Become a Coach

One in five develop an addiction to alcohol, tobacco or drugs

You will be a winner by adopting our award-winning approach to becoming a professional recovery coach. Research continues to prove that this is a rewarding alternative to pharmacology and clinical intervention or can cement the practical application of any other psychological approaches.

Imagine an athletic sports coach or an Australian Idol vocal coach and you can see that the coaching profession is fast becoming recognised for its outcome driven approach. If you have had experience with alcohol and drug issues but have now turned your life around or want to transform your life around to help those struggling with this deadly disease, then this might just be your calling or life purpose.

The recovery coach certification training is a year-long training opportunity designed for those interested in becoming actively involved in serving as a recovery coach. The training is available to anyone in the recovery field, professional or non-professional. Your commitment and a willingness to learn and a desire to help people is a sure-fire recipe for success. We encourage people who are in recovery because then you can share your knowledge on successful recovery principles.

Our unique TM approach to becoming your best

We are unique because we encourage all coaches to practice the eleventh step (AA) daily by teaching you about the daily practice of the most successful and evidence-based mediation technique  called  Transcendental Meditation or TM. This ensures your success as a recovery coach is pretty much guaranteed, because as shown in the thousands of scientific research that the TM practitioner gains clarity of thinking, mental alertness, unbounded creativity and total abstinence from any destructive substances forever. Some famous TM practitioners around the world are Hugh Jackman, Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Scorcese, Russell Brand, Russell Simmons, Oprah Winfrey, Clint Eastwood, Ellen Degeneres and so much more. Below is a quick interview by Howard Stern with Hugh Jackman about how his daily practice of TM for the last fifteen years has propelled his career to stratosphere levels and enhanced his creative genius.

A recovery coach is anyone interested in promoting recovery from alcohol and other drugs by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery and serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery. The client self directs his/her own recovery while the coach provides expertise and encouragement in supporting the necessary change and attaining the goals important to the individual. Recovery coaching creates a clear plan of action while using the client’s current strengths to reach their desired goals. Besides helping the client access and maintain recovery, coaches access systems and resources needed to support the recovery such as benefits and health care. Recovery coaching also helps individuals return to employment, find stable housing and transition from detox to aftercare.

Program overview = $4990 AUD only (payment plans available)

Unit No. Code Unit Name Nominal Hours & Pricing
Core Unit of Competency
1 RCOACHCOM Communicating effectively in a direct manner including powerful questioning, active listening and developing a coaching presence 55 / $495
2 RCOACHELEM Core elements and structure for each coaching session including following ethical guidelines and learning all important coaching definitions 40 / $295
3 RCGOALS101 Setting Inspirational S.M.A.R.T. Goals and polishing them 55 / $495
4 RCSTRATEGY Establishing professional standards and developing strategies to achieve goals 50 / $350
5 ASSESSMENT Preparing, setting up and establishing the coaching agreement 40 / $295
6 ACTIONS101 Designing actions within its required framework and creating insights / awareness 50 / $350
7 RCTOOLS101 Mastering coaching tools like to increase progress and accountability such as worksheets, preparation questionnaires, scripts, and monthly checklists 75 / $550
8 PRACTICE01 Setting up, running and marketing your coaching practice 70 / $500
9 TRANSMED Transcendental Meditation to enhance daily living and enrich coaching practice 20 / $1500
Elective Units of Competence
1 FUNDING101 Grant Writing, Fundraising & Marketing of coaching services 80 / $600
2 NLPHYPN101 Intro to Hypnosis and NLP (Presuppositions, Sensory Acuity, Rapport & Metaphors) 40 / $295
3 SOCIAL01PR Expert blogging, social media and using the best PR principles to build your credibility 40 / $295
4 CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector 50 / $350
5 CHCMH402A Apply understanding of mental health issues and recovery processes 60 / $425
$4990 plus 12 one-on-one coaching sessions to ensure your recovery coaching practice goals are achieved 705

The training will provide participants a comprehensive overview of the purpose and tasks of a recovery coach and will explain the various roles played by a recovery coach. The training will provide participants with tools and resources useful in providing recovery support services.

Coaching with Substance does not endorse or promote any particular way of achieving or maintaining sobriety or abstinence or of reducing suffering from addiction. We cannot diagnose addiction and we don’t address past issues or traumas, but we can help clients explore their options for recovery or treatment and encourage clients to become clear about their life goals and values.

The course includes training in the core coaching competencies which have been developed to support greater understanding of the skills used within today’s recovery coaching profession as defined by the International Coaching Federation and Recovery Coaching International. On successful completion of the course you will be allocated clients from Coaching with Substance by becoming a certified Recovery Coach. As a Not For Profit organisation, we can access grant funding bodies and donor relations acquisition strategies to get paid servicing those coming from the criminal justice system, homelessness, psychiatric institutions, domestic violence centres, foster homes and marginalised school systems.