What does a person get upon completion of the program?

You will receive a Certificate of Completion for every course you take, and will be able to download a PCCI icon with the designation “Trained” for use on your website and promotional materials. These identify you as having received training at Professional Christian Coaching Institute and can be utilized later in applying for various certifications [...]

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Is certification or licensing required to become a life coach?

There is no certification or licensing required to practice professional coaching in the U.S., just as none is required to practice professional consulting. Several types of certification exist, however, and can be beneficial for establishing credibility in the marketplace. Most coach training schools provide their own internal certifications affirming competency in coaching, and PCCI provides [...]

By |2023-06-15T08:03:37-05:00April 19th, 2014||

What type of Mentor Coaching is required for certification through PCCI?

In order to be awarded our Certified Professional Life Coach credential or our Certified Professional Leadership Coach credential, you must receive 10 hours of mentor coaching (at least 3 of which are individual 1:1 hours) with an ICF-credentialed and PCCI-approved faculty mentor. The coaching must be focused on developing your skills in alignment with the [...]

By |2023-06-23T14:05:30-05:00October 23rd, 2018||

Are there any prerequisites for becoming a student at PCCI?

No. The majority of our students have a background in various people-helping roles such as pastor, therapist, lay counselor, 12-step group facilitator, support group leader, etc., but these are not required. Most of our students are in their 30s to 60s and most have a college degree, with more than half having advanced degrees, but [...]

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What is the average income for a coach?

A PricewaterhouseCoopers study commissioned in 2007 by the International Coach Federation found that part-time coaches averaged annual salaries of $26,000 and full-time coaches were averaging $82,000. Most of the coaches we have trained charge fees in the range of $150/month to $400/month for a package of 3 scheduled sessions per month. A very manageable caseload [...]

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What is coaching?

The International Coach Federation (ICF) defines coaching as "partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential." A coach is a collaborative partner, not a hired expert. A coach is not a consultant, mentor, counselor, or adviser because he or she is non-directive. We say [...]

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What is the difference between coaching and counseling?

Counselors and therapists are, like consultants, hired for their expertise. They have specialized training in such things as healthy communication, good parenting, effective social skills, mental/emotional & spiritual health, and the like. They are skilled in uncovering underlying reasons for dysfunction and debilitating conditions such as depression, anxiety, and other mood and thought disorders. Coaching [...]

By |2017-01-09T14:33:34-06:00February 28th, 2014||

What is the difference between coaching and consulting/mentoring?

Consultants are hired because of their expertise in a given area. They provide information and give direction and advice to clients. By contrast, coaches do not necessarily have expertise in an area in which a client wants to grow. Their role, instead, is to ask powerful, probing questions which enable clients to discover their own [...]

By |2017-01-09T14:33:34-06:00February 28th, 2014||

What is the difference between coaching and discipleship?

As with consultants, counselors, and mentors, a discipler has considerable experience from which to draw in helping persons make desired change. A Christian who disciples is mature in the faith and is able to impart that faith to others - to instruct them in the tenets of our faith, its moral code, spiritual disciplines of [...]

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