Take our free Enneagram & Emotions Assessment →

Earn a Certificate in Coaching

Christian leaders desire to serve Jesus and people with joy and effectiveness.

But many are weary, hurting their family from overworking, or discouraged in their work. And their efforts to be healthier and more loving as leaders get hijacked by unconscious self-defeating patterns. They need a compassionate and skilled coach who is trained in Jesus’ centered psychology, spirituality, and leadership.

You can be that coach, working with the Spirit of Jesus to help leaders prioritize soul care, set good goals, and become more fruitful in their life, relationships, and work. Plus, as a Christian coach you can earn significant income for your family or qualify for a better job.

*Completion of the Spiritual Direction Training Program is a prerequisite for the Coach Training Program*

About the Coaching Program

Drs. Bill and Kristi Gaultiere have been coaching and training Christian leaders like you for over thirty years. They developed the Coach Training Program to build on their highly successful Spiritual Direction Training Program. Both programs are informed by their Jesus-centered psychology and spirituality.

In this one-year journey with other Christian leaders you will be equipped to begin a professional practice as a coach or to bring excellent coaching skills into your current ministry or job.

The Coach Training certificate program will prepare you to support clients to reach the goals that are inspired by God, to work on living and leading in Jesus’ easy yoke, and to improve awareness, effectiveness, and competence in personal life, spiritual life, and leadership or work.

This builds on our Spiritual Direction Training certificate program which equips you to facilitate the client engaging with God, deepening their intimacy with Jesus, discerning God’s will, and growing spiritually.

Program Benefits


Coach Training Certificate Program Components


1 Institute Retreat in a community of about 40 leaders


18 online classes and supervision groups (90-minutes each)


12 practicum experiences to practice Christian coaching and receive support from your supervisor and peers


8 meetings with a Sr. Coach at Soul Shepherding

We provide you with a Certificate Completion Planner that makes it easy for you to track your progress and earn your certificate.

Coach Training Program Faculty

Bill Gaultiere, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Founder, Instructor
Kristi Gaultiere, Psy.D.
Psychotherapist, Founder, Instructor
Todd Rodarmel, M.Div.
Supervisor, Instructor
Nino Johnson, M.Div.
Robyn Jungeblut
Programs Manager, Supervisor, Instructor
Brianna Wood, M.A.
Supervisor, Instructor


The next Coach Training class will begin April 11, 2024. The class meets the second Thursday of every month at 5PM PT.

Completing the Spiritual Direction Training Program is a prerequisite for the Coach Training Program.


$369* per month for 12 months (this includes fees for the required Institute retreat).   

*Additional costs for coaching sessions, books, and a private room on retreat

** Pastors and missionaries can apply for partial scholarship assistance.

Additional Questions? Talk to Us!

You can connect with a member of our team via email or Zoom!

Soul Shepherding