Pro Tips: How Do I Market My Life Coaching Business?

Pro Tips: How Do I Market My Life Coaching Business?

If you currently have a coaching business, you might be asking yourself these questions: “How do I market my life coaching business?” “What am I doing to attract and maintain a steady stream of qualified, motivated prospects?” “How do I find and keep interesting clients who pay me what I am worth?” Like most coaches, you may not be able to answer those questions because the answer involves marketing. Sure, referrals can be a decent source of new clients, but they’re only one of the … [Read more...]

Life Coach Salary in California Revealed

Life Coach Salary in California Revealed

Ever wondered what the average life coach salary in California is? A life coach’s salary varies from setting to setting. Life coaches employed by business organisations are often paid differently than those in private coaching practice or those in academic coaching. Life coach pay has evolved over the last two-plus decades and can be significantly different depending upon  various factors like the coach’s experience, specialization, and seniority level in the field of coaching. The … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

A Look Into the 2020 ICF Global Coaching Study

A Look Into the 2020 ICF Global Coaching Study

Last September, the International Coach Federation (ICF) released the long-awaited 2020 ICF Global Coaching Study. This study is the fourth major study on the size and scope of the coaching profession in 2019. The ICF published the first study in 2007 followed by studies in 2012 and 2016. The study was based on responses from 22,457 people worldwide across 161 countries and astonishingly, in nine languages.  The coaching profession has evolved and grown beyond any stretch of the … [Read more...]

Should I Strive to be a Licensed Life Coach?

Should I Strive to be a Licensed Life Coach?

If you are just starting out as a life coach, you may be wondering whether you should become a licensed life coach. The simple answer is “No”. A person does not have to be licensed before he/she can kick-start his/her life-coaching career. But this does not mean that getting certifications are not important. A lot of people who have a keen interest in becoming coaches ended their journey because of the dread of being regarded as under-qualified. Not only that but there are also several clients … [Read more...]

Understanding the 11 Core Competencies of ICF

Understanding the 11 Core Competencies of ICF

To help people better understand what it means to be a coach, the ICF (International Coach Federation) has developed 11 core competencies regarding the ethical practices surrounding coaching relationships. The 11 Core Competencies can be broken down into four main categories: 1) Setting the Foundation 2) Co-creating the Relationship 3) Communicating effectively 4) Facilitating learning and results. Let’s break them down. The 11 Core Competencies of ICF Setting the … [Read more...]

Wading Through Coaching Certificate Programs Online

Wading Through Coaching Certificate Programs Online

There are many coach training schools that offer coaching certificate programs online. Each school has its own specifics and approach to coaching. It’s normal to feel lost and confused when you are trying to make a choice. It’s a significant investment, and you don’t want to end up choosing the wrong coaching certificate program online. Additionally, no training is better than the other, it all depends on your goals and what is important to you. So how do you find the right training? … [Read more...]