- 1. Why would anybody want to do life coaching?
- 2. Are there different kinds of life coaching?
- 3. How does someone qualify to call themselves a coach?
Today, there are no academic standards, qualifications, professional licenses or specific coaching statutes. Anyone can call themselves a ‘coach’. (Check with your state for the most up-to-date information.)For More Information Go To: Choosing Your Coach
- 4. How can you determine if someone is competent and qualified to coach you?
A number of established professionals have been using “coaching” as a method of teaching, supporting, and motivating for many years. Certified educators, licensed mental health professionals, academically trained business consultants and mentors are among the professions which use the skill of coaching. There are also coach training/certification programs. There are 7 basic steps to follow when selecting a coach.For More Information Go To: Choosing Your Coach
- 5. How is coaching conducted?
The most common method of coaching is by phone—telecoaching. Other formats include face-to-face, e-mail, and conference calls.For More Information Go To: Format and Cost
- 6. How much does it cost?
Fees vary widely. Costs for personal coaching are comparable to those for spa & salon services, massage, fitness training and other physical wellness services. In comparing fees, it is important, of course, to consider the education, professional licenses, professional certifications, training, and experiences of the coaches to receive the most value for your investment.For More Information Go To: Format and Cost
- 7. How to decide who is the right coach for you?
- 8. Since you had therapy in the past, can you do coaching now instead?
Yes & No. You can do coaching even if you have been in therapy or counseling, provided your goals and agenda are appropriate for coaching.However, you can not do coaching INSTEAD of therapy because therapy deals with emotional healing and relief from psychological pain. Coaching does not.
For More Information Go To: Counselor or Coach?
- 9. Since you are in therapy now, can you do coaching at the same time?
Yes, however, generally not with the same person and only if the Coach and Therapist are aware and both agree it is appropriate.For More Information Go To: Counselor or Coach?
- 10. You and several friends in your neighborhood and at church all have similar goals. Is there such a thing as group coaching?
Yes. Group coaching can be very efficient, cost effective, and fun. Marriage Coaching Workshops are available as is Coaching for Parenting Excellence.For More Information Go To: Group Coaching
- 11. You go out on lots of dates but you do not seem to find the “right” people. Can a coach help you?
A professional coach who is trained in relationship development can help you focus and identify your values to help you date successfully.For More Information Go To: Relationship Coaching.
- 12. You are a part of a small business. Your partner says you don’t need coaching, but you seem to get in too many disagreements—-so you think you do. Can you help us decide?
A relationship coach can help you identify the personal styles and communication deficits which may be contributing to your conflict and help you communicate more effectively.For More Information Go To:
- 13. You like your job and do well, but can’t seem to get promoted. Can a coach help?
A career counselor can be helpful to you, but also a relationship coach can assist in different ways if he/she is specifically trained and experienced in recognizing negative patterns. Your obstacles may be personal.For More Information Go To:
- 14. We are a small family owned business and wish to expand. What can a coach do to help us?
A coach can help support and guide you to expand up to your potential by helping you sort through the conflicts— if family relationships are challenged around business issues.For More Information Go To:
- 15. Sometimes you feel like your parenting skills are not strong enough to meet the challenges of today’s children in this world. Is there coaching for parents?
A personal coach with a professional background and formal training in a family systems can coach you to focus on your family values to develop your action plan. Also, parenting coaching groups can be formed to address shared parenting goals.For More Information Go To: Personal Coaching and Group Coaching
- 16. How does someone qualify to call themselves a coach?
- 17. Your significant other and you want to take your relationship to an even deeper level. Does a coach work on these goals?
As a committed couple……
- 18. We are a dual income couple with three children. How can we slow down and balance our lives?
An academically trained coach in marriage and family systems…