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...]

Back to Sales Coaching Basics: Things You Should Know

Back to Sales Coaching Basics: Things You Should Know

We hear a lot about sales coaching these days, but what are sales coaching basics and what is it really all about? In recent years, there has been a significant rise in the demand for sales coaches. In an organizational setting, coaching has traditionally been part of the supervisory role played by sales managers who show less experienced sales reps how to carry out a task, or set of tasks, competently. This is by default part of the cyclical process of developing a sales rep’s skills, … [Read more...]

Coaching Skills, Coaching Skills Seminar

How to Market Your Coaching Skills Seminar

If you have created a coaching skills seminar, you are most likely anxious to get started with selling your seminar. Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter how fantastic your seminar is if no one knows about it. For this reason, the next step in successfully launching a coaching skills seminar is marketing. But, just how do you go about marketing your seminar? Know Your Market In general, the best place to start when promoting a new coaching skills seminar is within your local market. Therefore, … [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...]

A Question to Ponder – How Do You Learn to Coach?

A Question to Ponder – How Do You Learn to Coach?

If you are in any normal pursuit, you probably read a book, or take a course but how do you learn to coach? Maybe you check out some journal articles, should you have access to materials at a university. Possibly, what you want to learn is on the Internet, so you trawl through expert websites to get up to speed. In a few rare cases, maybe you are lucky enough to have access to a topic expert and you ask them for information. Now… how do you learn to coach? This is a question that is … [Read more...]

The PCC ICF Credential Paths

The PCC ICF Credential Paths

The PCC ICF is one of three designations that is conferred on an individual by the International Coach Federation. There are typically two credentials most often pursued from the ICF – the Associate Certified Coach (ACC) and the Professional Certified Coach (PCC). The PCC is the second level of ICF credential. The International Coach Federation The International Coach Federation (ICF) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the coaching profession. It is the leading global organization … [Read more...]

Mentor Coaching: The ICF Coach Mentor Competencies

Mentor Coaching: The ICF Coach Mentor Competencies

Do you have what it takes to become a coach mentor? If yes, great! Because believe it or not, coaches do need mentors to help them be the best that they can be for their clients. As you become a mentor to other coaches, your leadership skills grow as well as your confidence and knowledge in your chosen profession. What is Coach Mentoring as defined by the ICF? The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines Mentor Coaching as providing professional assistance in achieving and … [Read more...]

C.O.A.C.H! How to Start Your Coaching Practice

C.O.A.C.H! How to Start Your Coaching Practice

Starting your own highly profitable coaching business does not need to be complicated and here is an easy guide on how to start your coaching practice. There are probably numerous tips on how to start a coaching practice but we can narrow down the process into 5 simple steps. I’ve used the acronym “C.O.A.C.H” to label each of these steps... C – CHOOSE a market O – ORGANIZE your curriculum A – ARRANGE the sales process C – CREATE a communication medium H – HIT your promotion How to … [Read more...]

The Definition of Coaching Competency According to The ICF

The Definition of Coaching Competency According to The ICF

To understand the definition of coaching competency, it will make sense to define what the term "competency" means especially for those who are unfamiliar with it. Competency is the ability to do something successfully or efficiently, and the Cambridge dictionary goes further to define is an essential skill that is needed to do a job. Now that we know what competency means, let us go ahead, see what coaching competency is about. What is Coaching? The International Coach Federation known to … [Read more...]

What Are The International Coach Federation Core Competencies in Coaching?

What Are The International Coach Federation Core Competencies in Coaching?

To become an ICF credentialed coach, you must know and comply with the international coach federation core competencies used within the field of coaching. The International Coach Federation created a set of core competencies that can be used by coaches around the world to operate their businesses and practices, and today we have both ICF credentialed and non- ICF credential coaches utilizing them. What Are The International Coach Federation Core Competencies? As defined by the … [Read more...]