April 27, 2010

Life Coaching Certification

Life coaching certification courses are increasingly being viewed by individuals as an ideal educational platform to launch a change of direction in their lives whether on a personal level or as an important learning aid to rigorously evaluating their current lifestyle and then making the appropriate changes with respect to work and career achievement.
The discipline of pursuing a certified course of education often ensures that these important decisions can be properly analysed and given the correct amount of consideration.

But type in Life coaching certification on Google and you will discover a multitude of organisations  offering a coaching service to the public. Depending on your level of familiarity with the subject – the choices may be quite confusing with so many different variations on the basic service being offered.
So before embarking on a course of study you should carefully envisage the qualification within your existing educational portfolio and then make a measured final decision based on its natural fit within it after thoroughly checking the credibility of the certification and validation procedures of the provider.

One such course which fulfils all the above criteria with regard to credibility is the Diploma in Life Coaching run by the Positive Success Group Scotland whose course is approved , accredited and validated by the Institute of Leadership & Management  ( ILM ).
The accreditation body is committed to a rigorous National Occupational standard  as appropriate to the group award scheme and the delivery of the course providers therefore the participants can be reassured that they are receiving an excellent qualification and fully respected identifiable professional recognition.
And every learner taking the Life Coach certification Diploma course receives continuing student support in the form of studying membership of both the Association of Coaches ( AC ) and the ILM.
This service is provided free of charge and provides each learner with a variety of qualification support, from reading lists and study guides to regular feedback on Life Coaching sector updates, helping the participants realise the extensive benefits from their PSG diploma course.

We fully understand  that selecting the correct life coaching certification programme is a difficult decision. There are a sizeable number of courses being offered in this expanding market but at present, no industry-wide validating body to formally set standards and set guarantees on consistency of product and quality.
We at the Positive Success Group Scotland are fully committed to remedying this situation working in tandem with other practitioners of long standing throughout the United Kingdom and Ireland to develop the highest possible standards for the coaching industry with an ethical code to guarantee quality of provision.
We are confident that our Life Coaching Certification diploma programmes contain all the important key elements which in future will be seen not only as robust and rigorous but also as delivering industry-wide best practice in our profession.

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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 8, 2010

Life coach courses

Life coach courses are primarily for individuals who feel the time has come for them to step forward and create a successful future for themselves.
All manner of things may have prevented them from even asking the pointed questions about themselves and their position in the world  but by enlisting the assistance of a life coach – a positive and irreversible step has been taken.

The life coach is a practioner highly skilled in helping people to envisage the possibility of making radical improvements in their lives. If your life is comfortable , but you want it to be challenging, coaching is for you!

But what do life coach courses provide for the client ? Firstly, they are not psychoanalyst sessions, they are more than a consultancy. They are more than a friendly voice to give advice at a difficult time although undoubtedly they will contain time for you to air concerns and problems.
Your Life Coach is a skilled expert, fully qualified, experienced and ready to assist their clients in releasing the full capabilities of the individual.

What are you capable of at the moment ?
We think you’ll be even better with a coach !

How will attending life coach courses achieve the above ?  The practioner will partner with you in clearly outlining what YOU want, ask the powerful questions that enable you think clearly as regards important issues,  get to the core of your value system, encouraging you to take action thereby helping you to achieve measurable success.
Whether you want assistance in achieving a specific goal, settle on a satisfying career direction, or energising your  whole environment, a Life Coach can help you be better at doing those things.

Life coach courses are specifically designed as to give clients an action–orientated partnership enabling a release of the energy and potential that lies within all of us.
You’ve been subconsciously working below your potential – it’s time to unleash the amount you’ve been holding in reserve.

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.

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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