LESSON ONE:Life Coach sample course - What is Life Coaching
FREE ONLINE LIFE COACHING COURSE
WHY BECOME A LIFE COACH?
It's important to be clear on your reason for becoming a Life Coach... check out why others become Life Coaches...
WHAT DO YOU GET FROM
BECOMING A LIFE COACH?
Make sure that these skills are what you really want!
HERE ARE SOME COMMON FIRST QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON LIFE COACHING:
Only study courses that are internationally accredited with the ICF—all InnerLifeSkills courses are one of less than 250 training providers in the world with ICF's top ACTP accreditation!
This assures you that you are getting the real thing.
Next make sure that your Trainer or Mentor is actually a successful professional coach— please don't learn from anyone who doesn't have experience in the real world as a coach, or from anyone who isn't living the dream and reality of what they teach.
YOU CAN'T LEARN COACHING FROM A BOOK
In-person mentoring and training with individual attention from an expert trainer coach is the only real way to learn to coach!
To be a top coach, you must focus on learning to master having a "coaching conversation", this is a specific style of verbal communication — over the phone, face to face or with groups — that helps the client to come to their OWN clarity.
The coaching conversation has a basic structure.
InnerLifeSkills Coaching trains you in 52 unique coaching processes and 111 Coaching Nuggets — including scripts and professional worksheets — so that you can start coaching after only 12 hours of training.
Our full ILS Master Coach Course will give you 162 hours of ICF internationally accredited training.
HERE IS LIFE COACHING DESCRIBED IN 30-SECONDS:
"Coaching is getting crystal clear about ...
what you want,
why you want it,
making it real and possible,
discovering how you can get there,
why you should bother,
how you can overcome obstacles,
what steps you should take to start and when."
Sounds easy right? Like playing the guitar, or learning to drive — not!
So why go to all the trouble and expense of learning to be a coach?
Well, guitar playing also looks easy until you try to get your fingers to dance elegantly across 6 strings — ask me I'm learning guitar and being humbled every day. I have the sore fingers to prove it.
You see coaching, in theory, is not hard at all, but it is an ART form — a real skill.
That's why practical application and do-do-do is the key.
WHAT COACHING IS NOT
- Coaching is not mentoring — but it enhances mentoring.
- Coaching is not counselling or therapy — but it can be deeply transformative and massively boosts personal growth. Especially ILS Coaching.
- Coaching is not consulting — though it is a great value add skill for consultants.
Coaching is coaching, it's unique.
- So whether you dream of taking charge of your own destiny and carving a career as a professional coach,
- or if you want to add coaching to your business and have a new source of income,
- or if you want to stay up to date with coaching as the next must have leadership skill set,
- or even if you want to just give yourself the gift of a personal growth experience like no other.
WHAT AND WHO CAN YOU COACH?
A life coach coaches any goal and any topics e.g. weight-loss, personal growth, work-life balance, etc.
A business coach focuses on business related topics e.g. business growth, team coaching, strategy etc.
Once you qualify as an InnerLifeSkills (ILS) Coach, you get to choose what areas you want to focus on — even more options than life and business!
NNBB!! You DON'T need to have knowledge around the topic you coach, you just need to know how to coach well and be credible in that market. Why? Because you don't need to give advice to coach. You coach people to find their own best solutions.
You choose who you want to serve.
You can use the same skills and adapt them to different markets — we assist you with these choices.
Coaching is what I call a "plug 'n play" profession, you can plug it into an unlimited number of markets and add value to so many areas of life.
Is coaching difficult to learn?
The good news is that coaching isn't rocket science. With some effort and an investment in your career, you can learn these skills.