Coaching Certification…Do I need it to become a coach?

Do you need coaching certification to become a coach?  Fortunately, the answer is no.  I say that because the ICF (International Coaching Federation), which is the primary certifying body for coaches worldwide, will not even look at your application until you have at least 250 hours of PAID coaching under your belt, and that’s for the first level.  Think about it.  If you are just starting out and coaching 10 hours/week... you are very fortunate.  But even at this rate, it will take at least 6 … [Read more...]

Wellness and Extreme Care Coach Training

Wellness and extreme care coach training can be an important part of what you learn as you become a life coach. Why? Because when you coach a lot of people you are going to run into wellness issues. I've coached thousands of people, so I think at this point I've almost 'seen it all' when it comes to challenges of the human condition, but even after coaching 20 or 30 I had run into 'wellness' issues. What is a 'wellness issue'? It is some problem having to do with the health of your … [Read more...]

What is a Life Coach?

  When someone asks, “What is a Life Coach?”, what’s the usual answer? As coaches we help our clients achieve specific, measurable results. Through an ongoing coaching relationship, clients learn how to produce extraordinary results in their lives, careers, and businesses. We help people improve their performance and quality of their life.   But more specifically, what IS a life coach? Here are five different types of coaches. Which are you?   Consultant - The consultant provides … [Read more...]

Coaching Jobs

The concept of coaching jobs is extremely broad territory to cover. I'm not even sure whether or not Coaching jobs would be the correct terminology but, one has to start somewhere. First let me start with a simple definition of what Coaching is about. A Coach or Coaching organizations are committed to transitional and transactional leadership. In other words, coaches invest themselves in getting you from where you are now to where you want to be. The core competencies are essentially the same … [Read more...]

Career Coach… Can You Help The Seminar Junkie?

What’s the difference between going to a seminar and working with a career coach? Don’t get me wrong. I love seminars. I would rather go to a seminar than spend a weekend at a spa…I come home feeling relaxed, revitalized, and ready to take on the world. But on my own I usually don’t do half of what I set out to do. At least I learn something different and get a chance to meet new people. Some of them have even become friends. But without someone like a career coach holding me accountable to … [Read more...]

Leadership Training and Coaching… How Can it Get Me to the Next Level?

  Leadership training and coaching programs provide people with training in the areas of commitment, leadership, and communication skills, as well as the practical coaching for putting them into effective practice. As leaders, we must go first. As leaders, we are watched and judged. Are we following through with our own commitments, or are we merely telling others what to do? As leaders, if we are inconsistent with our commitments, coaching can support and reinforce us in our … [Read more...]