Introduction to life coaching
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Introduction to life coaching

Coach others to overcome their challenges and reach their goals
4.6 (31 ratings)
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597 students enrolled
Created by Paul Marks
Last updated 6/2016
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  • 37 mins on-demand video
  • 19 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand what life coaching is and what it is not!
  • Be able to use a simple process to coach others
  • Know the right types of questions to ask when coaching
  • Know the mindset of an effective coach
  • Know how to listen effectively
  • Know the fundamental skills to be able to coach others
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  • An open mind and a willingness to learn!

This is a straight to the point introduction to life coaching course. In the course you will learn the fundamental skills, processes and strategies to be able to start coaching others. This course will put you on the right track to begin your journey as a life coach. The course comprises of both instructional videos and also worksheets for you to complete. It is important that you watch all the videos and complete the worksheets to ensure that you get the best out of your study.   It is also important for you to practice the skills that you learn. I recommend that you find people around you who are open to be coached by you. I wish you all the success and joy on your journey to becoming a life coach! 

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who is interested in becoming a life coach
  • Anyone interested helping other people
  • This is a basic introduction to life coaching it is not for experienced coaches
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Curriculum For This Course
1 Lecture 00:26

This is a welcome message to this course - An Introduction to Life Coaching.

Preview 00:26
About life coaching
6 Lectures 11:01

In this video you will learn what life coaching is and how it is different from other professions. 

Preview 02:09

In this video we explore some of the common reasons why people might come to you to be coached.

Why do people want life coaching?

Coaching is a great way to help people move forward in their lives. However sometime we may not be able to coach others. Here are some of the reason why.

Can everyone be coached?

There are some very fundamental points to being an effective life coach. In this video you will learn these fundamentals. 

Essential of Coaching - Key points of effective coaching

Asking questions effectively, is an important part of being an effective coach. In this video we give you some tips on how to ask the right types of questions when coaching others.

Learn to ask the right questions

To be an effective coach you have to be a great listener. Listening is a skill that needs to be developed. In this video what will explain the importance of listening as a coach and how to listen effectively. 

Learn to be an active listener
The G.R.O.W Model
2 Lectures 07:09

THE GROW Model is the most commonly used model/process for coaching. In this video we will introduce the grow model to you and how it works. 

The G.R.O.W model

In this video I will introduce some extra tips on how to use GROW model effectively. 

Preview 03:45
Asking the right questions
5 Lectures 09:03

Goal setting is the first step in the coaching process. In this video I will introduce some questions that you can ask people to help them get clear about their goals. 

Goals - Questions to ask

Goal setting is very important in the coaching process. In this video I will teach you how to set clear goals by using the SMART process for goal setting. 

S.M.A.R.T goal criteria

Understanding the current reality of the person that we are coaching is the second step of the GROW process. In the video I will teach you how to help the coachee explore their current reality by asking the right questions. 

Reality - Questions to ask

During the GROW coaching process we get our coachee to explore obstacles and options when moving towards their goal. In this video we explain how to do it. 

Obstacles and Options - Questions to ask

The last step of the GROW coaching process is to get the coachee to take their options and turn them into actionable points to move forward with. In this video I will show you how to  do this. 

Way forward - Questions to ask
Putting it all together
5 Lectures 09:05

Now you understand the skills, process and steps to coaching someone, I will now give you some tips on how to bring it together so that you can conduct your first complete coaching session. 

Putting it all together - your first coaching conversation

SPOT is an extra coaching model that I have added to this course. SPOT is a great model to use when your coachee is faced with a problem or an issue. 

Preview 02:12

Sometime when we coach people, the strategies or solutions that are implemented are not successful. At this time it is important for the coachee to come up with new ideas for moving forward. This is when you can use the FISH Model. 

Preview 02:05

In this video we finish off the program! I wish you all the happiness and success on your journey towards being a Life Coach. 

Wrap up

Here are some extra resources to learn about how you can continue your journey to become a professional coach. 

Preview 01:42
About the Instructor
Paul Marks
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Life coach and international trainer

Paul Marks is the Founder/CEO of Change Works Ltd and author of “Perfect Presenter”. He is educated to master degree in education and has extensive experience in cross cultural business communications, sales and leadership. Paul has been living and working in Asia for over 17 years training and coaching executives from over 35 countries.

As a leading executive coach, Paul’s method to coaching executives is bases upon cutting edge strategies that are grounded in neuroscience research. He is an accredited ACC coach with the International Coaching Federation (ICF) and a certified Brain-based Coach (BBC) from the Institute of Neuro-Leadership. He is also a certified Professional Coach and Mentor (CCMP) and holds an advanced certificate in coaching and mentoring plus a Certificate in performance coaching which is accredited and recognised by ICF -the world’s leading coaching professional body. Paul is a certified practitioner and trainer of the MBTi personality type assessment and the HOGAN personality assessment series.

Paul has a wealth of experience in education, sales, communications, change management, negotiations, and stress management. Paul carries out training and delivers courses and coaching to client requirements in the fields of Leadership, Personal excellence and The Success Principles, Cross cultural business relationships, Corporate cross cultural team building, Communication skills, Presentation skills, Assertiveness skills, Negotiation skills, Stress management, Leadership and Business networking.

Paul has a passion for helping others succeed and become successful. Paul specialises in "Real World" training, where the focus is firmly on finding practical solutions that work for his clients. Paul’s energetic and vibrant personality makes him an enjoyable and entertaining trainer and coach that inspires and motivates all who attend his workshops. He has been personally trained and certified by Dr. Jack Canfield as a world-class trainer for The Success Principles and Personal Excellence program.

In addition to Paul’s professional qualifications, Paul is a practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Positive Psychology.

Paul has worked with clients ranging from major multi-national corporations, UN Organisations, Embassies, Universities, Government Ministries, to local SMEs, and individuals that have a desire to develop and succeed.