Life Coach Training Center was launched in 2010 to provide training and education opportunities promoting the standards of excellence in coaching. Life Coach Training Center is one of several projects offered by Recovery Coaching Center Inc., a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization founded to bring people together to work on common problems and interests and offer ways to connect to the larger community. As a nonprofit organization free from constraints of the markets or special interests, we are dedicated to enriching the lives of people in a place where they can come, gather, share and be free to help and heal one another as equals regardless of age, race, financial means, social status, and gender, political or religious beliefs. For more info on other projects of Recovery Coaching Center please visit: http://recoverycoachingcenter.org/
What is coaching?
What life coaching is NOT!
COACHING IS THE ART OF FACILITATING THE DESIRED CHANGE.
Coaching is personal development in action. It is a completely practical skill, reinforced by a good knowledge and understanding of the theories and applications of personal development. It is influenced by the entire body experience – typically defined as mind, body and spirit. Coaching is the art of facilitating the desired change
LIFE COACHING IS ABOUT 'THE NOW AND THE FUTURE
A life coach gives people the confidence and ability to move forward in a positive manner in the areas of their life where they crave change. Life coaching is about breaking down barriers that prevent this change from happening and creating the ideal environment for positive action to take place. It is a totally holistic approach that looks at the present and sets goals for a totally successful future.
LIFE COACHING BEGINS WITH AN AWARENESS
Life coaching begins with an awareness that every human is born with the ability to be, do or have, whatever they want in life. By the time we become adults, many of us have lost this ability. But, eventually, we experience the feeling that our lives are drifting off course and that “there must be something better than this”
LIFE COACHING IS A VERY PRACTICAL SKILL
Life coaching is a very practical and handy skill that can be personalized to suit you and your clients. Coaching can take place face to face or over the telephone. It can be used with private individuals or within a business environment. Life coaches can specialize in particular areas or offer a general service.
Coaching is not therapy.
Life coaching is not about the past. It does not dwell on what has happened or why it has happened. It is not the medium through which serious abuse or addictions can be treated. If you become aware that your client has been the subject of physical, mental or sexual abuse, or has an addiction to drugs or alcohol you must suggest they seek the help of a trained professional.
Coaching is not counseling
Life Coaching is not designed to support individuals in times of deep crisis or serious emotional trauma. It is not designed to help individuals overcome feelings of intense grief, deep depression or other psychological conditions. As a coach, if you become aware that your client has a serious problem relating to something that happened to them in the past, or something that is unresolved and still troubling them, it is your duty to recommend that they seek professional help…
Coaching is not mentoring.
Life Coaching does not teach, show or demonstrate how to approach new situations, nor does it give people the answers or solutions to their problems. Coaching is about helping clients to explore their own solutions; the agenda belongs to the client. A life coach encourages and facilitates clients in identifying their own personal challenges, dreams and goals and works alongside each client to help them to achieve those self-defined goals.