Perhaps these clients see how they can improve their working environment through a coaching approach. Additionally, they want to become coaches because they understand that coaching can raise the performance level of their staff, or increase cooperation between team members or different departments within their current organization.
Other clients recognize that coaching can be a powerful addition to their ‘toolbox’ of skills. Counselors, for example, understand that coaching is useful with clients who are now ready to develop sound goals and strategies connected to their newly-identified path.
Still other clients become so engaged and energized by the coaching process that they decide to make a career change and become coaches in order to start their own business.
Whatever their reason, these clients become curious about the process of becoming a coach. We can help them by answering their questions about our training – both initial and continuing – in an open manner. We can also ask them questions to create awareness around what is involved in coach training.
Here are some questions to get you started:
- What is your level of energy right now for this?
- What are your coaching goals?
- How do you like to learn?
- What format (in-person, online, combination) works best for you?
- How much time to you want to invest in coaching certification?
- What is your price range for coach training?
- How can you verify the quality and credibility of coach training programs?
- What references are available for a specific coach training program?
The Center for Coaching Certification provides a free one-hour webinar each month on coaching certification. You can register for the next one on the home page at https://www.CenterforCoachingCertification.com or you can watch the recording on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/user/CtrCoachCert