Make a great living helping others succeed!1. What is life coaching?
Coaching is a professional service providing clients with feedback, insights, and guidance from an outside vantage point. The profession of coaching is similar to the practice of a physician, attorney, or psychologist.
The major difference is that coaching is an on-going collaborative partnership built on taking action. In this powerful alliance, clients find themselves:
People hire a coach when they are making a career transition, starting
a new business, feeling dissatisfied, re-evaluating life choices, or
simply looking for personal and professional breakthroughs.
2. What kind of background should I
Coaches come from a wide variety of backgrounds including: corporate, education, consulting, communications, law, health care and others.
Becoming A Coach
Chances are you already know a great deal of what it takes to be a good coach. There is an equally good chance there are some things that will hold you back—or stop you altogether— without the proper instruction.
We all have "pockets of ignorance." This is not a bad thing. After all, we can't be experts in everything. The goal is to discover how many pockets and how deep those pockets are.
If you're the person people instinctively come to for help and support, or for a shoulder to lean on, you're probably already "coaching" at a certain level.
3. What is the best way to get
started as a coach?
With this in mind, the Coach Training Program offers condensed coach training so you can learn better, faster, and for less money than any other training program.
Make a commitment to yourself to do what it takes to become a coach. Enroll in the coach training program that best suits your needs and will enable you to win clients quickly! You'll find several options to choose from.
4. I have no formal coaching
experience. Will I be able to do this?
There's no better way to do it except to immerse yourself
in the process and gain experience. Some schools will have you go through
years of training, spend thousands of dollars, and graduate BEFORE you
begin coaching real clients.
The best training ground is actual coaching in real world
situations. You can immediately apply your newfound
5. What kind of training do I need?
You want training that answers the questions:
These are all subjects are explored in-depth in the Certified Coach
6. What should I look for in a
coach training program?
Choose your coach training based on the program offerings, your instinct, and your personal experience with the course orientation and your communication with the instructors of the training organization.
7. Do I need to be certified in
order to coach?
Some individual training organization and associations offer their own certifications. Each vary in terms of time, fees, and examinations required.
For some programs it can take years and quite an investment to get all the pieces in place. It's most important, at this time, to be sure coaching is the right fit for you without spending an excessive amount of time or money.
Potential coaching clients rely less on your credentials
and more on their experience of you and what you offer. Good training will
show you multiple ways of engaging people in positive experiences that
show you at your best. What prospects and clients care about most is what
you can do for them.
What To Expect
8. Can I make a good living as a
The International Coach Federation estimates that there are approximately 16,000 part-time and full-time coaches worldwide, with an average annual income ranging from $35,000 to $100,000 and up. Certain specialty coaches earn considerably more. Your financial success depends on your ability to take consistent action and your willingness to market yourself.
The field of coaching is in its youth and moving rapidly towards world renown. Considering just about everyone can benefit from having their own coach, the number of new coaches needed over the next few years will multiply.
9. Will I need to market my
Marketing your professional services, when done correctly, is inexpensive and often times free. Since this is such an important—yet sometimes overlooked—aspect of your coaching practice, The Program incorporates business building techniques and marketing strategies into every course we teach.
10. Is there someone I can speak
with to ask additional questions?
Also, be sure to enroll in the Becoming a Coach orientation. You do not need to be the Training student to participate. Should you choose to continue your training in the Certified Coach Program however, you will have already earned credit toward graduation.