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

April 2, 2010

Executive Coach Training

Executive Coach Training has emerged as a management tool of some substance over the last few years with senior staff from all manner of professions readily adopting the term as an adjunct to their main appointment job title.
The additional appendage of  “Coaching Manager” is becoming a common feature of Company brochures and Integration trees.
It can only be a matter of time before the term becomes a commonly generic job title in its own right in the appointments pages of Management Journals and the like.

Are you seriously thinking about a change of direction in your career or maybe just pondering on how to skip a few rungs on the internal promotions ladder ?

Are you a line manager who is being encouraged to play a role in the learning and development of their front line staff but are unsure of the relevant sources of information to tailor and focus the learning into a useful exercise for the whole team ? Or are you simply looking at different options that could broaden your role in the firm and expand your current job specification ?
Well , the above executive coaching discipline is being offered as part of a Executive coaching Diploma being put put forward by an organisation called the Positive Success Group Scotland and is set to start in the spring of this year.

Executive coach training will be one element of a twin track approach adopted which will include  the business side of improving performance but will also be matched up with the softer skills side of modern Management techniques.
But the design and purpose of that part of the syllabus will lean towards those already established in a career  ( perhaps business consultancy ) but wish to broaden their skill base without necessarily abandoning their current Income streams. In other words–adding another string to their bow.
But for the purposes of this narrative we shall concentrate on the business side of the Course.

The Benefits of Executive Coach Training –

Study effective coaching skills techniques and positively interact in a professional and effective manner with outside organisations

Study the techniques involved in supporting and developing line managers ( or similar grade ) to fully understand and really develop their skills as an internal coach

Study and implement the processes involved in Organisational Change and holding Company Brand audits

Discover ways to improve communications with the firms clients while utilising and developing abilities to goal set

Managing smaller Projects – A practical Approach

Equipping the internal Coach with the right skills and business knowledge to make a real impact at ground level

Study the different Leadership and Management styles involved when changing the vision of an Organisation

One of the concluding parts of the course is a ‘Business Planning ant transferring skills for the Self Employed’ seminar. This is a rigorous section in its own merit and moves the student through the processes of a constructing a viable business plan for raising finance, website design and marketing techniques to ensure their skills are successfully positioned in the market place. In other words , how to get noticed.
That section of the course is particularly interesting for those who have the ambition to start their own coaching practice.

Undergoing executive coach training and successfully gaining a professional qualification in that discipline is increasingly being seen as an important aid to promotion and increased earning potential.
The Positive Success Group life and executive coach course we provide in Scotland, is geared for and aims to do just that for its participants.

February 22, 2010

Life Coaching Training

Life Coaching Training, What are the aims and what makes it different?

Why would you seek out Life Coaching training, for yourself or for someone else? Probably because you are seeking one of two benefits of Life Coaching training – you want something more or want something different: More of what is good or different from what you have got. Frequently it will turn out to be both.

Why choose life coaching training, rather than another form of help?

Different kinds of help, deliver different benefits. Therefore it is useful to match up what you want, with the correct type of training, which will give you the correct tools and applications for the job.

If you want to work with people that have personal issues from the past, painful feelings or interpersonal aggravations and conflicts to sort out, counselling or therapy training may be the most effective way to go.

If you want to work with people that need to learn or develop a particular skill, you might seek out specific training for that skill.

If you want to work with people that need ongoing guidance while on–the-job and input from someone who has specific subject expertise you would most likely gain from having a mentor.

So what gives Life Coaching training the edge?

Often life coaching training is chosen because it commits to rapid results. Sometimes going down the life coaching route suggests itself because it is not entirely clear what is needed to sort things out or to help someone already doing well to really start performing.
Life Coaching delivers success by using particular tools such as effective communication and facilitation of learning and results.

What will be the relationship between the Life Coach and the client?

During life coaching training, you will see that the role between them is based on equality between coach and client – the expertise of the coach is a skill in the process of helping, rather than an expertise in a particular field.
When you engage with your life coach you are retaining your ability to choose what to focus on and to decide what course of action to take. You are proactive in the process. During life coaching training, your Coach will provide assistance, challenge you and encourage you, rather than direct, advise or teach.

Who benefits from attending Life Coaching training?

Often when people seek a life coach they are ready for a change. When people are feeling unfulfilled in their life, being given access to a life coach can be really good boost to morale. Life Coaching helps clients to address what is difficult and what is there to enjoy about what comes easily. The Scottish character sometimes makes it hard to accept your own good points, as it is to learn to take criticism as useful feedback.

Life coaching does not dodge the need for either characteristic.  Any person who then sees themselves with greater objectivity and clarity will derive the most benefit from attending the courses.

What types of life coaching training are available in Scotland ?

Life Coaching training is available through the auspices of the Positive Success Group with the courses throughout the year. For details please refer to the main PSG Scotland website.

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