Starting my Own Life Coaching Business – Top Three Strategies

Starting my Own Life Coaching Business – Top Three Strategies

Starting my own life coaching business after completing my coach training program and continuing to keep it going was made possible with the help of three great strategies mentioned below. The Career of Life Coaching Life coaching focuses on practical solutions by which a client seeks to achieve their desired results. It is not counseling or therapy, as many people unfamiliar with coaching would think. Therapy focuses primarily on a person’s past, trying to seek the causes of the … [Read more...]

Understanding ICF PCC Markers

Understanding ICF PCC Markers

The International Coaching Federation (ICF) updated ICF PCC Markers on October 21, 2020. The purpose of the update was to align them with Updated Core Competencies issued on November 14, 2019. Let’s find out more about the PCC markers and how they are used. What are ICF PCC Markers and how are they used? ICF PCC markers are the indicators that an assessor listens for in a recorded coaching conversation to assess the evidence as well as the extent of use of ICF Core … [Read more...]

Establishing the Coaching Agreement in Four Steps

Have you ever noticed that you can talk for an hour with a client… ...and get nowhere? After too many of those sessions, most coaches don’t need to wonder why a client doesn't continue coaching. Is it because… They’re not getting value?They’re frustrated with you (or the coaching process)?They’re just not ‘ready’ for real progress? My coach and I were talking about these ‘coaching horror stories’… Sessions that meandered around complaints… Sessions where our feedback was … [Read more...]

What is in an Accredited Life Coach Training Program?

What is in an Accredited Life Coach Training Program?

An accredited life coach training program provides the necessary education, training, and tools to enable you to earn a life coach certificate. There are several accredited life coach training programs currently available. However, the best coach training programs are those that are accredited by the International Coach Federation (ICF). The ICF offers three types of accreditations: Continuing Coach Education, Approved Coach Specific Training Hours, and the most important one is … [Read more...]

Interested in ICF Certified Coaching Programs?

Interested in ICF Certified Coaching Programs?

ICF certified coaching programs are extremely useful and beneficial for coaching professionals. Despite this fact, people often raise objections and question if certification programs are really worth it. In today's post, we are going to shed some light on the value of ICF certified coaching programs and how you can choose the right certification path. Understanding the value of ICF Certified Coaching Programs ICF certified programs make the careers of coaches more wonderful, … [Read more...]

How to Create Your Own Coaching Business Planning Retreat

“I can’t do my coaching right now… my life is too full.” That’s what a coach said to me the other day, just weeks after they signed up for our advanced program. They were inches away from living their dream... ...and they bailed out at the last minute. Have you ever thought that your dream of a coaching business… …is impossible at this stage of your life? That your life is so busy… ...there is no way you can add coaching to your plate? ...and you can’t see a way … [Read more...]

Five Tips on How to Start a Coaching Philosophy For Your Life Coaching Practice

Five Tips on How to Start a Coaching Philosophy For Your Life Coaching Practice

Knowing how to start a coaching philosophy and eventually developing one is key to having a successful coaching career and practice. Let us look at five tips that can show you how to develop one. What is a Coaching Philosophy?  According to Positive Psychology.com, a coaching philosophy is a coaching tool to help guide coaches in their process of coaching. "Having a philosophy gives a coach clear guidance on the objectives that should be pursued and how to achieve them." A simple … [Read more...]

How to Obtain ICF Accredited Relationship Coach Training Through RCI

How to Obtain ICF Accredited Relationship Coach Training Through RCI

ICF Approved Relationship coach training is perfect for anyone seeking to become a credentialed relationship coach. The Relationship Coaching Institute (RCI) is one place to consider receiving quality coach training. Who is a Relationship Coach?  Relationship coaching is a solution focused profession. It is a rewarding and enriching profession that is designed to help people have stronger and satisfying relationships.  A relationship coach is a professional who helps couples … [Read more...]

Accountability Coaching: Drill Sergeant vs Deep Dive?

Holding your client ‘accountable’ sounds like holding them ‘hostage’. It sounds like convicting someone of a crime and punishing them with a prison sentence. I know, I’m a coach. And when I first started my coaching business, I was a hard driving accountability coach. And I helped a lot of people make a lot of money… ...because they got stuff done. Or else the ‘hammer’ would come down... What would I say to get them to take action? ME: “Why didn’t you finish your website … [Read more...]

Why is Your Client Uncoachable?

Where do you draw a line in the sand… ...when it comes to whether or not your client is coachable? If a client paid you for coaching… ...they are, by definition, coachable. At least that’s what I believe. Some clients are a blast to coach… ...and almost effortless to make a difference for. But what about the clients who miss their calls... ...show up late... ...don’t take action... ...complain and argue with you? These clients are so tough, that when you end the … [Read more...]