How Long Does It Take to Become a Life Coach?

How Long Does It Take to Become a Life Coach?

If you are considering a career in life coaching, you’ve probably wondered how long does it take to become a life coach. Being a life coach is a much faster-paced career choice than being a therapist, psychologist, counselor, or social worker. Most life coaching programs require between 50 and 150 hours of work in order to acquire ICF certification, which typically takes up a year to complete. But how many years do you need to be a life coach? Let’s find out. How long does it take to … [Read more...]

“My Wife Hired a Hitman to Kill Me”… Craziest Coaching Session Ever

Craziest Coaching Session Ever… It started with Russian mail-order bride and a hitman… Don't dive in the water with your client unless you want to drown. ...but I’ll get to that in a moment. If you want to save someone from drowning, you can't jump into the water with them... ...or you will both go under. It's the same when you're trying to coach someone. If you "jump into the water" with your client... you lose the ability to be objective enough to help them. Yet we … [Read more...]

Learning How to Use Powerful Questioning

Learning How to Use Powerful Questioning

If you are or are planning to be a life coach, it’s possible you’ve heard of powerful questioning. This useful technique helps you and your coachee delve deep into the situations and issues they are experiencing and come up with useful answers they can apply to get their life where they want it to be. Powerful questioning is more than just shooting a list of questions at someone. Powerful questions cause the person being asked to reflect and analyze certain aspects of their life. They … [Read more...]

The Altruist Guide to Getting Coaching Clients

The key to ‘getting clients’ is to add massive value. You’re probably pretty good at adding value to your coaching clients… ...but how do you add value in your marketing? You do it the same way you’d add value to your best friend. It sounds weird to talk about ‘adding value’ in a friendship... …you know why? ...because you’ve never had to think about it before… ...you just do it. ...it’s natural to add value to a friend… no plan required. You don’t do nice things … [Read more...]

Health Coaching Basics 101

Health Coaching Basics 101

If you are determined to become a health coach, it is essential that you learn health coaching basics. The following is a list of some health coaching basics you need to know before starting your career as a health coach. Health Coaching Basics: What You Need to Know What is a health coach?  A health coach is a supportive guide and a wellness mentor who guides others to change their lifestyles so that they can have better health. A health coach has the power of transforming … [Read more...]

Exploring Coaching Psychology Definition & Perspectives

Exploring Coaching Psychology Definition & Perspectives

Having the foundational knowledge of coaching psychology and coaching psychology definition can be a key to become an impactful coach. In this article, we will discuss various scholars’ coaching psychology definitions to understand what actually coaching psychology is. Coaching Psychology Definition The role of a coach and a psychologist coach is different. A coach facilitates their clients towards the realization of their insights and goals. He or she isn't an instructor nor a guide. … [Read more...]

Your Coaching Business Dreams Are Being Stolen… Here’s How

Have you ever overestimated how much you can accomplish in a day? ...or a weekend? If you’re an overachiever like me... ...you completely over estimate how much you can accomplish. Only half of it gets done.... ...and at the end of the day you’re exhausted and drained. ...and you feel like there is never enough time. I used to resent my family… ...because I was working while they were having fun. (As if I didn’t have a choice.) But then I learned this awesome … [Read more...]

The Important of Planning and Goal Setting in Life Coaching

The Important of Planning and Goal Setting in Life Coaching

The need for planning and goal setting in life coaching is essential to the individual's success and the coaching relationship.  The ICF Core Competency No. Ten.  Prior to the ICF updating its coaching competencies in 2019, there existed eleven core competencies. Today we have eight. The International Coach Federation's eleven core competencies were created to be employed by coaches around the world to operate their coaching practices effectively. The Core Competencies are … [Read more...]

APU University Accredited Life Coaching Courses For Veterans

APU University Accredited Life Coaching Courses For Veterans

Taking university accredited life coaching courses at American Public University may be a significant first step in becoming a professional life coach.  So, you are now retired from service ( a retiree and/or veteran), and interested in changing careers or adding coaching to your current professional portfolio. Fantastic!  You have chosen life coaching and currently researching universities or colleges where you can enroll in a life coaching training program; how about … [Read more...]

I Failed 25 Times… And Then This Happened to my Coaching Business

I fail ALL the time… Last month I spent an hour making a video, and my mic was off the whole time. Several hours of shooting later, I still hadn’t captured a decent video. All that work... ...and nothing to show for it. I used to beat myself up after things like that… ...and I wouldn’t even want to try again. Have you ever felt like quitting after a failure? If you haven’t achieved your coaching business goals yet... It’s probably got something to do with … [Read more...]