Active Listening, an Essential Skill For Professional Life Coaches

Active Listening, an Essential Skill For Professional Life Coaches

One of the most important coaching skills that every life coach must have to be successful is active listening. It is a skill that enables your clients to trust you and have confidence in your ability to help them achieve their desired goals. What is Active Listening? Active listening is one of three levels of listening. It has to do with paying complete attention to what the speaker is saying. It means being intentional in hearing and comprehending what the individual is communicating … [Read more...]

Be a Coach: Who Can Become A Life Coach?

Be a Coach: Who Can Become A Life Coach?

Who can become a life coach and what does it take to be successful? Ask around and you will find different answers to these questions. What makes some life coaches so energetic and admired that they become a magnet in attracting others to them has little to do with good looks, being abundantly wealthy, owning an expensive car, or wearing the latest watch. It has everything to do with how you think, react, communicates, and manage your time effectively. Being a success in life coaching … [Read more...]

Professional Coaching Ethics: The International Coaching Federation Code of Ethics

Professional Coaching Ethics: The International Coaching Federation Code of Ethics

What is the International Coaching Federation Code of Ethics? It is defined by the ICF as guided moral principles designed to provide appropriate guidelines, accountability and enforceable standards of conduct for all ICF Members and ICF Credential-holders. What is a Code of Ethics? Basically, a code of ethics is a set of guidelines designed to help individuals in a particular profession conduct business honestly and with integrity. And so when you join an association or a professional … [Read more...]

Life Coach Accredited Training Schools in The United States

Life Coach Accredited Training Schools in The United States

There are many life coach accredited training schools that offer quality training to its students. These schools provide their coach training using different platforms i.e. online and in a traditional classroom setting. If you are looking to get certified as a life coach, there are a few things to consider when choosing the right training program. Choosing The Right Coach Training School A few key considerations when selecting an accredited training program in the United States are : • … [Read more...]

Establishing Trust & Intimacy With The Client – ICF Core Competency No. Three

Establishing Trust & Intimacy With The Client – ICF Core Competency No. Three

How does establishing trust and intimacy with the client as a life coach contribute to a successful coaching partnership? In this article, we will take a look at this third ICF Core Competency and understand its importance in the coaching partnership. The ICF Core Competencies The International Coach Federation (ICF) established eleven core coaching competencies that were developed to support a broader understanding of the skills and approaches used within today’s coaching profession. They … [Read more...]

Learn to Life Coach Using Tips from The Success Journey

Learn to Life Coach Using Tips from The Success Journey

In a world where you are inundated with information, how do you learn to life coach? One way is to learn from books and here are some principles from John Maxwell’s book, The Success Journey that you can apply in your learning process. 1. Choose a Life of Growth When you sincerely dedicate yourself to continual growth, you keep moving forward. As soon as you think you can coast or rest or just maintain what you have already achieved, that is when you start sliding backward. 2. Grow … [Read more...]

Six Crucial Tips When Coaching for Success

Six Crucial Tips When Coaching for Success

Starting your coaching business is easy but what are the essential tips when coaching for success? Many budding coaches think that all they need is an idea or product, a name for their coaching business, and a bit of work and the product will sell itself and money will come rolling in. If you have ever run a business, you will know there’s much more to it than that! Important Tips When Coaching… The tips below outline some solid principles that you can begin applying today to become … [Read more...]

The ICF PCC Certification: The Right Path to a Successful Coaching Career

The ICF PCC Certification: The Right Path to a Successful Coaching Career

Several coach training providers around the world today currently offer the ICF PCC certification. The professional certified coach’s credential is one of three designations conferred on an individual by the International Coach Federation. There are typically two credentials most often pursued from the ICF – the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and the Professional Certified Coach (PCC). Who is The International Coach Federation? The International Coach Federation (ICF) is a reputable … [Read more...]

What Coaching Credentials Exists For Life Coaches in the United States?

What Coaching Credentials Exists For Life Coaches in the United States?

Due to the burgeoning popularity and growth of the coaching industry, there are several coaching credentials that exist today. If you are seeking certification as a new life coach starting out in the field, I am sure finding out what type of credentials are available for you is one of the top things on your mind. Is a Life Coaching Credential Mandatory? The short answer is “NO." However, many in the field will argue It should be mandatory for life coaches to have coaching credentials if … [Read more...]

5 Important Steps to Starting a Life Coaching Business

5 Important Steps to Starting a Life Coaching Business

What are the steps to starting a life coaching business? The idea of starting a business sounds exciting, but is there really a clear-cut way on how to do it? Steps to Starting a Life Coaching Business There are five important things that you absolutely need to have or do in order to make money with your coaching business. By the time you’ve finished reading this, you’ll have a better idea of exactly what it takes to be successful in your business and how to go about getting there. 1) … [Read more...]