General Information On A Life Coaching Course

Life coaches are the people who have taken on the task of helping people better recognize and reach personal goals in their life. This work is done through numerous tools and techniques that are learned through more than one life coaching course. These people are not known as therapists or consultants. Still, they are capable of positively affecting a person in the same way that these professionals do. There are life coach training programs and institutes located in many parts of the world that offer education related to this field of work. A diploma or certificate may be given to those who successfully complete the coursework. Some individuals practice this type of coaching as a professional career, although there are many critics who feel that these individuals are doing the work of a psychotherapist but without any type of oversight or regulation. People interested in doing all that they can to get trained and education have several options. A person may opt for certification, which is the option that usually requires more time. It could take more than a year to complete all of the coursework that is required. Associated, master and professional certified are the three classifications used for these coaches. ACC, which is the abbreviation for the associated certified individuals is an introduction into this field. Usually this can be completed within a short period of time because the work does not delve deep into the studies. Those who have more serious interest in coaching may choose to go to MCC or PCC route for certification. In these cases, there are no specified requirements to become a life skills coach of this kind, aside from having the finances, time and ultimate dedication to be successful. People who do training should attend the classes on a regular basis. A general rule of thumb is that they should attend a minimum of 90 hours per week. These courses are designed to cover a variety of topics that related to proficient coaching. There are different niches for life coaches. Some are spiritual, others are more involved with executive or leadership coaching. Finding what appeals to you and is your strong point is important. It may take time and experience to figure this out. During the learning process, individuals will complete at least twelve hours as a coach and client, approximately sixty hours. There is also hour requirements for business building studies, courses that are meant to help people develop a business in the field. Supervised coach sessions are mandatory so that the experience can be viewed and constructive feedback may be given for improvement. Overall, the cost of these courses can add up to thousands, which is a price that many people are willing to cover in order to help others through this kind of work. After certification has been done, it is the sole responsibility of the coaches to create a business for themselves as a coach. This means that they need to learn how to sell their services, market through various sources, network with other and ultimately, attract clients.

Glen James Murdoch

Glen Murdoch is the founder and CEO of The Life Coaching College. He has a long history of working with Athletes and Teams as a Performance Coach and Analyst and has developed Australia's number 1 Life Coaching Program - The Advanced Diploma in Coaching.