Boutique training courses in professional life coaching and NLP for courageous humans.

We are delighted you are here super excited to help YOU make a difference in the world by becoming a successful life coach and NLP Master.


The Courage Coaching Academy by Nina Madden is a fully accredited Coach and NLP education provider that offers boutique-style, training in Professional Life Coaching and NLP Mastery. 

Our courses enable participants to start working as qualified professionals within just a few weeks, without the need for lengthy cumbersome qualifications or prior degrees. 

Nowhere else will you get such an intimate, personable yet fully accredited boutique training where you will grow wildly on a whole new level whilst changing your own life too. 

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You want to be a life coach but don't know where to start.


There are many training courses in life coaching and NLP available, but how do you know which one is right for you? How can you be sure that the training will be of high quality, that you’ll be accredited and that you'll be able to find clients once you graduate?


The Courage Coaching Academy by Nina Madden is the perfect solution. 


Our internationally accredited training courses in Life Coaching and NLP will give you the skills and knowledge you need to become a successful life coach and NLP Master. You’ll learn how to help your clients change their lives for the better, and you’ll have the support of Nina Madden and her team of experts every step of the way. And with three accredited qualifications you can be confident you have a solid training behind you.

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Diploma in Professional Life Coaching with NLP Mastery


The accredited Diploma in Professional Life Coaching with NLP Mastery will give you the skills and knowledge you need to become a successful life coach or NLP master. With our expert instruction and personal attention, you'll be ready to take on the world!

Diploma in Professional Life Coaching (ICF)
VALUE £3,500

This Certified training in Professional Life Coaching will teach you how to be a professional life coach.

You will learn how to change your life and your clients' lives. The skills you learn in this training can be used to coach people in any area of their life, including executive coaching, relationship coaching, youth coaching, and more. This is an empowering training that will prepare you for a successful career as a Life Coach. It’s recognised by the ICF and will allow you to gain a credential at ACC level.

NLP Mastery (NLP Practitioner and NLP Master Practitioner)
VALUE £4,000

This Certified training in NLP will certify you as a professional NLP Practitioner and NLP Master Practitioner.

You will learn how to use NLP to change your own life and your clients' lives. With the power of NLP, you'll be able to work with the unconscious mind, break negative beliefs and patterns, and discover powerful tools to create happiness, success, and change. This is an empowering training that will prepare you for a successful career as an NLP Master. It’s recognised by the ANLP and ABNLP and you can join both organizations at NLP Mastery Practitioner level.

VALUE £1,200

Metaphors have a big, hidden influence over our lives and we tend not to be aware of how they affect us.

Human thought process is largely metaphorical and in this module you'll learn how to identify the metaphors that impact your life and identity. You'll also learn how to change your problematic metaphors for more success, happiness, and flow. If you're interested, you'll also learn about alternative realities, psychoactive metaphor work, shamanism, and guided journeys.

Archetypes and sacred contracts
VALUE £1,200

Archetypes are unconscious drivers that shape our journey in this world. There are many archetypes beyond the ones we normally think of (King, Queen etc). Perhaps you have an addict archetype, a gambler, or a visionary or an explorer like Amelia Earhart? Perhaps you’re driven by the Healer, or the Sage always seeking new wisdom. Or are you embodying the martyr?

In this module you will learn to understand how your innate archetypal energy is linked to your identity and life path. You will make peace with your archetypes and learn to access the power they bring you – so that you can fully fulfil your potential, develop new skills and be the best version of yourself.

Transformational Storytelling
VALUE £1,200

Storytelling can be inspirational and deeply transformative and used in therapy and coaching can have powerful and profound effects.

A story can change a life, provide new insight and give new wisdom – without being authoritarian or preachy. In this module you will learn from the master and grandfather Milton Erickson how to create simple yet transformative stories that have the power to sooth, heal and empower.

Your Hero’s Journey
VALUE £1,200

The theory of the hero’s journey was developed by Dr Joseph Campbell in the 1950s. The theory is that all great stories have a similar narrative structure.

In this module you will learn how to use the power of the Hero’s Journey to empower your life. You will discover your own Hero’s Journey story, and how to find power and wisdom in those events of your life that often feel confusing or painful. You’ll also learn how to shift a victim mindset into an empowering approach to life and challenges.

ICF Coach Mentoring
VALUE £1,800

When your live training is finished, you’re not going to want to stop talking, thinking, and exploring!

So, in supporting you to become the best coach you can be and to provide a forum where you can continue to grow, we provide three months ICF Coach Mentoring. We meet every two weeks for an hour each time in a structured setting to think, coach, grow, and explore coaching in more depth.


We’re here to make your dream of becoming a life coach with NLP a reality.

Nina Madden

Why Nina Madden and the Courage Coaching Academy?


  • Our courses are fully accredited and skills-based and will give you the qualifications and skills you need to succeed as a Life Coach with NLP.
  • You will learn how to use NLP techniques to change lives for the better in ways you didn't imagine
  • You will qualify in just a few weeks ready to start working with paying clients.
  • You'll discover life transformational content that will radically improve your life in just a few weeks
  • We provide transformational training courses that will help you reach new heights.
  • Our courses are boutique, flexible and hybrid so you can fit learning into your busy schedule.
  • We offer support after graduation, with three months ICF coach mentorship, so you can keep growing as a Life Coach and NLP Master Practitioner.

We take accreditation very  seriously. We work closely with the ICF (International Coach Federation) ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) and the ANLP and ABNLP. We believe professional accredited training gives our students the competitive advantage they deserve.

Meet Your Trainer: Nina Madden


Nina Madden is an accredited trainer of Life Coaching and NLP. From Ireland, Sweden via Africa to India, Nina has always had a love of travel, adventure, personal empowerment and spiritual growth.

Her diverse background and global perspective allows her to bring a unique sensitivity and empowered sense to her works as a Life Coach and therapist and founder of The Courage Coaching Academy.

Community of Awesome Friends

Dear Nina, words cannot express my gratitude for all the energy that you have given to this amazing teaching. I have had an amazing time and built a community of awesome friends! Forever in gratitude.


Patricia Trautman

NLP & Life Coaching Programme Graduate

You are my star motivator!

Dear Nina, Our star motivation, angel, NLP Master Practitioner. Feeling blessed to be part of your magnificent journey – group family. Cannot thank you enough. Please never stop giving your gift. Thank you.


Vicky Vouvou

NLP & Life Coaching Programme Graduate

Surprising Results

Since we have been working together, I noticed some surprising results. Not only is the atmosphere better in the flat, with everyone getting on, I have noticed a marked improvement in my performance. I am singing much better – and that wasn’t even what I came to see you for. Who would have known!


Nathan - West End Singer

NLP & Life Coaching Private Client

Be bold and achieve your dreams with The Courage Coaching Academy.

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Beautiful safe space to express ourselves

 Nina created this beautiful space where we felt safe to express our thoughts and feelings freely and as such we grew together, celebrated each other and had formed deep friendships by the end of the course.


Ray Riley

NLP & Life Coaching Programme Graduate

A life-time self-improvement toolkit

At a time where there was plenty of uncertainty (Covid) and I felt overwhelmed, I got: A lifetime self-improvement toolkit, an upgraded mindset, some significant shadow work integration(ongoing), purposeful steps in work related evolution and life itself. 


Spyros Gousetis

NLP & Life Coaching Programme Graduate

Fantastic Journey exceeding expectations

Thank you, Nina, for taking me on a fantastic journey. The NLP Accredited & Life Coaching course exceeded any expectations I could have imagined. I had no idea the transformational impact it would have on my outlook to life as well as providing outstanding training from a real expert in NLP.


Caroline Beckford

NLP & Life Coaching Programme Graduate

How and when to apply to our courses

We only accept nine people per course and we have eight courses per year. This means maximum 72 new students per year. Once this quota is full, you have to wait for another year to apply. 

We're a boutique training company that offer accelerated learning in small groups with expert facilitation. It takes five weeks to qualify.

Enrolment is open now. We enrol for all 2023 courses in January. Time left to enrol for 2023 is shown below. 

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  • Accredited Diploma training in professional life coaching
  • ICF recognised at ACC level
  • Four start dates per year; February, April, September and November
  • Qualify in just a few weeks, fully ready to start your own business as a professional Life Coach
  • Skills-based interactive training 
  • Observed coaching sessions with recorded, written and verbal feedback
  • Live online ZOOM classes. 
  • Join from anywhere in the world.

VALUE: £3,500

NLP MASTERY (NLP Practitioner and NLP Master)

  • Accredited Certification NLP Practitioner and NLP Master Practitioner 
  • ANLP/ ABNLP recognised at NLP Master level
  • Four start dates per year; March, May, October and November
  • Qualify in just a few weeks 
  • Skills-based interactive training
  • Observed NLP sessions with verbal and recorded feedback
  • Live online ZOOM classes 
  • Join from anywhere in the world
  • Get Metaphors, Archetypes and Hero's Journey too

VALUE £4,000


  • Build your portfolio of clients under the supervision and support of your experienced ICF coach mentor
  • Observed coaching sessions with recorded and written feedback
  • Open Q+A to ask any questions and get answers to your burning questions
  • Deepen your understanding of coaching through reading
  • Immerse yourself in the ICF core competencies becoming a fully fledged professional coach
  • Stay connected with your community of friends

VALUE: £1,800


The Diploma in Professional Coaching with NLP Mastery

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Diploma in Professional Life Coaching with NLP Mastery



  • Diploma in Professional Life Coaching: fully accredited boutique training specialising in professional Life Coaching. VALUE = £3,500
  • NLP at NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner level: The understanding you need about the unconscious mind to help yourself and your clients transform in the unconscious mind. VALUE = £4,000
  • In-depth training in Archetypes: understand the hidden forces that drive our lives and identity.  in the world and their spiritual journey. VALUE = £1,200
  • Metaphors: how metaphors guide and influence our lives.
  • Your Hero’s Journey: discover the power of Hero’s Journey to step into your personal power. VALUE = £1,200
  • Three months ICF Coach specific mentoring: access to experienced ICF accredited mentors who will guide you on your new journey as a real-life professional Life Coach and NLP Master. VALUE = £1,800

TOTAL VALUE: £12,900

Today only £5,700

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We are passionate about diversity, personal growth, and spiritual fulfilment. We believe we are equal as thinkers, and we encourage individuality, creativity, and courage in your coaching.

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Nina knows that what you need to thrive as a Life Coach and NLP Master capable of magnificently transforming her clients’ lives determination, a passion to succeed and world-class training in professional ICF approved Life Coaching and NLP at mastery level.

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The ICF Code of ethics describes the ICF core values, ethical principles, and standards of behaviour for all ICF professionals. Additionally, Nina Madden Ltd commits to acting with integrity and transparency. We hold ourselves and our participants to the highest level of integrity. We strive to be as transparent as possible by explicitly stating measures being taken to provide programs in an ethical manner. We do not believe in using manipulative or dishonest sales tactics and strive to provide a safe and ethical sales process. Further, we work to provide fair and equitable pricing for all programs to ensure access and quality of coaching and NLP education.