July 14, 2010

Life Coaching Schools

Life Coaching Schools: There are many life coach schools, academies and colleges throughout the UK (mainly in London) which are accredited and some which are not.
Should the school’s accreditation make a difference to you when you make your final choice of study?
It is a matter of opinion but with life coaching becoming an attractive career-change choice during the past five years or so, many of you will be seeking the right advice regarding training and certification.

Most clients will look to see whether the Life coaching school is providing quality coaches who have had the necessary formal training and will then decide to use their services if they develop a rapport with the coach and experience a tangible benefit from their initial free trial session with him/her.
That’s the reality.

How important is the Life Coaching school’s accreditation? If we can apply some perspective here and ask just what is the most important concern to a prospective client?
They will probably state their most important criteria is how can the coaching school help them in the particular area that they want to pursue as a career in coaching.
And because the better paid coaches generally work in a niche, those niches are such that they are personally developed by the coach independently of any training they might receive. So their success is built on a slightly different criteria.

And that is where the PSG life coach courses bring a measure of reassurance to their clients as they have a such a strong reputation regarding the variety of their syllabus as regards different coaching niches.
This is allied to a strong accreditation through the reputable ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) in Scotland and LBCAI (Life and Business Coaching Association of Ireland). Successful completion of the diploma programme will entitle clients to membership of other high level coaching organisations and associations.

Since coaching is a relatively new profession many new life coaching schools have come into existence. But because there are no universal standards for the life coaching profession, there are no universal standards for those schools.
Therefore to make a sound choice the client should make the effort to verify that the school’s philosophies align with their own and ensure that the syllabus covers the desired market segment.

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.

March 11, 2010

Life Coaching Courses Scotland

Life Coaching Courses Scotland : Where can you find a Life Coaching course in Scotland to suit you ?
As word about their good reputation gets around , Life Coaching courses are increasingly being marketed in newspapers , management journals , training magazines and the Internet.
Just ‘google’ Life coaching and discover the many  organisations offering a coaching service to the public.

Scotland, like the rest of the UK and the other Eurozone economies, are going through a bumpy ride and the debate about spending cuts has the various political parties sniping away at their opponents on who has ‘the right approach’ to the issue.
But no one is denying the inevitably of public sector spending cuts,  which will undoubtedly translate in the final analysis — to the people in employment being asked to do more, working and performing even more efficiently to enable their own Organisation to keep its head above the financial watermark.

One of the new Life Coaching courses in Scotland starting soon is being introduced in Glasgow in March by Mr Ian Begbie, course director of the Positive Success Group  Scotland.
The organisation specialises in a type of learning that has proved to be a fantastic tool in other environments by removing the negative stress in obtaining better performance from employees by adopting a co-operative and proactive discussion and agreement style.

One immediate benefit for people undertaking the Business and Life Coaching course in Scotland, is the receipt of highly prized qualification , valued by employers and one which will directly impact on your career development inside your existing place of employment . It also serves as an ideal way forward to a brand new career.

Life Coaching Courses Scotland, Examples of  themes covered

  • Knowing how to look at your career perspectives
  • Being able to make decisions better
  • Understanding human behaviour and building relationships
  • Self Awareness – explore your hopes , dreams and aspirations
  • Getting balance in our lives

Seminar topics examined in the Executive coaching course in Scotland

  • Career Development
  • Team Management & Leadership Styles
  • Personal Development plans
  • Improving Decision Making
  • Responding to change

Type of people you are likely to meet on our Life Coaching Courses in Scotland

  • Ordinary people who are excited by the prospect of a new career
  • who want guidance on self improvement  and development
  • who  have a desire to improve their health and personal energy
  • who want to have more resilience and drive
  • who want to explore what exactly they are capable off

‘’We have a great team here at PSG Scotland and from previous experience we realised how beneficial it is that each course intertwines and feeds directly from each other.
The feedback sessions often reveal that the ‘softer’ Life skills can often be successfully deployed in the workplace and the seminars on work-life balance are an invaluable aid in contributing to a more able , more resourceful person coming through at the end of the course.

Also we witness the interaction between people with different backgrounds leading to stimulating debates, strong friendships forged around personal interests but also in forming business partnerships for the future. So all-round , it is an enriching and rewarding experience for all concerned –with a respected and accredited professional qualification at the end of it ’enthused Ian.

Are you ready to take your life forward in one great leap ?
Check out our Life Coaching Courses Scotland today.

March 3, 2010

Learn Life Coaching

You can learn life coaching from many Organisations where an interested individual is offered the opportunity to learn life coaching as an aid to improving their career prospects.  But care should be taken regarding what exactly is the status of the entity, their certification process and importantly is it recognised in industry?
We advise that when anyone wants to learn life coaching, is ensure the following competencies are being offered;

Meeting Ethical guidelines and Professional Standards

The life coach should demonstrate an understanding of the ethical guidelines, Professional Standards and the ability to apply them appropriately in the coaching relationship

Establishing the Coaching Agreement
The life coach should demonstrate an ability to understand what is required in the specific coaching interaction while his student learns life coaching

Establishing Trust and Intimacy with the Client
The life coach should demonstrate an ability to create a safe, supportive environment that produces an ongoing mutual respect and trust

Active Listening
The life coach will demonstrate an ability to focus completely on what the client IS saying and IS NOT saying and to support client self expression throughout the coaching

Questioning
The life coach should demonstrate an ability to ask the questions that reveal the information needed for maximum benefit for the coaching relationship and for the client

Planning and Goal Setting
The life coach should demonstrate an ability to create an effective coaching plan with the client.

When you learn life coaching from PSG Scotland, we embody those core competencies into our syllabus of learning and ensure that the learning process is rigorous and complies with professional standards and the certification process is held in the highest regard and esteem.

January 13, 2010

Executive Coaching is a must for 2010

Redundancy and tight finances. Organisatiosn trying to get more from the same resources or the same output from less resource.

There is a danger that organisations and individuals will focus on finance & statistics rather than People.

The Central Scotland delivered Accredited Diploma in Executive & life Coaching ensures that People are given priority in order that candidates are in the best place to deliver results.

Positive Success Group Coaching allows for clients to be empowered to create their own solutions and make better decisions.

Should companies embrace a coaching culture the results can include –

  • Lower absenteeism
  • Increased productivity
  • Increased staff confidence
  • Better decision making

The Accredited Diploma can be a big part in establishing a coaching culture in any organisation – meaning better prospects for 2010.

Filed under: Executive Coaching Courses,Life Coaching Courses in Scotland — Carl Hewitt @ 11:06 am

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.
Filed under: Courses in Life Coaching,Life Coaching Courses in Scotland — Carl Hewitt @ 11:00 am

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