Stir up The PAIN to Get More Coaching Clients

Stir up The PAIN to Get More Coaching Clients

Coaches are constantly asking me... "How do I get more coaching clients?" Let's deconstruct the answer... Why would someone hire a life coach in the first place? Most coaching client relationships are motivated by of a painful situation. Most think it’s because the coach has a great, proven strategy. FALSE! Why not? Because most people don’t care HOW you get them closer to their dreams. They don’t care about your STRATEGY. Just like when someone is about to have open … [Read more...]

Powerful Questioning in Coaching

Powerful Questioning in Coaching

A good coach uses powerful questioning in coaching and asks questions that open doors to help their clients achieve things they never dreamed were possible. This may come as a surprise to some but answers are not the most potent tool a coach has. Questions are! Powerful questioning empowers people to invent their own answers and solutions, thus developing them for future challenges. Five Powerful Questions in Coaching To discover new possible actions or to move your coaching clients … [Read more...]

ICF ACSTH: What Does it Matter to a Prospective Life Coach?

ICF ACSTH: What Does it Matter to a Prospective Life Coach?

To a prospective life coach, it is important to know which ICF credential pathway works best for them; the ACTP, ACSTH or the ACC Portfolio path. The Associate Certified Coach Program Within the ICF Associate Certified Coach program, there are three application paths to choose from; the ACTP, ACSTH, and the ACC Portfolio path. What do all these acronyms stand for? ICF is the International Coach Federation known to be the leading global coaching organization that accredits programs that … [Read more...]

The Accredited Life Coach Certification Program: Certified Coaches Alliance

The Accredited Life Coach Certification Program: Certified Coaches Alliance

Life coaching is becoming a fast growing profession in the United States and around the world; having an accredited life coach certification is essential in your coaching career. Some organizations or institutions currently certify and approve coach training programs, and one of them is the certified coaches alliances (CCA). About Certified Coaches Alliance The Certified Coaches Alliance (CCA) was founded in 2004 in Vancouver, Canada, by coaches for coaches. CCA hosts an affiliation of … [Read more...]

The ICF Master Certified Coach Credential

The ICF Master Certified Coach Credential

Have you been thinking of becoming an ICF Master Certified Coach and you haven't been sure how to begin typically? This article will highlight the steps to take to get this highly recognized credential. ICF: The Coaching Credentialing Organization The International Coach Federation (ICF) is the leading global organization for coaches, with over 20,000 members worldwide in more than 100 countries. It is committed to advancing the coaching profession by establishing exceptional standards, … [Read more...]

How to Start Coaching Without Feeling GUILTY

How to Start Coaching Without Feeling GUILTY

The GUILT in coaching is super-prevalent, and lots of new coaches ask me how to start coaching without feeling guilty. Here are a few coaching tips around the GUILT coaches feel: The 2 Stages of "Coach Guilt" When a new coach just starts out, the first stage goes as follows: Feeling guilty about one of your coaching clients can erode your coaching power. "I'm excited and can’t wait to help EVERYONE! How do I get my first coaching client?" The second stage of coaching is a bit … [Read more...]

At What Age Can You Become a Life Coach?

At What Age Can You Become a Life Coach?

At what age can you become a life coach? It’s a question that young coaches have asked me. People automatically assume coaches are comprised of older and more knowledgeable individuals, but not necessarily. Currently, there are no life coach age limitations in the United States or anywhere else in the world. When I was becoming a coach, a couple of friends and former colleagues were curious about what life coaching was all about. One of the questions they had asked me was "At what … [Read more...]

The Best Life Coaching Tips The Feline Way

The Best Life Coaching Tips: The Feline Way

Offering life coaching tips the feline way to your clients will undoubtedly help them lead a happy and fulfilling life. It is remarkable how many valuable lessons you can learn from cats, our furry companions. I have invariably been a dog owner all of my life, I never knew much about cats.  However, I did have a couple of friends who, over the years lovingly shared their cherished cats' unique stories with me. It wasn't until a few months ago after keenly watching a show on the National … [Read more...]

ICF Competencies vs IAC Masteries: Coaching Competencies

ICF Competencies vs IAC Masteries: Coaching Competencies

The ICF competencies have sometimes been compared to the International Association of Coaching (IAC)'s masteries. However, over the years, we have seen more coaches gravitating more towards becoming ICF credentialed. In order to obtain an ICF certification and to be successful in the industry,coaches need to understand and apply the ICF coaching competencies to their coaching business. ICF Competencies Defined: The ICF competencies were developed by the coach federation to support greater … [Read more...]

Where to Find the Best Life Coaching Programs

Where to Find the Best Life Coaching Programs

In this day and age, there are many different kinds of best life coaching programs to choose from if you want to enhance or build your skills as a life coach. A life coach is just as important as a counselor or therapist but to be a good life coach, you must have good training practices and continuously improve your expertise. Training practices are more than just what you do as a coach every day; they involve how you live your day-to-day life. Seeking out someone with more experience … [Read more...]