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Have you been dreaming of or considering becoming a life coach? Or, are you a life coach that’s just getting started? Get your questions answered and feel confident launching your coaching business by enrolling in this Life Coaching 101 course!
This course is designed to provide a strong foundation of understanding, powerful tools, and coaching industry best practices to help you begin or grow your own life coaching business. It is a comprehensive introduction to the field of life coaching, the tools and methodologies used, processes and techniques for doing life coaching, and necessary templates and documents needed to get started.
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Welcome to the program! Get insight about what to expect throughout the course.
Explore industry data, trends and insights! It's a great time to be a coach. The industry barely existed 30 years ago, and today there are over 40,000 coaches, it's a $2+ billion a year industry, and the National Post states that it's the 2nd fastest growing professional industry in the world.
Gain clarity about what life coaching is and isn't, including why clients hire life coaches and what your role is as a coach.
Life coaching shares similarities with therapy and consulting, but there are very important differences that must be understood to be an effective, and safe, coach.
What are the requirements, skills and qualifications needed to coach? Find out.
Presuppositions are assumptions we make about other people and life that greatly impact our perspective of our clients and how we coach. The presuppositions we discuss are foundations in NLP, as well as a powerful mental framework for life coaching.
Everyone has biases, and by acknowledging your own you are better able to choose clients that you can be neutral and non-judgmental about.
Empathy is a common and vital skill that life coaches have, but it can be challenging to keep your own beliefs and feelings out of it.
As a life coach you want to help in a supportive way and avoid creating dependency.
It is vital to your success as a coach, as well as your enjoyment of it, to have clear and firm boundaries.
It's important to clearly identify your roles, as coach and client, as well as the expectations and standards that you will hold the coaching relationship to.
Coach-client confidentiality is vitally important, just like it would be in any other professional relationship. Find out the standards and requirements.
Ok, so you're honing your coaching skills, but are you honing your business skills and creating a functional business?
Explore your options for structuring your coaching offerings, including length of sessions, method of delivery, and the importance of packages.
There are literally a hundred different types of coaches. Explore the options, from general coaching through the most specific niche, and decide what's your best fit.
Is your coaching niche viable and profitable? Assess your niche and find out!
Learn how to prepare for and structure your initial intake session.
Follow this outline for each coaching session and you know you'll be on track and productive.
Explore two powerful tools for helping your clients identify their goals.
Not all goals are created equal! Find out the criteria for achievable goals.
The GROW Model of coaching gives you a roadmap to success!
Coach with HEART, another coaching model.
This activity helps both you and your clients evaluate, and see visually, what areas of your client's life have the strongest need for attention, as well as how the different aspects of his or her life affect each other.
Explore the importance of helping your clients understand the change process and why it's so easy to fall back into old patterns. The video after this one provides an explanation of the change cycle.
Explore the change cycle and how to help your clients stop it!
Journaling is a powerful tool that can benefit your clients throughout the coaching process and beyond.
Brainstorming, done correctly, is a powerful tool for helping your clients explore options.
The environment in which you coach can make the difference between effectiveness and distraction.
Giving your client your full attention is not only polite, it's vital to your success as a coach. Find out how!
Explore the power of reflective listening, aka paraphrasing.
Empathetic listening goes beyond just listening and helps you connect at a deep level to your client by truly understanding their perspective.
Avoid common ineffective communication habits, such as reassurance, preaching, patronizing and interrupting.
Questions are the unconscious mind's most powerful tool!
Explore different types of questions, such as expanding and reflective, that can enhance your effectiveness as a coach, as well as other types of questions to avoid, such as leading questions and "why".
Probing questions help you dig deeper into the beliefs and assumptions behind what your client is saying.
These questions will help your client focus, think creatively, decide on action, and explore possibilities
Getting in rapport with your client opens the doorways to communication and trust. Learn how to use and understand body language and other strategies to form a connection.
Learn additional strategies for developing rapport.
Anchoring is a powerful technique to use with your clients to help them develop a trigger they can use to feel an empowered emotion any time the need it! It can also help during your coaching sessions.
Build confidence and over the common fears life coaches have.
The way you and your clients choose to focus on life--the perspective you take--makes all the difference.
Getting yourself in the right state of mind before your coaching appointment will help you be much more effective.
Joeel & Natalie are firestarters, entrepreneurs, coaches and professional speakers. They are powerful, passionate, and REAL! They have had over thirty thousand students from over 170 countries take their courses. They take students beyond the typical online course experience by evoking deep, emotional reactions that transform them from within. Rather than simply learning information, students finish each course with a clear, immediate action to take and practical tools to stay empowered and achieve success.
Their goal is to challenge individuals to step outside their comfort-zones and break free of their old patterns and limitations. They inspire students to rewrite their life stories, turn their curses into blessings, discover their greater purpose, and be the change they want to see in the world.
More about the instructors:
Joeel A. Rivera, MEd: From an early age, Joeel faced adversity, including failing his first year of college and losing his brother to a car accident at the age of 19. This experience transformed his life and instilled a deep sense of purpose by inspiring him to give his brother Daniel's name a meaning by helping others find their true path. He returned to college, earning a Master's Degree in Counseling, and he is currently completing his dissertation for his Ph.D. in Psychology, with an emphasis on happiness. In almost a decade, Joeel has reached over ten thousand people from different parts of the world as an educator, entrepreneur, speaker, curriculum developer, and consultant. His clients have included school systems, the juvenile justice system, non-profits, the penitentiary system, medical centers, legal firms, individuals and small businesses.
Natalie Rivera is passionate about empowering others to live authentically and embrace their inner callings. After a decade of living a life that wasn't hers and developing Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Natalie let go of everything and completely transformed. Through her journey to healing she rediscovered her true self and greater purpose—to be an entrepreneur and inspire others to transform their lives. Natalie “retired" from the rat race at 24, put herself through school as a freelance designer, and created a non-profit teen center. She is also the Publisher of Transformation Magazine.
Transformation Services, Inc. (a.k.a. Transformation Academy) offers online courses, life coach training programs, professional speaking, curriculum development, life coaching, event management, and publishing for individuals on a path of transformation.