A Simple Guide to Coaching Accreditation Bodies

A Simple Guide to Coaching Accreditation Bodies

Accreditation by coaching accreditation bodies is increasingly sought after in the coaching industry – particularly in the business or executive coaching field. With no formal regulation in the industry, there is a need for coaches to demonstrate credibility and provide reassurance to their clients. Accreditation provides this and means that life coaching is a profession and individuals within the industry should be professional. This helps to develop standards, ethics, morals, … [Read more...]

Life Coaching Degree Unraveled in 5 Minutes…

Life Coaching Degree Unraveled in 5 Minutes…

Do I need a life coaching degree to be a life coach? You might be asking yourself this question at this juncture in your life where you are ready to break free from the monotony of life and try something different. Or you are probably a life coach already but are seriously thinking of taking your business to the next level. Have you placed a dream on a shelf? Maybe it’s time to dust off the idea and rediscover the passionate pursuit of possibilities through life coaching. Do You Need a … [Read more...]

Accredited Coaching Programs: How do I Become an ICF Accredited Coach Training Provider?

Accredited Coaching Programs: How do I Become an ICF Accredited Coach Training Provider?

There are several accredited coaching programs out there today. However, as an ICF Credentialed Coach, looking to establish your own coach training program, you will prefer to be accredited through the International Coach Federation. If you are unsure how to get started, my hope is this article will help guide you in the right direction. International Coach Federation The International Coach Federation is a reputable and well-known coaching organization that accredits coach training … [Read more...]

The Board Certified Coach vs The Board Certified Life Coach

Is Board Certified Life Coach The Same as The Board Certified Coach Credential?

Do you know of any training program or organization that provides credentialing for a Board Certified Life Coach? If you conduct your research, you most likely will not locate this particular designation given by any training provider. However, the closest you will find is the Board Certified Coach credential offered by The Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE). About CCE The Center for Credentialing & Education (CCE) is a not-for-profit organization that provides … [Read more...]

Developing Your Coaching Presence & Why It Matters

Developing Your Coaching Presence & Why It Matters

If you are a life coach, you probably have heard the term coaching presence many times before. It is International Coach Federation’s (ICF) Core Competency #4 and some define it as “being fully present with your client” while others see it as “a way of being with clients that facilitates growth and change through connection”. How does the ICF describe the competency of coaching presence? According to the ICF, coaching presence is “the ability to be fully conscious and create spontaneous … [Read more...]

How do you become a certified life coach in Nigeria with the ICF?

How do you become a certified life coach in Nigeria with the ICF?

How do you become a certified life coach in Nigeria was a question put across to me recently by a childhood friend of mine. She currently lives in the city of Lagos, which is often compared to New York City. I offered my friend a couple of suggestions as to where to locate ICF accredited training programs and other helpful information. After further research, I found out the International Coach Federation actually has a chapter in Nigeria. A Brief History of Nigeria Nigeria officially … [Read more...]

ICF Master Coach Certification: The Highest Level of Achievement

ICF Master Coach Certification: The Highest Level of Achievement

An ICF Master Coach Certification might be right for you if you are seeking to progress higher in your coaching career. I hope this article will be able to steer you in the appropriate direction as you pursue your goal towards obtaining a coaching certification. Why the ICF? Why should I consider their credentials? For one, the ICF is well respected in the field of coaching, and it provides accountability to both clients and the profession as a whole. The International Coach Federation … [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...]

Executive Coach Certification Program: The Center For Executive Coaching

Executive Coach Certification Program: The Center For Executive Coaching

Are you considering a career in executive coaching? Obtaining an executive coach certification may very well position you on the fast track to a lucrative career in coaching. What is Executive Coaching? Executive coaching is about helping people grow professionally. Coaching clients are often already in leadership positions, with either formal or informal influence over other people and seek guidance to help them make the right decisions. Other clients might seek out an executive coach to … [Read more...]