Is Life Coach Training Online Really Any Good?

Is life coach training online really any good? It can be, but only up to a point. Online training is very powerful. Let’s see how much you can learn through it to become a coach. What Can You Learn Online? Almost anything. It is possible to create very sophisticated computer simulations that create a virtual coaching reality. Using such sophisticated simulations, NASA trains astronauts and the Pentagon teaches the military how to make decisions and how to deal with foreign cultures. But what … [Read more...]

Certified Life Coach Salary – What You Can Expect

“What can I expect to be my certified life coach salary?” is one of the first questions that you might ask. For that matter you also might ask: “Does a life coach make more or less than other types of coaches?” and “How much more if anything will I make if I become a certified coach?” In this post I will shed some light on the answers of each of these questions. But I want to start with the question “Do coaches typically make a salary?” Do Coaches Earn Salaries? Typically the answer is “No.” … [Read more...]

Be an Action Business Coaching Hero

So just what is action business coaching? For me, it is business coaching with an emphasis on ACTION. It means going beyond being a simple coach and even a consultant. It involves rolling up your sleeves and digging into the business, and delivering great results for your client.  Action business coaching focuses on delivering business results. In fairness, it is also a term that is very similar to the names of several individual coaching practices and coaching franchises, but we will confine … [Read more...]

How to Become a Certified Life Coach

There are actually three questions here: why, where and how to become a certified life coach. If you don’t have good answers to all three of these questions, you might be making some big mistakes. Let’s take these one at a time. Follow the guidelines presented below, search the internet, study the material taught, insist on lots of actual coaching experience in addition to course material, and look for a clear track record of successful graduates and clients. Why Become a Certified … [Read more...]

Prestigious Coaching Certification: Content or Cache?

When it comes to getting a prestigious coaching certificate that really is the question – are you looking for content or cache? After 35 years working in Silicon Valley Hi-Tech, I have met more than a couple of guys with BSEE’s from MIT and Harvard MBA’s who couldn’t figure out a bus schedule. And you can’t get a more prestigious education than that. So clearly it is a combination of what you bring to the table, how hard you are willing to work, and the quality of the coaching school or … [Read more...]

3 Secrets to Training & Coaching Sales Management

Successfully training and coaching sales management is a very tricky thing. First, most sales managers are not a good fit for their job. Second, most sales managers are not really open to learning how to be great sales managers. And third, most sales managers don’t really know what makes a good sales person. Three strikes and you are out, but read on and you will see how easy it can be to be successful at training and coaching sales management! A Good Sales Person Often Does Not Make a Good … [Read more...]

Online Life Coach Certification Is Strictly BS

Online life coach certification sounds pretty good. Heck you can get a PhD from an accredited university online, so why not life coach certification. That is simple. If your PhD program is simply a bunch of information delivered strictly online or strictly from a bunch of books, it would be BS, too. (And by BS, I don’t mean anything clever like “brilliantly simple.”) Here is how to judge the merits of a life coach certification program delivered online or any other way. There Is a Lot More to … [Read more...]

How to Become an Online Personal Coach

With today’s technology, it is actually possible to be an online personal coach. In the same way that the telephone eliminated the need for most face to face meetings, online technology can expand your offerings and greatly enhance your personal coaching. This post looks at how to apply today’s technology to coaching and how to avoid mistakes. Managing the Comfort Factor The single biggest issue in online coaching is managing your client’s comfort factor. If you are a good candidate to become … [Read more...]

3 Ways NOT to Do Online Life Coach Certification

You have heard that there is a right way and a wrong way to do everything, including online life coach certification. Life coaching can be one of the most rewarding areas of coaching, where you can really make a contribution to your clients’ lives, but with a little effort you can spend a lot of time and money and not end up being a very effective coach. Here are three ways to do it wrong. Don’t Look behind the Certification Curtain Coaching is an unregulated profession. There are no licenses. … [Read more...]

How to Succeed as a Success Coach

Being a success coach is all about success – your client’s success. Only when your client has succeeded, can you succeed. In this blog, we will map out just what goes into achieving success, consider why true success, like true happiness, can be so elusive, and finally offer some suggestions that will help insure success for both your client and you. What Makes Success? One definition of success is “the progressive realization of worthwhile goals.” Whether explicit or implicit, we must have … [Read more...]