May 18, 2010

Life Coach Training

Life coach training? Something you have given some thought but are unsure about who to trust with your future and which company to train with?
You should be!
Sadly, the recession has seen the demise of some training providers and with their closure went the time, energy and commitment of their clients. Take sensible precautions to avoid that scenario.

Our accredited Diploma in Life and Executive Coaching is the best value for money on the market today. It is delivered by an experienced and long established company – has a reputation for giving highly professional training and support (see but also ensures you will receive your own personal practicing life coach mentor- someone who has been through the whole coaching experience themselves.

Spend time deciding exactly where you want your life coach training to take you –and  what you are going to use the qualification and training to achieve in your life. Once you have established this – you will have a framework for selecting a suitable course. But take your time.

Select your life coach training company carefully and check their integrity. Only consider those providers who openly display their prices on their websites and clearly state their fees when you enquire.
Beware the offer of free courses. Both of these techniques have been used for many years as platforms and complex marketing ploys.
By all means enjoy the half day taster seminars on offer but it would be wise to respect the old adage of free lunches and no such thing. To find the PSG prices simply select the website option and our fees are clearly explained.

Avoid distant learning life coaching training packages unless you already have considerable coaching experience – as the contact with a professional fully qualified coach and access to practical on the job training is a fundamental and essential ingredient to becoming a good professional coach.

So enough with cautionary tales and have more enthusiasm. When you have fully qualified after completing your Life Coach Training, the coaching certification will give you the all important accreditation which enhances your CV and employment prospects.
It will underline and underpin your professional approach to both your personal and business life and provide a springboard to a bright and positive future.

Filed under: Life Coach Training — Tags: — Carl Hewitt @ 8:46 am

May 12, 2010

Executive Coaching Certification

Acquiring Executive Coaching certification is undoubtedly the fastest growing desirable appendage to a middle managers CV than anything else at this moment.
Even accountancy partnerships are actively encouraging their senior members to study and qualify as executive coaches to add to their already highly skilled portfolio of qualifications.

Currently there is no formal bureaucratic regulatory framework for Executive Coaching Certification at this moment in the UK.
It is a relatively young and growing profession and the freedom still exists allowing for creativity and energy to express itself within a framework of ethical self-regulation.

That said – a basic fundamental for any corporate buyer of executive coaching certification services is that their chosen  training provider has professional affiliation with a reputable coaching body and can easily testify to its credibility. There are  several such organisations overseeing coaching at the moment in the UK.

There are the self-regulating coaching bodies that have emerged from the coaching industry itself and are made up of coaches who set their standard for coaching and coach-training.
These include such organisations as ICF (International Coaching Federation), ECI (European Coaching Institute), EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council, LBCAI (Life and Business Coaching Association of Ireland) and AC (Association of Coaching in the United Kingdom)

Meanwhile the Institutes involved in this field of learning encompass executive coaching as part of their strategic overview around management, training and HR and include the ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management and CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development).

The PSG Scotland Executive Coaching Certification maps to the ILM standards which is such an awarding body. This means they are viewed as robust and rigorous qualifications with all the credibility and status that this implies.

PSG Scotland feel that while the profession evolves – it is important to look at the nature of the course you are considering and make an informed judgement to discover whether it is independently awarded or privately awarded and whether it is receives proper oversight from one of the organisations mentioned above.

Only then can you confidently assert that the qualification has international portability and has rigorous evaluation processes.

May 7, 2010

Diploma Life Coaching

By considering a Diploma in Life coaching – you are looking at the industry recognised qualification for people wanting to be practitioner coaches.
We understand that selecting the correct programme is a difficult decision. There are a large and varied amount of choices  on the market and a slightly confusing  array of providers and accrediting bodies.

So it is important that the standards for both coach practitioners and training course providers are of a high ethical standard which should give greater peace of mind to those people looking to hire a coach or invest in their own coach training.

We are confident that our PSG Diploma in Life coaching contain all the key elements which in future will be seen as industry-wide best practice and satisfy the aspirations of the prospective coach.
The course covers the theoretical aspects of coach education and recognises that this is a vital aspect of learning to coach effectively but theory of itself does not produce a first class coach.

Life Coaching is a practical activity and any coach training worth its salt must be grounded in sound professional practice. This is why PSG devote so much attention to the practice/feedback model of coach development.
At each workshop you work in trios rotating around the roles of coach, coachee and observer. The feedback and learning from these sessions is often the most significant part of the programme for many where the ‘coalface’ type of approach includes :

  • Work-based Assignments  and Evidence Requirements
  • Breadth and depth of theoretical input as it relates to practical work
  • Intensive coach practise sessions with high quality feedback from course tutors
  • Requirement to build up supervised hours of coaching practise
  • Group supervision at workshops
  • Demonstration sessions from course tutors

So undoubtedly the Diploma in Life Coaching extensively covers the ‘on- the- job’ type experience that a practitioner is likely to meet on a day to day business whether in the area of private coaching but also in the internal business coaching environment.
All of the specialist subjects in the Diploma are mapped to professional coaching occupational standards – standards which have been developed in consultation with employers – thereby ensuring the PSG Diploma qualification is best placed to satisfy both the requirements of the business world as well as the private  practitioner.

May 4, 2010

Life coaching course

Life coaching course: Are you thinking about enrolling in a life coaching course? Are you contemplating on how to advance a few rungs up the career ladder in your company? Or simply seeking a structured approach to changing your lifestyle in terms of what you want from life and how to go about it.
Well, there is a Diploma course that is being offered by an organisation called the Positive Success Group Scotland that offers just that in Glasgow.

One primary component of the life coaching course will be for participants to construct a self development plan regarding their personal goals.
There is a range of self development models we use whereby we analyse the ways that individuals soak up experiences and learn from them and we design the development process with regard to the clients learning preferences.

But the life coaching course will demonstrate that to consistently achieve personal goals we should harness the persons natural learning process and focus on getting what we want by structurally planning for the future — and then consciously making the things happen that are included in your plan.

The following range of activities could form part of your self-development plan

1.    Knowing your current self

2.    Self knowledge questionnaires

3.    Draw up a development agreement

4.    Development group motivation

How do we form a realistic self image of our current self? The best method is to ask. Ask 20 people who may be family, friends, peers, colleagues on how do they see you performing at present both in your personal life and your career.
Receive feedback from people who know us well but be fully prepared to be open-minded about what they say about us. Or alternatively we could use any one of the variety of psychometric questionnaires such as the Thomas International EI assessor to arrive at the key pointers.
Armed with the big messages from the feedback sources we are now in a position to develop a realistic self image with which best to progress personal aspirations.

The coach will assist in drawing up the development agreement with the student to systematically record their intentions for their own development.
But it is here that care should be taken to carefully identify potential obstacles or other things that may block the achievement of those initial goals. But it will be useful to adopt the following simple template for effective personal development to map your targets around:

Where have I been?

Where am I now?

Where do I want to be?

How shall I get there?

This kind of format provides an invaluable framework for a Voluntary self-exploration in that it works well in the reflective climate the life coaching course provides. But it’s important to be honest and take time to answer the questions your framework poses.
Development group discussions within the course will provide invaluable feedback and map out a commitment to action while at the same time increase the consequences of not achieving your goals.

The PSG Scotland life coaching course will help the student to approach his / her development in a disciplined fashion – providing structure to where their plan is taking them in terms of personal achievement. But take note to be continually positive and

Review each stage and learn the lessons from what has worked and what has not

Do not be afraid to be flexible and amend your SD plan in the light of lessons learned

Do not over analyse setbacks, learn from them and MOVE ON

With these disciplines in mind – the student should be able to successfully harness the positive parts of their own unique individual learning mode to achieve goals in their personal life and provide the impetus for a future of continuing success.

Filed under: Life Coaching Course — Tags: , — Carl Hewitt @ 8:06 am

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