Relationship Coaching Certification

Let’s take a serious look at relationship coaching certification – one word at a time. Some certification programs are great, just as some non-certification programs are too. But many relationship coaching certification programs aren’t worth a damn. For now, here are the three components of today’s subject: relationships, coaching and certification.

Common Issues in Relationships

Let’s start with three different words: communications, sex and money. A pastor named Cole Edwin wrote a terrific book called “Communications, Sex and Money.” He said that the issues people deal with in their relationships can be boiled down to “communications,” “sex” and “money.”So if you are a relationship coach you had better learn how to help people work through issues relating to these three topics. Anything else is either off the mark or bonus material.

What Is Coaching Anyway?

Coaching is not psychotherapy. It is not about what happened in the past that got people to this point. Coaching is helping people decide what they really want, and helping them get there. Part of this is understanding people’s personality style, their fundamental values, and basic talents through assessments. Then helping them define the rules and winning criteria for the “game” that they are playing and you are coaching them to win. And then there is helping them be accountable to their commitments, so they make the progress that they are seeking.

What Value Is there in Relationship Coaching Certification?

The value of relationship coaching certification is best measured by the success that the certified coach can help their client achieve. That success is a result of the knowledge and skill of the coach acquired either through training or experience. Training is important but it does not have to lead to certification to be valuable. If anything, certification can provide a standard for the program that can be used in judging its quality. If a program is a certification program, scientifically rigorous and involves a ton of monitored practice, then it is a candidate. If a program leads to certification, but does not have these attributes, and does not produce graduates who are effective coaches, then avoid it like the plague. It is as simple as that.

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Dave Iuppa
JTS Advisors Strategy and Accountability Coach

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Get Your Relationship Coaching Certification Now!

Thinking of getting a relationship coaching certification? Perhaps you have had a great relationship for several years and think you know the keys to successful relationships. Or, perhaps you have worked in the field as a marriage counselor or in a similar capacity, and want to move into the coaching business. If so, getting your relationship coaching certification may be a great move for you.

Relationships are one of the most important things in a person’s life. Career, health, finances, and relationships probably top the list for most people. Relationships can mean anything from marriage to casual dating, and everything in between.

Relationships are difficult; they take work, commitment, perseverance, and sometimes a little help. That’s where you, with your relationship coach certification, come in.

Goals of a Relationship Coach

  • Help people learn relationship skills.
  • Help clients create happy and fulfilling relationships.
  • Help clients learn the art of compromise.
  • Help clients learn how to work in tandem with another to create a mutually beneficial relationship.

In many coaching fields, finding a niche can be a profitable decision. Once you have your relationship coaching certification, you can explore a variety of different niches. Some of these include, coaching couples, coaching gay and lesbian couples, coaching couples through divorce, and internet dating. You can even coach individuals, if they are still in the casual dating phase of their lives, on ways to create fun and exciting casual dating relationships. There are many different niches you can enter after getting your certification – choose one wisely and your coaching career will certainly take off!

Get Your Relationship Coaching Certification Now

There is no time like the present to get started on the road to becoming a relationship coach. Earning your relationship coaching certification is not difficult. There is training available with several different institutes. Make sure to thoroughly research any training school before you sign up. They should have plenty of information online, testimonials from graduates, and they should be completely transparent about the fees, accreditation, certifications, and classes.

The Most Fun a Coach Can Have!

As a relationship coach, if you are coaching clients on dating skills, yo can go out on a date with your client. No, I do not mean anything unprofessional or inappropriate – you can have a pretend date where you go over skills and techniques in real-time training. You can work with your clients on communication, etiquette, boundaries, and other pertinent dating skills. It is a great way to get out of the office – sort of a field trip with your clients!

Once you earn your coaching certification, you need to decide if you want to work within a niche or keep your services general. Once you have decided on your specialty, you then need to market and promote your coaching practice. Though marketing and promotion will always be an integral component of your business, they are vitally important in the beginning. You need people to find out about you and your extraordinary coaching skills – the only way to do this is to market and promote. Once they know about you, you can put your relationship coaching certification to good use by helping clients create, build, and maintain healthy and rewarding relationships.

Hope you took some great value out of this post today! I’d love to hear your feedback, so make sure you leave a comment with your thoughts or questions. And also, you can click on the Twitter button below to retweet this article…Thank you!

Fred Philips
Business Coach
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