"Great faith requires no explanation of how, when or why from God." ~ Leelo Bush, PhD


"If you want to be ALL God has called you to be and experience unlimited growth, success and opportunities, prepare yourself by learning ALL you can, every day of your life! Never, ever stop learning. Knowledge is empowerment. Trust in God and invest in yourself. Only then will you have true security, no matter what type of economic challenges you may face. You will always be able to re-invent yourself."  ~ Leelo Bush, PhD

Leelo Bush, Ph.D.

Leelo Bush, Ph.D.

Dr. Bush is the founder of this academy, dating back to 2003. Although her background and education are in Christian Counseling, she soon learned that counseling was not the answer for many, healthy, functioning individuals. And often those who sought counseling were served far better by Christian Coaching. She began her search for more training and was disappointed at the courses with "Christian" in their title, yet based on psychology with a few scriptures added, likely designed to make believers comfortable.

She developed our foundational coaching program and in 2010 published our textbook, Comprehensive Christian Coach Handbook: Essential Guide to Spirit-Led Coaching and Business Success. In this book, she challenged previous thought leaders' reliance on secular humanism and psychology, as she brought the truth of God's Word to create Christian Coaching 2.0, and completely re-created the profession for followers of Christ.

In 2017, she published the second edition of this book, that quickly became the #2 Best Seller in Amazon.com Hot New Releases in its category! You can also get a direct link to purchase this foundational textbook in our academy bookstore

Second Edition of Comprehensive Christian Coach Handbook by Leelo Bush, PhD released Easter 2017.
Amazon review for 2nd Edition by Dr Bush

Over the years, many if not most Christian coaching schools and their trainers have studied under or learned from Dr. Bush's work. She is responsible for creating training programs on every continent, with over 20,400 students trained and over 6700 certified graduates world-wide. She works in partnership with her husband, Rev. Evan A. Bush, President of this academy. Together they enjoy their Southwest Florida lifestyle of boating, fishing, theater, gardening and bicycling. Read more about Leelo at http://leelobush.com.

US Military Veteran with 3 Honorable Discharges

"My personal belief and that of PCCCA, is to put God first according to the Matthew 6:33 scripture that teaches us to seek first God's kingdom and His righteousness and everything else will be added unto us. We also teach and promote the uncompromised Word of God in our training. Because of this, PCCCA does not participate in secular or new age accrediting programs. When God raised up PCCCA, He did not ask for man's approval, so neither shall we.

As the president of PCCCA, it is my goal to stay informed about the progress of every student. After each training session, your trainer will submit a report to the academy regarding your progress, challenges and victories. Whenever possible, I participate personally in enrollment interviews with each new applicant. This conversation is not a pass/fail interview, rather an opportunity for me to get to know you, hear about your dreams and goals ... and ensure that your chosen program and your stated goals are a good match. It is important that all students of PCCCA are truly led by the Lord, to participate in PCCCA programs.

​The courses offered at PCCCA, are created and designed by Leelo-Dianne Bush, PhD., also known as "America's Doctor of Joy", who has an uncompromising desire to teach coaching and counseling from a scriptural foundation.

​As the president of PCCCA, it is my pleasure to share my knowledge with you and help you in any way I can, before and during your program, as well as afterwards. Once you are a PCCCA certified professional, you will have access to your trainer to ask followup questions for the duration of your coaching career.

​May God bless you as you seek His leading and will for your life."

​Rev. Evan


The Professional Christian Coaching and Counseling Academy, also known as PCCCA, was founded in 2003. Then in 2011, PCCCA underwent a transformation to become part of the primary education provider for Beautiful Life International, LLC  This became necessary as the training we offer expanded in its breadth and subject matter to include more specialty programs.

In 2012 and early 2013, our online learning platform underwent testing and enhancements with the Christian Counselor program with others soon following.  We have now added more courses into this system with a few others in progress, regularly receiving 5-star, rave reviews from our students.  

In 2018, PCCCA / Beautiful Life International, LLC joined Anew University in order to offer an even wider scope of education, degree programs and added credibility for our credentials.

As veteran training developers and trainers, we celebrated our 15 year anniversary (in 2018) of offering Dr. Bush's proprietary coaching and counseling curriculum, having trained 20,000(+) students world-wide.

It is our particular pleasure to offer our exclusive online learning platform at https://myclasslogin.com in addition to our personalized, cutting-edge, 1-to-1 training.

Trained, Christian, Specialty  Coaches and Counselors are
in high demand NOW!

TRUE: Christian coaches work from their faith worldview in any number of specialties or niches, depending on their training and experience, just as secular coaches work in specialties and operate from their own belief systems. For example, either could be a business coach, but one seeks wisdom from and gives credit for their success to their maker and the other ... usually to their client or them-self.

FALSE: Christian coaching itself is a niche. (It is not, rather it is a worldview.)

The descriptive "Christian" applies to the coach's worldview / beliefs, rather than to who their client is or their chosen area of expertise.

Here at PCCCA / Beautiful Life, you will ...

~ Learn the most powerful skills available to help others live a much better life.
~ Experience transformation in your own life.
~ Help others find their God-given vision so they can fulfill their mission.
~ Come along side others to help them find God's plan for their best solutions and healing.
~ Learn to apply the relevant truth of God's Word to current, everyday life situations.
~ Grow closer to your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
~ Establish a profitable, sustainable, Christian coaching or counseling practice or ministry.
~ Learn life coaching and/or counseling from a distinctly Biblical
worldview with no secular or new age integration.
~ PLUS, gain confidence and credibility by virtue of your certification.

If you answered "yes" to one or more of the questions then you have arrived at the right place. PCCCA offers scripturally-sound, Spirit-led, comprehensive training courses and programs leading to prestigious Christian coach and counselor certifications and license, along with the most up-to-date business, tech and marketing education in our industry, to establish a professional practice, business or ministry. Low-Cost Professional Liability and Health Insurance are now available for our students and graduates! Ask how to enroll!

Christian Life Coach Training and Certification Programs

Click Here for Counselor Training Information

PCCCA's coaching programs are life transforming, both professionally and personally ... If you would like to help others to get more out of their life, as well as significantly improve your own life in all areas, Christian life coaching may be for you.

Life coaching is a fulfilling profession with great pay and you can work as much or as little as you want. You don't have to put your current job, family or ministry duties on hold while you train. Why not become a Christian Life Coach?

As a life coach, you help your clients find their purpose and God-given vision, then partner with them to achieve their goals. As a result, they feel great and you feel fulfilled by living your calling to help others. Very little could be more rewarding to you personally.

Usually your clients are smart, talented individuals, who perhaps lack self-awareness, focus or motivation to live an optimized life. They may not have the support they need to get to the next level. You provide that support.

Often, your clients know what they want but just need you to confirm or validate their goals, so they feel secure in going after it. Even change for the better is scary to a lot of people. With you to encourage, exhort and validate their quest, you become their partner in success.

Time management issues and stress are other issues faced by our clients. They need the skills and strategies you will be able to offer as a trained Christian Life Coach, to help them to achieve balance and improve their lives.

And so, armed with your bible-based strategies and skills, you will inspire them to change their lives for the better. You will witness God's grace at work each day as your clients share their progress with you.

Beautiful Life / PCCCA training will make you a "complete" Christian Life Coach.
In the process of learning to help others, you will begin to maximize your own potential. It is our belief that before you can effectively help others, you need to be living what you learn. You will be so excited about your own potential, that you will use these techniques yourself. You will feel confident and excited about presenting your skills to others, so they too can benefit. Your client list will grow and grow!

Here we define complete coaches as those who are living an excellent life and are prepared to help others do the same. This is what will happen for you when you graduate from this program. Our course will train you to work with Christians and non-Christians. Perhaps your goal is a coaching ministry, church work or private coaching practice or business. Since our PREMIER training is personalized for you by your Master coach / trainer, we address each one and help you hone in on your preferred specialty. Even if you decide not to work at life coaching, you will improve your own life in countless ways. There simply are no dollars and cents to value the improvement in one's quality of life... it is priceless!

Differences between Christian / Biblical Coaching Programs and Secular
There are many differences but primary is the underlying foundation. Secular coaching is humanistic and relies on the client's self-imposed goals. Christian coaching is Christ-centered.

Within Christian coaching, there is a three-way relationship between client, coach and Holy Spirit. Secular coaching involves a two-way relationship between coach and client.

Many Christian coaches have found it frustrating to work with secular programs and secularly accredited Christian programs because of the high infiltration of secular humanism and / or new age philosophies.

You won't find that here. The Bible distinctly tells us to seek only the counsel of other Christians. It is important to note though, that while PCCCA offers Christian Coach training and certification, the techniques learned are also applicable with secular clients.

So the training you choose, should be more about who you are, than who your clients may one day be. Seek Him first and God will lead those to you, who need what you have to offer. (Matt 6:33 )

Our courses are comprehensive.
You will learn everything about Christian Life Coaching, from what God expects of you personally, to in-depth Bible-based coaching, to strategies and Bible-truths you can implement with your own clients.

We teach you about marketing, branding and the uncompromising truth about coaching niches. You will learn how to market your services to others in a simple and non-threatening way and begin to implement what you learn. We make promoting your practice easy and comfortable for you.

You have the option to select the PREMIER training where the training is personalized for you. When you meet with your Master Certified trainer by phone 1-to-1, you don't have to share your instructor with others during your weekly training sessions.

It will be all about God's plan for you!

Please Read Our Mission Statement.

PREMIER PROGRAM - One-to-One Student / Instructor Ratio!
You have the option to be paired with your own Master Christian Life Coach / Trainer, who you will work with for 50 minutes each week via the telephone. You will work through your manual materials at a comfortable pace and have homework assignments that will require anywhere from 4 to 10 hours per week. You will have the opportunity to participate in coaching role-play as well as coach others in your semi-supervised practicum, so that you can learn by doing. Those you coach will have the benefit of your skills and your instructor's professional coaching skills (as a backup in case you ever feel uncertain.) Once you graduate from the course, you will have on-going support from us to help you build your practice. (Also Read our President's Message - click HERE)

Business / Marketing Expertise - a critical component
It is no secret that many coaching schools graduate students with inadequate or outdated marketing skills, or without in-depth knowledge of how to market their services. We employ special "Spirit-led Marketing" techniques that are only offered through PCCCA, to help you share the services you offer. Let's face it, no matter how sensational your skills are, if others don't know how to find you, you won't be able to help very many people.

We are experts at internet and local marketing. You will receive the full range of knowledge you need in this area. And we go even a step further by offering you specific marketing opportunities within our network of services, in addition to what you personally do. PCCCA training gives you a huge advantage in the marketplace.

What makes Christian Life Coaches special and different?
While most secular coach training teaches you to not convey your own values during your sessions with clients, Christian Life Coaches are free and what's more, encouraged to speak the truth of God's word, and how it applies to their client's life. You don't have to be a Bible scholar or enter the program with theological schooling. Our training gives you all of the resources you need, in the manual and textbook you receive, so that you are equipped with references to support your coaching clients and have all you need to help others achieve an abundant life.

Coaching and counseling are biblical. The Bible time and again tells us to seek only the counsel of other Christians.

Why people often prefer coaching over therapy
Until a few years ago, the only option someone with problems had, was to enter therapy. Yet unless healing is needed, counseling or therapy may not be the best alternative. And, if someone is in therapy, it implies something is wrong with them. Yet for many it is only their circumstance that need improving. Most people don't want to admit they have problems in their life. Life coaching on the other hand, does not carry this stigma.

Life coaching involves partnering with a trained coach, being held accountable, moving forward, taking action and accountability. People receive results much faster when they learn to act on their own behalf, rather than if they spend countless hours re-hashing the past on a therapists couch.
Having a coach is something people share and are proud of. Having a coach implies that person is already somewhat successful. As you are aware, all high achievers, top athletes and executives have coaches to help them get to their next big thing.

NOTE: Obviously, life coaches don't treat mental illness or other mental health issues because we are not licensed or trained for that. So if you realize someone needs counseling or therapy, you need to refer them immediately to the appropriate professionals. The PCCCA program helps you to identify criteria for who is suitable to become a coaching client and who may need to be referred to another type of professional. Our training even explains how to do referrals.

Do you have what it takes?
At the top of this page is a link for you to take a FREE ONLINE EVALUATION to determine whether you have what it takes to be a successful Christian Life Coach.

Let's look at the basics:
Are you an understanding person?
Do people generally respect the advice you share?
Do you feel called to help others?
Are you confident in God's Word to change lives?
Does encouraging others come naturally to you?

If you have answered YES to the above, you already have the inner abilities needed to become a Christian life coach and the PCCCA program will give you everything else you need to know, so that you can coach anyone, regardless of their concerns.

The PCCCA Christian Life Coach Certification program will take you from being who you are today, to becoming a professional and successful Christian Life Coach! And imagine, you will be paid well, for using gifts God has given you, doing something you already love to do!

A business perspective on coaching
As a Christian life coach, there is very little competition in most communities. Christian coaching is increasing while other types of coaching are on the decline with a struggling economy. This is because the secular world sees coaching as a luxury, while Christians seek God's truth more than ever in difficult times. This is a growing profession and if you begin now, you will be prepared for the many opportunities that are out there. Unfortunately not many Christian Life Coaches know how to promote themselves or their practice effectively. You will learn this during your training. Better yet, you will learn special "Spirit-Led Marketing" techniques, that will help ​attract your ideal clients to you.

Many prospective coaches don't feel confident about marketing their practice but once they learn our techniques, they are able to accelerate their practices very quickly.

Business Overhead: Very little is required to start your practice, and you probably have most of it already. If you are reading this, you obviously have access to a computer. You probably also have a phone. You will need paper, pens, file folders, coaching tools and forms (provided in the course ) for each of your clients. Most coaching is done over the phone so you don't need an office. Almost everything you earn is profit.

You can work from any quiet area in your home or office. Since you work by phone, there are no geographic barriers for who you can work with. You could go away for a few weeks and work from another location. It is your practice, business or ministry. You get to make the rules. What other profession could say that?

How much do you want to work? (part time vs. full time)
Are you looking at Christian Life Coaching as something you want to do full time or part time? Life Coaching is a profession where you make the rules. No one tells you how much you should work. It all depends on what you want. Some coaches work just a few hours a week with a couple clients, others work 30-40 hours with a full time practice. As a certified Christian life coach, your fees should range between $100-150/hour for personal coaching and $300+ per hour as a business or executive coach. Our course also teaches you to set the right fees for your practice.

How much do you want to work? (part time vs. full time)
Are you looking at Christian Life Coaching as something you want to do full time or part time? Life Coaching is a profession where you make the rules. No one tells you how much you should work. It all depends on what you want. Some coaches work just a few hours a week with a couple clients, others work 30-40 hours with a full time practice. As a certified Christian life coach, your fees should range between $100-150/hour for personal coaching and $300+ per hour as a business or executive coach. Our course also teaches you to set the right fees for your practice.

Niche development
PCCCA training will teach you how to develop a profitable niche. The days of the generalist coach are gone. Clients today are willing to pay for specific solutions to their challenges. Feel free to coach anyone about anything but market your services to a specific niche where you can demonstrate that you are an expert. We show you how to do that. For unparalelled marketing training specific to Christian helping professions, consider the Spirit-Led Marketing© program.

Who enrolls to take our courses?
Thousands of people from all walks of life, on every continent have taken this course.

    Some are nurses, some are counselors, therapists or chiropractors.

    Some work in ministry at their church or other helping professions.

   Some students are stay-at-home moms and dads.

   Some are professionals such as attorneys, physicians, CEOs and denominational leaders.

   Some are single parents looking for a fulfilling supplemental income.

   Some of our students are as young as 18 while others are well into their retirement years and          all ages in between, both men and women who have a heart to help others live better lives.

   Still others are in administrative support positions or office/clerical and even technical trades

The training meets you, the student, where you are and then, you grow from there. There are no previous educational requirements. In general, our students are people who are good listeners, who enjoy helping others and feel called to help others thrive.

How do I pay for my course?
PCCCA offers several ways to pay for your training and certification course. You have an option to pay in full, or set up a payment plan. Most students pay so that by the time they graduate, their payments are complete and they will immediately receive their certification. You may select whichever option works best for you. Each course has it's own tuition and payment plan. We accept payments via debit and credit card. Churches and businesses may pay by visiting the donation page, for their leaders or members. Among the cards accepted are Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express.

Frequently Asked Questions
Is PCCCA an accredited Christian coach and counselor training provider? YES
Is the program non-denominational and appropriate for all Bible-believing Christians? YES
Can I take this course if I have no previous experience? YES
Are there degree or educational requirements? NO
Do you offer payment plans, online and phone payment options? YES
If I have questions, will I have support? YES
Will I learn how to start making money from coaching even before I graduate? YES
Is my instructor a professional, practicing coach? YES
Can I enroll anytime? YES
Do I need to be over 18 years old to enroll? YES
Will I work with my instructor one-on-one? YES, if you select the Premier Version.
Is it OK to turn in hand-written assignments? YES
Will you teach me to use the internet to get clients? YES
Will you give me on-going support once I graduate? YES
Will my own life improve as I take this course? YES
Is the course easy to take and enjoyable? YES
Do I get to practice what I learn? YES

PCCCA is honored to have been the first Christian Life Coaching School to receive FULL ACCREDITATION AND ENDORSEMENT (in July, 2006) as an "Accredited Christian Coaching School of Excellence". Credentialing in our industry has progressed over the years with the creation of ICE Credentialing.

PCCCA is fully endorsed and board accredited by ICE Credentialing. Click HERE to learn more about ICE.

COACHING INDUSTRY NON REGULATION: Coaches are not regulated as an industry by government agencies. Unlike the professions of counseling, psychology, mental health-related therapies, coaching is NOT a government-regulated industry. Due to the broad spectrum of coaches, regulation would not only be unpractical but also standardization nearly impossible. Should the unlikely happen, and some sort of regulation take place, existing coaches would be grand-fathered in, as has happened in all other industries, as a precedent. Allow us to put your fears to rest. As a faith-based coach, you would then have the option to become ordained through an organization of your choosing and continue to practice under the auspices of a formally-formed and government-recognized religious body.


Now part of Anew University 2018

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God
may be thoroughly equipped for every good work."

2 Timothy 3:16-17 NIV

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Our Affiliations

PCCCA has trained over 20,400 students as of July 29, 2018, from every continent including principals and members of major ministries and organizations you no doubt would immediately recognize.

Because this academy has also trained many if not most of other schools' leaders and trainers in our industry since 2003, we regretfully do not accept or post affiliations. Thank you for understanding.

PCCCA's reputation and long-standing history of quality, professional training stands on its own merit.

PCCCA is one of just a few schools with the ICE seal of approval for our biblically-based courses that do NOT integrate humanism, secularism or new age thinking.  
(ICE is the International Christian Educational Credentialing that oversees behavioral studies;  such as coaching and counseling.)

Dr. Leelo Bush serves on the 2016 Management Awards Categories Judging Committee of International Business Awards, part of the distinguished Stevie Awards.

Certifications Accepted Worldwide

Our certifications are accepted in every US state and country around
the world.

The certification credentials you receive, now granted by Anew University, have been recognized in Christian / ministry and private / business / government / other settings. 

No school can predict exactly who
will accept their training. Thus we recommend that you share the course description page with its curriculum details with the company or  organization, so they can evaluate if the contents meet their criteria.

Many of our courses now offer dual certifications so that our graduates may confidently display their credentials in any environment, Christian or other.​

The Certified Christian Life Coach (CCLC) program now offers a bonus certification as a
Certified Professional Life Coach (CPLC) included in your tuition.​
One Course = Two Certifications


"Be strong (confident) and of good courage, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land which I swore to their fathers to give them." Joshua 1:6 (AMP)

What is our training

Here we measure all we do
by Matthew 6:33.
Does it honor God first?
If you agree with this priority, you will absolutely love Dr. Leelo Bush's industry-leading training programs!

PCCCA is a Beautiful Life Int'l LLC school and is Board Accredited as a training provider by ICEC.


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