About Coach School

Coach School offers the highest quality education, ICF accreditation and mentoring for ambitious professionals seeking a life coach career, to elevate their current careers and empower their lives through the art of coaching. 

Run by long-time Legendary Leader Lorraine Hamilton, Coach School prides itself on having quality educators, the best life coach training and delivering exceptional results for our students and their clients.

We don’t teach just any old person how to become a life coach, we offer limited spaces to discerning learners who are serious about elevating their professional development and their career. 

What makes us different from other coach training providers? 

Certified Life Coach Training

  • We abide by the International Coach Federation’s Code of Ethics and Code of Conduct. As an Accredited Training Provider by the International Coach Federation we are required to submit quarterly feedback to ensure that our accredited training program retains its status. This means that we are 100% committed to providing world-class training, mentoring and coaching to coaches at any point in their journey. 



  • Currently there are no guiding regulations when it comes to becoming a life coach requirements. Isn’t that crazy?! We take what we do very seriously, and we’re committed to providing a standard of education, training and care for our students that ensures their professionalism and integrity when they step out as coaches in their own right. We hear many stories of students being pressured into life coach certification programs which aren’t up to scratch, or don’t leave them feeling equipped to embrace their new career with confidence and aptitude. Coach School is all about quality and longevity. 



  • Our programs aren’t a quick-fix solution to a sudden desire for people to upskill. To become a master of anything, time, patience and dedication is required. From practical skills, useful methods, and tangible exercises, through to understanding the ‘why’ behind the ‘how’, the programs we offer are designed to equip you in the most beneficial way for success. But it doesn’t stop there. We offer mentoring and ongoing support for as long as you need it, in order for you to find confidence in professional life coach training or on your professional development journey. 


We mean business

  • Our educators (or Legendary Leaders as we like to call them) are all practising coaches in their own right who walk their talk. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that we know Coach School is right for you. With so many different life and business coach training providers to choose from, it’s important that you make the decision that’s right for you. At Coach School, before any money is exchanged or any material is taught, we take some time to ensure we’re the right fit for you, and you’re the right fit for us. 

At Coach School we give you everything you need to become a Masterful and Successful Coach


There are a number of stages that coaches will go through on their journey to become both masterful and successful.


Curiosity / Amateur:

you’re interested about what being a successful coach entails, or indeed what it all means, and you’d like to learn more

Desire / Student:

you’ve decided that you’re interested enough to formalise your learning and skills development and you have embarked on a program

Familiarity / Client:

during your journey to becoming a coach, you will also have the experience of being a client and will fully experience the power of transformation that you will eventually be offering to your own clients. There’s something a little bit magical about this stage of the journey

Proficiency / Coach:

you’re now an operational coach with your own paying clients and you can’t quite believe you get to make a living this way. (At Coach School our students usually experience this long before they have completed their own certification.)


mastery means different things to different people. To us here at Coach School it means you are an expert in your field with a good amount of experience under your belt, you’re likely to have a waiting list and you’re constantly wondering about how to best utilise your skills to increase your impact

Wherever you are in your journey, Coach School has the skills and experience to help.



At Coach School we believe in a well-rounded, practical approach to developing our students’ skill sets to ensure that they are equipped to become successful coaches in their own right. 

Step One – Skills

The core skills that you need to bring to every coaching session and every client. This is what sets you apart from consultants, mentors and counsellors


Step Two – Models

The tools of your trade and what give you consistency in your coaching and your results


Step Three – Feedback

There is no substitute for practice and feedback to improve your technical skills and show you ways to be even better


Step Four – Earning

Earning while you learn is a crucial component to hitting the ground running and making a living from your coaching


Step Five – Positioning

Claim your rightful place as a masterful coach and attract the best clients from the start

Coach School cares! About our students and our clients.

We hear so many stories of students being pressured into trainings and programs that aren’t a great fit. Or worse, that they complete a training and still feel ill-equipped to make a living from their coaching.

Coach School is run by long time coach Lorraine Hamilton. She knows what it takes, and supports her clients and students to make a living from making a difference without all the hype that promises the world and fails to deliver for most.

At Coach School you’ll get the support you need regardless of your stage in your coaching journey.

From fully ICF accredited certification through business mentoring to supervision, Coach School is the place you can trust to grow your coaching practice and business.


Lorraine Hamilton 

Lorraine is on a mission to educate prospective coach students so that they can enter their new, rewarding career with their eyes wide open.

Lorraine’s coaching career is long and varied; experiencing success in the life, health, business and corporate coaching arenas.

That well-rounded experience, coupled with the track record of learning and implementing what it really takes to build a successful coaching practice have equipped her to be able to share her skills and knowledge with her students.

With an array of modalities to choose from, Lorraine is uniquely placed to assist you in your goal of becoming a masterful coach.

She is an multi-award winner, receiving recognition for both her entrepreneurial skills as well as her development of outstanding company culture, using her core foundational coaching skills.

She is the author of Thin[K] Program: The Smart Woman’s Guide To Effortless Weightloss, and a returning guest trainer at the Foundations of Healthy Living Retreat in New Zealand and has been featured in a number of media outlets including being the resident coach at ROOOAR Magazine.

Lorraine took on Coach School after becoming heartbroken and angry after talking with many newly qualified coaches who had spent their savings on trainings that did not deliver the confidence and skills required to make a living from coaching.

Barbara Nixon

Barbara Nixon has more than a decade of experience in Executive Coaching and has worked with hundreds of clients to develop outstanding leaders.

Barbara shares Coach School’s philosophy and works to support students and coaches in their mindset for success and mastery.

Terri Hase 

Terri has a wealth of experience in coaching and coach education and serves as an ICF accredited mentor coach at Coach School. Terri supports students who wish to gain their ICF credential by fulfilling the required mentor coaching program for the ACC and PCC credential. Terri is currently an PCC credentialed coach and will be attaining her MCC master credential in 2019.

Behind The Scenes

Nicola Connor – Business Manager

Nicola is the Coach School business manager with a wealth of experience in administration and a background in finance. She keeps the back office moving smoothly and is always happy to answer queries on membership and payments.

Everything you need to become a masterful and successful coach.

Coach School is an ICF Accredited Coach Training Provider.  


Kapiti Coast, New Zealand