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The Courage Coaching Academy by Nina Madden is an accredited coach education provider that offers fully accredited, boutique training in Life Coaching and NLP.

The ICF Accredited Diploma in Professional Life Coaching with NLP Mastery 


ICF Accredited Diploma in Professional Life Coaching with NLP Mastery, including exciting modules on Metaphors, Archetypes, story-telling and Hero’s Journey.

This is an in-depth professional training to become a fully qualified Life Coach and NLP Master Practitioner that goes beyond NLP and Life Coaching to include powerful modules on storytelling, metaphors, Archetypes and your Hero’s Journey.

This training is for people who are serious about their careers as Life Coaches and NLP Masters where quality and depth are important and you want to have a profound transformative impact on your client’s lives.

You will be taught by me, Nina Madden, ICF accredited Life Coach and NLP Master, accredited trainer of NLP and Coaching, trained in Time to Think facilitation and with twenty years experience in private practice. 

This course takes place three times per year, over seven weeks of LIVE online training (two full days per week) with an additional three months’ ICF mentoring.

This programme is accredited by the ICF, Endorsed by the ILM, Accredited by the ABNLP and recognised by the ANLP.



The ICF Accredited Diploma in Professional Coaching With NLP Mastery 




ICF Diploma in Professional Life Coaching 

(VALUE £3,700)

Become an inspiring and elegant life coach by embodying the ICF core coaching skills in theory and practice. Discover how to master the process of directed enquiry, deep listening and powerful questioning to unlock your clients wisdom. Learn to hold powerful structured coaching conversations that inspire and empower, sparking ideas, possibilities, and real change in clients from all walks of life.

NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner Training

(VALUE £4,000)

NLP for Therapeutic Transformation‚ĄĘ

Discover the transformative potential of NLP. Learn how to break negative and limiting belief patterns, overcome anxiety, programme the future for success. Discover the power of anchoring, time-line techniques, submodalities to create authentic and genuine change for your clients. Intensive focused training to teach you the NLP techniques, tools and approaches at Master Practitioner Level.

Metaphors & The Unconscious 

(VALUE £1,200)

Metaphors have a big, hidden influence over our lives. Our very deepest unconscious processes are largely metaphorical.

In this module you'll learn the principles from David Grove to work with unconscious metaphors to discover what drives people. Explore how to navigate the landscape of metaphor and create change in your clients lives.

Archetypes and Identity

(VALUE £1,200)

Archetypes are unconscious drivers that have a powerful influence over our destiny. 

There are many archetypes beyond the commonly recognized ones; like the addict, gambler, poet, visionary, or explorer. Maybe you resonate with the healer, or perhaps unknowingly you have been guided by the sage all your life? Learn to harness the power of archetypes to help your clients develop their personal power.

Transformational Storytelling

(VALUE £1,200)

Storytelling can be inspirational and transformative.¬†A story can change a life, provide new insight and give new wisdom ‚Äď without being preachy.

In this module you will learn how to create transformative stories that have the power to sooth, heal and empower. 

Your Hero’s Journey

(VALUE £1,200)

Based on the work of Joseph Campbell, discover your own hero's journey and how to find power and wisdom in those events that often feel confusing or painful. Personalise your Hero's Journey and discover how to help clients shift from victim narratives into an empowering sense of purpose. We end the course by sharing out personal Hero's Journey stories.

ICF Mentoring & Book Club

(VALUE £1,800)

Receive three months ICF coach mentoring and book club. Embed your coaching knowledge with supervised practice, case studies and reading. Here you'll have a forum to grow, stay connected with your community and have a safe space to ask questions. 


I am accredited by the ICF (International Coach Federation), Endorsed Training Centre by the ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) and accredited by the ABNLP. I've been a member of the ANLP since 2007.

A Note From Me

When I came across Life Coaching & NLP almost twenty years ago, I immediately identified it's transformative potential. 

I found it extraordinarily powerful, life affirming and uplifting. 

In 2007 my private Life Coaching and NLP practice - Life Changes was born in Kensington London. 

Since then, I have had a thriving private practice and thousands of hours of clinical experience. I'm an accredited trainer of NLP and Coaching and I have a passion for creating inspiring and transformative learning environments.


Some of What You Will Learn


Coach clients from all walks of life. Work in any niche as a holistic Life Coach, NLP Coach and NLP Master Practitioner.

Bring out the creative imaginative parts of everyone around you.

Use NLP timeline therapy techniques to programme a compelling future for yourself and your clients.

Remove triggers and hot buttons for anger, fear, anxiety and depression using advanced NLP techniques such as Anchoring, Time Lines.

Program the unconscious mind for future success, happiness and personal power.

Shift negative core limiting beliefs around self using methods from NLP that work on the unconscious mind.

Use Hero’s Journey therapeutically to help clients get out of victim narratives.

Understand and work with unconscious metaphors, story-telling and archetypes.

Grow personally on a wild new level.



I'm here to make your dream of becoming a Life Coach with NLP a reality.

Nina Madden

My Approach 

I’ve brought together almost twenty years first-hand experience with clients, fifteen years of creating inspiring learning environments and a deep passion for facilitating transformative earning environments.

By applying structured Time to Think‚ĄĘ (Nancy Kline) facilitation principles, I create a supportive, inspiring and non-judgemental environment where it is safe to be you.

Learning happens with ease through a varied flow of engaging content pieces, demonstrations, bite-size practices and reflections that cumulate into whole coaching sessions using the powerful tools of Life Coaching, NLP, story-telling, archetypes and Hero’s Journey.

It's hands-on interactive and you will be coaching and practicing your NLP from day one.

This is miles away from the standard conveyor belt trainings by my competitors. 

I know how to teach on multiple levels, manage the room and create a positive and inspiring atmosphere for everyone. 

There is nothing transactional about my approach. 


2024 Training Dates

Booking early is essential.

Enrolling for September 2024 and January 2025 now. 

Diploma Professional Life Coaching & NLP 


Diploma in Professional Coaching 

  • 25 - 26 January
  • 1 - 2 February

NLP Mastery (NLP Practitioner and NLP Master Practitioner)

  • 8 - 9 February
  • 15 - 16 February
  • 22 - 23 February
  • 29 February - 1 March
  • 7 - 8 March

PLUS: Three months ICF Coach Mentoring (every two weeks)


Diploma Professional Coaching & NLP 


Diploma in Professional Coaching

  • 9 - 10 May¬†
  • 16 - 17 May

NLP Mastery (NLP Practitioner and NLP Master Practitioner)

  • 30 - 31 May¬†
  • 6 - 7 June
  • 13 - 14 June¬†
  • 20 - 21 June
  • 27 - 28 June

PLUS: Three months ICF Coach Mentoring  (every two weeks)


Diploma Professional Coaching & NLP 


Diploma in Professional Coaching

  • 26 - 27 September
  • 3 - 4 October

NLP Mastery (NLP Practitioner and NLP Master Practitioner)

  • 10 - 11 October
  • 17 - 18 October
  • 7 - 8 November¬†
  • 14 - 15 November
  • 21 - 22 November¬†

PLUS: Three months ICF Coach Mentoring  (every two weeks)



How and When to Apply


I only run three courses per year and groups are kept to maximum nine people per cohort. Spaces fill up in advance so it's essential to register early to avoid missing out.

Your next step is to book a call with me.

During this call we will discuss your goals and ambitions for the training. On this call you can clarify any questions or concerns you may have, make sure that you understand the commitment, and ensure this is a good fit for what you are looking for.



The ICF Accredited Diploma in Professional Life Coaching with NLP Mastery

ICF Accredited Diploma in Professional Life Coaching with NLP Practitioner & Master Practitioner



  • 14 days focused and structured LIVE online learning (two days per week) over seven weeks.
  • Inspiring facilitation style:¬†where learning happens with ease and it is safe to be just¬† you. Time passes quickly as you become wonderfully absorbed in a world of personal discovery.
  • ICF-Accredited Diploma in Life Coaching: Become a truly elegant coach by implementing the ICF core competencies in theory and practice. Come away with a respected qualification that has real leverage world-wide.
  • NLP Practitioner and Master Practitioner Certificate:¬†Discover the powerful techniques of NLP to transform your inner world and learn how to use NLP to create profound transformations in the lives of your clients.
  • Exciting modules on Archetypes, Story-telling Metaphors, and Hero's Journey:¬†Delve into the magical world of story-telling and archetypes to discovery the universal meaning in our seemingly random challenges. We finish the course by sharing our Hero‚Äôs Journey stories.
  • Beautiful members library with pre-learning videos, manuals, slides, handouts and demonstrations. Register and get access straight away.
  • ICF Coach Mentoring & Book Club: Receive ICF coach mentorship and support, whilst you deepen your understanding of coaching and how to help your clients more.
  • Clinical practice: Practice coaching one-one and in peer groups. Embody the coaching mindset by implementing a reflective practice and start to build your bank of experience.
  • Performance Review: Feel like you really earned your certification by demonstrating your skills as a coach through a performance review (recorded coaching session). This is assessed by our ICF assessor.
  • Business Module: how to set up your life coaching business.¬†

TOTAL VALUE: £13,100

Investment: £5,700


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

You deserve a career that makes you happy.


The past is the past and does not define you. Everyone has the capacity to create a life that has meaning and that makes you happy. 

I'm here to help you get started today.

Nina Madden


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Beautiful safe space to express ourselves

I can be quite introverted, but 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.

I wasn’t sure what to expect as all of the sessions were on Zoom, but I needn’t of worried as Nina has such mastery at making every individual of the group feel seen, heard and valued.



Ray Riley

NLP & Life Coaching Programme Graduate

A life-time self-improvement toolkit

I was intrigued by Nina’s boutique-type training offering, as I would polish my Coaching skills, I was using as an executive and as a consultant, in the business world. 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.

The course is brilliantly designed. Nina connects the dots as you learn & practice in tandem. In the process you add a definite layer of experiential sophistication from a skilful field Teacher. 


Spyros Gousetis

NLP & Life Coaching Programme Graduate

The most wonderful learning experience

Had the most wonderful learning experience with Nina Madden. Totally loved how she delivered the course, her way of teaching through all her own knowledge and experiences, interactive learning, fun, and how she managed to bring a group of amazing people together, create a safe space for sharing, learning and supporting and empowering each and everyone of us to grow and flourish and become incredible coaches ourselves. Would highly recommend Nina.


Frankie Baxe

NLP & Life Coaching Programme Graduate


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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.