Why Coaching Soft Skills to Your Clients is Important to Their Overall Success

Why Coaching Soft Skills to Your Clients is Important to Their Overall Success

Coaching soft skills to your clients is important because it contributes to their career and personal success. Regardless of your clients' career paths, having excellent soft skills are necessary to create a positive impact on their lives. What are Soft Skills? According to the Collins English Dictionary, Soft skills are interpersonal skills; i.e the ability to communicate well with other people and to work in a team. They relate to your attitudes and your intuitions. As soft skills are … [Read more...]

A Guide to ICF Core Competencies Rating Levels

A Guide to ICF Core Competencies Rating Levels

If you are planning to be International Coach Federation (ICF) certified, there are eleven ICF core competencies rating levels you must know. These core competencies were developed by the ICF so coaches would have greater understanding about the skills and approaches needed in the coaching profession. ICF Core Competencies Rating Levels Being aware of each ICF core competencies rating level will allow coaches to understand what is required for each competency at each level of credentialing … [Read more...]

Coaching Skills Checklist: A Great Resource For Every Coach

Coaching Skills Checklist: A Great Resource For Every Coach

Do you have a coaching skills checklist that can help you be more effective in your practice? I think most people, especially those on a budget will agree with me that it is always good to have a checklist or what we call “shopping list” prepared prior to visiting the grocery store. The idea of having a guide to help you stay on track and be thorough in your shopping also works the same way in your coaching practice. The Essential Coaching Skills Every Coach Need to Have Regardless of … [Read more...]

Helpful Ways to Adopt The Coaching Mindset That Makes You a Successful Coach

Helpful Ways to Adopt The Coaching Mindset That Makes You a Successful Coach

The Coaching mindset! What exactly does that mean? To be a successful coach, a progressive way of thinking needs to be typically adopted. Having the proper coaching mindset yields positive results for your clients. What is a Coaching Mindset? The coaching mindset has to do with having the right thought pattern, the proper way of thinking to assist your clients effectively. In having the proper mindset, you will be suited to successfully offer your clients directions and guidance that … [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...]

Is Learning to Become a Life Coach Worth it?

Is Learning to Become a Life Coach Worth it?

Is learning to become a life coach worth giving up your current profession? It all depends on why you are considering a career in life coaching. Life coaching is an enriching career, but you have to honestly ask yourself it is the right profession for you. What Does a Life Coach do? If you are thinking of becoming a life coach, you probably want to know what coaches do. A life coach is someone who works with clients to help them achieve their desired goals. The life coach’s job is to help … [Read more...]

Getting Your First Coaching Client: Five Great Tips to Get You Started

Getting Your First Coaching Client: Five Great Tips to Get You Started

You are a new coach, eager to get started in your career and wondering how to go about getting your first coaching client. Well, look no further, this article will highlight some ways to do so that has been tried and tested by experienced coaches. The Coaching Industry Coaching is a rewarding and fast growing industry that not only opens the door for your personal and professional life but is also financially enriching. The U.S. estimated market value for coaching was $955 million in 2015 … [Read more...]

Finding Reputable Online Quick Life Coach Training Programs

Finding Reputable Online Quick Life Coach Training Programs

Is there any such thing as a quick life coach training? Well, I guess there is! These types of accelerated coach training programs can go anywhere from two days to two months. Who are they typically for? These quick coach training programs exist for those who prefer to complete training in a short period for one reason or the other. Life Coaching: What is all about? Life Coaching is a profession that focuses primarily on the present and the future. It is altogether different from therapy, … [Read more...]

Helpful Books on How to Become a Life Coach

Helpful Books on How to Become a Life Coach

Few weeks ago, I was on the Amazon website ordering a couple of textbooks for my course work and I was surprised when noticed the number of books on how to become a life coach listed. As an avid reader, it was thrilling to see that many resources out there for current and prospective coaches. I believe one of the most valuable resources or materials that anyone can have to enhance learning and keep them always informed are books; be it personal development or faith-based books. How to … [Read more...]