What is the future of life coaching?

Several business and news magazines as well as internet, television and radio sources have cited coaching as one of the fastest growing professions in the U.S. With the rise of the internet and advancements in technology such as telebridges, video conferencing, and VOIP, coaches literally enjoy a wide-open international market. There are no geographic limitations. [...]

By |2017-01-09T14:33:34-06:00April 19th, 2014||

What if I have to miss a class?

Since our classes take 3 to 4 months to complete, nearly everyone misses a class sometime due to sickness or vacation or a short-term mission trip. In The Essentials of Coaching, you are allowed to miss up to 2 classes and still complete with full credit for the 40 hour course. If you miss 3 [...]

By |2022-08-29T08:16:29-05:00April 19th, 2014|, |

How are the classes taught?

All classes are taught live, via Zoom, and no special equipment is required. At a minimum you can use a phone to call into the virtual classroom. All classes are taught live, via high-definition Zoom videoconference, and many students call into the Zoom meeting using their cell phone or landline telephone. You do not need [...]

By |2023-06-23T14:07:33-05:00April 19th, 2014||

What is the benefit of receiving formal training in life coaching?

Although formal training is not yet required to practice life coaching, it is our firm belief that those who have been trained through a recognized institution are generally more skilled and professional in their service delivery. Coaching draws upon numerous disciplines and yet it is a distinct profession. Our training clarifies these distinctions, covers the [...]

By |2017-01-09T14:33:34-06:00April 19th, 2014||

How do coaches market their services?

Most coaches specialize in addressing a few key life issues, seasons of life, or types of clientele. They niche themselves, in other words. Niche markets include career transition, health & wellness, parenting, ministry & leadership development, relationship enhancement, balance & simplicity, starting a small business, spiritual growth, and the list goes on. The most effective [...]

By |2023-06-23T14:07:54-05:00April 19th, 2014||

Why do people hire a coach?

People seek a coach because they want growth. The work is not problem-focused, per se. There should be no particular dysfunctions or diagnostic issues that need healing - that is the work of therapy and counseling. Coaching clients have specific goals/dreams/visions toward which they feel drawn, and they desire to discern these more clearly and [...]

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