How to Encourage the New Coach AND Be Honest, too!

OK. You‘re a new coach. You ask yourself: “Where do I start? Is this as overwhelming a field as it seems?” The simple answer is: “Yes!” But here is some guidance to deal with the most exhilarating, and – let’s face it – intimidating moment of your life. Is Coaching as Vast a Field as It Seems? Yes! And that is a lot of the fun of it. Where else can you positively impact so many people in so many ways at such a profound level? The answer is nowhere else! But how can you feel confident in a … [Read more...]

Life Coaching 2010: Personal Growth Coaching Tips to Embrace the Future

With These Personal Growth Coaching Tips You Can Make 2010 Your Best Year Yet .How can you optimize your life coaching business for 2010?  What personal growth coaching lessons will you decide to embrace?  I hope that 2009 was a great year and that you are looking forward to another great year.  But what if you missed your mark?  Will you seek some personal growth coaching to help you transform yourself, or will you hang up your life coaching hat and give up?  Here are the top five tips to help … [Read more...]

Become a Life Coach: What Every New Coach Needs to Understand to Survive

In order to become a life coach it’s essential that you learn to overcome rationalization.  Most of the time, a new coach will avoid the very thing that would free him.  Just like people avoid exercising when they are stressed out and students clean their dorm rooms before studying for exams.  It’s not easy to become a life coach who makes a good living.  Whether you are a new coach or a veteran, the trip to the top takes enough guts. Become a Life Coach Who Doesn’t Rely on Excuses The most … [Read more...]

Coaching Certification

Coaching certification in my mind is an essential part of coaching mastery. While some would argue that coaching training is enough, consider that coaching is now a booming industry which means competition is increasing for a market that is still relatively small. By that I mean that there are still many individuals and companies who either don’t know about coaching, do not understand the value versus consulting, or have used unqualified poorly trained coaches with resulting experiences that … [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...]

How to Become a Relationship Coach (An Insiders Perspective)

  Ever ask yourself how to become a relationship coach?  There is a great need out there, and it’s easier than you might think.  IF you use information from the DISC or Values Assessments. My husband and I recently went through a relationship assessment debrief.  What was most amazing was that he actually felt that the information was amazingly insightful.  Why was I so surprised?  Well, it’s because we actually don’t always see eye to eye.  It’s not just because he’s over half a foot … [Read more...]

Coaching Certification…Do I need it to become a coach?

Do you need coaching certification to become a coach?  Fortunately, the answer is no.  I say that because the ICF (International Coaching Federation), which is the primary certifying body for coaches worldwide, will not even look at your application until you have at least 250 hours of PAID coaching under your belt, and that’s for the first level.  Think about it.  If you are just starting out and coaching 10 hours/week... you are very fortunate.  But even at this rate, it will take at least 6 … [Read more...]

To Become a Business Coach: Why Coaching is Good in A Recession

To Become a Business Coach in a recession is something that may seem risky, and it can be without training, guidance and a plan. The fact is that coaching in a recession can be remarkably lucrative. Why? Because during tough economic times, many companies are more open to ways that will help them survive and thrive. To Become a Business Coach does take some work but it’s worth it. The proper training gives you excellent coaching skills as well as the knowledge you will need to develop a … [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...]