Many people I know work hard. They are amazing because they smile and are kind to people that make their work harder! Are you a caring, giving person who wants it to be right? Do you want to see people improve and do better? Have others told you that you are a natural to coach? Do you coach colleagues, friends, and family now?
Coaching is often part of your role at work, whether coaching other employees or coaching clients. Coaching as a business outside of your current job is primarily on the telephone. The advantages of telephone coaching are many, including the opportunity to focus on the conversation rather than visual signals, take notes without intimidating a client, and ensure a one-hour session truly is one-hour because there is not commute. Coaching sessions are scheduled at a time convenient for both the client and the coach: sometimes evenings, sometimes weekends, sometimes days. Building a client base through networking, speaking to groups, and referrals provides a cost-effective way to grow a coaching practice naturally.
The skills that draw others to you are the same skills that serve the great coaches. What are the characteristics of successful coaches? Consider this list: Go-getters, Solution-focused, Creative thinkers, Able to discuss sensitive issues, Good listeners, Caring, Compassionate, Hard-working, Motivators, Humble
Some people take coaching certification for professional development and to improve their own lives. Others Coach part-time to earn extra income. Some create new careers. Coaching makes sense because it utilizes current skills and offers unlimited possibilities. Areas of coaching cover thousands of needs including: Families or Couples or Teens, Conflict, Small Business, Transitions, Career, Grief, Work / Life Balance, Wellnesscertified coach, Productivity
How does one learn Coaching? Google ‘coaching certification’ and over thirty training possibilities pop up, ranging from quick on-line class to five-year programs costing $10,000 or more. Which makes sense? When you already have experience with people, organizing work, and creating solutions, the ideal training is time-efficient, affordable and focuses on an effective coaching process. Consider your learning style, the value of hands-on teaching and learning, course content, and results for clients.
Look for a course that provides:
Insight on What Coaching Is, Ethics, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Identifying Communication Styles, Understanding People, Step-by-Step Coaching Sessions, Client-focused Process, Tools to Change Habits, Business Model, Promoting your Coaching Services
What do people say after they take a good coaching certification course? “Not only have I learned how to build my coaching business, I learned about myself – what a bonus!” Katie R “I have been coaching for 8 years, and I did not know what I did not know. This will jumpstart my practice.” Kathleen N “I really have the tools now to make a difference for other people.” Kathie M
Consider what this means to you as you consider Coach training. Have you ever found yourself helping someone, sharing great ideas and solutions, only to discover they did not act on the ideas? Have you ever heard someone say “I’ll try” and then nothing happens? Have you wondered why it seems so negative? Are you aware of how Neuro-Linguistic programming, word choices, influences understanding and action? Imagine the possibilities of tapping Coaching skills to influence positive outlooks, motivate actions, and achieve goals. Great Coaches have the knowledge and skills to understand all different people and reach them on their level to create change and move forward. This naturally enhances relationships at home and work, expands internal motivation, and positively influences the people around you to focus on their potential.
It would be wonderful to see you in a Coaching Certification course soon! One great possibility is