The Truth About James Ray–Hero or Heel?

There has been a lot of buzz about James Ray in the coaching community lately—who is James Ray anyhow? As far as I can tell, he is a self-help guru and coach who built an empire off his seminars, books and DVDs. James Ray International, was awarded the Inc. 500 award in 2009, placing the company as one of the fastest growing privately held businesses in America. James Ray is famous for his sweat lodge ceremonies, which are supposed to help you get in touch with yourself--that is, until things … [Read more...]

How to Get Coaching Clients From Referrals

Do you often wonder how to get coaching clients from referrals? If you are anything like me then you do. How would you like to get a jump start on getting client referrals for your coaching business? Here are four tried and proven steps on how to get coaching clients from referrals. Four Steps on How to Get Coaching Clients From Referral Step # 1 – Make sure your clients and network know what you do. Contrary to popular opinion, it’s not the person with the largest social media network and/or … [Read more...]

How To Become A Certified Master Coach

If you have already invested time to become a certified coach than becoming a certified Master Coach is the next step. What is a Master Coach? A Master Coach is a coach who has taken a Master Coach course and is now qualified to teach people how to become a coach. The requirements to become a certified Master Coach approved by the ICF The ICF requires coaches to complete a Master Coach course from an ICF approved course, including a certain amount of hours with a Master Coach mentor, and … [Read more...]

How To Become A Certified Life Coach

There are so many different courses to choose from when considering if you want to become a certified life coach that I would suggest you first decide what things are important to you that you want the course to include. Six Questions to Ask When Considering What Course You Should Take to Become a Certified Life Coach 1. Do you eventually want ICF credentials once you become a certified life coach? If this is important to you then you would need to be sure that the course you are looking at … [Read more...]

How to Determine The Certified Life Coach Salary

The main motivation for a life coach is to help people. However, we do have to consider our survival, so as much as I dislike talking about money, a certified life coach salary is an important topic to consider and one that a lot of coaches struggle with. The Certified Life Coach Salary Since most coaches are their own bosses you can decide what to charge. The average one-on-one coaching rate is $125.00 a session up to $1,500.00 or more, depending on if you are a newbie, how well known you … [Read more...]

A Personal Life Coach – Who Coaches The Coaches?

Having a personal life coach, even though you are a coach, is very beneficial to both you and your clients. On July 14, Dave Luppa wrote the article “So just who the hell is YOUR life coach?” There was a comment asking, “I wonder who the coach of the life coach is?” I thought that was an excellent and very important question. As a coach myself, I have a personal belief that we need to practice what we preach, and that it is important to have a personal life coach. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m … [Read more...]

What is Coach U?

Prestigious Coaching Schools Coach U is one of those prestigious ICF coaching schools I talked about in the “Looking For a Prestigious Coaching Certification” post. In fact, when researching “Coach U” I discovered that it was founded in the United States in 1992. In 1997 “Coach U” founded the International Coaches Federation (ICF). If I was a conspiracy buff I might wonder if there is some sort of conspiracy going on here, but since I’m not, suffice it to say, I find this a very interesting and … [Read more...]

Why Become a Coach—Ten Reasons

Five Top Reasons in Answer to The Question: Why Become a Coach? 1. Opportunity to help others: Becoming a coach gives you a chance to help others which is very rewarding. It is a great way to stay intellectually, emotionally and spiritually stimulated while helping others and making a significant and positive contribution to society and your community. 2. Great community: Once you become a coach you will have a amazing community of coaches to become colleagues and friends with. I find all my … [Read more...]

Looking For a Prestigious Coaching Certification

One of the most prestigious coaching certification is from the International Coach Federation, or ICF, or a coaching school approved by the ICF. How to Know if a School Has The Prestigious Coaching Certification To know if a school is approved by the ICF, check if they have a seal or say that they are ICF approved. This means the content of their course meets the ICF standards of ethics and coaching competences. The alphabetical soup you need to be looking for is ACTP (Accredited Coach … [Read more...]

How to Listen When You Become a Life Coach

When you become a life coach you have the opportunity to give others the gift of listening and silence, which is one of the greatest gifts we can give our clients. So many people in the world are seldom truly heard in their life. People long to be heard, and this is one of the special gifts you, as a coach, can bring to the table. Become a life Coach--Become a Great Listener One of the core competencies required when you become a life coach, is that you become an active listener. Only the … [Read more...]