Life Coach Certification Best Choice for You
Are you seeking a high-quality life coach training program but are not sure which program is right for you? This video will review the 5 Things to Consider When Selecting a Life Coach Certification Training Program.
Selecting the right program for you is the most important decision you will making in becoming a Certified Life Coach. The right training builds the foundation to give you confidence, credibility, and your mindset for creating a successful coaching practice.
Are you looking for the right life coach training and not sure how to make that decision? Well, my name is Debra Maldonado. I personally have been in the coaching industry for over 12 years. I’ve worked with thousands of people across the world in coaching. I’ve been around people who trained in coaching and trained coaches. I thought it would be really good to do a video. These are the five most important things to consider when you’re looking for a coach training program. This way you can make the right decision for you.
Coaching v. Therapy
Do you want to train as a Life Coach or Therapist?
Coaching v. Therapy Now, the first thing I want to talk about is the difference between coaching and therapy. If you think about it before coaching was around, people had to go to a therapist. Or…maybe those encounter groups where you’re pounding the pillow or screaming. That was all we had. And now we have this life coaching industry that is the second-fastest-growing industry. And what’s happened is that some people are blurring the lines between coaching and therapy.
So I want to make a distinction for you right now. Therapy is for people who are operating below normal. If you think about a line in the middle of a paper, and it says normal. The people that need therapy have a mental illness or have a dysfunction. They have a personality disorder, they have depression, they have an addiction, that’s very serious. So those people are not really operating on an optimal level. They’re really suboptimal. And the goal of coach therapy is to actually get them to normal to get them to function again. Now, if that’s you, then you really should get therapy. If that’s the type of people you want to work with the type of population, you’d be a great therapist. But coaching is actually different.
For coaching, it’s really seeing the clients as normal. They’re not patients that are ill, that need to be healed. They are normal functioning people that are looking to reach their potential. So they’re going to at a higher level. So they are not operating from a deficit where their life is just falling apart. They aren’t unable to pay their bills or function because they’re emotionally distressed or distraught. Coaching clients are high-functioning, they have a job they’re working, but they really want to excel in life. So that’s what really what coaching is for. And I see a lot of people blur the line.
So let’s make that distinction. If you see a program that says they’re healing childhood issues, that’s not really coaching. That is therapy. If you are doing therapy, you may not be licensed to be a therapist. It’s just a dangerous road to go on legally. Coaching, on the other hand, is not regulated. You don’t need a license. You can actually do it with the right training, you can be really an effective coach. So remember, coaching is not therapy.
Life Coach Training Mentor Experience
Accessibility of the Instructor/Instructors. The second thing I want to talk about is the idea of the accessibility of the instructor. Now, there’s a lot of different programs, the programs are all over the board when it comes to investments. And there are some great programs by some big gurus, some big-name authors. And what happens is you enter that program, you’re in a flood of hundreds of people. It may be a low-cost program, but you really don’t have any access or personal connection to the guru. You’re actually working with their trainees. Now, that’s not bad in itself. If the trainees are actually highly trained, and they’re really effective. And you really connect with them, and they help you and you like the system. That’s not a problem.
So just research see what access you have to the teachers, how much direct access you have. Look at the size of the group. Is it going to be a huge group where you’re not going to get personal support? Or are you going to get a more intimate group to get deep personal support along your journey.
Cost/Investment of Training
How much does life coach training cost?
3. Investment. The third thing to keep in mind is the investment. I know the dirty word money. It’s not a dirty word. It’s a great word. Investment again is all over the board, you’re going to get people who charge $97 for a certificate online. Those that are not real-life coach training programs. It’s just people trying to make money. A lot of times the training is just self-study and you don’t get any practice. You’re not going to feel confident doing that.
There are some great training out there and it is an investment. Really good coach training life coach training starts usually around $7,000 and up. Som programs can go up to 25, or even 30,000. So people who go for cheaper options usually end up buying more programs, because they don’t feel that they’re qualified. They don’t feel like the cheaper programs really gave them what they wanted.
We see this a lot in the industry. People get training in something and then they’re just not feeling like they have a whole system. Or, they feel they didn’t get enough practice or it wasn’t enough information. And then they end up spending even more money on another training. So my advice to you is to make a commitment to get the best training possible. Don’t let the price scare you, when you’re investing in something, not all expensive coaching, training is great. Make sure you get the right one, you’ll get your money’s worth. I promise you, you’ll get a great return on investment. And you’ll be able to have a strong foundation to start your coaching career.
System or Technique?
Coaching System or Healing Technique?
4. Are you training in a Complete System or Technique? So the fourth tip is such a big deal. People confuse this a lot — the difference between a system and a technique. There’s a complete coaching system that you can get within a whole platform. That platform includes a bunch of tools and, and a process that you take a client through. Or…there are techniques, which is just I see them as more of fixing. Techniques just put a bandaid on something but don’t give lasting results.
If you get certified in a technique, you’re only getting the technique, you’re not getting the complete system. You can’t really build a coaching practice on a technique. And here’s why. Because if you use the same technique on every person, you’re not really serving people because everyone is unique. There’s a saying, in therapy, they say, if you only have a hammer, you’re going to keep looking for nails. What will happen is that you will end up just doing the same techniques on people. And it’s going to affect some people, it’s going to have a placebo effect. But it really won’t change people on a deep level techniques are inside of a system.
When you’re getting trained for a technique, and you’re spending a lot of money on getting trained in a technique. You’re actually really not getting your money’s worth, because you need a whole system. A system would look like something that takes a person from point A to point B. with techniques in between. This way you feel comfortable offering long-term coaching packages to people because you have plenty of tools in your toolbox. You actually know where you’re taking them you’re not just fixing symptoms, you’re actually taking them on a journey. That’s what you really need to look for – whether you’re getting certified in a technique or certified in a system.
Personal Growth of Coach
A Coach Training with personal development
5. Personal Growth Included? So number five is personal growth through training. Now, a lot of times when we just learn a technique and go to a workshop. You might get a little shift here and there. But it’s not really personal growth, it’s just basically feeling a little better managing a symptom. When you do a system-based life coach training where it’s a complete system, you actually go through the transformation yourself. You actually experience the transformation that you’re going to take your clients through. And that is so important. If you don’t have experience of what you’re teaching, you cannot effectively coach someone else. You have to go through the door first, and then you lead your client through the door as well. So through that process, you can get a really great personal transformation. A lot of people overlook this, they think they’re investing and to get a certificate so they can get training. So they can, you know, get a job.
When you participate in a life coach training, you get credentials to do this new career. You also go through the process, have a transformation. So you don’t really get that in college or most Master’s programs. You don’t really get that in a lot of like corporate trainings.
In life coach training, since you are working with personal issues, you are going to transform through the process. Keep that in mind when you’re making the investment. Think of it as a two for the price of one benefit of being in a life coach training program.
If you are going to do a life coach training program, make sure the trainers are actually trained in psychology. You are going to have resistance you are going to have some shifts happen with you. You want to have someone who’s leading the way that can help you transform through that process. Someone who understands psychology and how the psyche works. So that you’re feeling taking care of and we want to make sure that you are taken care of. So those are the five.
One is the difference between coaching and therapy. The second item is qualified instructors availability, how available are they? Number three is the investment level. How much are you willing to invest in your coach training? Four is it a system or a technique. And number five is personal growth through life coach training. Remember that your investment and life coach training also includes your own personal development and your personal growth. So include that when you’re thinking about what you’re investing in.
When you’re thinking about the right program you’re going into? Is this a system? Am I going to learn something that’s going to move my life forward? Is this going to prepare me to become a coach and help me grow to step into that role? Keep those all in mind.
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