July 20, 2010

Life Coaching Colleges

Life coaching colleges are another option if you are seeking an industry recognised qualification before going on to practise as a coach.
But selecting the correct programme can be a difficult decision as there is a large and varied amount of choice on the market –some colleges offer home study, online coaching courses, hybrids of distance learning and classroom study or fulltime face-to-face lecture hall  attendance. All of which must present a slightly confusing picture for people choosing from this array of providers and accrediting bodies.

So it is important that Life coaching colleges offer the highest standards for both coach practitioners and training course providers and operate with the highest ethical standards giving peace of mind to those people looking to hire a coach or invest in their own coach training for the first time.
But some students will already have considerable experience of life coaching and just wish to study in order to be certificated by any means so there are different markets to satisfy.

There are life coaching colleges which have come on the market recently which offer inexpensive, self-contained, self-study diplomas and certificates in life coaching to satisfy that market.
But there are so many training courses accredited in different ways so an element of caution is required even when the term ‘college’ appears in the marketing material as the above method of distance learning is not suitable for every type of learner and that is one reason that our PSG Diploma in Life coaching was structured in such a way as to incorporate all the best elements of each type of study.
Yes, the diploma covers the necessary theoretical aspects of coach education but also recognises that theory alone cannot produce a first class coach.

As Life Coaching is essentially a practical activity – it follows that a balanced course of training must be grounded in sound practical experience with role play as an essential component.
This is why PSG concentrate on the practice/feedback model of coach development with respect to work-based assignments with proper regard for evidence requirements.
The PSG course will develop your own coaching strengths and show you how this can be implemented into your training and then furthermore into the actuality of  practicing as a coach.

We have ensured the syllabus topics are carefully mapped to international coaching occupational standards – standards which have been carefully developed in consultation with employers and accreditation bodies – thereby ensuring the Diploma qualification is suited to the requirements of the business world as well as servicing the needs of the individual client private market.

April 6, 2010

Life Coach course:

Life coach course ?
What does a life coach course entail and what will I learn from it ?
Will it suit me and am I ready ?
By simply asking yourself those awkward questions an individual is taking a big step forward to making changes in their life.
A cautious personality may very well pause, and may need to address further considerations  such as

Who or what is really stopping me ?

If I am going to wait again –when will be exactly the right time ?

Who do I really know that I can trust, to talk about what I want to achieve ?

What could I do today to help me in my nagging desire to achieve more ?

Will the Life coach course  provide just the impetus I may need ?

What would I really like to achieve outside of work and who can help ?
But once decided — taking a Life coach course of learning will very quickly provide clients with feedback, new insights, and understanding from an outside vantage point.

The profession of coaching is sometimes mistakenly compared to counselling or even therapy. There are a few common elements on the fringes maybe but the difference is that coaching is an on-going equal partnership with the client built on going forward – and taking action. Such as the client

  • Getting more done than they would on their own
  • Weighing up options quickly – and getting decisions made
  • Taking a more positive attitude to getting things done
  • Reducing the self doubting within him/herself
  • Creating momentum and consistency
  • Focussing  their actions on the main things to get done

A life coach course is starting soon that embodies all of the above is the accredited Diploma in Life and Executive coaching  being offered by an organisation called the Positive Success Group Scotland and is set to start in the spring of this year.

The PSG  life coach course will contain seminar guidance that will be of great assistance when a person wants to make definitive decisions on things such as career transition, starting a new business, pause and reflect on current lifestyle choices, or simply looking for personal and professional improvements.
If you are an individual open to change and transition – your potential to improve is limitless.

Who would a life coach course most suit ? Could be anybody in fact. It may be people who want to self coach, leaders, entrepreneurs, trainers, counsellors, parents, retired folk looking for a new lease of life.
Anyone who has the required energy and fully understands  the need for continuing education and self development.

Why do people take a life coach course or hire a personal coach ? Because they want to improve their behaviours that lead to better outcomes for themselves and their families.
They want to learn new and flexible ways of thinking, develop new ways of approaching situations, new ways of analysing events in order to get better results for themselves.

They desire self improvement in being more organised and effective at work, gaining confidence in previously stressful situations, or they simply wish to relate and interact effectively in their relationships and interactions with other people.
Do you think you’re worth that investment ? Then contact Posus now!

March 22, 2010

Becoming a Life coach

Becoming a Life coach is a concept that is becoming increasingly attractive to a lot of people not entirely satisfied by their current role within their organisation or indeed people considering a complete change of career.
While you’ve previously pondered on your choices on becoming a Life coach — you probably have researched websites and know a great deal of what it takes to become a good Life coach.

Becoming a Life coach may launch you into an exciting new business career but don’t quit your the “day job” right away. Don’t be impatient – it’s important that you give yourself time to develop a successful coaching background and for that you’ll require formal training.

With this in mind, the Positive Success Group Scotland, diploma in Life coaching is an ideal route to becoming a Life coach and offers a well researched and comprehensive syllabus enabling you to learn better, faster, and it also offers better value any other training program.

What kind of background is the ideal one in becoming a life coach?  Background profiles are wide and diverse. You may recognise that you are the type of person that friends and acquaintances consistently come to for advice and assistance — you are probably already “coaching” at a base level so have no fears.

You may have considerable business experience to pass on but intend to include a coaching slant as your selling point. Coaches emerge from a wide variety of backgrounds including:

  • Business management,
  • Retired trade union officials
  • Teaching profession ,
  • Counselling
  • Social care
  • Human resources and many others.

The best training ground is actual coaching in real world situations. You can immediately apply your learned knowledge directly with real clients. The PSG diploma syllabus allows you to put your new skills in context, try them out, and make them relative to your previous experience. In terms of practical work

  • Each student will undertake Observational sessions with highly experienced coaches and their client
  • Each student will deliver Peer coaching sessions with notes professionally recorded
  • Each student will deliver Pro bono coaching sessions with genuine clients in ‘real life’ situations with professional logs and records written up

The PSG diploma offers assistance in other areas to help in you becoming a Life coach in the shape of the following

Practical information on finance and funding, marketing and running a small business

Welcomed into a community of other coaches where you can share ideas, best practise but also discuss challenges and difficulties

A safe environment where you can coach and get valuable long term support and feedback about your coaching.

In summary , the process of becoming a coach is not the end of your learning. Far from it, it is an ongoing process – a journey without a defined end.
You will come to understand the term Lifelong Learning in this context as the more experience that you gain through coaching, the better you will become.
The more clients you coach and assist – the more you will realise that there is more to be done and more to learn. Welcome aboard.

January 13, 2010

Why Choose the Positive Success Group Accredited Diploma in Executive & Life Coaching in Glasgow?

There are seven fantastic reasons why candidates are choosing the Scottish Executive & Life Coaching Diploma delivered in Glasgow

  1. Develop unprecedented levels of self awareness that enables you to make decisions that fit with your own way of doing things.
  2. Build your own self esteem & confidence levels. Techniques embraced on the Diploma result in a big positive shift in this area.
  3. The Scottish Diploma acts as a vehicle for change and transformation. The assignments, learning & coaching on the programme result in a six months transformational effect. This effect allows a lifelong tool kit for life & career management.
  4. To become better able to manage all your relationships leading to improved chances for your own success in life & career.
  5. The Scottish Diploma is transferrable to organisational coaching in addition to life coaching. This leads to better results at work for many candidates.
  6. Rigorous coaching through the diploma & in depth understanding leads to phenomenal coaching capability.
  7. To become a coach & for this to be your business & career if this is your choice. For it to greatly influence whatever career you choose depending on your choice.
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