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.

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

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!

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