Becoming a Life Coach: The Facts

I get asked a lot of questions about becoming a Life Coach and I welcome them because there are many misconceptions about the profession and what it’s about. Let me start by saying what it’s not. Life Coaching is not therapy, it is not counseling and it is not consulting although many physiologists, consultants and counselors are becoming trained and using coaching skills and technologies as a compliment to their practice. Here are some things to consider when becoming a Life Coach. What … [Read more...]

How to Become a Dating Coach

  Doesn’t it sound fun to learn how to become a dating coach? A long time ago, marriages were arranged…you got what you got, and didn’t make a fuss. Now there are so many options, life is going too fast, and people are putting off getting into serious relationships until they are well on their way up the corporate ladder. By the time they are ready to start, they often find it hard to find someone compatible. A lot of my friends have turned to dating services, and of all of them…only one is … [Read more...]

Free Coach Training while on a ski vacation with my daughter

  I just got back from a free coach training seminar, although it was really billed as a ski trip with my daughter. She just turned 7, and although we went on a few trips when she was 4 and again 5…she is now she is a head taller. She has longer arms and legs, and a 20% increase in height and weight. Technically speaking, she is working with a new set of tools. So how is skiing like a free coach training? Because it reminds me that we are coaches 24/7. And going on this ski trip paralleled … [Read more...]

Become a Life Coach… Or a Better Coach

  How can you become a life coach…or a better coach? One thing you will have to do is to get out of your own comfort zone. Think contrast. If you listen to rock, go to watch an opera. If you love steak and potatoes, go to eat at a restaurant that serves raw vegan food. Does that sound too wild and crazy? Why not study a foreign language, then travel to a country that speaks that language and get to know the locals. Get out there and do something you’ve never done before, without … [Read more...]

Wellness and Extreme Care Coach Training

Wellness and extreme care coach training can be an important part of what you learn as you become a life coach. Why? Because when you coach a lot of people you are going to run into wellness issues. I've coached thousands of people, so I think at this point I've almost 'seen it all' when it comes to challenges of the human condition, but even after coaching 20 or 30 I had run into 'wellness' issues. What is a 'wellness issue'? It is some problem having to do with the health of your … [Read more...]

Coaching Jobs– The oldest occupation?

  When you think of coaching jobs, do you think of the ancient cave dwellers? Why not? From the earliest days the older or more skilled taught the younger how to hunt, cook, paint pictures on cave walls, and any other skills that were needed to train others how to be useful and effective members of their communities. As people became older and more experienced, they rose to positions of leadership. Those who were effective at teaching were held in the highest esteem. And long after these … [Read more...]

Becoming a Life Coach… A Story About Winning

  When I think about becoming a life coach, I think about my high school cross country and track coach, David. At that time, I wanted to become a coach like him…although the thought of coaching the regular PE classes and teaching remedial math did not appeal to me. I could tell those aspects of his job probably made him want to pull out his hair, because it was obvious to me that his passion was coaching.   When I wrote about the subject, “What is a Life Coach?, in a previous article, I wrote … [Read more...]