The Life Coaching Certification Course allows students to learn and develop self-awareness through the study of neuroscience, psychology, mindfulness, meditation, and yoga and then transfer that knowledge into practical tools to help guide others through a personal development journey. Students are introduced to basic principles of neuroscience and will form an understanding of how the brain works. Students will also learn about self, stress, self care, self actualization, and positive psychology. Throughout the course students learn and practice the power of the mind, positive thinking, confidence, goal setting, and mindful communication. 

The curriculum is delivered through a combination of lectures, discussions, group work, experiential learning, practicums, readings, and independent study. The program allows students to sample many awareness-based techniques and modalities including yoga and meditation in conjunction with acquiring a basic understanding of Western psychology, neuroscience, and neuropsychoidiology. This course has also been designed to encourage, foster, and facilitate a unique path of self exploration that enables students to learn important skills in order to create more meaningful, rewarding, and happy lives, whether that is done professionally with others or for personal benefit.

The course is based on a Neuropsychoidiology (NPI, (pronouced neuro-psycho-idi-ology), a philosophical and life-coaching approach developed by Dr. Mandy Wintink, PhD in neuroscience and psychology. NPI is designed to draw awareness to how our own brain and mind work, by understanding thinking, emotional, and behavioural patterns. NPI literally refers to the study (ology) of our unique (idio) brain, or nervous system, (neuro) and the mind (psyche) including behavior, thoughts, and emotions. NPI is about how neuroscience and psychology relate to the individual and also about how the individual can study his/her own brain, behaviour, mind, thoughts, and emotions. A main component of NPI is to create awareness through self-reflection and awareness-based practices like yoga and meditation. Neuroscience and Psychology are rich disciplines of knowledge generally concerning how we (humans and other animals) interact with, function in, and participate in our internal and external environment. Both disciplines offer us insights into human cognition, emotion, behaviour, and social interaction; however, they can also offer insight into the personal experience resulting in a journey of self-exploration. NPI incorporates elements of neuroscience and psychology along with ancient philosophies and practices of yoga, mindfulness, and meditation to help invoke our self knowing, selfs understanding, and self awareness. 



The purpose of this course is ultimately to embark on a self-discovery journey and to learn concepts and techniques that can be used for our own continued personal growth journey and the journey of others through life coaching. The course samples a variety of topics within neuroscience, Western/modern psychology, Eastern/ancient psychologies (e.g., Yoga and Buddhism philosophy), and mindfulness. Throughout this course students are encouraged to explore and develop their own inner wisdom by thinking critically about the concepts in neuroscience and psychology, by cultivating awareness through meditation, yoga, and mindfulness, and by inspiring our intuitive sense of knowing through deep reflection and contemplation and through independent studies. Students of this course learn from a variety of perspectives including their own existing knowledge, the knowledge of the course facilitators, and knowledge of others who take part in the group.  


The course is a mixed-model design involving experiential learning, theory, discourse, readings, reflection, and physical practice. The course facilitators are there to facilitate a learning process through a variety of media including some “lecturing”, discussions, independent study, group work, and readings. Students learn from the instructors as much as they learn from themselves and from their peers through open discussions and the application of concepts in practical work (e.g., yoga, meditation, and coaching). The atmosphere of the course is one of openness, which includes an openness to describe differing opinions and ideas. Students are encouraged to learn in ways that suit them and to engage in discussion with the course facilitators to optimize learning. Sharing of experiences is also an important part of working as a group toward a higher level of understanding and experience with these concepts. The philosophy is learning-centric, as opposed to student-centric or teacher-centric.


The community and experiences of the people who take part in this course also form a valuable part of the course curriculum. Students learn with and from each other as well as share their own experiences with each other. This is an incredible part of the curriculum but one that differs from session to session depending on who takes part. As such, the interview portion of the application process is important for determining a fit between the applicant and the course.


Some coaching programs have set formula they use; instructing on what kind of questions to ask, which tools to use, and a specific layout of what to focus on in each session. At CAN, we believe in providing our coaches with a knowledge base and background they need to be adaptive to what the client needs in the moment. Therefore, we do not teach a specific coaching framework, instead we give our coaches the foundation to develop their coaching in their own unique ways so they can decide who and how they can best support personal growth and wellness as a coach. The course is designed in modules, each of which offers knowledge, awareness opportunities, and tools to support the development of a coach and ultimately a self-actualizing person. 


  1. Introduction to Life Coaching

  2. Welcome to the Brain

  3. Self-Care to Self-Actualization

  4. The Power of the Mind

  5. Mindfulness & Intuition

  6. Action Planning, Goal Setting, & Visioning

  7. Business Development

  8. Community Development

The following components are covered:


Module I: Introduction to Life Coaching

This first portion serves to introduce everyone to the main tenets of the course including what is life coaching and what is life coaching with the brain in mind. It also serves to introduce everyone to each other in order to begin to set a foundation for openness, communication, and trust. We discuss each of our intentions for taking this program. We go over expectations for the course, debriefing protocols, confidentiality, the basics of self-care, and the logistics. We also cover the basics of the independent study project so everyone can begin to think about his/her project.

Module 2: Welcome to Your Brain: Brain Awareness & How the Brain Works

This module serves as an introduction to Neuroscience and Psychology as it relates to our thoughts, attention, mental health, learning & memory, and consciousness & unconsciousness. Students gain a basic understanding of neurochemistry, neurophysiology, neuroanatomy, neuroplasticity, and how the nervous system is organized during this module. This module primarily consists of lectures and discussions and will provide the basic foundation of knowledge for further modules. 

Module 3: Self: Self-Care to Self-Actualization 

This module focuses on the Self, Self Care, and Self Actualization. It involves a process of coming to better understand ourselves and becoming honest with who we are - the “good” and the "bad". We practice openness, exposure, self-acceptance, self-respect, self-awareness, and self-kindness – all in the efforts of nurturing a better relationship with ourselves. The module includes presentations of “self”. During this module we are formally introduced to the psychology, physiology, and neuroscience of stress and relaxation, therein providing a scientific and intuitive foundation for self-care in the broad sense. We also explore self-actualization and the manifestation of natural talents and gift (both spiritual and genetic). We explore the idea that self-care is a necessary part of self-actualization. We also explore development of the individual and environmental influences on the self, self care, and self actualization. 

Module 4: Mind-Body Connection & The Power of the Mind

This module focuses on how the human mind thinks. We explore the popular notion of positive thinking and the various ways thinking affects our mind, body, and spirit, including health. We explore how thinking cultivates a mind-body connection. We explore deeply the mind-body(-brain) connection. The field of positive psychology is introduced during this module. We also begin to formally explore the type of thinking that can lead to depression and unhappiness and begin the journey toward mindfulness, and awareness. 

Module 5: Mindfulness & Intuition 

This module focuses on the practices of mindfulness (both yoga and meditation) and intuition. We explore the concepts of being mindful in daily living and how to bring mindfulness into our relationships, including our coach-client relationships. We learn skills in mindful and active listening as a space from which to coach and work with others. We also formally explore the concepts of interconnectedness: the big picture of the interconnected among all being and the practical application of connecting with clients on a spiritual level to help them connect with themselves and develop intuition. We explore intuition and techniques to invoke intuition in relation to a mindfulness practice. Finally, we also examine the neuroscience of meditation, yoga, intuition, compassion, and empathy. 

Module 6: Actions, & Goal-Setting

This module primarily consists of goal setting and taking action from a point of deeply-routed interest. Value, resources, and direction is considered by using the Business Model YOU canvas to look at one’s goals and visions holistically.  This module is also where students showcase their independent projects, that have been worked on the whole term. 

Professional Development Module: Business Development & Practice Management 

From the beginning of the course students are learning how to become professional life coaches, including manage their clients and develop a life coaching practice. They also learn essentials of business including basic accounting, marketing, value propositions, and customer relations.

CAN Community Weekend  

This module is a weekend event for all current students and past graduates. Students will learn community support for working as a coach through facilitated interactions with other CAN members. The content of the weekend changes from year to year and graduates are always encouraged to attend subsequent weekends. 


Certification through the Centre for Applied Neuroscience is available to students who complete the course successfully, pass the oral assessment, complete all practicum requirements, and demonstrate an ethical practice according to the ICF guidelines. CAN Certified Coaches also must hold a complementary undergraduate degree to receive certification.

Note: Life coaching is not a regulated profession in Canada or the US. Therefore, certification is not necessary to practice as a life coach in Canada or the US, at present. However, the training associated with becoming a professional coach is an important consideration for practicing as a life coach and for the integrity of the profession. 

Certified CAN Coach Credentials

CAN Life Coaching Certification is reserved for students who have also earned an undergraduate degree, either in a related discipline or with related experience. Under special circumstances, students who have not earned an undergraduate degree but have related experience may be considered for a training spot. If accepted, they would complete all of the same requirements as Certified CAN Coaches and pay the same fees but would earn the credentials of CAN Coach, rather than Certified CAN Coach. To know whether you qualify, please email for further information. 


CAN Certification components:

The completion of the following components are required to qualify for CAN Coaching credentials (certified or non-certified).

  • full attendance and engagement in the life coaching course

  • all class assignments and homework

  • oral assessment
  • completion of in-class practicum homework
  • completion of 15 post-course practicum hours
  • practice & business mentorship sessions
  • a university degree (minimum of a bachelor's degree)


ICF Certification

CAN is not affiliated with the International Coaching Federation for Certification although at times we do provide CE credits for their coaches. Some students may seek additional certification through them and may use our training to serve as their 60 hrs of coach-specific training requirement in their portfolio path toward ICF certification: International Coaching Federation.


This skills, knowledge, and philosophies explored during the class are meant to help each student personally, as well as prepare them to apply the tools and knowledge to helping others. Many people enrol in this course just for fun, to be among like-minded people, and to enjoy the structure of learning in a group setting. Even those who apply with the intention of becoming a life coach gain more confidence, happiness, life satisfaction, wellness, and sense of purpose simply by being part of this course.  There are many places where graduates use their skills, including as managers, teachers, therapists, counsellors, doctors, parents, etc.


The training is offered in 3 different formats:

All courses consist of lectures, group work, homework assignments, self reflection, yoga, meditation, peer coaching, private coaching, and various other exercises.  Each course is intensive but is designed to be manageable for people who are also busy working, parenting, (or retired!) full-time. Classes are small with lots of one-on-one time with teachers. A sense of community is an important element of training with the Centre for Applied Neuroscience and no matter which format students choose, we work hard to ensure that sense is maintained for everyone!


Students in the Toronto course meet for 6 weekend training intensives over a 6-7 month period. Every training weekend begins Friday night and continues Saturday & Sunday during the day.  Each Saturday and Sunday morning begin with a asana (i.e., physical) yoga practice. The rest of the weekend involves a combination of lectures, discussion, group exercises, independent reflection, and coaching. A separate online component is also required, with students being required to attend one of two monthly online business development sessions. . Accommodations and meals for the weekend are the responsibility of students.


$3800 + HST


Centre for Applied Neuroscience is located at the Daniels Spectrum Building at 585 Dundas Street East, 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON. The Toronto training takes place at this location.


Training weekends include: Friday nights (6:30 - 9pm), Saturdays (10am - 5pm), and Sundays (9am - 4pm).

Upcoming Courses Start Dates

  • May, 2020, tentatively - we typically don’t run courses through the summer but we are considering a new May - October session, with a break in August if there is enough interest. If this is of interest to you, please email us immediately for more information and to find out the proposed schedule.

  • October, 2020, TBD - - please email us to be placed on an alert list for once the dates have been set.

  • If you want to be alerted when the next dates are released, please leave your email address here:

Fall 2019 Start (Currently In Session)

  • Oct 25 - 27, 2019

  • Nov 22 - 24, 2019

  • Jan 10 - 12, 2020

  • Feb 7 - 9, 2020

  • Mar 6 - 8, 2020

  • May 23 - 25, 2020

  • June - November, individual practicum

  • There are also additional monthly professional development sessions hosted online (see schedule here).


The online course is 8-month course with students meeting online once a week with their class (5-8 students) and a CAN teacher for ~1.5-2 hrs (7 - 9 pm ET) to discuss the course material available on our private course website. Students are expected to complete the required lesson preparations prior to each week and to participate fully in each discussion sessions lead by their teacher. Yoga is also a separate online piece required as participation in this course. Textbooks are purchased separately. 

Students are also expected to attend professional development sessions (once a month - schedule is listed here), work with peer-coaching partners (once or twice a month), complete a coaching practicum (~1-2 hrs/month). Online students are also expected to attend the annual CAN Coaches Community Weekend in Toronto in the spring or Halifax in the fall. 


$3100 + Ontario HST (13%)


Students meet online with

Upcoming Online Courses Dates

Fall 2019 - Starting Tuesday, October 22, 2019 and going through till May 2020, with a 3-week break December 17, 24, and 31st, 2019. The Toronto Community Weekend is May 25th weekend, 2020.

Winter 2020 - TBD. If you want to be alerted when the next dates are released, please leave your email address here:


The retreat-style course offers students an intensive immersion into life coaching combined with an online component prior to and following the immersion. Please visit the following information pages for the retreat of interest:


This course is a private fellowship with a CAN Teacher (either Dr. Mandy Wintink or another CAN Teacher depending on availability) that is customized to the individual’s schedule and progress through the material. The fellowship involves access to the CAN Courses website material used to train students in the other courses. In addition, the online material is supplemented with private mentorship sessions with their designated CAN teacher, either weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly for a total of 12 sessions. Students are responsible for covering all of the modules assigned on their own and then meet with their teacher to discuss their learning in their sessions. Teachers and students together determine whether the student needs to move more slowly or quickly through various material and to supplement material as needed. Students are also expected to attend professional development sessions with students from the other formats (once a month - schedule is listed here) and complete the coaching practicum (18 hours). Private students are also encouraged to attend one of the annual CAN Community weekends in Toronto (Spring) or Halifax (Fall). Yoga is also a separate online piece required as participation in this course. Textbooks are purchased separately. 


$12000 + 13% HST with Dr. Mandy Wintink

$8000 + 13% HST with another CAN Life Coaching Certification Teacher


Students meet with their teachers online with

Start Dates

Students can apply anytime and start dates are determined based on teacher availability. Applications for the private fellowship should be done via email directly to and include a cover letter explaining the rationale for wanting to do a private fellowship and the preferred teacher.


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All students, regardless of format, are expected to attend a total of 6 monthly online professional development (PD) sessions offered while a student. The PD sessions are meant to support students’ professional growth as a life coach and prepare students for the practicum, which starts at the end of the course. At least 2 dates are offered for each PD session. Students can choose which date works best for them and will be meeting peers from other course for formats.

Online & Toronto Course Dates

  • PD1: Nov 14 OR Nov 17, 2019

  • PD2: Dec 5 OR Dec 8, 2019

  • PD3: Jan 23 OR Jan 26, 2020

  • PD4: Feb 20 OR Feb 23, 2020

  • PD5: Mar 19 OR Mar 29, 2020

  • PD6: Apr 16 OR Apr 26, 2020

Costa Rica Course Dates

  • TBD


Applications must be submitted in order to be considered for acceptance into this course. An undergraduate degree is required in order to earn life coaching certification (i.e., Certified CAN Coach) with the Centre for Applied Neuroscience. Those applicants without an undergraduate degree may submit a request to train as a non-certified CAN Coach providing they have demonstrated significant related experience. 


Applications are available here:

Along with the online form, applicants are required to submit a resume or CV directly to Official university transcripts should also be directed to:

Centre for Applied Neuroscience, c/o Mandy Wintink

585 Dundas Street East

3rd Floor

Toronto, ON, M5A 2B7


Candidates for course acceptance will be invited to an interview.


Early Admission & Final Application Deadline

Students are encouraged to apply early so there is adequate time to conduct the interviews and so that they, themselves, are well prepared for this course. The course is very time-intensive. The more time you have to devote, the more you will get out of it. Each student’s ability to commit will be assessed during the interview. It is recommended that students begin reading before the first session in order to be prepared for that first weekend. 

The final application deadline is one month prior to the course commencement, providing space is available. Students applying after that date will be placed on a waiting list for the following course.


This course is designed for serious students of life - people who are interested in exploring the nature of our existence and the nature of our happiness and purpose within this existence. This course is for people who believe there is much value to self-exploration and self-discovery and who enjoy the process of becoming their best self and would like to engage in this experience among like-minded peers. This course is for people who want to learn from themselves, from the course facilitators, from their peers, from theory and practice, and from their own experiences and experimentation with life. This course is also for people who may chose to apply the concepts and tools learned within this course to other aspects of their life, which may include pursuing a life coaching practice (i.e., through the credentialing route), as a complement to their existing practice (e.g., healthcare), as continuing education (e.g., managers and HR people), or some other professional endeavour.


People who typically take this course include:

  • healthcare practitioners (e.g., naturopathic doctors, chiropractor, massage therapists, yoga teachers)
  • counsellors and mental health workers (e.g., social workers, counsellors, psychologists)
  • academics (e.g., psychology, neuroscience, anthropology, philosophy, sociology)
  • managers and HR personnel 
  • spiritual teachers & practitioners (e.g., yoga, meditation)
  • educators (e.g., school teachers, graduate students)
  • financial advisors/accountants who coach clients 
  • designers & architecture graduates working in social change and community engagement
  • people seeking continuing education credits (e.g., RMTs, RYTs, NDs, DCs, or through corporate continuing education requirements - a letter can be written by the course facilitator as required).
  • people interested in studying among like-minded people.


To see some of our past graduates who are now practicing as CAN Coaches, please visit us at


Toronto Weekend Course

Tuition: $3800+HST (13%)

There is no application fee but upon successfully completing the application process and being offered a spot in the course, a non-refundable reservation fee of $500 CDN is requested to secure a spot in the course. In the event of cancellation by the student, the $500 shall be forfeited as liquidated damages to CAN. If the student participates in the course, the $500 will be applied against the tuition fees. 

Payment Plans

Students may pay their fees as 6 equal payments following the initial reservation fee or as one single payment with their reservation fee. The payments will begin the month that the course begins. 

Online Course

Tuition: $3100+HST (13%)

There is no application fee but upon successfully completing the application process and being offered a spot in the course, a non-refundable reservation fee of $500 CDN is requested to secure a spot in the course. In the event of cancellation by the student, the $500 shall be forfeited as liquidated damages to CAN. If the student participates in the course, the $500 will be applied against the tuition fees. 

Payment Plans

Students may pay their fees as 6 equal payments following the initial reservation fee or as one single payment with their reservation fee. The payments will begin the month that the course begins. 

Costa Rica Retreat Course

Tuition Fees: $3800+HST (13%)

Accommodation Fees: In addition, accommodations and meals are provided by Blue Spirit Costa Rica and are arranged through our travel partner, Wassermann Retreats. Travel arrangements can be made with Wassermann Retreats or on the student’s own. Please visit our Costa Rica page for more information. Rooms start at $1475 USD, for single occupancy.

Payment Plans

Please see our Costa Rica Page.

Other Costs

  • There is an additional cost for books ($200 CAD), which are purchased separately here or on your own.



The specific reading lists for each course will be distributed a month before the class starts and changes from class to class. The list below consists of books that have been used in the past or are being considered for the future. 


Self Science - A Guide to the Mind and Your Brain’s Potential

by Mandy Wintink

This book was written partially inspired by Mandy’s teachings of the Life Coaching Certification Course developed through the Centre for Applied Neuroscience. It is part self-help with guided exercises and self-reflections, part memoir with personal stories, and part introduction to neuroscience.

Welcome to Your Brain

by Sandra Ammodt, PhD, & Sam Wang, PhD

A general book that describes many ways the brain is working in our daily lives. One of the authors is a former editor of Nature Neuroscience. It answers many of the questions that the general public has about how the brain actually works. 


Brain Facts

is a public information initiative produced by the Society for Neuroscience, the Kavli Foundation, and Gatsby. It is available as a free download at:

Wisdom of Yoga

by Stephen Cope

Yoga is an important part of this course, not just as a physical practice (asana) but as we learn to take yoga off the mat and put it’s wisdom into life practice. Much of the philosophy (or wisdom) of yoga can help give us direction in life, find peace, and learn to honor our own path and the wisdom in our body and hearts. This book, buy Stephen Cope, is an excellent compliment to this course. Stephen Cope is a Kripalu yoga teacher, the tradition in which I (Mandy Wintink) am also trained, as well as a psychotherapist. He provides a great interpretation of the teachings of yoga as describe in the Yoga Sutras thousands of years ago by Patanjali.    


by Tal Ben-Shahar, PhD

Tal Ben-Shahar is a leader in Happiness teaching and research. His book, Happier, is a result of the Positive Psychology movement that attempts to give pop psychology credibility by weeding out the nonsense from the scientifically-supported advice. This book is also a practical guide with many exercises aimed at increasing happiness. 


Authentic Happiness

by Marting Seligman

Marting Selgiman is known as the Father of Positive Psychology. This is a follow-up from his previous book, Learned Optimism, which has been used in this course before. Both excellent introductions to positive psychology and tackle concepts such as focusing on personal strengths and positive situations. They also help readers identify negative patterns that are automatic and stand in the way of happiness. Both of these books are more theory based rather than practical tool-based. 


Mindful Way Through Depression: Freeing Yourself from Chronic Unhappiness

by J. Mark G Williams, John D. Teasdale, Zindel V. Segal, & Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD

Jon Kabat-Zinn is the founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) world-renowned, scientifically-supported program, and its sister program, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). This book serves as a practical guide for using mindfulness to change one’s life. Although geared toward those with depression, the concepts are vastly applicable to the general population. MBSR and MBCT use meditation and yoga are part of their program. 

Practicing The Power of Now

by Echart Tolle

A version of the Power of Now particularly suited for those needing practical tips on how to be in the moment. Coaches who haven’t read the original, The Power of Now, should consult that first and then use Practicing The Power of Now as part of their toolkit.


Business Model Generation & YOU

by Timothy Clark, Alexander Osterwalder, & Yves Pigneur

Both of these in the series of books are amazing for new life coaches starting a practice. The first BMG offers a unique way of planning a business with value propositions at the core using the now famous “Business Model Canvas”. BMY was developed after for people to use the same concepts and canvas approach for considering life and career choices, which makes it an excellent toolbox for life coaches in practice. It is a great book to cap off the course and help guide everyone to the next chapter of their life. 


Becoming a Professional Life Coach

by Patrick Williams & Diane Menedez.

A book specifically devoted to developing coaching skills and managing a practice of clients.

The Art of Small Business Design

by Alison Hillier

Written by a CAN Coach, Alison guides people through the trials and tribulations of small business design with humour, insight, and great practical tips based on her own experience.

Group Facilitation Course (Level 2 Course)

This course are only available to those who have complete the general course. 

Sept 21 - 22, 2019 

This course is as an opportunity to develop important group facilitation and public speaking skills using applied social neuroscience and psychology. Social neuroscience is the neuroscience of how we exist and behave in relation to others, including in groups. This course will use a neuroscience lens to cover topics like storytelling & experience-sharing, inclusiveness & community building, trust, motivation and inspiration, oral and visual communication skills, and anxiety in public speaking. The course is divided into 3 main components: The first focusses on facilitating the experience for the audience and will include skills in creating an atmosphere of inclusion, community, and trust using ice breakers and modelling openness and non-judgment. The second component focusses on the essentials of public speaking, including how to 1) design a presentation, 2) be motivating, inspiring, engaging, and entertaining as a speaker, 3) communicate with effective and memorable slides and body language, and 4) manage arousal levels and anxiety around public speaking. The third component is the practicum, which includes homework of creating, delivering, and recording a workshop/talk to at least 10 participants and submitting the video for review by a CAN trainer. 


CAN Community

‘Community’ is one of the most important elements of our life coaching philosophy. We believe that change is facilitated by the power of the people around us. The combination of individual work with community support is a recipe for successful personal development. As an organization, we take great pride in the people we have in our community, whether it’s the students who take our courses, the coaches we have trained, the coaches who work for us, or our staff.


CAN Community Weekend for CAN Coaches and Alumni

We celebrate our community twice yearly in the spring in Toronto and in the fall in Halifax during our CAN Community Weekends. Current life coaching trainees come together for a final weekend of training and past students are also invited back. When possible, we invite members from outside to learn about life coaching.

Halifax (Oct 4 - 6, 2019)

Toronto (May 22 - 24, 2020)


Mentorship Program for New Coaches

maintaining momentum


Completion of a life coaching certification course often comes with mixed feelings including excitement and enthusiasm but also overwhelm and anxiety. We want to support coaches through this process so that they can feel successful with their new direction. As a result we offer the following mentorship options to help you maintain the momentum of personal development, whether that’s in a business sense or a personal sense. Each program offers monthly mentorship meetings with a qualified mentor from the Centre for Applied Neuroscience.

Professional Development Mentorship

This path is for people who are serious about starting their life coaching business and can include accomplishing any/all of the following components:

  • Building a brand from voice/POV/Copy to logo/colors/imagery

  • Refining/solidifying value propositions (owning your value and fleshing out your product(s))

  • Building a client base including specifying a niche, assistance with attention, conversion, and retention tactics (there are lots of CRM tools and tactics)

  • Developing a web presence (i.e., websites, social media, blogging, vlogging, podcasting)

  • Money matters: Basic Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Sole Proprietor Taxes. Students will have access to a special course on accounting with this program.

  • Confidence and conquering imposter syndrome

  • Continual business model review and business plan writing, if needed.

  • For experienced coaches looking to revise, shift or expand consider:

  • Assistance in assessing what you offer and what you want to offer and how to bridge any gaps and create a plan for growth and transition

Personal Development & Continuing Education Mentorship

This path is for people who want to continue the personal development work with monthly check-ins with their coach mentor specifically around a growth point and or educational plan. People who want to pursue this path can come with either a clear goal in mind about what area of development they want support around (e.g., positivity, confidence, leadership, happiness, knowledge etc.) or be committed to personal growth for the sake of personal growth even without a clear idea in mind. The mentor will serve as a checkpoint person who offers feedback, guidance, and resources. This might appeal to the “life-long personal development learners” types. Within this option, there is also the possibility of adding on participation in the next online course to retake the life coaching course with past students.

Speaker & Writer Development Mentorship

This path is for people who specifically want to be pushed toward developing themselves as a speaker, which may include support in accomplishing any/some (probably not all!!) of the types of speakers/writers listed below. This program also comes with an online course of material:

  • Motivational speaking

  • TED-talk style lecturing

  • Workshops & classes facilitation

  • Podcasting

  • Blogging

  • Book writing


CAN has several coaches/teachers who provide excellent mentorship to help students maintain momentum. A description of our mentors can be found online on our CAN about page: Students should describe their needs and, if possible, request a mentor they think will work well with them. We will consider those needs and the expertise of the mentors and work to ensure a good match is made. At times, students may need to spend a session or two with another mentor to fulfill their needs, but a primary mentor will oversee progress. The process will be fluid and dynamic in order to provide exceptional individualized care.


  • Bootcamp (4 weekly sessions, 1 month): $400+HST

  • Half Year (6 sessions): $550+HST

  • 9 months (like having a baby, 9 sessions): $800+HST

  • Year (12 sessions): $1000+HST


Sessions typically will be monthly, but this is negotiable. For example, some people may want to work more quickly and do 6 sessions in 3 months (bi-weekly) or over a year (bi-monthly). The student and mentor should discuss this over email and begin with a set plan. Of course, the plan can be changed as needed.


Acceptance into the mentorship programs is based on mentor availability and your interests. If you are interested in more than one program, please choose the one that speaks to you the most and then provided more details in the space provided. We will do our best to accommodate people with multiple interests, as much as possible. If you are interested in this program, please email to discuss your needs and interests.