Why Do You Need a Business Coaching Certification?

The fact is you don’t need a business coaching certification. However, to succeed in this market whether you want to have your own business as a business coach, or to be an internal company business coach, it might be helpful to have one. It all depends on the outcome you wish to achieve. If you wish to coach and develop staff within an organization, certification may not be necessary, but it might be desirable depending on what sort of company you want to work for. For example if you have … [Read more...]

Do You Need A Degree To Become A Life Coach?

One of the most common questions I get is, “Do you need a degree to become a life coach?” The simple answer is no, the IFC is not going to crack down on your coaching business for failure to have a degree, license or any other type of certification. Coaching is a relatively open field with few barriers to entry. Just hang your sign and start enrolling clients. Why Do You Need A Degree To Become A Life Coach? People are tighter with their money these days. They want more value for their dollar. … [Read more...]

The Death Of Certified Life Coach Online Training

Halloween is right around the corner and although certified life coach online training may not be dead, some aspects of it are quite ghoulish. How do you shift through the rubble in the midst of the myriad of certified life coach online trainings? You definitely want to do some detective work before you invest your hard earned dollars so you aren't left in the dark all alone at the end of the night. How To Tell If Your Certified Life Coach Online Training Is Real or An Apparition Anyone can … [Read more...]

Five Steps On How to Obtain a Christian Coaching Certification

What is the difference between a Christian coaching certification and other life coaching certifications? The main difference is that Christian coaching training is based on Biblical principles. Your clients will expect you to help them come up with strategies they can implement based on the Bible. Other coach training centers around the client's goals where as Christian coaching is centered around what God expects of your client in all areas of their life. Christian coach training … [Read more...]

How To Become A Certified Life Coach

There are so many different courses to choose from when considering if you want to become a certified life coach that I would suggest you first decide what things are important to you that you want the course to include. Six Questions to Ask When Considering What Course You Should Take to Become a Certified Life Coach 1. Do you eventually want ICF credentials once you become a certified life coach? If this is important to you then you would need to be sure that the course you are looking at … [Read more...]

How to Determine The Certified Life Coach Salary

The main motivation for a life coach is to help people. However, we do have to consider our survival, so as much as I dislike talking about money, a certified life coach salary is an important topic to consider and one that a lot of coaches struggle with. The Certified Life Coach Salary Since most coaches are their own bosses you can decide what to charge. The average one-on-one coaching rate is $125.00 a session up to $1,500.00 or more, depending on if you are a newbie, how well known you … [Read more...]

Looking For a Prestigious Coaching Certification

One of the most prestigious coaching certification is from the International Coach Federation, or ICF, or a coaching school approved by the ICF. How to Know if a School Has The Prestigious Coaching Certification To know if a school is approved by the ICF, check if they have a seal or say that they are ICF approved. This means the content of their course meets the ICF standards of ethics and coaching competences. The alphabetical soup you need to be looking for is ACTP (Accredited Coach … [Read more...]

Coaching Certification: How Important is it?

Depending on whom you ask, some would say that coaching certification is important to have, while others would say that it isn’t. When considering your options, there are questions that you might want to ask yourself and then based on your answers decide whether pursing that particular designation is needed right now, or can be pursed later. Why Do I Need to Have Coaching Certification? One word: Credibility Many would argue that you cannot possibly operate this type of business unless … [Read more...]

So Tell Me, Do You Need To Be Certified To Be A Life Coach?

I was having a conversation with a friend and the topics shifted from sports to do you need to be certified to be a life coach? The answer was easy, but not really simple. You see, you don’t actually need to be certified. You do need to have credibility in order to influence others and that is what a good life coach does, influence others. As a coach, do I need to have a certification or be a certified coach who focuses on life issues? Professionals Often Ask Me, Do You Need To Be Certified To … [Read more...]

Coaching Certification Fraud: The Ultimate Identity Theft?

Coaching certification fraud is more common than most people realize. What’s really curious is that most consumers don’t care once they’ve taken the bait. Think about people like Dr. Laura and Dr. Phil, neither of who have a doctorate degree. Do their fans care? If some do, it doesn’t appear to significantly affect either Dr. Phil or Dr. Laura’s popularity. It may even enhance their popularity! Is coaching any different? What is Coaching Certification Fraud? Coaching certification goes beyond … [Read more...]