A Question to Ponder – How Do You Learn to Coach?

A Question to Ponder – How Do You Learn to Coach?

If you are in any normal pursuit, you probably read a book, or take a course but how do you learn to coach? Maybe you check out some journal articles, should you have access to materials at a university. Possibly, what you want to learn is on the Internet, so you trawl through expert websites to get up to speed. In a few rare cases, maybe you are lucky enough to have access to a topic expert and you ask them for information. Now… how do you learn to coach? This is a question that is … [Read more...]

C.O.A.C.H! How to Start Your Coaching Practice

C.O.A.C.H! How to Start Your Coaching Practice

Starting your own highly profitable coaching business does not need to be complicated and here is an easy guide on how to start your coaching practice. There are probably numerous tips on how to start a coaching practice but we can narrow down the process into 5 simple steps. I’ve used the acronym “C.O.A.C.H” to label each of these steps... C – CHOOSE a market O – ORGANIZE your curriculum A – ARRANGE the sales process C – CREATE a communication medium H – HIT your promotion How to … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Mindset Coaching Call

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Mindset Coaching Call

A person does not have to be a CEO or an athlete to take advantage of a mindset coaching call. Perhaps your client has a new baby or maybe another client’s parent needs more caregiving support. Or maybe your clients are just feeling “stuck” and unsure how to take action on the things that matter most to them. No matter what your client’s concern, a mindset coach and a mindset coaching call can provide a valuable perspective. Here are five quick tips to get the most out of a mindset … [Read more...]

Five Good Coaching Skills & Qualities Every Coach Needs

Five Good Coaching Skills & Qualities Every Coach Needs

Good life coaches are high in demand, but to be an effective coach, you need to have a diverse set of good coaching skills to complete the package. Among the essential skills, every coach needs are strong organizational and people skills. Good Coaching Skills – Skills You Need Having good organizational and people skills is harder to master than learning theoretical coaching concepts, but is a requisite for long-term, effective success. Here are five good coaching skills and attributes … [Read more...]

The Basics of Life Coaching in a Nutshell

The Basics of Life Coaching in a Nutshell

New to life coaching and want to know the basics of life coaching? Essentially, life coaching is all about helping others overcome barriers and steering them towards achieving success in life. For someone who would like to get a grasp of the basics of life coaching, here are a few things to know. The Basics of Life Coaching There are times in a person’s life when they may be in a situation that is making them unhappy but they lack the motivation or extra push they need to help them create … [Read more...]

How Do I Start a Relationship Coaching Business?

How Do I Start a Relationship Coaching Business?

These days, people seem to be confiding in you about their relationship problems on a daily basis and there are times when you wonder if becoming a relationship coach was your calling; so you pause and think to yourself “How do I start a relationship coaching business?” With the global divorce rate increasing drastically by 251.8% since 1960 (Divorce Rate by Country: The World’s 10 Most and Least Divorced Nations, Unified Lawyers, 2017), there isn’t a more opportune time to become a … [Read more...]

Board Certified Coach vs ICF Credentials

Board Certified Coach vs ICF Credentials

Caught in a Board Certified Coach vs ICF Credential debate and not knowing which path to pursue? Take heart, for this article will give you some basic ideas on both credentials and lead you to the path that suits your life’s purpose. So, let’s begin.   There are countless life coaching schools that exist around the world but only a few provide quality training. Even some universities are also offering training for different coaching programs. To give their coaching programs … [Read more...]

A Guide to ICF Core Competencies Rating Levels

A Guide to ICF Core Competencies Rating Levels

If you are planning to be International Coach Federation (ICF) certified, there are eleven ICF core competencies rating levels you must know. These core competencies were developed by the ICF so coaches would have greater understanding about the skills and approaches needed in the coaching profession. ICF Core Competencies Rating Levels Being aware of each ICF core competencies rating level will allow coaches to understand what is required for each competency at each level of credentialing … [Read more...]

Toward the ICF Certification Path

Toward the ICF Certification Path

Investing in yourself and getting training from a coaching organization to receive International Coach Federation or ICF certification will give you credibility in the industry and help you build your professional network. Let’s Talk About the Benefits of ICF Certification The ICF is a non-profit accrediting agency that vets coaching organizations and training programs. You can browse through their website (https://coachfederation.org) and get their recommendations not only on what kind of … [Read more...]

Five Crucial Steps to Become a Master Certified Coach

Five Crucial Steps to Become a Master Certified Coach

Have you ever wanted to be a master certified coach but are unsure of how you will get there? But first, let’s have a brief look at what it is all about. A Master Certified Coach credential is basically the highest credential offered by the International Coach Federation after the Associate Certified Coach or Professional Certified Coach level of coaching. Connie Whittaker Dunlop, Executive Director at The University of Virginia Darden School of Business writes on what it takes to be a … [Read more...]