Coaching That Transforms Lives

We provide high-quality certification training and group coaching that transforms lives.  


Coaching is a self-regulated industry and through proper training you can develop the knowledge and coaching skills needed to help thousands of individuals transform their lives. Coaching allows you to serve others and and make a difference in the world.


Buckingham Coaching Academy is where passion meets purpse. If you are passionate about helping others and want to walk in your purpose, you have come to the right place. We help individuals gain clarity about what’s in their hearts.


The estimated global total revenue from coaching in 2019 was $2.849 billion U.S. dollars, representing a 21% increase over the 2015 estimate. The U.S. market’s value is expected to reach $1.34 billion by 2022, which is a 6.7% average yearly growth rate from 2016 to 2022. So, what part of this billion dollar industry is yours?

Be the Difference in Someone’s Life!

Enroll NOW and join us in transforming lives!


Collaborate with You to Your Facilitate Transformation

Inspire You to Live with Purpose and Create the Life You Desire

Promote Emotional, Mental and Financial Prosperity

– Whether you’re still in the idea formation phase or you’ve been in business for years, there is always a need for transformation. Your ability to build a vulnerable-population-focused (VPF) business is rooted in your transformation. BASWC provides education, guidance and support to help you transform so that your business can impact and change the lives of millions of vulnerable individuals across the country.

Our live webinars, on-demand courses and transformational events are unlike anything on the market. They were created based on adult learning principals, bloom’s taxonomy of learning and are facilitated by social workers and other experts who understand your passion, needs and challenges.

At BASWC, we guide you in developing the knowledge and skills that are necessary for transformation. Through our transformational courses, advisement sessions and events, we help Social Workers and Counselors launch vulnerable population focused (VPF) businesses, accelerate compensation growth and build financial prosperity.

We provide you with opportunities to expand your knowledge base and skill sets, which in return will enable you to  expand your business. 

As a BASWC student you will:

Acquire professionally accredited CEUs
– Receive expert consultation 
– Learn about resources for your business
– Network with other like-minded professionals
– Receive highly quality training at a competitive price 


Click + On Each Button to Read Transformation!

Cognitive Transformation

You may not think of providing social work or counseling services as a business, but in reality, it is. In order for your provision of service to be successful, in order to reach the populations, you want to serve, your social work or counseling business needs to be successful. Being a successful entrepreneur is key. You need access to quality information that will help you transform the way you think about business. Believe it or not, your beliefs shape your business transactions and impacts on your ability to provide services to the populations you want to serve. We will provide you access to that information and help you transform the way you think about business.

You may have a great idea about providing services, but an important question is do you have the ideas and knowledge about how to provide those services within a thriving business? Providing you with the knowledge about business structuring, taxes, marketing, client acquisition and other sound business practices is what we at BASWC will provide to you.

Cognitive transformation is about acquiring and processing information. Therefore, we facilitate knowledge development and attainment. We help you remove mental blocks by enhancing your business knowledge and financial management skill

Affective Transformation

If you struggle with charging clients what you feel that you are worth, then you probably need to transform how you feel about and deal with money.

You may feel bad about accelerating your revenue growth because your passion for helping others is your primary motivation as a social worker in business.

Affective transformation involves gaining a deeper understanding of how your emotions influence your business decisions. Through this process we help you examine your attitude, value-base and motivation for being in business.

Behavioral Transformation

If you desire to build financial prosperity, you must be ready to act. Your level of behavioral change will determine your level of success.

You may have the right mental disposition and are ready to build wealth, but you need encouragement and support to act.

Behavioral transformation is about mindset renewal and shifting. This type of transformation requires that you explore and change your mental disposition and emotional set through practice.

Believe it or not, mindset is not just a mental process. We help you renew and shift your mindset through behavioral reinforcement.

Our Signature Coach Certifications

Our passion for  providing population-focused coaching for African Americans, Military Members, Veterans and Women is rooted in our belief that empowerment is about creating conditions for individuals to win.

We are dedicated to promoting social justice for individuals who are marginalized and discriminated against based on their lower socioeconomic status.

By strengthening the business skills of social workers and counselors, a primary goal is to reduce the barriers to quality services so often experienced by vulnerable populations.

Become a “Certified Trauma Coach” and transform lives.

Life presents with ups and downs and unfortunately thousands of individuals struggle on a daily basis to overcome adversity. They see their problems as never ending and resort to unhealthy habits and behaviors to cope. This unfortunate phenomenon is the reason why the Coaching Through Adversity certification course was created. Our certified resilience coaches help people overcome adversity and transform their lives by embracing hope over despair, opportunity over failure and empowerment over dependence. We help people bounce back from adversity by finding solutions in their problems.

This 15-hour, three and half day resilience certification course earns you the designation of “Certified Resilience Coach.” The course takes you through the requirements and qualifications for coaching, resilience coaching, methods for identifying and assessing adversity, strategies for building resilience and more.

There will be homework assignments to enhance the in-class learning experience.

Become a “Certified Uniformed Services Prosperity Coach” and Coach Those Who Serve

Do you respect our Nation’s heroes and believe that they deserve to live their best lives after defending this country and your life? Do you have a desire to coach those who serve and help them overcome adversity?

If you answered “yes” to either question, the Uniformed Services Resilience Coaching Certification course was designed specifically with you in mind.

This 15-hour, three in a half day uniformed services coaching certification course earns you the designation of “Certified Uniformed Services Resilience Coach.” The course takes you through the requirements and qualifications for coaching, resilience coaching with service members, methods for identifying and assessing trauma and strategies for building individual and community resilience among military members.


There will be homework assignments to enhance the in-class learning experience.

Gender inequalities continue to disenfranchise millions of women and as a result a large percentage of women are at greater risk of experiencing financial inequality, depression and domestic violence. 

We are dedicated to empowering you to Bounce Forward

Hi, I’m Dr. Buckingham, Founder of Buckingham Coaching Academy (BCA).

I am an ICF certified coach,  award-winning entrepreneur, multiple business owner and renowned consultant. Also, I am the Chief Executive Officer of Buckingham Consulting Ground, LLC, founder of the You Deserve More women’s empowerment movement and President of the Empathy and Resilience Center, a nonprofit 501 (c) (3). I have over 24 years of experiences in clinical and community social work and founded my consulting firm in 2007 after serving as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force for nearly a decade.

I am passionate about inspiring people to live the life they desire. I’m also extremely committed to helping entrepreneurs “win” by establishing successful coaching businesses. 

My team and I are dedicated to empowering you to transform and bounce forward.

BCA is your ticket to life-changing transformation.

Whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur, a growing small business owner, or a dreamer hoping to start your first business, it pays (literally!) to know what you are doing. While expertise in social work and passion for helping people is certainly valuable to running a successful business, you should become more familiar with fundamental business principals and strategies. Fortunately, in the age advanced technology and online education, there are more options now than ever, with something to meet the needs of every type of entrepreneur and business owner. Looking for entrepreneurial growth and sound business advise? We encourage you to explore the enrollment options below.
In a world where the business stakes keep rising, social workers need a first-class business education.

Welcome to the Life You Desire  

 Coaching Transformation Certifications 

Mental Transformation Certifications  

  • Cognitive Behavioral Coach
  • Resilience Driven Coach
  • Empathy Driven Coach
  • Trauma Recovery Coach
  • Uniformed Service Prosperity Coach

$499.00 per class/Live 

$249.00 per class/On-demand

$99.99 per month membership

All Access Certification Pass 

Emotional Transformation Certifications 

  • Emotional Intelligence Life Coach
  • Happiness & Prosperity Coach
  • Depression Support Coach
  • Unconditional Love Coach 

$499.00/Live Instructor


$99.99 per month membership

All Access Certification Pass


Behavioral Transformation Certifications 

  • Mindset Renewal Coach
  • Mindset Shift Coach
  • Behavior Modification Coach
  • Relationship Renewal Coach
  • Empathy Driven Leadership Coach

$499.00/Live Instructor


$99.99 per month membership

All Access Certification Pass 

BCA is committed to ensuring that you military members and veterans are equipped with the proper tools to fulfill their purpose.  We want you to have access to information that will help significantly enhance your understanding of the coaching business. There are numerous business options available to you after serving this great country. 

Join BCA and launch your coaching career with an opportunity to continuing serving while also thriving financially. And to help you succeed, you will receive a 20% discount off all programs, certifications and coaching.

Complete the form to receive your discount.

*Note: An active military ID is required to receive the discount.

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What They Say

Dr. Buckingham is one of the best trainers that I know. I attended his live webinar trainings on Telemental Health and Ethics of Addressing Cultural Competence in Trauma-informed Care on March 26th and March 27th. I love his training style and look forward to attending other trainings offered by Dr. Buckingham. He is really gifted.

- Ashraf (LCSW-C)

Clinical Social Worker

Dr. Buckingham! I wanted to thank you for a very engrossing and engaging workshop on Telemental Health. I graduated UC-Berkeley School of Social Welfare in 1980 and added my Public Policy and journalism degrees afterwards so I always feel like I am straddling several roads. You have thrown me into another direction. I will definitely explore your other course offerings.

- Judith (LCSW-C)

Clinical Social Worker , Private Practice

Dr. Buckingham’s course entitled, “Social Workers in Business” changed my view of social workers in business. Like thousands of social workers, no one taught me how to build or operate a successful and profitable business. This is a must attend course. I am definitely enrolling in BASWC.

- Linda (LCSW-C)

Founder, Acceptance Telemental Health, LLC


So, you are wondering if BCA is right for you?

This is for You If…

  1. You did not receive any business training in undergraduate or graduate school and would like to enhance your Business Acumen
  2. You have a desire to build a client-centered and profitable business
  3. You believe that passion and Compensation Growth can co-exist
  4. You are willing to maintain an Open mind and network with like-minded entrepreneurs
  5. You prefer Thriving over surviving
  6. You have a desire to enhance your Financial Prosperity

WHO Should Join BCA?

BCA was founded to meet the specific coaching needs of the following populations and professionals:

  1. African Americans
  2. Military Members
  3. Single Women
  4. Single Men
  5. Married Couples
  6. Dating Couples
  7. Licensed Clinical Social Workers
  8. Licensed Professional Counselors
  9. Licensed Mental Health Counselors
  10. Psychologists
  11. Social Workers providing community services
  12. Social Workers providing case management services
  13. Social Workers providing community organizing
  14. You prefer Thriving over surviving
  15. Substance Abuse Counselors
  16. Marriage and Family Therapists
  17. Residential Child Care Professionals
  18. Social Work Graduate Students

We know first-hand what it is like to start and operate a coaching business without sufficient knowledge and support. Therefore, we are here to serve you.

Money Back Guarantee

If for any reason, you are not 100% satisfied with the content and your growth potential within the academy, we will refund 100% of your tuition within the first 30 days. No red tape or push back. Just send us an email.



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Is coaching a regulated industry that requires a license or formal education?

Life coaching is a non-regulated industry, so there is no license or degree required. There exists no official accrediting institution or governing body in the life coaching industry. There may be organizations that claim to be an official or legal accrediting body; however, this is false. Therefore, anyone can coach based on their own level of comfort with their chosen training and/or past relevant experience. As long as you are not going outside the scope of coaching, such as practicing therapy (for mental health, for instance) you are free to coach as you wish! It is recommended that any coach who is concerned regarding this matter seek advice from his/her state. Life coaches must be aware of and strictly adhere to the appropriate role of a life coach. Life coaches are not licensed mental health care providers or therapists and must not provide medical advice, engage in patient diagnosis, or treat mental illness or trauma. Also, former therapists may receive legal consequences for practicing as a “life coach” while conducting therapy.

Is Buckingham Coaching Academy approved by ICF?
No, we are NOT affiliated with ICF (International Coach Federation) or any other life coaching association. We are an independent Life Coach Training Organization. Contact hours, meaning live interactions between an instructor coach and the student, is required for ICF approved programs. We do not wish to include contact hours in our programs because we believe our students enjoy the self-paced, virtual nature of our training programs and the opportunity to receive high quality education at a great price. Also, requiring contact hours would greatly increase the fees we would need to charge for our programs, making them out of reach for many of our students around the world. We believe in the democratization of education, not creating unnecessary red tape and costs.
I’ve been social worker or counselor for a while. Will the courses and strategies be new for me?

I understand your concern. I have been in the field for 22 years, but I have only started learning about the business of social work about 11 years ago. Our courses are designed to promote evolution from a business perspective. You will learn new business trends and strategies that will help you renew and shift your mindset.

In a world where the business stakes keep rising, social workers need a first-class business education.

I’m still in the idea formation phase for my business. Is this academy for me?

Most definitely. Our launch track was created for the inspiring entrepreneur. The launch courses will help you gain clarity about your business approach, business structure and everything in between.

Can I earn continuing education credit for enrolling?

Yes! Several of our launch and accelerate courses are approved by the National Association of Social Workers. You can earn up to 21 Category II Continuing Education Credits. There’s no additional charge for the CEUs. Only you must do is review the modules, take a short quiz, and boom…you get CEUs! 

What are some benefits of taking on-line courses?

The primary benefit of taking on-line courses is centered around convenience. You can learn from the comfort of your home or wherever you like. Also, you can build relationships with social workers from around the world as you emerge in engaging dialogue about business matters and social issues. Furthermore, you will have access to Dr. Buckingham and other experts at the push of a button on your computer. Lastly, you will have access to the closed Facebook group where you will receive support from Dr. Buckingham and others who are committed to building financial prosperity. 

How long do I have access to course modules?

Enrollment in the academy offers you 12-month access to courses. After you complete a course you will receive a certificate and will be able to use the PDFs and resources that you download.  

How does the tuition payment work? Is it a monthly tuition plan?

You can pay tuition on a monthly basis or make a one-time payment at a discounted rate. If you opt for the payment plan, it is NOT a “monthly tuition” model. It is a way to break up the payments if you cannot pay one lump sum. However, you can purchase the courses separately at a higher price if you do not wish to enroll in the academy. This is option will result loss of academy benefits.

I like the idea of enrolling in a business academy, but I do not have the tuition to invest at this time.

I totally understand. As social workers and counselors we have not be trained to think about or invest in business ventures. Many of us only invest in CEUs sponsored training. Unfortunately, this behavior has caused many of us to struggle in our businesses from a financial perspective. We have historically been undercompensated for the work that we do. We dedicate our lives to helping others, but often cannot afford the things that will enhance our lives. Given this, I challenge you to think about the return on investment.

By enrolling in the academy, you will gain knowledge and learn strategies for acquiring financial wealth. Stop depriving yourself and invest in you for once. You deserve it and your business will thrive.