Three Must-Haves in Coaching Training

There are a LOT of coaching training programs out there. There are good programs, and I am sure that there are some really bad programs. Promises of “certification” or titles of “master coach” don’t guarantee anything in the real world. Before you sign up, check out the school and its faculty, ask for a free coaching session, demand to speak with staff and graduates, check out training materials. And whatever else you do look for these three must-haves. Consider only Comprehensive, … [Read more...]

Life Coaching Training From Reality TV

Watch The Amazing Race on CBS sometime and you can get some terrific life coaching training on meeting goals. It's a reality show where teams of two race around the world completing various tasks along the way. The first team to finish wins a million dollars, and at the end of each leg there is the risk that your team will be eliminated if you arrive last. It's grueling. Teams are exhausted, filthy and challenged physically, mentally and emotionally. So what does this have to do with life coach … [Read more...]

Coach Training Techniques For Training Elite Coaches

After almost a decade of being a 'crash test dummy' for coach training techniques (not to mention, running my own coaches trainings), I know a thing or two about what works and what doesn't work for training elite coaches. The best coaches aren't prodigies, born with elite coaching skills. The Best Coaches Are Trained With High Level Coach Training Techniques There are lots of coach trainings to choose from. Some of them are 'niched' for a particular type of coaching (like 'christian coaching' … [Read more...]

Mentor Skills: The Added Value You Can Provide by Completing Coaching Training Courses

The Difference Between Coaching Training and Mentor Skills There is a large overlap between coaching skills and mentor skills, and after taking most coaching training courses you should have at least some basic mentor skills.  One of the key differences between skills needed to coach and skills needed to mentor is experience, which gives the mentor credibility.  Experience is the one thing you need to become a mentor that you can’t get from coaching training.  Beyond a sincere interest in … [Read more...]

What Good is a Career Coach Certificate if You Still Don’t Have Enough Clients? Read This Before You Invest in Another Coaching Training Program

Career Coach Certificates and Coaching Training Doesn't Work Do you have a career coach certificate and still can’t find enough clients? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Most coaching training programs teach you coaching techniques, but fall short when teaching ways for coaches to find clients, let alone grateful clients who pay cash and refer people. Is that too much to ask for? Of course not. So before you sign up for another coaching training program and try to get an advanced career coach … [Read more...]

How To Become a Parenting Coach – Accountability Coaching Training on the Front Lines

What do you need to do to become a parenting coach? A great niche market. There are a lot of parents out there, and anyone who has watched any of those nanny shows can see there are a lot of parents who need help. Perhaps "Super Nanny" is the British version of the accountability coach. What does it take to become a parenting coach? Anyone who has ever had kids, or taken care of them for extended periods of time has at least some instant credibility. If you are a certified accountability coach, … [Read more...]

How to Become a Dating Coach: Coaches Training on Identifying The 3 Main Types of Men

If you want to become a dating coach, the first thing you will need to learn is how to quickly categorize the 3 main personality types of men. Of course, some women will be better suited as matches for each type as well, but others might be able to date across categories. In order to become a dating coach, you will need to be able to appreciate the strengths and Achilles’ heels of each category. Coaches Training Disclaimer: For the sake of discussion, we will assume that men do not switch … [Read more...]

Coaching Certification

Coaching certification in my mind is an essential part of coaching mastery. While some would argue that coaching training is enough, consider that coaching is now a booming industry which means competition is increasing for a market that is still relatively small. By that I mean that there are still many individuals and companies who either don’t know about coaching, do not understand the value versus consulting, or have used unqualified poorly trained coaches with resulting experiences that … [Read more...]

Sales Training Coaching: How to Use Call Reluctance to Your Benefit

  In sales training coaching, one of the biggest obstacles many people face is getting on the phone. Sometimes even thinking about calling warm leads will get the same response. Some common fears are “No one ever buys from me”, “What if the prospect yells at me or hangs up”, “I don’t know what to say”…any of these striking home? What is your biggest fear? That knot in your stomach, the pounding in your chest, the tightness in your neck and pain in your head…is normal. It’s just your body … [Read more...]

Sales Training Coaching – How to Help People Recession-Proof Their Business

  Sales training coaching can help people double their income, even during tough times. Simply put, here are some of the questions that we can help answer: WHY: As coaches we are used to helping people set powerful goals. But what if we get people to change their goal into a problem to solve? The brain is designed to answer questions, and solve problems. Also make sure your client has a powerful WHY, and is very clear on it. They need something to drive them to their goal. Something big and … [Read more...]