separates the really successful coaches from the ones
that struggle? It boils down to three main areas:
Good Coaches enjoy coaching.
Make sure you will actually enjoy coaching. After all, as a
coach you will be doing this all day. Do you enjoy talking
with people? Do you get excited when you see them succeed?
Do people naturally come to you for advice? Would you
enjoy the freedom of self-employment? If these statements
are true for you, keep reading.
to get a real feel for coaching - this profession that you
are considering joining - you may want to consider hiring
a coach for a few months. Make sure your coach is ICF certified,
will chat with your for free ( to see if there is rapport),
and will not require any long-term contract.
money is really tight, you can at least explore some of the
free orientation calls or courses that many of the ICF accredited
coach training schools provide.
ICF ACCREDITED COACHING SCHOOLS
Good Coaches get great training.
If you are going to do
something, do it well. Find the best training for you.
In this regard, you would be well advised to do your homework
on the various coach training schools. There are now
over a hundred and twenty "coaching schools" and more popping up each
week. As of this writing, only
twenty-four are actually
accredited by the ICF (International Coach Federation).
Be particularly wary of any school that is not ICF accredited.
any fast growing profession, coaching has a few fast-buck
artists flogging inferior coaching programs. DO YOUR
HOMEWORK. This also applies to those schools that are
accredited by the ICF. They all have different philosophies,
approaches, training styles, costs, etc. Some train
in person, some do it over the phone. Make sure you pick the
right one for you. To get a feel for how different the
programs can be, check out a brief comparison of several coach
training programs at COMPARISON.
Successful Coaches master the business of Coaching.
This is where most new coaches drop the ball.
You will really benefit from learning a lot about the actual
business of coaching. Here we are referring to the actual
setting up, operating and especially marketing
of your coaching practice.
are simply far more good coaches than there are good coaches
with full practices. The difference is marketing.
Look to work with an experienced and successful coach for
this. Most of the coaching schools offer a limited or relatively
simplistic approach to marketing. You need to find the best,
most natural, cost effective and most fun way of sharing your
gifts with the world, profitably. CAUTION - AS COACHING
IS A RELATIVELY NEW PROFESSION, SOME OF THE TRADITIONAL WAYS
OF PROMOTING YOUR SERVICES DO NOT WORK.
long does it take to become a Coach?
timing, it is different for everyone. And like
any new endeavor, the first few months will be slow.
Typically you will be spending 90% of your time learning
to coach and doing your marketing.
many diligent coaches - i.e. who follow the above guidelines
- are able to begin coaching (and generate some income)
within a few months and make a transition into full
time coaching within 6 months to a year.
summary, if you like working with people, and
you get great coach training, and take a professional
and consistent approach to the business and marketing
of coaching, you stand a good chance of joining the
top 20% of this profession - that make a great living
doing what they love.
anything worth doing, is worth doing well.
I don't want to re-invent the wheel, how do I get started
next step for a new coach or
the coach ready to take their practice to a new
you have done your soul searching and research, and
are getting more and more excited about becoming a coach,
and want to do it right, here's something to consider.
you make any decisions about; quitting your existing
job, signing up with one of the hundred expensive coaching
schools, blowing a bundle on advertising, or just hanging
out your shingle, consider getting some experienced
coaching and mentoring. The benefits you would be looking
experiencing great coaching from an experienced,
certified coach - so you know what it feels like
to be coached well, and you personally experience
the differences between the myriad of coaching schools
so you can make a great decision on the best, and
most cost effective, training route for you.
the relevancy of the ICF and the process of certification.
and understanding the various ways of successfully
marketing yourself. (Very important for your success.)
what is necessary to become a very successful coach.
experienced coaches provide this mentoring service.
Just make sure your coach is:
graduate of an ICF accredited coaching school.
Certified Coach with at least 3 years experience.
experienced different training schools so that they
can contrast them for you.
great at marketing. ( And has a very successful
practice to prove it.)
confident enough in their ability as a coach that
they don't try to tie you up with any long-term
Coach Central, we have a team of helpful, experienced
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