How to Become a Certified Personal Coach

How to Become a Certified Personal Coach

A certified personal coach is a trained professional who helps clients grow and improve in different aspects of life including personal growth, personal relationships, career, business, health, and so on. A well-trained personal coach has the abilities to help people make better decisions, set life goals, make the best use of their strengths, take more action, etc. Life coaching is all about teaching and directing people through advice and encouragement. However, becoming a good and impactful … [Read more...]

Life Coach Accreditation USA: What You Need to Know

Life Coach Accreditation USA: What You Need to Know

An article title like “Life Coach Accreditation USA” may not arouse the interest of coaches to get credentialed, but I bet statistics would. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the life coaching industry is rapidly growing at an annual rate of 4.7% and has exceeded the $1 billion thresholds in the USA. That makes the industry one of the fastest and largest growing industries with life coaches having the highest demand and employment rates. The reason behind such a rise is the … [Read more...]

APU University Accredited Life Coaching Courses For Veterans

APU University Accredited Life Coaching Courses For Veterans

Taking university accredited life coaching courses at American Public University may be a significant first step in becoming a professional life coach.  So, you are now retired from service ( a retiree and/or veteran), and interested in changing careers or adding coaching to your current professional portfolio. Fantastic!  You have chosen life coaching and currently researching universities or colleges where you can enroll in a life coaching training program; how about … [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...]

Life Coach Accreditation & Terms: What Do They Mean?

Life Coach Accreditation & Terms: What Do They Mean?

"Do I really need a life coach accreditation?” This is a common question asked by life coaches or those considering a career as a life coach. Although the simple answer is: it depends on the coach, there are many reasons why obtaining your life coaching credentials is a good idea for your professional growth. Obtaining an accredited certification helps you gain credibility with your clients who most likely want to know they are coached by a skilled professional who has training and … [Read more...]

Life Coach Certification Programs – Four Top Online Programs to Choose From

Life Coach Certification Programs – Four Top Online Programs to Choose From

Are you seeking online life coach certification programs to choose from?  How about considering the four below? Advantages of Taking Online Life Coaching Courses Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, several coach training providers have taken their programs entirely online/virtually. This has become the new normal for most organizations and individuals today.  Doing this has made it more convenient for several individuals to be able to attend coaching school online without it … [Read more...]

Becoming a Certified Professional Coach CPC Through The ICF

Becoming a Certified Professional Coach CPC Through The ICF

Becoming a Certified Professional Coach CPC through the ICF is probably one of the most significant investments you can make in your professional career as a life coach.  Coaching And The Role of a Certified Professional Coach (CPC) The ICF's most widely accepted definition of coaching states that coaching involves partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. Coaching is focused on the … [Read more...]

Why a Life Coach Accreditation is Important

Why a Life Coach Accreditation is Important

In this highly competitive industry, getting a Life Coach Accreditation can make a significant difference in your coaching career.  Some may argue that having a coaching credential is unnecessary, so you shouldn’t bother with it. But guess what, nowadays, due to the rapid rise of the life coaching industry, people seek more credentialed coaches to help them. Do you want to take that chance with your career, with losing prospective clients?  If you could become more effective in your … [Read more...]