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...]

How to Become a Certified Executive Coach

How to Become a Certified Executive Coach

Becoming a certified executive coach requires various steps to undertake. However, before you consider a career in executive coaching, you want to ask yourself a fundamental question " is coaching right for me?" What is Executive Coaching? Executive Coaching involves a mutually designed (collaborative) relationship between executives or business leaders within an organization. The ultimate goal is to help these individuals to progressively improve performance in the workplace eventually … [Read more...]

The Four Things That Can Affect The Life Coach Salary

The Four Things That Can Affect The Life Coach Salary

As you consider a career in life coaching, the fundamental question on your mind will be "How much can I make as a coach" and the next possible question will be "what can affect my life coach salary?". These are questions I asked myself when I was pondering on entering the life coaching field, and I began to search for the answers. The Coaching Industry Coaching is a billion-dollar industry, and the 2016 ICF Global Coaching Study showed that the estimated global total revenue from coaching … [Read more...]