Your First 3 Sessions as a Certified Leadership Coach

You made the move to become a certified leadership coach. You've taken courses, worked with a master coach, and fulfilled all the requirements of certification. You have rented an office, placed a few ads, networked, created a web page, and handed out business cards. All of a sudden, you have your first client. It will be just you and the client. You, the certified leadership coach, and a client looking for a good certified leadership coach. What do you do now? The First Session With a Client … [Read more...]

Should You Have a Career Coach Certification?

A career coach certification means that a coach has met certain requirements set down by different governing bodies and organizations. The principle coaching body is the ICF (International Coach Federation), but there are many others that have specific rules and requirements to earn a certification. What Does a Career Coach Certification Mean? It means that you are certified. Does it mean that you are a good coach? Hell no, you could have ten career coach certifications and still be a crappy … [Read more...]

Should I get a Job Coach Certification?

A job coach certification, also known as a career coach certification, is wildly popular in our current economy. Many coaches are focusing their studies and choosing to expand their businesses by getting a job coach certification. Is a Job Coach Certification Legally Regulated? No. You do not need a job coach certification to run a private coaching practice. The client will decide if they want a job coach certification included in their coach’s resume. The job coach certification process … [Read more...]

The ICF Coaching Competencies

One of the most important things to know that will help you run your coaching practice the correct way is the ICF coaching competencies. The ICF (International Coach Federation) has developed 11 core coaching competencies that help to promote a greater understanding about the skills, techniques, and approaches utilized in the coaching profession. These ICF coaching competencies are also used as the foundation for the International Coaching Federation credentialing examination. The 11 ICF … [Read more...]

Get and Give Coaching + Training

Whether you are training to be a coach, or a professional coach in your practice, you’ve got to get and give coaching + training.  So whether you are evaluating coaching training programs, or formulating your own coaching practice, it takes both. Here is what I mean. To Learn Coaching, You Must Get and Give Coaching I admit there is a lot of “book learning” that goes into becoming an expert coach, but there is also personal and skills development that require getting coaching and giving … [Read more...]

Secret Coaches Talk: Coaching Conversation on Tools, Techniques, Powerpoint and Success

Last night we had a coaching conversation on tools, techniques, Powerpoint and success as the topic of my monthly coach only mastermind. We discovered our top picks based on what creates lasting success for our clients and in our personal lives. Monthly Mastermind for Coaches in the Wellness Industry Every month I hold a conference call with new and experienced coaches all over the world. We talk about what we are doing, give space to ourselves to release, discover and create ways to stay … [Read more...]

Coaching Conversation, Tips, Techniques, Powerpoint and other Coaching Tools

Getting clients to buy into your coaching philosophy is a matter of getting them to pay attention to your coaching conversation, tips, techniques, and Powerpoint presentations. You would think it would be easy to do since they are PAYING you for your time. Though some clients are like eager students on the first day of school, others are more like that kid in the back row who never raises his hand and always tries to avoid any eye contact or have any conversation with the teacher. These are your … [Read more...]

Coaching Certification Programs + Christian Values

Finding a coaching certification programs + Christian values is a three step process. First search for coaching programs which certify their graduates. Next among those look for programs which emphasize Christian values, which is not as simple as it sounds. And then evaluate the programs that you fine for quality based on specific criteria. Here’s how. Develop a long List and Pare It down from There Cast a wide net to find coaching programs that include certifications. This first step is … [Read more...]

Certified Life Coaching May be the Perfect Career For You!

Do you think certified life coaching is for someone else and not for you? Do you think you lack the skills to be a coach? Well, think again – certified life coaching might be the best career move you can make. You should know that you do not have to be certified to start coaching. That’s right, you can begin coaching without any type of certification. Just hang out a sign, put a classified ad online and call yourself a coach. Why Get a Coaching Certification? Just as people go to school to … [Read more...]

Weight Loss Surgery Coach Training Program to End the Trend of Obesity

A weight loss surgery coach training program is an asset to your coaching practice and a contribution to help end the trend of obesity. Make a Difference in Our Nations Obesity Averages There has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States over the past 10 years and rates remain high. In 2010, no state had a average of obesity less than 20%. Thirty-six states had a average of 25% or more; 12 of these states (Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, … [Read more...]