Refined and Updated ICF Coaching Competencies

Refined and Updated ICF Coaching Competencies

In October 2019, the International Coach Federation (ICF) updated the ICF Coaching Core Competencies—there are now eight, not 11 ICF coaching competencies. ICF coaching competencies are basically essential elements in the coaching process that most directly impact your success as a coach. Coaches can be trained to be proficient in these areas. In practice, they’re the basis for evaluating coaches who want to get their Associate Certified Coach, Professional Certified Coach or Master … [Read more...]

Certification for Life Coaching – What’s Next?

Certification for Life Coaching – What’s Next?

Okay, you’ve just earned your certification for life coaching, congratulations! Now what? How is this going to actually improve your life and your coaching career? Have you thought about your plans after you have passed the test? For many, taking a coaching certification exam is only a stepping stone to true success. The first thing you can do even before pursuing a certification is to have a plan on how the certification is going to help you in your career. Just because you have passed … [Read more...]

What is The Special Needs Life Coach Salary in the United States?

What is The Special Needs Life Coach Salary in the United States?

What is a special needs life coach salary in the U.S.? Good questions! If you are a life coach who wants to work with the special needs population, I guess it's important to know if you can make a good living from it.  The Special Needs Population Special needs have to do with individuals who have suffered from one or more of the following; strokes, concussions, traumatic brain injuries, intellectual disabilities within community settings. The National Response Framework (NRF) … [Read more...]

Are You Ready for a Board Certified Coach Credential?

Are You Ready for a Board Certified Coach Credential?

If you are a professional who already has experience commensurate with the methodologies of coaching, you may be able to fast track a certification by applying your current experience through a Board Certified Coach credential.  Although becoming a Board Certified Coach offers a very specific advantage, i.e. instant credibility, it isn’t necessary for everyone. Many coaches find great success through an ICF certification. However, if you want to incorporate coach training with your … [Read more...]

Coaching Skills Inventory For Leaders and Managers: HRDQ Training

The Coaching skills inventory by HRDQ is an excellent assessment tool for leaders who have adopted the coaching leadership style.  Coaching Skills & Its Benefits Coaching is fast becoming one of the most widely used leadership styles among high-level managers and community leaders today. Coaching skills are those abilities or know-how required to help others in achieving their desired goals. In the case of a leader or manager, coaching skills such as adequate support, empathy, … [Read more...]

7 Great Steps on How to Land Your First Coaching Client

7 Great Steps on How to Land Your First Coaching Client

Are you looking for how to land your first coaching client as a new coach?  Then check out these simple but proven to work steps to help you accomplish that.    About the Coaching Business Coaching is a rewarding and fast-growing industry.  The U.S. estimated market value for coaching was $1.02 billion in 2016, compared to $707 million in 2011.  The market's value is expected to reach $1.34 billion by 2022. The future of coaching is auspicious. How to Land Your First … [Read more...]

Grow Your Career with a Certified Coach Program

Grow Your Career with a Certified Coach Program

Are you thinking about enrolling in an online certified coach program? Well, online coaching has become an affordable, convenient alternative to face-to-face personal training. The Internet offers the ability to learn coaching from a qualified coach in the privacy of your home.  This type of training is ideal for someone who doesn’t have the budget for a face-to-face personal coach or cannot commit to a scheduled session. What makes learning how to coach in cyberspace so appealing? … [Read more...]

How to Promote Your Life Coaching Business as a Military Spouse

How to Promote Your Life Coaching Business as a Military Spouse

Are you a military spouse and ready to start your life coaching business? Let me show you ways on how to promote your life coaching business within your community.  Life as a US Military Spouse Adapting to life in the military is not an easy task.  As a military spouse, you find yourself taking on new roles, adapting to new schedules, restrictions, and learning how to do things differently from what you have been used to.   Although there are some great benefits to … [Read more...]

How to Become a Life Coach With a 3 Day ICF Life Coach Training Program

How to Become a Life Coach With a 3 Day ICF Life Coach Training Program

Is it probable to become a life coach with just a 3 day life coach training program? Yes, you can!   Anything is possible with a career in life coaching considering the coaching industry remains an unregulated industry. There are three-day, seven days, thirty days training programs available if you are seeking an accelerated course whichever you prefer! Can I Become a Good Life Coach With a 3 Day Life Coach Training? It is possible. This accelerated comprehensive program … [Read more...]

How to Start Coaching Conversation With These 7 Simple Questions

How to Start Coaching Conversation With These 7 Simple Questions

When I ponder on  how to start coaching conversation with my coaching clients that will result in a positive experience, I always ask myself what are the best questions that will enable me to achieve this. My Goal as a Life Coach As a life coach, my ultimate goal is to work alongside my clients to help them get to where they need to be in their professional or personal lives.  It is important to me that the coaching conversation results in a positive and unique experience for … [Read more...]