Helping Others Since 1996

Founder David Essel, M.S.


What this world needs is more people who care... who follow their dreams to help others... who tap into their gifts so that others may do the same... who sincerely encourage others to go after their greatest desires. What this world needs is more life coaches."

- David Essel, founder Life Coach Universe

As a Master Life Coach, David Essel's personal mission is to inspire individuals to effortlessly recognize their own unique gifts and to become more alive, successful and happy in every area of their lives. For the past 24 years, David Essel has helped thousands of people change their lives for the better. And now David is training people just like you to do the very same thing. David is not only a Master Life Coach, specializing in Business, Relationship and Spirituality, he is also the author of 5 books, a TV and Radio Host, as well as an Adjunct Professor at Edison State College in Ft. Myers, Florida.

David's professional presentations on elite business leadership skills and the keys to creating dynamic and lasting success in any area of life have drawn rave reviews from corporations such as Chico's, Nestlé, and Boeing, media outlets such as FOX and Beasley Broadcasting, as well as non-profit organization such as the March of Dimes and Unity Church.

David's fourth book and CD program is entitled Slow Down: The Fastest Way to Get Everything You Want (Hay House Publishing).

  • Businessperson of the Year Award — The IDEA Association
  • The Master of Motivation — American Fitness Magazine
  • Highest Rated Speaker in the History of Our Convention — International Exhibitors Association
  • Mr. Motivation — Lifetime Television Network
“David Essel is the Top Life Coach in the USA!” The Image Workshop Lifetime Television Network

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Who Becomes a Life Coach?

People from all walk of life become certified life coaches, either taking these immensely valuable skills into their existing career or beginning a private life coaching practices, including: Small Business Owners, Nurses, Teachers, Firemen, Single Parents, Couples, Massage Therapists, Teachers, Trainers and Managers, Personal Fitness Trainers, College Students, Real Estate Agents, Physicians, Addiction Professionals, Psychiatrists, Medical Directors, Public Health Professionals, Psychologists, Mental Health Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Judges, Social Workers, Youth Counselors, Academicians, Family Counselors, Corrections Professionals, Nurses Probation Professionals, Criminal Justice, Educators, Law Enforcement, Behavioral Health, Legislators, Drug Court Professionals, Strategic Planners, Attorneys, Clergy, those in recovery ...and anyone else in a position that would benefit by having better relating and communication skills.

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Our Guarantee

All of the Life Coach Universe programs: Life Coaching, Holistic Addiction Recovery, Public Speaking or Advanced Spiritual Studies, come with a 100% guarantee. If you take the course, do the work, hand in all written assignments by the end of the course, and do not feel you uncovered a major block in life, or discovered a key to enhancing your personal growth in at least one area of life, we will gladly refund your course fee. Since 1996, hundreds of people from around the world have taken these courses, and not one client has ever asked for their money back, simply because it works.


The Fitness and Wellness Insurance program provides one stop shopping for Life Coaches. Policy coverage includes Professional Liability, Portable Property and General Liability Insurance.

  • Coverage encompasses the continental U.S. and internationally for short business trips that do not exceed 30 days.
  • Zero Deductible for General Liability
  • Professional Liability on a claims-made basis

Life Coach Universe now offers all of our courses exclusively in a one-on-one format. (Or, 2 for 1 as you will see below.) We have found that this approach gives our students a high degree of personalized attention and mentorship which empowers them to succeed at a higher level.

Save 50% on your life coach certification program when you work with David 1 on 1! Simply enroll with a friend, family member, or your partner and you can work with David through all levels of certification, in a 1 on 1 highly personal atmosphere, for half the price. Sign up today, and both of you can become certified at the price normally set for one person.

NEW FREE WORKSHOP! POSITIVE THINKING WILL NEVER CHANGE YOUR LIFE, BUT THIS SEMINAR WILL Based on David’s new Blockbuster Book! Wednesday, March 30th, 6:30 – 8:00pm EST In Person or Via Teleconference | Learn More

We offer the certifications in person, via phone or via Skype for people from anywhere in the USA and or the world.

Life Coach Universe Certification Programs

Additional Certification Programs

In addition to our Life Coach Certification courses, we also offer additional certifications which can help you to round out your coaching skills and increase the focus of your practice. It is our goal to educate and motivate you with all the proper knowledge and tools so that you can put these skills to work in your life right away. Your Life Coach Universe certification asserts that you have completed this training successfully and provides you with the support to move forward in your career. Life Coach Universe certification is dedicating to providing you with the most comprehensive life coach training possible.

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