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Have you thought of channeling your teaching experience into something different?
What if you had the chance to walk away from what you’re doing now and open the top home business of the century?
Paul Edwards, co-author of “The Best Home Businesses for the 21st Century,” declares personal coaching one of the top home businesses of the century. Imagine — finally — being in the right place at the right time.
What is life coaching?
Coaching is a professional service providing clients with feedback, insights, and guidance from an outside vantage point. The profession of coaching is similar to the practice of a physician, attorney, or psychologist. The major difference is that coaching is an on-going collaborative partnership built on taking action. In this powerful alliance, clients find themselves:
- Doing more than they would on their own
- Taking themselves more seriously
- Creating momentum and consistency
- Taking more effective and focused actions
- Becoming more balanced and fulfilled
People hire a coach when they are making a career transition, starting a new business, feeling dissatisfied, re-evaluating life choices, or simply looking for personal and professional breakthroughs.
What kind of background should I have?
There are as many types of coaches as there are people. Coaching is where your life experience, business expertise, and people skills count for something. Coaches come from a wide variety of backgrounds including: corporate, education, consulting, communications, law, health care, and others.
Ten Attributes of Successful Coaches
- Have a strong sense of self, value themselves intrinsically, are confident and show up authentically.
- Willing to evolve and develop themselves.
- Listen at the deepest levels, know how to filter out their own emotions, judgments and conclusions.
- Genuinely curious about people, have a healthy sense of humor and humility.
- Live from high personal integrity, walk their talk, tell the truth, know how to get their own needs met.
- Open to, not attached to outcome, can make themselves blank for the client’s agenda and solutions to emerge.
- Financially stable, think and act like an entrepreneur and business owner.
- Balanced in life, have a strong support system.
- Have good boundaries, knows that the client knows what is best for them.
- Intuitive, courageous, creative, willing to take the chance of being wrong.
Become a life coach with Coach Training Alliance
Chances are you already know a great deal of what it takes to be a good coach. There is an equally good chance there are some things that will hold you back — or stop you altogether — without the proper instruction. We all have “pockets of ignorance.” This is not a bad thing. After all, we can’t be experts in everything. The goal is to discover how many pockets and how deep those pockets are.
If you’re the person people instinctively come to for help and support, or for a shoulder to lean on, you’re probably already “coaching” at a certain level.
Can you make a good living as a coach?
Yes. Consider that with as few as 15 regular clients, a diligent coach can earn $50,000 a year working from home just a few days a week.
According to an International Coach Federation report, the 2016 ICF Global Coaching Study, there were about 17,500 coach practitioners in North America in 2015. Coach practitioners, a designation that excludes athletic or sports coaches, reported an average annual income from coaching of about $61,900. (The median annual wage for all workers was $36,200 in May 2015, according to BLS.).
Certain specialty coaches earn considerably more. Your financial success depends on your ability to take consistent action and your willingness to promote yourself.
The field of coaching is in its youth and moving rapidly towards world renown. Considering just about everyone can benefit from having their own coach, the number of new coaches needed over the next few years will multiply.
What kind of training do you need?
Find a program that builds on what you already know and the skills and abilities you already have. There’s no sense (and no fun) in starting at the bottom. And there’s nothing more boring than sitting through classes where you are way ahead of the instructor. You want training that answers the questions:
- What skills do I need and how do I develop them?
- How do I establish my business and get clients?
- How do I set up a coaching relationship with my client?
- What happens in coaching sessions?
- How do I manage my clients?
These are all subjects are explored in-depth in the CTA Certified Coach Program.
The Coach Training Alliance
Coach Training Alliance is revolutionizing professional coaching. As a leading, global coach training organization, it’s our prerogative to help maximize your potential through life coaching, professional coaching, and personal coaching by enriching your lives and creating better, profitable opportunities.
If you’re wondering how to become a life coach, you’ve come to the right place. Over ten thousand coaches have come to Coach Training Alliance for ICF approved certified coaching programs and continuing education courses. The specialized coaching programs, courses, and workshops are designed to create positive change, regardless of the types of goals.
Established in 2000, CTA has trained and certified over 10,000 coaches from 45 countries.
Award winning – the 2020 Recipient of the Global Excellence Award – “Best Life Coach Training and Certification Provider – USA
ICF credentialed and an early adopter of ICF aligned training
A+ from the BBB.
Coach Training Alliance named one of the top 50 Most Admired Companies by Silicon Review.
CTA’s coaching philosophy is aligned with the International Coaching Federation’s philosophy of coaching. Coaching is a co-creative process between a coach and client. Coaching honors the client as being creative, resourceful and whole, the expert on themselves. Through the coaching process, clients tap into their own knowledge, wisdom and vision to create new awareness, intent and opportunities for success. Coaches partner with clients to clarify the client’s agenda, listening deeply and effectively.
The Certified Coach Program is a combination of live teleconferencing, online curriculum, an interactive virtual classroom, and a student forum. All trainings are held virtually and ask powerful questions that allow for a client’s self-discovery.
Exclusive Learning Model
With the amount of information doubling every three to four years, dropping out of continuing education is dropping out of life. It used to be you could attend school, graduate and know most everything you needed to know for the rest of your life. Today, in the fourth year of college, 60% of what students learned in their freshman year is either inaccurate or no longer applies. Can you imagine what the applicable knowledge level might be if you graduated ten or twenty years ago? Lifelong learning is the only sustainable competitive advantage.
As of September 8, 2004, Coach Training Alliance is accredited by ICF and has met the criteria for Approved Coach Specific Training Hours (ACSTH).
After completion of the Coach Training Alliance programs, you can call yourself a Certified Coach and can apply the lettered credential of CTACC to your name. Additionally, you can put our Coach Training Alliance Certified Coach logo on your website and link to our website.
Coach Training Alliance is a collection of the finest educators, mentors, coaches, and facilitators in the profession of coaching. Over the last decade, they have assembled a team of proven faculty, that are today, the leaders in their fields and niches. The members of the CTA faculty have published over two dozen books in their field and are all “real life” practicing coaches.
Together they have developed the ultimate coach training programs delivered in the most economical and efficient way. All CTA mentor coaches are CTA graduates, ICF credentialed and successful, established coaches. They are authors, speakers and trained teleclass leaders. Many have developed their own specialty trainings that are offered through the CTA Graduate School of Coaching.
Center for Life Long Learning – The Graduate School of Coaching
Over the last decade, CTA has created rich, reliable, seasoned resources to continue the growth and success of your coaching skill set and your coaching practice. Our course selection, ranging from niche specific deep coaching knowledge to broad ever-useful coaching tool sets, were selected and created with you, the active, practicing coach, in mind.
I have no formal coaching experience. Will I be able to do this?
You may be saying, “I know I could be good at this and I’m convinced I will be a great coach one day. But how do I get there from where I am now?”
There’s no better way to do it except to immerse yourself in the process and gain experience. Some schools will have you go through years of training, spend thousands of dollars, and graduate BEFORE you begin coaching real clients.
The best training ground is actual coaching in real-world situations. You can immediately apply your newfound knowledge directly with real clients. The Coach Training Alliance training programs allow you to put your new skills in context, try them out, and make them relative to your previous experience.
If you wait to start coaching until you have mastered it, you’ll never begin. That is, after all, why they call it a practice.
Do you have what it takes to be a coach? Take the free quiz and find out.