What to Look for in a Career Coach Training Program

  How do you find a career coach training program that will help you become a world class coach? First of all, you will need to know your strengths and weaknesses. Find out if the program you are interested in does any type ofassessments, such as the DISC or Values assessments. The results will give your coaches insight about you, and may also help you define which type of coaching you will be most naturally most adept.   In addition to weekly training sessions, your career coach … [Read more...]

What is a Life Coach?

  When someone asks, “What is a Life Coach?”, what’s the usual answer? As coaches we help our clients achieve specific, measurable results. Through an ongoing coaching relationship, clients learn how to produce extraordinary results in their lives, careers, and businesses. We help people improve their performance and quality of their life.   But more specifically, what IS a life coach? Here are five different types of coaches. Which are you?   Consultant - The consultant provides … [Read more...]

Coaching Jobs

The concept of coaching jobs is extremely broad territory to cover. I'm not even sure whether or not Coaching jobs would be the correct terminology but, one has to start somewhere. First let me start with a simple definition of what Coaching is about. A Coach or Coaching organizations are committed to transitional and transactional leadership. In other words, coaches invest themselves in getting you from where you are now to where you want to be. The core competencies are essentially the same … [Read more...]

Leadership Training and Coaching Changes the World

When you first hear about leadership training and coaching, you can have many different reactions, but the truth is that it can, does, and will continue to change the world.  As human beings, our biggest barriers to change are fears, frustrations, lack of skills, and lack of knowledge.  We are fallible, but that doesn't mean change and progress isn't possible.  The best people to help individuals and groups make these kinds of changes are COACHES.  Leadership training and coaching will provide … [Read more...]

Coaches Training Institute versus Apprenticeship…How to Learn Your Trade

What do a coaches training institute and an 18th century apprenticeship have in common? Not much…or do they? Benjamin Franklin began his career as an apprentice for his brother who was a printer. Before Ben ran away from this abusive situation at age 17, he learned skills that helped to pave the way for his success. Apprenticeships are still very common today, although not usually with a huge, sweaty guy in a blacksmith or print shop. We’re more likely to call them internships or vocational … [Read more...]

Career Coach Training

Career Coach Training is something you don’t want to wait to do; especially today. Whether you are already a trained or certified coach or someone entering the coaching industry today, career coach training is a valuable asset. Being trained as a career coach can open doors for you and provide you with a very satisfying career helping people develop their career potential. While the coaching industry is relatively young, the career coaching industry is not. Those who have specialized in career … [Read more...]

Leadership Training and Coaching: 5 steps to Success

  How can leadership training and coaching get me from A to B, once I decide where B is?   It starts with… 1. INTEREST. A thought of what might be. This is where most people begin and end. We might talk about it, but there is no emotional drive or action taking place. It’s like a typical motivational or training seminar, where we come home and continue our life as it has always been. UNLESS, you are one of the fortunate few to become… 2. DISSATISFIED: Now we’re talking…or … [Read more...]

Career Coach… Can You Help The Seminar Junkie?

What’s the difference between going to a seminar and working with a career coach? Don’t get me wrong. I love seminars. I would rather go to a seminar than spend a weekend at a spa…I come home feeling relaxed, revitalized, and ready to take on the world. But on my own I usually don’t do half of what I set out to do. At least I learn something different and get a chance to meet new people. Some of them have even become friends. But without someone like a career coach holding me accountable to … [Read more...]

Leadership Training and Coaching… How Can it Get Me to the Next Level?

  Leadership training and coaching programs provide people with training in the areas of commitment, leadership, and communication skills, as well as the practical coaching for putting them into effective practice. As leaders, we must go first. As leaders, we are watched and judged. Are we following through with our own commitments, or are we merely telling others what to do? As leaders, if we are inconsistent with our commitments, coaching can support and reinforce us in our … [Read more...]

Coaching Skills Series: The JOLT Technique

There are many coaching schools that teach concepts of integrity and accountability. In fact many coaching schools teach coaching skills that help you to become a coach that knows WHAT to do to become more fullfilled, powerful, and successful.   However, the biggest problem I find with new coaches that are trying to build a coaching practice (especially the ones that I meet in my coaches training) is not knowing what to do, but rather getting clients to DO what they ALREADY KNOW TO … [Read more...]