provider in the United States using the MCDS in her transformational coaching program.

Sonja also hosts live career boot camps, career transition workshops, and career survival webinars when she is not writing her upcoming book or coaching her clients. Sonja is a graduate of the Wainwright Global Institute of Professional Coaching earning her Master Coaching, Professional Coaching, and Negotiation certifications. She attended Argosy University in Nashville, TN earning her Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing and received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in Human Resource Management and General Management. Professionally, Sonja is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, Indy SHRM, the Rainmakers of Indianapolis, and volunteers for the SHRM Foundation Presently, she lives in Noblesville, IN with her husband, Chuck Budreau, Drew Richmond, her son, her step-daughter, Rachel Budreau and Keela Roo, her Corgi-Chihuahua furbaby.



  • Live online weekend course 
  • Offered Saturday & Sunday
  • Two 8-hour sessions
  • Trained & Certified in 1 Weekend
  • Homework Completed Saturday Evening
  • Portfolio submission to Strategic Learning Alliance (To be completed within 30 days of the online course).


Certified Professional Coaching Schedule


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