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...]

Becoming a Life Coach… A Story About Winning

  When I think about becoming a life coach, I think about my high school cross country and track coach, David. At that time, I wanted to become a coach like him…although the thought of coaching the regular PE classes and teaching remedial math did not appeal to me. I could tell those aspects of his job probably made him want to pull out his hair, because it was obvious to me that his passion was coaching.   When I wrote about the subject, “What is a Life Coach?, in a previous article, I wrote … [Read more...]

Coaches Training Institute versus Apprenticeship…How to Learn Your Trade

What do a coaches training institute and an 18th century apprenticeship have in common? Not much…or do they? Benjamin Franklin began his career as an apprentice for his brother who was a printer. Before Ben ran away from this abusive situation at age 17, he learned skills that helped to pave the way for his success. Apprenticeships are still very common today, although not usually with a huge, sweaty guy in a blacksmith or print shop. We’re more likely to call them internships or vocational … [Read more...]

Coaching Skills Series: The JOLT Technique

There are many coaching schools that teach concepts of integrity and accountability. In fact many coaching schools teach coaching skills that help you to become a coach that knows WHAT to do to become more fullfilled, powerful, and successful.   However, the biggest problem I find with new coaches that are trying to build a coaching practice (especially the ones that I meet in my coaches training) is not knowing what to do, but rather getting clients to DO what they ALREADY KNOW TO … [Read more...]

What’s the Easiest Way to Become a Life Coach?

PART 2 Whats the Easiest Way to Become a Life Coach? Uploaded by coachingskills1 Did I just say “easiest” way to become a life coach? Really, how can we make this easy? Because I've been wracking my brain over this question for the last few days until my brain feels like it is going to blow a fuse. The obvious answer is to get some really great coaching about how to do it. So let’s see what some of my mentors have taught me. There is difference between doing something, and talking about … [Read more...]